New Podcast: Orbital Path with Michelle Thaller


Please welcome the newest podcast from PRX, Orbital Path.

Hosted by NASA astronomer Michelle Thaller, the series takes a look at the big questions of the cosmos and what the answers can reveal about life here on Earth. Space, stars, the universe, and us — for space lovers or just the curious.

The debut episode features the infamous Phil Plait of Bad Astronomy, as Michelle and Phil talk about why aliens get the credit for almost everything unexplainable. And episode two is in the works with another guest you won’t want to miss.

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Orbital Path is produced by award-winning reporter Lauren Ober based at WAMU in Washington, DC. Many thanks to the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation for making the show possible, along with PRX’s STEM Story Project and Transistor, our podcast featuring science stories from reporters near and far.

Thank you, also, to Carl.

2 thoughts on “New Podcast: Orbital Path with Michelle Thaller”

  1. Thank you Dr. Thaller for the thought full and provoking podcast “must be aliens”. Thank you for attempting to communicate challenges being a scientist which requires the most critical of thinking and attention to detail, and very human emotional aspects of wonder and imagination.

    I have imagined what it would mean for humanity if and when we finally establish scientific proof of what we recognize as life with an origin other than our home world. I am very touched by Carl Sagen’s writings and work. IMHO is this would be an inflection point event in human history and want to be alive to experience it!

  2. Love this podcast! It’s perfect for those of us who are astronomers and scientists by heart and nature but chose different orbital paths in our careers. Thanks!

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