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Each week, a new panel will examine the frontiers of human knowledge, human action, and human aspiration from their own perspectives. The conversation is unscripted, uncensored, and open to anyone who wishes to participate. Special guests will often be asked to join us.

Each week, a new panel will examine the frontiers of human knowledge, human action, and human aspiration from their own perspectives. The conversation is unscripted, uncensored, and open to anyone who wishes to participate. Special guests will often be asked to join us.
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Each week, a new panel will examine the frontiers of human knowledge, human action, and human aspiration from their own perspectives. The conversation is unscripted, uncensored, and open to anyone who wishes to participate. Special guests will often be asked to join us.

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English


Episodes

At least the DJ is Spooky, part 2

11/14/2018
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Recorded: 26 October 2018 Released: 14 November 2018 Duration: 39 Minutes, 29 seconds Paul Carr and Skeptic's Guide to Conspiracy's Mike Bohler talk about the possible gaslighting of Simone Mendez and other real life craziness in part 2 of this special session. Credits: Host and Producer: Paul Carr Music: DJ Spooky

Duration:00:39:29

Episode 98 - at least the DJ is Spooky, part 1

11/10/2018
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Recorded: 26 October 2018 Released: 10 November 2018 Duration: 52 minutes, 45 seconds Host Paul Carr is joined by Nick Nielsen and Skeptic's Guide to Conspiracy's Mike Bohler to talk about conspiracies, accidents, and many other related things. This is Part 1 of two parts. Credits: Host and Producer: Paul Carr Music: DJ Spooky

Duration:00:52:45

Announcing the spin-back-in of the Unseen Podcast

10/13/2018
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A not quite so short announcement from the producer of the Unseen Podcast and the Wow! Signal. This is for those who have not seen the video. If not currently subscribed to the Wow! signal,we encourage you to do so. Our Episode Planning Sheet

Duration:00:12:34

Oh Dear, Moon!

9/29/2018
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Recorded: 28 September 2018 Released: 30 September 2018 Duration: 53 minutes, 31 seconds We don't really talk about current events here at the Unseen Podcast, but sometimes a current event inspires a discussion. We are ignoring all the (arguably justified) fuss about Brett Kavanaugh, and instead are going off on any tangents we can find related to the recent announcement about Dear Moon. Only in our age can we talk about billionaire Japanese artists going on a trip around the moon....

Duration:00:53:30

Episode 96 - Meta Solo

9/16/2018
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Recorded: 14 September 2018 Released: 16 September 2016 Duration: 44 minutes 31 seconds The first (and hopefully, last) solo episode, although this is our second meta episode, following a very unpopular one in 2015. Links Episode #1 The Unseen Podcast About the Podcast The Back Catalog The Episode Sheet The Wow! Signal Desert Oracle Radio Credits: Host and Producer: Paul Carr Music: DJ Spooky

Duration:00:44:31

Episode 95 - All Models Are Wrong

9/9/2018
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Recorded: 31 August 2018 Released: 9 September 2018 Duration: 44 minutes, 14 seconds Host Paul Carr and panelists Buck Field and Nick Nielsen jam on the theme of what are our models of reality, and what do they mean? Links: sieve of Eratosthenes The Cognitive Structure of Scientific Revolutions by Hanne Andersen, Peter Barker, and Xiang Chen Proofs that there are infinitely many primes Why are there infinitely many prime numbers? The Autonomy of Mathematical Knowledge:...

Duration:00:44:13

Episode 94 - No Oranges in My Waldorf Salad

9/2/2018
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Recorded: 31 August 2018 Released: 2 September 2018 Duration:42 minutes 16 seconds Host Paul Carr welcomes panelists Buck Field and Nick Nielsen to further extend the discussion about what mathematics really means. Links: Episode 77 with Sam Lichtenstein and Nick Nielsen Proofs that there are infinitely many primes Why are there infinitely many prime numbers? The Autonomy of Mathematical Knowledge: Hilbert's Program Revisited by Curtis Franks THE PECULIAR MATH THAT COULD...

Duration:00:42:16

Episode 93 - The 2018 Summer Non-episode

8/19/2018
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Recorded: 17 August 2018 Released: 19 August 2018 Duration: 97 minutes, 20 seconds Host Paul Carr is joined by David Grigg, Nick Nielsen, Mike Bohler, and Sam Lichtenstein to talk about a wide range of cutting edge issues in our Summer non-episode. We started with the recent article by Torres about we should not colonize space. Please see our main site, unseenpodcast.com for more information about this episode and the podcast. You can discuss the episode and its...

Duration:01:37:19

A brief announcement for listeners

8/18/2018
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Released: 18 August 2018 A brief announcement about changes to the podcast format and new destinations for our audio content. Please see unseenpodcast.com for more information.

Duration:00:02:37

Episode 92 - Mars is wet, but the Moon is near.

7/28/2018
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Recorded: 27 July 2018 Released: 29 July 2018 Duration: 72 minutes, 2 seconds Host Paul Carr welcomes panelists David Grigg, Nick Nielsen, and Patrick Festa. The cosmic Lyft driver has pulled up to the curb. Where to next? Moon or Mars, and why? Why anything other than birth, copulation, and death? We get to decide. Links: Liquid water spied deep below polar ice cap on Mars Radar evidence of subglacial liquid water on Mars NASA Office of Planetary Protection With planetary...

Duration:01:12:01

Episode 91 - Speaking in Tongues

5/26/2018
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Recorded: 25 May 2018 Released: 26 May 2018 Duration: 74 minutes, 17 seconds Host Paul Carr is joined by panelists Sam Lichtenstein, Patrick Festa, and Nick Nielsen to talk about the evolution and extinction of human languages. Links: List of Endangered Languages Sapir-Whorf Hypothesis (linguistic relativity) Echoes from My Kodiak Alutiiq Ancestors The state of the Welsh language: Number of people speaking Welsh fluently falls by 7,000 over the last decade Revival of...

Duration:01:14:17

Episode 90 - The 10,000 Year Water Nomads

4/21/2018
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Recorded: 20 April 2018 Released: 21 April 2018 Duration: 88 minutes, 9 seconds Host Paul Carr is joined by panelists Nick Nielsen and Sam Lichtenstein to talk about - well, just listen (or browse the links). Links The Insight Podcast by Insitome Homo Naledi The Hand of Homo naledi Homo floresiensis Indonesian divers have evolved bigger spleens to hunt underwater Weapon of mass destruction The Silurian Hypothesis: Would it be possible to detect an industrial...

Duration:01:29:00

Episode 89 - XRisk

4/7/2018
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Recorded: 6 April 2018 Released: 7 April 2018 Duration: 91 minutes, 56 seconds Host Paul Carr welomes panelists Gita Jaisinghani, Sam Lichtenstein, Nick Nielsen and Adam Smith to take about a selection of Existential Risks. Topics include: nanotechnology, pandemics, AI, and Climate Change. As usual, we let the discussion wander where it will go. Links Future of Humanity Institute (exrisk think tank) Cambridge Centre for the Study of Existential Risk There's Plenty of Room at...

Duration:01:31:56

Episode 88 - Chad Davies on the Scientific Odyssey

2/17/2018
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Recorded: 16 February 2018 Released: 17 February 2018 Duration: 85 minutes, 8 seconds Host Paul Carr welcomes special guest Chad Davies of the Scientific Odyssey podcast, and panelists Sam Lichtenstein and Patrick Festa, to talk about the history and philosophy of science. erratum: at the end, the host says it's the 16th of September. It was February. Links: the Scientific Odyssey Podcast: Blog On Facebook On Apple Podcasts On Stitcher On player.fm The Doom of...

Duration:01:25:08

Episode 87 - The Fight for Kids in Space

1/27/2018
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Recorded: 26 January 2018 Released: 27 January 2018 Duration: 104 minutes 39 seconds Host Paul Carr is joined by special guest panelist and documentary filmmaker Paul Hildebrandt, director of The Fight for Space. Joining The two Pauls are Mike Mongo, Jon Eckberg, and Nick Nielsen. We talk about kids in space, and how it relates to Paul Hildebrandt's kickstarter for his film First to the Moon. Links Fight for Space First to the Moon Kickstarter Eric S. Raymond on Google...

Duration:01:44:39

Episode 86 - A Hyperbolic Trajectory Through the Drake Equation

1/20/2018
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Recorded: 19 January 2018 Released: 20 January 2018 Duration:126 minutes, 28 seconds Host Paul Carr is joined by new panelist Jon Eckberg, and regulars Nick Nielsen, Buck Field, Mike Bohler and Patrick Festa to talk about how the discovery of the interstellar asteroid 'Oumuamua affects the terms in the Drake Equation, if at all. As is typical for us, the discussion ranges wide, once again confirming the Drake Equation's role as an excellent mental lens. Links: The Drake...

Duration:02:06:28

Episode 85 - Beyond Flags and Footprints

1/6/2018
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Recorded: 5 January 2018 Released: 6 January 2018 Duration: 97 minutes, 44 seconds Host Paul Carr is joined by panelists Adam Smith, Nick Nielsen, Patrick Festa, and Buck Field to talk about the human return to the moon. It seems to boil down to: yes,, but who's going to pay for it? Maybe the Chinese? Maybe American or Asian billionaires? Somehow this drifts into discussion of flat Earthers and joke cults. See unseenpodcast.com for detailed show notes Erratum: the 2017 Federal...

Duration:01:37:43

Episode 84 - Will Religious Aliens Serve Man?

12/9/2017
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Recorded: 8 December 2017 Released: Duration: 97 minutes, 32 seconds Host Paul Carr welcomes panelists Nick Nielsen, Sam Lichtenstein, and Patrick Festa to talk about the possible consequences of Active SETI, or METI. Of course, the discussion veers off into religion and just how tasty man flesh is. Links: Interview with METI.org president Douglas Vakoch Pascal Boyer John Romer: Testament To Serve Man Credits: Host and Producer: Paul Carr Music; DJ Spooky

Duration:01:37:32

Episode 83 - Mind Legos: the Burger King James Version

11/11/2017
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Recorded: 10 November 2017 Released: 11 November 2017 Duration: 92 minutes, 12 seconds Host Paul Carr welcomes panelists (King) James Garrison, Nick Nielsen (Benevolent Dictator of the Planet Entire), and (King of the Universe) Patrick Festa for a wide ranging conversation about education. Some of those Lego jokes fall a bit flat.. What would you do about education if you were Benevolent Dictator? Or Andrew Carnegie? Links Thomas Kuhn - The Structure of Scientific...

Duration:01:32:12

Episode 82 - Legends in Our Own Minds

10/28/2017
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Recorded: 27 October 2017 Released: 29 October 2017 Duration: 77 minutes 16 seconds Host Paul Carr is joined by James Garrison, Nick Nielsen, and Mike Bohler to talk about local urban legends and the forces driving. Stories like Chicago's Resurrection Mary have been told all around the world for centuries. Also, portals keep popping up in modern narratives, and perhaps have also been with us for a long time. Our conversation ranges from the Purple Church, to Crop Circles, to the Nazca...

Duration:01:17:16