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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.

Dec 19, 2015

Recorded: 18 December 2015

Released: 19 December 2015

Duration: 83 minutes, 40 seconds

 

Host Paul Carr welcomes panelists Adam Smith, James Garrison and Patrick Festa to talk about some recent advances in space science and physics. Plus, a brief, informal tutorial on how rockets work.

We apologize for the brief audio glitch at 11:57. It hasn't happened before and hopefully will not happen again.

Erratum: ACE (Advanced Composition Explorer) was launched in 1997.

 

Links

Pluto Images

Akatsuki Mission to Venus

LISA Pathfinder

LIGO

ACE Mission

Terra Mission

Gravitationally Lensed Supernova

Stellerator

Recommendations:

Adam: Cassini Enceladus Images

James: Cowboy Bebop

Patrick: Saying, "Oh, I was Wrong"

Paul: spaceweather.com

 

Credits

Host and Producer: Paul Carr

Panelists: Adam Smith, James Garrison, Patrick Festa

Music: DJ Spooky

Dec 12, 2015

 

Recorded: 11 December 2015

Released: 12 December 2015

Duration: 81 minutes

 

Host Paul Carr and panelists Marsha Barnhart, Adam Smit, Nick Nielsen and James Garrison talk about exoplanet discoveries and what all the exoplanets might mean for understanding the likelihood of us finding other technological civilizations. 

 

Links

The Wow! Signal: The Golden Age of Exoplanets

Moon Microbe Mystery Finally Solved

The Drake Equation

Fossil Microbes on Mars?

Dynamical Considerations for Life In Multihabitable Planetary Systems

Any Sufficiently Advanced Civilization is Indistinguishable from Nature

Episode 24 - Define Panspermia

 

Recommendations

James Garrison: Gaelic Storm

Paul Carr: What If? by Randall Munro

 

Credits

Host and Producer: Paul Carr

Panelists: Marsha Barnhart, James Garrison, Nick Nielsen, and Adam Smith

Music: Dj Spooky

 

 

 

 

Dec 6, 2015

Recorded: 6 December 2015

Released:6 December 2015

Duration:82 minutes, 36 seconds

 

Host Paul Carr welcomes new panelist Jeff Boerst, as well as Adam Smith, Buck Field, and Patrick Festa. They talk about the future prospect of super intelligence. Is super intelligence even possible? Will robots tolerate us after we are no longer of use to them? Can people opt out of the robot society? 

 

Links

Nick Nielsen on the Halos of Vanished Civilizations and The Wilderness Hypothesis

Help The SETI Institute

How Long to Continue?

 

Nick Bostrom: Superintelligence

Nick Bostrom: What Happens when our Computers are Smarter Than Us? (video) 

Robin Hanson on Human Emulations (Ems)

Robin Hanson's TED Talk on Ems

Episode 3 on Asimov's 3 Laws.

 

Recommendations

Adam Smith: Brain Pickings

Buck Field: Ghost In the Shell Standalone Complex

Patrick Festa: The Kraken Project by Douglas Preston

Jeff Boerst: Bone Tomahawk

Paul Carr: The Frood by Jem Roberts

Credits

Host and Producer: Paul Carr

Panelists: Adam Smith, Buck Field, Jeff Boerst, and Patrick Festa

Music: DJ Spooky

Post Production: Auphonic.com

Hosting: Libsyn.com

 

Nov 21, 2015

Recorded: 20 November 2015

Released: 21 November 2015

Duration: 90 minutes, 4 seconds

 

Host Paul Carr and the panel talk about the near term future of transport: Hyperloop, Autonomous Cars, and what about flying cars?

 

Links

Questions about Asteroid Mining

Hyperloop Tech

SMBC: The Trolley Problem

Recommendations:

Adam Smith: Emily Lakdawalla's Blog

Marsha Barnhart: Blade Runner

Mateusz Macias: iRobot (film)

Mike Bohler: Conspiracy Theorists Lie

Nick Nielsen: Anthropic Principle

Paul Carr: Project Archivist

 

Credits

Host and Producer: Paul Carr

Panelists: Adam Smith, Marsha Barnhart, Mike Bohler, Nick Nielsen, Mateusz Macias

Music: DJ Spooky

 

 

 

Panelists: Adam Smit:

 

Nov 14, 2015

Recorded: 13 November 2015

Released: 14 November 2015

Duration: 90 minutes, 4 seconds

Host Paul Carr welcomes panelists Buck Field, James Garrison and Mike Mongo. Mike brings along surprise special guest Jim Muncy to talk about the recent law passed by the U.S. Senate that supports ownership of resources extracted from celestial bodies. From there, we talk about what we will need to be able to find and mine the richest, most accessible asteroids. 

Links:

James Muncy

Senate Votes to Legalize Space Mining

Space Law and Space Resources

Martin Elvis on Asteroid Mining

How Many Ore Bearing Asteroids?

Asteroid Initiatives

The International Space Station's 3D Printer

 

Recommendations:

Mike Mongo: The Mechanical by Ian Tregellis

Buck Field: The Void Trilogy by Peter F. Hamilton

James Garrison: Improvised Star Trek

Paul Carr: Intuition Pumps and Other Tools for Thinking

 

Credits:

Host and Producer: Paul Carr

Panel: Mike Mongo, James Garrison, Buck Field

Surprise Guest: James Muncy

Music: DJ Spooky

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

https://youtu.be/4Q_mY54hjM0

Nov 7, 2015

Recorded: 6 November 2015

Released: 7 november 2015

Duration: 104 minutes, 28 seconds

 

Host Paul Carr welcomes David Grigg, Patrick Festa, James Garrison and Nick Nielsen to talk about Science Fiction: what is it, what does it mean to each of us personally, and what is it good for? What is ti bad at? Among other things, we promise to do a Douglas Adams episode closer to Towel Day.

 

Links

David Grigg on The Narratorium

An Exploration of Science Fiction

 

Big History: Why We Need to Teach the Modern Origin Story

The Problems with Big History and Turning Science into a Myth

 

Nick Lane: The Vital Question

Scott Sigler's Alive

Wadada Leo Smith: Ten Freedom Summers

 

 

Credits:

Host and Producer: Paul Carr

Panelists: David Grigg, Patrick Festa, James Garrison, Nick Nielsen

Music: DJ Spooky

Communications Platform: Google Hangouts on Air

Hardware: Shure, ART, Bahringer, Apple

Software: Reaper, Soundflower, LineIn

Postproduction: Auphonic.com

Hosting: Libsyn.com

Oct 31, 2015

Recorded: 30 October 2015

Released: 31 October 2015

Duration: 111 minutes, 33 seconds

Host James Garrison welcomes special guests C. Webb from The Paranormal Skeptic Academy and David Flora of The Blurry Photos podcast. The Panel are Marsha Barnhart, Mike Bohler and Paul Carr. We talked abut cryptids, including Spring Heel Jack, Bigfoot, Goat Man, Nessie, super soldiers, conspiracies, mangy Chihuahuas, and naked hairy people running around trailer parks. James is encouraged to write a book about the various things burned indelibly into his memory.

 

Links:

The Paranormal Skeptic Academy: http://paranormalskepticacademy.com/
The Blurry Photos Podcast: http://www.blurryphotos.org/podcast/
API Case Files: http://apicasefiles.com
the Wow! Signal: http://wowsignalpodcast.com
The Goat Man of Bowie: http://patch.com/maryland/collegepark/bp--the-legend-behind-the-goatman-of-prince-georges-c298ae07868
and this gem: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1615153/
 

James Garrison's blog posts on cryptids: http://oklahomaskepticssociety.blogspot.com/2013/02/bigfoot-bfro-and-look-at-evidence.html

http://oklahomaskepticssociety.blogspot.com/2015/07/calling-bigfoot-bigfoot-bfro-and.html
http://oklahomaskepticssociety.blogspot.com/2015/07/cryptids-for-beginning-skeptic.html
 
For Mike Bohler: http://mikebohler.com/

Credits:

Host: James Garrison

Producer: Paul Carr

Special Guests: C. Webb, David Flora

Panelists: Marsha Barnhart, Mike Bohler, Paul Carr

Music: Halloween: Monster on Campus, Superfools: Not a Monster

 

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

 

 

 

Oct 24, 2015

Recorded: 23 October 2015

Released: 24 October 2015

Duration:

 

Host Paul Carr and the panel welcome Twin Cities transhumanist Tim Shank for a discussion what transhumanism means right now, not just off in the science fiction future.

 

Links:

(see unseenpodcast.com for rich linkage related to this episode

 

Credits:

Host and Producer: Paul Carr

Special Guest: Tim Shank

Panelists: Adam Smith, Buck Field, Marsha Barnhart, Nick Neisen

Music: Dj Spooky

 

 

 

Oct 17, 2015

Recorded: 16 October 2015

Released: 17 October 2015

Duration: 101 minutes, 48 seconds

 

Host Paul Carr welcomes panelists Adam Smith, Buck Field, James Garrison and Mike Bohler to talk about the recent very strange light curves and follow up observations reported by Tabitha Boyajian, et. al. that has been sensationalized in the mainstream media to "Alien Megastructures." Somehow this diverges (drink!) into a discussion of woo woo entertainment television and one of its most obnoxious personalities.

 

Links:

(for a full set of links, go to unseenpodcast.com)

 

Credits:

Music: Dj Spooky

host and Producer: Paul Carr

Panelists: Mike Bohler, Buck Field, James Garrison, Adam Smith

Hardware: Shure, ART, Behringer, Apple

Software: Google Hangouts on Air, Soundflower, Reaper, Line In, OS X Yosemite

Postproduction: Auphonic.com

Hostling: Libsyn.com

Oct 12, 2015

Recorded: 9 October 2015

Released: 11 October 2015

Duration: 86 minutes, 20 seconds

 

Host Adam Synergy welcomes regualr panelists Patrick Festa and Nick Nielsen to talk about the present and future of solar system exploration.

 

 

Links

(see unseenpodcast.com) for the full set of links for this episode

 

Credits:

Host: Adam "Synergy" Smith

Panelists: Patrick Festa, Nick Nielsen

Producer: Paul Carr

Music: DJ Spooky

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