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StarTalk Radio

676 episodes - English - Latest episode: 5 days ago - ★★★★★ - 10.2K ratings

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

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Episodes

The Science of Learning with Heather Berlin

May 03, 2021 21:30 - 50 minutes - 69.5 MB

How do our brains learn? On this episode, Neil deGrasse Tyson and co-hosts Chuck Nice and Dave Bakker learn about learning at the Pocketlab Science Is Cool Virtual Unconference with neuroscientist Heather Berlin, PhD. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/the-science-of-learning-with-heather-berlin/ Thanks to our Patrons Steve Vera, Mike Ness, Stephan Greenway, Jovanni Mendoza, Luke Cadman, Shenaye Dawson,...

Cosmic Queries – Cicada Invasion! With Jessica Ware

April 26, 2021 21:30 - 49 minutes - 67.9 MB

Are you ready for the cicada invasion? In this episode, Neil deGrasse Tyson and co-host Negin Farsad sit down with entomologist Jessica Ware to answer your questions about the millions of cicadas emerging this summer after 17 years underground. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/cosmic-queries-cicada-invasion-with-jessica-ware/ Thanks to our Patrons Kaz Barnes, Philippe Dewindt, M. Tristan Moody, Dan Ha...

Cosmic Queries: Space Balls?

April 23, 2021 21:30 - 54 minutes - 75.3 MB

Quidditch in Space? Badminton on Mars? On this episode, Neil DeGrasse Tyson and co-hosts Gary O’Reilly and Chuck Nice answer a grab bag of patron questions about all things athletics with our geek-in-chief astrophysicist Charles Liu. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/cosmic-queries-space-balls/ Thanks to our Patrons CNASTY!, Jilam Dickson, Aden Hahn, Sam O'Neill, Austin Allen, Devan, Phil Brady, Bruce ...

Climate Summit Live! with Gavin Schmidt

April 19, 2021 21:30 - 46 minutes - 64.1 MB

How do we fix climate change? In this episode, Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Chuck Nice sit down with Sr. Advisor on Climate Science at NASA, Gavin Schmidt, for the Youth Climate Summit to answer questions about climate change. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/climate-summit-live-with-gavin-schmidt/ Thanks to our Patrons Jason Johst, Ava Spurr, Andrew Kodama, Ben Daumler, Ds Tillbrook, Dmitry Kucher, D...

Climate Science! With NASA's Gavin Schmidt

April 19, 2021 21:30 - 46 minutes - 64.1 MB

How do we fix climate change? In this episode, Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Chuck Nice sit down with Sr. Advisor on Climate Science at NASA, Gavin Schmidt, for the Youth Climate Summit to answer questions about climate change. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/climate-summit-live-with-gavin-schmidt/ Thanks to our Patrons Jason Johst, Ava Spurr, Andrew Kodama, Ben Daumler, Ds Tillbrook, Dmitry Kucher, D...

Cosmic Queries – Kitchen Sink Edition

April 12, 2021 21:30 - 46 minutes - 63.4 MB

What are your burning questions about the universe? On this episode, Neil deGrasse Tyson and co-host Chuck Nice answer Patrons’ flaming-hot questions about the universe, stars, black holes, gravity, philosophy... everything but the kitchen sink! NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/cosmic-queries-kitchen-sink-edition/ Thanks to our Patrons Sabrina Anderson, Adam Collins, Jason Pretzlaf, Victor Sanchez, Gi...

Hacking the Head & the Heart with Leah Lagos, PhD.

April 09, 2021 21:30 - 52 minutes - 72.2 MB

Can we hack our bodies and our minds? On this episode, Neil deGrasse Tyson and co-hosts Gary O’Reilly and Chuck Nice talk about how to optimize human performance with performance and sport psychologist Leah Lagos, PhD. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/hacking-the-head-the-heart-with-leah-lagos-phd/ Thanks to our Patrons Eugenio Barrera, David J Rechtman, Umran Koca, Roy Nyaboga, Chris Merritt, GetPLay...

The Code of Life and CRISPR with Jennifer Doudna and Walter Isaacson

April 05, 2021 21:30 - 56 minutes - 78.2 MB

Designer babies? On this episode, Neil deGrasse Tyson and Chuck Nice sit down with biographer Walter Isaacson to explore Neil’s interview with Nobel Prize-winning biochemist, Jennifer Doudna, about her pioneering work with CRISPR technology. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/the-code-of-life-and-crispr-with-jennifer-doudna-and-walter-isaacson/ Thanks to our Patrons Miguel Santana!!, Cristina Magistrali...

Housing Is Health, Housing Is Wealth with Natosha Reid Rice

April 02, 2021 22:00 - 52 minutes - 71.7 MB

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The Life and Death of Stars with Jackie Faherty

March 29, 2021 21:30 - 50 minutes - 68.9 MB

Are we really made of stardust? On this episode, Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Negin Farsad explore the life – and death – of stars with astrophysicist Jackie Faherty, PhD.  NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/the-life-and-death-of-stars-with-jackie-faherty/ Thanks to our Patrons The Warzone12, 1x4x9, Michael Borger, Michael Meyn, Hieu Trinh, Vegard Gjertsen, Gavin Dhillon, Xavier Sims, Ram Kumar...

The Right Stuff with Astronaut Scott Kelly and Dr. Chris Mason

March 26, 2021 21:30 - 56 minutes - 77.9 MB

What does it take to be an astronaut? Neil deGrasse Tyson, Gary O’Reilly, and Chuck Nice break down the physical effects of being in space and the results of the astronaut twins study with guests astronaut Scott Kelly and biophysicist Chris Mason.  NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/the-right-stuff-with-astronaut-scott-kelly-and-dr-chris-mason/ Thanks to our Patrons Jamie Ferns, evan stegall, Payton Haw...

Cosmic Queries–Multiverse Madness with Max Tegmark

March 22, 2021 21:30 - 50 minutes - 68.8 MB

Do we live in one of many universes? On this episode of StarTalk, Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Chuck Nice investigate the theory of the multiverse with physicist and author, Prof. Max Tegmark.  NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/cosmic-queries-multiverse-madness-with-max-tegmark/ Thanks to our Patrons Eric Colombel, David Johnston, Tracy Fox, Jason Sills, Anderson Clark, Andrew Kranz, Kyle Mars...

Cosmic Queries – Life on Exoplanets with Sara Seager

March 15, 2021 22:00 - 50 minutes - 68.9 MB

Is there life on other planets? On this episode of StarTalk, Neil deGrasse Tyson and co-host Matt Kirshen dig into the search for extraterrestrial life with exoplanet expert and author of the memoir, “Smallest Lights in the Universe,” astrophysicist Sara Seager. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/cosmic-queries-life-on-exoplanets-with-sara-seager/ Thanks to our Patrons zach hughes, Bryan Hurley, Leona S...

Cosmic Queries – Rise of the Machines with Matt Ginsberg

March 12, 2021 23:00 - 51 minutes - 70.7 MB

Can machine learning predict the outcome of basketball games and March Madness? On this episode of StarTalk Sports Edition, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Gary O’Reilly, and Chuck Nice talk artificial intelligence with computer scientist and author of The Factor Man, Matt Ginsberg.  NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free. Thanks to our Patrons Erdem Memisyazici, Priscilla & Kyle, Steven Severin, sumplkrum, Julia Zeikowitz, Cory Ricci, Brennon Russ, Tony Mar...

Cosmic Queries – Origins of the Universe, with Janna Levin

March 08, 2021 23:00 - 49 minutes - 67.9 MB

What makes up the universe? On this episode of StarTalk, Neil DeGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Chuck Nice unveil the new StarTalk book, Cosmic Queries, with theoretical cosmologist Janna Levin, breaking down the building blocks of the universe. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/cosmic-queries-origins-of-the-universe-with-janna-levin/ Thanks to our Patrons Sunny Day, Shain Dholakiya, Penny Joy, Ben Mill...

The COVID-19 Vaccines, with Irwin Redlener

March 01, 2021 23:00 - 49 minutes - 68.6 MB

What’s up with the COVID-19 vaccines? On this episode of StarTalk, Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Chuck Nice talk about all things COVID-19 vaccine with Dr. Irwin Redlener, Director of the National Center for Disaster Preparedness. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/the-covid-19-vaccines-with-irwin-redlener/ Thanks to our Patrons Joe Selmser, Daniel Smith, C Hough, Sheri Eaton, Jon O'Rear, Jennifer Sell-K...

The Joy of Techno Science, with Rayvon Fouché

February 26, 2021 23:00 - 53 minutes - 73 MB

How is technology changing sports? Neil deGrasse Tyson and co-hosts Gary O’Reilly and Chuck Nice talk with author Rayvon Fouché to explore game-changing technology in the final episode of our Game Changers mini-series. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/the-joy-of-techno-science-with-rayvon-fouche/ Thanks to our Patrons Ceasar Perez, dniel, Coleman, Raphael Zadey, Jordan Schoepke, Munnie, NAOS NARUTO, N...

Improving the News, with Max Tegmark

February 22, 2021 23:00 - 51 minutes - 70.8 MB

How do we improve the news? Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Chuck Nice talk echo chambers and America’s media problem with Max Tegmark, physicist and creator of AI media tool ImproveTheNews.org, and journalist Jeff Jarvis.  NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/improving-the-news-with-max-tegmark/ Thanks to our Patrons kbw, Mike l Ness, Ashley Finamore, Amy A, Brandon, Scott, ITinker, Mike l, CrownFi...

Mars Perseverance, with Jim Green, NASA Chief Scientist

February 15, 2021 23:00 - 49 minutes - 68.4 MB

We’re headed back to Mars – Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Chuck Nice explore NASA’s Perseverance rover and its red planet mission with NASA Chief Scientist Jim Green. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/mars-perseverance-with-jim-green-nasa-chief-scientist/ Thanks to our Patrons Nina Barton, Yancey L Sanford, Tyrel Carson, Peter Jacobs, Laura Inger, Samuel Watts, Joshua Allen, Tom Hegedosh, Connor Haberla...

A Materials World

February 12, 2021 23:00 - 55 minutes - 75.8 MB

It’s a materials world! Neil deGrasse Tyson, co-hosts Chuck Nice and Gary O’Reilly, and Georgia Tech engineer Jud Ready explore how material science has impacted sports from tracks to swimsuits to golf balls to pole vaulting. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/a-materials-world/ Photo Credit: Tobi 87, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Cosmic Queries – Dark Matter, Aliens, End of the Universe

February 08, 2021 23:00 - 48 minutes - 66.9 MB

What is dark matter? Are we alone? How will it all end? Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Chuck Nice answer fan-submitted Cosmic Queries on topics from all across the universe.  NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/cosmic-queries-dark-matter-aliens-end-of-the-universe/ Thanks to our Patrons Kyle Marston, Caleb Martin, Zachary Zahn, David Liebert, Caralee Wahab, Michael Hoogwater, Robert Gowing, Tracy ...

Cosmic Queries – Timekeeping

February 01, 2021 23:00 - 54 minutes - 74.2 MB

What time is it? Neil deGrasse Tyson, comic co-host Chuck Nice, and astronomer and anthropologist Anthony Aveni answer fan-submitted Cosmic Queries about timekeeping, the history of time, and more! NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/cosmic-queries-timekeeping/ Thanks to our Patrons Douglas Robinson, Michael Kiddy, Oskari Laine, David Frederick, Tim Shearn, Emily Lindy, Vincent Wright, Jason Kawa, Jennif...

Game-Changing Physics

January 29, 2021 23:00 - 52 minutes - 72.4 MB

How do you change the game? Neil deGrasse Tyson, co-hosts Gary O’Reilly and Chuck Nice, and astrophysicist Charles Liu investigate game-changing techniques used to re-shape sports in the first episode of our mini-series.   NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/game-changing-physics/ Photo Credit: Fernando Frazão/Agência Brasil, CC BY 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy info...

The Science of Happiness, with Laurie Santos

January 25, 2021 23:00 - 49 minutes - 68.5 MB

How do you know you’re happy? How can you be happier? Neil deGrasse Tyson, co-host Negin Farsad, and Laurie Santos, PhD, psychologist and host of The Happiness Lab, investigate the science of happiness.  NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free. Thanks to our Patrons Victor Sanchez, Austin Douglas, Sara George, Maxwell Freitag, Glenn Hunter Lusk, Roch Venne, Vladimir Tkachenko, Robert Gilmore, Glenn Camhi, and Albert Holk for supporting us this week...

Cosmic Queries – ‘Oumuamua

January 18, 2021 23:00 - 47 minutes - 65.3 MB

Since passing through our solar system in 2017, ‘Oumuamua has been a hot topic of conversation for astronomers. Neil deGrasse Tyson and co-host Chuck Nice answer fan-submitted Cosmic Queries about ‘Oumuamua with cosmochemist Dr. Natalie Starkey. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/cosmic-queries-oumuamua/ Thanks to our Patrons Christopher Sukhanenya, Dmitry Pugachevich, Eugenio Barrera, Colton Cichocki, ...

Pain and Gain, with Lindsey Vonn

January 15, 2021 23:00 - 51 minutes - 70.6 MB

You’re at the top of your game and you get injured. Now what? Neil deGrasse Tyson and co-hosts Gary O’Reilly and Chuck Nice explore injury recovery and rehabilitation with Lindsey Vonn and exercise scientist Shona Halson. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free. Photo Credit: Après Productions. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Things You Thought You Knew

January 11, 2021 23:00 - 49 minutes - 68.2 MB

There are topics you might think you understand, but, do you really? Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Chuck Nice investigate the differences between mass, weight, and density, why ice floats, and how much you would weigh in space. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/things-you-thought-you-knew/ Thanks to our Patrons Christopher Sukhanenya, Dmitry Pugachevich, Eugenio Barrera, Dakota Clifford, Nick M...

Cosmic Queries – New Year

January 04, 2021 23:00 - 47 minutes - 65.5 MB

Happy 2021! Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Chuck Nice are looking at the year ahead, reminiscing on the year past, and answering fan-submitted Cosmic Queries on the speed of light, gas giants, and more! NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/cosmic-queries-new-year/ Thanks to our Patrons Christopher Sukhanenya, Dmitry Pugachevich, Eugenio Barrera, Z. Reese Downing, Sondra Ballegeer, Chris Ziegenhagel...

Gambits and Game Theory

January 01, 2021 23:00 - 57 minutes - 78.9 MB

The Queen’s Gambit, game theory, and more – Neil deGrasse Tyson, Gary O’Reilly and Chuck Nice are talkin’ chess with grandmaster Maurice Ashley, A.I. expert Jonathan Schaeffer, and Alexandra Botez, Woman FIDE Master and host of BotezLive. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/gambits-and-game-theory/ Photo Credit: Phil Bray/Netflix. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Climate and Diet of Early Humans

December 28, 2020 23:00 - 47 minutes - 64.7 MB

Did early humans eat a paleo diet? Can we learn how to deal with climate change by studying our ancient ancestors? Neil deGrasse Tyson, comic co-host Matt Kirshen, and geochemist Tina Lüdecke explore the climate and diet of early humans. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/climate-and-diet-of-early-humans/ Thanks to our Patrons Cristina Magistrali, Toren Wallengren, Eric Huffman, Julia Casey, Colton Sief...

Cosmic Queries – Medieval Science and History

December 21, 2020 23:00 - 53 minutes - 73.7 MB

When you think of Middle Ages, does scientific advancement come to mind? Neil deGrasse Tyson, comic co-host Matt Kirshen, and Seb Falk, Cambridge Historian of Science and author of The Light Ages, explore the science and history of medieval times. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/cosmic-queries-medieval-science-and-history/ Thanks to our Patrons Trumpet Wom', Xavier Sims, Rhys Smith, Michael Fournier,...

An Exercise in Physics

December 18, 2020 23:00 - 54 minutes - 75 MB

What would a quantum stadium look like? Can you race Formula 1 on Mars? Neil deGrasse Tyson, co-hosts Gary O’Reilly and Chuck Nice, and astrophysicist Charles Liu answer fan-submitted Cosmic Queries on the physics of sports.  NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/an-exercise-in-physics/ Photo Credit: Storyblocks. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Cosmic Queries – Fan Grab Bag

December 14, 2020 23:00 - 54 minutes - 74.4 MB

Black holes, the Arecibo Observatory, artificial intelligence, and more – Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Chuck Nice answer a special batch of Cosmic Queries from some of our most supportive fans.  NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/cosmic-queries-fan-grab-bag/ Thanks to our Patrons Joel Cherrico, Cory Farnum, Patti Weber, Vegard Gjertsen, Christopher Ludwig, Maria Atienza, Darshan Parmar, Larry S...

Cosmic Queries – Science is Cool 4

December 07, 2020 23:00 - 52 minutes - 71.9 MB

Neil deGrasse Tyson and Chuck Nice answer Cosmic Queries about the secrets of the universe, science curriculum, tackling religion in the classroom, and more for a remote audience of thousands of science teachers. Recorded live at ScIC4 in collaboration with PocketLab. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/cosmic-queries-science-is-cool-4/ Thanks to our Patrons Joshua Ratcliffe, Mick Pirgmann, Jason Sills, ...

What Are the Odds?

December 04, 2020 23:00 - 50 minutes - 69.1 MB

What are the odds your crazy play at the end of the game works? Neil deGrasse Tyson and co-hosts Gary O’Reilly and Chuck Nice investigate the use of AI and machine learning to predict and understand sports with mathematician and author Matt Ginsberg.  NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free. Photo Credit: Storyblocks. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

COVID-19 and the Future of Us

November 30, 2020 23:00 - 37 minutes - 51.4 MB

How does COVID-19 impact children? Neil deGrasse Tyson, co-host Paul Mecurio, and Dr. Irwin Redlener, MD, co-founder of the Children’s Health Fund and Director of the National Center for Disaster Preparedness, investigate the impact of the pandemic on our youth. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free. Thanks to our Patrons Joshua Ratcliffe, Mick Pirgmann, Jason Sills, Mario Dalla Riva, Kaleb Saleeby, Curtis Miller, Shashank Subramanian, Tore Hongs...

Cosmic Queries – Fermentation

November 23, 2020 23:00 - 49 minutes - 68.1 MB

Let it sit and watch the science happen: Neil deGrasse Tyson and co-host Chuck Nice answer Cosmic Queries about fermentation with Arielle Johnson, PhD, science officer on Good Eats, food writer, and formerly the in-house R&D scientist at Noma. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/cosmic-queries-fermentation/ Thanks to our Patrons Ryan Bariteau, Dan Snider, Shelia Hutson, Sonya Loeffler, Vishu Kamble, Dust...

Gold Medal Physics, with Edwin Moses

November 20, 2020 23:00 - 50 minutes - 69.6 MB

What does it take to be the greatest of all time? Can you use physics to win gold? Neil deGrasse Tyson and co-hosts Gary O’Reilly and Chuck Nice investigate with Edwin Moses, two-time Olympic gold medalist and the greatest hurdler of all time. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free. Photo Courtesy of Edwin Moses. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Cosmic Queries – Black Hole Survival Guide

November 16, 2020 23:00 - 51 minutes - 70.4 MB

You’ve fallen into a black hole! What do you do? Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Chuck Nice answer fan-submitted Cosmic Queries about black holes with Janna Levin, PhD, astrophysicist and author of the new book Black Hole Survival Guide. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/cosmic-queries-black-hole-survival-guide/ Thanks to our Patrons Ryan Bariteau, Dan Snider, Shelia Hutson, Austin Cope, Zachary ...

StarTalk Live – Climate Science, with Neil deGrasse Tyson

November 09, 2020 23:00 - 55 minutes - 76.6 MB

How can we combat climate change? Neil deGrasse Tyson, comic co-host Chuck Nice, climate scientist Katharine Hayhoe, PhD, and chemist Peter Mahaffy, PhD, investigate on our first virtual StarTalk Live, sponsored by Pocketlab. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can listen to this entire episode commercial-free. To watch this episode on YouTube, click here. Thanks to our Patrons Brennon Russ, Tony Marulli, Evan Konikoff, Gabriel Picard, Bryan Poole, Dominic Wells, Maggie Danger, and Ruud van der Linden ...

The Science of the COVID Bubble

November 06, 2020 23:00 - 46 minutes - 64.2 MB

How has COVID-19 impacted athletes? Neil deGrasse Tyson and co-hosts Gary O’Reilly and Chuck Nice investigate with cardiovascular disease specialist Dr. Saurabh Rajpal, MD, and Head Team Physician Dr. James Borchers, MD, of The Ohio State University.  NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/the-science-of-the-covid-bubble/ Photo Credit: Maize & Blue Nation, CC BY 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons. See omnystudio.c...

The Hidden Science of Music, with Eric Whitacre

November 02, 2020 23:00 - 58 minutes - 80.2 MB

Did you know there’s hidden science in music? Neil deGrasse Tyson sits down with Grammy-award winning composer Eric Whitacre, co-host Chuck Nice, neuroscientist Heather Berlin, PhD, and mathematician and concert pianist Eugenia Cheng, PhD, to investigate. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/the-hidden-science-of-music-with-eric-whitacre/ Thanks to our Patrons Julia Zeikowitz, Cory Ricci, Sridev Pawar, Ma...

Cosmic Queries – The 2020 Nobel Prize

October 26, 2020 22:00 - 44 minutes - 61.2 MB

Can black holes alter light speed? Is astrophysics the Meryl Streep of the Nobel Prize in Physics? Neil deGrasse Tyson, Chuck Nice, and astrophysicist Janna Levin, PhD, answer Cosmic Queries about black holes and the 2020 Nobel Prize in Physics. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/cosmic-queries-the-2020-nobel-prize/ Thanks to our Patrons Sand McUnicorn, Marcus Guerra, Loren Kimble, Mahmoud Hayat, Rupert...

Baseball Physics, with Bill Nye

October 23, 2020 22:00 - 56 minutes - 77.3 MB

Bats, gloves, home runs, and… physics? Neil deGrasse Tyson explores the physics of baseball with Bill Nye the Science Guy, co-host Gary O’Reilly, and DJ Price, assistant coach at Barry University. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/baseball-physics-with-bill-nye/ Photo Credit: Keith Allison from Hanover, MD, USA / CC BY-SA (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0) See omnystudio.com/listener for...

Cosmic Queries – Proving Einstein Right

October 19, 2020 22:00 - 53 minutes - 73.3 MB

Was Albert Einstein right? Neil deGrasse Tyson, comic co-host Chuck Nice, and theoretical physicist Jim Gates, PhD, investigate general relativity, special relativity, the process of proving equations right, and answer fan-submitted Cosmic Queries! NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/cosmic-queries-proving-einstein-right/ Thanks to our Patrons Beverly Bellows, Christopher Mank, Darrell R. Scott, Eric Bur...

Cosmic Crib, with Rainn Wilson

October 12, 2020 22:00 - 47 minutes - 64.9 MB

He’s Dwight from The Office, he’s a climate activist, and he’s definitely a nerd. Neil deGrasse Tyson sits down with Rainn Wilson to explore acting, climate change, his new show Utopia, and the mysteries of the universe.  NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/cosmic-crib-with-rainn-wilson/ Thanks to our Patrons Jennifer Sell-Knapp, Chris Reynolds, Nancy Umanzor, Daniel Rolandelli, Raymond Mang, Saad Algwai...

Hard Hits

October 09, 2020 22:00 - 50 minutes - 69.8 MB

How much force is in a car crash? How much energy is behind a punch? Neil deGrasse Tyson and co-hosts Gary O’Reilly and Chuck Nice investigate hard hits from boxing, football, rugby, soccer, NASCAR, and more. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/hard-hits/ Image Credit: Palmount45 / CC BY-SA (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0). See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Cosmic Queries – Cosmic Grab Bag

October 05, 2020 22:00 - 45 minutes - 62.9 MB

Do black holes evaporate? What is dark gravity? Could Superman really rotate the Earth in the opposite direction? Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Chuck Nice answer fan-submitted questions on a variety of cosmic topics.  NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/cosmic-queries-cosmic-grab-bag/ Thanks to our Patrons Jennifer Sell-Knapp, Chris Reynolds, Adam Cook, Taylor Brandt, Carlene Goodbody, Kayla Moon...

Cosmic Queries – COVID-19 Vaccines

September 28, 2020 22:00 - 50 minutes - 69.1 MB

When will there be a COVID-19 vaccine? Is COVID-19 here to stay? How do vaccines work? Neil deGrasse Tyson, comic co-host Paul Mecurio, and vaccine expert Dr. Paul Offit, MD, answer your fan-submitted questions  on COVID-19 and vaccines.  NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch and listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/cosmic-queries-covid-19-vaccines/  Thanks to our Patrons Patrick Gibbs, Jonathan O’Rear, Rusty Faircloth, Jaclyn Mishak, Jeremy Sco...

Building a Virtual World – Drone Racing League

September 25, 2020 22:00 - 55 minutes - 76.8 MB

They’re fun, they’re fast, they’re drones. Neil deGrasse Tyson explores the Drone Racing League with founder and CEO Nicholas Horbaczewski, Marilyn Smith, PhD, Director of the Georgia Tech Vertical Lift Research Center of Excellence, Chuck Nice, and Gary O’Reilly.  NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/building-a-virtual-world-drone-racing-league/ Photo Credit: Drone Racing League. See omnystudio.com/list...

Guests

Bill Nye
31 Episodes
Neil deGrasse Tyson
17 Episodes
Carolyn Porco
7 Episodes
Anthony Bourdain
4 Episodes
Bill Maher
3 Episodes
Buzz Aldrin
3 Episodes
Richard Dawkins
3 Episodes
Adam Savage
2 Episodes
Edward Snowden
2 Episodes
Janna Levin
2 Episodes
Neil Armstrong
2 Episodes
Ray Kurzweil
2 Episodes
Seth Shostak
2 Episodes
Alexis Ohanian
1 Episode
Anna Deavere Smith
1 Episode
Ann Druyan
1 Episode
Arianna Huffington
1 Episode
Brian Cox
1 Episode
Brian Greene
1 Episode
Cara Santa Maria
1 Episode
Chris Hadfield
1 Episode
Chris Hardwick
1 Episode
Dan Savage
1 Episode
Darren Aronofsky
1 Episode
David Byrne
1 Episode
Edward Norton
1 Episode
Fabien Cousteau
1 Episode
George Takei
1 Episode
Herbie Hancock
1 Episode
James Cameron
1 Episode
Jane Goodall
1 Episode
Jeremy Irons
1 Episode
Jill Tarter
1 Episode
Jimmy Carter
1 Episode
John Hodgman
1 Episode
Kevin Smith
1 Episode
Lance Armstrong
1 Episode
Laurie Garrett
1 Episode
Mae Jemison
1 Episode
Marques Brownlee
1 Episode
Martin Rees
1 Episode
Norman Lear
1 Episode
Oliver Sacks
1 Episode
Patricia Cornwell
1 Episode
Philippe Petit
1 Episode
Queen Latifah
1 Episode
Robert Kirkman
1 Episode
Salman Rushdie
1 Episode
Sam Harris
1 Episode
Sean Carroll
1 Episode
Stephen Colbert
1 Episode
Stephen Hawking
1 Episode
Stephen J. Dubner
1 Episode
Sylvia Earle
1 Episode
Temple Grandin
1 Episode
Tim Ferriss
1 Episode

Books

Out of this World
2 Episodes
Planet of the Apes
1 Episode