Pioneer 10 spacecraft has this engraved gold-anodized aluminum plate featuring human forms and directions to planet Earth. (NASA)
Pioneer 10 spacecraft has this engraved gold-anodized aluminum plate featuring human forms and directions to planet Earth. (NASA)

The Search For Aliens

The Pioneer 10 spacecraft has this engraved gold-anodized aluminum plate featuring human forms and directions to planet Earth. (NASA)

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About This Episode

Scientists have been searching for aliens in our solar system and beyond, but have not yet found evidence that life exists beyond Earth. SETI, the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence, has been scanning the stars for alien radio beacons for 50 years. Radio and TV broadcasts have been leaking from Earth’s atmosphere for over a century, and these traveling time capsules could eventually reach a broader audience than ever imagined. Neil and Lynne review the methods used to locate aliens, and discuss what to do if you’re ever abducted.

This StarTalk Radio Season 1 episode is available as a digital download for $1.99-$2.09.

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  • OGRastamon

    How about removing episodes that have “been temporarily moved to the StarTalk “Vault” for refitting and upgrading” from the shows archive so I can quickly find one that isn’t another effing dead-end?

    • Jeff

      OG, we’re sorry for the confusion, but for reference, it’s just Season 1.

  • coharden

    Do you know when Season 1 will be available again?

    • Jeff

      Hi Corey: I’m repeating this here for you and anyone else, but I also put the same reply on your comment on Cosmic Quackery: You must have missed the news on April 9th: we put it on the blog, and on social media, and in the newsletter… “Season 1 of StarTalk Radio is now available for digital downloading. We’ve taken it out of the vault, and, even better, it’s advertiser free. No more commercial ads interrupting your science, comedy and popular culture. To help keep new StarTalk episodes coming, we’re adopting the same model as many programs these days, which air current programming for free but sell older episodes on CD, DVD, or on iTunes. You can now download any Season 1 episode for $1.99. Even better, you can get all of Season 1 for only $17.95 – that’s over 30% off!” You can read the post here: http://www.startalkradio.net/great-news-season-1-now-available-commercial-free/ I’m bummed, too, because we had an exclusive discount code for our fans, but that was only for the first week.

  • Seeker

    Lynne was a terrible co-host. How annoying was she? I was a little annoyed that I paid for an episode just to listen to her talk over half of it. She has no idea what she’s talking about. She’s clueless… Why put someone like that on the show? I hate to be so negative, because I LOVE this show. But Lynne was awful. I guess I’m upset because I actually paid money to listen to this mess. Why are you charging money for the worst episodes?

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