Astronomy Cast

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Take a fact-based journey through the cosmos. Tune in to hear weekly discussions on astronomical topics ranging from planets to cosmology. Hosted by Fraser Cain (Universe Today) and Dr. Pamela L. Gay (Planetary Science Institute), this show brings the questions of an avid astronomy lover direct to an astronomer. Together Fraser and Pamela explore what is known and being discovered about the universe around us. Astronomy Cast is supported thru

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  • drh9447
    Phenomenal podcast! Informative and entertaining. Treat yourself and give them a listen.
  • Northwestwood
    What’s Astronomy Have to Do with Politics?
    On multiple occasions, the hosts decide to speak on their politics and show their liberal bias. I listen for astronomy; if I wanted to listen to politics I would’ve subscribed to a different podcast. This is a joke. Unsubscribed.
  • IDSgt56
    Not only is this an awesome and informative podcast, it is also highly inspirational. It has inspired a new drinking game. Every time Fraser says “right,” you get to take a shot. You will probably be completely trashed by the end of an episode or two.
  • dis blood runs preeeet
    Best regular astronomy content available
    I’m extremely grateful to have found this podcast. I’m a layman who has always loved astronomy and took all my science electives in astronomy and physics. Anyone can understand the conversations without a technical background, but it still manages to be complex and in depth enough for an interested person with a basic background in the field. Listen to it.
  • Gmoney.
    Just found this podcast the other day and WOW! I love the content and it makes me feel like I’m quietly sitting in on a meeting about what’s going on in the world of space and science exploration. Working my way from the early episodes to current. I’m really happy with the chemistry between everyone. Very friendly and the conversations complement each other’s intelligence about the topics talked about.
  • jLuisZamora
    In all of the episodes I’ve listened to, the audio is horrible. It’s as though you’re forgetting you’re speaking into a mic.
  • sweet toooth neli
    I really like this podcast because it’s like my little secret lol its so interesting because they talk about things on a deeper level also nobody really knows exactly how much i love this so nobody would ever tease me about liking science and so its just sooooo amazing it’s cool how their content is bizarre and so intriguing.
  • Cjdjdkskskslsksndffff
    Great podcast
    Really enjoying this, I’ve been looking for a podcast about all things Universe for ages, and finally found one! Very interesting
  • iraqidinarfan
    Do we have the technology to make artificial gravity on the moon?
  • Agent J.....
    I look forward each week for this podcast! Pamela and Fraser have a fantastic rapport as they discuss varying aspects of the universe and our place in it. Can’t recommend their podcast, YouTube’s, and twitch channels enough!
  • willshatter82
    Astronomy made fun
    As a casual astronomy fan Astronomy Cast has great discussions that keep you interested. Great for experts and casuals like me.
  • FlyingDutchmen7
    Good content. Terrible audio
    Good content for the average listener, but they really need to even out their volumes.
  • PiscesFish
    Where has this podcast been all my life??
    Thank you for your dedication!
  • app review 1990
    I love this cast
    Keep doing what your doing this is awesome I love it!
  • MaxGravy
    Best Astronomy podcast!
    Fraser and Pamela create one of my favorite podcasts. Be sure to check out the ‘raw’ versions of each show on their website. They include behind-the-scenes banter and listener questions not included in the official releases.
  • SPD_SuperNerd
    Best show for astronomy!
    Could you please do a podcast on quark stars? Also the differences between neutron stars, quark stars, and strange stars? Are strangelets a real thing or just a “quark” of the math?
  • X1metalsmith
    Pure joy
    This is one of my favorite podcasts! Can’t get enough! Go science!
  • 1+1-1=1
    Astronomy Cast is Excellent.
    Remarkable how Dr. Gay is able to explain even subtle aspects fo physics and astronomy in a clear and understandable way even without video. Most similar information services are video only. I greatly appreciate being able to learn from this podcast without sitting down to watch. Update 2019. Still true. I listen all the time. Even back episodes are useful. I just joined patreon to support the show.
  • Mikeybre
    Best science pod cast out there
    started listening in high school.... continue 10 years later love it love it love it
  • Lucky coins
    I love how I can listen to this and learn fun astronomy facts and news at the same time. This podcast has increased my knowledge, intriguing to listen to, and have me new ideas for observatories to visit.
  • generic carbon based life form
    Outstanding podcast
    I really enjoy listening to this podcast. I am trying to catch up to current releases as I am still a few years behind. The hosts have great voices and wonderful chemistry, they cover a huge range of topics that relate, sometimes tangentially, to astronomy.
  • Gandalf the Alien Grey
    100% Awesomeness
    Great content on the latest astonomical science and space missions and entertaining dialogue from both hosts. I love this show!
  • han2010000
    Best Podcast
    I adore this podcast. I listened to it when I took an astronomy class and it helped me SO much. I love listening to it now because it helps me remember all the cool and freaky stuff about space.
  • fuitynewty
    Awesome Show
    Really really great show! They talk thoroughly and interestingly about science, physics, and astronomy. A great way to learn more about the world around us. **ONE RECOMMENDATION** it would be so awesome if you guys could organize the podcasts by season! I am powering through all the episodes from the beginning, and it stinks to have to scroll all the way to the bottom of a 500 episode long list.
  • Bass setup
    Great Show...Far Too Much Time On Commercials
    This was such a great show but as time went on I learned far more about Caspar mattresses than about astronomy each episode. Shame really.
  • burnbizzle
    Excellent topics covered well
    Good overviews of interesting and timely astronomy topics. Occasionally I hear few errors on items that are a bit outside their areas of expertise but in general it is on point.
  • AsterixisHand
    Long intro
    It takes 5-6 minutes of talking to actually get to the podcast. And the co host is extremely redundant. Fraser: good radio voice and easy to understand. Co host: can’t keep a consistent distant from microphone and whispers half of her phrases. If I turn up the volume to listen to her extremely dynamic tonalities I get blown out when ever Fraser talks.
  • SaggitariusA*
    My favorite podcast right now. Great chemistry between the hosts. The topics, and Dr. Gay is incredibly knowledgeable and articulate in covering each one.
  • SquietPaw
    Fall Into Space!
    The most likable people in the universe tell you the latest in the universe... what’s not to like?!
  • K9Rush
    Little astronomy
    I listen to the show yesterday and I had very little astronomy and it was talking about science-fiction and Stargate SG one I’m rambling on nothing about astronomy come on if you’re going to call yourself an astronomy podcast stay focused on astronomy please
  • Lovelobster
    The smugness is overflowing
    I listen to this podcast only for comedic value. I’m sure the hosts have good intentions, but I laugh at how self important and smug these people sound as they explain their interpretation of life. It’s only worth two stars.
  • twEditor
    Dumbed-Down Astronomy
    While I love Dr Pamela’s beautiful speaking voice, and Fraser Crain’s quirky style, this is Dumbed-Down Astronomy at best. They go too far in trying to make the science palatable and drop a great deal of real content in the process.
  • Hartkid
    Perfect for Backyard Astronomers!
    This podcast is the perfect springboard for backyard astronomers. There is enough detail in each episode to give you a good understanding of the topic, and it fuels your curiosity to dig deeper in the topics that interest you. Frasier and Pamela are such kind and fun tour guides to the cosmos. I can’t recommend it enough!
  • buttonwillow9
    Good info
    ...but I have unsubscribed. I can’t bear another minute of the cutesy interplay between the hosts and I’ll scream if I hear them mispronounce Charon one more time.
  • HappyPaint
    My Mum counts this as school
    Me mum counts this as school it’s so good
    So very informative.
  • YouHaveNoFreeWill
    This show rocks
    Love it! This show inspired me to get a telescope and get in to astrophotography Keep killing it.
  • Bill Smyth
    Very happy with this. I have been listening from the beginning.
  • Gregy1111
    Amazing!! My favorite.
    I’ve been listening for past couple years, but when they started doing their update episodes, I finally took note of all their older episodes, which are great! I went back and started from ep. 1 and am working my way through. I credit this podcast with getting me re-engaged with my love for science.
  • Dandrobium
    Frasier and Pamela do a great job making astronomy and space science understandable and interesting.
  • Brooke25**
    I love this show!! I’ve always been interested in astronomy but I’m not an astrophysicist so it was difficult to find a podcast with subject matter that I completely understood. This is definitely it! They give great info thats easy to understand!
  • Tea girl kisses
    There is not one thing I don’t love about this podcast. As a fellow star nerd it’s so wonderful to have my ears filled with so much knowledge delivered in such a fun and passionate way.
  • TreysTunes
    My First Podcast
    Astronomy Cast was my first subscribed podcast. I started listening at about episode 225. I have gone through all episodes twice. Fraiser and Pamala present interesting topics in an interesting, informative, and casual manner that will keep you entertained. I look forward to each episode weekly.
  • Nightman1
    Too simple. Too much inter-host chat.
    With a subject like astronomy, I'm with the guys of the old TV show Dragnet, When I used to listen to this, I used to want to say,"Just the Facts, Ma'am," about once an episode. I don't listen to it any more.
  • Pdillonjr
    One of the best of the best
    This is amazing podcast that delivers each week. I can’t wait for each episode to come out. If you’re just finding it, even better, because the archive contains 500 episodes. After I stumbled upon it, the previous episodes kept me busy for months. I can’t praise the podcast enough. You also have to give them major credit for being podcast pioneers... they’ve been at it a long time.
  • Amit_singh
    This has become an Advertising Podcast
    When the show started, back in 2007 I think, there was no advertising, and I had finally found an alternative to TV and radio where one can learn the Science without being inundated with advertisements. This show has, over the years, evolved and taken on the same concept used by all other mediums to integrate advertising in the show. It is so annoying that just when you've gotten into the subject matter and focused on the topic on hand, they start talking about some product that breaks the momentum of the show, and for me, just ruins the whole experience. This is not what made this show what it has become over the years. I am begging the hosts of this show...PLEASE, with cherry on top, get back to your roots and stop the advertisements. I don't know about other subscribers but I literally fast forward every advertisement, and it leaves such an annoying taste in the mouth that it ruins the entire show for me. I have tremendous respect for the show and the hosts, and please don't take my review personally. This is an honest constructive feedback that your show needs. Don't lose your fanbase for $$$.
  • מיכאל נווואל
    I can't believe how long this show has lasted
    The Voyager of Podcasts. Thank you.
  • Swim frsda
    Divorce lawyer by day, pretend astronaut by night. I just love this show. I especially like the explanations of how we know what we know. It is so much better than just stating facts without background. Bravo!
  • The1JD
    This is my favorite podcast.
    I'm not a scientist, but I love how they break down the science so that lay-people like me can understand it, but they don't "dumb-it-down".
  • The FireKing
    Great podcast!
    This podcast is pretty good! I only gave it a 4/5 because I feel like they talked like just a little tad too slow. 😉
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