published during a waning gibbous moon.


Stories of human endeavors to make sense of our universe.

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A feeling of surprise mingled with admiration, caused by something beautiful, unexpected, unfamiliar, or inexplicable.

Since the dawn of time, humankind has looked to the heavens with a sense of awe and wonder. Such encounters with the unexpectedly profound aspects of nature have inspired scientists and artists alike to design masterpieces and develop theories about the world around them. Wonder tells the stories of how this feeling inspires and motivates scientific and artistic pursuits, to create, to explore, to understand.


1. McMoons

Producers: Heather D’Angelo, Kelly McManus Chauvin, Max Savage Levenson

Editorial Assistance: Sukey Lewis

Sound Engineering: Graelyn Brashear

Original Music: Heather D’Angelo

Show Staff 

Heather D’Angelo – Host, Producer, Composer 

Heather D’Angelo is the editor of Now.Space and a composer in the musical group, Au Revoir Simone.

Kelly McManus Chauvin, Ph.D – Host, Producer

Kelly McManus Chauvin is an ecologist living and working in San Francisco.  She holds a BS in Environmental Science from Towson University, an MSc in Environmental Change and Management from Oxford University, and a PhD in Earth System Science from Stanford University.  She is currently working as a consultant in terrestrial remote sensing for the University of Michigan.

Sukey Lewis

Sukey Lewis is a Radio Reporter and Producer. She has a Master’s degree in Journalism from UC Berkeley and has produced radio stories for Reveal, NPR, Snap Judgment, KQED and more.

Graelyn Brashear

Graelyn Brashear is a multimedia journalist based in the San Francisco Bay Area. She has worked as a print reporter and editor at daily and weekly publications, and as a public radio reporter in Alaska. She holds a master’s degree from U.C. Berkeley’s Graduate School of Journalism.

Max Savage Levenson 

Max Savage Levenson is an audio producer and writer living in Berkeley, California. His work has appeared on NPR Music, All Songs Considered, the Hash podcast, KQED’s The California Report and others.