Planetary Radio

Let The Planetary Society’s weekly podcast take you to the outer reaches of the solar system and beyond. Host Mat Kaplan 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. Mat and The Planetary Society's Chief Advocate, Casey Dreier, dive deep into the policy and politics behind what we do and where we go in space.

Latest Episodes

A Deep Dive into Asteroid Bennu With Dante Lauretta

The leader of the OSIRIS REx asteroid sample return mission shares more details of last week’s encounter in an exclusive interview, while we also learn about the proposed mission to look for life on Saturn’s moon Enceladus.

Sampling an Asteroid and Searching for Life in Venus' Clouds

The OSIRIS-REx spacecraft appears to have collected its first sample from asteroid Bennu, while a team led by Jane Greaves has discovered what could be evidence of life in the clouds of Venus.

Beyond Earth’s Edge: A Celebrity Space Poetry Jam!

Creators of an outstanding new collection of poems about spaceflight and exploration join Mat Kaplan to talk about the book as Bill Nye and other notables read selections.

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Who's Who

Host Mat Kaplan is joined by Planetary Society colleagues Bill Nye the Science Guy, Bruce Betts, Emily Lakdawalla, and Jason Davis. Planetary Radio: Space Policy Edition finds Mat discussing the latest happenings with Planetary Society colleague Casey Dreier.

Mat Kaplan

Mat Kaplan
Host, Planetary Radio

Bill Nye

Bill Nye
CEO, Planetary Society

Emily Lakdawalla

Emily Lakdawalla
Senior Editor and Planetary Evangelist

Bruce Betts

Bruce Betts
Chief Scientist

Jason Davis

Jason Davis
Editorial Director

Casey Dreier

Casey Dreier
Chief Advocate

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