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David Grinspoon

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1458: #HotelMars: Three robots for Venus. @Funkyspoon David Grinspoon. Planetary Society. David Livingston SpaceShow.com

The John Batchelor Show

Pholeto: Venus setting at night  . CBS Eye on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow#HotelMars: Three robots for Venus. @Funkyspoon David Grinspoon. Planetary Society. David Livingston SpaceShow.com https://www.cnn.com/2021/06/02/world/venus-nasa-discovery-missions-scn/index.html


22 Jun 2021

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Alternative Aliens with Andy Weir and David Grinspoon

StarTalk Radio

What do aliens look like? In this episode, Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Chuck Nice talk aliens with David Grinspoon, “Dr. Funkyspoon,” featuring Neil's interview with The Martian author, Andy Weir, on his new book Project Hail Mary. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/alternative-aliens-with-andy-weir-and-david-grinspoon/ Thanks to our Patrons Jason Mahoney, Connor Snitker, Stephen Fosmark, Christopher Orzechowski, Tony Baker, Mike l Ness, Daniel L Thompson, Ashley Finamore, Luigi Santiago-Villa for supporting us this week. Image Credit: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, CC BY 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons


17 May 2021

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Planet Changing with David Grinspoon


David Grinspoon is an astrobiologist, an award-winning science communicator, and a prize-winning author of books including Earth in Human Hands, Lonely Planets, and Chasing New Horizons. He works as a scientist at the Planetary Science Institute and an Adjunct Professor of Astrophysical and Planetary Science at the University of Colorado. He was appointed as the inaugural Chair of Astrobiology at the U.S. Library of Congress and has been involved with interplanetary missions for NASA, the Japanese Space Agency, and the European Space Agency. David joins me today to discuss planet changing and the need to see ourselves as a planetary force. He shares why we need the humility to realize that we don’t know enough and why we should encourage more insight. He shares what the Anthropocene era is and how humanity has become the first self-aware geological process. We discuss hidden, long-term threats such as climate change and pandemics. David shares how past human activity resulted in unintended consequences of planetary change and how intentional intervention, such as the coordinated global response and transnational cooperation to stop damage to the ozone layer, demonstrates how we can win the race between education, action, and catastrophe. We also discuss whether we know enough to build a self-sustaining habitat on Mars and the values we will need to take. “We need to recognize ourselves as a planetary force and fold that knowledge into our responses.” - David Grinspoon This week on Insert:Human What astrobiology is and how it brings science and philosophy together How we can use astrobiology as a tool to look at our planet and situation The Anthropocene era and humanity’s geological effect on the planet The most pressing long-term threats that are almost invisible and the risks of not acting now Why we need to recognize that we are a planetary force to make intentional change The need for global governance and coordinated responses How international scientific cooperation is a model for common goals transcending local affiliations The scientific and social challenges of planet colonization Thriving versus surviving and how we measure success Resources Mentioned: Our World in Data Connect with David Grinspoon: David Grinspoon’s website Earth in Human Hands by David Grinspoon Chasing New Horizons by David Grinspoon Lonely Planets by David Grinspoon David Grinspoon on LinkedIn Insert:Human - For a Better Life & Better World Thanks for tuning into this week’s episode of Insert:Human. If you enjoyed this episode, please subscribe to the show and leave a review wherever you get your podcasts. Apple Podcasts | TuneIn | GooglePlay | Stitcher | Spotify Be sure to share your favorite episodes on social media to help me reach more seekers and problem-solvers, like you. Join me on Twitter, Instagram, and Linkedin. For more exclusive content and to claim your free copy of the first chapter of my upcoming book, Technology is Dead, visit my website.


22 Feb 2021

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Clouds Across Our Galaxy: A Conversation with David Grinspoon about Earth and Alien Climates

ICE@Dartmouth Podcast

Earth's climate and atmosphere are incredible: they allow us to live and breath in a relatively stable and comfortable environment. Even though they are less hospitable, other objects in our solar system also have atmospheres and climates and we can learn a lot about our own planet and how it is changing by studying these alien systems. Dr David Grinspoon is an expert comparative planetologist, as well an author and public speaker. We're going to talk about the study of alien planets, climate change, and how to be a responsible scientist in the age of climate change and science skepticism. 


3 Feb 2021

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From the Vault: David Grinspoon on Pluto

Stuff To Blow Your Mind

In the book “Chasing New Horizons: Inside the Epic First Mission to Pluto,” authors Dr. Alan Stern and Dr. David Grinspoon recount the riveting history of the quest to send a spacecraft to the planet Pluto. In this episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Grinspoon chats about the book, the planet and the nature of space exploration. (Originally published 12/31/2019) Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

1hr 7mins

16 Jan 2021

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All things Ceres! Plus guest Dr. David Grinspoon

The Daily Space

Join us today as we cover all the news about Ceres that culminated in SEVEN papers, revealing the existence of a salty subsurface ocean and active cryovolcanism. After, Dr. David Grinspoon will join us to talk about a conference on technosignatures.


11 Aug 2020

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EP. 5 - TRIBUTE TO DR. GRINSPOON (with guests David Grinspoon, Keith Stroup, Allen St. Pierre, Valerie Corral & Rick Cusick)


In this special extended episode of Cannthropology, we honor the passing of the “Godfather of Medical Marijuana” Dr. Lester Grinspoon. To memorialize his life and legacy, host Bobby Black welcomes on some of those who were closest to the good doctor: his son, astrobiologist and author David Grinspoon; NORML founder Keith Stroup, former NORML executive director Allen St. Pierre, WAMM co-founder Valerie Leveroni Corral, and former High Times associate publisher Rick Cusick, who all share some of their favorite memories, anecdotes, and insights into one of the consequential advocates in the cannabis community. The World of Cannabis Museum Project presents: Cannthropology—the potcast that explores the history of cannabis culture one artifact and interview at a time. Hosted by World of Cannabis executive director and marijuana media icon Bobby Black. In each episode, Bobby chooses a different item(s) from the museum's collection of around 500 rare antiques, artifacts, and artworks, and welcomes a different guest(s) to help him explore the item’s significance and place in cannabis history. Check out our syndicated Cannthropology blog at worldofcannabis.museum/cannthropology and via our media partners: Leaf Magazine, Skunk Magazine, Cannasseur Magazine, Greenleaf Magazine & Cannapolitan Magazine. If you would like to carry our content in your cannabis publication or website, or are interested in becoming a sponsor of this podcast, please contact us at cannthropology@gmail.com. © World of Cannabis and Cannthropology are registered trademarks of Velleman Beheer B.V. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/cannthropology/support

1hr 45mins

31 Jul 2020

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Geology Cage Match! The Sapiezoic vs. the Anthropocene—w/ Dr. David Grinspoon, astrobiologist

Reversing Climate Change

Dr. David Grinspoon is the author of Earth in Human Hands: Shaping Our Planet’s Future. He is also part of the team working with NASA on a proposed mission to Venus! On this bonus episode of Reversing Climate Change, David is back on the show with Ross to discuss the basic units of the geological time scale and explain why he proposes calling this new time marked by human impact and self-awareness the Sapiezoic Eon rather than the Anthropocene Epoch.--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/reversingclimatechange/messageSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/reversingclimatechange/support


1 May 2020

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153 - David Grinspoon talks Plan B? The eventual settling of our solar system!


David Grinspoon outlines our approach and timeline to travel & settlement within our solar system. Plan B?Linh Tran of LG Chem calls in and shares LG's expereince donating 30k masks to installers around the USA.Josh and Jay take some time to look at the Green tech' s revised outlook on the solar industry in 2020 in news and events.Lanai's Sensei Retreat looks more like a "tech startup than a wellness retreat"


22 Apr 2020

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2010-04-09 - Coast to Coast AM with Art Bell - Astrobiology and Astronaut Training - David Grinspoon

Reekola Midnite

2010-04-09 - Coast to Coast AM with Art Bell - Astrobiology and Astronaut Training - David Grinspoon

2hr 38mins

3 Dec 2019