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Star Trek: The Pod Directive is a podcast that airs on StarTrek.com, as well as Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and other podcast platforms, beginning on 14 September 2020. It is co-hosted by Tawny Newsome and Paul F. Tompkins. 
The podcast was originally announced under the title Prime Directive: The Official Star Trek Podcast, and was supposed to begin airing in late 2019. 
It is the second official Star Trek podcast, replacing Engage: The Official Star Trek Podcast.
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- Join Tawny Newsome (Star Trek: Lower Decks) and Paul F. Tompkins (BoJack Horseman, Comedy Bang Bang) in a wide-ranging and often hilarious take on the Star Trek universe.
- With unparalleled access to Star Trek luminaries, celebrity superfans, and behind-the-scenes creative professionals, The Pod Directive takes a smart, witty and thoughtful look at all things Trek – both old and new. Offering a high-level discussion of the themes, ideas and characters that resonate across the history of the franchise’s storied universe, episodes will also explore the brand’s 50-plus year legacy and influence.
- "Ben Stiller"
- "Reza Aslan"
- "Michelle Hurd, Angelica Jade Bastién & Kendra James"
- "Mike McMahan"
- "Stacey Abrams"
- "Tig Notaro"
- "Samantha Cristoforetti"
- "Bill McKibben"
- "Jeff Russo"