Dr. James R. Hansen is the writer of the book “First Man: The life of Neil A. Armstrong”. He was Neil Armstrong's one & only authorized biographer, obtaining 55 hours of audio recordings and 800 emails during his interviews with Neil (plus a few rounds of golf along the way). First Man has been adapted into a movie, with Dr. Hansen serving as a consultant, releasing October 2018 by Universal Pictures. The movie is directed by Academy Award winner Damien Chazelle and stars Ryan Gosling as Neil Armstrong.
Dr. Hansen is the Professor Emeritus of History at Auburn University in Alabama. He’s an expert in aerospace history and the history of science and technology.
Andy Weir built a two-decade career as a software engineer until the enormous success of his first published novel, The Martian, allowed him to live out his dream of writing full-time. Andy is a lifelong space nerd and a devoted hobbyist of such subjects as relativistic physics, orbital mechanics and the history of manned spaceflight. In this episode Andy discusses his background as well as his latest novel, Artemis, an adventurous and suspense story which takes place on the Moon.
In this episode Dr. Linda Yueh discusses her latest book, “What would the great economists do?” which looks at how we can apply lessons and theories of the past to solve today’s biggest economic problems. Dr. Yueh is an economist, broadcaster and author. She holds senior academic positions at Oxford University, London Business School, and the London School of Economics and Political Science. She was also an anchor and correspondent at the BBC and Bloomberg TV.
Gary Varvel is an award-winning, editorial cartoonist, actor and screenwriter. He draws political cartoons for The Indianapolis Star and has over 30 years of experience as a professional journalist. His work appears in 100 newspapers around the world, including The New York Times, Washington Post, USA Today, Time, and Sports Illustrated, as well as on CNN and Fox News. Gary is also a board member of the House of Grace Films, where he plays a major role in writing, acting and producing.
Billy Graham is welcomed into heaven.
In this episode, Gary describes his journey for his amazing career as a cartoonist, as well as his Christian-inspired movie, “The War Within”.
Menno Schilthuizen is a senior research scientist at Naturalis Biodiversity Center in the Netherlands and a professor of evolutionary biology at Leiden University. Menno is one of a growing number of “urban ecologists” studying how our manmade environments are accelerating and changing the evolution of the animals and plants around us. In his new book, “Darwin Comes to Town”, he takes us around the world for an up close look at just how stunningly flexible and swift-moving natural selection can be.
Michael Benson works at the intersection of art and science. A writer, artist, and filmmaker, his new book, Space Odyssey: Stanley Kubrick, Arthur C. Clarke, and the Making of a Masterpiece examines the four year long production of 2001: A Space Odyssey, and was published on the 50th anniversary of that film’s release. During the last decade Benson has staged a series of increasingly large-scale shows of planetary landscape photography internationally. He takes raw data from planetary science archives and processes it, creating large-format landscapes. He edits, composites, mosaics, and then finally optimizes these images, producing seamless photographs of landscapes currently beyond direct human experience. His show Otherworlds: Visions of our Solar System, featuring an original new hour-long ambient composition by Brian Eno titled Deep Space, opened in the Jerwood Gallery of the Natural History Museum in London on January 22nd, 2016. It has since been exhibited at Vienna’s Natural History Museum, the Queensland Museum in Brisbane, Australia, and in Barcelona, Spain, at the CosmoCaixa museum. Otherworlds contains 77 large format digital C prints. Benson’s previous book, Cosmigraphics: Picturing Space Through Time, came out in October 2014 and was a finalist for a Los Angeles Times Book Award.
Chellie Campbell, author of The Wealthy Spirit, Zero to Zillionaire and From Worry to Wealthy, treats money disorders–spending bulimia and income anorexia. She offers workshops that help people create more cash, bigger sales, less debt and more time off for fun! Chellie is the creator of the popular Financial Stress Reduction workshop. In this episode, Chellie shares her story of how she went from bankruptcy to highly successful, and how she teaches others to turn their financial situation around and enjoy life to the fullest.
Chellie Campbell’s first book, The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction (Sourcebooks, 2002), was chosen as a Book-of-the-Week on the Dr. Laura Schlessinger radio show and a GlobalNet Book-of-the-Month selection. Her publisher asked her to write her second book, Zero to Zillionaire: 8 Foolproof Steps to Financial Peace of Mind, which was released in April, 2006. Her third book, From Worry to Wealthy: A Woman’s Guide to Financial Success Without the Stress, was released in February, 2015 and was the #1 bestselling new release in Women in Business and Budgeting and Money Management on Amazon. She is one of Marci Shimoff's “Happy 100” in her NYT bestseller Happy for No Reason and contributed stories to Jack Canfield’s recent books You’ve Got to Read This Book! and Life Lessons from Chicken Soup for the Soul. She is prominently quoted as a financial expert in The Los Angeles Times, Redbook, Family Circle, Pink, Good Housekeeping, Lifetime, Essence, Woman’s World and more than 50 popular books.
For more information, visit her website at Chellie.com.
If you wanted to design and fly a robotic spacecraft on a 9-year voyage 3 billion miles from Earth, the farthest journey of exploration our species has ever attempted, HOW WOULD YOU DO IT?
Dr. Alan Stern is the principal investigator of the New Horizons mission, leading NASA’s exploration of the Pluto system and the Kuiper Belt. A planetary scientist, space program executive, aerospace consultant and author, he has participated in over two dozen scientific space missions. Dr. Stern is the recipient of numerous awards, including the 2016 Carl Sagan Memorial Award of the American Astronautical Society, and has twice been named to the Time 100.
In this episode, Dr. Stern discusses his new book, “Chasing New Horizons: Inside the Epic First Mission to Pluto”, including details on both successes and struggles during the mission, and upcoming plans to awaken the New Horizons spacecraft from hibernation in June through preparations for its rendezvous with Kuiper Belt object MU69 on New Year's Day 2019.
Marketing specialist Corey Walker breaks down social media marketing, tools, and strategies for your business in today's episode. Corey is the co-author of Instagram for Business for Dummies, and President of The Marketing Specialist, a social media agency. She has over 20 years experience in marketing and is based in El Dorado Hills, CA. Her passion is in the digital space, and she loves helping businesses achieve their marketing goals using platforms like Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.
Homer Hickam is the bestselling and award-winning author of many books, including the #1 New York Times bestselling memoir, Rocket Boys, which was adapted into the popular October Sky movie. But Homer’s much more than a rocket boy, as he describes in this interesting podcast. He’s been a writer since grade school, a Vietnam veteran, a former coal miner, a scuba instructor, an avid amateur paleontologist, and a retired engineer.
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