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Amy On The Radio – Wednesday, September 16th – David Grinspoon


David Grinspoon

David Grinspoon is an astrobiologist, award-winning science communicator, and prize-winning author. His newest book Chasing New Horizons: Inside the Epic First Mission to Pluto, co-authored with Alan Stern was a Boston Globe “summer reading pick”. He is a Senior Scientist at the Planetary Science Institute, Adjunct Professor of Astrophysical and Planetary Science at the University of Colorado and Adjunct Professor of Science, Technology and International Affairs at Georgetown University.

His research focuses on climate evolution on Earth-like planets potential conditions for life elsewhere in the universe, and the planetary scale impacts of human activities on Earth. He is involved with several interplanetary spacecraft missions for NASA, the European Space Agency and the Japanese Space Agency. In 2013 he was appointed as the inaugural Chair of Astrobiology at the U.S. Library of Congress where he studied the human impact on Earth systems and organized a public symposium on the Longevity of Human Civilization.

He has given dozens of public lectures about climate change in the Solar System. His technical papers have been published in Nature, Science, and numerous other journals, and he has given invited keynote talks at conferences around the world. Grinspoon’s popular writing has appeared in Slate, Scientific American, Natural History, the Washington Post, the Boston Globe, the Los Angeles Times, the New York Times and Sky & Telescope Magazine where he is a contributing editor and writes the quasi-monthly “Cosmic Relief” column.

His book Earth in Human Hands was named a Best Science Book of 2016 by NPR’s Science Friday. His previous book Lonely Planets: The Natural Philosophy of Alien Life won the PEN Center USA Literary Award for Nonfiction.  Grinspoon has been recipient of the Carl Sagan Medal for Public Communication of Planetary Science by the American Astronomical Society, and has been honored with the title “Alpha Geek” by Wired Magazine. He lectures widely, and appears frequently as a science commentator on television, radio and podcasts, including as a frequent guest and host of StarTalk Radio. Also a musician, he currently leads the House Band of the Universe. He resides in Washington DC with his wife and dog.


TWITTER – @drfunkyspoon


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Amy On The Radio – Wednesday, September 9th – Jeremy Puma (Liminal Earth)


Jeremy Puma is the co-founder of Liminal Earth (, a crowdsourced map of the weird, wonderful, and paranormal. A resident of occupied Duwamish territory in Seattle, Washington, he spent his formative years in the strange pine scrubs and salt water marshes of North Florida.

After more than a decade immersed in the world of Gnostic studies, Jeremy began writing extensively on the philosophy of participatory ecology on the now-shuttered Invironment (, one of the premiere online environmental publications on

A certified Holistic Landscape Designer and foraging instructor, he is primarily interested in exploring the intersection between the anomalous and the natural world. 
SITE – Liminal.Earth

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Amy On The Radio – Wednesday, September 2nd – Seth Shostak / Jack Brewer


Seth is the Senior Astronomer at the SETI Institute, and holds degrees from Princeton University and the California Institute of Technology.  In addition to professional publications, he has penned over five hundred popular articles on astronomy, technology, film and television.  He chaired the International Academy of Astronautics’ SETI Permanent Study Group for a decade, and each week hosts the SETI Institute’s hour-long, science radio show, “Big Picture Science

Shostak has written, edited and contributed to a half dozen books, including a textbook on astrobiology and Confessions of an Alien Hunter: A Scientist’s Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence.




Jack Brewer has a lifelong interest in UFOs. His research and resulting perspectives have been featured on numerous websites and in multiple books. Brewer has written The UFO Trail for ten years, a popular blog dedicated to posting credible info on incredible topics. He documented ethics failures in ufology in his 2016 nonfiction book, “The Greys Have Been Framed: Exploitation in the UFO Community“.

His current interests include social dynamics in the UFO subculture, and he uses such resources as the Freedom of Information Act to conduct research. Brewer encourages healthy skepticism balanced with keeping an open mind when it comes to UFOs and reported paranormal phenomena.

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Amy On The Radio – Wednesday, August 26th – Kieran Begg (Eerie Earth)


Kieran Begg is a writer and the host of the UK late night radio show, “Eerie Earth”. Investigating the paranormal since 2007, Kieran’s fright and fascination in the field spans for most of his life since childhood, as his father would regale him with tales of intrigue from his haunted drama studio, with the shenanigans of a pesky poltergeist.

Getting his start in the field in 2007 while studying in college for television production, as he wrote his first documentary script about ghost stories of Aberdeen, he was invited to join a local paranormal group where he spent two years investigating locations around Scotland.
After moving to Bristol, he started his own paranormal group, “Torchlight Paranormal,” investigating some of the most haunted locations around the South West of England, including the infamous Ancient Ram Inn.
From Ghosts and Spirits, to Ufology and Cryptozoology, Folklore and Dark Tales that plague some of the most haunted cities in the world, “Eerie Earth” takes you on a journey discussing everything in the field. Join us in examining this wonderful and fascinating “Eerie Earth”, Mondays at 8:30 PM Central/2:30 AM GMT on Midnight.FM
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Amy On The Radio – Wednesday, August 19th – Tracy Savage (Savage Science)


Tracy Savage is a research biologist by day, has been an organic worm rancher for decades, runs the Facebook group for Tim Weisberg’s Midnight Society and also has enjoyed being a radio show host by night for over ten years.

Her radio journey began as the “Science Diva” with the Ghost Divas, then on to Joliet Paranormal Radio and other local radio hosting.

She hosts Savage Science Radio on Jackalope105FM, a “geeked out mash-up of science with science fiction, horror, comics and Old Time Radio” – and sometimes interviews and public lectures about pertinent topics.

She also has been a paranormal investigator with a team in SoCal for a dozen or more years, and has appeared on SyFy’s Paranormal Witness.

She likes to share the light of educating about science and critical thinking wherever she can, especially in the para-realm.

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Amy On The Radio – Wednesday, August 12th – Ben Kamphaus (PATTERNSHIFT)


Benjamin Kamphaus is a science fiction author, music producer, and software engineer living in the Front Range of Colorado. He has a PhD in Geography from SUNY Buffalo, completed with an interdisciplinary focus that ranged from archaeology to artificial intelligence. His early professional career was situated at the intersection of the space, earth, social, and information sciences. He currently splits his time between family, software, AI, the outdoors, judo, philosophy of mind, and his creative pursuits, which include his electronic music project PatternShift. As PatternShift, he composes synthesizer music set in the same worlds as his fiction. When not in Colorado, he can be found traveling the world in search of a good cup of coffee.


PatternShift is the cinematic synthwave project of science fiction author Benjamin Kamphaus. His music is instrumental, evocative, and expansive, interweaving elements of dark and space ambient with retrowave drive. When not writing and producing music, he can be found slinging code, sailing the solar wind, or hiding out at one of his favorite haunts, Oneiri Station, in the Vaskania system.


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