Friday, April 21, 2017

Episode 72 - Morgan Irons of Deep Space Ecology

Recorded: 21 April 2017
Released: 22 April 2017
Duration: 78 minutes, 20 seconds

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Host Sam Lichtenstein welcomes Deep Space Ecology chief scientist Morgan irons and panelists Adam Smith, Paul Carr, and Nick Nielsen. This isn't our best audio quality yet, but hey, Blame Google.


Episode 71 - A Conversation with Lee Irons
Morgan irons is running Her Own Martian Farming Experiment
Deep Space Ecology
Deep Space Ecology's YouTube Channel
Vertical Farming

NASA: Space Agriculture Planted in History


Host: Sam Lichtenstein
Producer: Paul Carr
Music: DJ Spooky

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Saturday, April 15, 2017

Unseen Pub #4

Unseen Pub #4 was recorded on 15 April 2017 and included Paul Carr, Daniela DePaulis, Ciro Villa, and Adam Smith. topics ranged from dogs to wikipedia to philosophy of science to Adam's house and dog.

Friday, April 7, 2017

Episode 71 - A Newspace Startup

Recorded: 7 March 2017
Released: 8 March 2017
Duration: 92 minute, 20 seconds

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Host Sam Lichtenstein welcomes Lee Irons of Deep Space Ecology to talk about his newspace startup working with his daughter Morgan. He is joined by panelists Nick Nielsen and Paul Carr


Deep Space Ecology
Biosphere 2
TEDx Duke Talk - Morgan Irons
ISDC 2017
The Humans to Mars Summit
The Mars Ice House
New Worlds 2017


Host: Sam Lichtenstein
Producer: Paul Carr
Music: DJ Spooky

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Episode 70 - Did You See The One Where..

Recorded: 24 March 2017
Released: 25 March 2017
Duration: 102 minutes, 52 seconds

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The Day the Earth Stood Still

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


Mary Sue characters
The Great 1980s Dungeons and Dragons Panic
The Ten Cent Plague
I Come in Peace
Whitley Strieber's Communion
The Hidden Fortress


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


Host: David Grigg
Producer: Paul Carr
Music: DJ Spooky

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.


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


Buck: The ESO Messenger
David: The Glass Universe by Dava Sobel
Patrick: Proxima by Steven Baxter
Paul: DJ Spooky's Optometry



Host and Producer: Paul Carr
Panelists: David Grigg, Patrick Festa, Buck Field, Nick Nielsen
Music: DJ Spooky

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Episode 68 - Warbirds

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

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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.



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