Episode 13: Who's Watching Me?

Visiting people in a different country and barely speaking the language.

Learning a language is hard!

Finding Nemo in Spanish! (Buscando a Nemo)

Question of the Week: Eye in the Sky (cameras everywhere?)

Science of the Week:

Feedback:

Recommendations:

Partially sponsored by NSF (even if they don't fully endorse that!)

If you want to go to a really good school, try out University of Michigan or Eastern Michigan University.

This podcast episode was edited by the mighty Kenny Carlsen.  Thanks Kenny!

The song on the podcast is "So far, I have not found the science" by the truly awesome band Soul Coughing. I wish that they still existed as a band and had a web page!  But, the lead singer was Mike Doughty, who still tours (he will be in Chicago on November 18th, 2017). 

Episode 12: The Giant Alien Hunters are Coming!

Episode 11: A New Start

Welcome to "Season 2" of the X and Why podcast. Dave and I (Aaron) are back, and are trying to do things a bit differently.  We are trying a bit more of a fixed format, with a bit of X and a bit of Why, but are not going to interview as many people. Sorry if you really liked that part!  We also hired an editor, which is a huge help (Thanks Kenny!!!). Maybe, just maybe, we will be able to maintain a real schedule and get episodes out every other week.

So, to kick things off, this week, we talk about:

Hurricane Irma (We recorded this a bit ago, sorry!)

Aaron is feeling old, since 55 is out there somewhere.

Some groups are sending climate denier garbage out to school teachers.  What can we do? Read Wikipedia!

Henry Pollack's book (a World Without Ice)

Ask Science on Reddit

Flat Earth? Seriously?

Discussion of how bowling is linked to political discourse

Recommendations:

 - We are Legion (We are Bob)

Some links to talk more about the podcast: 

Post something to the reddit! Be the first!

Aaron will make something on facebook at some point.  So, search there.

Partially sponsored by NSF (even if they don't fully endorse that!)

If you want to go to a really good school, try out University of Michigan or Eastern Michigan University.

The song on the podcast is "So far, I have not found the science" by the truly awesome band Soul Coughing. I wish that they still existed as a band and had a web page!  But, the lead singer was Mike Doughty, who still tours (he will be in Chicago on November 18th, 2017). Dave and I even went and saw him together once! I saw Soul Coughing in Boulder, CO when I lived there in 1996.

Episode 9b: Joe Animates His Drums

Episode 9a: Aaron and Dave catch up (the travel episode)

Aaron and Dave talk about exploring various parts of the United States, making questionable parenting decisions, and the intwined fates of the Ridley minivan and a poor, defenseless raccoon.

Notes

Aaron has proper internet!  Rejoice!

Netflix is ok with you sharing your password

Red Rock Canyon (BLM land, not state park)

Lots of climbing at Red Rock Canyon

Trad vs. sport climbing

Angel's Landing (and on youtube)

Huangshan (Yellow Mountain)

Echo Canyon, Zion

Pothole escape example

The Mighty Mt. Brighton!

The Zion Narrows (from the bottom)

Observation Point

Acadia National Park

Bar Harbor (it's on the Atlantic!)

Raccoon prior to meeting Aaron

 

 A 7 year old exploring Echo Canyon, Zion

A 7 year old exploring Echo Canyon, Zion

Episode 8: Paul GOES to space

Aaron complains about life again.

Teaching a class on satellite missions

Dave talks about teaching astronomy (Orion’s Belt)

Observational astronomy, clear skies, and Utah

Spectroscopy

Leaving Utah to come to the gloomy mid-west and traveling with kids

The half-marathon discussion

 Aikido

Automation causing massive unemployment (Humans need not apply.) - 

(And I wrote a blog post on this too!)

Self-driving cars - https://www.google.com/selfdrivingcar/

Technology adoption life cycle

The Diamond Age and teaching via AI

We argue about whether we have more free time now.

GOES Satellite

Advanced Baseline Imager

Harris

Ironman

 Not exactly Utah, but relatively "close"?  This is from the Canary Islands - a very dry place.

Not exactly Utah, but relatively "close"?  This is from the Canary Islands - a very dry place.

Episode 7: Eric takes a picture

Aaron has (had!) very expensive internet, and he seems to want to tell everyone about it.

What is a T1 line?

Windstream, the company that provided our T1 line for a while

t-mobile, our new “internet” company

Pawlowski, LLC and Dr. Ridley speak.

Aaron talks to Eric Donovan about cameras.  The sound quality is not great.  Sorry.  And you can hear my clock in the background.  Sorry, again.

Eric's website

Depth of Field

Mt. Edith Cavell

Auroral images from all-sky cameras

 This is a random picture that I took in 2013 and really like.  

This is a random picture that I took in 2013 and really like.  

Episode 6: Laura stops a flood

 UM students launched two balloons at the same time, so they could get a picture of one balloon from the air.  This was part of the  Global Space Balloon Challenge .

UM students launched two balloons at the same time, so they could get a picture of one balloon from the air.  This was part of the Global Space Balloon Challenge.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Episode 5: Todd lights up

 Aaron had a meeting in Bern, Switzerland in April.  The group took a few hours from their meeting time and wandered through the green hills.  

Aaron had a meeting in Bern, Switzerland in April.  The group took a few hours from their meeting time and wandered through the green hills.