April 10, 2020
There's perhaps no bigger "What If" that will ever be asked. As long as we have been able to look up at the stars and understand the vastness of space, humans have pondered whether we are indeed alone in the universe. But perhaps no one has "been on the case" in a more serious way and for as long as the former Director of SETI - Search for Extra Terrestrial Intelligence - Dr. Jill Tarter. Dr. Tarter was also the inspiration for the character of "Ellie Arroway" played by Jodie Foster in the award winning blockbuster "Contact". But unlike in the movie, Dr. Tarter and SETI are still yet to make contact with intelligent alien life...but they feel they're closer than ever. Join Teddy, Richard and Dr. Tarter as they discuss exoplanets, extremophiles and when she thinks we will finally make first contact. Show notes: https://whatifshow.com/podcast Join hosts Richard Garner and Teddy Wilson with some of the world’s top thinkers in science, astronomy, technology, academia and futurism to ponder some of your most popular What If videos. Subscribe to this podcast and please rate & review us. Thanks for being part of the What If community as we embark on an epic exploration of possibilities. Join us online: Website https://whatifshow.com/podcast YouTube https://www.youtube.com/WhatIfScienceShow Facebook https://www.facebook.com/What.If.science Instagram https://www.instagram.com/whatif.show If you’d like to sponsor this podcast, please get in contact with our partners at Notorious - [email protected] Hosts: Richard Garner and Teddy Wilson Voice of What If: Peter Schmiedchen Executive producer: Steve Hulford Supervising producer: Richard Garner Producers: Ira Haberman and Stephen Henrik Technical producers: Adam Karch and Antosia Fiedur Channel supervisor: Raphael Faeh Social media: Saida Mirzalimova Research: Jay Moon Trailer: Evan Yue Artwork: Alex Griffith Production: Underknown Support the show: https://www.patreon.com/whatifshow See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.