Peter Ward

Peter Ward


Peter Ward is Professor of Biology, a Professor of Earth and Space Sciences, and Adjunct Professor of Astronomy at the University of Washington in Seattle. He is Principal Investigator of the University of Washington node of the NASA Astrobiology Institute, which involves the leadership of over 25 scientists studying the probability of finding life beyond the Earth. He is also Senior Councilor of the Paleontological Society, and was awarded an Affiliate Professorship at the California Institute of Technology.



Past Shows:

  • Environment & Science / Coma States

    Prof. Peter Ward discussed the latest news and research on the environment, climate, and science. Followed by author Alan Pearce on the unusual states many experience during a coma.More »
  • Oceans & Extinctions / Souls & the Psychic Process

    Prof. Peter Ward discussed mass extinction and major changes in the oceans. Followed by psychic medium Amanda Rieger Green on the soul and her psychic process.More »
  • Climate Change & Extinction / Positive Attitude & Well Being

    Prof. Peter Ward discussed mass extinction and major changes in the oceans. Followed by author Susan Smith Jones on how to start the new year on a positive note.More »
  • Killer Volcanoes / Moon Landing Skepticism

    Prof. Peter Ward talked about killer volcanoes like the recent Tonga eruption, and the dangers of Yellowstone. Followed by UK publisher Marcus Allen on the possibility that the moon landings were hoaxed.More »
  • Climate Warnings / Pendulum Spirit Communication

    Prof. Peter Ward warned of the possible collapse of a major ocean current. Followed by Dan Baldwin on using the pendulum to speak with spirits.More »
  • Abraham Lincoln Anomalies

    Paul DeBole discussed Abraham Lincoln and anomalies surrounding the 16th president and John Wilkes Booth. In the first hour, Prof. Peter Ward delved into the future of space exploration.More »
  • Climate & Science / Dreams, Families, & Telepathy

    Prof. Peter Ward spoke about issues related to science, medicine, and climate. Followed by psychologist Edward Bruce Bynum on dreams, families, and telepathy.More »
  • The Nature of Viruses / Neurology & the Paranormal

    Prof. Peter Ward discussed the progression of viruses in nature, with emphasis on coronavirus. Followed by Matthew Alper with his "god part of the brain" theory.More »
  • Art Bell: Somewhere in Time

    Art Bell: Somewhere in Time returned to 5/2/01 when Prof. Peter Ward discussed impending climate change.More »
  • Pandemic Earth Changes / Art Bell Tribute

    Biologist Peter Ward discussed different angles of the pandemic, including changes to nature. Followed by a tribute the late Coast founder, Art Bell.More »
  • The New Genetic World / The Great Flood & Medical Cannabis

    Peter Ward spoke about supersoldiers and genetic engineering. Followed by Daniel Louis Crumpton on the Great Flood and medical cannabis.More »
  • Epigenetics & Evolution/ History of Serial Killers

    Peter Ward revealed how epigenetics is overturning standard notions of Darwinism. Followed by Peter Vronsky on the history of serial killers.More »
  • Climate Change & Environment/ America's Stonehenge

    Prof. Peter Ward discussed climate change, and what the future may hold for our planet. Dennis Stone detailed the mystery of America's Stonehenge.More »
  • Planetary Change/ Double Earths

    In the first half, author and biology professor Peter Ward discussed planetary issues including climate change, melting ice caps, dying oceans, and the impact of asteroids. In the latter half, electrical engineer Brooks Agnew spoke about his theory that the Earth is made of...More »
  • Extinctions & Evolution

    Biology professor Peter Ward discussed his recent work about why life on Earth had to have begun on Mars, as well as new data about evolutionary processes, and various extinction eras. First hour guest, Associate Editor at the Daily Caller, Scott Greer, offered analysis of...More »
  • Art Bell: Somewhere in Time

    Art Bell: Somewhere in Time returned to 5/2/01 when paleontologist and professor Peter Ward spoke about how climate change is not only real, but may result into the next ice age.More »
  • Planetary Change

    Since his PhD in 1976, Peter Ward has published more than 140 scientific papers dealing with paleontological, zoological, and astronomical topics. He discussed the state of the planet including climate change, melting ice caps, asteroid impact, dying oceans and mass extinction. ...More »
  • Art Bell: Somewhere in Time

    Art Bell: Somewhere in Time returned to 5/2/01 when Prof. Peter Ward discussed how climate change is not only real, but may result in the next ice age.More »
  • Planetary Science / Vet Health Issues

    In the first half, Professor Peter Ward discussed his studies of planetary science, Earth, and its turbulent changes, as well as alien worlds. As sea level rises, this creates higher temperatures as the oceans expand. In the latter half of the show, nurse Joyce Riley...More »
  • Gulf Oil Spill & Climate Change

    Filling in for George, Art Bell was joined by Professor Peter Ward for a discussion on how the Gulf oil spill ties in with sudden climate change.More »
  • Big Pharma Secrets

    Ian Punnett was joined by former pharmaceutical executive Dr. John Virapen, who revealed the underhanded methods used by big pharma to get drugs approved and to rake in massive profits. In the first hour, professor of biology, Peter Ward, discussed the news about methane...More »
  • BP Oil Spill & Our Rising Seas

    Prof. Peter Ward (book link) joined Ian Punnett for a discussion on how the BP oil spill in the Gulf will impact the delicate ecosystems of the world's oceans, and potentially trigger a series of events, including global sea level rise, that could devastate our planet In...More »
  • Oil Spill & Energy Alternatives

    Professor of Biology, Peter Ward, and ecological biologist David Blume talked about the impact of BP's oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico. In the first hour, investigative journalist Peter Lance reported on the Times Square terrorist. Last hour guest, paranormal investigator...More »
  • Extinctions & Climate Change

    Live from Manila, Art Bell returned for a discussion with Prof. Peter Ward about his latest work on mass extinctions and the self destructive nature of our planet, as well as the possibility for life in our solar system and beyond. Saturn's moon Titan may harbor life, he said,...More »
  • Earth: Extinctions & Climate

    Appearing during the first three hours, Prof. Peter Ward, the author of Under a Green Sky, discussed his latest work on hydrogen sulfide extinctions, and how we are creating the circumstances for extinctions in the future. His research has connected past mass extinctions and...More »
  • Greenhouse Extinctions

    Professor of Earth and Space Sciences and Astrobiologist for NASA, Peter Ward (Book Link) discussed his vision of the end of the world based on past mass extinctions.More »
  • Climate & Extinction

    Investigator for the NASA Astrobiology Institute, Prof. Peter Ward discussed his new book, Out of Thin Air, which shows how fluctuating oxygen levels have contributed to mass extinctions and evolutionary changes over millions of years.More »
  • Searching for Alien Life

    Peter Ward, an investigator for the NASA Astrobiology Institute, discussed his new book Life as We Do Not Know It, which ponders the possible existence of alien life. Ward believes that scientists need to expand their classifications of what constitutes "life" and include such...More »
  • Extinctions & Climate Change

    Prof. Peter Ward, the author of Gorgon, shared his research into mass extinctions and climate change. A "Great Dying" took place 250 million years ago, he said, that was brought about by global warming. Volcanic events in Siberia added more carbon dioxide into the atmosphere,...More »
  • Rare Earth Hypothesis

    Paleontologist Peter Ward, the co-author of Rare Earth, discussed the hypothesis that complex life forms, such as our own, are relatively uncommon in the universe.More »