JodCast

The Jodcast - astronomy podcast

Monthly astronomy news, interviews and questions. Created by astronomers.
  • April 2016 Extra
    In the show this time, we talk to Dr Izaskun Jiminez-Serra about astrochemistry [00:13:35.215 - 00:42:22.470], Professor Richard Battye tells us about the SuperCLuster Assisted Shear Survey in this month's JodBite [00:01:40.745 - 00:12:22.141], and your astronomy questions are answered by Dr Anna Scaife in Ask an Astronomer [01:12:22.804 - 01:19:56.926].
  • April 2016
    Radio Burst. In the show this time, we talk to Professor Mihalis Mathioudakis about solar magnetism [11:05 - 28:16], Ian Harrison rounds up the latest news [02:22 - 10:55] and we find out what we can see in the April night sky from Ian Morison and Haritina Mogosanu [47:27 - 84:03].
  • March 2016
    United In Radio Silence. For the second time in history we are recording live with a studio audience in celebration of a decade of Jodcasting! In the show this time, we talk to about Stuart Lowe and David Ault about how they founded the show [32:29.065 - 48:24.770], Mark Purver and Jen Gupta return to tell us about their lives since their Jodcast tenure ended [48:43.409 - 1:03:25.350] and Chris Lintott was interviewed for the 7th time about the Zooniverse and his recent wildlife-counting trip to the Antarctic [1:50:02.660 - 2:09:54.835]. We find out what we can see in the march night sky from Ian Morison and Haritina Mogusanu [05:58.660 - 32:07.621] and our live studio audience pose their questions to the largest ever Ask An Astronomer panel [1:03:52.335 - 1:49:42.400] .
  • February 2016
    Recovering. Last month, we had the BBC here at Jodrell Bank for the filming of the annual Stagazing Live specials. We were lucky enough to get backstage access, leading to some fantastic interviews with those involved in the show and in The Zooniverse's new citizen science project Pulsar Hunters. In the show this time, we talk to Sally Cooper about her role as Pulsar Hunter during BBC Stargazing Live [11:03.863 - 26:25.420], Dr Brooke Simmons about Pulsar Zoo and her role behind the scenes of the public's search for new pulsars [28:26.288 - 46:45.977], Dr Matt Taylor, Rosetta's project lead, about the current status of the mission [47:30.176 - 1:19:28.576] and Professor Lucie Green about the Sun's magnetosphere [1:20:18.010 - 1:40:09.531]. Ian rounds up the latest news [1:53.675 - 09:54.186] and we find out what we can see in the February night sky from Ian Morison and Haritina Mogosanu [1:40:17.012 - 2:15:38.065].
  • January 2016 Extra
    Just In Time. In a special 10th birthday episode of the Jodcast, Professor John Seiradakis talks to us about the Antikythera Mechanism [18:21 - 47:22], Dr. Jean-Francois Robitaille describes the intricacies involved with measuring galactic magnetic fields [3:14-18:12], and your astronomical questions are answered by Dr. Joe Zuntz in Ask an Astronomer [68:12 - 76:52].
  • January 2016
    Farewell Enceladus. In the show this time, we talk to Dr. Judith Croston about the radio galaxy population [01:28.004 - 16:08.556], and we find out what we can see in the January night sky from Ian Morison and Haritina Mogosanu [29:56.292 - 57:35.182].
  • December 2015 Extra
    Resurfacing. In the show this time, Professor Frank Close describes the life of Bruno Pontecorvo [38:05.515 - 57:31.363], Professor Ralph Spencer talks to us about cosmic rays, peryton and inteferometery in this month's Jodbite [6:46.946 - 37:58.600], and your astronomical questions are answered by Dr Iain Macdonald in Ask an Astronomer [1:09:57.259 - 1:17:50.261].
  • December 2015
    Generally good. In the show this time, we talk to Dr. Tom Kitching about weak gravitational lensing [08:35 - 32:43], Mat rounds up the latest news [00:54 - 08:22] and we find out what we can see in the December night sky from Ian Morison and Haritina Mogosanu [41:24 - 01:10:08].
  • November 2015 Extra
    Golden. In the show this time, Dr Tom Broadhurst talks to us about cold dark matter in galaxy clusters [00:49 - 16:47], Dr Simon Rookyard describes porridge, pulsars and polarisation [16:52 - 26:04], and your astronomical questions are answered by Dr Anna Scaife in Ask an Astronomer [46:54 - 54:42].
  • November 2015
    Spooky. In the show this time, we talk to Dr. Caroline D'Angelo about accretion around extreme objects [10:58.73 - 30:45.40], Ian rounds up the latest news [00:49.04-10:51.38] and we find out what we can see in the November night sky from Ian Morison and Haritina Mogosanu [49:25.74-01:15:52.84].
  • October 2015 Extra
    Leaping. In the show this time, Dr Tony Rushton talks to us about jets in X-ray binaries [18:13 - 37:19], James Mckee explains his efforts to find gravitational waves using pulsars [02:16 - 15:45], and your astronomical questions are answered by Dr George Bendo in Ask an Astronomer [44:42 - 54:41].
  • October 2015
    Martians and Wolves. In the show this time, we talk to Dr. Yin-Zhe Ma about the CMB and the limits of cosmology [09:17 - 27:21], Indy rounds up the latest news [00:52-09:09] and we find out what we can see in the October night sky from Ian Morison and Haritina Mogosanu [44:09 - 1:22].
  • September 2015 Extra
    Rewound. In the show this time, Dr Rainer Beck explains the complexities of studying galactic magnetic fields [19:33 - 36.54], Hannah Stacey talks to us about strong gravitational lensing [01:13 - 19:25], and your astronomical questions are answered by Dr Joe Zuntz in Ask an Astronomer [58:07 - 01:06:15].
  • September 2015
    Banner. In the show this time, we talk to Dr. Chris Gordon about mysterious gamma rays [10:07 - 22:20], Ian rounds up the latest news [01:23-09:58] and we find out what we can see in the September night sky from Ian Morison and Haritina Mogosanu [35:53 - 1:00:26].
  • August 2015
    Bucky Balls. In the show this time, we talk to Dr. Amanda Karakas about star evolution [06:17 - 20:24], Ian rounds up the latest news [00:53 - 06:10] and we find out what we can see in the August night sky from Ian Morison and Claire Bretherton [29:44 - 48:00].
  • July 2015
    Awake. In the show this time, we talk to Dr. Sarah Crowther about cosmochemistry [07:34 - 26:45], Indy rounds up the latest news [00:44-07:27] and we find out what we can see in the July night sky from Ian Morison and Claire Bretherton [35:19 - 56:14].
  • June 2015 Extra
    Farewells. In the show this time, Professor Douglas Scott gives us a very thorough overview of the current state of CMB research [24:55 - 46:36], Dr Mark Purver does his final interview for the Jodcast - on the other side of the microphone - in this month's JodBite [01:04 - 24:48], and your astronomical questions are answered by Dr Joe Zuntz in Ask an Astronomer [1:00:56 - 1:05:38].
  • June 2015
    Real. In the show this time, we talk to Dr. Debora Sijacki about cosmological simulations [08:01 - 20:24], Indy rounds up the latest news [00:46-07:53] and we find out what we can see in the June night sky from Ian Morison and Claire Bretherton [35:28 - 47:25].
  • May 2015 Extra
    Shut That Door! In the show this time, Emily Petroff explains how to tell the difference between an extragalactic radio burst and a microwave oven [14:12 - 26:13], Dr Joe Zuntz reveals the preliminary results of the Dark Energy Survey in this month's JodBite [00:47 - 14:01], and your astronomical questions are answered by Dr George Bendo in Ask an Astronomer [35:15 - 45:23].
  • May 2015
    Sleuths. In the show this time, we talk to Prof. Ignas Snellen about finding exoplanets from the ground [08:01 - 20:24], Ian rounds up the latest news [00:46-07:53] and we find out what we can see in the May night sky from Ian Morison and Claire Bretherton [35:28 - 47:25].
  • April 2015 Extra
    Buzzing. In the show this time, we talk to Dr Matt Taylor about landing a probe on a comet [11:21 - 24:51] and to Dr Buzz Aldrin about landing a person on the Moon [25:11 - 34:29], Jamie Sloan tells us about the Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre in this month's JodBite [03:46 - 11:04], and your astronomical questions are answered by Dr Iain McDonald in Ask an Astronomer [43:38 - 50:09].
  • April 2015
    Opposites. In the show this time, we talk to Dr. Cormac Purcell about The Gum Nebula [06:16 - 22:51], Indy rounds up the latest news [00:58-06:09] and we find out what we can see in the April night sky from Ian Morison and Claire Bretherton [29:02 - 43:31].
  • March 2015 Extra
    Spinning. In the show this time, we talk to Dr Alastair Edge about active galaxy cluster centres [13:57 - 31:05], Dr Bob Watson tells us about the cosmic microwave background polarisation results from Planck and BICEP2 in this month's JodBite [01:03 - 13:50], and your astronomical questions are answered by Dr Iain McDonald in Ask an Astronomer [40:43 - 50:39].
  • March 2015
    Bold. In the show this time, we talk to Dr. Rowan Smith about star formation in the early and recent universe [07:12 - 15:42], Ian rounds up the latest news [00:56-07:04] and we find out what we can see in the March night sky from Ian Morison and Claire Bretherton [31:08 - 45:11].
  • February 2015 Extra
    User-friendly. In the show this time, we talk to Prof. Chris Lintott about the Zooniverse project [16:47 - 43:20], Dr. Bhaswati Bhattacharyya tells us about her search for nature's best clocks in this month's JodBite [00:49 - 16:40], and your astronomy questions are answered by Dr. Iain McDonald in Ask an Astronomer [58:45 - 68:25].
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