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BONUS: What's coming up

6/18/2018
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The AON team tells you what's up next for the podcast.

Duration:00:03:19

2.5 How to Build an Ocean

6/11/2018
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Mars is a frozen, irradiated desert world with almost no hope for life…but it doesn’t have to be. In this episode, we explore the mechanics of building a Martian atmosphere, warming the planet, thawing the ice caps, jump-starting a new hydrologic cycle, and bringing back the Martian oceans.

Duration:00:27:46

How to Die in Outer Space

6/4/2018
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Martian colonization is one of the most dangerous goals humanity has ever undertaken, and there are no shortage of ways to die in space. From radiation exposure to literally going crazy, let’s troubleshoot a couple of our greatest risks, and work out a heuristic for tackling the rest.

Duration:00:30:32

2.3 Strange Rockets

5/28/2018
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In Episode 2.3, we look at “strange” rockets: nuclear, antimatter, and ion thrust. The tremendous amount of time it takes to move through space has isolated humanity from the cosmos. But burning rocket fuel is not the only way to travel the stars.

Duration:00:24:21

2.2 Malthus Was Wrong

5/20/2018
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NEW SEASON: Why is Mars important? In Episode 2.2, we explore the philosophies that dominate our thinking on the subject of Mars — humanism and anti-humanism. Then, how do you build something with a time horizon of 100 years? Optimism is useful, but determinate thinking is essential.

Duration:00:27:52

2.1 New World

5/12/2018
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NEW SEASON: Before we can approach the task of building humanity’s second home on Mars, we need to get there. In Episode 2.1, we explore the most likely shape of our first mission to the Red Planet.

Duration:00:32:11

2.0 Fermi's Paradox

8/25/2017
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If it’s probable intelligent alien life exists, where’s the evidence? In Episode 2.0, we discuss Fermi’s paradox. This episode also introduces the topic of our second season: humanity building its first new world on Mars.

Duration:00:39:04

1.5 Reality

7/12/2016
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In Episode 1.5, we explore virtual, augmented, and simulated worlds. What is the nature of reality?

Duration:00:32:24