JodCast

The Jodcast - astronomy podcast

Monthly astronomy news, interviews and questions. Created by astronomers.
  • September 2017 Extra
    Measuring Star Formation. In the show this time, we present a series of interviews with Sarah Leslie [03:31 - 20:14], Jacinta Delhaize [20:25 - 40:43], Dillon Dong [40:52 - 58:41], and Anna Kapinska [58:50 - 73:47] from the Measuring Star Formation in the Radio, Millimetre, and Submillimetre meeting.
  • September 2017
    To infinity. In the show this time, we talk to Dr. Jason McEwen about next generation radio telescopes [08:10 - 17:13], Ian and Fiona round up the latest news [01:00-08:03] and we find out what we can see in the September night sky from Ian Morison and Claire Bretherton [32:40 - 52:09].
  • Bluedot 2017
    Bluedot 2017. In the show this time, Fiona and Monique take you on a whistlestop tour of the 2017 bluedot festival. We talk to Vicky Dewar-Fowler about zoo-plankton [00:06:58.000 - 00:11:31.500], Abi Stone about the anthropocene [00:13:24.689 - 00:26:54.500] and Kat Presland about the life of water [00:29:31.000 - 00:35:58.900]. We also have interviews with Isabel Large about beekeeping [00:37:14.571 - 00:44:02.709] and Paul Denton about seismology[00:44:53.955 - 00:54:23.701].
  • August 2017
    Summer Patchwork. In the show this time, we talk to Dr. Caitriona Jackman about adventures in the outer Solar System [05:21 - 21:29], Josh Hayes rounds up the latest news [00:52-05:15] and we find out what we can see in the August night sky from Ian Morison and Claire Bretherton [73:52 - 91:51].
  • July 2017
    Non-responsive. In the show this time, we talk to Dr. Adam Amara about A holistic approach to cosmology [10:10 - 25:23], Mat Malenta rounds up the latest news [01:41-10:01] and we find out what we can see in the July night sky from Ian Morison and Claire Bretherton [47:57 - 1:05:30].
  • June 2017
    Cosmic Sneezing. In the show this time, we talk to Thomas Tauris about compact stars, pulsars and outreach [10:00 - 33:55], Ian Evans rounds up the latest news [01:54-09:55] and we find out what we can see in the June night sky from Ian Morison and Haritina Mogosanu [62:41 - 85:47].
  • May 2017 Extra
    For whom the skies burst. In the show this time, Dr Elisabetta Valiante talks to us about the Herschel-ATLAS survey [21:38 - 44:40], Josh Hayes and James Stringer tell us about multi-band searches for fast radio bursts [00:47 - 21:30] and your astronomical questions are answered by Iain in Ask an Astronomer [01:06:33 - 01:13:29.0].
  • May 2017
    Rebuilt to be better, stronger... but not faster. In the show this time, we talk to Prof. Ian Morison about being Ian Morison [11:25 - 36:59], Ian Harrison rounds up the latest news [00:51 - 11:14] and we find out what we can see in the May night sky from Ian Morison and Claire Bretherton [60:23 - 79:45].
  • April 2017 Extra
    All Hope In Eclipse. In the show this time, Dr Stefan Soldner-Rembold talks to us about the Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment [22:31 - 45:45], Dr. Amit Tagore tells us about weak gravitational lensing [1:12 - 22:23] and your astronomical questions are answered by George in Ask an Astronomer [59:53 - 1:10:46].
  • April 2017
    Going Radio Gaga. In the wake of some sad news, we talk to Dr. Alessandro Navarrini about new technologies for radio telescopes [11:12 - 29:03], Mateusz Malenta rounds up the latest news [01:12 - 10:59], we find out what we can see in the April night sky from Ian Morison and Claire Bretherton [61:33 - 81:56], and we clear up some loose ends.
  • March 2017 Extra
    FOUR FOUR SIX ZERO. Recently, the Jodrell Bank Centre for Astrophysics hosted the UK SETI Reseach Network meeting and we were waiting around corners and outside doors, trying to catch unsuspecting alien hunters to interview. We managed! In the show this time, we interview Jamie Drew and Danny Price from the Breakthrough Initiatives [06:19.50 - 33:32.50], author Stephen Baxter joins us to talk about the interface between science and science-fiction [43:17.50 - 1:10:34.2] and Mat Malenta tackles your questions on the speed of light [1:18:26.5 - 1:35:37]. We are also joined by a special guest presenter, Director of JBCA and alien hunter, Prof. Mike Garrett.
  • March 2017
    Habitable and Earth-like. In the show this time, we talk to Prof Marten van Kerkwijk about pulsar scintellometry [11:34-41:41], Ian Harrison rounds up the latest news [01:10-11:27] and we find out what we can see in the March night sky from Ian Morison and Claire Bretherton [54:05-72:54].
  • February 2017
    Astrologists. In the show this time, we talk to Dr. Teo Munoz Darias about X-ray binaries, [09:40 - 34:45], Mat rounds up the latest news [00:45 - 09:39] and we find out what we can see in the February night sky from Ian Morison and Claire Bretherton [55:46 - 75:52].
  • January 2017 Extra
    A Falcon Led The Iridium Ark. In the show this time, Elaine Sadler talks to us about the Australian Square Kilometre Array Pathfinder (ASKAP) [14:28 - 32:22], Dr. Indy Leclercq tells us about his diffuse galactic emission research [01:10 - 14:00] and your astronomical questions are answered by Fiona, Ben and George in Ask an Astronomer [50:14 - 01:03:07].
  • December 2016 Extra
    Merry. In the show this time, we talk to Dr. Cristina Romero-Canizales about LIRGI: radio survey of ultra-luminous IR galaxies [27:25 - 42:40], new Director of JBCA, Professor Mike Garrett talks to us in this month's JodBite [05:38 - 27:20], and your astronomy questions are answered by Minnie, Ben, and George in Ask an Astronomer [70:40 - 79:39].
  • December 2016
    The radio star returns. In the show this time, we talk to Professor Ray Norris about EMU: The Evolutionary Map of the Universe [09:03 - 36:19], Ian Harrison rounds up the latest news [01:16-08:57] and we find out what we can see in the December night sky from Ian Morison and Haritina Mogosanu [47:04 - 01:08].
  • November 2016 Extra
    Sleeping Satellites. In the show this time, Katie Detwiler talks to us about the cultural anthropology of ALMA, Dr. Joe Zuntz tells us about weak lensing and his departure from Jodrell Bank and your astronomical questions are answered by Minnie, Ben and George in Ask an Astronomer.
  • November 2016
    Crashing harder than Schiaparelli. In the show this time, we talk to Dr. Laura Spitler about a repeating fast radio burst [10:56 - 33:29], Ian Evans rounds up the latest news [01:42-10:45] and we find out what we can see in the November night sky from Ian Morison and Claire Bretherton [58:07 - 75:10].
  • October 2016 Extra
    Descent into the Maelstrom. In the show this time, Prof. Tetsuo Hatsuda talks to us about quarks and neutron stars [33:1.84 - 55:48.4], Dr. Mitch Mickaliger describes his efforts to search for fast radio transients [01:10.3 - 32:54.5] and your astronomical questions are answered by Dr Iain McDonald in Ask an Astronomer [01:17:44.7 - 01:26:9.7].
  • October 2016
    We need to go faster. In the show this time, we talk to Professor Vik Dhillon about high-speed astronomy [14:12 - 45:47], Mat rounds up the latest news [00:51-14:05] and we find out what we can see in the October night sky from Ian Morison and Claire Bretherton [58:16 - 81:21].
  • September 2016 Extra
    Strange Machines. In the show this time, Dr Michelle Lochner talks to us about machine learning and supernova classification, we say farewell to Megan Argo as she leaves us for new pastures and your astronomical questions are answered by Benjamin Shaw in Ask an Astronomer.
  • September 2016
    More bees than a Proxima hive. In the show this time, we talk to Dr. Francesco Shankar about AGN [11:55 - 38:48], Ian rounds up the latest news [01:34-11:51] and we find out what we can see in the September night sky from Ian Morison and Claire Bretherton [67:33 - 86:50].
  • August 2016
    Sagittarius. In the show this time, we talk to Dr. Betsy Mills about her ALMA observations of Sgr A* [10:06 - 36:12], Megan Argo rounds up the latest news [03:11-09:59] and we find out what we can see in the August night sky from Ian Morison and Haritina Mogosanu [50:47 - 76:41].
  • July 2016 Extra
    Only Coming Through In Waves. In the show this time, Professor Sir Francis Graham-Smith talks to us about his latest book, Eyes On The Sky [2:08 - 1:00:53], and your astronomical questions are answered by Dr Iain McDonald in Ask an Astronomer [1:17:56 - 1:27:46].
  • July 2016
    Things Aren't Simple Anymore. In the show this time, we talk to Prof. Sterl Phinney about pulsars and gravitational waves [13:48 - 47:22], Mat rounds up the latest news [1:47 - 13:26], Ian Morison and Haritina Mogusanu take a look at what's happening in the July night sky [59:24 - 1:33:24] and Fiona, Minnie and Alex consider the impact of the EU referendum on UK science.
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