7 episodes

Saving Apollo 13 is the incredible story of NASA's Apollo 13 mission, told by Forensic Engineer Sean Brady. It’s the story of the spacecraft that failed en route to the moon, and the feats of human ingenuity that saved the lives of the 3 men aboard.

Saving Apollo 13 is produced by:
forensic engineering firm Brady Heywood, and
leading podcast agency Wavelength Creative.

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    • Documentary
    • 4.9 • 110 Ratings

Saving Apollo 13 is the incredible story of NASA's Apollo 13 mission, told by Forensic Engineer Sean Brady. It’s the story of the spacecraft that failed en route to the moon, and the feats of human ingenuity that saved the lives of the 3 men aboard.

Saving Apollo 13 is produced by:
forensic engineering firm Brady Heywood, and
leading podcast agency Wavelength Creative.

    ☄️ Re-entry

    ☄️ Re-entry

    It’s been 4 days since the catastrophic explosion in the service module. Since then, Mission Control has solved problem after problem to save the three men on that spacecraft. Jack Swigert, Fred Haise and Jim Lovell have endured almost unbearable conditions. And it all comes down to this. Can the crippled spacecraft survive the final test ... the brutal re-entry into Earth's atmosphere?

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    Saving Apollo 13 is the incredible story of NASA's Apollo 13 mission, told by Forensic Engineer Sean Brady. It’s the story of the spacecraft that failed en route to the moon, and the feats of human ingenuity that saved the lives of the 3 men aboard.

    Saving Apollo 13 is produced by:
    • forensic engineering firm Brady Heywood, and
    • leading podcast agency Wavelength Creative.

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 36 min
    👁️ Steely Eyed Missile Men

    👁️ Steely Eyed Missile Men

    How do you restart a spacecraft when it’s been switched off in the cold of space for nearly half a week? It usually takes a team of people an entire day, but you have only one person, and half an hour to do it ...

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    Saving Apollo 13 is the incredible story of NASA's Apollo 13 mission, told by Forensic Engineer Sean Brady. It’s the story of the spacecraft that failed en route to the moon, and the feats of human ingenuity that saved the lives of the 3 men aboard.

    Saving Apollo 13 is produced by:
    • forensic engineering firm Brady Heywood, and
    • leading podcast agency Wavelength Creative.

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 42 min
    📻 The Age of Aquarius

    📻 The Age of Aquarius

    Can an untested engine get three stranded astronauts home? And on the long journey back to Earth, how do you keep them alive when their air is slowly turning to poison?

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    Saving Apollo 13 is the incredible story of NASA's Apollo 13 mission, told by Forensic Engineer Sean Brady. It’s the story of the spacecraft that failed en route to the moon, and the feats of human ingenuity that saved the lives of the 3 men aboard.

    Saving Apollo 13 is produced by:
    • forensic engineering firm Brady Heywood, and
    • leading podcast agency Wavelength Creative.

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 29 min
    🐯 Tiger Team

    🐯 Tiger Team

    In a room full of experts, who takes charge in a crisis? And when your spacecraft is headed for the moon, how do you turn it around when its main engine is dead?

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    Saving Apollo 13 is the incredible story of NASA's Apollo 13 mission, told by Forensic Engineer Sean Brady. It’s the story of the spacecraft that failed en route to the moon, and the feats of human ingenuity that saved the lives of the 3 men aboard.

    Saving Apollo 13 is produced by:
    • forensic engineering firm Brady Heywood, and
    • leading podcast agency Wavelength Creative.

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 46 min
    🚣 The Lifeboat

    🚣 The Lifeboat

    What do you do when you’re in space and your only source of oxygen is slipping through your fingers? How do you solve problems that are so complex no one even thought they could occur? And how did one man change the minds of the smartest people in NASA, by just looking out a window?

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    Saving Apollo 13 is the incredible story of NASA's Apollo 13 mission, told by Forensic Engineer Sean Brady. It’s the story of the spacecraft that failed en route to the moon, and the feats of human ingenuity that saved the lives of the 3 men aboard.

    Saving Apollo 13 is produced by:
    • forensic engineering firm Brady Heywood, and
    • leading podcast agency Wavelength Creative.

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 35 min
    💥 “Houston, we’ve had a problem.”

    💥 “Houston, we’ve had a problem.”

    How do you keep three men alive in space, when their oxygen tank just blew a hole in the side of their spacecraft?

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    Saving Apollo 13 is the incredible story of NASA's Apollo 13 mission, told by Forensic Engineer Sean Brady. It’s the story of the spacecraft that failed en route to the moon, and the feats of human ingenuity that saved the lives of the 3 men aboard.

    Saving Apollo 13 is produced by:
    • forensic engineering firm Brady Heywood, and
    • leading podcast agency Wavelength Creative.

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 33 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
110 Ratings

110 Ratings

AMarini2468 ,

Amazing

What an incredible podcast! So enjoyable! Apollo 13 was an amazing successful failure. And the narrator brings to light so many facts not told before!

typeurnamehere ,

Great Content, Needs Better Delivery

This podcast provides some excellent supplemental information and tidbits from the Apollo 13 mission while trying to describe, in detail, the feeling of being moments away from disaster from the astronauts' and NASA team's perspectives. The content here is fantastic --- the narration follows most of the transcripts from mission audio, including discussions between the astronauts aboard the spacecraft as well as their communications with NASA.

Unfortunately, the narration itself suffers in its delivery. Rather than actual mission audio, the narrator (an enthusiastic Sean Brady) reads off line by line from transcripts of conversations, lending to the podcast having a very conversational feel even though it discusses intense, technically complex events. There were many twists and turns through the entire mission that were intense, but the manner in which the dialogue sounded like a long run on sentence broke me out of focusing on that danger. There were also several moments where Sean Brady changed the cadence of his narration to apply emphasis, but not all of these moments seemed to need that level of gravitas.

I had hoped also that the podcast would delve more into the the more detailed mechanics of what was happening and why at each major obstacle of the mission since a forensic engineering firm helped gather the info for the podcast.

In general I enjoyed the content within the podcast and would love for this same team to release another season covering a different mission. Hopefully they are able to use actual mission audio next time!

tracertac ,

Edge of your seat.

This is the same story of Apollo 13 we’ve heard time and time-again. Despite this it simply never gets old. This podcast does an amazing job bringing you into history. Even though I knew the ending the story telling had me on the edge of my seat. Amazing details added the human element to a story to make you feel connected to the event.

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