By Robert Simpson and Chris Lintott
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Two Oxford astronomers discuss topical news in astronomy, space and science.
||Explicit136: Woolly, Fluffy Attempts||Chris and Rob discuss dusty Martian rovers, the 10th dotastronomy conference and an AI that writes astronomical papers. [MP3 Link] Episode #136. Follow us on Twitter @recycledelec @orbitingfrog and @chrislintott. Credits: Audio content Copyright 2011||9/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit135 Orbiting Rob||Chris quizzes Rob about his upcoming departure from the Zooniverse. There is some brief coverage of news, but also politics, gadgets reviews and other nonsense. A sensible as ever. [MP3 Link] Episode #135. If you have anything you’d like us to look a||3/3/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit134 Astronauts and Streetlamps||Chris and Rob discuss streetlights, astrology and Ceres: the dwarf planet. There are organic molecules at the centre of a galaxy, and a black hole that’s the wrong size. Links:Ceres is getting odd: http://www.slate.com/blogs/bad_astronomy/2015/02/2||2/27/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit133 Candy Melt||Chris and Rob are joined by Lovely Scottish Grant and Becky Smethurst for an expanded-panel Recycled Electrons. We discuss Mars One, Mars’s mysterious plumes, and astronomers on Twitter. Also: Super Mario. Links:A near miss: http://www.rochester.ed||2/18/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit132 Ambitious Podcast||Chris is in Hawaii and Rob is not(!). They talk about observing at the CSO, the differing views of scientists and the public, and the new UK-based Twinkle exoplanet mission. Links:(American) Public vs. (AAAS) Scientists http://www.pewinternet.org/2015/||2/9/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit131 Flocculent Penguin Isotropy||Chris and Rob talk about advanced robotics, supernovae in M82, and the rise and fall of the BICEP2 results. There are Yellowballs in the Milky Way, and a lovely Philae GIF. Links:Philae GIF http://www.theverge.com/2015/1/30/7953217/philae-lander-descen||2/2/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit130 Stones of Yap||Some QVC hosts have been discussing the Moon, Dawn has a new view of Ceres, and New Horizons is closing in on Pluto. Rosetta is starting to get data about its comet, and the Planetary Society is going to build a Solar Sail. Links: Science literacy and||1/27/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBeagle 2 and a Small Hippo||Beagle 2 has been found, intact, on the surface of Mars! Planck is the height of a small giraffe, and Lovejoy is blazing across the Northern sky. Chris and Rob talk about many things from the last three weeks. Links: Two more planets: http://www.univer||1/16/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit128 Methane on Mars||In the last episode of 2014, Chris and Rob discuss methane on Mars, the hacking of the .Astronomy meeting, and the nature of time itself. No biggie. Links: .Astronomy 6 [lists and links to hacks within] 2 arrows of time [MP3 Link] Episode #128. If you||12/16/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit127 Getting Vesta Out The Door||Rob and Chris talk about the latest Philae/Rosetta news, new plans for missions into the Solar System, and men in hats. Links: Higgs Hunters: http://www.higgshunters.org Lots of cool ideas for missions on the Planetary Society blog: http://www.planetar||11/28/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit126 Philae and Rosetta: You Are Landing On My Comet||Chris and Rob talk about the biggest space news story of the week: the landing of Philae on Comet 67P. Chris was at Mission Control for the whole event - landing, bouncing, shirts, and all. Links: Watching Philae bounce: http://astronomynow.com/2014/1||11/19/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit125 SpaceShipTwo||Chris and Rob talk about the SpaceShipTwo accident and the Antares one too. Not a good week for human spaceflight. There’s also electrolysis with pencils, and a not-rainbow. Links: Stunning sunlit seas on Titan: http://io9.com/a-stunning-view-of-su||11/4/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit124 Now This Is The Right File||Chris and Grant discuss the Comet that flew by Mars this week, strange organic molecules in Titan’s atmosphere, and the Rosetta mission, naturally. There is no Rob, but console yourself knowing that he typed this for you. Links: http://www.bbc.co.||10/27/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit123 Sexy Ice Moon||Rob and Chris talk about Uranus, moons, and nuclear fusion. May be there’s dark matter, maybe there’s not - and what angle should canned whipped cream be sprayed at? Links: Ice on Mercury : http://messenger.jhuapl.edu/news_room/details.php?id||10/17/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit122 Ranting About The Hobbit||Rob and Chris talk about rainbows, comets, and Hollywood. There’s a cool new pulsar in M82 and an awesome new artwork on the web. Links: Rosetta Captures Thrilling Close-Up Image Of Comet “Firing Its Jets” http://t.co/roTLYnX5qG A nanos||10/10/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit121 I Am Not Troubled By Any Competence||Rob and Chris talk about quasi-moons, spiders, and media coverage of science. There’s data visualisations of Earth and new arrivals around Mars. Links: Interplanetary Lobbing: http://www.strudel.org.uk/lob/ Spiders on Twitter: http://www.geert.io/s||10/2/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit120 The Planck Results Are Out||Rob and Chris talk about today’s Planck results and their impact on BICEP2’s measurement of cosmic inflation. There’s also a new orbiter around Mars, the Ig Nobles, and a way to spy on penguins… for science. Links: Penguin Watch:||9/22/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
Good Science Podcast
If you like hearing about science stuff and have a sense of humor, this is for you. They do a good job of summarizing the top stories in astronomy each week, and also go into other sciences. They frequently talk not just about the science results but how science is done, which I often think is the most interesting part.
After listening to Recycled Electrons I can then go to the afternoon coffee break and sound smarter than I actually am. Thanks Robert & Chris. Hit subscribe now if you like science.
Why isn't everyone listening to this podcast? If you are interested in the world of astronomy and want that world revealed with an insightful, informed, yet irreverent take on its mysteries, this is a must listen. If Recycled Electrons were a space mission, I would recommend it being called, BESTPOD OI! (BEst aSTro PODcast On Itunes) I'm doing it so wrong but they do it so right.
Supremely Entertaining AND Informative!
I subscribe to about 60 science podcasts, and I would have to rate Robert & Chris in the top 5 for the way they present their material - it is funny but also very clear. Do try them if you haven't already; you're in for a treat!