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The Supermassive Podcast

The Royal Astronomical Society

This is The Supermassive Podcast from the Royal Astronomical Society. Every month, science journalist Izzie Clarke and astrophysicist Dr Becky Smethurst take you through the universe with the latest research, history from the society’s archives and astronomy you can do from your own home. You can send your questions to the team via or tweet @RoyalAstroSoc using #RASSupermassive The Supermassive Podcast is a Boffin Media Production by Izzie Clarke and Richard Hollingham.


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Latest Episodes

The Supermassive team dust off their wellies and peg down their tents for Standon Calling. And to celebrate 10 years of NASA's Curiosity rover landing on Mars, Izzie and Dr Becky are asking the question everyone at the festival wants answered... Is t... more

12 days ago

Izzie and Dr Becky are flying closer to home to look at the Rocky Planets; Mercury, Venus, Earth and Mars. How are they different? How are they similar? And can understanding their past tell us anything about Earth’s future? Plus, Dr Robert Massey ha... more

a month ago

From hexagonal shaped storms to spinning sideways, Izzie and Dr Becky are exploring our weird and wonderful Gas Giants. Joining them are Dr Tom Stallard from the University of Leicester and Dr Robert Massey, Deputy Director of the Royal Astronomical ... more

2 months ago


4.8 out of 5 stars from 249 ratings
  • New favourite podcast

    Ignore the naysayers regarding the ‘giggling’, woe betide anyone should have fun. It’s entertaining, incredibly informative, the presenter chemistry is infectious, and I now know things I didn’t before.

    Apple Podcasts
    United Kingdoma month ago
  • Well Worth A Listen

    Some great science form accomplished and talented scientists. Young or old, these podcasts are informative, enjoyable and fun.

    Apple Podcasts
    Ian S
    United Kingdom2 months ago
  • I love this podcast!

    The only thing I don’t like is that the episodes are monthly instead of weekly!

    Apple Podcasts
    United States2 months ago
  • Excellent Podcast

    Very informative without trying to be a comedy.

    Apple Podcasts
    United States3 months ago
  • Excellent Astronomy Podcast

    Less formal than many other science pods. Accessible to non-experts, complex themes explained in a fun way by experts.

    Apple Podcasts
    United Kingdom3 months ago

Chart Positions

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