Louis Weeks is an award-winning and critically acclaimed composer and performer whose records have been featured on NPR and The Washington Post. His compositions for film, television, video games, and radio/podcast have earned him numerous industry awards. Projects featuring his work have garnered mentions from The New York Times, AdWeek, and The Washington City Paper and have been selected for some of the most prestigious film festivals in the US.
In a wide-ranging interview, Joe Scott, the host of the popular YouTube series Answers With Joe and fellow science nerd, discusses panspermia, whether octopuses are aliens, and the rare earth hypothesis. *Wild Thing premium members get access to all of season 2, ad free, plus early access to bonus interviews. 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.
In September 2020, just days before this podcast launched, scientists announced that they might have found evidence for life on Venus... or at least in Venus's atmosphere. We talk to Clara Sousa-Silva, one of the scientists involved, about the findings, what life on Venus might be like, and what the next steps might be. *Wild Thing premium members get access to all of season 2, ad free, plus early access to bonus interviews. 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.
'Oumuamua is long gone—out of sight and almost impossible to reach. The excitement over it generated endless fascination about what (and who) might be out there. Ultimately, that’s what this search for extraterrestrial life represents—a series of questions that don’t have good answers and may never have them, not now, not in another millennia. So why search? What does it matter? What are we hoping to find? And what does it mean if we don’t find anything at all? *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.
Our views on aliens can often be uplifting, offering a glimpse of a better, technologically-bright future, or a glimmer of hope about our ability to survive. In some cases, our thoughts about them are almost spiritual, as though aliens are divine beings. To understand why, we make a trip to Colorado’s UFO Watchtower, which has become something of a shrine for the alien faithful, and talk to author Sarah Scoles about why people place their faith in aliens and UFOs. *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.
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Episode Count
18
Podcast Count
2
Total Airtime
9 hours, 45 minutes
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