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StarTalk Radio

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Science meets comedy and pop culture 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. But wait… there’s more! Our new show, StarTalk All-Stars, features a revolving slate of all-star scientists and science educators including Bill Nye the Science Guy, backed up by your favorite comic co-hosts. Catch new episodes of StarTalk Radio on Fridays at 7pm ET, and StarTalk All-Stars on Tuesdays at 7pm ET. Keep Looking Up!
Communicating the Science, with Alan Alda
Sep 21 • 50 min
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…
#ICYMI - Golf’s 2018 Ryder Cup: Physics & Psychology at the Albatros
Sep 20 • 42 min
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…
The Power of Storytelling, with Salman Rushdie
Sep 14 • 50 min
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,…
#ICYMI - Protecting Your Dome: Concussions & Helmet Technology
Sep 13 • 54 min
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.…
Selling Space, with Bill Nye
Sep 7 • 50 min
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…
#ICYMI - The Tennis Brain: Strategy, Analytics, Mental Game
Sep 6 • 54 min
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.…
The Stars That Guide Us, with Nainoa Thompson
Aug 31 • 50 min
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…
#ICYMI - The Psychology of Extreme Sports (Repeat)
Aug 30 • 47 min
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…
The Spirit of Exploration, with James Cameron
Aug 24 • 54 min
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…
#ICYMI - Planet NASCAR, with Neil deGrasse Tyson (Repeat)
Aug 23 • 49 min
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.…
Exploring Earth’s Oceans with Sylvia Earle and Fabien Cousteau
Aug 17 • 55 min
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…
#ICYMI - Physics on Wheels, with Dr. Skateboard & Othello Clark (Repeat)
Aug 16 • 39 min
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…
Katy Perry’s Cosmic Curiosity
Aug 10 • 53 min
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…
#ICYMI - Surf’s Up – The Big Waves (Repeat)
Aug 9 • 39 min
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,…
Inside DARPA: Sci-Fi Meets National Defense
Aug 3 • 54 min
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…
#ICYMI - The Electrifying World of Formula E
Aug 2 • 49 min
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…
Cosmic Queries – Our Galaxy and Beyond
Jul 27 • 56 min
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…
#ICYMI - The Physics of the Tour de France (Repeat)
Jul 26 • 55 min
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…
The State of Space Exploration Now, with Bill Nye
Jul 20 • 57 min
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…
#ICYMI - Swimming Science and USRPT
Jul 19 • 52 min
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.…
The Geekiverse, with Kevin Smith
Jul 13 • 57 min
“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…
#ICYMI - Rugby – Physics and Grit, with Todd Clever
Jul 12 • 38 min
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…
Extended Classic – Cosmic Queries: Primatology
Jul 6 • 52 min
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…
#ICYMI - MLB Greatness and Trout 5 Design, with Mike Trout
Jul 5 • 43 min
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…
STR at BAM – Science Is Everywhere (Part 2)
Jun 29 • 53 min
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…
#ICYMI - Cosmic Queries: FIFA World Cup Edition
Jun 28 • 46 min
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…
StarTalk at BAM – Science is Everywhere (Part 1)
Jun 22 • 50 min
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…
#ICYMI - Hole-istic Golf, with Craig Davies and Sean Foley
Jun 22 • 52 min
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…
Extended Classic – Cosmic Queries: A Powerful Potpourri
Jun 15 • 49 min
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…
#ICYMI - Extended Classic: Planet Soccer, with Neil deGrasse Tyson
Jun 14 • 63 min
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…
Remembering Anthony: “A Seat at the Table with Anthony Bourdain Parts 1 & 2”
Jun 10 • 79 min
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…
The Evolution of Journalism, with Katie Couric
Jun 8 • 50 min
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…
#ICYMI - Motorsports – Physics & Technology, with Will Buxton & Mario Andretti
Jun 7 • 51 min
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…
Clean Meat, with Paul Shapiro
Jun 1 • 49 min
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…
#ICYMI - Motorcycle Racing: Physics on 2-Wheels
May 31 • 40 min
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…
Cosmic Queries – The Science Around Us
May 25 • 49 min
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…
#ICYMI - American Ninja Warrior: Science, Skills, and Strategy
May 24 • 42 min
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,…
Cosmic Queries: Minds and Machines
May 18 • 49 min
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…
#ICYMI - Baseball Physics Mashup, with Ron Darling, Geoff Blum, and J.P. Arencibia
May 17 • 34 min
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,…
Basketball Physics, with NBA Legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
May 11 • 50 min
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…
#ICYMI - Basketball Shoe Technology, with Julius “Dr. J” Erving, Ray Allen, and Rasheed Wallace
May 10 • 41 min
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…
Cosmic Queries – Climate Science, with Bill Nye
May 4 • 50 min
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…
#ICYMI - NBA – Evolution of the Game, with Julius Erving, Rasheed Wallace, and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
May 3 • 42 min
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…
Into the Wild, with Jane Goodall
Apr 27 • 49 min
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…
#ICYMI - Playing with Science at BAM, with Sasha Cohen & Neil deGrasse Tyson
Apr 26 • 45 min
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…
Extended Classic – Cosmic Queries The Random Edition
Apr 20 • 61 min
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.…
#ICYMI - 2018 Soccer Tech: Beyond Sports & Telstar 18
Apr 19 • 50 min
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…
StarTalk Live! at Kings Theatre: Science and Morality (Part 2)
Apr 13 • 49 min
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…
#ICYMI - Breaking the Rules–The Physics & Psychology of Cheating
Apr 12 • 50 min
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…
StarTalk Live! at Kings Theatre: Science and Morality (Part 1)
Apr 6 • 50 min
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…
#ICYMI - The Psychology of Extreme Sports
Apr 5 • 40 min
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.…
Extended Classic – Cosmic Queries Galactic Gumbo
Mar 30 • 63 min
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,…
#ICYMI - NCAA – March Madness, Money, and Minds
Mar 29 • 50 min
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…
Bill Nye Live from Sirius…XM
Mar 23 • 49 min
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.)…
#ICYMI - Brain Training – Neuropriming & VR Technology
Mar 22 • 47 min
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…
Cosmic Queries – More Office Hours
Mar 16 • 50 min
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,”…
#ICYMI: March Madness 2018: Bracketology
Mar 15 • 50 min
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…
The Universe and Beyond, with Stephen Hawking
Mar 14 • 46 min
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…
Celebrating Einstein
Mar 9 • 49 min
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.…
#ICYMI - Winter Paralympics, with Medalists Mike Shea and Taylor Lipsett
Mar 8 • 43 min
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…
Cycling, Physics, and Doping, with Lance Armstrong
Mar 2 • 50 min
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…
#ICYMI - Bobsledding, with Olympic Gold Medalists Curt Tomasevicz & Steve Mesler
Mar 1 • 41 min
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.…
Singing Science, with Kelly Clarkson
Feb 23 • 49 min
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…
#ICYMI - Olympic Alpine Skiing, with Erin Mielzynski and Andrew Weibrecht
Feb 22 • 37 min
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…
What’s Science Got to Do With Love?
Feb 16 • 50 min
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…
#ICYMI - The Science of Curling, with Olympians Brad Gushue and Nina Roth
Feb 15 • 43 min
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:…
The Evolution of Personal Technology, with Marques Brownlee
Feb 9 • 49 min
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…
#ICYMI - Figure Skating Physics, with Olympic Medalist Sasha Cohen
Feb 8 • 43 min
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,…
Playing with Science Time Capsule Season 1 & 2
Feb 2 • 50 min
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.…
#ICYMI - Season 3 Premiere: Big Game Special, w/Neil Tyson and New England Patriot Cameron Fleming
Feb 1 • 37 min
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…
StarTalk All-Stars Season 2 Time Capsule
Jan 26 • 50 min
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…
#ICYMI - Martial Arts – Fight Like a Physicist (Repeat)
Jan 25 • 37 min
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…
Season 8 Time Capsule (Part 2)
Jan 19 • 51 min
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…
Season 8 Time Capsule (Part 1)
Jan 12 • 49 min
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.…
#ICYMI - NFL Fitness and Nutrition (Repeat)
Jan 11 • 41 min
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…
Predictions: This Year in Science
Jan 5 • 50 min
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…
Life on Mars Mashup
Dec 29, 2017 • 49 min
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…
#ICYMI - Extended Classic: The Science of “The Catch”
Dec 28, 2017 • 50 min
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…
Extraterrestrial Mashup
Dec 22, 2017 • 49 min
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…
#ICYMI - Extended Classic: The Immaculate Reception
Dec 21, 2017 • 60 min
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…
Cosmic Queries: Altered States, with Bill Nye
Dec 15, 2017 • 50 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.…
#ICYMI: Planet Soccer: Science and Technology
Dec 13, 2017 • 49 min
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…
Cosmic Queries: Time and Higher Dimensions
Dec 8, 2017 • 50 min
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…
#ICYMI - Snowboarding: Shreddin’ the Gnar
Dec 7, 2017 • 36 min
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.…
Cosmic Queries: Mysterious Cosmology, with Sean Carroll
Dec 1, 2017 • 50 min
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…
#ICYMI - Space Jam: Basketball Cosmic Queries, with Neil deGrasse Tyson
Nov 30, 2017 • 49 min
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…
A Conversation with Andy Weir – Special Bonus Episode
Nov 29, 2017 • 46 min
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…
Cosmic Queries Astrophysics Mashup
Nov 24, 2017 • 49 min
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…
#ICYMI - Extended Classic: The Art of the Hail Mary
Nov 23, 2017 • 49 min
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…
Cosmic Queries: Defending our Planet, with Bill Nye
Nov 17, 2017 • 50 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.…
#ICYMI - World Series Slugfest, with Neil deGrasse Tyson
Nov 16, 2017 • 40 min
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…
Cosmic Queries Live: Galactic Gumbo Edition
Nov 10, 2017 • 49 min
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.…
#ICYMI: Physics on Wheels, with Dr. Skateboard & Othello Clark
Nov 9, 2017 • 39 min
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.…
Human Augmentation with Adam Savage and Neil deGrasse Tyson
Nov 3, 2017 • 49 min
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.…
#ICYMI: Baseball: The Perfect Game
Nov 2, 2017 • 37 min
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…
The Power of Political Satire, with Bill Maher
Oct 27, 2017 • 50 min
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…
#ICYMI - World Series Throwback Special
Oct 26, 2017 • 42 min
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…
Cosmic Queries - Climate Change
Oct 20, 2017 • 50 min
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…
#ICYMI - Surf’s Up - The Big Waves
Oct 19, 2017 • 38 min
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…
StarTalk Live! from Future Con: Engineering the Future (Part 2)
Oct 13, 2017 • 50 min
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,…
#ICYMI - Golf Science, with Geoff Ogilvy and Neil deGrasse Tyson
Oct 12, 2017 • 34 min
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…
StarTalk Live! from Future Con: Engineering the Future (Part 1)
Oct 6, 2017 • 50 min
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…
#ICYMI - Gymnastics: Leap, Bounce & Balance
Oct 5, 2017 • 37 min
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…
Cosmic Queries - Office Hours
Sep 29, 2017 • 49 min
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:…
#ICYMI - Baseball: Brain Training
Sep 28, 2017 • 37 min
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…
Let’s Make America Smart Again: The Future of NASA
Sep 22, 2017 • 49 min
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:…
#ICMYI: Martial Arts – Fight Like a Physicist
Sep 21, 2017 • 37 min
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…
Science and the Search for the Truth, with Bill Nye
Sep 15, 2017 • 50 min
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.…
#ICYMI: The Immaculate Reception
Sep 14, 2017 • 47 min
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…
Cosmic Jazz, with Wayne Shorter and Herbie Hancock
Sep 8, 2017 • 49 min
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…
#ICYMI: Cosmic Queries: Tennis Special Edition
Sep 7, 2017 • 49 min
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…
Extended Classic: Cosmic Queries – Dark Mysteries of the Universe
Sep 1, 2017 • 50 min
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.…
#ICYMI - Tennis: Inside the Royal Game
Aug 31, 2017 • 49 min
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…
Cosmic Queries: TV Sci-Fi with Bill Nye
Aug 25, 2017 • 50 min
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…
#ICYMI - NFL Fitness and Nutrition
Aug 24, 2017 • 41 min
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…
Cosmic Queries: The Great American Eclipse
Aug 18, 2017 • 49 min
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:…
#ICYMI: Baseball TweetTalk, with Neil deGrasse Tyson
Aug 17, 2017 • 49 min
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.…
Geekin’ Out on Hip-Hop, with Logic
Aug 11, 2017 • 49 min
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:…
#ICYMI: Planet NASCAR, with Neil deGrasse Tyson
Aug 10, 2017 • 49 min
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…
Understanding GMOs and the Future of Food
Aug 4, 2017 • 50 min
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…
#ICYMI: Biomechanics of the Perfect Golf Swing
Aug 3, 2017 • 50 min
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…
StarTalk Live! Citizen Science from San Francisco (Part 2)
Jul 28, 2017 • 46 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…
#ICYMI: Pitching Physics with Ron Darling
Jul 27, 2017 • 52 min
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 Tyson Don’t miss an episode of Playing with Science.…
StarTalk Live! Citizen Science from San Francisco (Part 1)
Jul 21, 2017 • 49 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. NOTE:…
#ICYMI: The Murky World of Doping in Sports
Jul 20, 2017 • 50 min
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.…
The Science Behind “Game of Thrones”
Jul 14, 2017 • 49 min
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:…
#ICYMI: Extended Classic: The Physics of the Tour de France
Jul 13, 2017 • 67 min
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…
Cosmic Queries: Primatology
Jul 7, 2017 • 50 min
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:…
#ICYMI: Out of This World Sports, with Neil deGrasse Tyson (Repeat)
Jul 6, 2017 • 58 min
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…
Extended Classic: Cosmic Queries – A Stellar Sampling
Jun 30, 2017 • 49 min
Extended Classic: Cosmic Queries – A Stellar Sampling by Neil deGrasse Tyson
#ICYMI: Hockey: Fan Questions and More
Jun 29, 2017 • 61 min
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…
Extended Classic: Cosmic Queries - The Science of Love
Jun 23, 2017 • 50 min
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…
#ICYMI: Baseball: Physics at the Plate (Part 1) (Repeat)
Jun 22, 2017 • 53 min
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…
The Science of Climate and Weather, with Kathy Sullivan
Jun 16, 2017 • 50 min
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…
#ICYMI: Hockey: Physics on Ice (Part 1)
Jun 15, 2017 • 49 min
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…
Cosmic Queries: A Taste of Space, with Matt O’Dowd
Jun 9, 2017 • 50 min
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:…
#ICYMI - Game Changer – Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s Skyhook
Jun 8, 2017 • 35 min
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…
The Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence, with Jill Tarter
Jun 2, 2017 • 49 min
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…
#ICYMI: Cosmic Queries: The Physics of Soccer
Jun 1, 2017 • 50 min
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.…
Cosmic Queries: Potpourri Vol. 2
May 26, 2017 • 49 min
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…
#ICYMI - Baseball - Home Run Physics
May 25, 2017 • 55 min
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 Literacy in the Misinformation Age - #LMASA
May 19, 2017 • 49 min
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:…
#ICYMI: Football: Crushing the Combine
May 18, 2017 • 53 min
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…
The Power of Science Fiction, with William Shatner
May 12, 2017 • 49 min
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.…
#ICYMI - The Art of the Hail Mary
May 11, 2017 • 53 min
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…
The Rise of Self-Driving Cars
May 5, 2017 • 49 min
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…
#ICYMI - Slam Dunk Science (Part 2)
May 4, 2017 • 34 min
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…
StarTalk Live! Let’s Make America Smart Again (Part 2)
Apr 28, 2017 • 49 min
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.…
#ICYMI - Slam Dunk Science (Part 1)
Apr 27, 2017 • 38 min
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.…
StarTalk Live! Let’s Make America Smart Again (Part 1)
Apr 21, 2017 • 49 min
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.…
#ICYMI - Baseball: Physics at the Plate
Apr 20, 2017 • 53 min
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…
Extended Classic: Space Chronicles (Part 1)
Apr 14, 2017 • 50 min
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:…
The Science of Sports, with Hope Solo
Apr 7, 2017 • 50 min
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…
#ICYMI - Hockey: Physics on Ice (Part 2)
Apr 6, 2017 • 51 min
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…
Cosmic Queries: Galactic Gumbo
Mar 31, 2017 • 49 min
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!…
#ICYMI: Hockey: Physics on Ice (Part 1)
Mar 30, 2017 • 49 min
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…
Science and Technology in the Military, with Ash Carter
Mar 24, 2017 • 56 min
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.…
#ICYMI - March Madness!
Mar 23, 2017 • 50 min
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…
Extended Classic: The Future of Humanity, with Elon Musk
Mar 17, 2017 • 57 min
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.…
#ICYMI - Out of This World Sports, with Neil deGrasse Tyson
Mar 16, 2017 • 58 min
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…
Let’s Make America Smart Again, with Fareed Zakaria
Mar 10, 2017 • 50 min
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.…
#ICYMI – How Technology Is Changing Football
Mar 9, 2017 • 56 min
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.…
Cosmic Queries: Spacetime
Mar 3, 2017 • 50 min
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:…
#ICYMI – Soccer: The Art of Goalkeeping, with Hope Solo
Mar 2, 2017 • 37 min
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…
StarTalk Live! at the Beacon: Searching for Life in the Universe (Part 2)
Feb 24, 2017 • 50 min
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.…
StarTalk Live! at the Beacon: Searching for Life in the Universe (Part 1)
Feb 17, 2017 • 50 min
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:…
Extended Classic: UFO Remix
Feb 10, 2017 • 49 min
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.…
Comedy and Cars with Jay Leno
Feb 3, 2017 • 49 min
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 Playing with Science – The Big Game Special Edition feat. Neil deGrasse Tyson
Feb 2, 2017 • 51 min
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…
Cosmic Queries about Cosmic Phenomena
Jan 27, 2017 • 50 min
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:…
The Science of Fitness, with Terry Crews
Jan 20, 2017 • 49 min
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…
Season 7 Time Capsule (Part 2)
Jan 13, 2017 • 50 min
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.
Season 1 Time Capsule – StarTalk All-Stars
Jan 10, 2017 • 49 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.…
Season 7 Time Capsule (Part 1)
Jan 6, 2017 • 50 min
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:…
Celebrating Innovation, with Bill Nye - StarTalk All-Stars
Jan 3, 2017 • 50 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…
Extended Classic – Cosmic Queries Art and Science
Dec 30, 2016 • 49 min
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:…
Maker Mix, with Bill Nye (Part 2) – StarTalk All-Stars
Dec 27, 2016 • 49 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.…
Extended Classic – Cosmic Queries Holiday Edition
Dec 23, 2016 • 49 min
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.”…
Maker Mix, with Bill Nye (Part 1) – StarTalk All-Stars
Dec 20, 2016 • 50 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.…
The Lunar Legacy, with Buzz Aldrin
Dec 16, 2016 • 50 min
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:…
Science Gets Fabulous, with Summer Ash and Emily Rice – StarTalk All-Stars
Dec 13, 2016 • 49 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.…
Bringing Science to Life, with Ben Stiller
Dec 9, 2016 • 49 min
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…
Exploring Exoplanets, with Seth Shostak – StarTalk All-Stars
Dec 6, 2016 • 49 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 watch…
Surviving on Mars, with Andy Weir
Dec 2, 2016 • 50 min
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-Stars at NY Comic Con – The Science of Science Fiction
Nov 29, 2016 • 49 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…
Extended Classic: The Salt of the Earth (Part 1)
Nov 25, 2016 • 50 min
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.…
Women in Science, with Summer Ash and Emily Rice – StarTalk All-Stars
Nov 22, 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.…
The Beauty of Mathematics, with Jeremy Irons
Nov 18, 2016 • 49 min
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.…
Hunting for Black Holes, with Janna Levin - StarTalk All-Stars
Nov 15, 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…
The “Science” of Zombies and the Walking Dead, with Robert Kirkman
Nov 11, 2016 • 49 min
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.…
StarTalk All-Stars at Star Trek Mission NY – The Science of Star Trek
Nov 8, 2016 • 73 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. NOTE: StarTalk…
“Is Our Universe a Simulation?” with Brian Greene
Nov 4, 2016 • 50 min
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…
UFOs and Possible Aliens, with Seth Shostak – StarTalk All-Stars
Nov 1, 2016 • 50 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: Zombie Apocalypse (Part 1)
Oct 28, 2016 • 50 min
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.…
Cosmic Queries - Expanding Our Perspectives, with Bill Nye – StarTalk All-Stars
Oct 25, 2016 • 49 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.…
The Physics and Fantasy of Time Travel
Oct 21, 2016 • 49 min
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…
Calling ET, with Dr. FunkySpoon – StarTalk All-Stars
Oct 18, 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.
The Science of High-Wire Stunts with Philippe Petit
Oct 14, 2016 • 50 min
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.
Science and Art, with Carolyn Porco - StarTalk All-Stars
Oct 11, 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.
Extended Classic: Cosmic Queries: General Astrophysics 101
Oct 7, 2016 • 50 min
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.”
Deciphering Gravitational Waves, with Janna Levin - StarTalk Allstars
Oct 4, 2016 • 49 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.
Tuning in to Science on TV, with Mayim Bialik
Sep 30, 2016 • 50 min
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.
Magic, Illusion, and Skepticism, with Bill Nye – StarTalk All-Stars
Sep 27, 2016 • 50 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.
Geeking Out with Whoopi Goldberg
Sep 23, 2016 • 49 min
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.
Inside NASA Mission Control, with Astro Mike Massimino - StarTalk All-Stars
Sep 20, 2016 • 49 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.
Cosmic Queries: The Space Race
Sep 16, 2016 • 50 min
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.
Rosetta and Comet 67P, with Natalie Starkey - StarTalk All-Stars
Sep 13, 2016 • 49 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.
A Conversation with Ray Kurzweil
Sep 9, 2016 • 50 min
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.
Enceladus Up Close, with Carolyn Porco - StarTalk All-Stars
Sep 6, 2016 • 45 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.
Extended Classic: Cosmic Queries: Superheroes
Sep 2, 2016 • 49 min
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.”
Visualizing Our Universe, with Dr. FunkySpoon – StarTalk All-Stars
Aug 30, 2016 • 39 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.
Cosmic Queries: The Random Edition
Aug 26, 2016 • 50 min
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.
Searching for Space Water, with Natalie Starkey - StarTalk All-Stars
Aug 23, 2016 • 48 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.
Cosmic Queries: The Multiverse
Aug 19, 2016 • 55 min
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.
Confronting Zika and other Viruses, with Bill Nye and Laurie Garrett – StarTalk All-Stars
Aug 16, 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.
Extended Classic: StarTalk Live! Satisfying Our Curiosity about Mars (Part 1)
Aug 12, 2016 • 49 min
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…
Putting Humans on Mars, with Mike Massimino – StarTalk All-Stars
Aug 9, 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.
StarTalk Live! LIGO and the Black Hole Blues (Part 2)
Aug 5, 2016 • 50 min
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.
Listening for Aliens, with Carolyn Porco - StarTalk All-Stars
Aug 2, 2016 • 49 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.
StarTalk Live! LIGO and the Black Hole Blues (Part 1)
Jul 29, 2016 • 50 min
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…
Understanding Climate Change with Bill Nye - StarTalk All-Stars
Jul 26, 2016 • 45 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.
Cosmic Queries: The Science of Humans at War
Jul 22, 2016 • 50 min
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.
Unveiling Pluto, with Alan Stern and Neil deGrasse Tyson
Jul 15, 2016 • 50 min
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.
A Conversation with Queen Latifah
Jul 8, 2016 • 50 min
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.
Extended Classic: Cosmic Queries: Space Probes with Dr. Amy Mainzer
Jul 1, 2016 • 50 min
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.
StarTalk Live! at Fun Fun Fun Fest in Austin with Bill Nye
Jun 24, 2016 • 50 min
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.
Climate Change and the Future, with Al Gore
Jun 17, 2016 • 50 min
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.
StarTalk Live! at the Beacon (Part 2): King of the Kuiper Belt
Jun 10, 2016 • 50 min
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…
StarTalk Live! at the Beacon (Part 1): Chasing Comets
Jun 3, 2016 • 50 min
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.
Extended Classic: Cosmic Queries: Venus with Dr. FunkySpoon
May 27, 2016 • 50 min
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.”
Cosmic Queries: Galactic Grab Bag
May 20, 2016 • 50 min
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.
Extended Classic: Cosmic Queries: Human Impact on Earth with Dr. FunkySpoon
May 13, 2016 • 49 min
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.
Cosmic Queries: A Stellar Smorgasbord
May 6, 2016 • 49 min
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.
The Promise and Peril of the Genomic Revolution
Apr 29, 2016 • 49 min
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.
Racing Extinction with Leilani Münter
Apr 22, 2016 • 50 min
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.
Cosmic Queries – Science and Morality
Apr 15, 2016 • 49 min
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.
Unravelling Reddit with Alexis Ohanian
Apr 8, 2016 • 49 min
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.
StarTalk Live! from SF Sketchfest 2016 (Part 2)
Apr 1, 2016 • 50 min
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.
StarTalk Live! from SF Sketchfest 2016 (Part 1)
Mar 25, 2016 • 49 min
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.
Protecting Earth from Asteroids
Mar 18, 2016 • 49 min
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.
Cosmic Queries - New Mysteries of the Universe
Mar 11, 2016 • 49 min
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.
Gazing into the Future with Ray Kurzweil
Mar 4, 2016 • 49 min
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.
Season 6 Time Capsule (Part 2)
Feb 26, 2016 • 50 min
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.
Season 6 Time Capsule (Part 1)
Feb 19, 2016 • 50 min
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.
Cosmic Queries - The Science of Love
Feb 12, 2016 • 50 min
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.
Protecting Our Environment, with Gina McCarthy
Feb 5, 2016 • 50 min
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.
The Value of Science, with Brian Cox
Jan 29, 2016 • 50 min
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…
A Conversation with Alan Rickman, Revisited
Jan 22, 2016 • 49 min
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.
Science and Social Justice with David Crosby
Jan 15, 2016 • 50 min
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…
Colonizing Mars with Bas Lansdorp
Jan 8, 2016 • 50 min
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.
Extended Classic: Time Lords: The Science of Keeping Time with Chris Hardwick
Jan 1, 2016 • 50 min
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…
Extended Classic: Holiday Lights
Dec 25, 2015 • 50 min
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…
The Science of Creativity, with David Byrne
Dec 18, 2015 • 50 min
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,…
Expanding Our Perspectives, with Susan Sarandon
Dec 11, 2015 • 50 min
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.
The Science of Illusion with Penn & Teller
Dec 4, 2015 • 50 min
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.
Extended Classic: Tour of the Solar System
Nov 27, 2015 • 50 min
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…
The Science of Family Guy with Seth MacFarlane
Nov 20, 2015 • 50 min
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.
Exploring Science and Comedy with Larry Wilmore
Nov 13, 2015 • 50 min
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.
Decoding Science and Politics with Bill Clinton
Nov 6, 2015 • 50 min
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…
Cosmic Queries: Monsters with Bill Nye
Oct 30, 2015 • 50 min
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.
Extended Classic: Madame Saturn – A Conversation with Carolyn Porco (Part 2)
Oct 23, 2015 • 49 min
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!
StarTalk Live! at the Apollo (Part 2)
Oct 16, 2015 • 49 min
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.
StarTalk Live! at the Apollo (Part 1)
Oct 9, 2015 • 50 min
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.
Cosmic Queries: Colonizing Mars
Oct 2, 2015 • 50 min
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.
A Conversation with Edward Snowden (Part 2)
Sep 25, 2015 • 50 min
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.
A Conversation with Edward Snowden (Part 1)
Sep 18, 2015 • 50 min
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.
StarTalk Live! Parasites and Poisons at The Bell House
Sep 13, 2015 • 50 min
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.
Extended Classic: “Are You Out of Your Mind?” with Oliver Sacks
Sep 6, 2015 • 50 min
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.
Extended Classic: A Conversation with God
Aug 30, 2015 • 50 min
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.
StarTalk Live! Climate Change
Aug 23, 2015 • 50 min
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.
StarTalk Live! Sociology and the Human Condition
Aug 16, 2015 • 50 min
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.
The Digital Revolution with Arianna Huffington
Aug 9, 2015 • 50 min
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.
Cosmic Queries: Super Powers
Aug 2, 2015 • 50 min
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.
Exploring Science and Religion with Richard Dawkins
Jul 26, 2015 • 50 min
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.
Cosmic Queries: GMOs with Bill Nye (Part 2)
Jul 19, 2015 • 49 min
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.
Cosmic Queries: GMOs with Bill Nye (Part 1)
Jul 12, 2015 • 50 min
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.
Extended Classic: Madame Saturn: A Conversation with Carolyn Porco (Part 1)
Jul 5, 2015 • 50 min
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!
TV and the Evolution of American Culture with Norman Lear
Jun 28, 2015 • 49 min
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.”
NASA’s Vision for Space with Charles Bolden
Jun 21, 2015 • 50 min
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.
The Impact of Twitter on Society with Biz Stone
Jun 14, 2015 • 49 min
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.
Social Media in Space with Chris Hadfield
Jun 7, 2015 • 49 min
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.
Combating Disease with Jimmy Carter
May 31, 2015 • 50 min
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.
The Science of Music with Josh Groban
May 24, 2015 • 50 min
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…
Cosmic Queries Potpourri
May 17, 2015 • 50 min
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.
The Evolution of Love and Sex with Dan Savage
May 10, 2015 • 49 min
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?
The Science of Interstellar with Christopher Nolan
May 3, 2015 • 49 min
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.
George Takei and the Legacy of Star Trek
Apr 26, 2015 • 49 min
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.
Cosmic Queries: LightSail with Bill Nye
Apr 19, 2015 • 50 min
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?
Autism and Animal Science with Dr. Temple Grandin
Apr 12, 2015 • 50 min
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.
StarTalk Live! from SF Sketchfest 2015
Apr 5, 2015 • 49 min
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.
Cosmic Queries: Bill Nye Edition
Mar 29, 2015 • 49 min
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.
The Future of Humanity with Elon Musk
Mar 22, 2015 • 50 min
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.
A Universe of Inspiration (Repeat)
Mar 14, 2015 • 49 min
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.
StarTalk Live! Evolution with Richard Dawkins (Part 2)
Mar 7, 2015 • 49 min
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.
StarTalk Live! Evolution with Richard Dawkins (Part 1)
Feb 28, 2015 • 49 min
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.
Cosmic Queries: Star Trek
Feb 21, 2015 • 49 min
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.
Rocket City Rednecks
Feb 13, 2015 • 50 min
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.
Cosmic Queries: Rocket Science Is Hard
Feb 6, 2015 • 49 min
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.
StarTalk Live! Water World (Part 2)
Jan 31, 2015 • 49 min
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…
StarTalk Live! Water World (Part 1)
Jan 24, 2015 • 49 min
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.
The Story of Life on Earth with Sir David Attenborough
Jan 18, 2015 • 49 min
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.
Cosmic Queries: Gravity (Repeat)
Jan 11, 2015 • 50 min
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.
Season 5 Time Capsule (Part 2)
Jan 3, 2015 • 50 min
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.
Season 5 Time Capsule (Part 1)
Dec 28, 2014 • 50 min
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.
Extended Classic: Cosmic Queries: Pseudoscience, now with Elise Andrew of IFLS and Bill Nye
Dec 21, 2014 • 49 min
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.
Extended Classic: MythBusters (Part 2)
Dec 13, 2014 • 50 min
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!
Extended Classic: MythBusters (Part 1)
Dec 6, 2014 • 50 min
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.
Reporting on Science (Part 2) – extended with Elise Andrew of IFLS and Bill Nye
Nov 27, 2014 • 50 min
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.
Reporting on Science (Part 1) – extended with Elise Andrew of IFLS and Bill Nye
Nov 21, 2014 • 50 min
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.
StarTalk Live! SF Sketchfest
Nov 16, 2014 • 48 min
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…
Cosmic Queries: Gravity
Nov 9, 2014 • 50 min
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…
A Conversation With Hank Azaria
Nov 2, 2014 • 49 min
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:…
Cosmic Queries: Superheroes
Oct 26, 2014 • 38 min
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:…
Cosmic Queries: Primate Evolution
Oct 19, 2014 • 39 min
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:…
The Ig Nobel Prize
Oct 12, 2014 • 50 min
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…
Cosmic Queries: Pseudoscience
Oct 5, 2014 • 39 min
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…
Cosmic Queries: Funding Space Exploration
Sep 28, 2014 • 39 min
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
X-Prize - Beyond Space (Part 2)
Sep 21, 2014 • 38 min
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:…
A Tribute to Joan Rivers
Sep 13, 2014 • 56 min
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:…
X-Prize (Part 1)
Sep 7, 2014 • 38 min
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:…
Cosmic Queries: General Astrophysics 101
Aug 28, 2014 • 43 min
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.
A Conversation With Seth Meyers
Aug 22, 2014 • 39 min
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:…
A COSMOS Conversation with Ann Druyan
Aug 14, 2014 • 38 min
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…
Planet of the Apes
Aug 10, 2014 • 39 min
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:…
StarTalk Live: Big Brains at BAM (Part 3)
Aug 2, 2014 • 38 min
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:…
StarTalk Live: Big Brains at BAM (Part 2)
Jul 26, 2014 • 39 min
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:…
StarTalk Live! Big Brains at BAM (Part 1)
Jul 19, 2014 • 38 min
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:…
Madame Saturn: A Conversation with Carolyn Porco (Part 2)
Jul 5, 2014 • 39 min
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.
Madame Saturn: A Conversation with Carolyn Porco (Part 1)
Jun 29, 2014 • 38 min
Neil deGrasse Tyson talks about exploring space with planetary scientist Carolyn Porco, aka Madame Saturn, leader of the Cassini Imaging Science team.
Cosmic Queries: Human Impact on Earth with Dr. FunkySpoon
Jun 22, 2014 • 39 min
Planetary scientist Dr. David Grinspoon is back as guest host to answer your questions about the human impact on Earth during the “Anthropocene Era.”
Cosmic Queries: COSMOS with Steven Soter
Jun 14, 2014 • 39 min
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.
A Conversation with Seth MacFarlane
Jun 8, 2014 • 37 min
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.
Cosmic Queries: More Space and Science with Bill Nye
May 31, 2014 • 49 min
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.
Cosmic Queries: Space and Science with Bill Nye
May 25, 2014 • 56 min
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.
Reporting on Science (Part 2)
May 18, 2014 • 38 min
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.
Reporting on Science (Part 1)
May 10, 2014 • 38 min
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.
Cosmic Queries: Comets and Asteroids with Dr. Amy Mainzer
May 3, 2014 • 39 min
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.
Cosmic Queries: New Discoveries
Apr 27, 2014 • 39 min
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.
A COSMOS Conversation with Steven Soter
Apr 19, 2014 • 38 min
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.
Cosmic Queries: A Stellar Sampling
Apr 11, 2014 • 38 min
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.
Cosmic Queries: Venus with Dr. FunkySpoon
Apr 6, 2014 • 39 min
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.
A Conversation with Laurence Fishburne
Mar 22, 2014 • 37 min
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.
Cosmic Queries Science in Movies and TV
Mar 16, 2014 • 39 min
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.
Cosmic Queries with Bill Nye and Astro Mike
Mar 8, 2014 • 39 min
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.
Cosmic Queries: Time Travel
Mar 2, 2014 • 38 min
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…
Mythbusters (Part 2)
Feb 22, 2014 • 39 min
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.
MythBusters (Part 1)
Feb 16, 2014 • 39 min
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.
Cosmic Queries: A Powerful Potpourri
Feb 8, 2014 • 39 min
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.
A Conversation with God
Feb 2, 2014 • 39 min
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.
Cosmic Queries: Science Fiction - The Sequel
Jan 26, 2014 • 40 min
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.
Cosmic Queries: Space Tourism
Jan 18, 2014 • 39 min
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.
Cosmic Queries: Art and Science
Jan 11, 2014 • 39 min
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.
Season 4 Time Capsule (Part 2): Cosmic Queries
Jan 4, 2014 • 37 min
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.
Season 4 Time Capsule (Part 1)
Dec 15, 2013 • 38 min
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.
Cosmic Queries: Science Fiction
Dec 8, 2013 • 39 min
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.
StarTalk Live: I, Robot (Part 2)
Nov 30, 2013 • 38 min
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.
StarTalk Live: I, Robot (Part 1)
Nov 16, 2013 • 39 min
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.
Cosmic Queries: Gravity, the Movie
Nov 10, 2013 • 39 min
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.
Cosmic Queries: UFOs
Nov 2, 2013 • 50 min
“Keep Looking Up” has a different meaning when Neil deGrasse Tyson and Eugene Mirman turn a speculative, scientific eye towards Unidentified Flying Objects.
A Conversation with Dan Aykroyd (Part 2)
Oct 26, 2013 • 39 min
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.
A Conversation with Dan Aykroyd (Part 1)
Oct 20, 2013 • 39 min
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.
Cosmic Queries: Dark Mysteries of the Universe
Oct 13, 2013 • 39 min
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.
The Joe Rogan Experience
Oct 5, 2013 • 38 min
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.
Cosmic Queries: Human Endurance in Space
Sep 28, 2013 • 39 min
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.
StarTalk Live at Town Hall with Buzz Aldrin (Part 2)
Sep 22, 2013 • 39 min
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.
StarTalk Live at Town Hall with Buzz Aldrin (Part 1)
Sep 15, 2013 • 38 min
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.
Cosmic Queries: The Sun and other Stars
Sep 8, 2013 • 39 min
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.
The Science of Sex (Part 2)
Aug 25, 2013 • 39 min
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.
The Science of Sex (Part 1)
Aug 18, 2013 • 38 min
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.
Cosmic Queries: Viruses, Outbreaks and Pandemics
Aug 11, 2013 • 39 min
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.
Cosmic Queries: Dark Matter and Dark Energy
Aug 4, 2013 • 39 min
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.
The Science of Hip Hop with GZA (Part 2)
Jul 28, 2013 • 39 min
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.
The Science of Hip Hop with GZA (Part 1)
Jul 21, 2013 • 36 min
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.
Cosmic Queries: Planet Earth
Jul 19, 2013 • 39 min
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.
StarTalk Live! Storms of Our Century (Part 2)
Jul 19, 2013 • 39 min
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.
StarTalk Live! Storms of Our Century (Part 1)
Jul 19, 2013 • 38 min
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.
Cosmic Queries: Grab Bag
Jul 19, 2013 • 39 min
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.
Cosmic Queries: Answers at the Speed of Light
Jun 16, 2013 • 40 min
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.
Zombie Apocalypse (Part 2)
Jun 9, 2013 • 40 min
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.
Zombie Apocalypse (Part 1)
Jun 2, 2013 • 39 min
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.
Space Chronicles (Part 2)
May 19, 2013 • 40 min
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.
StarTalk Radio: Space Chronicles (Part 1)
May 12, 2013 • 40 min
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.
Cosmic Queries: Asteroids, Comets and Meteor Storms
May 5, 2013 • 40 min
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.
Eureka! Asteroid Mining
Apr 28, 2013 • 40 min
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.
A Seat at the Table with Anthony Bourdain (Part 2)
Apr 14, 2013 • 39 min
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.
A Seat at the Table with Anthony Bourdain (Part 1)
Apr 7, 2013 • 40 min
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.
Cosmic Queries: Aliens
Mar 31, 2013 • 41 min
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.
A Conversation with Alan Rickman (Part 2)
Mar 28, 2013 • 41 min
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.
A Conversation with Alan Rickman (Part 1)
Mar 28, 2013 • 41 min
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.
Cosmic Queries: Time-Keeping
Mar 28, 2013 • 41 min
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.
StarTalk Live! Exploring Our Funky Solar System
Mar 28, 2013 • 39 min
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.
StarTalk Live! Satisfying our Curiosity about Mars
Mar 28, 2013 • 38 min
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.
Season 3 Time Capsule
Mar 28, 2013 • 42 min
Enjoy the most memorable moments in a season worth remembering, pulled from the five most popular episodes as chosen by our audience.
Cosmic Queries: Exploration
Mar 28, 2013 • 39 min
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.
StarTalk and Baba Booey Rock Comic-Con (Part 2)
Mar 28, 2013 • 38 min
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.
StarTalk and Baba Booey Rock Comic-Con (Part 1)
Mar 28, 2013 • 38 min
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.
Cosmic Queries: Holiday Edition
Mar 28, 2013 • 39 min
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.
Cosmic Queries: Mayan Apocalypse and Other Disasters
Mar 28, 2013 • 39 min
What are the facts behind the most common doomsday predictions? Get ready to have your mind blown as Neil deGrasse Tyson explores the apocalypse.
StarTalk Live: Building the Future
Mar 28, 2013 • 38 min
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.
The Best of Both Worlds
Mar 28, 2013 • 38 min
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.
Cosmic Queries: Telescopes
Mar 28, 2013 • 39 min
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.
StarTalk Live: The Particle Party (Part 2)
Mar 28, 2013 • 39 min
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.
StarTalk Live: The Particle Party (Part 1)
Mar 28, 2013 • 38 min
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.
Cosmic Queries: Tour of the Solar System
Mar 28, 2013 • 38 min
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.
Real Science with Bill Maher (Part 2)
Mar 28, 2013 • 39 min
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.”
Real Science with Bill Maher (Part 1)
Mar 28, 2013 • 38 min
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.
A Tribute to Neil Armstrong – StarTalk Radio Cosmic Queries
Mar 28, 2013 • 38 min
Our first Cosmic Queries episode: Neil deGrasse Tyson answers questions from fans and offers personal reflections in a “Tribute to Neil Armstrong.”
Advancing to the Next Level: The Science of Video Games (Part 2)
Mar 28, 2013 • 38 min
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.
Advancing to the Next Level: The Science of Video Games (Part 1)
Mar 28, 2013 • 38 min
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.
Packing for Mars (Part 2)
Mar 28, 2013 • 49 min
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.
Packing for Mars (Part 1)
Mar 28, 2013 • 49 min
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.
The Salt of the Earth (Part 2)
Mar 28, 2013 • 50 min
Before you add some extra flavoring to your food, sample our show on the health effects of salt.
The Salt of the Earth (Part 1)
Mar 28, 2013 • 50 min
From the French Revolution to the science of geology, this show examines how salt has been an important ingredient in human history.
StarTalk Live! A Night at the Neptune Theatre (Part 2)
Mar 28, 2013 • 39 min
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.
StarTalk Live! A Night at the Neptune Theatre (Part 1)
Mar 28, 2013 • 39 min
Wil Wheaton, famous for his role as Wesley Crusher on Star Trek: The Next Generation, joins StarTalk Live at the Neptune Theatre in Seattle.
Live at the Bell House: “The Space Between Your Ears” (Part 2)
Mar 28, 2013 • 46 min
Part 2 of our brainy show at the Bell House explores the psychology of astronauts and the chemistry of love.
Live at the Bell House: “The Space Between Your Ears” (Part 1)
Mar 28, 2013 • 46 min
Warning: Our live Bell House show about the human brain and consciousness could just blow your mind.
A Conversation with Morgan Freeman
Mar 28, 2013 • 46 min
Morgan Freeman chats about space, science, and the inspiration they provide for films and for the future.
Live at the Bell House, The Astronaut Session (Part 2)
Mar 28, 2013 • 46 min
In part 2 of our December 2011 Bell House show, we discuss the dangers and dilemmas of current and future space travel.
Live at the Bell House, The Astronaut Session (Part 1)
Mar 28, 2013 • 46 min
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.
Season 2 Time Capsule
Mar 28, 2013 • 46 min
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.
A Conversation with Whoopi Goldberg
Mar 28, 2013 • 46 min
Whoopi Goldberg talks about her love of science, and how it eventually led to her role as Guinan on “Star Trek, The Next Generation”.
When Science Crashes the Party
Mar 28, 2013 • 46 min
Janeane Garofalo engages in political warfare, delving into the furious debates between Democrats and Republicans and the science issues that divide them.
Time Lords: The Science of Keeping Time
Mar 28, 2013 • 46 min
The Nerdist Chris Hardwick joins us for an upbeat discussion of clocks, calendars, and leaps in time.
Spooky Science
Mar 28, 2013 • 47 min
Our Halloween special investigates the science of ghosts and other haunting phenomena.
The Big Bang Theory
Mar 28, 2013 • 47 min
A hit TV sitcom about science geeks? Neil talks with the co-creator and science advisor for “The Big Bang Theory.”
Spaceward Bound
Mar 28, 2013 • 47 min
NASA astronaut Mike Massimino joins us to discuss the perils and promise of human space flight now and into the future.
Live at the Bell House (Part 2)
Mar 28, 2013 • 47 min
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.
Live at the Bell House (Part 1)
Mar 28, 2013 • 47 min
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.
The Music of the Spheres
Mar 28, 2013 • 46 min
From the physics of sound to the healing power of song, groove to the universal sway of music with guests Moby and Jonathan Coulton.
9/11 Memorial
Mar 28, 2013 • 47 min
On this ten-year anniversary of the 9/11 tragedy, StarTalk Radio takes a look at the event and how it changed our lives.
Making the Fur Fly
Mar 28, 2013 • 50 min
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.
Revolving Around the Sun
Mar 28, 2013 • 47 min
See the Sun with new eyes as we discuss the many ways this ball of plasma illuminates our past, present and future.
Through the Wormhole
Mar 28, 2013 • 47 min
Academy-award winning actor Morgan Freeman joins us for a light-hearted discussion of some of the deepest mysteries facing science today.
The Physics of Superheroes, the Sequel
Mar 28, 2013 • 46 min
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.
NASA and Nichelle Nichols
Mar 28, 2013 • 47 min
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.
A Conversation with Nichelle Nichols
Mar 28, 2013 • 47 min
Nichelle Nichols discusses her role as Star Trek’s Lt. Uhura, and the impact that had on her life and on society.
Making Cents of Money
Mar 28, 2013 • 47 min
Suze Orman shares her street smarts about math, investing and the recent economic melt-down on our show about the science of finance.
Time Travel at the Movies
Mar 28, 2013 • 47 min
Travel back to the future for a discussion of time travel and the movies that depict such excellent adventures.
Let There Be Light
Mar 28, 2013 • 47 min
Are you on our wavelength? Learn about the many ways the electromagnetic spectrum infiltrates our lives and illuminates the universe.
The Political Science of The Daily Show
Mar 28, 2013 • 47 min
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.
Climate Confusion
Mar 28, 2013 • 47 min
Extreme weather events dominate the news — tornadoes, hurricanes, winter snowmageddons, floods. What is fantasy and what is reality in the cultural conversation about climate?
The Physics of Superheroes
Mar 28, 2013 • 47 min
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.
Science at the Movies
Mar 28, 2013 • 47 min
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.
The Cosmic Chemistry of Cosmetics
Mar 28, 2013 • 47 min
Learn about the evolution of paints, powders, perfumes and other potions as we discuss the artful science of cosmetics.
Are You Out of Your Mind?
Mar 28, 2013 • 47 min
How do we know what we know? The brain is an amazing product of evolutionary engineering, but many influences can play with our perceptions.
A Violent Earth
Mar 28, 2013 • 46 min
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.
Cosmic Cuisine
Mar 28, 2013 • 47 min
What ingredients provide “The Right Stuff” for an astronaut’s dinner? From BBQ to ice cream, we feast on food fit for the stars.
Appetite for Destruction
Mar 28, 2013 • 47 min
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?
A Conversation with John Hodgman
Mar 28, 2013 • 47 min
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.
Tour of the Solar System
Mar 28, 2013 • 47 min
Take a tour of the solar system with Mars Exploration Rover scientist Steve Squyres and planetary scientist Heidi Hammel.
Matters of the Heart
Mar 28, 2013 • 47 min
From Aristotle’s misguided meanderings to modern open heart surgery.
StarTalk Time Capsule
Mar 28, 2013 • 47 min
In this episode, we highlight a few star moments from our constellation of past shows.
The Physics of Football
Mar 28, 2013 • 47 min
How are the universal laws of matter, energy and motion expressed on the football field?
The Out-of-this-World UFO Show
Mar 28, 2013 • 47 min
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.
Wit and Wisdom about Wine
Mar 28, 2013 • 47 min
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.
The International Space Station: A Space Age Cathedral
Mar 28, 2013 • 47 min
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.
Holiday Lights
Mar 28, 2013 • 47 min
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.
Science is Fierce
Mar 28, 2013 • 47 min
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.
An Alien’s Guide to Earth
Mar 28, 2013 • 47 min
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.
What’s So Funny About Space?
Aug 24, 2009 • 52 min
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…
What’s Exploration Worth?
Aug 17, 2009 • 51 min
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…
A Universe of Inspiration
Aug 10, 2009 • 51 min
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…
Cosmic Quackery
Aug 3, 2009 • 50 min
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…
Anniversary of Apollo 11
Jul 27, 2009 • 55 min
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…
Exciting Times for Science
Jul 20, 2009 • 49 min
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…
Travels in Time
Jul 13, 2009 • 50 min
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…
Summer Skies
Jul 6, 2009 • 49 min
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…
Space Spin-Offs
Jun 29, 2009 • 51 min
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…
The Science of Star Trek
Jun 22, 2009 • 51 min
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…
The Search for Aliens
Jun 15, 2009 • 51 min
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.…
Would You Be a Space Tourist?
Jun 8, 2009 • 38 min
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:…
Telescopes that Rocked Our World
Jun 1, 2009 • 56 min
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…