About

About the Show: Orbital Path with Michelle Thaller takes a look at the big questions of the cosmos and what the answers can reveal about life here on Earth. From podcast powerhouse PRX, with support from the Sloan Foundation.

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About Our Host

Dr. Michelle Thaller is an astronomer who studies binary stars and the life cycles of stars, and is Deputy Director of Science Communication at NASA. In her off-hours, Michelle often puts on about 30 lbs of Elizabethan garb and performs intricate Renaissance dances.

Follow Michelle on Twitter and Facebook.

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About Our Producer


Justin O’Neill has worked in varying forms of broadcast over the past decade from making TV at the Canadian version of SportsCentre to learning radio at NPR’s Weekend Edition, to going fully digital, making audio stories for the online version of National Geographic magazine.

Justin has lived multiple years each in Toronto, Detroit, South Bend, Chicago, and still likes living in Washington, D.C. after 6 years, despite its summers: they’re terrible, horrible, no good, very bad and way too hot.

Orbital Path is a project of PRX, and is brought to you by PRX Chief Content Officer John Barth and PRX Content Coordinator Genevieve Sponsler. Episodes are edited by Andrea Mustain. Our intro theme was created by Jim Briggs.

About Creator and Distributor: PRX is shaping the future of public media content, talent and technology. PRX is a leading creator and distributor, connecting audio producers with their most engaged, supportive audiences. For over a dozen years, PRX has operated public radio’s largest distribution marketplace, offering thousands of shows including This American Life, The Moth Radio Hour, and Reveal. In 2014, PRX launched Radiotopia, a podcast collective of 13 diverse, independent, story-driven shows, anchored by 99% Invisible from Roman Mars. The network has quickly grown to over 10 million downloads per month. Follow us on Twitter at @prx.