Sunday, December 31, 2017

Episode 38 - The Overview Effect

Released: 31 December 2017
Duration: 65 minutes, 20 seconds

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Daniela DePaulis and Nick Nielsen in conversation with Frank White on the Overview Effect.

Detailed show notes To Be Supplied.

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Saturday, December 2, 2017

Burst 24- The Summer of Tabby's Star

Released: 3 December 2017
Duration: 11 minutes 43 seconds

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Host Paul Carr covers some recent developments with respect to Boyajian's Star, especially the 4 dips of the Summer of 2017.

Boyajian and Team's light curve for KI8462852 since just before the Elsie dip from


Burst 23 - Tabby Boyajian discusses Elsie

Simon, et. al. - Where Is the Flux Going? The Long-Term Photometric Variability of Boyajian's Star
Meng, et. al. - Extinction and the Dimming of KIC 8462852
Steele, et. al. - Optical Polarimetry of KIC 8462852 in May-August 2017
Wyatt, et. al. -Modelling the KIC8462852 light curves: compatibility of the dips and secular dimming with an exocomet interpretation

The script for the episode


Host and Producer: Paul Carr
Music: Jason Robinson

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Episode 37 - Sonar Calling GJ 273B

Released: 16 November 2017
Duration: 48 minutes, 5 seconds

Host Paul Carr talks to Douglas Vakoch of about a recent transmission using a powerful
radar transmitter to the star GJ 273, which has a super-Earth planet circling it in the habitable zone.

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GJ 273 on SIMBAD
The HARPS search for southern extra-solar planets XLI. A dozen planets around the M dwarfs GJ 3138, GJ 3323, GJ 273, GJ 628, and GJ 3293
GJ 273 in the Open Exoplanet Catalog
The EISCAT Tromso Facility
Sonar Barcelona
EISCAT Tromso Site
The Arecibo Message
Ignasi Ribas
The Story of Lincos

Our previous interview with Douglas Vakoch

The Unseen Podcast


Host and Producer: Paul Carr
Music: DJ Spooky, Jason Robinson
Announcer: Erin Carr

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

A short note for listeners - November 2017

Released: 14 November 2017

A short note from Paul Carr to please stay tuned for more content. Sorry for the lull, but we are not fading - we wouldn't do that to you.

Meanwhile, if you haven't already, check out the Unseen Podcast.

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Sunday, September 3, 2017

Episode 36 - The One Earth Message

Released: 3 September 2017
Duration: 62 minutes, 37 seconds

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Jon Lomberg
Host Daniela De Paulis along with Paul Carr in conversation with artist Jon Lomberg, designer of Carl Sagan's Voyager Golden Record, on his new crowdfunded project, the One Earth Message, which aims to add a virtual Golden Record to the New Horizons spacecraft now journeying out of our solar system.


The One Earth Message Kickstarter
The New Horizons Mission
The Voyager Golden Record

Episode 35 - There is Here


Host and co-producer: Daniela De Paulis
Co-producer: Paul Carr
Music: DJ Spooky, Erika Lloyd
Announcer: Erin Carr

Monday, June 5, 2017

Burst 23 - Tabby Boyajian talks about the May 2017 dip

Released: 5 June 2017
Duration: 18 minutes 33 seconds

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The dip as seen by the Las Cumbres telescope network
Paul Carr talks with Tabetha Boyajian about the flurry of observations of KIC 8462852 conducted
when the star dipped in brightness last month, and what might happen in the near future.

Topics include the relative size of the dip in different colors, the spectra, emission lines observed before the dip, periodicity, and what might happen soon.


The KIC 8462852 Subreddit FAQ
Tabby's Star for the Perplexed
Where's the Flux?

Burst 20
Season 3, Episode 4


Host and Producer: Paul Carr
Music: Jason Robinson

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