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What our search for extraterrestrial life can tell us about ourselves

The Milkyway from Rinjani Mountain in Indonesia.
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The Milkyway from Rinjani Mountain in Indonesia.

Humans have long been interested in the possibility of extraterrestrial life. This hour, we look at why that interest has persisted. Plus, we’ll talk to a scientist who is looking for extraterrestrial life, and a linguist who is preparing in case we ever receive communications from extraterrestrials.

GUESTS:

  • Kate Dorsch: Historian, philosopher of science, and the Associate Director of the Philosophy Politics and Economics program at the University of Pennsylvania
  • Amanda Rees: Historian of science based at the University of York
  • Seth Shostak: Senior Astronomer at the SETI institute, and host of the radio show and podcast “Big Picture Science
  • Sheri Wells-Jensen: Associate Professor of English and Linguistics at Bowling Green State University, who is on the board of directors of METI International

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Colin McEnroe and Cat Pastor contributed to this show.

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Lily is the senior producer for 'The Colin McEnroe Show'. She first worked at Connecticut Public as an intern, in 2014. She has previously worked for WBUR, KUNC, and as a producer for the New England News Collaborative's weekly show 'Next.'
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