Dr. Mark Wagner: CEO and Co-Founder of ARES Learning
The Astro Ben Podcast
by Ben Gamble
1w ago
In this episode, Ben chats to Dr. Mark Wagner, CEO of ARES Learning and a leading figure in space education, to discuss his journey from high school English teacher to space education advocate. With a background in educational technology and a lifelong passion for space exploration, Dr. Wagner shares insights from his book "Space Education: Preparing Students for Humanity's Multi-Planet Future" and highlights the importance of inspiring the next generation of space explorers. OUTLINE: Here’s approximate timestamps for the episode. 00:33 Intro to episode 01:23 Space Educator 03:41 Technology in ..read more
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Greg Hodgin, Ph.D: CEO of ZC Institute
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by Ben Gamble
3w ago
In this episode, we delved into Dr. Greg Hodgin's groundbreaking work at ZC Institute, where the fusion startup is exploring the possibilities of quantum spacetime distortion for micro-scale fusion and, eventually, faster-than-light warp drives. The "quantum hack" approach, collaboration with research institutions, and the ambitious timeline outlined by Dr. Hodgin shed light on the potential future of space travel! OUTLINE: Here’s approximate timestamps for the episode. 00:35 Introduction to Greg Hodgin 00:56 ZC Institute 03:10 Experimental 03:30 What Greg is describing/showing - click here (s ..read more
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Chris Lintott: Professor of Astrophysics at the University of Oxford, author and presenter of the BBC's long-running ‘Sky at Night’ program
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by Ben Gamble
1M ago
In this episode, we journey through the vast cosmos with Professor Chris Lintott, a distinguished astrophysicist and presenter of the BBC's 'Sky at Night.' Our discussion revolved around his latest book, "Our Accidental Universe," where Chris eloquently unraveled the accidental nature of astronomical discoveries. From the diverse worlds in our Solar System to the outer reaches of the observable universe, he shared captivating stories and insights. We delved into the charm of lazy astronomy, the profound connection to the cosmos, the allure of a dark night sky, and even the mysteries behind why ..read more
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Paul Halpern: Professor of Physics at Saint Joseph’s University and the author of eighteen popular science books
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by Ben Gamble
1M ago
Buckle up, cosmic adventurers! In this episode, we soared through parallel universes with the brilliant Paul Halpern, professor of physics at Saint Joseph’s University. From Rick & Morty vibes to bouncing universes, we unravel the mysteries of the multiverse. Explore BRAIN Worlds, bubble universes, and join the cosmic conversation on the future of multiverse research. Also we discussed Paul's book "The Allure Of The Multiverse" which you should buy in this and any other universe! OUTLINE: Here’s approximate timestamps for the episode. 00: Intro to Paul 00:45 The Multiverse - like Rick & ..read more
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Leslie and Stephen Shaw: UFOLOGISTS ?
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by Ben Gamble
1M ago
Leslie and Stephen Shaw both have a lifelong love affair with the subject of ufology and both consider themselves to be armchair ufologists. They’ve both been UFO witnesses and are authors of 'Who They Are And What They're Up To' and in this episode they tell Ben their theory about Who and What the UFO’s are! OUTLINE: Here’s approximate timestamps for the episode. 00:40 Intro to episode 02:10 Stephen’s and families story 08:15 Why would UFO’s visit us? 09:49 Do UFO’s walk amongst us? Or under? 10:43 Who they are? Evidence? 12:00 Nano diamonds and extinction events 15:26 Underground Cities - an ..read more
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Dr Harry Cliff: Author & research physicist at CERN’s Large Hadron Collider
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by Ben Gamble
2M ago
Harry Cliff is a particle physicist and former stand-up comedian specialising in making science accessible and fun. Harry is a research physicist working at the cutting-edge of science at CERN’s Large Hadron Collider. His latest book (Space Oddities) explores a number of exciting anomalies, and asks whether they suggest a revolutionary new scientific age, or if we might be so desperate to see something new that we risk seeing effects where there are none… In this episode Ben and Harry bond discuss his new book (and anomalies like the Hubble Tension), the synergies between stand up co ..read more
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Dylan Taylor: Chairman & CEO of Voyager Space and widely considered the most active private space investor in the world.
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by Ben Gamble
2M ago
In this episode, Ben learn’s about the dynamic career and current ventures of Dylan Taylor, chairman and CEO of Voyager Space Holdings. They delve into Voyager's acquisitions, discussed the impact of Space For Humanity, and gained insights into Taylor's vision for the future of commercial space. The conversation concluded with a call to arms, inspired by Dylan’s trailblazing spirit, inviting listeners to embark on their own daring ventures in the ever-expanding realm of space exploration. OUTLINE: Here’s approximate timestamps for the episode. 00:44 Introducing Dylan 01:10 Voyager Space Holdin ..read more
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Chris Sembroski: Commercial Astronaut, Speaker, Avionics Engineer, Space Exploration Advocate
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by Ben Gamble
3M ago
In this episode of 'The Astro Ben Podcast,' we embark on a fascinating journey with Chris Sembroski, a civilian astronaut who challenges the notion that space is reserved for the elite. From being a 'normal' individual to training for space like one would train for a 5K, Chris shares his extraordinary experiences, both with SpaceX's Inspiration4 and his recent transition to Blue Origin as an avionics engineer. Join us as we explore the intersection of everyday life and space exploration, delving into the importance of embracing one's love for space without reservations. Chris's story is a test ..read more
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Sharon Hagle (and Marc at the end of the episode): SpaceKids Global and The First Married Couple to go to space on a commercial vehicle!
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by Ben Gamble
3M ago
In this captivating episode, Sharon Hagle, the CEO and Founder of SpaceKids Global, takes us on a journey beyond our atmosphere. We delve into Sharon's recent spaceflight experience on Blue Origin's NS-20, where she and her husband, Marc Hagle, made history as the first married couple to venture into space together on a commercial vehicle. The conversation explores the profound impact of the overview effect, providing a visceral sense of the change in the air upon returning to Earth. Sharon shares the unique perspective and inspiration gained from witnessing our planet from space, emphasising ..read more
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Pablo Moncada-Larrotiz: Co-Founder of MoonDAO
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by Ben Gamble
3M ago
In this episode, we explore the transformative vision of Pablo, co-founder of MoonDAO, as he shares how decentralized autonomous organizations (DAOs) can reshape space exploration, fostering accessibility and collective governance. From his departure from BigTech to pioneering decentralised solutions, Pablo envisions a future where space is truly for everyone. OUTLINE: Here’s approximate timestamps for the episode. 00:00 Intro to Episode - Pablo Moncada-Larrotiz 01:13 What is a Dao? 02:48 Similar to Bitcoin 03:47 Why the Moon? 07:07 How does it work and who does it serve? 10:00 Sending people ..read more
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