The Joe Rogan Experience Episode 1130 with Adam Frank

Episode Number: 1130
Episode Guest: Adam Frank
Original Airdate: June 12, 2018
Episode Sponsors: Cash App, Stamps.com, Blue Apron

Guest Bio: Adam Frank is a physicist, astronomer, and writer. His scientific research has focused on computational astrophysics with an emphasis on star formation and late stages of stellar evolution. His new book Light of the Stars: Alien Worlds and the Fate of the Earth is available now.

Topics Discussed: His new book Light of the Stars: Alien Worlds and the Fate of the Earth; his background and what led him to writing this book; climate change; our understanding of the planets and our universe; discovering life on another planet could happen in the next 30 years; he thinks we’ll discover evidence of life beyond earth by accident; Europa; underwater life; we’re only concerned with life that’s similar to us; organic chemistry evidence found on Mars; finding a plant on another planet would be a game changer; what would advanced alien technology be like; SETI talk; Contact movie; what evidence of an alien civilization could we find; he loves science fiction; talk about The Expanse books and TV show; he’s concerned with climate change; Candace Owens doesn’t believe in climate change; climate change deniers; science doesn’t care who you voted for; pollution around the world; building a civilization triggers climate change; Merchants of Doubt book and documentary; the intersection of politics, commerce, and science; climate cooling vs. warming; we’re overdue for an ice age; polar bears; we’re going through a planetary transition; we’ve been changing the earth since we’ve been here; we have compassion for life because we’re a part of it; (1:00:00) genetic cloning; solar power in California; possibilities of the outcome of life on a planet; societal collapse and extinction; asteroids and preventing impacts; Armageddon movie; Deep Impact movie; he’s worried about our technological civilization falling apart; what is the motivation for expanding the human race; something deep in life wants more life; Panspermia; what might humans become; Joe thinks we will evolve into grey aliens; Fermi paradox; interstellar travel is expensive and difficult to do; Hawaii and volcano talk; 2012 movie; he isn’t scared of the Yellowstone Caldera, but of earthquakes in Seattle; experiencing an earthquake; has anything/anyone ever visited earth; transhumanism; Ray Kurzweil; we don’t understand consciousness at all; Ex Machina movie; Annihilation movie; artificial intelligence today isn’t anything like us; Battlestar Gallactica TV show; we’re building myths to explore our options for the future; we’re worried about someone overtaking us, not evolving as a species; we don’t remember phone numbers anymore but remember many other things instead; all domains of knowledge are instantly accessible today; reading comics on a tablet; he collects comic books; he was the science adviser for the Dr. Strange movie and talks about it; video games can be intellectual; The Last of Us is his favorite video game; he loves zombies since seeing Night of the Living Dead as a child; Uncharted video game; Maggie movie; Dark Souls video game; video games are important for teaching, storytelling, etc.; Jamie explains the Fortnite video game to the old guys; Quake without textures video; Joe explains Quake to Adam; is our future in a virtual world; No Man’s Sky video game; Elite Dangerous video game; Joe ordered an HTC Vive for the podcast studio and talks about its games; video of Joe playing an HTC Vive VR boxing video game; Ready Player One book and movie; virtual reality “arcades” like The Void(2:00:00) more talk about VR video games; Soarin’ Around the World ride; are we living inside a simulation, and will we create a simulation inside a simulation; Interstellar movie; more talk about tribalism, politics, and climate change; flat earth truthers and other bullshit conspiracy theories; climate change is too big and complex of a problem for some people to understand; An Inconvenient Truth documentary; how Al Gore became the world’s first carbon billionaire; coal energy; people get hurt when infrastructures change; universal basic income; the future of learning; certain things you can’t learn from watching videos; self-driving cars and the future of truck driving jobs; there should be days where there are no lights; Joe talks again Keck Observatory; Joe thinks humans are arrogant because we can’t see the stars and planets due to light pollution; humans have a weird mix of evolutionary baggage; The Constant Fire: Beyond the Science vs. Religion Debate book; he’s been meditating for 30 years; spirituality; being in nature away from technology and reestablishing our connection with the universe; science talk; problems with health and dietary scientific studies; he didn’t read for the audio book version of his new book Light of the Stars: Alien Worlds and the Fate of the Earth.


Books Mentioned

These are the books that were mentioned and/or recommended during this episode:

Sale
Light of the Stars: Alien Worlds and the Fate of the Earth
Adam Frank - Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company - Edition no. 1 (06/12/2018) - Hardcover: 272 pages
$26.95 - $11.77 $15.18
Sale
The Expanse Boxed Set: Leviathan Wakes, Caliban's War and Abaddon's Gate
James S. A. Corey - Publisher: Orbit - Edition no. 0 (11/03/2015) - Paperback: 1792 pages
$39.99 - $13.00 $26.99
Sale
Merchants of Doubt: How a Handful of Scientists Obscured the Truth on Issues from Tobacco Smoke to Global Warming
Naomi Oreskes, Erik M. Conway - Publisher: Bloomsbury Press - Edition no. 0 (05/31/2011) - Paperback: 368 pages
$18.00 - $2.55 $15.45
Sale
Ready Player One: A Novel
Ernest Cline - Publisher: Broadway Books - Edition no. 32089 (06/05/2012) - Paperback: 400 pages
$16.00 - $7.21 $8.79
Sale
The Constant Fire: Beyond the Science vs. Religion Debate
Adam Frank - Publisher: University of California Press - Hardcover: 304 pages
$85.00 - $50.25 $34.75

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Movies Mentioned

These are the movies that were mentioned and/or recommended during this episode:

Contact (Keepcase)
WarnerBrothers (09/08/2009) - DVD, PG (Parental Guidance Suggested) - Running time: 151 minutes - Jodie Foster, Matthew McConaughey, James Woods, William Fichtner, John Hurt
$9.99
Merchants Of Doubt
Sony Pictures Classics (05/26/2015) - Prime Video, PG-13 (Parents Strongly Cautioned) - Running time: 93 minutes - Patricia Callahan, Matthew Crawford, Stanton Glantz, James Hansen, Katharine Heyhoe
Available on Amazon Video
Armageddon
Touchstone Pictures (10/19/2011) - Prime Video, PG-13 (Parents Strongly Cautioned) - Running time: 150 minutes - Bruce Willis, Billy Bob Thorton, Liv Tyler, Ben Affleck, Will Patton
Available on Amazon Video
Deep Impact
Paramount (05/01/2012) - Prime Video, PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested) - Running time: 121 minutes - Robert Duvall, Tea Leoni, Elijah Wood, Vanessa Redgrave, Morgan Freeman
Available on Amazon Video
2012
Columbia Pictures (03/02/2010) - Prime Video, PG-13 (Parents Strongly Cautioned) - Running time: 157 minutes - John Cusack, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Amanda Peet, Oliver Platt, Thandie Newton
Available on Amazon Video
Ex Machina
A24 Films, LLC (04/10/2015) - Prime Video, R (Restricted) - Running time: 108 minutes - Alicia Vikander, Domhnall Gleeson, Oscar Isaac, Sonoya Mizuno
Available on Amazon Video
Annihilation
Paramount Pictures (05/22/2018) - Prime Video, R (Restricted) - Running time: 115 minutes - Natalie Portman, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Gina Rodriguez, Tessa Thompson, Tuva Novotny
Available on Amazon Video
Doctor Strange (2016) (Plus Bonus Features)
Prime Video, PG-13 (Parents Strongly Cautioned) - Running time: 209 minutes - Benedict Cumberbatch, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Rachel McAdams, Benedict Wong, Michael Stuhlbarg
Available on Amazon Prime Video
Night of the Living Dead HD
George A. Romero (09/05/2017) - Running time: 95 minutes - Duane Jones, Judith O'Dea, Marilyn Eastman, Karl Hardman, Judith Ridley
Available on Amazon Video
Maggie
Lionsgate (05/08/2015) - Prime Video, PG-13 (Parents Strongly Cautioned) - Running time: 95 minutes - Arnold Schwarzenegger, Abigail Breslin, Joely Richardson
Available on Amazon Video
Ready Player One (BD) [Blu-ray]
WarnerBrothers (07/24/2018) - Blu-ray, PG-13 (Parents Strongly Cautioned) - Running time: 139 minutes - Tye Sheridan, Olivia Cooke, Ben Mendelsohn, T.J. Miller, Simon Pegg
$19.61
Interstellar
Paramount Pictures (02/20/2015) - Prime Video, PG-13 (Parents Strongly Cautioned) - Running time: 169 minutes - Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain, Bill Irwin, Ellen Burstyn
Available on Amazon Video
An Inconvenient Truth
Prime Video, PG (Parental Guidance Suggested) - Running time: 96 minutes - Al Gore, Billy West
Available on Amazon Prime Video

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TV Shows Mentioned

These are the TV shows that were mentioned and/or recommended during this episode:

The Expanse: Season 1
Universal Pictures Home Entertainment (04/05/2016) - DVD, NR (Not Rated) - Running time: 433 minutes - Shohreh Aghdashloo, Cas Anvar, Wes Chatham, Thomas Jane, Steven Strait
$20.23
Sale
Battlestar Galactica: The Complete Epic Series
Universal Pictures Home Entertainment (02/18/2014) - DVD, NR (Not Rated) - Running time: 1166 minutes - Richard Hatch, Dirk Benedict, Lorne Greene
$26.64 - $2.66 $23.98

Last update on 2018-10-19. The above items contain Amazon affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on them. Images from Amazon Product Advertising API.


Products Mentioned

These are the products that were mentioned and/or recommended during this episode:

Sale
The Last of Us Remastered - PlayStation 4
Sony Computer Entertainment - Video Game - Edition no. 0 (07/29/2014)
$49.99 - $33.53 from $16.46
UNCHARTED: The Nathan Drake Collection - PlayStation 4
Sony - Video Game - Edition no. 0 (10/09/2015)
$21.85
Sale
Dark Souls Remastered - PlayStation 4
Bandai Namco Entertainment America - Video Game
$39.99 - $0.11 from $39.88
Fortnite - Deluxe Founder's Pack - Xbox One [Digital Code]
Epic Games - Software Download
$59.99
No Man's Sky - PlayStation 4
Sony Computer Entertainment - Video Game - Edition no. 0 (08/09/2016)
$22.98
Sale
Elite Dangerous: The Legendary Edition - PlayStation 4
Sold Out - Video Game
$49.99 - $9.06 from $40.93
Sale
HTC VIVE Pro Virtual Reality System
HTC Virtual Reality System - Video Game
$1,399.00 - $614.00 from $785.00

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