Planetary Radio: Space Exploration, Astronomy and Science

Planetary Radio: Space Exploration, Astronomy and Science

Planetary Radio brings you the human adventure across our solar system and beyond. We visit each week with the scientists, engineers, leaders, advocates and astronauts who are taking us across the final frontier. Regular features raise your space IQ while they put a smile on your face. Join host Mat Kaplan and Planetary Society colleagues including Bill Nye the Science Guy, Bruce Betts, and Emily Lakdawalla as they dive deep into the latest space news. The monthly Space Policy Edition takes you inside the DC beltway where the future of the US space program hangs in the balance. Visit planetary.org/radio for the space trivia contest, an episode guide, and much more.

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Yuri’s Night 2018!

Planetary Radio: Space Exploration, Astronomy and Science

Host Mat Kaplan once again attends the worldwide party for space.

54 Min

Apr 18, 2018

Space Policy Edition: Lori Garver on what a NASA Administrator (and Deputy) actually does

Planetary Radio: Space Exploration, Astronomy and Science

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.

77 Min

Apr 6, 2018

AI, Space, and Humanity’s Future—A Conversation with David Brin

Planetary Radio: Space Exploration, Astronomy and Science

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.

68 Min

Apr 4, 2018

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Podcast
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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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

59 min
Nov 2, 2017
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Space Policy Edition #18: Jim Bridenstine vs. the Senate and First Meeting of the National Space Council

66 min
Oct 31, 2017
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André Bormanis and Emily Lakdawalla on Life, the Universe and Everything

90 min
Oct 5, 2017
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Space Policy Edition #17: The 75th Anniversary of the Rocket Age, with Dr. Michael Neufeld

52 min
Aug 31, 2017
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Space Policy Edition #16: NASA's Flagship Missions: Are They Worth It?

35 min
Aug 22, 2017
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Cassini Project Scientist Linda Spilker’s Last Appearance Before the Grand Finale

60 min
Aug 8, 2017
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Dark Energy Attracts? Astrophysicists Jason Rhodes and Alina Kiessling

83 min
Aug 3, 2017
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Space Policy Edition #15 – Congressman Rick Larsen, Could Russia Exit the ISS?

64 min
Jul 6, 2017
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Space Policy Edition #14 – Ice Giants and Ocean Worlds Beckon

70 min
Jun 1, 2017
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Space Policy Edition #13 – The 2018 Budget Proposal and Is Mars Exploration in Retrograde?

87 min
May 4, 2017
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Space Policy Edition #12 – Is Space Policy Stagnant? With Special Guest Marcia Smith

79 min
Apr 6, 2017
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Space Policy Edition #11 – Big Science and a Skinny Budget

79 min
Mar 2, 2017
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Space Policy Edition #10 - Special Guest Laura Delgado Lopez, SpaceX to the Moon, looming budget cuts

98 min
Feb 21, 2017
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Planetary Radio Live: Near Earth Objects—The Killer Asteroid Threat

52 min
Feb 14, 2017
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Nazis in Space? Rod Pyle’s Amazing Stories of the Space Age

48 min
Feb 5, 2017
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Space Policy Edition #9 – Congress Plots New Space Legislation Amid Trump’s Tumultuous First Two Weeks

42 min
Jan 23, 2017
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Ice, Snow and Lava: Exploring Antarctica’s Mount Erebus

79 min
Jan 4, 2017
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Space Policy Edition #8 - A Transition "Trumpdate", 2016 in Review, and Answering Your Questions

61 min
Dec 1, 2016
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Space Policy Edition #7 - The Trump Administration: What Can We Expect for Space?

62 min
Nov 3, 2016
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Space Policy Edition #6: Election 2016! Where Do Clinton and Trump Stand on Space?

63 min
Oct 6, 2016
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Space Policy Edition #5: The U.S. Senate takes on the politics of Mars

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