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Mars is Coming! Here's what to expect with Jon Bell, Hallstrom Planetarium Director

The planet Mars is making its closest approach in 15 years during the summer of 2018. Here's what to expect by Jon Bell, the planetarium director of the Hallstrom Planetarium and professor of Physical Sciences at Indian River State College in Fort Pierce, Florida. Jon is also the host of the radio program SKYWATCH. In...

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NASA CRS-15 Behind the Scenes of SpaceX Falcon 9 Resupply Mission to the ISS

Here's a recap of our journey to the launch of SpaceX CRS-15 mission at Cape Canaveral on June 29, 2018, as part of the NASA's Social Media group. We were treated to behind the scenes look at NASA buildings, rockets and laboratories as well as the scientists and engineers who had a part in this...

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Dust Storms on Mars, Opportunity Rover Status & the Future of Human Space Exploration – Dr. Jim Rice

The Opportunity Rover, which has been surviving on Mars since January 2004, is struggling for its life during the dust storms on the red planet. In this episode, Dr. Jim Rice, the senior scientist at the Planetary Science Institute, discusses the current dust storms (the worst ever recorded) and how Opportunity is being affected. Dr....

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The Time Has Come To Go To Mars – Dr. Robert Zubrin, President & Founder of The Mars Society

The Time has come to go to Mars! Dr. Robert Zubrin is the founder and President of the Mars Society, as well as a member of the organization's Board of Directors.  Dr. Zubrin is also President of Pioneer Astronautics, an aerospace R&D company located in Lakewood, Colorado.  Formerly a Staff Engineer at Lockheed Martin Astronautics...

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How to take action now to pursue the life that you want – Jeet Banerjee

In this episode, Jeet Banerjee is going to share with us his tips for how to take action now to pursue the life that you want. Jeet is a 25-year-old serial entrepreneur, digital marketing consultant and TEDx speaker. Jeet began his entrepreneurial journey at age 17 and since then has launched over 10 companies. He...

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Dr. Linda Yueh – What Would the Great Economists Do?

In this episode Dr. Linda Yueh discusses her latest book, “What would the great economists do?” which looks at how we can apply lessons and theories of the past to solve today’s biggest economic problems. Dr. Yueh is an economist, broadcaster and author. She holds senior academic positions at Oxford University, London Business School, and...

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A Journey with John Schneider – AKA “Bo Duke”: Musician, Actor, Filmmaker

John Schneider, who made his television debut in 1978 as Bo Duke on The Dukes of Hazzard then went on to many other shows including Smallville, Touched by an Angel, JAG and Walker, Texas Ranger, speaks with us in this episode about not only “Bo Duke”, but also his incredibly successful music career. We also...

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Lost in Space Reboot Review with Alpha Control's Laen August

In this episode (Spoiler Alert!) we review the Netflix reboot of Lost in Space with Laen August, co-host of the Alpha Control podcast. Laen grew up watching Irwin Allen’s original sci-fi adventure TV series and became a life-long fan. Each week, he and his co-host Kurt review individual episodes of the classic series. Laen is retired...

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Gary Varvel – Award-winning editorial cartoonist, actor and screenwriter

Gary Varvel is an award-winning, editorial cartoonist, actor and screenwriter. He draws political cartoons for The Indianapolis Star and has over 30 years of experience as a professional journalist. His work appears in 100 newspapers around the world, including The New York Times, Washington Post, USA Today, Time, and Sports Illustrated, as well as on...

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Take Four – Chill Rock Band Releases New EP “Intentions”

Check out the jazz-fused chill rock band, Take Four, an incredibly talented group of young musicians from the Indianapolis area. Take Four just released their EP “Intentions” featuring the title hit “Intentions”, along with “Crazy”, “Sweet Talk”, and “Left to Lose”. In today's episode we feature music clips as well as how the group formed...

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Darwin Comes to Town: How the Urban Jungle Drives Evolution – biologist Menno Schilthuizen

Menno Schilthuizen is a senior research scientist at Naturalis Biodiversity Center in the Netherlands and a professor of evolutionary biology at Leiden University. Menno is one of a growing number of “urban ecologists” studying how our manmade environments are accelerating and changing the evolution of the animals and plants around us. In his new book,...

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2001: A Space Odyssey – The Making of a Masterpiece featuring Michael Benson

Michael Benson works at the intersection of art and science. A writer, artist, and filmmaker, his new book, Space Odyssey: Stanley Kubrick, Arthur C. Clarke, and the Making of a Masterpiece examines the four year long production of 2001: A Space Odyssey, and was published on the 50th anniversary of that film’s release. During the last...

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Mind Your Money & Reduce Financial Stress with Chellie Campbell

Chellie Campbell, author of The Wealthy Spirit, Zero to Zillionaire and From Worry to Wealthy, treats money disorders–spending bulimia and income anorexia. She offers workshops that help people create more cash, bigger sales, less debt and more time off for fun! Chellie is the creator of the popular Financial Stress Reduction workshop. In this episode,...

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Hotel in Space: Aurora Station – featuring Orion Span CEO Frank Bunger

Aurora Station will be the World's First Luxury Space Hotel in orbit 200 miles above the Earth's surface. Frank Bunger, the CEO & Founder at Orion Span (the company behind Aurora Station), joins us to discuss this incredible opportunity for dreamers to achieve the Authentic Astronaut Experience. Not only will this hotel offer breathtaking views,...

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Chasing New Horizons: Inside the Epic First Mission to Pluto – Dr. Alan Stern

If you wanted to design and fly a robotic spacecraft on a 9-year voyage 3 billion miles from Earth, the farthest journey of exploration our species has ever attempted, HOW WOULD YOU DO IT? Dr. Alan Stern is the principal investigator of the New Horizons mission, leading NASA’s exploration of the Pluto system and the...

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Social Media Marketing Tips with Corey Walker, The Marketing Specialist

Marketing specialist Corey Walker breaks down social media marketing, tools, and strategies for your business in today's episode. Corey is the co-author of Instagram for Business for Dummies, and President of The Marketing Specialist, a social media agency. She has over 20 years experience in marketing and is based in El Dorado Hills, CA. Her...

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Homer Hickam – Rocket Boys, T-Rex and Albert the Alligator

Homer Hickam is the bestselling and award-winning author of many books, including the #1 New York Times bestselling memoir, Rocket Boys, which was adapted into the popular October Sky movie. But Homer’s much more than a rocket boy, as he describes in this interesting podcast. He’s been a writer since grade school, a Vietnam veteran,...

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From the Moon to the planets & beyond, Stargazing with Astronomer Dean Regas

Ever wonder what a mysterious object is in the sky? In this episode Dean Regas, the astronomer for the Cincinnati Observatory, discusses popular things to see in the night sky and how to see them. Dean's also the co-host of Star Gazers on PBS, as well as author of two books, “Facts from Space!” and...

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Paul, Apostle of Christ – Behind the Scenes with Director Andrew Hyatt

Andrew Hyatt is the writer and director of the new movie Paul, Apostle of Christ. This movie stars Jim Caviezel from The Passion of the Christ, and James Faulkner from Game of Thrones. In this interview Andrew takes us behind the scenes to discuss what it was like working with these professionals, and how his...

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The Space Barons – Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, and the Quest to Colonize the Cosmos – featuring author Christian Davenport

Christian Davenport recently released his book “The Space Barons”, the story of Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos and the Quest to colonize the cosmos. Chris has been a staff writer at The Washington Post since 2000 and currently covers the space and defense industries for the financial desk. He is a recipient of the Peabody award...

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Rocket Billionaires: Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos and the New Space Race – featuring author Tim Fernholz

Tim Fernholz is the author of “Rocket Billionaires: Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos and the New Space Race”.  For this new book, Tim obtained exclusive access to top executives at SpaceX, including Elon Musk himself, as well as at Blue Origin, NASA, Boeing, United Launch Alliance, Orbital ATK and Virgin Galactic. Tim lives in Brooklyn, New York,...

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Lost in Space (Netflix Reboot) Behind the Scenes with Executive Producers Kevin Burns & Jon Jashni

Executive producers Kevin Burns and Jon Jashni discuss the reboot of Lost in Space that premiered on April 13, 2018. This Netflix Original series features 10 episodes as it traces the story of the Robinson family as they try to survive in hostile space after their ship is thrown off course. This behind-the-scenes discussion covers...

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Kari Byron, her career with Mythbusters and her new book “Crash Test Girl”

Kari Byron has had an amazingly strong presence in the world of reality-based science television. She is best known as a host on Discovery Channel’s Mythbusters, but went on to host and produce other shows including The White Rabbit Project, Thrill Factor and Positive Energy. She’s about to release her new book called Crash Test...

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How to achieve your “Why”, featuring International bodybuilder Kassie Alnwick

Kassie Alnwick is a certified personal trainer, nutritional advisor and empowerment speaker, with more than 28 years in the fitness industry. She’s had a highly successful career as a top international bodybuilder, finishing as the top U.S. competitor at the Arnold Classic in 2015. A self-described “Hockey mom”, Kassie has been running her business called...

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NASA Astronaut Scott Kelly: How The Right Stuff led him to a Year in Space

Captain Scott Kelly, a retired NASA astronaut, is a veteran of four space flights. He commanded three expeditions to the International Space Station and he spent 520 days living in space, including 340 consecutive days, the single longest space mission of an American Astronaut. He's recently released his memoir entitled “Endurance: A Year in Space,...

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