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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: 4
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This week on the show: This is a conspiracy - Area 51, 9/11, the moon landing. Conspiracy theorists will happily tell you that only they know w...

  • Added: Sep 17, 2019
  • Length: 30:00
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New York-based artist Allison Zuckerman on what drives her desire to distort conventions of female beauty and push art appropriation to a new high....

  • Added: Sep 16, 2019
  • Length: 16:05
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: Cheryl Dahle
Aligning business with biology, disruptive design uses systems thinking to create models that show what “good” really looks like. Two winners of th...

  • Added: Sep 04, 2019
  • Length: 28:30
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: 7
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: 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
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This week on the show: My computer and me - Addicted to your smartphone? Just wait 'til you hear about what's coming next. Come follow us th...

  • Added: Aug 15, 2019
  • Length: 30:00
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
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
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: Rebecca Moore
New, democratized access to powerful analytical and mapping tools is transforming our understanding of the natural world – and with it, our ability...

  • Added: Jul 30, 2019
  • Length: 28:30
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: Artist concept of Dragonfly over the surface of Saturn's moon Titan., Credit: NASA/JHUAPL
NASA has given the go-ahead for Dragonfly, a flying rotorcraft that will explore Saturn’s mysterious moon Titan. Mission Principal Investigator Eli...

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  • Added: Jul 10, 2019
  • Length: 28:50
  • Purchases: 7
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
Caption: Henk Ovink, Credit: Peter Magielsen
In the face of global climate disruption, two billion people worldwide will be challenged by too much water, and nearly another two billion by not ...

  • Added: Jul 01, 2019
  • Length: 28:30
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: 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
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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 how creativity c...

  • Added: Jun 06, 2019
  • Length: 51:00
Caption: •	The Williams College Eclipse Expedition was in Salem, Oregon, for the total solar eclipse that occurred on August 21, 2017., Credit: •	Jay Pasachoff and the Williams College solar Eclipse Expeditions
Jay Pasachoff visits Planetary Society headquarters for a conversation about the latest edition of his and Alex Filippenko’s monumental textbook Th...

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  • Added: Jun 04, 2019
  • Length: 28:50
  • Purchases: 7
Caption: Ramez Naam
Whether or not we use the name Green New Deal to describe a set of aggressive long-term policies that will help humanity in the fight against clima...

  • Added: May 29, 2019
  • Length: 29:00
Caption: Artist's concept of humans exploring Mars, Credit: NASA/JPL-CALTECH
This year’s Humans to Mars Summit in Washington DC once again ended with a panel of Martian all-stars talking about their hopes for a future that i...

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  • Added: May 29, 2019
  • Length: 28:50
  • Purchases: 8
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Today in the fossil fuel-induced age of escalating climate disruption, the joker in the deck is the climate imperative to transition rapidly off fo...

  • Added: May 22, 2019
  • Length: 28:30