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At the Space Settlement Summit With Former NASA Administrator Charlie Bolden

Planetary Radio: Space Exploration, Astronomy and Science

He led NASA for eight years, but not till he had flown on four Space Shuttle missions and enjoyed a long military career.

50 Min

Dec 12, 2018

28 Min

Dec 7, 2018

Space Policy Edition: Canada's Uncertain Future in Space (with Kate Howells)

Planetary Radio: Space Exploration, Astronomy and Science

Canada was the third country in history to launch a satellite into space, but now lags in its space ambitions, capability, and spending. What happened?

67 Min

Dec 7, 2018

Now I am an Axolotl

Outside/In

Why does the axolotl smile?

36 Min

Dec 6, 2018

Last Week, Mars. This week, An Asteroid Called Bennu.

Planetary Radio: Space Exploration, Astronomy and Science

The InSight lander has only just arrived on Mars. Now, OSIRIS REx has reached asteroid Bennu.

40 Min

Dec 5, 2018

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53 min
Dec 1, 2018
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What do the “seduction movement,” the Virginia Tech shooter, and the Asian-American experience have in common? Wesley Yang thinks and writes with devastating clarity about loneliness, invisibility, and the incoherence of American life.

23 min
Nov 30, 2018
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Featuring Raymond Carr and Wade Roush

37 min
Nov 29, 2018
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K-Pop Rules It All

59 min
Nov 28, 2018
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Join 1,000 anxious yet thrilled space fans at Caltech for our live InSight landing party.

39 min
Nov 24, 2018
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Amit Tzuk and Ofir Trainin, the subject and director of an FAMILY IN TRANSITION, an Israeli documentary about a small town father of four who becomes a woman.

30 min
Nov 23, 2018
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Featuring Dan Souza and Michaella A. Thornton

22 min
Nov 21, 2018
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An especially curious listener calls in with a lot of very curious questions.

42 min
Nov 21, 2018
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NASA announced on November 19th that the multi-billion dollar 2020 Mars rover will land in Jezero crater, where it will begin the search for the signature of past life.

57 min
Nov 17, 2018
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Science and the squishiness of the human mind. The joys of wearing whatever the hell you want, and so much more.

50 min
Nov 16, 2018
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Planetary Society Chief Advocate Casey Dreier welcomes back space policy expert Marcia Smith for an insider’s look at the aftermath and what may be ahead.

25 min
Nov 16, 2018
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Featuring Jennifer Landa and Emi Okikawa

45 min
Nov 15, 2018
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Can't We All Just Get Along?

35 min
Nov 14, 2018
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You haven’t seen the best pictures from the Apollo era and other great space achievements till you’ve seen them in 3D. Queen guitarist and astrophysicist Brian May is also mad about stereoscopic imagery.

55 min
Nov 10, 2018
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For two decades she’s traveled the world, photographing humans in crisis. Pulitzer and MacArthur winning photojournalist Lynsey Addario on what it’s all taught her.

32 min
Nov 10, 2018
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Featuring Bianca Jones Marlin and Veronika Meduna

50 min
Nov 8, 2018
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Do you want to know.... WHAT....IT... IS?

39 min
Nov 7, 2018
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It's a "Choose Your Own Adventure" Election!

38 min
Nov 7, 2018
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They may be the most important questions in all of science: Where do we come from? Are we alone?

58 min
Nov 3, 2018
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Notes from the Fog author Ben Marcus on Elon Musk, the weird existential joys of the reality TV show Castaways​, and whether we will eat in the future.

43 min
Oct 31, 2018
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The Kepler mission has ended. Listen to highlights of the October 30th media briefing that included the father of the fantastically successful planet finder, William Borucki.

52 min
Oct 27, 2018
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The friendly side of North Korea. Men at sea, dancing! Monty Python, of course, and more!​

30 min
Oct 26, 2018
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Featuring Erik Klemetti and George Kourounis

49 min
Oct 24, 2018
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NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center and the Jet Propulsion Lab are preparing to send NEA Scout on a long, light-propelled journey to a near Earth asteroid

47 min
Oct 23, 2018
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51 min
Oct 20, 2018
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RIding the Greyhounds of hell, from New York to El Paso. The grandiose alternate reality of hedge fund traders. Growing up Russian in Reagan's America, and more.

29 min
Oct 19, 2018
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Featuring Kate Sheridan and Giselle George-Gilkes

36 min
Oct 17, 2018
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Linda Spilker returns with exciting, just-published research enabled by the 20-year mission’s enormous success

48 min
Oct 13, 2018
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Fake news, real risk, and the messy rise of blockchain media.

29 min
Oct 12, 2018
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Featuring Gail Thomas and Pierce McManus

60 min
Oct 10, 2018
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We salute humankind’s long history of stargazing by checking in on what will be our planet’s largest telescope.

46 min
Oct 6, 2018
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​Man Booker prize winners Olga Tocarczuk and her translator Jennifer Croft on maps that lead nowhere, plasticized anatomies, and humor across national borders.

25 min
Oct 6, 2018
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Featuring Sushma Subramanian and Nick Andersen

69 min
Oct 5, 2018
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It's NASA's 60th birthday! On October 1st, 1958 NASA began operations. We provide the audio equivalent of looking at the space program's baby pictures as we explore its origin story

48 min
Oct 3, 2018
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The Dean of space policy, John Logsdon, returns with stories and a new book of original documents that shaped the US space program from the birth of NASA to SpaceX

47 min
Sep 29, 2018
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A nation born in revolution will forever struggle against chaos. Jill Lepore, author of These Truths, on the surprising roots of the mess America's in.

24 min
Sep 28, 2018
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Featuring Fiona Calvert and Shane Hanlon

27 min
Sep 27, 2018
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Today, we take a step back to imagine a world without a web of GPS satellites telling your smartphone where you are every second of the day. While this might sound scary, come along and maybe you’ll discover you have a secret sixth sense...one that’s b...

45 min
Sep 27, 2018
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and the latest Kavanaugh numbers

40 min
Sep 26, 2018
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A mostly SpaceX episode as the ambitious company provides updated details regarding its huge new rocket and introduces its first astronauts

38 min
Sep 22, 2018
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How a mother-daughter obsession became a massive and dangerous industry. The weird history of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator.

30 min
Sep 21, 2018
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Featuring Cailin Gallinger and Rose DF

46 min
Sep 20, 2018
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And climate change is making winter more popular!

45 min
Sep 15, 2018
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A seismic shake-up at a venerable literary gatekeeper. Shallow and not-so-shallow consumerism. The Paris Review’s new editor on old ghosts, new voices, and what’s worth keeping.

29 min
Sep 14, 2018
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Featuring Joseph Scrimshaw and Cassandra Willyard

38 min
Sep 13, 2018
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Thanks a lot, Upshot!

41 min
Sep 11, 2018
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How much of what you do is actually your choice? What if you were secretly being controlled by a parasite that had infected your brain? What if that infection was spreading?

37 min
Sep 7, 2018
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Featuring Stephen Macknick & Susana Martinez-Conde and Africa Stewart

43 min
Sep 6, 2018
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Kav-uh-nah-ha!

80 min
Sep 5, 2018
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Mat Kaplan’s Huntsville, Alabama trip wraps up with a tour of the historic and history-making Marshall Space Flight Center

29 min
Aug 31, 2018
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Featuring Evelyn Valdez-Ward and Samuel Achilefu

32 min
Aug 30, 2018
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38 min
Aug 30, 2018
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Welcome back Kristen! We get caught up on hot primaries & Special Counsel Super Tuesday

56 min
Aug 29, 2018
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Host Mat Kaplan begins a two-episode visit to Huntsville and the Marshall Space Flight Center, recorded this week at the US Space and Rocket Center

33 min
Aug 29, 2018
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Featuring Veronica Ades and Tracey Segarra

49 min
Aug 28, 2018
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Featuring Jacey Powers, Rasha Khoury, and Molly Gaebe

48 min
Aug 28, 2018
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Welcome to a future in which you can sign up to be a brand ambassador, and get paid for every time you mention a product in conversation.

31 min
Aug 24, 2018
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Featuring Jennifer Colbourne and Herman B. White

30 min
Aug 23, 2018
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We found a bipartisan issue--views toward tech jobs. Our interview with Bruce Mehlman

23 min
Aug 23, 2018
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Hey, there's some news. With Kristen away, Margie talks to Bryan Bennett from The Hub about investigation polling.

36 min
Aug 22, 2018
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Pluto passed in front of a star on the evening of August 14. Mat Kaplan joined pro and amateur astronomers on a mountain to observe this rare event.

52 min
Aug 18, 2018
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Congo is one of the most culturally diverse, mineral rich, and beautiful places on Earth. But the “heart of darkness” colonizers dreamed into being still bleeds. Daniel McCabe’s documentary This is Congo lets this wounded nation speak for itself.

31 min
Aug 18, 2018
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Featuring Matt Baker and Anonymous

35 min
Aug 16, 2018
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Last week we told you about boring wildfires. This week, what its like to be right in the middle of a decidedly *not* boring fire.

30 min
Aug 16, 2018
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We take your questions. Thanks for not stumping us!

55 min
Aug 16, 2018
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We have so much to learn about Venus, says JPL scientist Sue Smrekar

56 min
Aug 14, 2018
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Today we tackle the age-old question: what if animals could talk? Or, more precisely, what if we could actually understand what animals are saying?

43 min
Aug 11, 2018
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In Egypt, comedy can be a matter of life and death. But life in America's no cakewalk either. Political satirist Bassem Youssef on reinventing yourself, crossing cultural lines, and the future of space exploration.

47 min
Aug 9, 2018
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A very special episode, where we talk about the OH-12 special. Trump converts. Plus wine & vegetables.

26 min
Aug 8, 2018
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Featuring Kate Greathead and Tracy Chong

39 min
Aug 8, 2018
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Space exploration leaders at the 2018 Committee on Space Research Assembly in Pasadena, California

51 min
Aug 4, 2018
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When you’re a Hasidic woman in Borough Park, Brooklyn, starting an ambulance corps is a radical act. Documentary filmmaker Paula Eiselt on the push-pull of identity and cultural change in her film 93Queen.

60 min
Aug 3, 2018
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The Planetary Society's new principles for human spaceflight, and serious questions about whether we are on the path to Mars

36 min
Aug 3, 2018
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Featuring Sandi Marx and Toria Stafford

47 min
Aug 2, 2018
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Kristen saw a concert. Margie has jet lag. We're both in LA, taking in the kale smoothies & easy living.

24 min
Aug 2, 2018
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Everywhere East of the Mississippi certain kinds of forest are disappearing. The Woods Doctors have a prescription to cure this illness, if we dare to use it.

47 min
Aug 2, 2018
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Our world was rocked by last week’s announcement of good radar evidence for a liquid water “lake” under the Red Planet’s south pole.

56 min
Jul 31, 2018
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Why do space colonies seem more likely than underwater cities? And what does it take to build a settlement on the sea floor?

66 min
Jul 28, 2018
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On hallucinating a teensy Virgin Mary in a water fountain, our weird relationship to fame, her stint as an elf-hunting camp counselor, and more in what feels like a 4 am college conversation with the inimitable Parker Posey.

32 min
Jul 26, 2018
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Featuring Cindy Joe and Patrick Honner