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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 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

Feb 13, 2016

Recorded: 12 February 2016

Released: 13 November 2016

Duration: 79 minutes 56 seconds

 

Special Guest Bob Novella of the Skeptic's Guide to the Universe joins host Paul Carr and the Panel to talk about skepticism, critical thinking, jury duty, denialism, bond spots, skeptics movement drama, the media, gravitational waves, and more.

 

Erratum: It's 2016, not 2012.

 

We had some technical problems with Google hangouts. The all-knowing Google AI expressed its opinion of the host, and kicked him out 3 times. I, for one...

 

Links

The Skeptics Guide to the Universe

Observation of Gravitational Waves from a Binary Black Hole Merger

Darwin Day

Recommendations:

Adam Smith: Snapshot Serengeti's New Season

Mateusz Macias: Neil DeGrasse Tyson on the Flat Earth

Nick Nielsen: The Copernicus Center for Interdisciplinary Studies

James Garrison: OCC the Skeptical Caveman

Patrick Festa: The Skeptics Guide to the Universe

Paul Carr: Rationally Speaking Podcast

Credits:

Producer and Host: Paul Carr

Panelists: Adam Smith, Mateusz Macias, James Garrison, Mike Bohler, Nick Nielsen, and Patrick Festa

Special Guest: Bob Novella

Music: DJ Spooky

 

 

Feb 6, 2016

Recorded: 5 February 2016

Released: 6 February 2016

Duration:96 minutes, 4 seconds

 

Host Paul Carr welcomes panelists David Grigg, Patrick Festa and Mike Bohler to talk about human relationships with artificial intelligences. Do we have ethical obligations to simulated intelligences?

Links

Unseenpodcast.com

Recommendations

David Grigg: Railsea by China Mieville

Patrick Festa: 

Paul Carr: Aladin Sky Atlas

Credits

Host and Producer: Paul Carr

Panelists: David Grigg, Patrick Festa, Mike Bohler

Music: DJ Spooky

Jan 30, 2016

Recorded: 29 January 2016

Released: 30 January 2016

Duration:89 minutes, 8 seconds

Host Paul Carr welcomes panelists Adam Smith, Mike Bohler, James Garrison and Patrick Fest to talk about Commercial Space. Was Gerard K. O'Neill's beautiful vision a fantasy, or a blueprint for the human future? The panel tries to hash it out in the light of recent successes by SpaceX, Blue Origin, and Sierra Nevada. we did't even get to Bigelow. 

Links

Falcon Heavy

 

Recommendations:

Adam Smith: The Expanse

James Garrison: Camp Quest

Patrick Festa: Earth Unaware by Orson Scott Card

Paul Carr: The Tempest

Credits

Host and Producer: Paul Carr

Panelists: Adam Smith, James Garrison, Mike Bohler, Patrick Festa

Music: DJ Spooky

Jan 23, 2016

Recorded: 22 January 2016

Released: 23 January 2016

Duration: 106 minutes 52 seconds

 

Host Paul Carr welcomes Adam Smit, Ciro Villa, Nick Nielsen and Patrick Festa to talk about some recent developments: reconsideration of the Kardashev Scale, the reality and unknowns of dark matter, a possible super Earth planet deep in the outer solar system, and the dimming of Tabby's Star.

 

David Bowie, RIP

 

Links:

Kardashev's Scale at 50+

The Long and Short Dimming of Tabby's Star

Recommendations

Adam Smith: Go outside and look at the planets

Ciro Villa: The Expanse

Nick Nielsen: Disturbed covering Sound of Silence

Patrick Festa: Nightfall by Isaac Asimov

Paul Carr: Hillary Hahn - Bach solo partitas for violin

Credits:

Jan 16, 2016

Recorded: 15 Januaray 2016

Released: 16 January 2016

Duration:82 minutes 52 seconds

 

Host Paul Carr welcomes panelists Ryan MacDonald, Adam Smith, and David Grigg to talk about the human future on the moon and beyond.

 

Links

The Physics of Space Elevators

 

 

Recommendations:

Snapshot Serengti

Unmasking Europa by Richard Greenberg

edx.org

Moonrush

Science of the Solar System

Credits

Host and Producer: Paul Carr

Panelists: Ryan MacDonald, David Grigg, Adam Smith

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

 

Dec 19, 2015

Recorded: 18 December 2015

Released: 19 December 2015

Duration: 83 minutes, 40 seconds

 

Host Paul Carr welcomes panelists Adam Smith, James Garrison and Patrick Festa to talk about some recent advances in space science and physics. Plus, a brief, informal tutorial on how rockets work.

We apologize for the brief audio glitch at 11:57. It hasn't happened before and hopefully will not happen again.

Erratum: ACE (Advanced Composition Explorer) was launched in 1997.

 

Links

Pluto Images

Akatsuki Mission to Venus

LISA Pathfinder

LIGO

ACE Mission

Terra Mission

Gravitationally Lensed Supernova

Stellerator

Recommendations:

Adam: Cassini Enceladus Images

James: Cowboy Bebop

Patrick: Saying, "Oh, I was Wrong"

Paul: spaceweather.com

 

Credits

Host and Producer: Paul Carr

Panelists: Adam Smith, James Garrison, Patrick Festa

Music: DJ Spooky

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