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Podcast Profile: Star Stuff

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78 episodes
2021 to 2024
Median: 48 minutes
Collection: Physics, Math, and Astronomy


Description (podcaster-provided):

Star Stuff is a top astronomy podcast by Lowell Observatory. Learn about the wildest parts of our universe, from black holes to mad scientists, through the eyes of our hosts.


Themes and summary (AI-generated based on podcaster-provided show and episode descriptions):

➤ Astronomy discussions • Space exploration • Interviews with scientists and authors • Exoplanets and the possibility of life • Historical and cultural perspectives on astronomy • Black holes and theories of the universe

"Star Stuff" is an astronomy podcast produced by Lowell Observatory that explores a diverse range of astronomical and scientific topics. The podcast covers some of the most intriguing phenomena in the universe, including black holes, exoplanets, and the formation of celestial bodies. Episodes frequently delve into the mysteries of outer space, such as the search for extraterrestrial life, the theories of the universe, and the mechanics of celestial objects like asteroids and black holes.

The content also bridges the gap between astronomy and other fields, featuring conversations with historians, artists, poets, and scientists to provide a multidimensional perspective on space and science. A recurring theme is the intersection of science and creativity, exemplified by discussions on astronomical art, poetry inspired by the cosmos, and reviews of science fiction literature.

"Star Stuff" often focuses on educational aspects, aiming to make complex scientific concepts accessible to a broader audience. Episodes include interviews with experts in various scientific disciplines, from geologists and astronomers to educators and astrobiologists, offering insights into their research and the broader implications of their work. The podcast also discusses practical applications of astronomy, such as planetary defense missions and the use of advanced telescopes like the James Webb Space Telescope.

In addition to hard science topics, the podcast explores the human side of astronomy by discussing the careers and contributions of notable figures in the field, such as astronomers, astronauts, and science communicators. Episodes touch on the personal experiences and challenges faced by scientists, particularly women and other underrepresented groups in STEM.

Moreover, there is a focus on cultural and historical perspectives, examining how astronomy intersects with religion, mythology, and literature. These discussions serve to contextualize modern scientific understanding within broader human traditions and storytelling.

Overall, "Star Stuff" offers a rich blend of scientific education, cultural context, and personal narratives, making complex astronomical topics relatable and engaging for its listeners.


Episodes:
Episode Image Makers, Menders, and Writers | We Talk to Diana Gabaldon
2024-Apr-23
43 minutes
Episode Image How Common is Life on Other Planets?
2023-Dec-19
33 minutes
Episode Image CSI: Mechanical Forensics
2023-Dec-05
33 minutes
Episode Image Reconciling Religion and Astronomy
2023-Nov-21
36 minutes
Episode Image A Moving Portrait
2023-Nov-07
31 minutes
Episode Image How the Earth Formed
2023-Oct-17
34 minutes
Episode Image Bringing Astronomy to the People
2023-Oct-04
33 minutes
Episode Image Life Beyond Our Solar System
2023-Sep-26
52 minutes
Episode Image The Life and Times of Percival Lowell
2023-Sep-05
32 minutes
Episode Image Choosing Between Sciences and Humanities: We Talk to Journalist Melissa Sevigny
2023-Aug-15
36 minutes
Episode Image Making an Impact
2023-Aug-01
31 minutes
Episode Image Making Science Accessible
2023-Jul-18
33 minutes
Episode Image Theories of the Universe Part 2
2023-Jul-04
42 minutes
Episode Image Theories of the Universe Part 1
2023-Jun-20
38 minutes
Episode Image What Astronomers Do In The Dark
2023-Jun-06
51 minutes
Episode Image Apollo Astronauts At The Grand Canyon? We Talk To Dark Sky Ranger Rader Lane
2023-May-16
50 minutes
Episode Image What Is Life Really Like In Space? – We Talk To Astronaut Nicole Stott
2023-May-02
31 minutes
Episode Image Capturing The Cosmos: We Talk About Astrophotography
2023-Apr-18
38 minutes
Episode Image What Is Life?
2023-Apr-04
41 minutes
Episode Image Let’s Take A (Conversational) Look at the Sun – We Talk to Dr. Jeff Hall
2023-Mar-21
63 minutes
Episode Image Exploring the Drake Equation: We Talk About Aliens
2023-Mar-07
38 minutes
Episode Image The Math of the Universe & Elements of Awe with Astronomer Dr. Daniel Fleisch
2023-Feb-21
52 minutes
Episode Image From The Farm To The Stars: We Talk About Clyde Tombaugh
2023-Feb-07
42 minutes
Episode Image Beyond The Event Horizon: We Talk About Black Holes
2023-Jan-17
40 minutes
Episode Image Seeing The Unseen: We Talk About Spectroscopy
2023-Jan-03
48 minutes
Episode Image Season 1 Finale: What We Learned On Season 1
2022-Dec-27
58 minutes
Episode Image Learning Science Through Historic Literature
2022-Dec-20
46 minutes
Episode Image How Realistic Were These Popular Sci-Fi Movies? A Scientist’s Review
2022-Dec-14
59 minutes
Episode Image Fostering Education Resources in Communities
2022-Dec-06
51 minutes
Episode Image Tales from the Drinking Horn: We Talk Norse Mythology with the Meadcast
2022-Nov-29
44 minutes
Episode Image Arecibo Observatory: A Message To The Unknown
2022-Nov-22
51 minutes
Episode Image The Modern Hunt for Aliens: What Is Astrobiology?
2022-Nov-15
50 minutes
Episode Image ‘Oumuamua: The Extrasolar Asteroid… Or Alien Craft
2022-Nov-08
59 minutes
Episode Image The Fear and Beauty of the Night: We Talk to Grand Canyon’s Astronomer in Residence Lauren Camp
2022-Nov-01
56 minutes
Episode Image We Got Astronomers to Review ‘The Thing’
2022-Oct-25
58 minutes
Episode Image Searching for New Worlds with Jake Clark
2022-Oct-18
70 minutes
Episode Image Debating Space Conspiracy Theories
2022-Oct-11
46 minutes
Episode Image How Would You Remember The Stars? | We Talk to Rader Lane, Dark Sky Ranger at Grand Canyon National Park
2022-Oct-05
55 minutes
Episode Image When Black Holes Collide
2022-Sep-27
49 minutes
Episode Image Throwing DARTs: Exploring NASA’s Planetary Defense Mission
2022-Sep-20
46 minutes
Episode Image Asteroids: How Love, Fear, and Greed Will Determine Our Future in Space
2022-Sep-13
70 minutes
Episode Image Dr. Vera Rubin: Discoveries, Stories, and Good Memories
2022-Sep-06
67 minutes
Episode Image Academic Burnout
2022-Aug-30
74 minutes
Episode Image Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir: An Astronomer’s Review
2022-Aug-23
73 minutes
Episode Image Guess That Sci-Fi Movie: We Play A Podcast Game
2022-Aug-16
59 minutes
Episode Image The Path of a Female Scientist
2022-Aug-09
57 minutes
Episode Image Saturn Opposition: What It Means and Why It’s So Cool
2022-Aug-02
26 minutes
Episode Image The Art of the Night Sky – We Talk to “NightVisions” Artist Arline Martens and Exhibit Co-Creator Chris Luginbuhl
2022-Jul-26
42 minutes
Episode Image Astronomy in Poetry with Author Julie Swarstad Johnson
2022-Jul-19
47 minutes
Episode Image How The James Webb Space Telescope Will Change The Way We Look At The Cosmos
2022-Jul-12
66 minutes
Episode Image Star Stories (the Constellations of Summer)
2022-Jul-05
49 minutes
Episode Image Talking With Grown-Ups About Pluto (And Other Fun Controversies) | We Talk To Dean Regas
2022-Jun-28
67 minutes
Episode Image The Lowell Iceberg: Strange Sightings, Observatory Lore, and Clown Man
2022-Jun-21
60 minutes
Episode Image Car Trouble and the Rings of Uranus
2022-Jun-13
76 minutes
Episode Image Finding Your Unicorn Career in STEM: We Talk To Alaina Levine
2022-Jun-07
81 minutes
Episode Image The Sound of Science in Movies: We Review Sci-Fi Scores
2022-May-31
48 minutes
Episode Image The Career Path of an Astronomer
2022-May-24
50 minutes
Episode Image Uncovering 50-Year-Old Moon Rock: We Talk to Dr. Chip Shearer
2022-May-17
57 minutes
Episode Image The Total Lunar Eclipse: Myth, Lore, and History
2022-May-10
58 minutes
Episode Image Sol’s Planets – We Talk To Two Lowell Planetary Scientists
2022-May-03
61 minutes
Episode Image Exploring Dark Skies with Grand Canyon “Dark Sky Ranger” Rader Lane
2022-Apr-26
54 minutes
Episode Image Comets, Asteroids, and Centaurs
2022-Apr-19
63 minutes
Episode Image What Does It Mean To Imagine? We Talk To Ed Finn of ASU’s Center for Science and the Imagination
2022-Apr-12
40 minutes
Episode Image The $10 Billion Origami Project: We Review the Basics of the James Webb Space Telescope
2022-Apr-05
44 minutes
Episode Image The Life of Stars: We Talk to Lowell Astronomer Gerard van Belle
2022-Mar-29
51 minutes
Episode Image Star Stories (The Constellations Of Spring)
2022-Mar-22
49 minutes
Episode Image Life on Mars (Human and … Otherwise)
2022-Mar-15
60 minutes
Episode Image Capturing Dark Energy On Camera: We Talk to Dr. Kyler Kuehn
2022-Mar-08
39 minutes
Episode Image Life On Other Planets, In Art And In Our Universe: We Talk to Dr. Dan Durda
2022-Mar-01
46 minutes
Episode Image Clyde Tombaugh, From The Eyes of His Son: We Talk to Alden Tombaugh
2022-Feb-22
44 minutes
Episode Image The Real Indiana Jones: We Talk to Dr. Johanson, the Lucy Discoverer
2022-Feb-15
52 minutes
Episode Image The Adventures of a Shadow Chaser and Asteroid Hunter: We Talk to Dr. Cathy Olkin
2022-Feb-08
57 minutes
Episode Image “My Other Vehicle Explored Pluto” – We Talk To Dr. Alan Stern
2022-Feb-01
46 minutes
Episode Image What Would “Armageddon” Really Be Like?
2022-Jan-25
40 minutes
Episode Image The Secrets of Lowell Observatory
2022-Jan-18
48 minutes
Episode Image A Case For The Sky Egg
2022-Jan-11
39 minutes
Episode Image Black Holes, Spacetime, and Bread
2022-Jan-04
42 minutes
Episode Image Introducing Star Stuff: A Space Poddity
2021-Nov-18
15 minutes