310 episodes

The Jodcast is an astronomy podcast created by students and staff from the Jodrell Bank Centre for Astrophysics. The episodes include the latest astronomy news, interviews with astronomers, stargazing information, and more.

The Jodcast Jodrell Bank Centre for Astrophysics

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    • 4.8 • 86 Ratings

The Jodcast is an astronomy podcast created by students and staff from the Jodrell Bank Centre for Astrophysics. The episodes include the latest astronomy news, interviews with astronomers, stargazing information, and more.

    May 2024

    May 2024

    Galaxy evolution: not so sim(ple)ulations. This month, Kammy and Jessy are joined by Dr. Ana Duarte Cabral from Cardiff University, where she discusses her work on understanding the connection between star formation and galaxy evolution and clues us in on how simulating these processes are not a simple affair. Fiona and Phoebe report on the recent discovery of a quiet Galactic black hole, and observations of a loud white dwarf star. Ask an Astronomer makes a return with George and Honor!

    • 1 hr 5 min
    April 2024

    April 2024

    ABC's of GRB's. In this episode, Soheb interview Dr Gavin Lamb from Liverpool John Moores University and they discuss the exotic nature of gamma ray bursts. Fiona is joined by Mel and Honor and they discuss NASA's DART mission, the oldest 'dead' galaxy yet and why Gallifrey must not exist. The Jodbite makes a comeback where Fiona interview Micah Bowles.

    • 1 hr 19 min
    March 2024

    March 2024

    Feel the Magnetic Pull. In this episode, Jessy Marin talks to Dr. Kate Pattle about her work studying the involvment of magnetic fields in star formation. We discuss some of the newly released images from the Event Horizon Telescope and JWST and test a new format for our Odds and Ends section where we present an interesting article on Saturn's moon, Mimas.

    • 57 min
    February 2024

    February 2024

    Blueberries and Peas. In February's episode, Fiona interviews Dr Alex Cameron on his work understanding the properties of early galaxies using JWST, and we take a whistle-stop tour around some of Bluedot's stalls from July 2023.

    • 40 min
    January 2024

    January 2024

    Bluedot 2023 Special. In this episode, Fiona Porter travels to Bluedot and interviews Dr. Rebecca Bowler, Sheena Cruickshank, and Jen Gupta. Additionally, Fiona Porter conducted a separate, extended interview with Dr. Tim O'Brien about organizing Bluedot and about the history of Jodrell Bank.

    • 45 min
    December 2021

    December 2021

    Hello? Is there anybody there? In the show this time, we talk to Tom Scragg about Pulsar timing arrays [07:43:00 - 00:41:43], Jonathan Wong rounds up the latest news [00:01:02-00:07:33] and we find out what we can see in the December night sky from Ian Morison, Haritina Mogosanu and Samuel Leske [00:55:19 - 01:19:20].

    • 1 hr 21 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
86 Ratings

86 Ratings

Dave Twodaves ,

Jodcast is back!

It’s so good to hear you all and the theme tune!

Love from Oregon

Jod On!

Hamster Calhoon ,

Great for Astronomy lovers

The Jodcast is one of my favorite podcasts, and I subscribe to about 100 of them. It’s an informative and interesting listen, which is also good to fall asleep to. I haven’t seen any new ones drop since May 2021. I hope they get back to doing them regularly again.

Guy at a Keyboard ,

By actual practitioners

Been listening to this one for over a decade. Lets you see what people are researching before a press release has gone out.

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