Thursday, October 11, 2018

Video Announcement

The Unseen Podcast as a separate entity is coming to an end. However, we don't want to lose what's good about it.


Saturday, September 29, 2018

Episode 97 - Oh Dear, Moon!




Recorded: 28 September 2018
Released: 30 September 2018
Duration: 53 minutes, 31 seconds

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The Big Falcon Spaceship
We don't really talk about current events here at the Unseen Podcast, but sometimes a current event inspires a discussion. We are ignoring all the (arguably justified) fuss about Brett Kavanaugh, and instead are going off on any tangents we can find related to the recent announcement about Dear Moon.

Only in our age can we talk about billionaire Japanese artists going on a trip around the moon. It's a great time to be alive.

Links:

dearmoon.earth
First Lunar BFR Mission
Which artists should SpaceX send to the Moon?
SpaceX Names Their First Private Tourist Headed to the Moon
Tough Jobs: Experimental Aircraft Test Pilot
Pilot Dies in 'Classified' Plane Crash at Nevada Training Range
List of people who died climbing Mount Everest

Credits:

Host and producer: Paul Carr
Music: DJ Spooky

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




Sunday, September 16, 2018

Episode 96 - Meta Solo


Recorded: 14 September 2018
Released: 16 September 2016
Duration: 44 minutes 31 seconds

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The first (and hopefully, last) solo episode, although this is our second meta episode, following a very unpopular one in 2015.

Links

Episode #1
The Unseen Podcast
About the Podcast
The Back Catalog
The Episode Sheet
The Wow! Signal

Desert Oracle Radio

Credits:

Host and Producer: Paul Carr
Music: DJ Spooky





Sunday, September 9, 2018

Episode 95 - All Models Are Wrong


Recorded: 31 August 2018
Released: 9 September 2018
Duration: 44 minutes, 14 seconds

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David Hilbert
A continuation of the discussion from Episode 94. Host Paul Carr and panelists Buck Field and Nick Nielsen jam on the theme of what are our models of reality, and what do they mean?


Links:

sieve of Eratosthenes

The Cognitive Structure of Scientific Revolutions by Hanne Andersen, Peter Barker, and Xiang Chen
Proofs that there are infinitely many primes

Why are there infinitely many prime numbers?

The Autonomy of Mathematical Knowledge: Hilbert's Program Revisited by Curtis Franks

THE PECULIAR MATH THAT COULD UNDERLIE THE LAWS OF NATURE

Cohl Furey

Octonion

How Much Does It Cost To Find A Higgs Boson? by Alex Knapp


Credits:

Host and Producer: Paul Carr
Linkage: Nick Nielsen
Music: DJ Spooky


Sunday, September 2, 2018

Episode 94 - No Oranges in My Waldorf Salad


Recorded: 31 August 2018
Released: 2 September 2018
Duration:42 minutes 16 seconds

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Host Paul Carr welcomes panelists Buck Field and Nick Nielsen to further extend the discussion
about what mathematics really means.

Episode 95 will pick up where this left off.

Links:

Episode 77 with Sam Lichtenstein and Nick Nielsen

Proofs that there are infinitely many primes
Why are there infinitely many prime numbers?
The Autonomy of Mathematical Knowledge: Hilbert's Program Revisited by Curtis Franks
THE PECULIAR MATH THAT COULD UNDERLIE THE LAWS OF NATURE
Cohl Furey
Octonion
How Much Does It Cost To Find A Higgs Boson? by Alex Knapp
sieve of Eratosthenes

The Cognitive Structure of Scientific Revolutions by Hanne Andersen, Peter Barker, and Xiang Chen

Credits:

Host and Producer: Paul Carr
Linkage: Nick Nielsen
Music: Dj Spooky


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





Sunday, August 19, 2018

Episode 93 - The 2018 Summer Non-episode


Recorded: 17 August 2018
Released: 19 August 2018
Duration: 97 minutes, 20 seconds

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Breakthrough Starshot artist's concept
Host Paul Carr is joined by David Grigg, Nick Nielsen, Mike Bohler, and Sam Lichtenstein to talk
about a wide range of cutting edge issues in our Summer non-episode. We started with the recent article by Torres about we should not colonize space.
Please see our main site, unseenpodcast.com for more information about this episode and the podcast. You can discuss the episode and its contents.

Links:

The Skeptic's Guide to Conspiracy
Why We Should Think Twice About Colonizing Space by Phil Torres
Space colonization and suffering risks: Reassessing the “maxipok rule” by Phil Torres
Solar storm of 1859
Journal of Space Weather and Space Climate
A Super Solar Flare
What If the Biggest Solar Storm on Record Happened Today? Repeat of 1859 Carrington Event would devastate modern world, experts say by Richard A. Lovett
Coronal mass ejection
Stuxnet virus
On the Beach by Nevile Shute (novel)
On the Beach by Nevile Shute (film)

Trajectories of the Earth System in the Anthropocene by Will Steffen, et al.
Is Humanity About To Accidentally Declare Interstellar War On Alien Civilizations? by Ethan Siegel 
Alex Jones systematic de-Platforming does not bode well for Intellectual Dark Web
The Great Deplatforming War Rages On: Should libertarians cheer, boo, or do a shrug-emoji when a private social media platform bans the likes of Alex Jones? by Matt Welch


Licensing Order of 1643
Areopagitica; A speech of Mr. John Milton for the Liberty of Unlicenc’d Printing, to the Parlament of England (1644) 

Credits:

Host and Producer: Paul Carr
Music: DJ Spooky
Linkage: Nick Nielsen


Saturday, August 18, 2018

A brief announcement for listeners


Released: 18 August 2018

A brief announcement about changes to the podcast format and new destinations for our audio content.  Please see unseenpodcast.com for more information.


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