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The Jodcast - astronomy podcast

Monthly astronomy news, interviews and questions. Created by astronomers.

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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].

1hr 8mins

15 Nov 2019

Rank #1

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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].

1hr 50mins

7 Jun 2019

Rank #2

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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]."

46mins

1 Apr 2020

Rank #3

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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].

43mins

8 Jun 2018

Rank #4

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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].

1hr 33mins

31 Mar 2018

Rank #5

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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].

50mins

24 Oct 2019

Rank #6

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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].

1hr 21mins

24 Jul 2018

Rank #7

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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].

1hr 14mins

20 Dec 2019

Rank #8

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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?].

1hr 43mins

1 Apr 2019

Rank #9

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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].

1hr 35mins

10 Dec 2019

Rank #10

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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].

1hr 19mins

16 Mar 2020

Rank #11

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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].

1hr 31mins

16 May 2018

Rank #12

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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].

1hr 58mins

10 May 2019

Rank #13

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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].

1hr 29mins

17 Apr 2019

Rank #14

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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].

2hr

27 Jan 2020

Rank #15

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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].

1hr 12mins

11 Jul 2019

Rank #16

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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].

1hr 33mins

13 Sep 2019

Rank #17

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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].

56mins

28 Apr 2018

Rank #18

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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].

57mins

11 Oct 2019

Rank #19

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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].

1hr 17mins

8 Aug 2019

Rank #20