The guest in the capsule-like pod is Amara Graps, a planetary scientist based in Latvia with an enviable list of contacts across the globe and -technically speaking - across the entire cosmos.
Amara is also organizing a major space conference in Riga in September, and we talk about what that involves, plus the way astronomers and other Latvian scientists compete in the international arena, even if this means dedicating their own free time and raising their own money.
Find out more about her project Baltics in Space HERE.
We hope you enjoy the podcast.
All EPSC 2017 Riga 1,000 Abstracts are online now, and you can browse them HERE.
If you would like to help with crowd-funding of ESPC 2017 in Riga you can do so HERE.
For videos at Amara's YouTube channel, see below: