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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.

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?

 

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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.

 

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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

Aug 15, 2015

Recorded: 14 August 2015

Released: 15 August 2015

Duration: 88 minutes, 52 seconds

 

Host Paul Carr with Adam "Synergy" Smith, Ciro Villa and Patrick Festa discuss some recent discoveries in the exoplanet world, among other things.

 

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Host and Producer: Paul Carr

Panelists: Adam Smith, Ciro Villa, PA\atrick Festa

Aug 1, 2015

Recorded: 31 July 2015

Released: 1 August 2015

Duration: 82 minutes, 36 seconds

 

Host Paul Carr welcomes a panel of five for an unscripted discussion of the new Breathrough Listen SETI program, Duncan Forgan's new paper on looking for self-destructed civilizaionts, and much more.

 

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Jul 25, 2015

Recorded: 24 July 2015

Released: 25 July 2015

Duration: 83 minutes, 28 seconds

 

Host Paul Carr and our panel welcome astrophysicist Brian Koberlein: teacher, blogger and podcaster. We talk about waht motivates science and science communication, The grand strcuture of the universe, Einstein, Noether and the forces driving genius, and the recent exoplanet discoveries.

 

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Jul 11, 2015

Recorded: 10 July 2015

Released: 11 July 2015

Duration: 72 minutes, 28 seconds

 

Host Paul Carr welcomes molecular biologist Chelsea Villaneuva and skeptic Patrick FEsta for a fascinating converation about the past and future of human evolution. What is the science fo epigenetics, and how is it shaping our view of how evolution works?

 

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Jun 13, 2015

Recorded: 12 June 2015

Released: 13 June 2015

Duration: 76 minutes, 20 seconds

 

Host Paul Carr is joined by panelists Andrew Boyter, Patrick Festa, James Garrison and David Grigg to talk about the human exploration of Jupiter's Moon Europa and what that means to us. 

 

 

Jun 6, 2015

Recorded: 5 June 2015

 

Released: 6 June 2015

 

Duration: 78 minutes, 43 Seconds

 

Host Paul Carr is joined by James Garrison and Michael Cornett, to talk about about bad psychology, bad dentistry, bad medicine, and bad jokes.

 

 

May 23, 2015

Recorded: 22 May2015

Released: 23 May 2015

 

Duration: 83 minutes, 14 seconds

 

Host Paul Carr is joined by Mike Bohler, James Garrison, David Grigg, and Nick Nielsen, in a sprawling conversation about how the human specieis is exploring the universe around ti and where we should go next. 

 

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May 16, 2015

Recorded: 15 May 2015

Released: 16 May 2015

 Duration: 74 minutes, 30 seconds

 

Host Paul Carr welcomes Science Fiction writer David Grigg, astronaut teacher Mike Mongo, and Oklahoma Skeptic James Garrison to a stretched out, relaxed conversation about the Fermi paradox and related topics.

 

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Host and Producer: Paul Carr

Panel: James Garrison, David Grigg, Mike Mongo

Music: DJ Spooky

Software: Reaper, Auphonic

Hardware: Zoom (with a dying battery)

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