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Space: 1969

By: Bill Oakley
Narrated by: Natasha Lyonne, full cast
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Publisher's summary

What if President John F. Kennedy had survived and rocketed the Space Race of the 1960s into overdrive? And what if he was, maybe, not quite...himself?

Space: 1969 is a wild and outrageous sci-fi comedy from the mind of Emmy-winning writer Bill Oakley (The Simpsons, Futurama, Portlandia).

Nancy Kranich (played by Emmy-nominated actress Natasha Lyonne of Russian Doll and Orange Is the New Black) is a night nurse on an orbiting space station. But Nancy hates her job, is sick of space, and longs to find adventure and a safe place to smoke cigarettes that won’t blow everyone up.

But when Nancy gets caught up in an outer-space conspiracy involving President Kennedy (serving his third term), former vice-president Richard Nixon (now a miserable, forgotten lawyer practicing estate law in New York City), and an intergalactic object that could change the course of history, she gets way more adventure than she bargained for.

Can Nurse Nancy save herself, the Moon Colony, and the future of the entire United States of America?

Space: 1969 is a retro sci-fi comedy adventure that has to be heard to be believed!


  • Natasha Lyonne
  • Jim Meskimen
  • LJ Ganser
  • Catherine Taber
  • Barrett Leddy
  • Bill Andrew Quinn
  • Chris Andrew Ciulla
  • Dina Pearlman
  • Gabriel Vaughan
  • Jay Snyder
  • Kevin Pariseau
  • Kevin T. Collins
  • Khristine Hvam
  • Mark Boyett
  • Helen Laser
  • Nick Sullivan
  • Piper Goodeve
  • Robert Creighton
  • Steve Routman
  • Thom Rivera
  • Ron E. Rains
  • Richie Moriarty
  • Jeb Kreager
  • Henry Strozier
  • Bartley Booz
  • Adrian Roberts
  • Joniece Abbott-Pratt
  • Carol Monda
  • Bill Oakley
  • Josh Weinstein
  • Shaun O'Hagan
  • Marc Vietor

Now available in Dolby Atmos on Audible.

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About the Creator - Bill Oakley

About the Creator

Bill Oakley is a former show-runner, executive producer and head writer of The Simpsons, best known for writing the much-memed "Steamed Hams" segment. He has also written and produced Futurama, Disenchantment, Portlandia, and Close Enough and has earned three Emmys and a Peabody Award for his work. His hobby is making funny Instagram fast-food reviews (@thatbilloakley) which have earned him the moniker "The Gordon Ramsay of Fast Food." Space: 1969 is his first Audible Original.
Photographed by Jordan Chesbrough

About the Performer- Natasha Lyonne

About the Performer

Four-time Emmy-and Golden Globe-nominee Natasha Lyonne is a gifted creator who continues to push boundaries as a producer, actor, writer, and director after more than three decades in the industry.
Lyonne co-created the Netflix series Russian Doll, which won three Emmy-awards, a total of 13 Emmy-nominations, including Comedy Series and Lead Actress for Lyonne, a Gotham Award nomination, and a Golden Globe acting nomination for Lyonne after premiering in 2019. She produces, writes, directs the series in which she stars alongside Greta Lee, Charlie Barnett and Chloë Sevigny. The second season of Russian Doll premiered on April 20.
Lyonne is currently in production on Rian Johnson’s mystery drama series Poker Face, in which she stars and executive produces. The episodic anthology series has a who’s who of guest stars, including Chloë Sevigny, Adrien Brody, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Stephanie Hsu, and will premiere on Peacock in 2023. Lyonne lends her voice for Warner Bros DC League of Super-Pets starring Kevin Hart and Dwayne Johnson, out in July 2022.
Along with Maya Rudolph, Lyonne launched Animal Pictures in 2018 with veteran independent producer Danielle Renfrew Behrens, which is currently in a first look deal with Apple TV +. Through Animal, Lyonne produced and directed the October 2020 Netflix special Sarah Cooper: Everything’s Fine. Animal is currently in post-production on Loot, a half-hour comedy series starring Rudolph. In April, their first feature, Crush, premiered on Hulu. Most recently, Animal debuted its first documentary, Sirens, to rave reviews at the 2022 Sundance Film Festival.
Photographed by Celeste Sloman