The Astroholic Explains S02E02 – Looking At The Sun Like Never Before

In this episode, we are joined by European Space Agency scientist Dr. Dave Williams who talks about the incredible Solar Orbiter mission. This will study the solar...

The Astroholic Explains S02E01 – How To Destroy The Earth

We are back for season 2 and we start with a question every supervillain wants answering: how to completely annihilate the Earth using whatever the cosmos provides! 

The Astroholic Explains Xmas Special 2019 – Saturn’s Last Soul

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In this first Christmas Special, guest-produced by Shaun O'Boyle, we leave our standard format behind and jump into a world of science fiction and horror. This is brought to...

The Astroholic Explains S01E13 – Space Is Full Of Rubbish Feat. Joshua Lurie

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Space around the Earth is full of junk and one of our listeners asks "what are we doing about that?"  To answer's this question we bring in an expert,...

The Astroholic Explains S01E12 – Inside A Black Hole & Milky Way Addictions

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Can we send a probe inside a black hole? And why are we so obsessed with the Milky Way? This and more in this episode of The Astroholic Explains! Listen...

The Astroholic Explains S01E11 – Ancient Star Clusters And A Mystery Planet

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In this episode we talk about globular clusters and how they help us work out the age of stars, and then return to our neighbourhood to investigate the rumour...

The Astroholic Explains S01E10 – Of Planets & Pregnancy

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This time we answer two questions from the same person. Laurie asks if other solar systems are likely to be similar to ours, and about the risk of pregnancy...

The Astroholic Explains S01E09 – Headlights On A Spaceship & How Many Aliens Are...

In this episode we answer two different but equally important questions. What would the headlights on a spaceship moving at the speed of light look like, and are there...
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The Astroholic Explains S01E08 – Spin, Stardust, and… Is Chris a Cucumber?

In this episode we tackle two more questions from our lovely listeners. The first is about what determines the rotation of planets and the second one focuses on the...

The Astroholic Explains S01E07 – Alfredo Vs Fake Science

In this episode, we answer two listeners' questions one about Flat-Earthers and one about astrology. Surprisingly, it is not as ranty as you might expect, at least not from...