StarTalk Radio

StarTalk Radio

By Neil deGrasse Tyson

Science, pop culture, and comedy collide on StarTalk Radio! Neil deGrasse Tyson, astrophysicist and Director of New York's Hayden Planetarium, and his comic co-hosts, guest celebrities, and scientific experts explore astronomy, physics, and everything else there is to know about life in the universe. New episodes premiere Tuesdays. Keep Looking Up!

Episodes

Cosmic Queries – Black Hole Time Cloak with Charles Liu

Are black holes places or objects? Neil deGrasse Tyson and cohosts Chuck Nice and Gary O’Reilly answer grab-bag questions about distorting spacetime, Olbers’ Paradox, singularities, the shape of the universe, and more with astrophysicist Charles Liu. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://startalkmedia.com/show/cosmic-queries-black-hole-time-cloak-with-charles-liu/Thanks to our Patrons Logan Kent, James in 3d, Renee Skrip, Maarten Spruijt, Alan Domonoske, Liam Predergast, sparkman, Cecil J Taylor, abhinav yadav, and Markus Gustafsson for supporting us this week.
12/04/2440m 15s

Things You Thought You Knew – The Geometric Universe

What is the Sun’s ecliptic? Neil deGrasse Tyson and comedian Chuck Nice break down the things you thought you knew about spheres in the universe, navigating the sky, and taking spacecraft out of orbit. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can listen to this entire episode commercial-free here:https://startalkmedia.com/show/things-you-thought-you-knew-the-geometric-universe/Thanks to our Patrons Will Farmer, David Robertson, Andrii Snihyr, Michael de Boeve, Patricia A Elvin, Dade Bloomfield, Ahmed Dawod, Oenomaus Williamson, Marek Król, and Elizabeth Terveer  for supporting us this week.
09/04/2453m 56s

Eclipses, Cosmic Cataclysms, and More with Janna Levin

What can we learn from eclipses? Janna Levin joined by comedian Matt Kirshen and professor of astronomy and astrophysics at Columbia University, Joe Patterson, discuss the 2017 eclipse, binary star systems, super novae and more. What is an eclipse on Jupiter like?NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can listen to this entire episode commercial-free here:https://startalkmedia.com/show/eclipses-cosmic-cataclysms-janna-levin/
05/04/2452m 56s

Cosmic Queries – Planck Lengths to Supermassive Black Holes with Matt O’Dowd

Is space infinitely stretchable? Neil deGrasse Tyson and comedian Chuck Nice explore fan grab bag questions about supermassive black holes, Planck lengths, and the gravitational wave background with extragalactic astrophysicist and host of PBS Space Time, Matt O’Dowd.NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://startalkmedia.com/show/cosmic-queries-planck-lengths-to-supermassive-black-holes-with-matt-odowd/Thanks to our Patrons Nick Francis, nick lopez, John deLeo, Jeff Otis, Deano F, Ekam Khaira, and Jeffrey Tallcott for supporting us this week.
02/04/2448m 43s

Staying Curious with William Shatner

What is the value of curiosity? Neil deGrasse Tyson sits down with William Shatner to explore the nature of spacetime, Star Trek, human curiosity, loneliness, and more. How would warp drive work? NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://startalkmedia.com/show/staying-curious-with-william-shatner/Thanks to our Patrons Thor Juhasz, Kevin Thompson, Ben Walters, Fredrick Murphy, Lynne Fowler, Jonathan Ramirez, and Aaron for supporting us this week.
26/03/2451m 10s

Is Aging a Disease? Epigenetics with David Sinclair

Is aging a disease that can be cured? Neil deGrasse Tyson and cohosts Chuck Nice and Gary O’Reilly discover the field of epigenetics, the Information Theory of Aging, and curing blindness for mice with Professor of Genetics at Harvard Medical School, David Sinclair.NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://startalkmedia.com/show/is-aging-a-disease-epigenetics-with-david-sinclair/Thanks to our Patrons Jason L, Daniel Holzmann, Anne P Vance, Unknown, Myles G Blanton, Paul A. Straus, and Gregory Dees for supporting us this week.
22/03/2444m 6s

Cosmic Queries – Infinite Quarks

What happens to quarks during spaghettification? Neil deGrasse Tyson and comedian Chuck Nice answer fan questions about positrons, how we got the speed of light, where the Big Bang took place, and more!NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://startalkmedia.com/show/cosmic-queries-infinite-quarks/Thanks to our Patrons Eternal Sunshine, LLC, Arthur Brown, James Turner, Taygen Mercier, Bayley, Aaron, and Pete Sherburne for supporting us this week.
19/03/2448m 38s

Cosmic Queries – Out There

Neil deGrasse Tyson, co-host Harrison Greenbaum, and astrophysicist Janna Levin answer questions on the far away and the far out, including Andromeda's impending collision with the Milky Way, white holes, a holographic universe, and more. Prepare to get trippy!NOTE:  StarTalk All-Access subscribers can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://startalkmedia.com/show/cosmic-queries-out-there/(Originally released February 15, 2019)
15/03/2450m 9s

Do We Have Free Will? with Robert Sapolsky

Is there a quantum reason we could have free will? Neil deGrasse Tyson and comedian Chuck Nice explore the concept of free will and predetermination with neuroscientist, biologist, and author of Determined: The Science of Life Without Free Will, Robert Sapolsky. A special thanks from our editors to Robert Sapolsky’s dog. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://startalkmedia.com/show/do-we-have-free-will-with-robert-sapolsky/Thanks to our Patrons Pro Handyman, Brad K. Daniels, Starman, Stephen Somers, Nina Kane, Paul Applegate, and David Goldberg for supporting us this week.
12/03/2453m 30s

Stars Talk to Neil – Reversing Earth’s Rotation

What happens after death? Neil deGrasse Tyson and co-host Chuck Nice and Gary O’Reilly answer science questions from celebrities like Kelly Clarkson, Dax Shepard, Sway Calloway, and more!NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://startalkmedia.com/show/stars-talk-to-neil-reversing-earths-rotation/Thanks to our Patrons JEFF MARTINKA, Lacey Jane, Scott Bringloe, Jehan Hariramani, Julien Genest, Melissa Rittenhouse, and Jared Cone for supporting us this week.
08/03/2438m 41s

Breaking Down Oppenheimer with Brian Greene

What do two physicists think about the movie Oppenheimer? Neil deGrasse Tyson sits down with theoretical physicist Brian Greene to discuss Robert J. Oppenheimer’s work on the Manhattan Project, the science in Christopher Nolan’s film, and the dawn of quantum physics. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://startalkmedia.com/show/breaking-down-oppenheimer-with-brian-greene/Thanks to our Patrons Kiril Stoilov, aaron tanenbaum, Oswaldo Asprino, cary mannaberg, Taylor Jenkins, BeerandBrat, and J Maz for supporting us this week.
05/03/2438m 49s

Neil’s Guide to Heat Transfer Physics

How do you make some things stay hot and others stay cool? Neil deGrasse Tyson, with the help of comedian Chuck Nice, explains the physics of heat transfer, insulation, and why your Stanley cup can keep your drink cold during a fire. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://startalkmedia.com/show/neils-guide-to-heat-transfer-physics/Thanks to our Patrons Kiril Stoilov, aaron tanenbaum, Oswaldo Asprino, cary mannaberg, Taylor Jenkins, BeerandBrat, and J Maz for supporting us this week.
27/02/2438m 33s

Why We Get Depressed with Heather Berlin

What is depression? Neil deGrasse Tyson and co-hosts Chuck Nice and Gary O’Reilly break down the neuroscience behind major depression, its treatments, and the factors that contribute to this pervasive condition with neuroscientist Heather Berlin, PhD.NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://startalkmedia.com/show/why-we-get-depressed-with-heather-berlin/Thanks to our Patrons Geoff Malone, Neander Rowlett, Brial Teel, Baran Blaser, Maxwell Miller, Doug Litwin, and Edward Bally for supporting us this week.
23/02/2446m 53s

Incentivizing the Future with Peter Diamandis

How do science competitions further innovation? Neil deGrasse Tyson sits down with Peter Diamandis, Founder of the XPRIZE Foundation, to discuss science innovation, incentive competitions, and the future of space, longevity, AI, and more.NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://startalkmedia.com/show/incentivizing-the-future-with-peter-diamandis/Thanks to our Patrons Lauren Crist, Nick R, George Swain, Karsten de Braaf, Winifred Kessler, Lucille Bosco, and Tom Lindelius for supporting us this week.
20/02/2454m 14s

Cosmic Queries – Becoming Entangled

How do particles get entangled? Neil deGrasse Tyson and comedian Chuck Nice, answer grab-bag questions about harnessing Hawking Radiation, bad places to construct wormholes, and whether running or walking in the rain makes you wetter. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://startalkmedia.com/show/cosmic-queries-becoming-entangled/Thanks to our Patrons Tovi Sonnenberg, Lara McClintock, Timotheus, Tony Chantosa, Trent M Brown, Richard van Deursen, and Phillip McRill for supporting us this week.
13/02/2445m 28s

PhysicsBowl: Tackling Science

What is one of the greatest displays of terrestrial physics? Neil deGrasse Tyson and co-hosts Chuck Nice and Gary O’Reilly break down the physics of “The Tush Push” and the science in American football. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can listen to this entire episode commercial-free.Thanks to our Patrons Anders Kjær Themsen, George Deitchman, Mason Steinberg, HimSigung, Akshat Pathrikar, Hai Du, and Mistress Venia for supporting us this week
09/02/2439m 31s

The Mystery of Mushrooms with Bryn Dentinger

Why are some mushrooms delicious, some make you high, and some kill you? Neil deGrasse Tyson and comedian Chuck Nice discover the weird world of mushrooms, psilocybin, and mycelia with mycologist Bryn Dentinger. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://startalkmedia.com/show/the-mystery-of-mushrooms-with-bryn-dentinger/Thanks to our Patrons Jack Hill, The Fantasy GOAT, Andrew Gendreau, ND, Vijai Karthigesu, Shellz, and Jeff Lane for supporting us this week.
06/02/2455m 11s

Immunizing Against Anti-Science with Peter Hotez

How do you stop the spread of anti-science rhetoric? Neil deGrasse Tyson and comedian Paul Mecurio break down disease prevention and the rise of anti-science with physician and global health expert, Peter Hotez.NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://startalkmedia.com/show/immunizing-against-anti-science-with-peter-hotez/Thanks to our Patrons Ivan Stanic, Jeff Collins, HD, Matthew Steinberger, Michael Tikalsky, Kin Chan, and Cynthia Cook for supporting us this week.
30/01/2453m 58s

Cosmic Queries – A Ripple in Spacetime with Charles Liu

What if time had multiple dimensions? Neil deGrasse Tyson and co-hosts Chuck Nice and Gary O’Reilly answer grab-bag questions about Hawking Radiation, the speed of light, and how rare black holes are with astrophysicist Charles Liu. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://startalkmedia.com/show/cosmic-queries-a-ripple-in-spacetime-with-charles-liu/Thanks to our Patrons Mapplicable, Sam J, Karen Goodger, Bean Mon, Brittany Mencotti, Jeremy Davidson, and Brian Giordano for supporting us this week.
26/01/2453m 27s

Unlocking Gene Therapy with Gaurav Shah

Are rare diseases themselves rare? Neil deGrasse Tyson and comedian Chuck Nice learn about the science of gene therapy and how it can treat and potentially cure rare diseases with Gaurav Shah, CEO, Rocket Pharma.NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://startalkmedia.com/show/unlocking-gene-therapy-with-gaurav-shah/Thanks to our Patrons Ernesto Rodriguez, James Lewandowski, Juan Cornejo, Shane, Hayden Christensen, jacob vine, and Calina Lungu for supporting us this week.
23/01/2439m 56s

The Future of Commercial Spaceflight with Lauren Lyons

What technology can we look forward to in commercial spaceflight? Neil deGrasse Tyson and comedian Chuck Nice discover SpaceX, other space startups, and what is going on in the commercial space industry with engineer and executive Lauren Lyons.NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can listen to this entire episode commercial-free here:https://startalkmedia.com/show/the-future-of-commercial-spaceflight-with-lauren-lyons/Thanks to our Patrons Constance Kane, Amanda, Kareem Roberts, Emily Kaneko Reynolds, John DeLong, Eric Peters, and Jamie Irvin for supporting us this week.
16/01/2452m 30s

Healing the Earth Through Regenerative Farming with Will Harris

Is industrial farming bad for us? Neil deGrasse Tyson and co-hosts Chuck Nice and Gary O’Reilly learn about the future of food production, regenerative agriculture, and greenwashing with herdsman, land steward, and author Will Harris. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://startalkmedia.com/show/healing-the-earth-through-regenerative-farming-with-will-harris/Thanks to our Patrons Tomasz Paź, Heath Kehoe, Brittni Phillips, Roy Carter, Andrea Cousins, Ben Sellers, Yanko Kaneti, and Noah Jellenik for supporting us this week.
12/01/2444m 10s

Exploring Consciousness with George Mashour

What is consciousness? Neil deGrasse Tyson and Chuck Nice learn about the study of consciousness and how psychedelics could uncover the inner mechanisms of the brain with anesthesiologist and founder of the Michigan Psychedelic Center, George Mashour. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://startalkmedia.com/show/exploring-consciousness-with-george-mashour/Thanks to our Patrons Andrew O., Johnathan Kuhl, Nathan champlin, Matthew Smith-Burlage, Kareem Austin, Charles Blaksmith, and İtKopuk Cansel Işıksel for supporting us this week.
09/01/2441m 41s

Cosmic Queries – Science Epiphany

What would a wormhole actually look like? Neil deGrasse Tyson and comedian Chuck Nice break down a grab bag of questions about nothingness, the nature of miracles, the role of AI in scientific discovery and more!NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can listen to this entire episode commercial-free.Thanks to our Patrons Alan j weiner, Eric DeCarlo, Christian Sava, Joseph Eugene Renner, Nathan Neal, Chandra Cirulnick, and Craig I Hounsell for supporting us this week.
02/01/2452m 34s

Our Burning Questions – Age of the Universe & More

What is the greatest scientific breakthrough? Neil deGrasse Tyson answers co-hosts Chuck Nice and Gary O’Reilly’s burning questions they have been saving all year about the age of the universe, the double slit experiment, and the nature of time. Is time even real? NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://startalkmedia.com/show/our-burning-questions-age-of-the-universe-more/Thanks to our Patrons Jessi Strong Spear, Jeffrey Brenman, Dr. Cy (she, her, hers), Amanda Kerschen, Andrea Chitwood, Glenn Downing, and Lucas Reames for supporting us this week.Photo Credit: Timm Weitkamp, CC BY 3.0 DE, via Wikimedia Commons
29/12/2347m 55s

A Conversation with Dr. Mae Jemison (Re-release)

How can we achieve interstellar space travel? We take a look back at when Neil deGrasse Tyson sat down with former astronaut and Principal of 100 Year Starship, Dr. Mae Jemison, to talk about our future living and traveling in space.NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://startalkmedia.com/show/a-conversation-with-dr-mae-jemison-re-release/Photo Credit: NASA.
26/12/2349m 13s

Can You Terraform Mars? with Kennda Lynch

Can we grow food on Mars? Neil deGrasse Tyson and comedian Paul Mecurio learn about a new NASA project "Plant Trek" and the challenges of surviving on other planets with astrobiologist Kennda Lynch. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://startalkmedia.com/show/can-you-terraform-mars-with-kennda-lynch/Thanks to our Patrons Konrad Kalinko, Shawn Allison, Kevin Mitchell, Skylar Gravatt, Terry Sullivan, Carol Anklam, and Chantal for supporting us this week.Photo Credit: NASA/Clouds AO/SEArch, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons
19/12/2346m 24s

Our Electrified Future with David Reichmuth

Can the grid handle a 100% electric world? Neil deGrasse Tyson and comedian Chuck Nice explore the carbon impacts of electric vehicles and achieving zero emissions with chemical engineer for Union of Concerned Scientists, David Reichmuth. Thanks to our partners at Ford for sponsoring this episode. Learn more about the all-electric Ford Mustang Mach-E® SUV at https://www.ford.com/suvs/mach-e/NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://startalkmedia.com/show/our-electrified-future-with-david-reichmuth/Thanks to our Patrons Eric, Charles Hagin, Jan Willem Smit, Emily Baldrige, smantha r, Jen, and Sylvain Gautier for supporting us this week.Photo Credit: NASA's Earth Observatory, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons
15/12/2352m 29s

The Psychedelic Mind with Rick Doblin

Do psychedelics reveal a different objective reality? Neil deGrasse Tyson and Chuck Nice learn about psychedelic drugs, treating PTSD, and other mind-bending research with President of Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS) Rick Doblin.NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can listen to this entire episode commercial-free.Thanks to our Patrons Mark Rosenthal, David Aulwes, Alissa Mc Cormick, Gavin Bamber, Lester Teichner, Chase Kimes, and Cindy Barrick for supporting us this week.Photo Credit: Storyblocks
12/12/2353m 33s

The Biggest Challenge in Medicine with Dr. Linda Malkas

Why have we not found the cure for cancer yet? Neil deGrasse Tyson, Chuck Nice, and Gary O’Reilly explore paradigm shifts in cancer treatment, molecular biology, and a promising new cancer drug AOH1996 with City of Hope cancer researcher Dr. Linda Malkas. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can listen to this entire episode commercial-free.Thanks to our Patrons Willie Bass, Nicholas A Jones, Edwin Goel, Joe Gibbs, Shane Alexander, Keith Goodman, and James Kuntz for supporting us this week.Photo Credit: Dr. Cecil Fox (Photographer), Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons
08/12/2348m 10s

Cosmic Queries – Galaxies Galore

What does JWST tell us about galaxy formation? Neil deGrasse Tyson and Chuck Nice answer questions about galaxies, measuring the distance of far away objects, dark matter, primordial galaxies, and more!NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://startalkmedia.com/show/cosmic-queries-galaxies-galore/Thanks to our Patrons Will Bailey, Joanie Nelson, Holly Harlin, Terry Eby, Brian Pennington, Dan Dymek, and Alex Florescu for supporting us this week.Photo Credit: Nielander, CC0, via Wikimedia Commo
05/12/2342m 35s

Flying Cars & Pilotless Planes with NASA Engineer, Wendy Okolo, PhD.

How would flying on Mars be different? Neil deGrasse Tyson and comedian Matt Kirshen explore aeronautics, aerodynamics, airplanes and more with NASA aerospace engineer and author Wendy Okolo, PhD. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://startalkmedia.com/show/flying-cars-pilotless-planes-with-nasa-engineer-wendy-okolo-phd/Thanks to our Patrons David Hemsath, Becky Basmadijian, Etopirynka aka. Kate, Jaime Parker, Liuba Tereshko, Jeremy Seeman, and Carol Flynn for supporting us this week.Photo Credit: NASA/MIT/Aurora Flight Sciences, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons
28/11/2347m 3s

Gold Metal Physics, with Edwin Moses (Re-release)

Can a physics background help you win gold? Neil deGrasse Tyson and co-hosts Gary O’Reilly and Chuck Nice discover how to use science to win with Dr. Edwin Moses, two-time Olympic gold medalist and the greatest hurdler of all time. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://startalkmedia.com/show/gold-metal-physics-with-edwin-moses-re-release/
24/11/2351m 8s

Cosmic Queries - Cosmic Cauldron (Re-release)

What would Isaac Newton think of today’s science? Neil deGrasse Tyson and comedian Chuck Nice answer a cosmic cauldron of Cosmic Queries. From dark matter, to what aliens look like, the size of the universe, we answer a multiverse of questions. This episode originally aired July 27, 2020.NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://startalkmedia.com/show/cosmic-queries-cosmic-cauldron-re-release/Thanks to our Patrons Saawan Patel, Samantha Quinn, Anatoly Borodin, Brice Purdy, Forrest Shepard, Sarah Caroline Bell, Genesis Djafri, and Braden Thomas for supporting us this week.Photo Credit: X-ray: NASA/CXC/SAO; Optical: NASA/STScI; Infrared: NASA-JPL-Caltech
21/11/2345m 57s

How Storytelling Prevented Nuclear War

How did movies change the Cold War? Neil deGrasse Tyson and Chuck Nice learn about how apocalyptic films influenced us and began the first cybersecurity measures with Future of Life Award recipients and filmmakers Lawrence Lasker, Walter Parkes, and Nicholas Meyer. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can listen to this entire episode commercial-free.Thanks to our Patrons Kaleda Davis, Saúl Franco, Jake Egli, Josh Rolstad, Roxanne Landin, jamie brutnell, and Bailey Manasco for supporting us this week.Photo Credit: United States Department of Energy, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons
14/11/2355m 31s

Beating Time: Dodging the Number One Killer with Dr. Lipi Roy

Could we eliminate the number one cause of death? Neil deGrasse Tyson and co-hosts Chuck Nice and Gary O’Reilly go to medical school to learn about heart health, the impacts of COVID, and the cardiovascular disease epidemic with physician Dr. Lipi Roy.NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://startalkmedia.com/show/beating-time-dodging-the-number-one-killer-with-dr-lipi-roy/Thanks to our Patrons Kaleda Davis, Saúl Franco, Jake Egli, Josh Rolstad, Roxanne Landin, jamie brutnell, and Bailey Manasco for supporting us this week.Photo Credit: Nephron, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0 target=_blank>CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons
10/11/2349m 0s

Relativity Round-up: StarTalk Live! With Janna Levin

Is the universe infinite? Neil deGrasse Tyson and comedian Paul Mecurio go to infinity and beyond as we explore the origins of relativity, time travel, and the discovery of expansion with astrophysicist Janna Levin, PhD live from Pioneer Works in Brooklyn.NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can listen to this entire episode commercial-free here:https://startalkmedia.com/show/relativity-round-up-startalk-live-with-janna-levin/Thanks to our Patrons Shari Murnane, Gary, Eoghan Smyth, Dmitry Petrov, Paul Dragicevich, Elizabeth Flores, Joseph Russomano, and William Riley for supporting us this week.Photo Credit: ESO/VVV Survey/D. Minniti, CC BY 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons
07/11/2344m 27s

Capturing the Cosmos with Babak Tafreshi

How do you take an incredible photo of the cosmos? In this extended conversation, Neil deGrasse Tyson and comedian Chuck Nice learn about how to start taking photos of space with astrophotographer and National Geographic Explorer, Babak Tafreshi. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://startalkmedia.com/show/capturing-the-cosmos-with-babak-tafreshi/Thanks to our Patrons Sass Hoory, Paul Kemp, Tor Emanuelsen, Gavin M Benedict, Norman Pestsaina, David Wiester, and Brady Smith for supporting us this week.Photo Credit: ESO/B. Tafreshi, CC BY 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons
31/10/2342m 2s

The Paradox of Sleep with Matthew Walker

What happens when we go to sleep? Neil deGrasse Tyson and co-hosts Chuck Nice and Gary O’Reilly break down the mystery of why we sleep, time dilation in dreams, circadian rhythms, and sleeping in space with neuroscientist Matt Walker. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://startalkmedia.com/show/the-paradox-of-sleep-with-matthew-walker/Thanks to our Patrons Micheal Unwin, Vijay Krishnan, Leroy Gutierrez, alycia allen, Hilary Rush, Kira Lesser, and Daryl Sawyer for supporting us this week.Photo Credit: ManuelSchottdorf, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons
27/10/2344m 46s

Habitable Worlds, Super-Earths, & Evaporating Planets with Anjali Tripathi

Is Earth going to evaporate? Neil deGrasse Tyson and comedian Chuck Nice learn about exoplanet discovery, planetary evaporation, biosignatures and technosignatures with astrophysicist Anjali Tripathi.NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can listen to this entire episode commercial-free here:https://startalkmedia.com/show/habitable-worlds-super-earths-evaporating-planets-with-anjali-tripathi/Thanks to our Patrons Christopher Stowe, Bo Cribbs, Jennifer Pierce, Sam Gilbert, Steven Glasser, Antonio Garibay, and David Frigoletto for supporting us this week.Photo Credit: ESA/Hubble, CC BY 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons
24/10/2337m 55s

Things You Thought You Knew – The Dark Side of the Moon

A year isn’t what you think it is… Neil deGrasse Tyson and comedian Chuck Nice explore things you thought you knew about the length of a year, the dark side of the moon, and the physics of a moving system. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://startalkmedia.com/show/things-you-thought-you-knew-the-dark-side-of-the-moon/Thanks to our Patrons Jeffery R. Kaufman, Peter West Popovchak, Nicholas Calmes, Matt Kline, Vadym Feskin, Steve Ipyana, and Foohawt for supporting us this week.Photo Credit: ​​NASA Johnson Space Center, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons
17/10/2336m 16s

Exploring Dark Skies

Where are the darkest skies in the US? Neil deGrasse Tyson and Chuck Nice learn about dark sky efforts, light pollution, and cool places to stargaze with guests astrophysicist Matt O’Dowd, photographer Babak Tafreshi, and national park ranger Bradley Mills. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://startalkmedia.com/show/exploring-dark-skies/Thanks to our Patrons Rob Arifur, Peter Kariuki, Tina Anapolsky, Micheal Bishara, Rebecca Cain, John Aaron, and Stephan Kokot for supporting us this week.Photo Credit: National Park Service, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons
13/10/2356m 28s

The Most Famous Eclipse in History with Joe Rao

What is going on with eclipses? Neil deGrasse Tyson and comedian Chuck Nice learn about some upcoming eclipses and famous eclipses of the past with meteorologist and eclipse chaser, Joe Rao. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can listen to this entire episode commercial-free.Thanks to our Patrons Rob Arifur, Peter Kariuki, Tina Anapolsky, Micheal Bishara, Rebecca Cain, John Aaron, and Stephan Kokot for supporting us this week.Photo Credit: Ababamov, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons
10/10/2351m 39s

The Dark Universe: Exploring the Euclid Mission with Jason Rhodes

What are dark energy and dark matter? Neil deGrasse Tyson and comedian Chuck Nice learn about the Euclid Mission and our latest efforts to uncover the secrets of The Dark Universe with JPL Researcher, Jason Rhodes. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can listen to this entire episode commercial-free here:https://startalkmedia.com/show/the-dark-universe-exploring-the-euclid-mission-with-jason-rhodes/Thanks to our Patrons Florian Mueller, Bartek Moryc, Lorena Pereira, Leon Helmink, Stephan Marty, sam jones, and Phillip Berryhill for supporting us this week.Photo Credit: ESA. Acknowledgement: Work performed by ATG under contract for ESA., CC BY-SA IGO 3.0, CC BY-SA 3.0 IGO
03/10/2346m 37s

Cosmic Queries – Quantum & Aliens with Charles Liu

Are we thinking about the fundamentals of the universe wrong? Neil deGrasse Tyson and co-hosts Chuck Nice and Gary O’Reilly answer grab bag questions about aliens, gravitons, and the big unknowns with astrophysicist Charles Liu.NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://startalkmedia.com/show/cosmic-queries-quantum-aliens-with-charles-liu/Thanks to our Patrons Karim Beydoun, Sture Seljelund, Ken Hays, Kasi Kanniah, Dillon, Mandi McKay, and Phillida Hutcheson for supporting us this week.Photo Credit: NASA Hubble, CC BY 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons
29/09/2345m 45s

OSIRIS-REx & Asteroid Mining with Natalie Starkey

Will an asteroid hit Earth in 2182? Neil deGrasse Tyson and comedian Chuck Nice learn about asteroid mining, OSIRIS-REx sample-return, and the origins of life with cosmochemist Natalie Starkey. For more information about the new book: https://startalkmedia.com/booksNOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can listen to this entire episode commercial-free.Thanks to our Patrons Konrad Jeleński, Sunny Rajpal, Kwesi collisson, Ellen Taylor, Ted Gould, and Tim Henderson for supporting us this week.Photo Credit: NASA
26/09/2350m 3s

The Edge of Our Understanding with Brian Greene

Are humans smart enough to uncover the secrets of the universe? Neil deGrasse Tyson and comedian Chuck Nice explore the singularity, string theory, free will and more with theoretical physicist Brian Greene. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://startalkmedia.com/show/the-edge-of-our-understanding-with-brian-greene/Thanks to our Patrons Christian Attwood, Tyler Loveland, Ruhan Periyacheri, Jeff Parker, Ed Thorton, and Dakota Ponder for supporting us this week.Photo Credit: chris ringeval, CC0, via Wikimedia Commons
19/09/2346m 10s

Miracle Drugs & Quick Fixes with Dr. Nick Tiller

Is there such a thing as a quick fix? Neil deGrasse Tyson, Chuck Nice, and Gary O’Reilly learn about the science behind a wave of new weight loss drugs, the ethics of Ozempic use, and off-label prescriptions with exercise scientist, Dr. Nick Tiller.For more information on the new book: https://startalkmedia.com/books/NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://startalkmedia.com/show/miracle-drugs-quick-fixes-with-dr-nick-tiller/Thanks to our Patrons Christian Attwood, Tyler Loveland, Ruhan Periyacheri, Jeff Parker, Ed Thorton, and Dakota Ponder for supporting us this week.Photo Credit: HualinXMN, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons
15/09/2347m 49s

Cosmic Queries – Flapjack Galaxy Grab Bag

Would aliens think we are smart? Neil deGrasse Tyson and comedian Chuck Nice answer grab bag questions on Chandrayaan-3, entangled particles in black holes, the shape of the galaxy, and more.NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can listen to this entire episode commercial-free.Thanks to our Patrons Joe King, Denis Ghislain, Ken Sayles, Nicholas, Ava Taylor, and Jared Coffman for supporting us this week.Photo Credit: ESO/S. Brunier, CC BY 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons
12/09/2344m 56s

Presenting Real Good: Season Five

Hey StarTalk fans! This is a special presentation of Real Good, a podcast from US Bank. It's a show all about people helping other people. In their fifth season, you'll hear from incredible people – like Joelle Martinez, who you'll meet in this episode. If you like what you hear, head on over to their feed and subscribe today. 
08/09/231h 17m

Oppenheimer: Birth of the Atomic Age with Kai Bird

If someone else led the Manhattan Project, would it have gone differently? Neil deGrasse Tyson discusses theoretical physicist J. Robert Oppenheimer, Christopher Nolan’s film, and the creation of the atomic bomb with biographer Kai Bird.For more information about the new book: https://startalkmedia.com/booksNOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://startalkmedia.com/show/oppenheimer-birth-of-the-atomic-age-with-kai-bird/Thanks to our Patrons Jimmy Dunn, Liviu Dimulescu, Keely Stults, Ralph Viator, Daniel Brophy, and Diana Gutman for supporting us this week.Photo Credit: Photo courtesy of National Nuclear Security Administration / Nevada Site Office, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons
05/09/2352m 22s

This Is Your Brain on Social Media with Anna Lembke, MD

Can you get addicted to anything? Neil deGrasse Tyson and co-hosts Chuck Nice and Gary O’Reilly explore the science of addiction, dopamine pathways, and what social media is doing to our brains with psychiatrist, Anna Lembke.For more information about the new book: https://startalkmedia.com/booksNOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://startalkmedia.com/show/this-is-your-brain-on-social-media-with-anna-lembke-mdThanks to our Patrons christoffer olsen, Miguel Mata, Christina Hansen, Steven Johnston, Holly MIller, and Kelley VosBurgh for supporting us this week.Photo Credit: Vincent Croset, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons
01/09/2356m 16s

Physics & Philosophy with Sean Carroll

Why is the past different from the future? Neil deGrasse Tyson and Chuck Nice explore the universe’s deepest questions like why is there anything, what is the present, and if there could be a unified theory of physics with theoretical physicist Sean Carroll.For more information about the new book: https://startalkmedia.com/booksNOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://startalkmedia.com/show/physics-philosophy-with-sean-carroll/Thanks to our Patrons Nick hemmerich, Kelley Bard, Lou Casagrande, Nathaniel Johnston, Jesus Tamayo, and Leon for supporting us this week.Photo Credit: ESO/VVV, CC BY 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons
29/08/2346m 41s

Cosmic Queries – Wormhole Universe

Does an evaporated black hole leave a trace? Neil deGrasse Tyson and comedian co-host Chuck Nice answer questions about the fabric of spacetime, black holes, cosmic evolution and more. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://startalkmedia.com/show/cosmic-queries-wormhole-universe/Thanks to our Patrons Cory James Hohs, Barbara Christian, Massimiliano Squire, Nickthelight, Stacey Kelch, and Joe Edwards for supporting us this week.Photo Credit: ESO/WFI (Optical); MPIfR/ESO/APEX/A.Weiss et al. (Submillimetre); NASA/CXC/CfA/R.Kraft et al. (X-ray)Derivative work including grading and crop: Julian Herzog, CC BY 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons
22/08/2340m 31s

Cosmic Queries – The Experience of Time with Charles Liu

Is our experience of time a result of our perpetual movement? Neil deGrasse Tyson and co-hosts Chuck Nice and Gary O’Reilly explore spacetime, metaphysics, the Brachistochrone problem and more with astrophysicist Charles Liu.NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can listen to this entire episode commercial-free.Thanks to our Patrons Marcus Karlstad, Vincent Zimmerman, Ryan Lambert, Carolyn K, Stefan C. Villafana, and David Churn for supporting us this week.Photo Credit: NASA, ESA, M. Robberto (Space Telescope Science Institute/ESA) and the Hubble Space Telescope Orion Treasury Project Team, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons
18/08/2347m 43s

Cosmic Queries – Cosmological Curiosities

What is nothing? Does nothing exist? Neil deGrasse Tyson and comedian Chuck Nice explore cosmological curiosities about the end of the universe, dark matter, and more!NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can listen to this entire episode commercial-free.Thanks to our Patrons Matej Dvonč, Robert Weaver, David Lindberg, Denis, Jesus Hernandez, and Jack Reeves for supporting us this week.Photo Credit:  NASA / JPL-Caltech / L. Jenkins (GSFC), Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons
15/08/2347m 5s

Are They Here? with NASA UAP Chair, David Spergel

Are the UAP sightings aliens here on Earth? Neil deGrasse Tyson and comedian co-host Paul Mecurio discuss the congressional hearings on unidentified anomalous phenomena (UAP) with astrophysicist and chair of NASA’s UAP independent study team, David Spergel.NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can listen to this entire episode commercial-free.Thanks to our Patrons Melissa Campbell, Martynas Piliutis, Darrel Mosier, Danielle Martinez, Randall Thompson, and Anton Popov for supporting us this week.Photo Credit: Department of Defense
08/08/2347m 52s

The Gut-Brain Connection with Max Lugavere

How does food impact your brain health? Neil deGrasse Tyson and co-hosts Chuck Nice and Gary O’Reilly break down the gut-brain connection with Genius Foods author and science journalist, Max Lugavere.NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can listen to this entire episode commercial-free.Thanks to our Patrons Elle M., Shredstick72, Vern Keskinen, beverly mcclain, Tressa Eubank, and Mark howell for supporting us this week.Photo Credit: Chempetitive, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons
04/08/2353m 59s

Things You Thought You Knew – What is Energy?

How is energy different from matter? Neil deGrasse Tyson and comedian Chuck Nice break down what energy is and where it comes from, ancient theories about sight, and how wheels keep us moving. Explore physics, thermodynamics, and more!NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can listen to this entire episode commercial-free here:https://startalkmedia.com/show/things-you-thought-you-knew-what-is-energy/Thanks to our Patrons Matt Smith, Matthew Tolbert, benjamin flanders, Nick Davis, Joseph, and Hemant Sudiwala for supporting us this week.Photo Credit: Photo courtesy of National Nuclear Security Administration / Nevada Site Office, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons
01/08/2338m 13s

Things You Thought You Knew – Where the Sun Don’t Shine

Does being in space mean there is no gravity? What does noon have to do with the Artemis Mission? Neil deGrasse Tyson and comedian Chuck Nice break down weightlessness, planetary alignments, and what is going on on the south pole of the moon. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can listen to this entire episode commercial-free.Thanks to our Patrons Tatiana Joine, Marcos Rodriguez, Peter Gordon, Leonard Leedy, RolandP, and Shimon Zig for supporting us this week.Photo Credit: NASA Apollo, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons
25/07/2341m 55s

Will AI Replace Us? with Matt Ginsberg

Is artificial intelligence taking over? Neil deGrasse Tyson and co hosts Chuck Nice and Gary O’Reilly discuss deepfakes, AI hallucinations, and whether AI really is intelligent with software engineer at X, the moonshot factory, Matt Ginsberg. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can listen to this entire episode commercial-free.Thanks to our Patrons Kathleen Kussman, Craig Hamilton, Denis de Oliveira, Jim, Ryan, and Krishna for supporting us this week.Photo Credit: mikemacmarketing, CC BY 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons
21/07/2354m 46s

The Story of Space Imaging with Carolyn “Madam Saturn” Porco

How much has space imaging furthered our understanding of the Universe? Neil deGrasse Tyson and comedian Chuck Nice learn the story of cameras on space probes like Voyager and Cassini and the exciting science of Saturn with planetary scientist Carolyn Porco. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://startalkmedia.com/show/the-story-of-space-imaging-with-carolyn-madam-saturn-porco/Thanks to our Patrons Collin Money, Jeffery K Ogren, José Luis Pizano Escalante, Micheal Yablon, Artemis ma, and Paul Scott for supporting us this week.Photo Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons
18/07/2349m 23s

Cosmic Queries – Life on Other Planets with Aomawa Shields

If scientists discovered that we are not alone, what would they do with that information? Neil deGrasse Tyson and Chuck Nice learn about the search for life, habitability around M stars and more with astrophysics professor and author Aomawa Shields. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://startalkmedia.com/show/cosmic-queries-life-on-other-planets-with-aomawa-shields/Thanks to our Patrons Pepper Horton, annie brown, Lance Cardwell, Natalie waugh, firestorm960, and Daryl Spencerfor supporting us this week.Photo Credit: Original ESO/M. Kornmesser  (+ background position from original change by Nagualdesign), CC BY 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons
11/07/2347m 50s

Big Wave Physics with Kai Lenny

What is the biggest wave in the solar system? Neil deGrasse Tyson and co-hosts Chuck Nice and Gary O’Reilly explore the science of big waves with professional big wave surfer Kai Lenny.NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://startalkmedia.com/show/big-wave-physics-with-kai-lenny/Thanks to our Patrons Pepper Horton, annie brown, Lance Cardwell, Natalie waugh, firestorm960, and Daryl Spencer for supporting us this week.Photo Credit: Alohamansurfer, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons
07/07/231h 3m

Cosmic Queries: Until the End of Time, with Brian Greene (Re-Release)

Neil deGrasse Tyson, comic co-host Chuck Nice, and theoretical physicist and author Brian Greene answer questions from our fans about string theory, the fabric of spacetime, interstellar travel, free will, and the meaning of life.NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://startalkmedia.com/show/cosmic-queries-until-the-end-of-time-with-brian-greene-re-release/Thanks to our Patrons Jamie Boneleye, Evan Blackburn, Matthew Pounsett, Chris Behrensmeyer, and Brett Armstrong for supporting us this week.Image Credit: ESO/IDA/Danish 1.5 m/R.Gendler and J.-E. Ovaldsen.
04/07/2348m 10s

Cosmic Queries – Mirror, Mirror

Are entangled particles connected by wormholes? On this episode, Neil deGrasse Tyson and comedian Chuck Nice answer a grab bag of questions about the Fermi Paradox, Dinosaurs v. Aliens, our cosmological horizon, and more! NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://startalkmedia.com/show/cosmic-queries-mirror-mirror/Thanks to our Patrons Christopher Contreras, Alex Velasco, Jamas Callaghan, christine szorc, Christopher Fowler, and ruonan hu for supporting us this week.Photo Credit: NASA, ESA, H. Teplitz and M. Rafelski (IPAC/Caltech), A. Koekemoer (STScI), R. Windhorst (Arizona State University), and Z. Levay (STScI), Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons
27/06/2343m 55s

Things You Thought You Knew – Kicked into Orbit

How do bikes and motorcycles stay up? Neil deGrasse Tyson and co-hosts Chuck Nice and Gary O’Reilly explain how to kick a ball into orbit, what’s going on with cricket, and the physics of bicycles. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can listen to this entire episode commercial-free.Thanks to our Patrons Shonuff Brown, Sam, Gary Gaskin, Rodney, james allen, and Daylon Burt for supporting us this week.Photo Credit: NASA/W. Liller, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons
23/06/2340m 24s

Cosmic Queries – Discovering Exoplanets with Gáspár Bakos

How do we discover more exoplanets? Neil deGrasse Tyson and comedian Matt Kirshen explore telescopes, exoplanets, and more with professor of astrophysics and Principal Investigator of HATNet Exoplanet Survey, Gáspár Bakos. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://startalkmedia.com/show/cosmic-queries-discovering-exoplanets-with-gaspar-bakos/Thanks to our Patrons Thakiddv2, Aiden, Randy Spaulding, Jon Schwalbach, Mark, and Nicolay Doytchev for supporting us this week.Photo Credit: Juliancolton, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons
20/06/2352m 30s

Cosmic Queries – Black Hole Paradox with Matt O’Dowd

Can we use gravitational lensing to view distant planets? Neil deGrasse Tyson and comedian Chuck Nice explore black holes, quasars, entropy, and more with astrophysicist and host of PBS Space Time, Matt O’Dowd.NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can listen to this entire episode commercial-free.Thanks to our Patrons Kelly Madison, Shaun Moats, Vascked, Irene Campbell, Joseph Brown, and Guillermo Leal for supporting us this week.Photo Credit: NOIRLab/NSF/AURA/J. da Silva, CC BY 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons
13/06/2354m 2s

Cosmic Queries – Science of Survival

Can science help you survive in the Arctic? Neil deGrasse Tyson and co-hosts Chuck Nice and Gary O’Reilly learn about what happens to the body during starvation and harsh conditions with survival doctor and contestant on S9 of Alone, Dr. Teimojin Tan. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can listen to this entire episode commercial-free.Thanks to our Patrons Steve Duke, Jon Siegfreid, Pau Vogel, Luis, Eric Weaver, and David H. Carroll for supporting us this week.Photo Credit: Christian Uhlig, CC BY 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons
09/06/2357m 21s

Cosmic Queries – The Fabric of Spacetime

Is it time to rethink string theory? Neil deGrasse Tyson and comedian Chuck Nice explore a mix of questions about the fundamental properties of the universe, particles, the speed of light and more!NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://startalkmedia.com/show/cosmic-queries-the-fabric-of-spacetime/Thanks to our Patrons Jagan, Stephen Abraham, Dalton Gordon, Brent C, Alexander Miller, t K, and Bob Morrison for supporting us this week.Photo Credit: ESO/VVV, CC BY 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons
06/06/2348m 32s

Things You Thought You Knew – Magnetic Cores & Flipping Poles

Is your compass actually wrong? Neil deGrasse Tyson and comedian Chuck Nice explore magnetic fields, why clocks go clockwise, and how phone numbers got their area codes.NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can listen to this entire episode commercial-free.Thanks to our Patrons Ed B, Thomas Skov, Kelly Castro, tasos, Doug Dee, and Antonio Gutiérrez Pérez for supporting us this week.Photo Credit: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center from Greenbelt, MD, USA, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons
30/05/2345m 18s

Fact and Fiction of Health and Wellness with Dr. Nick Tiller

What are the top myths in the health and fitness industry? Neil deGrasse Tyson and co-hosts Chuck Nice and Gary O’Reilly explore pseudoscience, “quick fix” fads like Ozempic, and how to navigate wellness with exercise scientist, Dr. Nick Tiller.NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://startalkmedia.com/show/fact-and-fiction-of-health-and-wellness-with-dr-nick-tiller/Thanks to our Patrons David Butler, Aliaksandra Basalayeva, Savage162, Nicholas Pompelia, Fred Lombardo, and Kris Brown for supporting us this week.Photo Credit: Airman 1st Class Daniel Brosam, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons
26/05/2358m 38s

Black Hole Bonanza: StarTalk Live! With Janna Levin and Jenny Greene

How do supermassive black holes form? Neil deGrasse Tyson and comedian Chuck Nice come to you live to learn about the history of black holes, what’s inside them, and new discoveries with cosmologist Janna Levin and astrophysicist Jenny Greene. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can listen to this entire episode commercial-free.Thanks to our Patrons Leigh Momii, Molly Jebsen, Gilbert Cruz, Robert Colonel, Oliver Orofino, and Stephen Coleman for supporting us this week.Photo Credit: ESO/WFI (Optical); MPIfR/ESO/APEX/A.Weiss et al. (Submillimetre); NASA/CXC/CfA/R.Kraft et al. (X-ray)Derivative work including grading and crop: Julian Herzog, CC BY 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons
23/05/231h 30m

Cosmic Queries – Quantum Computing with Michio Kaku

How will quantum computing change the world? Neil deGrasse Tyson and comedian Chuck Nice learn about the development of quantum computing and what it means for humanity with theoretical physicist Michio Kaku. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can listen to this entire episode commercial-free.Thanks to our Patrons Nickolas Godlove, Recreational Ninja, Micheal Walcott, John Z, Joel Cruz, and Laert Pasko for supporting us this week.Photo Credit: D-Wave Systems, Inc., CC BY 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons
16/05/2347m 11s

Cosmic Queries – The Atlas of Peculiar Galaxies with Charles Liu

How can we use AI to explore the universe? Neil deGrasse Tyson and co-hosts Chuck Nice and Gary O’Reilly answer grab-bag questions about simulations, black holes, warp drive and more with astrophysicist and “Geek-in Chief '' Charles Liu. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://startalkmedia.com/show/cosmic-queries-the-atlas-of-peculiar-galaxies-with-charles-liu/Thanks to our Patrons Heike Stoll, Mugglewatcher, Chip Gallo, Alexander Rauschenbach, Samuel Joseph, and Capt. James Riley for supporting us this week.Photo Credit: NASA, ESA, the Hubble Heritage (STScI/AURA)-ESA/Hubble Collaboration, and A. Evans (University of Virginia, Charlottesville/NRAO/Stony Brook University), Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons
12/05/2340m 34s

Cosmic Queries – Cool Worlds with David Kipping

What is the weirdest planet ever discovered? Neil deGrasse Tyson and comedian Chuck Nice discover bizarre exoplanets like Erebus, the impacts of living on a habitable moon, hot Jupiters, and more with astronomy professor David Kipping.NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://startalkmedia.com/show/cosmic-queries-cool-worlds-with-david-kipping/Thanks to our Patrons La Katrrina, rpmckee, Arvinder Singh, David Brown, Mason, and Jesse Wolff for supporting us this week.Photo Credit: David A. Aguilar (CfA), CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons
09/05/2348m 36s

Cosmic Queries – Volcanoes & Life in the Universe

Have we disproven the idea of a “goldilocks zone”? Neil deGrasse Tyson and comedian Paul Mecurio learn about space geology, magnetic fields, volcanoes, and the origins of life with cosmochemist Natalie Starkey, PhD.NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://startalkmedia.com/show/cosmic-queries-volcanoes-life-in-the-universe/Thanks to our Patrons EmskyArt, Alex James, Mariette Kalinowski, Skye Lincoln, Matthew King, and James Senior for supporting us this week.Photo Credit: Boaworm, CC BY 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons
02/05/2351m 26s

Innovations in Racing with Dale Earnhardt Jr.

What difference does the driver make? Neil deGrasse Tyson and co-hosts Chuck Nice and Gary O’Reilly break down the science of NASCAR in Neil’s interview with Dale Earnhardt Jr. with the help of physicist Diandra Leslie-Pelecky.Simplecast Description: 250ish characters with spaces (plain text)What difference does the driver make? Neil deGrasse Tyson and co-hosts Chuck Nice and Gary O’Reilly break down the science of NASCAR in Neil’s interview with Dale Earnhardt Jr. with the help of physicist Diandra Leslie-Pelecky.NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://startalkmedia.com/show/innovations-in-racing-with-dale-earnhardt-jr/Thanks to our Patrons Mud Runner, Jeffery Arzt, Valentin Ivan, Stuart Baker, Byron Griffin, and Michele Baldacci for supporting us this week.Photo Credit: Photograph by D Ramey Logan, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons
28/04/2357m 37s

Cosmic Queries – The Science of Invisibility with Greg Gbur

Can you make something invisible? Neil deGrasse Tyson and comedian Negin Farsad discover the science behind invisibility with professor of physics and optical science, Greg Gbur. What would real-life invisibility look like?NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can listen to this entire episode commercial-free.Thanks to our PatronsDan, Nick Taylor, Beth Fitzpatrick, Jim, Laura Gilsman, and Gregory Greenwood for supporting us this week.Photo Credit: Kelvinsong, CC0, via Wikimedia Commons
25/04/2347m 29s

Cosmic Queries – Building Space Civilizations with Ariel Ekblaw

When will we create a livable habitat in space? Neil deGrasse Tyson and Matt Kirshen explore the possibilities of tessellated space structures, artificial gravity, and other challenges with Founder of MIT Space Exploration Initiative, Ariel Ekblaw.NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://startalkmedia.com/show/cosmic-queries-building-space-civilizations-with-ariel-ekblaw/Thanks to our Patrons Rafael Pérez Pastor, Jay Patel, Justin Sharkey, Nick Wood, Debbie Karimullah, and Patrick for supporting us this week.Photo Credit: NASA/Donald Davis, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons
18/04/2350m 23s

Medicine 3.0: Extending Human Lifespan with Dr. Peter Attia

What’s the maximum human lifespan? Neil deGrasse Tyson and co-hosts Chuck Nice and Gary O’Reilly explore how to extend your longevity, the history of medicine, and how we can live better with author of Outlive: The Science & Art of Longevity, Dr. Peter Attia.NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://startalkmedia.com/show/medicine-3-0-extending-human-lifespan-with-dr-peter-attia/ Thanks to our Patrons Charles Macko, Richard S Buller, Jane Boltz, Chris Bickford, and Alan Gratz for supporting us this week.Photo Credit: Sarka Na kopci, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons
14/04/2357m 33s

Cosmic Queries – Understanding Infinity with Stephon Alexander

What is infinity? Neil deGrasse Tyson and comedian Negin Farsad explore whether we are in a finite universe, the issues with infinity, string theory, and more with theoretical physicist Stephon Alexander. https://startalkmedia.com/show/cosmic-queries-understanding-infinity-with-stephon-alexander/Thanks to our Patrons Ken Duffy, Austin Newman, Melvin Guerra, MirandaJanell, and Jeff from Titan for supporting us this week.Photo Credit: Ute Kraus, Physics education group Kraus, Universität Hildesheim, Space Time Travel, (background image of the milky way: Axel Mellinger), CC BY-SA 2.0 DE, via Wikimedia Commons
11/04/2345m 33s

Cosmic Queries – The Sound of Space with Kimberly Arcand

What does space sound like? Neil deGrasse Tyson and Matt Kirshen explore space sonification projects and Chandra x-ray data with astronomy visualization expert Kimberly Arcand. Hear what the supermassive black hole at the center of The Milky Way sounds like…NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can listen to this entire episode commercial-freeThanks to our Patrons Brittani Vega, Anish Abraham, Charlie Chapter Zhang, John McCormack, Eugene C Nickel Jr, and Marcus Ruzzon for supporting us this week.Photo Credit: Hubble ESA, CC BY 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons
04/04/2351m 39s

Preventing the Unknown: Genetic Testing with Dr. Stuart Kim

Can you predict your future health using genetics? Neil deGrasse Tyson and co-hosts Chuck Nice and Gary O’Reilly explore advances in genetic testing, polygenic risk scores, and the future of genetics with geneticist Dr. Stuart Kim. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://startalkmedia.com/show/preventing-the-unknown-genetic-testing-with-dr-stuart-kim/Thanks to our Patrons Michael Brown, David Rimer, John McKee, Tyler J., Leslie Murray, and Lawrence Harris for supporting us this week.Photo Credit: Kadumago, CC BY 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons
31/03/2358m 55s

Things You Thought You Knew - Windows to the Universe

Is it possible to make something invisible? Neil deGrasse Tyson and comedian Chuck Nice explore transparency, how we measure time on Earth, and how airplanes have changed. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can listen to this entire episode commercial-free.Thanks to our Patrons Lori Williams, Marek, Ilias Siametis, Tim Inman, Finis Cook, and Trevor C Mills for supporting us this week.Photo Credit: Michael Dziedzic, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons
28/03/2343m 24s

Cosmic Queries – JWST’s Primordial Galaxies with Wendy Freedman

What do the early galaxies discovered by JWST tell us about the early universe? Neil deGrasse Tyson and comedian Matt Kirshen explore the expansion of space, dark energy, and the age of the universe with astronomer, Wendy Freedman.NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can listen to this entire episode commercial-free.Thanks to our Patrons Fernando Colón, Richie Mercado, Miami John, David Rivera, Matthew Reason, and Kostas Chaskis for supporting us this week.Photo Credit: NASA, ESA, CSA, I. LABBE
21/03/2343m 6s

Engineering the World’s Fastest Cars with Jason Fenske

What's the maximum a car can accelerate? Neil deGrasse Tyson, Chuck Nice, and Gary O’Reilly learn how fast cars can really go, how tires work, and the differences between combustion and electric cars with host of Engineering Explained, Jason Fenske.NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://startalkmedia.com/show/engineering-the-worlds-fastest-cars-with-jason-fenske/Thanks to our Patrons Brian Flowers, Everett Rubel, Sienna Howlett-Wagner, Scott Ware, and Charles Mugnolo for supporting us this week.Photo Credit: Maurizio Pesce from Milan, Italia, CC BY 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons
17/03/2354m 9s

Cosmic Queries - Cream of the Universe Soup

Can we go to warp speed? Neil deGrasse Tyson and comedian Chuck Nice answer a grab bag of fan questions about the expansion of space, higher dimensions, and more!NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://startalkmedia.com/show/cosmic-queries-cream-of-the-universe-soup/Thanks to our Patrons Donald bunch, Chris Plotts, Elle Gee, Michael Libby, and Moses Conrad Norman III for supporting us this week.Photo Credit:  Adam Evans, CC BY 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons
14/03/2354m 28s

Cosmic Queries – Astrochemistry with Kate the Chemist

How is chemistry different in space? Neil deGrasse Tyson and comedian Matt Kirshen explore cosmic chemistry, the periodic table, and more with Kate Biberdorf aka Kate the Chemist. Is the periodic table complete?NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://startalkmedia.com/show/cosmic-queries-astrochemistry-with-kate-the-chemist/Thanks to our Patrons Matt Jones, Robby League, Jason D. Belcher, Timothé Payette, and Scott Hosier for supporting us this week.Photo Credit: S535b, CC BY 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons
07/03/2347m 15s

Rise of the Machines with Matt Ginsberg (Re-release)

Can machine learning predict the outcome of basketball games? On this episode of StarTalk: Sports Edition, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Gary O’Reilly, and Chuck Nice talk machine learning with computer scientist and author of The Factor Man, Matt Ginsberg. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://startalkmedia.com/show/rise-of-the-machines-with-matt-ginsberg-re-release/Thanks to our Patrons Erdem Memisyazici, Priscilla & Kyle, Steven Severin, sumplkrum, Julia Zeikowitz, Cory Ricci, Brennon Russ, Tony Marulli, Ryan Bariteau, and MTB Trucker for supporting us this week.Photo Credit: Phil Roeder from Des Moines, IA, USA, CC BY 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons
03/03/2351m 20s

Moonmoons, Gravitons, and More!

What if the solar system had two suns? Neil deGrasse Tyson and Chuck Nice give a sneak peek into our patron-only Q&As with questions about the three body problem, galaxy formation, the alpha centauri system, and more. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://startalkmedia.com/show/moonmoons-gravitons-and-more/Thanks to our Patrons Donald Jones, Mohammed Taha Faridi, Jon Barnett, Harmon Dhaliwal, and Sean Griffen for supporting us this week.Photo Credit: Elmi1966, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons
28/02/2346m 10s

Things You Thought You Knew - Earth’s Spinning Core

What happens if Earth’s core is slowing? Neil deGrasse Tyson and comedian Chuck Nice explore the spinning of Earth’s core, the physics of tire pressure, and the science of toast.NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://startalkmedia.com/show/things-you-thought-you-knew-earths-spinning-core/Thanks to our Patrons Gaija, Kyann McMillie, Brett Moorman, Craig Landon, and Ms. Gordon for supporting us this week.Photo Credit: NASA, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons
21/02/2342m 54s

Cosmic Queries – Alien Heist, Scimitars, & Time in a Bottle with Charles Liu

What if the laws of physics were different? Neil deGrasse Tyson and co-hosts Chuck Nice and Gary O’Reilly answer grab bag questions with astrophysicist Charles Liu about alien heists, gravity, and space exploration.NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://startalkmedia.com/show/cosmic-queries-alien-heist-scimitars-time-in-a-bottle-with-charles-liu/Photo Credit: NASA, ESA, and the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)-ESA/Hubble Collaboration, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons
17/02/2352m 40s

Cosmic Queries – The Shape of the Universe with Delilah Gates

What is the shape of spacetime? Neil deGrasse Tyson and comedian Chuck Nice discover the structure of the universe, spacetime geometry, and relativity with theoretical physicist at Princeton Gravity Initiative, Delilah Gates. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can listen to this entire episode commercial-free.Thanks to our Patrons Anna Jeter, Logan Green, Kathy McConnell, Glen A. Axberg, and dan wres for supporting us this week.Photo Credit:
14/02/2347m 24s

Cosmic Queries – Why Are We Here?

Why does the universe exist? Neil deGrasse Tyson and comedian Chuck Nice answer fan questions about black holes, wormholes, the expansion of the universe and more! What are our options to solve the crisis in cosmology?NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://startalkmedia.com/show/cosmic-queries-why-are-we-here/Thanks to our Patrons Fadi Hayek, Kemlyn Brazda, pascale manales, Jules Martin, and Scott Alderman for supporting us this week.Photo Credit: NASA, ESA, M. Robberto (Space Telescope Science Institute/ESA) and the Hubble Space Telescope Orion Treasury Project Team, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons
07/02/2356m 14s

Neuroscience of Focus with Heather Berlin

What makes some people better at focusing? Neil deGrasse Tyson and co-hosts Chuck Nice and Gary O’Reilly learn about the neuroscience behind concentration and performance with neuroscientist Heather Berlin, PhD.NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://startalkmedia.com/show/neuroscience-of-focus-with-heather-berlin/Photo Credit: https://www.scientificanimations.com, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons
03/02/2352m 2s

Cosmic Queries – Silicon Aliens with David Grinspoon

Can there be life on planets without magnetic fields? Neil deGrasse Tyson and comedian Chuck Nice discuss exoplanets, extraterrestrials, and answer extraordinary questions from our fans with astrobiologist, David Grinspoon. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://startalkmedia.com/show/cosmic-queries-silicon-aliens-with-david-grinspoon/Thanks to our Patrons el EC Podcast, neutronforce, Jim Crutcher, S Mokry, and Sly Sparkane for supporting us this week.Photo Credit: NASA/Goddard/Francis Reddy, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons
31/01/2350m 50s

Fusion, Lasers, & More with NIF Laser Scientist

How did we achieve nuclear fusion? Neil deGrasse Tyson and comedian Chuck Nice learn about thermonuclear fusion, the world’s most powerful lasers, and harnessing nuclear power with operations manager at The National Ignition Facility, Bruno Van Wonterghem.NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can listen to this entire episode commercial-free.Thanks to our Patrons Gavin Mallow, Willest74, Isaac Labbe, Allen, and Beefcake for supporting us this week.Photo Credit: U.S. Department of Energy from United States, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons
24/01/2351m 3s

Things You Thought You Knew – Why Size Matters

What’s the fastest a car can accelerate? Neil deGrasse Tyson and co-hosts Chuck Nice and Gary O’Reilly explore goal size to goal scoring ratios, the doppler effect, and the maximum acceleration for a car. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://startalkmedia.com/show/things-you-thought-you-knew-why-size-matters/Photo Credit: Sarah Stierch, CC BY 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons
20/01/2348m 20s

Going Deeper with Joseph Gordon-Levitt

What do you dream of while working on Inception? Neil deGrasse Tyson sits down with actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt to explore time travel, dreams, and the science and philosophy behind his projects. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://startalkmedia.com/show/going-deeper-with-joseph-gordon-levitt/Thanks to our Patrons Victor Ray Rutledge, David, Benjamin Behlke, Jay Naranjo, and Judy the Extrovert for supporting us this week.Photo Credit: Cloud atlas, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons
17/01/2348m 54s

Things You Thought You Knew - Fun with Fusion

What is thermonuclear fusion? Neil deGrasse Tyson and comedian Chuck Nice break down the Department of Energy’s breakthrough, thermonuclear fusion at the center of stars, supernovae, and how stars are born.NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can listen to this entire episode commercial-free here:https://startalkmedia.com/show/things-you-thought-you-knew-fun-with-fusion/Thanks to our Patrons Manny Baez, Carlo Falcigno, jason walsh, Nuno Nebel, and Michael Hart for supporting us this week.Photo Credit: NASA/ESA/ESO/Wolfram Freudling et al. (STECF)
10/01/2347m 53s

Slippery Science: The Physics of Ice

What makes ice slippery? Neil deGrasse Tyson and co-hosts Chuck Nice and Gary O’Reilly uncover the complex physics of ice and cool facts we’re still learning about it with physicist and author, Laurie Winkless. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://startalkmedia.com/show/slippery-science-the-physics-of-ice/Photo Credit: Sharon Mollerus, CC BY 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons
06/01/2352m 35s

Cosmic Queries – The Future of the NASA Jet Propulsion Lab with Laurie Leshin

Could there be life under the icy surface of Europa? Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic Chuck Nice explore interplanetary missions, asteroid mining, and other exciting launches with the Director of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Laurie Leshin.NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://startalkmedia.com/show/cosmic-queries-the-future-of-the-nasa-jet-propulsion-lab-with-laurie-leshin/Thanks to our Patrons Statton Broxham, Ethan Codyre, Ron Lanier,Nathaniel England, and Roger Lee for supporting us this week.Photo Credit: NASA / Jet Propulsion Lab-Caltech / SETI Institute, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons
03/01/2349m 52s

Things You Thought You Knew – Up, Up, and Away!

What is the rocket equation? How do airplanes fly? Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic Chuck Nice go through some things you thought you knew about how airplanes fly, x-rays, and how to fuel a rocket. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://startalkmedia.com/show/things-you-thought-you-knew-up-up-and-away/Photo Credit: NASA/Joel Kowsky, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons
27/12/2245m 16s

Past, Present, Future: Time Travel with Brian Greene

What type of time travel is in A Christmas Carol? Neil deGrasse Tyson and comedian Chuck Nice answer fan questions on time travel, paradoxes, and wormholes with theoretical physicist, Brian Greene. Did Ebenezer Scrooge get pulled through a wormhole? NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://startalkmedia.com/show/past-present-future-time-travel-with-brian-greene/Photo Credit: Ajaj1818, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons
20/12/2254m 34s

Physics of The 2022 World Cup with John Eric Goff

What physics are at play in The FIFA World Cup? On this episode, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Chuck Nice, and Gary O’Reilly explore all the science of soccer with physics professor John Eric Goff. Is this year’s official ball made for scoring goals?NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://startalkmedia.com/show/physics-of-the-2022-world-cup-with-john-eric-goff/Photo Credit: Korea.net / Korean Culture and Information Service (Photographer name), CC BY-SA 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons
16/12/2246m 33s

Cosmic Queries – Holographic Universe & Quasars with Charles Liu

Is our universe inside a black hole? On this episode, Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Chuck Nice answer questions about wormholes, quasars, white holes, and more with astrophysicist Charles Liu. What would a wormhole look like to us? NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can listen to this entire episode commercial-free.Photo Credit: ESO/M. Kornmesser, CC BY 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons
13/12/2244m 17s

Cosmic Queries – Astro-lore with Moiya McTier

Is it time to update the constellations? On this episode, Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Matt Kirshen dive into astrophysics, folklore, and our ancient connection to the stars with astrophysicist Moiya McTier, Ph.D. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can listen to this entire episode commercial-free.Thanks to our Patrons Viny Adomonis, Thomas Blankenhorn, Weston Daniel L., Lauren Scott, and Aaryan Kukar for supporting us this week.Photo Credit: ESO/Y. Beletsky, CC BY 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons
06/12/2250m 4s

Counting Cards & Quantitative Thinking

What does it take to count cards? Neil deGrasse Tyson and co-hosts Chuck Nice and Gary O’Reilly explore blackjack, quantitative thinking, and the journey from MIT blackjack player to angel investor with Semyon Dukach, Managing Partner at One Way Ventures. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can listen to this entire episode commercial-free.Photo Credit: ElooKoN, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons
02/12/2242m 58s

Could We Someday Live Forever? With Ray Kurzweil

Would you want to live forever? On this episode, Neil deGrasse Tyson and author, inventor, and futurist Ray Kurzweil discuss immortality, longevity escape velocity, the singularity, and the future of technology. What will life be like in 10 years? NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://startalkmedia.com/show/could-we-someday-live-forever-with-ray-kurzweil/Thanks to our Patrons Johan Svensson, Galen J., Kellen Bolander, Sunshine, and Brian White for supporting us this week.Photo Credit: Jon Manning, CC0, via Wikimedia Commons
29/11/2252m 40s

The Toll of War with Irwin Redlener

How will the war in Ukraine impact future generations? On this episode, Neil deGrasse Tyson learns about disaster relief and helping child refugees with co-founder of Ukraine Children’s Action Project and pediatrician, Irwin Redlener. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can listen to this entire episode commercial-free.Photo Credit: UP9, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons
22/11/2241m 53s

Cosmic Queries – Geek Time! with Charles Liu

Could you play Quidditch on Jupiter? Javelin on Mars? Neil deGrasse Tyson and co-hosts Chuck Nice and Gary O’Reilly answer fan questions about low-gravity physics, the weight of Thor’s hammer, aerodynamics and more with astrophysicist Charles Liu. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://startalkmedia.com/show/cosmic-queries-geek-time-with-charles-liu/Photo Credit: NASA, ESA, and A. Simon (NASA Goddard), edited by PlanetUser, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons
18/11/2246m 37s

Inventing Society with Yuval Noah Harari

How did humans come to create society? On this episode, Neil deGrasse Tyson and Yuval Noah Harari, historian and author of “Sapiens” & “Unstoppable Us,” discuss our species’ ability to cooperate, the role of artificial intelligence, and more.NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://startalkmedia.com/show/inventing-society-with-yuval-noah-harari/Thanks to our Patrons James Wilson, Zachary Webb, Haris Dilberovic, and Sam McGilvery for supporting us this week.Photo Credit: Unknown artists Mariano, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons
15/11/2243m 2s

Cosmic Queries – Surviving the Laws of Physics with Steve-O

How fast is a porta-potty slingshot? On this episode, Neil deGrasse Tyson and professional stuntman and comedian, Steve-O, break down the science of Jackass, explosions, and what it takes to survive the laws of physics. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://startalkmedia.com/show/cosmic-queries-stuntman-physics-with-steve-o/Thanks to our Patrons Graylyn, Paul Vortman, Chalice (Shalese) Davis, James Bennet, and Joe for supporting us this week.Photo Credit: David Shankbone, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons
08/11/2247m 51s

Can Robots Feel? With Robert Shepherd and Ilayda Samilgil

Can you give a robot a sense of touch? Neil deGrasse Tyson, Chuck Nice and Gary O’Reilly, learn about soft robotics, sensors, and understanding human physiology with co-founders of Organic Robotics Corp, Professor Robert Shepherd and Ilayda Samilgil. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can listen to this entire episode commercial-free.Photo Credit: Tyler Nienhouse, CC BY 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons
04/11/2250m 33s

Cosmic Queries – Why do we believe conspiracy theories? with Michael Shermer

Why do rational people believe irrational things? Neil deGrasse Tyson and Chuck Nice break down media literacy, the psychology behind conspiracy theories, and how to combat our cognitive biases with author and science historian, Michael Shermer.NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can listen to this entire episode commercial-free.Thanks to our Patrons Zachary Vex, Alexandru Dolipschi, Chris Knopp, Gianni Gaetano, and D'Angelo Garcia for supporting us this week.Photo Credit: Charlie Duke, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons
01/11/2253m 1s

It’s Alive?! Frankenstein & Consciousness with George Mashour and David Andrijevic

Can we bring people back from the dead? Neil deGrasse Tyson and Chuck Nice discuss restoring dead cells, the nature of consciousness, Frankenstein's monster, zombies, and more with neuroscientist, David Andrijevic and consciousness expert, George Mashour. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can listen to this entire episode commercial-free.Thanks to our Patrons Darrell McClendon, Baby Daddy, Chip Towner, Marylee Dewey, and Michael Brockman for supporting us this week.Photo Credit: Thennicke, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons
25/10/2256m 0s

Things You Thought You Knew – What Is Exit Velocity?

What is exit velocity? On this episode, Neil deGrasse Tyson and co-hosts Chuck Nice and Gary O’Reilly explore parabolas, measuring the speed of an object using the Doppler effect, and other physics in baseball. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can listen to this entire episode commercial-free.Photo Credit: Andrew nyr, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons
21/10/2253m 4s

Cosmic Queries – Asteroid Hunters with Marina Brozovic

Neil has his own asteroid?! On this episode, Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Marcia Belsky answer fan questions about different types of asteroids with Marina Brozovic, orbital dynamicist at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://startalkmedia.com/show/cosmic-queries-asteroid-hunters-with-marina-brozovic/Thanks to our Patrons Deborah Carson Weekly, Kesha Nevins, Heather Peartree, Mikolas82, and Kayla Nickel for supporting us this week.Photo Credit: NASA/Johns Hopkins APL, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons
18/10/2247m 36s

Presenting the 'Real Good' Podcast

Hey StarTalk fans! This is a special presentation of Real Good, a podcast from US Bank. It's a show all about people helping other people. If you like what you hear, head on over to their feed and subscribe today.
14/10/2256m 12s

Cosmic Queries – Starquakes with Conny Aerts

What is a starquake? On this episode, Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Matt Kirshen explore asteroseismology, the sun, and what’s happening on the insides of stars with astrophysicist Conny Aerts. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can listen to this entire episode commercial-free.Thanks to our Patrons Zoran Nesic, Sarah Rina Rosen, and Joshua Brewer for supporting us this week.
11/10/2251m 22s

Mind Control & Neuroprosthetics with Cindy Chestek and Parag Patil

Are we nearing the singularity? Neil deGrasse Tyson and co-hosts Chuck Nice and Gary O’Reilly learn about brain machine interfaces and prosthetics you can control with your mind, with biomedical engineer Dr. Cindy Chestek and neurosurgeon Dr. Parag PatilNOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free.Photo Credit: Pixabay, CC0, via Wikimedia Common
07/10/2257m 54s

Cosmic Queries – Back to School Edition

What do you wish you’d learned in school? On this episode, Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Chuck Nice go back to school to answer questions about simulation theory, time dilation, white holes, the sound of space, and more!NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free.Thanks to our Patrons Goat34, Mark Dent, Edwin J Roldan, Evan Moorhead, and Abby GIll for supporting us this week.Photo Credit: NASA/ESA and The Hubble Heritage Team (STScI), Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons
04/10/2246m 57s

Cosmic Queries – Fixing Physics with Sabine Hossenfelder

Can a whole universe fit inside a black hole? Neil deGrasse Tyson and Paul Mecurio explore grand unification, dark matter, wave function collapse, and other problems in physics with theoretical physicist and author of “Existential Physics,” Sabine Hossenfelder. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://startalkmedia.com/show/cosmic-queries-fixing-physics-with-sabine-hossenfelder/Thanks to our Patrons Frederick DesCamps, Devon, Sunny Irving, Michael Gessner, and jack50 for supporting us this week.Photo Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech
27/09/2247m 11s

Heat Stroke with Bud Cooper and Radley Horton

How do you prevent a heat stroke? Neil deGrasse Tyson and co-hosts Chuck Nice and Gary O’Reilly learn about stopping heat illness deaths and the challenges of increasing heat waves with kinesiologist, Bud Cooper, and climate scientist, Radley Horton.NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://startalkmedia.com/show/heat-stroke-with-bud-cooper-and-radley-horton/Thanks to our Patrons Zammo Taylor, Bill wessale, Korey B Helms, Kevin Browning, and Justin for supporting us this week.Photo Credit: James St. John, CC BY 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons
23/09/2259m 35s

Cosmic Queries – The Biggest Ideas in the Universe with Sean Carroll

How does physics impact our free will? Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic Negin Farsad discuss quantum mechanics, parallel universes, and the theory of everything with theoretical physicist and author of The Biggest Ideas in the Universe, Sean Carroll. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free.Thanks to our Patrons aziz astrophysics, Scott Barnett, Christopher Saal, David Rhoades, and Jenna Biancavilla for supporting us this week.Photo Credit: Геральт - geralt / 21281 images on Pixabay site, CC0, via Wikimedia Commons
20/09/2249m 24s

Satellite Showdown

How do satellites work? On this episode, Neil deGrasse Tyson and Chuck Nice explore CubeSats, space lasers, and the ecology of low Earth orbit with VP of Raytheon, Sandy Brown, and associate professor of aeronautics and astronautics, Kerri Cahoy. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://startalkmedia.com/show/satellite-showdown/Photo Credit: NASA, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons
13/09/2243m 9s

Feet of Engineering with Michael DiTullo and Jason Hanft

Can a shoe design save your life? Neil deGrasse Tyson, Chuck Nice, and Gary O’Reilly explore how engineering can help save the lives– and feet– of thousands with diabetes, with industrial engineer Michael DiTullo and foot and ankle surgeon, Dr. Jason Hanft. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://startalkmedia.com/show/feet-of-engineering-with-micheal-ditullo-and-jason-hanft/Photo Credit: Mikael Häggström, M.D., CC0, via Wikimedia Commons
09/09/2249m 35s

Things You Thought You Knew - Big Bang Dilemma

Are we rethinking the Big Bang? On this episode, Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Chuck Nice explore features of the James Webb Space Telescope, magnetism and how the aurora borealis works, and if the Big Bang is being debunked. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://startalkmedia.com/show/things-you-thought-you-knew-big-bang-dilemma/Photo Credit: United States Air Force photo by Senior Airman Joshua Strang, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons
06/09/2237m 31s

Cosmic Queries – Predicting Earth’s Climate Future with Kate Marvel, PhD

What can the climate on Venus tell us about Earth? On this episode, Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Chuck Nice answer questions about climate modeling, the state of climate change, and future predictions with climate scientist, Kate Marvel. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://startalkmedia.com/show/cosmic-queries-predicting-earths-climate-future-with-kate-marvel-phd/Photo Credit: Buiobuione, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commo
30/08/2244m 11s

Things You Thought You Knew - Timeline of the Universe

How far back in the universe’s timeline can the JWST see? Neil deGrasse Tyson and co-hosts Chuck Nice and Gary O’Reilly explore the Coriolis Effect, hurricanes, the gridiron timeline of the universe, the physics of spinning objects, and much more!NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://startalkmedia.com/show/things-you-thought-you-knew-timeline-of-the-universe/Photo Credit: NASA/GSFC, MODIS Rapid Response Team, Jacques Descloitres, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons
26/08/2246m 32s

Cosmic Queries – Dinosaur Discoveries with Kimberly Chapelle

What did dinosaurs really look like? On this episode, Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Marcia Belsky explore questions we all have about dinosaurs, fossils, feathers, and asteroids with paleontologist Kimberly Chapelle. Is Jurassic Park accurate?NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free.Photo Credit: Copyright © 2005 David Monniaux, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons
23/08/2246m 18s

Space Sustainability with Steve Wozniak, & Guests

How can we keep space safe? Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic-environmentalist co-host Matt Winning learn about the space industry and how we can keep debris out of orbit with aerospace engineers Jenna Tiwana and Danielle Wood, with words from Steve Wozniak. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://startalkmedia.com/show/space-sustainability-with-steve-wozniak-guests/Thanks to our Patrons Sub Zero, Maury, Harrison Wilcox, Jim Langner, and JAYME HATTERSLEY for supporting us this week.Photo Credit: NOIRLab/NSF/AURA/P. Marenfeld, CC BY 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons
16/08/2239m 36s

What is Monkeypox? With Dr. Anne Rimoin

What is Monkeypox? Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Chuck Nice learn essential information about the history of monkeypox, how it’s spread and how people can prevent themselves from getting it with epidemiologist Dr. Anne Rimoin.NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://startalkmedia.com/show/what-is-monkeypox-with-dr-anne-rimoin/Photo Credit: NIAID, CC BY 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons
14/08/2228m 41s

Hormones on Steroids with Dr. Aniket Sidhaye

How do hormones affect us? On this episode, Neil deGrasse Tyson and co-hosts Chuck Nice and Gary O’Reilly explore the body's endocrine system, steroids, hormones, and how we can hack it with an endocrinologist, Dr. Aniket Sidhaye.NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://startalkmedia.com/show/hormones-on-steroids-with-dr-aniket-sidhaye/Photo Credit: quimono, CC BY-SA 4.0, Pixabay through Creative Commons via Wikimedia Commons
12/08/2248m 18s

Nuclear Winter with Ann Druyan and Brian Toon

Are advanced civilizations doomed to destroy themselves? Neil deGrasse Tyson and Chuck Nice explore the Cold War, The Drake Equation, and nuclear winter hypothesis with producer of Cosmos and Carl Sagan’s widow Ann Druyan and atmospheric scientist Brian Toon. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://startalkmedia.com/show/nuclear-winter-with-ann-druyan-and-brian-toon/Photo Credit: United States Department of Energy, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons
09/08/2258m 54s

What’s The Deal With These Heat Waves?

What is a heat wave? On this explainer, Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Chuck Nice explore the massive heat waves that have been sweeping the world with Director of NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies, Gavin Schmidt. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://startalkmedia.com/show/whats-the-deal-with-these-heat-waves/Photo Credit: Cristian Ibarra Santillan, CC BY 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons
05/08/2224m 10s

Things You Thought You Knew – What Are Wormholes?

What is a wormhole, really? On this episode, Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Chuck Nice explore things you thought you knew about the physics of falling objects, white noise, and wormholes. Why do things break when they fall? NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://startalkmedia.com/show/things-you-thought-you-knew-what-are-wormholes/Thanks to our Patrons Morrigaine E Wolf, Kevin Wolfe, Alien Ghostship Animation, Kenneth T Godwin, Eugene Thompson, and Hope LaVelle for supporting us this week.Photo Credit: SaraMartnezW, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons
02/08/2246m 17s

Cosmic Queries – Quantum Catastrophe with Brian Cox

What is the black hole information paradox? On this episode, Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Chuck Nice explore the Higgs Boson, quantum entanglement, and black holes with particle physicist Brian Cox. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://startalkmedia.com/show/cosmic-queries-quantum-catastrophe-with-brian-cox/Thanks to our Patrons Detlef Van de Wal, Devon Gogel, Jay Salmon, Jacek Kono, Jordan Hume, Brynjar, M J, and Yoni Liberman for supporting us this week.Photo Credit: XMM-Newton, ESA, NASA, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons
26/07/2249m 26s

Taking a Hit with Dr. Staci Gruber and Ricky Williams

How are attitudes toward cannabis changing? Neil deGrasse Tyson, Chuck Nice, and Gary O’Reilly discuss marijuana’s effects on mental health with former football pro turned cannabis professional, Ricky Williams, and Harvard neuroscientist, Dr. Staci Gruber.NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://startalkmedia.com/show/taking-a-hit-with-dr-staci-gruber-and-ricky-williams/Photo Credit: United States Fish and Wildlife Service, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons
22/07/2252m 52s

Space Plants

Can you actually grow potatoes on Mars? On this episode, Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Paul Mecurio explore how to grow plants in space and whether we can farm on the Moon and Mars with space biologists Anna-Lisa Paul and Robert Ferl.NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://startalkmedia.com/show/space-plants/Thanks to our Patrons Andrew Herron, Bhargava Kandada, Mark Roop, Martin Bonner, Pete Quist, and Estee Catti-Schmidt for supporting us this week.Photo Credit: Tyler Jones, UF/IFAS
19/07/2254m 54s

Cosmic Queries – Intergalactic Impacts

What happens when three black holes collide? On this episode, Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Chuck Nice explore even more cosmic collisions in space, in the quantum realm, and more!NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://startalkmedia.com/show/cosmic-queries-intergalactic-impacts/Photo Credit: NASA/Ames Research Center/Christopher E. Henze, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons
12/07/2244m 49s

Things You Thought You Knew – The Fast and The Friction

What is the Magnus Effect? On this episode, Neil deGrasse Tyson and co-hosts Chuck Nice and Gary O’Reilly explore physics through spin, banking, and angular momentum. Why are race tracks banked? NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://startalkmedia.com/show/things-you-thought-you-knew-the-fast-and-the-friction/Photo Credit: Brandon Zeman, CC BY-SA 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons
08/07/2243m 4s

Cosmic Queries – Space Suits with Ana Diaz Artiles

What’s the future of space suits? On this episode, Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Matt Kirshen explore innovation in space suit technology with aerospace engineer Ana Diaz Artiles. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://startalkmedia.com/show/cosmic-queries-space-suits-with-ana-diaz-artiles/Photo Credit: NASA, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons
05/07/2248m 45s

A Key & A Kite: StarTalk Live! With Benjamin Franklin

How does lightning work? On this episode, Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Chuck break down the legendary science and inventions of Benjamin Franklin, live with chief editor of The Benjamin Franklin Papers, Ellen Cohn and Benjamin Franklin himself!NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://startalkmedia.com/show/a-key-a-kite-startalk-live-with-benjamin-franklin/Thanks to our Patrons Andrew Herron, Bhargava Kandada, and Mark Roop for supporting us this week.Photo Credit: Hansueli Krapf, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons
28/06/221h 4m

Cosmic Queries – Pot Luck with Dr. Staci Gruber

Are we “wired for weed”? On this episode, Neil deGrasse Tyson and co-hosts Chuck Nice and Gary O’Reilly weed out the myth from the science behind marijuana with neuroscientist at Harvard Medical School and director of the MIND Program, Dr. Staci Gruber.NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free.Thanks to our Patrons Zero Chill, Matthew Rozak, Matej Michňák, and Gino Colauto for supporting us this week.Photo Credit: Daniel Oberhaus, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons
24/06/2255m 36s

Cosmic Queries – NASA v. Billionaires with Lori Garver

Mining on the moon? Owning an asteroid? Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Chuck Nice answer questions about the private space industry, the role of NASA, and the future of space law with former Deputy Administrator of NASA, Lori Garver. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://startalkmedia.com/show/cosmic-queries-nasa-v-billionaires-with-lori-garver/Thanks to our Patrons ​​Adam Connelly, ManDarin, Sergio, Glenn Carter, Anthony Schena, David Lenwell, Bruno Anyangwe, Christopher Soliz, Roslyn Goddard, and Chris Jones for supporting us this week.Photo Credit: NASA
21/06/2247m 39s

Cosmic Queries – Big Bang Bonanza with Brian Keating

What happened before The Big Bang? Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Matt Kirshen answer questions about inflation theory, multiverses, the cosmic microwave background, and the possible end of the scientific method with cosmologist Brian KeatingNOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://startalkmedia.com/show/cosmic-queries-big-bang-bonanza-with-brian-keating/Thanks to our Patrons Jack McCarty, Mira Killian, David, Colleen OLeary, Kelia Hamilton, Lucas Charlston, Brad Z, Clueless Gamer, Billy, and larry hall for supporting us this week.Photo Credit: NASA/Goddard/WMAP Science Team, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons
14/06/2249m 40s

Science of the Skyhook with Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (Re-release)

What’s the best shot in basketball? Neil deGrasse Tyson and co-hosts Chuck Nice and Gary O’Reilly break down the physics behind what makes the Skyhook so effective, as well as one of the greatest eras with basketball greats, Jamaal Wilkes, Michael Cooper, and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free.Thanks to our Patrons Chris Quinn, Devon Romano, Jack Thurman, Israel Jarvis, Ace Warner, Mallory L Anderson, Putin Ontheriz, Zachary Kleier, and Jose Jaime for supporting us this week.Photo Credit: PROPOLI87, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons
10/06/2236m 21s

Extraterrestrial Oceans – StarTalk Live!

What are the oceans like on Enceladus? Neil deGrasse Tyson explores the oceans of other planets in the search for alien life with planetary scientist Kevin Hand, oceanographer Julie Huber, and comedians, Eugene Mirman, Ellie Kemper, and John Mulaney!NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://startalkmedia.com/show/extraterrestrial-oceans-startalk-live/Thanks to our Patrons ​​Nate Gilman, Amy Morton, erika brennan, Rob Cordes, Tyler Pitts, Arya Menon, Jessie Desmond, Beth Leitch, Zach, and Karen Berthot for supporting us this week.Photo Credit: Pablo Carlos Budassi, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons
07/06/2246m 50s

Cosmic Queries – Cosmic Collisions

What happens when two galaxies collide? On this episode, Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic cohost Chuck Nice answer questions about explosions, asteroids, quarks, and all things that go BOOM. Was our Big Bang someone elses Big Rip?NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://startalkmedia.com/show/cosmic-queries-cosmic-collisions/Thanks to our Patrons badutjelek2000, Dominik Appl, Justin Quinones, Sandra Makela, REGAN MCGEE, Dana S., Howard Clemetson, George Sharabidze, GR 只, and RK Threethreethree for supporting us this week.Photo Credit: NASA
31/05/2242m 46s

Concussions with Leonard Marshall

How is CTE different from a concussion?  Neil deGrasse Tyson and co-hosts Chuck Nice and Gary O’Reilly discuss concussions and chronic traumatic encephalopathy, with former NFL lineman, Leonard Marshall, and neuroscientist, Heather Berlin, PhD.NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free.Thanks to our Patrons Walter Johnson, Ali AlWaheedy, Armen Gevorgyan, Jenny K Leasure, WIGwigWIG, Denny, MaKayla A Holloway, Anna Dupre-Whiting, Allain Brideau, and David for supporting us this week.Photo Credit: Garpenholm, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons
27/05/221h

Forensics, DNA, and Identifying Missing Soldiers

How do you identify human remains? Neil deGrasse Tyson and Chuck Nice explore DNA and the task to identify the remains of missing soldiers with biomedical scientist Tim McMahon and forensic anthropologist Franklin Damann. What is the DPAA?  NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://startalkmedia.com/show/forensics-dna-and-identifying-missing-soldiers/Thanks to our Patrons Jon Scherer, Thibault Deckers, Jimmy Jam, Evan Cooper, Barnato, Justin Ross, James Nichols, Lori, Emilie Talles, and Roy Slettbakk for supporting us this week.Photo Credit: Doctoroftcm, CC0, via Wikimedia Commons
24/05/2258m 55s

Indigenous Science with Dr. Jessica Hernandez

Is Western science always the best science? On this episode, Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Marcia Belsky discuss Indigenous methods to combat climate change with Indigenous scientist and author Dr. Jessica Hernandez. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free.Thanks to our Patrons Jennifer E Carr, Ruben, Peter Kellner, Michele Bontemps, eric secrist, Zebulon C, Travis Ryan Otter, Matthew Young, SevereFLIPPER, and Cleo K for supporting us this week.Photo Credit: Antonio Campoy, CC BY 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons
17/05/2249m 26s

All Pain, No Gain with Charles Liu

How fast does cheese roll down a hill? Neil deGrasse Tyson and co-hosts Chuck Nice and Gary O’Reilly walk us through the physics behind the weirdest sports: cheese rolling, belly flopping, face slapping and more with astrophysicist Charles Liu. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free.Thanks to our Patrons Scott Schekk (shek), Kristine May, Jacob godman, Chelsea Dolloff, Daniel Lopez,Dustin G, Michael McManus, Genesis Martinez, Kinetik Plastik, and Pavel Bains for supporting us this week.Photo Credit: Coyau / Wikimedia Commons
13/05/2242m 56s

Cosmic Queries – Multiverses & Wormholes with Brian Cox

What properties are fundamental to the universe? On this episode, Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Chuck Nice take a deep dive into multiverses, inflation theory, wormholes, and quantum entanglement with particle physicist Brian Cox.NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free.Thanks to our Patrons Tony Thompson, Kevin the Sommelier, Verne Thomas Inman, PhD, Claudio Carletti, James Weldon, Satoshi Watanabe, Keegan Matthews, Sandy Moir, Jim Flatt, and Mason Grogan for supporting us this week.Photo Credit: Pablo Carlos Budassi, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons
10/05/2245m 19s

Mind Over Matter with Dan Harris and Heather Berlin

What is the science behind meditation? Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Marcia Belsky discuss mental health, meditation, and the theory of consciousness with former news anchor, Dan Harris and neuroscientist Heather Berlin, PhD. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free herehttps://www.startalkradio.net/show/mind-over-matter-with-dan-harris-and-heather-berlin/Thanks to our Patrons Mikaël Boisvert, James Cleghorn'lee, Chris Lee, Jason Sanders, Ozzzy, Ryukote, Denese Washam, Autumn McCuen, Bill Kervaski, and Keoni for supporting us this week.Photo Credit: GerryShaw, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons
03/05/2256m 16s

Horsepower with Dr. Sarah White-Springer

Say it with us: mitochondria are the powerhouse of the cell. On this episode, Neil deGrasse Tyson and co-hosts Chuck Nice and Gary O’Reilly discover the original horse power, equine physiology, and the science behind the Kentucky Derby. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/horsepower-with-dr-sarah-white-springer/Thanks to our Patrons Cosmic Scapegoat, Tom Kearns, Valeri Williams, Zeki Majed, Ethan Fink, Mariano Quiroga, John Marc Roberson, Fredrik Östervald, Crimson, and Colt for supporting us this week.Photo Credit:  Bill Brine, CC BY 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons
29/04/2244m 19s

Things You Thought You Knew – Dinosaurs & Batteries

What if the dinosaurs had a space program? Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Chuck Nice explore what Earth Day meant for the dinosaurs, how batteries work, and changing our infrastructure, with creator of Atlas Obscura, Dylan Thuras. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/things-you-thought-you-knew-dinosaurs-batteries/Thanks to our Patrons Renee Morss, Rob L, Peter Stinchcomb, Larry Kwartowitz, Samii McLendon, Michaela Negus, Michael Henderson, Jun Del Rio, Ana Davidson, and Dominick Marciano for supporting us this week.Photo Credit: ​​Don Davis (work commissioned by NASA), Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons
26/04/2240m 5s

Cosmic Queries – Climate Solutions with Katharine Hayhoe, PhD

What solutions exist to fix climate change? On this Earth Day, Neil deGrasse Tyson and Chuck Nice answer Qs about real-world solutions and aspects of climate change you might not be thinking about, with atmospheric scientist Katharine Hayhoe, PhD. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/cosmic-queries-climate-solutions-with-katherine-hayhoe-phd/Thanks to our Patrons Georgeanne Lavery, Pete Key, Barbara Perlik, Taurohylax, Matt Berry, Frank B, Scott Allen, Jason Cidras, Alan Of Wales, and kathy jo kroener for supporting us this week.Photo Credit: NASA
19/04/2250m 34s

Humans In Space with Astronaut Leland Melvin and Dr. Sheyna Gifford

Are human bodies good for space? Neil deGrasse Tyson and co-hosts Chuck Nice and Gary O’Reilly discover the effects of space on the human body and if we are ready for long-haul missions with astronaut Leland Melvin and space doc, Dr. Sheyna Gifford. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/humans-in-space-with-astronaut-leland-melvin-and-dr-sheyna-gifford/Thanks to our Patrons John Moehrke, Scott Williams, Mike Trujillo, Josue Diaz, Walter Flaat, Semyon Torfason, Craig Smart, Elissa DiPierro, OnlineBookClub.org, and Nic Stock for supporting us this week.Photo Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech
15/04/2253m 3s

Cosmic Queries – StarTalk-ology with Alie Ward

What kinds of ologies are out there? On this episode, Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Chuck Nice explore and answer questions about the vast world of niche sciences with science communicator and host of “Ologies,” Alie Ward. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free.Thanks to our Patrons Mike S, Luke, Frank (Hopper) Cross, Timur Sultanov, Skyeletta Ramona, Matt W, Bennett Saunders, Vincent Lee, George Gao, and Bob Soltys for supporting us this week.Photo Credit: Chocolateoak, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons
12/04/2246m 37s

Cosmic Queries – Science Storytelling with LeVar Burton

What science concepts have we not seen in fiction? On this episode, Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Chuck Nice sit down with actor and national treasure LeVar Burton to discuss future science, storytelling, and to answer fan questions. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free.Thanks to our Patrons Gabriel Paavola, Robert Marchal, DarenW, Im The Wiener Dog, vamsee krishna jayanthi, Stan Russell, Balackey, Chris Page, Paul Anderson, and Angy Phillips for supporting us this week.Photo Credit: NASA/Don Pettit, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons
05/04/2254m 36s

Sticky Science: The Force Be With You with Laurie Winkless

What are Van der Waals forces? Neil deGrasse Tyson and co-hosts Chuck Nice and Gary O’Reilly explore the fascinating world of surfaces, biomimicry, and Formula 1 with physicist and author of Sticky: The Science of Surfaces, Laurie Winkless. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/sticky-science-the-force-be-with-you-with-laurie-winkless/Thanks to our Patrons Artist formerly known as James Smith, Joseph Strasser, Salvatore Scuiri, Kyle Dagg, Luke Ehlers, Paul Bowe, Jason R.Y. Rankin, Ann Young, Jasam Mohammed, and Jan Bojarp for supporting us this week.Photo Credit: Peter Heeling, CC0, via Wikimedia Commons
01/04/2253m 8s

[Cosmic Queries] Our Brains on Film: Neurocinematics with Heather Berlin

What does your brain do when watching movies? On this episode, Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Chuck Nice discover the field of neurocinematics and the difference between fiction and reality with neuroscientist Heather Berlin, PhD. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free.Thanks to our Patrons Adrian Flores, Zack Floyd, Martina Quinlan, HARRY SPRAGUE V, john lopez, Brody Eckstein, Adam Hudson, Anthony Harker, Scruffshroom, and Duy Tran for supporting us this week.Photo Credit: NASA Hubble, CC BY 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons
29/03/2253m 4s

Science Pioneers with Danni Washington

Who proved the existence of dark matter? On this episode, Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Chuck Nice learn about hidden figures of science you need to know about with author and science communicator Danni Washington. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/science-pioneers-with-danni-washington/Thanks to our Patrons Robert Anderson, Meagan Patrice, cael maurer, Marc-Anthony Serrano, Emily McKnight, Dave Fulton, lily_neko739, Josh Wyner, Tyler Mutchie, and Vanefede for supporting us this week.Photo Credit: Acagastya, CC0, via Wikimedia Commons
22/03/2250m 11s

Equations in Motion – Bowling with Dr. Dave Alciatore

How do you bowl a perfect 300? On this episode, Neil deGrasse Tyson and co hosts Chuck Nice and Gary O’Reilly discover Euler’s Equations of Motion and the cheat codes to bowling with physicist Dr. Dave Alciatore. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/equations-in-motion-bowling-with-dave-alciatore/Thanks to our Patrons Shivam Gagad, Arnav, Madalina, Amy A., Ryan Fawley, Ashley Grace, Junior Verhelst, Dominique Monroe, Mai, and Kay Trajkovski for supporting us this week.Photo Credit: Nan Palmero from San Antonio, TX, USA, CC BY 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons
18/03/2251m 10s

Things You Thought You Knew – Somewhere Over the Rainbow

Is anything at the end of the rainbow? On this episode, Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Chuck Nice break down how rainbows work, the history behind zero, and what Zoom calls and Einstein’s Theory of Relativity have in common.NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/things-you-thought-you-knew-somewhere-over-the-rainbow/Thanks to our Patrons Vincent Marsland, Brittany Welborn, L. Ali Campbell, David Kern, amjad, Steven Michaelis, Lady Anne ^^ö^^(Jessica M. Kandal, PhD), Christian Anderson, Nathan Hogue, and Marc Libman for supporting us this week.Photo Credit: Chandra Chakradhar, CC BY-SA 4.0 , via Wikimedia Commons
15/03/2243m 57s

Cosmic Queries – Stoner Edition with Janna Levin

Is anything real? Is time just a construct? On this episode, Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Matt Kirshen answer your far-out questions about black holes, dark matter, and the universe with astrophysicist Janna Levin. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/cosmic-queries-stoner-edition-with-janna-levin/Thanks to our Patrons Ivan Masjuk, c, Nathan Mitchell, Conner Kemmsies, Dustin Dewayne Hart, Kyle Reinsberg, Andrew Magri, Virginia Cohen, Cathleen Corrie, and David Claassenfor supporting us this week.Photo Credit: Les Bossinas (Cortez III Service Corp.), Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons
08/03/2249m 17s

Winning Money with AI – with Matt Ginsberg

Can artificial intelligence predict the future? On this episode, Neil deGrasse Tyson and co-hosts Chuck Nice & Gary O’Reilly explore algorithms, computing, and how to win Warren Buffett’s March Madness money and beyond with AI expert, Matt Ginsberg.NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/winning-that-money-with-ai-with-matt-ginsberg/Thanks to our Patrons Robert Bork, Nick Fugal, James Trager, Brian S, Nightfall, Chris Hernandez, Mithat Sezgin, Luke Fertal, Rhett Hogan, and Patrick Creech for supporting us this week.Photo Credit: Tracy O, CC BY-SA 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons
04/03/2251m 47s

Cosmic Queries – Climate Change at NASA with Chief Scientist Katherine Calvin

How does NASA combat climate change? Neil deGrasse Tyson and co-host Chuck Nice answer questions about renewable energy, geoengineering, and how science is helping us battle the climate crisis with NASA Chief Scientist Katherine Calvin. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free.Thanks to our Patrons Marco Currin, Tyler Pitts, Jeffrey Bradley, Matthew Gottschalk, Austin Munson, Gabriela Dijkhoffz, David M, Sandra Pagliani, Brian Lacey, and Nalani Ritchie for supporting us this week.Photo Credit: NASA
01/03/2246m 6s

Cosmic Queries – Alien Worlds and Extremophiles with Kennda Lynch

What will life be like on other planets? On this episode, Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Chuck Nice explore the origins of life on alien planets and extremophiles right here on Earth with astrobiologist Kennda Lynch. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/alien-worlds-and-extremophiles-with-kennda-lynch/Thanks to our Patrons Alex Chadwick, Eric Gross, Tamara Michael, Gerald Johnson, Jordan Shelley, Brendan Barbieri, David Bell, Costa Cad Creations, Tim Costella, and Adam Baker for supporting us this week.Photo Credit: Sharanbhurke, CC BY-SA 4.0 , via Wikimedia Commons
22/02/2255m 2s

The Science in "Don't Look Up" with Adam McKay and Dr. Amy Mainzer

Is a comet coming to destroy Earth? On this episode, Neil deGrasse Tyson and co-host Chuck Nice talk about the science behind Netflix’s comet apocalypse movie Don’t Look Up with director Adam McKay and astronomer Amy Mainzer. Are we all gonna die?NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free.Thanks to our Patrons Jay Merrifield, Ryan Gurrentz, Kyra Smith, Lyle Baillargeon, Robert Bratcher, Justin Arnold, Rebecca Murphy, Ben Moore, Shanna Reed, and DoujinSimple for supporting us this week.Photo Credit: Otemiz, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons
15/02/221h 8m

Stadiums of the Future with Architect Benjamin Brillat (Re-release)

What will stadiums look like in the future? Neil deGrasse Tyson, Chuck Nice, and Gary O’Reilly investigate stadium technology and “future-proofing” in Los Angeles’s SoFi Stadium with Chief Infrastructure Architect at IBM Sports, Benjamin Brillat.NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free.Thanks to our Patrons Kyle Odren, Eileen Aldrin, Francis, Ashvin Lakshmikantha, Tarun, Olivia Chang, Blaine Torkelson, ANKreutzberg, and GibbousLife for supporting us this week.Photo Credit: Troutfarm27, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons
11/02/221h 1m

Cosmic Queries – Quantum Queries with Hakeem Oluseyi

Do we really know the age of the universe? On this episode, Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Paul Mecurio answer astrophysics questions about the big bang, gravitational waves, and the speed of light with astrophysicist Hakeem Oluseyi. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free.Thanks to our Patrons Samuel Case, Daniel, Nicole Hensley, Larry Nixon, NaOnak Apophis, Erik Maynard, Carrie Beougher, Michael Aguilar, Shakhan, and Alexander Newhouse for supporting us this week.Image Credit: NASA/CXC/Univ. of Potsdam/L. Oskinova et al.
08/02/2250m 34s

Cosmic Queries – Winter Olympics Grab Bag with Charles Liu

What's ice skating like on Titan? On this episode, Neil deGrasse Tyson and co-hosts Chuck Nice and Gary O’Reilly answer fan questions about the physics involved in the Winter Olympics with Charles Liu. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free.Thanks to our Patrons Boris Maganic, Joshua Morgan, ymc98, Josh Wittlieff, Rick Carlson, Vaibhav Kumar, Orry B, Walt Miller, Krzysztof Nadolski, and chris for supporting us this week.Photo Credit: Sandro Halank, Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons
04/02/2244m 45s

Off the Blockchain with Dr. Sandra Johnson

What the funge is up with crypto? On this episode, Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Marcia Belsky talk about the science behind cryptocurrency, NFTs, bitcoin, and the blockchain with electrical engineer Dr. Sandra Johnson.NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/off-the-blockchain-with-dr-sandra-johnson/Thanks to our Patrons Thomas Cochran, Tony Wilson, Rachel Farrell, Casey Bailey, AIDAN BARNETT, Sahil Gupta, and Jennifer for supporting us this week.Photo Credit: Jorge Franganillo, CC BY 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons
01/02/2253m 15s

Going to Space with William Shatner

What was it like to send Captain Kirk to space? On this episode, Neil deGrasse Tyson sits down with William Shatner to discuss his trip into space, Star Trek, and musings about life on Earth. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/going-to-space-with-william-shatner/Thanks to our Patrons Jim Dickey, Joey Lord, Alex Lopez, John Atwood, Caroline Gregson, Murtez Alrohani, and James Beall for supporting us this week.Photo Credit: Photo Credit: Blue Origin
25/01/2251m 27s

The Snow Show: Making Snowflakes with Peter Veals and Twila Moon

How do you make snow? On this episode, Neil deGrasse Tyson and co-hosts Chuck Nice and Gary O’Reilly learn some cold, hard facts about snow and ice with atmospheric scientist and snow maker Peter Veals, PhD and glacial scientist Twila Moon, PhD. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free.Thanks to our Patrons Takeyla Tyson, Brad Respondek, Jacob D. Fisher, Thyash Maney, Kem Phillips, Chris Pisst, and J Maji for supporting us this week.Photo Credit: Alexey Kljatov, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons
21/01/221h

Social Networks and Ending the Pandemic with Nicholas Christakis

How do diseases and information spread? On this episode, Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Chuck Nice discover the history of pandemics, how social networks impact spread, and the hidden math behind it with sociologist Nicholas Christakis.NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/social-networks-and-ending-the-pandemic-with-nicholas-christakis/Thanks to our Patrons Stephanie Nina Pitsirilos, bj Avent-Farmer, Bryce Irving, Heavily Sedated, Aaron Moss, Rudy Amaya, and Jan Erik Bergli for supporting us this week.
18/01/2258m 10s

True Crime & Forensic Pathology with Patricia Cornwell & Dr. Jonathan Hayes

How can you get away with murder? On this episode, Neil deGrasse Tyson and Chuck Nice explore forensic pathology and autopsies with medical examiner and author Jonathan Hayes, featuring an interview with author of Autopsy, Patricia Cornwell. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free.Thanks to our Patrons Victor Beaton, GamerSaSsS, Heather Rae, Kasheia Williams, Tim Woodward, Charles Anglesey, and Mike Smalling for supporting us this week.Photo Credit: Yumi Kimura from Yokohama, JAPAN, CC BY-SA 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons
11/01/2254m 52s

Turning Back Time with Kevin Stone

How do you extend your longevity? On this episode, Neil deGrasse Tyson and co-hosts Chuck Nice and Gary O’Reilly discuss epigenetics, tissue replacement, nanotech and how to be in your prime forever with surgeon Dr. Kevin Stone. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free.Thanks to our Patrons Thomas MacKay, Kristina Norris, ichigo kurosaki, Courtney, Franklin Soto, Josiah Figueroa, and Donjohrae Marts for supporting us this week.Photo Credit: Welcome Collection, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons
07/01/2249m 23s

Cosmic Queries – A Stellar New Year

What will first contact with aliens be like? On this episode, Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Chuck Nice say “Happy New Year!” by answering a grab bag of fan questions about aliens, string theory, moon landing skeptics, and more!NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/cosmic-queries-a-stellar-new-year/Thanks to our Patrons Mahina Knuckles, Robert Slosser, Brandon Herbst, Joshua DeNoyer, Chazz Gencarelli, christopher manley, Michelle Foster, Lunavyx, Kenneth Freeman, and Andrew Staupe for supporting us this week.Photo Credit: NASA, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons
04/01/2238m 49s

Things You Thought You Knew – Where the Earth Ends

Where does the Earth end? On this episode, Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Chuck Nice explore the Karman Line, LED light bulbs, banking turns and other things you thought you knew!NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free.Thanks to our Patrons Shelly Woodcock, Matt, Nathan Schlosser, Hugo Ascencio, Patrick Rhone, Jeff Simon, and karstan harvey for supporting us this week.Photo Credit: NASA
28/12/2138m 6s

Cosmic Queries – Living in a Simulation with Nick Bostrom

Are we in a simulation? On this episode, Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Chuck Nice take a deep dive into simulation theory, consciousness, and free will with Oxford theorist Nick Bostrom. Is this The Matrix? NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/cosmic-queries-living-in-a-simulation-with-nick-bostrom/Thanks to our Patrons Joshua Mooneyham, Mike Reno, Eric Ennis, Bill Savage, Kevin Meyer, Lise Rafaelsen, and Andre Lewis for supporting us this week.Photo Credit: Gareth Halfacree, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons
21/12/2153m 48s

The Science of Ted Lasso with Jason Sudeikis & Brendan Hunt

What’s the science behind kindness? On this episode, Neil deGrasse Tyson and co-hosts Chuck Nice and Gary O’Reilly discover the hidden science in Ted Lasso with its creators Jason Sudeikis & Brendan Hunt and neuroscientist Heather Berlin.NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here.Thanks to our Patrons Tor V Eystad, Andrew Nelson, Honza Rek, Michael Webber, Toni Pomeroy, Zarin Taylor, and Justin Nelson for supporting us this week.Photo Credit: Apple, “Inverting the Pyramid of Success,” via Apple TV+ Press
17/12/2158m 57s

Cosmic Queries – James Webb Space Telescope

What’s the deal with the James Webb Space Telescope? On this episode, Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Matt Kirshen learn about the JWST and what it will help us discover with NASA astronomer Natalie Batalha and filmmaker Nathaniel Kahn.NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free.Thanks to our Patrons Stefan Fox, Cortex MC, Brenton Verlo, taylor primm, Charles Shieler, Alden Doolittle, and Thomas Harshbarger for supporting us this week.Photo Credit: NASA/MSFC/David Higginbotham, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons
14/12/2154m 55s

The Omicron Variant with President of Regeneron, George Yancopoulos

What is the Omicron Variant? On this episode, Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Chuck Nice discuss the emergence of the new Omicron Variant of COVID-19 with biomedical scientist and president of Regeneron, George Yancopoulos. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/the-omicron-variant-with-president-of-regeneron-george-yancopoulos/Thanks to our Patrons Vincent Krohn, Eu, Valeritte (Chuck, just call me Val), Austin McCauley, Avneesh Joshi, Timothy Lew, and Nikki Amberg for supporting us this week.Photo Credit: Linda Bartlett (Photographer), Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons
07/12/2155m 15s

Globetrotter’s Guide to the Galaxy

How does a gravity assist work? On this episode, Neil deGrasse Tyson and co-hosts Chuck Nice and Gary O’Reilly run us through physics phenomena with the help of our friends from the Harlem Globetrotters, Hot Shot Swanson and Cheese Chisholm.NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/globetrotters-guide-to-the-galaxy/Thanks to our Patrons Helen Gilchrist, Elliot Frost, Lupita Valenz, Danny Andersen, Alex Thorne, Philip A. McKinney, and David Williams for supporting us this week.Photo Credit: Alex de Simone
03/12/2149m 14s

Cosmic Queries – The Hidden Chemistry of Everything with Kate the Chemist

Is chemistry truly everywhere? On this episode, Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Chuck Nice answer fan questions about chemistry with Kate Biberdorf, aka Kate the Chemist. Discover the chemical reactions that make our world work!NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/cosmic-queries-the-hidden-chemistry-of-everything-with-kate-the-chemist/Thanks to our Patrons William Kelly, Patrick Weller, Nicholas DeAngelo, George Brietigam, Adam Leos, David Bryan Smith, and Mick Mowchenko for supporting us this week.Photo Credit: despeakrit, CC0, via Wikimedia Commons
30/11/2150m 40s

Food in Space! With Alton Brown and Guests

How good is food in space? Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Jordan Klepper feast on food science and the challenges we face sending food to space with chef Alton Brown, food chemist Dr. Arielle Johnson and NASA food scientist Dr. Grace Douglas. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/food-in-space-with-alton-brown-and-guests/Thanks to our Patrons Jeni Morrow, Hyrule Ok, blufor, Timothy Dalby, John Turnham, SkellyIRL, and Chuck H for supporting us this week.Photo Credit: Pink Sherbet Photography from USA, CC BY 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons
23/11/211h 37m

A Materials World - Hacks & Gizmos with Jud Ready

How do you invent a new material? On this episode, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Gary O’Reilly, and Chuck Nice discuss the science of invention, biomimicry, and answer cosmic queries about materials science from our patrons with professor Dr. Jud Ready. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/a-materials-world-hacks-gizmos-with-jud-ready/Thanks to our Patrons Austin Smith, Manushya, Robert, Chris, Steven Murphy, Melissa and Kieran Wentzel, and Mark Frieden for supporting us this week..Photo Credit: pixnio.com, under Creative Commons CC0
19/11/2147m 47s

Cosmic Queries – Launching the Inspiration4 with Chris Mason & Sian Proctor

What did we learn from the first all civilian mission into orbit? Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Chuck Nice explore SpaceX’s recent launch, the Inspiration4, with biophysicist Dr. Chris Mason and geoscientist and pilot Dr. Sian Proctor. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free.Thanks to our Patrons Arlindo Anderson, Miranda Toth, Dino Vidić, Nala Andromeda, Erik Varga, JohnMettler, and Aaron Rikede Ahlman for supporting us this week.Photo Credit: U.S. Space Force photo by Airman 1st Class Thomas Sjoberg, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons
16/11/2142m 56s

Cosmic Queries – Native Skywatchers with Dr. Annette Lee

What does the night’s sky look like for Indigenous peoples? On this episode, Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Negin Farsad take a deep dive into the constellation map of Indigenous skies with professor Annette Lee. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free.Thanks to our Patrons Nickalos Early, s0upik, Alex Redner, Dustin Dunston, Dawn Carter, JD Holwick, and Loyd Elmore Jr for supporting us this week.Photo Credit: EduardoMSNeves, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons
09/11/2149m 28s

Things You Thought You Knew - A Constellation Prize

How did Uranus get its name? Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Chuck Nice explain all the things you thought you knew about the names of the planets and moons in our solar system, the formation of the moon, and the constellations.NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/things-you-thought-you-knew-a-constellation-prize/Thanks to our Patrons David Peterson, Gregory Strakos, Dr. G, Michael Loyd, Bobby G Ragan, raven williams, and Sofiane Shrekky for supporting us this week.Photo Credit: X-ray: NASA/CXO/University College London/W. Dunn et al; Optical: W.M. Keck Observatory
02/11/2142m 56s

Killer Bots! with BattleBots’ Ray Billings

Programmed…to kill! On this episode, Neil deGrasse Tyson and co-hosts Chuck Nice and Gary O’Reilly sit down with BattleBots’ Ray Billings to discuss combat robots, his killer robot Tombstone, and how to create robotics for competition. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/killer-bots-with-battlebots-ray-billings/Thanks to our Patrons Angie, Bruno Faria, EMILY RIVERA, Jocelyn Sailas, Kellie J. LeDonne,  Ben Hansen, and Brooks Dart for supporting us this week.Photo Credit: Kai Schreiber, CC BY-SA 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons
29/10/2143m 53s

Cosmic Queries - Smarty-Pants Trash Bin with Jordan Klepper

What is string theory? On this episode, Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Jordan Klepper answer fan questions about solar system formation, dark matter, and the expansion of spacetime. What would travelling at the speed of light look like?NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/cosmic-queries-smarty-pants-trash-bin-with-jordan-klepper/Thanks to our Patrons Manuel zamarripa jr, John D, HyperactiveJedi, Graham Hayward, Adam Caplan, Y. Koss, and Kristin S for supporting us this week.Photo Credit: ESO/IDA/Danish 1.5 m/R.Gendler, J-E. Ovaldsen, C. Thöne, and C. Feron., CC BY 4.0 , via Wikimedia Commons
26/10/2147m 25s

BOO! The Science of Scary with Mathias Clasen & Heather Berlin

Why do we like being scared? On this episode, Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Chuck Nice explore the haunting effects of horror and recreational fear with horror scholar and author, Mathias Clasen, and neuroscientist, Heather Berlin, PhD. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free.Thanks to our Patrons Jessica Giancola, Jeff States, seth 06, Matthew Ritter, Kelvin Goliday, Kenny PK, and Kaya for supporting us this week.Photo Credit: Esparta, CC BY 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons
19/10/2155m 30s

Pool Table Physics with Dr. Dave Alciatore

What was Coriolis, of the Coriolis Effect, doing at the pool table? On this episode, Neil deGrasse Tyson and co-hosts Gary O’Reilly and Chuck Nice explore the science behind billiards and pool trick shots with billiard physicist Dr. Dave Alciatore.NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/pool-table-physics-with-dr-dave-alciatore/Thanks to our Patrons Dylan Elliot, Cody Swayze, Panda Man, Niklas Ekberg, Isaac Lambert, Fortune's Flavor, and Joshua Grose for supporting us this week.Photo Credit: Paul Goyette, CC BY-SA 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons
15/10/2137m 32s

Cosmic Queries – Seeing Earth From Space with Jordan Klepper & Nicole Stott

What do you learn from going to space? On this episode, Neil deGrasse Tyson and guest co-host comedian Jordan Klepper answer patron questions about living in space with engineer and NASA astronaut Nicole Stott. What’s the Overview Effect?NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free.Thanks to our Patrons Elisa, terrell robinson, Adorak, Leo Azir Ra, Aaron Isaacson, Ian Konkle, and Josh Laurente & Emily McCadden for supporting us this week.Photo Credit: NASA
12/10/2148m 39s

Cosmic Queries – Space Volcanoes: Fire and Ice with Natalie Starkey

What’s a supervolcano? On this episode, Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Matt Kirshen discover all types of volcanoes in the solar system with cosmochemist and author of Fire and Ice, Natalie Starkey. Is there such a thing as an ice volcano?NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free.Thanks to our Patrons ILAN CAPONE, Ricardo Torres, Boiphamet, Sebastien Leroy, Parker, Katharine Hooper, and Alireza Sefat for supporting us this week.Photo Credit: Boaworm, CC BY 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons
05/10/2156m 17s

Nature or Nurture with Eli Manning and Dr. Angela Duckworth

What matters more: nature or nurture? On this episode, Neil deGrasse Tyson and co-hosts Gary O’Reilly and Chuck Nice explore what creates expert performers with CEO of Character Lab Dr. Angela Duckworth, featuring our interview with Eli Manning.NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free.Thanks to our Patrons DanO, Jerad Sorber, Joseph Mcpolin, Jacqueline Savo, The Afrikan-Scifi-Scholar, Charles Scott, and Angie Duncker for supporting us this week.Photo Credit: Erik Drost, CC BY 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons
01/10/2146m 15s

Space Force: A New Domain with Maj. Gen. DeAnna Burt, Charles Liu, and Moriba Jah

Why do we need a Space Force? Neil deGrasse Tyson & co-host Chuck Nice break down the newest branch of the US military, The Space Force, with Charles Liu, Major General DeAnna Burt and Dr. Moriba Jah. How much of your life is touched by space?NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free.Thanks to our Patrons Lisa Cotton, Luis Stark, Oscar h, Travis Mansfield, Justin Thomas, Josh Wise, and Astaroth for supporting us this week.Photo Credit: U.S. Space Force, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons
28/09/2155m 5s

Cosmic Queries – Animal Outlaws with Mary Roach

What happens when nature commits a crime? On this episode, Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Paul Mecurio discuss law-breaking animals with Mary Roach and her new book Fuzz: When Nature Breaks The Law. Can we hack nature?NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/cosmic-queries-animal-outlaws-with-mary-roach/Thanks to our Patrons Hunter Cutone, Roman Cain, Yoshi Wiklund, Tec MySelf, Jonathan Harries, Net Identification, and William Davis for supporting us this week.Photo Credit: Muhammad Mahdi Karim/http://www.micro2macro.net The making of this document was supported by Wikimedia CH. For all the files concerned, please see the category Supported by Wikimedia (GFDL 1.2 - http://www.gnu.org/licenses/old-licenses/fdl-1.2.html or FAL), via Wikimedia Commons
21/09/2148m 35s

Stars Talk to Neil – Rocket Fuel

The observer effect? Rotating bodies? The science of rocket fuel? On this episode, Neil deGrasse Tyson and co-hosts Gary O’Reilly and Chuck Nice answer science questions from our favorite pro athletes: Jerry Rice, Lindsey Vonn, Eli Manning, and more!NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free.Thanks to our Patrons Ken Abe, Al Long, Chloe Rudel-Holland, Sara, Rafał Żak, Alexander Whisnant, and Galactic Raven for supporting us this week.Photo Credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons
17/09/2144m 56s

Cosmic Queries in the O-zone: Saving the World with Susan Solomon & Stephen Andersen

How did we save the ozone layer? Neil deGrasse Tyson and co-host Chuck Nice break down the campaign to save the ozone layer with atmospheric chemist Susan Solomon and sustabaility expert Stephen Andersen. What can we apply to the climate crisis? NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/cosmic-queries-in-the-o-zone-saving-the-world-with-susan-solomon-stephen-andersen/ Thanks to our Patrons ryan ogle, David Matthews, Colleen Magee-Uhlik, Ryan Atashkar, Cameron Q Myhre, Jordan Sisinni, and Mien for supporting us this week. Photo Credit: NASA/Expedition 40 crew member, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons
14/09/2154m 46s

Things You Thought You Knew – Venus Pizza

How long would it take to cook a pizza outside on Venus? On this episode, Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Chuck Nice discuss the physics of surface temperature, the size of ~wAvEs~, and the meaning of horsepower. Could horses get you to space? NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/things-you-thought-you-knew-venus-pizza/ Thanks to our Patrons Kyle W Odren, Frank Kotarski, John Pologruto, Corina Szabo, Shera, Bogdan Pop, Corey McKinney, Matthew Lichtenstein, and Richie Damiani for supporting us this week. Photo Credit: Image credit: NASA/JPL
07/09/2145m 59s

Reefer Madness with Dr. Staci Gruber

Does weed make you faster? Neil deGrasse Tyson and co-hosts Gary O’Reilly and Chuck Nice hash out the effects of cannabis with neuroscientist at Harvard Medical School and director of the MIND Program Dr. Staci Gruber. Is smoking dope really doping? NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/reefer-madness-with-dr-staci-gruber/ Thanks to our Patrons Josh Wittlieff, Kumar Vaibhav, Daniel Davis, Tj Monro, Stephen Fosmark, Louis Palen, Kara Young, Tariq طارق Shureih شريح, William Habekott, and Jake Buesgensfor supporting us this week. Photo Credit: Cannabis Tours, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons
03/09/2140m 23s

Cosmic Queries– Exoplanetary Exploration with Dr. Aomawa Shields

Exoplanets? Low Mass Stars? Goldilocks zones? On this episode, Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Negin Farsad explore the universe of exoplanets, science communication, and acting with astronomer and speaker Dr. Aomawa Shields. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free. Thanks to our Patrons Jacob D. Fisher, Siosiua Hufanga, Thomas Cochran, Jasmine, Louis Cirigliano, Savanah Bisson, Jason Mahoney, Connor Snitker, Heffron, Lizzie B, and Mark Rodgers for supporting us this week. Image Credit: NASA
31/08/2159m 15s

Starry Starry Night with Roberta Olson, Jay Pasachoff, & Heather Berlin

Can you hear colors? On this episode, Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Chuck Nice explore science through art in Van Gogh’s Starry Night with art historian Roberta Olson, astronomer Jay Pasachoff, and neuroscientist Heather Berlin. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/starry-starry-night-with-roberta-olson-jay-pasachoff-heather-berlin/ Thanks to our Patrons Rob Carter, Will, Matthew Power, David Born, CARLOS A HERNANDEZ, jon delanoy, and Trisha Donadio for supporting us this week. Photo Credit: Vincent van Gogh, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons
24/08/2152m 32s

Cosmic Queries: Jiggle Wiggle Waggle Walk with Charles Liu

Do swimmers need less oxygen? On this episode, Neil deGrasse Tyson and co-hosts Gary O’Reilly and Chuck Nice answer patron questions about athletics and science with Geek-in-Chief astrophysicist Charles Liu. Could Chuck be a gymnast? NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here:https://www.startalkradio.net/show/cosmic-queries-jiggle-wiggle-waggle-walk-with-charles-liu/ Thanks to our Patrons Courtney Miller, Victor Beaton, Charles Anglesey, Rudy Amaya, Tomek, Alex Ornelas, Bronwyn Allen-Kaeser, Jake, Andrew, Heather Turner, and Hector Flores for supporting us this week. Photo Credit: XIAOYU TANG, CC BY-SA 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons
20/08/2137m 42s

Level Up: Your Brain on Video Games with Heather Berlin

Do video games really turn your mind to mush? Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Chuck Nice explore the effects of video games and eSports on the brain with neuroscientist Dr. Heather Berlin at PocketLab’s Science Is Cool Virtual Unconference. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free. Thanks to our Patrons Jeff Simon, Chazz Gencarelli, Anthony Mannetti, Mike Ness, Stephan Greenway, Jeffrey Burley, Nola Curtis, Joe Stoeckle, Peter Jacobs, and ellen porter for supporting us this week. Photo Credit: Quakeboy, CC0, via Wikimedia Commons
17/08/2152m 57s

Cosmic Queries – Grab Bag – Cosmology Crisis??? With Paul Mecurio

How do we know the age of stars? On this episode, Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Paul Mecurio answer fan questions about stars, black hole collisions, the speed of light, and the present crisis in cosmology. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/cosmic-queries-grab-bag-cosmology-crisis-with-paul-mecurio/ Thanks to our Patrons Eric Ennis, Bill Savage, Matt Schafer, Lawrence McKay, Lowell Irvin, Chris & Michael Johnson, Steve Vera, Nicole Vorisek, Logan Shanks, and Karen Larios for supporting us this week. Photo Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/VLA/MPIA
10/08/2154m 16s

Earth, Wind, and Water with Dr. Skateboard, The Armless Archer, and Jud Ready

Shoot an arrow without arms? Neil deGrasse Tyson and co-hosts Gary O’Reilly & Chuck Nice explore Olympic events– swimming, archery, and skateboarding– with materials scientist Jud Ready, “Armless Archer” Matt Stutzman, and Bill “Dr. Skateboard” Robertson. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free. Thanks to our Patrons Nicholas Grigalashvili, Jilam Dickson, Aden Hahn, Kaz Barnes, Ashleigh Cooper, Ridge Kimani, Tom Cardarella, ​​Michael Webber, Justin Nelson, and Mike Reno for supporting us this week. Photo Credit: English: D. Myles Cullen, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons
06/08/2152m 48s

Cosmic Queries – Galactic Grab Bag – Blue Steel

Terraforming mars? How do black holes die? On this episode, Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Chuck Nice answer questions about the moon, periodic table of elements, light photons, black holes and more! NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/cosmic-queries-galactic-grab-bag-blue-steel/ Thanks to our Patrons John Turnham, Andrew Nelson, Honza Rek, Jason Pretzlaf, Jason Johst, Fernando Gomes, Thibaut van Thorenburg, Ava Spurr, Andrew Kodama, and CNASTY ! for supporting us this week. Photo Credit: ESA (European Space Agency)/Hubble & NASA, Acknowledgement: Judy Schmidt
03/08/2148m 0s

Olympic Physics Throwdown with Charles Liu

Throwing? Jumping? Wrestling? Neil deGrasse Tyson and co-hosts Chuck Nice and Gary O’Reilly break down the physics of some of the original Olympic events with Geek-in-Chief and astrophysicist Charles Liu. Is there an ultimate technique to winning gold? NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/olympic-physics-throwdown-with-charles-liu/ Thanks to our Patrons Avneesh Joshi, Thomas Harshbarger, Tor Eystad, William Lautenberger, Sabrina Anderson, Adam Collins, Titus Orr, Christopher Robinson, Caleb Stark, and Stephen Austin for supporting us this week. Photo Credit: Fernando Frazão/Agência Brasil, CC BY 3.0 BR, via Wikimedia Commons
30/07/2148m 33s

Cosmic Queries - The Fungus Among Us with Merlin Sheldrake

Can mushrooms take over your mind? On this episode, Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Matt Kirshen explore the weird world of fungi with fun-guy fungus expert and ecologist, Merlin Sheldrake. Could inactive spores survive space? NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/cosmic-queries-the-fungus-among-us-with-merlin-sheldrake/ Thanks to our Patrons Bradley Sheldrake, Marc Armstrong, The Warzone12, Luis Cruz, Ely, Andrea Sperini, and 1x4x9 for supporting us this week. Photo Credit: https://www.flickr.com/photos/calliope, CC BY 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons
27/07/2155m 16s

Things You Thought You Knew – Billionaires in Space

Bezos? Branson? Elon Musk? On this episode, Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Chuck Nice break down why all these billionaires are going to space, how achieving orbit works, and how to wrap our heads around exponentially large numbers. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/things-you-thought-you-knew-billionaires-in-space/ Thanks to our Patrons dustin fenwick, Michael Borger, Gautam, Gayle Phillips, Stefanie Davis, Meghan Pearson, and Johannes Wagner for supporting us this week. Photo Credit: NASA, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons
19/07/2146m 9s

Cosmic Queries - Nerd Olympics with John Eric Goff

Do athletes use artificial intelligence? On this episode, Neil deGrasse Tyson and co-hosts Gary O’Reilly & Chuck Nice answer patron questions about the Olympics and have a nerd fight with physics professor and martial artist John Eric Goff. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free. Thanks to our Patrons Dave Armstrong, Jamie Ferns, Sam Arnold, Jesse Pinette, evan stegall, Sam Couch, and Payton Hawk for supporting us this week. Photo Credit: ​​President.az, CC BY 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons
16/07/2152m 2s

AI, Autonomous Vehicles, and Race – Oh my! with Malcolm Gladwell

How do self-driving cars change our psychology? On this episode, Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Chuck Nice philosophize about science’s role in society with prolific author Malcolm Gladwell. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free. Thanks to our Patrons Tobias Malmborg, Andy Pattinson, Adam Lenda, Naomi Martin, Johan Fredrik Oldervik, and Scott Heflen for supporting us this week. Photo Credit: Grendelkhan, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons
12/07/2155m 31s

Cosmic Queries– Space Junk! with Moriba Jah

What do we do with all this space junk? On this episode, Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Chuck Nice answer questions about the stuff we put into orbit with astrodynamicist and space environmentalist, Dr. Moriba Jah. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/cosmic-queries-space-junk-with-moriba-jah/ Thanks to our Patrons Louis Smith, Dana Fambro, David Johnston, Tracy Fox, Charlene Hale, Lucas Pires, and Paulina Banach-Mazur for supporting us this week. Photo Credit: NASA Image: ISS056E025305
05/07/2153m 32s

Gender in Sports with Joanna Harper and Heather Berlin, PhD (Re-release)

How does gender impact performance? Neil deGrasse Tyson dives into the archives w/ Gary O’Reilly & Chuck Nice to look at gender in sports with neuroscientist Heather Berlin PhD, and Joanna Harper, medical physicist and transgender athlete researcher. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/gender-in-sports-with-joanna-harper-and-heather-berlin-phd-re-release/ Thanks to our Patrons Hassan Shiman, Lizette Hart, Robert Barnes, Christopher Bill, Bruno Canalda, Joe Stamps, and tony henche for supporting us this week. Photo Credit: Ted Eytan via Flickr CC BY-SA 2.0
02/07/2151m 25s

Voices from the Deep with Dr. Michelle Fournet and Dr. Ellen Garland

Can whales help us understand aliens? On this episode, Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Chuck Nice take a journey to understand the language of whales with marine biologist, Dr. Ellen Garland, and marine ecologist, Dr. Michelle Fournet. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free. Thanks to our Patrons blufor, Timothy Dalby, Mick Mowchenko, Bobby Penney, Jason, Brian Wright, human_h, Michael Hewitt, Zach Hicks, and Hschrull1 for supporting us this week. Photo Credit: Mother_and_baby_sperm_whale.jpg: Gabriel Barathieuderivative work: Tomer T, CC BY-SA 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons
28/06/2153m 48s

Cosmic Queries – Robot Ethics with Dr. Kate Darling

Are robots going to take over? On this episode, Neil deGrasse Tyson & comic co-host Negin Farsad explore our future with artificial intelligence by looking at our past with animals with robot ethicist and author of A New Breed, Dr. Kate Darling. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/cosmic-queries-robot-ethics-with-dr-kate-darling/ Thanks to our Patrons Dino Vidić, Violetta + my mom, Izzy, Jeni Morrow, Sian Alam, Leonard Drikus Jansen Van Vuuren, Marc Wolff, LaylaNicoleXO, Eric Colombel, Jonathan Siebern, and Chris Beck for supporting us this week. Photo Credit: Photo: Harland Quarrington/MOD, OGL v1.0, via Wikimedia Commons
21/06/2151m 4s

Different Strokes with Arshay Cooper and Dr. Kevin Stone

Neil deGrasse Tyson rowed crew?! On this episode, Neil deGrasse Tyson and co-hosts Gary O’Reilly and Chuck Nice explore the physics, physiology, and lessons of rowing, featuring Dr. Kevin Stone and Arshay Cooper, author of A Most Beautiful Thing. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/different-strokes-with-arshay-cooper-and-dr-kevin-stone/ Thanks to our Patrons Alex Redner, Arlindo Anderson, Miranda Toth, Andrew Collins, Michael Collazo, Leona Shimoru, zezous1989, Charles D. Teague, Martin Skans, and Thomas_Mulryan for supporting us this week. Photo Credit: Ken Hackman, U.S. Air Force, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons
18/06/2149m 5s

A Quantum Life with Hakeem Oluseyi

How do you beat the odds and become an astrophysicist? On this episode, Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Chuck Nice sit down with astrophysicist Hakeem Oluseyi to discuss his path to becoming an astrophysicist and his new book A Quantum Life. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/a-quantum-life-with-hakeem-oluseyi/ Thanks to our Patrons EMILY RIVERA, Jocelyn Sailas, Nickalos Early, zach hughes, Shawn Shortridge, Ghokul S, Emily Long, Vijay Ramani, and Joe Means for supporting us this week. Image Credit: NASA, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons
14/06/2153m 30s

Things You Thought You Knew – Bada Bing!

The sun, moon, and SPACETIME CONTINUUM? On this episode, Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Chuck Nice break down space and time and other cosmic things you thought you knew. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/things-you-thought-you-knew-bada-bing/ Thanks to our Patrons Ian Konkle, Panda Man, Manuel zamarripa jr, Priscilla & Kyle, It’s all e=mc2 no vectors, Jesse Bunch, Dog Thereisno, www.TheRantingQueen.com, Francisco Cunningham, and Steven Severin for supporting us this week. Photo Credit: Nasa (on flickr), Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons
07/06/2146m 31s

Artificial Intelligence, Real Competition with Liv Boeree and Matt Ginsberg

Can AI have a poker face? On this episode, Neil deGrasse Tyson and co-hosts Gary O’Reilly and Chuck Nice discuss poker and playing against...the machines with former poker player Liv Boeree and artificial intelligence expert Matt Ginsberg. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/banner/artificial-intelligence-real-competition-with-liv-boeree-and-matt-ginsberg/ Thanks to our Patrons Ricardo Torres, Mason Dickson, Alireza Sefat, Henk Van der Merwe, Derek Eilertson, Erdem Memisyazici, Sriram Govindan, Christian Murmann, Derrick Thurman, and Cayman Freeman for supporting us this week. Photo Credit: Santeri Viinamäki, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons
04/06/2152m 44s

Cosmic Queries: Absolutely Puzzled with Heather Berlin and Soleil Saint-Cyr

Got a problem? On this episode, Neil deGrasse Tyson and co-host Chuck Nice explore the world of puzzles and problem-solving with neuroscientist Heather Berlin and Soleil Saint-Cyr, the youngest woman to publish a crossword puzzle in the NYT. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/cosmic-queries-absolutely-puzzled-with-heather-berlin-and-soleil-saint-cyr/ Thanks to our Patrons Ken Abe, Oscar h, Travis Mansfield, Skyler Pierce, C Hough, Sunny Day, Ashlynn Iglesias, Shain Dholakiya, Joy Jane, and Elena Grab for supporting us this week. Photo Credit: stevepb, Public Domain, via Pixniohttps://pixnio.com/objects/toys/puzzle-game-pencil-word-logic
31/05/2148m 53s

Combatting Anti-Science with Richard Dawkins

How do we stop anti-science? In this episode, Neil deGrasse Tyson sits down with evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins to talk about religion, the importance of science communication, and Dawkins’ new book, Books Do Furnish a Life. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/combatting-anti-science-with-richard-dawkins/ Thanks to our Patrons Tariq Shureih, David Matthews, Jordna Sisinni, Bryan Paschal, Ivan Karpan, joann lovan, Joe Selmser, Robert Pierce, Ash (Æ), and Daniel Smith for supporting us this week. Photo Credit: NASA, ESA, the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA), A. Nota (ESA/STScI), and the Westerlund 2 Science Team, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons
24/05/2153m 48s

Born to Run Farther with Dr. Irene Davis and Chris McDougall

Why do humans have butt cheeks? Neil deGrasse Tyson, Chuck Nice, and Gary O’Reilly learn about the biomechanics of running with professor and running specialist Dr. Irene Davis, featuring Neil’s interview with author Chris McDougall. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free. Thanks to our Patrons Stephan Hoffmann Arvidsson, Louis Palen, Kara Young,Nick Skibicki, Jennifer Magnus, Ceasar Perez, Cameron Bishop,dniel, Pouneh Golabian, and Coleman for supporting us this week. Photo Credit: https://fshoq.com
21/05/2155m 2s

Alternative Aliens with Andy Weir and David Grinspoon

What do aliens look like? In this episode, Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Chuck Nice talk aliens with David Grinspoon, “Dr. Funkyspoon,” featuring Neil's interview with The Martian author, Andy Weir, on his new book Project Hail Mary. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/alternative-aliens-with-andy-weir-and-david-grinspoon/ Thanks to our Patrons Jason Mahoney, Connor Snitker, Stephen Fosmark, Christopher Orzechowski, Tony Baker, Mike l Ness, Daniel L Thompson, Ashley Finamore, Luigi Santiago-Villa for supporting us this week. Image Credit: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, CC BY 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons
17/05/2154m 27s

Things You Thought You Knew – Need for Speed

Metric system, acceleration, and heat shields, Oh my! On this episode, Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Chuck Nice run us through some stuff you thought you knew: the metric system in the US, speed versus acceleration, and heat shields. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/things-you-thought-you-knew-need-for-speed/ Thanks to our Patrons Ray Sousa, jon delanoy, Louis Cirigliano, Violetta + my mom, Izzy, Hector S. Dominguez, Joshua Moody, Tyrel Carson, kbw, Autumn Moles for supporting us this week. Photo Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech
10/05/2141m 6s

Born to Run with Chris McDougall and Herman Pontzer

Ever seen a chimpanzee go for a jog? On this episode, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Gary O’Reilly, and Chuck Nice discover how humans came to run with journalist and author of Born to Run, Chris McDougall, and evolutionary anthropologist, Herman Pontzer. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/born-to-run-with-chris-mcdougall-and-herman-pontzer/ Thanks to our Patrons Alex Ornelas, Albert Holk, Andrew, Vic Chohda, Nina Barton, Jeff Crain, BigYay Theory (Yancey), eric pihl, Roman Prekop for supporting us this week. Photo Credit: Gregory Wilson, CC BY 3.0, via Wikimedia Commonshttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0
07/05/2158m 17s

The Science of Learning with Heather Berlin

How do our brains learn? On this episode, Neil deGrasse Tyson and co-hosts Chuck Nice and Dave Bakker learn about learning at the Pocketlab Science Is Cool Virtual Unconference with neuroscientist Heather Berlin, PhD. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/the-science-of-learning-with-heather-berlin/ Thanks to our Patrons Steve Vera, Mike Ness, Stephan Greenway, Jovanni Mendoza, Luke Cadman, Shenaye Dawson, Mathew Green, Angelo Dower, Zachary Zahn, Brandon Diamond for supporting us this week. Photo Credit: Tomwsulcer, CC0, via Wikimedia Commons
03/05/2151m 21s

Cosmic Queries – Cicada Invasion! With Jessica Ware

Are you ready for the cicada invasion? In this episode, Neil deGrasse Tyson and co-host Negin Farsad sit down with entomologist Jessica Ware to answer your questions about the millions of cicadas emerging this summer after 17 years underground. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/cosmic-queries-cicada-invasion-with-jessica-ware/ Thanks to our Patrons Kaz Barnes, Philippe Dewindt, M. Tristan Moody, Dan Hadfield, Wavezzz, Tony Le, Kyle Marston, Colten Judd, Rafael Ignacio Aguilar Carrillo, Caleb Martin for supporting us this week. Photo Credit: Katja Schulz from Washington, D. C., USA, CC BY 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons
26/04/2149m 23s

Cosmic Queries: Space Balls?

Quidditch in Space? Badminton on Mars? On this episode, Neil DeGrasse Tyson and co-hosts Gary O’Reilly and Chuck Nice answer a grab bag of patron questions about all things athletics with our geek-in-chief astrophysicist Charles Liu. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/cosmic-queries-space-balls/ Thanks to our Patrons CNASTY!, Jilam Dickson, Aden Hahn, Sam O'Neill, Austin Allen, Devan, Phil Brady, Bruce Ryan, Rose, William for supporting us this week. Photo Credit: NASA, ESA, H. Teplitz and M. Rafelski (IPAC/Caltech), A. Koekemoer (STScI), R. Windhorst (Arizona State University), and Z. Levay (STScI), Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons
23/04/2154m 45s

Climate Science! With NASA's Gavin Schmidt

How do we fix climate change? In this episode, Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Chuck Nice sit down with Sr. Advisor on Climate Science at NASA, Gavin Schmidt, for the Youth Climate Summit to answer questions about climate change. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/climate-summit-live-with-gavin-schmidt/ Thanks to our Patrons Jason Johst, Ava Spurr, Andrew Kodama, Ben Daumler, Ds Tillbrook, Dmitry Kucher, Daniel Hamburger, Jason Jones, Bryan Hurley, Javier Rodriguez for supporting us this week. Image Credit: William Putman/NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
19/04/2146m 39s

Cosmic Queries – Kitchen Sink Edition

What are your burning questions about the universe? On this episode, Neil deGrasse Tyson and co-host Chuck Nice answer Patrons’ flaming-hot questions about the universe, stars, black holes, gravity, philosophy... everything but the kitchen sink! NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/cosmic-queries-kitchen-sink-edition/ Thanks to our Patrons Sabrina Anderson, Adam Collins, Jason Pretzlaf, Victor Sanchez, Gino Arizmendi, Austin Douglas, Sara George, douglas robinson, Royal_ish, Anita Petty for supporting us this week. Image Credit: NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center; background, ESA/Gaia/DPAC
12/04/2146m 10s

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

Can we hack our bodies and our minds? On this episode, Neil deGrasse Tyson and co-hosts Gary O’Reilly and Chuck Nice talk about how to optimize human performance with performance and sport psychologist Leah Lagos, PhD. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/hacking-the-head-the-heart-with-leah-lagos-phd/ Thanks to our Patrons Eugenio Barrera, David J Rechtman, Umran Koca, Roy Nyaboga, Chris Merritt, GetPLayeD, Jacob Montgomery for supporting us this week. Photo Credit: ALol88, CC BY 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons
09/04/2152m 29s

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

Designer babies? On this episode, Neil deGrasse Tyson and Chuck Nice sit down with biographer Walter Isaacson to explore Neil’s interview with Nobel Prize-winning biochemist, Jennifer Doudna, about her pioneering work with CRISPR technology. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/the-code-of-life-and-crispr-with-jennifer-doudna-and-walter-isaacson/ Thanks to our Patrons Miguel Santana!!, Cristina Magistrali, Phillipe Dewindt, Toren Wallengren, Eric Huffman, Christopher Sukhanenya, Dmitry Pugachevich for supporting us this week. Image Credit: Tim Tim (VD fr), CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons
05/04/2156m 53s

The Life and Death of Stars with Jackie Faherty

Are we really made of stardust? On this episode, Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Negin Farsad explore the life – and death – of stars with astrophysicist Jackie Faherty, PhD. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here:https://www.startalkradio.net/show/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, and Rhys Smith for supporting us this week. Photo Credit: NASA/ESA/HEIC and The Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA).
29/03/2150m 6s

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

What does it take to be an astronaut? Neil deGrasse Tyson, Gary O’Reilly, and Chuck Nice break down the physical effects of being in space and the results of the astronaut twins study with guests astronaut Scott Kelly and biophysicist Chris Mason. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/the-right-stuff-with-astronaut-scott-kelly-and-dr-chris-mason/ Thanks to our Patrons Jamie Ferns, evan stegall, Payton Hawk, Farid El Nasire, Steve Lindauer, Austin Lawrence, Cory Farnum, Nathan Mills, Trumpet Wom', and Noah for supporting us this week. Photo Credit: NASA.
26/03/2156m 41s

Cosmic Queries–Multiverse Madness with Max Tegmark

Do we live in one of many universes? On this episode of StarTalk, Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Chuck Nice investigate the theory of the multiverse with physicist and author, Prof. Max Tegmark. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/cosmic-queries-multiverse-madness-with-max-tegmark/ Thanks to our Patrons Eric Colombel, David Johnston, Tracy Fox, Jason Sills, Anderson Clark, Andrew Kranz, Kyle Marston, Alex Lopes, Zach Jerrells, and Rob Tadje for supporting us this week. Illustration Credit: Silver Spoon, CC0, via Wikimedia Commons.
22/03/2150m 2s

Cosmic Queries – Life on Exoplanets with Sara Seager

Is there life on other planets? On this episode of StarTalk, Neil deGrasse Tyson and co-host Matt Kirshen dig into the search for extraterrestrial life with exoplanet expert and author of the memoir, “Smallest Lights in the Universe,” astrophysicist Sara Seager. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/cosmic-queries-life-on-exoplanets-with-sara-seager/ Thanks to our Patrons zach hughes, Bryan Hurley, Leona Shimoru, Syed A Bilgrami, Dan Snider, Shelia Hutson, Joshua Ratcliffe, Mick Pirgmann, Matthew Stares, and heyohriver for supporting us this week. Shown: High-resolution still illustration of the potential exoplanet WD 1856 b with its host star. Credit: NASA, Goddard Space Flight Center.
15/03/2150m 9s

Cosmic Queries – Rise of the Machines with Matt Ginsberg

Can machine learning predict the outcome of basketball games and March Madness? On this episode of StarTalk Sports Edition, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Gary O’Reilly, and Chuck Nice talk artificial intelligence with computer scientist and author of The Factor Man, Matt Ginsberg. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free. Thanks to our Patrons Erdem Memisyazici, Priscilla & Kyle, Steven Severin, sumplkrum, Julia Zeikowitz, Cory Ricci, Brennon Russ, Tony Marulli, Ryan Bariteau, and MTB Truckerfor supporting us this week. Photo Credit: Phil Roeder from Des Moines, IA, USA, CC BY 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons
12/03/2151m 24s

Cosmic Queries – Origins of the Universe, with Janna Levin

What makes up the universe? On this episode of StarTalk, Neil DeGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Chuck Nice unveil the new StarTalk book, Cosmic Queries, with theoretical cosmologist Janna Levin, breaking down the building blocks of the universe. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/cosmic-queries-origins-of-the-universe-with-janna-levin/ Thanks to our Patrons Sunny Day, Shain Dholakiya, Penny Joy, Ben Miller, Eric Lamont, Fernando Sepulveda, Caleb Nolan, Beverly Bellows, Pedro, and Chris Mank for supporting us this week. Shown: Abel 1689. Photo Credit: NASA, ESA, E. Jullo (JPL/LAM), P. Natarajan (Yale) and J-P. Kneib (LAM).
08/03/2149m 25s

The COVID-19 Vaccines, with Irwin Redlener

What’s up with the COVID-19 vaccines? On this episode of StarTalk, Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Chuck Nice talk about all things COVID-19 vaccine with Dr. Irwin Redlener, Director of the National Center for Disaster Preparedness. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/the-covid-19-vaccines-with-irwin-redlener/ Thanks to our Patrons Joe Selmser, Daniel Smith, C Hough, Sheri Eaton, Jon O'Rear, Jennifer Sell-Knapp, Catherine Nelson, Wesley Karl Trevenzoli, Carl Simmons, and Chris Reynolds for supporting us this week. Photo Credit: Army Spc. Angel Laureano holds a vial of the COVID-19 vaccine. Credit: DoD photo by Lisa Ferdinando – U.S. Secretary of Defense, CC BY 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons
01/03/2149m 54s

The Joy of Techno Science, with Rayvon Fouché

How is technology changing sports? Neil deGrasse Tyson and co-hosts Gary O’Reilly and Chuck Nice talk with author Rayvon Fouché to explore game-changing technology in the final episode of our Game Changers mini-series. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/the-joy-of-techno-science-with-rayvon-fouche/ Thanks to our Patrons Ceasar Perez, dniel, Coleman, Raphael Zadey, Jordan Schoepke, Munnie, NAOS NARUTO, Nika Chkhartishvili, Alea Montgomery, and Gregory for supporting us this week. Photo Credit: All-Pro Reels, CC BY-SA 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons
26/02/2153m 5s

Improving the News, with Max Tegmark

How do we improve the news? Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Chuck Nice talk echo chambers and America’s media problem with Max Tegmark, physicist and creator of AI media tool ImproveTheNews.org, and journalist Jeff Jarvis. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/improving-the-news-with-max-tegmark/ Thanks to our Patrons kbw, Mike l Ness, Ashley Finamore, Amy A, Brandon, Scott, ITinker, Mike l, CrownFire, and Luke skywalker lustila for supporting us this week. Photo Credit: Nancy Wong, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons.
22/02/2151m 31s

Mars Perseverance, with Jim Green, NASA Chief Scientist

We’re headed back to Mars – Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Chuck Nice explore NASA’s Perseverance rover and its red planet mission with NASA Chief Scientist Jim Green. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/mars-perseverance-with-jim-green-nasa-chief-scientist/ Thanks to our Patrons Nina Barton, Yancey L Sanford, Tyrel Carson, Peter Jacobs, Laura Inger, Samuel Watts, Joshua Allen, Tom Hegedosh, Connor Haberland, and Abhay Joshi for supporting us this week. Illustration Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech.
15/02/2149m 47s

A Materials World

It’s a materials world! Neil deGrasse Tyson, co-hosts Chuck Nice and Gary O’Reilly, and Georgia Tech engineer Jud Ready explore how material science has impacted sports from tracks to swimsuits to golf balls to pole vaulting. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/a-materials-world/ Photo Credit: Tobi 87, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons.
12/02/2155m 10s

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

What is dark matter? Are we alone? How will it all end? Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Chuck Nice answer fan-submitted Cosmic Queries on topics from all across the universe. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/cosmic-queries-dark-matter-aliens-end-of-the-universe/ Thanks to our Patrons Kyle Marston, Caleb Martin, Zachary Zahn, David Liebert, Caralee Wahab, Michael Hoogwater, Robert Gowing, Tracy Skrabut, Henry Drefeldt, and Pyry Sipiläinen for supporting us this week. Image Credit: NASA, ESA, R. Kirshner (Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics and Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation), and M. Mutchler and R. Avila (STScI).
08/02/2148m 39s

Cosmic Queries – Timekeeping

What time is it? Neil deGrasse Tyson, comic co-host Chuck Nice, and astronomer and anthropologist Anthony Aveni answer fan-submitted Cosmic Queries about timekeeping, the history of time, and more! NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/cosmic-queries-timekeeping/ Thanks to our Patrons Douglas Robinson, Michael Kiddy, Oskari Laine, David Frederick, Tim Shearn, Emily Lindy, Vincent Wright, Jason Kawa, Jennifer Alyssa Aiken, and Melinda Ellis for supporting us this week. Image Credit: Storyblocks.
01/02/2154m 0s

Game-Changing Physics

How do you change the game? Neil deGrasse Tyson, co-hosts Gary O’Reilly and Chuck Nice, and astrophysicist Charles Liu investigate game-changing techniques used to re-shape sports in the first episode of our mini-series. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/game-changing-physics/ Photo Credit: Fernando Frazão/Agência Brasil, CC BY 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons.
29/01/2152m 40s

The Science of Happiness, with Laurie Santos

How do you know you’re happy? How can you be happier? Neil deGrasse Tyson, co-host Negin Farsad, and Laurie Santos, PhD, psychologist and host of The Happiness Lab, investigate the science of happiness. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free. Thanks to our Patrons Victor Sanchez, Austin Douglas, Sara George, Maxwell Freitag, Glenn Hunter Lusk, Roch Venne, Vladimir Tkachenko, Robert Gilmore, Glenn Camhi, and Albert Holk for supporting us this week. Photo Credit: Storyblocks.
25/01/2149m 52s

Cosmic Queries – ‘Oumuamua

Since passing through our solar system in 2017, ‘Oumuamua has been a hot topic of conversation for astronomers. Neil deGrasse Tyson and co-host Chuck Nice answer fan-submitted Cosmic Queries about ‘Oumuamua with cosmochemist Dr. Natalie Starkey. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/cosmic-queries-oumuamua/ Thanks to our Patrons Christopher Sukhanenya, Dmitry Pugachevich, Eugenio Barrera, Colton Cichocki, Brad Sofka, Atle Beckmann, Alex Prieto, Dorothy Papadakos, Steven Bunevitch, and Johnathan Bynog for supporting us this week. Illustration Credit: European Southern Observatory/M. Kornmesser.
18/01/2147m 31s

Pain and Gain, with Lindsey Vonn

You’re at the top of your game and you get injured. Now what? Neil deGrasse Tyson and co-hosts Gary O’Reilly and Chuck Nice explore injury recovery and rehabilitation with Lindsey Vonn and exercise scientist Shona Halson. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free. Photo Credit: Après Productions.
15/01/2151m 21s

Things You Thought You Knew

There are topics you might think you understand, but, do you really? Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Chuck Nice investigate the differences between mass, weight, and density, why ice floats, and how much you would weigh in space. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/things-you-thought-you-knew/ Thanks to our Patrons Christopher Sukhanenya, Dmitry Pugachevich, Eugenio Barrera, Dakota Clifford, Nick Mancusi, Nicholas Musial, Sebastian Roser, Bryan J. Jacop, Robert Frasco, and Obumneme Ozoh for supporting us this week.
11/01/2149m 38s

Cosmic Queries – New Year

Happy 2021! Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Chuck Nice are looking at the year ahead, reminiscing on the year past, and answering fan-submitted Cosmic Queries on the speed of light, gas giants, and more! NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/cosmic-queries-new-year/ Thanks to our Patrons Christopher Sukhanenya, Dmitry Pugachevich, Eugenio Barrera, Z. Reese Downing, Sondra Ballegeer, Chris Ziegenhagel, Matthew H Cooper, Jonathan R. Brown, Yakov Goldberg, and Michael Blevins for supporting us this week. Photo Credit: Storyblocks.
04/01/2147m 42s

Gambits and Game Theory

The Queen’s Gambit, game theory, and more – Neil deGrasse Tyson, Gary O’Reilly and Chuck Nice are talkin’ chess with grandmaster Maurice Ashley, A.I. expert Jonathan Schaeffer, and Alexandra Botez, Woman FIDE Master and host of BotezLive. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/gambits-and-game-theory/ Photo Credit: Phil Bray/Netflix.
01/01/2157m 23s

Climate and Diet of Early Humans

Did early humans eat a paleo diet? Can we learn how to deal with climate change by studying our ancient ancestors? Neil deGrasse Tyson, comic co-host Matt Kirshen, and geochemist Tina Lüdecke explore the climate and diet of early humans. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/climate-and-diet-of-early-humans/ Thanks to our Patrons Cristina Magistrali, Toren Wallengren, Eric Huffman, Julia Casey, Colton Siefker, Daniel Wenger, Matias Mancini, John Thompson, Chris Krish, and Alvero Wiggins for supporting us this week. Photo Courtesy of Tina Lüdecke.
28/12/2047m 2s

Cosmic Queries – Medieval Science and History

When you think of Middle Ages, does scientific advancement come to mind? Neil deGrasse Tyson, comic co-host Matt Kirshen, and Seb Falk, Cambridge Historian of Science and author of The Light Ages, explore the science and history of medieval times. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/cosmic-queries-medieval-science-and-history/ Thanks to our Patrons Trumpet Wom', Xavier Sims, Rhys Smith, Michael Fournier, Saawan Patel, Gary Wight, Chris K Samuel, Carson Haynes, Adrian Hernandez, and Sanchit Monga for supporting us this week. Photo Credit: Andrew Shiva/Wikipedia.
21/12/2053m 37s

An Exercise in Physics

What would a quantum stadium look like? Can you race Formula 1 on Mars? Neil deGrasse Tyson, co-hosts Gary O’Reilly and Chuck Nice, and astrophysicist Charles Liu answer fan-submitted Cosmic Queries on the physics of sports. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/an-exercise-in-physics/ Photo Credit: Storyblocks.
18/12/2054m 36s

Cosmic Queries – Fan Grab Bag

Black holes, the Arecibo Observatory, artificial intelligence, and more – Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Chuck Nice answer a special batch of Cosmic Queries from some of our most supportive fans. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/cosmic-queries-fan-grab-bag/ Thanks to our Patrons Joel Cherrico, Cory Farnum, Patti Weber, Vegard Gjertsen, Christopher Ludwig, Maria Atienza, Darshan Parmar, Larry Streeter, Kaleb Saleeby, Gregory Newman, and Jeffrey Moore for supporting us this week. Photo Credit: NASA/CXC/SAO; Optical: Detlef Hartmann; Infrared: NASA/JPL-Caltech.
14/12/2054m 8s

Cosmic Queries – Science is Cool 4

Neil deGrasse Tyson and Chuck Nice answer Cosmic Queries about the secrets of the universe, science curriculum, tackling religion in the classroom, and more for a remote audience of thousands of science teachers. Recorded live at ScIC4 in collaboration with PocketLab. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/cosmic-queries-science-is-cool-4/ Thanks to our Patrons Joshua Ratcliffe, Mick Pirgmann, Jason Sills, Kyle Marston, Russell House, William Martin, Sami Succar, Christopher Ludwig, David Root, Mike Staber, and Andy Green for supporting us this week. Photo Credit: ESO/S. Brunier, CC BY 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons
07/12/2052m 16s

What Are the Odds?

What are the odds your crazy play at the end of the game works? Neil deGrasse Tyson and co-hosts Gary O’Reilly and Chuck Nice investigate the use of AI and machine learning to predict and understand sports with mathematician and author Matt Ginsberg. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free. Photo Credit: Storyblocks.
04/12/2050m 16s

COVID-19 and the Future of Us

How does COVID-19 impact children? Neil deGrasse Tyson, co-host Paul Mecurio, and Dr. Irwin Redlener, MD, co-founder of the Children’s Health Fund and Director of the National Center for Disaster Preparedness, investigate the impact of the pandemic on our youth. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free. Thanks to our Patrons Joshua Ratcliffe, Mick Pirgmann, Jason Sills, Mario Dalla Riva, Kaleb Saleeby, Curtis Miller, Shashank Subramanian, Tore Hongset, David Mikhael, and John Kiousis for supporting us this week. Illustration Credit: The Centers for Disease Control.
30/11/2037m 22s

Cosmic Queries – Fermentation

Let it sit and watch the science happen: Neil deGrasse Tyson and co-host Chuck Nice answer Cosmic Queries about fermentation with Arielle Johnson, PhD, science officer on Good Eats, food writer, and formerly the in-house R&D scientist at Noma. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/cosmic-queries-fermentation/ Thanks to our Patrons Ryan Bariteau, Dan Snider, Shelia Hutson, Sonya Loeffler, Vishu Kamble, Dusty Switala, Daniel E Puig, Dan McGowan, Sullivan S Paulson, and Nigel Adams for supporting us this week. Photo Credit: Storyblocks.
23/11/2049m 32s

Gold Medal Physics, with Edwin Moses

What does it take to be the greatest of all time? Can you use physics to win gold? Neil deGrasse Tyson and co-hosts Gary O’Reilly and Chuck Nice investigate with Edwin Moses, two-time Olympic gold medalist and the greatest hurdler of all time. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free. Photo Courtesy of Edwin Moses.
20/11/2050m 40s

Cosmic Queries – Black Hole Survival Guide

You’ve fallen into a black hole! What do you do? Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Chuck Nice answer fan-submitted Cosmic Queries about black holes with Janna Levin, PhD, astrophysicist and author of the new book Black Hole Survival Guide. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/cosmic-queries-black-hole-survival-guide/ Thanks to our Patrons Ryan Bariteau, Dan Snider, Shelia Hutson, Austin Cope, Zachary Keirstead, Chris Goshorn, Cory Flanagin, Jacob Lackeym, Adam Albilya, and Russell Konicki for supporting us this week. Photo Credit: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group/Penguin Random House.
16/11/2051m 15s

StarTalk Live – Climate Science, with Neil deGrasse Tyson

How can we combat climate change? Neil deGrasse Tyson, comic co-host Chuck Nice, climate scientist Katharine Hayhoe, PhD, and chemist Peter Mahaffy, PhD, investigate on our first virtual StarTalk Live, sponsored by Pocketlab. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can listen to this entire episode commercial-free. To watch this episode on YouTube, click here. Thanks to our Patrons Brennon Russ, Tony Marulli, Evan Konikoff, Gabriel Picard, Bryan Poole, Dominic Wells, Maggie Danger, and Ruud van der Linden for supporting us this week. Photo Credit: Storyblocks.
09/11/2055m 46s

The Science of the COVID Bubble

How has COVID-19 impacted athletes? Neil deGrasse Tyson and co-hosts Gary O’Reilly and Chuck Nice investigate with cardiovascular disease specialist Dr. Saurabh Rajpal, MD, and Head Team Physician Dr. James Borchers, MD, of The Ohio State University. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/the-science-of-the-covid-bubble/ Photo Credit: Maize & Blue Nation, CC BY 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons.
06/11/2046m 40s

The Hidden Science of Music, with Eric Whitacre

Did you know there’s hidden science in music? Neil deGrasse Tyson sits down with Grammy-award winning composer Eric Whitacre, co-host Chuck Nice, neuroscientist Heather Berlin, PhD, and mathematician and concert pianist Eugenia Cheng, PhD, to investigate. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/the-hidden-science-of-music-with-eric-whitacre/ Thanks to our Patrons Julia Zeikowitz, Cory Ricci, Sridev Pawar, Mark Hachem, Michael Gessner, Roderic E Hairston, Chuck Betlach, and Riyam Al-Sammarraie for supporting us this week. Shown: Neil deGrasse Tyson and Eric Whitacre, before the pandemic. Photo Credit: Stacey Severn.
02/11/2058m 20s

Cosmic Queries – The 2020 Nobel Prize

Can black holes alter light speed? Is astrophysics the Meryl Streep of the Nobel Prize in Physics? Neil deGrasse Tyson, Chuck Nice, and astrophysicist Janna Levin, PhD, answer Cosmic Queries about black holes and the 2020 Nobel Prize in Physics. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/cosmic-queries-the-2020-nobel-prize/ Thanks to our Patrons Sand McUnicorn, Marcus Guerra, Loren Kimble, Mahmoud Hayat, Rupert Thomas, Elliot T Rauba, Byron J Reid, and J Ayala for supporting us this week. Photo Credit: Event Horizon Telescope, CC BY 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons
26/10/2044m 33s

Baseball Physics, with Bill Nye

Bats, gloves, home runs, and… physics? Neil deGrasse Tyson explores the physics of baseball with Bill Nye the Science Guy, co-host Gary O’Reilly, and DJ Price, assistant coach at Barry University. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/baseball-physics-with-bill-nye/ Photo Credit: Keith Allison from Hanover, MD, USA / CC BY-SA (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)
23/10/2056m 15s

Cosmic Queries – Proving Einstein Right

Was Albert Einstein right? Neil deGrasse Tyson, comic co-host Chuck Nice, and theoretical physicist Jim Gates, PhD, investigate general relativity, special relativity, the process of proving equations right, and answer fan-submitted Cosmic Queries! NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/cosmic-queries-proving-einstein-right/ Thanks to our Patrons Beverly Bellows, Christopher Mank, Darrell R. Scott, Eric Burgess, Pike Persons, AK Llyr, Nicholas Belsten, and Samuel D Fairchild for supporting us this week. Photo Credit: Ferdinand Schmutzer / Public domain.
19/10/2053m 20s

Cosmic Crib, with Rainn Wilson

He’s Dwight from The Office, he’s a climate activist, and he’s definitely a nerd. Neil deGrasse Tyson sits down with Rainn Wilson to explore acting, climate change, his new show Utopia, and the mysteries of the universe. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/cosmic-crib-with-rainn-wilson/ Thanks to our Patrons Jennifer Sell-Knapp, Chris Reynolds, Nancy Umanzor, Daniel Rolandelli, Raymond Mang, Saad Algwaizani, Tyler Causey, and Christopher Lowther for supporting us this week. Image Credit: Elizabeth Morris/Amazon Prime Video.
12/10/2047m 13s

Hard Hits

How much force is in a car crash? How much energy is behind a punch? Neil deGrasse Tyson and co-hosts Gary O’Reilly and Chuck Nice investigate hard hits from boxing, football, rugby, soccer, NASCAR, and more. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/hard-hits/ Image Credit: Palmount45 / CC BY-SA (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0).
09/10/2050m 46s

Cosmic Queries – Cosmic Grab Bag

Do black holes evaporate? What is dark gravity? Could Superman really rotate the Earth in the opposite direction? Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Chuck Nice answer fan-submitted questions on a variety of cosmic topics. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/cosmic-queries-cosmic-grab-bag/ Thanks to our Patrons Jennifer Sell-Knapp, Chris Reynolds, Adam Cook, Taylor Brandt, Carlene Goodbody, Kayla Moon, Daniel Sindi, and David Lankshear for supporting us this week. Photo Credit: Image Credit: ESA/Hubble_NASA_J Kalira.
05/10/2045m 45s

Cosmic Queries – COVID-19 Vaccines

When will there be a COVID-19 vaccine? Is COVID-19 here to stay? How do vaccines work? Neil deGrasse Tyson, comic co-host Paul Mecurio, and vaccine expert Dr. Paul Offit, MD, answer your fan-submitted questions on COVID-19 and vaccines. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch and listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/cosmic-queries-covid-19-vaccines/ Thanks to our Patrons Patrick Gibbs, Jonathan O’Rear, Rusty Faircloth, Jaclyn Mishak, Jeremy Scott, Alejandra Salinas, Tom Bock, and Marcus Richardson for supporting us this week. Photo Credit: Storyblocks.
28/09/2050m 15s

Building a Virtual World – Drone Racing League

They’re fun, they’re fast, they’re drones. Neil deGrasse Tyson explores the Drone Racing League with founder and CEO Nicholas Horbaczewski, Marilyn Smith, PhD, Director of the Georgia Tech Vertical Lift Research Center of Excellence, Chuck Nice, and Gary O’Reilly. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/building-a-virtual-world-drone-racing-league/ Photo Credit: Drone Racing League.
25/09/2055m 53s

Cosmic Queries – Life on Venus

Is there life on Venus? Neil deGrasse Tyson, comic co-host Paul Mecurio, and astrobiologist David Grinspoon investigate the recent discovery of phosphine gas in Venus’s atmosphere and answer your Cosmic Queries. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/cosmic-queries-life-on-venus/ Thanks to our Patrons Patrick Gibbs, Jonathan O'Rear, Landon Orman, Rommy Jamal, Jason Peller, Dave McNeely, Andrew Nourry, and Kyle Rhodes for supporting us this week. Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech.
21/09/2048m 59s

Cosmic Queries – Interspecies Communication

Will we ever be able to talk to animals? Neil deGrasse Tyson, comic co-host Chuck Nice, and marine mammal scientist Diana Reiss, PhD, answer fan-submitted Cosmic Queries on animal and interspecies communications. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/cosmic-queries-interspecies-communication/ Thanks to our Patrons Caralee Wahab, Tracy S. Skrabut, Ivan Perez, Joshua Torres, Garrett Jay, Leon Galante, Tyler Miller, and Pat Mallon for supporting us this week. Image Courtesy of Diana Reiss.
14/09/2050m 31s

Revolutionizing Tennis, with Nick Kyrgios

Has tennis gotten too routine? Neil deGrasse Tyson and co-hosts Gary O’Reilly and Chuck Nice investigate the people and technology shaking up the sport with Top 40 player Nick Kyrgios and David Ramos, Coaching Education and Performance Manager at the USTA. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/revolutionizing-tennis-with-nick-kyrgios/ Image Credit: Rob Keating from Canberra, Australia, Australia / CC BY-SA (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0).
11/09/2050m 13s

Cosmic Queries: Lunar Geology

Why does the Moon have more craters than the Earth? What’s the Moon’s true color? Is the dark side of the Moon real? Could we terraform the Moon? Neil deGrasse Tyson, Chuck Nice, and planetary scientist Raquel Nuno answer fan questions on lunar geology. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/cosmic-queries-lunar-geology/ Thanks to our Patrons David Frederick, Jennifer Aiken, Jamie Boneleye, Kyle Walker, Evan Blackburn, Jon Mack, Wyatt Smith, Cole Smart for supporting us this week. Image Credit: NASA.
07/09/2050m 9s

Cosmic Queries – Stargazing

Has looking up at the stars changed over time? Neil deGrasse Tyson, comic co-host Negin Farsad, and Emily Levesque, PhD, astrophysics professor, and author of The Last Stargazers: The Enduring Story of Astronomy's Vanishing Explorers, answer fan questions about stargazing. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/cosmic-queries-stargazing/ Thanks to our Patrons Roch Venne, Robert Gilmore, Vlad-Gabriel Mangalagiu, Jordan MacNeill, Sheila Clark, Brandon Ferguson, Peter E Lugo, and Manoel Bueno for supporting us this week. Image Credit: NASA.
31/08/2050m 33s

Rebuilding the Human Body

How do we rebuild athletes after injury? Neil deGrasse Tyson, co-hosts Gary O’Reilly and Chuck Nice, and orthopedic surgeon Dr. Kevin R. Stone, MD, investigate the world of surgeries and recovery. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/rebuilding-the-human-body/ Photo Credit: The Stone Clinic.
28/08/2054m 13s

Exploring Grit, with Angela Duckworth

What is grit? Neil deGrasse Tyson, comic co-host Chuck Nice, and psychologist, author, and world-renowned expert on grit Angela Duckworth, PhD, answer fan-submitted Cosmic Queries on the science of grit. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/exploring-grit-with-angela-duckworth/ Thanks to our Patrons Dakota McCreary, Maxwell Freitag, Darrin Renke, Sheri-Lynn Kurisu, Sveinbjorn Byrd, Steve Calfee, Nisarg Joshi, and Ricky Saullfor supporting us this week. Image Credit: NASA.
24/08/2056m 38s

Cosmic Queries – Sharks

To celebrate shark week, Neil deGrasse Tyson, comic co-host Jordan Klepper, and shark scientist Jasmin Graham answer your fan-submitted Cosmic Queries about sharks – megalodons, shark attacks, the “science” of Sharknado, and more! NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons subscribers can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/cosmic-queries-sharks/ Thanks to our Patrons Yakov Goldberg, Sebastian Roser, Tomasz Lubomirski, Gilz Taboada, Britney Dejesus, Jeff Haynes, Tony Biell, and Stacy Brown for supporting us this week. Photo Credit: Elias Levy / CC BY (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0).
17/08/2053m 54s

Artificial Intelligence and Sports

Will AI change sports? Has it changed sports already? Neil deGrasse Tyson, co-hosts Gary O’Reilly and Chuck Nice, IBM’s Noah Syken and Second Spectrum’s Rajiv Maheswaran investigate how artificial intelligence is impacting sports. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons and All-Access subscribers can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/artificial-intelligence-and-sports/ Photo Credit: Second Spectrum
14/08/2058m 38s

Cosmic Queries – Comet NEOWISE

Neil deGrasse Tyson, comic co-host Negin Farsad, and cosmochemist and author Natalie Starkey, PhD, answer fan-submitted questions about Comet NEOWISE, Halley’s Comet, the Oort Cloud, and much, much more! NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons subscribers can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/cosmic-queries-sharks/ Thanks to our Patrons Matias Mancini, Sondra Ballegeer, Justin Yi-Riley, Kevin Carr, Jocelyn Germinal, Andrei M Burke, Brian Lin, and Adolph Guenthner for supporting us this week. Image Credit: NASA/Johns Hopkins APL/Naval Research Lab/Parker Solar Probe/Brendan Gallagher.
10/08/2051m 27s

Cosmic Queries – Science Is Cool 3

Neil deGrasse Tyson and Chuck Nice answer Cosmic Queries about colonizing Mars, promoting science, stimulating curiosity, stargazing, and more for a remote audience of thousands of science teachers. Recorded live at ScIC3 in collaboration with PocketLab. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/cosmic-queries-science-is-cool-3/ Thanks to our Patrons Gary Wight, Adrian Hernandez, Cheyenne Leo, Ashod Kuyumjian, Michael S Morrison, David Hudson, Brock Watson, Ava Body, Al Hasan Al Maghrabi, and John Varney for supporting us this week. Image Credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Conceptual Image Lab/Michael Lentz.
03/08/2056m 16s

Making a Phenom – Tech

To wrap up our “Making a Phenom’ mini-series, Neil deGrasse Tyson and co-hosts Gary O’Reilly and Chuck Nice explore the ethics of technology in sports with author Rayvon Fouché, PhD, and bioethicist Arthur Caplan, PhD. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons and All-Access subscribers can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/making-a-phenom-tech/ Image Credit (Clockwise from top): Michael Jordan: Unknown author / Public domain; Lionel Messi: L.F.Salas / CC BY (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0); Serena Williams: Hanson K Joseph / CC BY-SA (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0); Michelle Wie: Keith Allison from Hanover, MD, USA / CC BY-SA (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0).
31/07/201h

Cosmic Queries – Cosmic Cauldron

Does dark matter interact with black holes? What’s the best alien in film? Is the universe infinite? On this episode, Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Chuck Nice answer a cosmic cauldron of fan-submitted Cosmic Queries. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons and All-Access subscribers can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/cosmic-queries-cosmic-cauldron/ Thanks to our Patrons Saawan Patel, Samantha Quinn, Anatoly Borodin, Brice Purdy, Forrest Shepard, Sarah Caroline Bell, Genesis Djafri, and Braden Thomas for supporting us this week. Image Credit: X-ray: NASA/CXC/SAO; Optical: NASA/STScI; Infrared: NASA-JPL-Caltech
27/07/2046m 15s

Cosmic Queries – Volcanoes

Is the super volcano under Yellowstone going to erupt? What’s the difference between lava and magma? Neil deGrasse Tyson, comic co-host Chuck Nice, and volcanologist Janine Krippner, PhD, answer fan-submitted questions about volcanoes. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons and All-Access subscribers can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/cosmic-queries-volcanoes/ Thanks to our Patrons Joel Cherrico, Joseph L Bell, Christopher Sexton, Troy Nines, Natalia Lalicata, Dale LeMaster, Justin Adamson, and Johnathan Butcher for supporting us this week. Photo Credit: Boaworm / CC BY (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0).
20/07/2049m 13s

Making a Phenom – Nurture

What does it take to be great? Host Neil deGrasse Tyson and co-hosts Gary O’Reilly and Chuck Nice explore greatness, grit, and more with Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll and world-renowned psychologist and author Angela Duckworth, PhD. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons and All-Access subscribers can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/making-a-phenom-nurture/ Image Credit: (Clockwise from top) Michael Jordan: Unknown author / Public domain; Lionel Messi: L.F.Salas / CC BY (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0); Serena Williams: Hanson K Joseph / CC BY-SA (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0); Michelle Wie: Keith Allison from Hanover, MD, USA / CC BY-SA (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0).
17/07/2059m 19s

Technology and Us, with Ainissa Ramirez

Do we control technology or does technology control us? Neil deGrasse Tyson, comic co-host Negin Farsad, and material scientist and author Ainissa Ramirez, PhD, answer fan-submitted Cosmic Queries and explore how technology has shaped our world. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons and All-Access subscribers can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/technology-and-us-with-ainissa-ramirez/ Thanks to our Patrons Andy Green, Christopher Lee Knapmiller, Todd Schurr, Melissa Lenz, David Dickason, Steven Smith, Daniel J Kulikowski, and Sara Bakerfor supporting us this week. Photo Credit: Storyblocks.
13/07/2053m 11s

Coronavirus and Conspiracy Theories, with Michael Shermer

Neil deGrasse Tyson, comic co-host Chuck Nice, and Michael Shermer, author and Founding Publisher of Skeptic Magazine, investigate the rise of conspiracy theories during the COVID-19 pandemic. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons and All-Access subscribers can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/coronavirus-and-conspiracy-theories-with-michael-shermer/ Thanks to our Patrons Sami Succar, Kaleb Saleeby, Paul Dills, Evie Taylor, Cameron Buynack, Mick Swiger, Daniel Brooks, and Jill Chase for supporting us this week. Photo Credit: Storyblocks.
06/07/2049m 5s

Making a Phenom: The Mind

In Episode Two of our ‘Making a Phenom’ mini-series, host Neil deGrasse Tyson and co-hosts Gary O’Reilly and Chuck Nice investigate the brain of an elite athlete with neuroscientist Heather Berlin, PhD, and kinesiologist and author Joan Vickers, PhD. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons and All-Access subscribers can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/making-a-phenom-the-mind/ Image Credit (Clockwise from top): Michael Jordan: Unknown author / Public domain; Lionel Messi: L.F.Salas / CC BY (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0); Serena Williams: Hanson K Joseph / CC BY-SA (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0); Michelle Wie: Keith Allison from Hanover, MD, USA / CC BY-SA (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0).
03/07/2056m 18s

Cosmic Queries – Get Some Space

Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Chuck Nice answer a grab bag of fan-submitted Cosmic Queries on black holes, dark matter, aliens, colonizing planets, Sir Isaac Newton, and a whole lot more! NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons and All-Access subscribers can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/cosmic-queries-get-some-space/ Thanks to our Patrons Nigel Adams, Kaleb Saleeby, Anh Huynh, Scott Douglass, Ryan MacNeil, Mark Medina, Derek Pavan, and Travis Dunn for supporting us this week.1126 Photo Credit: Image Credit: NASA, ESA and J. Kastner (RIT).
29/06/2054m 59s

Cosmic Queries – Algorithms and Data, with Hannah Fry

What is an algorithm? How do you interpret large amounts of data? Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Chuck Nice answer fan-submitted Cosmic Queries exploring algorithms and big data alongside mathematician and author Hannah Fry, PhD. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons and All-Access subscribers can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/cosmic-queries-algorithms-and-data-with-hannah-fry/ Thanks to our Patrons Dan McGowan, Sullivan S Paulson, Zerman Whitley, Solomon Nadaf, Eric Justin Morales, Matthew Iskander, and Cody Stanley for supporting us this week. Photo Credit: Storyblocks.
22/06/2057m 41s

Making a Phenom: Genetics

In Part One of our Making a Phenom mini-series, Neil deGrasse Tyson and co-hosts Gary O’Reilly and Chuck Nice explore sports genetics alongside investigative reporter and author David Epstein and Stuart Kim, PhD, Founder and CEO of AxGen. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons and All-Access subscribers can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free. Image Credit: Unknown author – Public domain.
19/06/2057m 55s

Cosmic Queries – Science Is Cool

Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Chuck Nice answer fan-submitted Cosmic Queries on the educational system, conspiracy theories, the cosmic perspective, and more, in collaboration with PocketLab. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons and All-Access subscribers can listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/cosmic-queries-science-is-cool/ Thanks to our Patrons Sonya Loeffler, Christopher Lee Knapmiller, Jerald M Johnson Jr, Jessica Bingham, Marcus Jildermark, Ben Barenz, Jerry Saunders II, and Darrin Chambers for supporting us this week. Photo Credit: StarTalk.
15/06/2048m 2s

Cosmic Queries – Science to Know

Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Chuck Nice answer fan-submitted Cosmic Queries on a variety of topics including life on Mars, the expansion of the universe, building wormholes, and more to mark hitting one million subscribers on YouTube. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons and All-Access subscribers can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/cosmic-queries-science-to-know/ Thanks to our Patrons Chris Goshorn, Russell Konicki, Pat Simmons, Trinity Goodwill, Chris Davis, Mike Jordan, Michelle Danic, and Sylvia Mangold for supporting us this week. Image Credit: NASA, ESA, the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA), A. Nota (ESA/STScI) and the Westerlund 2 Science Team.
08/06/2052m 30s

Coronavirus and Sports

How has sports been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic? Neil deGrasse Tyson explores this and more with co-hosts Gary O’Reilly and Chuck Nice, economist and author Tobias Moskowitz, PhD, and neuroscientist Heather Berlin, PhD. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons and All-Access subscribers can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/coronavirus-and-sports/ Credit: © Foto: Ra Boe / Wikipedia.
05/06/2050m 31s

Cosmic Queries – Alien Oceans

Is ET hiding in the alien oceans of our solar system? Neil deGrasse Tyson and Jordan Klepper answer Cosmic Queries with Kevin Peter Hand, PhD, astrobiologist at NASA/JPL, author of “Alien Oceans,” and deputy project scientist on the Europa Mission. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons and All-Access subscribers can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/cosmic-queries-alien-oceans/ Thanks to our Patrons Matthew Pounsett, Tom Bock, Daniel Hargrove, Janice Vick, Jill Burkey, Sinai Coons, Derek Lee Snow, and Mike Rafalko for supporting us this week. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech.
01/06/2049m 24s

COVID-19 and Mental Health

Neil deGrasse Tyson explores how the COVID-19 pandemic impacts mental health alongside comic co-host Chuck Nice, neuroscientist Heather Berlin, PhD, and StarTalk Sports Edition co-host Gary O’Reilly. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons and All-Access subscribers can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/covid-19-and-mental-health/ Thanks to our Patrons Bryan Poole, Dominic Wells, Marcus Rodrigues Guimaraes, Ástþór Sigurvinsson, Ord Toothman, Rob Brown, Mattie Ann Parker, and Robert Seeley for supporting us this week. Photo Credit: Storyblocks.
25/05/2048m 20s

Pro Athlete Cosmic Queries

Neil deGrasse Tyson, alongside co-hosts Gary O’Reilly and Chuck Nice, answer Cosmic Queries from professional athletes including Olympic skier Lindsey Vonn, rugby player Nicole Heavirland, skateboarder Joey Brezinski, and boxer Cam F. Awesome. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons and All-Access subscribers can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here. Photo Credit: U.S. Ski Team / CC BY (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0) Special thanks to Uninterrupted.
22/05/2048m 13s

Cosmic Queries – Humans in Space

Neil deGrasse Tyson answers fan-submitted Cosmic Queries about manned space exploration with NASA Twin Study principal investigator biologist and geneticist Chris Mason, PhD, and comic co-host Matt Kirshen. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons and All-Access subscribers can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/cosmic-queries-humans-in-space/ Thanks to our Patrons Michael Gessner, Riyam Samarrai, Doug Sherman, John Gallagher, Keith Howell, Gustavo Maia, Jonathan Gaffers, and Kyle Thomas for supporting us this week. Photo Credit: NASA.
18/05/2052m 31s

Cosmic Queries – Theoretical Physics

Neil deGrasse Tyson, comic co-host Chuck Nice, and astrophysicist Janna Levin, PhD, answer fan-submitted Cosmic Queries on theoretical physics: black holes, quantum entanglement, energy, dark matter and a lot more! NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons and All-Access subscribers can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free. Thanks to our Patrons Marcus Guerra, Mahmoud Hayat, Tabitha Bradley, John Ward, Cade Carter, Alan Torres, Nícolas Iensen, and James Bales for supporting us this week! Image Credit: ESA/Hubble & NASA, P. Erwin et al.
11/05/2041m 49s

Cosmic Queries – Sports Genetics

Will genetically-modified humans be the athletes of tomorrow? Neil deGrasse Tyson and co-hosts Gary O’Reilly and Chuck Nice answer your Cosmic Queries on sports and genetics alongside geneticist Stuart Kim, PhD, founder and CEO of AxGen. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons and All-Access subscribers can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/cosmic-queries-sports-genetics/ Photo Credit: Christopher Johnson / CC BY-SA (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)
08/05/2052m 17s

Cosmic Queries – Cosmic Conundrums

Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Chuck Nice answer fan-submitted Cosmic Queries on black holes, dark matter, the Higgs boson, extraterrestrial life in our solar system, higher dimensions, and much more! NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons and All-Access subscribers can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/cosmic-queries-cosmic-conundrums/ Thanks to our Patrons Darrell R. Scott, Sand McDowall, Simon Kent, Daniel Chellew, Nathaniel Armstrong, Patrick OBrien, Evan Kelly, and Francois Fraser for supporting us this week. Image Credit: ESA and the PACS, SPIRE & HSC consortia, F. Motte (AIM Saclay,CEA/IRFU - CNRS/INSU - U.ParisDidedrot) for the HOBYS key programme.
04/05/2042m 52s

COVID-19 Update, with Neil deGrasse Tyson

Neil deGrasse Tyson and Dr. Irwin Redlener, Director of the National Center for Disaster Preparedness, explore the COVID-19 pandemic including the impact of physical distancing, updated statistics, and more. This episode was recorded on April 23, 2020. Note – This episode contains factual discussions of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and may contain certain topics and discussion of statistics and information that might cause distress. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons and All-Access subscribers can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/covid-19-update-with-neil-degrasse-tyson/ Thanks to our Patrons Saad Algwaizani, Christopher Lowther, Briana Dupre, Dylan Quercia, Heidi Ritzel, Matt Shaffer, Paris Paraskevopoulos, and Constantin Iancu for supporting us this week. Photo Credit: Microsoft Corporation.
27/04/2041m 0s

Stadiums of the Future

What do the stadiums of the future look like? Neil deGrasse Tyson, co-hosts Gary O’Reilly and Chuck Nice, and Benjamin Brillat of IBM Sports investigate modern stadium design and tech including the new SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons and All-Access subscribers can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free. Photo Credit: Artist Rendering of Sofi Stadium via sofistadium.com
24/04/2051m 57s

Coronavirus and Climate Change, with Neil deGrasse Tyson

Neil deGrasse Tyson explores coronavirus and climate change with co-host Chuck Nice, Gavin A. Schmidt, PhD, Director of the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies, and climate scientist and Global Weirding host Katharine Hayhoe, PhD. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons and All-Access subscribers can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/coronavirus-and-climate-change-with-neil-degrasse-tyson/ Thanks to our Patrons – Taylor Brandt, Carlene Goodbody, Leonard Saldana, Kaden Kartsone, Nicole Deschaine, Jeremy Newman, Nathan Hwee, and Nicholas Marazoff – for supporting us this week. Photo Credit: Earther/Gizmodo.
20/04/2048m 43s

Cosmic Queries – Hubble Space Telescope

It was only supposed to last 3-5 years and it’s been orbiting for 30. Neil deGrasse Tyson celebrates the Hubble Space Telescope's 30th anniversary with comic co-host Chuck Nice and Hubble senior project scientist Jennifer Wiseman, PhD. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons and All-Access subscribers can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free. Thanks to our Patrons Alejandra Salinas, Adam Cook, Allen Saakyan, Justin Bird, Lara Jimenez, Bryan Huff, Tolkappiyan Premkumar, Owen Ascari, SJG, and Fawad Razafor supporting us this week. Image Credit: NASA, ESA, and STScI.
13/04/2053m 57s

Wrestling the Pandemic, with WWE’s Xavier Woods

Neil deGrasse Tyson and co-hosts Gary O’Reilly and Chuck Nice step into the ring with WWE superstar Xavier Woods to explore professional wrestling, Esports, and how to keep sports thriving during the COVID-19 pandemic. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons and All-Access subscribers can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/wrestling-the-pandemic-with-wwes-xavier-woods/ Photo Credit: WWE.
10/04/2051m 9s

Cosmic Queries – Humans and Robots

What separates humans from robots? Will humans eventually be fully dependent on automation? Neil deGrasse Tyson, comic co-host Chuck Nice, and robot ethicist Kate Darling, PhD, answer your Cosmic Queries on humans, robots, and everything in-between. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons and All-Access subscribers can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/cosmic-queries-humans-and-robots/ Thanks to our patrons Rusty Faircloth, Jaclyn Mishak, Thomas Hernke, Marcus Rodrigues Guimaraes, Alex Pierce, Radu Chichi, Dustin Laskosky, Stephanie Tasker, Charles J Lamb, and Jonathan J Rodriguez for supporting us this week. Special thanks to patron Michelle Danic for our Patreon Patron Episode ID this week. Photo Credit: Web Summit / CC BY (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0
06/04/2050m 22s

Science Fiction and Star Trek, with Zachary Quinto

“The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few.” Neil deGrasse Tyson explores Star Trek and science fiction with Zachary Quinto (Spock), comic co-host Chuck Nice, and astrophysicist and StarTalk geek-in-chief Charles Liu, PhD. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons and All-Access subscribers can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free. Thanks to our Patrons Pat Mallon, Kyle Rhodes, M. Tristan Moody, Wil Jay (wil_n3rd), Mateo Monsalve, Adam Honaker, Foluso Ogundepo, Christian Lundgaard Torstensen, Brandon Kellerhals, and Steven Pugh for supporting us this week. Photo Credit: Paramount Pictures.
30/03/2049m 49s

Unmanned: Drone Racing and Tech

Is it an Esport? Is it a “real” sport? Or is it a bit of both? Neil deGrasse Tyson and co-hosts Gary O’Reilly and Chuck Nice investigate drone racing and technology with world champion Paul “Nurk” Nurkkala and drone engineer Justin Pearce of Insitu, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Boeing Company. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons and All-Access subscribers can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/unmanned-drone-racing-and-tech/ Photo Credit: DRL.
27/03/2050m 0s

C-3PO and the Rise of Robots, with Anthony Daniels

What’s the difference between a robot and an android? Should laws protect robots? Neil deGrasse Tyson explores the rise of robots with “I Am C-3PO” author and Star Wars actor Anthony Daniels, comic co-host Chuck Nice, and robot ethicist Kate Darling, PhD. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons and All-Access subscribers can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/c-3po-and-the-rise-of-robots-with-anthony-daniels/ Thanks to our Patrons Leon Galante, Tyler Miller, Chadd Brown, Oliver Gigacz, and Mike Schallmo for supporting us this week. Photo Credit: StarTalk.
23/03/2058m 47s

Understanding the Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Chuck Nice investigate what we currently know about the Coronavirus (COVID-19) with Dr. Irwin Redlener, Director of the National Center for Disaster Preparedness. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons and All-Access subscribers can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/understanding-the-coronavirus-covid-19/ Thanks to our Patrons Ivan Perez, Jon Mack, Johnathon Singer, Brandon Fergerson, Christopher O'Keefe, and Roy Hill-Percival for supporting us this week. Photo Credit: CDC.gov
16/03/2039m 22s

The Carlos Beltrán Interview

Neil deGrasse Tyson and co-hosts Gary O’Reilly and Chuck Nice sit down with MLB Legend Carlos Beltrán to explore his extraordinary career including his first experiences in the league, adapting to the Moneyball era, and life after baseball. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons and All-Access subscribers can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/the-carlos-beltran-interview/ Photo Credit: StarTalk.
13/03/2058m 33s

Cosmic Queries: Until the End of Time, with Brian Greene

Neil deGrasse Tyson, comic co-host Chuck Nice, and theoretical physicist and author Brian Greene answer questions from our fans about string theory, the fabric of spacetime, interstellar travel, free will, and the meaning of life. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons and All-Access subscribers can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/cosmic-queries-until-the-end-of-time-with-brian-greene/ Thanks to our Patrons Jamie Boneleye, Evan Blackburn, Matthew Pounsett, Chris Behrensmeyer, and Brett Armstrong for supporting us this week. Image Credit: ESO/IDA/Danish 1.5 m/R.Gendler and J.-E. Ovaldsen.
09/03/2048m 16s

Cosmic Queries – Black Holes and Dark Energy Part II

One episode wasn’t enough! Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Chuck Nice are back to answer more fan-submitted questions about black holes, dark energy, singularities, Hawking radiation, photons, and a lot more. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons and All-Access subscribers can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/cosmic-queries-black-holes-and-dark-energy-part-ii/ Thanks to our Patrons Ricky Saull, Nisarg Joshi, Brett Witan, Paul Fullop, Ari Moudi for supporting us this week. Photo Credit: X-ray: NASA/CXC/Univ degli Studi Roma Tre/A.Marinucci et al, Optical: ESO/VLT & NASA/STScI.
02/03/2049m 16s

Show Me the Money: Is it College Athlete Payday?

Should college athletes be getting paid? Neil deGrasse Tyson and co-hosts Gary O’Reilly and Chuck Nice investigate this hotly debated question alongside author Ellen Staurowsky, EdD, and economist Andrew Zimbalist, PhD. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons and All-Access subscribers can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/show-me-the-money-is-it-college-athlete-payday/ Photo Credit: Keenan Hairston from Raleigh / CC BY-SA.
28/02/2049m 46s

Cosmic Queries – Black Holes and Dark Energy

Could the Earth become a black hole? Does dark energy impact your life? Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Chuck Nice answer your fan-submitted questions on black holes, dark energy, and other mysteries of the universe. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons and All-Access subscribers can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free. Thanks to our Patrons Ashod Kuyumjian, Tony Biell, Jon Emerson, Zap Andersson, and Ocean & Dylan McIntyre for supporting us this week. Image Credit: NASA, S. Gezari (The Johns Hopkins University), and J. Guillochon (University of California, Santa Cruz).
24/02/2054m 51s

Geekdom 101, with Olivia Munn

Are you ready for your lesson in geek culture? Neil deGrasse Tyson chats with Olivia Munn about superheroes, aliens, math, planetary science, and more. Featuring comic co-host Chuck Nice and astrophysicist and StarTalk geek-in-chief Charles Liu, PhD. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons and All-Access subscribers can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/geekdom-101-with-olivia-munn/ Thanks to our Patrons Genesis Perez, Braden Thomas, Joe Aguirre, Ayush Kapri, and Aden Parker for supporting us this week. Photo Credit: StarTalk.
17/02/2050m 24s

Cosmic Queries – The Joy of Tech

Neil deGrasse Tyson, co-hosts Chuck Nice and Gary O’Reilly, and Angela Ruggiero, Olympic Gold Medalist and CEO of Sports Innovation Lab, answer your fan-submitted Cosmic Queries on the past, present, and future of sports technology. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons and All-Access subscribers can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/cosmic-queries-the-joy-of-tech/
14/02/2047m 13s

Live at Awesome Con – To Mars and Beyond

We explore the mission to Mars and beyond with Bill Nye the Science Guy, co-host Eugene Mirman, astrobiologist David Grinspoon, former NASA Deputy Administrator Dava Newman, and comedians Jo Firestone and Hari Kondabolu, recorded live at Awesome Con 2017. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons and All-Access subscribers can listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/live-at-awesome-con-to-mars-and-beyond/ Thanks to our Patrons Justin Adamson, Forrest Shepard, Andrew Wood, William Price, and Kynan Woodford for supporting us this week. Photo Credit: Elliot Severn.
10/02/2059m 12s

Cosmic Queries: Space Probes with Dr. Amy Mainzer

JPL astrophysicist Dr. Amy Mainzer is back as guest host for this week’s podcast, and together with comic co-host Chuck Nice she answers your questions about space probes.
08/02/2037m 24s

Quirky Cosmic Queries

Aliens, the multiverse, immortality, ʻOumuamua, and more – Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Paul Mecurio answer the quirkiest fan-submitted Cosmic Queries on topics from all across the universe. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons and All-Access subscribers can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/quirky-cosmic-queries/ Thanks to this week’s Patrons for supporting us: Daniel Kulikowski, Natalia Lalicata, Scott Eisen, Jeffrey David Marraccini, Sunil Ingle. Photo Credit: StarTalk.
03/02/2050m 27s

Conquering the Game, with Tony Gonzalez

As we gear up for Super Bowl LIV, Neil deGrasse Tyson sits down with NFL legend Tony Gonzalez to explore his football career, quantum mechanics, veganism, success, and much more. Featuring co-hosts Gary O’Reilly and Chuck Nice. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons and All-Access subscribers can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/conquering-the-game-with-tony-gonzalez/ Photo Credit: Vayner Talent.
31/01/2049m 56s

Cosmic Queries – Navigating the Cosmos

Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Harrison Greenbaum answer fan-submitted Cosmic Queries that explore the techniques, inventions, and ideas for navigating the cosmos including celestial maps, GPS, the North Star, and more. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons and All-Access subscribers can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free. Thanks to this week’s Patrons for supporting us: Stella Burkey, Derek Pavan, Travis Dunn, Michael Jonsson, Chad Hunt.
27/01/2053m 43s

Cosmic Queries – The Deep Part II

Time to get even deeper! Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Chuck Nice answer fan-submitted questions on the multiverse, the Big Bang, time travel, dark matter, sunlight, and more in Part II of Cosmic Queries – The Deep. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons and All-Access subscribers can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/cosmic-queries-the-deep-part-ii/ Thanks to this week’s Patrons for supporting us: Ryan MacNeil, Mark Medina, Dan Wuduku Mayn Kennedy, Keelia Silvis, Shane A McDaniel. Image Credit: X-ray: NASA/CXC/Caltech/P.Ogle et al; Optical: NASA/STScI; IR: NASA/JPL-Caltech; Radio: NSF/NRAO/VLA.
20/01/2040m 37s

Cheating in Sports

Lance Armstrong, the New England Patriots, steroids in baseball – Neil deGrasse Tyson investigates cheating in sports alongside co-hosts Chuck Nice and Gary O’Reilly, Dr. Lee Igel, PhD from the Tisch Institute of Global Sport, and behavioral scientist Lisa Shu, PhD.
17/01/2058m 3s

Cosmic Queries – ALIENS! with Jake Roper

Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Chuck Nice explore aliens in film with YouTuber Jake Roper including E.T., Men in Black, The Blob, The Thing, War of the Worlds, WALL-E, Contact, Arrival, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, and more. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons and All-Access subscribers can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free. Thanks to this week’s Patrons for supporting us: Matthew Iskander, Cody Stanley, David Adair Wolford Jr, Kim Shoemaker, Dawn Jordan. Photo Credit: 20th Century Fox.
13/01/2049m 39s

SEASON PREMIERE: A Conversation with Tim Ferriss

For our Season 11 premiere, Neil deGrasse Tyson sits down for a one-on-one conversation with author, entrepreneur, and investor Tim Ferriss to explore the writing process, neuroscience and psychedelics, marine biology, science fiction, and more. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons and All-Access subscribers can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/season-premiere-a-conversation-with-tim-ferriss/ Thanks to this week’s Patrons for supporting us: Saul Flores, Augusta Golian, Alexis Collins, Eric Morales, Solomon Nadaf. Photo Credit: StarTalk.
06/01/2050m 24s

StarTalk Sports Edition Series Premiere – Changing the Game, with Arian Foster

SERIES PREMIERE: Neil deGrasse Tyson sits down with former NFL running back Arian Foster to explore his illustrious NFL career, the rise of science in football, and much more. Co-hosted by Gary O’Reilly and Chuck Nice. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons and All-Access subscribers can listen to this entire episode commercial-free. Photo Credit: StarTalk.
03/01/2033m 58s

Deadliest Cosmic Queries

Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Chuck Nice answer your fan-submitted Cosmic Queries about death – what’s the best way to die, the death of humanity, and the death of the universe – and they explore all the things that could kill us. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons and All-Access subscribers can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/deadliest-cosmic-queries/ Thanks to this week’s Patrons for supporting us on Patreon:Aaron Colwell, Stephanie Judd, Kris Butler, Nipon Tuntariyanond, Lidia Jevtic. Image Credit: X-ray: NASA/CXC/RIKEN & GSFC/T. Sato et al; Optical: DSS
27/12/1950m 21s

Cosmic Queries – Innovating, with Bill Nye

In honor of Sir Isaac Newton’s birthday, Bill Nye and Chuck Nice answer Cosmic Queries about inventions, innovations and scientific discovery, from sewers, to artificial intelligence, to the future of energy, to the exploration of Mars, and more. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons and All-Access subscribers can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/cosmic-queries-innovating-with-bill-nye/ Thanks to this week’s Patrons for supporting us: Brett Larue, Aimee Kukowski, Scarlet Wolf, Lionel Gollan, Michael Kosakavich, Michelle Danic. Photo Credit:Portrait of Sir Isaac Newton, by Charles Jervas.
20/12/1949m 24s

Tough Love and Geopolitics, with Susan Rice

Neil deGrasse Tyson explores geopolitics with Ambassador Susan Rice, PhD, co-host Chuck Nice, neuroscientist Heather Berlin, PhD, and cybersecurity expert Stephen Garcia. (WARNING: strong language, discussions of suicide and mental health, other adult topics.)NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons and All-Access subscribers can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free.Thanks to this week’s Patrons for supporting us: Paul Weist, Alexandra Uribe Coughlan, Annie C Hickman.Photo Credit: StarTalk.
13/12/1950m 0s

Cosmic Queries – Edge of the Universe

What lies beyond the edge of the universe? Neil deGrasse Tyson, comic co-host Chuck Nice, and astrophysicist Janna Levin, PhD, answer your fan-submitted Cosmic Queries about higher dimensions, the multiverse, the Big Bang, and much, much more!NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons and All-Access subscribers can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/cosmic-queries-edge-of-the-universe/Thanks to this week’s Patrons for supporting us: Paul Love, Sharon Coates, Jon Duey, Roy Hill-Percival, Jose Clark, Dr. Janet L. Walsh.Photo Credit: Image Credit: X-ray: NASA/CXC/SAO/G.Schellenberger et al.; Optical: SDSS.
06/12/1954m 18s

Science and Psyche in Film, with Darren Aronofsky

Neil deGrasse Tyson explores the scientific, metaphysical, and psychological aspects of filmmaking with auteur filmmaker Darren Aronofsky, co-host Paula Poundstone, astrophysicist Charles Liu, PhD, neuroscientist Heather Berlin, PhD, and Bill Nye.NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons and All-Access subscribers can listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/science-and-psyche-in-film-with-darren-aronofsky/Thanks to this week’s Patrons for supporting us:Sebastian Seilund, Ian Schulze, Heidi Lynne Makela, Calvin Mitchell, Sinai Coons.Photo Credit: Brandon Royal.
29/11/1950m 35s

Cosmic Queries – Between Planets and Stars, with Jackie Faherty

What lies hidden in the murky hallways of the cosmos? Neil deGrasse Tyson, astrophysicist Jackie Faherty, PhD, and co-host Chuck Nice answer your fan-submitted questions on brown dwarfs, interstellar objects, Planet 9, and more!NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons and All-Access subscribers can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/cosmic-queries-between-planets-and-stars-with-jackie-faherty/Thanks to this week’s Patrons for supporting us:Scott Peterson, Kody Krier, Anette Woolsey, Joe Aguirre, Daniel Hargrove, Jill BurkeyImage Credit: NASA, ESA, Hubble; Processing & License: Judy Schmidt.
22/11/1949m 14s

Cosmic Queries – Planets and Stuff

Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Paul Mecurio are back together again to answer your fan-submitted questions on Saturn, Jupiter, neuroscience, tidal forces, lunar exploration, and the science behind your hat size, and more.NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons and All-Access subscribers can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/cosmic-queries-planets-and-stuff/Thanks to this week’s Patrons for supporting us:Kay Gilbert, Brendan Brown, Akasha Yi, Tom Hernke, Jonathan GaffersPhoto Credit: NASA, ESA, and A. Simon (NASA Goddard) [Public domain]
15/11/1950m 26s

A Conversation with Edward Norton

Neil deGrasse Tyson sits down with actor Edward Norton to explore his fascination with the universe, his new film “Motherless Brooklyn,” his work with the UN promoting biodiversity, his data company, his cosmic curiosities, and more.NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons and All-Access subscribers can listen to this entire episode commercial-free.Thanks to this week’s Patrons for supporting us:Ray Sousa, Kiki Stirling, Paul Schroeder, John Gallagher, Ástþór SigurvinssonPhoto Credit: StarTalk.
08/11/1953m 48s

Life of a Science Guy, with Bill Nye

Neil deGrasse Tyson sits down with his friend and beloved science communicator Bill Nye to explore how he became the “Science Guy.” With comic co-host Chuck Nice, science communicator Emily Calandrelli, and biological anthropologist Helen Fisher, PhD.NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons and All-Access subscribers can listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/life-of-a-science-guy-with-bill-nye/Thanks to this week’s Patrons for supporting us: Kohl Chrislock, Bradley Desrochers, Katelyn Hague, The Fellowship of Doge, Stu Glassner aka Neurocleric, Tabitha BradleyPhoto Credit: Brandon Royal.
01/11/1950m 21s

Cosmic Queries – The 30-Second Universe

Neil deGrasse Tyson, co-host Chuck Nice, and astrophysicist and StarTalk geek-in-chief Charles Liu, PhD answer fan-submitted questions on gravity, asteroids, AI, spacetime, and more to celebrate the release of Charles’ new book “30-Second Universe.”NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons and All-Access subscribers can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/cosmic-queries-the-30-second-universe/Thanks to this week’s Patrons for supporting us:Jim Brown, Christopher MacCay, Carlene Goodbody, Ernesto Chavez, Doug Sherman
25/10/1950m 19s

Science and Journalism, with Christiane Amanpour

Neil deGrasse Tyson explores the intersectionality of science and journalism with CNN’s Christiane Amanpour, Eugene Mirman, reporter Azmat Khan, conflict journalism expert Judith Matloff, Bill Nye, Sarah Rose Siskind, Natalia Reagan, and Brian Sack.Thanks to this week’s Patrons for supporting us:Paul Sikes, Stephanie Judd, Michael McBride, François Fraser, Dan Yoder, John WardNOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons and All-Access subscribers can listen to this entire episode commercial-free.Photo Credit: Brandon Royal
18/10/1950m 18s

StarTalk Live at NYCC 2019 with Neil deGrasse Tyson

StarTalk returns to the main stage in front of a packed house at NY Comic Con. Neil deGrasse Tyson, co-host Chuck Nice, and StarTalk geek-in-chief astrophysicist Charles Liu, PhD explore the science found in comics, sci fi, and popular fiction! (Warning: Adult Language)NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons and All-Access subscribers can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free.Thanks to this week’s Patrons for supporting us: Heidi Ritzel, Sydney Reising, Andy Green, Michael Brown, Victoria Delpiano, and Cesar Alban.Photo Credit: Knightmare6.
11/10/1958m 32s

Cosmic Queries – World Space Week

To celebrate World Space Week, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Matt Kirshen and astrophysicist Charles Liu, PhD, answer fan-submitted questions on a variety of celestial topics including parallel universes, solar energy, speed of light travel, Mars, and more!NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons and All-Access subscribers can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/cosmic-queries-world-space-week/Thanks to this week’s Patrons for supporting us: David Vives, Kelly Holman, and Nick Bryant.Photo Credit: NASA/Tony Gray and Kevin O’Connell.
04/10/1950m 0s

Cosmic Queries – The Deep

Deep space and deep thoughts = deep questions. Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Chuck Nice answer fan-submitted questions on the meaning of life, the human brain, higher intelligence, space exploration, and much more.NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons and All-Access subscribers can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/cosmic-queries-the-deep/Thanks to this week’s Patrons for supporting us:Andrew Olguin, Jay Eilers, Dr. Janet L. Walsh, Roy Hill-Percival, Jose ClarkPhoto Credit: NASA, ESA, G. Illingworth and D. Magee (University of California, Santa Cruz), K. Whitaker (University of Connecticut), R. Bouwens (Leiden University), P. Oesch (University of Geneva), and the Hubble Legacy Field team.
27/09/1950m 18s

Solving Crimes with Science, with Patricia Cornwell

Neil deGrasse Tyson investigates the world of forensics with best-selling crime novelist Patricia Cornwell, comic co-host Matt Kirshen, forensic pathologist Dr. Rebecca Folkerth, MD, neuroscientist Dr. Andrew Newberg, MD, and Bill Nye the Science Guy.NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons and All-Access subscribers can listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/solving-crimes-with-science-with-patricia-cornwell/Photo Credit: Brandon Royal.
20/09/1950m 15s

The Pursuit of Knowledge, with Larry King

Neil deGrasse Tyson and broadcast icon Larry King explore Larry’s approach to interviews, his life-long pursuit of knowledge, and more. Featuring comic co-host Chuck Nice, neuroscientist Heather Berlin, PhD, and media scholar Robert Thompson, PhD.NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons and All-Access subscribers can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/the-pursuit-of-knowledge-with-larry-king/Thanks to this week’s Patrons for supporting us:Natalie Rosa, Scott Saponas, Jose Clark, Christopher Cohen, Sergio Rizzuto, Michael StaplesPhoto Credit: National Geographic.
13/09/1950m 18s

Westworld and the Future of AI, with James Marsden

Neil deGrasse Tyson sits down with Westworld star James Marsden to explore the future of artificial intelligence. Featuring comic co-host Chuck Nice, philosopher Susan Schneider, AI robot Sophia, and neuroscientist David Eagleman, PhD.NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons and All-Access subscribers can listen to this entire episode commercial-free.Photo Credit: Kris Denton.
06/09/1950m 18s

Parody and Geek Culture, with “Weird Al” Yankovic

Neil deGrasse Tyson sits down with “Weird Al” Yankovic to explore geek culture and the scientific inspirations behind his hits. With comic co-host Maysoon Zayid, astrophysicists Prof. Charles Liu, PhD and Prof. Emily Rice, PhD, and rapper Ellect.NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons and All-Access subscribers can listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/parody-and-geek-culture-with-weird-al-yankovic/Photo Credit: Brandon Royal
30/08/1950m 13s

Cosmic Curiosities, with Paul Mecurio

Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Paul Mecurio answer a grab bag full of fan-submitted Cosmic Queries on the Big Bang, the boundaries of the universe, space tourism, Star Trek, dark matter, neutrinos, communicating with extraterrestrial life, and much more.Thanks to this week’s Patrons for supporting us: Valentín Elizalde, Tyler Ford, Ted Shevlin.NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons and All-Access subscribers can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/cosmic-curiosities-with-paul-mecurio/Photo Credit: V. Springel, Max Planck Institut für Astrophysik, Garching bei München.
23/08/1950m 22s

Watching the Skies, with the US Space Command

Neil Tyson flies to Thule Air Base in Greenland to investigate the intersection of space exploration and the military. With Chuck Nice, Laura Grego, PhD, Prof. Priya Natarajan, Colonel Thomas Colvin, General John Raymond, General John Shaw, Tim Norton, and Bill Nye.Thanks to this week’s Patrons for supporting us: Renee Douglas, Ernesto Chavez, Julia Lyschik, Sydney Reising, Andy Green, and Cherrico Pottery.NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons and All-Access subscribers can listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/watching-the-skies-with-the-us-space-command/Photo Credit USAF (Public domain).
16/08/1950m 18s

#ICYMI - Building an MVP Machine

In case you missed this episode on the Playing with Science channel…. Move over Moneyball, something new is coming. Chuck Nice and Gary O’Reilly explore the world of data-driven player development that’s re-shaping baseball today. Featuring Ben Lindbergh and Travis Sawchik, authors of The MVP Machine, and astrophysicist and baseball sleuth Meredith Wills, PhD.Photo Credit: Erik Drost [CC BY 2.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)]
15/08/1950m 42s

Cosmic Queries – Science in Pop Fiction, the Sequel

Wormholes, vibranium, Game of Thrones, Batroc the Leaper, Captain Marvel, tachyons, Thanos vs Ant-Man, Star Trek, and more – Neil deGrasse Tyson, Chuck Nice, and astrophysicist Charles Liu are back to answer more questions on the science of pop fiction.NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons and All-Access subscribers can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/cosmic-queries-science-in-pop-fiction-the-sequel/Photo Credit: StarTalk©
09/08/1950m 18s

Cosmic Queries – Science in Pop Fiction

Neil deGrasse Tyson, comic co-host Chuck Nice, and astrophysicist and StarTalk geek-in-chief Charles Liu answer fan-submitted questions about speed of light communication, Batman, the science of invisibility, the future of spaceships, the quantum realm, and much more!NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons and All-Access subscribers can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/cosmic-queries-science-in-pop-fiction/Photo Credit: StarTalk©Thanks to this week's Patrons for supporting us: Katie Gared, Adam Giacobbe, Sergio Rizzuto, Samir Cope, Jesus Rodriguez, and Ronald Warmerdam
02/08/1950m 16s

#ICYMI - A Conversation with Mario Andretti and Neil deGrasse Tyson

In case you missed this episode on the Playing with Science channel…. “If everything seems under control then you’re just not going fast enough.” Hosts Gary O’Reilly and Chuck Nice hit the fast lane with legendary driver Mario Andretti and our resident astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson to explore Mario’s extraordinary career. Photo Credit: StarTalk©
01/08/1955m 20s

Art and Science for Change, with Anna Deavere Smith

Explore how the intersectionality of art and science can spark cultural change with Neil deGrasse Tyson, actor and playwright Anna Deavere Smith, comic co-host Eugene Mirman, contemporary scholar Dorothy Roberts, primatologist Natalia Reagan, linguist Renée Blake, and Bill Nye the Science Guy.Thanks to this week's Patrons for supporting us: Erica Thoits, Edward Mann. Dan Cowden, John Yonosh, Peter Kronenberg, and Jane Tanner.NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/art-and-science-for-change-with-anna-deavere-smith/Photo Credit: Brandon Royal
26/07/1948m 29s

Apollo and the Future of Humans in Space

Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Chuck Nice celebrate the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11 by answering fan-submitted questions on the famous Moon landing and the future of space exploration. Also featuring a conversation with Alyssa Carson, the world’s youngest astronaut in training.NOTE: StarTalk All-Access subscribers can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/all-access/apollo-and-the-future-of-humans-in-space/Photo Credit: NASA.
19/07/1950m 0s

#ICYMI - The Science of SailGP

In case you missed this episode on the Playing with Science channel…. Hosts Gary O’Reilly and Chuck Nice investigate the science-filled, data-driven world of SailGP yacht racing alongside Team USA member Hans Henken and Team USA performance analyst Phil Crain. Photo Credit: ©SAILGP-Javier Salinas.
18/07/1940m 44s

Cosmic Queries – Summer School

The sun is out, the weather is warm, and summer school is in session! Neil deGrasse Tyson, co-host Matt Kirshen, and astrophysicist Charles Liu answer fan-submitted questions on mathematics, the Big Bang, the laws of physics, neutrinos, relativity, Pluto, the smell of the Milky Way, and more.NOTE: StarTalk All-Access subscribers can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/all-access/cosmic-queries-summer-school/Photo Credit: LassenNPS [Public domain]
12/07/1950m 4s

News in the Digital Age, with Dan Rather

Neil deGrasse Tyson and legendary CBS news anchor Dan Rather explore the future of journalism, news in the digital age, the Space Race, the importance of science and data in reporting, protecting the truth, and more. With co-host Paula Poundstone, Jeff Jarvis, Mona Chalabi, and Bill Nye.NOTE: StarTalk All-Access subscribers can listen to this entire episode commercial-free. Find out more at https://www.startalkradio.net/startalk-all-access/.Photo Credit: Brandon Royal.
05/07/1950m 0s

#ICYMI - Plant-Powered Athletes and Plant-Based Diets

In case you missed this episode on the Playing with Science channel…. Hosts Gary O’Reilly and Chuck Nice explore the world of plant-powered athletes and plant-based diets with former German strongman competitor Patrik Baboumian, heavyweight boxer Cam F. Awesome, and vegan nutrition and fitness coach Karina Inkster.Photo Credit: Patrik Baboumian. Photo Credit: Deivitrix [CC BY-SA 4.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)]
04/07/1953m 45s

Cosmic Queries – Bioethics

Neil deGrasse Tyson, comic co-host Paul Mecurio, and NYU bioethicist and philosopher Matthew Liao answer fan-submitted questions on artificial intelligence, the moralities of science, CRISPR, “designer babies,” the ethical limits of experimentation, vaccinations, and more.NOTE: StarTalk All-Access subscribers can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free. Find out more at https://www.startalkradio.net/startalk-all-access/. Photo Credit: StarTalk©.
28/06/1950m 0s

A Conversation with Jordan Klepper

Neil deGrasse Tyson and Jordan Klepper explore comedy, politics, the future of American space exploration, the similarities between HI-SEAS and an improv troupe, space camp, and Jordan’s new documentary show “Klepper.”NOTE: StarTalk All-Access subscribers can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free. Find out more here: https://www.startalkradio.net/all-access/a-conversation-with-jordan-klepper/Photo Credit: StarTalk©.
21/06/1950m 0s

#ICYMI - Sneakerheads and Sneaker Design

In case you missed this episode on the Playing with Science channel… Chuck Nice and Gary O’Reilly explore the world of sneakerheads and the science of sneaker design with legendary designer D’Wayne Edwards, designer/creator Federico Maccapani aka @Mbroidered, and sneaker fashionista Ezra Wine.Photo Credit: StarTalk©.
20/06/1951m 13s

Freakonomics, with Stephen J. Dubner

Private vs public space exploration, asteroid mining, artificial intelligence, universal healthcare, and more – Neil Tyson explores the stochastic world of economics with Stephen J. Dubner, author of Freakonomics and host of Freakonomics Radio, and first-time comic co-host James Altucher.NOTE: StarTalk All-Access subscribers can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/all-access/freakonomics-with-stephen-j-dubner/Photo Credit: StarTalk.
14/06/1950m 0s

Jack Black’s Cosmic Curiosity

Neil deGrasse Tyson and virtuoso comedian, musician, and actor Jack Black explore black holes, a simulation universe, quantum weirdness, Powers of Ten, Ant Man’s shrinking powers, and much more. With Chuck Nice, astrophysicist Charles Liu, climate scientist Kate Marvel, and Bill Nye.Photo Credit: Brandon Royal.NOTE: StarTalk All-Access subscribers can listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/all-access/jack-blacks-cosmic-curiosity/
07/06/1950m 0s

#ICYMI - Inside Sports Betting

In case you missed this episode on the Playing with Science channel…. Place your bets! Hosts Gary O’Reilly and Chuck Nice explore the ins, outs, ups, and downs of sports betting with sports writer Brett Smiley, statistics expert David Beaudoin, and Todd Fuhrman, FS1 contributor and host of the Bet the Board podcast. Photo Credit: Baishampayan Ghose [CC BY-SA 2.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)]
06/06/1936m 50s

Creating Science Fiction, with Gale Anne Hurd

The Terminator, The Walking Dead, Aliens, Dante’s Peak, Armageddon, and more – explore what it takes to bring science fiction to life with Neil deGrasse Tyson, producer Gale Anne Hurd, comic co-host Chuck Nice, science fiction expert Jason Ellis, PhD, and volcanologist Janine Krippner, PhD.Photo Credit: Brandon Royal.NOTE: StarTalk All-Access subscribers can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/all-access/creating-science-fiction-with-gale-anne-hurd/
31/05/1950m 0s

Making Stuff, with Adam Savage

Neil deGrasse Tyson, author and inventor extraordinaire Adam Savage, and comic co-host Chuck Nice answer fan-submitted questions about MythBusters, the creative process, the future of engineering, movies, and much more!NOTE: StarTalk All-Access subscribers can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/all-access/making-stuff-with-adam-savage/Photo Credit: StarTalk©
24/05/1950m 0s

#ICYMI - Gender Inequality in Sports, with Heather O’Reilly

In case you missed this episode on the Playing with Science channel…. Hosts Gary O’Reilly and Chuck Nice investigate the systemic gender bias and discrimination happening in professional sports with World Cup winner and former USWNT soccer star Heather O’Reilly, and economist Andrew Zimbalist, PhD. Photo Credit: Courtesy of Heather O’Reilly.
23/05/1942m 57s

Playing the Game of Thrones, with George RR Martin

Dragons, skinchangers, the undead – Neil Tyson explores Game of Thrones with George R. R. Martin. With co-host Matt Kirshen, medieval expert Racha Kirakosian, Bill Nye, paleontologist Mark Norrell, Dr. Steven Schlozman aka Dr. Zombie, and astrophysicist Charles Liu.NOTE: StarTalk All-Access subscribers can listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/all-access/playing-the-game-of-thrones-with-george-rr-martin/Photo Credit: Brandon Royal.
17/05/1950m 0s

Wrestling with Mental Health, with AJ Mendez

Neil deGrasse Tyson investigates mental health, wrestling, and more with AJ Mendez, aka AJ Lee, former WWE wrestler and author of “Crazy Is My Superpower: How I Triumphed by Breaking Bones, Breaking Hearts, and Breaking the Rules”. With co-host Chuck Nice and neuroscientist Dr. Heather Berlin, PhD.NOTE: StarTalk All-Access subscribers can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/all-access/wrestling-with-mental-health-with-aj-mendez/Photo Credit: © Cathy and David Photography, via theajmendez.com
10/05/1950m 0s

#ICYMI - Golf Tech and Astrophotography, with Jimmy Walker and Neil Tyson

In case you missed this episode on the Playing with Science channel…. Golf technology and astrophotography – these worlds collide as hosts Gary O’Reilly and Chuck Nice sit down with professional golfer and astrophotographer Jimmy Walker, Neil deGrasse Tyson, and Matt Plumb, former Global Product Line Manager for Nike Golf Clubs.Photo Credit: TourProGolfClubs [CC BY 2.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)]
09/05/1949m 36s

Making Science Cool, with Jeff Goldblum

Neil deGrasse Tyson sits down with actor Jeff Goldblum to explore his iconic roles in Jurassic Park, Independence Day, and his fervent scientific curiosity. Featuring paleomammalogist Ross MacPhee, economist Raphaële Chappe, NASA’s Kelly Fast, Ph.D., Bill Nye the Science Guy, and co-host Chuck Nice.NOTE: StarTalk All-Access subscribers can listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/all-access/making-science-cool-with-jeff-goldblum/Photo Credit: Kris Denton
03/05/1950m 0s

Cosmic Queries – Asteroids and Comets

They could be transporters of life or harbingers of doom – Neil deGrasse Tyson answers fan-submitted questions on comets and asteroids with science author and cosmochemist Natalie Starkey, PhD, and first-time comic co-host Mark Normand.NOTE: StarTalk All-Access subscribers can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/all-access/cosmic-queries-asteroids-and-comets/Illustration Credit: European Southern Observatory/M. Kornmesser.
26/04/1950m 0s

#ICYMI - The Science of Thoroughbred Racing

In case you missed this episode on the Playing with Science channel…. What does it take to win the Kentucky Derby? Hosts Gary O’Reilly and Chuck Nice explore thoroughbred genetics and the ins and outs of horse racing with Dr. Stephen Harrison from Thoroughbred Genetics and former champion steeplechase jockey Sean Clancy. Photo Credit: Velo Steve [CC BY-SA 2.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)]
25/04/1946m 17s

Saving the Earth, with Al Gore

It’s now or never. Neil deGrasse Tyson sits down with environmental activist, Nobel Prize winner, and former US VP Al Gore to investigate ways to combat climate change. Joined by co-host Chuck Nice, journalist Andrew Revkin, and climate scientist Kate Marvel.NOTE: StarTalk All-Access subscribers can listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/all-access/saving-the-earth-with-al-gore/Photo Credit: National Geographic.
19/04/1950m 0s

Cosmic Queries – Physics All Around Us

Did you know there are physics at work all around us? Join your personal astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Chuck Nice as they answer fan-submitted questions on the physics of life, big and small.NOTE: StarTalk All-Access subscribers can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/all-access/cosmic-queries-physics-all-around-us/Photo Credit: Offnfopt (Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons).
12/04/1950m 3s

#ICYMI - Women’s Boxing, with World Champion Alicia Ashley

In case you missed this episode on the Playing with Science channel…. What does it take to be World Champion? How can women’s boxing gain more popularity? Can you be a fighter and a trainer? Hosts Chuck Nice and Gary O’Reilly step into the ring with World Champion Alicia Ashley, astrophysicist and boxer Federica Bianco, and former Olympic-style boxer Cary Williams.Photo Credit: CES boxing (CSB photography).
11/04/1950m 0s

Cosmic Queries – X-ray Astrophysics

Vote now for StarTalk to win a Webby Award! wbby.co/vote-pod18Explore more than the eye can see as Neil deGrasse Tyson, comic co-host Chuck Nice, and Kimberly Arcand, Visualization and Emerging Technology Lead for NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory, answer fan-submitted questions to uncover the X-ray universe and beyond.NOTE: StarTalk All-Access subscribers can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/all-access/cosmic-queries-x-ray-astrophysics/Photo Credit: X-ray: NASA/CXC/Univ. Potsdam/L. Oskinova, et al.; Optical: NASA/STScI; Infrared: NASA/JPL-Caltech.
05/04/1950m 0s

Cosmic Queries – Everyday Astrophysics, with Russell Peters

Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Russell Peters answer fan-submitted questions on a variety of astrophysical topics including Pluto, the Andromeda Galaxy, the Magellanic Clouds, the Equator and the Earth’s axis, E = mc2, exoplanets, the Moon, and more!NOTE: StarTalk All-Access subscribers can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/all-access/cosmic-queries-everyday-astrophysics-with-russell-peters/Photo Credit: StarTalk®.
29/03/1950m 0s

#ICYMI - Breaking Down Baseball Barriers, with Meredith Wills and Justine Siegal

In case you missed this episode on the Playing with Science channel…. Hosts Gary O’Reilly and Chuck Nice investigate “HomerGate” alongside baseball data scientist and astrophysicist Meredith Wills, and, get details on what it takes to be a groundbreaker in sports from Justine Siegal, founder of Baseball for All and the first female coach in the MLB.Photo Courtesy of Justine Siegal.
28/03/1950m 0s

Cosmic Queries – Neuroscience

Psychedelic drugs, dreams, mental health awareness, understanding our reality, and more – Neil deGrasse Tyson, neuroscientist Heather Berlin, PhD, and first-time comic co-host Jackie Hoffman answer fan-submitted questions about neuroscience.NOTE: StarTalk All-Access subscribers can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/all-access/cosmic-queries-neuroscience/Photo Credit: StarTalk.
22/03/1949m 13s

Einstein’s Genius, with Ron Howard

Neil deGrasse Tyson, filmmaker Ron Howard, astrophysicist Janna Levin, and comic co-host Harrison Greenbaum celebrate and explore the life of Albert Einstein, including his path to scientific enlightenment and the impact of his genius on the world.NOTE: StarTalk All-Access subscribers can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/all-access/einsteins-genius-with-ron-howard/Photo Credit: National Geographic Channel.
15/03/1950m 0s

#ICYMI - NASCAR vs Formula 1

In case you missed this episode on the Playing with Science channel…. NASCAR or Formula 1? Which one do you choose? Our hosts Chuck Nice and Gary O’Reilly sit down with science communicator Diandra Leslie-Pelecky, PhD, to try and determine who takes the checkered flag.
14/03/1950m 0s

Vaccines – Let’s Make America Smart Again

Continuing our Let’s Make America Smart Again series, Neil deGrasse Tyson, comic co-host Felicia Madison, and Pulitzer Prize-winning science journalist Laurie Garrett eradicate unfounded disinformation and dish out smart, sensible knowledge and understanding about vaccines.NOTE: StarTalk All-Access subscribers can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free.Photo: Neil deGrasse Tyson, Laurie Garrett, and Felicia Madison. Credit: StarTalk©.
08/03/1949m 58s

Cosmic Queries – Across the Universe

Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Chuck Nice answer fan-submitted questions that take you across the universe to explore merging black holes, Hawking radiation, the Fermi paradox, time dilation, the death of the universe, and more!NOTE: StarTalk All-Access subscribers can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/all-access/cosmic-queries-across-the-universe/Image Credit: NASA.
01/03/1950m 0s

#ICYMI - Wrestling with Physics, with Neil deGrasse Tyson

In case you missed this episode on the Playing with Science channel…. What’s the best wrestling move? Can you wrestle in zero gravity? Hosts Gary O’Reilly and Chuck Nice hit the mats as we sit down with astrophysicist and wrestling expert Neil deGrasse Tyson to answer fan-submitted questions about the science of wrestling.
28/02/1950m 0s

Cosmic Queries – The New Space Race

Why haven’t we gone back to the Moon? What are the responsibilities of the Space Force? Is Mars the new end goal for exploration? Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Ray Ellin answer fan-submitted questions on the “new” Space Race.NOTE: StarTalk All-Access subscribers can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free.Photo Credit: SpaceX
22/02/1950m 0s
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