69 episodes

Down to Earth with Terry Virts is a podcast about what matters on planet Earth. It is hosted by former NASA astronaut, author, and filmmaker Terry Virts, and features his conversations with interesting guests from diverse backgrounds, talking about science, entrepreneurship, climate, TV and Film, politics, sports, and of course, space.

Terry will bring his “cosmic perspective” to engage with each guest, and their conversations will be flexible to cover any topic that is important to us humans down here on our planet.

Down to Earth with Terry Virts Terry Virts

    • Science
    • 4.0 • 1 Rating

Down to Earth with Terry Virts is a podcast about what matters on planet Earth. It is hosted by former NASA astronaut, author, and filmmaker Terry Virts, and features his conversations with interesting guests from diverse backgrounds, talking about science, entrepreneurship, climate, TV and Film, politics, sports, and of course, space.

Terry will bring his “cosmic perspective” to engage with each guest, and their conversations will be flexible to cover any topic that is important to us humans down here on our planet.

    EPS 68: The story of Hvaldimir, the Spy Whale

    EPS 68: The story of Hvaldimir, the Spy Whale

    Regina Crosby, a conversationist and founder of the One Whale charity, joins me to talk about all things whale and marine mammals. For example - the Beluga in Hammerfest, in the North of Norway, that lives in the marina, often returning phones people drop into the water! She has a plan to return him to the wild - but being raised as a captive whale, this isn't straightforward. We cover whale intelligence, spy whales and so much more. A unique episode, thanks for coming on Regina! https://terryvirts.com/ Twitter: @AstroTerry Instagram: astro_terry

    • 58 min
    EPS 67: What is happening in Space?

    EPS 67: What is happening in Space?

    What is happening in Space? Will the Artemis program take us back to the Moon? Should we be cooperating with Russia? Are there fish in Europa’s oceans? And what about all that space junk? All this and more in Terry’s conversation with Time magazine’s Jeffrey Kluger. https://terryvirts.com/ Twitter: @AstroTerry Instagram: astro_terry

    • 1 hr 4 min
    EPS 66: Gun Laws Down Under – is Australian policy more effective?

    EPS 66: Gun Laws Down Under – is Australian policy more effective?

    Steve James joins me in today’s episode – Steve is a former inspector of Police for Victoria and was Ministerial Adviser for Drug Policy for Australia and New Zealand Government for 11 years, who is currently enjoying retirement. He has a fascinating background, joining a cadet programme at age 15, following crime from the early days, moving onto drug expertise, explosives and organised crime. We have a thought-provoking debate on the pros and cons of gun law in Australia and the US, and we discuss the research behind mass shootings, and how potentially unreliable facts and figures can be manipulated to create misconceptions around mass shootings. A fascinating comparison of two very different geographies with some striking differences and similarities. A great episode for anyone interested in international gun law. Twitter: @AstroTerry Instagram: astro_terry

    • 59 min
    EPS 65: What’s the whackiest science story ever? (Joe Palca, an NPR science reporter)

    EPS 65: What’s the whackiest science story ever? (Joe Palca, an NPR science reporter)

    What’s the whackiest science story ever? How about the OJ chase upending Al Gore and the Space Station? Heir’s 30 years of science reporting adventures from NPR’s own Joe Palca. https://terryvirts.com/ Twitter: @AstroTerry Instagram: astro_terry

    • 59 min
    EPS 64: Are electric cars and solar panels making us completely dependent on China?

    EPS 64: Are electric cars and solar panels making us completely dependent on China?

    We are moving towards electric vehicles and wind & solar power make us wholly dependent on China. Is it even possible to build the number of EVs that are being promised today? And how do we get gas prices back down to Earth? Get the answer to these questions and more with Mark Mills.  

    • 1 hr 38 min
    EPS 63: Can Russia win in Ukraine?

    EPS 63: Can Russia win in Ukraine?

    Will Russia win in Ukraine? How can the West defeat their militarily? Why does Putin think he’s a modern-day Peter the Great? Best-selling author and Washington Post columnist Max Boot discusses these questions and more. https://terryvirts.com/ Twitter: @AstroTerry Instagram: astro_terry

    • 1 hr

Customer Reviews

4.0 out of 5
1 Rating

1 Rating

You Might Also Like

Bryce Zabel
UFOUAPAM
This Is 42 & Glassbox Media
John Greenewald, Jr.
The Telegraph
Anthony Colangelo