Moon podcasts with Chrystal Genesis
Fifty years since man first landed on the moon, Amanda and Chrystal listen to a selection of lunar podcasts. Made for 4Extra.
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.