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Podcast Profile: StarTalk Radio

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Site: www.startalkradio.net
764 episodes
2009 to present
Average episode: 48 minutes
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Categories: Astronomy • Interview-Style • Physics

Podcaster's summary: Science, pop culture and comedy collide on StarTalk Radio! Astrophysicist and Hayden Planetarium director Neil deGrasse Tyson, his comic co-hosts, guest celebrities and scientists discuss astronomy, physics, and everything else about life in the universe. Keep Looking Up! New episodes premiere Monday nights at 7pm ET.

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List Updated: 2022-Jun-29 11:52 UTC. Episodes: 764. Feedback: @TrueSciPhi.

Episodes
2022-Jun-28 • 64 minutes
A Key & A Kite: StarTalk Live! With Benjamin Franklin
How does lightning work? On this episode, Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Chuck break down the legendary science and inventions of Benjamin Franklin, live with chief editor of The Benjamin Franklin Papers, Ellen Cohn and Benjamin Franklin himself!NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://startalkmedia.com/show/a-key-a-kite-startalk-live-with-benjamin-franklin... to our Patrons Andrew Herron, Bhargava Kandada, and Mark Roop for supporting us this w...
2022-Jun-24 • 56 minutes
Cosmic Queries – Pot Luck with Dr. Staci Gruber
Are we “wired for weed”? On this episode, Neil deGrasse Tyson and co-hosts Chuck Nice and Gary O’Reilly weed out the myth from the science behind marijuana with neuroscientist at Harvard Medical School and director of the MIND Program, Dr. Staci Gruber.NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free.Thanks to our Patrons Zero Chill, Matthew Rozak, Matej Michňák, and Gino Colauto for supporting us this week.Photo Credit: Daniel Oberhaus, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons ...
2022-Jun-21 • 48 minutes
Cosmic Queries – NASA v. Billionaires with Lori Garver
Mining on the moon? Owning an asteroid? Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Chuck Nice answer questions about the private space industry, the role of NASA, and the future of space law with former Deputy Administrator of NASA, Lori Garver. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://startalkmedia.com/show/cosmic-queries-nasa-v-billionaires-with-lori-garv... to our Patrons ​​Adam Connelly, ManDarin, Sergio, Glenn Carter, Anthony Schena, David Lenwell, Bru...
2022-Jun-14 • 50 minutes
Cosmic Queries – Big Bang Bonanza with Brian Keating
What happened before The Big Bang? Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Matt Kirshen answer questions about inflation theory, multiverses, the cosmic microwave background, and the possible end of the scientific method with cosmologist Brian KeatingNOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://startalkmedia.com/show/cosmic-queries-big-bang-bonanza-with-brian-keatin... to our Patrons Jack McCarty, Mira Killian, David, Colleen OLeary, Kelia Hamilton, Lucas Ch...
2022-Jun-10 • 36 minutes
Science of the Skyhook with Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (Re-release)
What’s the best shot in basketball? Neil deGrasse Tyson and co-hosts Chuck Nice and Gary O’Reilly break down the physics behind what makes the Skyhook so effective, as well as one of the greatest eras with basketball greats, Jamaal Wilkes, Michael Cooper, and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free.Thanks to our Patrons Chris Quinn, Devon Romano, Jack Thurman, Israel Jarvis, Ace Warner, Mallory L Anderson, Putin Ontheriz, Zachary Kleier, and Jo...
2022-Jun-07 • 47 minutes
Extraterrestrial Oceans – StarTalk Live!
What are the oceans like on Enceladus? Neil deGrasse Tyson explores the oceans of other planets in the search for alien life with planetary scientist Kevin Hand, oceanographer Julie Huber, and comedians, Eugene Mirman, Ellie Kemper, and John Mulaney!NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://startalkmedia.com/show/extraterrestrial-oceans-startalk-live/Thanks... to our Patrons ​​Nate Gilman, Amy Morton, erika brennan, Rob Cordes, Tyler Pitts, Arya Menon, ...
2022-May-31 • 43 minutes
Cosmic Queries – Cosmic Collisions
What happens when two galaxies collide? On this episode, Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic cohost Chuck Nice answer questions about explosions, asteroids, quarks, and all things that go BOOM. Was our Big Bang someone elses Big Rip?NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://startalkmedia.com/show/cosmic-queries-cosmic-collisions/Thanks... to our Patrons badutjelek2000, Dominik Appl, Justin Quinones, Sandra Makela, REGAN MCGEE, Dana S., Howard Clemetson, Georg...
2022-May-27 • 61 minutes
Concussions with Leonard Marshall
How is CTE different from a concussion? Neil deGrasse Tyson and co-hosts Chuck Nice and Gary O’Reilly discuss concussions and chronic traumatic encephalopathy, with former NFL lineman, Leonard Marshall, and neuroscientist, Heather Berlin, PhD.NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free.Thanks to our Patrons Walter Johnson, Ali AlWaheedy, Armen Gevorgyan, Jenny K Leasure, WIGwigWIG, Denny, MaKayla A Holloway, Anna Dupre-Whiting, Allain Brideau, and David for supporting...
2022-May-24 • 59 minutes
Forensics, DNA, and Identifying Missing Soldiers
How do you identify human remains? Neil deGrasse Tyson and Chuck Nice explore DNA and the task to identify the remains of missing soldiers with biomedical scientist Tim McMahon and forensic anthropologist Franklin Damann. What is the DPAA? NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://startalkmedia.com/show/forensics-dna-and-identifying-missing-soldiers/Th... to our Patrons Jon Scherer, Thibault Deckers, Jimmy Jam, Evan Cooper, Barnato, Justin Ross, James ...
2022-May-17 • 49 minutes
Indigenous Science with Dr. Jessica Hernandez
Is Western science always the best science? On this episode, Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Marcia Belsky discuss Indigenous methods to combat climate change with Indigenous scientist and author Dr. Jessica Hernandez. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free.Thanks to our Patrons Jennifer E Carr, Ruben, Peter Kellner, Michele Bontemps, eric secrist, Zebulon C, Travis Ryan Otter, Matthew Young, SevereFLIPPER, and Cleo K for supporting us this week.Photo Credit...
2022-May-13 • 43 minutes
All Pain, No Gain with Charles Liu
How fast does cheese roll down a hill? Neil deGrasse Tyson and co-hosts Chuck Nice and Gary O’Reilly walk us through the physics behind the weirdest sports: cheese rolling, belly flopping, face slapping and more with astrophysicist Charles Liu. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free.Thanks to our Patrons Scott Schekk (shek), Kristine May, Jacob godman, Chelsea Dolloff, Daniel Lopez,Dustin G, Michael McManus, Genesis Martinez, Kinetik Plastik, and Pavel Bains for s...
2022-May-10 • 45 minutes
Cosmic Queries – Multiverses & Wormholes with Brian Cox
What properties are fundamental to the universe? On this episode, Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Chuck Nice take a deep dive into multiverses, inflation theory, wormholes, and quantum entanglement with particle physicist Brian Cox.NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free.Thanks to our Patrons Tony Thompson, Kevin the Sommelier, Verne Thomas Inman, PhD, Claudio Carletti, James Weldon, Satoshi Watanabe, Keegan Matthews, Sandy Moir, Jim Flatt, and Mason Grogan f...
2022-May-03 • 56 minutes
Mind Over Matter with Dan Harris and Heather Berlin
What is the science behind meditation? Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Marcia Belsky discuss mental health, meditation, and the theory of consciousness with former news anchor, Dan Harris and neuroscientist Heather Berlin, PhD. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free herehttps://www.startalkradio.net/show/m... to our Patrons Mikaël Boisvert, James Cleghorn'lee, Chris Lee, Jason Sanders, Ozzzy, Ryukote, Denese Washam, Autumn McCuen, Bill Kervaski, and Keoni fo...
2022-Apr-29 • 44 minutes
Horsepower with Dr. Sarah White-Springer
Say it with us: mitochondria are the powerhouse of the cell. On this episode, Neil deGrasse Tyson and co-hosts Chuck Nice and Gary O’Reilly discover the original horse power, equine physiology, and the science behind the Kentucky Derby. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/horsepower-with-dr-sarah-white-springer/Thank... to our Patrons Cosmic Scapegoat, Tom Kearns, Valeri Williams, Zeki Majed, Ethan Fink, Mariano Quiroga,...
2022-Apr-26 • 40 minutes
Things You Thought You Knew – Dinosaurs & Batteries
What if the dinosaurs had a space program? Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Chuck Nice explore what Earth Day meant for the dinosaurs, how batteries work, and changing our infrastructure, with creator of Atlas Obscura, Dylan Thuras. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/things-you-thought-you-knew-dinosaurs-batteri... to our Patrons Renee Morss, Rob L, Peter Stinchcomb, Larry Kwartowitz, Samii McLendon, Michaela Negus...
2022-Apr-19 • 51 minutes
Cosmic Queries – Climate Solutions with Katharine Hayhoe, PhD
What solutions exist to fix climate change? On this Earth Day, Neil deGrasse Tyson and Chuck Nice answer Qs about real-world solutions and aspects of climate change you might not be thinking about, with atmospheric scientist Katharine Hayhoe, PhD. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/cosmic-queries-climate-solutions-with-katheri... to our Patrons Georgeanne Lavery, Pete Key, Barbara Perlik, Taurohylax, Matt Berry, Frank B...
2022-Apr-15 • 53 minutes
Humans In Space with Astronaut Leland Melvin and Dr. Sheyna Gifford
Are human bodies good for space? Neil deGrasse Tyson and co-hosts Chuck Nice and Gary O’Reilly discover the effects of space on the human body and if we are ready for long-haul missions with astronaut Leland Melvin and space doc, Dr. Sheyna Gifford. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/humans-in-space-with-astronaut-leland-melvin-... to our Patrons John Moehrke, Scott Williams, Mike Trujillo, Josue Diaz, Walter Flaat, Sem...
2022-Apr-12 • 47 minutes
Cosmic Queries – StarTalk-ology with Alie Ward
What kinds of ologies are out there? On this episode, Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Chuck Nice explore and answer questions about the vast world of niche sciences with science communicator and host of “Ologies,” Alie Ward. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free.Thanks to our Patrons Mike S, Luke, Frank (Hopper) Cross, Timur Sultanov, Skyeletta Ramona, Matt W, Bennett Saunders, Vincent Lee, George Gao, and Bob Soltys for supporting us this week.Photo Credit...
2022-Apr-05 • 55 minutes
Cosmic Queries – Science Storytelling with LeVar Burton
What science concepts have we not seen in fiction? On this episode, Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Chuck Nice sit down with actor and national treasure LeVar Burton to discuss future science, storytelling, and to answer fan questions. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free.Thanks to our Patrons Gabriel Paavola, Robert Marchal, DarenW, Im The Wiener Dog, vamsee krishna jayanthi, Stan Russell, Balackey, Chris Page, Paul Anderson, and Angy Phillips for support...
2022-Apr-01 • 53 minutes
Sticky Science: The Force Be With You with Laurie Winkless
What are Van der Waals forces? Neil deGrasse Tyson and co-hosts Chuck Nice and Gary O’Reilly explore the fascinating world of surfaces, biomimicry, and Formula 1 with physicist and author of Sticky: The Science of Surfaces, Laurie Winkless. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/sticky-science-the-force-be-with-you-with-lau... to our Patrons Artist formerly known as James Smith, Joseph Strasser, Salvatore Scuiri, Kyle Dagg,...
2022-Mar-29 • 53 minutes
[Cosmic Queries] Our Brains on Film: Neurocinematics with Heather Berlin
What does your brain do when watching movies? On this episode, Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Chuck Nice discover the field of neurocinematics and the difference between fiction and reality with neuroscientist Heather Berlin, PhD. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free.Thanks to our Patrons Adrian Flores, Zack Floyd, Martina Quinlan, HARRY SPRAGUE V, john lopez, Brody Eckstein, Adam Hudson, Anthony Harker, Scruffshroom, and Duy Tran for supporting us this w...
2022-Mar-22 • 50 minutes
Science Pioneers with Danni Washington
Who proved the existence of dark matter? On this episode, Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Chuck Nice learn about hidden figures of science you need to know about with author and science communicator Danni Washington. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/science-pioneers-with-danni-washington/Thanks... to our Patrons Robert Anderson, Meagan Patrice, cael maurer, Marc-Anthony Serrano, Emily McKnight, Dave Fulton, lily...
2022-Mar-18 • 51 minutes
Equations in Motion – Bowling with Dr. Dave Alciatore
How do you bowl a perfect 300? On this episode, Neil deGrasse Tyson and co hosts Chuck Nice and Gary O’Reilly discover Euler’s Equations of Motion and the cheat codes to bowling with physicist Dr. Dave Alciatore. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/equations-in-motion-bowling-with-dave-alciato... to our Patrons Shivam Gagad, Arnav, Madalina, Amy A., Ryan Fawley, Ashley Grace, Junior Verhelst, Dominique Monroe, Mai, and K...
2022-Mar-15 • 44 minutes
Things You Thought You Knew – Somewhere Over the Rainbow
Is anything at the end of the rainbow? On this episode, Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Chuck Nice break down how rainbows work, the history behind zero, and what Zoom calls and Einstein’s Theory of Relativity have in common.NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/things-you-thought-you-knew-somewhere-over-th... to our Patrons Vincent Marsland, Brittany Welborn, L. Ali Campbell, David Kern, amjad, Steven Michaelis, Lad...
2022-Mar-08 • 49 minutes
Cosmic Queries – Stoner Edition with Janna Levin
Is anything real? Is time just a construct? On this episode, Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Matt Kirshen answer your far-out questions about black holes, dark matter, and the universe with astrophysicist Janna Levin. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/cosmic-queries-stoner-edition-with-janna-levi... to our Patrons Ivan Masjuk, c, Nathan Mitchell, Conner Kemmsies, Dustin Dewayne Hart, Kyle Reinsberg, Andrew Magri,...
2022-Mar-04 • 52 minutes
Winning Money with AI – with Matt Ginsberg
Can artificial intelligence predict the future? On this episode, Neil deGrasse Tyson and co-hosts Chuck Nice & Gary O’Reilly explore algorithms, computing, and how to win Warren Buffett’s March Madness money and beyond with AI expert, Matt Ginsberg.NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/winning-that-money-with-ai-with-matt-ginsberg... to our Patrons Robert Bork, Nick Fugal, James Trager, Brian S, Nightfall, Chris Hernandez,...
2022-Mar-01 • 46 minutes
Cosmic Queries – Climate Change at NASA with Chief Scientist Katherine Calvin
How does NASA combat climate change? Neil deGrasse Tyson and co-host Chuck Nice answer questions about renewable energy, geoengineering, and how science is helping us battle the climate crisis with NASA Chief Scientist Katherine Calvin. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free.Thanks to our Patrons Marco Currin, Tyler Pitts, Jeffrey Bradley, Matthew Gottschalk, Austin Munson, Gabriela Dijkhoffz, David M, Sandra Pagliani, Brian Lacey, and Nalani Ritchie for supportin...
2022-Feb-22 • 55 minutes
Cosmic Queries – Alien Worlds and Extremophiles with Kennda Lynch
What will life be like on other planets? On this episode, Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Chuck Nice explore the origins of life on alien planets and extremophiles right here on Earth with astrobiologist Kennda Lynch. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/alien-worlds-and-extremophiles-with-kennda-ly... to our Patrons Alex Chadwick, Eric Gross, Tamara Michael, Gerald Johnson, Jordan Shelley, Brendan Barbieri, David B...
2022-Feb-15 • 69 minutes
The Science in "Don't Look Up" with Adam McKay and Dr. Amy Mainzer
Is a comet coming to destroy Earth? On this episode, Neil deGrasse Tyson and co-host Chuck Nice talk about the science behind Netflix’s comet apocalypse movie Don’t Look Up with director Adam McKay and astronomer Amy Mainzer. Are we all gonna die?NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free.Thanks to our Patrons Jay Merrifield, Ryan Gurrentz, Kyra Smith, Lyle Baillargeon, Robert Bratcher, Justin Arnold, Rebecca Murphy, Ben Moore, Shanna Reed, and DoujinSimple for suppor...
2022-Feb-11 • 62 minutes
Stadiums of the Future with Architect Benjamin Brillat (Re-release)
What will stadiums look like in the future? Neil deGrasse Tyson, Chuck Nice, and Gary O’Reilly investigate stadium technology and “future-proofing” in Los Angeles’s SoFi Stadium with Chief Infrastructure Architect at IBM Sports, Benjamin Brillat.NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free.Thanks to our Patrons Kyle Odren, Eileen Aldrin, Francis, Ashvin Lakshmikantha, Tarun, Olivia Chang, Blaine Torkelson, ANKreutzberg, and GibbousLife for supporting us this week.Photo ...
2022-Feb-08 • 51 minutes
Cosmic Queries – Quantum Queries with Hakeem Oluseyi
Do we really know the age of the universe? On this episode, Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Paul Mecurio answer astrophysics questions about the big bang, gravitational waves, and the speed of light with astrophysicist Hakeem Oluseyi. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free.Thanks to our Patrons Samuel Case, Daniel, Nicole Hensley, Larry Nixon, NaOnak Apophis, Erik Maynard, Carrie Beougher, Michael Aguilar, Shakhan, and Alexander Newhouse for supporting us th...
2022-Feb-04 • 45 minutes
Cosmic Queries – Winter Olympics Grab Bag with Charles Liu
What's ice skating like on Titan? On this episode, Neil deGrasse Tyson and co-hosts Chuck Nice and Gary O’Reilly answer fan questions about the physics involved in the Winter Olympics with Charles Liu. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free.Thanks to our Patrons Boris Maganic, Joshua Morgan, ymc98, Josh Wittlieff, Rick Carlson, Vaibhav Kumar, Orry B, Walt Miller, Krzysztof Nadolski, and chris for supporting us this week.Photo Credit: Sandro Halank, Wikimedia Commo...
2022-Feb-01 • 53 minutes
Off the Blockchain with Dr. Sandra Johnson
What the funge is up with crypto? On this episode, Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Marcia Belsky talk about the science behind cryptocurrency, NFTs, bitcoin, and the blockchain with electrical engineer Dr. Sandra Johnson.NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/off-the-blockchain-with-dr-sandra-johnson/Tha... to our Patrons Thomas Cochran, Tony Wilson, Rachel Farrell, Casey Bailey, AIDAN BARNETT, Sahil Gupta, and Jennif...
2022-Jan-25 • 51 minutes
Going to Space with William Shatner
What was it like to send Captain Kirk to space? On this episode, Neil deGrasse Tyson sits down with William Shatner to discuss his trip into space, Star Trek, and musings about life on Earth. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/going-to-space-with-william-shatner/Thanks... to our Patrons Jim Dickey, Joey Lord, Alex Lopez, John Atwood, Caroline Gregson, Murtez Alrohani, and James Beall for supporting us this week.Photo Cr...
2022-Jan-21 • 60 minutes
The Snow Show: Making Snowflakes with Peter Veals and Twila Moon
How do you make snow? On this episode, Neil deGrasse Tyson and co-hosts Chuck Nice and Gary O’Reilly learn some cold, hard facts about snow and ice with atmospheric scientist and snow maker Peter Veals, PhD and glacial scientist Twila Moon, PhD. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free.Thanks to our Patrons Takeyla Tyson, Brad Respondek, Jacob D. Fisher, Thyash Maney, Kem Phillips, Chris Pisst, and J Maji for supporting us this week.Photo Credit: Alexey Kljatov, CC ...
2022-Jan-18 • 58 minutes
Social Networks and Ending the Pandemic with Nicholas Christakis
How do diseases and information spread? On this episode, Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Chuck Nice discover the history of pandemics, how social networks impact spread, and the hidden math behind it with sociologist Nicholas Christakis.NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/social-networks-and-ending-the-pandemic-with-... to our Patrons Stephanie Nina Pitsirilos, bj Avent-Farmer, Bryce Irving, Heavily Sedated, Aaron ...
2022-Jan-11 • 55 minutes
True Crime & Forensic Pathology with Patricia Cornwell & Dr. Jonathan Hayes
How can you get away with murder? On this episode, Neil deGrasse Tyson and Chuck Nice explore forensic pathology and autopsies with medical examiner and author Jonathan Hayes, featuring an interview with author of Autopsy, Patricia Cornwell. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free.Thanks to our Patrons Victor Beaton, GamerSaSsS, Heather Rae, Kasheia Williams, Tim Woodward, Charles Anglesey, and Mike Smalling for supporting us this week.Photo Credit: Yumi Kimura fro...
2022-Jan-07 • 49 minutes
Turning Back Time with Kevin Stone
How do you extend your longevity? On this episode, Neil deGrasse Tyson and co-hosts Chuck Nice and Gary O’Reilly discuss epigenetics, tissue replacement, nanotech and how to be in your prime forever with surgeon Dr. Kevin Stone. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free.Thanks to our Patrons Thomas MacKay, Kristina Norris, ichigo kurosaki, Courtney, Franklin Soto, Josiah Figueroa, and Donjohrae Marts for supporting us this week.Photo Credit: Welcome Collection, CC BY...
2022-Jan-04 • 39 minutes
Cosmic Queries – A Stellar New Year
What will first contact with aliens be like? On this episode, Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Chuck Nice say “Happy New Year!” by answering a grab bag of fan questions about aliens, string theory, moon landing skeptics, and more!NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/cosmic-queries-a-stellar-new-year/Thanks... to our Patrons Mahina Knuckles, Robert Slosser, Brandon Herbst, Joshua DeNoyer, Chazz Gencarelli, christopher...
2021-Dec-28 • 38 minutes
Things You Thought You Knew – Where the Earth Ends
Where does the Earth end? On this episode, Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Chuck Nice explore the Karman Line, LED light bulbs, banking turns and other things you thought you knew!NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free.Thanks to our Patrons Shelly Woodcock, Matt, Nathan Schlosser, Hugo Ascencio, Patrick Rhone, Jeff Simon, and karstan harvey for supporting us this week.Photo Credit: NASA
2021-Dec-21 • 54 minutes
Cosmic Queries – Living in a Simulation with Nick Bostrom
Are we in a simulation? On this episode, Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Chuck Nice take a deep dive into simulation theory, consciousness, and free will with Oxford theorist Nick Bostrom. Is this The Matrix? NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/cosmic-queries-living-in-a-simulation-with-ni... to our Patrons Joshua Mooneyham, Mike Reno, Eric Ennis, Bill Savage, Kevin Meyer, Lise Rafaelsen, and Andre Lewis for suppor...
2021-Dec-17 • 59 minutes
The Science of Ted Lasso with Jason Sudeikis & Brendan Hunt
What’s the science behind kindness? On this episode, Neil deGrasse Tyson and co-hosts Chuck Nice and Gary O’Reilly discover the hidden science in Ted Lasso with its creators Jason Sudeikis & Brendan Hunt and neuroscientist Heather Berlin.NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here.Thanks to our Patrons Tor V Eystad, Andrew Nelson, Honza Rek, Michael Webber, Toni Pomeroy, Zarin Taylor, and Justin Nelson for supporting us this week.Photo Credit: Apple, “Inverting th...
2021-Dec-14 • 55 minutes
Cosmic Queries – James Webb Space Telescope
What’s the deal with the James Webb Space Telescope? On this episode, Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Matt Kirshen learn about the JWST and what it will help us discover with NASA astronomer Natalie Batalha and filmmaker Nathaniel Kahn.NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free.Thanks to our Patrons Stefan Fox, Cortex MC, Brenton Verlo, taylor primm, Charles Shieler, Alden Doolittle, and Thomas Harshbarger for supporting us this week.Photo Credit: NASA/MSFC/Davi...
2021-Dec-07 • 55 minutes
The Omicron Variant with President of Regeneron, George Yancopoulos
What is the Omicron Variant? On this episode, Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Chuck Nice discuss the emergence of the new Omicron Variant of COVID-19 with biomedical scientist and president of Regeneron, George Yancopoulos. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/the-omicron-variant-with-president-of-regener... to our Patrons Vincent Krohn, Eu, Valeritte (Chuck, just call me Val), Austin McCauley, Avneesh Joshi, Timoth...
2021-Dec-03 • 49 minutes
Globetrotter’s Guide to the Galaxy
How does a gravity assist work? On this episode, Neil deGrasse Tyson and co-hosts Chuck Nice and Gary O’Reilly run us through physics phenomena with the help of our friends from the Harlem Globetrotters, Hot Shot Swanson and Cheese Chisholm.NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/globetrotters-guide-to-the-galaxy/Thanks... to our Patrons Helen Gilchrist, Elliot Frost, Lupita Valenz, Danny Andersen, Alex Thorne, Philip A. McK...
2021-Nov-30 • 51 minutes
Cosmic Queries – The Hidden Chemistry of Everything with Kate the Chemist
Is chemistry truly everywhere? On this episode, Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Chuck Nice answer fan questions about chemistry with Kate Biberdorf, aka Kate the Chemist. Discover the chemical reactions that make our world work!NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/cosmic-queries-the-hidden-chemistry-of-everyt... to our Patrons William Kelly, Patrick Weller, Nicholas DeAngelo, George Brietigam, Adam Leos, David Bryan...
2021-Nov-23 • 97 minutes
Food in Space! With Alton Brown and Guests
How good is food in space? Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Jordan Klepper feast on food science and the challenges we face sending food to space with chef Alton Brown, food chemist Dr. Arielle Johnson and NASA food scientist Dr. Grace Douglas. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/food-in-space-with-alton-brown-and-guests/Tha... to our Patrons Jeni Morrow, Hyrule Ok, blufor, Timothy Dalby, John Turnham, SkellyIRL, an...
2021-Nov-19 • 48 minutes
A Materials World - Hacks & Gizmos with Jud Ready
How do you invent a new material? On this episode, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Gary O’Reilly, and Chuck Nice discuss the science of invention, biomimicry, and answer cosmic queries about materials science from our patrons with professor Dr. Jud Ready. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/a-materials-world-hacks-gizmos-with-jud-ready... to our Patrons Austin Smith, Manushya, Robert, Chris, Steven Murphy, Melissa and Kieran Wentze...
2021-Nov-16 • 43 minutes
Cosmic Queries – Launching the Inspiration4 with Chris Mason & Sian Proctor
What did we learn from the first all civilian mission into orbit? Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Chuck Nice explore SpaceX’s recent launch, the Inspiration4, with biophysicist Dr. Chris Mason and geoscientist and pilot Dr. Sian Proctor. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free.Thanks to our Patrons Arlindo Anderson, Miranda Toth, Dino Vidić, Nala Andromeda, Erik Varga, JohnMettler, and Aaron Rikede Ahlman for supporting us this week.Photo Credit: U.S. Space F...
2021-Nov-09 • 49 minutes
Cosmic Queries – Native Skywatchers with Dr. Annette Lee
What does the night’s sky look like for Indigenous peoples? On this episode, Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Negin Farsad take a deep dive into the constellation map of Indigenous skies with professor Annette Lee. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free.Thanks to our Patrons Nickalos Early, s0upik, Alex Redner, Dustin Dunston, Dawn Carter, JD Holwick, and Loyd Elmore Jr for supporting us this week.Photo Credit: EduardoMSNeves, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Comm...
2021-Nov-02 • 43 minutes
Things You Thought You Knew - A Constellation Prize
How did Uranus get its name? Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Chuck Nice explain all the things you thought you knew about the names of the planets and moons in our solar system, the formation of the moon, and the constellations.NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/things-you-thought-you-knew-a-constellation-p... to our Patrons David Peterson, Gregory Strakos, Dr. G, Michael Loyd, Bobby G Ragan, raven williams, and S...
2021-Oct-29 • 44 minutes
Killer Bots! with BattleBots’ Ray Billings
Programmed…to kill! On this episode, Neil deGrasse Tyson and co-hosts Chuck Nice and Gary O’Reilly sit down with BattleBots’ Ray Billings to discuss combat robots, his killer robot Tombstone, and how to create robotics for competition. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/killer-bots-with-battlebots-ray-billings/Than... to our Patrons Angie, Bruno Faria, EMILY RIVERA, Jocelyn Sailas, Kellie J. LeDonne, Ben Hansen, and Br...
2021-Oct-26 • 47 minutes
Cosmic Queries - Smarty-Pants Trash Bin with Jordan Klepper
What is string theory? On this episode, Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Jordan Klepper answer fan questions about solar system formation, dark matter, and the expansion of spacetime. What would travelling at the speed of light look like?NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/cosmic-queries-smarty-pants-trash-bin-with-jo... to our Patrons Manuel zamarripa jr, John D, HyperactiveJedi, Graham Hayward, Adam Caplan, Y. Kos...
2021-Oct-19 • 56 minutes
BOO! The Science of Scary with Mathias Clasen & Heather Berlin
Why do we like being scared? On this episode, Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Chuck Nice explore the haunting effects of horror and recreational fear with horror scholar and author, Mathias Clasen, and neuroscientist, Heather Berlin, PhD. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free.Thanks to our Patrons Jessica Giancola, Jeff States, seth 06, Matthew Ritter, Kelvin Goliday, Kenny PK, and Kaya for supporting us this week.Photo Credit: Esparta, CC BY 2.0, via Wikim...
2021-Oct-15 • 38 minutes
Pool Table Physics with Dr. Dave Alciatore
What was Coriolis, of the Coriolis Effect, doing at the pool table? On this episode, Neil deGrasse Tyson and co-hosts Gary O’Reilly and Chuck Nice explore the science behind billiards and pool trick shots with billiard physicist Dr. Dave Alciatore.NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/pool-table-physics-with-dr-dave-alciatore/Tha... to our Patrons Dylan Elliot, Cody Swayze, Panda Man, Niklas Ekberg, Isaac Lambert, Fortune'...
2021-Oct-12 • 49 minutes
Cosmic Queries – Seeing Earth From Space with Jordan Klepper & Nicole Stott
What do you learn from going to space? On this episode, Neil deGrasse Tyson and guest co-host comedian Jordan Klepper answer patron questions about living in space with engineer and NASA astronaut Nicole Stott. What’s the Overview Effect?NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free.Thanks to our Patrons Elisa, terrell robinson, Adorak, Leo Azir Ra, Aaron Isaacson, Ian Konkle, and Josh Laurente & Emily McCadden for supporting us this week.Photo Credit: NASA
2021-Oct-05 • 56 minutes
Cosmic Queries – Space Volcanoes: Fire and Ice with Natalie Starkey
What’s a supervolcano? On this episode, Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Matt Kirshen discover all types of volcanoes in the solar system with cosmochemist and author of Fire and Ice, Natalie Starkey. Is there such a thing as an ice volcano?NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free.Thanks to our Patrons ILAN CAPONE, Ricardo Torres, Boiphamet, Sebastien Leroy, Parker, Katharine Hooper, and Alireza Sefat for supporting us this week.Photo Credit: Boaworm, CC BY 3.0...
2021-Oct-01 • 46 minutes
Nature or Nurture with Eli Manning and Dr. Angela Duckworth
What matters more: nature or nurture? On this episode, Neil deGrasse Tyson and co-hosts Gary O’Reilly and Chuck Nice explore what creates expert performers with CEO of Character Lab Dr. Angela Duckworth, featuring our interview with Eli Manning.NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free.Thanks to our Patrons DanO, Jerad Sorber, Joseph Mcpolin, Jacqueline Savo, The Afrikan-Scifi-Scholar, Charles Scott, and Angie Duncker for supporting us this week.Photo Credit: Erik Dr...
2021-Sep-28 • 55 minutes
Space Force: A New Domain with Maj. Gen. DeAnna Burt, Charles Liu, and Moriba Jah
Why do we need a Space Force? Neil deGrasse Tyson & co-host Chuck Nice break down the newest branch of the US military, The Space Force, with Charles Liu, Major General DeAnna Burt and Dr. Moriba Jah. How much of your life is touched by space?NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free.Thanks to our Patrons Lisa Cotton, Luis Stark, Oscar h, Travis Mansfield, Justin Thomas, Josh Wise, and Astaroth for supporting us this week.Photo Credit: U.S. Space Force, Public domain...
2021-Sep-21 • 49 minutes
Cosmic Queries – Animal Outlaws with Mary Roach
What happens when nature commits a crime? On this episode, Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Paul Mecurio discuss law-breaking animals with Mary Roach and her new book Fuzz: When Nature Breaks The Law. Can we hack nature?NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/cosmic-queries-animal-outlaws-with-mary-roach... to our Patrons Hunter Cutone, Roman Cain, Yoshi Wiklund, Tec MySelf, Jonathan Harries, Net Identification, and Wil...
2021-Sep-17 • 45 minutes
Stars Talk to Neil – Rocket Fuel
The observer effect? Rotating bodies? The science of rocket fuel? On this episode, Neil deGrasse Tyson and co-hosts Gary O’Reilly and Chuck Nice answer science questions from our favorite pro athletes: Jerry Rice, Lindsey Vonn, Eli Manning, and more!NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free.Thanks to our Patrons Ken Abe, Al Long, Chloe Rudel-Holland, Sara, Rafał Żak, Alexander Whisnant, and Galactic Raven for supporting us this week.Photo Credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls, P...
2021-Sep-14 • 55 minutes
Cosmic Queries in the O-zone: Saving the World with Susan Solomon & Stephen Andersen
How did we save the ozone layer? Neil deGrasse Tyson and co-host Chuck Nice break down the campaign to save the ozone layer with atmospheric chemist Susan Solomon and sustabaility expert Stephen Andersen. What can we apply to the climate crisis? | NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/cosmic-queries-in-the-o-zone-saving-the-world... | Thanks to our Patrons ryan ogle, David Matthews, Colleen Magee-Uhlik, Ryan Atashkar, Came...
2021-Sep-07 • 46 minutes
Things You Thought You Knew – Venus Pizza
How long would it take to cook a pizza outside on Venus? On this episode, Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Chuck Nice discuss the physics of surface temperature, the size of ~wAvEs~, and the meaning of horsepower. Could horses get you to space? | NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/things-you-thought-you-knew-venus-pizza/... | Thanks to our Patrons Kyle W Odren, Frank Kotarski, John Pologruto, Corina Szabo, Shera, B...
2021-Sep-03 • 40 minutes
Reefer Madness with Dr. Staci Gruber
Does weed make you faster? Neil deGrasse Tyson and co-hosts Gary O’Reilly and Chuck Nice hash out the effects of cannabis with neuroscientist at Harvard Medical School and director of the MIND Program Dr. Staci Gruber. Is smoking dope really doping? | NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/reefer-madness-with-dr-staci-gruber/... | Thanks to our Patrons Josh Wittlieff, Kumar Vaibhav, Daniel Davis, Tj Monro, Stephen Fosmark, ...
2021-Aug-31 • 59 minutes
Cosmic Queries– Exoplanetary Exploration with Dr. Aomawa Shields
Exoplanets? Low Mass Stars? Goldilocks zones? On this episode, Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Negin Farsad explore the universe of exoplanets, science communication, and acting with astronomer and speaker Dr. Aomawa Shields. | NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free. | Thanks to our Patrons Jacob D. Fisher, Siosiua Hufanga, Thomas Cochran, Jasmine, Louis Cirigliano, Savanah Bisson, Jason Mahoney, Connor Snitker, Heffron, Lizzie B, and Mark Rodgers for suppor...
2021-Aug-24 • 53 minutes
Starry Starry Night with Roberta Olson, Jay Pasachoff, & Heather Berlin
Can you hear colors? On this episode, Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Chuck Nice explore science through art in Van Gogh’s Starry Night with art historian Roberta Olson, astronomer Jay Pasachoff, and neuroscientist Heather Berlin. | NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/starry-starry-night-with-roberta-olson-jay-pa... | Thanks to our Patrons Rob Carter, Will, Matthew Power, David Born, CARLOS A HERNANDEZ, jon delanoy...
2021-Aug-20 • 38 minutes
Cosmic Queries: Jiggle Wiggle Waggle Walk with Charles Liu
Do swimmers need less oxygen? On this episode, Neil deGrasse Tyson and co-hosts Gary O’Reilly and Chuck Nice answer patron questions about athletics and science with Geek-in-Chief astrophysicist Charles Liu. Could Chuck be a gymnast? | NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here:https://www.startalkradio.net/show/... | Thanks to our Patrons Courtney Miller, Victor Beaton, Charles Anglesey, Rudy Amaya, Tomek, Alex Ornelas, Bronwyn Allen-Kaeser, Jake, Andrew, Heathe...
2021-Aug-17 • 53 minutes
Level Up: Your Brain on Video Games with Heather Berlin
Do video games really turn your mind to mush? Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Chuck Nice explore the effects of video games and eSports on the brain with neuroscientist Dr. Heather Berlin at PocketLab’s Science Is Cool Virtual Unconference. | NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free. | Thanks to our Patrons Jeff Simon, Chazz Gencarelli, Anthony Mannetti, Mike Ness, Stephan Greenway, Jeffrey Burley, Nola Curtis, Joe Stoeckle, Peter Jacobs, and ellen porter for...
2021-Aug-10 • 54 minutes
Cosmic Queries – Grab Bag – Cosmology Crisis??? With Paul Mecurio
How do we know the age of stars? On this episode, Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Paul Mecurio answer fan questions about stars, black hole collisions, the speed of light, and the present crisis in cosmology. | NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/cosmic-queries-grab-bag-cosmology-crisis-with... | Thanks to our Patrons Eric Ennis, Bill Savage, Matt Schafer, Lawrence McKay, Lowell Irvin, Chris & Michael Johnson, Ste...
2021-Aug-06 • 53 minutes
Earth, Wind, and Water with Dr. Skateboard, The Armless Archer, and Jud Ready
Shoot an arrow without arms? Neil deGrasse Tyson and co-hosts Gary O’Reilly & Chuck Nice explore Olympic events– swimming, archery, and skateboarding– with materials scientist Jud Ready, “Armless Archer” Matt Stutzman, and Bill “Dr. Skateboard” Robertson. | NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free. | Thanks to our Patrons Nicholas Grigalashvili, Jilam Dickson, Aden Hahn, Kaz Barnes, Ashleigh Cooper, Ridge Kimani, Tom Cardarella, ​​Michael Webber, Justin Nelson, and ...
2021-Aug-03 • 48 minutes
Cosmic Queries – Galactic Grab Bag – Blue Steel
Terraforming mars? How do black holes die? On this episode, Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Chuck Nice answer questions about the moon, periodic table of elements, light photons, black holes and more! | NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/cosmic-queries-galactic-grab-bag-blue-steel/... | Thanks to our Patrons John Turnham, Andrew Nelson, Honza Rek, Jason Pretzlaf, Jason Johst, Fernando Gomes, Thibaut van Thorenbur...
2021-Jul-30 • 49 minutes
Olympic Physics Throwdown with Charles Liu
Throwing? Jumping? Wrestling? Neil deGrasse Tyson and co-hosts Chuck Nice and Gary O’Reilly break down the physics of some of the original Olympic events with Geek-in-Chief and astrophysicist Charles Liu. Is there an ultimate technique to winning gold? | NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/olympic-physics-throwdown-with-charles-liu/... | Thanks to our Patrons Avneesh Joshi, Thomas Harshbarger, Tor Eystad, William Lautenb...
2021-Jul-27 • 55 minutes
Cosmic Queries - The Fungus Among Us with Merlin Sheldrake
Can mushrooms take over your mind? On this episode, Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Matt Kirshen explore the weird world of fungi with fun-guy fungus expert and ecologist, Merlin Sheldrake. Could inactive spores survive space? | NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/cosmic-queries-the-fungus-among-us-with-merli... | Thanks to our Patrons Bradley Sheldrake, Marc Armstrong, The Warzone12, Luis Cruz, Ely, Andrea Sperin...
2021-Jul-19 • 46 minutes
Things You Thought You Knew – Billionaires in Space
Bezos? Branson? Elon Musk? On this episode, Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Chuck Nice break down why all these billionaires are going to space, how achieving orbit works, and how to wrap our heads around exponentially large numbers. | NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/things-you-thought-you-knew-billionaires-in-s... | Thanks to our Patrons dustin fenwick, Michael Borger, Gautam, Gayle Phillips, Stefanie Davis, M...
2021-Jul-16 • 52 minutes
Cosmic Queries - Nerd Olympics with John Eric Goff
Do athletes use artificial intelligence? On this episode, Neil deGrasse Tyson and co-hosts Gary O’Reilly & Chuck Nice answer patron questions about the Olympics and have a nerd fight with physics professor and martial artist John Eric Goff. | NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free. | Thanks to our Patrons Dave Armstrong, Jamie Ferns, Sam Arnold, Jesse Pinette, evan stegall, Sam Couch, and Payton Hawk for supporting us this week. | Photo Credit: ​​President.az, CC ...
2021-Jul-12 • 56 minutes
AI, Autonomous Vehicles, and Race – Oh my! with Malcolm Gladwell
How do self-driving cars change our psychology? On this episode, Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Chuck Nice philosophize about science’s role in society with prolific author Malcolm Gladwell. | NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free. | Thanks to our Patrons Tobias Malmborg, Andy Pattinson, Adam Lenda, Naomi Martin, Johan Fredrik Oldervik, and Scott Heflen for supporting us this week. | Photo Credit: Grendelkhan, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons
2021-Jul-05 • 54 minutes
Cosmic Queries– Space Junk! with Moriba Jah
What do we do with all this space junk? On this episode, Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Chuck Nice answer questions about the stuff we put into orbit with astrodynamicist and space environmentalist, Dr. Moriba Jah. | NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/cosmic-queries-space-junk-with-moriba-jah/... | Thanks to our Patrons Louis Smith, Dana Fambro, David Johnston, Tracy Fox, Charlene Hale, Lucas Pires, and Paulina ...
2021-Jul-02 • 51 minutes
Gender in Sports with Joanna Harper and Heather Berlin, PhD (Re-release)
How does gender impact performance? Neil deGrasse Tyson dives into the archives w/ Gary O’Reilly & Chuck Nice to look at gender in sports with neuroscientist Heather Berlin PhD, and Joanna Harper, medical physicist and transgender athlete researcher. | NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/gender-in-sports-with-joanna-harper-and-heath... | Thanks to our Patrons Hassan Shiman, Lizette Hart, Robert Barnes, Christopher Bill,...
2021-Jun-28 • 54 minutes
Voices from the Deep with Dr. Michelle Fournet and Dr. Ellen Garland
Can whales help us understand aliens? On this episode, Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Chuck Nice take a journey to understand the language of whales with marine biologist, Dr. Ellen Garland, and marine ecologist, Dr. Michelle Fournet. | NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free. | Thanks to our Patrons blufor, Timothy Dalby, Mick Mowchenko, Bobby Penney, Jason, Brian Wright, human_h, Michael Hewitt, Zach Hicks, and Hschrull1 for supporting us this week. | Pho...
2021-Jun-21 • 51 minutes
Cosmic Queries – Robot Ethics with Dr. Kate Darling
Are robots going to take over? On this episode, Neil deGrasse Tyson & comic co-host Negin Farsad explore our future with artificial intelligence by looking at our past with animals with robot ethicist and author of A New Breed, Dr. Kate Darling. | NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/cosmic-queries-robot-ethics-with-dr-kate-darl... | Thanks to our Patrons Dino Vidić, Violetta + my mom, Izzy, Jeni Morrow, Sian Alam, Leonar...
2021-Jun-18 • 49 minutes
Different Strokes with Arshay Cooper and Dr. Kevin Stone
Neil deGrasse Tyson rowed crew?! On this episode, Neil deGrasse Tyson and co-hosts Gary O’Reilly and Chuck Nice explore the physics, physiology, and lessons of rowing, featuring Dr. Kevin Stone and Arshay Cooper, author of A Most Beautiful Thing. | NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/different-strokes-with-arshay-cooper-and-dr-k... | Thanks to our Patrons Alex Redner, Arlindo Anderson, Miranda Toth, Andrew Collins, Micha...
2021-Jun-14 • 54 minutes
A Quantum Life with Hakeem Oluseyi
How do you beat the odds and become an astrophysicist? On this episode, Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Chuck Nice sit down with astrophysicist Hakeem Oluseyi to discuss his path to becoming an astrophysicist and his new book A Quantum Life. | NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/a-quantum-life-with-hakeem-oluseyi/... | Thanks to our Patrons EMILY RIVERA, Jocelyn Sailas, Nickalos Early, zach hughes, Shawn Shortridge...
2021-Jun-07 • 47 minutes
Things You Thought You Knew – Bada Bing!
The sun, moon, and SPACETIME CONTINUUM? On this episode, Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Chuck Nice break down space and time and other cosmic things you thought you knew. | NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/things-you-thought-you-knew-bada-bing/... | Thanks to our Patrons Ian Konkle, Panda Man, Manuel zamarripa jr, Priscilla & Kyle, It’s all e=mc2 no vectors, Jesse Bunch, Dog Thereisno, www.TheRantingQueen.com, ...
2021-Jun-04 • 53 minutes
Artificial Intelligence, Real Competition with Liv Boeree and Matt Ginsberg
Can AI have a poker face? On this episode, Neil deGrasse Tyson and co-hosts Gary O’Reilly and Chuck Nice discuss poker and playing against...the machines with former poker player Liv Boeree and artificial intelligence expert Matt Ginsberg. | NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/banner/artificial-intelligence-real-competition-wi... | Thanks to our Patrons Ricardo Torres, Mason Dickson, Alireza Sefat, Henk Van der Merwe, Derek E...
2021-May-31 • 49 minutes
Cosmic Queries: Absolutely Puzzled with Heather Berlin and Soleil Saint-Cyr
Got a problem? On this episode, Neil deGrasse Tyson and co-host Chuck Nice explore the world of puzzles and problem-solving with neuroscientist Heather Berlin and Soleil Saint-Cyr, the youngest woman to publish a crossword puzzle in the NYT. | NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/cosmic-queries-absolutely-puzzled-with-heathe... | Thanks to our Patrons Ken Abe, Oscar h, Travis Mansfield, Skyler Pierce, C Hough, Sunny Day, ...
2021-May-24 • 54 minutes
Combatting Anti-Science with Richard Dawkins
How do we stop anti-science? In this episode, Neil deGrasse Tyson sits down with evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins to talk about religion, the importance of science communication, and Dawkins’ new book, Books Do Furnish a Life. | NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/combatting-anti-science-with-richard-dawkins/... | Thanks to our Patrons Tariq Shureih, David Matthews, Jordna Sisinni, Bryan Paschal, Ivan Karpan, joan...
2021-May-21 • 55 minutes
Born to Run Farther with Dr. Irene Davis and Chris McDougall
Why do humans have butt cheeks? Neil deGrasse Tyson, Chuck Nice, and Gary O’Reilly learn about the biomechanics of running with professor and running specialist Dr. Irene Davis, featuring Neil’s interview with author Chris McDougall. | NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free. | Thanks to our Patrons Stephan Hoffmann Arvidsson, Louis Palen, Kara Young,Nick Skibicki, Jennifer Magnus, Ceasar Perez, Cameron Bishop,dniel, Pouneh Golabian, and Coleman for supporting us t...
2021-May-17 • 54 minutes
Alternative Aliens with Andy Weir and David Grinspoon
What do aliens look like? In this episode, Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Chuck Nice talk aliens with David Grinspoon, “Dr. Funkyspoon,” featuring Neil's interview with The Martian author, Andy Weir, on his new book Project Hail Mary. | NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/alternative-aliens-with-andy-weir-and-david-g... | Thanks to our Patrons Jason Mahoney, Connor Snitker, Stephen Fosmark, Christopher Orzechowski...
2021-May-10 • 41 minutes
Things You Thought You Knew – Need for Speed
Metric system, acceleration, and heat shields, Oh my! On this episode, Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Chuck Nice run us through some stuff you thought you knew: the metric system in the US, speed versus acceleration, and heat shields. | NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/things-you-thought-you-knew-need-for-speed/... | Thanks to our Patrons Ray Sousa, jon delanoy, Louis Cirigliano, Violetta + my mom, Izzy, Hecto...
2021-May-07 • 58 minutes
Born to Run with Chris McDougall and Herman Pontzer
Ever seen a chimpanzee go for a jog? On this episode, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Gary O’Reilly, and Chuck Nice discover how humans came to run with journalist and author of Born to Run, Chris McDougall, and evolutionary anthropologist, Herman Pontzer. | NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/born-to-run-with-chris-mcdougall-and-herman-p... | Thanks to our Patrons Alex Ornelas, Albert Holk, Andrew, Vic Chohda, Nina Barton, Jeff Cr...
2021-May-03 • 51 minutes
The Science of Learning with Heather Berlin
How do our brains learn? On this episode, Neil deGrasse Tyson and co-hosts Chuck Nice and Dave Bakker learn about learning at the Pocketlab Science Is Cool Virtual Unconference with neuroscientist Heather Berlin, PhD. | NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/the-science-of-learning-with-heather-berlin/... | Thanks to our Patrons Steve Vera, Mike Ness, Stephan Greenway, Jovanni Mendoza, Luke Cadman, Shenaye Dawson, Mathew Gr...
2021-Apr-26 • 49 minutes
Cosmic Queries – Cicada Invasion! With Jessica Ware
Are you ready for the cicada invasion? In this episode, Neil deGrasse Tyson and co-host Negin Farsad sit down with entomologist Jessica Ware to answer your questions about the millions of cicadas emerging this summer after 17 years underground. | NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/cosmic-queries-cicada-invasion-with-jessica-w... | Thanks to our Patrons Kaz Barnes, Philippe Dewindt, M. Tristan Moody, Dan Hadfield, Wavezz...
2021-Apr-23 • 55 minutes
Cosmic Queries: Space Balls?
Quidditch in Space? Badminton on Mars? On this episode, Neil DeGrasse Tyson and co-hosts Gary O’Reilly and Chuck Nice answer a grab bag of patron questions about all things athletics with our geek-in-chief astrophysicist Charles Liu. | NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/cosmic-queries-space-balls/... | Thanks to our Patrons CNASTY!, Jilam Dickson, Aden Hahn, Sam O'Neill, Austin Allen, Devan, Phil Brady, Bruce Ryan, Rose...
2021-Apr-19 • 47 minutes
Climate Science! With NASA's Gavin Schmidt
How do we fix climate change? In this episode, Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Chuck Nice sit down with Sr. Advisor on Climate Science at NASA, Gavin Schmidt, for the Youth Climate Summit to answer questions about climate change. | NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/climate-summit-live-with-gavin-schmidt/... | Thanks to our Patrons Jason Johst, Ava Spurr, Andrew Kodama, Ben Daumler, Ds Tillbrook, Dmitry Kucher, Daniel Hamb...
2021-Apr-12 • 46 minutes
Cosmic Queries – Kitchen Sink Edition
What are your burning questions about the universe? On this episode, Neil deGrasse Tyson and co-host Chuck Nice answer Patrons’ flaming-hot questions about the universe, stars, black holes, gravity, philosophy... everything but the kitchen sink! | NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/cosmic-queries-kitchen-sink-edition/... | Thanks to our Patrons Sabrina Anderson, Adam Collins, Jason Pretzlaf, Victor Sanchez, Gino Arizmen...
2021-Apr-09 • 52 minutes
Hacking the Head & the Heart with Leah Lagos, PhD.
Can we hack our bodies and our minds? On this episode, Neil deGrasse Tyson and co-hosts Gary O’Reilly and Chuck Nice talk about how to optimize human performance with performance and sport psychologist Leah Lagos, PhD. | NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/hacking-the-head-the-heart-with-leah-lagos-ph... | Thanks to our Patrons Eugenio Barrera, David J Rechtman, Umran Koca, Roy Nyaboga, Chris Merritt, GetPLayeD, Jacob Mo...
2021-Apr-05 • 57 minutes
The Code of Life and CRISPR with Jennifer Doudna and Walter Isaacson
Designer babies? On this episode, Neil deGrasse Tyson and Chuck Nice sit down with biographer Walter Isaacson to explore Neil’s interview with Nobel Prize-winning biochemist, Jennifer Doudna, about her pioneering work with CRISPR technology. | NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/the-code-of-life-and-crispr-with-jennifer-dou... | Thanks to our Patrons Miguel Santana!!, Cristina Magistrali, Phillipe Dewindt, Toren Wallengr...
2021-Apr-02 • 52 minutes
Housing Is Health, Housing Is Wealth with Natosha Reid Rice
2021-Mar-29 • 50 minutes
The Life and Death of Stars with Jackie Faherty
Are we really made of stardust? On this episode, Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Negin Farsad explore the life – and death – of stars with astrophysicist Jackie Faherty, PhD. | NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here:https://www.startalkradio.net/show/... | Thanks to our Patrons The Warzone12, 1x4x9, Michael Borger, Michael Meyn, Hieu Trinh, Vegard Gjertsen, Gavin Dhillon, Xavier Sims, Ram Kumar, and Rhys Smith for supporting us this week. | Photo Credi...
2021-Mar-26 • 57 minutes
The Right Stuff with Astronaut Scott Kelly and Dr. Chris Mason
What does it take to be an astronaut? Neil deGrasse Tyson, Gary O’Reilly, and Chuck Nice break down the physical effects of being in space and the results of the astronaut twins study with guests astronaut Scott Kelly and biophysicist Chris Mason. | NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/the-right-stuff-with-astronaut-scott-kelly-an... | Thanks to our Patrons Jamie Ferns, evan stegall, Payton Hawk, Farid El Nasire, Steve L...
2021-Mar-22 • 50 minutes
Cosmic Queries–Multiverse Madness with Max Tegmark
Do we live in one of many universes? On this episode of StarTalk, Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Chuck Nice investigate the theory of the multiverse with physicist and author, Prof. Max Tegmark. | NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/cosmic-queries-multiverse-madness-with-max-te... | Thanks to our Patrons Eric Colombel, David Johnston, Tracy Fox, Jason Sills, Anderson Clark, Andrew Kranz, Kyle Marston, Alex Lopes,...
2021-Mar-15 • 50 minutes
Cosmic Queries – Life on Exoplanets with Sara Seager
Is there life on other planets? On this episode of StarTalk, Neil deGrasse Tyson and co-host Matt Kirshen dig into the search for extraterrestrial life with exoplanet expert and author of the memoir, “Smallest Lights in the Universe,” astrophysicist Sara Seager. | NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/cosmic-queries-life-on-exoplanets-with-sara-s... | Thanks to our Patrons zach hughes, Bryan Hurley, Leona Shimoru, Syed A B...
2021-Mar-12 • 51 minutes
Cosmic Queries – Rise of the Machines with Matt Ginsberg
Can machine learning predict the outcome of basketball games and March Madness? On this episode of StarTalk Sports Edition, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Gary O’Reilly, and Chuck Nice talk artificial intelligence with computer scientist and author of The Factor Man, Matt Ginsberg. | NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free. | Thanks to our Patrons Erdem Memisyazici, Priscilla & Kyle, Steven Severin, sumplkrum, Julia Zeikowitz, Cory Ricci, Brennon Russ, Tony Marulli, Ryan Ba...
2021-Mar-08 • 49 minutes
Cosmic Queries – Origins of the Universe, with Janna Levin
What makes up the universe? On this episode of StarTalk, Neil DeGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Chuck Nice unveil the new StarTalk book, Cosmic Queries, with theoretical cosmologist Janna Levin, breaking down the building blocks of the universe. | NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/cosmic-queries-origins-of-the-universe-with-j... | Thanks to our Patrons Sunny Day, Shain Dholakiya, Penny Joy, Ben Miller, Eric Lamont, Fern...
2021-Mar-01 • 50 minutes
The COVID-19 Vaccines, with Irwin Redlener
What’s up with the COVID-19 vaccines? On this episode of StarTalk, Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Chuck Nice talk about all things COVID-19 vaccine with Dr. Irwin Redlener, Director of the National Center for Disaster Preparedness. | NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/the-covid-19-vaccines-with-irwin-redlener/... | Thanks to our Patrons Joe Selmser, Daniel Smith, C Hough, Sheri Eaton, Jon O'Rear, Jennifer Sell-Knapp, Cath...
2021-Feb-26 • 53 minutes
The Joy of Techno Science, with Rayvon Fouché
How is technology changing sports? Neil deGrasse Tyson and co-hosts Gary O’Reilly and Chuck Nice talk with author Rayvon Fouché to explore game-changing technology in the final episode of our Game Changers mini-series. | NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/the-joy-of-techno-science-with-rayvon-fouche/... | Thanks to our Patrons Ceasar Perez, dniel, Coleman, Raphael Zadey, Jordan Schoepke, Munnie, NAOS NARUTO, Nika Chkhar...
2021-Feb-22 • 52 minutes
Improving the News, with Max Tegmark
How do we improve the news? Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Chuck Nice talk echo chambers and America’s media problem with Max Tegmark, physicist and creator of AI media tool ImproveTheNews.org, and journalist Jeff Jarvis. | NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/improving-the-news-with-max-tegmark/... | Thanks to our Patrons kbw, Mike l Ness, Ashley Finamore, Amy A, Brandon, Scott, ITinker, Mike l, CrownFire, and Lu...
2021-Feb-15 • 50 minutes
Mars Perseverance, with Jim Green, NASA Chief Scientist
We’re headed back to Mars – Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Chuck Nice explore NASA’s Perseverance rover and its red planet mission with NASA Chief Scientist Jim Green. | NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/mars-perseverance-with-jim-green-nasa-chief-s... | Thanks to our Patrons Nina Barton, Yancey L Sanford, Tyrel Carson, Peter Jacobs, Laura Inger, Samuel Watts, Joshua Allen, Tom Hegedosh, Connor Haberland, and Abhay Joshi...
2021-Feb-12 • 55 minutes
A Materials World
It’s a materials world! Neil deGrasse Tyson, co-hosts Chuck Nice and Gary O’Reilly, and Georgia Tech engineer Jud Ready explore how material science has impacted sports from tracks to swimsuits to golf balls to pole vaulting. | NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/a-materials-world/... | Photo Credit: Tobi 87, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons.
2021-Feb-08 • 49 minutes
Cosmic Queries – Dark Matter, Aliens, End of the Universe
What is dark matter? Are we alone? How will it all end? Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Chuck Nice answer fan-submitted Cosmic Queries on topics from all across the universe. | NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/cosmic-queries-dark-matter-aliens-end-of-the-... | Thanks to our Patrons Kyle Marston, Caleb Martin, Zachary Zahn, David Liebert, Caralee Wahab, Michael Hoogwater, Robert Gowing, Tracy Skrabut, Henry Dref...
2021-Feb-01 • 54 minutes
Cosmic Queries – Timekeeping
What time is it? Neil deGrasse Tyson, comic co-host Chuck Nice, and astronomer and anthropologist Anthony Aveni answer fan-submitted Cosmic Queries about timekeeping, the history of time, and more! | NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/cosmic-queries-timekeeping/... | Thanks to our Patrons Douglas Robinson, Michael Kiddy, Oskari Laine, David Frederick, Tim Shearn, Emily Lindy, Vincent Wright, Jason Kawa, Jennifer Alyssa ...
2021-Jan-29 • 53 minutes
Game-Changing Physics
How do you change the game? Neil deGrasse Tyson, co-hosts Gary O’Reilly and Chuck Nice, and astrophysicist Charles Liu investigate game-changing techniques used to re-shape sports in the first episode of our mini-series. | NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/game-changing-physics/... | Photo Credit: Fernando Frazão/Agência Brasil, CC BY 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons.
2021-Jan-25 • 50 minutes
The Science of Happiness, with Laurie Santos
How do you know you’re happy? How can you be happier? Neil deGrasse Tyson, co-host Negin Farsad, and Laurie Santos, PhD, psychologist and host of The Happiness Lab, investigate the science of happiness. | NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free. | Thanks to our Patrons Victor Sanchez, Austin Douglas, Sara George, Maxwell Freitag, Glenn Hunter Lusk, Roch Venne, Vladimir Tkachenko, Robert Gilmore, Glenn Camhi, and Albert Holk for supporting us this week. | Photo Cre...
2021-Jan-18 • 48 minutes
Cosmic Queries – ‘Oumuamua
Since passing through our solar system in 2017, ‘Oumuamua has been a hot topic of conversation for astronomers. Neil deGrasse Tyson and co-host Chuck Nice answer fan-submitted Cosmic Queries about ‘Oumuamua with cosmochemist Dr. Natalie Starkey. | NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/cosmic-queries-oumuamua/... | Thanks to our Patrons Christopher Sukhanenya, Dmitry Pugachevich, Eugenio Barrera, Colton Cichocki, Brad Sofka...
2021-Jan-15 • 51 minutes
Pain and Gain, with Lindsey Vonn
You’re at the top of your game and you get injured. Now what? Neil deGrasse Tyson and co-hosts Gary O’Reilly and Chuck Nice explore injury recovery and rehabilitation with Lindsey Vonn and exercise scientist Shona Halson. | NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free. | Photo Credit: Après Productions.
2021-Jan-11 • 50 minutes
Things You Thought You Knew
There are topics you might think you understand, but, do you really? Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Chuck Nice investigate the differences between mass, weight, and density, why ice floats, and how much you would weigh in space. | NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/things-you-thought-you-knew/... | Thanks to our Patrons Christopher Sukhanenya, Dmitry Pugachevich, Eugenio Barrera, Dakota Clifford, Nick Mancusi, Ni...
2021-Jan-04 • 48 minutes
Cosmic Queries – New Year
Happy 2021! Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Chuck Nice are looking at the year ahead, reminiscing on the year past, and answering fan-submitted Cosmic Queries on the speed of light, gas giants, and more! | NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/cosmic-queries-new-year/... | Thanks to our Patrons Christopher Sukhanenya, Dmitry Pugachevich, Eugenio Barrera, Z. Reese Downing, Sondra Ballegeer, Chris Ziegenhagel, Matthew ...
2021-Jan-01 • 57 minutes
Gambits and Game Theory
The Queen’s Gambit, game theory, and more – Neil deGrasse Tyson, Gary O’Reilly and Chuck Nice are talkin’ chess with grandmaster Maurice Ashley, A.I. expert Jonathan Schaeffer, and Alexandra Botez, Woman FIDE Master and host of BotezLive. | NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/gambits-and-game-theory/... | Photo Credit: Phil Bray/Netflix.
2020-Dec-28 • 47 minutes
Climate and Diet of Early Humans
Did early humans eat a paleo diet? Can we learn how to deal with climate change by studying our ancient ancestors? Neil deGrasse Tyson, comic co-host Matt Kirshen, and geochemist Tina Lüdecke explore the climate and diet of early humans. | NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/climate-and-diet-of-early-humans/... | Thanks to our Patrons Cristina Magistrali, Toren Wallengren, Eric Huffman, Julia Casey, Colton Siefker, Danie...
2020-Dec-21 • 54 minutes
Cosmic Queries – Medieval Science and History
When you think of Middle Ages, does scientific advancement come to mind? Neil deGrasse Tyson, comic co-host Matt Kirshen, and Seb Falk, Cambridge Historian of Science and author of The Light Ages, explore the science and history of medieval times. | NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/cosmic-queries-medieval-science-and-history/... | Thanks to our Patrons Trumpet Wom', Xavier Sims, Rhys Smith, Michael Fournier, Saawan Pa...
2020-Dec-18 • 55 minutes
An Exercise in Physics
What would a quantum stadium look like? Can you race Formula 1 on Mars? Neil deGrasse Tyson, co-hosts Gary O’Reilly and Chuck Nice, and astrophysicist Charles Liu answer fan-submitted Cosmic Queries on the physics of sports. | NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/an-exercise-in-physics/... | Photo Credit: Storyblocks.
2020-Dec-14 • 54 minutes
Cosmic Queries – Fan Grab Bag
Black holes, the Arecibo Observatory, artificial intelligence, and more – Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Chuck Nice answer a special batch of Cosmic Queries from some of our most supportive fans. | NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/cosmic-queries-fan-grab-bag/... | Thanks to our Patrons Joel Cherrico, Cory Farnum, Patti Weber, Vegard Gjertsen, Christopher Ludwig, Maria Atienza, Darshan Parmar, Larry Streeter, K...
2020-Dec-07 • 52 minutes
Cosmic Queries – Science is Cool 4
Neil deGrasse Tyson and Chuck Nice answer Cosmic Queries about the secrets of the universe, science curriculum, tackling religion in the classroom, and more for a remote audience of thousands of science teachers. Recorded live at ScIC4 in collaboration with PocketLab. | NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/cosmic-queries-science-is-cool-4/... | Thanks to our Patrons Joshua Ratcliffe, Mick Pirgmann, Jason Sills, Kyle Marst...
2020-Dec-04 • 50 minutes
What Are the Odds?
What are the odds your crazy play at the end of the game works? Neil deGrasse Tyson and co-hosts Gary O’Reilly and Chuck Nice investigate the use of AI and machine learning to predict and understand sports with mathematician and author Matt Ginsberg. | NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free. | Photo Credit: Storyblocks.
2020-Nov-30 • 37 minutes
COVID-19 and the Future of Us
How does COVID-19 impact children? Neil deGrasse Tyson, co-host Paul Mecurio, and Dr. Irwin Redlener, MD, co-founder of the Children’s Health Fund and Director of the National Center for Disaster Preparedness, investigate the impact of the pandemic on our youth. | NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free. | Thanks to our Patrons Joshua Ratcliffe, Mick Pirgmann, Jason Sills, Mario Dalla Riva, Kaleb Saleeby, Curtis Miller, Shashank Subramanian, Tore Hongset, David Mik...
2020-Nov-23 • 50 minutes
Cosmic Queries – Fermentation
Let it sit and watch the science happen: Neil deGrasse Tyson and co-host Chuck Nice answer Cosmic Queries about fermentation with Arielle Johnson, PhD, science officer on Good Eats, food writer, and formerly the in-house R&D scientist at Noma. | NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/cosmic-queries-fermentation/... | Thanks to our Patrons Ryan Bariteau, Dan Snider, Shelia Hutson, Sonya Loeffler, Vishu Kamble, Dusty Switala,...
2020-Nov-20 • 51 minutes
Gold Medal Physics, with Edwin Moses
What does it take to be the greatest of all time? Can you use physics to win gold? Neil deGrasse Tyson and co-hosts Gary O’Reilly and Chuck Nice investigate with Edwin Moses, two-time Olympic gold medalist and the greatest hurdler of all time. | NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free. | Photo Courtesy of Edwin Moses.
2020-Nov-16 • 51 minutes
Cosmic Queries – Black Hole Survival Guide
You’ve fallen into a black hole! What do you do? Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Chuck Nice answer fan-submitted Cosmic Queries about black holes with Janna Levin, PhD, astrophysicist and author of the new book Black Hole Survival Guide. | NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/cosmic-queries-black-hole-survival-guide/... | Thanks to our Patrons Ryan Bariteau, Dan Snider, Shelia Hutson, Austin Cope, Zachary Keirstead,...
2020-Nov-09 • 56 minutes
StarTalk Live – Climate Science, with Neil deGrasse Tyson
How can we combat climate change? Neil deGrasse Tyson, comic co-host Chuck Nice, climate scientist Katharine Hayhoe, PhD, and chemist Peter Mahaffy, PhD, investigate on our first virtual StarTalk Live, sponsored by Pocketlab. | NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can listen to this entire episode commercial-free. To watch this episode on YouTube, click here. | Thanks to our Patrons Brennon Russ, Tony Marulli, Evan Konikoff, Gabriel Picard, Bryan Poole, Dominic Wells, Maggie Danger, and Ruud van der Linden for supportin...
2020-Nov-06 • 47 minutes
The Science of the COVID Bubble
How has COVID-19 impacted athletes? Neil deGrasse Tyson and co-hosts Gary O’Reilly and Chuck Nice investigate with cardiovascular disease specialist Dr. Saurabh Rajpal, MD, and Head Team Physician Dr. James Borchers, MD, of The Ohio State University. | NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/the-science-of-the-covid-bubble/... | Photo Credit: Maize & Blue Nation, CC BY 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons.
2020-Nov-02 • 58 minutes
The Hidden Science of Music, with Eric Whitacre
Did you know there’s hidden science in music? Neil deGrasse Tyson sits down with Grammy-award winning composer Eric Whitacre, co-host Chuck Nice, neuroscientist Heather Berlin, PhD, and mathematician and concert pianist Eugenia Cheng, PhD, to investigate. | NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/the-hidden-science-of-music-with-eric-whitacr... | Thanks to our Patrons Julia Zeikowitz, Cory Ricci, Sridev Pawar, Mark Hachem, M...
2020-Oct-26 • 45 minutes
Cosmic Queries – The 2020 Nobel Prize
Can black holes alter light speed? Is astrophysics the Meryl Streep of the Nobel Prize in Physics? Neil deGrasse Tyson, Chuck Nice, and astrophysicist Janna Levin, PhD, answer Cosmic Queries about black holes and the 2020 Nobel Prize in Physics. | NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/cosmic-queries-the-2020-nobel-prize/... | Thanks to our Patrons Sand McUnicorn, Marcus Guerra, Loren Kimble, Mahmoud Hayat, Rupert Thomas, E...
2020-Oct-23 • 56 minutes
Baseball Physics, with Bill Nye
Bats, gloves, home runs, and… physics? Neil deGrasse Tyson explores the physics of baseball with Bill Nye the Science Guy, co-host Gary O’Reilly, and DJ Price, assistant coach at Barry University. | NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/baseball-physics-with-bill-nye/... | Photo Credit: Keith Allison from Hanover, MD, USA / CC BY-SA (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by...
2020-Oct-19 • 53 minutes
Cosmic Queries – Proving Einstein Right
Was Albert Einstein right? Neil deGrasse Tyson, comic co-host Chuck Nice, and theoretical physicist Jim Gates, PhD, investigate general relativity, special relativity, the process of proving equations right, and answer fan-submitted Cosmic Queries! | NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/cosmic-queries-proving-einstein-right/... | Thanks to our Patrons Beverly Bellows, Christopher Mank, Darrell R. Scott, Eric Burgess, Pike...
2020-Oct-12 • 47 minutes
Cosmic Crib, with Rainn Wilson
He’s Dwight from The Office, he’s a climate activist, and he’s definitely a nerd. Neil deGrasse Tyson sits down with Rainn Wilson to explore acting, climate change, his new show Utopia, and the mysteries of the universe. | NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/cosmic-crib-with-rainn-wilson/... | Thanks to our Patrons Jennifer Sell-Knapp, Chris Reynolds, Nancy Umanzor, Daniel Rolandelli, Raymond Mang, Saad Algwaizani, Tyle...
2020-Oct-09 • 51 minutes
Hard Hits
How much force is in a car crash? How much energy is behind a punch? Neil deGrasse Tyson and co-hosts Gary O’Reilly and Chuck Nice investigate hard hits from boxing, football, rugby, soccer, NASCAR, and more. | NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/hard-hits/... | Image Credit: Palmount45 / CC BY-SA (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by...
2020-Oct-05 • 46 minutes
Cosmic Queries – Cosmic Grab Bag
Do black holes evaporate? What is dark gravity? Could Superman really rotate the Earth in the opposite direction? Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Chuck Nice answer fan-submitted questions on a variety of cosmic topics. | NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/cosmic-queries-cosmic-grab-bag/... | Thanks to our Patrons Jennifer Sell-Knapp, Chris Reynolds, Adam Cook, Taylor Brandt, Carlene Goodbody, Kayla Moon, Daniel S...
2020-Sep-28 • 50 minutes
Cosmic Queries – COVID-19 Vaccines
When will there be a COVID-19 vaccine? Is COVID-19 here to stay? How do vaccines work? Neil deGrasse Tyson, comic co-host Paul Mecurio, and vaccine expert Dr. Paul Offit, MD, answer your fan-submitted questions on COVID-19 and vaccines. | NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch and listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/cosmic-queries-covid-19-vaccines/... | Thanks to our Patrons Patrick Gibbs, Jonathan O’Rear, Rusty Faircloth, Jaclyn Mishak, Jeremy Scott, Alejan...
2020-Sep-25 • 56 minutes
Building a Virtual World – Drone Racing League
They’re fun, they’re fast, they’re drones. Neil deGrasse Tyson explores the Drone Racing League with founder and CEO Nicholas Horbaczewski, Marilyn Smith, PhD, Director of the Georgia Tech Vertical Lift Research Center of Excellence, Chuck Nice, and Gary O’Reilly. | NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/building-a-virtual-world-drone-racing-league/... | Photo Credit: Drone Racing League.
2020-Sep-21 • 49 minutes
Cosmic Queries – Life on Venus
Is there life on Venus? Neil deGrasse Tyson, comic co-host Paul Mecurio, and astrobiologist David Grinspoon investigate the recent discovery of phosphine gas in Venus’s atmosphere and answer your Cosmic Queries. | NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/cosmic-queries-life-on-venus/... | Thanks to our Patrons Patrick Gibbs, Jonathan O'Rear, Landon Orman, Rommy Jamal, Jason Peller, Dave McNeely, Andrew Nourry, and Kyle Rhode...
2020-Sep-14 • 51 minutes
Cosmic Queries – Interspecies Communication
Will we ever be able to talk to animals? Neil deGrasse Tyson, comic co-host Chuck Nice, and marine mammal scientist Diana Reiss, PhD, answer fan-submitted Cosmic Queries on animal and interspecies communications. | NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/cosmic-queries-interspecies-communication/... | Thanks to our Patrons Caralee Wahab, Tracy S. Skrabut, Ivan Perez, Joshua Torres, Garrett Jay, Leon Galante, Tyler Miller, a...
2020-Sep-11 • 50 minutes
Revolutionizing Tennis, with Nick Kyrgios
Has tennis gotten too routine? Neil deGrasse Tyson and co-hosts Gary O’Reilly and Chuck Nice investigate the people and technology shaking up the sport with Top 40 player Nick Kyrgios and David Ramos, Coaching Education and Performance Manager at the USTA. | NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/revolutionizing-tennis-with-nick-kyrgios/... | Image Credit: Rob Keating from Canberra, Australia, Australia / CC BY-SA (https://...
2020-Sep-07 • 50 minutes
Cosmic Queries: Lunar Geology
Why does the Moon have more craters than the Earth? What’s the Moon’s true color? Is the dark side of the Moon real? Could we terraform the Moon? Neil deGrasse Tyson, Chuck Nice, and planetary scientist Raquel Nuno answer fan questions on lunar geology. | NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/cosmic-queries-lunar-geology/... | Thanks to our Patrons David Frederick, Jennifer Aiken, Jamie Boneleye, Kyle Walker, Evan Blackbur...
2020-Aug-31 • 51 minutes
Cosmic Queries – Stargazing
Has looking up at the stars changed over time? Neil deGrasse Tyson, comic co-host Negin Farsad, and Emily Levesque, PhD, astrophysics professor, and author of The Last Stargazers: The Enduring Story of Astronomy's Vanishing Explorers, answer fan questions about stargazing. | NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/cosmic-queries-stargazing/... | Thanks to our Patrons Roch Venne, Robert Gilmore, Vlad-Gabriel Mangalagiu, Jord...
2020-Aug-28 • 54 minutes
Rebuilding the Human Body
How do we rebuild athletes after injury? Neil deGrasse Tyson, co-hosts Gary O’Reilly and Chuck Nice, and orthopedic surgeon Dr. Kevin R. Stone, MD, investigate the world of surgeries and recovery. | NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/rebuilding-the-human-body/... | Photo Credit: The Stone Clinic.
2020-Aug-24 • 57 minutes
Exploring Grit, with Angela Duckworth
What is grit? Neil deGrasse Tyson, comic co-host Chuck Nice, and psychologist, author, and world-renowned expert on grit Angela Duckworth, PhD, answer fan-submitted Cosmic Queries on the science of grit. | NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/exploring-grit-with-angela-duckworth/... | Thanks to our Patrons Dakota McCreary, Maxwell Freitag, Darrin Renke, Sheri-Lynn Kurisu, Sveinbjorn Byrd, Steve Calfee, Nisarg Joshi, and Ricky Saul...
2020-Aug-17 • 54 minutes
Cosmic Queries – Sharks
To celebrate shark week, Neil deGrasse Tyson, comic co-host Jordan Klepper, and shark scientist Jasmin Graham answer your fan-submitted Cosmic Queries about sharks – megalodons, shark attacks, the “science” of Sharknado, and more! | NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons subscribers can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/cosmic-queries-sharks/... | Thanks to our Patrons Yakov Goldberg, Sebastian Roser, Tomasz Lubomirski, Gilz Taboada, Britney Dejesus, Jeff Hayne...
2020-Aug-14 • 59 minutes
Artificial Intelligence and Sports
Will AI change sports? Has it changed sports already? Neil deGrasse Tyson, co-hosts Gary O’Reilly and Chuck Nice, IBM’s Noah Syken and Second Spectrum’s Rajiv Maheswaran investigate how artificial intelligence is impacting sports. | NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons and All-Access subscribers can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/artificial-intelligence-and-sports/... | Photo Credit: Second Spectrum
2020-Aug-10 • 51 minutes
Cosmic Queries – Comet NEOWISE
Neil deGrasse Tyson, comic co-host Negin Farsad, and cosmochemist and author Natalie Starkey, PhD, answer fan-submitted questions about Comet NEOWISE, Halley’s Comet, the Oort Cloud, and much, much more! | NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons subscribers can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/cosmic-queries-sharks/... | Thanks to our Patrons Matias Mancini, Sondra Ballegeer, Justin Yi-Riley, Kevin Carr, Jocelyn Germinal, Andrei M Burke, Brian Lin, and Adolph G...
2020-Aug-03 • 56 minutes
Cosmic Queries – Science Is Cool 3
Neil deGrasse Tyson and Chuck Nice answer Cosmic Queries about colonizing Mars, promoting science, stimulating curiosity, stargazing, and more for a remote audience of thousands of science teachers. Recorded live at ScIC3 in collaboration with PocketLab. | NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/cosmic-queries-science-is-cool-3/... | Thanks to our Patrons Gary Wight, Adrian Hernandez, Cheyenne Leo, Ashod Kuyumjian, Michael ...
2020-Jul-31 • 60 minutes
Making a Phenom – Tech
To wrap up our “Making a Phenom’ mini-series, Neil deGrasse Tyson and co-hosts Gary O’Reilly and Chuck Nice explore the ethics of technology in sports with author Rayvon Fouché, PhD, and bioethicist Arthur Caplan, PhD. | NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons and All-Access subscribers can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/making-a-phenom-tech/... | Image Credit (Clockwise from top): Michael Jordan: Unknown author / Public domain; Lionel Messi: L.F.Salas / CC B...
2020-Jul-27 • 46 minutes
Cosmic Queries – Cosmic Cauldron
Does dark matter interact with black holes? What’s the best alien in film? Is the universe infinite? On this episode, Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Chuck Nice answer a cosmic cauldron of fan-submitted Cosmic Queries. | NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons and All-Access subscribers can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/cosmic-queries-cosmic-cauldron/... | Thanks to our Patrons Saawan Patel, Samantha Quinn, Anatoly Borodin, Brice Purdy, Forrest Shepar...
2020-Jul-20 • 49 minutes
Cosmic Queries – Volcanoes
Is the super volcano under Yellowstone going to erupt? What’s the difference between lava and magma? Neil deGrasse Tyson, comic co-host Chuck Nice, and volcanologist Janine Krippner, PhD, answer fan-submitted questions about volcanoes. | NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons and All-Access subscribers can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/cosmic-queries-volcanoes/... | Thanks to our Patrons Joel Cherrico, Joseph L Bell, Christopher Sexton, Troy Nines, Natalia ...
2020-Jul-17 • 59 minutes
Making a Phenom – Nurture
What does it take to be great? Host Neil deGrasse Tyson and co-hosts Gary O’Reilly and Chuck Nice explore greatness, grit, and more with Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll and world-renowned psychologist and author Angela Duckworth, PhD. | NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons and All-Access subscribers can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/making-a-phenom-nurture/... | Image Credit: (Clockwise from top) Michael Jordan: Unknown author / Public domain; Li...
2020-Jul-13 • 53 minutes
Technology and Us, with Ainissa Ramirez
Do we control technology or does technology control us? Neil deGrasse Tyson, comic co-host Negin Farsad, and material scientist and author Ainissa Ramirez, PhD, answer fan-submitted Cosmic Queries and explore how technology has shaped our world. | NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons and All-Access subscribers can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/technology-and-us-with-ainissa-ramirez/... | Thanks to our Patrons Andy Green, Christopher Lee Knapmiller, Todd S...
2020-Jul-06 • 49 minutes
Coronavirus and Conspiracy Theories, with Michael Shermer
Neil deGrasse Tyson, comic co-host Chuck Nice, and Michael Shermer, author and Founding Publisher of Skeptic Magazine, investigate the rise of conspiracy theories during the COVID-19 pandemic. | NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons and All-Access subscribers can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/coronavirus-and-conspiracy-theories-with-mich... | Thanks to our Patrons Sami Succar, Kaleb Saleeby, Paul Dills, Evie Taylor, Cameron Buynack, Mick Swiger, Daniel Br...
2020-Jul-03 • 56 minutes
Making a Phenom: The Mind
In Episode Two of our ‘Making a Phenom’ mini-series, host Neil deGrasse Tyson and co-hosts Gary O’Reilly and Chuck Nice investigate the brain of an elite athlete with neuroscientist Heather Berlin, PhD, and kinesiologist and author Joan Vickers, PhD. | NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons and All-Access subscribers can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/making-a-phenom-the-mind/... | Image Credit (Clockwise from top): Michael Jordan: Unknown author / Public do...
2020-Jun-29 • 55 minutes
Cosmic Queries – Get Some Space
Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Chuck Nice answer a grab bag of fan-submitted Cosmic Queries on black holes, dark matter, aliens, colonizing planets, Sir Isaac Newton, and a whole lot more! | NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons and All-Access subscribers can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/cosmic-queries-get-some-space/... | Thanks to our Patrons Nigel Adams, Kaleb Saleeby, Anh Huynh, Scott Douglass, Ryan MacNeil, Mark Medina, Derek Pavan, and Travis...
2020-Jun-22 • 58 minutes
Cosmic Queries – Algorithms and Data, with Hannah Fry
What is an algorithm? How do you interpret large amounts of data? Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Chuck Nice answer fan-submitted Cosmic Queries exploring algorithms and big data alongside mathematician and author Hannah Fry, PhD. | NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons and All-Access subscribers can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/cosmic-queries-algorithms-and-data-with-hanna... | Thanks to our Patrons Dan McGowan, Sullivan S Paulson, Zerman Whitley, ...
2020-Jun-19 • 58 minutes
Making a Phenom: Genetics
In Part One of our Making a Phenom mini-series, Neil deGrasse Tyson and co-hosts Gary O’Reilly and Chuck Nice explore sports genetics alongside investigative reporter and author David Epstein and Stuart Kim, PhD, Founder and CEO of AxGen. | NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons and All-Access subscribers can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free. | Image Credit: Unknown author – Public domain.
2020-Jun-15 • 48 minutes
Cosmic Queries – Science Is Cool
Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Chuck Nice answer fan-submitted Cosmic Queries on the educational system, conspiracy theories, the cosmic perspective, and more, in collaboration with PocketLab. | NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons and All-Access subscribers can listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/cosmic-queries-science-is-cool/... | Thanks to our Patrons Sonya Loeffler, Christopher Lee Knapmiller, Jerald M Johnson Jr, Jessica Bingham, Marcus Jildermark, Ben Bare...
2020-Jun-08 • 53 minutes
Cosmic Queries – Science to Know
Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Chuck Nice answer fan-submitted Cosmic Queries on a variety of topics including life on Mars, the expansion of the universe, building wormholes, and more to mark hitting one million subscribers on YouTube. | NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons and All-Access subscribers can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/cosmic-queries-science-to-know/... | Thanks to our Patrons Chris Goshorn, Russell Konicki, Pat Simmons, Trinity Goo...
2020-Jun-05 • 51 minutes
Coronavirus and Sports
How has sports been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic? Neil deGrasse Tyson explores this and more with co-hosts Gary O’Reilly and Chuck Nice, economist and author Tobias Moskowitz, PhD, and neuroscientist Heather Berlin, PhD. | NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons and All-Access subscribers can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/coronavirus-and-sports/... | Credit: © Foto: Ra Boe / Wikipedia.
2020-Jun-01 • 49 minutes
Cosmic Queries – Alien Oceans
Is ET hiding in the alien oceans of our solar system? Neil deGrasse Tyson and Jordan Klepper answer Cosmic Queries with Kevin Peter Hand, PhD, astrobiologist at NASA/JPL, author of “Alien Oceans,” and deputy project scientist on the Europa Mission. | NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons and All-Access subscribers can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/cosmic-queries-alien-oceans/... | Thanks to our Patrons Matthew Pounsett, Tom Bock, Daniel Hargrove, Janice Vi...
2020-May-25 • 48 minutes
COVID-19 and Mental Health
Neil deGrasse Tyson explores how the COVID-19 pandemic impacts mental health alongside comic co-host Chuck Nice, neuroscientist Heather Berlin, PhD, and StarTalk Sports Edition co-host Gary O’Reilly. | NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons and All-Access subscribers can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/covid-19-and-mental-health/... | Thanks to our Patrons Bryan Poole, Dominic Wells, Marcus Rodrigues Guimaraes, Ástþór Sigurvinsson, Ord Toothman, Rob Brown, Ma...
2020-May-22 • 48 minutes
Pro Athlete Cosmic Queries
Neil deGrasse Tyson, alongside co-hosts Gary O’Reilly and Chuck Nice, answer Cosmic Queries from professional athletes including Olympic skier Lindsey Vonn, rugby player Nicole Heavirland, skateboarder Joey Brezinski, and boxer Cam F. Awesome. | NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons and All-Access subscribers can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here. | Photo Credit: U.S. Ski Team / CC BY (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by... | Special thanks to Uninterrupted.
2020-May-18 • 53 minutes
Cosmic Queries – Humans in Space
Neil deGrasse Tyson answers fan-submitted Cosmic Queries about manned space exploration with NASA Twin Study principal investigator biologist and geneticist Chris Mason, PhD, and comic co-host Matt Kirshen. | NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons and All-Access subscribers can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/cosmic-queries-humans-in-space/... | Thanks to our Patrons Michael Gessner, Riyam Samarrai, Doug Sherman, John Gallagher, Keith Howell, Gustavo Maia, Jo...
2020-May-11 • 42 minutes
Cosmic Queries – Theoretical Physics
Neil deGrasse Tyson, comic co-host Chuck Nice, and astrophysicist Janna Levin, PhD, answer fan-submitted Cosmic Queries on theoretical physics: black holes, quantum entanglement, energy, dark matter and a lot more! | NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons and All-Access subscribers can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free. | Thanks to our Patrons Marcus Guerra, Mahmoud Hayat, Tabitha Bradley, John Ward, Cade Carter, Alan Torres, Nícolas Iensen, and James Bales for supporting us this week! | Image Credit:...
2020-May-08 • 52 minutes
Cosmic Queries – Sports Genetics
Will genetically-modified humans be the athletes of tomorrow? Neil deGrasse Tyson and co-hosts Gary O’Reilly and Chuck Nice answer your Cosmic Queries on sports and genetics alongside geneticist Stuart Kim, PhD, founder and CEO of AxGen. | NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons and All-Access subscribers can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/cosmic-queries-sports-genetics/... | Photo Credit: Christopher Johnson / CC BY-SA (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/...
2020-May-04 • 43 minutes
Cosmic Queries – Cosmic Conundrums
Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Chuck Nice answer fan-submitted Cosmic Queries on black holes, dark matter, the Higgs boson, extraterrestrial life in our solar system, higher dimensions, and much more! | NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons and All-Access subscribers can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/cosmic-queries-cosmic-conundrums/... | Thanks to our Patrons Darrell R. Scott, Sand McDowall, Simon Kent, Daniel Chellew, Nathaniel Armstrong, Patrick ...
2020-Apr-27 • 41 minutes
COVID-19 Update, with Neil deGrasse Tyson
Neil deGrasse Tyson and Dr. Irwin Redlener, Director of the National Center for Disaster Preparedness, explore the COVID-19 pandemic including the impact of physical distancing, updated statistics, and more. | This episode was recorded on April 23, 2020. Note – This episode contains factual discussions of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and may contain certain topics and discussion of statistics and information that might cause distress. | NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons and All-Access subscribers can watch or liste...
2020-Apr-24 • 52 minutes
Stadiums of the Future
What do the stadiums of the future look like? Neil deGrasse Tyson, co-hosts Gary O’Reilly and Chuck Nice, and Benjamin Brillat of IBM Sports investigate modern stadium design and tech including the new SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles. | NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons and All-Access subscribers can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free. | Photo Credit: Artist Rendering of Sofi Stadium via sofistadium.com
2020-Apr-20 • 49 minutes
Coronavirus and Climate Change, with Neil deGrasse Tyson
Neil deGrasse Tyson explores coronavirus and climate change with co-host Chuck Nice, Gavin A. Schmidt, PhD, Director of the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies, and climate scientist and Global Weirding host Katharine Hayhoe, PhD. | NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons and All-Access subscribers can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/coronavirus-and-climate-change-with-neil-degr... | Thanks to our Patrons – Taylor Brandt, Carlene Goodbody, Leonard Saldana...
2020-Apr-13 • 54 minutes
Cosmic Queries – Hubble Space Telescope
It was only supposed to last 3-5 years and it’s been orbiting for 30. Neil deGrasse Tyson celebrates the Hubble Space Telescope's 30th anniversary with comic co-host Chuck Nice and Hubble senior project scientist Jennifer Wiseman, PhD. | NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons and All-Access subscribers can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free. | Thanks to our Patrons Alejandra Salinas, Adam Cook, Allen Saakyan, Justin Bird, Lara Jimenez, Bryan Huff, Tolkappiyan Premkumar, Owen Ascari, SJG, and Fawad Raza...
2020-Apr-10 • 51 minutes
Wrestling the Pandemic, with WWE’s Xavier Woods
Neil deGrasse Tyson and co-hosts Gary O’Reilly and Chuck Nice step into the ring with WWE superstar Xavier Woods to explore professional wrestling, Esports, and how to keep sports thriving during the COVID-19 pandemic. | NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons and All-Access subscribers can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/wrestling-the-pandemic-with-wwes-xavier-woods... | Photo Credit: WWE.
2020-Apr-06 • 50 minutes
Cosmic Queries – Humans and Robots
What separates humans from robots? Will humans eventually be fully dependent on automation? Neil deGrasse Tyson, comic co-host Chuck Nice, and robot ethicist Kate Darling, PhD, answer your Cosmic Queries on humans, robots, and everything in-between. | NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons and All-Access subscribers can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/cosmic-queries-humans-and-robots/... | Thanks to our patrons Rusty Faircloth, Jaclyn Mishak, Thomas Hernke, ...
2020-Mar-30 • 50 minutes
Science Fiction and Star Trek, with Zachary Quinto
“The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few.” Neil deGrasse Tyson explores Star Trek and science fiction with Zachary Quinto (Spock), comic co-host Chuck Nice, and astrophysicist and StarTalk geek-in-chief Charles Liu, PhD. | NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons and All-Access subscribers can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free. | Thanks to our Patrons Pat Mallon, Kyle Rhodes, M. Tristan Moody, Wil Jay (wil_n3rd), Mateo Monsalve, Adam Honaker, Foluso Ogundepo, Christian Lundgaard Torstensen, ...
2020-Mar-27 • 50 minutes
Unmanned: Drone Racing and Tech
Is it an Esport? Is it a “real” sport? Or is it a bit of both? Neil deGrasse Tyson and co-hosts Gary O’Reilly and Chuck Nice investigate drone racing and technology with world champion Paul “Nurk” Nurkkala and drone engineer Justin Pearce of Insitu, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Boeing Company. | NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons and All-Access subscribers can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/unmanned-drone-racing-and-tech/... | Photo Credit: DRL.
2020-Mar-23 • 59 minutes
C-3PO and the Rise of Robots, with Anthony Daniels
What’s the difference between a robot and an android? Should laws protect robots? Neil deGrasse Tyson explores the rise of robots with “I Am C-3PO” author and Star Wars actor Anthony Daniels, comic co-host Chuck Nice, and robot ethicist Kate Darling, PhD. | NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons and All-Access subscribers can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/c-3po-and-the-rise-of-robots-with-anthony-dan... | Thanks to our Patrons Leon Galante, Tyler Miller, C...
2020-Mar-16 • 39 minutes
Understanding the Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Chuck Nice investigate what we currently know about the Coronavirus (COVID-19) with Dr. Irwin Redlener, Director of the National Center for Disaster Preparedness. | NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons and All-Access subscribers can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/understanding-the-coronavirus-covid-19/... | Thanks to our Patrons Ivan Perez, Jon Mack, Johnathon Singer, Brandon Fergerson, Christopher O'Keefe, and Roy Hil...
2020-Mar-13 • 59 minutes
The Carlos Beltrán Interview
Neil deGrasse Tyson and co-hosts Gary O’Reilly and Chuck Nice sit down with MLB Legend Carlos Beltrán to explore his extraordinary career including his first experiences in the league, adapting to the Moneyball era, and life after baseball. | NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons and All-Access subscribers can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/the-carlos-beltran-interview/... | Photo Credit: StarTalk.
2020-Mar-09 • 48 minutes
Cosmic Queries: Until the End of Time, with Brian Greene
Neil deGrasse Tyson, comic co-host Chuck Nice, and theoretical physicist and author Brian Greene answer questions from our fans about string theory, the fabric of spacetime, interstellar travel, free will, and the meaning of life. | NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons and All-Access subscribers can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/cosmic-queries-until-the-end-of-time-with-bri... | Thanks to our Patrons Jamie Boneleye, Evan Blackburn, Matthew Pounsett, Chri...
2020-Mar-02 • 49 minutes
Cosmic Queries – Black Holes and Dark Energy Part II
One episode wasn’t enough! Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Chuck Nice are back to answer more fan-submitted questions about black holes, dark energy, singularities, Hawking radiation, photons, and a lot more. | NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons and All-Access subscribers can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/cosmic-queries-black-holes-and-dark-energy-pa... | Thanks to our Patrons Ricky Saull, Nisarg Joshi, Brett Witan, Paul Fullop, Ari Moudi for sup...
2020-Feb-28 • 50 minutes
Show Me the Money: Is it College Athlete Payday?
Should college athletes be getting paid? Neil deGrasse Tyson and co-hosts Gary O’Reilly and Chuck Nice investigate this hotly debated question alongside author Ellen Staurowsky, EdD, and economist Andrew Zimbalist, PhD. | NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons and All-Access subscribers can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/show-me-the-money-is-it-college-athlete-payda... | Photo Credit: Keenan Hairston from Raleigh / CC BY-SA.
2020-Feb-24 • 55 minutes
Cosmic Queries – Black Holes and Dark Energy
Could the Earth become a black hole? Does dark energy impact your life? Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Chuck Nice answer your fan-submitted questions on black holes, dark energy, and other mysteries of the universe. | NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons and All-Access subscribers can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free. | Thanks to our Patrons Ashod Kuyumjian, Tony Biell, Jon Emerson, Zap Andersson, and Ocean & Dylan McIntyre for supporting us this week. | Image Credit: NASA, S. Gezari (The Jo...
2020-Feb-17 • 50 minutes
Geekdom 101, with Olivia Munn
Are you ready for your lesson in geek culture? Neil deGrasse Tyson chats with Olivia Munn about superheroes, aliens, math, planetary science, and more. Featuring comic co-host Chuck Nice and astrophysicist and StarTalk geek-in-chief Charles Liu, PhD. | NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons and All-Access subscribers can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/geekdom-101-with-olivia-munn/... | Thanks to our Patrons Genesis Perez, Braden Thomas, Joe Aguirre, Ayush K...
2020-Feb-14 • 47 minutes
Cosmic Queries – The Joy of Tech
Neil deGrasse Tyson, co-hosts Chuck Nice and Gary O’Reilly, and Angela Ruggiero, Olympic Gold Medalist and CEO of Sports Innovation Lab, answer your fan-submitted Cosmic Queries on the past, present, and future of sports technology. | NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons and All-Access subscribers can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/cosmic-queries-the-joy-of-tech/...
2020-Feb-10 • 59 minutes
Live at Awesome Con – To Mars and Beyond
We explore the mission to Mars and beyond with Bill Nye the Science Guy, co-host Eugene Mirman, astrobiologist David Grinspoon, former NASA Deputy Administrator Dava Newman, and comedians Jo Firestone and Hari Kondabolu, recorded live at Awesome Con 2017. | NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons and All-Access subscribers can listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/live-at-awesome-con-to-mars-and-beyond/... | Thanks to our Patrons Justin Adamson, Forrest Shepard, Andrew Wood...
2020-Feb-08 • 37 minutes
Cosmic Queries: Space Probes with Dr. Amy Mainzer
JPL astrophysicist Dr. Amy Mainzer is back as guest host for this week’s podcast, and together with comic co-host Chuck Nice she answers your questions about space probes.
2020-Feb-03 • 50 minutes
Quirky Cosmic Queries
Aliens, the multiverse, immortality, ʻOumuamua, and more – Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Paul Mecurio answer the quirkiest fan-submitted Cosmic Queries on topics from all across the universe. | NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons and All-Access subscribers can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/quirky-cosmic-queries/... | Thanks to this week’s Patrons for supporting us: Daniel Kulikowski, Natalia Lalicata, Scott Eisen, Jeffrey David Marraccini, Sunil...
2020-Jan-31 • 50 minutes
Conquering the Game, with Tony Gonzalez
As we gear up for Super Bowl LIV, Neil deGrasse Tyson sits down with NFL legend Tony Gonzalez to explore his football career, quantum mechanics, veganism, success, and much more. Featuring co-hosts Gary O’Reilly and Chuck Nice. | NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons and All-Access subscribers can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/conquering-the-game-with-tony-gonzalez/... | Photo Credit: Vayner Talent.
2020-Jan-27 • 54 minutes
Cosmic Queries – Navigating the Cosmos
Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Harrison Greenbaum answer fan-submitted Cosmic Queries that explore the techniques, inventions, and ideas for navigating the cosmos including celestial maps, GPS, the North Star, and more. | NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons and All-Access subscribers can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free. | Thanks to this week’s Patrons for supporting us: Stella Burkey, Derek Pavan, Travis Dunn, Michael Jonsson, Chad Hunt.
2020-Jan-20 • 41 minutes
Cosmic Queries – The Deep Part II
Time to get even deeper! Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Chuck Nice answer fan-submitted questions on the multiverse, the Big Bang, time travel, dark matter, sunlight, and more in Part II of Cosmic Queries – The Deep. | NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons and All-Access subscribers can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/cosmic-queries-the-deep-part-ii/... | Thanks to this week’s Patrons for supporting us: Ryan MacNeil, Mark Medina, Dan Wuduku Mayn Kenne...
2020-Jan-17 • 58 minutes
Cheating in Sports
Lance Armstrong, the New England Patriots, steroids in baseball – Neil deGrasse Tyson investigates cheating in sports alongside co-hosts Chuck Nice and Gary O’Reilly, Dr. Lee Igel, PhD from the Tisch Institute of Global Sport, and behavioral scientist Lisa Shu, PhD.
2020-Jan-13 • 50 minutes
Cosmic Queries – ALIENS! with Jake Roper
Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Chuck Nice explore aliens in film with YouTuber Jake Roper including E.T., Men in Black, The Blob, The Thing, War of the Worlds, WALL-E, Contact, Arrival, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, and more. | NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons and All-Access subscribers can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free. | Thanks to this week’s Patrons for supporting us: Matthew Iskander, Cody Stanley, David Adair Wolford Jr, Kim Shoemaker, Dawn Jordan. | Photo Credit: 20th Cent...
2020-Jan-06 • 50 minutes
SEASON PREMIERE: A Conversation with Tim Ferriss
For our Season 11 premiere, Neil deGrasse Tyson sits down for a one-on-one conversation with author, entrepreneur, and investor Tim Ferriss to explore the writing process, neuroscience and psychedelics, marine biology, science fiction, and more. | NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons and All-Access subscribers can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/season-premiere-a-conversation-with-tim-ferri... | Thanks to this week’s Patrons for supporting us: Saul Flores,...
2020-Jan-03 • 34 minutes
StarTalk Sports Edition Series Premiere – Changing the Game, with Arian Foster
SERIES PREMIERE: Neil deGrasse Tyson sits down with former NFL running back Arian Foster to explore his illustrious NFL career, the rise of science in football, and much more. Co-hosted by Gary O’Reilly and Chuck Nice. | NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons and All-Access subscribers can listen to this entire episode commercial-free. | Photo Credit: StarTalk.
2019-Dec-27 • 50 minutes
Deadliest Cosmic Queries
Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Chuck Nice answer your fan-submitted Cosmic Queries about death – what’s the best way to die, the death of humanity, and the death of the universe – and they explore all the things that could kill us. | NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons and All-Access subscribers can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/deadliest-cosmic-queries/... | Thanks to this week’s Patrons for supporting us on Patreon:Aaron Colwell, Stephanie Judd...
2019-Dec-20 • 49 minutes
Cosmic Queries – Innovating, with Bill Nye
In honor of Sir Isaac Newton’s birthday, Bill Nye and Chuck Nice answer Cosmic Queries about inventions, innovations and scientific discovery, from sewers, to artificial intelligence, to the future of energy, to the exploration of Mars, and more. | NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons and All-Access subscribers can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/cosmic-queries-innovating-with-bill-nye/... | Thanks to this week’s Patrons for supporting us: Brett Larue, Aime...
2019-Dec-13 • 50 minutes
Tough Love and Geopolitics, with Susan Rice
Neil deGrasse Tyson explores geopolitics with Ambassador Susan Rice, PhD, co-host Chuck Nice, neuroscientist Heather Berlin, PhD, and cybersecurity expert Stephen Garcia. (WARNING: strong language, discussions of suicide and mental health, other adult topics.)NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons and All-Access subscribers can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free.Thanks to this week’s Patrons for supporting us: Paul Weist, Alexandra Uribe Coughlan, Annie C Hickman.Photo Credit: StarTalk.
2019-Dec-06 • 54 minutes
Cosmic Queries – Edge of the Universe
What lies beyond the edge of the universe? Neil deGrasse Tyson, comic co-host Chuck Nice, and astrophysicist Janna Levin, PhD, answer your fan-submitted Cosmic Queries about higher dimensions, the multiverse, the Big Bang, and much, much more!NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons and All-Access subscribers can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/cosmic-queries-edge-of-the-universe/Thanks... to this week’s Patrons for supporting us: Paul Love, Sharon Coates, Jon ...
2019-Nov-29 • 51 minutes
Science and Psyche in Film, with Darren Aronofsky
Neil deGrasse Tyson explores the scientific, metaphysical, and psychological aspects of filmmaking with auteur filmmaker Darren Aronofsky, co-host Paula Poundstone, astrophysicist Charles Liu, PhD, neuroscientist Heather Berlin, PhD, and Bill Nye.NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons and All-Access subscribers can listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/science-and-psyche-in-film-with-darren-aronof... to this week’s Patrons for supporting us:Sebastian Seilund, Ian Schulze, H...
2019-Nov-22 • 49 minutes
Cosmic Queries – Between Planets and Stars, with Jackie Faherty
What lies hidden in the murky hallways of the cosmos? Neil deGrasse Tyson, astrophysicist Jackie Faherty, PhD, and co-host Chuck Nice answer your fan-submitted questions on brown dwarfs, interstellar objects, Planet 9, and more!NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons and All-Access subscribers can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/cosmic-queries-between-planets-and-stars-with... to this week’s Patrons for supporting us:Scott Peterson, Kody Krier, Anette Woolsey,...
2019-Nov-15 • 50 minutes
Cosmic Queries – Planets and Stuff
Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Paul Mecurio are back together again to answer your fan-submitted questions on Saturn, Jupiter, neuroscience, tidal forces, lunar exploration, and the science behind your hat size, and more.NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons and All-Access subscribers can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/cosmic-queries-planets-and-stuff/Thanks... to this week’s Patrons for supporting us:Kay Gilbert, Brendan Brown, Akasha Yi, Tom Hernke...
2019-Nov-08 • 54 minutes
A Conversation with Edward Norton
Neil deGrasse Tyson sits down with actor Edward Norton to explore his fascination with the universe, his new film “Motherless Brooklyn,” his work with the UN promoting biodiversity, his data company, his cosmic curiosities, and more.NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons and All-Access subscribers can listen to this entire episode commercial-free.Thanks to this week’s Patrons for supporting us:Ray Sousa, Kiki Stirling, Paul Schroeder, John Gallagher, Ástþór SigurvinssonPhoto Credit: StarTalk.
2019-Nov-01 • 50 minutes
Life of a Science Guy, with Bill Nye
Neil deGrasse Tyson sits down with his friend and beloved science communicator Bill Nye to explore how he became the “Science Guy.” With comic co-host Chuck Nice, science communicator Emily Calandrelli, and biological anthropologist Helen Fisher, PhD.NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons and All-Access subscribers can listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/life-of-a-science-guy-with-bill-nye/Thanks... to this week’s Patrons for supporting us: Kohl Chrislock, Bradley Desroch...
2019-Oct-25 • 50 minutes
Cosmic Queries – The 30-Second Universe
Neil deGrasse Tyson, co-host Chuck Nice, and astrophysicist and StarTalk geek-in-chief Charles Liu, PhD answer fan-submitted questions on gravity, asteroids, AI, spacetime, and more to celebrate the release of Charles’ new book “30-Second Universe.”NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons and All-Access subscribers can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/cosmic-queries-the-30-second-universe/Thanks... to this week’s Patrons for supporting us:Jim Brown, Christopher ...
2019-Oct-18 • 50 minutes
Science and Journalism, with Christiane Amanpour
Neil deGrasse Tyson explores the intersectionality of science and journalism with CNN’s Christiane Amanpour, Eugene Mirman, reporter Azmat Khan, conflict journalism expert Judith Matloff, Bill Nye, Sarah Rose Siskind, Natalia Reagan, and Brian Sack.Thanks to this week’s Patrons for supporting us:Paul Sikes, Stephanie Judd, Michael McBride, François Fraser, Dan Yoder, John WardNOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons and All-Access subscribers can listen to this entire episode commercial-free.Photo Credit: Brandon Royal
2019-Oct-11 • 59 minutes
StarTalk Live at NYCC 2019 with Neil deGrasse Tyson
StarTalk returns to the main stage in front of a packed house at NY Comic Con. Neil deGrasse Tyson, co-host Chuck Nice, and StarTalk geek-in-chief astrophysicist Charles Liu, PhD explore the science found in comics, sci fi, and popular fiction! (Warning: Adult Language)NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons and All-Access subscribers can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free.Thanks to this week’s Patrons for supporting us: Heidi Ritzel, Sydney Reising, Andy Green, Michael Brown, Victoria Delpiano, and Ces...
2019-Oct-04 • 50 minutes
Cosmic Queries – World Space Week
To celebrate World Space Week, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Matt Kirshen and astrophysicist Charles Liu, PhD, answer fan-submitted questions on a variety of celestial topics including parallel universes, solar energy, speed of light travel, Mars, and more!NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons and All-Access subscribers can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/cosmic-queries-world-space-week/Thanks... to this week’s Patrons for supporting us: David Vives, Kelly Holman, an...
2019-Sep-27 • 50 minutes
Cosmic Queries – The Deep
Deep space and deep thoughts = deep questions. Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Chuck Nice answer fan-submitted questions on the meaning of life, the human brain, higher intelligence, space exploration, and much more.NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons and All-Access subscribers can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/cosmic-queries-the-deep/Thanks... to this week’s Patrons for supporting us:Andrew Olguin, Jay Eilers, Dr. Janet L. Walsh, Roy Hill-Percival...
2019-Sep-20 • 50 minutes
Solving Crimes with Science, with Patricia Cornwell
Neil deGrasse Tyson investigates the world of forensics with best-selling crime novelist Patricia Cornwell, comic co-host Matt Kirshen, forensic pathologist Dr. Rebecca Folkerth, MD, neuroscientist Dr. Andrew Newberg, MD, and Bill Nye the Science Guy.NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons and All-Access subscribers can listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/solving-crimes-with-science-with-patricia-cor... Credit: Brandon Royal.
2019-Sep-13 • 50 minutes
The Pursuit of Knowledge, with Larry King
Neil deGrasse Tyson and broadcast icon Larry King explore Larry’s approach to interviews, his life-long pursuit of knowledge, and more. Featuring comic co-host Chuck Nice, neuroscientist Heather Berlin, PhD, and media scholar Robert Thompson, PhD.NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons and All-Access subscribers can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/the-pursuit-of-knowledge-with-larry-king/Than... to this week’s Patrons for supporting us:Natalie Rosa, Scott Sapo...
2019-Sep-06 • 50 minutes
Westworld and the Future of AI, with James Marsden
Neil deGrasse Tyson sits down with Westworld star James Marsden to explore the future of artificial intelligence. Featuring comic co-host Chuck Nice, philosopher Susan Schneider, AI robot Sophia, and neuroscientist David Eagleman, PhD.NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons and All-Access subscribers can listen to this entire episode commercial-free.Photo Credit: Kris Denton.
2019-Aug-30 • 50 minutes
Parody and Geek Culture, with “Weird Al” Yankovic
Neil deGrasse Tyson sits down with “Weird Al” Yankovic to explore geek culture and the scientific inspirations behind his hits. With comic co-host Maysoon Zayid, astrophysicists Prof. Charles Liu, PhD and Prof. Emily Rice, PhD, and rapper Ellect.NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons and All-Access subscribers can listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/parody-and-geek-culture-with-weird-al-yankovi... Credit: Brandon Royal
2019-Aug-23 • 50 minutes
Cosmic Curiosities, with Paul Mecurio
Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Paul Mecurio answer a grab bag full of fan-submitted Cosmic Queries on the Big Bang, the boundaries of the universe, space tourism, Star Trek, dark matter, neutrinos, communicating with extraterrestrial life, and much more.Thanks to this week’s Patrons for supporting us: Valentín Elizalde, Tyler Ford, Ted Shevlin.NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons and All-Access subscribers can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/cosmic-c...
2019-Aug-16 • 50 minutes
Watching the Skies, with the US Space Command
Neil Tyson flies to Thule Air Base in Greenland to investigate the intersection of space exploration and the military. With Chuck Nice, Laura Grego, PhD, Prof. Priya Natarajan, Colonel Thomas Colvin, General John Raymond, General John Shaw, Tim Norton, and Bill Nye.Thanks to this week’s Patrons for supporting us: Renee Douglas, Ernesto Chavez, Julia Lyschik, Sydney Reising, Andy Green, and Cherrico Pottery.NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons and All-Access subscribers can listen to this entire episode commercial-free h...
2019-Aug-15 • 51 minutes
#ICYMI - Building an MVP Machine
In case you missed this episode on the Playing with Science channel…. Move over Moneyball, something new is coming. Chuck Nice and Gary O’Reilly explore the world of data-driven player development that’s re-shaping baseball today. Featuring Ben Lindbergh and Travis Sawchik, authors of The MVP Machine, and astrophysicist and baseball sleuth Meredith Wills, PhD.Photo Credit: Erik Drost [CC BY 2.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by...
2019-Aug-09 • 50 minutes
Cosmic Queries – Science in Pop Fiction, the Sequel
Wormholes, vibranium, Game of Thrones, Batroc the Leaper, Captain Marvel, tachyons, Thanos vs Ant-Man, Star Trek, and more – Neil deGrasse Tyson, Chuck Nice, and astrophysicist Charles Liu are back to answer more questions on the science of pop fiction.NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons and All-Access subscribers can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/cosmic-queries-science-in-pop-fiction-the-seq... Credit: StarTalk©
2019-Aug-02 • 50 minutes
Cosmic Queries – Science in Pop Fiction
Neil deGrasse Tyson, comic co-host Chuck Nice, and astrophysicist and StarTalk geek-in-chief Charles Liu answer fan-submitted questions about speed of light communication, Batman, the science of invisibility, the future of spaceships, the quantum realm, and much more!NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons and All-Access subscribers can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/cosmic-queries-science-in-pop-fiction/Photo... Credit: StarTalk©Thanks to this week's Patrons...
2019-Aug-01 • 55 minutes
#ICYMI - A Conversation with Mario Andretti and Neil deGrasse Tyson
In case you missed this episode on the Playing with Science channel…. “If everything seems under control then you’re just not going fast enough.” Hosts Gary O’Reilly and Chuck Nice hit the fast lane with legendary driver Mario Andretti and our resident astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson to explore Mario’s extraordinary career. Photo Credit: StarTalk©
2019-Jul-26 • 48 minutes
Art and Science for Change, with Anna Deavere Smith
Explore how the intersectionality of art and science can spark cultural change with Neil deGrasse Tyson, actor and playwright Anna Deavere Smith, comic co-host Eugene Mirman, contemporary scholar Dorothy Roberts, primatologist Natalia Reagan, linguist Renée Blake, and Bill Nye the Science Guy.Thanks to this week's Patrons for supporting us: Erica Thoits, Edward Mann. Dan Cowden, John Yonosh, Peter Kronenberg, and Jane Tanner.NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: htt...
2019-Jul-19 • 50 minutes
Apollo and the Future of Humans in Space
Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Chuck Nice celebrate the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11 by answering fan-submitted questions on the famous Moon landing and the future of space exploration. Also featuring a conversation with Alyssa Carson, the world’s youngest astronaut in training.NOTE: StarTalk All-Access subscribers can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/all-access/apollo-and-the-future-of-humans-in-spac... Credit: NASA.
2019-Jul-18 • 41 minutes
#ICYMI - The Science of SailGP
In case you missed this episode on the Playing with Science channel…. Hosts Gary O’Reilly and Chuck Nice investigate the science-filled, data-driven world of SailGP yacht racing alongside Team USA member Hans Henken and Team USA performance analyst Phil Crain. Photo Credit: ©SAILGP-Javier Salinas.
2019-Jul-12 • 50 minutes
Cosmic Queries – Summer School
The sun is out, the weather is warm, and summer school is in session! Neil deGrasse Tyson, co-host Matt Kirshen, and astrophysicist Charles Liu answer fan-submitted questions on mathematics, the Big Bang, the laws of physics, neutrinos, relativity, Pluto, the smell of the Milky Way, and more.NOTE: StarTalk All-Access subscribers can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/all-access/cosmic-queries-summer-school/Photo... Credit: LassenNPS [Public domain]
2019-Jul-05 • 50 minutes
News in the Digital Age, with Dan Rather
Neil deGrasse Tyson and legendary CBS news anchor Dan Rather explore the future of journalism, news in the digital age, the Space Race, the importance of science and data in reporting, protecting the truth, and more. With co-host Paula Poundstone, Jeff Jarvis, Mona Chalabi, and Bill Nye.NOTE: StarTalk All-Access subscribers can listen to this entire episode commercial-free. Find out more at https://www.startalkradio.net/startalk-all-access/.Photo... Credit: Brandon Royal.
2019-Jul-04 • 54 minutes
#ICYMI - Plant-Powered Athletes and Plant-Based Diets
In case you missed this episode on the Playing with Science channel…. Hosts Gary O’Reilly and Chuck Nice explore the world of plant-powered athletes and plant-based diets with former German strongman competitor Patrik Baboumian, heavyweight boxer Cam F. Awesome, and vegan nutrition and fitness coach Karina Inkster.Photo Credit: Patrik Baboumian. Photo Credit: Deivitrix [CC BY-SA 4.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by...
2019-Jun-28 • 50 minutes
Cosmic Queries – Bioethics
Neil deGrasse Tyson, comic co-host Paul Mecurio, and NYU bioethicist and philosopher Matthew Liao answer fan-submitted questions on artificial intelligence, the moralities of science, CRISPR, “designer babies,” the ethical limits of experimentation, vaccinations, and more.NOTE: StarTalk All-Access subscribers can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free. Find out more at https://www.startalkradio.net/startalk-all-access/.... Photo Credit: StarTalk©.
2019-Jun-21 • 50 minutes
A Conversation with Jordan Klepper
Neil deGrasse Tyson and Jordan Klepper explore comedy, politics, the future of American space exploration, the similarities between HI-SEAS and an improv troupe, space camp, and Jordan’s new documentary show “Klepper.”NOTE: StarTalk All-Access subscribers can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free. Find out more here: https://www.startalkradio.net/all-access/a-conversation-with-jordan-klepper/Phot... Credit: StarTalk©.
2019-Jun-20 • 51 minutes
#ICYMI - Sneakerheads and Sneaker Design
In case you missed this episode on the Playing with Science channel… Chuck Nice and Gary O’Reilly explore the world of sneakerheads and the science of sneaker design with legendary designer D’Wayne Edwards, designer/creator Federico Maccapani aka @Mbroidered, and sneaker fashionista Ezra Wine.Photo Credit: StarTalk©.
2019-Jun-14 • 50 minutes
Freakonomics, with Stephen J. Dubner
Private vs public space exploration, asteroid mining, artificial intelligence, universal healthcare, and more – Neil Tyson explores the stochastic world of economics with Stephen J. Dubner, author of Freakonomics and host of Freakonomics Radio, and first-time comic co-host James Altucher.NOTE: StarTalk All-Access subscribers can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/all-access/freakonomics-with-stephen-j-dubner/Phot... Credit: StarTalk.
2019-Jun-07 • 50 minutes
Jack Black’s Cosmic Curiosity
Neil deGrasse Tyson and virtuoso comedian, musician, and actor Jack Black explore black holes, a simulation universe, quantum weirdness, Powers of Ten, Ant Man’s shrinking powers, and much more. With Chuck Nice, astrophysicist Charles Liu, climate scientist Kate Marvel, and Bill Nye.Photo Credit: Brandon Royal.NOTE: StarTalk All-Access subscribers can listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/all-access/jack-blacks-cosmic-curiosity/...
2019-Jun-06 • 37 minutes
#ICYMI - Inside Sports Betting
In case you missed this episode on the Playing with Science channel…. Place your bets! Hosts Gary O’Reilly and Chuck Nice explore the ins, outs, ups, and downs of sports betting with sports writer Brett Smiley, statistics expert David Beaudoin, and Todd Fuhrman, FS1 contributor and host of the Bet the Board podcast. Photo Credit: Baishampayan Ghose [CC BY-SA 2.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by...
2019-May-31 • 50 minutes
Creating Science Fiction, with Gale Anne Hurd
The Terminator, The Walking Dead, Aliens, Dante’s Peak, Armageddon, and more – explore what it takes to bring science fiction to life with Neil deGrasse Tyson, producer Gale Anne Hurd, comic co-host Chuck Nice, science fiction expert Jason Ellis, PhD, and volcanologist Janine Krippner, PhD.Photo Credit: Brandon Royal.NOTE: StarTalk All-Access subscribers can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/all-access/creating-science-fiction-with-gale-anne...
2019-May-24 • 50 minutes
Making Stuff, with Adam Savage
Neil deGrasse Tyson, author and inventor extraordinaire Adam Savage, and comic co-host Chuck Nice answer fan-submitted questions about MythBusters, the creative process, the future of engineering, movies, and much more!NOTE: StarTalk All-Access subscribers can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/all-access/making-stuff-with-adam-savage/Photo... Credit: StarTalk©
2019-May-23 • 43 minutes
#ICYMI - Gender Inequality in Sports, with Heather O’Reilly
In case you missed this episode on the Playing with Science channel…. Hosts Gary O’Reilly and Chuck Nice investigate the systemic gender bias and discrimination happening in professional sports with World Cup winner and former USWNT soccer star Heather O’Reilly, and economist Andrew Zimbalist, PhD. Photo Credit: Courtesy of Heather O’Reilly.
2019-May-17 • 50 minutes
Playing the Game of Thrones, with George RR Martin
Dragons, skinchangers, the undead – Neil Tyson explores Game of Thrones with George R. R. Martin. With co-host Matt Kirshen, medieval expert Racha Kirakosian, Bill Nye, paleontologist Mark Norrell, Dr. Steven Schlozman aka Dr. Zombie, and astrophysicist Charles Liu.NOTE: StarTalk All-Access subscribers can listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/all-access/playing-the-game-of-thrones-with-george... Credit: Brandon Royal.
2019-May-10 • 50 minutes
Wrestling with Mental Health, with AJ Mendez
Neil deGrasse Tyson investigates mental health, wrestling, and more with AJ Mendez, aka AJ Lee, former WWE wrestler and author of “Crazy Is My Superpower: How I Triumphed by Breaking Bones, Breaking Hearts, and Breaking the Rules”. With co-host Chuck Nice and neuroscientist Dr. Heather Berlin, PhD.NOTE: StarTalk All-Access subscribers can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/all-access/wrestling-with-mental-health-with-aj-me... Credit: © Cathy and David ...
2019-May-09 • 50 minutes
#ICYMI - Golf Tech and Astrophotography, with Jimmy Walker and Neil Tyson
In case you missed this episode on the Playing with Science channel…. Golf technology and astrophotography – these worlds collide as hosts Gary O’Reilly and Chuck Nice sit down with professional golfer and astrophotographer Jimmy Walker, Neil deGrasse Tyson, and Matt Plumb, former Global Product Line Manager for Nike Golf Clubs.Photo Credit: TourProGolfClubs [CC BY 2.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by...
2019-May-03 • 50 minutes
Making Science Cool, with Jeff Goldblum
Neil deGrasse Tyson sits down with actor Jeff Goldblum to explore his iconic roles in Jurassic Park, Independence Day, and his fervent scientific curiosity. Featuring paleomammalogist Ross MacPhee, economist Raphaële Chappe, NASA’s Kelly Fast, Ph.D., Bill Nye the Science Guy, and co-host Chuck Nice.NOTE: StarTalk All-Access subscribers can listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/all-access/making-science-cool-with-jeff-goldblum/... Credit: Kris Denton
2019-Apr-26 • 50 minutes
Cosmic Queries – Asteroids and Comets
They could be transporters of life or harbingers of doom – Neil deGrasse Tyson answers fan-submitted questions on comets and asteroids with science author and cosmochemist Natalie Starkey, PhD, and first-time comic co-host Mark Normand.NOTE: StarTalk All-Access subscribers can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/all-access/cosmic-queries-asteroids-and-comets/Ill... Credit: European Southern Observatory/M. Kornmesser.
2019-Apr-25 • 46 minutes
#ICYMI - The Science of Thoroughbred Racing
In case you missed this episode on the Playing with Science channel…. What does it take to win the Kentucky Derby? Hosts Gary O’Reilly and Chuck Nice explore thoroughbred genetics and the ins and outs of horse racing with Dr. Stephen Harrison from Thoroughbred Genetics and former champion steeplechase jockey Sean Clancy. Photo Credit: Velo Steve [CC BY-SA 2.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by...
2019-Apr-19 • 50 minutes
Saving the Earth, with Al Gore
It’s now or never. Neil deGrasse Tyson sits down with environmental activist, Nobel Prize winner, and former US VP Al Gore to investigate ways to combat climate change. Joined by co-host Chuck Nice, journalist Andrew Revkin, and climate scientist Kate Marvel.NOTE: StarTalk All-Access subscribers can listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/all-access/saving-the-earth-with-al-gore/Photo... Credit: National Geographic.
2019-Apr-12 • 50 minutes
Cosmic Queries – Physics All Around Us
Did you know there are physics at work all around us? Join your personal astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Chuck Nice as they answer fan-submitted questions on the physics of life, big and small.NOTE: StarTalk All-Access subscribers can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/all-access/cosmic-queries-physics-all-around-us/Ph... Credit: Offnfopt (Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons).
2019-Apr-11 • 50 minutes
#ICYMI - Women’s Boxing, with World Champion Alicia Ashley
In case you missed this episode on the Playing with Science channel…. What does it take to be World Champion? How can women’s boxing gain more popularity? Can you be a fighter and a trainer? Hosts Chuck Nice and Gary O’Reilly step into the ring with World Champion Alicia Ashley, astrophysicist and boxer Federica Bianco, and former Olympic-style boxer Cary Williams.Photo Credit: CES boxing (CSB photography).
2019-Apr-05 • 50 minutes
Cosmic Queries – X-ray Astrophysics
Vote now for StarTalk to win a Webby Award! wbby.co/vote-pod18Explore more than the eye can see as Neil deGrasse Tyson, comic co-host Chuck Nice, and Kimberly Arcand, Visualization and Emerging Technology Lead for NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory, answer fan-submitted questions to uncover the X-ray universe and beyond.NOTE: StarTalk All-Access subscribers can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/all-access/cosmic-queries-x-ray-astrophysics/Photo... Credi...
2019-Mar-29 • 50 minutes
Cosmic Queries – Everyday Astrophysics, with Russell Peters
Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Russell Peters answer fan-submitted questions on a variety of astrophysical topics including Pluto, the Andromeda Galaxy, the Magellanic Clouds, the Equator and the Earth’s axis, E = mc2, exoplanets, the Moon, and more!NOTE: StarTalk All-Access subscribers can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/all-access/cosmic-queries-everyday-astrophysics-wi... Credit: StarTalk®.
2019-Mar-28 • 50 minutes
#ICYMI - Breaking Down Baseball Barriers, with Meredith Wills and Justine Siegal
In case you missed this episode on the Playing with Science channel…. Hosts Gary O’Reilly and Chuck Nice investigate “HomerGate” alongside baseball data scientist and astrophysicist Meredith Wills, and, get details on what it takes to be a groundbreaker in sports from Justine Siegal, founder of Baseball for All and the first female coach in the MLB.Photo Courtesy of Justine Siegal.
2019-Mar-22 • 49 minutes
Cosmic Queries – Neuroscience
Psychedelic drugs, dreams, mental health awareness, understanding our reality, and more – Neil deGrasse Tyson, neuroscientist Heather Berlin, PhD, and first-time comic co-host Jackie Hoffman answer fan-submitted questions about neuroscience.NOTE: StarTalk All-Access subscribers can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/all-access/cosmic-queries-neuroscience/Photo... Credit: StarTalk.
2019-Mar-15 • 50 minutes
Einstein’s Genius, with Ron Howard
Neil deGrasse Tyson, filmmaker Ron Howard, astrophysicist Janna Levin, and comic co-host Harrison Greenbaum celebrate and explore the life of Albert Einstein, including his path to scientific enlightenment and the impact of his genius on the world.NOTE: StarTalk All-Access subscribers can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/all-access/einsteins-genius-with-ron-howard/Photo... Credit: National Geographic Channel.
2019-Mar-14 • 50 minutes
#ICYMI - NASCAR vs Formula 1
In case you missed this episode on the Playing with Science channel…. NASCAR or Formula 1? Which one do you choose? Our hosts Chuck Nice and Gary O’Reilly sit down with science communicator Diandra Leslie-Pelecky, PhD, to try and determine who takes the checkered flag.
2019-Mar-08 • 50 minutes
Vaccines – Let’s Make America Smart Again
Continuing our Let’s Make America Smart Again series, Neil deGrasse Tyson, comic co-host Felicia Madison, and Pulitzer Prize-winning science journalist Laurie Garrett eradicate unfounded disinformation and dish out smart, sensible knowledge and understanding about vaccines.NOTE: StarTalk All-Access subscribers can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free.Photo: Neil deGrasse Tyson, Laurie Garrett, and Felicia Madison. Credit: StarTalk©.
2019-Mar-01 • 50 minutes
Cosmic Queries – Across the Universe
Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Chuck Nice answer fan-submitted questions that take you across the universe to explore merging black holes, Hawking radiation, the Fermi paradox, time dilation, the death of the universe, and more!NOTE: StarTalk All-Access subscribers can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/all-access/cosmic-queries-across-the-universe/Imag... Credit: NASA.
2019-Feb-28 • 50 minutes
#ICYMI - Wrestling with Physics, with Neil deGrasse Tyson
In case you missed this episode on the Playing with Science channel…. What’s the best wrestling move? Can you wrestle in zero gravity? Hosts Gary O’Reilly and Chuck Nice hit the mats as we sit down with astrophysicist and wrestling expert Neil deGrasse Tyson to answer fan-submitted questions about the science of wrestling.
2019-Feb-22 • 50 minutes
Cosmic Queries – The New Space Race
Why haven’t we gone back to the Moon? What are the responsibilities of the Space Force? Is Mars the new end goal for exploration? Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Ray Ellin answer fan-submitted questions on the “new” Space Race.NOTE: StarTalk All-Access subscribers can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free.Photo Credit: SpaceX
2019-Feb-22 • 50 minutes
#ICYMI - Ironman Triathlon, with Mark Allen
In case you missed this episode on the Playing with Science channel…. Swim… Bike… Run… Science! Hosts Gary O’Reilly and Chuck Nice enter the world of endurance as we explore Ironman Triathlons alongside Mark Allen, voted ESPN’s Greatest Endurance Athlete of All Time, and exercise scientist Samuele Marcora. Photo Courtesy of Mark Allen.
2019-Feb-15 • 50 minutes
Cosmic Queries – Out There
Neil deGrasse Tyson, co-host Harrison Greenbaum, and astrophysicist Janna Levin answer questions on the far away and the far out, including Andromeda's impending collision with the Milky Way, white holes, a holographic universe, and more. Prepare to get trippy!NOTE: StarTalk All-Access subscribers can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free.Photo Credit: NASA; ESA; Z. Levay and R. van der Marel, STScI; T. Hallas; and A. Mellinger
2019-Feb-08 • 50 minutes
Cosmic Queries – Space Exploration
Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Eddie Brill answer fan-submitted questions on space exploration including asteroid defense, the Moon landing, the Space Race, Mars, the International Space Station, the boundary of space, Zeno’s paradox, and more.NOTE: StarTalk All-Access subscribers can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/all-access/cosmic-queries-space-exploration/Photo... Credit: NASA
2019-Feb-07 • 49 minutes
#ICYMI - Esports, with NicoThePico
In case you missed this episode on the Playing with Science channel…. We dive into the expanding world of Esports as hosts Chuck Nice and Gary O’Reilly get the science behind the screen from Nicholas "NicoThePico" Korsgård, head coach of “League of Legends” pro team PostFinance Helix, and neuroscientist Heather Berlin, PhD.
2019-Feb-01 • 49 minutes
Cosmic Queries – The End of The World, with Josh Clark
What will cause humanity's demise? Will it be it artificial intelligence, a meteor, or ourselves? Neil deGrasse Tyson answers fan questions with comic co-host Chuck Nice and Josh Clark, host of the "Stuff You Should Know" and "The End of The World" podcasts.NOTE: StarTalk All-Access subscribers can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/all-access/cosmic-queries-the-end-of-the-world-wit... Credit: StarTalk®.
2019-Feb-01 • 50 minutes
#ICYMI - SEASON PREMIERE: 2019 Big Game Special, with Neil deGrasse Tyson
Chuck Nice and Gary O’Reilly kick off Season 4 of Playing with Science covering the science and spectacle of the Big Game. Featuring Neil deGrasse Tyson, sports physicist John Eric Goff, sports economist Victor Matheson, and former NY Giants WR and Super Bowl XLII ring holder Brandon London. Don’t miss an episode of Playing with Science. Please subscribe to our channels on:Apple Podcasts: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/playing-with-science/id1198280360... GooglePlay Music: https://play.google.com/music...
2019-Jan-25 • 49 minutes
A Conversation with Dr. Mae Jemison
Neil deGrasse Tyson sits down with Dr. Mae Jemison, MD, former astronaut and Principal of 100 Year Starship, to explore her multidisciplinary career, the challenges of interstellar space travel, and the best ways to make science more accessible for everyone.NOTE: StarTalk All-Access subscribers can listen to this entire episode commercial-free.Photo Credit: NASA
2019-Jan-18 • 43 minutes
Inside The Big Bang Theory, with Simon Helberg and Bill Prady
Dive into The Big Bang Theory – the hit TV show and the beginning of the universe – with Neil deGrasse Tyson, TBBT co-creator Bill Prady, TBBT actor Simon Helberg, comic co-host Chuck Nice, and astrophysicists Charles Liu and Janna Levin.NOTE: StarTalk All-Access subscribers can listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/all-access/inside-the-big-bang-theory-with-simon-h... Credit: Brandon Royal
2019-Jan-11 • 50 minutes
Fighting, Philosophy, and the Primal Mind, with Joe Rogan
Neil deGrasse Tyson gets inside the cage with Joe Rogan to explore the physics of fighting, mental and physical health, and the mysteries of the universe. Featuring comic co-host Sasheer Zamata, author and scholar Jonathan Gottschall, comedian Chuck Nice, and sport psychologist Dr. Leah Lagos.NOTE: StarTalk All-Access subscribers can listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/all-access/fighting-philosophy-and-the-primal-mind... Credit: Brandon Royal
2019-Jan-04 • 51 minutes
Food, Science, and Culture, with Anthony Bourdain
Our Season 10 Premiere features Neil deGrasse Tyson’s interview with Anthony Bourdain, recorded before his death in 2018. With co-host Sasheer Zamata, food scientist Guy Crosby, Natalia Reagan, hot sauce guru Noah Chaimberg, and “SciBabe” Yvette d'Entremont.NOTE: StarTalk All-Access subscribers can listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/all-access/food-science-and-culture-with-anthony-b... Credit: Brandon Royal
2018-Dec-28 • 62 minutes
Extended Classic – Cosmic Queries: Colonizing Mars
Neil deGrasse Tyson and Chuck Nice answer your Cosmic Queries about colonizing Mars. Now extended with more questions on militarizing space, the wild frontier of space law, planetary orbits, gravity, Pluto, the heliosphere, the Drake equation, Panspermia, and more.NOTE: StarTalk All-Access subscribers can listen to this entire episode commercial-free.Photo Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech
2018-Dec-21 • 48 minutes
Extended Classic – Cosmic Queries: The Space Race
Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Chuck Nice answer fan-submitted Cosmic Queries on the Space Race, the global impact of the Apollo program and John F. Kennedy’s political influence. Now extended with more questions on time travel, wormholes, asteroids, and more. NOTE: StarTalk All-Access subscribers can listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/all-access/extended-classic-cosmic-queries-the-spa... Credit: NASA.
2018-Dec-14 • 53 minutes
Extended Classic: Cosmic Queries - Office Hours
The astrophysicist is in! Neil deGrasse Tyson and Chuck Nice answer fan-submitted Cosmic Queries on all things cosmic. Now extended with more questions about Jupiter, brown dwarfs, human intelligence, Isaac Newton, Star Wars, exomoons, and more.NOTE: StarTalk All-Access subscribers can listen to this entire episode commercial-free.Image credit: Lynette Cook / extrasolar.spaceart.org.
2018-Dec-13 • 49 minutes
#ICMYI - Sports Injuries and Recovery
In case you missed this episode on the Playing with Science channel… Hosts Gary O’Reilly and Chuck Nice investigate the world of sports injuries and the future of recovery science alongside New York Mets and New York Rangers physician Dr. Joshua Dines and sports psychologist Dr. Jim Taylor. Photo Credit: Bidgee [CC BY 3.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by... from Wikimedia Commons.
2018-Dec-07 • 49 minutes
Living in Space, with Scott Kelly
Discover what life is like aboard the International Space Station as Neil deGrasse Tyson sits down with former astronaut Scott Kelly, comic co-host Sasheer Zamata, former astronaut Terry Virts, Jennifer Fogarty, chief scientist of the NASA Human Research Program, and Bill Nye the Science Guy.NOTE: StarTalk All-Access subscribers can listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/all-access/living-in-space-with-scott-kelly/Photo... Credit: NASA
2018-Dec-06 • 50 minutes
#ICYMI - Moneyball 2.0 – Soccer Edition
In case you missed this episode on the Playing with Science channel… Hosts Gary O’Reilly and Chuck Nice enter the world of big-data analytics and its rising influence on the game of soccer on the world stage alongside Dan Altman from North Yard Analytics and Howard Hamilton from Soccermetrics.Image Credit: Soccermetrics, with data by DataFactory LA.
2018-Nov-30 • 71 minutes
Extended Classic – Let’s Make America Smart Again: The Future of NASA
Re-visit our Let’s Make America Smart Again series as Neil deGrasse Tyson, comic co-host Chuck Nice, and Ellen Stofan look at the past, present, and future of NASA. Now extended with Neil and Chuck chatting with former HI-SEAS IV crew member Dr. Sheyna Gifford on interstellar space travel.NOTE: StarTalk All-Access subscribers can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/all-access/extended-classic-lets-make-america-smar... Credit: NASA.
2018-Nov-29 • 50 minutes
#ICYMI - Ultra-Running, with Ann Trason & Dr. Ultra
In case you missed this episode on the Playing with Science channel… Do you have what it takes to run 50,100, or 200 miles? Hosts Chuck Nice and Gary O’Reilly explore ultra-running and ultramarathons with runner Ann Trason and Shawn Bearden, a.k.a. Dr. Ultra.Photo Credit: John Doe [CC BY-SA 3.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by... from Wikimedia Commons.
2018-Nov-23 • 49 minutes
The Surfing Life, with Kelly Slater
Neil deGrasse Tyson catches the perfect wave with world champion surfer Kelly Slater, comic co-host Chuck Nice, Pulitzer Prize-winning author William Finnegan, oceanographer Travis Schramek, lead engineer at the Kelly Slater Surf Ranch Adam Fincham, and Bill Nye the Science Guy.NOTE: StarTalk All-Access subscribers can listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/all-access/the-surfing-life-with-kelly-slater/Phot... Credit: Rtwkeaton [CC BY-SA 3.0 (https://creativecommon...
2018-Nov-23 • 37 minutes
#ICYMI - Tiger vs Phil – 18 Holes, $9 Mil
In case you missed this episode on the Playing with Science channel… Tiger Woods. Phil Mickelson. 18 Holes. 9 million dollars. Hosts Chuck Nice and Gary O’Reilly sit down with neuroscientist Heather Berlin and sports physicist John Eric Goff to breakdown the science, both physical and mental, behind this epic match-up of two golfing titans. Photo Credit: DIRECTV.
2018-Nov-16 • 48 minutes
The Future of Us, with Sir Martin Rees
Technology, space travel, a changing climate – What does the future hold for us? Neil deGrasse Tyson ponders humanity’s future alongside comic co-host Maeve Higgins and astrophysicist, author, and Astronomer Royal Sir Martin Rees.NOTE: StarTalk All-Access subscribers can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/all-access/the-future-of-us-with-sir-martin-rees/P... Credit: StarTalk Radio
2018-Nov-15 • 50 minutes
#ICYMI - Extreme Flying – Red Bull Air Race, with Kirby Chambliss
In case you missed this episode on the Playing with Science channel… Hop in, buckle up, and earn your wings alongside hosts Chuck Nice and Gary O’Reilly as they explore Red Bull Air Racing with Technical Director Jim “Jimbo” Reed, and pilot and 2-time World Champion Kirby Chambliss.Photo Credit: Myself (Hamish) [CC BY 2.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by... via Wikimedia Commons.
2018-Nov-09 • 49 minutes
StarTalk @ NY Comic Con: It’s About Time!
Neil deGrasse Tyson hosts a wibbly wobbly, timey wimey evening of time travel, quantum states, and wormholes recorded live at NY Comic Con 2018. Featuring Chuck Nice, theoretical physicist Brian Greene, and the Impractical Jokers’ James "Murr" Murray.NOTE: StarTalk All-Access subscribers can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/all-access/startalk-ny-comic-con-its-about-time/Ph... Credit: NY Comic Con.
2018-Nov-08 • 46 minutes
#ICYMI - The Sweet Science of Boxing, with Sugar Ray Leonard
In case you missed this episode on the Playing with Science channel… Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee. Hosts Gary O’Reilly and Chuck Nice enter the ring with legendary boxer Sugar Ray Leonard and neurologist and ringside physician Dr. Anthony Alessi as we investigate the sweet, sweet science of boxing. Ding, Ding!
2018-Nov-02 • 49 minutes
From Puppets to Performance Capture, with Frank Oz and Andy Serkis
Yoda, Miss Piggy, Cookie Monster, King Kong, Gollum, and more – Neil deGrasse Tyson, comic co-host Adam Conover, astrophysicist Charles Liu, and Bill Nye explore the world of puppeteering and performance capture with Frank Oz and Andy Serkis. Listen you will.NOTE: StarTalk All-Access subscribers can listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/all-access/from-puppets-to-performance-capture-wit... Credit: muppet.wikia.com [CC BY-SA 3.0 (https://creativecommons.org/license...
2018-Nov-01 • 50 minutes
#ICYMI - Mental Health in Sports, with Royce White
In case you missed this episode on the Playing with Science channel… Hosts Chuck Nice and Gary O’Reilly explore the state of mental health in sports, with former NBA player and mental health advocate Royce White, neuroscientist Heather Berlin, and the co-founder of Canada’s first Centre for Mental Health and Sport, Krista Van Slingerland. Photo Credit: GoIowaState dotcom (flickr user GoIowaState) [CC BY-SA 2.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by... via Wikimedia Commons.
2018-Oct-26 • 48 minutes
Curing Cancer, with 2018 Nobel Laureate Jim Allison
Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Chuck Nice answer fan-submitted Cosmic Queries on cancer research with freshly-minted 2018 Nobel laureate and immunologist Dr. Jim Allison, who’s at the frontier of finding new cancer immunotherapy treatments. NOTE: StarTalk All-Access subscribers can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/all-access/curing-cancer-with-2018-nobel-laureate-... Credit: BruceBlaus [CC BY-SA 4.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by... ...
2018-Oct-25 • 43 minutes
#ICYMI - Ask a Sports Engineer, with David James
In case you missed this episode on the Playing with Science channel… Gary O’Reilly and Chuck Nice answer your questions and investigate the collision of sports, technology, and engineering alongside David James, sports engineer and Director of Photo Credit: The Center for Sports Engineering Research at Sheffield Hallam University.jonwick04 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/jonwick/4... [CC BY 2.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by... via Wikimedia Commons
2018-Oct-19 • 49 minutes
First Man – Celebrating Neil Armstrong
Neil deGrasse Tyson, comic co-host Chuck Nice, and Astro Mike Massimino celebrate Neil Armstrong and the impact of his career and the legacy of his first steps on the Moon. Featuring interviews with Neil Armstrong and Apollo Flight Director Gene Kranz.NOTE: StarTalk All-Access subscribers can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/all-access/first-man-celebrating-neil-armstrong/Ph... Credit: © Tyson Archives.
2018-Oct-18 • 50 minutes
#ICYMI - Juiced Balls, Broken Bats & Record Breakers, with Shawn Green
In case you missed this episode on the Playing with Science channel… Chuck Nice and Gary O’Reilly explore the science of baseball with physicist Alan Nathan, James Sherwood, Director at the Baseball Research Center, and baseball great Shawn Green.
2018-Oct-12 • 49 minutes
The Illusion of Free Will, with Sam Harris
Neil deGrasse Tyson investigates free will, morality, meditation, psychedelic experiences, artificial intelligence, and more alongside neuroscientist and author Sam Harris, comic co-host Godfrey, neurotheologist Andrew Newberg, and neuroscientist Robert Wright. You have no choice but to listen.NOTE: StarTalk All-Access subscribers can listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/all-access/the-illusion-of-free-will-with-sam-harr... Credit: Brandon Royal.
2018-Oct-11 • 52 minutes
#ICYMI - Gender in Sports, with Joanna Harper
In case you missed this episode on the Playing with Science channel… Hosts Chuck Nice and Gary O’Reilly sit down with neuroscientist Heather Berlin and Joanna Harper, medical physicist and transgender endurance athlete, to investigate the complexities of gender and its role in sports.Photo Credit: © Nevit Dilmen [CC BY-SA 3.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by... or GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html)], from Wikimedia Commons.
2018-Oct-05 • 48 minutes
Hidden Figures, with Margot Lee Shetterly and Janelle Monáe
Discover more about NASA’s “Hidden Figures” as Neil deGrasse Tyson sits down with author Margot Lee Shetterly, Janelle Monáe, comic co-host Sasheer Zamata, NASA Chief Historian Bill Barry, NASA systems engineer Tracy Drain, and Bill Nye the Science Guy.NOTE: StarTalk All-Access subscribers can listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/all-access/hidden-figures-with-margot-lee-shetterl... Credit: Brandon Royal
2018-Oct-04 • 50 minutes
#ICYMI - Conquering Mountains, with Vanessa O’Brien
In case you missed this episode on the Playing with Science channel… Explore the world of mountaineering as hosts Chuck Nice and Gary O’Reilly take a mental expedition to the world’s highest peaks alongside world-record breaking mountain climber Vanessa O’Brien and mountain guide and physician Alan Oram, D.O. Photo Credit: Photo taken by Vanessa O’Brien (using a timer) on October 4, 2011 near the summit of Shishapangma, the world’s 14th highest mountain climbing from Tibet. [CC BY-SA 3.0 (https://creativeco...
2018-Sep-28 • 49 minutes
The Truthiness, with Stephen Colbert
Uncover the truthiness and nothing but the truthiness as Neil deGrasse Tyson sits down with Stephen Colbert, comic co-host Adam Conover, author Sophia McClennen, Bill Nye the Science Guy, and Rev. James Martin, SJ, to investigate the science of satire.NOTE: StarTalk All-Access subscribers can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/all-access/the-truthiness-with-stephen-colbert/Pho... Credit: Brandon Royal.
2018-Sep-27 • 50 minutes
#ICYMI - Cosmic Queries: Sports Physics Trivia, with Charles Liu
In case you missed this episode on the Playing with Science channel… Football on Mars, tricky cricket physics, curving curling rocks, and more – Hosts Gary O’Reilly and Chuck Nice sit down with astrophysicist Charles Liu to answer fan-submitted Cosmic Queries that span across the sporting world. Photo Credit: Xiaphias [CC BY-SA 3.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by... via Wikimedia Commons.
2018-Sep-21 • 46 minutes
Communicating the Science, with Alan Alda
Neil deGrasse Tyson explores the craft of getting people excited about science with legendary actor and award-winning science communicator Alan Alda, comic co-host Matt Kirshen, neuroscientist Heather Berlin, primatologist Natalia Reagan, and Bill Nye the Science Guy.NOTE: StarTalk All-Access subscribers can listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/all-access/communicating-the-science-with-alan-ald... Credit: © 2018 92nd Street Young Men's and Young Women's Hebrew As...
2018-Sep-20 • 43 minutes
#ICYMI - Golf’s 2018 Ryder Cup: Physics & Psychology at the Albatros
In case you missed this episode on the Playing with Science channel… Are you ready for the 2018 Ryder Cup? Hosts Chuck Nice and Gary O’Reilly prepare for golf’s most exciting, and most intense, tournament alongside sports physicist John Eric Goff and performance psychologist Gregg Steinberg. NOTE: StarTalk All-Access subscribers can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/all-access/golfs-2018-ryder-cup-physics-psychology... Credit: By Lionel Allorge [GFDL ...
2018-Sep-14 • 49 minutes
The Power of Storytelling, with Salman Rushdie
Gather ‘round everyone, it’s story time! Neil deGrasse Tyson, world-renowned author Salman Rushdie, comic co-host Eugene Mirman, literary scholar Jonathan Gottschall, and literary neuroscientist Natalie Phillips investigate the history, science, influence, and future of storytelling. NOTE: StarTalk All-Access subscribers can listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/all-access/the-power-of-storytelling-with-salman-r... Credit: Brandon Royal.
2018-Sep-13 • 54 minutes
#ICYMI - Protecting Your Dome: Concussions & Helmet Technology
Discover more about the latest in concussion research and helmet technology with hosts Gary O’Reilly, Chuck Nice, Dr. Samuel Browd, Co-Founder of VICIS, Richard Brandt, PhD, CEO of Sports Science, and Dr. Roger Härtl, neurosurgeon for the New York Giants. Don’t miss an episode of Playing with Science. Please subscribe to our channels on:Apple Podcasts: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/playing-with-science/id1198280360... TuneIn: https://tunein.com/podcasts/Science-Podcasts/Playing-with-Science-p952100/.....
2018-Sep-07 • 48 minutes
Selling Space, with Bill Nye
Bill Nye the Science Guy and comic co-host Iliza Shlesinger answer fan-submitted Cosmic Queries about the politics and privatization of space including renting the International Space Station and ownership of the Moon.NOTE: StarTalk All-Access subscribers can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/all-access/selling-space-with-bill-nye/Photo... Credit: NASA.
2018-Sep-06 • 54 minutes
#ICYMI - The Tennis Brain: Strategy, Analytics, Mental Game
Hosts Chuck Nice and Gary O’Reilly investigate tennis brain and the strategy, analytics, and neuroscience that make it work alongside tennis strategy analyst Craig O’Shannessy, sport psychologist Leslie Sherlin, and professional tennis coach Sarah Stone. Don’t miss an episode of Playing with Science. Please subscribe to our channels on:Apple Podcasts: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/playing-with-science/id1198280360... TuneIn: https://tunein.com/podcasts/Science-Podcasts/Playing-with-Science-p952100/......
2018-Aug-31 • 49 minutes
The Stars That Guide Us, with Nainoa Thompson
Discover how the stars have guided some of our greatest adventures as Neil deGrasse Tyson, co-host Maeve Higgins, Native Hawaiian navigator Nainoa Thompson, navigation expert Frank Reed, author Dava Sobel, and Natalia Reagan explore the science of celestial navigation.NOTE: StarTalk All-Access subscribers can listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/all-access/the-stars-that-guide-us-with-nainoa-tho... Credit: By Newportm [CC BY-SA 3.0 (https://creativecommons.org/li...
2018-Aug-30 • 47 minutes
#ICYMI - The Psychology of Extreme Sports (Repeat)
Go to the extremes with hosts Chuck Nice and Gary O’Reilly as they investigate the psychology of the extreme sports athlete with adventure journalist Jim Clash, neuroscientist Heather Berlin, and extreme sport psychologist Eric Brymer. Don’t miss an episode of Playing with Science. Please subscribe to our channels on:Apple Podcasts: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/playing-with-science/id1198280360... TuneIn: https://tunein.com/podcasts/Science-Podcasts/Playing-with-Science-p952100/... GooglePlay Music: ...
2018-Aug-24 • 49 minutes
The Spirit of Exploration, with James Cameron
Investigate the convergence of exploration, innovation, and imagination with Neil deGrasse Tyson and filmmaker and explorer James Cameron. Featuring comic co-host Chuck Nice and astrophysicist and StarTalk All-Stars host Charles Liu.NOTE: StarTalk All-Access subscribers can listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/all-access/the-spirit-of-exploration-with-james-ca... Credit: Mark Thiessen/National Geographic.
2018-Aug-23 • 50 minutes
#ICYMI - Planet NASCAR, with Neil deGrasse Tyson (Repeat)
Is Planet NASCAR governed by the same laws of physics as the rest of Planet Earth? Get ready to roar down the track - left turns only - as hosts Gary O’Reilly and Chuck Nice re-visit Planet NASCAR alongside our resident astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson.Don’t miss an episode of Playing with Science. Please subscribe to our channels on:Apple Podcasts: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/playing-with-science/id1198280360TuneIn:... https://tunein.com/podcasts/Science-Podcasts/Playing-with-Science-p952100/Goog...
2018-Aug-17 • 48 minutes
Exploring Earth’s Oceans with Sylvia Earle and Fabien Cousteau
Dive deep into oceans terrestrial and celestial as Neil deGrasse Tyson chats with oceanographer Sylvia Earle, aquanaut Fabien Cousteau, co-host Scott Adsit, ocean conservationist Laure Katz, actor/environmentalist Adrian Grenier, and submarine pilot Erika Bergman.NOTE: StarTalk All-Access subscribers can listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/all-access/exploring-earths-oceans-with-sylvia-ear... Credit: Amanda Meyer/USFWS.
2018-Aug-16 • 39 minutes
#ICYMI - Physics on Wheels, with Dr. Skateboard & Othello Clark (Repeat)
Ollies, half-pipes, and Chuck’s skateboarding youth – Rediscover the physics of skateboarding with Gary O’Reilly, Chuck Nice, 2x US Master’s Champion Bill Robertson PhD, aka Dr. Skateboard, and former pro skateboarder and snowboarder Othello Clark.Don’t miss an episode of Playing with Science. Please subscribe to our channels on:Apple Podcasts: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/playing-with-science/id1198280360TuneIn:... https://tunein.com/podcasts/Science-Podcasts/Playing-with-Science-p952100/Google... M...
2018-Aug-10 • 49 minutes
Katy Perry’s Cosmic Curiosity
Extraterrestrials, prisms, music, scientific curiosity, the pursuit of knowledge, and more – Neil deGrasse Tyson and pop music superstar Katy Perry discuss their shared love of the universe. Featuring comic co-host Sasheer Zamata and astrophysicist Charles Liu.NOTE: StarTalk All-Access subscribers can listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/all-access/katy-perrys-cosmic-curiosity/Photo... Credit: Jon Betz.
2018-Aug-09 • 40 minutes
#ICYMI - Surf’s Up – The Big Waves (Repeat)
Grab your board, apply your sunscreen, and get ready to find the perfect wave – re-visit the science of big wave surfing featuring Chuck Nice, Gary O’Reilly, NASA oceanographer Bill Patzert and pro surfer and the first female Big Wave World Champion, Paige Alms.Don’t miss an episode of Playing with Science. Please subscribe to our channels on:Apple Podcasts: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/playing-with-science/id1198280360TuneIn:... https://tunein.com/podcasts/Science-Podcasts/Playing-with-Science-p9521...
2018-Aug-03 • 49 minutes
Inside DARPA: Sci-Fi Meets National Defense
Explore the intersection of science fiction and national defense inside the high-tech government agency developing America’s top-secret weapons of the future with Neil deGrasse Tyson, co-host Chuck Nice, former DARPA Director Arati Prabhakar, journalist Sharon Weinberger, and roboticist Hod Lipson.NOTE: StarTalk All-Access subscribers can listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/all-access/inside-darpa-sci-fi-meets-national-defe... Credit: J.Krohn, courtesy of JPL-C...
2018-Aug-03 • 50 minutes
#ICYMI - The Electrifying World of Formula E
In case you missed this episode on the Playing with Science channel… Race down the track with hosts Gary O’Reilly and Chuck Nice as they explore the electrifying world of Formula E alongside DS Virgin Racing driver Sam Bird, adventure journalist Jim Clash, and Williams Advanced Engineering Technical Director Paul McNamara. Batteries Included.NOTE: StarTalk All-Access subscribers can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/all-access/the-electrifying-world-o...
2018-Jul-27 • 48 minutes
Cosmic Queries – Our Galaxy and Beyond
Join Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Sarah Rose Siskind as they answer fan-submitted Cosmic Queries about our collision course with the Andromeda galaxy, how the Big Bang got its name, the Cosmic Microwave Background radiation, dark matter, and much more.NOTE: StarTalk All-Access subscribers can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/all-access/cosmic-queries-our-galaxy-and-beyond/Ph... Credit: NASA.
2018-Jul-26 • 56 minutes
#ICYMI - The Physics of the Tour de France (Repeat)
Aerodynamics, Newton’s Laws, drafting, power to weight ratio, nutrition, technology and more! Get smarter about the Tour de France with hosts Chuck Nice and Gary O’Reilly and their guests Lance Armstrong, Neil deGrasse Tyson and sports physicist John Eric Goff.Don’t miss an episode of Playing with Science. Please subscribe to our channels on:Apple Podcasts: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/playing-with-science/id1198280360TuneIn:... https://tunein.com/playingwithscienceGooglePlay... Music: https://play.g...
2018-Jul-20 • 48 minutes
The State of Space Exploration Now, with Bill Nye
Discover new ways we’re exploring our universe. Bill Nye the Science Guy and comic co-host Iliza Shlesinger answer fan-submitted Cosmic Queries about LightSail 1 and 2, artificial intelligence, Breakthrough StarShot, and much more.NOTE: StarTalk All-Access subscribers can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/all-access/the-state-of-space-exploration-now-with... Credit: Josh Spradling / The Planetary Society, via Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercia...
2018-Jul-19 • 52 minutes
#ICYMI - Swimming Science and USRPT
In case you missed this episode on the Playing with Science channel… Hosts Gary O’Reilly and Chuck Nice dive into the deep end as we explore swimming science and Ultra Short Race Pace Training alongside some of the sport’s insiders – Dr. John Mullen, Dr. Brent Rushall, and coach Peter Andrew.NOTE: StarTalk All-Access subscribers can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/all-access/swimming-science-and-usrpt/Photo... Credit: Ben Ratner.
2018-Jul-13 • 49 minutes
The Geekiverse, with Kevin Smith
“In fact, it is the geek that shall inherit the Earth.” Explore the geekiverse with Neil deGrasse Tyson, filmmaker and superfan Kevin Smith, comic co-host Chuck Nice, astrophysicist Charles Liu, and physicist James Kakalios, author of The Physics of Superheroes.NOTE: StarTalk All-Access subscribers can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/all-access/the-geekiverse-with-kevin-smith/Photo... Credit: Brandon Royal.
2018-Jul-12 • 38 minutes
#ICYMI - Rugby – Physics and Grit, with Todd Clever
In case you missed this episode on the Playing with Science channel… Scrums, lineouts, and spin passes – Hosts Gary O’Reilly and Chuck Nice take to the turf as we explore the science and grit of rugby alongside Todd Clever, former USA Rugby captain, and Trevor Lipscombe, author of “The Physics of Rugby.”NOTE: StarTalk All-Access subscribers can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/all-access/rugby-physics-and-grit-with-todd-clever... Credit: Hamish McCon...
2018-Jul-06 • 63 minutes
Extended Classic – Cosmic Queries: Primatology
Gorillas, bonobos, monkeys, and more – Neil deGrasse Tyson, comic co-host Chuck Nice, and primatologist Natalia Reagan answer fan-submitted questions about primatology. Now extended with Cosmic Queries about cloning featuring Natalia, Chuck, and biological anthropologist Ryan Raaum.NOTE: StarTalk All-Access subscribers can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/all-access/extended-classic-cosmic-queries-primato... Credit: Natalia Reagan
2018-Jul-05 • 43 minutes
#ICYMI - MLB Greatness and Trout 5 Design, with Mike Trout
Hosts Gary O’Reilly and Chuck Nice find out more about the new Trout 5 baseball cleats, data-driven baseball, and how to be baseball’s best player from MLB superstar Mike Trout and Mike Ekstrom, former MLB player and Nike Product Line Manager for Cleated Footwear.Don’t miss an episode of Playing with Science. Please subscribe to our channels on:Apple Podcasts: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/playing-with-science/id1198280360TuneIn:... tunein.com/playingwithscienceGooglePlay Music: https://play.google.co...
2018-Jun-29 • 48 minutes
STR at BAM – Science Is Everywhere (Part 2)
In Part 2, rejoin host Heather Berlin, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Chuck Nice, and theoretical physicist Brain Greene to finish off our segment of StarTalk All-Stars. Then, we cap off our night at BAM with a presentation of Playing with Science featuring Olympic figure skater silver medalist Sasha Cohen.NOTE: StarTalk All-Access subscribers can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/all-access/startalk-at-bam-science-is-everywhere-p... Credit: Elliot Severn
2018-Jun-28 • 47 minutes
#ICYMI - Cosmic Queries: FIFA World Cup Edition
Have you caught the World Cup fever? We’ve got it bad! Hosts Gary O’Reilly and Chuck Nice sit down with physics professor John Eric Goff and answer your fan-submitted Cosmic Queries on the 2018 FIFA World Cup and the football world.Don’t miss an episode of Playing with Science. Please subscribe to our channels on:Stitcher: http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/startalk/playing-with-scienceApple... Podcasts: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/playing-with-science/id1198280360TuneIn:... tunein.com/playingwithscien...
2018-Jun-22 • 49 minutes
StarTalk at BAM – Science is Everywhere (Part 1)
Science really is everywhere. From the Big Bang to quantum mechanics to free will, we explore it all featuring Neil deGrasse Tyson, comic co-host Chuck Nice, physicist Brian Greene, neuroscientist Heather Berlin, and rapper Baba Brinkman. Recorded live at the Brooklyn Academy of Music.NOTE: StarTalk All-Access subscribers can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/all-access/startalk-at-bam-science-is-everywhere-p... Credit: Elliot Severn.
2018-Jun-22 • 52 minutes
#ICYMI - Hole-istic Golf, with Craig Davies and Sean Foley
In case you missed this episode on the Playing with Science channel… The U.S. Open may be over but we’re still on course. Hosts Gary O’Reilly and Chuck Nice chat with Dr. Craig Davies and golf coach Sean Foley about taking the hole-istic approach to golf and the secrets that make the best players great.NOTE: StarTalk All-Access subscribers can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/all-access/hole-istic-golf-with-craig-davies-and-s... Credit: Keith Allison...
2018-Jun-15 • 50 minutes
Extended Classic – Cosmic Queries: A Powerful Potpourri
Neil deGrasse Tyson and Chuck Nice tackle an eclectic mix of your questions that take us from the boiling surface of the Sun to the dark side of the moon. Now extended with more questions on aliens, Isaac Newton as a dinner guest, Panspermia, and the James Webb Space Telescope.NOTE: StarTalk All-Access subscribers can listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/all-access/extended-classic-cosmic-queries-a-power... Credit & Copyright: Bob Franke.
2018-Jun-14 • 64 minutes
#ICYMI - Extended Classic: Planet Soccer, with Neil deGrasse Tyson
In case you missed this episode on the Playing with Science channel… Re-visit Planet Soccer as we gear up for the 2018 FIFA World Cup with Chuck Nice, Gary O’Reilly, Neil deGrasse Tyson, and former NY Cosmos assistant coach and MLS All-Star Alecko Eskandarian. Now extended with physicist John Eric Goff telling us all about the new Telstar 18.NOTE: StarTalk All-Access subscribers can listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/all-access/extended-classic-planet-soccer-w...
2018-Jun-10 • 77 minutes
Remembering Anthony: “A Seat at the Table with Anthony Bourdain Parts 1 & 2”
To celebrate the life of Anthony Bourdain, Neil deGrasse Tyson is revisiting his two-part interview with him from 2013, as a single, commercial-free episode with new thoughts and recollections by Neil. Featuring comic co-host Eugene Mirman and NYU Professor of Nutrition Marion Nestle.NOTE: StarTalk All-Access subscribers can listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/all-access/remembering-anthony-a-seat-at-the-table... Credit: Brandon Royal.
2018-Jun-08 • 49 minutes
The Evolution of Journalism, with Katie Couric
Neil deGrasse Tyson investigates the search for the truth, the devaluation of facts, staying fair and balanced, debunking “fake news”, and the evolution of modern journalism with Katie Couric, co-host Eugene Mirman, Buzz Machine’s Jeff Jarvis, and data journalist Mona Chalabi.NOTE: StarTalk All-Access subscribers can listen to this entire episode commercial-free.Photo Credit: Brandon Royal.
2018-Jun-07 • 52 minutes
#ICYMI - Motorsports – Physics & Technology, with Will Buxton & Mario Andretti
In case you missed this episode on the Playing with Science channel… Chuck Nice and Gary O’Reilly race down the track, hairpin through the corner, and kick it into high gear as we explore the science-filled spectacle of auto racing with F1 journalist Will Buxton, physics professor Richard Bower, adventure journalist Jim Clash, and legendary driver Mario Andretti.NOTE: StarTalk All-Access subscribers can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/all-access/mo...
2018-Jun-01 • 47 minutes
Clean Meat, with Paul Shapiro
Neil deGrasse Tyson explores the future of clean meat and animal agriculture with comic co-host Maeve Higgins, author and animal advocate Paul Shapiro, and Dr. Liz Specht, Senior Scientist at The Good Food Institute.NOTE: StarTalk All-Access subscribers can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/all-access/clean-meat-with-paul-shapiro/Photo... Credit: World Economic Forum (File: The Meat Revolution Mark Post.webm (7:53)) [CC BY 3.0 (https://creativecommon...
2018-Jun-01 • 41 minutes
#ICYMI - Motorcycle Racing: Physics on 2-Wheels
In case you missed this episode on the Playing with Science channel… We kick it into top gear as hosts Gary O’Reilly and Chuck Nice explore the physics of motorcycle racing, riding, and assembly alongside adventure journalist Jim Clash and physics professor and motorcycle aficionado Charles Falco.NOTE: StarTalk All-Access subscribers can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/all-access/motorcycle-racing-physics-on-2-wheels/P... Credit: SCrider (Flickr) v...
2018-May-25 • 48 minutes
Cosmic Queries – The Science Around Us
Bill Nye the Science Guy and comic co-host Chuck Nice answer fan-submitted Cosmic Queries about The Planetary Society and space exploration, climate change, the competitive nature of scientists, the EPA, NASA, extra-terrestrials, dark matter, and much more.NOTE: StarTalk All-Access subscribers can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/all-access/cosmic-queries-the-science-around-us/Ph... Credit: Ben Ratner.
2018-May-24 • 43 minutes
#ICYMI - American Ninja Warrior: Science, Skills, and Strategy
In case you missed this episode on the Playing with Science channel… Enter the wild, high-flying world of American Ninja Warrior with hosts Gary O’Reilly, Chuck Nice, ANW hosts Matt Iseman and Akbar Gbaja-Biamila, Ninjas Drew Drechsel, Najee Richardson, and Joe Moravsky, and executive producer Anthony Storm.NOTE: StarTalk All-Access subscribers can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/all-access/american-ninja-warrior-science-skills-a... Credit: Ben Rat...
2018-May-18 • 49 minutes
Cosmic Queries: Minds and Machines
Explore the inner workings of the human mind, the mysteries of memory, The Matrix, deep learning, the ethics of driverless cars, ELIZA, and much more with Neil deGrasse Tyson, comic co-host Chuck Nice, and neuroscientist Dr. Gary Marcus.NOTE: StarTalk All-Access subscribers can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/all-access/cosmic-queries-minds-and-machines/Image... Credit: metamorworks/iStock.
2018-May-17 • 35 minutes
#ICYMI - Baseball Physics Mashup, with Ron Darling, Geoff Blum, and J.P. Arencibia
In case you missed this episode on the Playing with Science channel… Home runs, World Series winners, pitching physics, and more – enjoy our baseball mashup featuring hosts Chuck Nice and Gary O’Reilly, astrophysicists Neil deGrasse Tyson and Charles Liu, physicist Alan Nathan, Holden Kushner, and former MLB greats Ron Darling Jr., Geoff Blum, and J.P. Arencibia.Photo Credit: AlbertoChagas/iStock.
2018-May-11 • 49 minutes
Basketball Physics, with NBA Legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
Slam dunks, skyhooks, three-pointers, bank shots and rebounds – Investigate the physics of basketball with host Neil deGrasse Tyson, NBA All-Time leading scorer Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, comic co-host Chuck Nice, astrophysicist Charles Liu, and NBA analyst Jim Spanarkel.NOTE: StarTalk All-Access subscribers can listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/all-access/basketball-physics-with-nba-legend-kare... Credit: Brandon Royal.
2018-May-11 • 42 minutes
#ICYMI - Basketball Shoe Technology, with Julius “Dr. J” Erving, Ray Allen, and Rasheed Wallace
In case you missed this episode on the Playing with Science channel…Lace ‘em up! Explore the past, present, and future of basketball shoe technology with hosts Chuck Nice, Gary O’Reilly, NBA legends Julius “Dr. J.” Erving, Ray Allen, Rasheed Wallace, and Converse’s Jon Garon.Photo Courtesy of Nike.com.
2018-May-04 • 49 minutes
Cosmic Queries – Climate Science, with Bill Nye
Bill Nye the Science Guy is back to delve into one of his favorite topics of discussion: climate change. Joined by co-host Chuck Nice and Kate Marvel, an Associate Research Scientist at NASA GISS and Columbia University, Bill and company answer fan’s Cosmic Queries about our changing climate.IMPORTANT NOTE FOR STARTALK FANS: Hey, StarTalkers: How would you like to “Keep Looking Up” at clear, starry skies, from the deck of a StarTalk themed-cruise, along with Neil deGrasse Tyson and your fellow StarTalk fans...
2018-May-03 • 42 minutes
#ICYMI - NBA – Evolution of the Game, with Julius Erving, Rasheed Wallace, and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
In case you missed this episode on the Playing with Science channel… Investigate the evolution of the NBA with Gary O’Reilly and Chuck Nice in the first of our two part mini-series featuring NBA greats Julius “Dr. J” Erving, Rasheed Wallace, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, and our own Neil deGrasse Tyson.
2018-Apr-27 • 49 minutes
Into the Wild, with Jane Goodall
Venture into the wild with Neil deGrasse Tyson and legendary primatologist Jane Goodall. Featuring comic co-host Chuck Nice, biological anthropologist Dr. Jill Pruetz, primatologist Natalia Reagan, and Sarah Baeckler, former President and CEO of Project Chimps.NOTE: StarTalk All-Access subscribers can listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/all-access/into-the-wild-with-jane-goodall/Photo... Credit: Brandon Royal.
2018-Apr-26 • 45 minutes
#ICYMI - Playing with Science at BAM, with Sasha Cohen & Neil deGrasse Tyson
In case you missed this episode on the Playing with Science channel… We’re taking to the ice as we explore the physics of figure skating with host Chuck Nice, Olympic medalist Sasha Cohen, neuroscientist Dr. Heather Berlin, and resident astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson. Record live at “StarTalk at BAM: Science is Everywhere.” (Adult Language).
2018-Apr-20 • 63 minutes
Extended Classic – Cosmic Queries The Random Edition
This week, Chuck Nice asks Neil deGrasse Tyson fan-submitted questions on a range of topics we couldn’t answer in other episodes. Now extended with a session of “Neil’d It” – where Neil and Chuck comb Internet comments to see if the science is right. (Adult Language).NOTE: StarTalk All-Access subscribers can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free.Photo Credit: Ben Ratner.
2018-Apr-19 • 50 minutes
#ICYMI - 2018 Soccer Tech: Beyond Sports & Telstar 18
In case you missed this episode on the Playing with Science channel…We look to the future of soccer and prepare for the 2018 FIFA World Cup as we investigate Beyond Sports VR technology and the new Adidas Telstar 18 with hosts Gary O’Reilly, Chuck Nice and Beyond Sports CEO Jeffrey Saunders and physicist John Eric Goff.Photo Credit: © 2018 BEYOND SPORTS BV.
2018-Apr-13 • 49 minutes
StarTalk Live! at Kings Theatre: Science and Morality (Part 2)
Our show from historic Kings Theatre in Brooklyn, NY concludes with further investigation into the intersection of science and morality. Featuring Neil deGrasse Tyson, Eugene Mirman, skeptic Michael Shermer, Rev. James Martin, SJ, Michael Ian Black, and Whoopi Goldberg. (Adult Language.)NOTE: StarTalk All-Access subscribers can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free. https://www.startalkradio.net/all-access/startalk-live-at-kings-theatre-science-... Credit: Elliot Severn.
2018-Apr-12 • 50 minutes
#ICYMI - Breaking the Rules–The Physics & Psychology of Cheating
In case you missed this episode on the Playing with Science channel… You can break the rules of the game, but you can’t break the rules of physics. Chuck Nice and Gary O’Reilly investigate the physics and psychology of cheating, with physicist John Eric Goff and sport psychologist Dr. Leah Lagos.
2018-Apr-06 • 49 minutes
StarTalk Live! at Kings Theatre: Science and Morality (Part 1)
How do we know if we’re right or wrong? Investigate the intersection of science and morality with Neil Tyson, Eugene Mirman, author Michael Shermer, Rev. James Martin, SJ, and comedians Michael Ian Black, and Whoopi Goldberg. Recorded live at Kings Theatre in Brooklyn, NY. (Warning: Adult Language).NOTE: StarTalk All-Access subscribers can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/all-access/startalk-live-at-kings-theatre-science-... Credit: Elliot Severn.
2018-Apr-06 • 41 minutes
#ICYMI - The Psychology of Extreme Sports
In case you missed this episode on the Playing with Science channel… We’re taking you to the extreme! Hosts Chuck Nice and Gary O’Reilly investigate the psychology of the extreme sports athlete with adventure journalist Jim Clash, neuroscientist Dr. Heather Berlin, and extreme sport psychologist Dr. Eric Brymer.
2018-Mar-30 • 63 minutes
Extended Classic – Cosmic Queries Galactic Gumbo
Now serving seconds! Neil deGrasse Tyson and Chuck Nice mix up a pot of Galactic Gumbo, now with an extra helping of more Cosmic Queries. Ingredients for this cosmic dish include the Big Bang, string theory, the expansion of the universe, antimatter, aliens, asteroids, and much more!NOTE: StarTalk All-Access subscribers can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free. Find out more here: https://www.startalkradio.net/all-access/extended-classic-cosmic-queries-galacti... ESA/Hubble & NASA, Ac...
2018-Mar-29 • 50 minutes
#ICYMI - NCAA – March Madness, Money, and Minds
In case you missed this episode on the Playing with Science channel… Investigate the money, minds, and madness of the NCAA with hosts Gary O’Reilly and Chuck Nice. Featuring bracketologist Chris Dobbertean, author Andrew Zimbalist, neuroscientist Heather Berlin, and sport psychologist Leah Lagos.Photo Credit: 3dfoto/iStock.
2018-Mar-23 • 48 minutes
Bill Nye Live from Sirius…XM
Climate change, solar sails, GMOs, the moon’s rotation, volcanism and more – Join Bill Nye and Chuck Nice as they answer questions live from the Sirius XM studio. They also discuss Bill’s new documentary “Bill Nye: Science Guy.” (Previously recorded.)NOTE: StarTalk All-Access subscribers can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/all-access/bill-nye-live-from-sirius-xm/Photo... Credit: Ben Ratner.
2018-Mar-22 • 47 minutes
#ICYMI - Brain Training – Neuropriming & VR Technology
In case you missed this episode on the Playing with Science channel… This week hosts Gary O’Reilly and Chuck Nice are getting into your head when they investigate neuropriming and VR technology training in sports with Brett Wingeier, co-founder of Halo Neuroscience, and Michael Casale, Chief Science Officer at StriVR.
2018-Mar-16 • 49 minutes
Cosmic Queries – More Office Hours
Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Chuck Nice answer fan-submitted Cosmic Queries about the “God of the gaps” theory, the Big Bang and “vacuum energy,” Pascal’s Wager, gravitational wells; haunted apartments, making math sexy, “the Matrix,” star-gazing, wine, and the meaning of life.NOTE: StarTalk All-Access subscribers can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/all-access/cosmic-queries-more-office-hours/Photo... Credit: Ben Ratner.
2018-Mar-15 • 50 minutes
#ICYMI: March Madness 2018: Bracketology
In case you missed this episode on the Playing with Science channel… Can you sense that? It’s the madness descending upon us once more. It’s time for the NCAA Division 1 Men’s Basketball tournament, a.k.a. March Madness. Join in as we gear up for the games with hosts Gary O’Reilly, Chuck Nice, and bracketologist Chris Dobbertean. (Updated for 2018!)Don’t miss an episode of Playing with Science. Please subscribe to our channels on:Apple Podcasts: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/playing-with-science/id119...
2018-Mar-14 • 47 minutes
The Universe and Beyond, with Stephen Hawking
Join Neil deGrasse Tyson as he sits down with world-renowned physicist Stephen Hawking. We offer this episode in memory of Dr. Hawking's passing, and in celebration of his life. With co-host Matt Kirshen, astrophysicist Janna Levin, theoretical physicist Michio Kaku, and Bill Nye the Science Guy.NOTE: Watch this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/all-access/the-universe-and-beyond-with-stephen-ha... Credit: Brandon Royal.
2018-Mar-09 • 49 minutes
Celebrating Einstein
Join Neil deGrasse Tyson, comic co-host Chuck Nice, and astrophysicist Janna Levin as they celebrate the life and achievements of Albert Einstein and his impact on the scientific world around us including the detection of gravitational waves at LIGO.NOTE: StarTalk All-Access subscribers can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/all-access/celebrating-einstein/Credit:... Ferdinand Schmutzer, Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons.
2018-Mar-08 • 43 minutes
#ICYMI - Winter Paralympics, with Medalists Mike Shea and Taylor Lipsett
In case you missed this episode on the Playing with Science channel…Get ready for the 2018 Winter Paralympics as hosts Gary O’Reilly and Chuck Nice chat with Olympic Medalists Mike Shea, Taylor Lipsett, and author Walter Thompson about the world of Paralympic athletics.Don’t miss an episode of Playing with Science. Please subscribe to our channels on:Apple Podcasts: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/playing-with-science/id1198280360TuneIn:... tunein.com/playingwithscienceGooglePlay Music: https://play.goo...
2018-Mar-02 • 49 minutes
Cycling, Physics, and Doping, with Lance Armstrong
Join Neil deGrasse Tyson as he sits down with controversial cycling superstar Lance Armstrong to explore the science of cycling, the ethics of doping, and the history of the sport. Featuring comic co-host Scott Adsit, author Max Glaskin, and bio-ethics professor Arthur Caplan.Photo Credit: Brandon Royal.NOTE: StarTalk All-Access subscribers can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/all-access/cycling-physics-and-doping-withlance-ar...
2018-Mar-01 • 42 minutes
#ICYMI - Bobsledding, with Olympic Gold Medalists Curt Tomasevicz & Steve Mesler
Get ready for a wild ride – Hosts Chuck Nice and Gary O’Reilly explore the dangerous, daring world of bobsledding: the physics, the strategy, and the skill. Featuring Olympic gold medalists Curtis Tomasevicz, Steve Mesler, and astrophysicist Charles Liu.Credit: Stockbyte.NOTE: StarTalk All-Access subscribers can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/all-access/bobsledding-with-olympic-gold-medalists...
2018-Feb-23 • 48 minutes
Singing Science, with Kelly Clarkson
Hit the high note with Neil deGrasse Tyson, singer Kelly Clarkson, comic co-host Chuck Nice, and vocologist Dr. Brian Gill as they explore the science of singing, bringing emotion to songs, singing injuries, the anatomy of the voice, the impact of auto-tune, and more. (Warning: Adult Language)Image Credit: Ben Ratner.NOTE: StarTalk All-Access subscribers can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/all-access/singing-science-with-kelly-clarkson/...
2018-Feb-22 • 37 minutes
#ICYMI - Olympic Alpine Skiing, with Erin Mielzynski and Andrew Weibrecht
We’re going downhill, fast. Hosts Gary O’Reilly and Chuck Nice descend into the world of Olympic alpine skiing with Olympic skiers Erin Mielzynski (Team Canada) and Andrew Weibrecht (Team USA), physicist John Eric Goff, and Jake Stevens, the US Race Director at Rossignal.NOTE: StarTalk All-Access subscribers can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/all-access/olympic-alpine-skiing-with-erin-mielzyn...
2018-Feb-16 • 49 minutes
What’s Science Got to Do With Love?
Valentine’s Day, StarTalk style: Celebrate the science of love, sex, relationships, and more in this “Best of” episode featuring Neil deGrasse Tyson, sex columnist Dan Savage, biological anthropologist Dr. Helen Fisher, bestselling science author Mary Roach, Kristen Schaal, and Chuck Nice. (Warning: Adult Content.)NOTE: StarTalk All-Access subscribers can listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/all-access/whats-science-got-to-do-with-love/...
2018-Feb-15 • 44 minutes
#ICYMI - The Science of Curling, with Olympians Brad Gushue and Nina Roth
Slide down the ice with Gary O’Reilly and Chuck Nice as they investigate the surprising science of curling. Featuring author and curler Dean Gemmell, physicist John Eric Goff, 2018 Olympic curler Nina Roth, and 2006 gold medalist Brad Gushue. (Warning: Adult Language.)NOTE: StarTalk All-Access subscribers can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/all-access/science-curling-olympians-brad-gushue-n...
2018-Feb-09 • 48 minutes
The Evolution of Personal Technology, with Marques Brownlee
How has personal technology changed our world? Neil deGrasse Tyson sits down with tech vlogger and YouTube star Marques Brownlee, comic co-host Chuck Nice, and tech journalist Clive Thompson to explore Internet identity, hacking, Moore’s law, self-driving cars, and technological evolution.Image Credit: robypangy/iStock.NOTE: StarTalk All-Access subscribers can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/all-access/season-premiere-the-evolution-of-person...
2018-Feb-08 • 44 minutes
#ICYMI - Figure Skating Physics, with Olympic Medalist Sasha Cohen
The Winter Olympics are here! Gary O’Reilly and Chuck Nice kick off our series of episodes about Olympic sports with the physics of the most watched event: figure skating. Physicist John Eric Goff is back, along with figure skating analyst Jackie Wong, and Olympic silver medalist Sasha Cohen.Don’t miss an episode of Playing with Science. Subscribe to our channels on:TuneIn: tunein.com/playingwithscienceApple Podcasts: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/playing-with-science/id1198280360GooglePlay... Music: ...
2018-Feb-02 • 49 minutes
Playing with Science Time Capsule Season 1 & 2
Check out the best of Playing with Science as chosen by StarTalk fans when hosts Chuck Nice and Gary O’Reilly explore the science behind basketball, surfing, martial arts, hockey and more featuring guests Neil deGrasse Tyson, Lance Armstrong, and others.Don’t miss an episode of Playing with Science. Subscribe to our channels on:TuneIn: tunein.com/playingwithscienceApple Podcasts: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/playing-with-science/id1198280360GooglePlay... Music: https://play.google.com/music/listen?u=...
2018-Feb-01 • 38 minutes
#ICYMI - Season 3 Premiere: Big Game Special, w/Neil Tyson and New England Patriot Cameron Fleming
Are you ready for some football – and Season 3 of Playing with Science? In preparation for Sunday’s big game, Gary O’Reilly and Chuck Nice talk to Patriots Offensive Tackle Cameron Fleming, Neil deGrasse Tyson, and Kevin Krysiak, Wilson’s Director of Innovation, who explains the NFL’s “connected football.”Don’t miss an episode of Playing with Science. Subscribe to our channels on:TuneIn: tunein.com/playingwithscienceApple Podcasts: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/playing-with-science/id1198280360GoogleP...
2018-Jan-26 • 49 minutes
StarTalk All-Stars Season 2 Time Capsule
Discover some of the best moments from Season 2 of StarTalk All-Stars featuring Neil deGrasse Tyson, Bill Nye, Chuck Nice, Carolyn Porco, Mike Massimino, Eugene Mirman, Heather Berlin, Seth Shostak, Maeve Higgins, and others discussing Mars, climate change, consciousness, Voyager 1, and more.NOTE: StarTalk All-Access subscribers can listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/all-access/startalk-all-stars-season-2-time-capsul...
2018-Jan-25 • 38 minutes
#ICYMI - Martial Arts – Fight Like a Physicist (Repeat)
Chuck Nice and Gary O’Reilly get schooled on the martial arts by two fighting physicists: Jason Thalken, who has a Black Belt in Hopkido, and Prof. John Eric Goff, who has a Black Belt in Karate.Don’t miss an episode of Playing with Science. Subscribe to our channels on:Apple Podcasts: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/playing-with-science/id1198280360?mt=2Google... Music: https://play.google.com/music/listen?u=0#/ps/Iimke5bwpoh2nb25swchmw6kzjqSoundClo... https://soundcloud.com/startalk_playing-with-scien...
2018-Jan-19 • 49 minutes
Season 8 Time Capsule (Part 2)
Neil deGrasse Tyson guides us through this year's favorite Cosmic Queries episodes, with Matt O’ Dowd, Bill Nye, Godfrey, Chuck Nice, John Allen Paulos, James Kakalios, and Harrison Greenbaum talking about quantum physics, planetary defense, cosmic phenomena and more!NOTE: StarTalk All-Access subscribers can listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/all-access/season-8-time-capsule-part-2/...
2018-Jan-12 • 48 minutes
Season 8 Time Capsule (Part 1)
Neil deGrasse Tyson takes us through your favorite episodes of the season featuring Stephen Hawking, William Shatner, Adam Savage, Terry Crews, Fareed Zakaria, Bill Nye, and others as they explore the future, human augmentation, science fiction, and more.NOTE: StarTalk All-Access subscribers can listen to this entire episode commercial-free: https://www.startalkradio.net/all-access/season-8-time-capsule-part-1/...
2018-Jan-11 • 42 minutes
#ICYMI - NFL Fitness and Nutrition (Repeat)
Chuck and Gary get schooled by the men who optimize player performance for the pros: Glen Tobias of the NY Jets, and Dave Puloka and Wayne Diesel of the Miami Dolphins. Neil Tyson interviews quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick and former players John Urschel and Terry Crews.Don’t miss an episode of Playing with Science. Subscribe to our channels on:Apple Podcasts: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/playing-with-science/id1198280360?mt=2Google... Music: https://play.google.com/music/listen?u=0#/ps/Iimke5bwpoh2nb25...
2018-Jan-05 • 48 minutes
Predictions: This Year in Science
Kick the New Year off with Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Chuck Nice as they discuss scientific predictions for 2018 submitted by fans and friends of the StarTalk universe; Neil and Chuck also, not surprisingly, get sidetracked by their great conversation.NOTE: StarTalk All-Access subscribers can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free. https://www.startalkradio.net/all-access/predictions-this-year-in-science/...
2017-Dec-29 • 47 minutes
Life on Mars Mashup
Ponder living on Mars in this Martian mashup as we explore “The Martian,” food and sports on Mars, and more. With Neil Tyson, Bill Nye, Mike Massimino, Buzz Aldrin, Andy Weir, Mary Roach, John Oliver, Eugene Mirman, Chuck Nice, Gary O’Reilly and many others.NOTE: StarTalk All-Access subscribers can listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/all-access/life-on-mars-mashup/...
2017-Dec-28 • 50 minutes
#ICYMI - Extended Classic: The Science of “The Catch”
Was it skill? Was it science? Chuck Nice and Gary O’Reilly investigate Odell Beckham Jr.’s one-handed catch, with Joe Bevier of Nike, coach Jay Norvell, and physicist John Eric Goff. Now extended with Chuck, Gary and John answering Cosmic Queries about size vs. speed and the impact of the Magnus effect.Don’t miss an episode of Playing with Science. Subscribe to our channels on:TuneIn: tunein.com/playingwithscienceApple Podcasts: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/playing-with-science/id1198280360GooglePlay...
2017-Dec-22 • 49 minutes
Extraterrestrial Mashup
Search for ET on this StarTalk mashup – featuring Neil deGrasse Tyson, David Grinspoon, Seth Shostak, Michael Ian Black, Chuck Nice, Jill Tarter, David Brin, Allen Saakyan, and Doug Vakoch – as we explore where to look and debate whether to send signals ourselves.NOTE: StarTalk All-Access subscribers can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/all-access/extraterrestrial-mashup/...
2017-Dec-21 • 60 minutes
#ICYMI - Extended Classic: The Immaculate Reception
Gary O’Reilly and Chuck Nice turn to physics to unravel the mystery of the Immaculate Reception, the most famous, controversial play in NFL history. With Neil Tyson, QB Ryan Fitzpatrick, John Eric Goff, and sports writer Jim Brennan. Now with Chuck, Gary and John talking confirmation bias, preventing Deflategates, and football on the Moon. Don’t miss an episode of Playing with Science. Subscribe to our channels on:TuneIn: tunein.com/playingwithscienceApple Podcasts: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/playi...
2017-Dec-15 • 48 minutes
Cosmic Queries: Altered States, with Bill Nye
If you think this episode will be filled with questions about pot and LSD, you’d be right. But Chuck Nice also throws a few other Cosmic Queries at host Bill Nye, from how to get more women into STEM to the potential impact of discovering life on Mars.NOTE: StarTalk All-Access subscribers can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free https://www.startalkradio.net/all-access/cosmic-queries-altered-states-with-bill...
2017-Dec-14 • 50 minutes
#ICYMI: Planet Soccer: Science and Technology
This week, former British footballer Gary O’Reilly shows Chuck Nice around his old stomping grounds, the soccer pitch. Helping him investigate the science and tech that’s transforming the game are NY Cosmos Assistant Coach Alecko Eskandarian and astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson. (Adult Language)Don’t miss an episode of Playing with Science. Subscribe to our channels on:TuneIn: tunein.com/playingwithscienceApple Podcasts: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/playing-with-science/id1198280360GooglePlay... Mu...
2017-Dec-08 • 49 minutes
Cosmic Queries: Time and Higher Dimensions
Neil deGrasse Tyson, mathematician John Allen Paulos, physicist James Kakalios, and comic co-host Harrison Greenbaum investigate the fourth dimension, hypercubes, wormholes, Edwin Abbott’s “Flatland,” and much more!NOTE: StarTalk All-Access subscribers can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free: https://www.startalkradio.net/all-access/cosmic-queries-time-and-higher-dimensio...
2017-Dec-07 • 37 minutes
#ICYMI - Snowboarding: Shreddin' the Gnar
The forecast is for snow, and hosts Gary O’Reilly and Chuck Nice are hitting the slopes for a physics lesson with former pro snowboarder and soap opera star Othello Clark and veteran surfer, snowboarder and skateboard champ Dr. Bill Robertson, aka Dr. Skateboard.Don’t miss an episode of Playing with Science. Subscribe to our channels on:TuneIn: tunein.com/playingwithscienceApple Podcasts: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/playing-with-science/id1198280360GooglePlay... Music: https://play.google.com/music/...
2017-Dec-01 • 49 minutes
Cosmic Queries: Mysterious Cosmology, with Sean Carroll
String theory, the fabric of spacetime, the multiverse, quantum mechanics, and much more – explore the cosmological mysteries of the universe with Neil deGrasse Tyson, comic co-host Chuck Nice, and theoretical physicist Sean Carroll.NOTE: StarTalk All-Access subscribers can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free: https://www.startalkradio.net/all-access/cosmic-queries-mysterious-cosmology-wit...
2017-Nov-30 • 49 minutes
#ICYMI - Space Jam: Basketball Cosmic Queries, with Neil deGrasse Tyson
Neil deGrasse Tyson joins hosts Gary O’Reilly and Chuck Nice to answer fan submitted questions about the physics of basketball, Michael Jordan, and the impact of race on athletic performance. (Warning: Adult Language.)Don’t miss an episode of Playing with Science. Subscribe to our channels on:TuneIn: tunein.com/playingwithscienceApple Podcasts: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/playing-with-science/id1198280360GooglePlay... Music: https://play.google.com/music/listen?u=0#/ps/Iimke5bwpoh2nb25swchmw6kzjqSou...
2017-Nov-30 • 43 minutes
A Conversation with Andy Weir – Special Bonus Episode
Neil deGrasse Tyson welcomes Andy Weir, best-selling author of “The Martian,” to talk about his new book, “Artemis” – a heist/crime novel that happens to be set on the Moon. Neil and Andy explore the unique, science-infused creative process that went into the novel, and much more.Special thanks to Audible for making this bonus episode possible.NOTE: StarTalk All-Access subscribers can listen to episodes commercial-free. Find out more at https://www.startalkradio.net/startalk-all-access/...
2017-Nov-24 • 46 minutes
Cosmic Queries Astrophysics Mashup
Delve into this mashup of Cosmic Queries as Neil deGrasse Tyson and an ensemble of comic co-hosts explore the vast wonder of the cosmos including double star systems, black holes, dark matter and antimatter, the Hubble constant, tidal friction, ET, and much more.NOTE: StarTalk All-Access subscribers can listen to this entire episode commercial-free: https://www.startalkradio.net/all-access/cosmic-queries-astrophysics-mashup/...
2017-Nov-23 • 50 minutes
#ICYMI - Extended Classic: The Art of the Hail Mary
Hosts Gary O’Reilly & Chuck Nice dissect the famous “Miracle at Michigan” Hail Mary pass with the man who threw it, Kordell Stewart, and physicist John Eric Goff. Now extended with Chuck, Gary and John answering your Cosmic Queries about physics and football.Don’t miss an episode of Playing with Science. Subscribe to our channels on:TuneIn: tunein.com/playingwithscienceApple Podcasts: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/playing-with-science/id1198280360GooglePlay... Music: https://play.google.com/music/...
2017-Nov-17 • 48 minutes
Cosmic Queries: Defending our Planet, with Bill Nye
The universe is a hostile place. What would we do if a planet-destroying asteroid or comet strike were imminent? Do we have plans in place? Bill Nye and comic co-host Chuck Nice are back to answer fan-submitted Cosmic Queries about defending the Earth.NOTE: StarTalk All-Access subscribers can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free. Find out more here: https://www.startalkradio.net/all-access/cosmic-queries-defending-our-planet-wit...
2017-Nov-16 • 40 minutes
#ICYMI - World Series Slugfest, with Neil deGrasse Tyson
The 2017 World Series is the greatest slugfest in the Fall Classic’s history. After 8 different batters hit home runs in a record-setting Game 2, Gary O’Reilly and Chuck Nice searched for scientific explanations with Neil Tyson and weather expert William Patzert.Don’t miss an episode of Playing with Science. Subscribe to our channels on:TuneIn: tunein.com/playingwithscienceApple Podcasts: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/playing-with-science/id1198280360GooglePlay... Music: https://play.google.com/music/...
2017-Nov-10 • 48 minutes
Cosmic Queries Live: Galactic Gumbo Edition
Explore relativity, panspermia, Van Gogh’s Starry Night, the multiverse, tachyons, marijuana legalization, and more with Neil deGrasse Tyson and co-host Chuck Nice as they answered questions in front of a live audience at Sessanta and on Facebook Live.NOTE: StarTalk All-Access subscribers can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free
2017-Nov-09 • 39 minutes
#ICYMI: Physics on Wheels, with Dr. Skateboard & Othello Clark
Chuck Nice takes Gary O’Reilly for a ride down memory lane when he revisits his skateboarding youth with a couple of real pros: 2x US Master’s Champion Dr. Bill Robertson, aka Dr. Skateboard, and former skateboarding and snowboarding pro Othello Clark.Don’t miss an episode of Playing with Science. Subscribe to our channels on:TuneIn: tunein.com/playingwithscienceApple Podcasts: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/playing-with-science/id1198280360GooglePlay... Music: https://play.google.com/music/listen?u=0#...
2017-Nov-03 • 48 minutes
Human Augmentation with Adam Savage and Neil deGrasse Tyson
Exoskeleton suits, brain implants, tiny people, AI, and more! Adam Savage and Neil deGrasse Tyson investigate human augmentation from the main stage at NYCC 2017 with comic co-host Chuck Nice and NYU bioethics professor and philosopher Matthew Liao.Special thanks to Adam Savage and Tested. Check out Tested.com. http://www.tested.comWatch a SPECIAL FREE Exclusive Original video featuring Neil deGrasse Tyson and Adam Savage on StarTalk All-Access: https://www.startalkradio.net/all-access/neil-adam-odyssey/NO...
2017-Nov-02 • 37 minutes
#ICYMI: Baseball: The Perfect Game
There have only been 23 perfect games in baseball’s 140-year history – and only one in the World Series, by Don Larsen in 1956. Chuck Nice and Gary O’Reilly explore what it takes to throw a perfect game, with guests Neil Tyson and Houston Astros announcer Geoff Blum.Don’t miss an episode of Playing with Science. Subscribe to our channels on:TuneIn: tunein.com/playingwithscienceApple Podcasts: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/playing-with-science/id1198280360GooglePlay... Music: https://play.google.com/mu...
2017-Oct-27 • 49 minutes
The Power of Political Satire, with Bill Maher
Neil deGrasse Tyson sits down with Bill Maher to discuss satire and the state of society. Featuring comic co-host Maeve Higgins, political scientists Alison Dagnes and John Hibbing, and Greg Lukianoff, president of the Foundation for Individual Rights and Education.NOTE: StarTalk All-Access subscribers can listen to this entire episode commercial-free. https://www.startalkradio.net/all-access/the-power-of-political-satire-with-bill... Hear host Neil deGrasse Tyson’s extended interview with Bill Maher: http...
2017-Oct-26 • 42 minutes
#ICYMI - World Series Throwback Special
Just in time for the 2017 World Series, Gary and Chuck revisit iconic plays from the Fall Classic. Featuring physicist John Eric Goff, Houston Astros Announcer and 2005 World Series winner Geoff Blum, Lehman College Baseball Coach DJ Price and NY Yankees fan Neil deGrasse Tyson.Don’t miss an episode of Playing with Science. Subscribe to our channels on:TuneIn: tunein.com/playingwithscienceApple Podcasts: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/playing-with-science/id1198280360GooglePlay... Music: https://play.g...
2017-Oct-20 • 49 minutes
Cosmic Queries - Climate Change
Bill Nye is back to lead the fight against climate change and answer questions about the future of climate science. He’s joined by Columbia University climate scientist Dr. Radley Horton, and comic co-host Chuck Nice.NOTE: StarTalk All-Access subscribers can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free: https://www.startalkradio.net/all-access/cosmic-queries-climate-change/...
2017-Oct-19 • 39 minutes
#ICYMI - Surf's Up - The Big Waves
Aloha, Dudes! It’s time to shoot the curl when Gary and Chuck dive into the serious science of surfing the big waves. Their guides: California surfer – and NASA oceanographer – Bill Patzert, and, from Maui, pro surfer and the first female Big Wave World Champion, Paige Alms.Don’t miss an episode of Playing with Science. Subscribe to our channels on:TuneIn: tunein.com/playingwithscienceApple Podcasts: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/playing-with-science/id1198280360GooglePlay... Music: https://play.googl...
2017-Oct-13 • 47 minutes
StarTalk Live! from Future Con: Engineering the Future (Part 2)
Join us as we continue our journey into the future with former astronaut and ISS Commander Chris Hadfield, co-host Scott Adsit, biorobotics engineer Katherine Pratt, mechanical engineer Suveen Mathaudu, Maeve Higgins, and, via holographic projection, Stephen Hawking.NOTE: StarTalk All-Access subscribers can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free: https://www.startalkradio.net/all-access/startalk-live-from-future-con-engineeri...
2017-Oct-12 • 34 minutes
#ICYMI - Golf Science, with Geoff Ogilvy and Neil deGrasse Tyson
Aerodynamics, Doppler radar, laser tracking, and big data! Gary and Chuck find out how science has guided the evolution of golf, from why balls have dimples to how clubs are designed, with astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson and, from the PGA Tour, 3x world golf champion Geoff Ogilvy.Don’t miss an episode of Playing with Science. Subscribe to our channels on:TuneIn: tunein.com/playingwithscienceApple Podcasts: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/playing-with-science/id1198280360GooglePlay... Music: https://p...
2017-Oct-06 • 50 minutes
StarTalk Live! from Future Con: Engineering the Future (Part 1)
How will we engineer our way off this planet and into the future? Commander Chris Hadfield and co-host Scott Adsit explore the options with biorobotics engineer Katherine Pratt, mechanical engineer Suveen Mathaudu, Maeve Higgins, and, via holographic projection, Stephen Hawking.NOTE: StarTalk All-Access subscribers can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free: https://www.startalkradio.net/all-access/startalk-live-from-future-con-engineeri...
2017-Oct-05 • 37 minutes
#ICYMI - Gymnastics: Leap, Bounce & Balance
Chuck Nice and Garry O’Reilly vault into the world of competitive gymnastics with the help of two former Olympic gymnasts: Dr. Phil Cheetham, Senior Sport Technologist for the US Olympic Committee, and 2008 Silver Medalist Samantha Peszek.Don’t miss an episode of Playing with Science. Subscribe to our channels on:TuneIn: tunein.com/playingwithscienceApple Podcasts: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/playing-with-science/id1198280360GooglePlay... Music: https://play.google.com/music/listen?u=0#/ps/Iimke5bwp...
2017-Sep-29 • 49 minutes
Cosmic Queries - Office Hours
The astrophysicist is in! Join Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Chuck Nice as they answer fan-submitted Cosmic Queries on the possibility of life in the universe, space dust, relativity, inter-galactic space war, reliable news sources and more!NOTE: StarTalk All-Access subscribers can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free: https://www.startalkradio.net/all-access/cosmic-queries-office-hours/...
2017-Sep-28 • 38 minutes
#ICYMI - Baseball: Brain Training
What happens inside the brain of a great baseball hitter, and can it be taught? Gary O’Reilly and Chuck Nice explore the subject with baseball vision trainer Dr. Bill Harrison, neuroscientist Prof. Aaron Seitz, and baseball analyst and former LA Dodgers GM Ned Colleti.Don’t miss an episode of Playing with Science. Subscribe to our channels on:TuneIn: tunein.com/playingwithscienceApple Podcasts: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/playing-with-science/id1198280360GooglePlay... Music: https://play.google.com/...
2017-Sep-22 • 49 minutes
Let’s Make America Smart Again: The Future of NASA
Continuing with our Let’s Make America Smart again series, we answer fan-submitted Cosmic Queries on the past, present, and future missions of NASA with Neil deGrasse Tyson, comic co-host Chuck Nice, and former NASA chief scientist Ellen Stofan.NOTE: StarTalk All-Access subscribers can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/all-access/lets-make-america-smart-again-the-futur...
2017-Sep-21 • 38 minutes
#ICMYI: Martial Arts – Fight Like a Physicist
Chuck Nice and Gary O’Reilly get schooled on the martial arts by two fighting physicists: Jason Thalken, who has a Black Belt in Hopkido, and Prof. John Eric Goff, who has a Black Belt in Karate.Don’t miss an episode of Playing with Science. Subscribe to our channels on:Apple Podcasts: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/playing-with-science/id1198280360?mt=2Google... Music: https://play.google.com/music/listen?u=0#/ps/Iimke5bwpoh2nb25swchmw6kzjqSoundClo... https://soundcloud.com/startalk_playing-with-scien...
2017-Sep-15 • 49 minutes
Science and the Search for the Truth, with Bill Nye
What’s the best way to stay scientifically literate in a world of “alternative facts”? Bill Nye, co-host Chuck Nice, and The Atlantic’s senior editor, Ross Andersen are here to help your science skills stay sharp and offer ways to seek out the truth.NOTE: StarTalk All-Access subscribers can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free. Find out more at https://www.startalkradio.net/startalk-all-access/...
2017-Sep-14 • 47 minutes
#ICYMI: The Immaculate Reception
Gary O’Reilly and Chuck Nice turn to physics to try and solve the mystery of the Immaculate Reception, the most famous – and controversial – play in NFL history. With Neil deGrasse Tyson, NFL QB Ryan Fitzpatrick, physicist John Eric Goff, and sports writer Jim Brennan.Don’t miss an episode of Playing with Science. Subscribe to our channels on:Apple Podcasts: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/playing-with-science/id1198280360?mt=2Google... Music: https://play.google.com/music/listen?u=0#/ps/Iimke5bwpoh2nb2...
2017-Sep-08 • 49 minutes
Cosmic Jazz, with Wayne Shorter and Herbie Hancock
Neil deGrasse Tyson gets his improv on with legendary jazz musicians Wayne Shorter and Herbie Hancock. Featuring Chuck Nice, Sean Ono Lennon, Stephen Tyson, Mona Chalabi, Charles Limb, and the Columbia University Jazz House.NOTE: StarTalk All-Access subscribers can listen to this entire episode commercial-free. Find out more at https://www.startalkradio.net/startalk-all-access/...
2017-Sep-07 • 50 minutes
#ICYMI: Cosmic Queries: Tennis Special Edition
Are you ready for a deep dive into hardcore tennis physics? This week, Gary O’Reilly and Chuck Nice welcome back sports physicist John Eric Goff to answer fan-submitted questions about tennis, from the silly to the serious.Don’t miss an episode of Playing with Science. Subscribe to our channels on:Apple Podcasts: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/playing-with-science/id1198280360?mt=2Google... Music: https://play.google.com/music/listen?u=0#/ps/Iimke5bwpoh2nb25swchmw6kzjqSoundClo... https://soundcloud.com...
2017-Sep-01 • 47 minutes
Extended Classic: Cosmic Queries – Dark Mysteries of the Universe
Black holes, neutron stars, the multiverse, and much more. Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Leighann Lord delve into the dark mysteries of the universe – now extended with a cosmic conversation between Neil and Matt O’Dowd, host of PBS Space Time.NOTE: StarTalk All-Access subscribers can listen to this entire episode commercial-free. Find out more at https://www.startalkradio.net/startalk-all-access/...
2017-Aug-31 • 50 minutes
#ICYMI - Tennis: Inside the Royal Game
Chuck Nice and Gary O’Reilly serve up some of the surprising science surrounding the sport of tennis, with a little help from astrophysicist Charles Liu, professional tennis player Jared Donaldson, and Ron Rocchi, the Advanced Innovation Manager at Wilson.Don’t miss an episode of Playing with Science. Subscribe to our channels on:Apple Podcasts: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/playing-with-science/id1198280360?mt=2Google... Music: https://play.google.com/music/listen?u=0#/ps/Iimke5bwpoh2nb25swchmw6kzjqS...
2017-Aug-25 • 48 minutes
Cosmic Queries: TV Sci-Fi with Bill Nye
Who better to answer fan-submitted questions about science fiction on TV and in the movies than Bill Nye? Bill and Chuck Nice flip channels between “Star Trek,” “Star Wars,” “Lost in Space,” “Gilligan’s Island,” “Back to the Future,” and more. (Adult Language.)NOTE: StarTalk All-Access subscribers can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free. Find out more at https://www.startalkradio.net/startalk-all-access/...
2017-Aug-24 • 42 minutes
#ICYMI - NFL Fitness and Nutrition
Chuck and Gary get schooled by the men who optimize player performance for the pros: Glen Tobias of the NY Jets, and Dave Puloka and Wayne Diesel of the Miami Dolphins. Neil Tyson interviews quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick and former players John Urschel and Terry Crews.Don’t miss an episode of Playing with Science. Subscribe to our channels on:Apple Podcasts: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/playing-with-science/id1198280360?mt=2Google... Music: https://play.google.com/music/listen?u=0#/ps/Iimke5bwpoh2nb25...
2017-Aug-18 • 48 minutes
Cosmic Queries: The Great American Eclipse
Neil deGrasse Tyson, Chuck Nice, and broadcast meteorologist Joe Rao are here with everything you need to know about the August 21st total solar eclipse, called “the Great American Eclipse.” Keep looking up – but only with eclipse-safe glasses!NOTE: StarTalk All-Access subscribers can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free. Find out more at https://www.startalkradio.net/startalk-all-access/...
2017-Aug-17 • 50 minutes
#ICYMI: Baseball TweetTalk, with Neil deGrasse Tyson
In the latest installment of our popular episodes where hosts Chuck Nice and Gary O’Reilly invite Neil deGrasse Tyson into the studio to explain the thinking behind his popular, and sometimes controversial, sport tweets, we turn our attention to baseball.Don’t miss an episode of Playing with Science. Subscribe to our channels on:Apple Podcasts: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/playing-with-science/id1198280360?mt=2Google... Music: https://play.google.com/music/listen?u=0#/ps/Iimke5bwpoh2nb25swchmw6kzjqSo...
2017-Aug-11 • 47 minutes
Geekin’ Out on Hip-Hop, with Logic
Drop That Track! Neil deGrasse Tyson discusses the fusion of hip-hop and science, the legacy of violence in hip-hop, the culture of music, and much more with rapper Logic, co-host Chuck Nice, and rapper/educator/DJ Steve Tyson, a.k.a The Intellect.NOTE: StarTalk All-Access subscribers can watch/listen to this entire episode commercial-free. Find out more at https://www.startalkradio.net/startalk-all-access/...
2017-Aug-10 • 50 minutes
#ICYMI: Planet NASCAR, with Neil deGrasse Tyson
Is Planet NASCAR governed by the same laws of physics as the rest of Planet Earth? You wouldn’t know it from some of the responses to Neil deGrasse Tyson’s tweets about the sport. Gary O’Reilly and Chuck Nice bring Neil into the studio to unpack the physics in his NASCAR tweets.Don’t miss an episode of Playing with Science. Subscribe to our channels on:Apple Podcasts: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/playing-with-science/id1198280360?mt=2Google... Music: https://play.google.com/music/listen?u=0#/ps/Iimke...
2017-Aug-04 • 49 minutes
Understanding GMOs and the Future of Food
Investigate the complications, misinformation, passion and confusion around GMOs, sustainable farming, and the future of food, with Neil Tyson, Chuck Nice, plant geneticist Pamela Ronald, and Scott Hamilton Kennedy, director of “Food Evolution” which Neil narrates.NOTE: StarTalk All-Access subscribers can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free. Find out more at https://www.startalkradio.net/startalk-all-access/...
2017-Aug-03 • 50 minutes
#ICYMI: Biomechanics of the Perfect Golf Swing
Gary O’Reilly and Chuck Nice investigate the science that is making golf swings that much sweeter, from biomechanics to cutting edge technology, with sport biomechanist “Dr. Phil” Cheetham and pro golfer Rob Labritz.Don’t miss an episode of Playing with Science. Subscribe to our channels on:Apple Podcasts: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/playing-with-science/id1198280360?mt=2Google... Music: https://play.google.com/music/listen?u=0#/ps/Iimke5bwpoh2nb25swchmw6kzjqSoundClo... https://soundcloud.com/starta...
2017-Jul-28 • 45 minutes
StarTalk Live! Citizen Science from San Francisco (Part 2)
Bill Nye, co-host Eugene Mirman, space activist Ariel Waldman, SF Sketchfest co-founder Janet Varney, and comedian Claudia O’Doherty are back to finish their chat on citizen science, space exploration, Science Hack Days, and more, recorded live at SF Sketchfest 2017.NOTE: StarTalk All-Access subscribers can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free. Find out more at https://www.startalkradio.net/startalk-all-access/...
2017-Jul-27 • 52 minutes
#ICYMI: Pitching Physics with Ron Darling
To break down the physics of a pitch, this week Chuck Nice and Gary O’Reilly welcome former New York Mets starting pitcher and 1986 World Series winner Ron Darling Jr. and astrophysicist Neil deGrasse TysonDon’t miss an episode of Playing with Science. Subscribe to our channels on:Apple Podcasts: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/playing-with-science/id1198280360?mt=2Google... Music: https://play.google.com/music/listen?u=0#/ps/Iimke5bwpoh2nb25swchmw6kzjqSoundClo... https://soundcloud.com/startalk_playing...
2017-Jul-21 • 49 minutes
StarTalk Live! Citizen Science from San Francisco (Part 1)
Host Bill Nye, co-host Eugene Mirman, space activist Ariel Waldman, SF Sketchfest co-founder Janet Varney, and comedian Claudia O’Doherty team up to talk about citizen science, space innovations and how we hack our way to the stars. Recorded live.NOTE: StarTalk All-Access subscribers can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free. Find out more at https://www.startalkradio.net/startalk-all-access/...
2017-Jul-20 • 50 minutes
#ICYMI: The Murky World of Doping in Sports
Chuck Nice and Gary O’Reilly dive into the widespread world of doping in cycling, football and other sports with the help of Lance Armstrong, Neil deGrasse Tyson, skeptic and author Michael Shermer, psychologist Dr. Tom Hildebrandt and bioethicist Dr. Arthur Caplan.Don’t miss an episode of Playing with Science. Subscribe to our channels on:Apple Podcasts: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/playing-with-science/id1198280360?mt=2Google... Music: https://play.google.com/music/listen?u=0#/ps/Iimke5bwpoh2nb25sw...
2017-Jul-14 • 49 minutes
The Science Behind “Game of Thrones”
Dragons, violence, magic & more: Explore “Game of Thrones” through the lens of science, with Neil deGrasse Tyson, actor Isaac Hempstead Wright (Bran Stark), comic co-host Michael Ian Black, author Helen Keen, and psychologist Travis Langley.NOTE: StarTalk All-Access subscribers can listen to this entire episode commercial-free. Find out more at https://www.startalkradio.net/startalk-all-access/...
2017-Jul-13 • 67 minutes
#ICYMI: Extended Classic: The Physics of the Tour de France
Now updated for the 2017 race: Aerodynamics, Newton’s Laws, drafting, power to weight ratio, nutrition, technology and more! Get smarter about the Tour de France with hosts Chuck Nice and Gary O’Reilly and their guests Lance Armstrong, Neil deGrasse Tyson and John Eric Goff.Don’t miss an episode of Playing with Science. Subscribe to our channels on:Apple Podcasts: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/playing-with-science/id1198280360?mt=2Google... Music: https://play.google.com/music/listen?u=0#/ps/Iimke5bwp...
2017-Jul-07 • 50 minutes
Cosmic Queries: Primatology
Bone up on our neighbors on the evolutionary tree: chimpanzees, gorillas, bonobos, monkeys and more, when Neil deGrasse Tyson, co-host Chuck Nice, and primatologist Natalia Reagan answer fan submitted questions about primates, extant and extinct.NOTE: StarTalk All-Access subscribers can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free. Find out more at https://www.startalkradio.net/startalk-all-access/...
2017-Jul-06 • 58 minutes
#ICYMI: Out of This World Sports, with Neil deGrasse Tyson (Repeat)
This week, Gary O’Reilly and Chuck Nice explore what it would be like if we held the Olympics on Mars, or went ice skating on Europa, or played baseball on the Moon, using Neil deGrasse Tyson’s popular tweets that look at sports through the lens of science. Their only guest: astrophysicist and master tweeter, @neiltyson.Don’t miss an episode of Playing with Science. Subscribe on:iTunes Podcasts: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/playing-with-science/id1198280360?mt=2Stitch... http://www.stitcher.com/podca...
2017-Jun-30 • 49 minutes
Extended Classic: Cosmic Queries – A Stellar Sampling
Extended Classic: Cosmic Queries – A Stellar Sampling by Neil deGrasse Tyson
2017-Jun-29 • 62 minutes
#ICYMI: Hockey: Fan Questions and More
Gary O’Reilly and Chuck Nice are back for Season 2 of Playing with Science! First up: answers to our fan’s questions about the physics of hockey. Feat. Prof. Alain Haché, Neil Tyson, and NHL Nashville Predators Left Wing Colin Wilson. (Warning: Adult Language.)Don’t miss an episode of Playing with Science. Subscribe to our channels on:Apple Podcasts: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/playing-with-science/id1198280360?mt=2Google... Music: https://play.google.com/music/listen?u=0#/ps/Iimke5bwpoh2nb25swchmw6...
2017-Jun-23 • 59 minutes
Extended Classic: Cosmic Queries - The Science of Love
What’s love got to do with it? Neil Tyson, co-host Chuck Nice, and Dr. Helen Fisher answer your Cosmic Queries on the science of love. Now extended with Neil, Chuck, and Natalia Reagan discussing International Transgender Day of Visibility, sexuality, and more!NOTE: StarTalk All-Access subscribers can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free. Find out more at https://www.startalkradio.net/startalk-all-access/...
2017-Jun-22 • 54 minutes
#ICYMI: Baseball: Physics at the Plate (Part 1) (Repeat)
During off-season, Chuck Nice and Gary O’Reilly went to SXSW for a few “exhibition games” with the folks at TuneIn. First up, the science of pitching, hitting, and catching with Toronto Blue Jays catcher JP Arencibia, astrophysicist Charles Liu and Holden Kushner, host of MLB on TuneIn.Don’t miss an episode of Playing with Science. Subscribe on:iTunes Podcasts: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/playing-with-science/id1198280360?mt=2Stitch... http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/startalk/playing-with-scienceTun...
2017-Jun-16 • 49 minutes
The Science of Climate and Weather, with Kathy Sullivan
Neil Tyson explores the challenge of predicting weather and understanding climate, with ex-NOAA admin. Kathy Sullivan, co-host Scott Adsit, climate scientist Radley Horton, meteorologist Nick Gregory, paleoclimatologist Linda Sohl, astrobiologist David Grinspoon, Bill Nye.NOTE: StarTalk All-Access subscribers can listen to this entire episode commercial-free. Find out more at https://www.startalkradio.net/startalk-all-access/...
2017-Jun-15 • 50 minutes
#ICYMI: Hockey: Physics on Ice (Part 1)
Get your skates, grab your stick, and join Chuck Nice and Gary O’Reilly as they find out why hockey has more science in it than any sport on Earth! With physics professor Alain Haché, Bauer Hockey’s Craig Desjardin, and LA Kings color commentator Daryl Evans.Don’t miss an episode of Playing with Science. Subscribe on:iTunes Podcasts: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/playing-with-science/id1198280360?mt=2Stitch... http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/startalk/playing-with-scienceTuneIn:... http://tunein.com/ra...
2017-Jun-09 • 49 minutes
Cosmic Queries: A Taste of Space, with Matt O’Dowd
Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Eugene Mirman answer fan submitted Cosmic Queries with Matt O’Dowd, astrophysicist and host of PBS Space Time, about vacuum decay, mapping the galaxy, diamond planets, a simulation universe and much, much, more!NOTE: StarTalk All-Access subscribers can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free. Find out more at https://www.startalkradio.net/startalk-all-access/...
2017-Jun-08 • 35 minutes
#ICYMI - Game Changer – Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's Skyhook
Gary O’Reilly and Chuck Nice explore the physics of the legendary Skyhook with the help of Neil deGrasse Tyson and three superstars from the LA Lakers’ “Showtime” dynasty: Jamaal Wilkes, Michael Cooper, and the NBA’s all-time point scorer, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.Don’t miss an episode of Playing with Science. Subscribe to our channels on:TuneIn: http://www.tunein.com/playingwithscienceApple... Podcasts: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/playing-with-science/id1198280360?mt=2Stitch... http://www.stitcher.com/p...
2017-Jun-02 • 49 minutes
The Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence, with Jill Tarter
Is anybody out there? Neil deGrasse Tyson and former SETI Institute director Jill Tarter search for ET, with the help of comic co-host Michael Ian Black, SETI’s Seth Shostak, neuroscientist Lori Marino, Mona Chalabi, and Bill Nye.NOTE: StarTalk All-Access subscribers can listen to this entire episode commercial-free. Find out more at https://www.startalkradio.net/startalk-all-access/...
2017-Jun-01 • 51 minutes
#ICYMI: Cosmic Queries: The Physics of Soccer
In this week’s off-season episode of Playing with Science, hosts Gary O’Reilly and Chuck Nice answer fan-submitted questions about soccer, with a little help on the science of “the beautiful game” from returning fan-favorite physicist John Eric Goff.Don’t miss an episode of Playing with Science. Subscribe to our channels on:TuneIn: http://www.tunein.com/playingwithscienceApple... Podcasts: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/playing-with-science/id1198280360?mt=2Stitch... http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/sta...
2017-May-26 • 49 minutes
Cosmic Queries: Potpourri Vol. 2
Neil Tyson and first-time co-host Eddie Brill answer a potpourri of fan-submitted Cosmic Queries. Topics include alien communication, gravity assist, electromagnetism; "Blade Runner," "Interstellar" & "Arrival;" independent thinking, junk science, and more!NOTE: StarTalk All-Access subscribers can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free. Find out more at https://www.startalkradio.net/startalk-all-access/...
2017-May-25 • 56 minutes
#ICYMI - Baseball - Home Run Physics
Gary O’Reilly and Chuck Nice learn why it’s so hard to hit one out of the park, Guests: Geoff Blum, the Chicago White Sox legend and announcer for the Houston Astros, and Alan M. Nathan, Professor Emeritus of Physics.Don’t miss an episode of Playing with Science. Subscribe to our channels on:TuneIn: http://www.tunein.com/playingwithscienceApple... Podcasts: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/playing-with-science/id1198280360?mt=2Stitch... http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/startalk/playing-with-scienceSoundCl...
2017-May-19 • 49 minutes
Science Literacy in the Misinformation Age - #LMASA
Continuing with our Let’s Make America Smart Again series, Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Chuck Nice welcome astronomer and author David Helfand to discuss science literacy in the misinformation age and what you can do to find the facts.NOTE: StarTalk All-Access subscribers can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free. Find out more at https://www.startalkradio.net/startalk-all-access/...
2017-May-18 • 53 minutes
#ICYMI: Football: Crushing the Combine
Get the inside scoop on the NFL Scouting Combine! Gary O’Reilly and Chuck Nice learn what it takes to turn a hard-up college student into a multi-millionaire in 6 weeks. Guests: Trainer Pete Bommarito and NFL Media Analytics Expert Cynthia Frelund.Don’t miss an episode of Playing with Science. Subscribe to our channels on:TuneIn: http://www.tunein.com/playingwithscienceApple... Podcasts: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/playing-with-science/id1198280360?mt=2Stitch... http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/start...
2017-May-12 • 43 minutes
The Power of Science Fiction, with William Shatner
Energize! Neil deGrasse Tyson sits down with William Shatner to reflect on Star Trek and the enduring power of science fiction. Featuring comic co-host Chuck Nice, astrophysicist Charles Liu, NASA engineer David Batchelor, and Bill Nye the Science Guy.NOTE: StarTalk All-Access subscribers can listen to this entire episode commercial-free. Find out more at https://www.startalkradio.net/startalk-all-access/...
2017-May-11 • 53 minutes
#ICYMI - The Art of the Hail Mary
The Hail Mary pass is one of the most exciting plays you’ll ever see in any sport. This week, hosts Gary O’Reilly and Chuck Nice look at one of the greatest, the “Miracle at Michigan,” with the man who threw it, Kordell Stewart, and physicist John Eric Goff.Don’t miss an episode of Playing with Science. Subscribe to our channels on:TuneIn: http://www.tunein.com/playingwithscienceApple... Podcasts: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/playing-with-science/id1198280360?mt=2Stitch... http://www.stitcher.com/pod...
2017-May-05 • 48 minutes
The Rise of Self-Driving Cars
Neil deGrasse Tyson investigates the fast-rising world of self-driving cars with former VP of R&D at GM and Mobility Consultant for Google, Inc. Larry Burns, Wired magazine transportation editor Alex Davies, and comic co-host Chuck Nice.NOTE: StarTalk All-Access subscribers can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free. Find out more at https://www.startalkradio.net/startalk-all-access/...
2017-May-04 • 35 minutes
#ICYMI - Slam Dunk Science (Part 2)
Our Playing with Science TuneIn party at the SXSW festival concludes with hosts Chuck Nice and Gary O’Reilly exploring what makes an NBA superstar, with astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, NBA All-Star Caron Butler, and actor Michael Rapaport, the co-host of the Two-Man-Weave podcast on TuneIn.Don’t miss an episode of Playing with Science. Subscribe to our channels on:TuneIn: http://tunein.com/radio/Playing-with-Science-p952100/iTunes... Podcasts: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/playing-with-science/id1...
2017-Apr-28 • 49 minutes
StarTalk Live! Let’s Make America Smart Again (Part 2)
Our mission to Make America Smart Again continues with the conclusion of our show from the Count Basie Theatre. Ft. Neil Tyson, Eugene Mirman, Sen. Cory Booker, science policy advisors John Holdren and Jo Handelsman, Ophira Eisenberg, Baratunde Thurston. #LMASANOTE: StarTalk All-Access subscribers can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free. Find out more at https://www.startalkradio.net/startalk-all-access/...
2017-Apr-27 • 39 minutes
#ICYMI - Slam Dunk Science (Part 1)
Playing with Science hosts Chuck Nice and Gary O’Reilly are talking roundball from the TuneIn stage at SXSW with former NBA All-Star Caron Butler, astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, and actor Michael Rapaport, the co-host of Two-Man-Weave on TuneIn.Don’t miss an episode of Playing with Science. Subscribe to our channels on:TuneIn: http://tunein.com/radio/Playing-with-Science-p952100/iTunes... Podcasts: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/playing-with-science/id1198280360?mt=2Stitch... http://www.stitcher.c...
2017-Apr-21 • 49 minutes
StarTalk Live! Let’s Make America Smart Again (Part 1)
StarTalk was at the Count Basie Theatre 4/17/17 on a mission to Make America Smart Again. Ft. Neil deGrasse Tyson, Eugene Mirman, Senator Cory Booker, former science policy advisors John Holdren and Jo Handelsman, Ophira Eisenberg and Baratunde Thurston. #LMASANOTE: StarTalk All-Access subscribers can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free. Find out more at https://www.startalkradio.net/startalk-all-access/...
2017-Apr-20 • 54 minutes
#ICYMI - Baseball: Physics at the Plate
During off-season, Chuck Nice and Gary O’Reilly went to SXSW for a few “exhibition games” with the folks at TuneIn. First up, the science of pitching, hitting, and catching with Toronto Blue Jays catcher JP Arencibia, astrophysicist Charles Liu and Holden Kushner, host of MLB on TuneIn.Don’t miss an episode of Playing with Science. Subscribe on:iTunes Podcasts: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/playing-with-science/id1198280360?mt=2Stitch... http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/startalk/playing-with-scienceTun...
2017-Apr-14 • 50 minutes
Extended Classic: Space Chronicles (Part 1)
Why did the US really go into space? Why did the Apollo program end early? Neil deGrasse Tyson digs into the history of space exploration with Prof. John Logsdon and co-host Chuck Nice. Now extended with 13 minutes of fan-submitted Cosmic Queries!NOTE: StarTalk All-Access subscribers can listen to this entire episode commercial-free. Find out more at https://www.startalkradio.net/startalk-all-access....
2017-Apr-07 • 49 minutes
The Science of Sports, with Hope Solo
Neil deGrasse Tyson examines the science and psychology of sports with 2x Olympic gold medal winning soccer goalkeeper Hope Solo. Featuring co-host Chuck Nice, sport psychologist Brent Walker, Sports Illustrated’s Mark McClusky, data journalist Mona Chalabi, and Bill Nye. NOTE: StarTalk All-Access subscribers can listen to this entire episode commercial-free. Find out more at https://www.startalkradio.net/startalk-all-access....
2017-Apr-06 • 52 minutes
#ICYMI - Hockey: Physics on Ice (Part 2)
Chuck Nice and Gary O’Reilly explore the slippery science and skate technology that leads to speed – and collisions – in the world’s fastest, toughest team sport. With physicist Alain Haché, Bauer Hockey’s Craig Desjardin, NY Riveters captain Ashley Johnston.Don’t miss an episode of Playing with Science. Subscribe on:iTunes Podcasts: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/playing-with-science/id1198280360?mt=2Stitch... http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/startalk/playing-with-scienceTuneIn:... http://tunein.com/ra...
2017-Mar-31 • 49 minutes
Cosmic Queries: Galactic Gumbo
Neil Tyson and comic co-host Chuck Nice mix up a pot of Galactic Gumbo in this episode of Cosmic Queries. Ingredients for this cosmic dish include the Big Bang, string theory, the expansion of the universe, antimatter, aliens, asteroids, & much more!NOTE: StarTalk All-Access subscribers can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free. Find out more at https://www.startalkradio.net/startalk-all-access/...
2017-Mar-30 • 50 minutes
#ICYMI: Hockey: Physics on Ice (Part 1)
Get your skates, grab your stick, and join Chuck Nice and Gary O’Reilly as they find out why hockey has more science in it than any sport on Earth! With physics professor Alain Haché, Bauer Hockey’s Craig Desjardin, and LA Kings color commentator Daryl Evans.Don’t miss an episode of Playing with Science. Subscribe on:iTunes Podcasts: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/playing-with-science/id1198280360?mt=2Stitch... http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/startalk/playing-with-scienceTuneIn:... http://tunein.com/ra...
2017-Mar-24 • 54 minutes
Science and Technology in the Military, with Ash Carter
Neil Tyson explores the future of science and technology in national defense with former U.S. Secretary of Defense Ash Carter. With comic co-host Leighann Lord, defense expert Michael Horowitz, strategist P.W. Singer, Mona Chalabi, Chuck Nice, & Bill Nye.NOTE: StarTalk All-Access subscribers can listen to this entire episode commercial-free. Find out more at https://www.startalkradio.net/startalk-all-access/...
2017-Mar-23 • 50 minutes
#ICYMI - March Madness!
It’s time for the NCAA Division 1 Basketball Tournament, aka March Madness. To make sense of it all, hosts Chuck Nice and Gary O’Reilly welcome bracketologist Chris Dobbertean, and Prof. Alan Zaremba, author of “The Madness of March: Bonding and Betting with the Boys in Las Vegas.”Don’t miss an episode of Playing with Science. Subscribe on:iTunes Podcasts: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/playing-with-science/id1198280360?mt=2Stitch... http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/startalk/playing-with-scienceTuneIn:....
2017-Mar-17 • 56 minutes
Extended Classic: The Future of Humanity, with Elon Musk
Neil Tyson explores the future of humanity with one of the men forging it: Elon Musk, CEO of SpaceX and Tesla Motors. With Chuck Nice and Bill Nye. JUST ADDED: Neil and Bill in the Cosmic Crib, sipping Merlot and musing on optimism and space exploration.NOTE: StarTalk All-Access subscribers can listen to this entire episode commercial-free. Find out more at https://www.startalkradio.net/startalk-all-access/...
2017-Mar-16 • 58 minutes
#ICYMI - Out of This World Sports, with Neil deGrasse Tyson
This week, Gary O’Reilly and Chuck Nice explore what it would be like if we held the Olympics on Mars, or went ice skating on Europa, or played baseball on the Moon, using Neil deGrasse Tyson’s popular tweets that look at sports through the lens of science. Their only guest: astrophysicist and master tweeter, @neiltyson.Don’t miss an episode of Playing with Science. Subscribe on:iTunes Podcasts: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/playing-with-science/id1198280360?mt=2Stitch... http://www.stitcher.com/podca...
2017-Mar-10 • 47 minutes
Let’s Make America Smart Again, with Fareed Zakaria
In the first episode of our special edition Cosmic Queries series, “Let’s Make America Smart Again,” Neil deGrasse Tyson and co-host Chuck Nice welcome CNN’s Fareed Zakaria to break down the impact of immigration on science and technology in America. NOTE: StarTalk All-Access subscribers can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free. Find out more at https://www.startalkradio.net/startalk-all-access/...
2017-Mar-09 • 57 minutes
#ICYMI – How Technology Is Changing Football
Find out how helmet sensors, virtual reality, big data and radio controlled tackling dummies are revolutionizing football with hosts Gary O’Reilly and Chuck Nice. Guests include Neil Tyson, NY Jets QB Ryan Fitzpatrick, Dartmouth coach Buddy Teevens, more.Don’t miss an episode of Playing with Science. Subscribe on:iTunes Podcasts: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/playing-with-science/id1198280360?mt=2Stitch... http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/startalk/playing-with-scienceTuneIn:... http://tunein.com/radio/...
2017-Mar-03 • 49 minutes
Cosmic Queries: Spacetime
Unravel the fabric of spacetime when astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Godfrey dive into fan-submitted questions about Einstein's theory of relativity, dark matter, the Fermi paradox, black holes, quantum physics, and more.NOTE: StarTalk All-Access subscribers can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free. Find out more at https://www.startalkradio.net/startalk-all-access/...
2017-Mar-02 • 38 minutes
#ICYMI – Soccer: The Art of Goalkeeping, with Hope Solo
GOOOAAALLL! Gary O’Reilly and Chuck Nice look at the science behind the most underrated position in the world’s most popular sport. With Neil Tyson, 2-time Olympic gold medal goalkeeper Hope Solo, athletic trainer Christine Friel, and astrophysicist Charles Liu.Don’t miss an episode of Playing with Science. Subscribe on:iTunes Podcasts: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/playing-with-science/id1198280360?mt=2Stitch... http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/startalk/playing-with-scienceTuneIn:... http://tunein.com...
2017-Feb-24 • 49 minutes
StarTalk Live! at the Beacon: Searching for Life in the Universe (Part 2)
Neil Tyson and Eugene Mirman investigate how the exploration of our universe intersects with art and society, with their guests: planetary scientist Carolyn Porco, musician Sean Ono Lennon, and comedians Vanessa Bayer and Michael Ian Black. Recorded live.NOTE: StarTalk All-Access subscribers can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free. Find out more at https://www.startalkradio.net/startalk-all-access/...
2017-Feb-17 • 48 minutes
StarTalk Live! at the Beacon: Searching for Life in the Universe (Part 1)
Neil deGrasse Tyson and Eugene Mirman welcome planetary scientist Carolyn Porco, Sean Ono Lennon, Vanessa Bayer, and Michael Ian Black to search for life in the universe in Part One of our StarTalk Live! show recorded at the Beacon Theatre in NYC.NOTE: StarTalk All-Access subscribers can listen to this entire episode commercial-free. Find out more at https://www.startalkradio.net/startalk-all-access/...
2017-Feb-10 • 46 minutes
Extended Classic: UFO Remix
Neil Tyson and Eugene Mirman turn a speculative, scientific eye towards Unidentified Flying Objects. Featuring UFO investigator James McGaha and SETI Senior Astronomer Seth Shostak. Now extended with Neil and Eugene answering Cosmic Queries about UFOs.NOTE: StarTalk All-Access subscribers can listen to this entire episode commercial-free. Find out more at https://www.startalkradio.net/startalk-all-access/...
2017-Feb-03 • 49 minutes
Comedy and Cars with Jay Leno
StarTalk host Neil Tyson welcomes legendary “Tonight Show” host and car collector extraordinaire Jay Leno to discuss comedy, culture, and the past, present, and future of automobiles. Matt Kirshen co-hosts, with guests Bill Nye and Mona Chalabi.NOTE: StarTalk All-Access subscribers can listen to this entire episode commercial-free. Find out more at https://www.startalkradio.net/startalk-all-access/...
2017-Feb-02 • 51 minutes
StarTalk Playing with Science – The Big Game Special Edition feat. Neil deGrasse Tyson
SERIES PREMIERE SPECIAL EDITION: This special edition of the series premier of our new podcast, Playing with Science, features additional content by Neil deGrasse Tyson before and after the show. In between, hosts Gary O’Reilly & Chuck Nice huddle up for Sunday’s big game with Super Bowl champs Osi Umenyiora (NY Giants) & Santonio Holmes (Pittsburgh Steelers), astrophysicists Charles Liu & Neil deGrasse Tyson, & comic James L. Mattern.
2017-Jan-27 • 49 minutes
Cosmic Queries about Cosmic Phenomena
It’s time for another episode of Cosmic Queries! Neil deGrasse Tyson welcomes first time comic co-host Godfrey to ask fan-submitted questions about photons and tachyons; Einstein, black holes and multiple universes; comets, aliens, and so much more.NOTE: StarTalk All-Access subscribers can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free. Find out more at https://www.startalkradio.net/startalk-all-access/...
2017-Jan-20 • 49 minutes
The Science of Fitness, with Terry Crews
SEASON PREMIERE: It’s time to get pumped up when Neil deGrasse Tyson interviews former NFL star and actor Terry Crews about physical fitness. In studio, Neil and Chuck Nice team up with exercise physiologist Dr. Felicia Stoler and neural science professor Wendy Suzuki.NOTE: StarTalk All-Access subscribers can listen to this entire episode commercial-free. Find out more at https://www.startalkradio.net/startalk-all-access/...
2017-Jan-13 • 49 minutes
Season 7 Time Capsule (Part 2)
Join host Neil Tyson for Season 7’s final episode as he revisits our fan’s favorite Cosmic Queries shows. Along with Chuck Nice, Eugene Mirman, Iliza Shlesinger, and guests, Neil answers questions about aliens, the multiverse, black holes, war, and more.
2017-Jan-10 • 50 minutes
Season 1 Time Capsule – StarTalk All-Stars
Neil Tyson celebrates the first season of StarTalk All-Stars with fan favorite episodes featuring Bill Nye and our other new hosts grappling with climate change, visualizing our universe, listening for aliens, sending human beings to Mars, and much more.NOTE: StarTalk All-Access subscribers can listen to this entire episode commercial-free. Find out more at https://www.startalkradio.net/startalk-all-access/...
2017-Jan-06 • 48 minutes
Season 7 Time Capsule (Part 1)
Join host Neil Tyson as he revisits our fan’s favorite episodes from a season spent exploring Mars with Andy Weir, going back to the Moon with Buzz Aldrin, gazing into the future with Ray Kurzweil, listening for gravitational waves, and much more.NOTE: StarTalk All-Access subscribers can listen to this entire episode commercial-free. Find out more at https://www.startalkradio.net/startalk-all-access/...
2017-Jan-03 • 50 minutes
Celebrating Innovation, with Bill Nye - StarTalk All-Stars
In honor of Isaac Newton’s birthday, Bill Nye and Chuck Nice answer Cosmic Queries about inventions, innovations and scientific discovery, from sewers, to artificial intelligence, to the future of energy, the exploration of Mars and more.NOTE: StarTalk All-Access subscribers can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free. Find out more at https://www.startalkradio.net/startalk-all-access/...
2016-Dec-30 • 49 minutes
Extended Classic – Cosmic Queries Art and Science
Explore the intersection of art and science when Neil Tyson and Chuck Nice discuss van Gogh, Escher, da Vinci, Giotto, the Hubble Space Telescope, and more. NEW: 12 minutes of Neil and Bill Nye drinking wine and pondering time in the “Cosmic Crib.”NOTE: StarTalk All-Access subscribers can listen to this entire episode commercial-free. Find out more at https://www.startalkradio.net/startalk-all-access/...
2016-Dec-27 • 50 minutes
Maker Mix, with Bill Nye (Part 2) – StarTalk All-Stars
What is the maker movement? Find out when Bill Nye and Chuck Nice answer more Cosmic Queries about makers, including Maker Faire, kids and STEM, robots vs. bots, greenhouses and hydroponics, large scale 3d printing, renewable energy and recycling, more.NOTE: StarTalk All-Access subscribers can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free. Find out more at https://www.startalkradio.net/startalk-all-access/...
2016-Dec-23 • 48 minutes
Extended Classic – Cosmic Queries Holiday Edition
Get into the science of the season when Neil Tyson and Chuck Nice answer fan questions about winter and the holidays. Now with Neil and Bill Nye talking Fahrenheit, Celsius, Kelvin, global warming, Isaac Newton, Santa, and Christmas in “How Tweet It Is.”NOTE: StarTalk All-Access subscribers can listen to this entire episode commercial-free. Find out more at https://www.startalkradio.net/startalk-all-access/...
2016-Dec-20 • 50 minutes
Maker Mix, with Bill Nye (Part 1) – StarTalk All-Stars
Makers of the world, unite! Bill Nye and Chuck Nice roll up their sleeves to answer Cosmic Queries about the maker movement, including 3d printing of tools, food, human joints and organs; nanotechnology; ISRU and colonizing Mars; STEM vs. STEAM; and more.NOTE: StarTalk All-Access subscribers can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free. Find out more at https://www.startalkradio.net/startalk-all-access/...
2016-Dec-16 • 49 minutes
The Lunar Legacy, with Buzz Aldrin
47 years ago, mankind landed on the moon. Neil deGrasse Tyson explores the legacy of that historic mission with the second man to walk on the Moon, Apollo 11 pilot Buzz Aldrin. With co-host Iliza Shlesinger, Mike Massimino, Chuck Nice, and Bill Nye.NOTE: StarTalk All-Access subscribers can listen to this entire episode commercial-free. Find out more at https://www.startalkradio.net/startalk-all-access/...
2016-Dec-13 • 50 minutes
Science Gets Fabulous, with Summer Ash and Emily Rice – StarTalk All-Stars
Cosmic images from distant nebulas and galaxies are decorating leggings, jeggings, jewelry, and more. Explore the science behind the fashion with our hosts, astrophysicists Summer Ash and Emily Rice, who run the STARtorialist blog. Chuck Nice co-hosts.NOTE: StarTalk All-Access subscribers can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free. Find out more at https://www.startalkradio.net/startalk-all-access/...
2016-Dec-09 • 49 minutes
Bringing Science to Life, with Ben Stiller
Neil Tyson interviews actor Ben Stiller about bringing science to life in “Night at the Museum,” his life as a serious Star Trek geek, “Zoolander,” and the science of comedy. Featuring the two Chucks, Nice and Liu, neuroscientist Scott Weems, and Bill Nye.NOTE: StarTalk All-Access subscribers can listen to this entire episode commercial-free. Find out more at https://www.startalkradio.net/startalk-all-access/...
2016-Dec-06 • 50 minutes
Exploring Exoplanets, with Seth Shostak – StarTalk All-Stars
SETI Institute Senior Astronomer Seth Shostak, is back to host StarTalk All-Stars and go exploring exoplanets with guest Jason Wright, Associate Professor of Astronomy at Penn State, and co-host Chuck Nice.NOTE: StarTalk All-Access subscribers can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free. Find out more at https://www.startalkradio.net/startalk-all-access/...
2016-Dec-02 • 49 minutes
Surviving on Mars, with Andy Weir
What does it really take to survive on Mars? Neil Tyson interviews Andy Weir, author of “The Martian,” NASA/JPL engineer Adam Steltzner, NASA Planetary Science Director Dr. Jim Green, Sheyna Gifford, co-host Matt Kirshen, Chuck Nice, and Bill Nye.NOTE: StarTalk All-Access subscribers can listen to this entire episode commercial-free. Find out more at https://www.startalkradio.net/startalk-all-access/...
2016-Nov-29 • 50 minutes
StarTalk All-Stars at NY Comic Con – The Science of Science Fiction
On 10/8/2016, the StarTalk All-Stars packed NY Comic Con to discuss the real science in science fiction. Now you can get your geek on with All-Stars hosts Charles Liu and Emily Rice, co-host Chuck Nice, and Phillip K. Dick Award nominated author PJ Manney.NOTE: StarTalk All-Access subscribers can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free. Find out more at https://www.startalkradio.net/startalk-all-access/...
2016-Nov-25 • 49 minutes
Extended Classic: The Salt of the Earth (Part 1)
Neil Tyson and Eugene Mirman explore how salt has been a critical ingredient in history and the development of civilization. Now extended with 12 minutes of Neil and Bill Nye in the Cosmic Crib talking about evolution, Ivan the Gorilla and how bees fly.NOTE: StarTalk All-Access subscribers can listen to this entire episode commercial-free. Find out more at https://www.startalkradio.net/startalk-all-access/...
2016-Nov-22 • 50 minutes
Women in Science, with Summer Ash and Emily Rice – StarTalk All-Stars
New StarTalk All-Stars hosts, astrophysicists Summer Ash and Emily Rice, share their take on “Women Crushing It Wednesday” - reclaiming a sexist hashtag by celebrating women in STEM and examining the challenges women scientists face. Chuck Nice co-hosts.NOTE: StarTalk All-Access subscribers can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free. Find out more at https://www.startalkradio.net/startalk-all-access/...
2016-Nov-18 • 49 minutes
The Beauty of Mathematics, with Jeremy Irons
This week, Neil Tyson explores the language of the universe and the life of self-taught math genius Ramanujan. With Jeremy Irons and Matthew Brown from “The Man Who Knew Infinity,” co-host Eugene Mirman, mathematician Ken Ono, Mona Chalabi, and Bill Nye.NOTE: StarTalk All-Access subscribers can listen to this entire episode commercial-free. Find out more at https://www.startalkradio.net/startalk-all-access/...
2016-Nov-15 • 50 minutes
Hunting for Black Holes, with Janna Levin - StarTalk All-Stars
If light can’t escape from black holes, how can we observe them at all? Find out from astrophysicist Janna Levin, co-host Matt Kirshen, and Shep Doeleman, the MIT astrophysicist leading the Event Horizon Telescope project to study black hole Sgr A* at the center of our galaxy.NOTE: StarTalk All-Access subscribers can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free. Find out more at https://www.startalkradio.net/startalk-all-access/...
2016-Nov-11 • 49 minutes
The “Science” of Zombies and the Walking Dead, with Robert Kirkman
What can we learn about anthropology and physiology from zombies? Neil Tyson interviews “The Walking Dead’s” Robert Kirkman, anthropologist Jeffrey Mantz, Harvard prof. Dr. Steve Schlozman, co-host Maeve Higgins, Chuck Nice, Mona Chalabi, and Bill Nye.
2016-Nov-08 • 73 minutes
StarTalk All-Stars at Star Trek Mission NY – The Science of Star Trek
Join us for StarTalk All-Stars recorded at the Star Trek Mission: New York 50th Anniversary. Featuring astrophysicist and StarTalk All-Stars host Charles Liu, Chuck Nice, astrophysicist/All-Stars host Summer Ash and author Andrew Fazekas.NOTE: StarTalk All-Access subscribers can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free. Find out more at https://www.startalkradio.net/startalk-all-access/...
2016-Nov-04 • 49 minutes
“Is Our Universe a Simulation?” with Brian Greene
Neil deGrasse Tyson investigates the nature of reality, from quantum physics and string theory, to the multiverse and “The Matrix.” With theoretical physicists Brian Greene and Stephon Alexander, philosopher David Chalmers, co-host Maeve Higgins, Chuck Nice and Bill Nye.NOTE: StarTalk All-Access subscribers can listen to this entire episode commercial-free. Find out more at https://www.startalkradio.net/startalk-all-access/...
2016-Nov-01 • 50 minutes
UFOs and Possible Aliens, with Seth Shostak – StarTalk All-Stars
Seth Shostak, SETI Institute Senior Astronomer, discovers what it’s like to host StarTalk All-Stars when he welcomes skeptic Ben Radford and new comic co-host Ray Ellin to discuss UFOs, aliens, government cover-ups, Roswell, and space-faring dinosaurs.NOTE: StarTalk All-Access subscribers can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free. Find out more at https://www.startalkradio.net/startalk-all-access/...
2016-Oct-28 • 51 minutes
Extended Classic: Zombie Apocalypse (Part 1)
There’s no escaping the Zombie Apocalypse when Neil Tyson interviews World War Z author Max Brooks and epidemiologist Dr. Ian Lipkin. Now extended with 13 minutes of Neil, Bill Nye and Steven Soter discussing Carl Sagan and “Cosmos” in the Cosmic Crib.NOTE: StarTalk All-Access subscribers can listen to this entire episode commercial-free. Find out more at https://www.startalkradio.net/startalk-all-access/....
2016-Oct-25 • 50 minutes
Cosmic Queries - Expanding Our Perspectives, with Bill Nye – StarTalk All-Stars
If you think this episode will be filled with questions about pot and LSD, you’d be right. But Chuck Nice also throws a few other Cosmic Queries at host Bill Nye, from how to get more women into STEM to the potential impact of discovering life on Mars.NOTE: StarTalk All-Access subscribers can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free. Find out more at https://startalkradio.net/startalk-all-access...
2016-Oct-21 • 43 minutes
The Physics and Fantasy of Time Travel
Neil deGrasse Tyson unravels time travel with the help of theoretical physicist Michio Kaku, “Back to the Future’s” Doc Brown, aka Christopher Lloyd, “Doctor Who’s” Missy, aka Michelle Gomez, and co-host Chuck Nice. Plus, Bill Nye takes a ride in the DeLorean.
2016-Oct-18 • 50 minutes
Calling ET, with Dr. FunkySpoon – StarTalk All-Stars
Astrobiologist David Grinspoon and his guest, Hugo Award-winning sci-fi author and scientist David Brin weigh the pros and cons of attempting to contact extraterrestrials. Plus, Chuck Nice asks the pair Cosmic Queries about what we’ll do if aliens find us.
2016-Oct-14 • 49 minutes
The Science of High-Wire Stunts with Philippe Petit
Put on your safety harness as Neil deGrasse Tyson investigates the world of death defying stunts with high-wire artist Philippe Petit, co-host Eugene Mirman, and guests Charles Liu, tight-rope instructor Sonja Harpstead, and Bill Nye the Science Guy.
2016-Oct-11 • 50 minutes
Science and Art, with Carolyn Porco - StarTalk All-Stars
Carolyn Porco is back, and she’s brought her friend, “Bad-ass Science Groupie” Sean Ono Lennon. Together with Chuck Nice, they answer Cosmic Queries about art, science, and math; the Anthropocene Age; and the lack of civility on Twitter.
2016-Oct-07 • 50 minutes
Extended Classic: Cosmic Queries: General Astrophysics 101
Curious about general astrophysics? Join us for class this week as Prof. Neil Tyson and assistant Leighann Lord explain some of the basics. Now extended with 12 minutes of Neil, Bill Nye and Steven Soter swapping Carl Sagan stories in the “Cosmic Crib.”
2016-Oct-04 • 50 minutes
Deciphering Gravitational Waves, with Janna Levin - StarTalk Allstars
What are gravitational waves, and what can they tell us about our universe? In her first outing as StarTalk All-Star host, cosmologist Janna Levin untangles the astrophysics with help from LIGO co-founder Rainer Weiss and comic co-host Matt Kirshen.
2016-Sep-30 • 49 minutes
Tuning in to Science on TV, with Mayim Bialik
Is science trending on TV and in pop culture? Could that encourage women to get into STEM? Find out from Neil Tyson and his guests Mayim Bialik, Summer Ash, Taryn O’Neill and co-host Chris Hardwick. Also with Mona Chalabi, Chuck Nice and Bill Nye.
2016-Sep-27 • 50 minutes
Magic, Illusion, and Skepticism, with Bill Nye – StarTalk All-Stars
In this week’s StarTalk All-Stars, host Bill Nye applies his scientific mind and skeptical nature to fan-submitted Cosmic Queries chosen by co-host Chuck Nice, on subjects from miracles and levitation to conspiracy theories and climate change denial.
2016-Sep-23 • 48 minutes
Geeking Out with Whoopi Goldberg
Neil Tyson and Whoopi Goldberg geek out about Star Trek, superheroes, space, and medical marijuana. Chuck Nice and Charles Liu join Neil in studio, with data journalist Mona Chalabi and “Pot Doc” Dr. Staci Gruber. Plus, Bill Nye gets high on life.
2016-Sep-20 • 50 minutes
Inside NASA Mission Control, with Astro Mike Massimino - StarTalk All-Stars
Former NASA astronaut Mike Massimino puts on his old CAPCOM headset and takes us inside Johnson Space Center, with a little help from his guests, Flight Directors Emily Nelson and Royce Renfrew, and co-host Maeve Higgins.
2016-Sep-16 • 49 minutes
Cosmic Queries: The Space Race
What did politics and the Cold War have to do with the space race? On the flip side, how did the Apollo program and landing on the Moon impact us here on Earth? Neil deGrasse Tyson answers fan-submitted questions chosen by co-host Chuck Nice.
2016-Sep-13 • 50 minutes
Rosetta and Comet 67P, with Natalie Starkey - StarTalk All-Stars
On 9/30/16, the Rosetta spacecraft will purposefully join its Philae lander and crash into Comet 67P. Before then, StarTalk All-Stars host Natalie Starkey, co-host Chuck Nice and Rosetta Mission Project Scientist Matt Taylor review what we’ve learned.
2016-Sep-09 • 49 minutes
A Conversation with Ray Kurzweil
Gaze into the future when Neil Tyson interviews noted futurist and inventor, Ray Kurzweil about artificial intelligence, the human brain, nanotechnology, life extension and biotechnology. Recorded live at the 92nd Street Y “7 Days of Genius” series.
2016-Sep-06 • 46 minutes
Enceladus Up Close, with Carolyn Porco - StarTalk All-Stars
Is the subsurface ocean on Saturn’s moon Enceladus the most likely place in our solar system to harbor life? Dive in with StarTalk All-Stars host and planetary scientist Carolyn Porco, guest NASA astrobiologist Chris McKay, and co-host Chuck Nice.
2016-Sep-02 • 49 minutes
Extended Classic: Cosmic Queries: Superheroes
Neil Tyson and co-host Colin Jost get their geek on answering questions about Thor, Captain America, Batman, Superman, Wolverine, and more. Now extended with 12 minutes of Neil, Bill Nye and Steven Soter discussing sci-fi movies in the “Cosmic Crib.”
2016-Aug-30 • 40 minutes
Visualizing Our Universe, with Dr. FunkySpoon – StarTalk All-Stars
Astrobiologist David Grinspoon and his guest, Carter Emmart, take us behind the scenes to see how Carter creates a virtual “Google Map” of our universe. Plus, Chuck Nice asks them Cosmic Queries about black holes, the Big Bang, and Star Trek’s holodeck.
2016-Aug-26 • 51 minutes
Cosmic Queries: The Random Edition
It’s time for Cosmic Queries, where your own personal astrophysicist Neil Tyson answers fan-submitted questions, sight unseen. This week, co-host Chuck Nice chooses questions about the periodic table, universal north, Ceres, exploring Europa, and more.
2016-Aug-23 • 49 minutes
Searching for Space Water, with Natalie Starkey - StarTalk All-Stars
Water, water everywhere…and by everywhere, we mean the solar system, our galaxy, and the universe itself. Join us as we search for space water with our host, cosmochemist Natalie Starkey, co-host Chuck Nice, and planetary scientist Lindy Elkins-Tanton.
2016-Aug-19 • 49 minutes
Cosmic Queries: The Multiverse
Itching to know more about the multiverse? You’re not alone! Join us when Neil deGrasse Tyson and Princeton theoretical physicist Paul Steinhardt answer fan-submitted questions about cosmology chosen by co-host Chuck Nice.
2016-Aug-16 • 50 minutes
Confronting Zika and other Viruses, with Bill Nye and Laurie Garrett – StarTalk All-Stars
If you want to sleep tonight, skip this episode of StarTalk All-Stars. Bill Nye, Chuck Nice and virus expert Laurie Garrett examine how we’re fighting Zika, Dengue, West Nile, HIV and other viruses – and why the battle may not be going our way.
2016-Aug-12 • 49 minutes
Extended Classic: StarTalk Live! Satisfying Our Curiosity about Mars (Part 1)
In honor of the 4th anniversary of Curiosity landing on Mars, we’re revisiting our StarTalk Live! show where we descended on The Bell House to celebrate the momentous event, with Neil Tyson, Sarah Silverman, Jim Gaffigan, Eugene Mirman and astrobiologist David Grinspoon. NEW: Extended with David and Chuck Nice discussing the Anthropocene epoch.
2016-Aug-09 • 50 minutes
Putting Humans on Mars, with Mike Massimino – StarTalk All-Stars
What will it take to send people to Mars safely, and bring them home again? StarTalk All-Stars host Astro Mike Massimino and co-host Maeve Higgins find out from John Charles, the Chief Scientist at NASA’s Human Research Program.
2016-Aug-05 • 48 minutes
StarTalk Live! LIGO and the Black Hole Blues (Part 2)
The conclusion of our show about the discovery of gravitational waves, featuring Neil Tyson, Eugene Mirman, cosmologist Janna Levin, LIGO astrophysicist Nergis Mavalvala, and Michael Showalter. Recorded live at the Count Basie Theatre, Red Bank, NJ.
2016-Aug-02 • 50 minutes
Listening for Aliens, with Carolyn Porco - StarTalk All-Stars
Explore SETI and the Breakthrough Listen Initiative, the most comprehensive search for extraterrestrial intelligence ever, with host Carolyn Porco, co-host Chuck Nice, and Dan Werthimer, the Initiative’s principal investigator and [email protected] co-founder.
2016-Jul-29 • 48 minutes
StarTalk Live! LIGO and the Black Hole Blues (Part 1)
Everything you ever wanted to know about gravitational waves, explained by Neil Tyson, Eugene Mirman, cosmologist Dr. Janna Levin, LIGO astrophysicist Dr. Nergis Mavalvala, and comedian Michael Showalter. Recorded live at the Count Basie Theatre in Red Bank, NJ.
2016-Jul-26 • 46 minutes
Understanding Climate Change with Bill Nye - StarTalk All-Stars
StarTalk All-Stars Series Premiere: Host Bill Nye the Science Guy and co-host Chuck Nice answer Cosmic Queries about humanity’s major challenge, with a little help from climatologist Dr. Gavin A. Schmidt of the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies.
2016-Jul-22 • 46 minutes
Cosmic Queries: The Science of Humans at War
Author Mary Roach is back to help host Neil deGrasse Tyson and co-host Chuck Nice answer fan-submitted questions about the softer side of military science: people, from advances in combat medicine, to the possibility of building super soldiers.
2016-Jul-15 • 58 minutes
Unveiling Pluto, with Alan Stern and Neil deGrasse Tyson
Two prominent voices in the “Planet vs. Dwarf Planet” debate, Alan Stern and Neil Tyson, discuss what New Horizons has uncovered about our favorite Kuiper Belt object. In studio, astrobiologist Dr. David Grinspoon and Chuck Nice join the fun.
2016-Jul-08 • 50 minutes
A Conversation with Queen Latifah
Neil deGrasse Tyson has an in-depth, one-on-one conversation with recording artist and actress Queen Latifah about the role science has played in her life, being a Trekkie, hip hop, Ice Age 5, and the science fiction martial arts film she wants to make.
2016-Jul-01 • 51 minutes
Extended Classic: Cosmic Queries: Space Probes with Dr. Amy Mainzer
JPL astrophysicist Dr. Amy Mainzer and comic co-host Chuck Nice explore your questions about space probes from WISE to New Horizons. Now with a new 13-minute “Venusian Update” from Dr. FunkySpoon about what Venus can teach us about climate change.
2016-Jun-24 • 49 minutes
StarTalk Live! at Fun Fun Fun Fest in Austin with Bill Nye
Are creativity and innovation contagious? Can they be taught? Bill Nye the Science Guy and Eugene Mirman travel to Austin, Texas to find out, with a little help from their guests Dr. Roberta Ness, Dr. Arthur Markman, and Maeve Higgins. Recorded live.
2016-Jun-17 • 48 minutes
Climate Change and the Future, with Al Gore
Neil deGrasse Tyson looks past politics to examine climate change, clean energy, the future of life on Earth, and spider goats with environmental activist and former Vice President Al Gore, blogger Andrew Revkin, and comic co-host Maeve Higgins.
2016-Jun-10 • 47 minutes
StarTalk Live! at the Beacon (Part 2): King of the Kuiper Belt
Our show from NYC’s Beacon Theatre concludes with Neil Tyson and Dr. Natalie Starkey debating Pluto’s status, judged by comedians Eugene Mirman, Ilana Glazer and Scott Adsit. Plus, Christine Lavin sings “Planet X.” Part of the Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival.
2016-Jun-03 • 45 minutes
StarTalk Live! at the Beacon (Part 1): Chasing Comets
Neil deGrasse Tyson and Eugene Mirman explore the early solar system and go chasing comets with the help of cosmochemist Dr. Natalie Starkey (ESA Rosetta Mission) and comedians Ilana Glazer and Scott Adsit. Recorded live at the Beacon Theatre in NYC.
2016-May-27 • 50 minutes
Extended Classic: Cosmic Queries: Venus with Dr. FunkySpoon
Astrobiologist Dr. David Grinspoon and Leighann Lord answer questions from fans about Venus. NEW: 13-minute “Venusian Update” from Dr. FunkySpoon and Chuck Nice about Japan’s “never say die” Akatsuki orbiter and future US missions to our “Evil Twin.”
2016-May-20 • 45 minutes
Cosmic Queries: Galactic Grab Bag
First time comic co-host Iliza Shlesinger reaches into our Galactic Grab Bag to ask host Neil Tyson questions from our fans about light sails and laser beams, black holes, the search for life in the universe, antimatter, and intelligent dinosaurs.
2016-May-13 • 50 minutes
Extended Classic: Cosmic Queries: Human Impact on Earth with Dr. FunkySpoon
Planetary scientist Dr. David Grinspoon answers questions about the human impact on Earth during the Anthropocene Era. Now updated with 13 minutes of Dr. FunkySpoon and Chuck Nice discussing why we must evolve from Homo Sapiens into Terra Sapiens.
2016-May-06 • 47 minutes
Cosmic Queries: A Stellar Smorgasbord
Astrophysicists Neil Tyson and Charles Liu answer a feast of fan-submitted questions, ranging from asteroid mining to the heat death of the universe, selected by co-host Eugene Mirman. Plus a new “How Tweet It Is” segment with Neil and Bill Nye.
2016-Apr-29 • 49 minutes
The Promise and Peril of the Genomic Revolution
Get an update from the front lines of the genomic revolution when Neil Tyson interviews Anne Wojcicki, co-founder/CEO of genetic testing company 23andMe. In studio, bioethicist Prof. Robert Klitzman provides perspective. Chuck Nice co-hosts.
2016-Apr-22 • 48 minutes
Racing Extinction with Leilani Münter
We’re waving two very different green flags this week when Neil Tyson interviews NASCAR driver and environmental activist Leilani Münter. Eugene Mirman co-hosts, with guests Dr. Marcia DeLonge and Don Anair of the Union of Concerned Scientists.
2016-Apr-15 • 48 minutes
Cosmic Queries – Science and Morality
Explore the intersection of science and morality when host Neil deGrasse Tyson answers fan questions with the help of guest Michael Shermer, the founder of Skeptic Magazine and author of The Moral Arc. Eugene Mirman co-hosts.
2016-Apr-08 • 49 minutes
Unravelling Reddit with Alexis Ohanian
Neil deGrasse Tyson explores the “front page of the internet” with Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian. Learn about how Reddit got started, net neutrality, trolls and more. With BuzzMachine’s Jeff Jarvis and co-host Eugene Mirman.
2016-Apr-01 • 49 minutes
StarTalk Live! from SF Sketchfest 2016 (Part 2)
This week we’re still on Mars with Andy Weir, author of “The Martian”, and Dr. Jim Green, Director of NASA’s Planetary Science Division. Join Bill Nye, Eugene Mirman and Maeve Higgins for Part 2 of our show recorded live at SF Sketchfest. ADULT LANGUAGE.
2016-Mar-25 • 47 minutes
StarTalk Live! from SF Sketchfest 2016 (Part 1)
We’re going to Mars! Join commander Bill Nye and executive officer Eugene Mirman as we explore the Red Planet with NASA Planetary Science Division Director Jim Green, “The Martian” author Andy Weir, and Maeve Higgins. RECORDED LIVE, ADULT LANGUAGE.
2016-Mar-18 • 49 minutes
Protecting Earth from Asteroids
How can humanity escape the fate of the dinosaurs? Find out when Neil deGrasse Tyson interviews Apollo 9 astronaut Rusty Schweickart, co-founder of the B612 foundation, devoted to protecting Earth from asteroids. With co-host Eugene Mirman.
2016-Mar-11 • 47 minutes
Cosmic Queries - New Mysteries of the Universe
Alien megastructures? Gravitational waves? Time travel via wormhole? Crack open the latest cosmic conundrums when astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson answers fan submitted questions, thrown at him by our co-host Eugene Mirman.
2016-Mar-04 • 49 minutes
Gazing into the Future with Ray Kurzweil
SEASON PREMIERE: Where is humanity going, and what will we be like when we get there? Explore artificial intelligence and “the Singularity” with Neil Tyson and futurist Ray Kurzweil. Chuck Nice co-hosts, with guest neuroscientist Gary Marcus in studio.
2016-Feb-26 • 48 minutes
Season 6 Time Capsule (Part 2)
You asked the questions, you chose the episodes: Join us for your favorite Cosmic Queries of Season 6, answered by your own personal astrophysicist, Neil deGrasse Tyson, guest host Bill Nye and co-hosts Chuck Nice and Leighann Lord.
2016-Feb-19 • 49 minutes
Season 6 Time Capsule (Part 1)
Join host Neil deGrasse Tyson as he revisits our fan’s favorite episodes from a season overflowing with science, comedy, moguls, whistleblowers, evolution, invention, and exploration.
2016-Feb-12 • 46 minutes
Cosmic Queries - The Science of Love
What’s love got to do with it? Find out in our Valentine’s Day edition of Cosmic Queries when co-host Chuck Nice gets down on his knees and pops your questions to Neil deGrasse Tyson and biological anthropologist Dr. Helen Fisher.
2016-Feb-05 • 49 minutes
Protecting Our Environment, with Gina McCarthy
What will it take to keep Earth habitable for humanity? Neil Tyson finds out from EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy. Also featuring environmental blogger Andrew Revkin, science historian Naomi Oreskes, co-host Maeve Higgins and Bill Nye the Science Guy.
2016-Jan-29 • 49 minutes
The Value of Science, with Brian Cox
Neil deGrasse Tyson compares notes with British physicist and TV host Brian Cox about wormholes, lightsabers, science literacy and more. Also featuring futurist Jason Silva, Dr. Janna Levin, and co-host Maeve Higgins. Plus, Bill Nye extols the value of “Looking Up.”
2016-Jan-22 • 44 minutes
A Conversation with Alan Rickman, Revisited
In 2012, Neil deGrasse Tyson interviewed Alan Rickman for a 2-part show about the craft of acting, the education system, and much more. We’ve selected our favorite parts from those episodes for this look back. Chuck Nice co-hosts, with guest Charles Liu.
2016-Jan-15 • 49 minutes
Science and Social Justice with David Crosby
Neil deGrasse Tyson talks about science fiction, folk music and social justice with rock and roll legend and science geek David Crosby. Chuck Nice co-hosts, Thomas Sugrue provides historical context for the 1960s, and Bill Nye praises “People Power” and “The Pill.”
2016-Jan-08 • 49 minutes
Colonizing Mars with Bas Lansdorp
Can Mars One succeed? Neil Tyson gets a mission briefing from CEO Bas Lansdorp. In studio, Mike Massimino and Eugene Mirman are skeptical, candidate Ryan MacDonald calls in, and Bill Nye explains why he wants to send real astronauts.
2016-Jan-01 • 56 minutes
Extended Classic: Time Lords: The Science of Keeping Time with Chris Hardwick
Travel back in time to Season 2 as Neil Tyson and Chris Hardwick take a mind-bending journey into the science of time, from relativity and leap seconds, to neutrinos and time-telling oysters. Now with 12 new minutes of Neil, Bill Nye and Steven Soter in the “Cosmic Crib!”
2015-Dec-25 • 56 minutes
Extended Classic: Holiday Lights
Neil Tyson celebrates the cosmic significance of the season, from the solstice to the Star of Bethlehem. Leighann Lord and Chuck Nice co host, with Seth MacFarlane and Brother Guy Consolmagno. Now with 12 minutes of Neil, Bill Nye and Steven Soter in the “Cosmic Crib!”
2015-Dec-18 • 49 minutes
The Science of Creativity, with David Byrne
Neil Tyson explores art, science and creativity with the help of musician and Talking Heads frontman David Byrne. Providing backup are cognitive scientist/pianist Dr. Mónica López-González, composer/programmer Prof. David Cope, and co-host Maeve Higgins, with a guest solo by Bill Nye.
2015-Dec-11 • 49 minutes
Expanding Our Perspectives, with Susan Sarandon
Ready to have your perspectives expanded, cosmically and otherwise? Neil deGrasse Tyson welcomes actress and activist Susan Sarandon, exoplanetary scientist Dr. Rebecca Oppenheimer, astrophysicist Dr. Emily Rice, Bill Nye and co-host Maeve Higgins.
2015-Dec-04 • 49 minutes
The Science of Illusion with Penn & Teller
Learn the secret of magic when Penn & Teller sit down with Neil deGrasse Tyson. Chuck Nice and neuroscientist Susana Martinez-Conde join Neil in studio, Michael Shermer calls in about skepticism, and Bill Nye explains why we want to believe.
2015-Nov-27 • 42 minutes
Extended Classic: Tour of the Solar System
Join Neil deGrasse Tyson and Chuck Nice as they tour the solar system with Mars Exploration Rover principal investigator Steve Squyres and planetary scientist Heidi Hammel. Extended with an update on Pluto from Neil deGrasse Tyson and 10 minutes of new Cosmic Queries with Bill Nye and Chuck Nice!
2015-Nov-20 • 44 minutes
The Science of Family Guy with Seth MacFarlane
Neil Tyson and his friend Seth MacFarlane delve into the science of “Family Guy”, from the Big Bang to the multiverse. Chuck Nice and Charles Liu join Neil in studio, Simon Singh calls in about math in “The Simpsons”, and Bill Nye gets super-heroic.
2015-Nov-13 • 49 minutes
Exploring Science and Comedy with Larry Wilmore
Neil deGrasse Tyson studies the science of comedy with Larry Wilmore, comic co-host Eugene Mirman and cognitive neuroscientist Scott Weems. Andy Weir, author of “The Martian,” calls into the show and Bill Nye attempts a little comedy improv.
2015-Nov-06 • 49 minutes
Decoding Science and Politics with Bill Clinton
Neil Tyson explores science and politics with former President Bill Clinton, from the human genome to the Higgs boson to the Hubble Space Telescope. Chuck Nice and futurist Juan Enriquez join Neil in studio, Richard A. Muller calls into the show, and Bill Nye hails our “scientists in chief.”
2015-Oct-30 • 48 minutes
Cosmic Queries: Monsters with Bill Nye
With Halloween just around the corner, guest host Bill Nye and co-host Chuck Nice apply a little science and rationality to fan questions about zombies, ghosts, vampires, dragons, Frankenstein’s monster, and Bill’s old boss.
2015-Oct-23 • 49 minutes
Extended Classic: Madame Saturn – A Conversation with Carolyn Porco (Part 2)
Planetary scientist Dr. Carolyn Porco tells Neil about photographing Earth in the Pale Blue Dot and The Day the Earth Smiled and her involvement in Star Trek and Contact. Now including 12 minutes of Cosmic Queries with Neil, Bill Nye and Chuck Nice!
2015-Oct-16 • 48 minutes
StarTalk Live! at the Apollo (Part 2)
StarTalk’s night at the historic theater in Harlem concludes with some surprises, including a song by Neil Tyson’s nephew, the rapper, Tyson. With Eugene Mirman, Senator Cory Booker, Dr. Ainissa Ramirez, Phoebe Robinson and Maeve Higgins.
2015-Oct-09 • 46 minutes
StarTalk Live! at the Apollo (Part 1)
It’s not your typical night at the Apollo when Neil deGrasse Tyson and Eugene Mirman welcome Senator Cory Booker, science evangelist Dr. Ainissa Ramirez and comedians Maeve Higgins and Phoebe Robinson to the historic theater in Harlem, NYC.
2015-Oct-02 • 48 minutes
Cosmic Queries: Colonizing Mars
Is Mars the kind of place to raise your kids? This week, Neil Tyson and Chuck Nice answer fan questions about terraforming, psychology, international treaties, and even the impact of Martian gravity and atmosphere on baseball.
2015-Sep-25 • 46 minutes
A Conversation with Edward Snowden (Part 2)
Neil deGrasse Tyson’s exclusive, one-on-one conversation with Edward Snowden - via robot - concludes with a deeper dive into metadata, personal privacy and covert communications, before exploring pulsars and cosmic background radiation.
2015-Sep-18 • 49 minutes
A Conversation with Edward Snowden (Part 1)
Neil deGrasse Tyson chats with whistleblower Edward Snowden via robotic telepresence from Moscow. In Part 1, they discuss Isaac Newton, knowledge and learning, the Periodic Table, encryption and privacy, and much more.
2015-Sep-13 • 41 minutes
StarTalk Live! Parasites and Poisons at The Bell House
A strange brew of poisons, parasites and infectious diseases is on tap at The Bell House when Neil deGrasse Tyson and Eugene Mirman welcome guests Mark Siddall, the Leech Guy, and comedians H. Jon Benjamin and Jessica Williams.
2015-Sep-06 • 55 minutes
Extended Classic: “Are You Out of Your Mind?” with Oliver Sacks
Join us for Neil deGrasse Tyson’s original interview with his recently departed friend Oliver Sacks, now extended with exclusive, never-before-heard content. Also featuring guest Cara Santa Maria and co-host Chuck Nice.
2015-Aug-30 • 41 minutes
Extended Classic: A Conversation with God
Neil Tyson has a one-on-one conversation with… God. Join us for divine revelations about everything from the Big Bang, to evolution and creationism, to aliens. Now including “God’s Favorites,” plus “How Tweet It Is” with Neil and Bill Nye.
2015-Aug-23 • 49 minutes
StarTalk Live! Climate Change
On a hot night in Brooklyn, Bill Nye and Eugene Mirman get steamed up about climate change with help from their guests, Nobel Prize-winning climatologist Dr. Cynthia Rosenzweig and comedians Jemaine Clement and Michael Che.
2015-Aug-16 • 45 minutes
StarTalk Live! Sociology and the Human Condition
Neil deGrasse Tyson and Eugene Mirman investigate the human condition with the help of bestselling author Malcolm Gladwell, sociologist Dr. Alondra Nelson and comedian Wyatt Cenac. Recorded live at NYC’s Hammerstein Ballroom.
2015-Aug-09 • 44 minutes
The Digital Revolution with Arianna Huffington
Neil deGrasse Tyson explores the information age with two of its digital elite: Huffington Post co-founder Arianna Huffington and BuzzMachine’s Jeff Jarvis. Chuck Nice co-hosts, and Bill Nye shares about sharing.
2015-Aug-02 • 49 minutes
Cosmic Queries: Super Powers
If Superman followed the laws of physics, how could he fly? Neil deGrasse Tyson and Chuck Nice answer this and other questions from our fans about super powers, from the scientifically sound, to the supremely silly.
2015-Jul-26 • 44 minutes
Exploring Science and Religion with Richard Dawkins
Neil deGrasse Tyson discusses science and religion with evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins. Eugene Mirman hosts, with guest Reverend James Martin. Plus, Bill Nye rants about rocks and evolution.
2015-Jul-19 • 49 minutes
Cosmic Queries: GMOs with Bill Nye (Part 2)
Just in case Part 1 wasn’t controversial enough, Bill Nye and Chuck Nice are back to answer new fan questions about Genetically Modified Organisms, unintended consequences, pollinator problems and more.
2015-Jul-12 • 49 minutes
Cosmic Queries: GMOs with Bill Nye (Part 1)
Guest host Bill Nye the Science Guy says he’s changed his mind about GMOs. Find out why when he and co-host Chuck Nice answer fan submitted questions about the controversial subject of Genetically Modified Organisms.
2015-Jul-05 • 49 minutes
Extended Classic: Madame Saturn: A Conversation with Carolyn Porco (Part 1)
Neil deGrasse Tyson talks about exploring space with planetary scientist Carolyn Porco, a.k.a. Madame Saturn, who led the Cassini Imaging Science team. Now including 10 minutes of new Cosmic Queries with Neil, Bill Nye and Chuck Nice!
2015-Jun-28 • 44 minutes
TV and the Evolution of American Culture with Norman Lear
Neil deGrasse Tyson looks at the relationship between television and American culture, with the help of writer and producer Norman Lear, author Saul Austerlitz, and co-host Chuck Nice. Plus, Bill Nye remembers “All in the Family.”
2015-Jun-21 • 44 minutes
NASA’s Vision for Space with Charles Bolden
How important is space exploration? What’s next? Mars? Europa? Find out when Neil deGrasse Tyson interviews NASA Administrator Maj. Gen. Charles Bolden. Neil is joined in studio by astrophysicist Dr. Michael Shara and Bill Nye.
2015-Jun-14 • 44 minutes
The Impact of Twitter on Society with Biz Stone
Explore social media’s impact on society when Neil deGrasse Tyson chats with Twitter co-founder, Biz Stone. Sociologist Dr. Alondra Nelson and journalist Clive Thompson also join Neil and Eugene Mirman, while Bill Nye “likes” the revolution.
2015-Jun-07 • 44 minutes
Social Media in Space with Chris Hadfield
Find out what it’s like to be an astronaut in the age of social media when Neil deGrasse Tyson interviews Chris Hadfield. Eugene Mirman co-hosts, Astro Mike Massimino is back, and Bill Nye extols the human exploration of space.
2015-May-31 • 49 minutes
Combating Disease with Jimmy Carter
Former President Jimmy Carter gives Neil deGrasse Tyson a progress report on eradicating Guinea Worm and other diseases. In studio, Chuck Nice and Mark Siddall, “The Leech Guy,” talk about parasites, and Bill Nye warns about our microscopic enemies.
2015-May-24 • 49 minutes
The Science of Music with Josh Groban
There’s more to a song than meets the ear, as Neil deGrasse Tyson finds out when he interviews singer/songwriter/producer Josh Groban. In studio, concert pianist and MIT Lecturer in Music Elaine Kwon and co-host Chuck Nice add their voices to the chorus to help us hear the science woven into the songs.
2015-May-17 • 45 minutes
Cosmic Queries Potpourri
It’s time for another episode of Cosmic Queries. This week, Neil deGrasse Tyson answers an eclectic mix of fan questions selected by Chuck Nice, from gravity waves and the Great Attractor, to dark matter and nuclear fusion.
2015-May-10 • 44 minutes
The Evolution of Love and Sex with Dan Savage
Dim the lights and get comfy when Neil Tyson chats with sex columnist Dan Savage about modern love. Chuck Nice and biological anthropologist Helen Fisher look at sex scientifically, and Bill Nye rants about… what else?
2015-May-03 • 49 minutes
The Science of Interstellar with Christopher Nolan
Unravel the mysteries of Interstellar when Neil deGrasse Tyson interviews filmmaker and auteur Christopher Nolan. In-studio, Eugene Mirman and cosmologist Dr. Janna Levin help keep the conversation down-to-earth.
2015-Apr-26 • 49 minutes
George Takei and the Legacy of Star Trek
Neil deGrasse Tyson delves into the legacy of Star Trek with George Takei, who played Lt. Sulu, helmsman of the USS Enterprise. In studio, co-host Leighann Lord and astrophysicist Charles Liu discuss how the series inspired the future.
2015-Apr-19 • 49 minutes
Cosmic Queries: LightSail with Bill Nye
In May 2015, the Planetary Society will launch its first LightSail spacecraft for a “shakedown cruise” in Earth orbit. So who better to answer fan questions about the program than their CEO, Bill Nye, and comic co-host Chuck Nice?
2015-Apr-12 • 49 minutes
Autism and Animal Science with Dr. Temple Grandin
Discover how her autism helped Dr. Temple Grandin revolutionize animal science when she sits down with Neil deGrasse Tyson. Featuring Chuck Nice, Dr. Paul Wang of Autism Speaks, and Paul Shapiro of the Humane Society.
2015-Apr-05 • 45 minutes
StarTalk Live! from SF Sketchfest 2015
Explore the Moon, asteroids and Mars from the stage of San Francisco’s Nourse Theater with Bill Nye, Eugene Mirman and guests astrophysicist Dr. Yvonne Pendleton, “Mars Czar” Dr. G. Scott Hubbard and comedian H. Jon Benjamin.
2015-Mar-29 • 47 minutes
Cosmic Queries: Bill Nye Edition
The Science Guy takes the mic to answer your questions for him about evolution, technology, the human exploration of space, and even Leonard Nimoy, chosen from Twitter, Facebook and Google Plus by co-host Chuck Nice.
2015-Mar-22 • 49 minutes
The Future of Humanity with Elon Musk
Neil deGrasse Tyson explores the future of humanity with one of the men forging that future: billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk, CEO of SpaceX and Tesla Motors. Co-hosted by Chuck Nice and guest starring Bill Nye.
2015-Mar-14 • 50 minutes
A Universe of Inspiration (Repeat)
Explore how science has inspired art through the ages, from Leonardo da Vinci to computer games, when Neil deGrasse Tyson interviews artist Peter Max. With co-host Lynne Koplitz and guest Bill Nye.
2015-Mar-07 • 49 minutes
StarTalk Live! Evolution with Richard Dawkins (Part 2)
Our evolutionary journey concludes with Neil deGrasse Tyson, Richard Dawkins, Bill Nye, Eugene Mirman, Jim Gaffigan and Maeve Higgins, recorded live at the Beacon Theatre in NYC.
2015-Feb-28 • 48 minutes
StarTalk Live! Evolution with Richard Dawkins (Part 1)
Science and rationality take the stage when Neil deGrasse Tyson welcomes Richard Dawkins and Bill Nye to NYC’s Beacon Theater to discuss evolution, with help from comics Eugene Mirman, Jim Gaffigan and Maeve Higgins.
2015-Feb-22 • 47 minutes
Cosmic Queries: Star Trek
Join Neil deGrasse Tyson and Leighann Lord as they boldly go where no one has gone before: answering fan questions about “Star Trek,” from transporter beams and warp drives to Klingons and the Borg.
2015-Feb-14 • 49 minutes
Rocket City Rednecks
Get ready to blow up some stereotypes when Neil deGrasse Tyson meets aerospace engineer and Rocket City Redneck Travis S. Taylor. Co-hosted by Chuck Nice and guest starring Bill Nye the Science Guy.
2015-Feb-06 • 47 minutes
Cosmic Queries: Rocket Science Is Hard
Find out why “rocket science is hard” when Neil deGrasse Tyson answers fan questions about Antares, Rosetta, Philae, SpaceShipTwo, the Space Shuttle and more with the help of Bill Nye and Chuck Nice.
2015-Jan-31 • 49 minutes
StarTalk Live! Water World (Part 2)
Navigate the stormy seas of greed, politics, economics and the science of water with Neil deGrasse Tyson, Eugene Mirman and their guests Robert F. Kennedy Jr., The Gyalwang Drukpa, Dr. Tess Russo and Jason Sudeikis in Part 2 of our show from The Beacon Theater.
2015-Jan-24 • 49 minutes
StarTalk Live! Water World (Part 1)
Dive into the world of water, on Earth and in the cosmos, when Neil deGrasse Tyson and Eugene Mirman host Robert F. Kennedy Jr., The Gyalwang Drukpa, Dr. Tess Russo and Jason Sudeikis at the Beacon Theater.
2015-Jan-18 • 49 minutes
The Story of Life on Earth with Sir David Attenborough
In our first episode of Season 6, Neil deGrasse Tyson discusses the history of life on Earth with naturalist Sir David Attenborough, along with a little help in the studio from Bill Nye and Chuck Nice.
2015-Jan-11 • 49 minutes
Cosmic Queries: Gravity (Repeat)
The pull of gravity (the force, not the movie) is irresistible as Neil deGrasse Tyson and Leighann Lord grapple with weighty fan questions about matter and the curvature of spacetime.
2015-Jan-03 • 49 minutes
Season 5 Time Capsule (Part 2)
You asked the questions, you chose the episodes: Join us for your favorite Cosmic Queries of Season 5, answered by your own personal astrophysicist, Neil deGrasse Tyson, and guest hosts Bill Nye and Dr. Amy Mainzer.
2014-Dec-28 • 49 minutes
Season 5 Time Capsule (Part 1)
As Season 5 draws to a close, join astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson in looking back at the brightest moments of a year brimming with science, comedy, urban legends, the COSMOS and even God.
2014-Dec-21 • 47 minutes
Extended Classic: Cosmic Queries: Pseudoscience, now with Elise Andrew of IFLS and Bill Nye
Put on your thinking caps as Neil Tyson and Leighann Lord answer fan questions about pseudoscience, from crystals to creationism and ancient aliens to alternative medicine. Plus, a new interview with Elise Andrew, Bill Nye, and Chuck Nice.
2014-Dec-13 • 47 minutes
Extended Classic: MythBusters (Part 2)
Since they didn’t blow up Neil’s office in Part 1, the MythBusters Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman are back to finish the job. Now extended with 10 minutes of Cosmic Queries with Neil and Chuck!
2014-Dec-06 • 47 minutes
Extended Classic: MythBusters (Part 1)
In Part 1 of this classic podcast, now extended with 10 minutes of new Cosmic Queries, Neil Tyson sits down with Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman to discuss experiments, physics, and urban legends.
2014-Nov-27 • 47 minutes
Reporting on Science (Part 2) – extended with Elise Andrew of IFLS and Bill Nye
Neil deGrasse Tyson and veteran science journalist Miles O’Brien discuss the conflict between journalism and corporate America. Plus, a new interview about science deniers with Elise Andrew and Bill Nye.
2014-Nov-21 • 47 minutes
Reporting on Science (Part 1) – extended with Elise Andrew of IFLS and Bill Nye
Take a journey beyond the headlines into the business of science journalism with Miles O’Brien, Neil deGrasse Tyson and Chuck Nice, and a new interview with Elise Andrew of IFLS and Bill Nye.
2014-Nov-16 • 47 minutes
StarTalk Live! SF Sketchfest
Where did we come from? Are we alone? Explore these questions with guest host Bill Nye the Science Guy, co-host Eugene Mirman and their guests comedian Dave Foley and SETI Institute Sr. Astronomer Seth Shostak.(Warning: Since this show was recorded live before an adult audience in San Francisco, be prepared for some suggestive language and humor.)Read more and listen to the full track: http://www.startalkradio.net/show/startalk-live-sf-sketchfest/...
2014-Nov-09 • 49 minutes
Cosmic Queries: Gravity
The pull of gravity (the force, not the movie) is irresistible as Neil deGrasse Tyson and Leighann Lord grapple with weighty fan questions about matter and the curvature of spacetime.Read more and listen to the full episode at http://www.startalkradio.net/show/cosmic-queries-gravity/...
2014-Nov-02 • 49 minutes
A Conversation With Hank Azaria
Neil deGrasse Tyson chats with Captain Kirk, Sylvester Stallone, Woody Allen, Johnny Carson, Carl Sagan, Chief Wiggum, Moe Szyslak and Apu – a.k.a. Hank Azaria.Read more and listen to the full track: http://www.startalkradio.net/show/a-conversation-with-hank-azaria/...
2014-Oct-26 • 37 minutes
Cosmic Queries: Superheroes
Neil deGrasse Tyson and co-host Colin Jost (Saturday Night Live) get their geek on answering questions about Thor, Captain America, Batman, Superman, Wolverine, Magneto and more.Read more and listen to the full episode at: http://www.startalkradio.net/show/cosmic-queries-superheroes...
2014-Oct-19 • 37 minutes
Cosmic Queries: Primate Evolution
Paleoanthropologist Dr. Ian Tattersall is back to help Neil deGrasse Tyson and Eugene Mirman answer fan questions about where primates came from, and where we’re going.Read more and listen to the full show at: http://www.startalkradio.net/show/cosmic-queries-primate-evolution...
2014-Oct-12 • 49 minutes
The Ig Nobel Prize
Neil deGrasse Tyson and co-host Leighann Lord dive into the strange world of the Ig® Nobel Prize for research that first makes you laugh, and then makes you think.Read more and listen to the full episode at http://www.startalkradio.net/show/the-ig-nobel-prize...
2014-Oct-05 • 37 minutes
Cosmic Queries: Pseudoscience
Put on your thinking caps, because in this episode Neil deGrasse Tyson and Leighann Lord answer fan questions about pseudoscience, from creationism to crystals to alternative medicine.Read more and listen to the full episode at http://www.startalkradio.net/show/cosmic-queries-pseudoscience...
2014-Sep-28 • 37 minutes
Cosmic Queries: Funding Space Exploration
How important is it to fund space exploration? Find out when Bill Nye, CEO of the Planetary Society, returns as guest host to answer fan questions, along with Eugene Mirman and NASA astronaut Mike Massimino.Read more and
2014-Sep-21 • 37 minutes
X-Prize - Beyond Space (Part 2)
In the conclusion of Neil deGrasse Tyson’s interview with Peter Diamandis, we explore how the X-Prize Foundation inspires out-of-the-box solutions to the world’s greatest problems.Read more and listen to the full show: http://www.startalkradio.net/show/x-prize-beyond-space/...
2014-Sep-13 • 55 minutes
A Tribute to Joan Rivers
Our special tribute features the best of Neil deGrasse Tyson and Lynne Koplitz’s interview with the late Joan Rivers, plus new reflections by comedians Eugene Mirman, Chuck Nice and Leighann Lord.Read more and listen to the full episode: http://www.startalkradio.net/show/a-tribute-to-joan-rivers...
2014-Sep-07 • 37 minutes
X-Prize (Part 1)
The X-Prize is motivating engineers, scientists and private industry to “Make the impossible possible.” Get an insider’s look when Neil deGrasse Tyson interviews founder Peter Diamandis.Read more and listen to the full episode at: http://www.startalkradio.net/show/x-prize-part-1...
2014-Aug-29 • 37 minutes
Cosmic Queries: General Astrophysics 101
Curious about general astrophysics? Then join us for class this week as Professor Neil deGrasse Tyson and teaching assistant Leighann Lord explain some of the basics.
2014-Aug-23 • 37 minutes
A Conversation With Seth Meyers
Seth Meyers is hosting the Emmy® Awards Monday night, but you can listen to Neil deGrasse Tyson’s interview with the host of “Late Night” this Sunday.Read more and listen to the entire episode: http://www.startalkradio.net/shows/a-conversation-with-seth-meyers...
2014-Aug-15 • 37 minutes
A COSMOS Conversation with Ann Druyan
Go behind the scenes of the Emmy® Award-winning science show COSMOS: A Spacetime Odyssey when Neil deGrasse Tyson interviews its creator, writer and executive producer Ann Druyan.Read more and listen to the full podcast at http://www.startalkradio.net/show/a-cosmos-conversation-with-ann-druyan/...
2014-Aug-10 • 37 minutes
Planet of the Apes
We’re going ape this week when host Neil deGrasse Tyson talks to Andy Serkis from Dawn of the Planet of the Apes and primate expert and paleoanthropologist Dr. Ian Tattersall.Read more and listen to the full show at:http://www.startalkradio.net/show/pla...
2014-Aug-02 • 36 minutes
StarTalk Live: Big Brains at BAM (Part 3)
Our exploration of the human mind concludes with Neil deGrasse Tyson, Eugene Mirman, neuroscientists Mayim Bialik and Dr. Heather Berlin, and guests Michael Ian Black, Paul Rudd and Bill Nye.Read more and listen to the full show:http://www.startalkradio.net/show/s...
2014-Jul-26 • 38 minutes
StarTalk Live: Big Brains at BAM (Part 2)
Our tour of the human brain continues with Neil deGrasse Tyson, Eugene Mirman, neuroscientists Mayim Bialik and Dr. Heather Berlin and guests Michael Ian Black, Paul Rudd and Bill Nye.Read more and listen to the full show:http://www.startalkradio.net/show/s...
2014-Jul-19 • 37 minutes
StarTalk Live! Big Brains at BAM (Part 1)
Delve into the human brain when Neil deGrasse Tyson and Eugene Mirman host The Big Bang Theory’s Mayim Bialik, Dr. Heather Berlin, Michael Ian Black, Paul Rudd and Bill Nye at the Brooklyn Academy of Music.Read more and listen to the full show:http://www.startalkradio.net/show/s...
2014-Jul-05 • 38 minutes
Madame Saturn: A Conversation with Carolyn Porco (Part 2)
We’ve saved the best for last as Carolyn tells Neil about photographing Earth in the Pale Blue Dot and The Day the Earth Smiled and her involvement in Star Trek and Contact.
2014-Jun-29 • 37 minutes
Madame Saturn: A Conversation with Carolyn Porco (Part 1)
Neil deGrasse Tyson talks about exploring space with planetary scientist Carolyn Porco, aka Madame Saturn, leader of the Cassini Imaging Science team.
2014-Jun-22 • 38 minutes
Cosmic Queries: Human Impact on Earth with Dr. FunkySpoon
Planetary scientist Dr. David Grinspoon is back as guest host to answer your questions about the human impact on Earth during the “Anthropocene Era.”
2014-Jun-14 • 37 minutes
Cosmic Queries: COSMOS with Steven Soter
Questions about the science and visualizations in the COSMOS series on FOX? Get the answers from Neil deGrasse Tyson and Dr. Steven Soter, co-writer of both COSMOS series.
2014-Jun-08 • 37 minutes
A Conversation with Seth MacFarlane
This week, Neil deGrasse Tyson interviews Seth MacFarlane, the brains behind Family Guy, A Million Ways to Die in the West and an executive producer of COSMOS on FOX.
2014-May-31 • 38 minutes
Cosmic Queries: More Space and Science with Bill Nye
Get schooled on space and science by guest host Bill Nye and Chuck Nice when they answer your Cosmic Queries about everything from evolution and carbon dating to gravity and the Doppler effect.
2014-May-25 • 37 minutes
Cosmic Queries: Space and Science with Bill Nye
Guest host Bill Nye the Science Guy and comic co-host Chuck Nice answer your most intriguing questions about space and science, from asteroid deflection and life on exoplanets to the Large Hadron Collider and climate change.
2014-May-18 • 37 minutes
Reporting on Science (Part 2)
In the conclusion of Neil’s interview with veteran science journalist Miles O’Brien, the two discuss the inherent conflict between the goals of true journalism and corporate America.
2014-May-11 • 37 minutes
Reporting on Science (Part 1)
Take an eye-opening journey beyond the headlines into the business of science journalism, with veteran reporter Miles O’Brien, astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Chuck Nice.
2014-May-04 • 37 minutes
Cosmic Queries: Comets and Asteroids with Dr. Amy Mainzer
Curious about comets? Anxious about near-Earth asteroids? Join us as guest host Dr. Amy Mainzer from NASA/JPL answers your Cosmic Queries with a little help from comic co-host Chuck Nice.
2014-Apr-27 • 38 minutes
Cosmic Queries: New Discoveries
From cosmic bruises to ion drives to quantum entanglement: astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson and co-host Eugene Mirman answer your questions about recent scientific discoveries.
2014-Apr-19 • 37 minutes
A COSMOS Conversation with Steven Soter
Worlds collide when Neil deGrasse Tyson puts on his StarTalk Radio hosting hat to interview astrophysicist Dr. Steven Soter, co-writer of the new COSMOS series on FOX hosted by Neil.
2014-Apr-12 • 37 minutes
Cosmic Queries: A Stellar Sampling
This week’s show is bursting with conspiracy theories and strange hypotheses, but that doesn’t stop your own personal astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson from dropping some serious science.
2014-Apr-06 • 37 minutes
Cosmic Queries: Venus with Dr. FunkySpoon
Join guest host planetary scientist Dr. David Grinspoon and comic co-host Leighann Lord as they answer your questions about Venus while Neil’s off working on COSMOS.
2014-Mar-23 • 37 minutes
A Conversation with Laurence Fishburne
Red pill or blue pill? You get both when Neil deGrasse Tyson interviews Morpheus himself, actor Laurence Fishburne, about his roles in The Matrix films, CSI, Searching for Bobby Fischer and more.
2014-Mar-16 • 37 minutes
Cosmic Queries Science in Movies and TV
Stay Tuned for… Science! Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Eugene Mirman answer more of your questions about science in Star Trek, Star Wars, Sliders, Superman, Contact, Mary Poppins and more.
2014-Mar-09 • 38 minutes
Cosmic Queries with Bill Nye and Astro Mike
Join guest host Bill Nye the Science Guy, Eugene Mirman and NASA astronaut Mike Massimino as they have a blast answering your questions while Neil’s off working on COSMOS.
2014-Mar-02 • 37 minutes
Cosmic Queries: Time Travel
In this Cosmic Queries episode, Neil deGrasse Tyson gets all wibbly-wobbly, timey-wimey as he answers fan questions about time travel with Colin Jost, Saturday Night Live’s new Weekend Update anchor. Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons, Credit: aussiegall from Sydney, Australia.
2014-Feb-22 • 37 minutes
Mythbusters (Part 2)
Since they didn’t blow up Neil’s office in Part 1, the MythBusters Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman are back to finish the job. Up for discussion: busted urban legends, Archimedes, Bigfoot and more.
2014-Feb-16 • 37 minutes
MythBusters (Part 1)
The MythBusters are in the house. In Part 1, Neil deGrasse Tyson sits down with Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman to discuss experiments, physics, urban legends and more.
2014-Feb-08 • 37 minutes
Cosmic Queries: A Powerful Potpourri
Neil deGrasse Tyson and Chuck Nice tackle an eclectic mix of your questions that take us from the boiling surface of the Sun to the dark side of the moon and Earth’s distant past to the last moments of the universe.
2014-Feb-02 • 37 minutes
A Conversation with God
Neil deGrasse Tyson has a one-on-one conversation with… God. It’s an episode filled with divine revelations about everything, from the fossil record and evolution to the Big Bang and string theory.
2014-Jan-26 • 48 minutes
Cosmic Queries: Science Fiction - The Sequel
Neil deGrasse Tyson and Eugene Mirman are back to answer more of your sci-fi questions about Aliens, The Black Hole, Prometheus, Superman, Star Trek, Iron Man, Futurama, Gilligan’s Island and more.
2014-Jan-19 • 37 minutes
Cosmic Queries: Space Tourism
Book passage to the final frontier with Neil deGrasse Tyson and co-host Leighann Lord. Learn about space elevators, get tourism tips for Mars, and find out how not to vomit in your spacesuit.
2014-Jan-12 • 37 minutes
Cosmic Queries: Art and Science
Explore the intersection of art and science when astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson and co-host Chuck Nice discuss van Gogh’s The Starry Night, Escher, da Vinci, Giotto, computer generated art and more.
2014-Jan-05 • 48 minutes
Season 4 Time Capsule (Part 2): Cosmic Queries
Neil deGrasse Tyson, your own personal astrophysicist, answers your questions about dark matter, black holes, light, time, relativity and the fabric of our universe in your favorite Cosmic Queries episodes of Season 4.
2013-Dec-15 • 37 minutes
Season 4 Time Capsule (Part 1)
Join your cosmic tour guide, astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, as we explore the most memorable moments from your favorite episodes in Season 4, our most popular season ever.
2013-Dec-08 • 38 minutes
Cosmic Queries: Science Fiction
Science Fiction meets science fact as Neil deGrasse Tyson and Eugene Mirman explore time travel, warp drive, force fields, transporter beams, parallel universes and Dyson spheres.
2013-Dec-01 • 37 minutes
StarTalk Live: I, Robot (Part 2)
Neil deGrasse Tyson and Honeybee Robotics’ Stephen Gorevan focus on robots here on Earth, from steam pipe repairing robotic inchworms and Predator drones to Asimov’s Three Laws of Robotics and the practicality of cyborgs.
2013-Nov-17 • 37 minutes
StarTalk Live: I, Robot (Part 1)
From Mars to Europa, the human exploration of space is increasingly robotic. Laugh and learn about our mechanical marvels from Neil deGrasse Tyson, Eugene Mirman and their special guests at StarTalk Live.
2013-Nov-10 • 37 minutes
Cosmic Queries: Gravity, the Movie
How scientifically accurate was the movie, Gravity? Neil deGrasse Tyson and Chuck Nice answer your questions with a little help from NASA astronaut Mike Massimino.
2013-Nov-03 • 38 minutes
Cosmic Queries: UFOs
“Keep Looking Up” has a different meaning when Neil deGrasse Tyson and Eugene Mirman turn a speculative, scientific eye towards Unidentified Flying Objects.
2013-Oct-26 • 37 minutes
A Conversation with Dan Aykroyd (Part 2)
Neil deGrasse Tyson’s interview with Dan Aykroyd concludes with a scientific discussion about ghosts, aliens, and cars on “a mission from God” with a little help from astrophysicist Chuck Liu.
2013-Oct-20 • 37 minutes
A Conversation with Dan Aykroyd (Part 1)
Neil deGrasse Tyson chats with Dan Aykroyd on topics as varied as the science of humor, Earth’s molten core and the birth of the Blues, with a little help from Chuck Nice and astrophysicist Charles Liu.
2013-Oct-13 • 38 minutes
Cosmic Queries: Dark Mysteries of the Universe
Join Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Leighann Lord as they explore the dark mysteries of our cosmos, from black holes and neutron stars to dark flow and the Higgs field.
2013-Oct-05 • 37 minutes
The Joe Rogan Experience
It’s a different kind of StarTalk as Neil deGrasse Tyson interviews Joe Rogan, host of The Joe Rogan Experience, about everything from science and sports to evolution and Kim Kardashian.
2013-Sep-28 • 38 minutes
Cosmic Queries: Human Endurance in Space
What challenges await humanity on our journey into space, and will we be up to the task? Explore the dangers of space with astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Chuck Nice.
2013-Sep-22 • 37 minutes
StarTalk Live at Town Hall with Buzz Aldrin (Part 2)
Join the crew of StarTalk Live – Commander Neil deGrasse Tyson, Co-Pilot Eugene Mirman Buzz Aldrin, John Oliver and Andrew Chaikin – as they conclude their exploratory mission to Town Hall.
2013-Sep-15 • 37 minutes
StarTalk Live at Town Hall with Buzz Aldrin (Part 1)
Join Commander Neil deGrasse Tyson, Co-Pilot Eugene Mirman and crew members Buzz Aldrin, John Oliver and Andrew Chaikin on StarTalk Live’s mission to explore Town Hall in NYC.
2013-Sep-08 • 37 minutes
Cosmic Queries: The Sun and other Stars
The Sun is the star of the show as astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Chuck Nice answer fan questions in this solar edition of Cosmic Queries.
2013-Aug-25 • 37 minutes
The Science of Sex (Part 2)
The Science of Sex comes to its inevitable climax when Neil deGrasse Tyson, Kristen Schaal and Charles Liu discuss human, primate and alien sexuality with Dr. Ruth Westheimer and Mary Roach.
2013-Aug-18 • 37 minutes
The Science of Sex (Part 1)
StarTalk Radio trades the cosmic for the orgasmic when Neil deGrasse Tyson and Kristen Schaal discuss the science of sex with Dr. Ruth Westheimer and Mary Roach.
2013-Aug-11 • 38 minutes
Cosmic Queries: Viruses, Outbreaks and Pandemics
Infectious disease expert Laurie Garrett is back with Neil deGrasse Tyson to answer your questions about deadly viruses and current epidemics like H7N9 influenza and MERS-CoV.
2013-Aug-04 • 38 minutes
Cosmic Queries: Dark Matter and Dark Energy
Dark matter is the longest unsolved problem in astrophysics. Find out what we know – and what we don’t – from your own personal astrophysicist, Neil deGrasse Tyson.
2013-Jul-28 • 36 minutes
The Science of Hip Hop with GZA (Part 2)
The role of science in hip hop culture is the theme that runs through the conclusion of Neil deGrasse Tyson’s interview with rapper GZA, with hip hop expert Prof. Chris Emdin.
2013-Jul-21 • 36 minutes
The Science of Hip Hop with GZA (Part 1)
Your ideas about rap music may change when Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Chuck Nice “spit verses” with rapper GZA of the Wu-Tang Clan and hip hop expert Dr. Christopher Emdin.
2013-Jul-19 • 37 minutes
StarTalk Live! Storms of Our Century (Part 2)
The climate heats up in the Bell House when Neil deGrasse Tyson and the StarTalk Live crew, including Questlove and Dr. Adam Sobel, look at the causes, politics and science of climate change.
2013-Jul-19 • 37 minutes
StarTalk Live! Storms of Our Century (Part 1)
It's a perfect storm of science and comedy when Neil deGrasse Tyson and StarTalk Live surge into the Bell House the night before Winter Storm Nemo to discuss hurricanes and superstorms.
2013-Jul-19 • 38 minutes
Cosmic Queries: Planet Earth
StarTalk Radio comes down to Earth as astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Chuck Nice answer fan questions about our home planet, from how it formed to how it might end.
2013-Jul-19 • 37 minutes
Cosmic Queries: Grab Bag
Tune in for the most eclectic Cosmic Queries ever, when astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson answers fan questions about everything from quasars and dead astronauts to Doctor Who and missions to Mars.
2013-Jun-16 • 38 minutes
Cosmic Queries: Answers at the Speed of Light
Join us for another episode of Cosmic Queries, where astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson answers fan questions about light, energy and the universe as fast as comic co-host Leighann Lord can ask them.
2013-Jun-09 • 37 minutes
Zombie Apocalypse (Part 2)
The Zombie Apocalypse rages on as Neil deGrasse Tyson hunts for the truth with World War Z author Max Brooks and Pulitzer Prize winning journalist and virus expert Laurie Garrett.
2013-Jun-02 • 37 minutes
Zombie Apocalypse (Part 1)
There’s no escaping the Zombie Apocalypse when Neil deGrasse Tyson interviews Max Brooks, author of World War Z and the world’s leading “authority” on these nonexistent killers.
2013-May-19 • 38 minutes
Space Chronicles (Part 2)
How much do politics, economics, competition and fear impact NASA? Find out when Neil deGrasse Tyson and Prof. John Logsdon discuss the space program, from the Cold War to the present day.
2013-May-12 • 37 minutes
StarTalk Radio: Space Chronicles (Part 1)
Why did the US really go into space? Why did the Apollo program end early? Find out when Neil deGrasse Tyson digs into the history of space exploration with Prof. John Logsdon.
2013-May-05 • 38 minutes
Cosmic Queries: Asteroids, Comets and Meteor Storms
Can’t tell the difference between asteroids, comets, meteoroids, meteors and meteorites? Never fear… Neil deGrasse Tyson explains them all in this episode of Cosmic Queries.
2013-Apr-28 • 37 minutes
Eureka! Asteroid Mining
Take off for an asteroid with Neil deGrasse Tyson and Peter Diamandis, the co-founder of Planetary Resources and the man with the plan to mine asteroids for profit and progress.
2013-Apr-14 • 37 minutes
A Seat at the Table with Anthony Bourdain (Part 2)
Part 2 of Neil deGrasse Tyson’s interview with chef Anthony Bourdain is all about cooking and eating, from molecular cooking to food safety to the new “Nose to Tail” movement.
2013-Apr-07 • 37 minutes
A Seat at the Table with Anthony Bourdain (Part 1)
How can a dish be fit for a king in one country and for the garbage in another? Find out when Neil deGrasse Tyson sits down with world traveler, author and chef Anthony Bourdain.
2013-Mar-31 • 37 minutes
Cosmic Queries: Aliens
Join us for an out-of-this-world episode of Cosmic Queries when astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson provides down-to-earth answers to fan questions about aliens.
2013-Mar-28 • 39 minutes
A Conversation with Alan Rickman (Part 2)
Neil deGrasse Tyson’s interview with Alan Rickman concludes with a discussion of “the mysterious mechanism of acting and theatre and storytelling” and the use of special effects in the Harry Potter movies.
2013-Mar-28 • 37 minutes
StarTalk Live! Satisfying our Curiosity about Mars
StarTalk Live descends on The Bell House to celebrate the landing of the Curiosity Rover on Mars, with Neil deGrasse Tyson, Sarah Silverman, Jim Gaffigan, Eugene Mirman and Dr. David Grinspoon.
2013-Mar-28 • 38 minutes
StarTalk Live! Exploring Our Funky Solar System
Join Neil deGrasse Tyson and astrobiologist Dr. FunkySpoon as we explore our surprising, funky Solar System, from Mercury to Pluto and what lies between. With Eugene Mirman, Sarah Silverman and Jim Gaffigan.
2013-Mar-28 • 37 minutes
StarTalk and Baba Booey Rock Comic-Con (Part 2)
The geek out at San Diego Comic-Con continues when Neil deGrasse Tyson, Baba Booey and Bad Astronomer Phil Plait turn from gadgets that exist to gadgets we dream about.
2013-Mar-28 • 36 minutes
Season 3 Time Capsule
Enjoy the most memorable moments in a season worth remembering, pulled from the five most popular episodes as chosen by our audience.
2013-Mar-28 • 38 minutes
Cosmic Queries: Time-Keeping
It’s time for a new episode of Cosmic Queries, where Neil deGrasse Tyson answers fan questions about photons, tachyons, the speed of light, the physics of the universe and time itself.
2013-Mar-28 • 38 minutes
Cosmic Queries: Exploration
In this Cosmic Queries episode, Neil deGrasse Tyson answers fan questions about exploration, from the depths of the ocean to the outer reaches of the galaxy and even to other dimensions.
2013-Mar-28 • 37 minutes
A Conversation with Alan Rickman (Part 1)
In Part 1, Neil deGrasse Tyson chats with Alan Rickman about the craft of acting, the problems with the education system, and how he chooses and prepares for roles.
2013-Mar-28 • 37 minutes
The Best of Both Worlds
Neil deGrasse Tyson takes us where no fan has gone before: an exclusive interview with Star Trek: TNG stars LeVar Burton and Brent Spiner at San Diego Comic-Con 2012.
2013-Mar-28 • 37 minutes
StarTalk Live: Building the Future
Is humanity on the cusp of momentous change? Neil deGrasse Tyson and futurists Jason Silva and Melissa Sterry explore the possibilities that lie at the intersection of technology, human biology and urban planning.
2013-Mar-28 • 36 minutes
StarTalk and Baba Booey Rock Comic-Con (Part 1)
Join us from San Diego Comic-Con 2012 for a gadget geek-out when Neil deGrasse Tyson interviews Baba Booey, Nerdist Chris Hardwick, and the Bad Astronomer, Phil Plait.
2013-Mar-28 • 33 minutes
Cosmic Queries: Telescopes
In this Cosmic Queries episode, Neil deGrasse Tyson answers fan questions about radio and microwave telescopes, from the Hubble to the VLA to the James Webb Space Telescope.
2013-Mar-28 • 38 minutes
Cosmic Queries: Mayan Apocalypse and Other Disasters
What are the facts behind the most common doomsday predictions? Get ready to have your mind blown as Neil deGrasse Tyson explores the apocalypse.
2013-Mar-28 • 38 minutes
Cosmic Queries: Holiday Edition
Get into the spirit (or should we say science?) of the season when Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic Chuck Nice answer fan questions about winter and the holidays.
2013-Mar-28 • 37 minutes
StarTalk Live: The Particle Party (Part 2)
The StarTalk Live “Particle Party” celebrating the discovery of the Higgs boson continues with Neil deGrasse Tyson, Bill Nye the Science Guy, CERN physicist Kyle Cranmer, comic co-host Eugene Mirman, Sarah Vowell and Scott Adsit.
2013-Mar-28 • 36 minutes
StarTalk Live: The Particle Party (Part 1)
How does Neil deGrasse Tyson celebrate the discovery of the Higgs boson? By throwing a StarTalk Live “Particle Party” with Bill Nye the Science Guy and Kyle Cranmer, one of the CERN physicists who discovered the Higgs.
2013-Mar-28 • 37 minutes
Real Science with Bill Maher (Part 2)
They say “Science thrives on controversy.” So do Neil deGrasse Tyson, Bill Maher, and Dr. David Grinspoon in Part 2 of Neil’s interview with the feisty comedian and host of “Real Time with Bill Maher.”
2013-Mar-28 • 36 minutes
Real Science with Bill Maher (Part 1)
Neil deGrasse Tyson has often been a guest on Real Time with Bill Maher. Find out what happens when the outspoken comedian returns the favor. With guest host Dr. David Grinspoon.
2013-Mar-28 • 41 minutes
Cosmic Queries: Tour of the Solar System
In this Cosmic Queries episode, Neil deGrasse Tyson answers fan questions about exploring the solar system, the possibility of life on Europa and black holes.
2013-Mar-28 • 48 minutes
A Tribute to Neil Armstrong – StarTalk Radio Cosmic Queries
Our first Cosmic Queries episode: Neil deGrasse Tyson answers questions from fans and offers personal reflections in a “Tribute to Neil Armstrong.”
2013-Mar-28 • 37 minutes
The Salt of the Earth (Part 2)
Before you add some extra flavoring to your food, sample our show on the health effects of salt.
2013-Mar-28 • 37 minutes
The Salt of the Earth (Part 1)
From the French Revolution to the science of geology, this show examines how salt has been an important ingredient in human history.
2013-Mar-28 • 37 minutes
StarTalk Live! A Night at the Neptune Theatre (Part 2)
In the second half of our live show at the Neptune Theatre in Seattle, StarTalk geeks out on heroes, villains, and technology that’s changed the world.
2013-Mar-28 • 37 minutes
Packing for Mars (Part 2)
In “Packing for Mars Part 2” Neil asks astronaut Mike Massimino and author Mary Roach questions the press avoids: how to go to the bathroom or have sex in space.
2013-Mar-28 • 37 minutes
Packing for Mars (Part 1)
What are the practical considerations for a NASA mission to Mars? Find out when Neil interviews NASA astronaut Mike Massimino and “Packing for Mars” author Mary Roach.
2013-Mar-28 • 37 minutes
Advancing to the Next Level: The Science of Video Games (Part 2)
There’s more to games than meets the eye in Part 2 of The Science of Video Games, from evolution and economics to artificial intelligence and simulating entire galaxies. With Sims creator Will Wright and author Jeffrey Ryan.
2013-Mar-28 • 37 minutes
Advancing to the Next Level: The Science of Video Games (Part 1)
How dangerous are video games? Do they provide value beyond entertainment? Neil finds out from video game expert Jeffrey Ryan and Sims designer Will Wright.
2013-Mar-28 • 37 minutes
StarTalk Live! A Night at the Neptune Theatre (Part 1)
Wil Wheaton, famous for his role as Wesley Crusher on Star Trek: The Next Generation, joins StarTalk Live at the Neptune Theatre in Seattle.
2013-Mar-28 • 43 minutes
Live at the Bell House: “The Space Between Your Ears” (Part 2)
Part 2 of our brainy show at the Bell House explores the psychology of astronauts and the chemistry of love.
2013-Mar-28 • 45 minutes
Live at the Bell House: “The Space Between Your Ears” (Part 1)
Warning: Our live Bell House show about the human brain and consciousness could just blow your mind.
2013-Mar-28 • 45 minutes
Live at the Bell House, The Astronaut Session (Part 2)
In part 2 of our December 2011 Bell House show, we discuss the dangers and dilemmas of current and future space travel.
2013-Mar-28 • 41 minutes
A Conversation with Morgan Freeman
Morgan Freeman chats about space, science, and the inspiration they provide for films and for the future.
2013-Mar-28 • 44 minutes
When Science Crashes the Party
Janeane Garofalo engages in political warfare, delving into the furious debates between Democrats and Republicans and the science issues that divide them.
2013-Mar-28 • 45 minutes
Time Lords: The Science of Keeping Time
The Nerdist Chris Hardwick joins us for an upbeat discussion of clocks, calendars, and leaps in time.
2013-Mar-28 • 46 minutes
Season 2 Time Capsule
Revisit some highlights of our Season 2 shows. This show includes interview excerpts with Whoopi Goldberg, John Hodgman, Nichelle Nichols, Phil Plait, and Morgan Freeman.
2013-Mar-28 • 43 minutes
Live at the Bell House, The Astronaut Session (Part 1)
At the Bell House in Brooklyn, NY on 12/18/2011 for our second show in front of a live audience. Co-host Eugene Mirman was joined by fellow comedians Kristen Schaal and John Hodgman, while Neil brought along his NASA astronaut buddy, Mike Massimino.
2013-Mar-28 • 44 minutes
A Conversation with Whoopi Goldberg
Whoopi Goldberg talks about her love of science, and how it eventually led to her role as Guinan on "Star Trek, The Next Generation".
2013-Mar-28 • 46 minutes
The Big Bang Theory
A hit TV sitcom about science geeks? Neil talks with the co-creator and science advisor for "The Big Bang Theory."
2013-Mar-28 • 44 minutes
Spooky Science
Our Halloween special investigates the science of ghosts and other haunting phenomena.
2013-Mar-28 • 44 minutes
Spaceward Bound
NASA astronaut Mike Massimino joins us to discuss the perils and promise of human space flight now and into the future.
2013-Mar-28 • 45 minutes
Live at the Bell House (Part 2)
In the second half of our live show at the Bell House in Brooklyn, Kristen Schaal, Scott Adsit, Eugene Mirman and our very special guest Alan Alda travel through time and higher dimensions.
2013-Mar-28 • 46 minutes
The Music of the Spheres
From the physics of sound to the healing power of song, groove to the universal sway of music with guests Moby and Jonathan Coulton.
2013-Mar-28 • 44 minutes
Revolving Around the Sun
See the Sun with new eyes as we discuss the many ways this ball of plasma illuminates our past, present and future.
2013-Mar-28 • 46 minutes
Making the Fur Fly
Although many people debate about the use of animals in science and civilization, few argue as adamantly against their use than our guest, Ingrid Newkirk, co-founder and president of PETA.
2013-Mar-28 • 48 minutes
Live at the Bell House (Part 1)
StarTalk Radio brought science in the house at the 4th annual Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival, with Kristen Schaal, Scott Adsit, Eugene Mirman and our very special guest Alan Alda.
2013-Mar-28 • 45 minutes
9/11 Memorial
On this ten-year anniversary of the 9/11 tragedy, StarTalk Radio takes a look at the event and how it changed our lives.
2013-Mar-28 • 41 minutes
Through the Wormhole
Academy-award winning actor Morgan Freeman joins us for a light-hearted discussion of some of the deepest mysteries facing science today.
2013-Mar-28 • 44 minutes
The Physics of Superheroes, the Sequel
Holy Δx Δp ≥ ℏ/2 Batman! Theoretical physicist Michio Kaku joins us for another discussion of superheroes and the amazing physics behind their incredible powers.
2013-Mar-28 • 42 minutes
NASA and Nichelle Nichols
Famous for her role as Star Trek's Uhura, Nichelle Nichols discusses in part 2 of her interview how she also played a vital role in influencing the modern era of NASA.
2013-Mar-28 • 45 minutes
A Conversation with Nichelle Nichols
Nichelle Nichols discusses her role as Star Trek's Lt. Uhura, and the impact that had on her life and on society.
2013-Mar-28 • 44 minutes
Time Travel at the Movies
Travel back to the future for a discussion of time travel and the movies that depict such excellent adventures.
2013-Mar-28 • 43 minutes
The Political Science of The Daily Show
From Comedy Central's World News Headquarters in New York, Neil sits down with Jon Stewart of The Daily Show to discuss the comic (and cosmic) connections between the worlds of science and politics.
2013-Mar-28 • 45 minutes
Making Cents of Money
Suze Orman shares her street smarts about math, investing and the recent economic melt-down on our show about the science of finance.
2013-Mar-28 • 44 minutes
Let There Be Light
Are you on our wavelength? Learn about the many ways the electromagnetic spectrum infiltrates our lives and illuminates the universe.
2013-Mar-28 • 44 minutes
Climate Confusion
Extreme weather events dominate the news -- tornadoes, hurricanes, winter snowmageddons, floods. What is fantasy and what is reality in the cultural conversation about climate?
2013-Mar-28 • 43 minutes
The Physics of Superheroes
Faster than a speeding bullet? More powerful than a locomotive? James Kakalios, physics professor and author of "The Physics of Superheroes" discusses the science behind the amazing powers of our favorite caped crusaders.
2013-Mar-28 • 42 minutes
Science at the Movies
Neil, comedian co-host Leighann Lord, and Phil Plait, the "Bad Astronomer," discuss The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of science in the movies.
2013-Mar-28 • 44 minutes
The Cosmic Chemistry of Cosmetics
Learn about the evolution of paints, powders, perfumes and other potions as we discuss the artful science of cosmetics.
2013-Mar-28 • 44 minutes
Are You Out of Your Mind?
How do we know what we know? The brain is an amazing product of evolutionary engineering, but many influences can play with our perceptions.
2013-Mar-28 • 43 minutes
Cosmic Cuisine
What ingredients provide "The Right Stuff" for an astronaut's dinner? From BBQ to ice cream, we feast on food fit for the stars.
2013-Mar-28 • 44 minutes
A Violent Earth
Japan was recently hit by a triple punch: a powerful 9.0 magnitude earthquake generated a huge tsunami, which then critically damaged a nuclear power plant.
2013-Mar-28 • 44 minutes
Tour of the Solar System
Take a tour of the solar system with Mars Exploration Rover scientist Steve Squyres and planetary scientist Heidi Hammel.
2013-Mar-28 • 42 minutes
Appetite for Destruction
Paleontologist Peter Ward explains how life's tendency toward self-destruction has led to massive extinction events in Earth's history. What does the past -- and the smell of rotten eggs -- have to teach us about the fate of humanity?
2013-Mar-28 • 44 minutes
A Conversation with John Hodgman
Expert-in-everything John Hodgman addresses a range of topics, from the possibility of alien or robot invasion, to what lobsters have in common with Star Trek's Spock.
2013-Mar-28 • 45 minutes
StarTalk Time Capsule
In this episode, we highlight a few star moments from our constellation of past shows.
2013-Mar-28 • 43 minutes
Matters of the Heart
From Aristotle's misguided meanderings to modern open heart surgery.
2013-Mar-28 • 43 minutes
Wit and Wisdom about Wine
When tasting the first sparkling champagne, Benedictine monk Dom Perignon supposedly said, "Come quickly, I am drinking the stars!" It's more likely the quote originates from a late 19th century advertisement, but the sentiment is universally appealing.
2013-Mar-28 • 44 minutes
The Physics of Football
How are the universal laws of matter, energy and motion expressed on the football field?
2013-Mar-28 • 44 minutes
The Out-of-this-World UFO Show
Have you ever seen mysterious lights in the sky, or glimpsed an alien spacecraft? This show provides a probing yet playful discussion about Unidentified Flying Objects.
2013-Mar-28 • 43 minutes
The International Space Station: A Space Age Cathedral
While cathedrals give people a place to contemplate Heaven from our place here on Earth, astronauts on the ISS can view Earth from "the heavens" above. This show highlights the many ways the ISS is like a modern-day cathedral.
2013-Mar-28 • 45 minutes
Science is Fierce
Do sci-fi classics like Star Trek provide a glimpse into future trends and styles? Neil chats with stylist James Aguiar about the science fiction and facts of fashion.
2013-Mar-28 • 44 minutes
Holiday Lights
For our holiday show, Neil and his comedian co-hosts discuss the constellations of the winter sky, the star of Bethlehem, and the physics of Santa. Seth MacFarlane and other special guests call in to comment on the science of the season.
2013-Mar-28 • 43 minutes
An Alien’s Guide to Earth
Jon Stewart is the first guest of the new season. He and Neil discuss the Daily Show book, Earth: A Visitor's Guide to the Human Race.
2009-Aug-24 • 53 minutes
What's So Funny About Space?
Our season finale features the incomparable comedian Joan Rivers. In this episode, she provides color commentary for a Red Carpet parade of previous show topics, including space tourism, the anniversary of Apollo 11, and the search for alien life (both in space and in Hollywood!).NOTE: All-Access subscribers can listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/all-access/whats-funny-space/...
2009-Aug-17 • 51 minutes
What's Exploration Worth?
When the economy takes a downturn, should we still go up into space? NASA missions aren’t cheap—sending astronauts into low Earth orbit or to the Moon, sending robotic spacecraft to explore the planets, and launching telescopes into space can cost millions or even billions of dollars. Lou Friedman, director of the Planetary Society, argues that even when the dollar is dear, the quest to explore our universe is priceless.NOTE: All-Access subscribers can listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: htt...
2009-Aug-10 • 52 minutes
A Universe of Inspiration
Geometry, physics and the other sciences describe the world we live in, and artists often play with these properties in their own imaginative investigations. From the drawings of Leonardo Da Vinci to high tech computer graphics, Neil and Lynne paint a picture of how science has inspired art through the ages.NOTE: All-Access subscribers can listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/all-access/a-universe-of-inspiration/...
2009-Aug-03 • 51 minutes
Cosmic Quackery
In our quest to understand the universe, how can we be sure our conclusions are correct? Human beings have evolved to find meaningful patterns in nature, but sometimes the patterns we see are just figments of our imagination—or perhaps the result of wishful thinking. Join Neil and guest co-host Leighann Lord as they investigate the weird and wacky world of pseudoscience.NOTE: All-Access subscribers can listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/all-access/cosmic-quacke...
2009-Jul-27 • 56 minutes
Anniversary of Apollo 11
That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind. Neil Armstrong spoke these words after placing his foot down onto lunar soil, and throughout the course of the Apollo program eleven other astronauts also walked on the Moon. In this show, Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, and many others share their memories of Apollo, and say what they think should be NASA’s next step in space.NOTE: All-Access subscribers can listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/all-access/a...
2009-Jul-20 • 50 minutes
Exciting Times for Science
Brilliant scientific discoveries and cutting edge technology have transformed our world, yet many people are turned off by science. Where has the excitement for science gone, and how can we get it back? Stephen Colbert developed an interest in science at a young age, and now he shares that fascination by inviting scientists to appear on his show The Colbert Report.NOTE: All-Access subscribers can listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/all-access/exciting-times-scie...
2009-Jul-13 • 51 minutes
Travels in Time
Is time travel possible? Or has it already happened? Get ready to spend some time pondering time, because in this episode of StarTalk, host Neil deGrasse Tyson is joined by co-host J. Richard Gott, author of Time Travel in Einstein's Universe and an expert in exotic astrophysics. Join us as we explore time travel, black holes, and worm holes, and analyze some Hollywood time travel films in terms of their scientific accuracy. Rich enlightens us on the fact that time travel is mathematically possible, citing ...
2009-Jul-06 • 50 minutes
Summer Skies
Have you ever wondered why the sky is blue? We have too, and so we’re giving you the long-awaited answer, along with more exploration into the mysterious celestial sphere up above. It’s above our heads every day, conveying its lightest and darkest moments, giving hints about the universe around us, and allowing us to learn by looking up…but are we really looking? In this episode of StarTalk, host Neil deGrasse Tyson is joined by co-host and comedian Lynne Koplitz to ponder the many questions, stories, legen...
2009-Jun-29 • 52 minutes
Space Spin-Offs
Space is now big business. Technology originally developed for the space program sometimes ends up in products for use on Earth, often in surprising ways. The 40,000 certified “Space Products” range from mattresses to medical devices, and have turned space into a multi-billion-dollar industry. Inspired by our excursions into the Final Frontier, entrepreneurs and inventors are turning stardust into gold.
2009-Jun-22 • 52 minutes
The Science of Star Trek
The Star Trek TV and movie series imagine a bright future for humans in space, one in which we explore alien worlds with the aid of advanced technology. Because the writers tried to include as much realistic science as possible within the fictional framework, the stories have been an inspiration for students, scientists, inventors; and anyone interested in pondering our destiny on Earth and beyond. In this show, Brandon Fibbs reviews the latest Star Trek movie now in theaters, and Lawrence Krauss talks abou...
2009-Jun-15 • 52 minutes
The Search for Aliens
Scientists have been searching for aliens in our solar system and beyond, but have not yet found evidence that life exists beyond Earth. SETI, the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence, has been scanning the stars for alien radio beacons for 50 years. Radio and TV broadcasts have been leaking from Earth’s atmosphere for over a century, and these traveling time capsules could eventually reach a broader audience than ever imagined. Neil and Lynne review the methods used to locate aliens, and discuss what t...
2009-Jun-08 • 38 minutes
Would You Be a Space Tourist?
Richard Branson has formed Virgin Galactic and is now taking reservations aboard the maiden voyage of SpaceShipOne. Would you spend the estimated $200,000 for a 45-minute trip into space?Neil and Lynne also discuss the mechanics of sex in space.NOTE: All-Access subscribers can listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/all-access/would-you-be-a-space-tourist/?_sf_s=wou...
2009-Jun-01 • 56 minutes
Telescopes that Rocked Our World
This year marks the 400th anniversary of Galileo’s use of the first telescope. On this week’s show, we reflect on how telescopes have shifted our perspective on how small we are in size, space, and time. We also discuss how they help astronomers discover new and interesting aspects of the universe, from Earth-like planets to supernova, from black holes to the Big Bang.