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The Chauncey DeVega Show is the official podcast of Salon.com politics writer Chauncey DeVega. On a weekly basis the show features a relaxed and free-form conversation with artists, authors, musicians, researchers, academics, journalists, activists, as well as Hollywood actors and directors.
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Mar 10, 2016

Astronomer David Weintraub is the guest on this week's installment of The Chauncey DeVega ShowDr. Weintraub is a Professor at Vanderbilt University in the Department of Physics and Astronomy and author of the new book Religions and Extraterrestrial Life: How Will We Deal With It?

In this fun conversation, Dr. Weintraub and Chauncey talk about "first contact", the challenges of time, speed, and distance in humankind's efforts to travel outside of our solar system, worries about the privatization of space travel, the potential for "resource wars" in space between nations and corporations, science education, and popular culture. 

During this week's episode of The Chauncey DeVega Show, Chauncey talks about the Democratic and Republican primaries and debates, going to see Donald Trump in Chicago, and shares a sad story about his neighbor's home being foreclosed on. 

Given the extraterrestrial discussion on this week's podcast, channeling the spirit of Art Bell and Coast to Coast AM, Chauncey has some fun sharing a story from the Weekly World News about Big Foot and Hillary Clinton. 

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