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Caption: Sasha Sagan and Mat Kaplan enjoy a moment in the Planetary Society studio., Credit: Planetary Society/Merc Boyan
Bill Nye says of Sasha Sagan’s new book, “Sagan finds the meaning of life everywhere—with her family, around the world, and especially among the st...

Bought by KCNP, KDNK, KWMR, KRZA, WMUU-LP and more


  • Added: Oct 30, 2019
  • Length: 28:50
  • Purchases: 8
Caption: The timeless "Earthrise" image captured by the Apollo 8 astronauts as they circled the Moon., Credit: NASA/Sean Doran
This is the 50th anniversary of the most audacious space mission in history. Apollo 8 blazed a path for the first moon landing seven months later, ...

Bought by KDNK, KWMR, KRZA, WMUU-LP, KSVR Studios: Skagit Valley Radio and more


  • Added: Dec 18, 2018
  • Length: 28:50
  • Purchases: 7
Caption: Moon Mission 3D: A New Perspective on the Space Race, Credit: MIT Press
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 astroph...

Bought by C89.5 - KNHC Seattle, KDNK, KWMR, KRZA, WMUU-LP and more


  • Added: Nov 14, 2018
  • Length: 28:50
  • Purchases: 11
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Spring is arriving early to North American wildlife refuges because of climate change.

Bought by Spokane Public Radio, KENW, WTIP, and WLPR


  • Added: Sep 14, 2018
  • Length: 01:00
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: The Saturn V moon rocket on display inside the U.S. Space and Rocket Center, Credit: Mat Kaplan
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...

Bought by KNVC Carson City Community Radio, KDNK, KCSB-FM, KSVR Studios: Skagit Valley Radio, KWMR and more


  • Added: Aug 29, 2018
  • Length: 28:50
  • Purchases: 9
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A town square offers a trove of archaeological discoveries.

  • Added: Jun 30, 2018
  • Length: 01:00
Caption: New Horizons PI Alan Stern, Planetary Radio host Mat Kaplan and astrobiologist/science communicator David Grinspoon , Credit: Alan Stern
The New Horizons mission was a triumph, revealing Pluto as an utterly unique and beautiful world. The entire, surprisingly dramatic tale has now b...

Bought by KDNK, KMRE-LP, KWMR, KRZA, WMUU-LP and more


  • Added: May 23, 2018
  • Length: 28:50
  • Purchases: 7
Caption: Voyager image of Jupiter's moon Io taken as the volcano called Loki erupted., Credit: NASA/JPL/USGS
It is most space fans’ favorite planetary science mission, and with good reason. We visit with the man who has been in charge of Voyager mission sc...

Bought by WTJU, KSVR Studios: Skagit Valley Radio, KRZA, KMRE-LP, WMUU-LP and more


  • Added: Aug 15, 2017
  • Length: 28:50
  • Purchases: 7
Caption: Declassified artist's concept of the 1960s Manned Orbiting Laboratory, Credit: National Reconnaissance Office
Rod Pyle reveals bizarre yet fascinating space projects of the past in his new book. Pyle also exposes previously classified information about mis...

Bought by KSVR Studios: Skagit Valley Radio, KWMR, KRZA, WMUU-LP, KMRE-LP and more


  • Added: Feb 15, 2017
  • Length: 28:50
  • Purchases: 6
Caption: John Glenn on his historic Friendship 7 orbital mission., Credit: NASA
Space historian John Logsdon remembers American hero John Glenn. Planetary Society CEO Bill Nye was a big fan of the Friendship 7 astronaut. Then w...

Bought by KMUD, KSVR Studios: Skagit Valley Radio, KWMR, WMUU-LP, KRZA and more


  • Added: Dec 13, 2016
  • Length: 28:50
  • Purchases: 6
Caption: Scale rendering of the Soviet LK moon lander next to the US Lunar Module., Credit: Eberhard Marx
Space historian and policy expert John Logsdon joins Mat Kaplan for a fascinating conversation about how the US could have lost the race to the moo...

Bought by KMUD, KSVR Studios: Skagit Valley Radio, KWMR, WXAV 88.3FM, WMUU-LP and more


  • Added: Aug 23, 2016
  • Length: 28:50
  • Purchases: 7
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While the media affect our vocabulary, our accents are a product of our community.

Bought by Radio Baha'i, WLGI, KENW, and WLPR


  • Added: Feb 19, 2016
  • Length: 01:00
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: An extinct glyptodont., Credit: Carl Buell
DNA evidence reveals that the enormous armored glyptodont, an extinct South American mammal, was a close cousin to modern armadillos.

Bought by Radio Baha'i, WLGI, KENW, and WLPR


  • Added: Feb 19, 2016
  • Length: 01:00
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Pericles' Funeral Oration., Credit: Philipp von Foltz/1852
How did historical leaders once address crowds of thousands, unaided by modern amplification

Bought by KENW and WLPR


  • Added: Jun 05, 2015
  • Length: 01:00
  • Purchases: 2
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The Pillsbury A Mill is a National Historic Landmark, and in the midst of a $150 million redevelopment project. But back in the 1800s, it was the b...

  • Added: Mar 19, 2015
  • Length: 04:31
Caption: A 17 cm carved stone figurine shown inside the SEM chamber ready for non-destructive imaging and analysis, Credit: (Timothy Rose/Smithsonian)
Modern technology reveals ancient techniques used in the production of purloined antiquities.

Bought by KMXT


  • Added: Nov 23, 2014
  • Length: 01:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: The practice of cheesemaking goes back many centuries in various cultures around the world. (A page from the 14th century Medieval handbook Taccuino Sanitatis from the Biblioteca Casanatense in Rome, Italy)
Central Europeans developed a dairying culture at least 4,000 years before they evolved the ability to digest milk.

Bought by KMXT


  • Added: Nov 01, 2014
  • Length: 01:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Mary Mallon, aka "Typhoid Mary, Credit: From the The New York American newspaper, dated June 20, 1909.
Learning about the immune system from people who catch germs but don’t get sick.

Bought by KMXT


  • Added: Oct 22, 2014
  • Length: 01:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Did now-banned pesticides contribute to the obesity epidemic?

Bought by WLPR, KMXT, and WXDU


  • Added: Jul 26, 2014
  • Length: 01:05
  • Purchases: 3
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March 27, 2014 marked the 50th Anniversary of the Good Friday Earthquake in Alaska. What was that day like for teens and young people living in Anc...

  • Added: Apr 04, 2014
  • Length: 07:41
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March 27, 2014 marked the 50th Anniversary of the Good Friday Earthquake in Alaska. What was that day like for teens and young people living in Anc...

  • Added: Apr 04, 2014
  • Length: 04:09
Caption: Lesions indicating cancer in the skeleton’s bone., Credit: (© Trustees of the British Museum
Scientists uncover a case of human cancer as old as the Pharaohs.

  • Added: Mar 24, 2014
  • Length: 01:00