Science podcasting is popular, fun and informative… but how do you make a success of it? Is there a formula that the experts use to get a show regularly on the air? How much research and effort goes into every show? What about new technologies like Google Hangout and should you even consider starting your own podcast?

I talk to podcasting pioneers Dr Pamela Gay and Fraser Cain about their experiences in the field as science communicators via podcasts, even how they got featured on Google with their astronomy hangouts!

Shows by Dr Pamela Gay and Fraser Cain that are mentioned during the interview:
The 365 Days of Astronomy (help out by sponsoring them!)
Astronomy Cast
Slacker Astronomy

Some of the research I mention into podcasting that was done by Dr Pamela Gay:  the first peer-reviewed papers (1,2) on what it takes to make a podcast and find out who is listening (Astronomy Cast and collaborators have followed up with three more papers – 3, and two not yet online).

If you’re reading this, don’t forget that the Virtual Landing Party for the Curiosity Rover is TODAY – head to the Google+ party HERE to hang out!

The Token Skeptic book, The Scope of Skepticism: Interviews, Essays and Observations From The Token Skeptic Podcast is out now!

Theme songs are “P&P” by Derek K. Miller of and “Leap Second” by Milton Mermikides, of Instrumental music at the start of the show is “Good Morning Moon” by Marian Call, found at

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