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. Catch up on past episodes before our next season begins this winter.... Show More
July 14, 2020 23 min

On this episode of REACH  Brian and Meredith ask the questions "What is an Exoplanet?," "What does the hashtag #BlackinAstro mean?," and more before we are joined by an expert Astrochemist and Planetary Scientist and a very special visit from our closest celestial neighbor  on a segment entitled "Did You Know...?"

This week's Activity from Ashley Walker:

  • We want to see your Exoplanet! Using materials around the house make your own planet and give it a name. Get creative!
  • Then take a photo of your Exoplanet and send it 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


    Thanks to Ashley Walker (Ashley Lindalía),  Astrochemist, Planetary Scientist, and Intern at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center. For more on Ashley's work and the latest on #BlackinAstro follow Ashley on Twitter @That_Astro_Chic

    The Moon was played by Marc Evan Jackson. You may know Marc from his work on NBC’s The Good Place, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, or Netflix’s The Babysitters Club. Marc is also the President and Co-founder of The Detroit Creativity Project whose Improv Project offers training in communication, collaboration, and relationship building skills to students in Detroit schools. To find out more please go to

    And special thanks this week to our REACH learning community: Thanks Bella and 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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