Friendly Physics

by Gabriela Gallego

Physics should be simple. It is all around us, relevant in math, biology, sports and space. Let's break it down and listen to ~10 minute episodes on topics ranging from speed to parallel universes. Friendly Physics is produced by a high school physics teacher and steps listeners through kinematics, simple machines, electromagnetism and more.  

Podcast episodes

  • Season 3

  • S03 E02 - Forces

    S03 E02 - Forces

    So what is a force?A force is really just a push or a pull on an object. It occurs when two objects interact with each other. Forces can be contact forces, meaning that the objects have to actually touch. Or they can be at a dista...

    07:56
  • S03 E01 - Newton's Laws

    S03 E01 - Newton's Laws

    Let’s forget the math today and focus on Newton’s Laws.Newton was a mathematician and physicist born in the 1600s. He existed, taught and studied well before many of our modern discoveries had been made, but his impacts are still ...

    07:15
  • Season 2

  • S02 E02 - Projectile Motion - Part 2

    S02 E02 - Projectile Motion - Part 2

    However, we don’t always just move objects at a parallel to the ground. More often than not, we move them at an angle. Think about your field goal kickers on a football field or a missile being launched. These objects move up, pea...

    16:33
  • S02 E01 - Projectile Motion - Part 1

    S02 E01 - Projectile Motion - Part 1

    I promised an exciting episode that would take us into a whole new dimension.Let’s start talking projectile motion → the movement of objects that break beyond just one dimension and instead travel both horizontally and vertically....

    13:28
  • Season 1

  • S01 E09 - What Goes Up Must Come Down

    S01 E09 - What Goes Up Must Come Down

    The past few weeks we have moved on from talking about objects moving horizontally, back and forth, and started to talk about objects that move vertically, up and downWe started off by thinking about objects that fall, like an app...

    10:38