Category: Episodes

This is where you can listen to our podcast episodes.

December 1, 2017 / Episodes

Catch our latest episode with discussion of a nearby habitable world, and an even closer world that may be humanity’s next outpost: Saturn’s moon Titan! Dr. Amanda Hendrix explains the many benefits of living on…

November 18, 2017 / Astrophysics

Stars have a voracious appetite, gobbling up most of the stuff in their immediate neighborhood, leaving just a few scraps to make planets. Sometimes, though, even the planets do not escape the stellar maw. In…

November 9, 2017 / Episodes

If the controversy over Pluto’s planetary status weren’t already enough, what do you call a planet that is not even orbiting a star? The astroquarks explore rogue planets in this episode, planets that wander interstellar…

November 2, 2017 / Astrophysics

The astroquarks are joined by movie writer/director Ryan Piers Williams, co-founder of Harness, to discuss the observation of the explosive collision of two neutron stars in a “kilonova” heralding a new age in astronomy using…

October 21, 2017 / Episodes

The astroquarks welcome noted science blogger and author Dr. Ethan Siegel whose new book Treknology takes a look at the intersection of science and science fiction. While you may already have a tablet computer, warp…

October 9, 2017 / Episodes

The astroquarks welcome WMFE space reporter Brendan Byrne who recounts his flight on the SOFIA airborne observatory. They hen vent about how the Nobel Prize committee has unaccountably once again passed them over. Here about…