Planetary Radio: Space Exploration, Astronomy and Science

Planetary Radio brings you the human adventure across our solar system and beyond. We visit each week with the scientists, engineers, leaders, advocates and astronauts who are taking us across the final frontier. Regular features raise your space IQ while they put a smile on your face. Join host Mat Kaplan and Planetary Society colleagues including Bill Nye the Science Guy, Bruce Betts, and Emily Lakdawalla as they dive deep into the latest space news. The monthly Space Policy Edition takes you inside the DC beltway where the future of the US space program hangs in the balance. Visit for the space trivia contest, an episode guide, and much more.

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Talking with NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine

The former Oklahoma congressman and Navy aviator stepped into the leadership role barely a year ago.



BONUS: Introducing Science Rules! with Bill Nye

Host Mat Kaplan has a special announcement to share about Bill Nye's new Science Rules! podcast



A Last Visit With LightSail 2 at the Cubesat Developers Workshop

Mat Kaplan visits Cal Poly San Luis Obispo for a last, clean room visit with LightSail 2, the Planetary Society’s solar sailing cubesat



Planetary Radio Live Defends Planet Earth!

Leaders of the global effort to avoid a catastrophic Near Earth Object impact gathered at the 2019 Planetary Defense Conference



Space Policy Edition: Lessons From the Moonshot That Never Was-With Mark Albrecht)

Can the lessons of a failed moonshot help today's lunar ambitions succeed?



The Skies of Super-Earths and Mini-Neptunes

There appear to be more mini-Neptunes (also known as Super Earths) across our galaxy than any other type of planet. Hannah Wakeford wants to learn if some of them support life



Lucy in the Sky With Asteroids

A rare alignment of planets and other objects will enable the solar-powered Lucy spacecraft to examine seven asteroids


 2019-04-24  49m

The Triumph of a Failed Moon Landing

Beresheet Deputy Mission Director Yoav Landsman is back with an inspiring and revealing look behind the scenes.


 2019-04-17  39m

Celebrating Yuri’s Night with Legendary Astronaut Story Musgrave

The Los Angeles celebration of Yuri’s Night came six days early this year. It attracted hundreds of space party animals, along with celebrities like Bill Nye and Story Musgrave


 2019-04-10  45m

Space Policy Edition: T-minus Five Years and Counting

Can NASA return astronauts to the Moon by 2024? Vice President Mike Pence shocked the space community by announcing this ambitious new goal.


 2019-04-05  1h3m