The Jodcast - astronomy podcast

The Jodcast - astronomy podcast

Canada

Monthly astronomy news, interviews and questions. Created by astronomers.

Episodes

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.

June 2016 Extra  

Deep and Wavy. In the show this time, we talk to Professor James Dunlop about the ALMA observations of the Hubble Ultra Deep Field [12:50 - 31:15], Minnie Mao tells us about Double Radio Sources Associated with Galactic Nuclei in this month's JodBite [01:29 - 12:43], and your astronomy questions are answered by Dr. Joe Zuntz in Ask an Astronomer [21:36 - 47:01].

June 2016  

Nga mihi o Te Tau Hou. In the show this time, we talk to the Vice President at the Society for Maori Astronomy Research and Traditions (SMART), Toa Waaka [12:08 - 51:02], Ian rounds up the latest news [02:02 - 11:58] and we find out what we can see in the June night sky from Ian Morison and Haritina Mogosanu [65:02 - 93:09].

NAM 2015 Retrospective  

NAM 2015 Retrospective. In the show this time, we cast our ears back to the National Astronomy Meeting (NAM) in July 2015. We talk to Dr. Brook Simmons, Becky Smethhurst and Tom Melvin about Galaxy Zoo [00:02:22.698 - 00:13:16.015], Dr. Carolin Villforth about quasars [00:14:57.590 - 00:18:29.526], Professor Pedro Ferreira about general relativity [00:20:17.943 - 00:22:45.439] and Dr. Matt Taylor about the Rosetta mission [00:24:19.101 - 00:35:58.795]. We also have interviews with Professor Jo Dunkley about the cosmic microwave background [00:36:37.046 - 00:39:41.633], Dr. Daniel Brown about archeoastronomy [00:40:59.291 - 00:53:29.898] and Lars Mejnertsen about Neptune's magnetosphere [00:54:50.916 - 00:58:03.049].

May 2016 Extra  

The Ocean Machine Is Set To 9. In the show this time, Dr. Sambit Roychowdhury talks to us about dwarf galaxies [17:22 - 38:44], Professor Phillipa Browning talks to us about the Sun in this month's Jodbite [2:30- 17:15], and your astronomical questions are answered by Professor Tim O' Brien in Ask an Astronomer [54:02 - 1:13:04].

May 2016  

Reaching Out. In the show this time, we talk to Richard Lake [11:33 - 18:19], Dr. Sarah Crowther [18:23 - 22:55], and Dr. Giles Johnson [23:03 - 29:05] at the Manchester Museum of Science and Industry, Mateusz Malenta rounds up the latest news [00:46 - 09:47] and we find out what we can see in the May night sky from Ian Morison and Haritina Mogosanu [39:13 - 71:54].

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].

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