What our search for extraterrestrial life can tell us about ourselves
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.
- 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
Colin McEnroe and Cat Pastor contributed to this show.