Constant Wonder - Radio Archive, Episode 544
- Jul 1, 2020 7:00 pm
- 52:49 mins
UFOs Guest: Sarah Scoles, author, "They Are Already Here: UFO Culture and Why We See Saucers" Last year, the “Storm Area 51: They Can’t Stop Us All” Facebook event attracted millions. If we’re trying to understand what happened in 2019, we’re going to have to go back to where America’s obsession with UFOs started. And that involves the Cold War. The Mysteries That Fly Over Flyover Country Guest: B.J. Hollars, Associate Professor of English, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, and author, “Midwestern Strange: Hunting Monsters, Martians, and the Weird in Flyover Country” B.J. Hollars spent a year traveling through Midwest America, researching sightings of werewolves, giant lake turtles, and aliens. What he found out was that people who claim to see extraterrestrials and freakish monsters can teach us to maintain our own sense of curiousity and skepticism. Not always an easy balance. Finding Life in Outer Space Guest: Jill Tarter, Trustee and Emeritus Chair, SETI Institute Jill Tarter has devoted her life to the scientific discovery of alien life and technology. She claims that if we find any sign of life in the universe, we can assume the universe is full of life. Tune in to hear what the SETI Institute is looking for.