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Now displaying: February, 2016

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.

Feb 27, 2016

Recorded: 26 February 2016

Released: 26 February 2016

Duration: 7 minutes, 40 seconds

 

A quick audio explanation for the break in our regular rhythm and a plea for more panelists. We hope you will consider joining us, if only for a few times per year.

Feb 20, 2016

Recorded: 19 February 2016

Released: 20 February 2016

Duration:93 minutes, 16 seconds

 

Host Paul Carr and Panelists Adam Smith, Ciro Villa, Nick Nielsen, and Patrick Festa discuss some scenarios for contacting ET civilizations and what could happen, including some of the protocols that have been defined by the SETI community, and the discovery of a Bracewell Probe.

 

Links

Declaration of Principles Concerning Activities Following the Detection of Extraterrestrial Intelligence

Bracewell Probes

Ben McGee on the Search for Alien Artifacts

 

Recommendations

Adam Smith: Future in Space Hangout

Nick Nielsen: After Contact

Ciro Villa: Solar System Visualization

Patrick Festa: Tales of Beedle the Bard

Paul Carr: Scary Monsters by David Bowie

 

Credits:

Host and Producer: Paul Carr

Music: DJ Spooky

Feb 13, 2016

Recorded: 12 February 2016

Released: 13 November 2016

Duration: 79 minutes 56 seconds

 

Special Guest Bob Novella of the Skeptic's Guide to the Universe joins host Paul Carr and the Panel to talk about skepticism, critical thinking, jury duty, denialism, bond spots, skeptics movement drama, the media, gravitational waves, and more.

 

Erratum: It's 2016, not 2012.

 

We had some technical problems with Google hangouts. The all-knowing Google AI expressed its opinion of the host, and kicked him out 3 times. I, for one...

 

Links

The Skeptics Guide to the Universe

Observation of Gravitational Waves from a Binary Black Hole Merger

Darwin Day

Recommendations:

Adam Smith: Snapshot Serengeti's New Season

Mateusz Macias: Neil DeGrasse Tyson on the Flat Earth

Nick Nielsen: The Copernicus Center for Interdisciplinary Studies

James Garrison: OCC the Skeptical Caveman

Patrick Festa: The Skeptics Guide to the Universe

Paul Carr: Rationally Speaking Podcast

Credits:

Producer and Host: Paul Carr

Panelists: Adam Smith, Mateusz Macias, James Garrison, Mike Bohler, Nick Nielsen, and Patrick Festa

Special Guest: Bob Novella

Music: DJ Spooky

 

 

Feb 6, 2016

Recorded: 5 February 2016

Released: 6 February 2016

Duration:96 minutes, 4 seconds

 

Host Paul Carr welcomes panelists David Grigg, Patrick Festa and Mike Bohler to talk about human relationships with artificial intelligences. Do we have ethical obligations to simulated intelligences?

Links

Unseenpodcast.com

Recommendations

David Grigg: Railsea by China Mieville

Patrick Festa: 

Paul Carr: Aladin Sky Atlas

Credits

Host and Producer: Paul Carr

Panelists: David Grigg, Patrick Festa, Mike Bohler

Music: DJ Spooky

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