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Radio Programs and Podcasts with Andrew Fraknoi

With Michael Krasny, Host of the Forum talk show, on the San Francisco NPR Station, KQED Radio

 

Over the years, both national and local radio programs have asked me to explain astronomical developments in everyday language.  Sometimes I am on for just a few minutes as part of the discussion of a piece of astronomy news; on other occasions I am on for a full hour discussing astronomy and space and answering listener questions.   Below are links to some of the longer radio programs I have been on which are preserved on the Web.

 

The 2018 Total Eclipse of the Moon and What the Collision of Star Corpses Can Teach Us (KQED Forum, with Michael Krasny, Jan. 30, 2018):    https://ww2.kqed.org/forum/2018/01/29/rare-super-blue-lunar-eclipse-comes-wednesday-morning/

Americans Prepare for the Coast to Coast Eclipse (KQED Forum with Michael Krasny, July 27, 2017):
https://ww2.kqed.org/forum/2017/07/26/americans-prepare-for-first-total-solar-eclipse-in-century/

Big Picture Science Radio Show on the 2017 eclipse of the Sun (July 2017, four different guests share the hour):
http://radio.seti.org/episodes/eclipsing-all-other-shows

Big Picture Science Radio Show on science fiction (features AF’s discussion of science fiction writing and his first published story, June 12, 2017; AF starts 18 minutes into the show):
http://radio.seti.org/episodes/science-fiction

Ronn Owens Program KGO Radio, Mar. 22, 2017 (one-hour talk show):
https://player.fm/series/ronn-owens-70140/march-22-2017-planets-stars-and-frakanoi

Ronn Owens Program KGO Radio, Oct. 26, 2016 (one-hour talk show):
http://www.kgoradio.com/2016/10/26/ronn-owens-astronomer-andrew-fraknoi/

Big Picture Science Radio Show on the top tourist sights in the solar system (features discussion with AF at several points during the show; Aug. 10, 2015):
http://radio.seti.org/episodes/solar-system-vacation

NPR Science Friday about a lunar eclipse (17 min, Apr. 2014):
https://www.sciencefriday.com/segments/up-close-with-the-lunar-eclipse/

Big Picture Science Radio Show overview of comets and Comet ISON (10 min, Dec. 16, 2013):
http://bigpicturescience.org/episodes/Some_Like_It_Cold
(AF starts 28 minutes into the show; you can move your cursor along the show timeline to get to it)

KQED Radio News Interview on Comet ISON (6 min, Dec. 2, 2013):
http://blogs.kqed.org/science/audio/meet-comet-ison-our-icyfiery-visitor-from-the-oort-cloud/

NPR Science Friday Interview about Comet ISON (15 min, Nov. 22, 2013):
http://www.sciencefriday.com/segment/11/22/2013/ison-the-comet-of-the-century-or-is-it.html

KQED Radio Forum on the Large Meteoroid Exploding Over Russia (Feb. 15, 2013):
http://www.kqed.org/a/forum/R201302150900

Comets and Other 2013 Sky Events (NPR Science Friday, 10 minute segment, Jan. 4, 2013):
http://sciencefriday.com/segment/01/04/2013/a-journey-to-the-oort-cloud-where-comets-are-born.html

Big Picture Science Special Episode on Doomsday (Nov. 25, 2012):
http://bigpicturescience.org/episodes/Doomsday_Live_Part_I

KQED Radio Forum Program on Shutting Down the Allen Telescope Array and the Search for Life in the Universe (May 10, 2011):
http://www.kqed.org/a/forum/R201105101000

KQED Radio Forum Program on Astronomical News (Nov. 16, 2009):
https://ww2.kqed.org/forum/2009/11/16/astronomical-update/

Interview about Galileo’s 400th Anniversary on the Are We Alone Radio Show with Seth Shostak (Mar. 2, 2009):
http://bigpicturescience.org/episodes/A_Man_A_Planet_A_Tenal_Panama_

Podcast on the 120th Anniversary of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific, part of the 365 Days of Astronomy series during the International Year of Astronomy (Feb. 6, 2009):
https://cosmoquest.org/x/365daysofastronomy/2009/02/06/february-6-the-120th-anniversary-of-the-astronomical-society-of-the-pacific-the-first-national-astronomy-organization-in-the-us/

KQED Forum Program on New Discoveries about Astronomy (an hour conversation with Michael Krasny), Dec. 11, 2008:
http://www.kqed.org/epArchive/R812111000

Point of Inquiry Webcast on “Your Body’s Cosmic History”, Sept. 12, 2008:
http://www.pointofinquiry.org/andrew_fraknoi_the_cosmic_history_of_your_body/

KQED Forum Program on Mars Exploration and Exploding Stars (also with NASA astronomer David Morrison), May 28, 2008:
http://www.kqed.org/epArchive/R805280900

Are We Alone Radio Show (SETI Institute) on writing a children’s book for Disney (15 minutes in middle of show), Jan. 14, 2008:
http://bigpicturescience.org/episodes/May_the_Forces_Be_With_You

KQED Forum Discussion on Discovery of an Earth-like Planet (also with planet-hunter Debra Fischer); 1 hr., Apr. 30, 2007:
http://www.kqed.org/epArchive/R704300900

Science and Society Podcast on “Pluto and the New Definition of a Planet” (Nov. 17, 2006):
http://www.scienceandsociety.net/podcasts/archives/2006/11/dr_andrew_frakn_1.html

Are We Alone Radio Show (SETI Inst.) on “A Skeptical View of Astrology” (Oct. 18, 2006):
http://bigpicturescience.org/episodes/Skeptical_Sunday_There_s_Noah_Counting

Are We Alone Radio Show on “Science Fiction with Good Astronomy” (Aug. 23, 2006):
http://bigpicturescience.org/episodes/Lost_and_Found_Astronomy

KQED Forum Interview/Debate on New IAU Definition of a Planet (1 hr, Aug. 17, 2006):
http://www.kqed.org/epArchive/R608170900

Science Friday (NPR) 20-min Interview on a Sightseeing Tour of the Solar System (Jul. 28, 2006):
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=5589630

KQED Forum Interview on a range of astronomy topics (1 hr, Jan. 19, 2006):
http://www.kqed.org/epArchive/R601191000

KQED Forum Discussion on the Deep Impact Mission and Other Astronomy News (1 hr, July 6, 2005):
http://www.kqed.org/epArchive/R507060900

KQED Forum Interview about Black Holes, Space Warps, Time Machines (1 hr. June 3, 2002):
http://www.kqed.org/epArchive/R206031000

Science Friday Short Interview on Leonids Meteor Shower and Meteor Observing (Nov. 16, 2001):
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=1133310

Audio podcasts from the Silicon Valley Astronomy Lectures, organized and moderated by AF:
http://astrosociety.org/silicon-valley-astronomy-lectures/

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