10/29/15 Radio Show feat. Jessie Schwab, Developmental Psychologist

Between sweet tunes like Qfolk and Diet Cig, I discuss early childhood development, specifically of language, with Jessie Schwab, doctoral candidate of developmental psychology at Princeton University. We get in to how this is measured (the efforts of the new Princeton Baby Lab), and even get in to the debate in psychology and linguistics of whether language is a learned or innate ability.

Artist Song Album Label Comments
Mischief Brew Slow Death Hymn This is not for children Alternative Tentacles
The Rezillos Top of the pops Can’t stand the Rezillos Sire Records
Royal Headache Another world High What’s your rupture
The Babies Get Lost Our House on the Hill Woodsist
Talking with Jessie Schwab Developmental Psychology
Shovels and Rope O Be Joyful O be joyful dualtone music group
Qfolk Leftist Love Song Songs I wrote S/R Bandcamp Princeton’s own!
Angel Olsen Enemy Burn your fire for no witness jagjaguwar
Mulatu Astatke Tezeta (Nostalgia) Ethiopiques vol 4 CRC edition
Torres Sprinter Sprinter Partisan Records 2015 album
Talking with Jessie Schwab Developmental Psychology
Billy Bragg, Wilco California Stars Mermaid Avenue Nonesuch interviewee selection
Tea Leaf Green Not Fit Raise up the tent Surfdog records interviewee selection
Old 97’s Big Brown Eyes Too far to care Elektra entertainment group interviewee selection
Portugal. The man The Sun The Satanic Satanist Equal Vision Records interviewee selection
Computer Magic Fuzz Fuzz Channel 9 Records
The Adverts Gary Gilmore’s Eyes Crossing the red sea with the adverts fire records
Deaf Wish Calypso Pain Sub Pop
Hinds Chili Town Very Best of Hinds so Far Mom+Pop
Diet Cig Scene Sick Over Easy Father/Daughter Records
The Coathangers Drive Suck my shirt Suicide Squeeze

10/22/15 Radio Show feat. Stephane Cooperstein, Particle Physicist

In this show we discuss the Large Hadron Collider at CERN in Geneva, Switzerland, generally how particle physicists do what they do, and of course the Higgs boson. Stephane is part of the CMS detector group at Princeton and is actively working towards fully characterizing what’s called the Higgs boson “decay modes” (the different ways the Higgs could decay). We discuss it, so listen in!

(Playlist at the bottom, below the images.)

Below is a bubble chamber image, as discussed in the interview. Isn’t it beautiful?


bubble chamber fermilab

bubble chamber diagram

But when we discuss “jets” we’re referring to something like this:

particle jets

Some photos of the detector we discuss in the interview, and what Stephane works on, CMS.

CMS CMS_diagram

Artist Song Album Label
Modern Lovers Astral Plane Modern Lovers
Neko Case Man The Worse Things Get the harder I fight the harder I fight the more I love you Anti, Inc
Menace Beach Come on Give Up Ratworld Memphis Industries
Bratmobile Throwaway Pottymouth Kill Rock Stars
<Break – talking with Stephane>
Sharkmuffin Mondays Chartreuse Little Dickman Recrods
Young Fathers Shame White men are black men too Big Dada
Worriers Parts Imaginary Life Don Giovanni
Royal Headache Need You High What’s your rupture?
<Break – talking with Stephane>
Joan Shelley Not Over by Half NPR Tiny Desk Concert
Noah Gundersen Poor Man’s Son N/A Studio Litho
Denison Witmer Stations Of Joy and Sorrow Antique Shades
<Break – talking with Stephane>
Daniel Bachman Honeysuckle Reel Jesus, I’m a Sinner Tompkins Square
Tacocat Bridge to Hawaii NVM Hardly Art
Bara Heida I got your back S/T? Bara Heida
Flesh World Poolside Boys The Wild Animals in my life Iron Lung Records
Potty Mouth The Bomb Potty Mouth EP Planet Whatever
Marcus Mumford and Oscar Isaac Fare Thee Well (Dink’s Song) Inside Llewyn Davis Soundtrack Nonesuch records
Downtown Boys Dancing in the Dark Full Communism Don Giovanni
Horse Lords All that is sold Hidden Cities NNA Tapes
Colleen Green Deeper than love I want to grow up Hardly Art
Waxahatchee La Loose Ivy Tripp Merge Records

10/15/2015 Radio show feat. Brian Kraus, Plasma Physicist

Aired 2-4am on Thursday, October 15th, 2015. Brian and I discuss at the most base level, how we do our measurements. We compare and contrast our respective work and what we need in order to accomplish it!

Additionally, it’s WPRB’s pledge week! Call in to WPRB (609 258 1033) or go to pledge.wprb.com asap!

Artist Song Album Label
The Mondern Lovers Astral Plane The Modern Lovers Sanctuary Records
Downtown Boys Wave of History Full Communism Don Giovanni
The Coathangers Adderall Suck my shirt Suicide Squeeze
Radiatory Hospital Your Boyfriend Something Wild Salinas Records
Mourn Misery Factory Mourn Captured Tracks
Screaming Females Ripe Rose Mountain Don Giovanni
Brian Kraus Interview – measurements
Diarrhea Planet Skeleton Head I’m Rich Beyond Your Wildest Dreams Infinity Cat Recordings
The Fucking Champs You’re Feelings III Smith, Greene, Soate
Skating Polly Alabama Movies Fuzz Steilacoom Chap Stereo
Potty Mouth Creeper Weed Potty Mouth EP Planet Whatever
Jawreaker Reunion Tearing Down the Posters Lutheran Sisterhood Gun Club Miscreant Records
Deaf Wish They Know Pain Sub Pop
Nick Drake Road Pink Moon UFO Music
Nick Drake Cello Song Nick Drake island records ltd
Girlpool Chinatown Before the world was big Witchita
Ladysmith Black Mumbazo Hello My Baby Shaka Zulu Warner Brothers
Worriers Unwritten Imaginary Life Don Giovanni
Chastity Belt Joke Time to Go Home Hardly Art
Sam Cooke Cupid The Man Who Invented Soul BMG Entertainment
Menace Beach Come on Give up Ratworld Memphis Industries

10/8/2015 Radio Show

No interview, just music this time. Though I do ramble a bit about Mars. Because water and the movie and stuff. Next week, an interview is a must! For now, enjoy these tunes.

Artist Song Album Label
The Modern Lovers Astral Plane The Modern Lovers Sanctuary Records Group
QUARTERBACKS Pool Quarterbacks Team Love Records
Jawbreaker Reunion Beer and Loathing Lutheran Sisterhood Gun Club Miscreant Records
Tinariwen Quallahila Ar Tesninam Amassakoul WEDGE S.A.R.L.
Krill Torturer A Distant Fist Unclenching Exploding in Sound
Worriers Most Space Imaginary Life Don Giovanni
The Lookouts Dying Spy rock road Don Giovanni
Lila Downs, Juanes La Patria Madrina Balas y Chocolate Sony
Downtown Boys (Brown and Smart) Full Communism Don Giovanni
Downtown Boys Monstro Full Communism Don Giovanni
Marvin Gaye A Funky Space Reincarnation – Live Live in Montreux – 1980 Eagle Records
Nice Try No Good Convinced – EP Kingfisher Bluez
Potty Mouth Bomb Potty Mouth ep Planet Whatever
Shopping Santa Monica Place Consumer Complaints Fat Cat
Hemlines Agenda All Your Homes EP S/R
Normal Person No Thanks #0001 S/R
Tacocat Spring Break-Up Take Me To Your Dealer S/R
Priests Design within reach Bodies and Control and Money and Power Don Giovanni
Radiator Hospital Cut Your Bangs Torch Song Salinas
David Wax Museum Singing to Me Guest House
King Krule Easy Easy 6 feet beneath the moon XL Recordings
The Black Keys Meet me in the city Chulahoma N/A
Junior Kimbrough Meet me in the city You better run N/A
Rhythms Del Mundo, Fleet Foxes Mykonos (feat. Fleet Foxes) Africa The End Records
Fatoumata Diawara Clandestin Fatou World Circuit Ltd
Mourn Philiphius Mourn Captured Tracks
Kylesa Crusher Exhausting Fire Season of Mist
Parquet Courts Instant Disassembly Sunbathing Animal What’s Your Rupture?

10/1/2015 Radio Show + Interview with Princeton Plasma Physicist Brian Kraus

Music and interview with Princeton plasma physics doctoral student Brian Kraus. We talked about what is a plasma, the difference between fusion and fission, why fusion energy is so much cleaner than fission (what’s done in nuclear reactors), but also so much harder. We talked about the fusion reactor being built in France – ITER – as well as other things you can do with plasmas, like propelling satellites and space ships!

New Yorker article on the fusion reactor, ITER. (In the show I mention an Atlantic article, however I was unable to find it. This one also looks good!)

Artist Song Album Label
The Modern Lovers Astral Plane The Modern Lovers Sanctuary Records Group
Jawbreaker Reunion Laughing Alone Eating A Salad Lutheran sisterhood gun club Miscreant Records
Screaming Females Angelo’s Song Baby Teeth Don Giovanni
Young Fathers Nest White Men are black men too Big Dada
QUARTERBACKS Not in Luv Quarterbacks Team Love Records
Shopping For your money Consumer Complaints Fat Cat Records
Talking with Brian Kraus
Ava Luna PRPL Electric Balloon Western Vinyl
Charanjit Singh Raga Bhairav Synthesizing – Ten ragas to a disco beat Saregama
Marvin Gaye, Tammi Terrell Ain’t No Mountain high enough United Motown Records
Tinariwen Arawan Amassakoul WEDGE S.A.R.L.
Man Man Pink Wonton On Oni Pond Anti, Inc
Talking with Brian Kraus
Hop Along Sister Cities Painted Shut Saddle Creek
Jeff Buckley The Sky is a landfill Sketches from My sweetheart the drunk NA
Sarah Jarosz Shankill Butchers Song up in her head sugar hill
Talking with Brian Kraus
Royksopp Vision One Junior Parlaphone