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157. The Spiders From Mars – Jason Heller (Hugo Award-winning writer)

Think Again – a Big Think Podcast

Do not succumb to “funklessness”. Join us as we nerd out to a staggering degree on utopian afrofuturism, David Bowie, and the sci-fi-inflected music of the ‘70s. With Jason Heller, Hugo-award winning author of Strange Stars.

55 Min

Jul 21, 2018

Surprises: Stories about the unexpected

The Story Collider

Featuring Matthew Dicks and Simon Donner

32 Min

Jul 20, 2018

Loser Wolves: A Cat Fancy

Outside/In

Can you have your leopard rosette, and your little cat too?

35 Min

Jul 19, 2018

58 Min

Jul 19, 2018

An African Observatory Hunts Killer Asteroids

Planetary Radio: Space Exploration, Astronomy and Science

One of the Planetary Society’s 2018 Shoemaker Near-Earth Object grants has gone to astronomers searching the sky from a mountaintop in the North African nation of Morocco

42 Min

Jul 18, 2018

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31 min
Jul 13, 2018
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Featuring Anthony Morgan and Elorm Avakame

50 min
Jul 12, 2018
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If you're sad you missed fireworks on the Fourth, may we interest you in a Supreme Court battle?

50 min
Jul 11, 2018
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18th century sailors would know how to use a sextant just sent to the ISS, along with an amazing tool for basic science called the Cold Atom Lab.

40 min
Jul 7, 2018
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In her vivid, dreamlike new book of short stories, Florida is a humid, seething organism that wants to eat you. Snake-infested. Full of sinkholes. A thing to resist, get lost in, surrender to, and sometimes, temporarily escape.

106 min
Jul 6, 2018
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National security expert Dr. Brian Weeden joins the show to explain President Donald Trump's announcement regarding a Space Force.

32 min
Jul 4, 2018
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Ceres is the queen of the asteroid belt. Her first Earthly visitor is nearing its last days in spectacular style.

33 min
Jun 29, 2018
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Featuring Jo Handelsman & Sage Forbes-Gray

44 min
Jun 29, 2018
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It's a heavy week for polling. But we still try to laugh.

27 min
Jun 27, 2018
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Featuring Charlie Cook and Shayle Matsuda

40 min
Jun 27, 2018
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Watch for falling rocks! Asteroid Week comes to Planetary Radio, bringing you the best of space exploration and astronomy.

47 min
Jun 23, 2018
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Guns as currency. Guns as status. Guns as the power of the unpredictable. Stanford Historian Priya Satia on how we got where we are today.

28 min
Jun 22, 2018
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Featuring Arielle Duhaime-Ross and Marco Quesada

33 min
Jun 21, 2018
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The origin story of a modern sport that has the makings of a timeless parable… but will reality get in the way?

36 min
Jun 21, 2018
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Family separation, fact vs. opinion, North Korea, Tom Hanks.

45 min
Jun 20, 2018
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Mat talks with former astronaut and NOAA Administrator Kathryn Sullivan, leaders of the Cassini mission, an expert on dental care in space and others on the Planetary Society's weekly space development and astronomy podcast.

50 min
Jun 19, 2018
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This episode we take on a future where space junk has gotten so bad, that active spacecraft are constantly having to maneuver around it, which wastes fuel and cuts down on operation time. And humans decide to finally do something about it. But what?

53 min
Jun 16, 2018
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Humanity is on the move. Fleeing war, oppression, poverty…millions leave their home countries daily in search of asylum. IT WILL BE CHAOS filmmakers Lorena Luciano and Filippo Piscopo on what this means for Europe and the world.

34 min
Jun 15, 2018
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Featuring Eva Higginbotham and Nisse Greenberg

36 min
Jun 14, 2018
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Margie's away, so Kristen is joined by her business partner Patrick.

39 min
Jun 13, 2018
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The great mathematician, physicist, futurist and author talks with host Mat Kaplan. Planetary Radio brings you the best of space exploration and astronomy.

28 min
Jun 8, 2018
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Featuring Alison Smith and Peter Brannen

42 min
Jun 8, 2018
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With both of us on the road we turn to polls about booze, weed & Michael Avenatti.

36 min
Jun 7, 2018
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The quintessential North American product is in the midst of a radical shift... but a shift towards what?

54 min
Jun 5, 2018
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What happens when everybody has their DNA sequenced and uploaded to genetic genealogy sites?

58 min
Jun 2, 2018
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Walking all over the English countryside picking up trash, the genitalia of the spotted hyena, and many other subjects comical and deadly serious.

71 min
Jun 1, 2018
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President Trump just signed a new space policy directive targeting the regulations surrounding commercial spaceflight. Casey Dreier, Jason Davis and Mat Kaplan dive into the implications.

25 min
Jun 1, 2018
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Featuring Moni Avello and Morgan Givens

51 min
May 31, 2018
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Who should be tweeting? Kristen has a foreign policy poll. Urbanicity. And biscuits.

35 min
May 30, 2018
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Planetary geologist Ellen Stofan has just become Director of the most popular museum in the United States. Planetary Radio brings you the best of space exploration and astronomy.

29 min
May 25, 2018
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Featuring Chase Masterson and Bethany Van Delft

32 min
May 24, 2018
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Storm chasers: what motivates them to put themselves in harms way when everyone else is taking shelter?

44 min
May 24, 2018
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Kristen's AAPOR Report, smart polls about dumb things, & you've got a fast car.

54 min
May 23, 2018
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The entire dramatic tale of the New Horizons mission has now been told by Principal Investigator Alan Stern and his co-author, astrobiologist David Grinspoon.

52 min
May 22, 2018
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In 1935, the United States Government spent millions of dollars on projects meant to employ artists. What if they did it again?

27 min
May 18, 2018
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Featuring Amanda Gorman and Elisa Schaum

43 min
May 17, 2018
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We're in the soundbooth, talking Bunyans, Elephants, North Korea & Iran. Plus Royal Wedding polling

38 min
May 16, 2018
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The great adventure awaits! Mat Kaplan hosts an entertaining panel discussion at the 2018 Humans to Mars Summit in Washington DC.

39 min
May 12, 2018
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By putting its relationships in military hands, the US is losing its power abroad.

27 min
May 11, 2018
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Featuring Jessica Hoey and Jamie Brickhouse

55 min
May 10, 2018
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Margie is on remote in remote Minnesota. Kristen sees the glass half full. What would a Santa say?

23 min
May 10, 2018
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We answer your questions about wasting water, terrestrial fish and palm trees -- what are they good for?

36 min
May 9, 2018
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NEOWISE Principal Investigator Amy Mainzer returns with an update on this phenomenal success and a look ahead toward a much more powerful asteroid and comet hunter called NEOCam.

50 min
May 8, 2018
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This episode we talk exoskeletons: what are they being used for now? What might they be used for in the future? And what happens when they’re everywhere?

55 min
May 5, 2018
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Ruinophilia. The science of loneliness. Live at UntitledTown Book and Author Festival, Green Bay, Wisconsin

63 min
May 4, 2018
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Can a private entity really take over the International Space Station?

28 min
May 4, 2018
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Featuring Jason Rodriguez and Josh Silberg

43 min
May 3, 2018
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Who said polling is Yeezy? Not us.

81 min
May 2, 2018
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No mission to Mars has done what InSight will do.

32 min
Apr 27, 2018
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Featuring Aletha Maybank and Joselin Linder

36 min
Apr 26, 2018
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The story of one cycling advocate’s quixotic battle against “motordom”, and one of its favorite anti-cycling tools… the bike-path.

50 min
Apr 26, 2018
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Polls on guns, abortion & more. Hey, we even disagree! And some very stable geni--er, polls.

95 min
Apr 25, 2018
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Join us for an utterly fascinating live conversation with Emily Lakdawalla about her brand new book, The Design and Engineering of Curiosity: How the Mars Rover Performs Its Job.

51 min
Apr 24, 2018
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What if you could take a drug, and never have to go to the gym again?

61 min
Apr 21, 2018
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Where do cultures come from? The answer is as old as life itself.

27 min
Apr 20, 2018
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Featuring Sara Mazrouei and Madhavi Colton

51 min
Apr 19, 2018
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Facebook, Mueller, Jef Pollock & shout-outs to pollster-friends. And Millennials are ruining food.

54 min
Apr 18, 2018
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Host Mat Kaplan once again attends the worldwide party for space.

64 min
Apr 14, 2018
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God, guns, sex, and mutually exclusive concepts of liberty. The Way Brothers' Netflix docuseries Wild, Wild Country tells a story that's about as American as it gets.

30 min
Apr 12, 2018
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Featuring Kim Cobb and Lyl Tomlinson

19 min
Apr 12, 2018
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Shining shoes is a living, but it just might kill you in the process

36 min
Apr 11, 2018
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With all this crazy news, we're going to need a padded cell. Good thing we're in one!

31 min
Apr 11, 2018
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We have begun to understand the composition of worlds that are hundreds of trillions of kilometers from Earth. Astronomer Nikole Lewis has used the Hubble Space Telescope to do this with four planets circling a star called TRAPPIST-1.

43 min
Apr 10, 2018
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In this episode, a huge submarine volcano erupts, breaks the surface of the ocean, and forms a new island. What happens next?

57 min
Apr 7, 2018
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Love is like umami. Adulthood is accepting the schmo you are. Wordplay and worldbuilding with novelist Meg Wolitzer.

77 min
Apr 6, 2018
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Planetary Society Director of Space Policy Casey Dreier sits down with Lori Garver for a fascinating insider’s view of the world’s largest and most successful space agency.

27 min
Apr 6, 2018
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Featuring Judith Stone and Anna Freeman

50 min
Apr 5, 2018
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MLK, Opioids, Guns, Baseball & Breaking Tinder.

68 min
Apr 4, 2018
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The multi-award winning science fiction author, futurist and speaker returns to Planetary Radio for a wide-ranging conversation about robots and humans in space, empathetic artificial intelligences, how we can survive the Singularity and much more.

23 min
Apr 2, 2018
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What happens when recycling stops making financial sense?

60 min
Mar 31, 2018
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There's got to be a thousand ways to reclaim the past, but for Tara Westover, story was the only one that could contain all of it.

25 min
Mar 30, 2018
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Featuring Mari Provencher and Amber Hewitt

55 min
Mar 29, 2018
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We're back together, to talk Facebook, cute kids, Census & more

48 min
Mar 27, 2018
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47 min
Mar 24, 2018
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We are all of us held together by words.

58 min
Mar 23, 2018
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The snow may have melted, but Kristen has some ice-cold yolo rants.

30 min
Mar 23, 2018
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Featuring Alison Williams and Sarah Myhre

56 min
Mar 17, 2018
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The myths of an inhospitable land. Imposter Syndrome. That feeling when one of your characters unexpectedly murders another. Literary mage Neil Gaiman on the dark arts of fiction and everyday life.

29 min
Mar 16, 2018
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Featuring Ted Olds and Kayla Glynn

48 min
Mar 15, 2018
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Kristen is back & ready to rant about Millennials. And we have the polling on PA-18, guns & tariffs.

35 min
Mar 10, 2018
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Dammit, Spock, can your cold, calculating reason fathom the mysteries of the human heart?

29 min
Mar 9, 2018
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Featuring Ken Ono & Piper Harron

40 min
Mar 7, 2018
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Dave Wasserman w/the Cook Political Report walks us through TX, previews PA-18, & talks House races more broadly.

44 min
Mar 7, 2018
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Space is hard. Sample collection and return is harder still. That’s why the radically-simplified PlanetVac system from Honeybee Robotics is so intriguing.

44 min
Mar 3, 2018
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Think you're "post-tribal"? Think again. Attorney and "tiger mom" Amy Chua on groupthink in America and Abroad.

30 min
Mar 1, 2018
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Featuring Adam Ruben and Leah Shaffer

29 min
Feb 28, 2018
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Natural springs: healing tonic, a source for unadulterated H20, or a passing fad and a dangerous throwback?

58 min
Mar 1, 2018
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We're back together, with some gun rants, the latest from Florida, taxes & Oscar polling.

49 min
Feb 28, 2018
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Experience A Message From Earth - Inspired by the Voyager Golden Record