Thursday, July 27, 2023

Episode #294: Drilling for Ashes - with Dr. Joanne Ballard

We met Dr. Ballard at the Cosmic Summit, and decided we'd love to have her on the podcast to discuss her work. She is a Geologist and Biogeographist, and a member of the Comet Research Group. She became interested in the YDIH and started drilling lake cores looking for evidence of biomass burning.
She joins us this episode to discuss her background, her interest in the YDIH, and her related field and lab work, as well as some of her current interests and possible future projects.

You can find out more about her here:


Links to her thesis as discussed in the episode:

A Lateglacial Paleofire Record for East-central Michigan

Joanne Ballard PhD Dissertation,
Evidence of Late Quaternary Fires from Charcoal and Siliceous Aggregates in Lake Sediments in the Eastern U.S.A.

She also sent us a lot of interesting links to articles and papers after the episode, listed below:

Sergei Leshchinskiy study on bony malformation of late Pleistocene mammoths of Siberia and Poland, acidification of the landscape

Did inbreeding doom the mammoths - fossils from the North Sea, Jelle Reumer

Other late occurring relict populations of mammoths occurred on Wrangei Island (Siberia), Pribolof Island, St Paul Island.,after%20the%20last%20glacial%20maximum.

Hartnagel and Bishop 1921. Online book, read about Mastodons, Mammoths and other Pleistocene mammals of New York state, buried in the peat.  161 pages.

Blue Babe, bison carcass 50,000 years old, Professor Dale Guthrie

A North American permafrost study.  For reference regarding the shaken--not stirred cocktail of mammals/trees/sediments/ice.

Monday, July 24, 2023

Episode #293: Listener Communications - Live

Harvest time is here, busy season for us, but we're still trying to catch up on your emails! Laura joins us in studio for this live-to-youtube episode of Listener Comms. We read a bunch of interesting and funny emails, and get into a long conversation about the "end of the world", and how we think about it. What are the ways the world could be destroyed? Do we think about the destruction of civilization, or a huge extinction level event? How do you survive? Do you want to survive?

Executive Producers:

Associate Executive Producers:
Johnathan Bracken

Thursday, July 13, 2023

Episode #292: More Gobekli Tepe

We dive deeper into the latest science on Gobekli Tepe and Karahan Tepe, discussing the dating, the retaining walls, the midden mounds around the sites, and the lithics, bones, and other artifacts discovered in the enclosures.

We streamed this episode live on youtube, so we also respond to comments and questions from the chat, and read some emails at the end of the episode.


Friday, July 7, 2023

Episode #291: The Spookiest Story Never Told - Part 2

The lines between UFOs, religion, magic, the paranormal, and government intelligence agencies have never been more blurry and difficult to define as they are in this installment of Marty Garza's series on the UFO subject. Marty's deep research and ability to reveal threads of an enormous hidden web of conspiracy and connection is unparalleled in the UFO world. Come with us down the rabbit hole of The Spookiest Story Never Told, Part 2!

And if you want to hear some of our conversations between segments, which is always interesting when we have Marty on, you can join our Patreon and hear the full episode, with extra audio between the segments:


Thanks to all of you who support the show, it really helps! Here are our Producers for Episode 291:

Executive Producers:
Charles Mills
Philip Baklamov
Matt Shy
Peter Shell
Zachariah Baker

Associate Executive Producers:
Captain River Rat
Chris James
Daniel Gandy
Dave Cortes
Patrick Hicks