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Planetary Radio, Podcasts, and Video

with Mat Kaplan

The voice of our flagship Planetary Radio radio program, Mat Kaplan brings you unique perspectives every week through his interviews with scientists, engineers, and all sorts of cool space people.

These are not my Martians

Mat Kaplan • December 19, 2016 • 20

Mat Kaplan explains his beef with the National Geographic Mars documentary-drama series.

Announcing Planetary Radio: Space Policy Edition

Mat Kaplan • June 03, 2016 • 2

Announcing Planetary Radio Extra: Space Policy Edition (PRE:SPE for short)—a new spinoff of Planetary Radio that will delve into the weeds of space policy and politics.

Leonard Nimoy: A Science Fan’s Appreciation

Mat Kaplan • February 28, 2015 • 2

Mat Kaplan pays a heartfelt tribute to a science fiction icon.

Remembering Charles Townes

Mat Kaplan • January 31, 2015 • 2

Mat Kaplan honors the memory of a scientific pioneer.

Book Review: “The Art of Space: The History of Space Art, From the Earliest Visions to the Graphics of the Modern Era”

Mat Kaplan • December 11, 2014 • 1

Mat Kaplan reviews a comprehensive new collection of historic and modern space art from author and superb space artist Ron Miller.

“Wanderers”: A Glorious New Film About Where We May Voyage

Mat Kaplan • December 01, 2014 • 3

Mat Kaplan gives his take on the stunningly beautiful short film that's been making the rounds on the internet, "Wanderers," by Erik Wernquist.

Interstellar: The movie that deserves to be called “Gravity”

Mat Kaplan • November 09, 2014 • 8

Mat Kaplan gives his thoughts on the newest space film to hit theatres, "Interstellar."

Neil Armstrong: A Life of Flight By Jay Barbree

Mat Kaplan • July 27, 2014 • 1

Mat Kaplan reviews a wonderful new biography on Neil Armstrong, written with the support of Armstrong and many of the other pioneering astronauts.

Illustris: A realistic virtual universe

Mat Kaplan • May 08, 2014 • 5

Watch another universe unfold as simulated by Illustris, using a model that required 8,000 processors running in parallels 3 months to create!

Shivering in Paradise: An Alaskan Aurora Adventure

Mat Kaplan • March 14, 2014 • 1

Mat Kaplan checks an item off his bucket list: Seeing the aurora in Alaska.

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