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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.

Feb 11, 2017

Recorded: 10 February 2017

Released: 11 February 2017

Duration: 93 minutes 48 seconds

 

Host Paul Carr welcomes panelist Nick Nielsen, Patrick Festa, and Buck Field to talk about recent collisions between pro-science and anti-science forces in the US.

 

Links

The Sturm-Abteilung (Brownshirts)

Badlands National Park Goes Rogue

Science March On Washington

Is Trump a Facsist, Loofah-face Shit-Gibbon?

 

Recommendations

Buck: Bil Nye

Nick: if the Sun Dies by Oriana Fallaci

Patrick: Warped Passages by Lisa Randall

Paul: Hidden Figures

 

Credits

Host and Producer: Paul Carr

Panelists: Patrick Festa, Buck Field, Nick Nielsen

Music: DJ Spooky

 

Jan 28, 2017

Recorded: 27 January 2017

Released: 28 January 2017

Duration: 99 minutes, 56 seconds

 

Host Paul Carr is joined by panelists Chris Prophet and Sam Lichtenstein to talk about the challenges of bootstrapping a solar-system wide economy. From there we end up talking about all sorts of related topics, like nuclear fusion and cleaning up Low Earth Orbit.

 

Links: 

 

Recommendations:

Chris:: Biography of Elon Musk

Sam: Lecture by Dennis White

Paul: WeMartians podcast

 

Credits:

Host and Producer: Paul Carr

Panel: Chris Prophet, Sam Lichtenstein

Music: DJ Spooky

 

Jan 14, 2017

Recorded: 13 January 2017

Released: 14 January 2017

Duration: 100 minutes, 44 seconds

 

host Paul Carr welcomes panelists Marsha Barnhart, Nick Nielsen, David Grigg and Sam Lichtenstein to talk about megastructures. Not so much how to build them. but why? Why haven't we seen them yet?

 

For more complete show notes, please visit unseenpodcast.com

 

Links

The Absolute, Definitive Truth about Alien Megastructures

The pre-show discussion thread

 

Recommendations

David: Black Hole Blues

Nick: Raven Age

Sam: History of the Third Millenium

Paul: The 6 Haydn Quartets of Mozart

 

Credits:

Host and Producer: Paul Carr

Panelists: Marsha Barnhart, Sam Lichtenstein, David Grigg, Nick Nielsen

Music: DJ Spooky

Dec 10, 2016

Recorded: 9 December 2016

Released: 10 December 2016

Duration:95 mintes, 2 seconds

 

Host Paul Carr welcomes new panelist Kenneth Wisian, and veterans Nick Nielsen, Chris Prophet an Adam "Synergy" Smith for a "bring your own prediction" episode. For the latest and most complete show notes, please visit unseenpodcast.com

 

Links:

 

Recommendations

Paul Weller

National Geographics Mars

Thinking Fast and Slow

SETi @Home

Icarus Interstellar

Doctors without Borders

Credits:

Host and Producer: Paul Carr

Music: DJ Spooky

Postproduction: Auphonic.com

Hosting: Libsyn.com

 

Dec 3, 2016

Recorded: 2 December 2016

Released: 3 December 2016

Duration: 78 minutes, 47 seconds

 

Host Paul Carr welcomes back panelists Mateusz Macias, Marsha Barnhart, and Nick Nielsen for a discussion that begins with nanotechnology and branches out from there.

For the latest and best show notes for this episode, please visit unseenpodcast.com

 

Links:

Richard Feynman: Plenty of Room at the Bottom

Engines of Creation

 

Recommendations:

 Marsha: Aeon Magazine

Nick: Impossibility

Mateusz: Astronomy's Finest

Paul: SETi Talks

 

Credits:

Host and Producer: Paul Carr

Panelists: Marsha Barnhart, Mateusz Macias, Nick Nielsen

Music: DJ Spooky

 

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

Oct 29, 2016

Recorded: 28 Ocotober 2016

Released: 29 October 2016

Duration: 94 minutes, 52 seconds

 

Jack Brewer, blogger and author of The Greys Have Been Framed - Exploitation in the UFO Community, joins host Paul Carr and panelists Marsha Barnhart, Ciro Villa, James Garrison and Roger and Wehbe to talk about a modern variation on things that go bump in the night - alien abductions, as made famous by Betty and Barney and Hill, Bud Hopkins, Whitley Strieber , John Mack, and David Jacobs.

There was a problem with Jack's connection to the YouTube hangout, and he had to re-enter the room several times. Since this is is an unedited podcast, you get to endure that right along with us, but Jack was remarkably persistent.

We also had problems with James' connection, and he had to kind of type in his comments.

Links:

The UFO Trail

Jack Brewer's book The Greys Have Been Framed

MK Ultra

Paratopia: The Emma Woods Tapes

Where you can SAFELY report a UFO experience

Travis: The True Story of Travis Walton

People of Earth

Jack Brewer On Podcast UFO

 

Recommendations:

Marsha Barnhart: HBO's Westworld

James Garrison: Drunks and Dragons

Ciro Villa: Lightyear.fm

Roger Wehbe: Contact

Paul Carr: Adam Ruins Everything (TV shows + podcast)

 

Credits:

Host and Producer: Paul Carr

Special Guest: Jack Brewer

Panelists: Marsha Barnhart, Ciro Villa, James Garrison, Roger Wehbe

 

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

 

 

Sep 17, 2016

Recorded: 16 September 2016

Released: 17 September 2016

Duration:

 

Host Paul Carr welcomes panelists Roger Wehbe, Chris Prophet, David Grigg, and Nick Nielsen to talk about the very long stretches of time that reality evolves over vs. the the very local perception of time that we humans have. With a bigger concept of time, could we colonize the galaxy? Wht would we? Has someone else already done this, but left us out of the party?

 

Links:

XKCD: Global Temperatures

James Hutton

Globular Clusters as Cradles of Life and Advanced Civilizations

The Wilderness Hypothesis

Wow! Signal Burst 20 with Tabetha Boyajian

The Transcension Hypothesis

 

 

Recommendations:

David Grigg: The Hunt for Vulcan

Chris Prophet: Elon Musk at Upcoming Conference

Nick Nielsen: Series of Papers by Jay Olson on Aggressively Expanding Civlizations

Paul Carr: Voices from L5

 

Credits:

Host and Producer: Paul Carr

Panelists: Rober Wehbe, Chris Prophet, David Griff, and Nick Nielsen

Music: Dj Spooky

Host and Producer: Paul Carr

Panelists: David Grigg, Roger Wehbe, Chris Prophet, and Nick Nielsen

Sep 3, 2016

Recorded: 2 September 2016

Released: 3 September 2016

Duration: 77 minutes, 12 seconds

 

Host Paul Carr welcomes panelists Chris Prophet, Sam Lichtenstein, and James Garrison talk about what's real, what's commercializable, and what's not in nuclear fusion.  Then we turn our attention to the ostensiblly grave dangers of AI.

 

Links:

The Unseen Podcast Blog

 

The National Ignition Facility

Lawrencville Plasma Physics

Not Even Wrong - Fusion Energy at Lawrenecville Plasma Physics

RationalWiki: Fusion Woo

Eric Lerner: The Big Bang Never Happened

 

 

 

Recommendations:

Chris Prophet - Iain Banks

James Garrison - Scott Sigler Generations Trilogy

Sam Lichtenstein - Uluru in Austraila

Paul Carr - Frank Zappa and Captain Beefheart: Bongo Fury

 

Credits:

Host and Producer: Paul Carr

Panelists: James Garrison, Chris Prophet, Sam Lichtenstein

Music: DJ Spooky

 

Aug 22, 2016

Recorded: 19 August 2016

Released: 23 August 2016

Duration:65 minutes

 

Host David Grigg welcomes Chris Prophet, Patrick Festa, and (eventually) Nick Nielsen to talk about the future of humanity.

 

Producer's Note: about 1 minute of content-free technical difficulty was edited out.

 

Links:

Technologies of Life Extension
Dyson Dots and Geoengineering
 
A Cost/Benefit Analysis of the End of Civilization as we Know It
 
Making Silent Stones Speak
 
 

Credits:

Host: David Grigg
Panelists: Chris Prophet, Patrick Festa, Nick Nielsen
Producer: Paul Carr
Music: DJ Spooky
 
 
 

 

Jul 16, 2016

Recorded: 15 July 2016

Released: 16 July 2016

Duration:97 minutes

 

It's our Summer hiatus, so we just had a free from conversation hosted by Paul with Mike Mongo, Nick Nielsen, and Patrick Festa. James Garrison was with us in spirit.

 

Links:

George Clinton

Sun Ra

Bernie Worrell

Big Lebowski

Episode 54

Daniela De Paulis

Sarah Jane Pell

Nick Nielsen: The Spoor Of Civilizations

Astronaut instruction Manual

Natalie Cabrol's new paper on SETI

Credits:

Host and Producer: Paul Carr

Panelists: Mike Mongo, Nick Nielsen, Patrick Festa

Music: DJ Spooky

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