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Episode CXXXVII Remastered

Posted in Uncategorized by dougturnbull on February 17th, 2018

NOTE FROM THE MARS PIRATE

In this episode, first published 01-13-2018, the audio was extremely poor. I have re-worked the recording and believe it to be much improved, except for the first five minutes of the interview, which was conducted via Skype. After 8 minutes, the remainder was by cell phone, and while not perfect, it is much clearer than the previously published version, introduced below.

Tonight, in a Special Edition of Mars Pirate Radio, Episode 137 will feature the first segment of my interview with SF author, playwright, screenwriter, and film producer, J. Neil Schulman. In 1973 as a 20 year-old reporter for the New York Daily News, he interviewed science fiction author Robert A. Heinlein (Stanger in a Strange Land and many other works). We discuss his interview with excerpts, at length, in a wide ranging conversation via cell-phone and Skype. There are some spots where due to the connection, the sound quality is less than perfect, so please bear with us on that. Below is a link to Mr. Schulman's recording of the original Heinlein interview.

http://jneilschulman.agorist.com/2017/12/now-available-complete-audio-the-robert-heinlein-interview/

 

Music was composed by Bernard Herrmann for Fahrenheit 451, Copyright 1966 by Universal Pictures

Link to my biography and books.

https://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/DougTurnbull

 

 

  

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Episode CXL

Posted in Uncategorized by dougturnbull on February 3rd, 2018

TONIGHT, Episode 140 of Mars Pirate Radio will feature my post-interview conversation with science fiction author, screenwriter, and film producer, J. Neil Schulman. In 1973, as a 20 year old reporter for the New York Daily News, he interviewed famed science fiction writer Robert A. Heinlein, author of Stranger in a Strange Land, and many other works, recording it with a tape recorder by telephone. At the time, Heinlein was considered The Dean of Science Fiction by his contemporaries. During Episodes 137, 138, and 139, we discussed his interview with excerpts, at length, in a wide-ranging conversation about the many subjects that emerged from the Heinlein interview. What follows is our brief ten minute exchange after the formal interview. 

 

Music was composed by Bernard Herrmann for Fahrenheit 455, Copyright 1966 by Univeersal Pictures

 

Link to Heinlein interview and Neil Schulman's website:

http://jneilschulman.agorist.com/

 

Link to my bio and books:

https://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/DougTurnbull

 

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Episode CXXXIX

Posted in Uncategorized by dougturnbull on January 27th, 2018

Tonight, a special edition of Mars Pirate Radio will feature the final part of our interview with SF author, screenwriter, and film producer, J. Neil Schulman. In 1973, as a 20 year old reporter for the New York Daily News, he interviewed famed SF writer, Robert A. Heinlein (Stanger in a Strange Land, as well as many other works). We discuss that interview with excerpts, in a wide ranging conversation about the many topics brought up during that exchange. Below are links to the original interview as well as to my book page.

Note: The sound quality of this segement is much improved. The technical problem that caused the difficulties with the previous two segments has been corrected and they will be reposted on a date yet to be decided.

Music was composed by Bernard Herrmann for Fahrenheit 451, copyright 1966 by Universal Pictures.

Link to 1973 Heinlein interview:

http://jneilschulman.agorist.com/

Link to my profile and books:

https://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/DougTurnbull

 

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Episode CXXXVIII Remastered

Posted in Uncategorized by dougturnbull on January 24th, 2018

PROGRAM NOTE FROM THE MARS PIRATE:

 

When first boadcast on January 20, 2018, the audio of this episode was very poor. I have since prepared this one with much better audio. Since the interview was conducted via a cell phone, occasionally the sound wanders a bit, but is always quite undeerstandable.

Tonight a special edition of Mars Pirate Radio will feature the second part of our interview with SF author,  screenwriter, and film producer, J. Neil Schulman. In 1973, as a 20 year old reporter for the New York Daily News, he interviewed famed science fiction writer Robert A. Heinlein (Stranger in a Strange Land and many other works). We discuss that interview, with excerpts, in a wide ranging conversation about the many topics brought up during that exchange. Below are links to the original interview as well as to my book page. Note: Due to a poor phone connection, some of the audio is less than perfect, so please bear with us on that.

Music was composed by Bernard Herrmann for Fahrenheit 451, Copyright 1966 by Universal Pictures.

Link to 1973 Heinlein interview:

http://jneilschulman.agorist.com/2017/12/now-available-complete-audio-the-robert-heinlein-interview/

 

Link to my biography and books:

https://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/DougTurnbull

 

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Episode CXXXVI

Posted in Uncategorized by dougturnbull on November 11th, 2017

Tonight, in a Special Edition of Mars Pirate Radio, Episode 136 will feature a review of the 2016 Science Fiction movie, Arrival. It has been over a year since MPR ended its three-year run and aired the last weekly episode, with the promise of occasional Special Editions. Belatedly, The Mars Pirate makes good on the first installment of that promise. More will be forthcoming.  

Music was composed by Bernahd Herrmann for Fahrenheit 451, Copyright 1966 by Universal Pictures; and by Johann Johannsson for Arrival, Copyright 2016 by Paramount Pictures. 

www.dougturnbull.com

 

 

 

 

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Episode CXXXIV

Posted in Uncategorized by dougturnbull on March 19th, 2016

Tonight, MPR will feature the last part of our interview with Dr. Ramses Ramirez, a research associate at the Carl Sagan Institute of Cornell University. In a wide ranging and fascinating interview, Dr. Ramirez, a planetary scientist and astrobiologist, discussed habitable zones (where Earth resides) around stars, including our sun; the possibility of discovering life on Mars, either present or past; as well as life on exo-solar planets (planets orbiting other stars).

To listen to the episode, scroll down to the bottom of the entry and click on “Listen Now.”

 

-Note: MPR neither endorses nor disputes the opinions and viewpoints expressed by any of our guests.

 

Below are links to my University of Hawaii Institute for Astronomy virtual presentation, and my presentation to the 2015 Mars Society Convention.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wcUFGloC2CU&feature=youtu.be

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oZGmvWwP8AM

 

Below are links for Dr. Ramses Ramirez.

 

http://astro.cornell.edu/members/ramses-ramirez.html

 

http://instituteforpalebluedots.com/

 

https://www.facebook.com/ramsesny?fref=ts

 

Music was composed by Bernard Herrmann for Fahrenheit 451, copyright 1966 by Universal Pictures; and by Bernhard Kaun for Frankenstein, copyright 1931 by Universal Pictures.

 

Links to my websites:

 

http://www.dougturnbull.com/

 

https://www.facebook.com/doug.turnbull.5

 

http://www.amazon.com/Doug-Turnbull/e/B008X4X49E/ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_1?qid=1373748518&sr=1-1

 

https://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/DougTurnbull

 

http://www.youtube.com/user/dturnbull2

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episode CXXXIII

Posted in Uncategorized by dougturnbull on March 12th, 2016

Tonight, MPR will feature the second part of our interview with Dr. Ramses Ramirez, a research associate at the Carl Sagan Institute of Cornell University. In a wide ranging and fascinating interview, Dr. Ramirez, a planetary scientist and astrobiologist, discussed habitable zones (where Earth resides) around stars, including our sun; the possibility of discovering life on Mars, either present or past; as well as life on exo-solar planets (planets orbiting other stars).

To listen to the episode, scroll down to the bottom of the entry and click on “Listen Now.”

 

-Note: MPR neither endorses nor disputes the opinions and viewpoints expressed by any of our guests.

 

Below are links to my University of Hawaii Institute for Astronomy virtual presentation, and my presentation to the 2015 Mars Society Convention.

 

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wcUFGloC2CU&feature=youtu.be

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oZGmvWwP8AM

 

Below are links for Dr. Ramses Ramirez.

 

http://astro.cornell.edu/members/ramses-ramirez.html

 

http://instituteforpalebluedots.com/

 

https://www.facebook.com/ramsesny?fref=ts

 

Music was composed by Bernard Herrmann for Fahrenheit 451, copyright 1966 by Universal Pictures; and by Bernhard Kaun for Frankenstein, copyright 1931 by Universal Pictures.

 

Links to my websites:

 

http://www.dougturnbull.com/

 

https://www.facebook.com/doug.turnbull.5

 

http://www.amazon.com/Doug-Turnbull/e/B008X4X49E/ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_1?qid=1373748518&sr=1-1

 

https://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/DougTurnbull

 

http://www.youtube.com/user/dturnbull2

 

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Episode CIII

Tonight, Episode CIII will feature a biography of a little known, but very important space flight and rocketry pioneer, Milton W. Rosen. In addition, MPR will present the next installment of H. G. Wells’ masterpiece, The War of the Worlds. Tune in at 8:00 PM EDT, that’s Midnight Universal Time for this interesting program. Technical problems resulted in the reading of The War Of the Worlds sounding different than the rest of the cast.

 

To listen to the episode, scroll down to the bottom of the entry and click on “Listen Now.”

 

-Note: MPR neither endorses nor disputes the opinions and viewpoints expressed by any of our guests.

 

Below are links to a Biography.com article about H.G. Wells, my review of Point Of No Return, my University of Hawaii Institute for Astronomy virtual presentation, and my most recent article on space.com.

 

http://www.biography.com/people/hg-wells-39224#death-and-legacy

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pRjC3oJc1sE

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wcUFGloC2CU&feature=youtu.be

 

http://m.space.com/25374-mars-grasshopper-cuisine.html?cmpid=514648

 

Below are links to the articles used to assemble the biography of Milt Rosen.

 

http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/obituaries/milton-rosen-rocket-engineer-and-nasa-executive-dies-at-99/2015/01/24/5bda7524-a1a3-11e4-b146-577832eafcb4_story.html

 

http://blog.nasm.si.edu/new-events/remembering-milton-w-rosen/

 

http://www.hq.nasa.gov/pao/History/SP-4205/ch2-9.html

 

Music was composed by Bernard Herrmann for Fahrenheit 451, copyright 1966 by Universal Pictures; by Russell Garcia for The Time Machine, copyright 1960 by MGM; and by Bill Conti for The Right Stuff, copyright 1983 by The Ladd Company.

 

Links to my websites:

 

http://www.dougturnbull.com/

 

http://www.amazon.com/Doug-Turnbull/e/B008X4X49E/ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_1?qid=1373748518&sr=1-1

 

https://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/DougTurnbull

 

http://www.youtube.com/user/dturnbull2

 

http://www.space.com/22801-mid-century-life-on-mars.html

 

http://www.space.com/23208-existing-tech-can-take-humans-to-mars.html

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Episode LXXXIII

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Episode XLVI

Tonight, Episode XLVI of Mars Pirate Radio will present a space science update, a reprise of my April 2013 interview with rocket scientist and space technologist Rick Kwan, as well as the conclusion of my award winning short story Tenderfoot. To listen to the episode, scroll down to the bottom of the entry and click on “Listen Now.”

 

Below is the link to my most recent article on space.com

 

http://www.space.com/24150-robots-future-of-interplanetary-research.html

 

Below is Rick Kwan’s contact information.

 

https://www.facebook.com/rocketsci?fref=ts

 

http://rocketscirick.com/

 

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL6C99421E7FED1BBC

 

Rick Kwan’s interview was conducted in April 2013. Music was composed by Bernard Herrmann for Fahrenheit 451, copyright 1966 by Universal Pictures.

 

Links to my websites:

 

http://www.dougturnbull.com/

 

http://www.amazon.com/Doug-Turnbull/e/B008X4X49E/ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_1?qid=1373748518&sr=1-1

 

https://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/DougTurnbull

 

http://www.youtube.com/user/dturnbull2

 

http://www.space.com/22801-mid-century-life-on-mars.html

 

http://www.space.com/23208-existing-tech-can-take-humans-to-mars.html

 

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