Why We're Still Obsessed with Space

Published on: Oct 12, 2021fb-roundtwitter-roundemail-round

Our obsession with space travel has always gone hand in hand with pop culture. Space shows up in the books we read, the music we listen to, and TV and movies we watch. 

In this episode of Pop Cultured, we talk about the ways pop culture is influenced by space and the ways space travel is influenced by pop culture. We also get into Hollywood's moonshots with a few upcoming projects that aren't just about space, they’re made in space. 

You’ll hear from:

  • Dr. Teasel Muir Harmony, curator of the Apollo Spacecraft Collection, professor at Georgetown University and author of  Apollo to the Moon: A History in 50 Objects.  

  • Swapna Krishna, journalist covering space, tech, and pop culture at outlets such as Engadget, StarTrek.com, The Verge, and more. Co-host of the podcast Desi Geek Girls

  • Eric Kohn, New York–based Executive Editor & Chief Critic at IndieWire. 

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Skimm'd by Senior Producer and Host Bridget Armstrong. Produced by Alaisha Key, with special help from Luke Vargas, and Ciara Long. Engineered by Andrew Callaway. TheSkimm’s head of audio is Graelyn Brashear.


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