Saturday, October 31, 2015

Episode 31 - Not Necessarily Monsters

Recorded: 30 October 2015
Released: 31 October 2015
Duration: 111 minutes, 33 seconds

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Spring Heeled Jack
Host James Garrison welcomes special guests C. Webb from The Paranormal Skeptic Academy and David Flora of the Blurry Photos podcast. The panel are Marsha Barnhart, Mike Bohler and Paul Carr. We talked abut cryptids, including Spring Heeled Jack, Bigfoot, Goat Man, Nessie, the Green Man, super soldiers, conspiracies, mangy Chihuahuas, and naked hairy people running around trailer parks. James is encouraged to write a book about the various things burned indelibly into his memory.


James Garrison's blog posts on cryptids:

Bigfoot, the BFRO, Finding Bigfoot, and a look at the evidence

Calling Bigfoot! Bigfoot, the BFRO, Finding Bigfoot and the evidence. (now with sounds!)
Cryptids for the Beginning Skeptic   


Host: James Garrison
Producer: Paul Carr
Special Guests: C. Webb, David Flora
Panelists: Marsha Barnhart, Mike Bohler, Paul Carr
Music: Halloween: Monster on Campus, Superfools: Not a Monster

The Unseen Podcast is distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution/Share-alike license.

Friday, October 23, 2015

Episode 30 - The Practical Transhumanist

Recorded: 23 October 2015
Released: 24 October 2015
Duration: 86 minutes, 20 seconds

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Host Paul Carr and the panel welcome Twin Cities transhumanist Tim Shank for a discussion what
Tim Shank
transhumanism means right now, not just off in the science fiction future. We discussed Tim's personal experiments with implants, smart drugs, and the future of human enhancement. We also struggled with what the definition of "human" is about to become.


Cambridge Brain Sciences
Nick Nielsen's blog about this Episode - with rich linkage.
Why are there Computer Chips in Tim Shank's Hands?
the 10% of your Brain Myth
Brain Stimulation  - TheMilitary's Mind-Zapping Project
Put Down the Smart Drugs

Designer Babies in Space
the Wow! Signal Podcast


Host and Producer: Paul Carr
Special Guest: Tim Shank
Panelists: Adam Smith, Buck Field, Marsha Barnhart, Nick Nielsen
Music: DJ Spooky

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

Friday, October 16, 2015

Episode 29 - I'm not saying it was Aliens

Recorded: 16 October 2015
But, It's Aliens!
Released: 17 October 2015
Duration: 101 minutes, 48 seconds

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Host Paul Carr welcomes panelists Adam Smith, Buck Field, James Garrison and Mike Bohler to talk about the recent very strange light curves and follow up observations reported by Tabitha Boyajian, et. al. that has been sensationalized in the mainstream media to "Alien Megastructures." Somehow this diverges (drink!) into a discussion of woo woo entertainment television and one of its most obnoxious personalities.



Music: Dj Spooky
host and Producer: Paul Carr
Panelists: Mike Bohler, Buck Field, James Garrison, Adam Smith
Hardware: Shure, ART, Behringer, Apple
Software: Google Hangouts on Air, Soundflower, Reaper, Line In, OS X Yosemite

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Episode 28 - Solar System Exploration

Recorded: 9 October 2015
Released: 11 October 2015
Duration: 86 minutes, 20 seconds

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Cave on the Moon

Host Adam Synergy welcomes regular panelists Patrick Festa and Nick Nielsen to talk about the
present and future of solar system exploration.


NASA Selects Investigations for Future Key Planetary Mission
Russian/Soviet  Venus Missions
Let's Go Explore Venus!

Svalbard Seed Vault

Build a Supercomputer on the Moon

Lava Tube Moon Base
The Caves of the Moon

Mars Flyby

Nick Nielsen's blog entry about the episode


Host: Adam "Synergy" Smith
Panelists: Patrick Festa, Nick Nielsen
Producer: Paul Carr
Music: DJ Spooky
software: Google Hangouts on Air, Reaper

Friday, October 2, 2015

Episode 27 - The Mars One Candidates Respond

Recorded: 2 October 2015
Released: 3 October 2015
Duration:101 minutes, 8 seconds.

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In Episode 21, our panel expressed heavy skepticism about the Mars One plans to settle Mars. Shortly afterward, Ryan MacDonald e-mailed and took issue with some of things said on that Episode, so we invited him and his colleagues Dianne McGrath and Oscar Mathews to join us and explain the Mars One enterprise from their perspective.  Paul Carr is joined by  those three Mars One astronaut candidates, and panelists Adam "Synergy" Smith, Antonio Paris, David Grigg, and Patrick Festa.

We had a few technical glitches, as we suppose is inevitable when trying to connect 8 people on 3 continents, but I think you'll agree it's a good conversation about one way humanity might become a multi-planet civilization.


Episode 21: Mars One and Its Skeptics

The Paragon ECLSS Study and a Summary of Same
Ryan MacDonald's YouTube Channel

Perchlorate Removal
Real Martians: How to Protect Astronauts from Radiation on Mars


Host and Producer: Paul Carr
Guests: Diane McGrath, Ryan MacDonald, Oscar Mathews
Panelists: Adam Smith, Antonio Paris, David Grigg, Patrick Festa
Music: DJ Spooky