Space Episodes

The final frontier
Dec. 7, 2021

BEST OF: So We Can’t Just Blow Up Asteroids, Then?

Yes, we all know that the 1998 Michael Bay flick Armageddon is a masterpiece of cinema, but two years ago we asked ourselves this…

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Oct. 4, 2021

The First Black Female Space Pilot

We’re bringing back one of our all-time most popular conversations, and not just because it kicks ass. When this interview was re…

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May 3, 2021

110. The End of the Universe

In Episode 110 , Quinn’s talking about the end of the universe. His guest is Sarafina Nance , Ph.D. candidate at Berkeley, astrop…

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June 1, 2020

GOOD NEWS: What's It Like To Almost Be An Astronaut?

Back in Episode 42 , Quinn & Brian asked: What happens when you’re almost an astronaut... and what comes next? Our guest is Dr. S…

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April 20, 2020

GOOD NEWS: So We Can’t Just Blow Up Asteroids, Then?

Our “Good News” series of replays begins today with Episode 66 , when Quinn & Brian hosted a delightfully important discussion: W…

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May 28, 2019

#68: Let’s Send Our Homework into Space

In Episode 68, Quinn & Brian discuss: Sending our homework to space. Our guest is Michelle Lucas, an actual rocket scientist and …

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May 14, 2019

#66: So We Can’t Just Blow Up Asteroids, Then?

In Episode 66 , Quinn & Brian want to know why the hell we can't -- and further -- shouldn’t just blow up asteroids . Our guest i…

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Nov. 6, 2018

#42: What Happens When You’re Almost an Astronaut... And What Comes N…

Dr. Sian Proctor tells us how we can all help get more women and more people of color into space, one way or another. Want to sen…

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July 31, 2018

#28: Why the Hell is Space Exploration Important When the Planet is L…

In Episode 28, Quinn & Brian ask: why the hell is space exploration important when the planet is literally on fire? To answer tha…

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May 22, 2018

#18: A new science foundation in America

In Episode 18, Quinn & Brian try to build a more flexible, approachable, and fun new science foundation in America. But they don'…

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