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Federal Project Two

Flash Forward

In 1935, the United States Government spent millions of dollars on projects meant to employ artists. What if they did it again?

52 Min

May 22, 2018

#165: A Private Bunyan & A Sad Elephant

The Pollsters

We're in the soundbooth, talking Bunyans, Elephants, North Korea & Iran. Plus Royal Wedding polling

43 Min

May 17, 2018

Why Mars? We’ve Got the Answers

Planetary Radio: Space Exploration, Astronomy and Science

The great adventure awaits! Mat Kaplan hosts an entertaining panel discussion at the 2018 Humans to Mars Summit in Washington DC.

38 Min

May 16, 2018

147. Ronan Farrow (investigative journalist) — A Failure to Communicate

Think Again – a Big Think Podcast

By putting its relationships in military hands, the US is losing its power abroad.

39 Min

May 12, 2018

#164: May The Force Live Long & Prosper

The Pollsters

Margie is on remote in remote Minnesota. Kristen sees the glass half full. What would a Santa say?

55 Min

May 10, 2018

Ask Sam: Hair of the Dog, Walking Fish and the Truth About Palm Trees

Outside/In

We answer your questions about wasting water, terrestrial fish and palm trees -- what are they good for?

23 Min

May 10, 2018

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Podcast
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36 min
May 9, 2018
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NEOWISE Principal Investigator Amy Mainzer returns with an update on this phenomenal success and a look ahead toward a much more powerful asteroid and comet hunter called NEOCam.

50 min
May 8, 2018
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This episode we talk exoskeletons: what are they being used for now? What might they be used for in the future? And what happens when they’re everywhere?

55 min
May 5, 2018
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Ruinophilia. The science of loneliness. Live at UntitledTown Book and Author Festival, Green Bay, Wisconsin

63 min
May 4, 2018
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Can a private entity really take over the International Space Station?

43 min
May 3, 2018
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Who said polling is Yeezy? Not us.

81 min
May 2, 2018
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No mission to Mars has done what InSight will do.

36 min
Apr 26, 2018
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The story of one cycling advocate’s quixotic battle against “motordom”, and one of its favorite anti-cycling tools… the bike-path.

50 min
Apr 26, 2018
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Polls on guns, abortion & more. Hey, we even disagree! And some very stable geni--er, polls.

95 min
Apr 25, 2018
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Join us for an utterly fascinating live conversation with Emily Lakdawalla about her brand new book, The Design and Engineering of Curiosity: How the Mars Rover Performs Its Job.

51 min
Apr 24, 2018
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What if you could take a drug, and never have to go to the gym again?

61 min
Apr 21, 2018
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Where do cultures come from? The answer is as old as life itself.

51 min
Apr 19, 2018
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Facebook, Mueller, Jef Pollock & shout-outs to pollster-friends. And Millennials are ruining food.

54 min
Apr 18, 2018
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Host Mat Kaplan once again attends the worldwide party for space.

64 min
Apr 14, 2018
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God, guns, sex, and mutually exclusive concepts of liberty. The Way Brothers' Netflix docuseries Wild, Wild Country tells a story that's about as American as it gets.

36 min
Apr 11, 2018
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With all this crazy news, we're going to need a padded cell. Good thing we're in one!

43 min
Apr 10, 2018
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In this episode, a huge submarine volcano erupts, breaks the surface of the ocean, and forms a new island. What happens next?

57 min
Apr 7, 2018
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Love is like umami. Adulthood is accepting the schmo you are. Wordplay and worldbuilding with novelist Meg Wolitzer.

77 min
Apr 6, 2018
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Planetary Society Director of Space Policy Casey Dreier sits down with Lori Garver for a fascinating insider’s view of the world’s largest and most successful space agency.

50 min
Apr 5, 2018
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MLK, Opioids, Guns, Baseball & Breaking Tinder.

68 min
Apr 4, 2018
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The multi-award winning science fiction author, futurist and speaker returns to Planetary Radio for a wide-ranging conversation about robots and humans in space, empathetic artificial intelligences, how we can survive the Singularity and much more.

23 min
Apr 2, 2018
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What happens when recycling stops making financial sense?

60 min
Mar 31, 2018
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There's got to be a thousand ways to reclaim the past, but for Tara Westover, story was the only one that could contain all of it.

55 min
Mar 29, 2018
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We're back together, to talk Facebook, cute kids, Census & more

48 min
Mar 27, 2018
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47 min
Mar 24, 2018
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We are all of us held together by words.

58 min
Mar 23, 2018
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The snow may have melted, but Kristen has some ice-cold yolo rants.

56 min
Mar 17, 2018
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The myths of an inhospitable land. Imposter Syndrome. That feeling when one of your characters unexpectedly murders another. Literary mage Neil Gaiman on the dark arts of fiction and everyday life.

48 min
Mar 15, 2018
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Kristen is back & ready to rant about Millennials. And we have the polling on PA-18, guns & tariffs.

35 min
Mar 10, 2018
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Dammit, Spock, can your cold, calculating reason fathom the mysteries of the human heart?

40 min
Mar 7, 2018
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Dave Wasserman w/the Cook Political Report walks us through TX, previews PA-18, & talks House races more broadly.

44 min
Mar 7, 2018
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Space is hard. Sample collection and return is harder still. That’s why the radically-simplified PlanetVac system from Honeybee Robotics is so intriguing.

44 min
Mar 3, 2018
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Think you're "post-tribal"? Think again. Attorney and "tiger mom" Amy Chua on groupthink in America and Abroad.

29 min
Feb 28, 2018
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Natural springs: healing tonic, a source for unadulterated H20, or a passing fad and a dangerous throwback?

58 min
Mar 1, 2018
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We're back together, with some gun rants, the latest from Florida, taxes & Oscar polling.

49 min
Feb 28, 2018
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Experience A Message From Earth - Inspired by the Voyager Golden Record

48 min
Feb 24, 2018
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It’s the end of the world as we know it, and Dr. Kaku feels fine.

41 min
Feb 22, 2018
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The latest polling on guns, & #metoo, and a cool (yes!) new study on voter files. Plus polling on sin.

43 min
Feb 17, 2018
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A bracing splash of cold Laphroaig in the face of some of our biggest misconceptions, from historian Niall Ferguson.

53 min
Feb 15, 2018
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Space Policy Edition Special: The 2019 President’s Budget Request Unveiled

35 min
Feb 15, 2018
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There have been some big developments related to Canadian hydropower. Plus, beavers!

53 min
Feb 10, 2018
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Wild boars in the sewers of London. Augmented humans of the future. Jason's high school friend, celebrated children's author Jacob Sager Weinstein on imaginary histories and possible futures.

49 min
Feb 8, 2018
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From the Super Bowl to the Olympics, and from the FBI to Russia. And should we ban probabilities? (Probably not.)

46 min
Feb 3, 2018
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The virtual reality that's coming is like nothing we've ever experienced. Now's the time to decide what it's good for.

30 min
Feb 2, 2018
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Space Policy Edition #21: Bill Nye and the State of the Union

26 min
Feb 1, 2018
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An American Lobster discovered in European waters raises an important question: is it invasive, or just non-native?

42 min
Feb 1, 2018
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It's our third anniversary of hatching a podcast plot. Oh, and also that State of the Union thing.

38 min
Jan 30, 2018
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Going to Sea to Sail Through Space: Orion Ocean Recovery Testing

46 min
Jan 25, 2018
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Jeggings, Oprah, 2018 & 2020, plus the latest on the shutdown & football

55 min
Jan 20, 2018
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The stories we wrap around ourselves, our neighbors. our children. The invisible stories we struggle against.

42 min
Jan 18, 2018
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Trump's year in review. Oprah vs. Bannon. And real polls about s-words.

28 min
Jan 18, 2018
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We answer your questions about caterpillar legs, animal sexuality, and how to ride a bike when it's -18 degrees outside.

55 min
Jan 13, 2018
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While the unchecked ego might be popular at parties, it can get us into all kinds of trouble. Mark Epstein, MD combines psychotherapy and Buddhism to help people live with the self.

53 min
Jan 12, 2018
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The truth is Oprah never left us.

49 min
Jan 9, 2018
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In our last episode of the season, we take one one of the most requested futures: telepathy! What would it be like to be able to link minds, and communicate brain to brain? And how likely is it that we’ll ever get this kind of technology? -

63 min
Jan 4, 2018
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Space Policy Edition #20: Looking back on the year in space policy. Also, your questions!

42 min
Jan 4, 2018
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2018 is off to a cold start, between the ice in the air & the ice from the White House. Are your resolutions keeping you warm?

23 min
Jan 4, 2018
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Outside/In goes mythbusting: did illegal marijuana sales make the modern solar industry possible?

78 min
Jan 2, 2018
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Looking Back, Looking Forward with the Planetary Society All-Stars

45 min
Dec 26, 2017
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This episode we travel to a future where the 2020 census goes haywire. What happens if we don’t get an accurate count of Americans? Who cares? Apparently the constitution does!  - The 2020 census is currently in the crosshairs — census watchers sa...

17 min
Dec 21, 2017
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Coydogs, coywolves, coyotes... When you hear howling in the woods, what are you listening to?

37 min
Dec 19, 2017
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Exploring the Latest Planetary Science Discoveries With Emily Lakdawalla

43 min
Dec 16, 2017
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Fatih Akin has first-hand experience of strong cultural cross-winds. Ethnically Turkish and raised in Germany, he has made many films dealing with sudden dislocation and how people respond to it.

54 min
Dec 14, 2017
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Our Alabama reactions, Kristen in the NYT, Margie has a poll on women in the workplace, and there's lots of new Christmas polling

34 min
Dec 12, 2017
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This episode is all about a world without plastic. What would that look like? Is it even possible? 

57 min
Dec 9, 2017
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100,000 years of human history and young adulthood is still getting weirder. Noël Wells on art, power, and our super dark times.

51 min
Dec 7, 2017
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We've joined the Panoply network! Plus the latest polls on sexual harassment, Star Wars, taxes, and candy.

33 min
Dec 7, 2017
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In the late sixties, a soap factory in suburban Illinois discovered one of its outflow pipes had been intentionally clogged by an industrial saboteur. Does environmental damage ever demand radical action? And when does environmental protest cross the l...

92 min
Nov 30, 2017
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Space Policy Edition #19: When did the private space age begin? Much earlier than you think.

27 min
Nov 30, 2017
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Final of a four part series about who how power, who wields it, and when you've got none... how do you take it?

38 min
Nov 29, 2017
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It seems like a good time to eat one's feelings. And we have the polls to help you through it.

50 min
Nov 28, 2017
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In this episode, we travel to a future where a tech mogul feeds a machine learning system all the religious texts he can find, and asks it to generate a “super religion.” - Buckle up because this is a long episode! But it’s fun, I promise. -

60 min
Nov 25, 2017
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Terrorism. Technological disruption. Globalization. Life in the 1870’s was wild. Harvard historian Maya Jasanoff on Joseph Conrad, his times, and ours.

27 min
Nov 23, 2017
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Part three of a four part series about who has power, who wields it, and when you've got none... how do you take it?

51 min
Nov 18, 2017
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Since at least the dawn of our species, we've been making and remaking god(s) in our own image. The strange transformations of religion—and faith, the strange impulse that animates it.

49 min
Nov 16, 2017
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Alabama polling, tax polling, and the one things more complicated than taxes: Families.

28 min
Nov 16, 2017
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Part two of a four part series about who has power, who wields it, and when you've got none... how do you take it?

36 min
Nov 14, 2017
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The Honorable Adam Schiff: Another Congressional Space Enthusiast