Department of Climate and Space Sciences and Engineering in the College of Engineering at the University of Michigan


Introducing the X and Why podcast!

Posted: November 1, 2017

Introducing the X and Why podcast!

X and Why is a podcast that is at the intersection of conversation, science, and technology. Professors Dave Pawlowski (EMU)  and Aaron Ridley (UM), the hosts, discuss such topics as why we have not heard from our alien overlords  (yet), how to deal with people who believe that the Earth is flat, what professors should wear to class, how one casual sentence on a podcast can cause a football team to lose a critical game, how the government is watching all of us, and how we will all die in the coming peak oil caused apocalypse. 

Really, it is a lot of fun. So, if you like a little light conversation with a bit of science and technology thrown in, have a listen. 

Subscribe by searching for "X and Why" on your favorite podcast app, visit the web page at, hit the reddit at /r/xandwhy, or send an e-mail to

You can find a link to the X and Why web site at the bottom of this page with all of our other blog links. 

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