Saturday, April 25, 2015

Episode 4 - The Peer-to-Peer Future with Hiroja Shibe

Recorded: 24 April 2015

Released: 25 April 2015

Duration: 69 minutes, 56 seconds

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We had serious technical challenges to overcome this time, but overcome we did. Host Paul Carr is joined by panelists Marsha Barnhart and Buck Field and special guest Hiroja Shibe of the Musings of a Shibe podcast. The subject is the emerging peer-to-peer economy enabled by crytptocurrencies like DogeCoin. We talk about the history of cryptocurrency, the cutlure around it, and risks and concerns, such as volatility, fraud, and co-opting by the financial elite. 


Cryptocurrency basics

How to contact Hiroja:
Twitter   @MusingsOfAShibe 

Google+   Musings Of A Shibe

Facebook  Musings Of A Shibe 
Webpage   Musings Of A Shibe Soon to be

About the Unseen Podcast


Produced, engineered and hosted by: Paul Carr
Special Guest: Hiroja Shibe
Panelists: Marsha Barnhart, Buck Field
Music by: DJ Spooky
Software: SoundflowerLineInReaperGoogle Hangouts
Postproduction by:

Friday, April 17, 2015

Episode 3 - Robots Rule! Robot Rules? Robot Wars?

Recorded: 17 April 2015
Released: 18 April 2015

Duration:79 minutes, 19 seconds

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Host: Paul Carr

Paul Carr welcomes panelists Buck Field and Chris McGinlay. We talk about the rise of smart robots, and the hope of Robot Ethics. Did Asimov get it right, or do we have to hope that superintelligent robots find us adorable?


Produced and Engineered by Paul Carr
Music by DJ Spooky

Friday, April 10, 2015

Episode 2 - Mommy, Where Do Civilizations Come From?

Recorded: 10 April 2015
Released: 11 April 2015
Duration: 79 minutes, 58 seconds
Host: Paul Carr

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Host Paul Carr welcomes back Marsha Barnhart, Ciro Villa and Nick Nielsen (Patrick Festa joins us late in the show) for a wide-ranging, unscripted conversation. We talk about how the  peryton mystery may have been solved, Nick's work on the types of civilizations, current and future space propulsion technology, Fast Radio Bursts, the origin and evolution of life on Earth and elsewhere, and the Drake equation.



Produced and Engineered by: Paul Carr
Panelists: Marsha Barnhart, Nick Nielsen, Ciro Villa
Music by: Dj Spooky
Software: Soundflower, Reaper, LineIn, Google Hangouts, OS X
Hardware: Audio Technica, Behringer

The topics and panel are coming together for Episode 3.

It looks like we'll be talking about AI, robotics, and AI ethics focused by Isaac Asimov's three laws of robotics, which he explored extensively in his I, Robot stories. If you have any questions or comments, let us know by commenting here.

Monday, April 6, 2015

We have artwork.

Thanks to panelist Marsha Barnhart's husband Mel, and to Marsha for serving as go-between. This has been submitted to iTunes:

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Episode 1 - The Frontiers of Physics with Ben Tippett

Recorded: 3 April 2015
Ben Tippett

Released: 4 April 2015

Duration: 63 minutes, 20 seconds

On this, the inaugural episode of the Unseen Podcast, host Paul Carr welcomes Dr. Ben Tippett of the Titanium Physicists podcast to field our questions about the frontiers of physics. We talked about the multiverse, cosmic inflation, gravity waves, black holes, possible new discoveries at the Large Hadron Collider, and much more. Our panelists were Marsha Barnhart, Nick Nielsen and Ciro Villa.

The Unseen Podcast is an open participation podcast. If you want to be added to the panel pool, e-mail us at and we'll explain how you can be added to the panel pool. Up to nine people are invited to participate in each panel. We are also looking for special guests, if you have expert knowledge you wish to share with us.


About the Show Contents:

About the Panelists

About the Unseen Podcast


Produced, engineered and hosted by: Paul Carr
Special Guest: Ben Tippett
Panelists: Marsha Barnhart, Nick Nielsen, Ciro Villa
Music by: DJ Spooky
Software: Soundflower, LineIn, Reaper, Google Hangouts
Postproduction by:

Friday, April 3, 2015

Episode 3 planning

Today we sent out the invites and opened the topics thread for Episode 3, which records on 17 April. What do you think we should talk about?

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

And the RSS feed URL is:

there's nothing there now, but watch this space. You can use this URL to subscribe to the podcast using your favorite podcatcher. We probably won't submit the podcast to iTunes for a week or two, and ditto the minor services like Stitcher, Miro, etc.