Amanda Litherland and Chrystal Genesis recommend podcasts to celebrate 50 years since man first landed on the moon, and learn all about it.
13 Minutes To The Moon is a podcast from the BBC World Service, presented by Kevin Fong. The full story of the people who made Apollo 11 happen and prevented it from going badly wrong.
Gravity Assist is a podcast made by NASA. In season 3 we join Jim Green, NASA’s chief scientist, to dive into the Moon’s history and mysteries, as well as NASA’s plans to send astronauts there by 2024.
Moonrise investigates the origin story behind America’s decision to go to the moon. It's a podcast from The Washington Post, presented by Lillian Cunnigham. Amanda and Chrystal chat to Lillian about the making of the series.
To The Moon And Beyond is a five-part podcast series from The Conversation. Through interviews with academic experts around the world science journalist Miriam Frankel and space scientist Martin Archer explore the past 50 years of space exploration and what the 50 years ahead have in store. This featured clip explores what going to the moon meant for humanity, and asks why people believe in the conspiracy theory that the landing was faked.
This American Life episode 670 - Beware The Jabberwock also delves into the world of conspiracy theorists.
Radio 4's The Life Scientific is a great place to hear more brilliant science stories. Amanda and Chrystal recommend for starters the episodes on Helen Sharman, Professor Monica Grady, and Maggie Aderin-Pocock.
Sophie Black: The Longest Shortest Time, Everything Under The Sun
Made for 4 Extra. Hosts Anne-Marie Luff and Sophie Black share their favourite family-focused podcasts.
We review The Longest Shortest Time and speak to its host Andrea Silenzi. Plus we hear some of the kids’ podcast Everything Under The Sun and talk to its creator Molly Oldfield.
New releases for July - with Scott Bryan
Amanda Litherland is joined by Scott Bryan to recommend a wide selection of new podcasts for July. Featuring an interview with Jacob Hawley. Made for 4 Extra.
LGBTQ+ representation in audio fiction
Podcast consultant Ella Watts joins Amanda Litherland to discuss the representation of LGBTQ+ relationships in audio fiction.
They speak to Jeffrey Cranor, one of the co-creators of Welcome To Night Vale.
Ars Paradoxica, and a conversation with creator Mischa Stanton.
The Penumbra Podcast
Love and Luck
Arts, culture and global perspectives with Chrystal Genesis
Amanda Litherland is joined by journalist and curator Chrystal Genesis from the award winning arts and culture podcast Stance.
They recommend podcasts with diverse, global perspectives: Coming Out Stories, Tell Them I Am and Historically Black.
Coming Out Stories is hosted Emma Goswell and will take you to one the most important moments in many people’s lives.
It will perch you on sofas in suburban sitting rooms, stand you in front of officials' desks, put you at the centre of a crowd in a noisy classroom, everywhere where these conversations have happened. A podcast by What Goes On Media.
Tell Them I Am is about the small moments that define who we are and who we are not. The stories are universal. The voices are all Muslim. Host Misha Euceph opens a window into the lives of Tan France, Alia Shawkat, Ramy Youssef, Reza Aslan, Mercedes Iman Diamond and others.
It is a production of Southern California Public Radio.
Objects hold history. They're evocative of stories stamped in time. As part of The Washington Post's coverage of the Smithsonian's new National Museum of African American History and Culture, people submitted dozens of objects that make up their own lived experiences of black history, creating a "people's museum" of personal objects, family photos and more. The Historically Black podcast brings those objects and their stories to life through interviews, archival sound and music. A podcast from APM Reports, a production of Minnesota Public Radio.