Welcome to Casual Space!


Let’s talk SPACE, and let’s keep it casual. On THIS podcast, there’s nothing too technical. Stories that inspire. Conversations that are both interesting and fun. All things space and space exploration! 

As a former NASA Public Affairs Officer, allow me to be your guide. Each weekly episode, I’ll share a fresh discussion on a variety of space topics & stories with guests who are authors, experts, scientists, fellow space geeks and even astronauts! 

The universe is pretty big, so there’s always something new to discover! Join me and find YOUR inner space geek on Casual Space! 

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Check out what it's all about by starting right here with Episode 1

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Episode 12: Mark O’Connell – Author of "The Close Encounters Man"

In this episode, Beth chats with Mark about his book, "The Close Encounters Man," the eye-opening biography of J. Allen Hynek, the astronomer who inspired Steven Spielberg’s blockbuster classic science fiction epic film, and made a nation want to believe in UFOs -- and the inspiration for the current TV series Project Blue Book on the History Channel.

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Episode 13: The Year in Space

In this episode, Beth shares her list of “19” space-themed things to enjoy in 2019! What to watch (movies and shows), what to read (9+ books) what to listen to (space podcasts that I enjoy) and what to experience in 2019! It's all right here for you in the show notes, too- so grab your list and let's start 2019 with some fun and casual space!

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Episode 14: NASA Astronaut Leroy Chiao

In this episode, Beth and Dr. Chiao discuss emerging technology, serving as commander of the International Space Station on Expedition 10, and the future potential space exploration brings for all of humanity!

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Beth has an amazing presence and great voice. All her guests are wonderful and she makes every conversation fun, informative and inspiring. I'm a space geek in the making and looking forward to more!

Marjorie A.

"Casual Space with Beth Mund began in November 2018 and has become THE podcast for space geeks & space enthusiasts everywhere. From her features of current and available "space jobs" to conversations about Elon Musk, commercial space exploration, and varied topics in between, Beth provides a place where all listeners have to do is to sit back and enjoy this "casual" approach where everyone feels welcome & entertained. A former NASA Public Affairs Officer, Beth's credibility is matched only to her warm and inviting voice."

Finally made time to listen to the whole podcast. I have to say, this is probably my favorite podcast or interview to date! Beth knows her stuff and knows how to draw out the good stuff from her guest. Good listen!
- Thomas A. Swyden

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