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Sci-fi Journal - Jul'19

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Sci-Fi Journal for July 2019 shot live at the Rhode Island Science Fiction Club picnic at Colt State Park with hosts James Hinsey, Ian Kingston, Maddy Morisseau, Marc Morisseau, and Calvin Watts III. Ian does Popcorn Previews with trailers for ''Ad Astra'' and ''Zombieland'' (Zombieland 2 was not out in time for this show). Calvin does Game Over with the latest news in home video releases and video games. At CT Gamer Con in March Calvin interviewed Mitch Hallock who produces CT Gamer Con, and Terrificon which is coming up in August.

Strata: Portraits of Humanity - Jun'19

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(1) Two episodes of Dr. Chloe Duckworth’s “ArchaeoDuck” series.  She compares the scant evidence analyzed by archaeology to a jigsaw puzzle and then explains how an archaeological site is formed and why archaeologists take it apart the way they do. (2) Archaeologist-filmmaker Adam Thompson puts forth a fascinating hypothesis to explain massive architectural features made of columnar basalt as far east as Nan Madol on Pohnpei.  Did Austronesian royal elite flee from Hindu expansion in Java and migrate to eastern Melanesia?

Produced in 2019 by Archaeological Legacy Institute

Sci-fi Journal - Jun'19

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Sci-Fi Journal for June 2019 with hosts James Hinsey, Ian Kingston, Maddy Morisseau, Marc Morisseau, and Calvin Watts III. Maddy, Marc, and Calvin start off the show on Free Comic Book Day, May 4, 2019, going around to local comic books shops. Marc interviews Cassie at Green Dragon Comics in Chepachet, RI. Calvin interviews Randy at Wild Time Comics in Attleboro, MA. Marc interviews Tori at RAH-Coco's Comics and Collectibles in Providence, RI. Calvin interviews Jeff at Time Capsule Comics in Seekonk, MA. Maddy interviews with Rob at Time Capsule Comics in Cranston.

Sci-fi Journal - May'19

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Sci-Fi Journal for May 2019 with hosts James Hinsey, Ian Kingston, Maddy Morisseau, Marc Morisseau, and Calvin Watts III. Ian does Popcorn Previews with trailers for ''The New Mutants'', ''Joker'', and ''Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker''. Marc does Toob News covering all of our favorite and new television shows. Maddy talks about their experience going to PaxEast for their first time. Maddy does Books and Board Games and features boardgame Godsforge and the Seanan McGuire novel Middle Game. James checks in from Empire State Comic Con that was in April in Albany, NY.

Strata: Portraits of Humanity - May'19

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(1) In a short comedy shot in 2003 in the fish collection at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles Coounty, Gail, a university student, arrives at the fish archives of the Museum with a mission to identify bones from a dig on Santa Catalina Island.  She has a surprising adventure!  (2) In Tauste, northern Spain, a church tower supposedly built with the church in the 13th century, turns out to be the minaret of a former mosque built in the 11th century.  This video documents the research that led to this surprising conclusion and the re-imagining of Tauste history.

Wine Country at Work - Smoke in Wine Country

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Due to climate change wine country is suffering from more 'fire seasons', that impact both people and vines. This series of interviews explores the issues. Ralph interviews Napa locals about how it impacted them personally and their views about the causes and solutions to this evolving problem.

Sci-fi Journal - Apr'19

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Sci-Fi Journal for April 2019 with hosts James Hinsey, Ian Kingston, Maddy Morisseau, Marc Morisseau, and Calvin Watts III. Ian does Popcorn Previews with trailers for ''Brightburn'', ''John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum'' and ''Men in Black International''. Calvin does Game Over with the latest news in home video releases and video games. Marc does Toob News covering all of our favorite and new television shows. Maddy does Books and Boardgames with news on ''Batman: Gotham City Chronicles'' and ''The Lord of the Rings: Journeys in Middle Earth''.

Strata: Portraits of Humanity - Apr'19

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(1) Ancient Sumerian texts spoke of an enigmatic and distant country.  Its so-called “black ships,” loaded with riches and valuable minerals, arrived in the Mesopotamia via the maritime trading routes.  Archaeology now shows that the mythical country of Magan really did exist.  (2) Featuring 23 outstanding films selected from 107 entries, The Archaeology Channel International Film Festival is in its 16th year as a leading competition.  This preview offers a sample of the remarkably diverse topics and film styles represented by this year’s offerings.

Strata: Portraits of Humanity - Mar'19

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(1) Dr. Chloe Duckworth, alias “ArchaeoDuck,” presents the latest in her "Meet the Archaeologist" series. Dayanna Knight is a talented artist and expert in Viking identity. Find out about how she combined her talents to create “The Viking Coloring Book.” (2) From the present to the past, a young woman and her brother trace the history of their ancestors through traditional stone carving in Shiraz, Iran, in the center of the ancient Persian homeland. Their journey takes them to Persepolis and monuments to revered Iranian poets.

Produced in 2019 by Archaeological Legacy Institute