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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.

Mar 11, 2017

Recorded: 10 March 2017

Released: 11 March 2017

Duration:101 minutes, 7 seconds

 

Host Paul Carr is joined by panelists Buck Field, David Grigg, Nick Nielsen and Patrick Festa to marvel about the recent TRAPPIST-1 exoplanet discovery.

 

For the most detailed show notes, please see our blog at http://unseenpodcast.com

 

Links:

M. Gillon, Seven temperate terrestrial planets around nearby ultra cool dwarf star TRAPPIST-1.

Sky and Telescope: Seven Planet Star hides Age, May be Deadly

NASA Telescope Reveals Largest Batch of Earth-Size, Habitable-Zone Planets Around Single Star

Lingam and Loeb: Enhanced interplanetary panspermia in the TRAPPIST-1 system

6 Animals that can see or glow in ultraviolet

Pit viper infrared vision

Oliver Sacks: The island of the Colorblind

Horseshoe Crab vision

 

Recommendations:

Buck: The ESO Messenger

David: The Glass Universe by Dava Sobel

Nick: https://planetplanet.net/

Patrick: Proxima by Steven Baxter

Paul: DJ Spooky's Optometry

 

 

Credits: 

Host and Producer: Paul Carr

Panelists: David Grigg, Patrick Festa, Buck Field, Nick Nielsen

Music: DJ Spooky

Postprocessing: auphonic.com

Hosting: libsyn.com

Oct 15, 2016

Recorded: 14 October 2016

Released: 15 October 2016

Duration:99 minutes, 40 seconds

 

Paul Carr and Adam Smith talk about what has happened in the year since the release of the preprint by Boyajian, et. al. describing a very strange "alien megastructure" star. We talk about the work done so far, the controversies, and where we hope things will go in the area future.

 

Links:

The Wow! Signal Podcast

Where's the Flux?

Planet Hunters

Jason Wright: What Could Be Going on with Boyajian's Star?

Ben Montet Makes a Star Weirder

The Most Mysterious Star in the Universe

Tabby's Star for the Perplexed, part 3

Almost Certainly Wrong

 

 

Credits:

Host and Producer: Paul Carr

Panelist: Adam Smith

Music: DJ Spooky

 

Aug 13, 2016

Recorded: 12 August 2016

Released: 13 August 2016

Duration: 86 minutes, 20 seconds

 

Host Paul Carr is joined by planetary scientist and science communicator Morgan Rehnberg. Our panel consists of Adam Smith, Marsha Barnhart, Chris Prophet, and Mateusz Macias. We talk about the weird rings and moon of Saturn and the search for life in the universe - on Mars, Enceladus, Europa, titan, and even Venus.

 

Links:

Morgan Rehnberg

Interview with Ben Montet

 

Credits:

Host and Producer: Paul Carr

Special Guest: Morgan Rehnberg

Panel: Adam Smith, Chris Prophet, Marsha Barnhart, and Mateusz Macias

Music: DJ Spooky

Mar 12, 2016

Recorded: 11 March 2016

Released: 12 March 2016

Duration: 93 minutes, 56 minutes

 

Host Paul Carr welcomes panelists Adam Smith, Ciro Villa, Marsha Barnhart, and Patrick Festa. The team discuss a number of interesting anomalies an how valid and strange they really are. We talk about Quasar clusters, the Kuiper Cliff, Questions about human evolution, flowing water on Mars, and Long Delay Echoes.

 

Links

Quasar Chains

The Kuiper Cliff

Human Evolution

The Long Delay Echoes

Recommendations

Adam Smith: Cosmoquest

Ciro Villa:

Marsha Barnhart: Michael Cremo

Patrick Festa: Brains On

Paul Carr: The Man who Found Time, a book about Michael Hutton

 

Credits

Host and Producer: Paul Carr

Panelists: Adam Smith, Ciro Villa, Marsha Barnhart, and Patrick Festa

Music: DJ Spooky

 

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

Jan 9, 2016

Recorded:8 January 2016

Released: 9 January 2016

Duration: 

 

Links

Please see unseenpodcast.com for a complete list of links.

NARCAP

Ted Roe on Project Archivist

The O'Hare Case

1968 B52 Case

 

The Wow! Signal

 

Credits

Host and Producer: Paul Carr

Panelists: Ted Roe, Jeff Boerst, Mike Bohler, Nick Nielsen

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

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. 

 

Links

 

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?

 

Links

 

Credits:

Hostand Producer: Paul Carr

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

Music: Dj Spooky

Aug 22, 2015

Recorded: 21 August 2015

Released: 22 August 2015

 

Cohosts Paul Carr and Adam Smith welcome special guest, astronomer Pamela Gay. Dr. Gay is well known in the astronomy community for AStronomy Cast and her direction of Cosmoquest.org. We asked her about Cosmoquest, women in science, and much more.

 

Links

 

Credits

Hosts: Paul Carr and Adam "Synergy" Smith

Producer: Paul Carr

Panelists: Antonio Paris, Ciro Villa, Mateusz Macias, and Patrick Festa

Music: DJ Spooky and George Hrab

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