On Overview of Life Out There in Fact and Fiction: "Once Upon a Planet" [podcast]


The CBC's Idea's podcast with Paul Kennedy recently took a one hour look at our search for extraterrestrial life. The podcast features views from:
Ray Jayawardhana, Canada Research Chair in Observational Astrophysics at University of Toronto.

Robert J. Sawyer, science fiction novelist.

Jack Cohen, biologist, science writer and science fiction author.

Gregory Benford, Professor of Physics and Astronomy at University of California Irvine, and science fiction author.

Britney Schmidt, Assistant Professor at Georgia Institute of Technology, School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences.

Jill Tarter, Director, Center for SETI Research (until 2012), Bernard M. Oliver Chair for the SETI Institute.

It explores the history the search for other life in science and in science fiction, from simply looking at the stars and wondering to the latest data from NASA Kepler mission.

Stream or download the show and subscribe to the podcast if you like at cbc.ca/ideas
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