Announcing Liftoff, a new podcast about space from Relay FM

Over the past six months or so, I’ve been writing, talking and thinking a lot more about space and how we get there.

That’s led — somewhat inevitably — to a new podcast on Relay FM. We’ve named it Liftoff.

Here’s the fancy description my cohost Jason Snell came up with:

Liftoff is a fortnightly podcast about space, the universe, and everything. You don’t need to be a rocket scientist to understand the latest developments as explained by enthusiastic space fans Stephen Hackett and Jason Snell.

Jason’s a huge space nerd, and it’s been a ton of fun working with him on this project. As the description says, we’ll be keeping things casual on the science end. We believe these topics should be approachable by anyone.

Episode 1 is out today, and we’ll be publishing every other week. Go subscribe to hear us talk about space lettuce (!) and the Curiosity rover on Mars.

I owe a huge thanks to our talented and mysterious designer for the Liftoff art. All I said was “it should look like a mission patch,” and I think it’s my new favorite art on the network.