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Le fil sciences
La chanson d'un trou noir

Le fil sciences

Play Episode Listen Later May 15, 2022 4:50


durée : 00:04:50 - Les savanturiers - par : Fabienne Chauvière - C'est une bande-son exceptionnelle que la NASA a mis à la disposition des internautes : celle de la mélodie émise par un trou noir situé à près de 250 millions d'années-lumière de la Terre.

AWESOME ASTRONOMY
#119 - May 2022 Part 2

AWESOME ASTRONOMY

Play Episode Listen Later May 15, 2022 68:37


The Discussion: Getting back in the studio Watch us recording in our behind the scenes 10th Anniversary show Inspiring children to think about careers in science Listener's emails about swearing in the podcast and .     The News: Our favourite Welsh satellite space company, Space Forge Rocket Lab's attempt to catch a falling rocket booster with a helicopter More JWST updates Jeff Bezos buys every western rocket (that's not owned by Musk) for the next 5 years UK Space Energy initiative's concept for a Bond villain style space-based solar power plant   The news discussion: The ongoing saga of Boeing's Starliner spaceship     Q&A: Blue Origin have New Glenn and New Shepard rockets, named after American pioneers of spaceflight. Assuming that this isn't going to just be the men, does this mean that in the future we can expect a rocket called “New Ride”? From our good friend Andy Burns in the UK.

Earth Ancients
The Mars Panel, Part 1: What NASA/JPL Won't Tell Us About Mars

Earth Ancients

Play Episode Listen Later May 14, 2022 68:00


This insightful look at the planet Mars, questions NASA/JPL's continual cover-up of a lost civilization and the significant remains of buildings, pyramids and massive relief sculptures which cover the surface of the red planet. The panelist include:William Saunders: William R. Saunders graduated from the University of Alberta in Edmonton in 1977 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Geomorphology. He began work in the petroleum industry in Calgary, Alberta in 1978 and currently works as a petroleum geoscience consultant in Calgary. He was reintroduced to the "Face on Mars" in 1991 by Richard Hoagland's book, The Monuments of Mars. He began looking at the Mars Global Surveyor images on NASA's web site with their first release in April of 1998. He met George Haas on a web-site discussion group shortly thereafter.George Haas: George J. Haas is founder and premier investigator of The Cydonia Institute, established in 1991. He is a member of the Archaeological Institute of America and the Pre-Columbian Society of the University of Pennsylvania. Mr. Haas is also an artist, art instructor, writer, and curator. He is a member and former director of the Sculptors' Association of New Jersey. He has also authored monographs for various art exhibitions, and had a one-man show at the OK Harris Gallery of Art in New York City. He became interested in the "Face on Mars" after reading a book on the subject by Randolfo Rafael Pozos in 1991. Mark Carlotto: Mark Carlotto is an aerospace engineer with over thirty years of experience in satellite imaging, remote sensing, signal and image processing, pattern recognition, and app development. He received a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Carnegie-Mellon University in 1981 and has published over one hundred technical articles and written six books. In Before Atlantis, Dr. Carlotto draws from his unique background and experience to propose new answers to basic questions concerning human origins, ancient technology, and archaeological enigmas.

MediocreMovie.Club - Podcast
The Right Apollo Contact

MediocreMovie.Club - Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 14, 2022


Jon and JR chat about NASA movies with Apollo 10 1/2, The Right Stuff, and Contact. It's up for grabs which subject Jon rambles on about for longer: his love for Carl Sagan or the loss of reckless freedom that American kids used to have. JR's a good sport and only tells him he's full of shit once or twice. the_right_apollo_contact.mp3File Size: 69637 kbFile Type: mp3Download File [...]

Noticiero Univision
"Hay leche de fórmula para bebés de indocumentados"

Noticiero Univision

Play Episode Listen Later May 13, 2022 23:11


7 migrantes murieron ahogados luego de intentar cruzar el Río Bravo desde Piedras NegrasJuez federal de Luisiana escuchó argumentos en pro y en contra de eliminar el Título 42.En California el sueldo mínimo aumentará $15.50 por hora en enero. Tal y como advirtió su padre, la autopsia independiente realizada a la joven Debanhi Escobar reveló que fue asesinada y también fue víctima de violencia sexual.Elon Musk, anunció que no comprará Twitter por ahora.

All TWiT.tv Shows (MP3)
This Week in Space 11: A Bloody Moon

All TWiT.tv Shows (MP3)

Play Episode Listen Later May 13, 2022 71:28


On the night of May 15, the moon will slip into the Earth's shadow for a remarkable celestial event: a blood moon eclipse. It's not as sinister as it sounds but will be a great show late in the evening. We'll tell you all about it and how to watch it, as well as the Great Mars Quake, moon plants, and the black hole at the center of the galaxy! Hosts: Rod Pyle and Tariq Malik Guest: Joe Rao Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/this-week-in-space. Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at https://twit.tv/clubtwit Sponsors: itpro.tv/twit promo code TWIT30 Blueland.com/SPACE

Mike Busey Show
Pirate Porn & Astronauts

Mike Busey Show

Play Episode Listen Later May 13, 2022 120:32


Even though they were told not to talk about it Mike and Miguel decide the listeners can be trusted so the guys talk about their recent mission involving NASA, Space X and a coast guard chopper. Plus Mikes been bit by the treasure hunting bug and Country Music Sensation Koe Wetzle invited the guys to his show then stops by the Castle and parties all night All this plus ghost blowies, Jenny Jizz and Pirates on this weeks episode of The Mike Busey Show See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Pre-Shift
#91 - Sad Bean Burrito

Pre-Shift

Play Episode Listen Later May 13, 2022 59:10


It's okay, we'll get through this together. The boys made it through another booze-filled, drug induced weekend. Jonesy bleeds all over the bar. Thomas witnesses a car crash, at the park and Frank wonders how many times he's sat on a cocaine toilet seat. NASA nudes, The Time Traveler, forearm penis and more Lake Mead news. R.I.P. to the Ipod.

La Radio de la República
TIRO EN EL POLI

La Radio de la República

Play Episode Listen Later May 13, 2022 26:52


Señora bonita. Amigo amo de casa. ¡Por fin! Viernes 13, ni se case ni se enbaruqe. Mejor desinformese. ¿Cómo qué cuando?. ¿Cómo que donde? Ahorita y aquí merengues. Pare la oreja, súbale a su radito que estas son las noticias:¡NOS VEMOS A LA SALIDA!… Politécnico Nacional reprueba y condena los actos de violencia del miércoles. Y al que no esté de acuerdo, nos vemos donde quieran para empanizarnos la matraca.¡MÁS FREGONES QUE BONITOS!… Suprema Corte ordena mantener reservados los datos de personal de la Fiscalía General… ¿Qué pasó con esa transparencia, carnal?¡AYURA, NASA!… Jaime Rodriguez El Bronco, pide ayuda al presidente por comportamiento atrás… digo atroz.Y EN LA MAÑANERA… PRIMERO LOS POBRES, LOS POBRES DELINCUENTES… AMLI reafirma su postura de Haz Patria y abraza a un delincuente… Oriéntalo, no lo juzgues.Completamente en vivo y en directo. De Grupo Fórmula, el mejor de los grupos, transmitiendo a todo México y donde alcance la antenota. Abriendo la conversación. Cerrando el cuadrante radial. Ya llegó el comentario desatinado, el análisis innecesario, la crítica destructiva… Chumel Torres.

O'Connor & Company
05.13.22: [Hour 2 / 6 AM]: Crack Pipes, Space News, Critter News, Eric Felton, Total Lunar Eclipse

O'Connor & Company

Play Episode Listen Later May 13, 2022 29:29


In the second hour of the morning show, Larry O'Connor and Patrice Onwuka talked to Eric Felton about rising crime in D.C. and NASA's Andrea Jones about the upcoming total lunar eclipse. They also talked about Biden's crack pipe kits, some cool space news about moon plants and black holes in the Milky Way, critter news about a sick baby Fox and a lawsuit over a trespassing neighborhood cat. For more coverage on the issues that matter to you, visit www.WMAL.com, download the WMAL app or tune in live on WMAL-FM 105.9 FM from 5-9 AM ET. To join the conversation, check us out on Twitter: @WMALDC, @LarryOConnor, @Jgunlock,and @patrickpinkfile. Show website: https://www.wmal.com/oconnor-company/ See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

NASACast Video
This Week @NASA, May 13, 2022

NASACast Video

Play Episode Listen Later May 13, 2022


Webb Telescope in Final Phase of Instrument Setup and more ...

NASACast: This Week @ NASA Video
This Week @NASA, May 13, 2022

NASACast: This Week @ NASA Video

Play Episode Listen Later May 13, 2022


Webb Telescope in Final Phase of Instrument Setup and more ...

NASACast Audio
This Week @NASA, May 13, 2022

NASACast Audio

Play Episode Listen Later May 13, 2022


Webb Telescope in Final Phase of Instrument Setup and more ...

NASACast: This Week @NASA Audio
This Week @NASA, May 13, 2022

NASACast: This Week @NASA Audio

Play Episode Listen Later May 13, 2022


Webb Telescope in Final Phase of Instrument Setup and more ...

Travelers In The Night
692-Lonely Fragment(475)

Travelers In The Night

Play Episode Listen Later May 13, 2022 2:01


A 2000 foot diameter space rock has stories to tell about violent events long ago. Asteroid hunters are eager to track this huge collision fragment and look for members of its family as it passes near Earth in 2026.

Science & Technology - Voice of America
NASA Releases New Black Hole ‘Sounds' - May 13, 2022

Science & Technology - Voice of America

Play Episode Listen Later May 13, 2022 5:47


O'Connor & Company
05.13.22: NASA's Andrea Jones Interview

O'Connor & Company

Play Episode Listen Later May 13, 2022 5:04


Andrea Jones, NASA Science Communicator, joined WMAL's "O'Connor and Company" radio program on Friday to discuss the upcoming total lunar eclipse on Sunday night. BIO: Andrea Jones is a planetary geologist and the Public Engagement Lead of the Solar System Exploration Division at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center. A total lunar eclipse will turn the moon red Sunday night As summer approaches and the weather warms up, our nearest celestial neighbor has a special treat for skywatchers – a total lunar eclipse visible across North and South America the evening of Sunday, May 15. For 84 minutes, the Moon will cross through Earth's shadow, making the full Moon appear a coppery red as it reflects back all of Earth's sunrises and sunsets. For more coverage on the issues that matter to you, visit www.WMAL.com, download the WMAL app or tune in live on WMAL-FM 105.9 FM from 5-9 AM ET. To join the conversation, check us out on Twitter: @WMALDC, @LarryOConnor, @Jgunlock,and @patrickpinkfile. Show website: https://www.wmal.com/oconnor-company/ See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

NASACast Audio
Gravity Assist: How to Grow Food on the Moon

NASACast Audio

Play Episode Listen Later May 13, 2022


Space botanists are working on strategies to grow crops on the lunar surface, as NASA makes strides toward sending astronauts to the Moon through the Artemis program.

Gravity Assist
Gravity Assist: How to Grow Food on the Moon

Gravity Assist

Play Episode Listen Later May 13, 2022


Space botanists are working on strategies to grow crops on the lunar surface, as NASA makes strides toward sending astronauts to the Moon through the Artemis program.

Super U Podcast
The Rule of Three | The Focus Project #20

Super U Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 13, 2022 16:12


This audible clip from Erik Qualman's #1 Bestselling book The Focus Project covers the rule of three. The rule of three in communication is a writing and speaking principle that suggests that a series of three events or characters is more humorous, satisfying, and effective than other numbers in engaging the audience. 5x Best Selling Author and Motivational Speaker Erik Qualman has performed in over 55 countries and reached over 50 million people. His Socialnomics work has been on 60 Minutes to the Wall Street Journal and used by the National Guard to NASA. His book Digital Leader propelled him to be voted the 2nd Most Likeable Author in the World behind Harry Potter's J.K. Rowling. Have Erik speak at your conference: eq@equalman.com Learn more at: https://equalman.com/

The 'X' Zone Broadcast Network
Rob McConnell Interviews - BART SIBREL - A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Moon - The Greatest Conspiracy of All Time

The 'X' Zone Broadcast Network

Play Episode Listen Later May 13, 2022 45:18


The greatest government cover up of all time - Was there a moon landing hoax conspiracy? Was the moon landing fake? What is NASA hiding? We have the Documentary DVDs that answer these questions. How does the Iron Triangle fit in? What were the motives? Was the space race a military race, and was it real or fabricated? Now, more than ever before, people want answers. But what now? Are we soon to reach a point in history where technology creates 'facts', in an age where life-like Computer Graphics Imagery (CGI) can create reality? Begin now, on your own personal path of research - through the seven most highly acclaimed documentary films dealing with this subject - the Moon Landing Hoax. - www.moonmovie.com Now listen to all our XZBN shows, with our compliments go to: https://www.spreaker.com/user/xzoneradiotv or www.xzoneuniverse.com *** AND NOW *** The ‘X' Zone TV Channel on SimulTV - www.simultv.com The ‘X' Zone TV Channel Radio Feed (Free - No Subscription Required) - https://www.spreaker.com/show/xztv-the-x-zone-tv-show-audio The ‘X' Chronicles Newspaper - www.xchroniclesnewspaper.com (Free) To contact Rob McConnell - misterx@xzoneradiotv.com

The 'X' Zone Broadcast Network
Rob McConnell Interviews - BART SIBREL - A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Moon - The Greatest Conspiracy of All Time

The 'X' Zone Broadcast Network

Play Episode Listen Later May 13, 2022 45:18


The greatest government cover up of all time - Was there a moon landing hoax conspiracy? Was the moon landing fake? What is NASA hiding? We have the Documentary DVDs that answer these questions. How does the Iron Triangle fit in? What were the motives? Was the space race a military race, and was it real or fabricated? Now, more than ever before, people want answers. But what now? Are we soon to reach a point in history where technology creates 'facts', in an age where life-like Computer Graphics Imagery (CGI) can create reality? Begin now, on your own personal path of research - through the seven most highly acclaimed documentary films dealing with this subject - the Moon Landing Hoax. - www.moonmovie.com Now listen to all our XZBN shows, with our compliments go to: https://www.spreaker.com/user/xzoneradiotv or www.xzoneuniverse.com *** AND NOW *** The ‘X' Zone TV Channel on SimulTV - www.simultv.com The ‘X' Zone TV Channel Radio Feed (Free - No Subscription Required) - https://www.spreaker.com/show/xztv-the-x-zone-tv-show-audio The ‘X' Chronicles Newspaper - www.xchroniclesnewspaper.com (Free) To contact Rob McConnell - misterx@xzoneradiotv.com

SpaceTime with Stuart Gary | Astronomy, Space & Science News

SpaceTime Series 25 Episode 54*Scientists want to probe UranusAstronomers are recommending a new mission to explore the ice giant Uranus.The push comes thanks to a planetary alignment which would allow a spacecraft to slingshot there in 2031.*The James Webb Space Telescope is now in full focusNASA's James Webb Space Telescope is now in full alignment and ready for commissioning.*The SOFIA flying telescope grounded for goodSome sad news with NASA and the German Aerospace Center DLR ending operations of the SOFIA flying telescope.*May SkywatchWe explore the constellation Scorpius, the spectacular M6 and M7 open star clusters and the Eta-Aquarids meteor shower produced by Halley's Comet in the May edition of Skywatch.Listen to SpaceTime on your favorite podcast app with our universal listen link: https://spacetimewithstuartgary.com/listen For more SpaceTime and show links: https://linktr.ee/biteszHQ If you love this podcast, please get someone else to listen to. Thank you…To become a SpaceTime supporter and unlock commercial free editions of the show, gain early access and bonus content, please visit https://bitesz.supercast.com/ . Premium version now available via Spotify and Apple Podcasts.For more podcasts visit our HQ at https://bitesz.com #astronomy #space #science #news #podcast #spacetime #jwst #uranus

Sit Back with Uncle Yak
SBWUY Episode 108 Black Knight Satellite

Sit Back with Uncle Yak

Play Episode Listen Later May 13, 2022 52:51


This episode I look into the Black Knight Satellite theory that claims an alien satellite has been orbiting Earth since 1899. The only evidence of its existence comes in the form of a picture taken by NASA in 1998, while conducting repairs to the International Space Station. Is the Black Knight Satellite real or is it fake? Tune in and decide for yourself.

Innovation Now
Enigmatic Planets

Innovation Now

Play Episode Listen Later May 13, 2022


Astronomers have a new set of eyes on the TRAPPIST-1 system - the recently launched James Webb Space Telescope.

Wake Up Late with Dougie Show
May 11, 2022 with Dougie Almeida, LA Hardy & Dean Napolitano

Wake Up Late with Dougie Show

Play Episode Listen Later May 13, 2022 54:40


Todays Topics Being a Florida Comic, Dave Chappelle Gets Tackled on Stage, Dean Shares Story of When He was Attacked by an Audience Member, Ways to Defend Yourself on Stage, & How Far Away are We From Complete Chaos?  The News is a Joke "A Russian reality TV show called 'I'm Not Gay' makes 8 contestants guess which is gay — and it's hosted by a right-wing politician", "NASA wants to send nudes to space in order to attract aliens", "Ulta Beauty apologizes for 'Come hang with Kate Spade' perfume promo email", "Canada Proposes Space Law to Punish Crimes Committed on Moon", "A Russian oil tycoon was found dead after reportedly being treated with toad venom to cure a hangover", "Maine close to ridding license plates of obscenities", & "Car owner who left Jeep at dealership gets sued after worker dies during oil change" Thanks for Listening 

News & Views with Joel Heitkamp
Williston Economic Summit : Don Cardon and Jeff DeWit

News & Views with Joel Heitkamp

Play Episode Listen Later May 12, 2022 15:31


05/12/22 : Joel is joined by the Founder and CEO of Cardon Global and Cardon Development Group, Don Cardon. Also on the interview is Jeff DeWit, the former Chief Financial Officer of NASA and Cardon board member.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Broeske and Musson
5.12.2022 - Sounds from Deep Space

Broeske and Musson

Play Episode Listen Later May 12, 2022 3:28


NASA releases a recording of "sounds" from a black hole.  Christina and John think it sounds more like "Sounds from Hell". See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Combating the Madness
2000 Mules Review, SCOTUS Leaker Update, Nudes In Space

Combating the Madness

Play Episode Listen Later May 12, 2022 41:02


What's the deal with the 2000 mules documentary? Why don't we know who the SCOTUS leaker is yet? Is NASA sending nudes to space?

Earth Ancients
The Mars Panel, Part 2: What NASA/JPL Won't Tell Us About Mars

Earth Ancients

Play Episode Listen Later May 12, 2022 64:34


This insightful look at the planet Mars, questions NASA/JPL's continual cover-up of a lost civilization and the significant remains of buildings, pyramids and massive relief sculptures which cover the surface of the red planet. The panelist include:William Saunders: William R. Saunders graduated from the University of Alberta in Edmonton in 1977 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Geomorphology. He began work in the petroleum industry in Calgary, Alberta in 1978 and currently works as a petroleum geoscience consultant in Calgary. He was reintroduced to the "Face on Mars" in 1991 by Richard Hoagland's book, The Monuments of Mars. He began looking at the Mars Global Surveyor images on NASA's web site with their first release in April of 1998. He met George Haas on a web-site discussion group shortly thereafter.George Haas: George J. Haas is founder and premier investigator of The Cydonia Institute, established in 1991. He is a member of the Archaeological Institute of America and the Pre-Columbian Society of the University of Pennsylvania. Mr. Haas is also an artist, art instructor, writer, and curator. He is a member and former director of the Sculptors' Association of New Jersey. He has also authored monographs for various art exhibitions, and had a one-man show at the OK Harris Gallery of Art in New York City. He became interested in the "Face on Mars" after reading a book on the subject by Randolfo Rafael Pozos in 1991. Mark Carlotto: Mark Carlotto is an aerospace engineer with over thirty years of experience in satellite imaging, remote sensing, signal and image processing, pattern recognition, and app development. He received a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Carnegie-Mellon University in 1981 and has published over one hundred technical articles and written six books. In Before Atlantis, Dr. Carlotto draws from his unique background and experience to propose new answers to basic questions concerning human origins, ancient technology, and archaeological enigmas.

WorldAffairs
From Engineer to Ambassador: Chantale Wong - AAPI Heritage

WorldAffairs

Play Episode Listen Later May 12, 2022 59:52


On February 9th, the U.S. Senate confirmed Chantale Wong as the U.S. Executive Director of the Asian Development Bank. On that day, she became the first LGBTQ person of color and the first "out" lesbian, to hold the rank of ambassador in the U.S. For the past 30 years, Ambassador Wong has spurned tradition and overcome challenges to forge her own trailblazing path, breaking barriers along the way. Her journey began in 1960, when at the age of six, her grandmother smuggled her out of Shanghai, and has included a thirty year career in public service, including stops at San Francisco's Public Utilities Commission, NASA, the Treasury Department and a brief stint as photographer for the late Congressman John Lewis. During this Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, we celebrated the life and career of Chantale Wong at a live event on May 3, 2022. This is an excerpt of her conversation with Dean Fealk. Guest: Ambassador Chantale Wong, U.S. Executive Director, Asia Development Bank Host:  Dean Fealk, World Affairs trustee and co-managing partner at DLA Piper. If you appreciate this episode and want to support the work we do, please consider making a donation to World Affairs. We cannot do this work without your help. Thank you.

Kathy Sullivan Explores
An Unidentified Flying Object?

Kathy Sullivan Explores

Play Episode Listen Later May 12, 2022 8:26


One of the coolest assignments I had back in my early astronaut days was being the science equipment operator aboard NASA's WB-57F aircraft. It was 1982 when I flew an unusual mission not only because of the sinister feel of the WB-57F or the assignment's details, but also because of what came after it—and the foreboding I felt that night seems confirmed by recent events far too often. In this episode, you'll hear about the UFO sighting that defined one of my early missions as an astronaut. I discuss NASA's WB-57F aircraft and describe why astronauts get picked for science operator roles. I also explain how public distrust can lead to social collapse and underscore the importance of creating a common ground with everyone, every day. “The spread of this could atomize everything—shatter social structures into fragments of individuals awashed in distrust of everything except their own experiences and perceptions.” - Kathy Sullivan This week on Kathy Sullivan Explores: My assignment aboard the NASA WB-57F aircraft What the WB-57F aircraft's like, its uses in science, and what makes it sinister A UFO sighting and the public's perception of it The long-term implications of distrust Our Favorite Quotes: “They had seen a UFO, and dismissed the explanation out of hand. My laughter soon gave way to worry as I deeply thought about the long-term implications of this mindset.” “We can each do something within our own circle to build a piece of common ground with those around us regardless of their views. No matter how small that may be, it will matter.” - Kathy Sullivan Spaceship Not Required I'm Kathy Sullivan, the only person to have walked in space and gone to the deepest point in the ocean. I'm an explorer, and that doesn't always have to involve going to some remote or exotic place. It simply requires a commitment to put curiosity into action. In this podcast, you can explore, reflecting on lessons learned from life so far and from my brilliant and ever-inquisitive guests. We explore together in this very moment from right where you are--spaceship not required. Welcome to Kathy Sullivan Explores. Visit my website atkathysullivanexplores.com to sign up for seven astronaut tips to improving your life on earth and be the first to discover future episodes and learn about more exciting adventures ahead! Don't forget to leave a rating and review wherever you get your podcasts! Spotify IStitcher IApple Podcasts I iHeart Radio ITuneIn IGoogle IAmazon Music. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Wine and Weed
Nudes In Space, Chappelle's Attacker & Roe v. Wade (w/ Sam Jay!)

Wine and Weed

Play Episode Listen Later May 12, 2022 98:21


Sam Jay (HBO, Netflix) returns to Wine & Weed to talk about the news of the week with Steelo Brim & Chris Reinacher. This week, they cover a flight that turned back because it didn't have a qualified pilot, NASA sending nudes to space, the death penalty for abortion, Elon Musk's prediction, Dave Chappelle's attacker and more. Alaha Jade reads the facts.

Giant Robots Smashing Into Other Giant Robots
422: Verge HealthTech Fund with Joseph Mocanu

Giant Robots Smashing Into Other Giant Robots

Play Episode Listen Later May 12, 2022 36:52


Joseph Mocanu is Co-founder and Managing Director of Verge HealthTech Fund, which invests globally in seed-stage healthcare technology startups relevant to emerging Asia that focus on disease prevention and management, digital therapies, and health system efficiency. Chad talks with Joseph about the healthcare landscape in different places of the world, funding criteria for companies, and how the pandemic has changed prospects for the fund and the market in general. Verge HealthTech Fund (https://www.vergehc.com/) Follow Verge HealthTech Fund on LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/company/verge-healthtech-fund-i/). Follow Joseph on Twitter (https://twitter.com/jmocanu) or LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/jmocanu/). Follow thoughtbot on Twitter (https://twitter.com/thoughtbot) or LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/company/150727/). Become a Sponsor (https://thoughtbot.com/sponsorship) of Giant Robots! Transcript: CHAD: This is the Giant Robots Smashing Into Other Giant Robots Podcast, where we explore the design, development, and business of great products. I'm your host, Chad Pytel, and with me today is Joseph Mocanu, Co-founder and Managing Director of Verge HealthTech Fund, which invests globally in seed-stage healthcare technology startups relevant to emerging Asia that focus on disease prevention and management, digital therapies, and health system efficiency. Joseph, thank you for joining me. JOSEPH: Thanks so much, Chad, for having me. CHAD: So you have been focused on emerging Asia healthtech for a little while both at Verge HealthTech Fund, and prior to that, how did you get involved in this space? JOSEPH: I wish I had a really cool, deliberate story that made it sound like it was a smooth transition from point A to point B. But I simply have to owe it to an opportunity to transfer to the region through my old employer which is Oliver Wyman, a global management consultancy. So I joined this consultancy in 2011 after doing my Ph.D. and MBA really to understand how to be a better investor, which, again, sounds a little bit backwards. But I had worked at a hedge fund in China just after my MBA, and I learned that they use management consulting techniques to add value to their portfolio companies. And I thought that's a great skill to learn. And it'd be great to even learn it in English and doing it in healthcare 100% of the time. So I had joined Oliver Wyman in 2011 in Toronto office back home, where I spent a lot of my life. And they asked me one day if I wanted to transfer to the Singapore office to help start healthcare over there. And when I went to Singapore, of course, it's this futuristic city, really well planned. It's got a lot of fine names and a reputation globally of being a modern cosmopolitan place to do business. Some people refer to it as Asia-lite. But the surrounding areas have a lot of issues when it comes to their health systems. I knew this from an academic perspective, having studied about the region before moving to Singapore but seeing it firsthand was a completely different experience. At the time, I was working for primarily pharmaceutical clients, helping them with market access and other commercially relevant activities. And they were faced with a fundamental challenge of trying to sell their product, which was usually placed in the premium category to markets that had difficulty affording this. And not only did it have difficulty affording this, it had difficulty in delivering it as well as in using the product appropriately, making sure it gets to the patients when it's needed at the right time, at the right dose. And so they were looking for partners. They were looking for partners on the ground that could assist with this delivery education, the technology, and the financing around it as well. Now, there was a real shortage of said partners on the ground. At the same time, there were also insurance companies that wanted to expand their business. They also realized that the policies tended to be a bit simple, and they tended to resemble one another across competitors. And also, to manage increasing claims, they had a tendency to increase the premium that they charged. This was not possible to do indefinitely. And at some point, they needed to actually manage the medical conditions, which you're probably seeing more and more of in the U.S. and in Western markets, less so of in this part of the world. And then lastly, you had conglomerates and investors who said, "Hey, we hear healthcare is going to be a pretty hot field. How do we get started? How do we invest?" And all of this basically set me on a mission of target hunting. And during the course of this, well, I met a lot of interesting companies, a lot of them really, really early in their journey and really too small for any of my clients to find a meaningful way to engage with them. And unfortunately, they couldn't get to the point where they are relevant and large enough to engage with without a lot of capital. This is where, you know, you'd have a nice investment ecosystem coming in to fill in the gaps. This, unfortunately, did not really exist at the time. And I had the hubris of thinking that I could do something about it by being an angel investor and starting to support these founders directly, which, thankfully, seemed to work to a certain degree. It worked to the point where one day, I woke up, and I realized I had 13 angel investments, 9 of which were in healthcare technology, and not a lot of money left in my bank account to do other things with. CHAD: Uh-oh. [laughs] JOSEPH: Yeah. And at the same time, I also realized that the work that those founders are doing is a whole lot more impactful than me sitting up until 3:00 o'clock in the morning every night writing PowerPoint slides or begging analysts to write the PowerPoint slides that would more or less sit and collect dust on my clients' shelves for various reasons. So I came to the realization that I need to do this full time. I didn't have, you know, $10 million in my pocket as reference to spending all my money on angel investments. So I realized that I have to use other people's money, and the way to do that is to join a fund. Now, the problem with that idea is that there weren't any funds that were doing this, like really, really early investing in healthtech companies in the region that was really geared to helping solve some of these really big access challenges. So then I realized I had to start a VC fund that did this and only this. So that's really kind of a long-winded introduction as to how I got started with this. CHAD: Yeah, I want to come back to the process of actually starting a VC fund in a bit. But I'm curious, were the companies that you were doing angel investment in and now doing seed-stage investment in do they tend to be local companies, or do they tend to be international companies that are planning to solve a problem locally? JOSEPH: It's funny you ask that. At the beginning, they were local. Well, actually, if I really were to take a step back, the very first angel investment I made was for a mentee, and she was based in Toronto. But I'd say that the first true angel investment I made, you know, it was in Singapore, first and foremost, because I was there. And then I started branching out. I started making investments in the Philippines. I started looking at companies in Taiwan and other parts. And actually, that opened my eyes to the fact that there may be other companies around the world that are trying to solve a problem that may not necessarily be in my own backyard. So I started to, you know, cheekily, I sent my wife to tech conferences around the world. And she herself is an entrepreneur from the tech industry; hardware was her specialty. And we started identifying companies from all over the world. And the second angel investment where I was the very first investor was actually from a company in South Africa with similar challenges. So the things that we saw as major health system deficiencies or maybe shortages in infrastructure and human capital were very much true not just in Southeast Asia but in a lot of parts of the world. And we noticed that while there were different reasons for why they ended up in that position, the outcome was similar. CHAD: I'm not sure that everyone listening has a good sense of what the healthcare landscape actually looks like in these different places of the world. So let's take insurance, for example; what is the insurance landscape, generally speaking, in Southeast Asian countries? JOSEPH: So, in Southeast Asia, we do have insurers. I mean, private insurance is certainly there. But it's just not -- CHAD: Do most companies have public insurance, too, like universal healthcare? JOSEPH: That depends on which country you're in. Now, the one interesting thing about our entire region is that they've all committed to universal healthcare coverage. I would say that the implementation thereof has been heterogeneous; let's put it that way. Out of Southeast Asian countries that are not Singapore, I'd say that Thailand probably has the strongest public healthcare system. And in fact, they even do health technology assessments, which is really looking at the true cost-effectiveness of a new intervention versus what's currently done in practice to make decisions as to whether they're going to pay for it. And they cover a pretty high percentage of their population with this. And then there are other places where the financing mechanisms are in place, but you don't necessarily have the doctors or the hospitals where they need to be to address the needs of the population. Still, we are dealing with places that are not fully urbanized. And in fact, a good deal of the population is still working on the pharm, basically. One of the other complexities of our region is that just between the Philippines and Indonesia, which together has a combined population of 380 million at least, maybe it's 390 now, you've got 25,000 islands, and not all of those islands tend to hold major tier-one cities, even though they can hold a lot of people. And if there is one thing about healthcare that seems to be a universal truth is that highly skilled workers like to live in the rich cities. CHAD: And so what I'm hearing is that on an individual island, if there's not a major city there, the access to the actual healthcare might be really limited. JOSEPH: That is exactly it. CHAD: In these economies in these countries, it's typical to have private insurance layered on top. But the pharmas probably aren't doing that, right? JOSEPH: Oh, no, no, unfortunately not. There are some pilots of trying to do co-ops or collective insurance or micro-insurance policies. But again, when you look at the amount of premium that they could pay in, the kind of coverage they get is pretty basic. CHAD: So, how does that landscape influence the solutions that startups are creating? JOSEPH: Well, first and foremost, you've got to try to get some sort of mechanism by which you can seek care without having to travel too much. And I think that concept is extremely familiar to all of us thanks to the global pandemic that I hope we're coming out of right now, although there's always a new strain surprising us. The idea of basic telemedicine is one that can have a great deal of impact in these populations. But even before that, just understanding the importance of healthcare, like, what the concept of healthcare is, what the concept of the modern medical system is, is something that a fair number of people never really had awareness of. And I'll call out an example country, and I try not to call out too many examples. But Indonesia did a really good job of educating people about the concept of healthcare when they promoted their universal healthcare coverage. Even if they didn't have the ability to deliver it as well as they wanted to or as widespread as they wanted to, at least they got people paying attention to this concept called health. So awareness is really the first step. The second challenge is all right, so you know health exists. When do you know when you need it? Where are you going to find a doctor? How do you know if a doctor is even good? And how do you know that the products that you're going to get are appropriate? So there are so many challenges that you have to face when you are in a lack of access situation. CHAD: I assume you're getting pitched on a lot of ideas coming to your fund, a lot of startups. Correct me if that's wrong. [laughs] JOSEPH: No, no, that's absolutely true. So one of the blessings and curses of being one of the very few super early-stage healthtech venture funds out there is that there aren't many of us out there. And when we started...let's just put it this way, if I could find a fund that was doing what I wanted to do, I would have sent my CV in, and I couldn't. And starting a fund was basically the last thing I wanted to do, having never worked at a VC before or ever raised money in my life before. So I still think that we are the only truly global impact-oriented seed - I hate the term pre-seed, but I'll use it because of the audience's familiarity with it- investment fund out there right now for healthtech. So by virtue of that, we do see a lot of companies. CHAD: So what are some of the criteria? JOSEPH: So I'd say some of the criteria that we look for is number one, are you solving a real problem? And we define a real problem by the breadth of the problem, like, how many people are suffering from it or how systemic is this problem if it's an infrastructural one? And depth being how severe is this problem: is it life or death, or is it a minor inconvenience? So first and foremost, it's got to be solving a real problem. Second, it's really around the team. You need a lot of clinical, technical, and commercial experience in order to pull off a healthtech startup successfully. And even before that, we want to understand why are you doing this? Because this is not easy. I'd say on a scale of 1 to 10, doing a startup is like an eight, and then doing a healthtech startup is like an 11. It's slow; it's technical, it's regulated, it's super risky. And health systems are very pathway-dependent in the intent to not have many things in common with one another. So it is really, really hard. So we want to know the motivation. Are you going to stick through the thick and thin, or are you doing this healthtech startup because you think healthtech is cool or hot this particular period in the market cycle? So that's another criterion. Another criterion is, well, what's your edge? I mean, okay, you can have a great team, and I think that is definitely a prerequisite. You can solve a problem. But do you have something that could make sure that you are going to be competitive and remain competitive? CHAD: Given the barriers to market entry that you just outlined, do most of the companies that you're investing in have any sort of traction already in the market, or where are they in the product development or business development cycle? JOSEPH: I'm going to give the ultimate cop-out answer of it depends. CHAD: [laughs] Yeah. JOSEPH: But I will qualify that by saying it depends on whether it's hardware or software, and it depends whether it's regulated or non-regulated. So if you are a software company that's unregulated so, what does this mean? It could be like a marketplace. It could be health education. It could be some telemedicine in a loosely regulated market. We'd really like to see user traction. We'd really like to see revenue even. However, if you're a device company and you need to get FDA before you can earn a single dollar, we're okay with it being a science experiment or a prototype on the table as long as the science part of it has been de-risked. So if we know that the fundamental scientific principles are sound, then we're willing to take the productization and regulatory risk because we've been through this journey ourselves. CHAD: And also, you said a team is really important, so if it's a team that has never gone through that before, that's less attractive than a team that has done it before, I assume. JOSEPH: Yeah, absolutely. However, one of the challenges is that outside of the U.S., certain European markets in Israel, it's really difficult to find a team that's gone through the entire medical device development process before. So you are going to rely heavily on your professional service providers, consultants, advisors, other investors who've done this before. And as long as you have at least a path to getting to a point where you can unlock and utilize that expertise, that's okay. But if you don't, then that's a really, really big risk. 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That's A-G-E-N-C-Y, the letter U. CHAD: Earlier, you said FDA. FDA is a United States thing. Do most countries in Southeast Asia have a local regulatory agency like the FDA that things need to be approved through? JOSEPH: Yep, every single one. The question is, what's the process to go through that? Generally speaking, the FDA, as well as the European equivalent, which is the CE Mark, are used as predicates in order to kind of shortcut the process, make it go a little bit faster. Because then you don't have to create a bunch of new work or get the local regulator to really try to do things that they're unfamiliar with. CHAD: You said it's fairly rare for teams to have concrete experience doing that in the local market. Does that mean that most of these markets have been served by, I don't know, large companies previously? JOSEPH: Yeah, and still are. A fair number of emerging markets don't even have the manufacturing capability to even do local production, so they require a lot of importation. I'd say that this is a different case when it comes to generic pharmaceuticals and maybe vaccines and some consumables. But complex devices and biologics are generally manufactured in more developed markets or larger economies. CHAD: Yeah. Well, you mentioned the pandemic, and I'm curious how the pandemic has changed either your prospects for the fund but also the market in general. JOSEPH: I would say, again, it's both a blessing and a curse. So during the start of the pandemic, there was a great deal of societal and economic uncertainty around where are we going to be as a species in six months? And I remember early 2020; it was kind of these Hollywood movies that would paint this kind of semi-apocalyptic picture of where we're going to end up. And as a consequence, people really puckered up and stopped investing in things. I would say that the other side of it is now much of the world understands what it's like to not have access to quality healthcare or even access to healthcare. You see people not going to the hospital for things that they ought to and then suffering the consequences at home, like, let's say, not going for that heart checkup, and then you having a heart attack at home and passing when you otherwise wouldn't have. Or even cancer patients having to delay their therapy because the hospital is just too full. So this concept of telemedicine which has always been resisted by both the payers and providers for being infeasible, or inaccurate, or impossible to fund properly, suddenly had to be done. And the concept of telemedicine is fairly old. I mean, how else would you treat your astronauts in space in the '60s if they got sick? So this is something that NASA thought of and invented and implemented, you know, decades and decades ago. And finally, this came forward. And I was pleasantly surprised to see...and again, I'll quote the U.S. here where The Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services or CMS actually reimbursed a bunch of remote procedure codes, which is pretty amazing. And I think that was opening Pandora's Box. There's no going back from that. So I think telemedicine is absolutely here to stay. And the real challenge now is really how to make it more user-friendly, how to improve it, how to improve the decisions that come from it. I really don't think it's going back. And as a consequence of this, it's really benefited a lot of our startups that were trying to build this remote-connected future anyway. CHAD: Has there also been an influx of those kinds of startups? JOSEPH: Absolutely. I would say that there has been a veritable Cambrian explosion of startups where everyone and their uncle is starting a healthtech startup as well as a healthtech fund. I see a lot of new funds coming up promising to invest in this space. So I think it's good in that there's going to be a lot of really new ideas, and hopefully, it's going to improve the standard of care for everyone around the world. But at the same time, it is creating a lot of noise, and it's becoming increasingly difficult to filter through that. CHAD: Do the solutions tend to be local? I guess the nature of my question was, you know, like messaging apps. [laughs] Different countries have different popular messaging apps. What do you see as the penetration of different telemedicine solutions in the different countries? Do you think it's going to be, oh, you know, this is popular in this country? Or do you think it's possible for one company to come in and really have a significant impact in the market across multiple markets? JOSEPH: Yeah, I think it's eventually going to be the latter. So at the start, you do see that you have your national champions. And like instant messaging apps, it's kind of like a 90-10 rule where the number 1 player takes 90% of the market, number 2 takes most of what's left, and then number 3 player caters to some niche or another. And I see two competing forces here; one is, yes, there may be a big player like Babylon or Crew who comes in and rolls up everything backed by heaps of capital. But the other thing could also be that all the health systems start saying, "You know what? Why are we working with an external company? Why don't we just develop all these capabilities ourselves and then keep the patient captive?" And you are starting to see middleware providers who are basically providing that telemedicine layer, white-labeling it, or giving API access to the providers themselves, the legacy providers themselves, and then allowing them to do that. And I actually saw this statistic...I don't know how accurate it was, but I saw a chart in the U.S. that white-labeled or internal telemedicine consults exceeded the number of Teladoc consultations, which is the largest platform in the U.S., at some point last year. CHAD: I'm wondering, do you know if Teladoc uses Twilio? JOSEPH: I really should know the answer to that question, but unfortunately, I do not. CHAD: Because my sense is the real winner in this game might be companies like Twilio because I think everyone is using them. [laughs] JOSEPH: That makes a ton of sense. So when we do look at some investments, we actually want to invest in middleware because why duke it out to be the platform when you're the utility provider? CHAD: So let's turn our attention to the actual creation of the fund. And I know you just opened your second fund last month, right? JOSEPH: Actually, this month. I mean, last month was the paperwork, but it takes time for stuff to get approved. CHAD: Yeah, fair enough. So you already said actually starting a fund was, I think you said, the last thing on earth that you wanted to do. Why was that the last thing you wanted to do? JOSEPH: Frankly, it was a whole lot more uncertainty than I was prepared to handle at the time. And I was either blessed or cursed with this momentary clarity of purpose where I knew with all my being that this is what I wanted to do with myself for, if not the rest of my life, a very long time. And the only alternative, or rather the only choice to pursue this at the time, was really starting a fund. So that's what I had to do, right? CHAD: And how large was the first fund? JOSEPH: It was pretty small; it was $7.6 million, which in local currency equates to a nice number of just above 10 million sings. CHAD: And where did you...I'm going to ask where that ended up coming from. But in terms of the mechanics of actually starting a fund, what did that look like? JOSEPH: Well, it depends on each market. But typically, what happens is you need to first have permission from the regulator in order to actually start and run a fund. So in Singapore, you need to apply for a venture capital fund management license from the Monetary Authority of Singapore. That's what had to be done first, and we got that approved in a pretty good time, actually. I think we might have captured a lull period because now, with all the funds coming out, I've heard the queue is months long in some cases. And then came the business of incorporating the fund itself and then starting to draft all the legal paperwork, the conditions, the private memorandum or prospectus, depending on which geography and how regulated you are, that you show around to investors once they've expressed interest in learning substantially more details about your fund beyond what a simple PowerPoint deck or a casual coffee conversation can yield. And then you start collecting commitments, and then you start collecting the money. And at some point, you have enough money to say, all right, we'll do a close or first close, and that then gives you permission to start deploying that money into investments. And some funds they'll only do one close, some funds will do a first close, and then a final close when they get the rest of the money in or some money committed and then calling the rest of it to come in. Or some will do multiple closes just so that they have the ability to keep deploying continuously while they're doing this fundraising process. And in our case, we were doing rolling closes. So we would close every few months, and we'd continue to deploy. And by the time we finished fundraising, we actually already had nine companies out of the 15 that we have in our portfolio done. So it really depends on all sorts of different factors, which we probably don't have that much time to get into. And I risk perhaps putting my foot in my mouth and misspeaking if I give too many examples. CHAD: [laughs] When it comes to starting a fund, how cookie-cutter is it? Or do you find yourself having to create everything from scratch, all the legal documents, whatever platform you might be...or access you might be giving to the people who are contributing to the fund? JOSEPH: I'd say, again, it depends where you are. I think in the U.S. and especially with the advent of great service providers platforms like AngelList and Assure, it is super cookie-cutter. In our part of the world, I still think it's somewhat cookie-cutter, but we got a little too cute. CHAD: [chuckles] JOSEPH: We thought, okay, it's our first time doing a fund. I've been an LP in other funds. What did I wish I had as an LP? And as a consequence, we introduced some hurdle rates of tiered carry, and even zero carry if we don't hit a certain return. And all that really did was just create more questions from the investors. So we should have probably done it as cookie-cutter as possible in hindsight. CHAD: So I often hear from founders who talk about how it's important to have a VC fund behind you that you agree with, and want to work with, and are excited about, and that can be value additive. Do you need, as someone raising a fund, do you need to consider things like that or other things when it comes to the people you're taking money from the fund? JOSEPH: Absolutely. Maybe knock on wood here, but our relative inexperience when starting a fund probably selected out all the folks who might not have gotten along with us anyway. And the fact that we're pretty straightforward and direct with what we want to do in our objectives probably helped with that selection process as well on the positive side. But I absolutely, absolutely can recommend having that alignment of values and mission with those who are on the journey with you for a good decade. It's like getting married, right? CHAD: Yeah. Well, so when you're planning a fund and thinking about time horizons, is a decade what you're thinking about? JOSEPH: Yeah, all things considered. So our fund lifetime was eight years from final close. But still, it takes time to raise the fund and plan the fund, and you have people that are on board even before the fund begins. So it is a decade-long relationship, at least. And then some of the larger funds because they want to have a longer investment period, will push that out even further where they're going to be a 10-year fund from final close. And if you have enough of your portfolio that hasn't exited yet but still has some value to be uncovered, you may ask your investors to extend the fund life even further. So this is a supremely long relationship that you have. And aside from evergreen funds that don't have a fund lifetime, I think this is about as long as it gets, although I have seen some people float the idea of a 20-year fund or a 50-year fund, but that's really not widely practiced. I think five years is the fastest I've seen, and ten seems to be the average. CHAD: Where did that first fund come from? How did you drum up the interest and decide who would be a part of it? JOSEPH: It's really the folks who have known me the longest or worked with me. So you know how they say when you're raising money for a startup, you get it from the three F's, Friends, Family, and Fools? For funds and for first-time fund managers, I think it's a pretty analogous group of people, although I don't think we have any fools. CHAD: [laughs] JOSEPH: And, unfortunately, don't have family either. So it's really all friends, old co-workers, old clients, and then the people that they introduced us to. There were some serendipitous moments where people liked what I said at a conference, or we asked a tough question. And people asked, "Well, how can you ask such a tough question?" Then they got to know us and then decide to invest from there. But majority of it was just introductions, warm introductions. We never did any cold emails. CHAD: Have there been any exits in the first fund? JOSEPH: Not just yet. We do come in as either the first or second investor in these companies. So there is quite a long journey that we expect before we, you know, see some exits. There may be some this year. But if I look back at my angel investments, there was only real serious talk of an exit at the six-year mark for one of the companies that's doing really well. And even that exit turned out to be just another, you know, the investor changed their mind, and instead of buying the company, they decided to just invest more money into it. So this is a long journey. CHAD: Yeah, definitely. Did that make putting together the second fund any harder, or is that what everyone expects? JOSEPH: I am cautiously optimistic because we're still so early in our journey that the only folks we've really spoken with are the ones who invested in our first fund or passed on our first fund because they don't back first-time fund managers. They come to expect that your second fund is built on the momentum of the first fund. And it's really your third fund that's built on the exit and actual realized track record of your first fund. CHAD: That makes sense. What do you think is next for Verge HealthTech? JOSEPH: Well, first things first, we got to get started with the second fund and see if we can build something to scale. I mean, the first fund was an experiment. It was a small fund, you know. Could we build the world's seed-stage global impact healthtech fund on basically a shoestring? And the second fund is now let's take everything that we wish we had for the first fund and scale it up so bigger initial ticket sizes because we want to own more, the ability to follow on properly, the ability to do more deals, which requires a much bigger team which we now have. As well as to go back and support the winners of our first fund as well as some of the companies that maybe we made a mistake on and passed but still have a strong enough relationship to revisit and get them on the next round or the round after that, or just new companies that the market has moved. You know, the area that we might have been really interested in at the seed stage is now a pre-A stage or an A stage. So that's really what we want to do with the second one. And it would be amazing to see where this goes. I'm thrilled that we actually have, well, I think, one of the best healthtech investment teams in the world; maybe I'm slightly biased with this. CHAD: [laughs] JOSEPH: And I'm excited to see what we can do together. CHAD: That's great. Well, I wish you the best. And I really appreciate you for stopping by and sharing with us. If folks want to follow along with you or get in touch with you, where are the best places for them to do that? JOSEPH: Probably LinkedIn is the best way to do it. Also, I have a blog on Medium, which I'm sure can be linked in the show notes. I've been really bad...I've been traveling intensely in the past half-year. But I promise my next blog post will be interesting. CHAD: [laughs] JOSEPH: Because I just got back from Rwanda and Saudi Arabia, which are two very, very different countries, however, with a great emphasis on improving healthcare, especially on the digital side. CHAD: Well, that's exciting. So folks definitely can find the links for that in the notes, which you can find the notes; you can subscribe to the show and a full transcript of the episode at giantrobots.fm. If you have questions or comments, email us at hosts@giantrobots.fm. And you can find me on Twitter at @cpytel. This podcast is brought to you by thoughtbot and produced and edited by Mandy Moore. Thanks for listening, and see you next time. ANNOUNCER: This podcast was brought to you by thoughtbot. thoughtbot is your expert design and development partner. Let's make your product and team a success. Special Guest: Joseph Mocanu.

Radio 22: Nobody Cares Podcast

This week the NCP trio is back to discuss Craig being humbled over the weekend, sending nudes to NASA, women poking holes in condoms, a fighters victory confession, a woman surviving her own burial, an update on the prison escape couple, and much more.

Innovation Now
Blowing Ash

Innovation Now

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Researchers from across the country have gathered at NASA Armstrong Flight Center in California to find a solution to the unavoidable hazard of volcanic ash.

Talking Space
Episode 1404: A New Era in Commercial Space

Talking Space

Play Episode Listen Later May 12, 2022 89:19


This episode we take a unique look at the historic Axiom-1 mission to the ISS from multiple perspectives. That includes our own Sawyer Rosenstein who was at the press site for the launch and our own Mark Ratterman who viewed the launch from offsite. There was a unique oddity to the audio from this launch which you'll have to hear for yourself. We compare how this mission differs from other SpaceX missions to the ISS, typically carrying astronauts for NASA and ESA, including some pre-launch quirks. Plus, what a private mission like this does to scheduling aboard the International Space Station, especially as a long-duration crew depart and return within weeks of this all-private mission. Plus, this isn't just a tourist mission. We look at the experiments being done onboard this first all-private mission to the orbiting laboratory. In addition we also take a look at the ongoing effects of Russia's war with Ukraine on relations aboard the ISS. Finally it's a look at the Artemis program's latest concerns and announcements. That includes the roll back of the massive SLS rocket set to launch the first uncrewed test mission around the moon sometime this year after some issues appeared during a "wet dress rehearsal". Also a look at what vehicles will likely be taking astronauts to the launch pad before they depart for the moon. Show recorded: 4-15-2022 Host: Sawyer Rosenstein Panelists: Mark Ratterman & Gene Mikulka 

The Dark Horde Network
Mars Tomb, Greys Have Human DNA, Congressional Hearing on UFOs, and Former Scientist Says Alien Discovery Around The Corner

The Dark Horde Network

Play Episode Listen Later May 12, 2022 56:01


Visit www.thetempestuniverse.com Shop at https://thetempestuniverse.myspreadshop.com/ On today's podcast: UFO expert claims to have spotted 'tomb' on Mars similar to Egyptian pyramids Link: https://www.dailystar.co.uk/news/weird-news/ufo-expert-claims-spotted-egyptian-26940382.amp Alien 'greys' created using DNA from abducted humans, UFO expert claims Link: https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/weird-news/alien-greys-created-using-dna-26932902.amp 'One of the greatest mysteries of our time': Congress to hold UFO hearing next week Link: https://www.politico.com/news/2022/05/10/congress-holding-ufo-hearing-00031367 Humans to encounter aliens soon, ex-NASA scientist claims Link: https://www.ibtimes.co.in/humans-encounter-aliens-soon-ex-nasa-scientist-claims-848365 Podcast Stuff Facebook: The Dark Horde - https://www.facebook.com/thedarkhordellc The Tempest Universe - https://www.facebook.com/thetempestuniverse Manny's Page - https://www.facebook.com/MannyPodcast Twitter: The Tempest Universe - https://twitter.com/ufobusterradio The Dark Horde - https://twitter.com/HordeDark Discord Group - https://discord.gg/ZzJSrGP Mail can be sent to: The Dark Horde LLC PO BOX 769905 San Antonio TX 78245

TechTimeRadio
On TechTime with Nathan Mumm, today marks our 100th Celebration Episode, "A Look Back at the Last Two Years" of the show. I am sure we will have a few items that will make you go humm on our technology news of the week® | Air Date 5/8 - 5/14/20

TechTimeRadio

Play Episode Listen Later May 12, 2022 55:55


Welcome to TechTime Radio with Nathan Mumm, the show that makes you go "Hummmm" Technology news of the week for May 8th  – May 14th, 2022.Today on the show marks our 100th Celebration Episode, "A Look Back at the Last Two Years of the Show" I am sure we will have a few items that will make you go humm today. Today's Show is not a standard episode as this particular episode has been dedicated to the review of TechTime with Nathan Mumm, the making of a show. Segments like "Top Stories" will not be done as we have guests, behind-the-scenes information, and hidden gems about our radio show. Long-time producer Gwen Way will be on and talk about what it takes to prepare for a show and give you a look behind the curtain into our production show meetings. We will then talk about a new Gadgets and Gear and explain why Gwen took this segment over.   "Mike's Mesmerizing Moment" will be a question on everyone's mind – How and Why did Mike decide to do a radio show with Nathan. And, of course, our "Pick of the Day" whiskey tasting. We look back at what we did before our standard thumbs up and thumbs down review. So sit back, raise a glass, and Welcome to TechTime with Nathan Mumm episode 100, "A Look Back at the Last Two Years of TechTime" Episode 100:  Starts at 1:14 --- [Now on Today's Show]: Starts at 3:53--- [The Beginnings of TechTime Radio]: Starts at 10:10We talk about Studio 6, TTR unplugged, and how the story started--- [Pick of the Day - Whiskey Tasting Review]: Starts at 27:55Colonel E.H Taylor Small Batch  | 100 Proof | $45.00--- [Gwen Way Behind the Scenes & Gadgets and Gear]: Starts at 34:30Gwen Way joins us for a look at the Production Meetings and Behind the Scenes -100th Celebration Episode, "A Look Back at the Last Two Years of the Show"  --- [This Week in Technology]: Starts at 47:36May 14, 1973The United States launched Skylab One, its first human-crewed space station. It was the last launch of the Saturn five rocket and the largest payload ever launched into space at the time. Skylab will fall back into the Earth's atmosphere in July of 1979.Skylab was the first United States space station launched by NASA and occupied for about 24 weeks between May 1973 and February 1974. It was operated by three-astronaut crews, each with three members: Skylab 2, Skylab 3, and Skylab 4. The operations included an orbital workshop, a solar observatory, Earth observation, and hundreds of experiments. --- [Why a Co-Host and Crazy Locations Onsite]: Starts at 50:04Mike and Nathan talk about some of the memorable shows -100th Celebration Episode, "A Look Back at the Last Two Years of the Show" --- [Mike's Mesmerizing Moment brought to us by StoriCoffee®]: Starts at 52:11 --- [Pick of the Day]: Starts at 53:27Colonel E.H Taylor Small Batch  | 100 Proof | $45.00 Mike: Thumbs Up Nathan: Thumbs Up

The John Batchelor Show
#Mars: Ingenuity on support. Bob Zimmerman BehindtheBlack.com

The John Batchelor Show

Play Episode Listen Later May 12, 2022 15:00


Photo:  NASA's Ingenuity Mars Helicopter stands on the Red Planet's surface as NASA's Perseverance rover (partially visible on the left) rolls away. #Mars: Ingenuity on support. Bob Zimmerman BehindtheBlack.com https://behindtheblack.com/behind-the-black/points-of-information/ingenuity-in-trouble/

WSOE Cast at Elon University
Sunny Side-Up | 10 Small Artists Your Spotify Needs

WSOE Cast at Elon University

Play Episode Listen Later May 12, 2022 44:26


Tune in for the LAST Sunny-Side Up episode of this semester where Hannah and Gabriella put together a great playlist filled with songs by smaller artists that you should definitely be listening to! They dive into the complicated topic of Roe v. Wade (if you're not angry, you're not paying attention) and as always, the weekly riddle and fun facts. Thanks for listening! See you in the fall : )

Ohio Mysteries
Ep. 181: Astronaut Mysteries Pt. 3

Ohio Mysteries

Play Episode Listen Later May 12, 2022 28:53


The last of a three-part series exploring mysteries that involved NASA astronauts from Ohio. In this episode, a couple of debates that arose after Neil Armstrong (Wapakoneta, OH) uttered his famous small step/giant leap line. And was Apollo 13, commanded by Jim Lovell (Cleveland, OH) fated to be a near disaster because of its number. www.ohiomysteries.com feedback@ohiomysteries.com www.patreon.com/ohiomysteries www.twitter.com/mysteriesohio www.facebook.com/ohiomysteries Audionautix- The Great Unknown The Great Phospher- Daniel Birch Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

The Micah Hanks Program
Pursuing the Phenomenon: Dialogues on the State of Ufology | MHP 05.09.22.

The Micah Hanks Program

Play Episode Listen Later May 11, 2022 84:14


Since 2017, many surprising developments have occurred within the study of UFOs, or what the U.S. government and many scientists now prefer to call UAP. But how much has really changed since the UFO mystery began decades ago, and what have we learned in recent years about the phenomenon?  Joining us to discuss all this and more is journalist Alejandro Rojas, who shares his insights on the current state of science being applied toward aerial mysteries, as well as the government's ongoing involvement with UAP investigations... all this week on The Micah Hanks Program. The story doesn't end here... become an X Subscriber and get access to even more weekly content and monthly specials. Enjoy The Micah Hanks Program? Check out Micah's other podcasts here.  Want to advertise/sponsor The Micah Hanks Program? We have partnered with the fine folks at Gumball to handle our advertising/sponsorship requests. If you would like to advertise with The Micah Hanks Program, all you have to do is click the link below to get started: Gumball: Advertise with The Micah Hanks Program Show Notes Below are links to stories and other content featured in this episode: NEWS: NASA wants to send nudes to space in order to attract aliens Do they really? Maybe not…  'Best photograph of a UFO ever taken' released by researches over remote lake  ANALYSIS: Haines and Valle's examination Analysis of 1971 Costa Rica U.F.O. Image - Rocky Mtn Paranormal Research Society Mick West's take (agrees with the RMPRS conclusions above) NASA's explanation of a similar photo ALEJANDRO ROJAS: Official Website Alejandro Rojas on Twitter Alejandro Rojas at Den of Geek Open letter to the US Air Force regarding allegations of UFO disinformation BECOME AN X SUBSCRIBER AND GET EVEN MORE GREAT PODCASTS AND MONTHLY SPECIALS FROM MICAH HANKS. Sign up today and get access to the entire back catalog of The Micah Hanks Program, as well as “classic” episodes of The Gralien Report Podcast, weekly “additional editions” of the subscriber-only X Podcast, the monthly Enigmas specials, and much more. Like us on Facebook Follow @MicahHanks on Twitter Keep up with Micah and his work at micahhanks.com.

Mike Busey Show
Pirate Porn & Astronauts

Mike Busey Show

Play Episode Listen Later May 11, 2022 120:32


Even though they were told not to talk about it Mike and Miguel decide the listeners can be trusted so the guys talk about their recent mission involving NASA, Space X and a coast guard chopper. Plus Mikes been bit by the treasure hunting bug and Country Music Sensation Koe Wetzle invited the guys to his show then stops by the Castle and parties all night All this plus ghost blowies, Jenny Jizz and Pirates on this weeks episode of The Mike Busey Show See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Rational Security
The “Live Action Rational Security” Edition

Rational Security

Play Episode Listen Later May 11, 2022 69:00


This week, Quinta and Scott were joined by RatSec 1.0 host emeritus Benjamin Wittes to talk through the week's big national security news stories, including: “Sharing is Caring.” Earlier this week, an unnamed senior U.S. official indicated that the United States is providing targeting information to Ukrainian forces–only to have other officials walk back that assertion almost immediately. What is actually happening? And why is the Biden administration so paranoid about discussing it openly?“The Chief's Thief.” Recent revelations have shown that former Chief of Staff Mark Meadows played an integral role in leading efforts to overturn the results of the 2020 elections in the lead up to the Jan. 6 insurrection. But the Justice Department still has taken no steps toward prosecuting him for contempt of Congress for refusing to fully comply with the Jan. 6 committee's investigation. What should we make of Meadows? And what should be done about him?“Trolling Alone.” Incidents of harassment and hostility are an increasingly commonplace feature of our political discourse, particularly for public officials working on hot button issues. What should we make of this breakdown in civility? What causes it? And where may it lead?For object lessons, Quinta passed along Susan Dominus's eye-opening piece on “The Nightmare of Being a Surrogate Mother in the Ukraine War.” Scott recommended NASA's amazing virtual tour of the solar system to all his fellow stargazers (as well as astronomer Paul Byrne's amazing Twitter account). And Ben announced a new podcast experiment he is launching: live discussions with Ukrainians living on the front lines.Plus here are a few other stories we mentioned or recommended:Politico's piece on the Jan. 6 committee's focus on junior aides and staff;Frank Michelman's classic law review article “Law's Republic”;Radiolab's piece on Israel and the global surrogacy industry, “Birthstory”Be sure to visit our show page at www.lawfareblog.com and to follow us on Twitter at @RatlSecurity. We lightly edited and re-posted this episode to eliminate an offensive term that one of our co-hosts used inadvertently. For an explanation and apology, see his Tweet thread here. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Inspire Nation Show with Michael Sandler
UFO'S ARE REAL! Mind-Blowing Evidence and What it Means for You! Caroline Cory

Inspire Nation Show with Michael Sandler

Play Episode Listen Later May 11, 2022 79:15


In 2004 UFO's were spotted all around the USS Nimitz, but then "Men in Khakis" quite literally appeared and took all the records, and recordings, and photo and radar images away. Until now.   Caroline Cory set out to find the truth, found the men who spotted these aircraft, and then set up equipment on Catalina Island to see if the UFO craft were still there. And, the rest is history...   This is one paradigm blowing interview, that has far reaching ramifications for all of us. And how we view the entire world!   A Tear In The Sky - A film by Caroline Cory: https://www.atearinthesky.com/   Visit: https://www.carolinecory.com/   To find out more visit: https://amzn.to/3qULECz - Order Michael Sandler's book, "AWE, the Automatic Writing Experience" www.automaticwriting.com  https://inspirenationshow.com/ ……. Follow Michael and Jessica's exciting journey and get even more great tools, tips, and behind-the-scenes access. Go to https://www.patreon.com/inspirenation   For free meditations, weekly tips, stories, and similar shows visit: https://inspirenationshow.com/   We've got NEW Merch! - https://teespring.com/stores/inspire-nation-store   Follow Inspire Nation, and the lives of Michael and Jessica, on Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/InspireNationLive/   Find us on TikTok - https://www.tiktok.com/@inspirenationshow 

Beyond the Darkness
Supernatural News/Parashare: 22 Of The Spookiest Stories Ever Edition

Beyond the Darkness

Play Episode Listen Later May 11, 2022 132:26


Darkness Radio presents Supernatural News/Parashare: 22 Of The Spookiest Stories Ever Edition! It certainly has been a strange and supernatural week of NEWS stories, but Tim and Bruiser have a little surprise for you this week as well!  This week, Hi-Res photos from the 70's (isn't that an oxymoron?) clearly show a flying saucer in earth's atmosphere! We hear the sound of a giant black hole in space! And this week, we feature 20 plus stories that will send a chill down your spine!  Check out where Beer City Bruiser will be in your area: https://twitter.com/bcbwinchester Darkness Radio has partnered with the UFO Disclosure Symposium in late May! Be part of this newsworthy conference and get your tickets here: https://ufodisclosuresymposium.com/?ref=tim%40darknessradio.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Curiosity Daily
Zero G Romance, Our Sixth Sense, Oinking at A.I.

Curiosity Daily

Play Episode Listen Later May 11, 2022 14:07


Today, you'll learn about why studying human intimacy in space is necessary for humanity, the mysterious sixth sense human beings have, which is not seeing dead people, and how researchers used artificial intelligence to figure out a way to speak pig.Scientists say: we really do need to talk about sex in space. “Inside the push to study sex in space” by Mark Hayhttps://www.mic.com/life/sex-in-space-research-space-sexology“Let's talk about sex — in space” by Marie Sinahttps://www.dw.com/en/lets-talk-about-sex-in-space/a-59202194"Scientists say we really have to talk about boning in space” by Victor Tangermannhttps://futurism.com/the-byte/scientists-sex-space"Nasa probing people having sex in space" by Anugraha Sundaraveluhttps://metro.co.uk/2022/03/10/nasa-probing-people-having-sex-in-space-16250830/Humans have a sixth sense, and it's not seeing dead people. "The silent “sixth” sense” by Brian Resnickhttps://www.vox.com/the-highlight/2019/11/22/20920762/proprioception-sixth-sense“What Is Proprioception?” on WebMDhttps://www.webmd.com/brain/what-is-proprioception"Proprioception: Making Sense of Body Position" by Leython Williams, PT, DPThttps://www.sports-health.com/sports-injuries/general-injuries/proprioception-making-sense-body-position“Improve Balance, Control, and Coordination with These 10 Proprioception Exercises” by Katey Davidson, MScFN, RD, CPThttps://www.healthline.com/health/fitness/proprioception-exercises#exercisesDo you speak pig? You could, soon. “When Pigs Cry: Tool Decodes the Emotional Lives of Swine” by Corinne Purtillhttps://www.nytimes.com/2022/03/09/science/pigs-oinks-grunts.html"Researchers Figure Out How to Interpret Pig Grunts as Pig Emotions” by Amanda Kooserhttps://www.cnet.com/science/biology/researchers-figure-out-how-to-interpret-pig-grunts-as-pig-emotions/“Pig sounds translated into emotions for first time in new study” by Newsround?https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/60652151“Pigs' grunts reveal how they're feeling, new analysis says” by Tom Metcalfehttps://abcnews.go.com/US/pigs-grunts-reveal-feeling-analysis/story?id=83551570Britain's proposed animal sentience lawhttps://www.parliament.uk/business/news/2021/june/lords-discuss-key-areas-of-animal-welfare-sentience-bill/Follow Curiosity Daily on your favorite podcast app to get smarter with Calli and Nate — for free! Still curious? Get exclusive science shows, nature documentaries, and more real-life entertainment on discovery+! Go to https://discoveryplus.com/curiosity to start your 7-day free trial. discovery+ is currently only available for US subscribers.Find episode transcripts here: https://curiosity-daily-4e53644e.simplecast.com/episodes/zero-g-romance-our-sixth-sense-oinking-at-ai

Mystery Recipe
Week One, Episode Two: This Episode Rocks

Mystery Recipe

Play Episode Listen Later May 11, 2022 31:52


Our new Intern Kyle the butter knife starts today! And is here all season to talk about how we can join the fight against climate change. Then, we're joined by NASA scientist James Lewis to talk about MARS! And finally, we'll all learn a new kitchen technique from Test Cook Andrea in How To Time!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

JUST SAYIN’ with Justin Martindale

From Urkel being a Jerkel (kill us) to NASA sending nudes to Aliens, this week is a wild one. Merch available at comedystorerecords.myshopify.com and check out Justin on the road!