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NASA’s Curious Universe Podcast Unveils New Season of Adventures


NASA’s short-form, narrative podcast, NASA’s Curious Universe, returns for its sixth season Nov. 7. This season will bring listeners on new “wild and wonderful” adventures from the farthest reaches of the cosmos to right here on planet Earth. 

This image shows a navy blue circle with a logo in the center that reads “NASA’s Curious Universe” in white letters with stars in the upper left and bottom right. Surrounding the circle, there are panels of shades of alternative reds and blues with red icons floating. The icons include a plane, planet Saturn, an asteroid with smaller rocks surrounding, a satellite, a question mark, a telescope, molecules, and part of a visualization of a black hole.

In season six, listeners will meet researchers who are using sounds from the Sun to learn crucial details about our star, explore the “dark side” of the universe with scientists who study dark matter and dark energy, and get a behind-the-scenes look at the first NASA mission to deliver an asteroid sample to Earth. 

The trailer for season six of NASA’s Curious Universe launched Oct. 31, and new episodes will be published every Tuesday morning through Dec. 19. 

In each episode, host Dr. Padi Boyd, a NASA astrophysicist, brings listeners on a unique, sound-rich journey through our solar system and beyond. She is joined by a lineup of expert interviewees such as scientists, astronauts, and engineers. 

NASA’s Curious Universe first debuted in March 2020 and features a catalog of episodes focused on a wide variety topics, from spacesuit design to exoplanet hunting. 

In 2022, the show received a People’s Voice Webby Award in the category “Best Limited Series—Health, Science & Education,” recognizing the team’s in-depth reporting on the science, engineering, people, and launch of NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope.  

NASA’s Curious Universe is a podcast created with the  “first-time space explorer” in mind and doesn’t require prior knowledge of NASA or its missions. All you need is your curiosity! 

NASA’s Curious Universe, and the show’s companion Spanish podcast, Universo Curioso de la NASA, are now available on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, and Soundcloud.

Curious Universe is written and produced by NASA’s audio team, based at the agency’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland.

About NASA Audio 

From long-form interviews with astronauts and engineers to stories that take you on a tour of the galaxy, NASA’s audio offerings let you experience the thrill of space exploration without ever leaving Earth. Discover all of NASA’s podcasts at: 

Media Contact 

Katie Konans 
NASA Audio and Podcasting Lead
NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Md.



Last Updated
Nov 08, 2023
Jamie Adkins
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center