Explain It Slowly
Listen to Linh ask Dimitri to explain it slowly…
About the show
A podcast where Linh asks Dimitri questions about a certain topic and he will try his best to explain it in a way she can understand. Dimitri does not know the topic beforehand and it could be about anything. The only rule is he must answer the question whether he makes it up or tells her the truth.
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14: How does a cassette tape work?
May 13th, 2021 | 14 mins 35 secs
#2 pencil, cassette tape, magnetic strip, negative charge, positive charge
Linh wonders how a cassette tape works, and Dimitri tries his best to explain it… slowly…
13: Why would you steal a catalytic converter?
May 10th, 2021 | 12 mins 19 secs
cat burglar, catalyst, catalytic converter, palladium, platinum, rhodium
Linh wonders why you would steal a catalytic converter, and Dimitri tries his best to explain it… slowly…
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…
- This Is a Robbery: The World's Biggest Art Heist (Netflix)
- 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…
- 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…
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…
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…
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC)
Complex Instruction Set Computer (CISC)
Reduced Instruction Set Computer (RISC)