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, 799 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: Why the SLS is a National Asset, and Why That Matters

    Space Policy Edition: Why the SLS is a National Asset, and Why That Matters

    The Coalition for Deep Space Exploration’s Mary Lynne Dittmar talks with Casey Dreier about how and why spacefaring nations prioritize funding for space development and exploration.

    • 1 hr 31 min
    Crew Dragon Triumphant, and a Planetary Society Founder Remembers

    Crew Dragon Triumphant, and a Planetary Society Founder Remembers

    Splashdown! An astronaut and former leader of Dragon capsule development at SpaceX is back to celebrate the spacecraft’s successful mission, as a Planetary Society co-founder looks back.

    • 1 hr 18 min
    Hope Leads the Way to Mars

    Hope Leads the Way to Mars

    Our special guests are the leaders of the Emirates Mars Mission whose Hope spacecraft is now headed for the Red Planet.

    • 58 min
    A Mars Mission Begins, a Comet Exits, and the Future of Planetary Science

    A Mars Mission Begins, a Comet Exits, and the Future of Planetary Science

    The United Arab Emirates is headed for Mars as comet NEOWISE speeds back to the outer reaches of the solar system, and three white papers address the future of planetary science and defense.

    • 1 hr 9 min
    3 Billion Years Ago: Was Mars Alive?

    3 Billion Years Ago: Was Mars Alive?

    Join a Perseverance mission deputy project scientist to learn how the rover will search for past life on the Red Planet.

    • 1 hr 3 min
    To Pluto and Beyond with Alan Stern

    To Pluto and Beyond with Alan Stern

    Principal Investigator Alan Stern returns on the 5th anniversary of the New Horizons encounter with Pluto to tell us about the wealth of knowledge the spacecraft is still sending home from across the solar system.

    • 52 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
799 Ratings

799 Ratings

CGJonSnow ,

Great science Podcast!!!

This is the ideal podcast for science lovers of all kinds.

I myself love space and everything having to do with space, astronomy, and all the neat things that make up our universe(s).

Of course, we all love StarTalk with Neil Degrasse Tyson and hilarious comic co-host, Chuck Nice.... that’s the best science podcast on earth and among my favorite podcasts as a whole (I prefer comedy podcasts but dabble into science and sci-fi podstories such as “The Message” and “Limetown” which I high suggest listening too as they will entertain you while leaving you wanting more). Obviously, it’s very tough to be better than Neil Degrasse when it comes to speaking about science in a fun manner, however this podcast is my 2nd choice even though they don’t attempt comedy and mainly focus on the “actually science”.

My one SUGGESTION for this podcast would be to have a comic co-host or invite different comics to come do the show.

Obviously you won’t bring in Joe Rogan (he loves science so not out of the realm of possibility, but pretty close to it haha), but there are plenty of hilarious low-mid level comedians who are early in their career and would love the additional reach they can obtain by being on your show.

While I love all things space, a podcast that just list/discusses science facts/news can get extremely boring and monotonous causing my mind to wander and therefore, I am not really enjoying and engaged with the show. Adding a comedian to each podcast could, hell I’ll even say “would”, make this podcast better and reach a much wider audience.... inviting comics will also help your numbers as comic fans will hear about this show.

I know this is a long review so I hope this demonstrates that I actually care about this podcast and just want it to be better and more engaging... the topics are fine, but the hosts can sometime be boring and adding a comic will improve the show immensely.

Best,
CG

Jack's henchman ,

Ignited my fascination with Space!

Growing up my dad would always look up into the sky and tried to get us involved with his telescope hobby. Unfortunately it was not until I grew up that I appreciated his hobbies.
Planetary Radio ignited a fascination with space exploration that cannot be quenched on this planet. I enjoy listening to Matt Kaplan’s interviews with heavy hitters in the space industry, and I look forward to Dr. Bruce Betts’ weekly jokes and what’s up!

RandyW80 ,

Fun & Educational

Thanks for the weekly podcast, I now plan on joining the planetary society!

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