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Now displaying: September, 2015

The show notes here at Libsyn are only a rough draft. For the most refined and complete set of show notes, please go to unseenpodcast.com . Thanks for listening.

Sep 26, 2015

Recorded: 25 September 2015

Released: 26 September 2015

Duration: 107 minutes 24 seconds

 

Host Paul Carr welcomes veteran panelists Buck Field, James Garrison, Mike Bohler, Ciro Villa and Patrick Festa to talk about the first half year of the podcast, where it's been, what the highlights were, and where it's going. Of course, this spins completely out of control into unrelated topics, like how much we should respect conspiracy theorists.

Each of our 19 panelists is thanked individually, and there is a plea for volunteers to co-produce and occasionally host the show. If interested, please e-mail us unseenpodcast  - at - gee-mail or comment on the blog post.

 

 

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Credits

Host and Producer: Paul Carr

Panelists: Buck Field, Ciro Villa, James Garrison, Mike Bohler, Patrick Fests

Music: DJ Spooky

Promotional and Blog Assistance: Mateusz Macias

Happy Feet: Collin

 

The Unseen Podcast is distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike license. 

Sep 19, 2015

Recorded: 18 September 2015

Released: 19 September 2015

Duration:87 minutes, 24 seconds

 

Host Paul Carr welcomes Adam "Synergy" Smith, Nick Nielsen, Mateusz Macias, and James Garrison to the panel. The team talks about some recent developments in exoplanets science and the future of planet hunting. Some planets about M-dwarf stars may in fact be habitable. Would creatures evolving on the dark side of a habitable M-dwarf planet be able to develop technology? How long will itbe until we replace the artist's concepts with actual images of Earth-like exoworlds? Will telescopes on the lunar farside help? 

In this episode we are trying a new protocol to keep from talking over each other. This led to one awkward pause at 37 minutes, but I think it was worth it. We'll keep refining this. 

 

Erratum: This is not the Wow! Signal, but we hope tohave some fresh content from the Wow! Signal very soon to talk about.

 

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Sep 12, 2015

Recorded: 11 September 2015

Released: 12 September 2015

Duration: 114 minutes, 36 seconds

 

Host Paul Carr welcomes Patrick Festa, Buck Field, James Garrison, and Adam "Synergy" Smith for a discussion of the latest ideas of panspermia, or how life might migrate between planets or even between stars. The latest paper by Lin and Loeb is brought up. The discussion morphs into one about the history and philosophy of science and then back to panspermia. 

 

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Credits:

Host and Producer: Paul Carr

Panel: Patrick Festa, Buck Field, James Garrison, and Adam "Synergy" Smith

Music: DJ Spooky

Sep 7, 2015

Recorded: 7 September 2015

Released: 7 September 2015

Duration: 73 minutes

 

Host Paul Carr welcomes panelists Gita Jaisinghani, Lacerant Plainer, Adam "Synergy" Smith, and Nick Nielsen. The subject is the soul serching now going on withing science about reproducibility, the pubkication of negative results, and flaws in thepeer review system. A recent study in Science on the reproducibility of results in psychology triggered our discussion about how science can converge faster onto reliable confirmation of falsification of hypotheses. Can the public trust science?

 

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Credits:

Hostand Producer: Paul Carr

Panelists: Gita Jaisinghani, Nick Nielsen, Lacerant Plainer, and Adam Smith

Music: Dj Spooky

Sep 5, 2015

Recorded: 4 September 2015

Released: 5 September 2015

Duration:

 

 

Host Paul Carr is joined by the panel, including Nick Nielsen and Mike Mongo who report after a long day at Starship Congress. Mike has his friends Rachel Armstrong and Andreas Tziolas with him, and we talk about interstellar flight and how we think it might be possible.

 

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Episode 21

 

Credits

Host and Producer: Paul Carr

Panel: Mike Bohler, Buck Field, James Garrison, Mike Mongo, Nick Nielsen, Adam "Synergy" Smith

Spontaneous Special Guests: Rachel Armstrong, Andreas Tziolas

Music: DJ Spooky

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