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

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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?

Monday, May 1, 2017

Unseen Listeners subreddit, RIP

We're abandoning the listener's subreddit we have long promoted as a place for listeners to post and comment. It' s been open for two years, we rarely get more than 2 uniques in a day, and most days, just zero. There have been almost no comments or listener posts. we do't even get spam. So, it's simply not worth the effort to keep it up to date.

The old posts remain up, and moderation has been cranked all the way to prevent link dumping and spam.

If anyone wants to take it over, just let us know.

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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