Making New Worlds
By Erika Nesvold
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Making New Worlds is a limited-run podcast exploring the ethical issues that will be involved with creating human settlements in space.
||CleanEp 13: Should We Settle Space?||For the last episode of Making New Worlds, we ask the question we skipped at the very beginning: Should we settle space? Featuring answers by many of our guests from previous episodes. The transcript for this episode is below.||2/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 12: What Do You Think?||What do you think about the space settlement ethics topics we’ve covered in the podcast so far? This episode includes comments and feedback from members of the Making New Worlds audience. The transcript for this episode is below.||2/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 11: Which Way Is Mecca?||How will people of faith adapt their religious practices to the space environment? How will our cultural values help us adapt to life in space? Christian theologian Michael Waltemathe and Muslim theologian Mehmet Ozalp discuss examples of how the limit.||2/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 10: What If I Get Sick?||How can we prepare for medical emergencies in a space settlement? What equipment should we bring? What kinds of doctors? When resources are limited, who do we decide to treat first? Physician Ken Iserson talks about the lessons we can learn from remote.||1/31/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 09: What If There’s Already Life on Mars?||How do we make sure we don’t bring harmful extraterrestrial microorganisms back to Earth from space? How do we keep our Earth microbes from contaminating potentially habitable worlds like Mars or Europa? How much effort do we really need to put into p||1/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 08: Should We Make Mars More Like Earth?||How do we balance out our hunger for resources in space with the desire to preserve the space environment for future generations? Will something inherently valuable and important be lost when we start transforming the Moon or Mars to extract resources .||1/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 07: What If I Want to Have Kids?||How do we sustain a stable population in our future space settlements? Do we require settlers to reproduce? How do we limit population growth when resources are scarce? What rights do children born in space have?||1/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCall for Feedback||Making New Worlds will resume in 2018, but today we have a quick announcement to make about our upcoming audience feedback episode. The transcript for this announcement is below. Hi, everyone! This is Erika Nesvold.||12/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 06: Who’s in Charge?||Who will make the decisions in future space settlements? Will they be governed remotely by nations on Earth? Will settlements develop their own local governments? How will conflicts between settlements and with nations back on Earth be resolved?||12/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 05: What If Someone Steals My Stuff?||How will we handle it when someone breaks the rules of our new societies in space? Who decides whether they’re guilty? Do we need to build space prisons? Or are there alternative forms of justice we should consider that would better suit our new civil||12/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
Fascinating subject and guests
Despite there only being one episode so far I’m hooked. I think this will quickly become one of my favorites. Looking forward to the next episode!
I had no idea this could be so interesting!! What I found most fascinating is that even though I thought I knew about this stuff I could never think about the questions Erika brings up. It is truly insightful. I am hooked!
original and exciting concepts
A fresh take on space settlement and what it might really look like. Making New Worlds talks to experts across the spectrum, not just the standard NASA fare. It digs in to look at the hows and whys of moving to space, instead of just imagining a sci-fi scenario. Erika and her guests are clearly excited about the possibilities, but also seriously consider the difficulties that humans will face in relocating to space. A++ so far, and I can't wait to listen to the rest of the series!