Laura Krantz is a journalist, editor and producer, in both radio and print. The first season of her podcast, Wild Thing received critical acclaim, including from The Atlantic, which named it one of the best podcasts of 2018. Laura's been in audio for over a decade: as the interim science editor for PRX, as an editor and producer at NPR in Washington, DC, and as an editor at KPCC in Los Angeles. Her writing has appeared in Popular Science, Smithsonian Magazine, Outside, High Country News and Newsweek. In 2014-15, Laura was a Ted Scripps Fellow in Environmental Journalism at the University of Colorado Boulder.
To really look for intelligent extraterrestrial life, say scientists, we have to look way far out into space. A new set of initiatives—the Breakthrough Initiatives—are experimenting with cutting-edge technology to do just that. These new ideas, funded by private industry instead of the government, are the future of the search for extraterrestrial intelligence—and we hear from the scientists who are leading the charge.*Wild Thing premium members get access to all of season 2, ad free, plus exclusive bonus episodes. Sign up now to listen and support the show. https://wildthing.supportingcast.fm/ *Season 2 of Wild Thing is produced by Laura Krantz and Scott Carney. Editing by Alicia Lipinski. Music and mixing by Louis Weeks. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Recently, the nation’s prominent newspapers published outlandish-sounding stories about a secret UFO program run by the Pentagon. We talk to retired Navy pilot Ryan Graves who recalls seeing some weird objects and speak with Luis Elizondo, who supposedly ran this Pentagon program. What was the military looking for? What did they find? And what are they hiding?*Wild Thing premium members get access to all of season 2, ad free, plus exclusive bonus episodes. Sign up now to listen and support the show. https://wildthing.supportingcast.fm/ *Season 2 of Wild Thing is produced by Laura Krantz and Scott Carney. Editing by Alicia Lipinski. Music and mixing by Louis Weeks. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
For all the people who think there’s life somewhere out there in space, there are also those who think the best place to look for it is closer to home. Thousands of people claim to have seen UFOs or have had alien encounters and one of those most famous of these happened in 1947 in the desert outside Roswell, New Mexico.*Wild Thing premium members get access to all of season 2, ad free, plus exclusive bonus episodes. Sign up now to listen and support the show. https://wildthing.supportingcast.fm/ *Season 2 of Wild Thing is produced by Laura Krantz and Scott Carney. Editing by Alicia Lipinski. Music and mixing by Louis Weeks. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
What’s the actual likelihood of extraterrestrial life? Especially intelligent life? 60 years ago, astronomer Frank Drake took a crack at calculating those odds and his famous Drake Equation still resonates with scientists and UFO enthusiasts alike. We breaks down the equation for us, piece by piece, and talks about the chance of finding something and whether we’re any closer to the answers.*Wild Thing premium members get access to all of season 2, ad free, plus exclusive bonus episodes. Sign up now to listen and support the show. https://wildthing.supportingcast.fm/ *Season 2 of Wild Thing is produced by Laura Krantz and Scott Carney. Editing by Alicia Lipinski. Music and mixing by Louis Weeks. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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Location
Denver, Colorado, United States of America
Episode Count
36
Podcast Count
5
Total Airtime
16 hours, 59 minutes
PCID
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