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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

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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.

    Life=Matter+Information: Paul Davies and the Demon in the Machine

    Life=Matter+Information: Paul Davies and the Demon in the Machine

    Physicist and author Paul Davies returns to talk about his new book that explores the defining role information plays in life on Earth and perhaps elsewhere.

    • 1 hr 10 min
    Another Goldilocks World and the Space Telescope That Discovered It

    Another Goldilocks World and the Space Telescope That Discovered It

    Another near Earth-sized planet has been found in the habitable zone around a distant star, discovered by a powerful space telescope named TESS.

    • 51 min
    Space Policy Edition: Is the Moon a Stepping-Stone or a Cornerstone for Mars? (with Laura Seward Forczyk)

    Space Policy Edition: Is the Moon a Stepping-Stone or a Cornerstone for Mars? (with Laura Seward Forczyk)

    Casey and his guest discuss a bill working its way through the US House of Representatives that challenges the Artemis plan adopted by NASA for human exploration of the Moon and Mars.

    • 1 hr 13 min
    A Great Space Observatory Goes Dark: The Legacy of Spitzer

    A Great Space Observatory Goes Dark: The Legacy of Spitzer

    Leaders of the just-ended Spitzer Space Telescope mission help us celebrate sixteen years of discoveries about our solar system, exoplanets and galaxies nearly as old as the universe itself.

    • 1 hr 24 min
    Mighty Jupiter Revealed

    Mighty Jupiter Revealed

    Juno mission principal investigator Scott Bolton provides an enticing taste of the Jupiter orbiter’s mind-bending discoveries.

    • 31 min
    The Coming Descent to Asteroid Bennu

    The Coming Descent to Asteroid Bennu

    OSIRIS-REx mission leader Dante Lauretta takes us to mysterious asteroid Bennu where a first sample collection site has been selected.

    • 1 hr 2 min

Customer Reviews

ryzxin ,

Usually good

This is usually a great podcast.

The space force episode was a bit annoying though. Let’s leave political opinions out of it. Leave that guest out of future podcasts if you guys can. Tired of hearing about Trump, and that seems to be his fixation.

Prairie_Dog ,

Hear from the Space Advocates!

The Planetary Society has been advocating for astronomy, space exploration, and related science since 1980. Their podcast is a great way to tune into the pulse of the state of space! The hosts are extremely knowledgeable yet still very personable. This is a great way to learn about everything related to space, and to know how to support space exploration.

JamesTN865 ,

Just Great!

I’m always excited to listen. Matt Caplin is outstanding at presenting space and technology information with genuine enthusiasm. Unfortunately there’s been more of Casey Drier lately, who comes across as an arrogant hack only interested in money and politics. I usually skip his segments or delete the show if it’s just him. And I can’t not mention Bruce, awkward yes, but awesome space facts!

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