Saturday, October 29, 2016

Episode 62 - Not Necessarily Little Grey Aliens

Recorded: 28 October 2016
Released: 29 October 2016
Duration: 94 minutes, 52 seconds

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cover of Whitley Strieber's book Communion
Jack Brewer, blogger and author of The Greys Have Been Framed - Exploitation in the UFO Community, joins host Paul Carr and panelists Marsha Barnhart, Ciro Villa, James Garrison, and Roger Wehbe to talk about a modern variation on things that go bump in the night - alien abductions, as made famous by Betty and Barney and Hill, Budd Hopkins, Whitley Strieber , John Mack, and David Jacobs.

There was a problem with Jack's connection to the YouTube hangout, and he had to re-enter the room several times. Since this is an unedited podcast, you get to endure that right along with us, but Jack was remarkably persistent.

We also had problems with James' connection, and he had to kind of type in his comments and recommendation.


The UFO Trail
Jack Brewer's book The Greys Have Been Framed
MK Ultra
Paratopia: The Emma Woods Tapes
Where you can SAFELY report a UFO experience
Travis: The True Story of Travis Walton
People of Earth
Jack Brewer On Podcast UFO
Jack Brewer on Project Archivist
Carol Rainey and Tyler Kokjohn


Marsha Barnhart: HBO's Westworld
James Garrison: Drunks and Dragons
Ciro Villa:
Roger Wehbe: Contact
Paul Carr: Adam Ruins Everything (TV shows + podcast)


Host and Producer: Paul Carr
Special Guest: Jack Brewer
Panelists: Marsha Barnhart, Ciro Villa, James Garrison, Roger Wehbe

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Friday, October 14, 2016

Episode 61 - A Year of WTF

Recorded: 14 October 2016
Released: 15 October 2016
Duration:99 minutes, 40 seconds

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Paul Carr and Adam Smith talk about what has happened in the year since the release of the preprint by Boyajian, et. al. describing a very strange "alien megastructure" star. We talk about the work done so far, the controversies, and where we hope things will go in the near future.


The Wow! Signal Podcast
Montet and Simon's Dimming

Where's the Flux?
Planet Hunters
Jason Wright: What Could Be Going on with Boyajian's Star?
Ben Montet Makes a Star Weirder
The Most Mysterious Star in the Universe
Tabby's Star for the Perplexed, part 3
The Gaia Data Release 1 and Tabby's Star
Sonnenberg Plate photometry in two colors for KIC 8462852

Almost Certainly Wrong

Freeman Dyson: Let's Look for Life in the Outer Solar System


Host and Producer: Paul Carr
Panelist: Adam Smith
Music: DJ Spooky

Saturday, October 1, 2016

Episode 60 - The Big Friendly Rocket to Mars

Recorded: 30 September 2016
Released: 1 October 2016
Duration:93 minutes, 39 seconds

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The Heart of Gold on Its Way to Mars
Host Paul Carr welcomes panelists Chris Prophet, Sam Lichtenstein, and Roger Wehbe to talk about
the recent SpaceX announcement of a Mars colonization transportation architecture.  What are the risks, and who will pay for it? Why did they go with an all-chemical approach and no nuclear? Will NASA get on board with Space X?
We apologize for the glitches - these were caused by brief power interruptions in Maryland. Fortunately the team were resilient and we only had to edit a little bit of silence out.

We didn't do our usual recommendations this episode, but they'll be back in Episode 63 in November.


To be on a panel, join this G+ Community:
Our Episode Plan
The Wow! Signal

Elon Musk: Making Humans a Multiplanetary Species
the SP 100
Episode 27 - The Mars One Candidates Respond


Host and Producer: Paul Carr
Panelists: Chris Prophet, Roger Wehbe, Sam Lichtenstein
Music: DJ Spooky
Electrical Power: PEPCO

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