Friday, February 19, 2016

Episode 44 - Contact with ET Civilizations

Recorded: 19 February 2016
Released: 20 February 2016
Duration: 93 minutes, 16 seconds

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Host Paul Carr and Panelists Adam Smith, Ciro Villa, Nick Nielsen, and Patrick Festa discuss some scenarios for contacting ET civilizations and what could happen, including some of the protocols that have been defined by the SETI community, and the discovery of a Bracewell Probe.

Note: while we remain an uncensored podcast, we did edit out about 30 seconds of a strange audio glitch that sounded horrible and was of no interest. We left in about 2 seconds of it so you can be glad you didn't hear the whole thing.


Declaration of Principles Concerning Activities Following the Detection of Extraterrestrial Intelligence
Protocols for an ETI Signal Detection
Bracewell Probes
Ben McGee on the Search for Alien Artifacts
The Rio Scale
Almar and Tarter: The discovery of ETI as a high-consequence, low-probability event


Adam Smith: Future in Space Hangout
Nick Nielsen: After Contact by Albert A. Harrison
Ciro Villa: If the Moon Were Only 1 Pixel
Patrick Festa: Tales of Beedle the Bard by J.K. Rowling
Paul Carr: Scary Monsters by David Bowie


Host and Producer: Paul Carr
Music: DJ Spooky

1 comment:

  1. This appeared on the BBC a few days after this episode was recorded: "What would happen if aliens contacted Earth?" by Chris Baraniuk