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Caption: 2)	Astronaut Mae Jemison and Planetary Society Founder and Executive Director Emeritus Lou Friedman on stage at the 2019 NIAC Symposium’s banquet., Credit: Mat Kaplan
The NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts program gathers its “fellows” each year to share what they’ve learned about some of the most fascinating scie...

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  • Added: Oct 16, 2019
  • Length: 28:50
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: This artist’s view shows the hot Jupiter exoplanet 51 Pegasi b, sometimes referred to as Bellerophon, which orbits a star about 50 light-years from Earth in the northern constellation of Pegasus (The Winged Horse). This was the first exoplanet around a no, Credit: ESO/M. Kornmesser/Nick Risinger
Astronomer and astrophysicist Michel Mayor has just been awarded the 2019 Nobel Prize for physics. Listen to Mat’s 2016 conversation with this reve...

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  • Added: Oct 09, 2019
  • Length: 28:50
  • Purchases: 8
Caption: Heather McGhee, Credit: Hardy Wilson
By around 2044, the U.S. will become a majority-minority nation. This seismic demographic shift has triggered a cultural earthquake, provoking a ra...

  • Added: Oct 08, 2019
  • Length: 28:30
Caption: A large asteroid narrowly misses Earth., Credit: NASA
Planetary scientist Vishnu Reddy studies space objects ranging from satellite debris to planet-killing asteroids. He shares the status of our effo...

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  • Added: Oct 01, 2019
  • Length: 28:50
  • Purchases: 8
Caption: Brad Pitt in the new science fiction film, Ad Astra., Credit: 20th Century Fox
Brad Pitt sets out across the solar system to save Earth in the new space epic. Host Mat Kaplan enjoys a far-reaching conversation with the co-scre...

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  • Added: Sep 24, 2019
  • Length: 28:50
  • Purchases: 7
Caption: Science fiction author David Brin made a presentation at this year's Starship Congress in San Diego, California, Credit: Icarus Interstellar
Science fiction writer and futurist David Brin is one of our favorite guests. Finding him at the just-completed Starship Congress in San Diego, Cal...

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  • Added: Sep 18, 2019
  • Length: 28:50
  • Purchases: 7
Caption: Artist concept of a black hole emitting gamma-ray bursts., Credit: NASA
This US research center has been part of more than 200 space missions, but it’s not a NASA facility! The Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexi...

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  • Added: Sep 11, 2019
  • Length: 28:50
  • Purchases: 7
Caption: Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, pictured with the European Space Agency's Rosetta orbiter and Philae lander, Credit: ESA
First we return to JPL for an update on the Mars Helicopter that has just been attached to the belly of the 2020 Mars Rover. Then it’s across the p...

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  • Added: Sep 04, 2019
  • Length: 28:50
  • Purchases: 9
Caption: Artist concept of the Astrobotic Peregrine lander on the lunar surface., Credit: Astrobotic
Astrobotic is one of several companies that are building small, robotic landers to take commercial payloads to the surface of the Moon. With a new ...

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  • Added: Aug 27, 2019
  • Length: 28:50
  • Purchases: 7
Caption: Gloria Steinem
World-renowned feminist, writer and change-maker Gloria Steinem connects the dots among disparate social movements to reveal the common patterns of...

  • Added: Aug 21, 2019
  • Length: 28:30
Caption: Artist concept of humans exploring Mars, Credit: NASA/Pat Rawlings, SAIC
Rick Davis is the perfect person to co-lead NASA’s Mars Human Landing Sites Study. No one is more devoted to putting human bootprints on the Red Pl...

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  • Added: Aug 21, 2019
  • Length: 28:50
  • Purchases: 6
Caption: Buzz Aldrin is protected by his fabric moonsuit in this classic photo by Neil Armstrong., Credit: NASA
Host Mat Kaplan in a long and fascinating conversation with Nicholas de Monchaux, author of Spacesuit: Fashioning Apollo. This great book is about ...

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  • Added: Aug 13, 2019
  • Length: 28:50
  • Purchases: 7
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Purpose-driven and consciously prepared brain food from the beaches of Malibu, California. Join us on this week’s show focusing on long-lasting rel...

  • Added: Aug 07, 2019
  • Length: 46:28
Caption: Planetary Society CEO Bill Nye with host Mat Kaplan during Planetary Radio Live show at Science Museum Oklahoma., Credit: Science Museum Oklahoma
Join Planetary Society CEO Bill Nye and host Mat Kaplan as they visit Oklahoma City’s outstanding public science museum. You’ll meet University of...

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  • Added: Aug 07, 2019
  • Length: 28:50
  • Purchases: 9
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Purpose-driven and consciously prepared brain food from the beaches of Malibu, California. Join us on this week’s show focusing on true self-awaren...

  • Added: Jul 31, 2019
  • Length: 46:54
Caption: First hi-res image returned by LightSail 2 after deployment of its sails reveals Baja California far below., Credit: The Planetary Society
It will be the first flying machine on another world. Mars Helicopter Project Manager MiMi Aung shares her plans. There’s big news about The Planet...

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  • Added: Jul 31, 2019
  • Length: 28:50
  • Purchases: 7
Caption: The LightSail 2 mission operations team moments before the cubesat's big sail was deployed., Credit: Mat Kaplan
Join us as the little cubesat successfully unfurls its solar sail. You’ll hear from members of the LightSail 2 mission team on the morning of July ...

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  • Added: Jul 24, 2019
  • Length: 28:50
  • Purchases: 7
Caption: Poppy Northcutt in Apollo Mission Control, circa 1969., Credit: TRW
Poppy Northcutt was a pioneer—the first woman to work as an engineer in Apollo Mission Control. The program she helped to create got the astronauts...

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  • Added: Jul 17, 2019
  • Length: 28:50
  • Purchases: 9
Caption: Becoming Wise, Credit: On Being Studios
Father James Martin is a beloved Jesuit writer and teacher who says desire is not selfish, but rather a path to understanding our callings in life....

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  • Added: Jul 16, 2019
  • Length: 06:23
  • Purchases: 1
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The weather has been nice to The Rough Draft Diaries so we're heading outside yet again for this week's episode. We're at Woodlawn Cemetery and Arb...

  • Added: Jul 08, 2019
  • Length: 06:16
Caption: Launch attendees look up in wonder at the ascending SpaceX Falcon Heavy, carrying LightSail 2., Credit: Navid Baraty/The Planetary Society
A giant SpaceX Falcon Heavy lifted off in the early hours of June 25th. One week later, the LightSail 2 solar sail was released to begin its epic m...

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  • Added: Jul 03, 2019
  • Length: 28:50
  • Purchases: 7
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Purpose-driven and consciously prepared brain food from the beaches of Malibu, California. Join us on this week’s show focusing on yoga science and...

  • Added: Jul 03, 2019
  • Length: 48:35
Caption: A false-color image mosaic shows Daphnis, one of Saturn's ring-embedded moons, and the waves it kicks up in the Keeler gap. Images collected by Cassini's close orbits in 2017 are offering new insight into the complex workings of the rings., Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute
It has been many months since the great Cassini spacecraft plunged into Saturn’s atmosphere and fiery death. Yet the mission lives on as the reams...

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  • Added: Jun 26, 2019
  • Length: 28:50
  • Purchases: 8
Caption: Folk legend Si Kahn on the WoodSongs Stage.
On this week's WoodSongs broadcast, folksinger Michael Johnathon welcomes folk icon Si Kahn to celebrate his legacy with special appearances from T...

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  • Added: Jun 20, 2019
  • Length: 59:32
  • Purchases: 19
Caption: Mark Plotkin, Credit: Courtesy Richie / Amazon Conservation Team
As we hurtle into the Sixth Age of Extinctions, we face the cataclysmic loss of half the world’s biological diversity. 80% of the remaining biodive...

  • Added: Jun 12, 2019
  • Length: 28:30