Podcasts

Date Title Duration
17th June 2021 5:00 am (Why) We Love Physics (Teaching)
0:43:53
24th May 2021 5:00 am Bad Movies for Good Lessons
We talk through bad movies to support good Physics Teaching.
0:46:28
6th May 2021 5:00 am Techognition
Paul Cook tells you how you and your technician can work even better together.
0:32:09
29th April 2021 5:00 am The Joy of Simple Things (Colour and Light)
A short chat about teaching light with simple tools like light boxes (shoe boxes with a colour filter), lenses and mirrors.
0:25:30
22nd April 2021 5:00 am TAG, Mass and Weight
Teacher Assessment advice and guidance, and a lack of scientific literacy from a national daily.
0:33:06
28th March 2021 1:43 pm Playing with Beats
0:01:57
25th March 2021 5:00 am Ways to teach... Sound (ish)
A wander through sound as a teaching topic.
0:39:20
18th March 2021 5:00 am GCSE Long Answers and MyMarkingMachine.com
More literacy for physics, and AI student feedback is a reality
0:35:52
11th March 2021 5:00 am Covid Legacies: helping trainee teachers
Building new teachers' confidence after the pandemic.
0:31:53
4th March 2021 5:00 am Covid Positives
Ways in which we'll never "go back" to pre-pandemic teaching
0:35:40
25th February 2021 5:00 am Literacy for Physics
We are delighted to be joined once more by Friend of the Podcast and Physics Teacher Support Polymath Carole Kenrick (@HelpfulScience) to talk about Literacy for Physics.
0:35:45
18th February 2021 5:00 am The definitive GCSE core practical guide...
A one-stop shop for the best free resources available to support GCSE core practicals, and the power of partnership.
0:32:42
11th February 2021 5:00 am nearpod
Thomas and Robin are joined by the marvellous Will White to talk AFL online
0:28:10
29th January 2021 9:59 pm Another Lockdown Lowdown
Thomas and Robin chew the fat over how they are progressing in the new lockdown.
0:31:02
15th January 2021 1:34 pm Good enough is good enough.
As the pandemic continues to bite, Thomas and Robin discuss self-preservation strategies
0:22:11
10th December 2020 5:00 am Festive Demos and Practicals
0:35:17
3rd December 2020 5:00 am Ways to Teach... Magnetism and Magnetic Fields
Sharing listeners' ideas about how to introduce the idea of magnetism and magnetic fields.
0:45:53
26th November 2020 5:00 am Ranking Tasks and Resources
Robin and Thomas go for another ramble
0:28:42
19th November 2020 5:00 am Long Answers
PK returns to discuss extended writing in physics
0:27:30
12th November 2020 5:00 am PhET
The lowdown on the physics world's favourite simulations.
0:42:55
22nd October 2020 5:00 am A-Level RP: Specific Heat Capacity
obin and Thomas are joined by Rajani Nair (@NairPhysics) who answered a Twitter call about A-level required practicals
0:33:36
15th October 2020 5:00 am IoP Domains
Thomas and Robin mull over the recent Nobel Prize for Physics, then chat to Carole Kenrick about IoP Domains and zines.
0:32:11
8th October 2020 5:00 am Ways To Teach... Under Covid Restrictions
(aka Elysia and her Magic Box of Physics)
0:37:49
1st October 2020 5:00 am From Darkest Peru
Please look after this physics teacher
0:27:04
24th September 2020 5:00 am James de Winter is Electric
James de Winter joins us to talk about experimenting with electricity.
0:39:13
17th September 2020 5:00 am First Thoughts on Covid "Secure" Teaching
As we go back to school, what are the challenges and opportunities for teaching safely?
0:30:18
10th September 2020 5:00 am Let's Brock and Roll
Season 3 is here!
0:33:25
23rd July 2020 5:00 am A Couple More Nuggets
Thomas doesn't know which week it is; thinking there is one more week of term he drags Robin to his garage to test some vacuum cannon upgrades. Thomas and Robin also look backwards and forwards though the podcast's second season.
0:30:56
16th July 2020 5:00 am Spend spend spend!
What to buy for your physics lab with £50,000.
0:33:12
9th July 2020 5:00 am Sharing is Caring
Dr Peter Edmonds (@edmunds_dr) joins us to talk about sharing resources, ways to spend other peoples' money (kitting out a department) and Archimedes.
0:37:02
2nd July 2020 5:00 am Become a YouTuber
Rachel Gray (@PhysicsRachel) joins us to talk about her low tech YouTube videos and also to discuss how Friend of the Podcast Jonathan Shaw should spend his large grant from the Wolfson Foundation to kit out his Physics department.
0:32:22
25th June 2020 5:00 am The Doctor Will Teach You Now
Friend of the podcast and 40 year old NQT @Jo_Moore_Sci joins us to talk about her winding path to Physics teaching.
0:33:15
18th June 2020 5:00 am Uncertainties
Dr Dave Farmer joins us to talk about the uncertain World of uncertainties.
0:35:18
11th June 2020 5:00 am A Gimmicky Demo Fan
Robin and Thomas meet John Hudson, a self confessed gimmick demo fan who also makes pdf interactives.
0:24:53
4th June 2020 5:00 am Bits and Bobs
Home experiments - how and what?
0:23:09
21st May 2020 5:00 am KEEP Teaching
Mark Whalley, IOP Education Manager tells us about KEEP Teaching.
0:37:01
14th May 2020 5:00 am Teacher in Residence
Laura Pankratz of the Perimeter Institute in Canada shares the wealth of support available from the Institute for teaching both in and out of lockdown.
0:25:37
7th May 2020 5:00 am Assessment and CPAC
Thomas, Robin and Patrick chat about using teacher judgement to assess students, and wonder whether more trust should be placed in a teacher's view of a student's performance in future.
0:36:15
30th April 2020 5:00 am @MissNeutrino, a Physics NQT
In an almost covid free podcast, Thomas and Robin meet Alexia, a newly qualified teacher (NQT) in Physics.
0:39:29
23rd April 2020 5:00 am Lockdown Lessons Learned
Thomas and Robin hook up for a quick catch up after the Easter holidays. They talk about what they have heard, what they have learned and what they miss about being in school.
0:20:24
29th March 2020 5:00 am Learning about remote learning...
Patrick, Thomas and Robin try out zoom to hear how Patrick has been getting on, and then talk through plans for the week. Emma Brown gives us her tips from Shanghai.
0:34:14
21st March 2020 5:30 pm Ways to teach Physics... Remotely
Thomas and Robin summarise the advice they have been given about teaching remotely.
0:40:28
19th March 2020 5:00 am #ChatPhysics
Fabio Di Salvo joins us to talk about Chat Physics, Physics chat on Twitter. Robin asks for advice about the photoelectric effect.
0:29:30
12th March 2020 5:00 am Isaac Physics
0:40:52
5th March 2020 5:00 am The International Year of Sound (Good Vibrations)
0:33:25
27th February 2020 5:00 am Ways To Teach... Momentum
0:46:05
13th February 2020 5:00 am Density Required Practical, Accuracy and Precision (Two Dense Objects)
0:24:46
6th February 2020 6:20 pm Meeting the AAPT
0:37:57
30th January 2020 5:00 am Mocks
0:32:16
23rd January 2020 5:00 am Year Olds and GCSE Required Practical
0:24:20
16th January 2020 5:00 am Taking a Trip to CERN
0:33:31
9th January 2020 5:00 am Uses for a Vacuum Cannon and Deconstruction of Energy
0:30:37
12th December 2019 5:00 am Specific Heat Capacity (GCSE Required Practical)
0:35:50
5th December 2019 5:00 am Bikes - An Accessible and Versatile Context
0:39:36
28th November 2019 5:00 am Underrepresentation (the elephant in the room)
0:44:58
21st November 2019 5:00 am Birdsong - Connecting Physics with the Real World
0:39:20
14th November 2019 5:00 am CLEAPSS, The Physics Teacher's Best Friend (and a few Loose Ends)
0:32:57
7th November 2019 5:00 am Force or False (Forces @ Primary School)
0:32:08
24th October 2019 5:00 am Ways to teach... Ionising radiation
0:36:09
17th October 2019 5:00 am CPD at SPEED
0:31:09
10th October 2019 5:00 am Mary, Mass and Melting
0:32:36
3rd October 2019 5:00 am Active Instruction
0:35:04
26th September 2019 5:00 am Open Evenings
0:33:51
19th September 2019 5:00 am Summer Placements and Teaching without Demos/Practicals
0:31:22
12th September 2019 5:00 am NUSTEM - helping you find context for the physics
0:28:02
5th September 2019 5:00 am Black Boxes and Beginnings
0:31:33
17th August 2019 5:00 am Bonus for 10,000 Plays
0:16:34
18th July 2019 5:00 am A Couple of Nuggets
0:52:22
11th July 2019 5:00 am Working Abroad
0:31:18
4th July 2019 5:00 am Misconceptions
0:35:04
27th June 2019 5:00 am The End of the NQT Year
0:33:02
20th June 2019 5:00 am Teaching Forces to 11 Year olds
0:29:13
13th June 2019 5:00 am Measuring the Young Modulus
0:31:09
6th June 2019 5:00 am Maths in Physics, What's the Point?
0:38:13
23rd May 2019 5:00 am Ways to teach... Waves
0:40:30
16th May 2019 5:00 am Finding Physics Teaching at Fifty-Three
0:38:28
9th May 2019 5:00 am Fusion, Triangular Teaching and Avoiding Dead Leaves
0:30:22
2nd May 2019 5:00 am YouTuber Lewis Matheson and A Level Physics On-Line
0:29:55
25th April 2019 5:00 am Minds-On as well as Hands-On: Alom Shaha
0:46:59
4th April 2019 5:00 am Technicians and Teacher Talk
0:37:36
28th March 2019 5:00 am The Rev
0:22:44
21st March 2019 5:00 am Ways to teach... Displacement, Velocity and Acceleration
0:39:15
14th March 2019 10:57 am The "New" Model of Energy
0:37:48
14th March 2019 5:01 am "New" Energy Model ~ Extended Interview with Tom Norris
0:18:42
7th March 2019 5:00 am Spin, Shared Resources and Social Media
0:27:19
28th February 2019 5:00 am Smashing Neutrons, Supporting Non-Specialists and Surviving No Practicals
0:26:34
14th February 2019 5:00 am The Vacuum Cannon!
0:29:17
7th February 2019 5:01 am Extended Interview with Nicky Thomas about Diffraction
0:29:43
7th February 2019 5:00 am Water, Waves and Woodlice
0:27:11
31st January 2019 5:00 am Cataracts, Cameras and (CERN) Competitions
0:21:25
24th January 2019 5:00 am Lasers, Labs and a Large(r) hadron collider
0:24:14
17th January 2019 5:00 am Shrink-Rays, Spectrum and String...
0:24:34
10th January 2019 5:00 am Poppers, Pendulums and Pond-hopping
0:28:47
20th December 2018 5:00 am Ways to teach... Electricity
0:34:57
13th December 2018 5:00 am Mentors, Motors and Merch
0:24:25
6th December 2018 5:00 am Venn Hats, Meows and a Mysterious Tube
0:26:58
29th November 2018 5:00 am Ben, Big Ideas and beginnings
0:26:31
22nd November 2018 5:00 am What happens when your jelly won't hold your weight? Is it time to lose some mass?
0:25:57
15th November 2018 5:00 am Models, marbles and marvels...
0:26:25
8th November 2018 5:00 am Why Don't More Girls Choose Physics?
0:24:09
25th October 2018 5:00 am Reading, Research and Reversing Through Time
0:20:52
18th October 2018 5:00 am A New Physics Teacher
0:19:12
11th October 2018 5:00 am Balloons!
0:17:12
2nd October 2018 8:56 am Vacuum Pump & Pressure
0:04:53