1,076 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

    • Science
    • 4.9 • 91 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.

    Space Policy Edition: Pathfinder and the Birth of the Discovery Program

    Space Policy Edition: Pathfinder and the Birth of the Discovery Program

    Space exploration historian Michael Neufeld traces the fascinating history of one of NASA’s most successful programs of planetary exploration.

    • 1 hr 15 min
    Asteroid Day! Earth Plays Defense

    Asteroid Day! Earth Plays Defense

    A co-founder of the annual, worldwide event, and the leader of the European Space Agency’s planetary defense program mark the 114th anniversary of the Tunguska near-Earth asteroid disaster and the progress we’ve made toward avoiding another impact.

    • 55 min
    Sail on! Bill Nye and others celebrate LightSail 2’s three years in space

    Sail on! Bill Nye and others celebrate LightSail 2’s three years in space

    Celebrate the third anniversary of LightSail 2’s launch with Bill Nye and other leaders of The Planetary Society.

    • 57 min
    Portrait of a Scientist: A Conversation with Psyche mission leader Lindy Elkins-Tanton

    Portrait of a Scientist: A Conversation with Psyche mission leader Lindy Elkins-Tanton

    Psyche asteroid mission principal investigator Lindy Elkins-Tanton returns with her excellent new memoir, “A Portrait of the Scientist as a Young Woman.”

    • 1 hr 9 min
    Planetary Radio at the Humans to Mars Summit

    Planetary Radio at the Humans to Mars Summit

    Mat Kaplan helped host the Humans to Mars Summit in Washington D.C., where much of the community that is working to get us to Mars gathered.

    • 1 hr 20 min
    Space Policy Edition: Inside the Planetary Science Decadal Survey Process with Bethany Ehlmann

    Space Policy Edition: Inside the Planetary Science Decadal Survey Process with Bethany Ehlmann

    Professor Bethany Ehlmann served on the steering committee for the new planetary science and astrobiology decadal survey that will steer future exploration of the solar system.

    • 54 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
91 Ratings

91 Ratings

adsqeryu2 ,

Top notch podcast for space enthusiasts!

Top notch podcast for space enthusiasts!

Paddavoet ,

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.

David Ridge ,

Awesome. I cant wait for each episode

Really interesting and varied. Very good

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