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March 3, 2021 Zimmerman/Batchelor podcast

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Pioneer cover

From the press release: From the moment he is handed a possibility of making the first alien contact, Saunders Maxwell decides he will do it, even if doing so takes him through hell and back.

Unfortunately, that is exactly where that journey takes him.

The vision that Zimmerman paints of vibrant human colonies on the Moon, Mars, the asteroids, and beyond, indomitably fighting the harsh lifeless environment of space to build new societies, captures perfectly the emerging space race we see today.

He also captures in Pioneer the heart of the human spirit, willing to push forward no matter the odds, no matter the cost. It is that spirit that will make the exploration of the heavens possible, forever, into the never-ending future.

Available everywhere for $3.99 (before discount) at amazon, Barnes & Noble, all ebook vendors, or direct from the ebook publisher, ebookit. And if you buy it from ebookit you don't support the big tech companies and I get a bigger cut much sooner.


  • wayne

    can’t resist….

    Futurama 1×02
    “one of these days Alice.”

    Family Guy –
    “To the moon, Lois!”

  • Gary

    I just heard this morning that the Batchelor show has ended. No further explanation. Do you have any info.? Hope he is well and no recurrence of health issues.

  • Gary


    Just found out that the show is ending on WABC, but will be continuing with a new network. Don’t know what that is, yet, but continuation is a good news. Look forward to hearing from you on the new incarnation of Batchelor.

  • Gary: Stay tuned. It has not ended, it is moving. All will be well.

  • Jay

    Great to hear! I feared the worse. Clark Howard retired and Rush passed away, I did not want to lose another show I listen to. The John Batchelor Show is part of my commute home and I do learn a lot from it. No other talk radio show or news program covers international news, scientific breakthroughs , historical reviews, and of course space like his show does.

  • Gary


    Thanks for the response. I got a note back from Michael Vlahos and he said it would be moving the CBS Network next week. This is great news. That show is how I learned of you and this site. Looking forward to the new iteration.

  • tom wright

    Bob, Good to know the show is moving. JB is the only conservative radio show I can listen to, because he is rational without the screaming.

    I only wish I thought to check here instead of looking for info elsewhere online. There is none.

  • Col Beausabre

    John has moved to CBS, so check their affiliate in your area for live broadcasts. “The John Batchelor Show” web site is still up and you can listen to podcasts of hos entire show….The $64,000 question is whether our beloved Bob the Zee will continue as a guest. Tonight, he had CBS’s space correspondent on. NO WAY, JOSE !!, We want the genuine brand !!!

  • Col Beausabre: Fear not. Yesterday I taped four (!) segments for John to be aired tomorrow. We go back to our normal schedule Thursday.

  • wayne

    Col / Mr. Z.,
    thanks for the information, been trying to keep aware. (JB is a national treasure!)

    Interestingly, when this popped up (The Batchelor announcement is about 1/2 way down the text) the 2nd paragraph concerns, “Townsquare Media Repurchases Oaktree Capital Management’s Stake in Company,” –isn’t Townsquare the entity that mistreated Robert Pratt?

  • wayne

    I would be remiss if I didn’t say, very cool! (the Vlahos thing,’ from your March 8 comment.)

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