Remember, You Are Space

Pale Blue Pod is a new podcast about space that could scratch a special itch for science lovers

Erik Jones
2 min readJan 16


Drawing of the silouette of a hand. Inside the hand are drawings of planets, stars, comets and similar space objects.
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The cosmos is within us. We are made of star-stuff. We are a way for the universe to know itself.

That quote from Carl Sagan is one of my favorites.

It’s poetic, and also quite literal. Every single element that makes up the earth, and all of us, was forged during supernova explosions in the deep past of the universe.

My love for science and learning was reignited when I first watched Sagan’s famous Cosmos series over a decade ago. Now as I look for things to watch, read, or listen to, I like to every so often inject some Sagan-esque awe and wonder into my life.

Podcasts are the type of media that I ingest more than anything, and I have to say, it’s a little bit challenging for me to find this kind of content. Cue the voiceover: until now.

I’ve found the newest show that helps to scratch that special itch. It’s called Pale Blue Pod and is hosted by astrophysicist Dr Moira McTier and comedian Corinne Caputo.

Show artwork by Shae McMullin

In the very first episode I listened to (which is actually the second published episode), Dr. McTier says, “remember, you are space.”

I immediately sat up straight and a little smile crept over my face. What a nice spin on the famous Sagan quote. That alone made me subscribe!

Each episode explores different parts of the universe, like different galaxy shapes, space junk, and the Big Bang itself. Their goal is to demystify the universe, and I’m really digging it so far.

A great place to start with understanding the universe is to remember that you are part of it. You are space.

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Erik Jones

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