Welcome to Diary of a Space Archivist...

the podcast about space, family and chocolate

Episode 1

Published on:

20th Oct 2019



Published on:

18th Oct 2019


The Origins of CAL

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Written and produced by Beccy Stirrup


  • Dr Theopolis: Rob Reed
  • CAL, angry phone person and Sam: Beccy Stirrup
  • Holly and Lorna: Shelley Firth
  • Glen: Ed Parsons
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Intro/Outro music: Ad Astra by Six Umbrellas

The ship launch: JapanYoshiTheGamer

October 1st, 2016

Phone slamming downFunWithSound

September 30th, 2016

Lab ambience: Kinoton

August 31st, 2016

Bubbling to layer Lab ambience:jasonmchl

June 16th, 2008

Machine-type-noise to layer lab ambience: Kittyboopictures

March 31st, 2019

Bidi, bidi, bidi sound from: https://www.soundboard.com/sb/sound/52515

Moving metal stuffsacha-rush

December 29th, 2018

CAL rebootLittleRobotSoundFactory

CAL reboot beeps: freedomfightervictor-00:08


Opening cupboard: arseniiv

February 14th, 2019

House ambience with ticking clock:nixeno

January 21st, 2018

Warehouse ambiencereznik_Krkovicka

June 19th,...


Published on:

15th Oct 2019



Published on:

11th Sep 2019


The Lunar Express: Don't Say De-Commission

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Written and produced by Beccy Stirrup

This episode was recorded live at Rebel Base Media


  • Train Conductor: Beccy Stirrup;
  • Julian: Chris Ratcliff;
  • Donna: Izzy Hoedmaker;
  • Bertram: Chirs Whitehead.

Music by: Dvideoguy

Sound Effects (sourced via Freesound.org):


Published on:

25th Jun 2019


Diary of a Space Archivist: teaser trailer 01 for season two

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Season two is on its way. Promise. In the meantime enjoy this teaser trailer and check out the new voice aboard-ship, courtesy of the talented Helen Parsons!
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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.