The Jodcast - astronomy podcast

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Latest Podcast Episodes

September 2017
15 Sep 2017 @ 03:30 am

To infinity. In the show this time, we talk to Dr. Jason McEwen about next generation radio telescopes [08:10 - 17:13], Ian and Fiona round up the latest news [01:00-08:03] and we find out what we can see in the September night sky from Ian Morison and Claire Bretherton [32:40 - 52:09].

Bluedot 2017
23 Aug 2017 @ 01:00 am

Bluedot 2017. In the show this time, Fiona and Monique take you on a whistlestop tour of the 2017 bluedot festival. We talk to Vicky Dewar-Fowler about zoo-plankton [00:06:58.000 - 00:11:31.500], Abi Stone about the anthropocene [00:13:24.689 - 00:26:54.500] and Kat Presland about the life of water [00:29:31.000 - 00:35:58.900]. We also have interviews with Isabel Large about beekeeping [00:37:14.571 - 00:44:02.709] and Paul Denton about seismology[00:44:53.955 - 00:54:23.701].

August 2017
11 Aug 2017 @ 02:00 am

Summer Patchwork. In the show this time, we talk to Dr. Caitriona Jackman about adventures in the outer Solar System [05:21 - 21:29], Josh Hayes rounds up the latest news [00:52-05:15] and we find out what we can see in the August night sky from Ian Morison and Claire Bretherton [73:52 - 91:51].

July 2017
5 Jul 2017 @ 07:00 am

Non-responsive. In the show this time, we talk to Dr. Adam Amara about A holistic approach to cosmology [10:10 - 25:23], Mat Malenta rounds up the latest news [01:41-10:01] and we find out what we can see in the July night sky from Ian Morison and Claire Bretherton [47:57 - 1:05:30].

June 2017
10 Jun 2017 @ 08:00 am

Cosmic Sneezing. In the show this time, we talk to Thomas Tauris about compact stars, pulsars and outreach [10:00 - 33:55], Ian Evans rounds up the latest news [01:54-09:55] and we find out what we can see in the June night sky from Ian Morison and Haritina Mogosanu [62:41 - 85:47].

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.