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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 26, 2017

Recorded: 24 March 2017

Released: 25 March 2017

Duration: 102 minutes, 52 seconds

 

Host David Grigg welcomes panelists Nick Nielsen, Buck Field, Patrick Festa and Paul Carr to talk about science fiction movies.

 

Please see unseenpodcast.com for complete show notes

Links:

 

 

Recommendations:

David: Bound to Please by Michael Dirda

Nick: The Origin and Evolution of Earth

Buck: Creating Scientific Concepts

Patrick: The Electric Ant, By Phillip K. Dick

Paul: So to Speak podcast

 

Credits:

Host: David Grigg

Producer: Paul Carr

Music: DJ Spooky

 

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

Feb 26, 2017

Recorded: 24 February 2017

Released: 25 February 2017

Duration: 96 minutes, 44 seconds

 

Host Adam Smith welcomes panelists Ken Wisian, Antonio Paris, and Sam Lichtenstein to talk about recent advance sin military aviation, Ken's experience flying for the Air Force and Air National Guard, and Antonio's days as an Army Ranger. 

 

Links:

 

Credits: 

Host: Adam "Synergy" Smith

Panelists: Ken Wisian, Antonio Paris, Sam Lichtenstein

Music: DJ Spooky

Postproduction: Paul Carr, Auphonic.com

 

Feb 11, 2017

Recorded: 10 February 2017

Released: 11 February 2017

Duration: 93 minutes 48 seconds

 

Host Paul Carr welcomes panelist Nick Nielsen, Patrick Festa, and Buck Field to talk about recent collisions between pro-science and anti-science forces in the US.

 

Links

The Sturm-Abteilung (Brownshirts)

Badlands National Park Goes Rogue

Science March On Washington

Is Trump a Facsist, Loofah-face Shit-Gibbon?

 

Recommendations

Buck: Bil Nye

Nick: if the Sun Dies by Oriana Fallaci

Patrick: Warped Passages by Lisa Randall

Paul: Hidden Figures

 

Credits

Host and Producer: Paul Carr

Panelists: Patrick Festa, Buck Field, Nick Nielsen

Music: DJ Spooky

 

Jan 28, 2017

Recorded: 27 January 2017

Released: 28 January 2017

Duration: 99 minutes, 56 seconds

 

Host Paul Carr is joined by panelists Chris Prophet and Sam Lichtenstein to talk about the challenges of bootstrapping a solar-system wide economy. From there we end up talking about all sorts of related topics, like nuclear fusion and cleaning up Low Earth Orbit.

 

Links: 

 

Recommendations:

Chris:: Biography of Elon Musk

Sam: Lecture by Dennis White

Paul: WeMartians podcast

 

Credits:

Host and Producer: Paul Carr

Panel: Chris Prophet, Sam Lichtenstein

Music: DJ Spooky

 

Jan 14, 2017

Recorded: 13 January 2017

Released: 14 January 2017

Duration: 100 minutes, 44 seconds

 

host Paul Carr welcomes panelists Marsha Barnhart, Nick Nielsen, David Grigg and Sam Lichtenstein to talk about megastructures. Not so much how to build them. but why? Why haven't we seen them yet?

 

For more complete show notes, please visit unseenpodcast.com

 

Links

The Absolute, Definitive Truth about Alien Megastructures

The pre-show discussion thread

 

Recommendations

David: Black Hole Blues

Nick: Raven Age

Sam: History of the Third Millenium

Paul: The 6 Haydn Quartets of Mozart

 

Credits:

Host and Producer: Paul Carr

Panelists: Marsha Barnhart, Sam Lichtenstein, David Grigg, Nick Nielsen

Music: DJ Spooky

Dec 10, 2016

Recorded: 9 December 2016

Released: 10 December 2016

Duration:95 mintes, 2 seconds

 

Host Paul Carr welcomes new panelist Kenneth Wisian, and veterans Nick Nielsen, Chris Prophet an Adam "Synergy" Smith for a "bring your own prediction" episode. For the latest and most complete show notes, please visit unseenpodcast.com

 

Links:

 

Recommendations

Paul Weller

National Geographics Mars

Thinking Fast and Slow

SETi @Home

Icarus Interstellar

Doctors without Borders

Credits:

Host and Producer: Paul Carr

Music: DJ Spooky

Postproduction: Auphonic.com

Hosting: Libsyn.com

 

Dec 3, 2016

Recorded: 2 December 2016

Released: 3 December 2016

Duration: 78 minutes, 47 seconds

 

Host Paul Carr welcomes back panelists Mateusz Macias, Marsha Barnhart, and Nick Nielsen for a discussion that begins with nanotechnology and branches out from there.

For the latest and best show notes for this episode, please visit unseenpodcast.com

 

Links:

Richard Feynman: Plenty of Room at the Bottom

Engines of Creation

 

Recommendations:

 Marsha: Aeon Magazine

Nick: Impossibility

Mateusz: Astronomy's Finest

Paul: SETi Talks

 

Credits:

Host and Producer: Paul Carr

Panelists: Marsha Barnhart, Mateusz Macias, Nick Nielsen

Music: DJ Spooky

 

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

Oct 29, 2016

Recorded: 28 Ocotober 2016

Released: 29 October 2016

Duration: 94 minutes, 52 seconds

 

Jack Brewer, blogger and author of The Greys Have Been Framed - Exploitation in the UFO Community, joins host Paul Carr and panelists Marsha Barnhart, Ciro Villa, James Garrison and Roger and Wehbe to talk about a modern variation on things that go bump in the night - alien abductions, as made famous by Betty and Barney and Hill, Bud Hopkins, Whitley Strieber , John Mack, and David Jacobs.

There was a problem with Jack's connection to the YouTube hangout, and he had to re-enter the room several times. Since this is is an unedited podcast, you get to endure that right along with us, but Jack was remarkably persistent.

We also had problems with James' connection, and he had to kind of type in his comments.

Links:

The UFO Trail

Jack Brewer's book The Greys Have Been Framed

MK Ultra

Paratopia: The Emma Woods Tapes

Where you can SAFELY report a UFO experience

Travis: The True Story of Travis Walton

People of Earth

Jack Brewer On Podcast UFO

 

Recommendations:

Marsha Barnhart: HBO's Westworld

James Garrison: Drunks and Dragons

Ciro Villa: Lightyear.fm

Roger Wehbe: Contact

Paul Carr: Adam Ruins Everything (TV shows + podcast)

 

Credits:

Host and Producer: Paul Carr

Special Guest: Jack Brewer

Panelists: Marsha Barnhart, Ciro Villa, James Garrison, Roger Wehbe

 

The Unseen Podcast is distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution/Share Alike 

 

 

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

 

Oct 1, 2016

Recorded: 30 September 2016

Released: 1 October 2016

Duration:93 minutes, 39 seconds

 

Host Paul Carr welcomes panelists Chris Prophet, Sam Lichtenstein, and Rober Wehbe to talk about the recent SpaceX announcement of a Mars colonization transportation architecture.  What are the risks, and who will pay for it? Why did they go with an all-chemical approach and no nuclear? Will NASA get on board with Space X?

We apologize for the glitches - these were caused by brief power interruptions in Maryland. Fortunately the team were resilient and we only had to edit a little bit of silence out.

We didn't do our usual recommendations this episode, but they'll be ack in Episode 63 in November.

 

Links

To be on a panel, join this G+ Community: https://plus.google.com/communities/101282054085485216267

Our Episode Plan

The Wow! Signal

 

Transatomic

Credits:

Host and Producer: Paul Carr

Panelists: Chris Prophet, Roger Wehbe, Sam Lichtenstein

Music: DJ Spooky

Electrical Power: PEPCO

Postprocessing: Auphonic.com

hosting: Libsyn.com

 

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

 

Sep 17, 2016

Recorded: 16 September 2016

Released: 17 September 2016

Duration:

 

Host Paul Carr welcomes panelists Roger Wehbe, Chris Prophet, David Grigg, and Nick Nielsen to talk about the very long stretches of time that reality evolves over vs. the the very local perception of time that we humans have. With a bigger concept of time, could we colonize the galaxy? Wht would we? Has someone else already done this, but left us out of the party?

 

Links:

XKCD: Global Temperatures

James Hutton

Globular Clusters as Cradles of Life and Advanced Civilizations

The Wilderness Hypothesis

Wow! Signal Burst 20 with Tabetha Boyajian

The Transcension Hypothesis

 

 

Recommendations:

David Grigg: The Hunt for Vulcan

Chris Prophet: Elon Musk at Upcoming Conference

Nick Nielsen: Series of Papers by Jay Olson on Aggressively Expanding Civlizations

Paul Carr: Voices from L5

 

Credits:

Host and Producer: Paul Carr

Panelists: Rober Wehbe, Chris Prophet, David Griff, and Nick Nielsen

Music: Dj Spooky

Host and Producer: Paul Carr

Panelists: David Grigg, Roger Wehbe, Chris Prophet, and Nick Nielsen

Sep 3, 2016

Recorded: 2 September 2016

Released: 3 September 2016

Duration: 77 minutes, 12 seconds

 

Host Paul Carr welcomes panelists Chris Prophet, Sam Lichtenstein, and James Garrison talk about what's real, what's commercializable, and what's not in nuclear fusion.  Then we turn our attention to the ostensiblly grave dangers of AI.

 

Links:

The Unseen Podcast Blog

 

The National Ignition Facility

Lawrencville Plasma Physics

Not Even Wrong - Fusion Energy at Lawrenecville Plasma Physics

RationalWiki: Fusion Woo

Eric Lerner: The Big Bang Never Happened

 

 

 

Recommendations:

Chris Prophet - Iain Banks

James Garrison - Scott Sigler Generations Trilogy

Sam Lichtenstein - Uluru in Austraila

Paul Carr - Frank Zappa and Captain Beefheart: Bongo Fury

 

Credits:

Host and Producer: Paul Carr

Panelists: James Garrison, Chris Prophet, Sam Lichtenstein

Music: DJ Spooky

 

Aug 22, 2016

Recorded: 19 August 2016

Released: 23 August 2016

Duration:65 minutes

 

Host David Grigg welcomes Chris Prophet, Patrick Festa, and (eventually) Nick Nielsen to talk about the future of humanity.

 

Producer's Note: about 1 minute of content-free technical difficulty was edited out.

 

Links:

Technologies of Life Extension
Dyson Dots and Geoengineering
 
A Cost/Benefit Analysis of the End of Civilization as we Know It
 
Making Silent Stones Speak
 
 

Credits:

Host: David Grigg
Panelists: Chris Prophet, Patrick Festa, Nick Nielsen
Producer: Paul Carr
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

Jul 16, 2016

Recorded: 15 July 2016

Released: 16 July 2016

Duration:97 minutes

 

It's our Summer hiatus, so we just had a free from conversation hosted by Paul with Mike Mongo, Nick Nielsen, and Patrick Festa. James Garrison was with us in spirit.

 

Links:

George Clinton

Sun Ra

Bernie Worrell

Big Lebowski

Episode 54

Daniela De Paulis

Sarah Jane Pell

Nick Nielsen: The Spoor Of Civilizations

Astronaut instruction Manual

Natalie Cabrol's new paper on SETI

Credits:

Host and Producer: Paul Carr

Panelists: Mike Mongo, Nick Nielsen, Patrick Festa

Music: DJ Spooky

Jul 4, 2016

Recorded: 4 July 2016

Released: 4 July 2016

Duration: 74 minutes, 44 seconds

 

Host Paul Carr welcomes panelists Adam Smith, Gita Jaisinghani, and Daniela De Paulis (our first completely non-American and majority female panel), to talk about the relationship between art and science, SETI, and METI.

  • Encouragement to contribute to "Earthling's Quest" kickstarter.
  • Daniela's work to unite art and science
  • Confusion about art - should art be explained?
  • Daniela has published papers about hert work.
  • Visual Moonbounce
  • STEM to STEAM
  • Daniela's technical team
  • METI and Breakthrough Messaging and the artist's role.
  • METI as a human exercise
  • Should we put our best foot forward in the ET message or tell the ugly truth?
  • Is any advanced ET highly evolved? Do they have a violent past?
  • DO we know that alien consciousness would be like ours?
  • Advanced civilizations likely to be long lived.
  • Is ET leaving us alone for a good reason?
  • The terms in the Drake Equation and the fourth term in particular
  • Martian life?
  • Communicating with technological ET - is there a universal?
  • Technological progress not correlated with language complexity
  • Consciousness and SETI do we need to understand consciousness better?
  • Past human conceptual revolutions
  • Philosophers plugged into science and vice versa?
  • Morality and science - are there questions science shouldn't ask?
  • Resistance to science in the US
  • The evolution of scientific ethics in recent generations
  • The importance of ethics
  • Human sex differences should be researched?
  • There will always be ethics "cheaters."
  • Wrapup
  • Recruiting, nagging, promoting
  • Goodbye

 

 

Links:

Daniela De Paulis

The Earthling's Quest Kickstarter

METI International

The Pioneer Plaque

The Drake Arecibo Message

Carrie Peterson

The Day the Earth Stood Still

The Drake Equation

Shadow Biosphere

Wights on Game of Thrones

The Tuskeegee Syphilis Study

 

Credits:

Host and Producer: Paul Carr

Panelists: Adam Smith, Gita Jaisinghani, Daniela De Paulis

Music: DJ Spooky

Hardware: Shure, ART, Focusrite, Apple

Software: Loopback, Reaper, OS X Yosemite

Popstprocessing: Auphonic.com

Hosting: Libsyn.com

 

Jun 11, 2016

Recorded: 10 June 2016

Released: 11 june 2016

Duration: 98 minutes, 44 seconds

 

Host Paul Carr is joined by panelists Adam Smith, Marsha Barnhart, and Nick Nielsen to talk about the future of human conflict.

 

  • Cyber warfare
  • Snowden and the NSA information
  • Snowden hero or traitor?
  • Drawing the line where cyberwar starts
  • Defining warfare
  • The cold war and limited war
  • War in low Earth orbit and cyber warfare
  • Easy and cheap to bring down big expensive satellites
  • Anti satellite weapons
  • Kessler syndorme
  • Weather satellites and the military value of weather data
  • Warfighting platforms in space
  • GPS and their military value
  • Boots on the Ground in space.

 

Links

 

Recommendations:

Adam: 

Marsha: DARPA

Nick:

Paul: Raging Bitch

 

Credits:

Host and Producer: Paul Carr

Music: DJ Spooky

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

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

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 14, 2015

Recorded: 13 November 2015

Released: 14 November 2015

Duration: 90 minutes, 4 seconds

Host Paul Carr welcomes panelists Buck Field, James Garrison and Mike Mongo. Mike brings along surprise special guest Jim Muncy to talk about the recent law passed by the U.S. Senate that supports ownership of resources extracted from celestial bodies. From there, we talk about what we will need to be able to find and mine the richest, most accessible asteroids. 

Links:

James Muncy

Senate Votes to Legalize Space Mining

Space Law and Space Resources

Martin Elvis on Asteroid Mining

How Many Ore Bearing Asteroids?

Asteroid Initiatives

The International Space Station's 3D Printer

 

Recommendations:

Mike Mongo: The Mechanical by Ian Tregellis

Buck Field: The Void Trilogy by Peter F. Hamilton

James Garrison: Improvised Star Trek

Paul Carr: Intuition Pumps and Other Tools for Thinking

 

Credits:

Host and Producer: Paul Carr

Panel: Mike Mongo, James Garrison, Buck Field

Surprise Guest: James Muncy

Music: DJ Spooky

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

https://youtu.be/4Q_mY54hjM0

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 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

Oct 12, 2015

Recorded: 9 October 2015

Released: 11 October 2015

Duration: 86 minutes, 20 seconds

 

Host Adam Synergy welcomes regualr panelists Patrick Festa and Nick Nielsen to talk about the present and future of solar system exploration.

 

 

Links

(see unseenpodcast.com) for the full set of links for this episode

 

Credits:

Host: Adam "Synergy" Smith

Panelists: Patrick Festa, Nick Nielsen

Producer: Paul Carr

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

 

 

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

Sep 5, 2015

Recorded: 4 September 2015

Released: 5 September 2015

Duration:

 

 

Host Paul Carr is joined by the panel, including Nick Nielsen and Mike Mongo who report after a long day at Starship Congress. Mike has his friends Rachel Armstrong and Andreas Tziolas with him, and we talk about interstellar flight and how we think it might be possible.

 

Links

Episode 21

 

Credits

Host and Producer: Paul Carr

Panel: Mike Bohler, Buck Field, James Garrison, Mike Mongo, Nick Nielsen, Adam "Synergy" Smith

Spontaneous Special Guests: Rachel Armstrong, Andreas Tziolas

Music: DJ Spooky

Aug 29, 2015

Recorded: 28 August 2015

Released: 29 August 2015

Duration: 89 minutes, 24 seconds

 

Host James Garrison welcomes Mateusz Macias and Patrick Festa to discuss Mars One, and the balance of risks in colonizing Mars. Does Mars One have a good plan, or a plan at all? Can they admit they are wrong? This spins off into a tangent about atheism, skepticism, and religion. 

 

Links:

Mars One

Mars One debate at the Mars Society

Mistakes Were Made, but Not by Me 

Pamela Gay: This I Believe

The Wow! Signal

 

Credits:

Host: James Garrison

Panelists: Mateusz Macias, Patrick Festa

Producer: Paul Carr

Music: DJ Spooky

Website and Promotion: Mateusz Macias

Software: Reaper 5.01, Google Hangouts, Soundflower,Line In, Auphonic.com

 

 

 

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

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.

 

Links

 

Credits:

Host and Producer: Paul Carr

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

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

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.

 

Links

 

Credits

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.

 

Links

 

Credits

Jul 18, 2015

Recorded: 17 July 2015

Released: 18 July 2015

Duration: 72 minutes, 12 seconds

 

Host Paul Carr is joined by Adam "Synergy" Smith, James Garrison and Mike Mongo, to talk about the recent Pluto flyby, the space program in general, exploring the caves of the moon with lasers, what the Chinese are up to on the moon, and of course, Bigfoot. We are all trying to get banned by Richard Hoagland, and Mike Mongo urges full sovereignity for the Conch Republic.

 

Links

The Wow! Signal

The New Horizons Mission

Jeff Nosanov talks to Mike Mongo about exploring the caves on the Moon

China is Now Positioned to Dominate the Moon

Finding Bigfoot

The Texas Bank

 

Credits

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?

 

Links

 

Credits

Jul 3, 2015

 

Recorded: 3 July 2015

Released: 3 July 2015

Duration: 71 minutes, 40 seconds

 

Host Paul Carr welcomes Adam Synergy (aka Adam Smith), Mike Bohler, Nick Nielsen and Chris McGinlay. We started talking about some of the exciting new developments in space science, as well some of the crazy that invevitably gets excreted whenever we have new images of a planet. We alos complain a bit all the mystery mongering. We also talk about the Elders, international peace, and the Grexit. Will there also be a Brexit?

 

Links

Stuart Robbins

Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?

The Elders

Grexit

Brexit

 

Credits:

Host and Producer: Paul Carr

Panelists: Adam Smith, Mike Bohler, Nick Nielsen, Chris McGinlay

Music: DJ Spooky

 

 

 

 

 

Jun 27, 2015

Host James Garrison welcomes Andrew Boyter, Buck Field, Mike Mongo and special guest Andreas Tziolas of Icarus Interstellar. The team discuss the upcoming Starrship Congress and go off on the the required number of tangents, including the rules for swigging.

 

Links:

 

Credits:

Jun 20, 2015

Recorded: 19 June 2015

Released: 20 June 2015

Duration: 94 minutes, 22 seconds

 

Host Paul Carr is joined by TJ Muich, Ciro Villa, James Garrison, Patrick Festa, Mike Bohler and Nick Nielsen. We wanted to talk about consipracy theories surrounding NASA, and this branched out into discussin conspiracy theories in general. We also discussed the relative merits of some of the up and coming science communicators.

 

Links:

 

 

Credits:

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. 

 

Links:

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.

 

Links:

 

 

Credits:

Host and Producer: Paul Carr

Panel: James Garrison, David Grigg, Mike Mongo

Music: DJ Spooky

Software: Reaper, Auphonic

Hardware: Zoom (with a dying battery)

May 9, 2015

Recorded: 8 May 2015

 

Released: 9 May 2015

 

Duration: 

 

Host Paul Carr is joined by panelists Mike Bohler, Buck Field and Patrick Festa to talk about the possibility of physics breakthroughs that cold lead to faster than light travel.

We had some technical problems with the Hangout on Air, but we shold have it fixed in the future.

May 2, 2015

 

Recorded: 1 May 2015

Released: 2 May 2015

 

 

Host Paul Carr welcomes panelists James Garrison, Ciro Villa, and Nick Nielsen. First, we talk about the recent finding of the GHAT team from their mining of the WISE survey,loooking for galaxies with anomalously mid infrared  emission, indicating that most of the free energy in the galaxy was being harvested. This has been in the press a lot lately, and easily misinterpreted. What is a Kardashev level III civlization, and how would we know it?

WE discuss the recent optimistic declaration by NASA Cheif scientist Ellen Stofan about the search for microbial life in the solar system, and this leads us to several other topics,  inlcuding robot farming and how hard revolutions can be.

 

Apr 25, 2015

Recorded: 24 April 2015

Released: 25 April 2015

 

We had serious technical challenges to overcome this time, but overcome we did. Host Paul Carr is joined by panelists Marsha Barnhart and Buck Field and special guest Hiroja Shibe of the Musings of a Shibe podcast. The subject is the emerging peer-to-peer economy enabled by crytptocurrencies like DogeCoin. We talk about the history of cryptocurrency, the cutlure around it, and risks and concerns, such as volatility, fraud, and co-opting by the financial elite. 

Links:

The DogeCoin Subreddit

How to contact Hiroja:

Twitter   @MusingsOfAShibe 

Google+   Musings Of A Shibe

Facebook  Musings Of A Shibe 

YouTube  Musings Of A Shibe

Webpage   Musings Of A Shibe Soon to be Musingsofashibepodcast.space

Email     musingsofashibe@outlook.com

About the Unseen Podcast

The Unseen Blog

The Panelists

Unseen on Twitter

The Wow! Signal

Apr 18, 2015

Recorded: 17 April 2015

Released: 18 April 2015

 

Host: Paul Carr

 

Paul Carr welcomes panelists Buck Field and Chris MacGinlay. We talk about the rise of smart robots, and the hope of Robot Ethics. Did Asimov get it right, or do we have to hope that superintelligent robots find us adorable?

 

Links:

The Three Laws of Robotics

Oblique Strategies (interview with Robin Hanson)

 

Credits:

Produced and Engineered by Paul Carr

Music by DJ Spooky

 

Apr 11, 2015

Host Paul Carr welcomes back Marsha Barnhart, Ciro Villa and Nick Nielsen (Patrick Festa joins us late in the show) for an a wide-rangin, unscripted conversation. We talk about how the  peryton mystery may have been solved, Nick's work on the types of civilizations, current and future space propulsion technology, Fast Radio Bursts, the origin and evolution of life on Earth and elsewhere, and the Drake equation.

Links

Identifying the Source of Perytons at the Parkes Radio Telescope

Thinking About Civilization

Discrete Steps in Dispersion Measures of Fast Radio Bursts

Through the Lens of the Drake Equation

 

The Unseen Podcast

The Wow! Signal

DJ Spooky

Apr 4, 2015

Recorded: 3 April 2015

Released: 4 April 2015

Duration: 63 minutes, 20 seconds 

On this, the inaugural episode of the Unseen Podcast, host Paul Carr welcomes Dr. Ben Tippett of the Titanium Physicists podcast to field our questions about the frontiers of physics. We talked about the multiverse, cosmic inflation, gravity waves, black holes, possible new discoveries at the Large Hadron Collider, and much more. Our panelists were Marsha Barnhart, Nick Nielsen and Ciro Villa.

the Unseen Podcast is an open participation podcast. If you want to be added to the panel pool, e-mail us at unseenpodcast@gmail.com and we'll explain how you can be added to the panel pool. Up to nine people are invited to participate in each panel. We are also looking for special guests, if you have expert knowledge you wish to share with us.

 

Links

About the Show Contents:

The Titanium Physicists Podcast

Closest Safe Approach to an Accreting Black Hole

The Laser Intereferometry Gravity-Wave Observatory (LIGO)

The Planck Mission

Mini Black Holes Easier to Make than Thought

About the Panelists

Nick Nielsen's Blog

Nick Nielsen's other blog

Centauri Dreams

Ciro Villa

 

About the Unseen Podcast

The Wow! Signal

 

 

 

 

 

Apr 3, 2015

A 30 second promo for the Unseen Podcast, with music by DJ Spooky. 

 

 

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