11 episodes

The Origins & Evolution Podcast features hosts Dimitar Sasselov & Frank Laukien discussing the multiple potential origins of life, in conjunction with Harvard's Origins of Life Initiative https://origins.harvard.edu/pages/about, of which Dimitar is the director and cofounder. Please send all questions and emails to: Stefen@muddhousemedia.com

Origins & Evolution Origins

    • Science
    • 4.8 • 23 Ratings

The Origins & Evolution Podcast features hosts Dimitar Sasselov & Frank Laukien discussing the multiple potential origins of life, in conjunction with Harvard's Origins of Life Initiative https://origins.harvard.edu/pages/about, of which Dimitar is the director and cofounder. Please send all questions and emails to: Stefen@muddhousemedia.com

    Climate Evolution & Atmospheric Evolution

    Climate Evolution & Atmospheric Evolution

    This episode covers the evolution of the climate, various levels of gases (including greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide and methane), along with various punctuated cycles related to climate evolution. The episode also covers cyanobacteria and the evolution of the atmosphere. 

    • 35 min
    Earth's Evolution & Major Extinction Events

    Earth's Evolution & Major Extinction Events

    This episode covers the evolution of planet Earth, the emergence of the moon,  glaciation, continental formation, the evolution of early life on earth and major extinction events. 

    • 24 min
    Light Sails, Moon Artifacts & Cosmic Archives

    Light Sails, Moon Artifacts & Cosmic Archives

    On this week of Origins & Evolution, we discuss moon artifacts which are millions and billions of years ago. How did they get there?  The Earth's moon is particularly well primed to store space artifacts and the reasons are discussed at length. In addition, light sails and their potential use in mapping out our galaxy will be covered in the second half of the episode. 

    • 22 min
    Unidentified Arial Phenomena

    Unidentified Arial Phenomena

    In this episode, Dimitar and Frank discuss 'Unidentified Arial Phenomena' (UAPs) along with the various signals that humans have been sending out all throughout the galaxy. Oumuamua, an interstellar object of great mystery, which passed through out solar system just two years ago. In addition, strategies for best searching for extraterrestrials in our own solar system are discussed.

    • 25 min
    Traversing Outside Our Solar System

    Traversing Outside Our Solar System

    This exciting episode covers the threat of cosmic radiation within our solar system vs. within our greater galaxy (once we have left the bounds of our cozy little star system.) We discuss high energy particle damage and the deleterious effects it can inflict upon our DNA strands. In addition, neutron stars, pulsars and the dangerous particles created by supernovas will be covered, followed by how to shield our bodies (during space travel) from ultra high energy protons!

    • 16 min
    Space Colonization and Cancer

    Space Colonization and Cancer

    This episode is all about space travel and the importance of treating cancer and preventing DNA damage emanating from various sources of cosmic radiation. As our species seeks to visit and colonize planets within our solar system like Mars, and potentially habitable planets light-years away, we will have to figure out how to use water shielding and other technologically advanced techniques to better protect the stands of our DNA.

    • 23 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
23 Ratings

23 Ratings

MJC Reviews ,

So Cool!

This show is legitimate in its scientific approach toward life on other planets. So interesting! I want more!!!

RunnerGirlNBPT ,

This will get you thinking!

Excellent dialogue that will peak your interest about the origins of life, and life beyond planet earth..... an easy to listen to podcast that builds in content, to bring listeners on a journey.

Cml20 ,

Super informative Astronomy and Biology Podcast!

I learned so much about astronomy, biology and the potential for alien life all throughout the universe!!

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