We read Carl Sagan’s 1985 novel Contact and watched the 1995 movie of the same name. In this episode, our overview of the book: its plot and its basic interests.
Things we mentioned on the show, in the order we mentioned them:
- Carl Sagan
- Cosmos: TV show and book
- Neil Degrasse Tyson
- Fermi Paradox
- Wow! signal
- Very Large Array
- Arecibo Observatory
- Neil Patrick Harris (wait for it, it’ll all make sense in the end)
- November (8.20 and 8.21): Twitter and Tear Gas: The Power and Fragility of Networked Protest, Zeynep Tufecki. You can also download it from Tufecki’s website as a PDF.
- December (8.22 and 8.23): Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore, Robin Sloan.
- “It’s a Movie, It’s a Dream” by Josh Caress. Used by permission, please don’t use without permission.
- “Winning Slowly Theme” by Chris Krycho. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0, meaning you can do whatever you want with this music… as long as you share it for others to likewise do what they want.
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- Daniel Ellcey
- Douglas Campos
- Jake Grant
- Marnix Klooster
- Spencer Smith
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