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48 Min

Oct 13, 2018

Cancer Sucks: Stories from cancer survivors

The Story Collider

Featuring Gail Thomas and Pierce McManus

29 Min

Oct 12, 2018

Celebrating Astronomy Day with the Giant Magellan Telescope

Planetary Radio: Space Exploration, Astronomy and Science

We salute humankind’s long history of stargazing by checking in on what will be our planet’s largest telescope.

60 Min

Oct 10, 2018

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Podcast
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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

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.

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

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

44 min
Jul 25, 2018
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Two big topics: immigration & Putin. Just who is leading who around here? Obviously: The Cats.

53 min
Jul 25, 2018
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Japanese probe is just 20 kilometers from asteroid Ryugu as it prepares to snatch samples of the space rock for return to Earth

55 min
Jul 21, 2018
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Do not succumb to “funklessness”. Join us as we nerd out to a staggering degree on utopian afrofuturism, David Bowie, and the sci-fi-inflected music of the ‘70s. With Jason Heller, Hugo-award winning author of Strange Stars.

32 min
Jul 20, 2018
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Featuring Matthew Dicks and Simon Donner

35 min
Jul 19, 2018
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Can you have your leopard rosette, and your little cat too?

58 min
Jul 19, 2018
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NATO, Putin, Hamilton & Ice Cream

42 min
Jul 18, 2018
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One of the Planetary Society’s 2018 Shoemaker Near-Earth Object grants has gone to astronomers searching the sky from a mountaintop in the North African nation of Morocco

31 min
Jul 13, 2018
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Featuring Anthony Morgan and Elorm Avakame

50 min
Jul 12, 2018
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If you're sad you missed fireworks on the Fourth, may we interest you in a Supreme Court battle?

50 min
Jul 11, 2018
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18th century sailors would know how to use a sextant just sent to the ISS, along with an amazing tool for basic science called the Cold Atom Lab.

40 min
Jul 7, 2018
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In her vivid, dreamlike new book of short stories, Florida is a humid, seething organism that wants to eat you. Snake-infested. Full of sinkholes. A thing to resist, get lost in, surrender to, and sometimes, temporarily escape.

106 min
Jul 6, 2018
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National security expert Dr. Brian Weeden joins the show to explain President Donald Trump's announcement regarding a Space Force.

32 min
Jul 4, 2018
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Ceres is the queen of the asteroid belt. Her first Earthly visitor is nearing its last days in spectacular style.

33 min
Jun 29, 2018
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Featuring Jo Handelsman & Sage Forbes-Gray

44 min
Jun 29, 2018
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It's a heavy week for polling. But we still try to laugh.

27 min
Jun 27, 2018
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Featuring Charlie Cook and Shayle Matsuda

40 min
Jun 27, 2018
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Watch for falling rocks! Asteroid Week comes to Planetary Radio, bringing you the best of space exploration and astronomy.

47 min
Jun 23, 2018
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Guns as currency. Guns as status. Guns as the power of the unpredictable. Stanford Historian Priya Satia on how we got where we are today.

28 min
Jun 22, 2018
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Featuring Arielle Duhaime-Ross and Marco Quesada

33 min
Jun 21, 2018
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The origin story of a modern sport that has the makings of a timeless parable… but will reality get in the way?

36 min
Jun 21, 2018
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Family separation, fact vs. opinion, North Korea, Tom Hanks.

45 min
Jun 20, 2018
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Mat talks with former astronaut and NOAA Administrator Kathryn Sullivan, leaders of the Cassini mission, an expert on dental care in space and others on the Planetary Society's weekly space development and astronomy podcast.

50 min
Jun 19, 2018
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This episode we take on a future where space junk has gotten so bad, that active spacecraft are constantly having to maneuver around it, which wastes fuel and cuts down on operation time. And humans decide to finally do something about it. But what?

53 min
Jun 16, 2018
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Humanity is on the move. Fleeing war, oppression, poverty…millions leave their home countries daily in search of asylum. IT WILL BE CHAOS filmmakers Lorena Luciano and Filippo Piscopo on what this means for Europe and the world.

34 min
Jun 15, 2018
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Featuring Eva Higginbotham and Nisse Greenberg

36 min
Jun 14, 2018
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Margie's away, so Kristen is joined by her business partner Patrick.

39 min
Jun 13, 2018
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The great mathematician, physicist, futurist and author talks with host Mat Kaplan. Planetary Radio brings you the best of space exploration and astronomy.

28 min
Jun 8, 2018
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Featuring Alison Smith and Peter Brannen

42 min
Jun 8, 2018
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With both of us on the road we turn to polls about booze, weed & Michael Avenatti.

36 min
Jun 7, 2018
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The quintessential North American product is in the midst of a radical shift... but a shift towards what?

54 min
Jun 5, 2018
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What happens when everybody has their DNA sequenced and uploaded to genetic genealogy sites?

58 min
Jun 2, 2018
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Walking all over the English countryside picking up trash, the genitalia of the spotted hyena, and many other subjects comical and deadly serious.

71 min
Jun 1, 2018
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President Trump just signed a new space policy directive targeting the regulations surrounding commercial spaceflight. Casey Dreier, Jason Davis and Mat Kaplan dive into the implications.

25 min
Jun 1, 2018
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Featuring Moni Avello and Morgan Givens

51 min
May 31, 2018
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Who should be tweeting? Kristen has a foreign policy poll. Urbanicity. And biscuits.

35 min
May 30, 2018
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Planetary geologist Ellen Stofan has just become Director of the most popular museum in the United States. Planetary Radio brings you the best of space exploration and astronomy.

29 min
May 25, 2018
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Featuring Chase Masterson and Bethany Van Delft

32 min
May 24, 2018
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Storm chasers: what motivates them to put themselves in harms way when everyone else is taking shelter?

44 min
May 24, 2018
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Kristen's AAPOR Report, smart polls about dumb things, & you've got a fast car.

54 min
May 23, 2018
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The entire dramatic tale of the New Horizons mission has now been told by Principal Investigator Alan Stern and his co-author, astrobiologist David Grinspoon.

52 min
May 22, 2018
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In 1935, the United States Government spent millions of dollars on projects meant to employ artists. What if they did it again?

27 min
May 18, 2018
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Featuring Amanda Gorman and Elisa Schaum

43 min
May 17, 2018
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We're in the soundbooth, talking Bunyans, Elephants, North Korea & Iran. Plus Royal Wedding polling

38 min
May 16, 2018
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The great adventure awaits! Mat Kaplan hosts an entertaining panel discussion at the 2018 Humans to Mars Summit in Washington DC.

39 min
May 12, 2018
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By putting its relationships in military hands, the US is losing its power abroad.