39 episodes

Universe University takes listeners on a cosmic adventure through outer space: from the history of human spaceflight and astronomy to the cutting edge theoretical physics. It is an entertaining and informative exploration of how human beings have sought and found answers to some of our most profound questions about the universe... as well as a look at those questions that are still unanswered.

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Universe University takes listeners on a cosmic adventure through outer space: from the history of human spaceflight and astronomy to the cutting edge theoretical physics. It is an entertaining and informative exploration of how human beings have sought and found answers to some of our most profound questions about the universe... as well as a look at those questions that are still unanswered.

    After Talk for Episode 16 w/Andrew Chaikin (pt 2 of 2)

    After Talk for Episode 16 w/Andrew Chaikin (pt 2 of 2)

    The renowned and deeply insightful Andrew Chaikin joins the After Talk to share his views on space exploration along with his experiences interviewing the Apollo astronauts. Chaikin is the author of 'A Man on the Moon', 'Voices from the Moon', and 'A Passion for Mars'.


    MUSIC:


    "Slow Burn" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
    Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
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    • 32 min
    After Talk for Episode 16 w/Andrew Chaikin (pt 1 of 2)

    After Talk for Episode 16 w/Andrew Chaikin (pt 1 of 2)

    The renowned and deeply insightful Andrew Chaikin joins the After Talk to share his views on space exploration along with his experiences interviewing the Apollo astronauts. Chaikin is the author of 'A Man on the Moon', 'Voices from the Moon', and 'A Passion for Mars'.


    MUSIC:


    "Slow Burn" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
    Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

    • 46 min
    Episode 16: On the Shoulders of Giants

    Episode 16: On the Shoulders of Giants

    Nearly half a century before the space age began in earnest, a few brilliant visionaries had the courage to look beyond their own time and see humanity’s future. From Russia to the United States, a few brilliant minds transformed science fiction into science fact, giving birth to the space age.


    REFERENCES:


    ‘The Russian Cosmists: The Esoteric Futurism of Nikolai Fedorov and His Followers’
    by George M. Young


    ‘The Case for Space: How the Revolution in Spaceflight Opens Up a Future of Limitless Possibility’
    by Robert Zubrin


    MUSIC:


    "Ossuary 1 - A begining" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
    Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
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    “Tenebrous Brothers Carnival: Act Two” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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    "Infinite Perspective" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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    "Perspectives" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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    • 39 min
    Bonus After Talk: Reflections on Mars (part 2 of 2)

    Bonus After Talk: Reflections on Mars (part 2 of 2)

    Host and producer discuss the future of space travel and manned missions to Mars.


    If you would like to make a contribution to the program, click this link: https://www.patreon.com/universeuniversity?fbclid=IwAR0GJjAwa3C1f8KKxDi7aeGVEO-Ou3dL10vmf1kQHjssQu5eEgmCkyNFMgw


    MUSIC:


    "Slow Burn" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
    Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/


    REFERENCES:


    "Scientists and Seaman" [article]
    By Ben Finney


    "Humans Will Never Colonize Mars" [article]
    By George Dvorsky


    "The Case for Space"
    By Robert Zubrin PhD


    "Merchants of Despair: Radical Environmentalists, Criminal Pseudo-Scientists, and the Fatal Cult of Antihumanism"
    By Robert Zubrin PhD


    "Elon Musk: Telsa, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future"
    by Ashlee Vance

    • 48 min
    Bonus After Talk: Reflections on Mars (part 1 of 2)

    Bonus After Talk: Reflections on Mars (part 1 of 2)

    Host and producer discuss the future of space travel and manned missions to Mars.


    If you would like to make a contribution to the program, click this link: https://www.patreon.com/universeuniversity?fbclid=IwAR0GJjAwa3C1f8KKxDi7aeGVEO-Ou3dL10vmf1kQHjssQu5eEgmCkyNFMgw


    MUSIC:


    "Slow Burn" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
    Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/


    REFERENCES:


    "The Case for Space"
    By Robert Zubrin PhD


    "Merchants of Despair: Radical Environmentalists, Criminal Pseudo-Scientists, and the Fatal Cult of Antihumanism"
    By Robert Zubrin PhD


    "Elon Musk: Telsa, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future"
    by Ashlee Vance

    • 1 hr 5 min
    After Talk for Episode 15 w/Robert Zubrin PhD

    After Talk for Episode 15 w/Robert Zubrin PhD

    Dr. Robert Zubrin joins the after talk for an in depth discussion on space exploration. He starts by telling us the story of his Mars Direct plan, the founding of the Mars Society, and his relationship with the young Elon Musk. We go on to discuss the technical and political challenges of sending human beings to Mars as well as his personal philosophyof human space exploration.


    To watch the video version of this interview, click this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_4cWRQo2_Iw


    MUSIC:


    "Slow Burn" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
    Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/


    REFERENCES:


    "The Case for Space"
    By Robert Zubrin PhD


    "Merchants of Despair: Radical Environmentalists, Criminal Pseudo-Scientists, and the Fatal Cult of Antihumanism"
    By Robert Zubrin PhD


    "Elon Musk: Telsa, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future"
    by Ashlee Vance
    Special Guest: Robert Zubrin.

    • 1 hr 43 min

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