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Podcast Profile: Pale Blue Pod

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89 episodes
2022 to 2024
Median: 52 minutes
Collection: Physics, Math, and Astronomy


Description (podcaster-provided):

Pale Blue Pod is an astronomy podcast for people who are overwhelmed by the universe but want to be its friend. Astrophysicist Dr. Moiya McTier and comedian Corinne Caputo demystify space one topic at a time with open eyes, open arms, and open mouths (from so much laughing and jaw-dropping). By the end of each episode, the cosmos will feel a little less “ahhh too scary” and a lot more “ohhh, so cool!” New episodes every Monday.


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

➤ Astronomy discussions • Historical figures in astronomy • Space phenomena • Movie reviews • Academic publishing • Games and fun quizzes • Social media highlights • Interviews with experts • Space missions • Astrophysics insights

"Pale Blue Pod" is a podcast that aims to make the vast and often overwhelming universe feel more accessible and engaging to its listeners. Hosted by astrophysicist Dr. Moiya McTier and comedian Corinne Caputo, this show blends scientific insight with humor, demystifying complex astronomy concepts and making them enjoyable for a general audience.

Throughout its episodes, the podcast explores a wide range of topics within the field of astronomy and space science. Common subjects include the history and evolution of galaxies, critical astronomical missions, the lives and contributions of key astronomers, planetary science, and the workings of the cosmos, such as gravitational waves and supernovae. The hosts often take listeners on light-hearted yet informative journeys through discussions about significant celestial events (like eclipses and meteor showers), in-depth reviews of space-related media, and examinations of various astronomical phenomena and theories.

The show also frequently features guest experts, including fellow scientists, independent publishers, and authors, providing a platform for diverse voices within the scientific community. Through interviews, the podcast delves into the personal stories and professional insights of these guests, enriching the listener’s understanding of the human side of astronomy.

In addition to its core scientific content, the podcast incorporates playful elements, such as games, hypothetical scenarios, and imaginative storytelling, often contextualized in amusing settings like chocolate factories, ice cream shops, and beaches. These creative formats serve to lighten the discussion and make complex topics more relatable.

Overall, "Pale Blue Pod" balances educational content with humor and creativity, aiming to reduce the intimidation factor associated with space exploration and foster a sense of wonder and curiosity about the universe. Each episode endeavors to make the cosmos feel less daunting and more fascinating, inviting listeners to become lifelong friends with the stars.


Episodes:
Dr. Beatrice Tinsley in the shire
2024-Jul-15
45 minutes
Publishing with Fraser Cain
2024-Jul-08
74 minutes
Galaxies colliding at the bumper cars track
2024-Jul-01
53 minutes
This Week in Astronomy History #1
2024-Jun-24
45 minutes
Aphelion sky in the ice cream shoppe
2024-Jun-17
47 minutes
Heat in the lecture hall
2024-Jun-10
46 minutes
Venus at the chocolate factory
2024-Jun-03
54 minutes
Paul Movie Review
2024-May-27
49 minutes
STARtorialist with Dr. Emily Rice
2024-May-20
61 minutes
Gemini telescopes at Target Field
2024-May-13
51 minutes
Social roundup on a train
2024-May-06
38 minutes
Galileo in a wine bar
2024-Apr-29
48 minutes
Eclipse Live Show in Erie
2024-Apr-22
87 minutes
April fools papers in the green room
2024-Apr-15
47 minutes
Reminder: Eclipses in a cabin in the woods
2024-Apr-08
55 minutes
Horoscopes on a back country road
2024-Apr-01
42 minutes
Mercury at the boba spot
2024-Mar-25
45 minutes
Armageddon Review by a waterfall
2024-Mar-18
51 minutes
astronomy community with Dra. Nicole Cabrera Salazar
2024-Mar-11
58 minutes
Particles in the Swiss Alps
2024-Mar-04
50 minutes
Social media roundup at a sleepover
2024-Feb-26
41 minutes
Kepler mission on a swan lake
2024-Feb-19
52 minutes
Leap Day in the Irish countryside
2024-Feb-12
55 minutes
AAS Meeting in City Park
2024-Feb-05
73 minutes
American Astronomical Society on Bourbon Street
2024-Jan-29
55 minutes
Planetaria! outside the disco
2024-Jan-22
51 minutes
Neptune in a diner
2024-Jan-15
42 minutes
Laws of motion under an orrery
2024-Jan-08
51 minutes
Caroline Herschel at the Symphony
2024-Jan-01
50 minutes
Things that go Bump in the Universe with Dr. Renée James
2023-Dec-25
51 minutes
Winter Sky in a cozy cabin
2023-Dec-18
51 minutes
Arrival review in a hot tub
2023-Dec-11
68 minutes
Chandra Observatory in a beachside cafe
2023-Dec-04
49 minutes
Astronaut training in a cave
2023-Nov-27
54 minutes
Dr. Moiya's research in a school library
2023-Nov-20
61 minutes
UFO sightings in a cow field
2023-Nov-13
55 minutes
Mars in a cranberry bog
2023-Nov-06
45 minutes
Spooky space stuff in a Salem cemetery
2023-Oct-30
63 minutes
Ask us anything in the Multitude studio
2023-Oct-23
67 minutes
Arthur C. Walker in a rose garden
2023-Oct-16
49 minutes
NASA operations in a coffee shop
2023-Oct-09
52 minutes
Contact on a Pensacola Beach
2023-Oct-02
65 minutes
Very Large Array at J.P. Wynne High
2023-Sep-25
54 minutes
Episode Image Supernovae in a canyon
2023-Sep-18
56 minutes
Episode Image Loren Grush's The Six at mission control
2023-Sep-11
46 minutes
Episode Image Saturn in his temple
2023-Sep-04
55 minutes
Episode Image Dr. Beth Brown on the football field
2023-Aug-28
46 minutes
Episode Image Messaging aliens in a newsroom
2023-Aug-21
65 minutes
Episode Image The Milky Way book on the ISS
2023-Aug-14
50 minutes
Episode Image Gravitational waves in the Barbie dreamhouse
2023-Aug-07
58 minutes
Episode Image Galaxy Quest review in a church
2023-Jul-31
60 minutes
Episode Image Green Bank Telescope in a lighthouse
2023-Jul-24
56 minutes
Episode Image Northern constellations at the north pole
2023-Jul-17
41 minutes
Episode Image Southern constellations at the Sydney Opera House
2023-Jul-10
43 minutes
Episode Image Stellar ages at medieval times
2023-Jul-03
45 minutes
Episode Image The Possibility of Life with Jaime Green
2023-Jun-26
48 minutes
Episode Image Summer skygazing at the cookout
2023-Jun-19
44 minutes
Episode Image Starstruck with Sarafina El-Badry Nance
2023-Jun-12
52 minutes
Episode Image Valerian & the City of 1000 Planets by a mountain stream
2023-Jun-05
71 minutes
Episode Image End of the universe on the 6 train
2023-May-29
51 minutes
Episode Image Dr. Claudia Alexander in a horse-drawn carriage
2023-May-22
49 minutes
Episode Image Jupiter in the Mall of America
2023-May-15
49 minutes
Episode Image Spherical Earth on a boat
2023-May-08
54 minutes
Episode Image Neutron stars at the botanical garden
2023-May-01
51 minutes
Episode Image Hubble space telescope by a campfire
2023-Apr-24
54 minutes
Episode Image Prospect review in a lush forest
2023-Apr-17
59 minutes
Episode Image Carl Sagan in a horse barn
2023-Apr-10
55 minutes
Episode Image Space water in a seaside cottage
2023-Apr-03
59 minutes
Episode Image Finding exoplanets at the racetrack
2023-Mar-27
56 minutes
Episode Image Making Moons in an Italian Restaurant
2023-Mar-20
55 minutes
Episode Image Space Brains in a Neuro Lab
2023-Mar-13
66 minutes
Episode Image Redshift at the Batting Cages
2023-Mar-06
45 minutes
Episode Image Black Holes in Central Park
2023-Feb-27
68 minutes
Episode Image Moonfall at the ALMA Observatory
2023-Feb-20
75 minutes
Episode Image Star Types in a Movie Theater
2023-Feb-13
66 minutes
Episode Image Fundamental Force in a Bathhouse
2023-Feb-06
62 minutes
Episode Image Katherine Johnson at the Kitchen Table
2023-Jan-30
41 minutes
Episode Image Universal Speed in an Elephant Sanctuary
2023-Jan-23
56 minutes
Episode Image Aurora in a Ski Lodge
2023-Jan-16
44 minutes
Episode Image SETI in a Beauty Salon
2023-Jan-09
60 minutes
Episode Image Space Junk in a Bookstore
2023-Jan-02
56 minutes
Episode Image Fluid Motion at a Carnival
2022-Dec-26
50 minutes
Episode Image Light on a Feather Down Couch
2022-Dec-19
65 minutes
Episode Image Vera Rubin in a Glass Greenhouse
2022-Dec-12
50 minutes
Episode Image Eclipses in a Cabin in the Woods
2022-Dec-05
55 minutes
Episode Image Big Bang in a Rain-Lashed Tent
2022-Nov-28
50 minutes
Episode Image Galaxy Shapes in an Attic
2022-Nov-21
50 minutes
Episode Image Pluto in Grandma's Living Room
2022-Nov-21
50 minutes
Episode Image Hello from Pale Blue Pod
2022-Nov-07
less than a minute