Sunday, January 13. 2013
Here's a podcast I did with some atheists where we ended up not having much to disagree on even though they tried to box me in. I think I did a pretty good job. Mortimer was really drunk last night and he posted this but it didn't look right when I saw it this morning so I had to hack into to the mainframe and fix his work. Most of the time everything runs smoothly here at Headquarters but lately he's been wanting to go into space. I know we have all had this fantasy as a child but somehow he never let go of the dream. The weird thing is, as crazy as he is with his weird Scottish luck, he may actually pull it off. Space exploration and technology keeps doubling every few years with Moore's Law so it might actually happen sooner than later. He could win this contest or he might pull it off some time in the future after he builds a spaceship in his basement when he's ninety years old.
Wednesday, December 12. 2012
NPR's Science Friday book club takes to the skies with the Tom Wolfe classic The Right Stuff, a behind-the-curtain look at the 20th century’s most famous test pilots - including Chuck Yeager. Yeager joins the club to talk about his long career, and what he considers “the right stuff”.
Friday, December 7. 2012
'Kevin Fong talks to one of the last two men on the Moon, 40 years after the final Apollo 17 mission blasted off on 7 December 1972.
Friday, October 26. 2012
Comedian Doug Stanhope was recently interviewed by KRUU-FM for a program scheduled for Wednesday. The only problem was, only Stanhope knew he was accidentally impersonating Johnny Rotten...
Sunday, September 2. 2012
'Episode 52 of Out There Radio features an interview with Randall Carlson.
Thursday, August 30. 2012
What if reality isn't really what you think it is?
Thursday, August 9. 2012
After four long years, the Out There Radio crew has re-united, and will be producing a new season of weekly podcast episodes.
Tuesday, June 5. 2012
'Rappalachia fortifies both the hip-hop and bluegrass sides of the Gangstagrass equation, taking the music to a whole new level of intense Urban Twang. The sound scrambles sample heavy rhythm tracks, and the verbal legerdemain of T.O.N.E-z, the legendary Kool Keith (Ultramagnetic MCs) and newcomers like Dolio the Sleuth and R-SON, with the fancy fretwork of Rench on guitar, along with fiddler Jason Cade, Dobro champion Todd Livingston and banjo picker Ellery Marshall. Vocalist Brandi Hart from The Dixie Bee-Liners supplies her impressive vocal grit to the outing, and Jen Larson from Straight Drive offers up her pure bluegrass vocal chops as well.'
Thursday, May 10. 2012
Thursday, May 3. 2012
Gangstagrass are a group of musicians from New York City, founded and led by Brooklyn producer Rench, that combine authentic bluegrass and rap into a new genre.
Tuesday, April 10. 2012
'John Alva Keel is best remembered as the author of The Mothman Prophecies, a classic work of Fortean reportage. The book painted an eery portrait of a tiny town besieged by inexplicable incidents: sightings of a moth-like creature with glowing red eyes, strange lights in the sky and midnight visits from men in black. Keel began his investigation as an outsider, but was soon drawn into the dark orbit of the mothman.
Monday, April 9. 2012
'Man's effect on the environment, questioning accepted truths, challenging those in charge and reporting on progress towards improving the world. Presenters, Tom Heap and Dr. Alice Roberts, travel the UK and the world in search of solutions to the challenges facing the natural world and the people and wildlife that live in it. Broadcast at 21.00 on Mondays, Costing The Earth runs for 27 weeks of the year, split into three series. Podcast episodes are added weekly.' (BBC Radio Four podcasts).
Wednesday, April 4. 2012
'Aleister Crowley, born Edward Alexander Crowley, and also known as both Frater Perdurabo and The Great Beast, was an influential English occultist, mystic and ceremonial magician, responsible for founding the religious philosophy of Thelema. Through this belief he came to see himself as the prophet who was entrusted with informing humanity that it was entering the new Aeon of Horus in 1904, a time when old ethical and religious systems would be replaced. Widely seen as one of the most influential occultists of all time, he was a member of the esoteric Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn, as well as a co-founder of the A∴A∴ and eventually a leader of Ordo Templi Orientis (O.T.O.). He is known today for his magical writings, especially The Book Of The Law, the central sacred text of Thelema, although he also wrote widely on other subjects, including a large amount of fiction and poetry.
Friday, March 30. 2012
'Tom Mangold re-enters the Bermuda Triangle in search of the truth behind the legend.
Saturday, March 24. 2012
'Dr. S. James Gates is a physicist, a theorist on the exotically named frontiers of superstrings and supersymmetry. These are fields where science is trying to reconcile its own most baffling contradictions. And whether you can fully comprehend string theory or not, its basic assumptions stretch our imagination about the nature of the universe we inhabit. James Gates brings this home with ideas and questions we can all chew on, and be enriched by. He lets us in to the playful, creative, even spiritual, act of naming in science. He's working to evolve the cosmic language of mathematics, much as poetry evolved alongside prose, to tell the whole story of what we're made of and where we came from. And he sees codes embedded in reality, something like the codes embedded in computer programs.' (American Public Radio mp3 download).
Friday, March 23. 2012
'The Bermuda Triangle is one of the great iconic stories of our time. Within its half million square mile borders between Bermuda, Florida and Puerto Rico some 1000 people are said to have perished in the sixty or so ships and planes that have vanished without trace since 1854.
Thursday, March 22. 2012
'Rocket entrepreneur Elon Musk believes he can get the cost of a round trip to Mars down to about half a million dollars.
Tuesday, March 20. 2012
'Can the heroic age of Antarctic exploration show us the way back to the Moon and onto Mars?
Thursday, November 10. 2011
'Melvyn Bragg and his guests discuss the origins, science and mythology of the moon. Humans have been fascinated by our only known satellite since prehistory. In some cultures the Moon has been worshipped as a deity; in recent centuries there has been lively debate about its origins and physical characteristics. Although other planets in our solar system have moons ours is, relatively speaking, the largest, and is perhaps more accurately described as a 'twin planet'; the past, present and future of the Earth and the Moon are locked together. Only very recently has water been found on the Moon - a discovery which could prove to be invaluable if human colonisation of the Moon were ever to occur.
Sunday, June 26. 2011
'The unrest in the Middle East, the convulsions in Ivory Coast, the hunger sweeping across failed states such as Somalia, the freak weather patterns and the systematic unraveling of the American empire do not signal a lurch toward freedom and democracy but the catastrophic breakdown of globalization. The world as we know it is coming to an end. And what will follow will not be pleasant or easy.
Thursday, February 17. 2011
'In Life Inc., award-winning writer, documentary filmmaker, and scholar Douglas Rushkoff traces how corporations went from being convenient legal fictions to being the dominant fact of contemporary life. Indeed, as Rushkoff shows, most Americans have so willingly adopted the values of corporations that they’re no longer even aware of it.
Tuesday, June 15. 2010
'The murder of the Gulf of Mexico by BP shouldn’t surprise us. It is precisely what industrial capitalism does. Years ago I wrote of the catastrophe in Bhopal: when you intentionally fabricate bulk industrial chemicals, many of which are toxic, it should not qualify as an accident when some of these chemicals kill people. Likewise, the spill in the Gulf should not be considered an accident. There are 10,000 oil spills per year. Oil has devastated the Amazon. It has devastated the Niger Delta. It has devastated the Gulf of Mexico.
Thursday, April 1. 2010
Alright you twisted freaks! I had to jump through hoops of fire to try get hold of this stuff. Here's the low-down:
Saturday, March 20. 2010
This sourced from Dangerous Minds:
Thursday, March 11. 2010
'A major diplomatic and political scandal is erupting that could have significant import for French-American relations. It involves new research into the mysterious outbreak of “mass insanity” in a village in southern France that affected some 500 people and resulted in five deaths.
Wednesday, February 24. 2010
Recorded at Pacific Quay in Glasgow on February 23rd 2010, Mary Ann Kennedy presents a world music extravaganza with the original acid-crofters Shooglenifty.
Saturday, December 26. 2009
'Acid Croft is a term Shooglenifty popularised to describe the energetic blend of modern and traditional music that a new generation of musicians keep the new generation of village hall goers hot and sweaty with.
Friday, December 11. 2009
'It's that time of year again when the forces of greed and conspicuous consumption do battle with guilt and pious sentiment. So how do you have a merry and a moral Christmas? Michael Buerk and the panel settle down around the festive table to try to find out.' (Radio Four audio stream).
Friday, October 2. 2009
'Musician and artist Genesis Breyer P-Orridge talks about using magick to make the world a better place, challenging the status quo and the power of the cut-up style of art.'
Friday, September 4. 2009
Derrick Jensen joins the program to explain why individual lifestyle change cannot substitute for organized political resistance. What's the point of taking shorter showers when industry and agriculture account for 90% of human water usage? Derrick explains why he thinks the Malthusian Correction can't come soon enough and why the physical world must be the independent variable in all of our calculations.
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