Join Stephen on ABC’s ‘Conversations’, Australia’s most downloaded podcast series, where he chats with host Richard Fidler about life, the universe, Yuri Gagarin and humankind’s first step to the stars.
Stephen joins Cold War Conversations once again for a fascinating look at the extraordinary 1975 space mission when a Soviet and American spaceship docked in Earth orbit. A story of friendship across the Iron Curtain, technological brilliance, lashings of borscht and fake vodka.
Stephen returns to the award-winning BBC History Extras podcast series to tell the incredible stories of the animals who have been sent to space over 75 years. From jellyfish to rabbits, from cats to frogs and even a pair of Russian tortoises who travelled round the moon before any humans got there.
On 6 August 1961 the USSR’s second cosmonaut, Gherman Titov, flew an incredible 17 orbits of the Earth, a distance almost equivalent to the moon and back. On the 60th anniversary of that flight, Stephen spills the beans to Space & Things about history’s greatest forgotten spaceman.