#45 - Dr. David Warmflash - The History and Future of our Relationship with the Moon!

I will be randomly giving away several copies of David’s new book to supporters of the show that either:

  • Are/were contributors to the show on Patreon or Paypal.

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This week Brendan sits down with Dr. David Warmflash to discuss the way the Moon has influenced life on Earth. They cover the formation of the Moon, how it stabilizes the Earth's wobble, how the Ancient Greek's studied the Moon and performed incredibly precise measurements given the tools they had, the space race, and the future colonization and exploration of the lunar surface.

Purchase David's new book, titled Moon: An Illustrated History wherever books are sold.

David Warmflash is a science communicator, astrobiologist, and physician. He has written and edited articles and educational materials in life sciences and space sciences for a range of audiences, and medical content for a range of medical specialties, including medical genetics, gene therapy, aerospace medicine, hyperbaric medicine, neurology, hematology, oncology, and cardiology, and other topic areas such as radiation bioeffects and digital health. He has been featured in Scientific American, Genetic Literacy Project (where gene therapy and other genetic biotechnologies have been among his principal topics), Leaps Magazine, Discover Magazine’s The Crux , Wired UK, and other online and print outlets.

Dr. Warmflash was in the first cohort of NASA Astrobiology postdoctoral trainees in 2000-2002 at NASA's Johnson Space Center. He has also worked on astronaut health issues, such as injuries during underwater training for extravehicular activity. Dr. Warmflash holds an M.D. from Tel Aviv University Sackler School of Medicine and a B.S. from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.


Exploring the Pseudoscience Spectrum!

In this episode, Brendan is interviewed on the Kev Baker Show. He discusses Dark Matter, Dark Energy, Anti-vaxxing, Flat Earth, and a bunch more!

The Kev Baker Show is a very popular radio show/podcast. Kev has nearly 100,000 subscribers on his Youtube Channel found at https://www.youtube.com/user/TruthTube451. His show is listened to by thousands of people all across the world on iHeartRadio and other platforms.

Dr. Rai Weiss - Detecting Gravitational Waves and Winning a Nobel Prize in the Process

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This week Brendan sits down with Dr. Rai Weiss to discuss gravitational waves, developing LIGO, getting a billion dollars in science funding, dropping out of college, winning the Nobel Prize and much more! Rai is an American physicist, known for his contributions in gravitational physics and astrophysics. He was instrumental in the development of today's gravitational wave detectors and was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics in 2017 for his contributions. He has also won many other accolades such as the Special Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics and the Kavli Prize in Astrophysics. He is widely considered one of the greatest physicists alive today.

To learn more about LIGO, visit: https://www.ligo.caltech.edu/.

Can We Remove Carbon from the Atmosphere? | Featuring Dr. Stephen Pacala | TSOTU Short

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This week Brendan discusses carbon capture technologies with Dr. Stephen Pacala. Dr. Pacala is Frederick D. Petrie Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at Princeton University and Director of the Princeton Environmental Institute. He also co-directs the Carbon Mitigation Initiative, a collaboration between Princeton University, British Petroleum and the Ford Motor Company to find solutions to the problem of global warming. His research covers a wide variety of ecological and mathematical topics with an emphasis on interactions between greenhouse gases, climate and the biosphere.

More about Dr. Pacala and his efforts can be found https://environment.princeton.edu/directory/stephen-pacala and at http://www.climatecentral.org/.

Climate Change is Happening! Why Deny it? | Featuring Dr. Matt Fitzpatrick | TSOTU Short

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In this TSOTU Short, Brendan and Dr. Matt Fitzpatrick discuss climate change denial. Dr. Matt Fitzpatrick is an Associate Professor and Ecologist at the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science working in the Appalachian Laboratory. If you want to learn more about him and his work go to http://mfitzpatrick.al.umces.edu/ or follow him on Twitter @MCFitzpatrick. 

To see how your city will feel in 60 years, check out https://fitzlab.shinyapps.io/cityapp/



Searching for Life on Europa | TSOTU Short

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In this episode, Brendan is interviewed on the Kev Baker Show. He discussed where and how we should look for life and why the search will require creativity!

The Kev Baker Show is a very popular radio show/podcast. Kev has nearly 100,000 subscribers on his Youtube Channel found at https://www.youtube.com/user/TruthTube451. His show can also be found on most podcasting platforms. 

The music in this episode can be found at https://freebeats.io/royalty-free-hiphop-beats.

#33 - Dr. Matt Fitzpatrick - The Climate will feel very Different in 60 Years!

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This week Brendan sits down with Dr. Matt Fitzpatrick to discuss climate change, mapping climate analogs, communicating climate science, feeling discouraged due to climate change denialism, and more! Dr. Matt Fitzpatrick is an Associate Professor and Ecologist at the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science working in the Appalachian Laboratory. If you want to learn more about him and his work go to http://mfitzpatrick.al.umces.edu/ or follow him on Twitter @MCFitzpatrick. 

To see how your city will feel in 60 years, check out https://fitzlab.shinyapps.io/cityapp/

#32 - Where could we find Life Beyond Earth?

In this episode, Brendan is interviewed on the Kev Baker Show. He discusses Mars, Europa, finding life inside our solar system, SETI, and the possibility of traveling to exoplanets.

The Kev Baker Show is a very popular radio show/podcast. Kev has nearly 100,000 subscribers on his Youtube Channel found at https://www.youtube.com/user/TruthTube451. His show can also be found on most podcasting platforms. 

The music in this episode can be found at https://freebeats.io/royalty-free-hiphop-beats.