Oh wow everyone!
MIGHTY MUR LAFFERTY AGREED TO COME ON THE SHOW! if you don’t know, Mur is an author (her most recent: THe shambling guide to new york city, is pretty awesome!) and a podcaster of some note! she started the pseudopod podcast, you guys! she is a strong proponent of podcasting novels, and many of her books have been podiobooked (just search the itunes store for “mur” and be amazed).
anyway, I think she’s just the greatest.
So I asked her what she wanted to talk about, and she said “space elevators” so we said “how about space based MEGASTRUCTURES?” and then I invited Jacob Stump (who has a new podcast called “Technically Speaking“, and often appears on Science Sort of) and Jocelyn Read to give us the low-down.
So… WOO! DYSON SPHERES! SKY HOOKS! MASS DRIVERS! RINGWORLDS!
Physicists: Jocelyn Read, Jacob Stump
Intro Music: Ted Leo and the Pharmacists
Exit Music: John Vanderslice