Joseph Silk on Science on the Moon

Sean Carroll’s Mindscape | 17 July 2023 | 1h 11m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Joseph Silk about his book Back to the Moon: The Next Giant Leap for Humankind. Discusses the case for doing astronomy from the Moon, the technologies involved, what we would learn, and what special challenges and opportunities are involved.

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Avi Loeb on Taking Aliens Seriously

Sean Carroll’s Mindscape | 25 January 2021 | 1h 40m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Avi Loeb about his book Extraterrestrial: The First Sign of Intelligent Life Beyond. Discusses the possible existence of technologically advanced extraterrestrial civilizations; the need to take seriously the possibility that the recent interstellar interloper Oumuamua might be a spaceship; the attitude we should have towards more dramatic ideas; and the nature of science.

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It Takes a Cosmos to Make a Human

On Being with Krista Tippett | 27 February 2020 | 0h 52m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Jill Tarter about her life and work on SETI – The Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence – using telescopes and satellites to look for signs of other civilizational intelligence.

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