Sidedoor & AirSpace

The Smithsonian has podcasts! Smithsonian's Sidedoor sneaks listeners through Smithsonian’s side door to search for stories that can’t be found anywhere else. And Smithsonian's AirSpace demystifies one of the world’s most visited museums and explores why people are so fascinated with stories of exploration, innovation and discovery.


The Many Lives of Owney the Dog

120 years ago, Owney was a global celebrity. He was also a dog. And no, he didn’t juggle plates or dance on two legs — Owney was famous for simply riding trains with the U.S. mail.


Mars Time

No human has ever set foot on Mars, but scientists have been working there for years. A day on the red planet is about 40 minutes longer than here on Earth, which wreaks havoc on your workweek.


A Crane with a Crush

Chris Crowe, an animal keeper for the Smithsonian, has an unlikely bond with Walnut, a female white-naped crane. Despite their obvious differences, she chose him as her mate.