300 episodes

Planetary Radio brings you the human adventure across our solar system and beyond. We visit each week with the scientists, engineers, leaders, advocates and astronauts who are taking us across the final frontier. Regular features raise your space IQ while they put a smile on your face. Join host Mat Kaplan and Planetary Society colleagues including Bill Nye the Science Guy, Bruce Betts, and Emily Lakdawalla as they dive deep into the latest space news. The monthly Space Policy Edition takes you inside the DC beltway where the future of the US space program hangs in the balance. Visit planetary.org/radio for the space trivia contest, an episode guide, and much more.

Planetary Radio: Space Exploration, Astronomy and Science The Planetary Society

    • Natural Sciences
    • 4.8, 93 Ratings

Planetary Radio brings you the human adventure across our solar system and beyond. We visit each week with the scientists, engineers, leaders, advocates and astronauts who are taking us across the final frontier. Regular features raise your space IQ while they put a smile on your face. Join host Mat Kaplan and Planetary Society colleagues including Bill Nye the Science Guy, Bruce Betts, and Emily Lakdawalla as they dive deep into the latest space news. The monthly Space Policy Edition takes you inside the DC beltway where the future of the US space program hangs in the balance. Visit planetary.org/radio for the space trivia contest, an episode guide, and much more.

    Celebrating 30 Years of Hubble with Astronaut John Grunsfeld

    Celebrating 30 Years of Hubble with Astronaut John Grunsfeld

    Astrophysicist and former astronaut John “Hubble Repairman” Grunsfeld looks back over three decades of beautiful science and inspiration delivered by the Hubble Space Telescope.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Crew Dragon Deep Dive with Astronaut Garrett Reisman

    Crew Dragon Deep Dive with Astronaut Garrett Reisman

    Former astronaut Garrett Reisman helped lead development of the SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft that is about to carry astronauts to the International Space Station.

    • 43 min
    Looking for Life in Alien Oceans

    Looking for Life in Alien Oceans

    JPL scientist Kevin Hand is endlessly fascinated by the possibility of life in the hidden oceans of the outer solar system’s moons, and now he has written a great book about the quest to discover it.

    • 53 min
    The Crew Dragon Countdown Begins, With Former NASA Deputy Administrator Lori Garver

    The Crew Dragon Countdown Begins, With Former NASA Deputy Administrator Lori Garver

    American astronauts are about to fly from Florida to the International Space Station for the first time in nine years, thanks to the commercial space development initiative advocated for years by Lori Garver.

    • 58 min
    Space Policy Edition: Our Moral Obligation to Explore Space

    Space Policy Edition: Our Moral Obligation to Explore Space

    Philosopher James Schwartz shares his thoughts about the ethics of space exploration and settlement.

    • 1 hr 11 min
    Life on Mars: Joining the Quest with Penny Boston and Jim Green

    Life on Mars: Joining the Quest with Penny Boston and Jim Green

    The search for life on Mars is at a critical stage. What will come next if we find it?

    • 55 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
93 Ratings

93 Ratings

Walperstyle ,

Less Bill Nye, more actual physics and math

Would give 5/5 but dislike the guy in charge.

ShaneBelaire ,

Out of this world!

Where else can you find such an entertaining and informative show? Not in this solar system, that’s for sure.

Brett Biery ,

THE best podcast for space/astronomy

Planetary Radio is one of the reasons I became a member of the Planetary Society, this podcast is full of great interviews, interesting news, and everything you could hope for out of a podcast about space/astronomy. If you are into these topics Mat Kaplin and team deliver every show.

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