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Astronomica

Welcome to Astronomica, a science fiction OSR actual play podcast using the Stars Without Number RPG system. Join Star Master Stan and regular players Colin, Cullen, Geoff, and Kristen as they crew the definitely-not-piloted-by-a-rogue-AI ship The Admiral Grace. From encounters with magnificent space whales to battling intergalactic corporate scumbags, there is nothing this crew can't make way more complicated than it needs to be. Tag along every Wednesday and listen in as we learn that the true friends were the ones you decompressed and maybe accidentally spaced along the way.

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01:00 10/22/20
Astronomica Teaser
Welcome to Astronomica, a Stars Without Number actual play podcast. Join Star Master Stan and regular players Colin, Cullen, Geoff, and Kristen as they crew the definitely-not-piloted-by-a-rogue-AI ship The Admiral Grace. From encounters with magnificent space whales to swashbuckling adventures across the galaxy, there is nothing this crew can't make way more complicated than it needs to be. Tag along every Wednesday and listen in as we learn that the true friends were the ones you decompressed and maybe accidentally spaced along the way.Support the Show.
03:22 10/26/20
Ep 1: A Brief Orgy of Cannibalism and Violence
Welcome to Astronomicast, a Stars Without Number podcast. This week kicks off the pod with introductions to Star Master Stan, our players Cullen, Colin, Geoff, and Kristen and their first round of characters. We'll also learn a little more about the setting and pretend we know how to play without looking up the rules every few minutes.If you enjoy the show, please follow us on your favorite platform for new episodes every Wednesday. You can also head on over to Apple Podcasts and give us a five star review. It really helps us spread the word and find even more fantastic audience members just like you. You can also check us out online at Astronomica on Twitter, AstronomicaPod on Instagram, and Astronomica Podcast on Facebook. If you have questions, comments, or general observations you can email them to astronomicapodcast@gmail.com.The theme music for our show includes recordings from the Hubble telescopeEditing done by Kristen ScheblerSupport the Show.
61:06 11/4/20
Ep 2: Have You Tried Turning It 45 Degrees
We join our show in progress for Part 2 of our launch episodes. Dr. Hildegarde Hypatia Cade has joined the rag-tag crew of the Admiral Grace Hopper and is eagerly counting down the moments until she can examine the mysterious alien artifact in the ship's hold. Meanwhile crew members Mackie and Anton wonder how exactly they let this crazy lady join the crew and Admiral Gracie encounters a worthy foe.If you enjoy the show, please follow us on your favorite platform for new episodes every Wednesday. You can also head on over to Apple Podcasts and give us a five star review. It really helps us spread the word and find even more fantastic audience members just like you. You can also check us out online at Astronomica on Twitter, AstronomicaPod on Instagram, and Astronomica Podcast on Facebook. If you have questions, comments, or general observations you can email them to astronomicapodcast@gmail.com.The theme music for our show includes recordings from the Hubble telescopeEditing done by Kristen Schebler Support the Show.
91:54 11/4/20
Ep 3: Well Actually It's the Whale Actually
Admiral Grace and crew have survived their first jump through inter-dimensional space as a team, although it seems Mackie may have accidentally hit the self destruct button in transit. Thankfully he only activated the landing gear which will be useful when the crew figures out how to get to their rendezvous on Aegea. Hilde discovers a new favorite drink and tries to convince the team to abandon the plot while Mackie and Hopper help Anton reconnect with an old flame.If you enjoy the show, please follow us on your favorite platform for new episodes every Wednesday. You can also head on over to Apple Podcasts and give us a five star review. It really helps us spread the word and find even more fantastic audience members just like you. You can also check us out online at Astronomica on Twitter, AstronomicaPod on Instagram, and Astronomica Podcast on Facebook. If you have questions, comments, or general observations you can email them to astronomicapodcast@gmail.com.The theme music for our show includes recordings from the Hubble telescopeEditing done by Kristen Schebler Support the Show.
56:57 11/4/20
Ep 4: The Ol' Susquehana Shuffle
Floating high on the Whale Actually's signature cocktails, the crew of the Admiral Grace stumbles happily to the famous Aegea skydive on a mission to meet up with Anton's ex. While Hilde tries to save the artifact from non-academic hands, Anton continues to question her presence on the ship. Something fishy - well, something suspicious, as they say on Aegea - is revealed when the crew finally stops screwing around and meets up with Anton's former flame. If you enjoy the show, please follow us on your favorite platform for new episodes every Wednesday. You can also head on over to Apple Podcasts and give us a five star review. It really helps us spread the word and find even more fantastic audience members just like you. You can also check us out online at Astronomica on Twitter, AstronomicaPod on Instagram, and Astronomica Podcast on Facebook. If you have questions, comments, or general observations you can email them to astronomicapodcast@gmail.com.The theme music for our show includes recordings from the Hubble telescopeEditing done by Kristen Schebler  Support the Show.
62:02 11/11/20
Ep 5: Don't Be a Total Party Kill, Man
Now that Mackie has his best bow tie all clipped on and everything the crew is ready to call back Anton's ex and attend a swanky underwater affair at La Casa Del Hombre Elegante. Anton repeatedly tries to explain the difference between an invite to party and an invite to A party while Hilde tries to figure out how to fit in. Meanwhile, Mackie is on the hunt for the buffet table as Hopper tries frantically to keep him from accidental harm. The whole event heats up when the crew discovers an impromptu hockey game taking place in the Casa's art gallery complete with terra cotta warrior goalies and priceless objets de'art in peril. Will Mackie's quick thinking distract Hilde long enough to keep her from picking a fight over these priceless artifacts? Find out this week (and maybe next) on Astronomica!If you enjoy the show, please follow us on your favorite platform for new episodes every Wednesday. You can also head on over to Apple Podcasts and give us a five star review. It really helps us spread the word and find even more fantastic audience members just like you. You can also check us out online at Astronomica on Twitter, Astronomicacast on Instagram, and Astronomica Podcast on Facebook. If you have questions, comments, or general observations you can email them to astronomicapodcast@gmail.com.The theme music for our show includes recordings from the Hubble telescopeEditing done by Kristen Schebler Support the Show.
59:59 11/18/20
Ep 6: Fine Art Appreciation and Other Contact Sports
With Mackie on the run from Hilde, Anton finally gets a moment to himself. Unfortunately, that moment very quickly descends into either a futuristic hockey game or an all out brawl, possibly both! A call from upstairs yanks the crew back on track as they continue to work out just why exactly the mysterious Mr. Cho got them to Aegea. Finally, Starmaster Stan and the cast get a little silly with a special message for the holiday.This week we want to wish everyone in the US a very happy Thanksgiving (and all of our other listeners a very happy last Wednesday/Thursday  of November)! We hope you all are finding ways to celebrate (yes, even if you're just celebrating that it's Wednesday/Thursday) and enjoy friends and family as much as possible in this strange year.If you enjoy the show, please follow us on your favorite platform for new episodes every Wednesday. You can also head on over to Apple Podcasts and give us a five star review. It really helps us spread the word and find even more fantastic audience members just like you. You can check us out online at Astronomica on Twitter, Astronomicacast on Instagram, and Astronomica Podcast on Facebook. If you have questions, comments, or general observations you can email them to astronomicapodcast@gmail.com.The theme music for our show includes recordings from the Hubble telescopeEditing done by Kristen Schebler Support the Show.
68:50 11/25/20
Ep 7: Let's Rob This Dude
Finally on-task, the crew heads to the swanky part of the ship for some good old fashioned looting. Oh, and they'll probably keep an eye open for Sergei guy just in case he has a clue about what is actually going on here. Mackie strikes a pose in his brand new rich dude robe before finding an extremely valuable - and potentially dangerous - black box. Meanwhile Hilde finally finds a way to tap into the ship's main systems and Anton strikes out in the loot department. A secret panel reveals the enigmatic Mr. Sergei just as Bridget and company realize something odd is going on. Hopefully those newly discovered ship's systems will help the crew get out of a jam or Anton will definitely have some explaining to do.If you enjoy the show, please follow us on your favorite platform for new episodes every Wednesday. You can also head on over to Apple Podcasts and give us a five star review. It really helps us spread the word and find even more fantastic audience members just like you. You can check us out online at Astronomica on Twitter, Astronomicacast on Instagram, and Astronomica Podcast on Facebook. If you have questions, comments, or general observations you can email them to astronomicapodcast@gmail.com.The theme music for our show includes recordings from the Hubble telescopeEditing done by Kristen Schebler Support the Show.
71:37 12/2/20
Ep 8: Dancing on the C-Wing
 We join our crew just as they realize they aren't quite clear of Bridget's revenge. Sure, detaching the submersible modules seemed like a great way to escape but unfortunately physics still work even on an implausible planet made entirely of water and the two units surface at exactly the same time. Hilde nearly dies from a stubbed toe while Anton does his best to eliminate the threat. Meanwhile, the Admiral Gracie rushes to save Mackie and the rest of the crew (well, if she has to).If you enjoy the show, please follow us on your favorite platform for new episodes every Wednesday. You can also head on over to Apple Podcasts and give us a five star review. It really helps us spread the word and find even more fantastic audience members just like you. You can check us out online at Astronomica on Twitter, Astronomicacast on Instagram, and Astronomica Podcast on Facebook. If you have questions, comments, or general observations you can  check us out on our subreddit at /r/AstronomicaPodcast or email them to astronomicapodcast@gmail.com.The theme music for our show includes recordings from the Hubble telescopeEditing done by Kristen Schebler  Support the Show.
73:54 12/9/20
Ep 9: You've Got Cho-Mail
Fresh off their first serious combat, the intrepid crew of the Admiral Grace gets down to what really matters: figuring out how to pay their bills. Gracie officially welcomes Hilde to the team while Mackie decorates the cockpit with some snazzy loot. Meanwhile, everyone levels up but completely forget to talk about what that means. The general end-of-arc milling about is interrupted when the crew finally remembers to check their mail and discover that the mysterious Mr. Cho isn't done with them just yet.If you enjoy the show, please follow us on your favorite platform for new episodes every Wednesday. You can also head on over to Apple Podcasts and give us a five star review. It really helps us spread the word and find even more fantastic audience members just like you. You can check us out online at Astronomica on Twitter, Astronomicacast on Instagram, and Astronomica Podcast on Facebook. If you have questions, comments, or general observations you can  check us out on our subreddit at /r/AstronomicaPodcast or email them to astronomicapodcast@gmail.com.The theme music for our show includes recordings from the Hubble telescopeEditing done by Kristen Schebler   Support the Show.
68:43 12/16/20
Ep 10: Battle Stations or Bust
Battle stations! Last week we left our motley crew with an unknown vessel in hot pursuit and the Admiral Grace ordering her human counterparts to take their stations. Of course, that would be a lot easier if everyone in the crew knew what that meant. Good thing it doesn't take too long to get everyone in place and ready for combat. Well, ready to wait for the pursuing vessel to get within range of combat any way. At least we have a lot of extra time to figure out how space battles work, right?If you enjoy the show, please follow us on your favorite platform for new episodes every Wednesday. You can also head on over to Apple Podcasts and give us a five star review. It really helps us spread the word and find even more fantastic audience members just like you. You can check us out online at Astronomica on Twitter, Astronomicacast on Instagram, and Astronomica Podcast on Facebook. If you have questions, comments, or general observations you can  check us out on our subreddit at /r/AstronomicaPodcast or email them to astronomicapodcast@gmail.com.The theme music for our show includes recordings from the Hubble telescopeEditing done by Kristen Schebler    Support the Show.
74:54 12/23/20
Ep 11: Chatstronomica
This week we're taking a little break from our narrative to bring you A Very Special Episode. No, it's not about peer pressure but we do talk about why everyone should be playing Stars Without Number (come on, all the cool kids are doing it) plus dish on answers to all the behind the scenes questions we assume you want to know! Why is Hilde such a fantastic and assertive team member? How come Mackie has the strength and dexterity of a 19 year old football player and, well, the intelligence of a 19 year old football player who keeps forgetting to wear a helmet? And why is Cullen always hoping Anton will just die already? Find out answers to some of these questions and more in our first ever discussion-based episode of Astronomica. PS: A brand new episode of Astronomica narrative next week, and (in Anton's voice) that's our guar-on-tee If you enjoy the show, please follow us on your favorite platform for new episodes every Wednesday. You can also head on over to Apple Podcasts and give us a five star review. It really helps us spread the word and find even more fantastic audience members just like you. You can check us out online at Astronomica on Twitter, Astronomicacast on Instagram, and Astronomica Podcast on Facebook. If you have questions, comments, or general observations you can  check us out on our subreddit at /r/AstronomicaPodcast or email them to astronomicapodcast@gmail.com.The theme music for our show includes recordings from the Hubble telescopeEditing done by Kristen Schebler     Support the Show.
91:11 12/30/20
Ep 12: Whitelist Our Galaxy for Premium Content
After narrowly escaping a swarm of murder drones, the Admiral Grace once again succumbs to the sweet, sweet oblivion of hyperdrive. Meanwhile, her very good boy Mackie shows a surprising level of deceit when he recruits the rest of team meatbag to hide a rogue AI in hopes of selling it for a truly righteous payday. Nothing particularly interesting happens until the team hits the Glazier system - that hive of corporate slime and franchisery - and remembers why intergalactic ad blockers are a necessity. Oh well, at least Apogee Station has a decent mall with all things a rag tag crew could ever need. Good thing those murder droids totally didn't follow Gracie after all, right guys?If you enjoy the show, please follow us on your favorite platform for new episodes every Wednesday. You can also head on over to Apple Podcasts and give us a five star review. It really helps us spread the word and find even more fantastic audience members just like you. You can check us out online at Astronomica on Twitter, Astronomicacast on Instagram, and Astronomica Podcast on Facebook. If you have questions, comments, or general observations you can  check us out on our subreddit at /r/AstronomicaPodcast or email them to astronomicapodcast@gmail.com.The theme music for our show includes recordings from the Hubble telescopeEditing done by Kristen Schebler      Support the Show.
95:20 1/6/21
Ep 13: Love in the Time of Mall-era
Surprise! The murder droids are still on the trail and totally fine with collateral destruction. The Admiral takes aim while Mackie, Hilde, and Anton mill about in predictable confusion for a round or two. Eventually, the crew comes up with a plan: rendezvous in the food court, flag down the Gracie, and get the hell outa Apogee Station. This foolproof retreat is shockingly complicated when Mackie locks eyes with the most gorgeous mall walker he's ever seen. Meanwhile, Anton is similarly enamored of a big damn gun and Hilde tries out her newfound authority on station security. If you enjoy the show, please follow us on your favorite platform for new episodes every Wednesday. You can also head on over to Apple Podcasts and give us a five star review. It really helps us spread the word and find even more fantastic audience members just like you. You can check us out online at Astronomica on Twitter, Astronomicacast on Instagram, and Astronomica Podcast on Facebook. If you have questions, comments, or general observations you can  check us out on our subreddit at /r/AstronomicaPodcast or email them to astronomicapodcast@gmail.com.The theme music for our show includes recordings from the Hubble telescopeEditing done by Kristen Schebler       Support the Show.
68:25 1/13/21
Ep 14: Mall Walk to the Danger Zone
Anton lives! The crew continues to battle those pesky drones while realizing that some of their actions might just have consequences. Mackie continues to romance his lady love but complications arise when she remembers she has a dog and is desperate to save it from all those explosions. Speaking of consequences, Anton battles through his combat haze to insist on saving as many civilians as possible. Hopefully the Grace has enough food - and oxygen - to get everyone safely to Glazier IV.If you enjoy the show, please follow us on your favorite platform for new episodes every Wednesday. You can also head on over to Apple Podcasts and give us a five star review. It really helps us spread the word and find even more fantastic audience members just like you. You can check us out online at Astronomica on Twitter, Astronomicacast on Instagram, and Astronomica Podcast on Facebook. If you have questions, comments, or general observations you can  check us out on our subreddit at /r/AstronomicaPodcast or email them to astronomicapodcast@gmail.com.The theme music for our show includes recordings from the Hubble telescopeEditing done by Kristen Schebler        Support the Show.
79:24 1/20/21
Ep 15: No Good Deeds for Old Men
Leaving the once bustling Apogee Station somewhat the worse for their visit, the crew of the Admiral Grace struggles to process their various pangs of conscience. Hilde experiences considerably more emotions than she is used to while Anton remembers how he came to be on the Grace. Mackie exhibits an unusual level of leadership, at least while the refugees are paying attention. Before too long, though, the crew is forced to deal with the reality of babysitting a bunch of hyper-capitalist cronies and the circling corporations move to intercept their intrepid vessel.If you enjoy the show, please follow us on your favorite platform for new episodes every Wednesday. You can also head on over to Apple Podcasts and give us a five star review. It really helps us spread the word and find even more fantastic audience members just like you. You can check us out online at www.astronomicapodcast.com; here you'll find links to all of our social media as well as an open invite to our Discord server. If you have questions, comments, or general observations you can  check us out on our subreddit at /r/AstronomicaPodcast or email them to astronomicapodcast@gmail.com.The theme music for our show includes recordings from the Hubble telescopeEditing done by Kristen Schebler         Support the Show.
72:47 1/27/21
Ep 16: In Space No One Can Hear You Steal Corporate Secrets
Hoping to offload a few of those hungry Apogee Station refugees, the crew of the Admiral Grace answers a call from an incoming corporate vessel. It seems their moral pangs have more or less sorted themselves out as everyone decides pretty quickly that negotiating with shady business dudes is just about the best way to move things along. To that end, Anton and Mackie pull a mini-heist on a potential spy for the Loc Xi De corporation. They liberate a high tech data pad which Hilde immediately plans to use for her own devices. Meanwhile, attempts to negotiate for refugee removal hit a wall as coms go dead. Is the ship being jammed? Did the mysterious powers from the Apogee attack catch up with our heroes? And who is that dude jumping out of the other ship and trying to board the Grace?If you enjoy the show, please follow us on your favorite platform for new episodes every Wednesday. You can also head on over to Apple Podcasts and give us a five star review. It really helps us spread the word and find even more fantastic audience members just like you. You can check us out online at www.astronomicapodcast.com; here you'll find links to all of our social media as well as an open invite to our Discord server. If you have questions, comments, or general observations you can  check us out on our subreddit at /r/AstronomicaPodcast or email them to astronomicapodcast@gmail.com.The theme music for our show includes recordings from the Hubble telescopeEditing done by Kristen Schebler          Support the Show.
77:31 2/3/21
Our Story So Far
Welcome to Astronomica! If you gave us a try any time in the previous 16 episodes and found that the audio quality just wasn't doing it for ya, we have good news. Now that we've found a new permanent recording home we are bringing you 99.999% clear audio for your listening pleasure. In thanks for giving us another chance, we've thrown together this short recap of the story so far. It may not have every detail but you'll definitely get a nice little primer on the crew, our setting, and the shenanigans we've been getting up to. Enjoy! If you enjoy the show, please follow us on your favorite platform for new episodes every Wednesday. You can also head on over to Apple Podcasts and give us a five star review. It really helps us spread the word and find even more fantastic audience members just like you. You can check us out online at www.astronomicapodcast.com; here you'll find links to all of our social media as well as an open invite to our Discord server. If you have questions, comments, or general observations you can  check us out on our subreddit at /r/AstronomicaPodcast or email them to astronomicapodcast@gmail.com.The theme music for our show includes recordings from the Hubble telescopeEditing done by Kristen Schebler           Support the Show.
21:31 2/9/21
Ep 17: Anton Gets His Groove Back
It turns out that guy trying to board the ship is actually pretty chill. After a bit of haggling with this Loc Xi De representative, the crew agrees to send Anton over to the Albatross in the hopes of securing passage for the remaining refugees. Hilde and Mackie work on finding a landing site on Glazier IV, not an easy task with competing corporate ships breathing down their necks. Meanwhile, Anton employs his legendary charm with the captain of the Albatross. Fingers crossed this goes a bit better than that whole Bridget Sakamoto fiasco.If you enjoy the show, please follow us on your favorite platform for new episodes every Wednesday. You can also head on over to Apple Podcasts and give us a five star review. It really helps us spread the word and find even more fantastic audience members just like you. You can check us out online at www.astronomicapodcast.com; here you'll find links to all of our social media as well as an open invite to our Discord server. If you have questions, comments, or general observations you can  check us out on our subreddit at /r/AstronomicaPodcast or email them to astronomicapodcast@gmail.com.The theme music for our show includes recordings from the Hubble telescopeEditing done by Kristen Schebler           Support the Show.
73:03 2/10/21
Ep 18: Home is Where the Humiliation Is
While Anton practices a bit of full contact diplomacy, Hilde presents Mackie with an intimidating possibility: his old home the Empress Helene is nearby and looks to be the most promising option for the majority of the Apogee Station refugees. Unfortunately this means an extremely uncomfortable conversation with his least intimidating progeny. With this new plan more or less set, Anton tries to figure out why the Admiral Grace is diverting course without him. He's not that worried though as the crew assures him that in his absence the galley would become one never ending series of explosions. Before long the Admiral Grace docks at the Empress Helene and Mackie prepares to look as successful as only an old man full of re-purposed organs can.If you enjoy the show, please follow us on your favorite platform for new episodes every Wednesday. You can also head on over to Apple Podcasts and give us a five star review. It really helps us spread the word and find even more fantastic audience members just like you. You can check us out online at www.astronomicapodcast.com; here you'll find links to all of our social media as well as an open invite to our Discord server. If you have questions, comments, or general observations you can  check us out on our subreddit at /r/AstronomicaPodcast or email them to astronomicapodcast@gmail.com.The theme music for our show includes recordings from the Hubble telescopeEditing done by Kristen Schebler    Support the Show.
89:22 2/17/21
Ep 19: When Corporate Hellscapes Freeze Over
While Anton takes one last shot at obtaining a fancy new fighter ship, Mackie gives his favorite kid a tour of the Admiral Grace. Turns out our Mr. Mackie has a Tragic Backstory (tm) after all and at least some of that surprise brain surgery from Hopper might actually be a good thing. Anton rejoins the crew just in time to get the galley fires under control and the team finally heads to Glasir IV. This new corporate hellscape looks to be a whole lot sturdier than the last, which is good because this one comes complete with an orbital laser prepped to explode anyone who commits violence on the planet's surface. Will our intrepid crew hold it together long enough to get paid or will the temptation of testing out the Dove of Peace overcome their instinct for self preservation?If you enjoy the show, please follow us on your favorite platform for new episodes every Wednesday. You can also head on over to Apple Podcasts and give us a five star review. It really helps us spread the word and find even more fantastic audience members just like you. You can check us out online at www.astronomicapodcast.com; here you'll find links to all of our social media as well as an open invite to our Discord server. If you have questions, comments, or general observations you can  check us out on our subreddit at /r/AstronomicaPodcast or email them to astronomicapodcast@gmail.com.The theme music for our show includes recordings from the Hubble telescopeEditing done by Kristen Schebler    Support the Show.
74:42 2/24/21
Ep 20: Bada Bing Bada Bang Bidding War
After several weeks (okay, a few days) of playing host to the Apogee Station refugees, the crew of the Admiral Grace is more than ready for a little R &R. Anton and Hopper head to the nearest tattoo shop for an update to the ol' chassis while Hilde and Mackie look for a quiet tea room. Before long, Mackie is hosting a bidding war for the AI core smuggled more or less safely in the Grace's secret hold. It looks like the crew can expect a hefty pay day just as soon as Hilde and Mackie collect the rest of the team. Here's hoping this isn't some sort of elaborate trap!If you enjoy the show, please follow us on your favorite platform for new episodes every Wednesday. You can also head on over to Apple Podcasts and give us a five star review. It really helps us spread the word and find even more fantastic audience members just like you. You can check us out online at www.astronomicapodcast.com; here you'll find links to all of our social media as well as an open invite to our Discord server. If you have questions, comments, or general observations you can  check us out on our subreddit at /r/AstronomicaPodcast or email them to astronomicapodcast@gmail.com.The theme music for our show includes recordings from the Hubble telescopeEditing done by Kristen Schebler     Support the Show.
68:01 3/3/21
Ep 21: Drones and Droids and Bots, Oh My!
The crew prepares to meet their mysterious contact for a completely above board and not at all shady hand off of the smuggled AI core. Hilde finally digs into her new drone and discovers it is even cooler than she thought it would be. Before long, DefConDoc shows up and turns out to be a punk kid with a wicked fashion sense. Unfortunately there is no time to get to know this dapper fellow as a bevy of mall cop robots start pouring out of the walls and blasting away at DefConDoc and his henchman. Will the crew stand with their new contacts or scurry away secure in the knowledge that they've already been paid? If you've listened this far, the answer might surprise you!If you enjoy the show, please follow us on your favorite platform for new episodes every Wednesday. You can also head on over to Apple Podcasts and give us a five star review. It really helps us spread the word and find even more fantastic audience members just like you. You can check us out online at www.astronomicapodcast.com; here you'll find links to all of our social media as well as an open invite to our Discord server. If you have questions, comments, or general observations you can  check us out on our subreddit at /r/AstronomicaPodcast or email them to astronomicapodcast@gmail.com.The theme music for our show includes recordings from the Hubble telescopeEditing done by Kristen Schebler      Support the Show.
58:20 3/10/21
Ep 22: One More Paradox for the Road
We join the crew of the Admiral Grace mid-conflict with three AITF (Artificial Intelligence, Tobacco, and Firearms) bots on the ground and the ominous sound of the Dove of Peace drilling into the ice above. While Mackie and Anton try desperately to pull Hopper away from his efforts to destroy the AI core, Hilde swoops in to check the wreckage for salvageable material.  It's only a matter of moments before the scene changes yet again and the crew is faced with a terrible choice: try to restrain Hopper in the dubious safety of a security corridor or release him to the unknown danger of the Dove's nominal justice.If you enjoy the show, please follow us on your favorite platform for new episodes every Wednesday. You can also head on over to Apple Podcasts and give us a five star review. It really helps us spread the word and find even more fantastic audience members just like you. You can check us out online at www.astronomicapodcast.com; here you'll find links to all of our social media as well as an open invite to our Discord server. If you have questions, comments, or general observations you can  check us out on our subreddit at /r/AstronomicaPodcast or email them to astronomicapodcast@gmail.com.The theme music for our show includes recordings from the Hubble telescopeEditing done by Kristen Schebler       Support the Show.
72:19 3/17/21
Ep 23: Charge Up Your Torch and Pitchfork
With Hopper's body - and the remains of the AI core - now safely aboard the Admiral Grace, the crew preps for their very first mission of vengeance. Hilde and Grace get to work finding out as much as they possibly can about Ghost.gov and their potential whereabouts while Mackie diligently pieces Hopper back together. Anton bonds with Chili Cheese and takes his new AITF credentials for a walk out on the town to snag some free weapons' carry permits at the local Guns and Stuff. They all end up back at the Admiral Grace for one of Mackie's legendary pep talks and then head out to enact their revenge. Or at least get paid after Mackie lost the 80,000 credits from the last time.If you enjoy the show, please follow us on your favorite platform for new episodes every Wednesday. You can also head on over to Apple Podcasts and give us a five star review. It really helps us spread the word and find even more fantastic audience members just like you. You can check us out online at www.astronomicapodcast.com; here you'll find links to all of our social media as well as an open invite to our Discord server. If you have questions, comments, or general observations you can  check us out on our subreddit at /r/AstronomicaPodcast or email them to astronomicapodcast@gmail.com.The theme music for our show includes recordings from the Hubble telescopeEditing done by Kristen Schebler        Support the Show.
71:29 3/24/21
Ep 24: Appropriate Workplace Discourse and Other Combat Protocols
It's time for a good old fashioned dungeon crawl, y'all! This week the crew of the Admiral Grace sets forth in earnest on their quest to bring justice to Ghost.gov. After a quick trip on one of Glasir's swankiest virtual experience train cars, the group gets oriented and starts down some old mining shafts. Anton double checks to make sure everyone is in optimal combat position before stumbling on a mysterious glowing side tunnel. Will the crew stay on task or will this literal shiny distraction draw their attention instead? Why are we even asking, you've heard the show!If you enjoy the show, please follow us on your favorite platform for new episodes every Wednesday. You can also head on over to Apple Podcasts and give us a five star review. It really helps us spread the word and find even more fantastic audience members just like you. You can check us out online at www.astronomicapodcast.com; here you'll find links to all of our social media as well as an open invite to our Discord server. If you have questions, comments, or general observations you can  check us out on our subreddit at /r/AstronomicaPodcast or email them to astronomicapodcast@gmail.com.The theme music for our show includes recordings from the Hubble telescopeEditing done by Kristen Schebler        Support the Show.
70:04 3/31/21
Ep 25: The Only Boys at Cat Girl High School
Oh boy did Team Meatbag find a treat this week! After following the siren call of the mysterious recording, the crew finds themselves in a giant cavern full of pre-tech vehicles ripe for salvage. Well...ripe for being turned into general scrap anyways as it quickly becomes clear that they aren't the first scavengers through these parts. As Mackie, Anton, Hopper, and the minions stock up on junk, Hilde is drawn to the hologram of a strange young girl wearing cat ears and an ancient Terran school uniform. Before long the crew is transported to a magical scenario involving an entire high school of cat girls but all is not as it seems in the simulation. If you enjoy the show, please follow us on your favorite platform for new episodes every Wednesday.  We also love seeing your 5 star reviews over on Apple Podcast; it really helps us spread the word and find even more fantastic audience members just like you. You can check us out online at www.astronomicapodcast.com; here you'll find links to all of our social media as well as an open invite to our Discord server. If you have questions, comments, or general observations you can  check us out on our subreddit at /r/AstronomicaPodcast or email them to astronomicapodcast@gmail.com. And finally, if you have enjoyed this show and wish to provide support in a monetary manner, you can check out our Patreon at patreon.com/AstronomicaPodcast. Not only will you enjoy the warm fuzzy feeling of helping us foot production costs, you'll also enjoy a number of fantastic extra perks plus get bragging rights with all your nerdiest friends. Thanks as always for listening and we'll see ya next week!The theme music for our show includes recordings from the Hubble telescopeEditing done by Kristen Schebler         Support the Show.
76:38 4/7/21
Ep 26: Climbing the Damn Walls
Leaving the cavern and vowing to eschew any further distractions, Team Meatbag continues further down the tunnels towards the last known coordinates of Ghost dot gov. After handily dispatching a suspicious looking tripwire, the team discovers a secret exit leading to the planet's surface. Meanwhile, Gracie's communications with the Dove of Peace are returned by a strange entity identified only as "Terry". You won't want to miss this next installment of the adventures of the most competent* crew in the multiverse! *Competence not guaranteedIf you enjoy the show, please follow us on your favorite platform for new episodes every Wednesday.  We also love seeing your 5 star reviews over on Apple Podcast; it really helps us spread the word and find even more fantastic audience members just like you. You can check us out online at www.astronomicapodcast.com; here you'll find links to all of our social media as well as an open invite to our Discord server. If you have questions, comments, or general observations you can  check us out on our subreddit at /r/AstronomicaPodcast or email them to astronomicapodcast@gmail.com. And finally, if you have enjoyed this show and wish to provide support in a monetary manner, you can check out our Patreon at patreon.com/AstronomicaPodcast. Not only will you enjoy the warm fuzzy feeling of helping us foot production costs, you'll also enjoy a number of fantastic extra perks plus get bragging rights with all your nerdiest friends. Thanks as always for listening and we'll see ya next week!The theme music for our show includes recordings from the Hubble telescopeEditing done by Kristen Schebler          All content © 2021 Astronomica. Support the Show.
76:27 4/14/21
Ep 27: 3:10 to Yo Mama
Good thing we put an asterisk on that "most competent crew in the multiverse" claim. With Operation: Barn Owl completely screwed, the crew of the Admiral Grace flounders around trying to remember what Anton taught them about combat situations. Meanwhile, Anton himself gets his action hero on and kicks off some serious shenanigans down in the crater. Will we see our very first character death or will the crew get their shit together in time to deal some decent damage? Only listening will give you the answer!If you enjoy the show, please follow us on your favorite platform for new episodes every Wednesday.  We also love seeing your 5 star reviews over on Apple Podcast; it really helps us spread the word and find even more fantastic audience members just like you. You can check us out online at www.astronomicapodcast.com; here you'll find links to all of our social media as well as an open invite to our Discord server. If you have questions, comments, or general observations you can  check us out on our subreddit at /r/AstronomicaPodcast or email them to astronomicapodcast@gmail.com. And finally, if you have enjoyed this show and wish to provide support in a monetary manner, you can check out our Patreon at patreon.com/AstronomicaPodcast. Not only will you enjoy the warm fuzzy feeling of helping us foot production costs, you'll also enjoy a number of fantastic extra perks plus get bragging rights with all your nerdiest friends. Thanks as always for listening and we'll see ya next week!The theme music for our show includes recordings from the Hubble telescopeEditing done by Kristen Schebler          Support the Show.
80:52 4/21/21