Blinded by Science: An Appreciation of All Things Science

Anthony Nanfito

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07. Numbers Don't Lie (book review)
Jun 4 2021
07. Numbers Don't Lie (book review)
Did you know cars are older than bicycles? That’s just on the surprising facts we discuss on today’s episode where I share my impressions of Vaclav Smil’s book “Numbers Don’t Lie.” For show notes, visit the podcast's website at   Thanks for listening! If you enjoyed the show, share it with a friend. To support me and the show, consider buying me a coffee: CONNECTED  - Newsletter:    - Email: blindedbysciencepodcast (at) gmail (dot) com If you listen to the show on Apple Podcasts, consider leaving a review. This helps others discover the show so they can appreciate science too!  SOURCES  - “Numbers Don’t Lie” by Vaclav Smil: (Affiliate Link: I get a small commission at NO extra charge to you. See anthonynanfito.com/disclosure for full Disclosure). CREDITS Theme Music: Aerosol Of My Love by Kevin MacLeod Link: logo was designed by Anthony Nanfito using the app Over with image credit to   Producers: Connie Nanfito If you want your name as a producer, join my members at   SUBSCRIBE & SUPPORT For full episodes, subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts. Search for “Blinded by Science” on the Anchor Podcast App, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and more! Learn more at   Creators like me work hard to create content you love, but in order to continue creating content we need support from followers like you! If you've ever enjoyed any of my creations, you can show your support at A VOICE TALENT FOR YOUR PROJECT? If you like the sound of my voice and you’re working on an audio project that needs a voice over artist, consider hiring me via my gig on Fiverr: You provide the script and I’ll provide the voice and audio file. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me before ordering. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. Send in a voice message: this podcast:
BONUS: A poem dedicated to the Apollo Astronaut Michael Collins
May 1 2021
BONUS: A poem dedicated to the Apollo Astronaut Michael Collins
In honor of Astronaut Michael Collins’ passing this week, I’m reposting this poem, Cosmic Duet, and dedicating it to him. I originally posted the poem on July 24, 2019 on my personal instagram account (formerly thehangryfifi, now haikubyfifi). At the time, I was delighted, humbled, and honored that he viewed and liked the video from his account. Like all the other astronauts of the world, Michael Collins was inspiration to me. His insights about the fragility of our blue and white marble world seem more important now than ever. Us “land dwellers” interact with the world every day and we become accustomed to the solid land, eventually, equating it to strength. Yet, since Michael Collins and his fellow Apollo Astronauts visited the moon in July of 1969, we have learned much more about our planet and just how vulnerable and fragile it truly is. May his memory be a reminder and an inspiration that we all need to do our part—big or small—to protect this fragile, blue and white marble that floats in hazardous vacuum of space. If you can, try to eat a less meat, use less plastic, drive less and walk more, and be kind to all the inhabitants (big, small, and everything in between) of this planet, because there is no Planet B. Miraculously, we were given this planet (and only this planet) and we need to take care of it, just as it has taken care of us. We’re in a duet with it and so far we haven’t been doing a good job of dancing together. Cosmic Duet by Anthony Nanfito Dedicated to: Astronaut Michael Collins The day is over as yet, For the sun has begun to set. Now is the time for the stars to shine. Each photon journeys through space and time, Traveling great distances to these eyes of mine. The light fades and the darkness surrounds, As the view of the universe increasingly abounds. This eternal movement from this cosmic duet Creates a masterpiece within the ultraviolet. For episode updates, follow the podcast on Twitter @BBSPod and on Instagram @blindedbysciencepodcast.  --- Send in a voice message: this podcast:
06. Science of Sound: From Earth to Mars
Mar 19 2021
06. Science of Sound: From Earth to Mars
This week on Blinded by Science we appreciate sound and hear some recording from Mars. Thanks for listening.  For the latest podcast episodes and updates follow Blinded by Science on Twitter, Instagram, and WordPress.  - Twitter:    - Instagram:  - Website: you listen to the show on Apple Podcasts, consider leaving a review. This helps others discover the show so they can appreciate science too!  If you've enjoyed any of my creations and want to show your support monetarily, you can buy me a coffee:   NOTES  - Sounds of Mars:    - Martian Recordings from Perseverance:  - NASA’s SoundCloud:   SOURCES  - The Science of Sound:  - Sound:    - The Science of Sound and Digital Audio:    - Video: “Wave Motion | Waves | Physics | FuseSchool”    - Video: “Longitudinal Wave Demo: Amplitude”    - Heinrich Rudolf Hertz   CREDITS Theme Music: Aerosol Of My Love by Kevin MacLeod Link: logo was designed by Anthony Nanfito using the app Over with image credit to   SUBSCRIBE & SUPPORT For full episodes, subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts. Search for “Blinded by Science” on the Anchor Podcast App, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and more! Learn more at   To support the show financially, learn how to subscribe, or listen to previous episodes, visit for more details.  NEED A VOICE TALENT FOR YOUR PROJECT? If you like the sound of my voice and you’re working on an audio project that needs a voice over artist, consider hiring me via my gig on Fiverr: You provide the script and I’ll provide the voice and audio file. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me before ordering. EQUIPMENT   Samson SAC01UPRO Microphone (*) MY SCI-FI DYSTOPIAN NOVEL 2149: Emergence (*) Description: Laura's world is virtual until the glitch. She awakes to a failed utopia and a lost legacy. Can she shift the balance of power before it's too late? LET’S CONNECT!  - My Website:  - Podcast Website:  - Twitter:  - Instagram:  - Monthly vlog (Tea with Tony):   (*) Affiliate link, see Disclosure: This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. Send in a voice message: this podcast:
BONUS: Perseverance has landed on Mars!
Feb 21 2021
BONUS: Perseverance has landed on Mars!
Bonus episode to celebrate the successful landing of Perseverance on Mars. Thanks for listening.  Don’t forget to like, comment, and subscribe for more episodes. If you listen to the show on Apple Podcasts, consider leaving a review. This helps others discover the show so they can appreciate science too!  NOTES  - Entry, Descent, Landing:    - Mars Mission Home Page:   CREDITS Theme Music: Aerosol Of My Love by Kevin MacLeod Link:   License:   The logo was designed by Anthony Nanfito using the app Over with image credit to   SUBSCRIBE & SUPPORT For full episodes, subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts. Search for “Blinded by Science” on the Anchor Podcast App, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and more! Learn more at   To support the show financially, learn how to subscribe, or listen to previous episodes, visit for more details.  LIKE THE SOUND OF MY VOICE? THEN HIRE ME FOR YOUR AUDIO PROJECT! If you like the sound of my voice and you’re working on an audio project that needs a voice over artist, consider hiring me via my gig on Fiverr: You provide the script and I’ll provide the voice and audio file. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me before ordering. EQUIPMENT   Samson SAC01UPRO Microphone (*) MY SCI-FI DYSTOPIAN NOVEL 2149: Emergence (*) Description: Laura's world is virtual until the glitch. She awakes to a failed utopia and a lost legacy. Can she shift the balance of power before it's too late? LET’S CONNECT!  - My Website:  - Podcast Website:  - Twitter:  - Instagram:  - Monthly vlog (Tea with Tony):   (*) Affiliate link, see Disclosure: This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. Send in a voice message: this podcast:
BONUS: Science did what?? (Extended Edition)
Jan 28 2021
BONUS: Science did what?? (Extended Edition)
BONUS Episode: Extended Edition of Science did what?? Thanks so much for listening to the show. Let me know what you think or want to hear in future episodes. Send an email to nanfitospace (at) gmail (dot) com OR send me a message on Twitter at or on Instagram at   Don’t forget to like, comment, and subscribe for more episodes. If you listen to the show on Apple Podcasts, consider leaving a review. This helps others discover the show so they can appreciate science too!  FEATURED NEWS STORIES  -    -  -  -  -   CREDITS Theme Music: Aerosol Of My Love by Kevin MacLeod Link: logo was designed by Anthony Nanfito using the app Over with image credit to   SUBSCRIBE & SUPPORT For weekly episodes, subscribe to the podcast on the YouTube Channel “Nanfito Space” or wherever you get your podcasts.  To support the show financially, learn how to subscribe, or listen to previous episodes, visit for more details.  EQUIPMENT   Samson SAC01UPRO Microphone (*) MY SCI-FI DYSTOPIAN NOVEL 2149: Emergence (*) Description: Laura's world is virtual until the glitch. She awakes to a failed utopia and a lost legacy. Can she shift the balance of power before it's too late? ENJOYING THE SOUND OF MY VOICE? THEN HIRE ME FOR YOUR AUDIO PROJECT! If you like the sound of my voice and you’re working on an audio project that needs a voice over artist, consider hiring me via my gig on Fiverr: You provide the script and I’ll provide the voice and audio file. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me before ordering. LET’S CONNECT!  - My Website:  - Podcast Website:  - Twitter:  - Instagram:  - Monthly vlog (Tea with Tony):   (*) Affiliate link, see Disclosure: This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. Send in a voice message: this podcast:
01. What is science?
Dec 11 2020
01. What is science?
In this inaugural episode of Blinded by Science, we appreciate science itself; the process of science, how it works, and why it’s important. Thanks for listening. Don’t forget to like, comment, and subscribe for more episodes.  NOTES  - According to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, science is defined as, “knowledge or a system of knowledge covering general truths or the operation of general laws especially as obtained and tested through scientific method.”   - ScienceCouncil.org describes science as, “ the pursuit and application of knowledge and understanding of the natural and social world following a systematic methodology based on evidence.” SOURCES  - Dictionary definition of science:    - Science Council’s definition of science:  - NASA’s Space Place’s definition of science:  - Scientific Method:    - The Science Asylum “How science works?”    - “Prospects for Life on Venus Fade—but Aren’t Dead Yet” by Alexandria Witze, Scientific American,    - “Possible sign of life on Venus stirs up heated debate” by Nadia Drake, National Geographic,   CREDITS Theme Music: Aerosol Of My Love by Kevin MacLeod Link:   License:   The logo was designed by Anthony Nanfito using the app Over with image credit to   Special thanks to Marisa for her insightful feedback in creating this inaugural episode. SUBSCRIBE & SUPPORT For weekly episodes, subscribe to the podcast on the YouTube Channel “Nanfito Space” or wherever you get your podcasts.  To support the show financially, learn how to subscribe, or listen to previous episodes, visit for more details.  EQUIPMENT   Samson SAC01UPRO Microphone (*) MY SCI-FI DYSTOPIAN NOVEL 2149: Emergence (*) Description: Laura's world is virtual until the glitch. She awakes to a failed utopia and a lost legacy. Can she shift the balance of power before it's too late? LET’S CONNECT!  - My Website:  - Podcast Website:  - Twitter:  - Instagram:  - Monthly vlog (Tea with Tony):   (*) Affiliate link, see Disclosure: This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. Send in a voice message: this podcast: