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.


Friday, December 9, 2016

Episode 64 - Our Cloudy Crystal Balls


Recorded: 9 December 2016
Released: 10 December 2016
Duration:95 mintes, 2 seconds


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Host Paul Carr welcomes new panelist Kenneth Wisian, and veterans Nick Nielsen, Chris Prophet and Adam "Synergy" Smith for a "bring your own prediction" episode.

Adam: International Missions to Cislunar Space
Ken: Cyberattack Fatalities
Nick: No SETI detection
Paul: Drop in US Coal Production
Chris: Kessler Syndrome

Links:

Human Mission to Cislunar Space
Spectacular Satellite Collisions
Annual Coal Report
The Wow! Signal's SETI Thread



US Coal Production

Recommendations

Paul Weller
National Geographics Mars
Great Ormond Street Hospital
Thinking Fast and Slow
SETI @Home
Icarus Interstellar
Doctors without Borders

Credits:

Host and Producer: Paul Carr
Panelists: Kenneth Wisian, Adam Smith, Nick Nielsen, Chris Prophet
Music: DJ Spooky
Hardware: Shure, ART, Focusrite, Apple, Sony
Software: Loopback, Reaper
Postproduction: Auphonic.com
Hosting: Libsyn.com



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Monday, December 5, 2016

Episode 63 - The Engines of Creation



Recorded: 2 December 2016
Released: 3 December 2016
Duration: 78 minutes, 47 seconds

nanotech drug delivery
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.

Links:

Richard Feynman: Plenty of Room at the Bottom
Engines of Creation
Eric Drexler
A Future of Radical Abundance
Nanoparticles

 

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.

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.