99 episodes

Supercluster is here to tell humanity’s greatest outer space stories. We’re exploring the amazing milestones that changed space history, the wildest ideas that drive our future, and every development in this new Golden Age of Space.

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    • Science
    • 5.0 • 24 Ratings

Supercluster is here to tell humanity’s greatest outer space stories. We’re exploring the amazing milestones that changed space history, the wildest ideas that drive our future, and every development in this new Golden Age of Space.

    Ashlee Vance Has a New Book to Obsess Over

    Ashlee Vance Has a New Book to Obsess Over

    Robin is joined by Author and journalist Ashlee Vance, the author of Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future. Vance has a fascinating new book coming out in the same spirit but this time he follows the dizzying new space race between Astra, Rocket Lab, and Firefly and the exploits of their cowboy founders and CEOs.

    • 35 min
    Picard and the (Next) Next Generation

    Picard and the (Next) Next Generation

    Robin is joined by space journalists, Star Trek experts, and Supercluster contributors Swapna Krishna (Vulture, WIRED) and Chris Gebhardt (NASASpaceflight) to unpack the first few episodes of Picard Season 3 and the Next Generation reunion Trekkies have been waiting for since Tom Hardy left us with the thoroughly sad and disappointing Star Trek: Nemesis. 

    • 49 min
    Resurrecting the Long-Extinct Dodo Bird

    Resurrecting the Long-Extinct Dodo Bird

    De-extinction startup Colossal Biosciences has announced the creation of the company’s new Avian Genomics Group, whose unbelievable task will be to resurrect and rewild the dodo bird, a storied icon of human-caused extinction. Colossal CEO Ben Lamm returns to the show to unpack the news. 

    • 34 min
    Returning to Pandora

    Returning to Pandora

    Robin is joined by veteran entertainment reporter and show business analyst Brandon Katz, a friend of Supercluster who is making his third appearance on the podcast to discuss James Cameron's Avatar sequel and the upcoming 2023 films and streaming shows that you probably care about. 

    • 45 min
    A Fly on the Wall in SpaceX Mission Control

    A Fly on the Wall in SpaceX Mission Control

    For the first Supercluster podcast episode of 2O23, Robin is joined by author and space journalist David Brown (New Yorker, New York Times) to chat about his field work in Antarctica and his thrilling report from inside SpaceX's mission control in Hawthorne, California as they launched humans to space.

    • 29 min
    NASA is Riding a Wave of Success. Did America Take Notice?

    NASA is Riding a Wave of Success. Did America Take Notice?

    Robin is joined by fellow space nerds Chris "Spo" Esposito and Patrick Stacy, the "odd couple" hosts of the Orbital Takes podcast. They discuss the relief of a successful Artemis-1 launch, the long wait for Falcon Heavy's return, the buzz around Webb's images, and what's really needed to boost NASA's outreach strategy.

    • 52 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
24 Ratings

24 Ratings

The Worlds Youngest Person ,

Our Greatest Story

This is the best and only podcast for understanding our relationship with space. Robin is a genius; can’t recommend it enough!!

jordan dene ,

Big Fan

Love what Supercluster is up to. Articles and launch tracker are great too!

buzz me lightyear ,

Educational and entertaining

Love this. Cool stories about space history that I’ve never heard before told in an engaging way. Very cool website as well!

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