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.