Saturday, March 18, 2017

Unseen Pub #3.

Quite a healthy sized crew showed up eventually. At first it was just Paul Carr and Patrick Festa, but shortly thereafter we added Buck Field, Dean Calahan, Mike Bohler, Ciro Villa, and Nick Nielsen. the conversation ranged widely, as usual, but Brown Dragon was a favorite. We need to get Dean connected with Elon Musk.


Saturday, March 11, 2017

Episode 69 - A Taste of TRAPPIST-1



Recorded: 10 March 2017
Released: 11 March 2017
Duration:101 minutes, 7 seconds

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Figure 1d from Gillon, et. al.
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.

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


Saturday, February 25, 2017

Episode 68 - Warbirds


Recorded: 24 February 2017
Released: 25 February 2017
Duration: 96 minutes, 44 seconds

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C-130
Host Adam Smith welcomes panelists Ken Wisian, Antonio Paris, and Sam Lichtenstein to talk about recent advances in military aviation, Ken's experience flying for the Air Force and Air National Guard, and Antonio's days as an Army Ranger. We had some technical issues in the first half of the show, but it's well worth the few seconds of frustration to hear about the experiences of Ken and Antonio.

Links:


Credits: 

Host: Adam "Synergy" Smith
Panelists: Ken Wisian, Antonio Paris, Sam Lichtenstein
Music: DJ Spooky
Postproduction: Paul Carr, Auphonic.com

Friday, February 10, 2017

Ep. 67 - Science Resistance



Recorded: 10 February 2017
Released: 11 February 2017
Duration: 93 minutes 48 seconds


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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. This leads us to a number of other related topics, including what it means to "accept" that Trump is president.

erratum from Nick Nielsen:

The news story I mentioned about a protester being killed in the 90s:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Death_of_Carlo_Giuliani
It wasn't the 90s, it was 2001. I thought it was a WEF meeting but it was the G8. Also, I said Turin, but it was Genoa. So I got all the details wrong, but the general drift was close enough.

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 Saves the World
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

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




Friday, January 27, 2017

Episode 66 - Assault on Mount Bootstrap



Recorded: 27 January 2017
Released: 28 January 2017
Duration: 99 minutes, 56 seconds

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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

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





Friday, January 13, 2017

Episode 65 - Who Does Megastructures Anymore? Aliens?



Recorded: 13 January 2017
Released: 14 January 2017
Duration: 100 minutes, 44 seconds

Representation of a Niven Ring by David Grigg
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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?


Links

The Absolute, Definitive Truth about Alien Megastructures
The pre-show discussion thread
Episode 59 on Deep Time

The Ĝ Infrared Search for Extraterrestrial Civilizations with Large Energy Supplies. I. Background and Justification

The Ĝ Infrared Search for Extraterrestrial Civilizations with Large Energy Supplies. II. Framework, Strategy, and First Result

The Ring of Brodgar -   59.001649°   -3.229042°
The Worlds's Oldest Megaliths

Mircea Eliade - Cosmos and History
Chemosynthesis
Ring of Brodgar on Google Earth

Subsurface Ocean Worlds
Solar Energy Harvesting in the Epicuticle of the Oriental Hornet


Ring World by Larry Niven
Orbitsville by Bob Shaw

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

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


Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Unseen Pub #2

The second in our YouTube series of completely unstructured and open conversations was held 6 January 2017.

This one turned out to be quite a lot about sharks. Participants were Mike Mongo, Mike Bohler, Ciro Villa, Paul Carr, Sam Lichtenstein, and Patrick Festa.