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‘Star Stuff: A Space Poddity’ Ranked Among Top Astronomy Podcasts

Since Star Stuff’s humble beginnings in January of 2022, it’s become a standout among astronomy podcasts — all thanks to its loyal base of listeners! With season 2 on the way, it’s a great time to look back on some particularly stellar moments in Star Stuff history with a top-10 list of our favorite episodes. Read on to see the top 10 favorite episodes of our superstar hosts, Hailey Osborn and Cody Half-Moon. But first, take a moment to check out where Star Stuff stands in the rankings of today’s most popular astronomy podcasts:

#8 on Goodpods

#18 on Podbay

#15 on Feedspot

#17 on Backtrack

#19 on Chartable

Cody’s Top 10 Favorite Episodes:

  1. Debating Space Conspiracy Theories
  2. Exploring Dark Skies With Grand Canyon “Dark Sky Ranger” Rader Lane
  3. We Got Astronomers To Review “The Thing”
  4. The Life of Stars: We Talk To Lowell Astronomer Dr. Gerard Van Belle
  5. What Would “Armageddon” Really Look Like?
  6. The Real Indiana Jones: We Talk To Dr. Johanson, The Lucy Discoverer
  7. The Adventures of an Asteroid Chaser And Shadow Hunter: We Talk To Dr. Cathy Olkin
  8. Finding Your Unicorn Career In STEM: We Talk To Alaina Levine
  9. Comets, Asteroids, And Centaurs
  10. Talking With Grown-Ups About Pluto: We Talk With Dan Durda

Hailey’s Top 10 Favorite Episodes:

  1. Finding Your Unicorn Career In STEM: We Talk To Alaina Levine
  2. Academic Burnout
  3. The Path of a Female Scientist
  4. Guess That Sci-Fi Movie: We Play a Podcast Game
  5. “My Other Vehicle Explored Pluto” — We Talk to Dr. Alan Stern
  6. We Got Astronomers To Review “The Thing”
  7. When Black Holes Collide
  8. Debating Space Conspiracy Theories
  9. Black Holes, Spacetime and Bread
  10.  Searching For New Worlds with Jake Clark

Listen to Recent Star Stuff Episodes

  • From The Farm To The Stars: We Talk About Clyde Tombaugh
    A telescope made out of farming equipment? Discovering Pluto? In this episode of Star Stuff, Hailey sits down with Lowell historian Kevin Schindler to talk about the man who discovered Pluto, Clyde Tombaugh.
  • Beyond The Event Horizon: We Talk About Black Holes
    Wormholes? Time travel? Alternate universes? In this episode of Star Stuff, Cody and Hailey talk about black holes, the different types of black holes, and the bizarre implications of their existence.
  • Seeing The Unseen: We Talk About Spectroscopy
    Welcome to Star Stuff Season 2, now also in video format on YouTube! How do scientists study light? In this episode, Cody and Hailey talk about the various types of spectroscopy and how they’re used in different fields, from astronomy to art history.
  • Season 1 Finale: What We Learned On Season 1
    That’s a wrap on Star Stuff Season 1! In this episode, Cody and Hailey reminisce with Star Stuff crew members, Madi Mooney, Nate Nise, and John Compton, about their favorite episodes from the past year and what they learned while working on the show. Get ready for Season 2, premiering in January 2023 in all […]
  • Learning Science Through Historic Literature
    You’ve heard the Greek myths about how the constellations formed, but what about the stories of other cultures? In this episode of Star Stuff, Cody sits down with cultural astronomer Dr. Danielle Adams to discuss the lesser-known stories of the Arabian night sky.