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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

  • Tales from the Drinking Horn: We Talk Norse Mythology with the Meadcast
    Grab a horn-full of your favorite beverage and get ready for a crossover of mythic proportions! In this episode of Star Stuff, Hailey and John discuss Norse mythology with Nick Irvine and Evan Anderson of the Drinking Horn Meadcast.
  • Arecibo Observatory: A Message To The Unknown
    In this episode of Star Stuff, Cody and Hailey chat with Bradly Rivera, the Elementary School Division Head and STEM Program Lead at Arecibo Observatory’s STAR Academy. Learn all about the incredible Arecibo Message sent by Arecibo Observatory in 1974, what the message entailed, and what they were hoping to accomplish. They also talk about […]
  • The Modern Hunt for Aliens: What Is Astrobiology?
    In this episode of Star Stuff, Hailey chats with astrobiologist Dr. Bonnie Baxter and Lowell Public Program Educator Juan Ruiz about astrobiology. How did they get into the field? What might life look like on other planets? What do Mars and the Great Salt Lake have in common?
  • ‘Oumuamua: The Extrasolar Asteroid… Or Alien Craft
    In this Episode of Star Stuff, Cody and Hailey chat with astrophysicist and returning guest Dr. Martin Elvis about ‘Oumuamua, an interstellar object with unknown origins. Is it a space rock? Or something beyond our wildest imaginations?
  • The Fear and Beauty of the Night: We Talk to Grand Canyon’s Astronomer in Residence Lauren Camp
    In this episode of Star Stuff, Cody chats with poet Lauren Camp about her experience as the Grand Canyon’s astronomer in residence and how the park’s dark skies influenced her poetry.