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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
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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 the balance of m...

  • Added: Jul 01, 2019
  • Length: 48:25
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This week on the show: What would you ask a Neanderthal? We can bring Neanderthals back, a la Jurassic Park, with technologies we have today. So...

  • Added: Mar 20, 2019
  • Length: 30:00
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
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
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...

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  • Added: May 23, 2018
  • Length: 28:50
  • Purchases: 7
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Whether it's soldiers returning from war or youngsters recovering from mass shootings, or any other kinds of sudden or on-going trauma, the need fo...

  • Added: May 14, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Liza Mundy
The iconic image of Rosie the Riveter is cemented in America’s history and imagination. Meanwhile the book and movie Hidden Figures ignited an inte...

Bought by KCBX


  • Added: Dec 07, 2017
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Michele Currie Navakas
Florida is an ever-changing landscape. With little warning, what was once land, becomes water, and what was once water becomes land. Frequently. E...

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  • Added: Nov 01, 2017
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1
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
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Bill Schutt a vertebrate zoologist, college professor and author. Learn more about him at https://www.billschutt.com/.

  • Added: Jun 13, 2017
  • Length: 11:33
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...

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  • 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
Caption: Penny Lane, San Francisco, CA 7/9/16, Credit: Andrea Chase
Penny Lane talks conspiracies, manipulation, and the nature of reality.

  • Added: Jul 10, 2016
  • Length: 21:43
Caption: Lauret Savoy
WV talks with environmental earth scientist and writer Lauret Savoy about her stunning new book, TRACE. In it, Savoy examines how the country’s sti...

  • Added: Mar 03, 2016
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Professor Matthew Cobb
Everyone has heard of the story of DNA as the story of Watson and Crick and Rosalind Franklin, but knowing the structure of DNA was only a part of ...

Bought by KVSC and KCBX


  • Added: Nov 05, 2015
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
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Today it could be argued that human beings daily act against our own self-interests. How? Biologist Paul Ehrlich and fellow scientists tell us we a...

Bought by KNVC Carson City Community Radio, Bandon Community Radio, WMUU-LP, KRZA, KPIP-LP and more


  • Added: Oct 27, 2015
  • Length: 28:30
  • Purchases: 6
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Mary has developed a career specializing in popular science and doing it with respect and wit. Since the publication of her first book “Stiff,” she...

Bought by KCMJ Community Radio


  • Added: Oct 04, 2015
  • Length: 09:15
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: NeuroTribes
Steve Silberman has written the first indepth book on the history of autism. Anne speaks with him about the discoveries he has made and the implica...

Bought by KPIP-LP


  • Added: Sep 03, 2015
  • Length: 01:03:36
  • Purchases: 1
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Come with us on a visit to the home of the prime meridian for a conversation with the curator of the Royal Observatory, Greenwich about the race to...

Bought by WQCS, KMUD, WXAV 88.3FM, KFCF FM, KSVR Studios: Skagit Valley Radio and more


  • Added: Jul 28, 2015
  • Length: 28:50
  • Purchases: 6
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We go in search of the origins of a "perfect red," which once eluded scientists, pirates, and kings. Plus, how scientists are now tracking down rar...

Bought by WTJU, WABE, and KKRN


  • Added: Jul 17, 2015
  • Length: 53:56
  • Purchases: 3
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We go in search of the origins of a "perfect red," which once eluded scientists, pirates, and kings. Plus, how scientists are now tracking down rar...

Bought by KVSC, WABE, WKCC, KKRN, Radio Phoenix and more


  • Added: Jul 17, 2015
  • Length: 28:59
  • Purchases: 7
Caption: Brain illustration , Credit: The Popular Science Monthly, 1894
The early days of neuroscience relied on tragedy to strike before doctors could peek inside the brains of humans. Today advanced technology helps s...

  • Added: May 28, 2015
  • Length: 43:39