This is episode 9 of the 2nd season of the Urban Astronomer Podcast, featuring an interview with Dr Tana Joseph. It’s been an interesting two weeks since the last episode – I’ve settled further into my new home and adjusted from rural to suburban life. What I gained in access to basic utilities and saving several hours off my commute has been paid for with a loss of the sky – not to light pollution, but to a canopy of trees shading the entire property!
Regular listeners would be expecting this episode to feature Nicole Thomas. Unfortunately, for the second time this season, my recordings of the interview that we made months ago, are unusable. I made the recording within Skype and downloaded it within the 30 day period. But when I tried to import it into this episode, I found that it was an empty file. Now I’ve been a loyal user of Skype for over a decade, but it just isn’t good enough for me anymore. All my serious technical problems with interviews have been Skype related. In future, I’ll be using different technology. But for all the Nicole fans out there, don’t worry. She will be back in a future episode.
Dr Tana Joseph
Dr Joseph is an astrophysicist with a special interest in extra-galactic X-ray binary star systems. She is also the founder and owner of AstroComms, a STEM consultancy and communications company. I found her very easy to speak to, but unfortunately the sound quality isn’t so great. Again, thank you Skype!