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
August 11, 2020 32 min

On this episode of REACH , Brian and Meredith learn more about the Mars 2020 Perseverance Rover from a very special guest, we have an activity that will make you want to suit up, and we get a visit from the sixth planet from the sun. 

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


Special thanks to Christina Hernandez, Mars 2020 PIXL Instrument Engineer at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Follow Christina online Christina Hernandez, Mars 2020 PIXL Instrument Engineer at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Follow Christina online @estrellasycafe


Saturn was voiced by the great Gary Jones, who you may know from his recurring role as Walter Harriman on Stargate SG-1 and Stargate Atlantis. Follow Gary online at @TheGaryJones


And thanks as well to Daniel Bateman, Public Programs Manager at Exploration Place for this week’s at-home activity. To learn more about Exploration Place, visit


And special thanks this week to our REACH learning community: Olivia, Brady, Jaguar, Clara, Carter, Mirabel and all of our friends from the Cool Facts About Animals, Book Power for Kids, and Curious Kid podcasts. Find links to all of these great shows in our show notes. 


Skywatching tips for August:


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.

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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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