Monday, February 20, 2012

Introducing: Western Worlds

The short-form logo for the newest AFM*Original program, "Western Worlds."

For those of you who enjoy York Universe (you can check out our new website here) I am happy to tell you that there is a spin-off show on the way and it starts at 10 PM ET on Monday, February 27th! The name of the show is "Western Worlds." Here's the format: the show is thirty minutes long and each will feature an interview with an engineer, researcher or educator working in the planetary sciences as interviewed by one of our capable co-hosts. That's the first twenty minutes. The last ten minutes will feature a round table with several co-hosts as we draw upon our own individual expertise to understand what the interview subject's work means to each of us.

The show is being co-produced by Alyssa Gilbert of the Centre for Planetary Science and Exploration (CPSX) at the University of Western Ontario and by Michael Foerster at Astronomy.fm . I'll be doing the day-to-day showrunning. We've also got a great crew of undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate scholars who will be generating the interviewing, editing and discussion content that we will share with you all each and every week.

We've got several episodes which are nearing completion and I will be delivering these to AFM this week. As a Canadian Planetary Scientist, I'm excited to have a radio home all our own and I look forward to sharing all the great work being done within our community with you all every Monday night!