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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.

Mar 1, 2022 07:03

IDU: Catalysts in chemistry

Two individuals were awarded the 2021 nobel prize in chemistry for their development of ‘asymmetric organocatalysis.’ What exactly is that? I’m not sure but today I’ll find out and also learn how it is an environmentally friendly tool to make molecules. Nobel Prize winner David MacMilliam joins William Shatner on this week's episode of "I Don't Understand" to discuss his work on how he is making chemistry 'greener.'

Feb 22, 2022 09:53

IDU: The benefits of meditation

We live in chaotic times and it is easy to get stressed. So how do we get to a place of ‘zen’ where we feel at peace when it seems everything else is crumbling around us? Is meditation the answer for us all? Meditation Teacher Susan Piver joins William Shatner on this week's episode of "I Don't Understand" to meditation and its benefits.

Feb 14, 2022 18:24

IDU: What is a black hole?

Black holes remain one of the most fascinating astronomical objects in the universe. Their gravitational pull is so strong that nothing...Not even light...Can escape it. Surely you’ve heard of them? But do you know what exactly a black hole is? NASA’s chief scientist Jim Green joins William Shatner on this week's episode of "I Don't Understand" to explore the topic of black holes.

Feb 8, 2022 07:16

IDU: Why are people afraid to talk about money?

Money makes the world go round. We use it everyday...And we **should** know the best ways to handle our money...But do we? Conversations around money and finances make people freeze up - why? Personal Finance Expert and host of the “Women & Money” Podcast joins William Shatner on this week's episode of "I Don't Understand" to talk about money.

Jan 31, 2022 18:14

IDU: Consciousness and the brain

The brain...It’s a complex and complicated organ that connects our consciousness and our human body. There is a lot we know but even more that we don’t. Researchers are exploring the relationship between the “mind” and the physical body and what happens when either one of those dies. Chief Scientist of the Mindscope program at the Allen Institute for brain science Christof Koch joins William Shatner on this week's episode of "I Don't Understand" to discuss.

Jan 25, 2022 06:37

IDU: What is space Junk?

In May of 2021, the remains of a 20-ton chunk of a Chinese rocket came crashing into earth. Surely you heard about it? In fact, maybe you were one of the people obsessively checking the internet for its latest trajectory...wondering where on earth (literally!) it was going to hit? It was the largest piece of man-made space debris to have an uncontrolled crash into Earth in nearly 30 years...and the US government warned that it was not out of the realm of possibility that it could come hurtling into an inhabited area. Well, fortunately the debris re-entered somewhere near the Maldives in the Indian Ocean and no one was hurt. But...it got me thinking: just how much stuff is up there? And how did it get there? And do I really need to also be worried that some piece of space debris could fall out of the sky? How big of a problem is this? SUNY Distinguished Professor John Crassidis joins William Shatner on this week's episode of "I Don't Understand" to discuss space junk.