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Latest Podcast Episodes

May 2017 Extra
22 May 2017 @ 07:00 am

For whom the skies burst. In the show this time, Dr Elisabetta Valiante talks to us about the Herschel-ATLAS survey [21:38 - 44:40], Josh Hayes and James Stringer tell us about multi-band searches for fast radio bursts [00:47 - 21:30] and your astronomical questions are answered by Iain in Ask an Astronomer [01:06:33 - 01:13:29.0].

May 2017
14 May 2017 @ 07:00 am

Rebuilt to be better, stronger... but not faster. In the show this time, we talk to Prof. Ian Morison about being Ian Morison [11:25 - 36:59], Ian Harrison rounds up the latest news [00:51 - 11:14] and we find out what we can see in the May night sky from Ian Morison and Claire Bretherton [60:23 - 79:45].

April 2017 Extra
25 Apr 2017 @ 02:00 am

All Hope In Eclipse. In the show this time, Dr Stefan Soldner-Rembold talks to us about the Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment [22:31 - 45:45], Dr. Amit Tagore tells us about weak gravitational lensing [1:12 - 22:23] and your astronomical questions are answered by George in Ask an Astronomer [59:53 - 1:10:46].

April 2017
1 Apr 2017 @ 01:00 am

Going Radio Gaga. In the wake of some sad news, we talk to Dr. Alessandro Navarrini about new technologies for radio telescopes [11:12 - 29:03], Mateusz Malenta rounds up the latest news [01:12 - 10:59], we find out what we can see in the April night sky from Ian Morison and Claire Bretherton [61:33 - 81:56], and we clear up some loose ends.

March 2017 Extra
22 Mar 2017 @ 01:00 am

FOUR FOUR SIX ZERO. Recently, the Jodrell Bank Centre for Astrophysics hosted the UK SETI Reseach Network meeting and we were waiting around corners and outside doors, trying to catch unsuspecting alien hunters to interview. We managed! In the show this time, we interview Jamie Drew and Danny Price from the Breakthrough Initiatives [06:19.50 - 33:32.50], author Stephen Baxter joins us to talk about the interface between science and science-fiction [43:17.50 - 1:10:34.2] and Mat Malenta tackles your questions on the speed of light [1:18:26.5 - 1:35:37]. We are also joined by a special guest presenter, Director of JBCA and alien hunter, Prof. Mike Garrett.

March 2017
1 Mar 2017 @ 09:00 am

Habitable and Earth-like. In the show this time, we talk to Prof Marten van Kerkwijk about pulsar scintellometry [11:34-41:41], Ian Harrison rounds up the latest news [01:10-11:27] and we find out what we can see in the March night sky from Ian Morison and Claire Bretherton [54:05-72:54].

February 2017
11 Feb 2017 @ 08:00 am

Astrologists. In the show this time, we talk to Dr. Teo Munoz Darias about X-ray binaries, [09:40 - 34:45], Mat rounds up the latest news [00:45 - 09:39] and we find out what we can see in the February night sky from Ian Morison and Claire Bretherton [55:46 - 75:52].

January 2017 Extra
23 Jan 2017 @ 05:00 am

A Falcon Led The Iridium Ark. In the show this time, Elaine Sadler talks to us about the Australian Square Kilometre Array Pathfinder (ASKAP) [14:28 - 32:22], Dr. Indy Leclercq tells us about his diffuse galactic emission research [01:10 - 14:00] and your astronomical questions are answered by Fiona, Ben and George in Ask an Astronomer [50:14 - 01:03:07].

December 2016 Extra
24 Dec 2016 @ 05:00 am

Merry. In the show this time, we talk to Dr. Cristina Romero-Canizales about LIRGI: radio survey of ultra-luminous IR galaxies [27:25 - 42:40], new Director of JBCA, Professor Mike Garrett talks to us in this month's JodBite [05:38 - 27:20], and your astronomy questions are answered by Minnie, Ben, and George in Ask an Astronomer [70:40 - 79:39].

December 2016
2 Dec 2016 @ 10:00 am

The radio star returns. In the show this time, we talk to Professor Ray Norris about EMU: The Evolutionary Map of the Universe [09:03 - 36:19], Ian Harrison rounds up the latest news [01:16-08:57] and we find out what we can see in the December night sky from Ian Morison and Haritina Mogosanu [47:04 - 01:08].