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.
Author Andy Weir and Project Hail Mary
The author of The Martian introduces us to his terrific new novel and shares his thoughts about the current state of space exploration.
A Conversation with Kyoto Prize Recipient James Gunn
Jim Gunn co-created and led the Sloan Digital Sky Survey that has revealed the universe as never before.
Is ‘Oumuamua a Piece of a Pluto-Like Planet? And Ingenuity’s First Flight on Mars
NASA’s Ingenuity Mars Helicopter makes a successful first flight on the Red Planet, while two researchers offer new insights on the first interstellar object discovered in our solar system.
The High Frontier: A New Documentary About Gerard K. O’Neill
Gerard K. O’Neill envisioned vast, magnificent human settlements in space. His followers, including Jeff Bezos, are working to turn his vision into reality.
The First Space Shuttle Pilot: Bob Crippen on the 40th Anniversary of STS-1
Robert Crippen and John Young became the first humans to fly a space shuttle into orbit when Columbia launched on April 12, 1981.
Space Policy Edition: Biden Names His NASA Administrator
It looks like former senator Bill Nelson will be NASA’s next administrator. Casey Dreier and Mat Kaplan talk about his nomination and other developments in Washington D.C., including The Planetary Society’s very successful Day of Action.
Always interesting and insightful
Mat Kaplan is a credit to this organisation. I enjoy his fun, but very professional and enthusiastic discussions with all the scientists/professionals. He is so well spoken, and asks the right questions to bring the message out to everyone. I am new to ‘space’, and learn so much on this podcast.
Awesome. I cant wait for each episode
Really interesting and varied. Very good
Always a great listen - and run by dedicated people with a direct lineage to the guy who inspired my love of the Cosmos - Carl Sagan.