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

Is ‘Oumuamua a Piece of a Pluto-Like Planet? And Ingenuity’s First Flight on Mars

NASA’s Ingenuity Mars Helicopter makes a successful first flight on the Red Planet, while two researchers offer new insights on the first interstellar object discovered in our solar system.

The High Frontier: A New Documentary About Gerard K. O’Neill

Gerard K. O’Neill envisioned vast, magnificent human settlements in space. His followers, including Jeff Bezos, are working to turn his vision into reality.

The First Space Shuttle Pilot: Bob Crippen on the 40th Anniversary of STS-1

Robert Crippen and John Young became the first humans to fly a space shuttle into orbit when Columbia launched on April 12, 1981.

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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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