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PRX (creator of the very website you're looking at!) is is shaping the future of public media content, talent and technology.


PRX is a leading creator and distributor, connecting audio producers with their most engaged, supportive audiences.


A fierce champion of new voices, new formats, and new business models, PRX advocates for the entrepreneurial producer. PRX is an award-winning media company, reaching millions of listeners worldwide. For over a dozen years, PRX has operated public radio’s largest distribution marketplace, offering thousands of shows including This American Life, The Moth Radio Hour, and Reveal.


In 2014, PRX launched Radiotopia, a podcast collective of 13 diverse, independent, story-driven shows, anchored by 99% Invisible from Roman Mars. The network has quickly grown to over 10 million downloads per month. 

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Adults don’t have all the answers — or all the questions. So Michelle takes on some astronomical queries from 8th-graders.

  • Added: Feb 23, 2018
  • Length: 08:20
Caption: Artist's rendering, Credit: CALTECH/NSF/LIGO Sonoma State University/A. Simonnet
In the time of the dinosaurs, two stars spiraled to their deaths. And 130 million years later, they taught humans the origin of gold.

  • Added: Feb 09, 2018
  • Length: 24:11
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Science for science’s sake may be luxury we can all do without — until, as happened during the 1980s, it quite literally saves the world.

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  • Added: Jan 26, 2018
  • Length: 20:02
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: The winter solstice gets tricky if your home planet has rings..., Credit: NASA
The winter solstice: a time to curl up by the fire, toast marshmallows, and reflect on the passage of the seasons...on other planets.

  • Added: Dec 29, 2017
  • Length: 17:00
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NASA has been on the lookout for rogue asteroids for years. Then astronomers in Hawaii glimpsed a massive, cigar-shaped object — from another solar...

  • Added: Dec 15, 2017
  • Length: 16:15
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Today’s astrophysicists probe the farthest reaches of the universe using instruments impossible to imagine when the constellations were named. But...

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  • Added: Dec 01, 2017
  • Length: 12:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Jonny Meister won the "Most Licensed Debut Group" in the 2012 Zeitfunk Awards for his group, "Bluesnet Radio." Here is his acceptance speech.

Bought by KKRN


  • Added: Nov 27, 2017
  • Length: :35
  • Purchases: 1
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Almost two years ago, Orbital Path launched with an episode on our fascination with space aliens. But what’s really going on out there on KIC8462852?

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  • Added: Nov 17, 2017
  • Length: 16:37
  • Purchases: 1
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Physicists are coming to terms with a strange new concept of Time — strange and new, perhaps, to many western minds. But it’s a notion that feels ...

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  • Added: Nov 03, 2017
  • Length: 09:35
  • Purchases: 1
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It’s time we get over out three-dimensional selves. 
Brian Greene — world renowned astrophysicist, New York Times bestselling author, NOVA host, an...

Bought by KUER


  • Added: Oct 20, 2017
  • Length: 29:23
  • Purchases: 1
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Michelle and NASA astronomer Andrew Booth retreat to the comfort of the hot tub — and Andrew reveals one of his deepest fears: Mathematics.

  • Added: Sep 29, 2017
  • Length: 11:42
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People have dreamed of making this trip for millennia. Next year, NASA launches the first ever voyage to the sun.

  • Added: Sep 15, 2017
  • Length: 18:00
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NASA astronomer Andrew Booth joins Michelle in the hot tub to drink a glass of chardonnay, and talk weird science.

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  • Added: Sep 01, 2017
  • Length: 11:27
  • Purchases: 1
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Michelle visits a Nobel Prize winner who took a “baby picture” of the universe — NASA cosmologist John Mather.

  • Added: Aug 18, 2017
  • Length: 22:53
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A NASA mission probes mysteries of a planet very much like our own....

  • Added: Aug 04, 2017
  • Length: 20:49
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The big one is coming! That is, the total solar eclipse of Aug. 21. Dr. Thaller shares her wisdom on how best to view the eclipse and its larger im...

Bought by KUFM - Montana Public Radio and PRX Remix


  • Added: Jul 20, 2017
  • Length: 11:16
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: <a href="https://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/juno/images/index.html">Jupiter from the Juno mission</a>
Recently, we’ve started to get the first images back from Juno, which is on a mission to Jupiter. Host Dr. Michelle Thaller walks us through the re...

Bought by XRAY.fm


  • Added: Jun 30, 2017
  • Length: 06:47
  • Purchases: 1
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Dr. Michelle Thaller visits the NASA lab that discovered that meteorites contain some of the very same chemical elements that we contain. Then, Mic...

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  • Added: Jun 20, 2017
  • Length: 16:55
  • Purchases: 1
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When the Cassini spacecraft blasted into space on October 15, 1997, even the most optimistic scientists would have had a hard time predicting the m...

Bought by KUER, KRZA, and PRX Remix


  • Added: May 23, 2017
  • Length: 22:30
  • Purchases: 3
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Nearly 100 years after Einstein predicted the existence of gravitational waves — huge undulations in the fabric of space-time itself — in 2015, det...

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  • Added: Apr 21, 2017
  • Length: 26:21
  • Purchases: 1