Alan Boyle Makes the CasE for Pluto

Alan Boyle wants you to believe in Pluto. So much so that he wrote the book The Case for Pluto, that argues why the ice dwarf deserves to remain in the pantheon of planets. With the New Horizons spacecraft getting closer to Pluto, Alan comes to Ada's to talk with Seattle sci/tech journalist Glenn Fleishman about the planet, its moons, our first close-up glimpse, the Oort cloud, and the upcoming interruption in the stream of outer-planet missions.

Alan is NBC News Digital's science editor, a local resident, and a regular on TV talking about space and other science. Glenn is a regular contributor to the Economist, Fast Company, and MIT Technology Review.

Katie Mack, Astrophysicist

Glenn Fleishman, a Seattle-based technology reporter for the Economist and elsewhere, interviewed Dr. Katie Mack, a dark-matter researcher, in front of a live audience in Seattle at Ada's Technical Books and Café on January 13, 2015, about dark matter and energy, black holes, exoplanets, life in the universe, and much more. The first half of the podcast is an interview; the second, questions from the live audience and via a live audio stream.