Zoned Out

By Phil Plait | January 25, 2011 10:49 am

Do you listen to the Australian podcast The Skeptic Zone? You should. It’s run by my old buddy Richard Saunders, and deals with matter that extend well beyond the borders of Down Under.

And it just so happens I’m interviewed on the latest episode (you can also grab the MP3). Maynard and I talked about Bad Universe (playing right now in Oz), asteroid impacts, Tunguska, UFOs, and other cosmic topics.

A slightly different version of the interview is also posted on ABC (Australia) site. About 5 minutes into this version we chat about George Hrab, too. You won’t hear me sing (well, not exactly), but I do perform with George on a song.

Give ’em a go, mate! Good on ya!

CATEGORIZED UNDER: Bad Universe, DeathfromtheSkies!
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Comments (7)

  1. Speaking of Bad Universe, when will there be another episode??

  2. It’s on my iTunes podcast subscriptions, but I see I haven’t listened to it in a while. Perhaps I should start again?

  3. Zucchi

    I’ll give a listen. (Between the Skeptic Zone, the Skeptic’s Guide, and the other great science-related podcasts, I just don’t have time to listen to them all.)

  4. Levi in NY

    The Skeptic Zone and the SGU are the two podcasts I *have* to listen to every week! George Hrab’s podcast is great too. And Astronomy Cast. And Skeptoid. Hmm, maybe there are too many…though on the other hand, in a world with so much woo and ignorance of science, I’m not sure there is such a thing as too much science/skepticism content.

  5. Screening in Oz? when, what channel?

  6. @Drhoz
    Discovery channel on Foxtel.

  7. Bob

    Talking of Bad Universe, I just saw the Aliens episode (Ep. 2 I think) the other day, and I was horrified at some of the arguments.
    Mostly, that huge accelerations are needed to go fast enough to get anywhere interplanetary or interstellar.
    Could some-one please remind Dr. Plait that v=a.t, so to get a large velocity, you can use a large amount of time instead of a large acceleration. The fastest space craft is Deep Space 1, which uses an ion engine you could hold back with your finger…


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