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From the minds of the world's greatest scientific experts comes the truth hidden within the pages of science fiction.

Widdershins Podcast The Nexus Of Science Fiction and Future Fact

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From the minds of the world's greatest scientific experts comes the truth hidden within the pages of science fiction.

    S01E03 - Wormholes with Dr Jordi Prat-Camps

    S01E03 - Wormholes with Dr Jordi Prat-Camps

    This week I discuss Wormholes with Dr Jordi Prat-Camps https://www.linkedin.com/in/jordi-prat-camps-a9bba177/ a physicist from Barcelona with a background in electromagnetism, superconductivity, and metamaterials, with a very applied vision.

    Further Reading and Resources:
    Contact by Carl Sagan:
    https://wordery.com/contact-carl-sagan-9781501197987#oid=%202173_1

    This episode was inspired by the book: Final days - BY Gary Gibson https://widdershinspodcast.com/season-one%3A-space-1 and the movie Interstellar https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_z-fCIqm4KY

    We also chat about the book 'Contact' by Carl Sagan. You can get your hands on 'Contact' HERE.


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    • 28 min
    S01E02 - Exoplanets with Dr Cassandra Hall

    S01E02 - Exoplanets with Dr Cassandra Hall

    This week on our episode I discuss Exoplanets with Dr Cassandra Hall Twitter: https://twitter.com/search?q=%40cassidentprone&src=typd a Winton Exoplanet Fellow at the University of Leicester, UK. Dr Hall works in the Theoretical Astrophysics Group in the School of Physics and Astronomy.

    Further Reading and Resources:
    This episode was inspired by the book: Dying of the Light - George R.R Martin https://widdershinspodcast.com/season-one%3A-space-1

    See more from Dr Cassandra Hall at: Twitter: https://twitter.com/search?q=%40cassidentprone&src=typd

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    • 31 min
    S01E01 - Hyperspace with Dr Gaurav Khanna

    S01E01 - Hyperspace with Dr Gaurav Khanna

    This week on our debut episode I discuss Hyperspace with Dr Gaurav Khanna www.linkedin.com/in/gaurav-khanna a Professor in the Physics Department, and the Associate Director of the Center for Scientific Computing at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. He works on a variety of challenging problems in theoretical and computational physics. Dr Gaurav introduces me to hyperspace and blackholes and as a non-scientist (although learning everyday) I learn very quickly that in theory travel through a blackhole won't necessarily be dangerous at all. In fact science indicates the 'Yes' if you have a large enough blackhole and if it is spinning fast enough then travel through would be safe and that the main issue is what is on the other side of the singularity?

    Further Reading and Resources:
    Life of the Cosmos's written by Lee Smolin: https://www.bookdepository.com/Life-Cosmos-Lee-Smolin/9780195126648?ref=grid-view&qid=1574913237375&sr=1-6&a_aid=widdershins&a_bid=ba35a05b
    Rotating black holes may serve as gentle portals for hyperspace travel: http://theconversation.com/rotating-black-holes-may-serve-as-gentle-portals-for-hyperspace-travel-107062
    This episode was inspired by the book: The Hyperspace Trap - Christopher G Nuttall https://widdershinspodcast.com/season-one%3A-space-1

    See more from Dr Gaurav Khanna at: http://gravity.phy.umassd.edu

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    • 30 min
    S1BonusE2 - Future Weapons with Skeeve Stevens

    S1BonusE2 - Future Weapons with Skeeve Stevens

    This week on our Bonus episode I discuss Future Weapons with Skeeve Stevens www.linkedin.com/in/skeeve/?originalSubdomain=au. Skeeve was the first Australian to be imprisoned for hacking. He is a Futurist, entrepreneur, keynote speaker, technology architect, consultant and visionary in number of areas including: Futurism, Network Architecture, Cloud Infrastructure, Advisor in Future Technology Crime and Critical Infrastructure Protection, Virtual & Augmented Reality, Internet of Things, NFC/RFID, Personal/Commercial and Security Robotics, Smart Cities, Consumer Behaviour and Psychology, Trend Analysis and Technology based Neuroscience aka Brainwear.

    The conversation with Skeeve is an intense one and not only due to the nature of weapons as a topic but also due to the reality that strikes like a slap in the face when we uncover just how easy it is to take everyday electronics, including toys and convert them into weaponry. The future is a reoccurring theme in my chat with Skeeve and although the dark shadow of children as weapons and super humans taking our jobs is high on our radar, Skeeve assures me micro-chipping, human upgrade and smart drugs will be an ordinary feature in the lives of everyday people in the very near future.

    Further Reading and Resources:
    Wikileaks - Hilary Clinton: https://wikileaks.org/clinton-emails/emailid/25404

    This episode was inspired by the book: Ghost Fleet - P.W. Singer and August Cole https://widdershinspodcast.com/season-one%3A-space-1

    See more from Skeeve Stevens at: https://skeevestevens.com/

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    • 36 min
    S1BonusE1 - Space Law with Professor Steven Freeland

    S1BonusE1 - Space Law with Professor Steven Freeland

    This week on our first ever Bonus episode I discuss Space Law with Professor Steven Freeland.
    Steven Freeland https://www.linkedin.com/in/steven-freeland-52081b124/ is a Professor of International Law at the University of Western Sydney, Visiting Professor in International Law at the University of Copenhagen, and a Member of Faculty of the London Institute of Space Policy and Law.

    In my conversation with Steven, he emphasizes why space is so important from science, to commerce, to politics and why he believes its useful to have education around the use of space and the broader perspective of how human interference can impact on the use of space. A major concern of Stevens' is space debris, fueled largely by the rapidly increasing number of companies who say they want to go to space. He tells us that this would massively change the dynamics of space not only because of the potential of debris, but for a whole range of legal questions. Steven provides hypothetical examples of these issues and stresses the importance of exercising caution when exploring space.


    Further Reading and Resources:
    This episode was inspired by the book: Stranger in a strange land - Robert A. Heinlen and is the story of a boy born on Mars who makes his way back to earth as man only to find his legal entitlement to the whole planet of Mars. https://widdershinspodcast.com/season-one%3A-space-1

    See more from Professor Steven Freeland at: www.linkedin.com/in/steven-freeland

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    • 37 min
    Sneak Peak - Season 1 PROMO 1

    Sneak Peak - Season 1 PROMO 1

    As part of our launch we are dropping 3 episodes on January 20th, 2020. Here is a sneak peak into our Episode with Steven Freeland on Space Law.

    • 2 min

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