Thursday, March 28, 2019

Episode #091: Dr. Brian Keating

We interview Dr. Brian Keating about his book, "Losing the Nobel Prize", and we talk physics, the Big Bang, the Multiverse, inflation, gravity, cosmic microwave background, Antarctica, and more. Russ gets pretty much everything wrong, while Kyle publishes his first physics paper.

"Dr. Brian Keating is a professor of physics at the Center for Astrophysics & Space Sciences (CASS) in the Department of Physics at the University of California, San Diego. He is a public speaker, inventor, and an expert in the study of the universe’s oldest light, the cosmic microwave background (CMB), using it to learn about the origin and evolution of the universe. Keating is a pioneer in the search for the earliest physical evidence of the inflationary epoch,[1] the theorized period of expansion of space in the early universe directly after the Big Bang."
Find out more about Dr. Keating and his projects at his website,

Follow him on Twitter @DrBrianKeating

Find his book on Amazon, Losing the Nobel Prize, and on Twitter, @L_TheNobelPrize

SpaceWeatherNews: Fuzzy Sun
Losing the Nobel Prize

The BICEP Telescope, Antarctica

Duck and roll, Dr. Keating! We'll pick you up at dawn, six months from now

Polarized CMB light

Friday, March 22, 2019

Episode #090: Randall Carlson

We have a fantastic discussion with the one and only Randall Carlson about vulcanism, ancient mysteries, extinction events, the Younger Dryas, the Missoula Flood, Drumlins, Carolina Bays, the Great Chicago Fire, and much more!

We also discuss the upcoming Contact at the Cabin event with Randall and the guys from Grimerica in late May, which we will be attending, to go on field trips to sites of geological and archaeological interest.


Glaciers carrying thick sediment layers

Isostatic Rebound causing multiple shorelines

Isostatic Depression and Rebound

Fossil Shoreline of Lake Bonneville visible on mountains in Utah

Fossil Shoreline in Utah

Enormous volcanic ash layer

Non-uniform volcanic ash layers, indicating catastrophic change interspersed with massive eruptions

Diagram of Wisconsin Glaciation

The Laurentide and Cordilleran Ice Sheet during the Wisconsin Glaciation

Modern day glacial outburst flood

Modern Glacial outburst flood

Outburst Flood

Outburst flooding

1980s Mt. St. Helens eruption

St. Helens Cloud

St. Helens Cloud

St. Helens Cloud from far away

Mt. St. Helens just before the eruption

Mt. St. Helens from the same spot as above, four months after the eruption

Helens explosive blast effect on nearby forests

Destruction from Helens

Helens forest devastation

Forests destroyed

Helens Aftermath

Car buried in Helens ash fall

Shattered tree trunk, Helens aftermath

Mt. St. Helens today, forest and ecosystem recovered

Carolina Bays LIDAR

Carolina Bays

Carolina Bays

Original survey collage that showed Carolina Bays

Lunar crater chain, possibly from disintegrating comet

Lunar Crater chain

Lake Superior, with Lake Nipigon possible impact crater to the north

Lake Nipigon

Nipigon southern boundary flood zone

Nipigon flood zone empties into north lake Superior

Isle Royale in Lake Superior, with clear flood flow etching of the basaltic bedrock

Terrain view of Isle Royale

Chicago Fire, Artist rendition

Chicago fire, art

Chicago fire, Art

Chicago fire aftermath

Hinckley fire,"The Suicide Express"

Hinckley Fire Memorial

Hinckley Fire paper

Peshtigo Fire, art

Peshtigo fire, survivor's testimonies

Peshtigo fire, well marker

Peshtigo fire cemetary marker

Peshtigo fire mass grave marker

2017 Napa Valley fire

2017 fire aftermath