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I Don't Understand with William Shatner

  • IDU: What does an astrophysicist do?
    Host William Shatner knows a little bit about the universe and how it works. Just enough to be dangerous. But do you know who actually knows almost everything about it? Astrophysicist and science communicator Neil deGrasse Tyson and he joins Mr....
    Sep 13, 2021 17:33
  • I Don't Understand with William Shatner
    Join host William Shatner and seek to answer fascinating and timely questions that pique the natural interest of everyone but that are too-often overlooked by establishment media. “I Don’t Understand” is for curious intellectuals who’d rather be educated than merely entertained by their TV, coming face to face with some of today’s most perplexing conundrums with each mind-blowing episode.
  • IDU: What does an astrophysicist do?
    IDU: What does an astrophysicist do?
    Host William Shatner knows a little bit about the universe and how it works. Just enough to be dangerous. But do you know who actually knows almost everything about it? Astrophysicist and science communicator Neil deGrasse Tyson and he joins Mr....
    Sep 13, 2021 17:33
  • IDU: What is Pando and why is it shrinking?
    IDU: What is Pando and why is it shrinking?
    There is an area in Utah consisting of over 40,000 individual aspen trees spreading over 160 acres. It is believed to be the largest, most dense organism ever found at nearly 13 million pounds.It is called the Pando clone and specialists are...
    Sep 10, 2021 22:34
  • IDU: Why are we afraid of death?
    IDU: Why are we afraid of death?
    Death is inevitable for everyone. Our instinct as humans is to stay alive, but death will come to us all at some point, so why are we so fearful of it? Do all cultures view death the same way? And why are some people more fascinated by death than...
    Aug 30, 2021 22:14
  • How does a space telescope work?
    How does a space telescope work?
    In November, after some 10 billion dollars and 25 years to create, the James Webb Space Telescope will be launched into space allowing us to look back at galaxies created more than 13 billion years ago. Can you imagine? How does that even work?...
    Aug 23, 2021 18:18
  • IDU: What do our dreams say about us?
    IDU: What do our dreams say about us?
    Everyone dreams, whether you remember them each night or not. Some people are certain that dreams can tell us about our current psychological well being, while others argue they are just a result of resting brain activity when we sleep. So what do...
    Aug 16, 2021 20:00
  • What happens on the ISS?
    What happens on the ISS?
    The International Space Station is one of the most expensive objects ever made by humans and for more than 20 years it has been continuously occupied by astronauts from around the world. So what’s it like to live on the ISS while it travels at...
    Aug 9, 2021 19:12
  • William Shatner with Jonathan Haidt's ‘The Happiness Hypothesis’
    William Shatner with Jonathan Haidt's ‘The Happiness Hypothesis’
    Are you happy? And what does it take to find, keep and spread happiness? Social psychologist at New York University’s Stern School of Business and author of the book "The Happiness Hypothesis" Jonathan Haidt joins William Shatner on this...
    Aug 2, 2021 17:50
  • How do animals communicate?
    How do animals communicate?
    Some animal communication is pretty obvious, others not so much. Humans are part of the larger biological ecosystem, but we have a hard time understanding other species. In this episode of 'I Don't Understand', William Shatner speaks with wildlife...
    Jul 27, 2021 19:31
  • What is a muon and why should I care?
    What is a muon and why should I care?
    A few months ago, a group of really smart physicists made a discovery. They were working on an experiment involving muons, which are small subatomic particles, when they found that these particles appeared to be breaking the laws of physics. It was...
    Jul 21, 2021 18:56
  • The truth behind why we lie
    The truth behind why we lie
    According to recent studies, we will be lied to between 20-200 times on any given day and over the course of one week, we deceive people up to 30% of the time. So why do we lie? And what motivates us to tell these little - or sometimes big - lies?...
    Jul 13, 2021 22:39