S02 E03: Everything's relative in Christopher Nolan's Interstellar
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Black holes. Warped time. The end of the world! It’s all relativity as we look back – and forward – at Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar.

We're joined by Andrew Glester, acclaimed science writer, award-winning radio presenter and podcast host, film producer and director. Andrew's Cosmic Shed podcast was recently named as one of the Guardian's Favourite Podcasts, and he's also worked with BBC Worldwide, The Natural History Museum, Physics World, and more. He's perfectly placed to help us understand the time- and space-bending drama of Interstellar. The 2014 epic stars Matthew McConaughey as an astronaut recruited to save a dying Earth by piloting the ship Endurance across space (and time).

From theoretical physics to a complete contempt for physics… Fast & Furious 9 takes a muscle car into orbit – and it’s not the most implausible thing about the movie. We're also watching last year's time loop comedy Palm Springs, plus Luca, Mars, The Bad Batch and more. And there’s all this plus Who, Q and Lord Of The Rings too in our news section. Welcome to the latest Robby the Robot’s Waiting, the podcast that understands the gravity of the situation.

Episode highlights:

0:00:53: WHAT WE'VE BEEN WATCHING! Fast & Furious 9, Luca, Mars season 2, Palm Springs [beware: minor spoilers]

0:25:22: Meet Andrew Glester, who's been watching The Bad Batch and Netflix space movies

0:32:10: REWIND! We discuss the highs and lows of Interstellar [beware: relativistic physics]

1:04:59: THE NEWS! Featuring a Marvel/DC crossover, an animated Middle-earth spin-off, Jodie Whittaker leaving Doctor Who, Star Trek: Picard trailer (with added Riker pizza), Jameela Jamil in She-Hulk, The Book of Boba Fett and more

Your surplus military robots:

Tanavi Patel: entertainment reporter for SFX magazine and Digital Spy, panel moderator for MCM, FanExpo and more. https://twitter.com/tanavip

Dave Bradley: writer, gamer, book reviewer and a former editor of SFX. https://twitter.com/BoxDaveB

Richard Edwards: film and TV journalist and another former editor of SFX. https://twitter.com/RichDEdwards

SPECIAL GUEST! Andrew Glester is a science communicator, podcast host, lecturer, director and producer. https://twitter.com/astrondrew

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