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Starship's Second Flight Test and China's Reaction Happy Thanksgiving! SpaceX just attempted a second flight test of its 28-stories-tall Starship space launch system. If Starship, an American-made rocket and spaceship, becomes operational, experts believe it will open up the space domain to travel and commerce, much like the railroad did for the American West. China is not standing idly by. Laura Winter speaks with the authors of the book “Scramble for the Skies: The Great Power Competition to Control the Resources of Outer Space”, Namrata Goswami and Peter Garretson.
Wayne Resnick hosts today's Bill Handel Show. Black Friday and online shopping. Paying to leave your job… yeah, it's a thing. Wayne gets into ‘Cool Space News' with Rod Pyle who speaks on the Space X Starship launch, hydrogen in moon rocks and what it means, and NASA being one step close to fueling space missions with plutonium.
Pop God takes us on a flashback to the 60s when Angela's Grandmother, Wanda Lightwing, falls in love with Joe Hopkins and ends up pregnant with Wisteria, but her own Ute tribe refuses to accept her back on the Reservation. Wanda and Wisteria move to the small town of Crestone, Colorado, waiting for Joe, who […]
The astroquarks are joined by Dr. Erika Nesvold, astrophysicist and author of “Off Earth: Ethical Questions and Quandaries for Living in Outer Space” to explore some of the surprising problems people need to think about when going to space. We're busy littering already, but that's just the tip of the asteroid. Join us for a discussion of some of the trickier issues of space exploration, space news, and gravitational wave trivia. The only place you can find that lineup is on Walkabout the Galaxy.
Join us for a compelling chat with Miles Randle, a seasoned Silicon Valley start-up veteran, HR enthusiast, and tech nerd. Listen in as Miles unravels the Venture Seed Studio model, an innovative approach that aids founders in launching businesses with an all-rounded team of researchers, recruiters, and a portfolio team to support the initial stages of the start-up journey. Learn how this model differs from other startup paths and what key areas founders can focus on when working with a Venture Seed Studio. Our conversation then transitions into an exploration of US Immigration's Impact on Startup Success. We shed light on how the immigration process can limit knowledge output and affect the velocity of founders reaching successful startup milestones. We also highlight the importance of partnering with organizations like the Extraordinary Ability Boot Camp to help with the immigration process. Lastly, we dive into the unique challenges faced by immigrant founders, the traits that contribute to a successful founder, and the significance of last mover advantage in an already saturated market. In this episode, you'll hear about: Launching companies with collaborative support Venture studios and recruiting immigrant founders Considerations for choosing a startup program Impact of immigration on startup success Defining founder motivations and missions Sales skills for engineers and founders Follow and Review: We'd love for you to follow us if you haven't yet. Click that purple '+' in the top right corner of your Apple Podcasts app. We'd love it even more if you could drop a review or 5-star rating over on Apple Podcasts. Simply select “Ratings and Reviews” and “Write a Review” then a quick line with your favorite part of the episode. It only takes a second and it helps spread the word about the podcast. Supporting Resources: Alcorn Immigration Law: Subscribe to the monthly Alcorn newsletter Sophie Alcorn Podcast: Episode 089: Advocating for International Startup Founders with Jeff Farrah of National Venture Capital Association Episode 113: How startup founders are moving to the US Episode 154: The Deep Tech Investment: Inner Space, Outer Space, and Startup Investing with Danny Crichton Immigration Options for Talent, Investors, and Founders Immigration Law for Tech Startups eBook Extraordinary Ability Bootcamp course for best practices for securing the O-1A visa, EB-1A green card, or the EB-2 NIW (National Interest Waiver) green card—the top options for startup founders. Use promotion code ILTS for 20% off the enrollment fee.
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This week we travel to the circus to join in the intergalactic fun with The Killer Klowns from Outer Space. Join us for the crazy B movie fun as we explore the wild and wacky world of Killer Klowns and their many ways of dispatching members of a small community. We discuss its status within our Must See 100 horrors list deciding if it is deserving of a place and leading to another heated battle deciding is it worthy! So come down to the circus tent, grab yourself some unusually delicious cotton candy and prepare yourself for the craziest Klown show you ever did see. You can find us on Twitter and Instagram @cmthpodcast Remember if you enjoy our content then please subscribe and leave us a lovely review and rating to help our podcast grow.
What do you think the future will look like?Embark on a cosmic journey with us where hope, curiosity, and daring moonshots shape a future of collaboration and exploration.In this episode, Jamie Hopkins, Managing Partner of Wealth Solutions, and Ana Trujillo Limón, Director, Coaching and Advisor Content, speak with Anousheh Ansari, Astronaut, Tech Entrepreneur, Engineer, & CEO of the XPRIZE Foundation, about the significance of curiosity and openness to new experiences, especially for those in search of their passions. Anousheh shares her love for science fiction and her vision of a future focused on collaboration and exploration. She emphasizes overcoming fear and making decisions based on hope and optimism while also discussing the importance of a supportive team in entrepreneurship and taking big risks for significant progress.Anousheh discusses: What she wants to see from the futureHow to get your spark of curiosity backRecognizing passions through curiosity and new experiencesWhy she believes there is life beyond planet EarthThe top things she wants listeners to take away from her talk at Excel todayViewing hope as a decision framework in order to make decisions from hope, not fearHow seeing the Earth from outer space gave her a different perspective on lifeWhy we won't make progress if we don't take big leapsAnd moreResources:Star WarsStar TrekDiscovery of PopcornNPR TED Radio HourBecoming by Michelle ObamaBorn a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood by Trevor NoahCrazy Loco Love: A Memoir by Victor VillasenorMy Dream Of Stars by Anousheh AnsariConnect with Ana Trujillo Limón: Carson Group LLCLinkedIn: Ana Trujillo LimónConnect with Anousheh Ansari:XPRIZELinkedIn: Anousheh AnsariAbout our Guest: Anousheh Ansari is CEO of the XPRIZE Foundation, the world's leader in designing and operating incentive competitions to solve humanity's grand challenges. She captured headlines around the world when she embarked upon an 11-day space expedition, accomplishing her childhood dream of becoming the first female private space explorer, first astronaut of Iranian descent, first Muslim woman in space, and fourth private explorer to visit space. Ansari serves on the World Economic Forum's (WEF) Global Future Council and has received numerous honors, including the WEF Young Global Leader, Ellis Island Medal of Honor, and STEM Leadership Hall of Fame, among others. She published her memoir, My Dream of Stars, to share her life story as inspiration for young women around the world.Send us your questions, we'd love to hear from you! Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.Disclosure:This episode of Framework was pre-recorded. At the time of recording, Jamie Hopkins was affiliated with CWM, LLC. Jamie Hopkins is not currently registered with or affiliated with CWM, LLC.
Mark Maddox joins Jim for a rousing discussion of the 1959 Inoshiro Honda Sci-Fi Classic “Battle In Outer Space,” starring Ryo Ikebe, Kyoko Kenzai, Minoru Takada, Koreva Senda, Len Stanford, Harold Conway, and Hisaya Ito. Aliens establish a base on the Moon and attack the Earth. All he countries band together to stand tall against … Battle In Outer Space | Episode 386 Read More » The post Battle In Outer Space | Episode 386 appeared first on The ESO Network.
Mark Maddox joins Jim for a rousing discussion of the 1959 Inoshiro Honda Sci-Fi Classic "Battle In Outer Space," starring Ryo Ikebe, Kyoko Kenzai, Minoru Takada, Koreva Senda, Len Stanford, Harold Conway, and Hisaya Ito. Aliens establish a base on the Moon and attack the Earth. All he countries band together to stand tall against the threat. Find out more on this episode of MONSTER ATTACK!, The Podcast Dedicated To Old Monster Movies.
The Sting of Death (1966), APE (1976), and Brutal Sorcery (1983) It's November, so that must mean it's Turkey Time! Yes, that's right, for the last 20 years, Jon has been holding his Turkey Day Marathon Event, where we spend Black Friday delving into some of the strangest, weirdest, cheesiest, but always entertaining films. The ones most would call bad, we call them Turkeys! Damien started holding his own Turkey Day events 12 years ago, and this year, Aaron is starting his own! So why don't you?!?! What we call a Turkey is just a film that doesn't play by conventional standards. It may not have a budget, any real talent behind or in front of the camera, but they have passion, and are doing their best to make a good film. They just missed the mark here and there. But they are always entertaining and fun to watch. Especially if you are with other crazy, like-minded cinephiles! Take a listen to this episode to learn more about what Turkey Day is, as well as hearing our thoughts on three new titles we're covering this time around. Each one would be perfect for your own Turkey Day Marathon! Movies mentioned in this episode: A*P*E (1976), Bewitched (1981), Black Magic (1975), Blood Feast (1963), Blood Freak (1972), Boxer's Omen (1983), Brutal Sorcery (1983), Class of Nuke ‘Em High (1986), Corpse Grinders (1971), Death Curse of Tartu (1966), Flesh for Frankenstein (1973), Frankenstein's Bloody Terror (1968), The Hooked Generation (1968), The Horror at Party Beach (1964), The Incredibly Strange Creatures Who Stopped Living and Became Mixed-up Zombies (1964), Inhumanwich! (2016), It Came from Hollywood (1982), King Kong (1976), Lady Frankenstein (1971), Mako: The Jaws of Death (1976), Naked Witch (1961), Plan 9 from Outer Space (1957), The Psychedelic Priest (2001), Rat Pfink a Boo Boo (1966), Robot Monster (1953), Sting of Death (1966), The Toxic Avenger (1984), Two Thousand Maniacs (1964), Whiskey Mountain (1977)
Pop God and Mother AEthondra, back in their Dark Matter Domain, show videos from their trip to 21st Century Earth, as their Divine entourage eats popcorn and argues about historical details. Characters in Order of Appearance Host: Billie Ruth Furuichi; Producer: Billie Ruth Furuichi Story by Billie Ruth Furuichi. Music by Billie's grand nephew, Samuel […]
October 16-22, 1999 This week we travel to Ireland to talk TV with The Try Channel's own Dermot Ward. Ken and Dermot discuss why Dermot is even on the show, bad ideas, Dermot talking people out of liking him, Big Trouble in Little China, being a Martial Arts nerd, Ireland's national martial art, awful Boston Irish stupidity, The Streets, the origins of Corned Beef and Cabbage, The 50 Greatest TV Characters Ever, being totally overwhelmed by TV Guide listings, Letterman, weird commercial breaks, prescription drugs, the English, Fifish Finkle, Picket Fences, Joan Collins, Hawk, PBS Mystery, Prime Suspect, Father Ted, AbFab, Roseanne, Cheer, High School, The Avengers, Emma Peele, Taxi, The Prisoner, swears on American TV, NYPD Blue, Comedy Central, Soap, Bob Newhart, Mary Tyler Moore, Man in the Moon, Andy Kaufman, The Simpsons, Friends, The Wonder Years, Full House, visiting weird American states, Ballykissangel, sexy priests, Win Ben Stein's Money, the late 90s gameshow boom, Baywatch, how prime time US shows are afternoon children's shows in Ireland, sleeping on Baywatch Nights, It's a Wrap, Everybody Loves Raymond, Veronica's Closet, the hell of TV tapings, Buffy, Angel, Shasta McNasty, The Secret Diary of Desmond Pfeifer, Homeboys in Outer Space, loving crossover episodes, The Addams Family, Must See TV, and loving Ghostbusters.
By Walt HickeyWelcome to the Numlock Sunday edition.This week, I spoke to Zach Weinersmith, who with his wife Kelly Weinersmith wrote the brand new book A City On Mars: Can we settle space, should we settle space, and have we really thought this through?, which is out this week. I loved this book. I've been looking forward to it for years since they announced it, and I loved their previous book, Soonish. It's an in-depth look at what exactly it's going to take to get a permanent human settlement on another world. Zach and Kelly investigate not just the physics problem of getting people and material there, but also the long-term social, legal and biological issues inherent in this kind of venture. It's an amazing read, and it's available wherever books are sold. Beyond A City on Mars, Zach can be found at his iconic webcomic, Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal, and you should check out his other books, which include Soonish and Bea Wolf, his children's book adaptation of Beowulf.Remember, you can subscribe to the Numlock Podcast on Apple Podcasts and Spotify. This interview has been condensed and edited. Zach, thank you so much for coming on.I'm excited to talk about space nerd stuff.Boy, are you. You have written a book called A City on Mars. You ask all sorts of really exciting questions throughout the book. It is not just a book about the physics of getting to Mars, which I think a lot of people fixate on. It is a book about sociology. It is a book about how communities work. It is a book about all sorts of different exciting things. Your research process was incredibly thorough. I guess just before we dive in, what was it like to write this thing? What was it like to report it out and dive into the science?Oh man, it was kind of awful. And you know what it was? I think when you do pop science, there's this fantasy you have of, "What if I got a topic and I was out ahead of other people and it was really controversial and awesome." And you'd think that would be romantic and be like a montage. But we were so anxious, because we felt like we were really going against a lot of strongly held views by smart people. And when you do that, you feel like you really have to know what you're talking about so that you can stand your own when they are going to come at you.And so the result of that, and our just general dorkwad-ery, was that there was just a ton of primary and technical source reading, which is awesome. Actually, it's like what I do in my free time, as a boring person. But when at some point I was reading a hundred-something pages a day of hard stuff and like you roll out of bed and you're like, "What? I have to read 50 pages of seabed international law to understand that!" It was brutal. I mean absolutely wonderful kitchen table conversations during this time, but it was tough.Yeah, a lot of it is very compelling because again, you've had some of the finest minds that our society's produced consider what it would take to get us into space and stay there. And that I imagine has got to be a lot of fun. But then you also, you really consider all sides of this, man. You've got sociology, but you just mentioned you have the law.There's a lot of legal precedent when it comes to these interesting spaces that are not owned land but nevertheless are important. Do you want to walk people through the structure of the book and what angles you take and how you dive in?So we ended up artificially separating it into six sections, which hopefully I can actually remember, because we fussed a lot with the structure; this is a book that, as you say, goes from lots of angles. There were lots of options for how to structure it and we actually originally had it as we'll go through orders of magnitude from one person to 10 people, then 100 people. And it just turns out, I learned that sociologists don't believe there are actual meaningful, emergent obvious things different between a hundred and a thousand people where you can be like, "Okay, here's what happens now."We ended up instead saying, "We're going to start off with what it does to your body." So that's like sex and reproduction, that's physiology, what space does to your body, and then also psychiatry stuff which was nontrivial. Then we move on to the place you might actually put that body. Ideal spaces are probably the moon or Mars, and especially Mars is probably best, which we could get into.Then we move to how you might keep that body in that place from dying. That is to say, habitat construction. How do you build a facility in one of these places? Where might you go and what are the future goals there and the problems you need to solve. But mostly having to do with energy and shielding and also making food and oxygen and consumables.And then at that point, we dive into the law and sociology. So then we go to a brief rundown on the "cynical history," we call it, of outer space. And the basic point of that is to position you to understand that human spacefaring is almost always purely political. It's about making declarations as a superpower and showing up other countries.That prepares you to think about how the space law as we have it is. So we go into how the law actually works, which a lot of geeks think doesn't matter, they don't think international law exists, but it does. We know it constrains the behavior of countries and people. From there we get into some sociological questions. We'll talk about this a little more later; the sociology was at one point quite extensive, and the editor was like, "You just can't do this to readers. This is just too much," so we cut it down to looking at company towns as a potential model, and a couple other things.Then we close out with some questions having to do with the future, in the sense of what numbers are we talking about to avoid too much inbreeding, to have economic autarchy — that is to say, being able to survive the death of Earth.Then finally what would happen in the case of space war and how to think about the idea of space war. Yeah, so we're really trying for every angle. I could tell you, we did still leave out stuff. There was stuff we had to cut, but we tried to be as thorough as possible.I'm so glad that you brought up the "cynical history of space," because I thought that that was just such a very thorough look. Space is one of the most romanticized things. I think that's one reason that again, this topic is so compelling, is that we just have so many stories that we tell each other about space and its role and there's a fundamental yearning to it. There's a fundamental ambition to it. You could tell a lot of stories set in space, and we have.Whereas the cynical history of space was really just bringing things down to as brass tacks as possible. It was turning this romance into the physics and politics that it truly is, and I really appreciated it. Do you want to dive in a little bit on that, a brief cynical history of space?Yeah, I'd love to. So it's funny. There's a power law, I can say this for your audience. There's a power law for what space stuff is about. So it's like 90 percent of all space books are about Apollo 11, in particular, where we landed on the moon. And then 90 percent of what's left is either Apollo 8, where we first went around the moon, or Apollo 13, where everything went wrong and there was a movie about it. And then down from that, it's everything else.There's a subgenre in all this that is the political history. There are only a couple books about this, and they're mostly more scholarly because I guess regular people just don't want to read about the sort of geopolitical theory about why countries do this sort of thing. What's funny is that in those fields, and people who study the law and history, if you said, "Hey, Kennedy went to space as a purely political act," it would be like saying, "I know how to tie my shoes." It's just the most obvious thing in the world.But if you say that to a space geek, it's like you're poking something beautiful. But we have the evidence! I mean you never know what's in a person's heart, but we know, there's evidence that after Sputnik Kennedy thought space was stupid. We really only did that big speech to Congress, which sometimes gets conflated with the one at Rice. He only did his big speech to Congress basically saying, "Give me a huge pile of money," after Bay of Pigs.And then very shortly after, Yuri Gagarin became the first person in space and he was of course, a Soviet. So Kennedy looked like garbage and he knew it, and he was a smart PR operator. So we have private transcripts of stuff he said basically saying, "There's no reason to do this." He uses the phrase, "I'm not that into space." He just says it very explicitly, "We need to show them that we won." And that's it.And his own science advisor, I don't think we put this in the book, but my recollection is, Jerome Wiesner, his science advisor, refused to go along with the idea that this was about science. He was not cool with it. So there's just very robust evidence that this was politics all the way down on both the American and the Soviet side. That unfortunately the great mass of the public around the world overestimates the importance of rocketry to the dominance of nations and their technological capacity. Whereas, I think you could easily argue that the U.S. was ahead the whole time in everything that mattered, but people are just beguiled by rocket technology.Again, part of this is some stuff that I've read, but it seems like a lot of people's mentality about space is derived from Disneyland and a lot of sci-fi aesthetic stuff.Yeah, it's that. I have an older brother as a poli-sci professor and he said when he gets students and he says, "Who's the best president ever?" They still to this day often say, "Kennedy." And when you ask them why, they cite a speech or something, which is not afforded to any other president! Any other president, it's like, what did they do? But with Kennedy for some reason — probably because he was assassinated while young and handsome, and there's this sort of legend about it — people are like, "Well..." Here's the history of space: Kennedy said, "We go to space because we're amazing and we need new frontiers." And so we went and that's it. And you want to come in and say it was about politics, how dare you.Readers might recognize you from your book Soonish. A City on Mars you wrote with your wife, Kelly, as you did with Soonish. One carryover from Soonish that I really dig in this book is that you kept the Nota Benes, which are chances to dive in on perhaps things that are a little offbeat, but fun elements. I really love all of them.The one that I really enjoyed the most that felt very relevant to the next step of this conversation is Antarctica and violence around it. We have a place that is very inhospitable to human life that we send people to occasionally, where sometimes people do crimes, and it is called Antarctica. And that is the best indication of what might be the situation in space.So there's a little bit of a nuance to this. Sometimes when people work in space psychiatry, space psychology, they'll say one of the things that's important is, "Did you know one time a guy got stabbed in Antarctica for spoiling novels?" And then there's another famous story where, as the story goes, there were two Russians at Vostok station having a chess match and one killed the other or attacked him with an axe or something. So they banned chess.And so both of those stories, actually, they're not really true. They got passed around the internet all day and all night. I think the one about the chess thing is just not true. Or at least, we couldn't find evidence. We talked to a guy who had been at Vostok station for a long time, he's a Russian guy. And he was like, "I'd never heard of this or about the chess ban." And it also just utterly smacks of Russian stereotyping.A hundred percent, yeah.Right. There's no dancing bear or whatever, but it's pretty close. The story about the spoiling novels, the novel thing was just a weird detail it was fixated on. It was more like the guy was just hazing him and bullying him for a long time and finally went too far and the other guy stabbed him. And it's sort of a bit more of a conventional stabbing story.Our perspective, and there's reasonably robust data on this, is actually that in Antarctica where it is dark and cramped and awful and somewhat space-like, you actually don't get a higher rate of psychiatric problems. Maybe even there's some evidence it's lower. That's probably to do with the fact that people are screened before they come and they're probably somewhat self-selected.But that doesn't mean you get to just be like, "Don't worry about it." Right? Because it has been the case in Antarctica that we've had to handle murders. There have actually been murders. There's one that's well-documented where a guy accidentally shot another guy during an altercation having to do with raisin wine. Which, I hadn't by the way heard about raisin wine, but it's I guess a sort of low-quality homemade wine.It'll bring a new meaning to the phrase “moonshine” if we pull that off in space.This is a whole funny thing that we would joke about, and we talk about making food in space. We found a quote by Andy Weir of The Martian who wrote the foreword to a book called Alcohol in Space, which is actually a quite wonderful book, what you would think. And he says, "Mark Watney, the star of The Martian, would not have made vodka because why would you waste all those potatoes?"But we actually, if you look into the history of biosphere, the place where people stayed for two years in confinement to see if you could do this? They were starving, and they still made alcohol. I love that story. It's like they're literally losing 10 percent body mass, but they still made the worst quality wine out of bananas or raisins. Humans are a problem.Is that the case for a lot of this? Humans are the problem with space travel?I think the way I would say it is, humans are the problem, but in that they're humans. Because people tend to think like, "Oh, you'll go mad in space." Or whatever. And there's just no evidence of that extreme thing. It is just that they're going to be humans. So on Earth, when you're a human, you expect all sorts of basic services. Some humans, from time to time, have acute psychiatric problems or whatever, and they need to be taken care of. And this is just usually not imagined when people talk about sending a thousand people to Mars.Let's talk about where to, right? You have an entire chapter where you talk about Mars, you talk about the moon, you talk about a rotating space station, which is not the worst option. Then you talk about some other options, too. Why don't you walk us through, give us a little tour of the buffet here and where you come down as the angle?The deal is, the solar system is really, really big. Space is really, really big. But the places you might maybe sort of survive on are eeny, weeny weeny.Mercury is basically a nonstarter. It's way too hot and it's actually fairly hard to get to because you have to drop toward the sun and then carefully get into orbit.Then you've got Venus, which is incredibly hot, high pressure, and has sulfuric acid clouds. There are weirdly a couple people who still think it would be good. Their argument is, and this is true, it's a very thick atmosphere, so you should almost think of it as something like a fluid. There's a place in the atmosphere that does have Earth-like temperature and pressure and carbon dioxide. When you're in this mode of like, "Well, does it literally have the elements of existence and maybe sounds compelling?" I think it's crazy, but it does have its people.Then you have Mars, which is the place. Basically, it has Earth-like elemental composition. It has an atmosphere, although it's quite thin. But it's an atmosphere with carbon dioxide, and carbon and oxygen are both nice things to have.Then beyond that, of course, there's Earth and there's Earth's moon. The moon is great, but it's very low in water, it's carbon-poor, and humans are made of carbon as there are things we like to eat. So the moon is good as a place to launch from, but not for building a permanent settlement unless you're really going to ameliorate it.Then beyond that, you've got the asteroid belt. A lot of people think it'd be great to live in asteroids, but actually asteroids are typically rubble piles. They're dusty rocks that are kind of drawn together. They're actually quite distant from each other. It's not like in Star Wars where you're dodging big potatoes, and you actually usually can't see one from another. They're quite sparse and beyond that—Wow.It's extremely sparse. Then going further out, you just have the gas giants where there's not even a surface to land on, and the icy planets. And then there are a couple moons, there have been here and there proposals for landing on Titan, but you're talking about extraordinary distance and all sorts of other problems.So really, it's the moon or Mars, which have a combined surface area smaller than Earth, and they're both just awful. The reason we say the moon is cool is because it's always the same distance, and the distance is not too far. It's about two days by rocket, but there's almost no water on it, contrary to what you might've heard in articles in Bloomberg about this trans-lunar economy we're supposedly going to build. The surface is made of this really nasty stuff called regolith that probably damages equipment, and may cause health problems.The main appeal of Mars is basically that it has Earth-like days, it has access to water, and it has some atmosphere. So all the stuff is there to not die, which is really not true anywhere else.So it's the best option that we've got. But it doesn't sound like it's necessarily a great option.No, and it's also, unless some exotic technology comes along, it's six months in, about a year stay, six months back. There's a long period where you're there and you cannot go home because Earth has raced ahead of you around the sun.Oh wow. There are a lot of fascinating problems that present themselves. And again, one thing that I love about your and Kelly's work is that you really just talk to a lot of really smart people. You do a lot of the in-depth research.One thing I have to ask you about is that you actually published an article in space policy: To Each According to Their Space-Need: Communes in Outer Space. I just love that this is the depth to which you did it, where you did get a scientific paper out of this one, too.We did! Yeah. And I should say that that scientific paper had many more jokes and illustrations in it when it was in the book. It was originally a chapter.We worked with two other guys. One was Ran Abramitzky, who's a big deal sociologist, who is the kibbutz and commune studies guy, and then John Lehr, who's the absolute expert on how to write communes. We did this paper together. The reason it got cut from an earlier version of this book is, we were like, "Let's look at tons of sociological models." All that's left from that is company towns. The basic feeling from our editor, which I think was correct, was, "Each one of these models is starting your audience over in a completely new topic. It's just too much to ask for a pop science audience."But communes are really interesting. People often want to talk about stuff in space society, but usually you can't do science on it. So you can't be like, how should we form society? That's hard. But if you start with, well, what if it is a company town, then you can say stuff, because we know stuff about that structure.One structure — and a lot of this is due to Ran Abramitzky — we know a lot about is communes. He did this book called The Mystery of the Kibbutz, and the mystery is how did you actually get humans to behave communally for about a hundred years? He actually does a standard, delightful neoclassical economic analysis of how they manage human incentive structures to get people to behave in a basically communal way.What's absolutely fascinating is when you look throughout history going back hundreds of years throughout communes, they converge on the exact same sets of problems and the exact same sets of solutions. Hutterites, who are this very— certainly by my standards — very sort of patriarchal, old world Anabaptist religion, they will shun you and shame you if you fail to do certain communal things.But if you go to the surviving hippie communes? Amazingly, they do the exact same stuff. They do it in a hippie way, but they still do it. And so it's just astonishing. So if you say, "Oh, space is going to be like a commune," you can really do some cool stuff. I mean, I don't know if it will be, but you can at least say we can do some deep analysis and we can read primary literature. It's just really cool.It is cool because again, finding experiments is hard because everything that would involve an experiment here is either drastically immoral or extremely expensive. It is cool that for company towns, there's a huge economic record of that. You have an amazing chapter in the book about that. And I dig this article because it's just cool how much terrestrially really we do have to work with here.It's amazing. One of my absolute favorite things. For a numbers audience like yours, this is really cool. A lot of people are into space stuff. Would it be better to have a religious community, because they're going to need to be sort of cohesive? It's set in a hand-wavy way, but you can actually compare secular versus religious kibbutzim. You actually find that the religious ones have a measurable – like quantifiable with shekels, like with money – difference in retention ability.You can actually kind put a number on religion as a retention, at least in this context. I don't know, maybe Anabaptists are better than Jews at retaining people, or maybe worse. But it's amazing and it's not trivial, but it's also not huge. It's not like an order of magnitude, but it is a real difference. People are more willing to stay. This is less true for Jews, but in Anabaptism, like if you leave the commune, you go to hell in Hutterite Anabaptism. So that's probably quite motivating. But yeah, just amazing that you can put a number on something like that.I mean that's the thing, man; if you leave the commune on Mars, you do go to Mars.That's right. You die. You do die very quickly. Yeah, but that's interesting because that adds to the analysis, because a classic commune problem is when people can get opportunity elsewhere, they do. But if you die, if you go outside, that's probably different.I would be in total violation of all journalistic principles if I did not ask you about the possibility of space war. What did you find on this matter?We try really hard not to be too speculative. The way we did it is, we talked about short-term, medium, long-term, right? Short-term, people talk about space war. It probably won't happen, basically because there's no reason to do it. Without getting too in-depth, there is some cool analysis about space weapons you can look up. Space weapons sound awesome and they are awesome. I will say, guiltily, there are some zany designs from the Reagan era for these pumped X-ray lasers that were going to blast the Soviets. Crazy s**t.I'm a simple guy. If you call it a "Rod from God," you have my attention.Totally. But the basic problem: All of us already have nuclear weapons. Insanely, if Russia decided they wanted to nuke Washington, I don't know, we do have defenses and stuff. But do they get the advantage from setting the nuke in the space before firing it? I think the answer is probably no. It does get there faster, but it's also totally exposed while it's up there. It's probably in low Earth orbit. It's constantly pissing off everyone on Earth while it's up there. And at the end of the day it saves you some number of minutes. It might be as much as 20 or 30 minutes. I'd have to look at it. But we're talking about just a slightly accelerated doomsday situation. There's only a really narrow set of circumstances for you to actually want this stuff, and it's really expensive and hard to maintain.So short-term, probably not going to happen.For space settlements, a space settlement would probably never want to make war on another space settlement or on Earth because it would be so easy to destroy. I mean, you're talking about survival bubbles in the doom void. One EMP and it's toast; one big hole and you all die. It's just, you're so vulnerable and also so dependent on Earth, it's unlikely. So in a Heinlein scenario where the moon is like, "We're going to mess you up,” it's like, "No." All Earth would have to do is hover some nukes over your base and blast the electric system and you're gone.So the more interesting question we got into, I thought, was we talk about this as a long-term issue.On Earth, there are different theories on this, but there's this question of, why don't we use gas weapons typically? Why don't we use bio weapons typically? And there are sort of cultural theories, but maybe we just decided not to. It depends on how cynical you want to be about humans, whether you believe that or not.But part of why we don't use these weapons is that they're unpredictable. So there are like these horrific cases from World War I where people try gas weapons, and the wind blows, then it just goes right back at them. Of course, with bio stuff, it's even more obvious how that could go wrong. It's also true, by the way, that part of why we don't test nukes anymore is because we started finding radioactive byproducts in babies' teeth, which is pretty motivating for most humans.But if you're down two separate gravity wells? If it's Mars versus Earth? You can drop this stuff and there is no risk of blowback.So the only reason we bring that up is basically because a lot of space geeks say, "We need to colonize Mars to reduce existential risk." But we don't know that the equation adds up to a reduced risk! There are many ways it could add up to increased risk.When we're not sharing the same atmosphere all of a sudden things go back on the table.Right. Yeah, exactly.The book is called A City on Mars: Can we settle space, should we settle space, and have we really thought this through? It is great. I really loved your book Soonish and when you announced it, I was really, really intrigued that this was your follow-up to Soonish. Because Soonish is all about technologies that are just on the horizon. And when you announced this, I was like, "Well, clearly there was something left over in the reporter's notebook going into that."Exactly.And so I guess I'll just ask, what was it like moving on to this next topic and how soon-ish would you say this stuff is?Oh, man. Well, I would say I have set back my timeline a little, having researched it.I mean, part of why we got into this in the first place is we did think it was coming relatively soon, and was awesome. And it was surprising the extent to which advocates were not dealing with the details. So the project ended up becoming like, we're going to actually get into the primary literature about all these questions.My view is, I doubt we have a settlement, meaning people are having children and families on Mars; certainly not in my lifetime. What I would add is that it's almost certainly undesirable for it to happen that quickly because not enough of the science is in. It would be morally quite dubious to try to have children in these places with the lack of science we have.But to be slightly uplifting, I have two directions on it. One uplifting direction would be, well, you never know. Maybe AI's going to take all our jobs in two weeks and we'll just tell it to take us to Mars and we'll be fine. I don't know. I mean there's some world in which 30 years from now there are fusion drives and advanced robotics and everything I'm saying sounds quaint. And then maybe it does happen.The other thing to say, though, is a lot of the stuff we need to do to make this possible and safe is stuff that would be nice to do anyway. So without getting into it, it would be nice to have a legal framework on Earth where war wasn't a serious possibility, or a thing that's currently happening in many places at once. Because in space, there's lots of stuff going fast. And if you get a world where there are millions and millions of tons of spacecraft going at high speeds, that's a dangerous world with our current geopolitics. So we need to solve that if it can be solved.Yeah. I loved how much of the book wasn't just the physics. It was really exciting to see that it's not just can we or how would we, it's should we and what will happen?Yeah, the law to me, I mean we really tried to add some sugar to it because everybody does not want to read international law. We have all these great stories. There's this story about the times like Nazis showed up in Antarctica to heil a penguin. They actually heiled a penguin. I love this story.Oh no.Yeah, yeah, yeah. The penguin apparently was not impressed, but—Rock on, penguin.It's a funny story, but it matters so much. I think a lot of people are reluctant to get into it. But for me, gosh, it's amazing. Most of the planet Earth is regulated under commons established in the middle of the 20th century. The whole world changed in a 30-year period under these new international law frameworks. And it's like nobody cares or knows. I want a T-shirt that says, "THE RULES-BASED INTERNATIONAL ORDER IS NOT PERFECT BUT IT'S PRETTY GOOD." And you really come to appreciate it. I hope people get that reading our book.Amazing. Zach, you write Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal, one of my favorite things. You've been at it for so long, and it's such an admirable project. You've written the book Soonish, which if people have not already gotten, they should get. The new book is A City on Mars by Kelly and Zach Weinersmith. I could not love it any more. Where can folks find the book?They can find it at fine bookstores everywhere. Or if you go to acityonmars.com, there are a bunch of purchasing options listed.All right, thanks for coming on.Yeah, thanks for having me. 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This is Renegade Files Episode 54, Occult Magic in Modern Science. From our modern perspective we like to imagine that because technology builds upon previous knowledge to achieve gains, that we are at the pinnacle of science and understanding. While it's possible that this is true, it's also possible that ancient knowledge surpassed some of what we now know in certain instances, because natural connections and the cyclical nature of the cosmos were so much more a part of everyday life then.Science is quick to tell us that in the old days, religion and folklore were used to both explain the world and control the masses. Is it possible that when science replaced religion as a way to explain the world, it also became the new way to control the masses? If that's the case, then we can finally begin to understand why, time and time again, the old symbolism and myths of occult magic and ritual reappear in our modern scientific institutions and endeavors. So don the ceremonial cloak of mysticism and dust off your telescope. Join me as we travel from Alchemy to Outer Space and cross the tumbled stone bridges that make up the surprising connections of Occult Magic in Modern Science.--------------------------Get more Renegade Files content and become a valuable part of the show by becoming an RFA Agent on Patreon! Try it FREE for a Full Week to help the show thrive and remain ad-free forever. Get cool RF Merchandise like Hats, Tshirts, and Coffee Mugs at the Official Renegade Files Shop Visit the RF Website at TheRenegadeFiles.com for all things Renegade Files in one place. Hear every episode on our free player. Find all podcast platforms with 1-touch buttons. Get gear from our secure Merchandise Shop. Sharing a link to TheRenegadeFiles.com is also the easiest way to share the podcast on your social media pages, or with friends with an email or quick text. Cheers-------------------------- Article: From Manhattan Project To A.I.: The Coming Synthetic Rewrite Of Nature, by Jay Dyer at JaysAnalysis.com --------------------------If you like Renegade Files please give the show a 5 star review if you think we deserve it. This helps new and interested listeners discover the show. Thank you.--------------------------Music Licensing: Theme Song: “Steve's Djembe” by Vani, FMA, licensed: Creative Commons CC BY-SA 4.0 License. “Why So Mysterious” by Flow Lab Cult, DV8NOW Records, licensed: Creative Commons CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 License.
#Bestof2023: 2/2: #HotelMars: The ethics of space travel and off-world settlements. Erika Nesvold, author, Off-Earth: Ethical Questions and Quandaries for Living in Outer Space. David Livingston, Spaceshow.com 1882 Jules Verne
#Bestof2023: 1/2: #HotelMars: The ethics of space travel and off-world settlements. Erika Nesvold, author, Off-Earth: Ethical Questions and Quandaries for Living in Outer Space. David Livingston, Spaceshow.com Mars
After a unique experience playing Space Invaders, we thought we would space out this week with the way-out sounds from outer space! We're talking about space rock people of planet earth! Join us on another flight to aural galaxies beyond the Milky Way! What is it that we do here at InObscuria? We exhume obscure Rock n' Punk n' Metal in one of 3 categories: the Lost, the Forgotten, or the Should Have Beens. In this episode, we explore all things psychedelically spacey. Our hope is that we turn you on to something that was lost on your earthly ears.Songs this week include:Hawklords – “Astral” from Space(2023)Cave In – “Waiting For Love” from Heavy Pendulum (2022) SLIFT – “Unseen” from Unseen (2022)Mammoth Volume – “The Kuleshov Effect” from The Cursed Who Perform The Larva God Rites (2022)Busker Soundcheck – “Helium Cannonball” from Busker SoundCheck (1995)SDRA – “Asteroid Defenses” from Blast Off (2013)Failure – “Mercury Mouth” from Wild Type Droid (2021)Please subscribe everywhere that you listen to podcasts!Visit us: https://inobscuria.com/https://www.facebook.com/InObscuriahttps://twitter.com/inobscuriahttps://www.instagram.com/inobscuria/Buy cool stuff with our logo on it!: https://www.redbubble.com/people/InObscuria?asc=uIf you'd like to check out Kevin's band THE SWEAR, take a listen on all streaming services or pick up a digital copy of their latest release here: https://theswear.bandcamp.com/If you want to hear Robert and Kevin's band from the late 90s – early 00s BIG JACK PNEUMATIC, check it out here: https://bigjackpnuematic.bandcamp.com/Check out Robert's amazing fire sculptures and metal workings here: http://flamewerx.com/
John Champion was here for "Citizen Kane," so it makes sense that he's here for the Citizen Kane of bad movies.Interestingly, Plan 9 was not quite on our "filth list." We're taking a side detour into unstruck work in support of the SAG/WGA strikes. This one is quite public domain and you can watch it here:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qsb74pW7goUAnd perhaps support the strikers here:https://www.sagaftra.org/get-involved/solidarity-wgaJohn Champion is the host of Roddenberry Entertainment's Mission Log podcast. Head over here to get into that:https://www.missionlogpodcast.com/Luke was trapped in the magic forest this week, so Andrew Shearer filled in. He's been making filth for years with his film collective, Gonzoriffic:https://linktr.ee/gonzorifficSupport us at our podcasting network, Podcastio Podcastius at https://www.patreon.com/podcastiopodcastius. You'll get early episodes of this and out other podcasts, along with a live chat here and there.Speaking of our other podcasts - seriously, you could only listen to various other configurations of us:Luke Loves Pokemon: https://lukelovespkmn.transistor.fm/Time Enough Podcast (Twilight Zone): https://timeenoughpodcast.transistor.fm/Game Game Show (a game show gaming games): https://gamegameshow.transistor.fm/Occult Disney: https://occultdisney.transistor.fm/Imprisoned in Prison (concerning 1960's UK TV series, "The Prisoner"): https://imprisonedinprison.transistor.fm/And Matt makes music here:https://rovingsagemedia.bandcamp.com/Coming Soon:In support of SAG-AFTRA and the WGA strikes, we will be recording non-"struck" movies for September release:September 7 - Shin GodzillaSeptember 14 - Zu: Warriors from the Magic MountainSeptember 21 - Sherlock Jr./Steamboat Bill Jr.September 28 - Pokémon: The First Movie - Mewtwo Strikes Back
How does #92 on the "films" list rate in the pantheon of gangster epics and Robert De Niro films? Are you sure you want our opinion on this?Support us at our podcasting network, Podcastio Podcastius at https://www.patreon.com/podcastiopodcastius. You'll get early episodes of this and out other podcasts, along with a live chat here and there.Speaking of our other podcasts - seriously, you could only listen to various other configurations of us:Luke Loves Pokemon: https://lukelovespkmn.transistor.fm/Time Enough Podcast (Twilight Zone): https://timeenoughpodcast.transistor.fm/Game Game Show (a game show gaming games): https://gamegameshow.transistor.fm/Occult Disney: https://occultdisney.transistor.fm/Imprisoned in Prison (concerning 1960's UK TV series, "The Prisoner"): https://imprisonedinprison.transistor.fm/And Matt makes music here:https://rovingsagemedia.bandcamp.com/Coming Soon:August 10 - The Avengers (1998)August 17 - Return of the JediAugust 24 - In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege TaleIn support of SAG-AFTRA and the WGA strikes, we will be recording non-"struck" movies for September release. First up was just off the top 100 "filth" list, and it surprises people when I tell them that:August 31 - Plan 9 from Outer Space
In this out-of-this-world episode of Drive-In Double Feature Podcast, hosts Nathan and Ryan venture into the cosmic unknown with "The X from Outer Space" (1967). Directed by Kazui Nihonmatsu, this Japanese kaiju film takes you on a thrilling journey as humanity faces a colossal spacefaring creature. Join us as we dissect the film's kaiju battles, campy special effects, and the unique charm of '60s monster cinema. Explore the enduring appeal of kaiju and the global impact of Japanese monster movies. Get ready for a monstrous discussion as we unravel the interstellar mysteries of "The X from Outer Space."
What if you could make history so interesting your kids would beg to hear more about it? That's what Bill Stevenson has done with his book series called "Ricky's Dream Trip" where his grandson and his "PopPop" go on adventures across time and space including to Ancient China, Ancient Rome, Greece and Egypt, Colonial America and even Outer Space. The illustrations are simple and Bill has sprinkled in fun facts along the way to keep it interesting and educational. Great books for #homeschoolers, especially #classicaleducation focused programs. William (Bill) Stevenson, Ed. D. is an acclaimed children's book author and a retired award-winning accountant. His doctorate in education along with inspiration from his grandson Ricky, led him to write the Ricky's Dream Trip book series. In this series, PopPop and Ricky go on adventures and discover Ancient China, Ancient Egypt, Ancient Greece, Ancient Rome, Colonial America, and even blast off into outer space and dive under the sea. The most recent book combines three adventures in Ricky's Dream Trip: The Ancient Worlds of Egypt, Greece, and Rome. Discover Ricky's Dream World and learn more about William on his website: PopPopPress.com. Social media: https://www.youtube.com/@RickysDreamTrip https://www.facebook.com/william.stevenson.104 Please like and subscribe to our podcast and leave a 5-star review so we can reach more parents like you! Subscribe to our podcast by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org For more expert interviews, fun activities and story time podcasts, please visit our website at TeachingYourToddler.com Check us out on Facebook at Teaching Your Toddler and on twitter at @TeachingToddler and on Instagram at @teachingyourtoddler To support great future content, please click here and help us out with a $5 gift: glow.fm/teachingyourtoddler Leave us some feedback on this show and your ideas for future shows! Note: I was provided a review copy of Bill's latest book before recording so I could speak intelligently about this book series.
Wouldn't it be nice if we could just escape to space? Just go live on Mars and leave all our Earthly problem behind. Despite the enthusiasm for space settlement, a lot of very big questions need to be answered before we can consider leaving this planet behind. And a lot of these questions, according to authors Dr. Kelly Weinersmith and Zach Weinersmith, aren't really turning up good answers. The Weinersmiths are the best-selling husband and wife writing team that have a new book out, A CITY ON MARS: Can we settle space, should we settle space, and have we really thought this through? This week, Zach joins the show to discuss the book, why climate change won't be solved by living in space, the biggest problems with living on Mars, the Moon, or a gigantic space station, and what we should do next. Zach Weinersmith is an author and illustrator. He makes the webcomic Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal. His work has been featured in The Economist, The Wall Street Journal, Slate, Forbes, Science Friday, Foreign Policy, PBS, and elsewhere. He is one half of the wife-and-husband research team whose debut collaboration, the book titled Soonish was a New York Times bestseller. Read A CITY ON MARS: Can we settle space, should we settle space, and have we really thought this through? As always, follow us @climatepod on Twitter and email us at email@example.com. Our music is "Gotta Get Up" by The Passion Hifi, check out his music at thepassionhifi.com. Rate, review and subscribe to this podcast on iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher, and more! Subscribe to our YouTube channel! Join our Facebook group.
Technological trends and the rapid expansion of activity in outer space is creating new urgency for the pursuit of effective measures to ensure peace and security in this crucial domain. Efforts by the United Nations in this area have traditionally been aimed at moderating strategic competition among the major military powers by preventing any arms race in outer space. In this post, part of a series on War, Law, and Outer Space, Michael Spies, Senior Political Affairs Officer at the United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs, explains how a human-centered approach to disarmament can accelerate progress toward agreements on outer space security.
Just Because the spooky season is over doesn't mean that the scares come to an end, in the episode we talk about movies that don't take place on Halloween but give a very Halloween vibe!! Joined by special guest Tombs and Coraline things get whacky!!! Killer klowns From Outer Space Raul - 10 out of 10 security guards getting acid cream pies (buy) Ashley - 8.5 out of 10 killer Klowns sneezing into powder in a drug store (buy) Tombs - 9 out of 10 bloody bloody moist Klown hands from the back of officer Moody (buy) Caroline - 10 out of 10 balloon dogs (buy) Chud 2 Bud The Chud Raul - 9 out of 10 zombie dogs (buy) Ashley - 9.5 out of 10 Chuds giving away their hearts (buy) Tombs - 7.5 out of 10 Trick or Treating Robert Englands (rent) Dead Silence Raul - 10 out of 10 Donnie Wahlberg's not having a full tank of gas (buy) Ashley - 8 out of 10 old lady corpse falling onto a child (buy) Tombs - 10 out of 10 Officer New Kids electric razors (buy) Website Links: Website - https://headlongintomonsters.godaddysites.com Twitter - https://twitter.com/In2Monsters E-mail - firstname.lastname@example.org Facebook Group - https://www.facebook.com/groups/1192679381675030 Ashley Links: Twitter - https://twitter.com/BarelyAshley Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/barelyashley Letterboxd - https://letterboxd.com/barelyashley/ Raul Links: Twitter - https://twitter.com/RaulVsMonsters Letterboxd - https://letterboxd.com/into_monsters/ Tomb Links: twitter - https://twitter.com/Tombs237 Bluesky - https://bsky.app/profile/tombs237.bsky.social Listener Feedback and Horror Happenings music Created by Mike Miller (Mike twitter): https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100004929583462 Opening Music: https://audiojungle.net/item/80s-horror-retro-background/33176055 Closing Music: https://audiojungle.net/item/hip-hop-horror/25238003
One of the big acts on the 80's glam metal scene was Cinderella. Singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Tom Keifer and bassist Eric Brittingham formed the band in suburban Philadelphia. Gene Simmons of Kiss tried to get the band a deal with PolyGram, but was unsuccessful at getting the label to take interest. Jon Bon Jovi was more successful with getting them a contract with Mercury/Polygram Records. Keifer and Brittingham added guitarist Jeff LaBar and drummer Jim Drnec to the band. Their debut album entitled Night Songs was released in 1986, and it achieved triple platinum status. Shortly after the recording of that album, Jim Drnec left the group. This, their follow-up album Long Cold Winter, would continue the band's progression in the glam metal genre, but would see a subtle shift towards more blues rock. It would also see the introduction of Fred Coury as drummer for the group, though this would come after the album was recorded utilizing percussionist Cozy Powell for almost all tracks on the album. This second studio album would be a commercial success as well, reaching number 10 on the US charts and achieving double platinum status before the end of the year. The album included the rock ballad “Don't Know What You Got (Till It's Gone),”which would reach number 12 on the Billboard charts, the highest charting single for the band. Video was a significant factor in the success of the band, and they released a video compilation in 1990 called “Tales from the Gypsy Road” featuring their promo videos and live medleys.Cinderella would be predominantly an opening band through the late 80's and early 90's, touring with Poison, Bon Jovi, and David Lee Roth. Unfortunately the band would decline by the mid 90's due to various setbacks and drama with personnel as well as shifting popularity in the music industry. Their last performance was in 2014.Break out the hair spray as Wayne leads us through this album. Bad Seamstress Blues/Fallin' Apart at the SeamsThe leading track to the album starts with an acoustic blues number paired with a heavier blues song, complete with slide guitar and harmonica. The lyrics are of a life that has come full circle. No regrets, but a mixture of success and sorrow. “Look in the mirror at what I found, It's just the past and it's over now.”Gypsy RoadThese lyrics discuss perseverance to achieve success, but also the loneliness and doubt that come with realizing that dream. The song is a composite of a life on the road, complete with hotel rooms and overnight rides on the tour bus. This song hit number 51 on the Billboard Hot 100.Take Me BackThe final song on the album features blues instrumentation including the slide guitar and more cow bell! The lyrics reflect on a younger life from a distance. The singer reminisces about how he was raised and wanting to be reminded of what he left behind. ENTERTAINMENT TRACK:Axel F (Main Theme from the motion picture “Beverly Hills Cop”)This movie from the mid-80's made its debut on network TV this month. STAFF PICKS:Electric Blue by IcehouseLynch gives us a cool start to the staff picks with Australian band Icehouse's biggest US hit. The lyrics tell the tale of a man pursuing the love of a woman who seems above his station. “Icehouse” is an Aussie slang term for an insane asylum. This song was written by lead singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Iva Davies, and Jon Oates of Hall & Oates fame.Heaven Tonight by Yngwie Malmsteen's Rising ForceBruce features neoclassical metal guitar virtuoso Yngwie Malmsteen paired with the vocals of former Rainbow and Deep Purple front man Joe Lynn Turner. This is off Malmsteen's fourth studio album, “Odyssey.” This album went to number 40 on the Billboard 200 charts, the highest charting Malmsteen album to date.Wait by White Lion Rob brings us a power ballad that peaked at number 8 on the US charts in May 1988. It was originally released in June 1987, but did not enter the charts until February 1988, based on the strength of their video on MTV. The video featured Christie Muhaw who died at the age of 24 in a car accident less than a year after the video was released.Damn Good by David Lee RothWayne's staff pick continues the blues focus with a power ballad from Roth and 12-string work by virtuoso Steve Vai. The lyrics were inspired by an encounter Roth had with an old high school friend who had some high school pictures. It is a wistful song remembering friends and good times from the past. NOVELTY TRACK:Killer Klowns by The DickiesWe close out this week's podcast with a track of punk rock's The Dickies. This is off their EP and the movie "Killer Klowns from Outer Space. "
Loss of taste for most foods, vision problems, loss of muscle mass and bone density. In light of these and the many unpleasant our outright dangerous effects of space travel on human physiology, science writer and cartoonist Zach Weinersmith wonders: When it comes to the dream of space expansion, what exactly do we hope to gain? Listen as he and EconTalk's Russ Roberts discuss his new book (co-authored with Kelly Weinersmith) A City on Mars, which offers a hard-nosed yet humorous look at the sobering and lesser-discussed challenges involved in building space settlements. Topics include the particular problems posed by the moon and Mars's atmospheres; the potential difficulty of reproducing in zero gravity; and the dangerous tendency to overlook a key factor in whether space settlement is a good idea: the fact that people are people, wherever they may be.
Dr. Matthew Jenkins ('23) will discuss what drives states to pursue a space policy and the competitive landscape that is outer space. About the Lecture: The lecture provides a historical overview of space competition, highlighting what drives states to go to space. The lecture concludes with an overview of the new landscape of space power competition in 2023 and highlights the role of non-state actors, commercial space, and dual-use systems including how they all combine to make space less transparent, and more unstable than it has ever been. About the Speaker: Dr. Matthew Jenkins ('23) had spent 16 years serving in the U.S. Air Force and Space Force, where he built and operated satellites to support the military and the Intelligence Community. He was ready to learn additional skills beyond engineering. After falling in love with strategic-level policy during an assignment on Capitol Hill, he decided to pursue IWP's Doctor of Statecraft of National Security to connect his technical expertise to an in-depth understanding of space policy issues. As a result, he has interfaced with the National Space Council at the Executive Office of the President and briefed the House Homeland Security Committee staff on emerging space challenges. ***Learn more about IWP graduate programs: https://www.iwp.edu/academic-programs/ ***Make a gift to IWP: https://interland3.donorperfect.net/weblink/WebLink.aspx?name=E231090&id=18
Lara Rae and Patrick Ledwell have a clan-do attitude with their Halifax audience when they discuss if the kilt is the perfect fashion statement. Then, Arthur Simeon and Peter White launch into the unknown when they decide if the deep sea is more important to explore than outer space.
Space is full of unexplained phenomena, strange things happening and stuff we still fail to explain. One of the recent things that left astronomers with more questions that answers were strange signals coming right from Proxima Centauri. Those signals fit no currently understood pattern of radio sources and now the main question is, what they actually mean... Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Happy Halloween! I've just released a creepy new single on Bandcamp with lots of effects and backmasked vocals. As a special treat, you get to hear what it sounds like raw: just the solid, punchy, creepy LSDJ and my voice. Game Boy parts made in LSDJ 9.3.8. https://sloopygoop.bandcamp.com/track/head-snatchers-from-outer-space 2023 Creative Commons CC Attribution Noncommercial No Derivative Works (BY-NC-ND)
What do astrophysics, high-tech Santa tracking, and a rampant blind spot have in common? In this episode, Jennifer + Josh soar to new heights -- kind of, sort of to Outer Space -- to recap and review Hallmark's new 'Countdown to Christmas' movie, 'Under The Christmas Sky.' We'll take the deepest of dives on the plot, share our hot takes and plenty of laughs, and give you the final verdict in our 'Gold Or Coal' segment! Is it 'Out Of This World' or a 'Cosmic Crisis'? Listen to find out! Connect with us on our website, www.DoYouWatchWhatIWatch.com, to find out what we'll be watching, recapping, and reviewing in the weeks leading up to Christmas! As always, may your days be merry and bright!
The boys watch the underrated classic Killer Klowns From Outer Space! Rate, review, and tell your friends! X, instagram, and threads: @asylumofnasty tiktok: @nastyasylumpod nastyasylum.threadless.com for Merch!
In this episode we review Twiztid's 2008 EP TOXIC TERROR!, as well as their songs from Psychopathics From Outer Space Part 3! We also discuss some random unrelated topics! -- You can listen to our official Twiztid with Us playlist HERE. -- And if you want to interact with us, send us messages, follow us, support us, or join our community, check out the links on our WEBSITE.
Space is vast, cold, and dark which makes it the perfect setting for terrifying tales. Some of those who were brave enough to venture into the unknown had encounters that they couldn't explain, but they sure tried to. SOURCEShttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/sad-story-laika-space-dog-and-her-one-way-trip-orbit-1-180968728/https://www.washingtonpost.com/archive/lifestyle/1978/04/07/cooper-ufo-stories-from-credible-sources/8607ee62-1f41-4c66-b6c2-3ee9e848c6bc/https://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/2a5vg8/i_am_buzz_aldrin_engineer_american_astronaut_and/cirrtxp/Space snake: https://www.youtube.com/watchsi=om9MdUS3T637qOqF&embeds_referring_euri=https%3A%2F%2Farnettfiles.com%2F&source_ve_path=Mjg2NjQsMTY0NTA2&feature=emb_share&v=krKIHoSTGnIhttps://www.google.com/urlq=https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/retropolis/wp/2018/04/10/buzz-aldrins-ufo-sighting-moon-missions-mystique-might-have-simple-explanation/&sa=D&source=docs&ust=1698165870415781&usg=AOvVaw1WpFeN8XRMXQwUOU2t2VgUhttps://www.hitc.com/en-gb/2023/10/11/nasas-gordon-cooper-lived-with-ufo-secret-and-made-it-his-mission-to-expose-alien-knowledge/This show is part of the Spreaker Prime Network, if you are interested in advertising on this podcast, contact us at https://www.spreaker.com/show/5307439/advertisement
Aaron and Darlene watch some classic sci-fi from the 1950s and '60s, good and bad. They talk about what makes these films memorable and fun, and if you should take a trip back in time and enjoy these films as well.Feedback for the show?:Email: email@example.comTwitter: https://twitter.com/thisweekingeekSubscribe to our feed: https://www.spreaker.com/show/3571037/episodes/feediTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/this-week-in-geek/id215643675Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/3Lit2bzebJXMTIv7j7fkqqGoogle Podcasts: https://www.google.com/podcasts?feed=aHR0cHM6Ly93d3cuc3ByZWFrZXIuY29tL3Nob3cvMzU3MTAzNy9lcGlzb2Rlcy9mZWVkWebsite: https://www.thisweekingeek.netThis show is part of the Spreaker Prime Network, if you are interested in advertising on this podcast, contact us at https://www.spreaker.com/show/3571037/advertisement
The cult classic Killer Klowns from Outer Space is the podcast's newest Halloween offering, and the crew finds much to enjoy in the campy horror of it all. Also, we learned from David that "Make-out Point is strictly for children."Panelists: Devin, Emily, David
For our last Halloween episode this year, we're talking about Killer Klowns From Outerspace. It's the 35th anniversary of this cult classic horror movie. We're joined by one of our favorite guests to try 4 different beers while discussing practical effects, the horror of clowns, and our favorite moments from the movie.
GOOD QUESTION: #BESTOF2021: Colonizing the Solar System & What is to be done? #HotelMars: Why colonize Outer Space? Rod Pyle, Ad Astra Magazine. David Livingston SpaceShow.com (Originally posted May 7, 2021) 1966 COSMODROME