Welcome to Diary of a Space Archivist...

the podcast about space, family and chocolate

Episode 4

Published on:

2nd Dec 2019


Trials and Tribulations

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A Geekygirl Production, written and produced by Beccy Stirrup


Sam and CAL were played by Beccy Stirrup

Reference List:

Music: Ad Astra by Six Umbrellas

1.     Ship docking!: thatjeffcarterOctober 6th, 2010

2.     External door opening: primeval_polypodMay 26th, 2012, Several sounds edited together into that of a door opening or closing; Sources:




3.     Alien footsteps (which I’ve modified) – also used for Sam walking: Nox_SoundNovember 1st, 2019

4.     Lots of Puck aliens: tree-frogs-2014 » 2014-tree-frogs2-edit2.aiff


5.     Shoving: jjhouse4October 15th, 2013

1.     Carrying: Sounds of a struggle: Foley Fight Moves StrugglingleonelmailMay 10th, 2018

2.     Flapping/flying: craigsmithAugust 26th, 2018

3.     Station ambience: DaveOfDefeat2248September 27th, 2015

4.     Space station door: neufvJune 9th, 2008, 

5.     Roaring alien: cylon8472September 23rd, 2014

6.     Angry alien chatter HeadphazeJuly 4th, 2012

7.     Angry alien screamSyna-MaxOctober 22nd, 2008

8.     Dragging metal object (CAL): DWOBoyleFebruary 18th, 2012

9.     Sf interface: josepharaoh99November 9th, 2016

10.   Space button: GameAudioFebruary 22nd, 2014

11.   ZvoolabAudioJanuary 9th, 2019

12.   Angry alien judgement: quadraslayerAugust 4th, 2017

13.   Angry alien roar: NicknameLarryOctober 26th, 2019

14.   Fixing CAL’s part: aunemaxSeptember 27th, 2014

15.   Angry chanting and space gavel: from Star Trek VI The Undiscovered Country


Published on:

28th Nov 2019


Mid-Season Trailer (02)

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A mid-season trailer for Diary of a Space Archivist, season two.

Written, produced and acted by Beccy Stirrup.

With music by Six Umbrellas.

Episode 3

Published on:

18th Nov 2019


Et Tu, Puck?

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Written and Produced by Beccy Stirrup


Sam was played by Beccy Stirrup

Sam's mom was played by Helen Parsons

Episode Transcripts



Published on:

12th Nov 2019


Diary of a Space Archivist: mid-season trailer 01

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This trailer has been made especially for google app listeners. Unfortunately when I moved my show across to a new service, google app folk were adversely affected. This was unintended and, until recently, I had no idea!

I hope you’ll continue Sam’s inept journey through space with me by subscribing to the new feed!

New Feed


New Website


Episode 2

Published on:

4th Nov 2019

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About the Podcast

Diary of a Space Archivist
A light-hearted podcast about space, family and chocolate...
Sam always wanted to explore space. And she is in space. Unfortunately she isn't exploring. She's archiving. Yep. Things can only get better, right?

Join Sam as she navigates the pitfalls of space legislature, narrowly avoids 'detention', repeatedly fixes her broken down space-ship and glitching A.I. companion and... oh yes... discovers stuff.
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About your host

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Beccy Stirrup

I'm Beccy and I make 'Diary of a Space Archivist', and the-soon-to-be-launched, 'Story Trails'. I genuinely love writing and making stuff. I have worked for over a decade in Higher Education and actually began making my podcast because I wanted to help students navigate Audacity. I soon fell in love with the medium and that, as they say, was that. Now I work for myself as a freelance writer / performer and education consultant, and I get to make my podcasts - which I hope you enjoy.