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9 Nov 2017 @ 12:00 pm

Join 'Mark Taylor' and 'John Berger' for episode 4.2 of the show, as they discuss everything from Raining Diamonds to Lipstick Rockets. 

Our Resident Astronomer 'Ross Hockham' also comes on board to guide us through November skies and to ask a little favour:

TGP NOMINAL 4.1 - World Space Week 2017 Podcast
11 Oct 2017 @ 12:00 pm

Join 'Mark Taylor' and 'John Berger' for their fourth annual podcast celebrating World space Week and TGP NOMINAL Podcast's Third Anniversary.

Along with the guy's unique mix of Space News and Trans - Atlantic banter, there will be an Astronomy guide from their resident Astronomer 'Ross Hockham' creator of
the UK Astronomy Group.

Joining the crew, from NASA Goddard Space Flight Center is Planetary Scientist 'Noah Petro' to chat about all things Lunar in the lead up to
International Observe The Moon 
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5 Sep 2017 @ 12:00 pm

Join 'Mark Taylor' and 'John Berger' for episode 3.17 of the show, as they discuss everything from Planetary Exploration to Skeletor dancing to Irene Cara's Fame.

Also in the show, 'Liz Springs' makes her TGP NOMINAL debut, travelling to Charleston in South Carolina for the Darkness To Light Eclipse Party and 'Ross Hockham' returns to guide us through, what to look up for in September. 

11 Aug 2017 @ 12:00 pm

Mark Taylor & John Berger bring you the usual mix of Space News & Trans - Atlantic banter, that you expect from the guys.

Later in the show Mark is joined by Ross Hockham from U.K. Astronomy, as he makes his debut appearance as TGP NOMINAL's Resident Astronomer & keeps you up to date with what is going on in the sky for August -


25 Jul 2017 @ 12:00 pm

Join Mark Taylor and John Berger as they chat about John's recent road trip. That in a space of a week covered over 1500 miles across two countries, featuring Three Great Lakes, One Video Game Convention and a NASA Artefact in an unusual location!.

Then Mark teams up with Alan Taylor-Shearer (and Crew) as they take their own road trip across the U.K. to the Harper Adams University in Shropshire for the inaugural Feel The Force Day West Midlands Convention - 


4 Jul 2017 @ 12:00 pm

Join Mark Taylor and John Berger as they discuss what is going on in the universe. They also chat with Planetary Scientist 'Noah Petro' from NASA Goddard Space Flight Center about the upcoming Total Solar Eclipse.

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6 Jun 2017 @ 12:00 pm

In episode 3.13 of the podcast, Mark Taylor chats with regular Co-Host John Berger about a couple of special events that TGP NOMINAL have covered recently. Firstly we travel to Mark's home town of Aylesbury for Dead Universe Comic's 5th Anniversary Celebrations and then off to Peterborough for highlights of Feel The Force Day (FTFD). To finish of the show, FTFD founders 'Simon Howard and JJ Lucia-Wright' chat with Mark about the future of FTFD.   -

18 May 2017 @ 12:00 pm

John Berger returns to the show after a short absence and joins Mark Taylor to bring you the usual mix of space news and banter.

John conducts his first solo interview, when he talks all things Hubble with 'Dr Michelle Thaller' NASA's Education and Public Outreach Program Manager. 

There is also a LIVE rocket launch during the recording session (Sort Of).

24 Apr 2017 @ 12:00 pm

Rewind back to Saturday July 16th 2016 as Mark Taylor and Alan Taylor-Shearer recollect their time at Star Wars Celebration Europe at ExCeL London.
Mark and Alan are both Celebration newbies and the experience was "Out Of This World"

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12 Apr 2017 @ 12:00 pm

Welcome on board TGP Nominal as we join with people across the globe to celebrate Yuri’s Night, one of the most important occasions in the space community calendar.

Mark Taylor hosts TGP NOMINAL’s annual Yuri’s Night podcast and joining him as Guest Co-Host is Yuri’s Night Executive Director ‘Tim Bailey’.

James Webb Space Telescope Program Director ‘Dr Eric Smith’ also drops by, to chat with Mark and regular Co-Host ‘John Berger’.