Episode Archive

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Story’s Texas Moon

Most anyone alive during the first lunar landing can tell you exactly where they were. For Dr. Story Musgrave it was a very special ...

Destination Moon

50 years ago the Moon was the destination. Former NASA Administrator Sean O’Keefe explains how, in the future, it could be just the jumping ...


Only 65 years separated the flights of the Wright Brothers and the Apollo 11 crew.

NASA’s Jupiter Joke

The planetary punchline we didn’t know we needed.

Coolidge, Lindbergh and The Atlantic by Moonlight

Charles Lindbergh’s solo transatlantic flight made him a hero, garnered him presidential praise, and changed commercial flight forever.

Kerouac’s Moon

The moon has served as muse for countless numbers of poets, from the unnamed and unknown, to Shelley, Dickinson, and Kerouac. But only one ...

The Jade Rabbit

Paredoilia is the tendency to reconcile vague shapes as something you’re familiar with, like seeing shapes in clouds the craters of the moon: a little ...

Allegheny Moon

You’re listening to the Lennon Sisters from 1956 and…

Moon Glow

Why does the moon shine, or, you know, glow?

Blue Moon

There are a couple different definitions for a blue moon, both of them kind of rare, and neither of them have to do with ...

Underneath the Russian Moon

The USSR takes the first major step forward in the Space Race.

Hymn to Apollo

You’re listening to the Palestrina Choir on a Victor 78 from 1927 And, you’re on the Sound Beat! The choir is singing the Hymn ...
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