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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. Support the team by buying their book, The Year in Space - You can send your questions to the team via, tweet @RoyalAstroSoc or follow them on Instagram @SupermassivePod. The Supermassive Podcast is a Boffin Media Production by Izzie Clarke and Richard Hollingham.


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Latest Episodes

Izzie and Dr Becky have done episodes on Mars, gas giants, Saturn and Jupiter individually, so it’s about time that Uranus gets its own episode. And just so we're clear, it's UranUs, not UrAnus. more

5 days ago

What does Saturn look like? Why is Venus hotter than Mercury? Can the solar wind generate electricity on the Moon? Izzie, Dr Becky and Robert dive into The Supermassive Mailbox and answer your questions. more

16 days ago

This month, Izzie and Dr Becky are off to the Sun…Partly because the UK summer has been rubbish but mostly because there are a lot of things we still don’t know about our local star. more

a month ago


4.8 out of 5 stars from 469 ratings
  • An exceptional and enormously entertaining and accessible podcast

    This is an exceptional and enormously accessible podcast from the Royal Astronomical Society presented by science journalist Izzy Clarke and professional astrophysicist Dr Becky Smethurst. They are joined by the Deputy Executive Director of the Royal Astronomical Society, Robert Massey, and a host of science experts to answer all kinds of questions concerned with astrophysics and space exploration. Each episode discusses a main topic and concludes with advice about what to see in the night sky i... more

    Apple Podcasts
    Spaina month ago
  • fantastic podcast about space and all things related from really interested and intelligent hosts

    Podcast Addict
    2 months ago
  • Great podcast

    Thanks so much for your effort. I really enjoy listening to this podcast and I highly recommend it.

    Apple Podcasts
    Australia2 months ago
  • Hi Dr. Becky

    I don’t know if you guys even read the reviews, but I’m the kid (Luke from Minnesota) who interviewed you for a school project. I just want to let you know that I’m still going to be an astrophysicist when I’m out of high school!

    Apple Podcasts
    Astrophysics kid
    United States2 months ago
  • Best podcast around

    Love the show and the Q&A mini episodes. Keep up the good work guys ❤️

    Apple Podcasts
    United Kingdom2 months ago

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