Veritasium – An element of truth – the science video blog from atoms to astrophysics.

Veritasium is a science video blog which aims to present topics in all areas of science from the simplest to the most complex. The goal is to make scientific ideas clear, accessible, and interesting. This is an interview with Derek Muller, including the methodology behind Veritasium and why he thinks Khan Academy videos might not work as well as you might think. Derek Muller is the Creative Director of Veritasium, a science video blog with 90 films based off of interviews with Australians about issues such as global warming, seasons and the scale of the universe.

Included in this episode are sound-bites from the “Supersized-Slo-Mo Slinky Drop”, the “What Is Chemistry?” and “Why Does The Earth Spin?” videos.

Mentioned at the start of the show: The 2012 Australian Science Communicators National Conference – 27th-29th February.

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This show is available on Zune, mp3 via Libsyn or iTunes. Visit – and I’d love to get your feedback at Theme songs are “P&P” by Derek K Miller of and “Leap Second” by Milton Mermikides, of

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