StarTalk All-Stars

StarTalk All-Stars

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“I’m Neil deGrasse Tyson, host of StarTalk Radio. I’ve recruited a crack team of scientists and science educators to help me bring the universe down to Earth. They are… The StarTalk All-Stars.” New episodes premiere Tuesday nights at 7pm ET.


Connecting Our Brains, with Charles Liu
Dec 25, 2018 • 48 min
Can neuroscience help develop artificial intelligence? Are human brains and bird brains similar? Astrophysicist and host Charles Liu, PhD, comic co-host Chuck Nice, and neurophysiologist and science communicator Dr. Kiki Sanford, PhD, investigate brains.…
Time and the Universe, with Charles Liu
Dec 18, 2018 • 47 min
Can time die? Can we find the origin point of the Big Bang? Astrophysicist and host Charles Liu and comic co-host Chuck Nice answer fan-submitted Cosmic Queries and sing Super Silly Space Songs as we explore time, the universe, and more. NOTE: StarTalk…
Dinosaur Sex, with Dustin Growick
Dec 11, 2018 • 48 min
Are you ready for the Dinosaur Sex Ed class you never took? Science communicator and host Dustin Growick, comic co-host Meg Pierson, and paleontologist Shaena Montanari, PhD, explore the world of dinosaur sex. Don’t miss an episode of StarTalk All-Stars.…
Meteorite Hunting, with David Grinspoon and Geoff Notkin
Dec 4, 2018 • 52 min
Explore the captivating world of meteorites and meteorite hunting with astrobiologist and host David Grinspoon, a.k.a. Dr. FunkySpoon, comic co-host Chuck Nice, and meteorite hunter Geoff Notkin. Recorded live at The Explorers Club. NOTE: StarTalk…
Dark Matter, with Natalia Reagan and Astro Katie
Nov 27, 2018 • 48 min
Host Natalia Reagan and comic co-host Andrea Jones-Rooy sit down with theoretical astrophysicist Katie Mack, a.k.a. Astro Katie, to answer fan-submitted Cosmic Queries on dark matter, dark energy, and the mysteries of the Cosmos. Don’t miss an episode of…
Communicating Climate Change, with David Grinspoon
Nov 20, 2018 • 50 min
Discover how to communicate climate change from host and astrobiologist David Grinspoon, a.k.a. Dr. FunkySpoon, comic co-host Chuck Nice, and science communicator and NASA climate scientist Kate Marvel. Don’t miss an episode of StarTalk All-Stars.…
StarTalk All-Stars @ Caveat – Gettin’ Off Earth!
Nov 13, 2018 • 49 min
Primatologist and host Natalia Reagan explores interstellar travel and our best planetary destinations with comic co-host Harrison Greenbaum, author Jana Grcevich, biomedical engineer Ronke Olabisi, former HI-SEAS crew member Kate Greene, and psychologist…
Think Like a Skeptic, with Cara Santa Maria and Dr. Steven Novella
Nov 6, 2018 • 47 min
Trust no one! StarTalk All-Stars host neuroscientist Heather Berlin investigates skeptical thinking with Cara Santa Maria and Dr. Steven Novella of “The Skeptics Guide to the Universe” and new comic co-host and skeptic Ari Shaffir. Don’t miss an episode…
Dead Bodies: Bioarchaeology and Forensic Science, with Natalia Reagan
Oct 30, 2018 • 48 min
What can the dead tell us? Primatologist and host Natalia Reagan and comic co-host Sarah Rose Siskind investigate bioarchaeology and forensic science with bioarchaeologist Kristina Killgrove and forensic anthropologist Christopher Rainwater. Don’t miss an…
Technosignatures: Detecting Alien Civilizations, with David Grinspoon
Oct 23, 2018 • 49 min
Hunt for technosignatures, alien civilizations, and other signs of intelligent life as astrobiologist David Grinspoon, co-host Chuck Nice, and astronomer Sofia Sheikh answer fan-submitted Cosmic Queries on the search for extraterrestrial intelligence.…
Humanoid Hybrids, with Natalia Reagan
Oct 16, 2018 • 49 min
Investigate Neanderthals, Denisovans, and ancient human-hybrids with host and primatologist Natalia Reagan, comic co-host Andrea Jones-Rooy, paleoanthropologist Shara Bailey, and biological anthropologist Ryan Raaum. (Warning: Adult Language). Don’t miss…
Addiction, Depression, PTSD, and Mental Health, with Heather Berlin
Oct 9, 2018 • 48 min
Neuroscientist Heather Berlin and comic co-host Chuck Nice investigate mental health and mental illness as they answer fan-submitted Cosmic Queries about the opioid crisis, depression, addiction, PTSD, and more. Don’t miss an episode of StarTalk…
Mission – Exoplanets, with Mike Massimino
Oct 2, 2018 • 29 min
Exoplanets, satellites, telescopes, and the science behind the search – Astro Mike Massimino, comic co-host Chuck Nice, and astronomer David Kipping answer fan-submitted Cosmic Queries on exploring our universe. Don’t miss an episode of StarTalk…
Dinosaurs 101, with Dustin Growick
Sep 25, 2018 • 39 min
Brontosaurs, T-Rex, Asteroids, and Jurassic Park. We take Dinosaurs 101 with a first-time StarTalk All-Stars crew – science communicator and dino-nut Dustin Growick, comic co-host Meg Pierson, and paleontologist Shaena Montanari. Don’t miss an episode of…
Exploring Our Solar Neighborhood, with Natalia Reagan
Sep 18, 2018 • 49 min
Discover more about Planet 9, brown dwarfs, mapping the Milky Way, and the citizen science of Backyard Worlds, as primatologist and host Natalia Reagan, comic co-host Chuck Nice, and astrophysicist Jackie Faherty take a stroll through our solar…
Deep Space, with Mike Massimino & Matt O’Dowd
Sep 11, 2018 • 50 min
Astro Mike Massimino is back to explore the cosmos and unlock the secrets of deep space as he answers fan-submitted Cosmic Queries alongside comic co-host Chuck Nice and astrophysicist Matt O’Dowd, host of PBS Space Time. Don’t miss an episode of StarTalk…
Cosmic Queries – A Molecular Mix
Sep 4, 2018 • 52 min
Astronomer Emily Rice and comic co-host Chuck Nice answer a molecular mix of fan-submitted Cosmic Queries including questions on spacetime, asteroids hitting the Moon and the Earth, science literacy, and what a typical day looks like for an…
InSight into Mars, with Natalie Starkey
Aug 28, 2018 • 47 min
Get smarter about the Mars InSight mission and Martian exploration as cosmochemist and host Natalie Starkey, comic co-host Mo Welch, and JPL Systems Engineer Farah Alibay answer fan-submitted Cosmic Queries about the Red Planet. NOTE: StarTalk All-Access…
Politics and Privatization of Space, with Bill Nye
Aug 21, 2018 • 47 min
Who owns the Moon? Should we rent out the International Space Station? Is it legal to buy up land on Mars? Investigate the politics and privatization of space with Bill Nye the Science Guy and comic co-host Iliza Shlesinger as they answer fan-submitted…
Comets, Asteroids, and the Psyche Mission, with Natalie Starkey
Aug 14, 2018 • 48 min
NEW: Discover more about comets, asteroids, and the upcoming Psyche mission from All-Stars host and cosmochemist Natalie Starkey, first time comic co-host Mo Welch and Psyche mission architect and JPL Project Systems Engineer David Oh. NOTE: StarTalk…
StarTalk Live! from SF Sketchfest 2017 (Part 2) (Repeat)
Aug 7, 2018 • 44 min
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, as we revisit Part 2 of…
StarTalk Live! from SF Sketchfest 2017 (Part 1) (Repeat)
Aug 7, 2018 • 48 min
Re-visit our live discussion on space exploration and citizen science from the 2017 SF Sketchfest featuring Bill Nye, co-host Eugene Mirman, space activist Ariel Waldman, Sketchfest co-founder Janet Varney, and comedian Claudia O’Doherty. NOTE: StarTalk…
Get Real About Climate Change, with Seth Shostak (Repeat)
Jul 24, 2018 • 49 min
Re-visit our intense discussion on climate change and how it impacts humans and social systems with host and SETI Institute Senior Astronomer Seth Shostak, comic co-host Eugene Mirman, and Ken Caldeira, climate scientist at the Carnegie Institution for…
Women in Science, with Summer Ash and Emily Rice (Repeat)
Jul 17, 2018 • 50 min
Astrophysicist Summer Ash, astronomer Emily Rice, and co-host Chuck Nice examine the challenges faced by women scientists, and take on “Women Crushing It Wednesday” - reclaiming a sexist hashtag by celebrating women in STEM. Don’t miss an episode of…
Visualizing Our Universe, with Dr. FunkySpoon (Repeat)
Jul 10, 2018 • 37 min
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.…
Solar Sailing, with Bill Nye
Jul 3, 2018 • 48 min
Deploy the solar sails and take to the stars! Bill Nye the Science Guy and comic co-host Iliza Schlesinger answer fan-submitted questions about LightSail 1 and 2, space exploration, artificial intelligence, Breakthrough StarShot, and more. NOTE: StarTalk…
Extended Classic: Citizen Science, with Emily Rice
Jun 26, 2018 • 64 min
Want to be a citizen scientist? All-Stars host Emily Rice, comic co-host Chuck Nice, Project Scientist for Galaxy Zoo Prof. Karen Masters, and AMNH Senior Scientist Jackie Faherty are here to help you make a difference. Now extended with Emily and Chuck…
Extended Classic: StarTalk All-Stars at NY Comic Con: The Science of Science Fiction
Jun 19, 2018 • 69 min
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, live from NY Comic Con. Now extended with more sci-fi Cosmic Queries. (WARNING: Contains Adult Language.) NOTE:…
The Science of Romance, with Helen Fisher
Jun 12, 2018 • 50 min
StarTalk All-Stars host and biological anthropologist host Helen Fisher and comic co-host Chuck Nice are together again use science to unlock the secrets of love and answer fan-submitted Cosmic Queries on romance, sex robots, and more. NOTE: StarTalk…
The Intergalactic Travel Bureau, with Emily Rice
Jun 5, 2018 • 48 min
Thinking about a quick road trip to the rings of Saturn? Or wingsuiting through Titan’s thick atmosphere? How about snapping pictures as the geysers of Europa explode? Explore space tourism with host/astronomer Emily Rice, co-host Harrison Greenbaum, and…
Know Your Neanderthals, with Natalia Reagan (Repeat)
May 29, 2018 • 45 min
Primatologist Natalia Reagan welcomes new comic co-host Sarah Siskind, biological anthropologist Todd Disotell, and anthropology professor Will Harcourt-Smith to investigate all-things Neanderthal: culture, behavior, DNA, more! (Repeat) NOTE: StarTalk…
Eclipses, Cosmic Cataclysms, and More with Janna Levin (Repeat)
May 22, 2018 • 53 min
Moments after the Great American Eclipse of 2017, astrophysicist Janna Levin, comic co-host Matt Kirshen, and Columbia professor of astronomy Joe Patterson talk about eclipses, relativity, black widow pulsars, and more. (Repeat) NOTE: StarTalk All-Access…
“Is Technology Changing Love?” with Helen Fisher
May 15, 2018 • 50 min
Find out how technology is changing relationships, courtship, and social behavior through dating apps, social media, and more when biological anthropologist Dr. Helen Fisher and comic co-host Chuck Nice answer fan-submitted Cosmic Queries. NOTE: StarTalk…
New Horizons, with David Grinspoon and Alan Stern
May 8, 2018 • 48 min
Go behind the scenes and get the inside story of the New Horizons mission to Pluto with astrobiologist and host David Grinspoon, comic co-host Chuck Nice, and Alan Stern, principle investigator of the New Horizons mission. NOTE: StarTalk All-Access…
Listening for Aliens, with Carolyn Porco (Repeat)
May 1, 2018 • 48 min
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 SETI@home co-founder.…
Magic, Illusion, and Skepticism, with Bill Nye (Repeat)
Apr 24, 2018 • 48 min
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.
Climate Science – Advocacy & Activism, with David Grinspoon
Apr 17, 2018 • 49 min
Can you be a scientist and an activist? Can you be an engaged citizen and still do un-biased research? We explore these questions and more with astrobiologist and host Dr. FunkySpoon, Chuck Nice, and Dr. Gavin Schmidt, climatologist and Director of the…
Astronomy 101, with Emily Rice
Apr 10, 2018 • 49 min
Are you ready for astronomy class? Astrophysicist Emily Rice and comic co-host Harrison Greenbaum answer your fan-submitted Cosmic Queries about Astronomy 101: dark matter, black holes, Hawking radiation, the James Webb Space Telescope, exoplanets, and…
Extended Classic – “What Makes Us Human?” with Natalia Reagan
Apr 3, 2018 • 60 min
What does it mean to be “human?” Natalia Reagan, co-host Patrick Melton, and paleoanthropologist Marc Kissel discuss our evolutionary journey and the study of wisdom. New: Listen to a conversation about human and primate cloning with Natalia, Chuck Nice,…
Neuroscience and Physics Collide – All-Stars at BAM
Mar 27, 2018 • 40 min
Explore free will, time, consciousness, and more from the stage of the Brooklyn Academy of Music with host and neuroscientist Heather Berlin, comic co-host Chuck Nice theoretical physicist Brian Greene, astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, and rapper and…
Cloning Genetics and Ethics, with Natalia Reagan
Mar 20, 2018 • 49 min
Are you seeing double? Explore the wild world of cloning: gene-editing, facilitated adaptation, de-extinction, Pleistocene Park, and more with host Natalia Reagan, comic co-host Chuck Nice, biological anthropologist Ryan Raaum, and Ross MacPhee, Curator…
Cosmic Evolution, with David Grinspoon
Mar 13, 2018 • 48 min
Explore the cosmic evolution of all things including symbiogenesis, the geopolitical state, the Gaia hypothesis, and more, featuring astrobiologist David Grinspoon, comic co-host Chuck Nice, and biologist and author Tyler Volk. NOTE: StarTalk All-Access…
SEASON PREMIERE: Our Changing Climate, with Bill Nye
Mar 6, 2018 • 48 min
We’re kicking off Season 3 of StarTalk All-Stars with none other than Bill Nye the Science Guy, comic co-host Chuck Nice, and climate scientist Kate Marvel as they explore the changing climate around us. NOTE: StarTalk All-Access subscribers can watch or…
UFOs and Possible Aliens, with Seth Shostak (Repeat)
Feb 27, 2018 • 48 min
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.…
Extended Classic: Party with the StarTalk All-Stars
Feb 20, 2018 • 58 min
Boogie down with Neil Tyson, Chuck Nice, Mike Massimino, and David Grinspoon as they jam out at our “Leap Into Launch” party. Now with 17 minutes of Patreon Cosmic Queries recorded live at this year’s StarTalk Saturnalia with Neil, Heather Berlin, David…
Traveling Through Space and Time, with Janna Levin (Repeat)
Feb 13, 2018 • 46 min
Astrophysicist Janna Levin and comic co-host Matt Kirshen answer fan-submitted Cosmic Queries about interstellar travel, from special relativity, to time dilation, to visiting exoplanets. Don’t miss an episode of StarTalk All-Stars. Subscribe on: TuneIn:…
Comparative Planetology, with Ellen Stofan (Repeat)
Feb 6, 2018 • 50 min
Earth’s climate crisis, Titan’s ice volcanos, Venus’ runaway greenhouse effect, and more. David Grinspoon, Chuck Nice, and former Chief Scientist at NASA Ellen Stofan are here to discuss what we can learn about our own home by studying our neighbors.…
Celebrating Voyager 1, with Carolyn Porco (Repeat)
Jan 30, 2018 • 47 min
Look back on one of the greatest accomplishments in human history, with StarTalk All-Stars host and planetary scientist Carolyn Porco, co-host Maeve Higgins, Sean Ono Lennon and Emer Reynolds, filmmaker of the documentary, “The Farthest.” Don’t miss an…
Exploring TRAPPIST-1, with Emily Rice (Repeat)
Jan 23, 2018 • 48 min
Find out what we know about TRAPPIST-1, the recently discovered red dwarf star with 7 Earth-sized exoplanets. Astrophysicist Emily Rice hosts, with co-host Chuck Nice, and their guest, David Kipping, Assistant Professor of Astronomy at Columbia…
“What Makes Us Human?” with Natalia Reagan (Repeat)
Jan 16, 2018 • 48 min
What does it mean to be “human?” Natalia Reagan and comic co-host Patrick Melton welcome paleoanthropologist Marc Kissel to discuss our evolutionary journey and the study of wisdom, and try to uncover what it means to be human. Photo credit: Natalia…
Season 2 Time Capsule – StarTalk All-Stars
Jan 9, 2018 • 48 min
Neil deGrasse Tyson recaps the highlights from this season featuring Bill Nye, Heather Berlin, Mike Massimino, Carolyn Porco, Seth Shostak, Chuck Nice, Eugene Mirman, Maeve Higgins, and more, and others discussing Mars, climate change, consciousness,…
Exoplanets Mashup
Jan 2, 2018 • 47 min
Investigate exoplanets, including the TRAPPIST-1 system and Proxima b, in this StarTalk All-Stars mashup. Featuring David Grinspoon, Natalie Starkey, Seth Shostak, Emily Rice, Chuck Nice, Jason T. Wright, Lindy Elkins-Tanton, Ph.D., Daniel Peluso, and…
Climate Change Mashup
Dec 26, 2017 • 49 min
The StarTalk All-Stars investigate climate change, featuring hosts Bill Nye, David Grinspoon, Seth Shostak, and Natalia Reagan; co-hosts Chuck Nice, Eugene Mirman, and Tim Alexander; and guests Radley Horton, Andrew Revkin, Todd Disotell, Ian Tattersall,…
Great Discoveries Mashup
Dec 19, 2017 • 48 min
Gravitational waves, TRAPPIST-1, nuclear energy, Enceladus, and more. Explore great discoveries, old and new, on this mashup featuring tarTalk All-Stars hosts, co-hosts, and guests including Bill Nye, Carolyn Porco, Janna Levin, Emily Rice and others.…
Cosmic Queries: Artificial Intelligence and the Brain, with Heather Berlin
Dec 12, 2017 • 50 min
Investigate artificial intelligence and the future of the brain when host Heather Berlin, comic co-host Chuck Nice, and NYU psychologist Gary Marcus answer fan-submitted Cosmic Queries on cognitive implants, self-driving cars, recording dreams, and more.…
Now Hear This: Theoretical Physics, with Janna Levin
Dec 5, 2017 • 48 min
Join astrophysicist and host Janna Levin, comic co-host Chuck Nice, and astrophysicist David Spergel as they ponder the cosmological and theoretical phenomena found in our universe. Recorded live at the Now Hear This: Podcast Festival in New York City.…
StarTalk All-Stars: Bill Nye Live
Nov 28, 2017 • 51 min
Climate change, solar sails, GMOs, the moon’s rotation, volcanism and more – Join Bill Nye and Chuck Nice as they answer calls and questions live from the Sirius XM studio. They also discuss Bill’s new documentary “Bill Nye: Science Guy.” (Previously…
Bio-Anthro Mashup, with Natalia Reagan
Nov 21, 2017 • 47 min
Explore the lives of early humans, modern humans, Neanderthals, Homo sapiens, great apes, and more. Hosted by anthropologist Natalia Reagan featuring appearances by Neil deGrasse Tyson, Chuck Nice, and some of your favorite co-hosts and guests. NOTE:…
“What Is Consciousness?” with Heather Berlin
Nov 14, 2017 • 48 min
Explore dissociative identity disorder, panpsychism, free will, hive mind, and more as neuroscientist and new All-Stars host Heather Berlin, co-host Chuck Nice, and philosopher David Chalmers investigate the mysteries and science of consciousness and the…
The Future of Human Spaceflight, with Mike Massimino
Nov 7, 2017 • 48 min
To the stars and beyond! Join host Mike Massimino, co-host Maeve Higgins, planetary scientist Alan Stern, former STS and ISS astronaut Sandy Magnus, and Grammy-award winning composer Eric Whitacre as they explore the promising future of human spaceflight.…
Looking for Life in the Cosmos: StarTalk All-Stars at Worlds Fair Nano
Oct 31, 2017 • 50 min
It’s one thing to search for ET, but should we be trying to make contact? Join SETI senior astronomer and host Seth Shostak, Allen Saakyan, host of Eureka! Science Comedy, Chuck Nice, and Doug Vakoch, president of METI as they debate interstellar…
StarTalk All-Stars at Worlds Fair Nano: The Future of Biotechnology
Oct 24, 2017 • 50 min
Is there a future in bio-technology? Astrobiologist and host David Grinspoon, Eureka! Science Comedy podcast host Allen Saakyan, comic co-host Harrison Greenbaum, and Randal J. Kirk, CEO of Intrexon are ready to explore the advancements and opportunities…
Traveling Through Space and Time, with Janna Levin
Oct 17, 2017 • 46 min
Astrophysicist Janna Levin and comic co-host Matt Kirshen answer fan-submitted Cosmic Queries about interstellar travel, from special relativity, to time dilation, to visiting exoplanets. Don’t miss an episode of StarTalk All-Stars. Subscribe on: TuneIn:…
“Is Pluto the New Mars?” with Dr. FunkySpoon
Oct 10, 2017 • 48 min
It’s been two years since New Horizons flew by Pluto – what have we learned? Find out when David Grinspoon, Chuck Nice, and New Horizons Co-Investigator and planetary scientist John Spencer answer fan submitted cosmic queries about everybody’s favorite…
Death by Climate Change, with Natalia Reagan
Oct 3, 2017 • 51 min
Climate Change is the hot-button issue of today. Primatologist Natalia Reagan is back to host with comic co-host Tim Alexander, biological anthropologist Todd Disotell, and paleoanthropologist Ian Tattersall to talk about its impact on all species. Don’t…
Eclipses, Cosmic Cataclysms, and More with Janna Levin
Sep 26, 2017 • 53 min
Moments after the Great American Eclipse of 2017, astrophysicist Janna Levin, comic co-host Matt Kirshen, and Columbia professor of astronomy Joe Patterson talk about eclipses, relativity, black widow pulsars, and more. Don’t miss an episode of StarTalk…
Comparative Planetology, with Ellen Stofan
Sep 19, 2017 • 50 min
Earth’s climate crisis, Titan’s ice volcanos, Venus’ runaway greenhouse effect, and more. David Grinspoon, Chuck Nice, and former Chief Scientist at NASA Ellen Stofan are here to discuss what we can learn about our own home by studying our neighbors.…
StarTalk All-Stars at NY Comic Con: The Science of Science Fiction (Repeat)
Sep 12, 2017 • 54 min
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…
Hunting for Black Holes, with Janna Levin (Repeat)
Sep 5, 2017 • 49 min
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…
Enceladus Up Close, with Carolyn Porco (Repeat)
Aug 29, 2017 • 46 min
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. Don’t…
StarTalk All-Stars at Star Trek Mission NY – The Science of Star Trek (Repeat)
Aug 22, 2017 • 85 min
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. Don’t miss an…
Science Gets Fabulous, with Summer Ash and Emily Rice (Repeat)
Aug 15, 2017 • 52 min
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.…
Calling ET, with Dr. FunkySpoon (Repeat)
Aug 8, 2017 • 49 min
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 (METI). Plus, Chuck Nice asks the pair Cosmic Queries about what we’ll do if aliens…
Exploring Exoplanets, with Seth Shostak (Repeat)
Aug 1, 2017 • 48 min
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. Don’t miss an episode of StarTalk All-Stars.…
Inside NASA Mission Control, with Astro Mike Massimino (Repeat)
Jul 25, 2017 • 50 min
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. Don’t miss an episode of StarTalk…
Searching for Space Water, with Natalie Starkey (Repeat)
Jul 18, 2017 • 49 min
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.…
Reconsidering the Origins of Homo Sapiens, with Natalia Reagan
Jul 11, 2017 • 39 min
Primatologist Natalia Reagan investigates the recent discovery of fossils in Morocco that could reshape our understanding of the origins of Homo sapiens and the evolution of modern humans. Featuring paleoanthropologist Shara Bailey and co-host Sarah…
Deciphering Gravitational Waves, with Janna Levin (Repeat)
Jul 4, 2017 • 48 min
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.
Extended Classic: Earth in Human Hands, with David Grinspoon
Jun 27, 2017 • 62 min
What’s happened to Earth in the Anthropocene age – and what does the future hold? Find out from astrobiologist David Grinspoon, journalist Andrew Revkin, and Chuck Nice. Now extended with Chuck and Bill Nye answering Cosmic Queries about climate change.…
Extended Classic: Cosmic Queries – Expanding Our Perspectives, with Bill Nye
Jun 20, 2017 • 60 min
If you’re expecting a few questions about pot and LSD, you’d be right. But Chuck Nice also throws more Cosmic Queries than that at host Bill Nye, from how to get more women into STEM to discovering life on Mars. Now extended with even more Queries with…
“What Makes Us Human?” with Natalia Reagan
Jun 13, 2017 • 48 min
What does it mean to be “human?” Natalia Reagan and comic co-host Patrick Melton welcome paleoanthropologist Marc Kissel to discuss our evolutionary journey and the study of wisdom, and try to uncover what it means to be human. Don’t miss an episode of…
The Fossils in Your Mouth, with Natalia Reagan
Jun 6, 2017 • 47 min
All-Stars host and Primatologist Natalia Reagan, first time comic co-host Patrick Melton, and paleoanthropologist Shara Bailey are ready to talk about teeth: the stories they tell and the secrets they hide. Don’t miss an episode of StarTalk All-Stars.…
Extended Classic: UFOs and Possible Aliens, with Seth Shostak
May 30, 2017 • 62 min
Seth Shostak welcomes skeptic Ben Radford and comic co-host Ray Ellin to discuss UFOs, aliens, government cover-ups, Roswell, and space-faring dinosaurs. Now extended with Neil and Bill talking UFOs, the green flash, their favorite alien, and more! Don’t…
Planetary Defense, with Bill Nye
May 23, 2017 • 47 min
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.…
Celebrating Voyager 1, with Carolyn Porco
May 16, 2017 • 47 min
Look back on one of the greatest accomplishments in human history, with StarTalk All-Stars host and planetary scientist Carolyn Porco, co-host Maeve Higgins, Sean Ono Lennon and Emer Reynolds, filmmaker of the documentary, “The Farthest.” Don’t miss an…
Citizen Science, with Emily Rice
May 9, 2017 • 48 min
Want to be a citizen scientist? All-Stars host Emily Rice, comic co-host Chuck Nice, Project Scientist for Galaxy Zoo Dr. Karen Masters, and AMNH Senior Scientist Jackie Faherty are here to help you make a difference. Don’t miss an episode of StarTalk…
StarTalk Live! from SF Sketchfest 2017 (Part 2)
May 2, 2017 • 44 min
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…
StarTalk Live! from SF Sketchfest 2017 (Part 1)
Apr 25, 2017 • 48 min
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. Don’t…
Combating Climate Change, with Bill Nye
Apr 18, 2017 • 48 min
#LMASA – Let’s Make America Smart Again! Bill Nye is back in the StarTalk All-Stars hosting seat to lead the fight against climate change and discuss the future of climate science. He’s joined by Columbia University climate scientist Dr. Radley Horton,…
Extended Classic: Science and Art, with Carolyn Porco
Apr 11, 2017 • 63 min
Carolyn Porco, “Bad-ass Science Groupie” Sean Ono Lennon, and comic co-host Chuck Nice answer questions about art, science, and math. Now extended with more fan-submitted Cosmic Queries about astronaut music, the search for life, Saturn, and more! Don’t…
Know Your Neanderthals, with Natalia Reagan
Apr 4, 2017 • 45 min
New StarTalk All-Stars host, primatologist Natalia Reagan, welcomes new comic co-host Sarah Siskind, biological anthropologist Todd Disotell, and anthropology professor Will Harcourt-Smith to investigate all-things Neanderthal: culture, behavior, DNA,…
Exploring TRAPPIST-1, with Emily Rice
Mar 28, 2017 • 48 min
Find out what we know about TRAPPIST-1, the recently discovered red dwarf star with 7 Earth-sized exoplanets. Astrophysicist Emily Rice hosts, with co-host Chuck Nice, and their guest, David Kipping, Assistant Professor of Astronomy at Columbia…
Science Literacy and Alternative Facts, with Bill Nye
Mar 21, 2017 • 48 min
What’s best way to stay scientifically literate in a world of “alternative facts”? Bill Nye, comic 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.…
Extended Classic: Putting Humans on Mars, with Mike Massimino
Mar 14, 2017 • 63 min
What will it take to send people to Mars and back safely? Find out from host Mike Massimino, co-host Maeve Higgins, and NASA’s John Charles. Now including Neil Tyson and Bill Nye in the Cosmic Crib talking about human vs. robotic exploration of Mars.…
Party with the StarTalk All-Stars
Mar 7, 2017 • 40 min
It’s time to party, All-Stars style. Join astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, comic co-host Chuck Nice, astronaut Mike Massimino, and astrobiologist Dr. FunkySpoon as they kick back and enjoy the sights and sounds of the universe from the “Leap Into…
Live! at Awesome Con (Part 2): To Mars and Beyond
Feb 28, 2017 • 48 min
The fun continues from StarTalk All-Stars Live! at Awesome Con as we rejoin Bill Nye, Eugene Mirman, former NASA Deputy Administrator Dava Newman, Dr. Funkyspoon, and comedians Jo Firestone and Hari Kondabolu on their quest to find life beyond Earth.…
StarTalk All-Stars Live! at Awesome Con (Part 1): To Mars and Beyond
Feb 21, 2017 • 48 min
Pack your bags because StarTalk All-Stars Live! is taking you on a trip to another world. Part 1 features Bill Nye, Eugene Mirman, former NASA Deputy Administrator Dava Newman, astrobiologist David Grinspoon, and comedians Jo Firestone and Hari Kondabolu.…
Get Real About Climate Change, with Seth Shostak
Feb 14, 2017 • 49 min
Now that climate change is beyond dispute, StarTalk All-Stars host Seth Shostak is joined by Ken Caldeira, climate scientist at the Carnegie Institution for Science, and co-host Eugene Mirman to talk about the impact on humans and social systems. NOTE:…
“Are You Smarter than an 8th Grader?” with Dr. FunkySpoon
Feb 7, 2017 • 48 min
David Grinspoon and Chuck Nice take on cosmic queries about astrobiology submitted by eighth grade students at the Arroyo Vista Charter School. Their teacher, Daniel Peluso, is on hand to discuss getting kids excited about science. NOTE: StarTalk…
Science Fiction on TV, with Bill Nye
Jan 31, 2017 • 48 min
Who better to answer fan-submitted Cosmic Queries about science fiction on TV than our own Bill Nye the Science Guy? Bill and co-host Chuck Nice flip channels between “Star Trek,” “Lost in Space,” “Gilligan’s Island,” “Lost,” and more. (Warning: Adult…
Inside the National Academy of Sciences, with Carolyn Porco
Jan 24, 2017 • 53 min
What does the NAS do? Host Carolyn Porco, NAS Dir. Marcia McNutt, and Maeve Higgins explore how the NAS advises our government on fracking, gene splicing, self-driving cars, contacting aliens, and more. Plus, reflections on the Deepwater Horizon oil…
Earth in Human Hands, with David Grinspoon
Jan 17, 2017 • 49 min
Curious about what’s happened to Earth in the Anthropocene age – and what’s going to happen in the future? Find out from our host, astrobiologist David Grinspoon, author of “Earth in Human Hands,” science journalist Andrew Revkin, and co-host Chuck Nice.…
Season 1 Time Capsule – StarTalk All-Stars
Jan 7, 2017 • 48 min
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.…
Celebrating Innovation, with Bill Nye - StarTalk All-Stars
Dec 31, 2016 • 48 min
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…
Maker Mix, with Bill Nye (Part 2) – StarTalk All-Stars
Dec 24, 2016 • 48 min
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.…
Maker Mix, with Bill Nye (Part 1) – StarTalk All-Stars
Dec 17, 2016 • 51 min
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.…
Science Gets Fabulous, with Summer Ash and Emily Rice – StarTalk All-Stars
Dec 10, 2016 • 52 min
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.…
Exploring Exoplanets, with Seth Shostak – StarTalk All-Stars
Dec 3, 2016 • 48 min
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 listen…
StarTalk All-Stars Live! – The Science of Science Fiction
Nov 26, 2016 • 54 min
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…
Women in Science, with Summer Ash and Emily Rice – StarTalk All-Stars
Nov 19, 2016 • 50 min
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.…
Hunting for Black Holes, with Janna Levin
Nov 12, 2016 • 49 min
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…
StarTalk All-Stars Live! – The Science of Star Trek
Nov 4, 2016 • 85 min
Join us for our first StarTalk All-Stars Live!, 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.…
UFOs and Possible Aliens, with Seth Shostak – StarTalk All-Stars
Oct 28, 2016 • 48 min
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.…
Cosmic Queries - Expanding Our Perspectives, with Bill Nye – StarTalk All-Stars
Oct 22, 2016 • 48 min
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.…
Calling ET, with Dr. FunkySpoon
Oct 15, 2016 • 49 min
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.
Science and Art, with Carolyn Porco
Oct 10, 2016 • 49 min
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.
Deciphering Gravitational Waves, with Janna Levin
Oct 1, 2016 • 48 min
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.
Magic, Illusion, and Skepticism, with Bill Nye – StarTalk All-Stars
Sep 24, 2016 • 48 min
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.
Inside NASA Mission Control, with Astro Mike Massimino - StarTalk All-Stars
Sep 18, 2016 • 50 min
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.
Rosetta and Comet 67P, with Natalie Starkey - StarTalk All-Stars
Sep 12, 2016 • 48 min
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.
Enceladus Up Close, with Carolyn Porco
Sep 5, 2016 • 46 min
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.
Visualizing Our Universe, with Dr. FunkySpoon – StarTalk All-Stars
Aug 29, 2016 • 37 min
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.
Searching for Space Water, with Natalie Starkey - StarTalk All-Stars
Aug 22, 2016 • 49 min
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.
Confronting Zika and other Viruses, with Bill Nye and Laurie Garrett – StarTalk All-Stars
Aug 15, 2016 • 49 min
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.
Putting Humans on Mars, with Mike Massimino – StarTalk All-Stars
Aug 8, 2016 • 50 min
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.
Listening for Aliens, with Carolyn Porco - StarTalk All-Stars
Aug 1, 2016 • 48 min
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 SETI@home co-founder.
Understanding Climate Change with Bill Nye
Jul 25, 2016 • 43 min
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.