An Animated Carl Sagan Talks with Studs Terkel About Finding Extraterrestrial Life (1985)

in Animation, Astronomy, Radio | March 31st, 2016

This week, Blank on Blank wraps up its series “The Experimenters,” with an episode animating a conversation between Carl Sagan and Studs Terkel–two figures we’ve highlighted on our site many times before. But never have we brought them together. So here they are.

Recorded in October, 1985, as part of Terkel’s long-running Chicago radio show (find an archive of complete episodes here), the conversation touched on some the big questions you might expect: the compatibility between science and religion; the probability we’ll encounter extraterrestrials if given enough time; and more. You can hear more outtakes from their conversation here:

Other episodes in “The Experimenters” series feature:

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