REACH A Space Podcast for Kids

REACH A Space Podcast for Kids

REACH: A Space Podcast for Kids is a weekly, family friendly exploration of our galaxy (and beyond!) with hosts Brian Holden and Meredith Stepien. Built for kids and based on questions from kids, REACH educates with entertaining segments, fun at-home experiments, and interviews with subject matter experts & thought partners from leading institutions like the Adler Planetarium, Cosmosphere, Exploration Place, and more. Subscribe today, and get knowledge...within your Reach. A co-production between Soundsington Media and Sandy Marshall.... Show More
June 30, 2020 23 min

On the second episode of REACH  Brian and Meredith ask the questions "What are Black Holes?," "Will we ever get sucked into one?," and more before we are joined by an expert from Adler Planetarium and a very special guest star on a segment entitled "Did You Know...?"

This week's Activities:

  • To learn more about our closest star, visit and read “The Secret Life of the Sun.”
  • Learn more about “A Wrinkle in Time” by Madeleine L'Engle, as mentioned by Nikki the Star
  • Draw a picture of the Sun. It can be sent to the show at or by tagging us on Twitter or Instagram @ReachThePodcast

    Hosts: Brian Holden and Meredith Stepien 

    Written by: Sandy Marshall with Nate DuFort, Meredith Stepien and Brian Holden. 

    Co-Created, Produced by: Nate DuFort and Sandy Marshall 

    Edited by: Nate DuFort

    Music composed by: Jesse Case

    Logo by: Steven Lyons


    Thank you to Dr. Geza Gyuk, Director of Astronomy, Adler Planetarium. For more information on Geza’s work, please visit

    Nikki the Star was played by Janet Varney. You may know Janet as the voice of Korra from Nickelodeon's The Legend of Korra, or from her podcasts The JV Club and Voyage to the Stars. You can find them both wherever podcasts are available

    And special thanks this week to our REACH learning community: Thanks Blythe!

    Do you have a space related question that we didn’t get to? Well, you can submit that question for our bi-weekly “Reaching Out” episodes. Just get your parents permission and give us a call at 312-248-3402 (or an email at and leave us a message with your first name, where you're from and your question for a chance to be featured in an upcoming episode.

    You can find REACH on Twitter and Instagram or at

    REACH: A Space Podcast for Kids is a production of Soundsington Media committed to making quality programing for young audiences and the young at heart. To find out more go to

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