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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.

Planetary Radio: The Gemini Planet Imager

Mat Kaplan • January 14, 2014 • 1

It's very nice to infer the existence of planets circling other stars. It's even better to see them. This new instrument has just become the most powerful exoplanet viewer yet created.

Planetary Radio: NEOWISE PI Amy Mainzer

Mat Kaplan • January 01, 2014 • 1

NEOWISE has reawakened to discover many more asteroids and comets. The mission leader thanks the amateur astronomers who follow up on these discoveries.

Planetary Radio: Ten Years A Roving: The Mars Exploration Rovers

Mat Kaplan • December 24, 2013

This week's show looks back over ten years of exploration by Spirit and Opportunity. Writer A.J.S. Rayl recounts the challenges encountered early in the mission, and how an outstanding team triumphed.

This Week's Planetary Radio: Reporting Big News from AGU

Mat Kaplan • December 18, 2013

Major revelations about our solar system at last week's AGU conference came from near and far. Emily Lakdawalla and Casey Dreier share a few, while Bill Nye salutes China's Chang'e 3 lunar lander and rover.

Planetary Radio: Comet ISON, Rest in Pieces

Mat Kaplan • December 10, 2013 • 1

Karl Battams of NASA's Comet ISON Observing Campaign is our guest on this week's show. He explains how ISON really did become the comet of the century for scientists.

Planetary Radio: Rise of the Europa Underground?

Mat Kaplan • November 26, 2013 • 2

This week's PlanRad talks to one of the creators of a new effort to build support for the Europa Clipper, a spacecraft that would tell us far more about what's going on under that icy moon's surface.

Planetary Radio: Looking for Intelligence in a Flash

Mat Kaplan • November 05, 2013 • 1

An update on the Planetary Society's improved Optical SETI search, with Harvard's Paul Horowitz and Curtis Mead.

PLANETARY RADIO LIVE: MAVEN Launches for Mars

Mat Kaplan • November 01, 2013 • 2

Host Mat Kaplan will be joined by Bill Nye the Science Guy, Bruce Betts and Emily Lakdawalla for this special live event.

Mars Needs Plutonium! (And so do Saturn, Uranus, Neptune and Points Beyond)

Mat Kaplan • October 29, 2013

Society Advocacy and Outreach Coordinator Casey Dreier visits Planetary Radio with the tale of an element that is essential to exploration of deep space.

America's Pastime: Planetary Science

Mat Kaplan • October 15, 2013

Apologies to baseball fans and others for the theme of this week's Planetary Radio preview, which has star player Emily Lakdawalla on deck.

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