Planetary Society radio show interview

By Phil Plait | April 6, 2011 10:40 am

A fun and lively interview I did with Mat Kaplan on Planetary Radio — The Planetary Society’s radio/podcast — is now online. Mat and I talked about the terrible media reporting lately on science and astronomy stories, including Apophis, a possible planet in the outer solar system, and, of course, the "Supermoon". As usual, I’m bombastic and occasionally accurate, so give it a listen.

Other segments of the half-hour podcast have my pal Emily Lakdawalla talking solar system missions (MESSENGER, Dawn, Mars and more), Bill Nye (yeah, that Bill Nye!) talking Kepler and Earth-like planets, and Bruce Betts on a biological experiment going up on Endeavour’s final flight.

I hope you like it! And please consider becoming a member of TPS. They do a great job promoting scientific exploration of the solar system.

CATEGORIZED UNDER: Astronomy, Cool stuff, Debunking, Space

Comments (10)

  1. Of course Bill Nye is on the podcast. Isn’t he the director of the Planetary Society now. Of course, I’d vote for you Phil. Just tell me what ballot box to stuff. :D

  2. thetentman

    I’ve been a Planetary Society member for over 25 years. What are YOU waiting for!

  3. thetentman, remember when Sagan was the president of the PS? In my many, many moves, I think I ma have lost all my old back issues of the magazine. :(

  4. Messier Tidy Upper

    As usual, I’m bombastic and occasionally accurate, so give it a listen.

    Actually, BA (or do you prefer Phil?) I’d have said that was the other way around ie. “accurate & occassionally bombastic.” Oh & there’s nothing wrong with either of those traits! ;-)

  5. CB

    I’ve been a Planetary Society member for over 25 years. What are YOU waiting for!

    I’ve been waiting to become a planet. I thought it was a requirement!

  6. Greg in Austin

    Listening to it right now!

    Something interesting was mentioned that I didn’t know… You wrote a book?

    8)

  7. Bill

    > I’ve been a Planetary Society member for over 25 years. What are YOU waiting for!

    I was a member, but I’ve been demoted to…uh…reclassified as a ‘dwarf member’.

  8. Hey Phil! I bet I enjoyed our radio/podcast conversation even more than you did. Thanks for the nice show review AND for encouraging your great readers to join Bill Nye and the rest of us at the Society. We welcome all the true believers out there. I look forward to talking with you again.

  9. Monkey

    @Bill –> :)

    Phil, your hitting up all the podcast highlights! TPS, and their podcast, is another must listen to. Fun, lively and on the mark. Mat, if your reading (above commenter) keep up the grand work!

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