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Moonrise
Moonrise
The Washington Post

“Truer, but also darker.” This is the real origin story behind America’s decision to go to the moon. The story we learn... more

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Episodes

Introducing “The Empty Grave of Comrade Bishop”

Grenada’s revolutionary leader was executed in a coup in 1983, with seven others. The whereabouts of their remains are unknown.... more

17 Oct 2023 · 3 minutes
Listen to the first episode of “Field Trip”: Yosemite National Park

Lillian Cunningham begins her journey in the place that helped inspire the national parks. As wildfires threaten Yosemite’s giant sequoias,... more

30 Jun 2023 · 55 minutes
Introducing “Field Trip”

Journey through the messy past and uncertain future of America’s national parks. The Washington Post’s Lillian Cunningham ventures off the... more

14 Jun 2023 · 3 minutes
The Dark Moon

Apollo 11 lifts off from Earth, fulfilling but also waking us from a longtime science-fiction dream. In the finale of... more

22 Oct 2019 · 49 minutes
Magnificent Desolation

The United States confronts race riots and the Vietnam War. Science fiction wrestles with its purpose now that space travel... more

15 Oct 2019 · 50 minutes
The Beyond

Lyndon Johnson takes over the presidency following John F. Kennedy’s assassination, while rocketeer Sergei Korolev watches his fate rise and... more

08 Oct 2019 · 57 minutes
JFK and the Secret Tapes

John F. Kennedy announces the moonshot. Then the doubts creep in …In the ninth chapter of “Moonrise,” old White House... more

01 Oct 2019 · 45 minutes
A New Frontier

John F. Kennedy goes from senator to president. Space cowboys go from fiction to reality. And the United States chooses... more

24 Sep 2019 · 47 minutes
Nightmare on the Hill

Congress investigates the Sputnik launch. Lyndon Johnson seizes the spotlight. And President Eisenhower gets backed into a corner. In the... more

17 Sep 2019 · 49 minutes
SPUTNIK!

A top-secret memo in the Eisenhower administration. A plan to make space the new military high ground. And a Soviet... more

27 Aug 2019 · 40 minutes
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Introducing “The Empty Grave of Comrade Bishop”
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