Want to be the new PB Artist?

After 144 fantastic pieces of art to go along with each topic that week discuss, Jacob Sanders is passing along the torch that he was handed from Andie Main. Would you like to be the next in line? This is a non-paying position, and it's usually pretty thankless. You might not find out the topic of the episode until the night before, and even then sometimes it's wrong or gets changed at the last minute. But you'll get to display your work on our site, we will promote your work, and you might get free Blastoff stuff as well.

If you are interested, email us at professorblastoff[at]earwolf.com with some work. If say next week's episode was titled "Photosynthesis" -- what would you send us? We will look for submissions that are in by Friday May 29th and that also fit the style of the show. So, send us your work if you would like to be considered for this position. If it's a toss-up, we may share the work on twitter to get listener input. Thanks!

209 Best of 2014

Well blastronauts, you were nice enough to send in the clips that you thought were the best of 2014, and we finally got around to compiling them all together. First, Tig, Kyle, and David have a chat over the phone while they are in three separate cities. They get caught up to speed, and then it's an audio montage of all of the best moments of last year as chosen by you. Thank you so much for listening to our show. Enjoy the clip show at earwolf.com

208 Renewable Energy with Rhys Forgie

A lot of Blastronauts contact us when they have a trip bringing them through town, but our schedules rarely work out to their advantage. However, this time Rhys Forgie, a chemical engineer from Philadelphia who works for Lockheed-Martin, was able to swing by the hatch and talk about Renewable Energy. How does the future look? Do we have enough energy and options to sustain life? And for how long? And who are the water people? Find out all of this at earwolf.com

207 Modeling with Maria Tornberg

From Super Troopers, it's Maria Tornberg in the hatch. Hear her story of how she ended up going from Sweden to Paris to New York, and all around the world in between. How did her modeling career begin? What does it take to be a model? And how did it lead her into becoming an actress, photographer, writer, and director. Listen now at earwolf.com

206 Micro-budget Filmmaking with Robbie Pickering

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Have you ever wanted to make a movie? What if you have a very limited budget? Is it still possible to make something cool? We invited the director of 'Natural Selection' into the hatch to talk about how he made such a great movie without having a billion dollars. If you've ever had a project or idea that seemed too big to undertake, give this episode a listen at earwolf.com 

And if you live near Virginia, go support the art of blastronaut Jeanne Hospod.

205 Transgender pt. 2 with Ian Harvie

In our second installment of Transgender, we invite comedian Ian into the hatch to talk about what it is like to be born in the wrong gender. How did his parents take it? What are his relationships like? And do you remember Barry Manilow? Listen now at earwolf.com