About the station

“Truer, but also darker.” This is the real origin story behind America’s decision to go to the moon. The story we learn starts with Sputnik, then President Kennedy’s challenge, and ends with triumph: an American flag on the lunar surface. But in the 50 years that have passed since the moon landing, as presidential documents have been declassified and secret programs have been revealed, a wilder story has begun to emerge. “Moonrise,” a new Washington Post narrative mini-series, digs into the nuclear arms race of the Cold War, the transformation of American society and politics, and even the birth of science fiction, to unearth what really drove us to the moon. Join host Lillian Cunningham as she uncovers a story that has so much to reveal about America -- and about the dreams and nightmares of being human on this Earth.

Homepage

https://www.washingtonpost.com/moonrise

Give them some love

Latest bursts

How Was the Moon Formed?

How Was the Moon Formed?

How Was the Moon Formed?

Aired 1 year ago

Two Months discussed on Moonrise

Two Months discussed on Moonrise

Two Months discussed on Moonrise

Aired 1 year ago

Soviet Union, United States And Algeria Nigeria Senegal Uganda India Malaysia discussed on Moonrise

Soviet Union, United States And Algeria Nigeria Senegal Uganda India Malaysia discussed on Moonrise

Soviet Union, United States And Algeria Nigeria Senegal Uganda India Malaysia discussed on Moonrise

Aired 1 year ago

United States Senate, Lyndon Johnson And President discussed on Moonrise

United States Senate, Lyndon Johnson And President discussed on Moonrise

United States Senate, Lyndon Johnson And President discussed on Moonrise

Aired 1 year ago