Podcast Goodness: Quantum Suicide on Route 66

Charles Bryant

Howdy, partners! It's Chuck here to bring you a little podcast goodness recap. I'll skip the normal weather updates about Atlanta, because from mid-July till about mid-September nothing here changes. It's heat, heat, more heat, no rain and more heat.

This week on the Stuff You Should Know podcast program, Dr. Clark and I spoke on two ridiculously different topics. One turned out pretty great, the other was just kind of OK. Tuesday was the jewel, when we talked all about quantum physics. I'm not much of a science guy, as we all know, but I do love wrapping my head around a brain teaser from time to time. From my chair, quantum physics is all about teasing the brain. Teasing as in, "YOU'RE WEAK AND FEEBLE AND CAN'T UNDERSTAND ME." Josh has a much better mind for this kind of thing, and lucky for me he was around to help explain everything. I can appreciate the notion of parallel universes and world's splitting, you know, the whole sliding doors thing. I really can. I just can't take it too seriously until somebody actually figures out what the heck is going on with the quantum level.

Yesterday was a little lighthearted show about Route 66. We talked about the origins of the road, what it meant to Americans back in the day, and what it means now. Sadly, only about 85 percent of the once celebrated road is still able to be traveled. But enthusiasts are helping to keep the spirit or Route 66 alive and well with the help of special maps that show you how to best navigate a trip between Chicago and Los Angeles. If you're ever in the need of a trip back through time, you should take a trip and get your kicks on Route 66. You'll see some tacky and fun spots along the way for sure.

So let's hear from you, folks. Who wants to chat about quantum physics? Who has a great Route 66 story to tell? As ever, have a great weekend and be safe!

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