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The Takeaway: Reflections on the Space Shuttle Program

The Takeaway

A discussion on the space program and space exploration policy, with reflections on the Space Shuttle era (1981-2011).

Skepticality Podcast


An interview about Pluto, an appearance on the Big Bang Theory television show, and how to rescue the space exploration program.

A Conversation with Smiley & West

Smiley and West

Reflections on the end of the Space Shuttle era, what’s next in the exploration of our universe, and the cultural impact of the space program.

Obviously Oblivious

Obviously Oblivious

A discussion of the art of science communication, planetary formation, and harvesting solar energy.

An American Atheist


An interview on An American Atheist about relationships with the atheist community, science and education, and future technologies.

The Geek's Guide to the Galaxy: Death By Black Hole


An interview by two science fiction authors about space travel, the accuracy of science in films and books, and life in the universe.

Living On Earth: May Be Alien Bacteria


A NASA scientist claims to have found alien microbial life in a meteor that landed on Earth. Scientists are skeptical of these results.

Point of Inquiry: Communicating Science


Comments on the latest season of NOVA ScienceNOW, how to restore a science "Zeitgeist" in our culture, Bill O'Reilly's recent foot-in-mouth remarks about how the world works, and Richard Dawkins.

Living On Earth: Other Planets Like Earth

Living On Earth

Scientists search for an Earthlike planet outside the Solar System, a so-called "Goldilocks" planet that is potentially just right for life.

United Nations Yak

United Nations Yak

A discussion about the cultural role of astrophysics and its contributions to scientific progress and human advancement.