Friday, August 11, 2017

Episode 76 - 2017 Summer hiatus non Episode

Recorded: 11 August 2017
Released: 12 August 2017
Duration: 100 minutes, 41 seconds

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Host Paul Carr welcomes Sam Lichtenstein, Patrick Festa, Nick Nielsen and Mike Bohler to mark the end of the Summer hiatus. Since this is a non-episode, we have no find agenda, so it ranges from the Kennedy assassination to astronomical anomalies.
We also play the short promo for Oh No Ross and Carrie


The Skeptics Guide to Conspiracy


Host and Producer: Paul Carr
Music: Dj Spooky

Friday, July 28, 2017

Unseen Pub #6

Our YouTube series, the Unseen Pubs, got its 6th addition just now. It's all about the tangents. Participating were Nick Nielsen, Patrick Festa, Mike Bohler, Dean Calahan, and Paul Carr.

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Episode 75 - Fraser Cain

Recorded: 16 June 2017
Released: 17 june 2017
Duration: 80 minutes 44 seconds

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Host Adam Smith welcomes the publisher of Universe Today Fraser Cain to talk about (nearly)
twenty years of online space journalism.

Fraser chats with interdisciplinary artist Daniela De Paulis, Astronomy's Finest blogger Mateusz Macias, Paul Carr, and Astronaut Teacher Mike Mongo.


Fraser Cain and Pamela Gay of the Astronomy Cast
Universe Today 
The Infinite Monkey Cage with Brian Cox

We mentioned a lot of good YouTube channels:


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

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

Saturday, June 3, 2017

Episode 74 - Exoplanet Atmospheres

Recorded: 2 June 2017
Released: 3 June 2017
Duration: 68 minutes 35 seconds

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Host Adam Smith welcomes Cambridge PhD student and Mars One astronaut candidate Ryan MacDonald, along with panelists Ciro Villa and Paul Carr. The main topic is exoplanet atmosphere science, but we also discuss Mars colonization.
Figure 11 from MacDonald and Madhusudhan


MacDonald and Madhusudhan: HD 209458b in New Light: Evidence of Nitrogen Chemistry, Patchy Clouds and Sub-Solar Water
Venus Express Searching for Life on Earth
Transmission Spectroscopy
HD 209458 b
Episode 69 on TRAPPIST-1

Blue Origin Technology

J. Serrano Graphics Design


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

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Saturday, May 20, 2017

Questions for Kimberley Cartier?

Dr. Kimberley Cartier will be our guest on Episode 74. Any questions for her?

Update: This episode has been postponed. We hope to Have Kimberley Cartier on in the fall.

Ep. 73 - Viruses in Space with Madison Campbell

Recorded: 19 May 2017
Released: 20 May 2017
Duration: 74 minutes, 18 seconds

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Madison Campbell

Host David Grigg welcomes Madison Campbell, a graduate student at the University Massachusetts,
and panelist Paul Carr for a conversation about epidemiology in various space colonization scenarios.

What are the risks for the first space colonists from diseases activated by mutations? What models can we look to for help in finding the answers? What are thefts mitigations?


Madison Campbell
The Cold Equations


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

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Monday, May 8, 2017

Unseen Pub #5

Unseen Pub #5: no agenda, no show notes, no host, no specific panelists, and so on. We just talk about whatever interests us, from punching sharks to Mars to marriage. If you want to watch live, follow the link below.  Also, the pub is as open participation as we can make it.

#upub5 was probably our most political and contentious Pub yet. Participants were Buck Field, Ciro Villa, Nick Nielsen, Paul Carr, Sam Lichtenstein, and some guy who wouldn't identify himself except as an ex Jehovah's Witness. Do JWs really believe that Christ returned in 1914?