Explain It Slowly

Episode Archive

Episode Archive

180 episodes of Explain It Slowly since the first episode, which aired on March 26th, 2021.

  • 12: Why do people steal art?

    May 6th, 2021  |  12 mins 19 secs
    17th century art, art collateral, immunity, mafia, museum, rembrandt

    Dimitri wonders why people steal art, and Linh tries her best to explain it… slowly…

    References:

    • This Is a Robbery: The World's Biggest Art Heist (Netflix)

    Errata:

    • Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn (1606-1669), 17th century Dutch art master
  • 11: How does a water heater work?

    May 3rd, 2021  |  13 mins 56 secs
    control valve, gas tank, pilot, soft water, water tank

    Linh wonders how a water heater works, and Dimitri tries his best to explain it… slowly…

    References:

    Errata:

    • Recommended temperature for water heater is 140 degrees Fahrenheit (Good job Dimitri!)
  • 10: What is a stenographer?

    April 29th, 2021  |  34 mins 55 secs
    narrow writing, phonetics, shorthand, stenography, syllables

    Dimitri wonders what a stenographer is, and Linh tries her best to explain it… slowly…

    References:

    Errata:
    TTY - TeleTypewriter (also TDD - Telecommunication Device for the Deaf)
    Stenographer Average Salary in California: ~$45,000 (not very high if living in California)
    Stenography is based on the phonetics of English

  • 9: How does a camera work?

    April 26th, 2021  |  22 mins 50 secs
    camera, cones, electrons, hubble telescope, lenses, light buckets, photons, pixels, pupil, retina, rods, sensor

    Linh wonders how camera works, and Dimitri tries his best to explain it… slowly…

    Errata:
    Charge-Coupled Device (CCD)

  • 8: What are some things you've learned from gardening?

    April 22nd, 2021  |  22 mins 51 secs
    almonds, daughter vines, flowers, gardening, germination, leaves, plants, strawberry, winter

    Linh wonders about Dimitri's gardening experience, and Dimitri tries his best to share it… slowly…

  • 7: What is a server?

    April 19th, 2021  |  17 mins 48 secs
    dynamic, https, mail, server, software, static, web

    Linh wonders what a server is, and Dimitri tries his best to explain it… slowly…

  • 6: How do you transfer information through a cable?

    April 15th, 2021  |  29 mins 37 secs
    binary, cables, compression, electromagnetic wave, information, lossless, lossy, progressive image, telegraph, telephone, wireless

    Linh wonders how information is transferred through a cable, and Dimitri tries his best to explain it… slowly…

  • 5: How do vaccines work?

    April 12th, 2021  |  10 mins 13 secs
    hand surgery, human brain, mra, shell, vaccines

    Dimitri wonders how vaccines work, and Linh wasn't able to explain it… slowly…

  • 4: What is French Cuisine?

    April 8th, 2021  |  28 mins 54 secs
    baguette, bread box, egg rolls, escargot, french cuisine, french food, french toast, not pho, snail, stew, vietnamese food

    Linh wonders what French cuisine is, and Dimitri tries his best to explain it… slowly…

  • 3: What is Apple Silicon?

    April 5th, 2021  |  32 mins 43 secs
    apple chips, apple silicon, arm, cisc, complex instruction set computer, fabrications, fabs, intel chips, reduced instruction set computer, risc

    Linh wonders what Apple silicon is, and Dimitri tries his best to explain it… slowly…

    Errata:
    Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC)
    Complex Instruction Set Computer (CISC)
    Reduced Instruction Set Computer (RISC)

  • 2: Why Do I Want A ProDisplay XDR?

    April 1st, 2021  |  17 mins 20 secs
    apple, color reproduction, high dynamic range, high resolution, prodisplay xdr

    Linh wonders why she would want a ProDisplay XDR, and Dimitri tries his best to explain it… slowly…

  • 1: What is Podcasting?

    March 26th, 2021  |  16 mins 22 secs
    audio, itunes, podcast, rss feed, server

    Linh wonders what podcasting is, and Dimitri tries his best to explain it… slowly…