Planetary Radio

Let The Planetary Society’s weekly podcast take you to the outer reaches of the Solar System and beyond. Host Sarah Al-Ahmed visits with scientists, engineers, mission leaders, astronauts, advocates, and writers who provide their unique and exciting perspectives on the exploration of our universe. New episodes are published every Wednesday.

We are proud to feature Planetary Radio: Space Policy Edition on the first Friday of every month. The Planetary Society's Chief of Space Policy Casey Dreier dives deep into the policy and politics behind what we do and where we go in space.

Latest Episodes

A big year for heliophysics and Parker Solar Probe

We explore recent solar activity and discoveries from NASA's Parker Solar Probe with Nour Rawafi, the mission's project scientist.

The nova and the naming contest

RadioLab's Latif Nasser returns to Planetary Radio with a new public naming contest for a quasi-moon of Earth.

Space Policy Edition: Is Human Spaceflight a Religion?

Holy texts and salvation ideology. Saints and martyrs. True believers and apostates. This isn’t a religion — this is human spaceflight, argues Roger Launius, the former Chief Historian of NASA.

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Planetary Radio Host Sarah Al-Ahmed is the host of Planetary Radio, The Planetary Society’s renowned, weekly space podcast and radio program.Image: The Planetary Society