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Podcast Profile: The Jodcast - astronomy podcast

podcast imageTwitter: @jodcast (followed by 78 accounts on physicist, mathematician, and astronomer lists)
Site: www.jodcast.net
50 episodes
2017 to 2021
Average episode: 80 minutes
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Categories: Astronomy • Interview-Style • Rotating Hosts

Podcaster's summary: Monthly astronomy news, interviews and questions. Created by astronomers.

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List Updated: 2022-Jun-29 11:52 UTC. Episodes: 50. Feedback: @TrueSciPhi.

Episodes
2021-Dec-18 • 82 minutes
December 2021
Hello? Is there anybody there? In the show this time, we talk to Tom Scragg about Pulsar timing arrays [07:43:00 - 00:41:43], Jonathan Wong rounds up the latest news [00:01:02-00:07:33] and we find out what we can see in the December night sky from Ian Morison, Haritina Mogosanu and Samuel Leske [00:55:19 - 01:19:20].
2021-May-21 • 85 minutes
May 2021
Back in Business. In the show this time, we talk to Bert Hawkins and Matt Morgan about their work at the NRAO [06:32.5-37:49.0], Amy Suddards rounds up the latest news [01:17.5-06:23.0] and we find out what we can see in the May night sky from Ian Morison, Haritina Mogosanu and Samuel Leske [00:50:27.4-01:17:15.0].
2020-Dec-19 • 57 minutes
December 2020
2020 Is Over. In the show this time, we talk to Kaustav Basu about The Sunyaev-Zeldovich effect [6:32 - 16:39], Cameron Bogue rounds up the latest news [1:19 - 6:22] and we find out what we can see in the December night sky from Ian Morison, Haritina Mogosanu and Samuel Leske [38:05 - 55:43].
2020-Dec-02 • 52 minutes
November 2020
A-RIP-bo. In the show this time, we talk to Taïssa Danilovich about the chemistry of Asymptotic Giant Branch stars [05:46 - 27:57], Michael Wright rounds up the latest news [01:31-05:38] and we find out what we can see in the November night sky from Ian Morison, Haritina Mogosanu and Samuel Leske [42:40 - 50:19].
2020-Oct-28 • 66 minutes
October 2020
Worthy Winners. In the show this time, we talk to Sofia Wallstrom about Studies of Asymptotic Giant Branch stars with TESS [09:03.00-27:14.00], Michael Wright rounds up the latest news [01:45.00-08:55.00] and we find out what we can see in the October night sky from Ian Morison, Haritina Mogosanu and Samuel Leske [00:44:55.00-01:05:11.00].
2020-Sep-21 • 82 minutes
September 2020
A Pair of Planets. In the show this time, we talk to Andrew Tkachenko about Stellar astrophysics in the era of big data [04:43.00-29:21.00], Fiona Porter rounds up the latest news [00:50.00-04:34.00] and we find out what we can see in the September night sky from Ian Morison, Haritina Mogosanu and Samuel Leske [52:55.00-01:21:00.00].
2020-Aug-07 • 79 minutes
August 2020
Sights Scarce Seen. In the show this time, we talk to Rosita Kokotanekova about her work on Jupiter family comets [07:42 - 25:51], George Bendo rounds up the latest news [02:20 - 07:34] and we find out what we can see in the August night sky from Ian Morison, Haritina Mogosanu and Samuel Leske [58:25 - 01:14:42].
2020-May-27 • 42 minutes
May 2020
Breaking Apart. In the show this time, Emma Alexander rounds up the latest news [00:56.96-07:22.00] and we find out what we can see in the May night sky from Ian Morison, Haritina Mogosanu and Samuel Leske [07:27.82 - 40:51.00].
2020-Apr-01 • 46 minutes
Month 4 2020
Keeping It Simple. In the show this time, we talk to Stewart Eyres about his study of a star that blew up a long time ago [03:48 - 21:30], Luke Hart rounds up the news that has happened in the near past [01:11-03:41] and we find out what we can see in the Month 4 night sky from Ian Morison, Haritina Mogosanu and Samuel Leske [29:00 - 44:52]."
2020-Mar-16 • 80 minutes
March 2020
Kaboom. In the show this time, we talk to Rebecca Bowler about galaxies in the early universe [04:09.0 - 20:25.5], Alice Humpage rounds up the latest news [00:54.5-04:02.5] and we find out what we can see in the March night sky from Ian Morison, Haritina Mogosanu and Samuel Leske [1:00:00.1 - 1:18:13.5].
2020-Feb-19 • 96 minutes
February 2020
A Fond Farewell. In the show this time, we talk to Anais Moller about machine learning to find supernovae for cosmology [04:42.00 - 26:19.20], Alice Humpage rounds up the latest news [01:13.00-04:34.00] and we find out what we can see in the February night sky from Ian Morison, Haritina Mogosanu and Samuel Leske [35:57.00 - 1:34:57.00].
2020-Jan-27 • 121 minutes
January 2020
Now You See It... In the show this time, we talk to Alexandre Lazarian about magnetic fields in astronomy [07:38 - 30:49], Michael Wright rounds up the latest news [00:48 - 07:31] and we find out what we can see in the January night sky from Ian Morison, Haritina Mogosanu and Samuel Leske [01:16:52 - 01:52:22].
2019-Dec-20 • 75 minutes
December 2019 Extra
Snow White and the Seven Dwarf Novae. In the show this time, we talk to Simon Johnston about Searching for pulsars [32:53.3 - 46:54.0], Laura Driessen tells us about the first new transient source discovered with the MeerKAT telescope, a flaring stellar system in this month's JodBite [10:37.3 - 32:44.00], and your astronomy questions are answered by Iain Mcdonald in Ask an Astronomer [47:01.8 - 01:00:37.5].
2019-Dec-10 • 95 minutes
December 2019
Who's afraid of big, bad numbers? In the show this time, we talk to Bobby Seagull about the mathematics of astronomy and popularising maths among the public [07:30.46 - 52:26.84], Michael Wright rounds up the latest news [01:32.27-07:15.94] and we find out what we can see in the December night sky from Ian Morison, Haritina Mogosanu and Samuel Leske [57:26.00 - 1:34:16].
2019-Nov-15 • 69 minutes
November 2019
Baby Black Holes and Blobs. In the show this time, we talk to Connor Smith about searching for blobs in the submillimetre regime [05:53 - 21:19], Fiona Porter rounds up the latest news [01:10 - 05:46] and we find out what we can see in the November night sky from Ian Morison, Haritina Mogosanu and Samuel Leske [38:30 - 01:07:38].
2019-Oct-24 • 51 minutes
October 2019 Extra
Mission to Transition. In the show this time, we talk to Atsuhisa Ota about his work studying anisotropies in the cosmic microwave background [10:02 - 17:02], Shahbaz Chaudhry tells us about the coronal heating problem in this month's JodBite [01:17 - 09:54], and your astronomy questions are answered by George Bendo in Ask an Astronomer [43:45 - 49:28].
2019-Oct-11 • 57 minutes
October 2019
Worlds Big and Small. In the show this time, we talk to Sadie Jones about her outreach work at the University of Southampton [03:58 - 14:57], Alice Humpage rounds up the latest news [00:48 - 03:48] and we find out what we can see in the October night sky from Ian Morison, Haritina Mogosanu and Samuel Leske [27:55 - 55:34].
2019-Sep-13 • 94 minutes
September 2019
Circling in. In the show this time, we talk to Fabio Antonini about modelling gravitational wave sources[08:57 - 26:09], Michael Wright rounds up the latest news [01:04 - 08:50] and we find out what we can see in the September night sky from Ian Morison, Haritina Mogosanu and Samuel Leske [56:52 - 01:31:35].
2019-Aug-08 • 77 minutes
August 2019
Small Steps. In the show this time, we talk to Jonathan Pober about his work with 21cm line and understanding galaxy formation and cosmology [06:42.0-28:31.5], George Bendo rounds up the latest news [00:48.0-06:33.5] and we find out what we can see in the August night sky from Ian Morison, Haritina Mogosanu and Samuel Leske [48:25.5-1:16:05.0].
2019-Jul-11 • 72 minutes
July 2019
To The Moon and Buck(yballs). In the show this time, we talk to Jess Wade about her work within public engagement with science [05:56.2 - 38:11], Fiona Porter rounds up the latest news [01:39.8-05:43.9] and we find out what we can see in the July night sky from Ian Morison, Haritina Mogosanu and Samuel Leske [47:14.7 - 01:10:59.5].
2019-Jun-07 • 110 minutes
June 2019
Milky way mergers, moon mining and mice. In the show this time, we talk to Stephane Corbel about the Nancay observatory [09:01 - 36:19], Emma Alexander rounds up the latest news [02:07-08:51] and we find out what we can see in the June night sky from Ian Morison, Haritina Mogosanu and Samuel Leske [01:19:46-01:46:18].
2019-May-10 • 119 minutes
May 2019
Seeing the Invisible. In the show this time, we talk to Syksy Rasanen about black holes as dark matter candidates and the future of scientific publishing [07:30 - 46:01], Hongming Tang rounds up the latest news [01:26-07:16] and we find out what we can see in the May night sky from Ian Morison, Haritina Mogosanu and Samuel Leske [01:14:18 - 01:39:03].
2019-Apr-17 • 89 minutes
April 2019 Extra
Chasing the horizon. In the show this time, we talk to Leen Decin about the ATOMIUM project [25:50 - 41:32], Tana Joseph tells us about black hole binaries and multi-messenger astronomy in this month's JodBite [00:52 - 25:42], and your astronomy questions are answered by Benjamin Shaw in Ask an Astronomer [01:06:53 - 01:20:32].
2019-Apr-01 • 103 minutes
April 2019
Asteroids, Aliens and All That. In the show this time, we talk to Matt Smith about dusty star formation in nearby galaxies [07:09 - 17:22], Fiona Porter rounds up the latest news [01:12-07:02] and we find out what we can see in the April night sky from Ian Morison, Haritina Mogosanu and Samuel Leske [1:12:07 - 1:41:36?].
2019-Mar-08 • 93 minutes
March 2019
Fresh starts and fond farewells! In the show this time, we talk to Joe Callingham about his work with colliding wind binaries[09:28.78 - 31:26.64], Michael Wright rounds up the latest news [01:08.04 - 09:18.16] and we find out what we can see in the March night sky from Ian Morison, Haritina Mogosanu and Samuel Leske [01:11:45.00 - 01:31:20.00].
2019-Feb-27 • 71 minutes
February 2019 Extra
Commensal. In the show this time, we talk to Leon Koopmans about EoR studies with the 21cm line and gravitational lensing [16:52 - 42:35], Ben Stappers tells us about the MeerTRAP project in this month's JodBite [01:07 - 16:40], and your astronomy questions are answered by Guillaume Voisin in Ask an Astronomer [48:14 - 1:02:09].
2019-Feb-11 • 95 minutes
February 2019
Try turning it off and on again! In the show this time, we talk to Katherine Mack about Dark matter, academic globetrotting and science communication [6:35-46:31], George Bendo rounds up the latest news [01:43-6:28] and we find out what we can see in the February night sky from Ian Morison, Haritana Mogosanu and Samuel Leske [1:08:38-1:31:18].
2019-Jan-16 • 53 minutes
January 2019
Missions: past and present!!. In the show this time, we talk to Chris Flynn about Observing Fast Radio Bursts, plus using the Moon to study climate change and Gaia to weigh the Milky Way [05:52.3 - 25:56.2], George Bendo rounds up the latest news [00:58-05:41.1] and we find out what we can see in the January night sky from Ian Morison, Haritina Mogosanu, and Samuel Leske [33:53.4 - 51:43].
2019-Jan-11 • 37 minutes
December 2018 Pantomime
Our panto-meister Dave Ault is taking a well-earned break from script writing this year, but two of our Jodcasters have stepped up to deliver The Lord of Turing - a tale of suffering, endurance and overly-large data sets! This has ended up being our longest pantomime by some margin - we hope you enjoy it.
2019-Jan-11 • 91 minutes
December 2018 Extra
There And Back Again. In the show this time, we talk to Morgane Fortin about using neutron stars as multimessenger laboratories [29:51 - 44:53], Justin Bray tells us about developing a particle detector for the Murchison Observatory in this month's JodBite [03:07 - 29:42], and your astronomy questions are answered by Iain McDonald in Ask an Astronomer [1:09:22 - 1:26:15].
2018-Dec-07 • 105 minutes
December 2018
Seeing Double. In the show this time, we talk to Amaury Triaud about exoplanets, especially the TRAPPIST-1 system [06:24 - 34:49], Fiona Porter rounds up the latest news [01:10-06:16] and we find out what we can see in the December night sky from Ian Morison and Haritina Mogosanu [1:17:27 - 1:41:25].
2018-Nov-26 • 91 minutes
November 2018 Extra
Falling with hotDOGS. In the show this time, we talk to Bernie Fanaroff and Rob Adam about using science to inform policy-makers, and the future of African astronomy [17:38 - 57:08], our resident DARA Big Data Science Policy Fellows tell us about their DARA Fellowships in this month's JodBite [01:32 - 17:27], and your astronomy questions are answered by George Bendo in Ask an Astronomer [1:25:55 - 1:29:31].
2018-Nov-09 • 68 minutes
November 2018
Fixers. In the show this time, we talk to Richard Bower about simulating the Universe with the EAGLE project [06:32 - 29:05], Shruti Badole rounds up the latest news [01:42-06:22] and we find out what we can see in the November night sky from Ian Morison and Haritina Mogosanu [43:34 - 1:05:44].
2018-Oct-11 • 69 minutes
October 2018
Monsters in the Studio. In the show this time, we talk to Dr. Tony Irving about finding and studying Martian meteorites [06:40 - 23:26], Emma Alexander rounds up the latest news [01:37-06:31] and we find out what we can see in the October night sky from Ian Morison and Haritina Mogosanu [45:08 - 63:18].
2018-Sep-27 • 75 minutes
September 2018 Extra
In this Thai-themed special, we talk to Prof. Boonrucksar Soonthornthum about NARIT, Princess Sirindhorn's visit to JBO and Thai/Manchester collaboration [21:14 - 35:49], Eamonn Kerins and Supachai Awiphan tell us about the SPEARNET collaboration in this month's JodBite [01:20 - 20:59], and your astronomy questions are answered by George Bendo in Ask an Astronomer [57:15 - 1:11:13]. Some additional footage of the visit (in Thai) is available here (autoplay video at link).
2018-Sep-14 • 85 minutes
September 2018
An episode of beginnings! In the show this time, we talk to Emily Drabeck-Maunder about forming habitable planets [10:59 - 24:48], Mateusz Malenta rounds up the latest news [01:43-10:50] and we find out what we can see in the September night sky from Ian Morison and Gaby Perez [48:14 - 1:08:03].
2018-Aug-07 • 95 minutes
August 2018
Summer Patchwork, part II. In the show this time, we talk to Kunal Mooley about EM counterparts to gravitational waves [07:59 - 23:21], Jake Staberg Morgan rounds up the latest news [01:15-07:51] and we find out what we can see in the August night sky from Ian Morison and Gaby Perez [1:12:06 - 1:31:31].
2018-Jul-24 • 82 minutes
July 2018
Absent Friends. In the show this time, we talk to Dr. Christina Smith about Mars, Pluto and Canada [04:11 - 19:40], Nialh McCallum rounds up the latest news [00:47-03:53] and we find out what we can see in the July night sky from Ian Morison and Gaby Perez [59:42 - 1:19:43].
2018-Jul-14 • 98 minutes
June/July 2018 Extra
Originally titled 'Friends of Neutron Stars'. In the show this time, we talk to Dr. Anna Watts about thermonuclear bursts on neutron stars [35:55 - 58:40], Benjamin Shaw tells us about a glitchy pulsar in this month's JodBite [02:40 - 35:45], and your astronomy questions are answered by Mateusz Malenta in Ask an Astronomer [1:23:00 - 1:36:28].
2018-Jun-08 • 44 minutes
June 2018
The Golden Future. In the show this time, we talk to Daniele Michilli about the repeating fast radio burst and its environment [06:42.494 - 15:00.334], Shruti Badole rounds up the latest news [00:58.605-06:31.613] and we find out what we can see in the June night sky from Ian Morison, Gaby Perez [23:21.894 - 42:45.060].
2018-May-16 • 92 minutes
EWASS/NAM 2018
In this special episode we have an EWASS/NAM extravaganza, brought to you from the floor of the cross-over event held in Liverpool in April 2018, where the European Week of Astronomy and Space Science (EWASS) met the UK's National Astronomy Meeting (NAM). We also have time for Tana Joseph to round up the latest news [02:13-06:37] and find out what we can see in the May night sky from Ian Morison and Gaby Perez [1:05:21 - 1:24:46].
2018-Apr-28 • 57 minutes
April 2018 Extra
Very Close and Very Far. In the show this time, we talk to Dr. Steven Longmore tells us about star formation in the galactic centre [11:29 - 27:16], Dr. Rachael Ainsworth tells us about advocating for open science and addressing gender inequality in this month's JodBite [01:25 - 11:21], and your astronomy questions are answered by Dr. Iain McDonald in Ask an Astronomer [39:32 - 52:03].
2018-Apr-01 • 94 minutes
April 2018
Formerly known as the Jodcast! In the show this time, we talk to Fiona Healy about novae and the genesis of The Fiona Show , Fiona Healy rounds up the latest news [05:07 - 45:15][01:27 - 04:52] and we find out what we can see in the April night sky from Fiona Healy, Fiona Healy and Fiona Healy [1:02:56 - 1:30:35].
2018-Mar-19 • 78 minutes
March 2018 Extra
Brains in Space. In the show this time, we talk to Helen Fraser about Laboratory astrophysics and astrochemistry [00:23:17.018 - 00:38:22.111], Dr Adam Avison tells us about Massive star formation and ALMA in this month's JodBite [00:01:03.686 - 00:23:09.421], and your astronomy questions are answered by George Bendo in Ask an Astronomer [01:02:28.369 - 01:09:22.366].
2018-Mar-01 • 82 minutes
March 2018
Sparkly, but in a good way! In the show this time, we talk to Prof. Michael Shara about novae and the American Museum of Natural History [07:01 - 34:22], Shruti Badole rounds up the latest news [01:09-06:51] and we find out what we can see in the March night sky from Ian Morison, Jasmine Chan-Hyams and Gaby Perez [59:21 - 1:19:48].
2018-Feb-20 • 97 minutes
February 2018 Extra
Through a Lens. In the show this time, we talk to Hugo Messias about Gravitational lensing [34:50 - 1:01:41], Bob Watson tells us about Three decades of Cosmic Microwave Background(CMB) in this month's JodBite. [00:52 - 34:43], and your astronomy questions are answered by George Bendo in Ask an Astronomer [1:23:02 - 1:32:27].
2018-Feb-06 • 95 minutes
February 2018
Still Standing. In the show this time, we talk to Dr. Robert Minchin about how to do astronomy after a hurricane [08:23 - 39:45], Emma Alexander rounds up the latest news [02:38-08:13] and we find out what we can see in the February night sky from Ian Morison and Claire Bretherton [1:10:44 - 1:29:53].
2018-Jan-08 • 70 minutes
January 2018
New Year, New Missions. In the show this time, we talk to Dr Allison Kirkpatrick about the use of infrared in the detection of star forming regions in other galaxies [07:33.158 - 24:33.561], Josh Hayes rounds up the latest news [01:38.213 - 07:10.960] and we find out what we can see in the January night sky from Ian Morison and Claire Bretherton [52:25.286 - 01:08:17.891].
2017-Dec-20 • 92 minutes
December 2017 Extra
Commencing countdown, engines on! In the show this time, we talk to Prof. Andrew Coates about the hunt for life in our Solar System [26:04 - 47:47], Dr. Iain McDonald tells us about stars, planets and chromosomes in this month's JodBite [04:45 - 25:56], and your astronomy questions are answered by Prof. Tim O'Brien in Ask an Astronomer [1:01:05 - 1:16:12].
2017-Dec-04 • 72 minutes
December 2017
Rocky bodies are operating in this area! In the show this time, we talk to Dr. Romain Tartese about the upcoming PROSPECT lunar mission [07:37 - 22:15], Jake Morgan rounds up the latest news [00:48-07:30] and we find out what we can see in the December night sky from Ian Morison and Claire Bretherton [49:41 - 1:10:17].