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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Episodes

  • 16: What is protein folding?

    May 20th, 2021  |  15 mins 50 secs
    amino acids, atp, dna, nucleotides, protein folding, rna

    Our special guest, Spencer, wonders what protein folding is, and Linh and Dimitri try their best to explain it… slowly…

  • 15: How does an air conditioner work?

    May 17th, 2021  |  26 mins 15 secs
    ac, air conditioner, compressed air, earth tubes, electric, freon, gas, heater, radiator

    Linh wonders how air conditioner works, and our special guest, Spencer Curtis, and Dimitri try their best to explain it… slowly…

  • 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…

    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…