29 episodes

Epic space stories.
Season 1: the first Moon landing, Apollo 11.
Season 2: the near disaster of Apollo 13.
Coming soon: Season 3, the space shuttle.
Theme music: Hans Zimmer and Christian Lundberg for Bleeding Fingers Music.

13 Minutes to the Moon BBC Podcasts

    • Technology
    • 4.7 • 4.1K Ratings

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Epic space stories.
Season 1: the first Moon landing, Apollo 11.
Season 2: the near disaster of Apollo 13.
Coming soon: Season 3, the space shuttle.
Theme music: Hans Zimmer and Christian Lundberg for Bleeding Fingers Music.

Listen on Apple Podcasts
Requires subscription and macOS 11.4 or higher

    Bonus: The Global Story

    Bonus: The Global Story

    Why everyone wants to get back to the moon - a special episode with Kevin Fong. The United States has just returned to the moon for the first time in 50 years. But they are not the only country in the world with their sights set on space exploration. Why are countries like India, China, Japan and Saudi Arabia trying to complete their own lunar landings? Katya Adler speaks with Kevin Fong and Jonathan Amos, the BBC’s science correspondent. To hear more episodes, search for The Global Story, wherever you get your BBC podcasts.

    • 25 min
    Update: Live show and season 3!

    Update: Live show and season 3!

    News about the next season and our live episode recording at The Podcast Show 2023 in London. What would you like to ask space shuttle astronaut and engineer Kay Hire? Kay became the 34th woman to fly in space when she flew as a mission specialist aboard Space Shuttle Columbia. She returned to orbit aboard Space Shuttle Endeavour. What questions do you have for her about the space shuttle, or perhaps the plans to return to the Moon and even reach Mars? You can submit your question via our website: www.bbcworldservice.com/13minutes
    #13MinutestotheMoon

    • 1 min
    S2 Ep.07 Resurrection

    S2 Ep.07 Resurrection

    “I still have nightmares about this.” Can the crew survive the dangers of re-entering the Earth’s atmosphere? An error could see them either incinerated or becoming lost forever in deep space. #13MinutestotheMoon
    For more Apollo films and photos: www.bbcworldservice.com/13minutes
    Presented by Kevin Fong.
    Archive: Nasa
    Starring
    Jim Lovell
    John Aaron
    Dave Reed
    Hal Loden
    Jerry Bostick
    Jim Kelly
    Fred Haise
    Charlie Duke
    Joe Kerwin
    Gene Kranz, courtesy of the Johnson Space Center Oral History Project
    Chuck Deiterich
    Marilyn Lovell
    Gerry Griffin
    Written by Kevin Fong and Andrew Luck-Baker
    Theme music by Hans Zimmer and Christian Lundberg for Bleeding Fingers Music
    BBC Radio Science Unit for the BBC World Service

    • 1 hr
    S2 Bonus 02: John Aaron

    S2 Bonus 02: John Aaron

    Special episode with Nasa legend, flight controller John Aaron.
    This extended interview ranges from John first learning about the explosion, to
    his doubts and fears during Apollo 13¹s descent through the Earth¹s
    atmosphere. #13MinutestotheMoon
    Theme music by Hans Zimmer and Christian Lundberg for Bleeding Fingers
    Music

    • 39 min
    S2 Bonus 01: Jim Lovell

    S2 Bonus 01: Jim Lovell

    Special episode with Apollo 13 Commander Jim Lovell. An extended interview.
    The true space pioneer talks to Kevin Fong about everything from the shocking moment of the explosion to the enormous relief of the splashdown.
    #13MinutestotheMoon
    Theme music by Hans Zimmer and Christian Lundberg for Bleeding Fingers Music

    • 41 min
    S2 Ep.06 Earth in view

    S2 Ep.06 Earth in view

    The crew are off course, 200,000 miles from home and without a guidance computer. Their lives now depend on their flying skills - and Jim Lovell’s wristwatch. #13MinutestotheMoon
    For more Apollo films and photos: www.bbcworldservice.com/13minutes
    Presented by Kevin Fong.
    Archive: Nasa
    Starring
    Chuck Deiterich
    Jim Lovell
    Poppy Northcutt
    Fred Haise
    Jim Kelly
    John Aaron
    Joe Kerwin
    Written by Kevin Fong and Chris Browning
    Theme music by Hans Zimmer and Christian Lundberg for Bleeding Fingers Music
    BBC Radio Science Unit for the BBC World Service

    • 31 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
4.1K Ratings

4.1K Ratings

Chicoartist ,

Excellent!

A scholarly podcast if there ever was one. This is what podcasts are supposed to be! I’m keeping this series on my phone to listen to multiple times ... thanks, guys! 😎👍🏼

Chriz Again ,

Epic

Just relistened to Season 2. Same outcome and same awesome story telling.

Msrcstewart ,

Loved it

A perfect presentation of a seldom mentioned aspect of the Apollo 11 mission.

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