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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 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 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 3, 2015

Recorded: 2 October 2015

Released: 3 October 2015

Duration:101 minutes, 8 seconds.

 

In Episode 21, our panel expressed heavy skepticism about the Mars One plans to settle Mars. Shortly afterward, Ryan MacDonald e-mailed and took issue with some of things said on that Episode, so we invited him and his colleagues Dianne McGrath and Oscar Mathews to join us and explain the Mars One enterprise from their perspective.  Paul Carr is joined by  those three Mars One astronaut candidates, and panelists Adam "Synergy" Smith, Antonio Paris, David Grigg, and Patrick Festa. 

We had a few technical glitches, as we suppose is inevitable when trying to connect 8 people on 3 continents, but I think you'll agree it's a good conversation about one way humanity might become a multi-planet civilization.

 

Links:

See unseenpodcast.com

 

Credits:

Host and Producer: Paul Carr

Guests: Diane McGrath, Ryan MacDonald, Oscar Mathews

Panelists: Adam Smith, Antonio Paris, David Grigg, Patrick Festa

Music: DJ Spooky

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.

 

 

Links

(see unseenpodcast.com for rich linkage)

More Cowbell!

 

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.

 

Links

 

 

Credits

 

 

Aug 8, 2015

Recorded: 7 August 2015

Released: 8 August 2015

Duration:93 minutes 48 seconds

 

Host Paul Carr is Joined by Patrick Festa, James Garrison, and Nick Nielsen. We discuss Nick's latest blog entry on Folk Tales and Scientific Progress, then move on to discussing science literacy and critical thinking. We make fun of Deepak Chopra and have praise for Brian Cox.  

 

Links

 

Credits

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