Joe Polchinski was an early pioneer of string theory, describing tiny particles of matter as vibrating strings of energy and the possibility of multiple universes. The show conveys our admiration and respect for his work. Since we don’t understand it, and can’t explain it, we discuss sugar sweetened beverages, dietary recommendations, and the death rates on Grey’s Anatomy.
Tip: Adding a tax on sugar sweetened beverages is one tool to end our misguided reliance on getting energy from carbohydrates. The other tool is cheese.