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

OSIRIS-REx becomes APEX

Scott Guzewich, deputy project scientist for NASA’s OSIRIS-APEX mission, joins Planetary Radio to discuss the next steps for the mission as we count down to asteroid Apophis’ flyby of Earth in 2029.

The Space Race: Honoring the first African-American space explorers

This week on Planetary Radio, we take a peek behind the scenes at National Geographic's new documentary, “The Space Race,” which celebrates the triumphs and struggles of the first African-American space pioneers and astronauts.

Exploring solar eclipses through time

Ed Krupp, the director of Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles, shares insights from the fascinating field of archaeoastronomy.

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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