Good episode love the show etc. I think I disagree with Robert about the hamster sun question. What fusion reactions are happening in the hamster sun scenario, that have a higher yield than the mostly hydrogen + hydrogen (with some helium + stuff going on as well) fusing going on in the sun? I haven't taken Nuclear Physics in 8 years (holy fuck im getting old) and it's 3:36 AM and I'm lazy so I'm not about to do any H + H ---> He + Energy comparison vs. a hamster sun.
As I recall deuterium + tritium is supposed to be super efficient but Im guessing most of the suns hydrogen isn't an isotope at all, so that isn't very relevant. This pillar of memory in my brain could be whats making me be wrong here but I just think the average hamster atom is so much heavier than the hydrogen and helium of the sun that fusion will be happening much less rapidly.
Maybe I'll google fusion reaction calculator and see if it looks like I'm wrong, which I probably am.