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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.

May 28, 2016

 

Recorded: 27 May 2016

Released: 28 May 2016

Duration: 94 minutes, 52 seconds

 

Host Paul Carr welcomes panelists Chris Prophet, David Grigg, Marsha Barnhart, and Patrick Festa, each of which brings their own topic:

  • Chris: SpaceX going to Mars and Chris Prophet's book on SpaceX
  • David: The validity of computer simulations
  • Marsha: CRISPR-cas9 gene editing
  • Patrick: Monument Probes for humanity

Links

Chris Prophet: SpaceX from the Ground Up (USA)

Chris Prophet: SpaceX from the Ground Up (UK)

Active Shielding on Spacecraft

Effectiveness of Artificial Mini-Magnetospheres

Gregory Benford: The Martian Race

The Genesis Engine (article on CRISPR)

The Promise and Peril of Gene Editing

The Billion Year Pyramid

The Benfords: Messaging with Cost Optimized Interstellar Beacons

Recommnedations:

Chris Prophet: Interstellar Propulsion

David Grigg: The Lunar Men by Jenny Uglow and Age of Wonder by Richard Holmes

Marsha Barnhart: Orphan Black

Patrick Festa: Juno Mission

Paul Carr: Where's The Flux Kickstarter (please donate)

Credits:

Host and Producer: Paul Carr

Music: DJ Spooky

 

The Unseen Podcast is distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution/Share-alike license.

 

May 14, 2016

Recorded: 13 May 2016

Released: 14 May 2016

Duration: 76 minutes, 20 seconds

 

Host Paul Carr welcomes Liam Ginty of the Voices from L5 podcast and panelists David Grigg, Marsha Barnhart, and Patrick Festa to talk about the human side of Space Development: politics, economics, education, and the will to make things happen.

Please see unseenpodcast.com for detailed show notes.

 

Links:

Voices from L5

Recommendations:

Marsha Barnhart: Bigelow

David Grigg: 

Patrick Festa: 

Liam Ginty: 

Paul Carr: Raspberry Pi

Credits:

Host and Producer: Paul Carr

Panelists: Liam Ginty, David Grigg, Marsha Barnhart, and Patrick Festa

Music: DJ Spooky

 

Apr 30, 2016

Recorded: 29 April 2016

Released: 30 April 2016

Duration: 109 minutes, 48 seconds

 

Host Paul Carr welcomes panelists Sam Lichtenstein, Adam Smit, Patrick Festa, and Mike Bohler to talk about the human relationship with the near future: predictions, forecasts, predawn markets, and super forecasting. What do we get wrong, and what can we hope to get right? Our panelists offer their own forecasts.

 

For the most detailed show notes, please see unseenpodcast.com, Episode 50.

Links

Philip Tetlock on Rationally Speaking

PredictionBook.com

 

Forecasts

Sam Lichtenstein: SpaceX to Mars

Paul Carr: SETI Detection

Adam Smith: UK Police with Face Recognition

Patrick Festa: Betelgeuse exploding by 2046

Mike Bohler: SpaceX on Mars before 2021

 

Credits:

Host and Producer: Paul Carr

Music: DJ Spooky

 

 

 

Apr 16, 2016

Recorded: 15 April 2016

Released: 16 April 2016

Duration: 79 minutes, 8 seconds

 

Host Paul Carr welcomes panelists David Grigg, Marsha Barnhart, and Nick Nielsen to talk about preserving the artifacts of human culture and civilization of the very long term: why, what and how.

 

Links:

The Decipherment of Linear B

Murmurs of the Earth by Carl Sagan

The Corbis Photo Vault at Iron Mountain

The Swerve

The Star by Arthur C. Clarke

Corpus Juris Civlis

The Future of the Past

Svalbard Global Seed Vault

Omnilingual

Douglas Vakoch, Director of Interstellar Message Composition

Recommendations:

David: Murmures of Earth by Carl Sagan

Nick: Lectures of Alan B. MacNeil on Evolutionary Psychology I

Marsha: Silent Running

Paul Carr: Vikings

Credits:

Host and Producer: Paul Carr

Music: DJ Spooky

Hardware: Shure, Pro Art, Focusrite, Apple, Sony

Software: Reaper, OS X Yosemite, Loopback

Hosting: Libsyn

 

Apr 3, 2016

Recorded: 1 April 2016

Released: 3 April 2016

Duration:82 minutes, 12 seconds

 

Host James Garrison welcomes Mike Mongo, Mike Bohler, and Marsha Barnhart to talk about hoaxes.

Erratum: It was the Stanford Prison Experiment, not Berkeley.

  • The Patterson Bigfoot footage
  • Piltdown Man and the Cardiff giant
  • P.T. Barnum
  • The Sokal Hoax 
  • Anthropogenic Climate Change - who is being misleading?
  • E-mail scams
  • Martin Gardner's book "Fads and Fallacies in the Name of Science" on pseudoscience and furthering a political agenda
  • Pseudoscience on YouTube
  • Mike Mongo discusses a student's UFO experience - was he delusional? Marsha is not so sure.
  • Some scientists are religious
  • Giant spiders
  • Flat Earthers
  • Hollow moons? Nope.
  • Martian caves.
  • Johann Behringer hoaxed by his students.
  • Project Alpha, Randi and Banachek
  • Poetry hoax
  • Art hoaxes
  • Steve Allen's music hoaxes
  • more discussion of the Sokal hoax.
  • Cold Fusion
  • Randi exposed Uri Geller who fooled scientists
  • Stanford Prison Experiment
  • Fitting in with preconceived notions
  • Michael Cremo's cherry picking
  • More on P.T. Barnum
  • What is our current Freak Show? Donald Trump?
  • The Microsoft Tweetbot
  • Wrap Up and Recommendations

 

Links:

Project Alpha

The Ern Malley Poetry Hoax

 

Recommendations:

David Grigg: Fads and Fallacies in the Name of Science by Martin Gardner

Marsha Barnhart: practice discernment

Mike Mongo: Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams

James Garrison: Skeptic's Guide to Conspiracy

Credits:

Host: James Garrison

Producer: Paul Carr

Music: DJ Spooky

 

Mar 19, 2016

Recorded: 18 March 2016

Released: 19 March 2016

Duration: 103 minutes, 24 seconds

 

Host Paul Carr is joined by panelists James Garrison, Mike Bohler and Nick Nielsen, for a wide ranging discussion about science, society, and the messy process by which science gets the money it needs to move forward.

 

Links:

Cosmoquest.org

Jason Hessels on Fast Radio Bursts

Evidence Based Medicine Has Been Hijacked

Jim Bakker is Indicted on Federal Charges

The Ancient Tully Monster

Persiflagers' Infectious Disease Puscast

Nick Nielsen's Blog

Galaxy Zoo

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

 

Mar 5, 2016

Recorded: 4 March 2016

Released: 5 March 2016

Duration: 94 minutes, 14 seconds

 

Host Paul Carr welcomes panelists Adam Smith, James Garrison, Marsha Barnhart, and Nick Nielsen, to talk about the flurry of news over Fast Radio Bursts. What are the facts, and how has the Mainstream Media got it wrong?

 

Links

Lorimer, et. al. A Bright millisecond radio burst of extragalactic origin

 

Recommendations:

Adam Smith: Einstein @Home

James Garrison: Brains On

Marsha Barnhart: Ex Machina

Nick Nielsen: Unsubscribe

Paul Carr: The Hollow Crown

 

Credits:

host and Producer: Paul Carr

Panelists: Adam Smith, James Garrison, Marsha Barnhart, Nick Nielsen

Music DJ Spooky

 

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

 

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

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