Saturday, November 5, 2016

Unseen Pub #1

Unsen Pub is a completely unstructured, uncensored, hostless, open participation conversation that is only on YouTube. You won't find the audio on our podcast RSS feed.  Here is the first one. The next will be in December and you should feel free to join us or watch live.


Saturday, October 29, 2016

Episode 62 - Not Necessarily Little Grey Aliens



Recorded: 28 October 2016
Released: 29 October 2016
Duration: 94 minutes, 52 seconds

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cover of Whitley Strieber's book Communion
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 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, Budd 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 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 and recommendation.

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
Jack Brewer on Project Archivist
Carol Rainey and Tyler Kokjohn

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 License



Friday, October 14, 2016

Episode 61 - A Year of WTF



Recorded: 14 October 2016
Released: 15 October 2016
Duration:99 minutes, 40 seconds

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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 near future.

Links:

The Wow! Signal Podcast
Montet and Simon's Dimming

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
The Gaia Data Release 1 and Tabby's Star
Sonnenberg Plate photometry in two colors for KIC 8462852

Almost Certainly Wrong

Freeman Dyson: Let's Look for Life in the Outer Solar System

Credits:

Host and Producer: Paul Carr
Panelist: Adam Smith
Music: DJ Spooky







Saturday, October 1, 2016

Episode 60 - The Big Friendly Rocket to Mars



Recorded: 30 September 2016
Released: 1 October 2016
Duration:93 minutes, 39 seconds

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The Heart of Gold on Its Way to Mars
Host Paul Carr welcomes panelists Chris Prophet, Sam Lichtenstein, and Roger 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 back in Episode 63 in November.

Links

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Our Episode Plan
The Wow! Signal

Elon Musk: Making Humans a Multiplanetary Species
the SP 100
Transatomic
Episode 27 - The Mars One Candidates Respond


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.



Friday, September 16, 2016

Episode 59 - Big Time



Recorded: 16 September 2016
Released: 17 September 2016
Duration: 87 minutes, 40 seconds

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Host Paul Carr welcomes panelists Roger Wehbe, Chris Prophet, David Grigg, and Nick Nielsen to
James Hutton

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
Total Fertility Rate

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

Saturday, September 3, 2016

Episode 58 - Fusion Powered Killer Robots


Recorded: 2 September 2016
Released: 3 September 2016
Duration: 77 minutes, 12 seconds

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

Links:

The Unseen Podcast Blog

The National Ignition Facility
Lawrenceville Plasma Physics
The Princeton Plasma Physics Lab

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



Monday, August 22, 2016

Episode 57 - How Noble In Reason, How Infinite in Faculty...



Recorded: 19 August 2016
Released: 23 August 2016
Duration:65 minutes

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A quote from Hamlet.
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:

Credits:

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