Saturday, March 25, 2017

Episode 70 - Did You See The One Where..

Recorded: 24 March 2017
Released: 25 March 2017
Duration: 102 minutes, 52 seconds

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The Day the Earth Stood Still

Host David Grigg welcomes panelists Nick Nielsen, Buck Field, Patrick Festa and Paul Carr to talk about science fiction movies.


Mary Sue characters
The Great 1980s Dungeons and Dragons Panic
The Ten Cent Plague
I Come in Peace
Whitley Strieber's Communion
The Hidden Fortress


David: Bound to Please by Michael Dirda
Nick: The Origin and Evolution of Earth
Buck: Creating Scientific Concepts
Patrick: The Electric Ant, By Phillip K. Dick
Paul: So to Speak podcast


Host: David Grigg
Producer: Paul Carr
Music: DJ Spooky

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Unseen Pub #3.

Quite a healthy sized crew showed up eventually. At first it was just Paul Carr and Patrick Festa, but shortly thereafter we added Buck Field, Dean Calahan, Mike Bohler, Ciro Villa, and Nick Nielsen. the conversation ranged widely, as usual, but Brown Dragon was a favorite. We need to get Dean connected with Elon Musk.

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Episode 69 - A Taste of TRAPPIST-1

Recorded: 10 March 2017
Released: 11 March 2017
Duration:101 minutes, 7 seconds

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Figure 1d from Gillon, et. al.
Host Paul Carr is joined by panelists Buck Field, David Grigg, Nick Nielsen and Patrick Festa to marvel about the recent TRAPPIST-1 exoplanet discovery.


M. Gillon, Seven temperate terrestrial planets around nearby ultra cool dwarf star TRAPPIST-1.
Sky and Telescope: Seven Planet Star hides Age, May be Deadly
NASA Telescope Reveals Largest Batch of Earth-Size, Habitable-Zone Planets Around Single Star
Lingam and Loeb: Enhanced interplanetary panspermia in the TRAPPIST-1 system

6 Animals that can see or glow in ultraviolet
Pit viper infrared vision
Oliver Sacks: The island of the Colorblind
Horseshoe Crab vision


Buck: The ESO Messenger
David: The Glass Universe by Dava Sobel
Patrick: Proxima by Steven Baxter
Paul: DJ Spooky's Optometry



Host and Producer: Paul Carr
Panelists: David Grigg, Patrick Festa, Buck Field, Nick Nielsen
Music: DJ Spooky