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So entertaining!
 May 27, 2021
Chuck Nice is freakin hilarious!!!!!


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 Apr 20, 2021
A radio show hosted by two arrogant bigots. I used to enjoy this show quite a bit, but unfortunately these two have become insufferable.

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

Episode Date
BOO! The Science of Scary with Mathias Clasen & Heather Berlin
00:55:31

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. 

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Oct 19, 2021
Pool Table Physics with Dr. Dave Alciatore
00:37:33

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.

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Oct 15, 2021
Cosmic Queries – Seeing Earth From Space with Jordan Klepper & Nicole Stott
00:48:39

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?

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Photo Credit: NASA

Oct 12, 2021
Cosmic Queries – Space Volcanoes: Fire and Ice with Natalie Starkey
00:56:18

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?

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Oct 05, 2021
Nature or Nurture with Eli Manning and Dr. Angela Duckworth
00:46:16

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.

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Oct 01, 2021
Space Force: A New Domain with Maj. Gen. DeAnna Burt, Charles Liu, and Moriba Jah
00:55:05

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?

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Sep 28, 2021
Cosmic Queries – Animal Outlaws with Mary Roach
00:48:35

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?

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Jonathan Harries, Net Identification, and William Davis for supporting us this week.

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Sep 21, 2021
Stars Talk to Neil – Rocket Fuel
00:44:57

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!

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Sep 17, 2021
Cosmic Queries in the O-zone: Saving the World with Susan Solomon & Stephen Andersen
00:54:46

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?

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Sep 14, 2021
Things You Thought You Knew – Venus Pizza
00:46:00

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?

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Photo Credit: Image credit: NASA/JPL

Sep 07, 2021
Reefer Madness with Dr. Staci Gruber
00:40:23

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?

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Sep 03, 2021
Cosmic Queries– Exoplanetary Exploration with Dr. Aomawa Shields
00:59:16

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.

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Image Credit: NASA



Aug 31, 2021
Starry Starry Night with Roberta Olson, Jay Pasachoff, & Heather Berlin
00:52:32

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.

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Photo Credit: Vincent van Gogh, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

Aug 24, 2021
Cosmic Queries: Jiggle Wiggle Waggle Walk with Charles Liu
00:37:43

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?

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Aug 20, 2021
Level Up: Your Brain on Video Games with Heather Berlin
00:52:58

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.

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Aug 17, 2021
Cosmic Queries – Grab Bag – Cosmology Crisis??? With Paul Mecurio
00:54:17

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.

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Aug 10, 2021
Earth, Wind, and Water with Dr. Skateboard, The Armless Archer, and Jud Ready
00:52:49

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.

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Aug 06, 2021
Cosmic Queries – Galactic Grab Bag – Blue Steel
00:48:00

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!

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Aug 03, 2021
Olympic Physics Throwdown with Charles Liu
00:48:34

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?

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Jul 30, 2021
Cosmic Queries - The Fungus Among Us with Merlin Sheldrake
00:55:17

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?

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Jul 27, 2021
Things You Thought You Knew – Billionaires in Space
00:46:10

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.

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Jul 19, 2021
Cosmic Queries - Nerd Olympics with John Eric Goff
00:52:03

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.

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Jul 16, 2021
AI, Autonomous Vehicles, and Race – Oh my! with Malcolm Gladwell
00:55:31

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.

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Jul 12, 2021
Cosmic Queries– Space Junk! with Moriba Jah
00:53:32

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.

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Jul 05, 2021
Gender in Sports with Joanna Harper and Heather Berlin, PhD (Re-release)
00:51:26

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.

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Jul 02, 2021
Voices from the Deep with Dr. Michelle Fournet and Dr. Ellen Garland
00:53:49

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.

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Jun 28, 2021
Cosmic Queries – Robot Ethics with Dr. Kate Darling
00:51:05

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.

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Jun 21, 2021
Different Strokes with Arshay Cooper and Dr. Kevin Stone
00:49:06

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.

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Jun 18, 2021
A Quantum Life with Hakeem Oluseyi
00:53:30

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.

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Jun 14, 2021
Things You Thought You Knew – Bada Bing!
00:46:32

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.

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Jun 07, 2021
Artificial Intelligence, Real Competition with Liv Boeree and Matt Ginsberg
00:52:45

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.

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Jun 04, 2021
Cosmic Queries: Absolutely Puzzled with Heather Berlin and Soleil Saint-Cyr
00:48:54

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.

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May 31, 2021
Combatting Anti-Science with Richard Dawkins
00:53:48

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.

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May 24, 2021
Born to Run Farther with Dr. Irene Davis and Chris McDougall
00:55:02

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.

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May 21, 2021
Alternative Aliens with Andy Weir and David Grinspoon
00:54:28

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.

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May 17, 2021
Things You Thought You Knew – Need for Speed
00:41:07

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.

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May 10, 2021
Born to Run with Chris McDougall and Herman Pontzer
00:58:18

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.

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May 07, 2021
The Science of Learning with Heather Berlin
00:51:21

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.

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May 03, 2021
Cosmic Queries – Cicada Invasion! With Jessica Ware
00:49:23

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.

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Photo Credit: Katja Schulz from Washington, D. C., USA, CC BY 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Apr 26, 2021
Cosmic Queries: Space Balls?
00:54:46

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.

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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

Apr 23, 2021
Climate Science! With NASA's Gavin Schmidt
00:46:40

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.

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Image Credit: William Putman/NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

Apr 19, 2021
Cosmic Queries – Kitchen Sink Edition
00:46:11

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!

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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

Apr 12, 2021
Hacking the Head & the Heart with Leah Lagos, PhD.
00:52:29

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.

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Photo Credit: ALol88, CC BY 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Apr 09, 2021
The Code of Life and CRISPR with Jennifer Doudna and Walter Isaacson
00:56:53

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.

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Image Credit: Tim Tim (VD fr), CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Apr 05, 2021
Housing Is Health, Housing Is Wealth with Natosha Reid Rice
00:52:09
Apr 02, 2021
The Life and Death of Stars with Jackie Faherty
00:50:06

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.

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Photo Credit: NASA/ESA/HEIC and The Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA).

Mar 29, 2021
The Right Stuff with Astronaut Scott Kelly and Dr. Chris Mason
00:56:41

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.

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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.

Mar 26, 2021
Cosmic Queries–Multiverse Madness with Max Tegmark
00:50:02

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.

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Illustration Credit: Silver Spoon, CC0, via Wikimedia Commons.

Mar 22, 2021
Cosmic Queries – Life on Exoplanets with Sara Seager
00:50:10

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.

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Shown: High-resolution still illustration of the potential exoplanet WD 1856 b with its host star. Credit: NASA, Goddard Space Flight Center.

Mar 15, 2021
Cosmic Queries – Rise of the Machines with Matt Ginsberg
00:51:25

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.

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Photo Credit: Phil Roeder from Des Moines, IA, USA, CC BY 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Mar 12, 2021
Cosmic Queries – Origins of the Universe, with Janna Levin
00:49:25

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.

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Shown: Abel 1689. Photo Credit: NASA, ESA, E. Jullo (JPL/LAM), P. Natarajan (Yale) and J-P. Kneib (LAM).

Mar 08, 2021
The COVID-19 Vaccines, with Irwin Redlener
00:49:55

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.

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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

Mar 01, 2021
The Joy of Techno Science, with Rayvon Fouché
00:53:06

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.

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Photo Credit: All-Pro Reels, CC BY-SA 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Feb 26, 2021
Improving the News, with Max Tegmark
00:51:31

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.

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Photo Credit: Nancy Wong, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons.

Feb 22, 2021
Mars Perseverance, with Jim Green, NASA Chief Scientist
00:49:48

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.

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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.

Feb 15, 2021
A Materials World
00:55:10

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.

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Photo Credit: Tobi 87, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons.

Feb 12, 2021
Cosmic Queries – Dark Matter, Aliens, End of the Universe
00:48:39

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.

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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).

Feb 08, 2021
Cosmic Queries – Timekeeping
00:54:00

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!

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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.

Feb 01, 2021
Game-Changing Physics
00:52:41

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.

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Photo Credit: Fernando Frazão/Agência Brasil, CC BY 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons.

Jan 29, 2021
The Science of Happiness, with Laurie Santos
00:49:52

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.

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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.

Jan 25, 2021
Cosmic Queries – ‘Oumuamua
00:47:32

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.

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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.

Jan 18, 2021
Pain and Gain, with Lindsey Vonn
00:51:22

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.

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Photo Credit: Après Productions.

Jan 15, 2021
Things You Thought You Knew
00:49:39

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.

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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.

Jan 11, 2021
Cosmic Queries – New Year
00:47:43

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!

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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.

Jan 04, 2021
Gambits and Game Theory
00:57:24

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.

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Photo Credit: Phil Bray/Netflix.

Jan 01, 2021
Climate and Diet of Early Humans
00:47:02

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.

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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.

Dec 28, 2020
Cosmic Queries – Medieval Science and History
00:53:38

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.

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Photo Credit: Andrew Shiva/Wikipedia.

Dec 21, 2020
An Exercise in Physics
00:54:37

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.

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Photo Credit: Storyblocks.

Dec 18, 2020
Cosmic Queries – Fan Grab Bag
00:54:08

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.

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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.

Dec 14, 2020
Cosmic Queries – Science is Cool 4
00:52:16

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.

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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

Dec 07, 2020
What Are the Odds?
00:50:17

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.

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Photo Credit: Storyblocks.

Dec 04, 2020
COVID-19 and the Future of Us
00:37:22

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.

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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.

Nov 30, 2020
Cosmic Queries – Fermentation
00:49:32

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.

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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.

Nov 23, 2020
Gold Medal Physics, with Edwin Moses
00:50:41

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.

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Photo Courtesy of Edwin Moses.

Nov 20, 2020
Cosmic Queries – Black Hole Survival Guide
00:51:16

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.

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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.

Nov 16, 2020
StarTalk Live – Climate Science, with Neil deGrasse Tyson
00:55:46

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.

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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.

Nov 09, 2020
The Science of the COVID Bubble
00:46:40

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.

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Photo Credit: Maize & Blue Nation, CC BY 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons.

Nov 06, 2020
The Hidden Science of Music, with Eric Whitacre
00:58:21

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.

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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.

Nov 02, 2020
Cosmic Queries – The 2020 Nobel Prize
00:44:34

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.

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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

Oct 26, 2020
Baseball Physics, with Bill Nye
00:56:15

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.

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Photo Credit: Keith Allison from Hanover, MD, USA / CC BY-SA (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)

Oct 23, 2020
Cosmic Queries – Proving Einstein Right
00:53:20

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!

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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.

Oct 19, 2020
Cosmic Crib, with Rainn Wilson
00:47:14

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.

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Image Credit: Elizabeth Morris/Amazon Prime Video.

Oct 12, 2020
Hard Hits
00:50:46

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.

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Image Credit: Palmount45 / CC BY-SA (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0).

Oct 09, 2020
Cosmic Queries – Cosmic Grab Bag
00:45:45

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.

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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.

Oct 05, 2020
Cosmic Queries – COVID-19 Vaccines
00:50:16

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.

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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.

Sep 28, 2020
Building a Virtual World – Drone Racing League
00:55:53

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.

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Photo Credit: Drone Racing League.

Sep 25, 2020
Cosmic Queries – Life on Venus
00:49:00

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.

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Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech.

Sep 21, 2020
Cosmic Queries – Interspecies Communication
00:50:32

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.

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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.

Sep 14, 2020
Revolutionizing Tennis, with Nick Kyrgios
00:50:13

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.

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Image Credit: Rob Keating from Canberra, Australia, Australia / CC BY-SA (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0).

Sep 11, 2020
Cosmic Queries: Lunar Geology
00:50:10

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.

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Image Credit: NASA.

Sep 07, 2020
Cosmic Queries – Stargazing
00:50:34

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.

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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.

Aug 31, 2020
Rebuilding the Human Body
00:54:14

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.

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Photo Credit: The Stone Clinic.

Aug 28, 2020
Exploring Grit, with Angela Duckworth
00:56:38

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.

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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.

Aug 24, 2020
Cosmic Queries – Sharks
00:53:54

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!

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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).

Aug 17, 2020
Artificial Intelligence and Sports
00:58:39

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

Aug 14, 2020
Cosmic Queries – Comet NEOWISE
00:51:27

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!

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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.

Aug 10, 2020
Cosmic Queries – Science Is Cool 3
00:56:16

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.

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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.

Aug 03, 2020
Making a Phenom – Tech
01:00:28

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).

Jul 31, 2020
Cosmic Queries – Cosmic Cauldron
00:46:15

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.

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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

Jul 27, 2020
Cosmic Queries – Volcanoes
00:49:14

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.

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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).

Jul 20, 2020
Making a Phenom – Nurture
00:59:20

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).

Jul 17, 2020
Technology and Us, with Ainissa Ramirez
00:53:11

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.

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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.

Jul 13, 2020
Coronavirus and Conspiracy Theories, with Michael Shermer
00:49:06

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.

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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.

Jul 06, 2020
Making a Phenom: The Mind
00:56:19

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).

Jul 03, 2020
Cosmic Queries – Get Some Space
00:54:59

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!

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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).

Jun 29, 2020
Cosmic Queries – Algorithms and Data, with Hannah Fry
00:57:42

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.

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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.

Jun 22, 2020
Making a Phenom: Genetics
00:57:56

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.

Jun 19, 2020
Cosmic Queries – Science Is Cool
00:48:02

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.

Jun 15, 2020
Cosmic Queries – Science to Know
00:52:31

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.

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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.

Jun 08, 2020
Coronavirus and Sports
00:50:31

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.

Jun 05, 2020
Cosmic Queries – Alien Oceans
00:49:24

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.

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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.

Jun 01, 2020
COVID-19 and Mental Health
00:48:21

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.

May 25, 2020
Pro Athlete Cosmic Queries
00:48:13

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.

May 22, 2020
Cosmic Queries – Humans in Space
00:52:32

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.

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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.

May 18, 2020
Cosmic Queries – Theoretical Physics
00:41:49

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!

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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.

May 11, 2020
Cosmic Queries – Sports Genetics
00:52:18

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)

May 08, 2020
Cosmic Queries – Cosmic Conundrums
00:42:52

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.

May 04, 2020
COVID-19 Update, with Neil deGrasse Tyson
00:41:01

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.

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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.

Apr 27, 2020
Stadiums of the Future
00:51:58

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

Apr 24, 2020
Coronavirus and Climate Change, with Neil deGrasse Tyson
00:48:43

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.

Apr 20, 2020
Cosmic Queries – Hubble Space Telescope
00:53:58

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.

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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.

Apr 13, 2020
Wrestling the Pandemic, with WWE’s Xavier Woods
00:51:10

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.

Apr 10, 2020
Cosmic Queries – Humans and Robots
00:50:22

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

Apr 06, 2020
Science Fiction and Star Trek, with Zachary Quinto
00:49:49

“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.

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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.

Mar 30, 2020
Unmanned: Drone Racing and Tech
00:50:00

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.

Mar 27, 2020
C-3PO and the Rise of Robots, with Anthony Daniels
00:58:47

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.

Mar 23, 2020
Understanding the Coronavirus (COVID-19)
00:39:22

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

Mar 16, 2020
The Carlos Beltrán Interview
00:58:34

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.

Mar 13, 2020
Cosmic Queries: Until the End of Time, with Brian Greene
00:48:16

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.

Mar 09, 2020
Cosmic Queries – Black Holes and Dark Energy Part II
00:49:17

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.

Mar 02, 2020
Show Me the Money: Is it College Athlete Payday?
00:49:46

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.

Feb 28, 2020
Cosmic Queries – Black Holes and Dark Energy
00:54:52

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).

Feb 24, 2020
Geekdom 101, with Olivia Munn
00:50:25

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.

Feb 17, 2020
Cosmic Queries – The Joy of Tech
00:47:14

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/

Feb 14, 2020
Live at Awesome Con – To Mars and Beyond
00:59:13

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.

Feb 10, 2020
Cosmic Queries: Space Probes with Dr. Amy Mainzer
00:37:25

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.

Feb 08, 2020
Quirky Cosmic Queries
00:50:27

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.

Feb 03, 2020
Conquering the Game, with Tony Gonzalez
00:49:56

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.

Jan 31, 2020
Cosmic Queries – Navigating the Cosmos
00:53:43

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.

Jan 27, 2020
Cosmic Queries – The Deep Part II
00:40:38

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.

Jan 20, 2020
Cheating in Sports
00:58:04

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.

Jan 17, 2020
Cosmic Queries – ALIENS! with Jake Roper
00:49:40

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.

Jan 13, 2020
SEASON PREMIERE: A Conversation with Tim Ferriss
00:50:24

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.

Jan 06, 2020
StarTalk Sports Edition Series Premiere – Changing the Game, with Arian Foster
00:33:59

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.

Jan 03, 2020
Deadliest Cosmic Queries
00:50:21

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

Dec 27, 2019
Cosmic Queries – Innovating, with Bill Nye
00:49:25

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.

Dec 20, 2019
Tough Love and Geopolitics, with Susan Rice
00:50:00

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.

Dec 13, 2019
Cosmic Queries – Edge of the Universe
00:54:19

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.

Dec 06, 2019
Science and Psyche in Film, with Darren Aronofsky
00:50:36

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.

Nov 29, 2019
Cosmic Queries – Between Planets and Stars, with Jackie Faherty
00:49:14

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 Burkey


Image Credit: NASA, ESA, Hubble; Processing & License: Judy Schmidt.

Nov 22, 2019
Cosmic Queries – Planets and Stuff
00:50:26

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 Gaffers


Photo Credit: NASA, ESA, and A. Simon (NASA Goddard) [Public domain]

Nov 15, 2019
A Conversation with Edward Norton
00:53:48

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 Sigurvinsson


Photo Credit: StarTalk.

Nov 08, 2019
Life of a Science Guy, with Bill Nye
00:50:21

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 Bradley


Photo Credit: Brandon Royal.

Nov 01, 2019
Cosmic Queries – The 30-Second Universe
00:50:19

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

Oct 25, 2019
Science and Journalism, with Christiane Amanpour
00:50:19

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 Ward


NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons and All-Access subscribers can listen to this entire episode commercial-free.


Photo Credit: Brandon Royal


Oct 18, 2019
StarTalk Live at NYCC 2019 with Neil deGrasse Tyson
00:58:32

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.

Oct 11, 2019
Cosmic Queries – World Space Week
00:50:00

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.

Oct 04, 2019
Cosmic Queries – The Deep
00:50:19

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 Clark


Photo 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.

Sep 27, 2019
Solving Crimes with Science, with Patricia Cornwell
00:50:16

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.

Sep 20, 2019
The Pursuit of Knowledge, with Larry King
00:50:19

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 Staples


Photo Credit: National Geographic.

Sep 13, 2019
Westworld and the Future of AI, with James Marsden
00:50:18

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.

Sep 06, 2019
Parody and Geek Culture, with “Weird Al” Yankovic
00:50:14

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

Aug 30, 2019
Cosmic Curiosities, with Paul Mecurio
00:50:22

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.

Aug 23, 2019
Watching the Skies, with the US Space Command
00:50:19

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).

Aug 16, 2019
#ICYMI - Building an MVP Machine
00:50:43

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)]

Aug 15, 2019
Cosmic Queries – Science in Pop Fiction, the Sequel
00:50:19

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©

Aug 09, 2019
Cosmic Queries – Science in Pop Fiction
00:50:17

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

Aug 02, 2019
#ICYMI - A Conversation with Mario Andretti and Neil deGrasse Tyson
00:55:21

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©

Aug 01, 2019
Art and Science for Change, with Anna Deavere Smith
00:48:29

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

Jul 26, 2019
Apollo and the Future of Humans in Space
00:50:00

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.

Jul 19, 2019
#ICYMI - The Science of SailGP
00:40:45

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.

Jul 18, 2019
Cosmic Queries – Summer School
00:50:05

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]

Jul 12, 2019
News in the Digital Age, with Dan Rather
00:50:00

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.

Jul 05, 2019
#ICYMI - Plant-Powered Athletes and Plant-Based Diets
00:53:45

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)]

Jul 04, 2019
Cosmic Queries – Bioethics
00:50:00

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©.

Jun 28, 2019
A Conversation with Jordan Klepper
00:50:00

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©.

Jun 21, 2019
#ICYMI - Sneakerheads and Sneaker Design
00:51:13

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©.

Jun 20, 2019
Freakonomics, with Stephen J. Dubner
00:50:00

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.

Jun 14, 2019
Jack Black’s Cosmic Curiosity
00:50:01

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/

Jun 07, 2019
#ICYMI - Inside Sports Betting
00:36:50

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)]

Jun 06, 2019
Creating Science Fiction, with Gale Anne Hurd
00:50:00

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/

May 31, 2019
Making Stuff, with Adam Savage
00:50:01

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©

May 24, 2019
#ICYMI - Gender Inequality in Sports, with Heather O’Reilly
00:42:57

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.

May 23, 2019
Playing the Game of Thrones, with George RR Martin
00:50:00

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.

May 17, 2019
Wrestling with Mental Health, with AJ Mendez
00:50:00

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

May 10, 2019
#ICYMI - Golf Tech and Astrophotography, with Jimmy Walker and Neil Tyson
00:49:36

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)]

May 09, 2019
Making Science Cool, with Jeff Goldblum
00:50:01

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

May 03, 2019
Cosmic Queries – Asteroids and Comets
00:50:01

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.

Apr 26, 2019
#ICYMI - The Science of Thoroughbred Racing
00:46:18

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)]

Apr 25, 2019
Saving the Earth, with Al Gore
00:50:01

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.

Apr 19, 2019
Cosmic Queries – Physics All Around Us
00:50:04

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).

Apr 12, 2019
#ICYMI - Women’s Boxing, with World Champion Alicia Ashley
00:50:01

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).

Apr 11, 2019
Cosmic Queries – X-ray Astrophysics
00:50:01

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Explore 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.


Apr 05, 2019
Cosmic Queries – Everyday Astrophysics, with Russell Peters
00:50:00

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®.

Mar 29, 2019
#ICYMI - Breaking Down Baseball Barriers, with Meredith Wills and Justine Siegal
00:50:00

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.

Mar 28, 2019
Cosmic Queries – Neuroscience
00:49:14

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.

Mar 22, 2019
Einstein’s Genius, with Ron Howard
00:50:00

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.

Mar 15, 2019
#ICYMI - NASCAR vs Formula 1
00:50:00

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.

Mar 14, 2019
Vaccines – Let’s Make America Smart Again
00:49:59

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©.

Mar 08, 2019
Cosmic Queries – Across the Universe
00:50:00

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.

Mar 01, 2019
#ICYMI - Wrestling with Physics, with Neil deGrasse Tyson
00:50:00

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.

Feb 28, 2019
Cosmic Queries – The New Space Race
00:50:00

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

Feb 22, 2019
#ICYMI - Ironman Triathlon, with Mark Allen
00:50:00

In case you missed this episode on the Playing with Science channel…. Swim… Bike… Run… Science! Hosts Gary O’Reilly and Chuck Nice enter the world of endurance as we explore Ironman Triathlons alongside Mark Allen, voted ESPN’s Greatest Endurance Athlete of All Time, and exercise scientist Samuele Marcora.

Photo Courtesy of Mark Allen.

Feb 22, 2019
Cosmic Queries – Out There
00:50:00

Neil deGrasse Tyson, co-host Harrison Greenbaum, and astrophysicist Janna Levin answer questions on the far away and the far out, including Andromeda's impending collision with the Milky Way, white holes, a holographic universe, and more. Prepare to get trippy!


NOTE: StarTalk All-Access subscribers can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free.

Photo Credit: NASA; ESA; Z. Levay and R. van der Marel, STScI; T. Hallas; and A. Mellinger

Feb 15, 2019
Cosmic Queries – Space Exploration
00:50:04

Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Eddie Brill answer fan-submitted questions on space exploration including asteroid defense, the Moon landing, the Space Race, Mars, the International Space Station, the boundary of space, Zeno’s paradox, and more.


NOTE: StarTalk All-Access subscribers can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/all-access/cosmic-queries-space-exploration/


Photo Credit: NASA

Feb 08, 2019
#ICYMI - Esports, with NicoThePico
00:48:43

In case you missed this episode on the Playing with Science channel…. We dive into the expanding world of Esports as hosts Chuck Nice and Gary O’Reilly get the science behind the screen from Nicholas "NicoThePico" Korsgård, head coach of “League of Legends” pro team PostFinance Helix, and neuroscientist Heather Berlin, PhD.

Feb 07, 2019
Cosmic Queries – The End of The World, with Josh Clark
00:48:59

What will cause humanity's demise? Will it be it artificial intelligence, a meteor, or ourselves? Neil deGrasse Tyson answers fan questions with comic co-host Chuck Nice and Josh Clark, host of the "Stuff You Should Know" and "The End of The World" podcasts.


NOTE: StarTalk All-Access subscribers can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/all-access/cosmic-queries-the-end-of-the-world-with-josh-clark/

Photo Credit: StarTalk®.

Feb 01, 2019
#ICYMI - SEASON PREMIERE: 2019 Big Game Special, with Neil deGrasse Tyson
00:49:52

Chuck Nice and Gary O’Reilly kick off Season 4 of Playing with Science covering the science and spectacle of the Big Game. Featuring Neil deGrasse Tyson, sports physicist John Eric Goff, sports economist Victor Matheson, and former NY Giants WR and Super Bowl XLII ring holder Brandon London.


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Photo Credit: StarTalk.

Feb 01, 2019
A Conversation with Dr. Mae Jemison
00:49:13

Neil deGrasse Tyson sits down with Dr. Mae Jemison, MD, former astronaut and Principal of 100 Year Starship, to explore her multidisciplinary career, the challenges of interstellar space travel, and the best ways to make science more accessible for everyone.


NOTE: StarTalk All-Access subscribers can listen to this entire episode commercial-free.


Photo Credit: NASA

Jan 25, 2019
Inside The Big Bang Theory, with Simon Helberg and Bill Prady
00:43:10

Dive into The Big Bang Theory – the hit TV show and the beginning of the universe – with Neil deGrasse Tyson, TBBT co-creator Bill Prady, TBBT actor Simon Helberg, comic co-host Chuck Nice, and astrophysicists Charles Liu and Janna Levin.


NOTE: StarTalk All-Access subscribers can listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/all-access/inside-the-big-bang-theory-with-simon-helberg-and-bill-prady/


Photo Credit: Brandon Royal

Jan 18, 2019
Fighting, Philosophy, and the Primal Mind, with Joe Rogan
00:49:45

Neil deGrasse Tyson gets inside the cage with Joe Rogan to explore the physics of fighting, mental and physical health, and the mysteries of the universe. Featuring comic co-host Sasheer Zamata, author and scholar Jonathan Gottschall, comedian Chuck Nice, and sport psychologist Dr. Leah Lagos.


NOTE: StarTalk All-Access subscribers can listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/all-access/fighting-philosophy-and-the-primal-mind-with-joe-rogan/


Photo Credit: Brandon Royal

Jan 11, 2019
Food, Science, and Culture, with Anthony Bourdain
00:50:43

Our Season 10 Premiere features Neil deGrasse Tyson’s interview with Anthony Bourdain, recorded before his death in 2018. With co-host Sasheer Zamata, food scientist Guy Crosby, Natalia Reagan, hot sauce guru Noah Chaimberg, and “SciBabe” Yvette d'Entremont.


NOTE: StarTalk All-Access subscribers can listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/all-access/food-science-and-culture-with-anthony-bourdain/


Photo Credit: Brandon Royal

Jan 04, 2019
Extended Classic – Cosmic Queries: Colonizing Mars
01:02:19

Neil deGrasse Tyson and Chuck Nice answer your Cosmic Queries about colonizing Mars. Now extended with more questions on militarizing space, the wild frontier of space law, planetary orbits, gravity, Pluto, the heliosphere, the Drake equation, Panspermia, and more.


NOTE: StarTalk All-Access subscribers can listen to this entire episode commercial-free.

Photo Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

Dec 28, 2018
Extended Classic – Cosmic Queries: The Space Race
00:47:38

Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Chuck Nice answer fan-submitted Cosmic Queries on the Space Race, the global impact of the Apollo program and John F. Kennedy’s political influence. Now extended with more questions on time travel, wormholes, asteroids, and more.


NOTE: StarTalk All-Access subscribers can listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/all-access/extended-classic-cosmic-queries-the-space-race/


Photo Credit: NASA.

Dec 21, 2018
Extended Classic: Cosmic Queries - Office Hours
00:52:58

The astrophysicist is in! Neil deGrasse Tyson and Chuck Nice answer fan-submitted Cosmic Queries on all things cosmic. Now extended with more questions about Jupiter, brown dwarfs, human intelligence, Isaac Newton, Star Wars, exomoons, and more.


NOTE: StarTalk All-Access subscribers can listen to this entire episode commercial-free.

Image credit: Lynette Cook / extrasolar.spaceart.org.

Dec 14, 2018
#ICMYI - Sports Injuries and Recovery
00:49:21

In case you missed this episode on the Playing with Science channel… Hosts Gary O’Reilly and Chuck Nice investigate the world of sports injuries and the future of recovery science alongside New York Mets and New York Rangers physician Dr. Joshua Dines and sports psychologist Dr. Jim Taylor.

Photo Credit: Bidgee [CC BY 3.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0)], from Wikimedia Commons.

Dec 13, 2018
Living in Space, with Scott Kelly
00:48:40

Discover what life is like aboard the International Space Station as Neil deGrasse Tyson sits down with former astronaut Scott Kelly, comic co-host Sasheer Zamata, former astronaut Terry Virts, Jennifer Fogarty, chief scientist of the NASA Human Research Program, and Bill Nye the Science Guy.


NOTE: StarTalk All-Access subscribers can listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/all-access/living-in-space-with-scott-kelly/


Photo Credit: NASA

Dec 07, 2018
#ICYMI - Moneyball 2.0 – Soccer Edition
00:49:59

In case you missed this episode on the Playing with Science channel… Hosts Gary O’Reilly and Chuck Nice enter the world of big-data analytics and its rising influence on the game of soccer on the world stage alongside Dan Altman from North Yard Analytics and Howard Hamilton from Soccermetrics.

Image Credit: Soccermetrics, with data by DataFactory LA.

Dec 06, 2018
Extended Classic – Let’s Make America Smart Again: The Future of NASA
01:10:47

Re-visit our Let’s Make America Smart Again series as Neil deGrasse Tyson, comic co-host Chuck Nice, and Ellen Stofan look at the past, present, and future of NASA. Now extended with Neil and Chuck chatting with former HI-SEAS IV crew member Dr. Sheyna Gifford on interstellar space travel.


NOTE: StarTalk All-Access subscribers can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/all-access/extended-classic-lets-make-america-smart-again-the-future-of-nasa/


Image Credit: NASA.

Nov 30, 2018
#ICYMI - Ultra-Running, with Ann Trason & Dr. Ultra
00:50:00

In case you missed this episode on the Playing with Science channel… Do you have what it takes to run 50,100, or 200 miles? Hosts Chuck Nice and Gary O’Reilly explore ultra-running and ultramarathons with runner Ann Trason and Shawn Bearden, a.k.a. Dr. Ultra.

Photo Credit: John Doe [CC BY-SA 3.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], from Wikimedia Commons.

Nov 29, 2018
The Surfing Life, with Kelly Slater
00:48:40

Neil deGrasse Tyson catches the perfect wave with world champion surfer Kelly Slater, comic co-host Chuck Nice, Pulitzer Prize-winning author William Finnegan, oceanographer Travis Schramek, lead engineer at the Kelly Slater Surf Ranch Adam Fincham, and Bill Nye the Science Guy.


NOTE: StarTalk All-Access subscribers can listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/all-access/the-surfing-life-with-kelly-slater/


Photo Credit: Rtwkeaton [CC BY-SA 3.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0) or GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html)], from Wikimedia Commons

Nov 23, 2018
#ICYMI - Tiger vs Phil – 18 Holes, $9 Mil
00:36:32

In case you missed this episode on the Playing with Science channel… Tiger Woods. Phil Mickelson. 18 Holes. 9 million dollars. Hosts Chuck Nice and Gary O’Reilly sit down with neuroscientist Heather Berlin and sports physicist John Eric Goff to breakdown the science, both physical and mental, behind this epic match-up of two golfing titans.

Photo Credit: DIRECTV.

Nov 23, 2018
The Future of Us, with Sir Martin Rees
00:48:21

Technology, space travel, a changing climate – What does the future hold for us? Neil deGrasse Tyson ponders humanity’s future alongside comic co-host Maeve Higgins and astrophysicist, author, and Astronomer Royal Sir Martin Rees.


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Photo Credit: StarTalk Radio

Nov 16, 2018
#ICYMI - Extreme Flying – Red Bull Air Race, with Kirby Chambliss
00:49:59

In case you missed this episode on the Playing with Science channel… Hop in, buckle up, and earn your wings alongside hosts Chuck Nice and Gary O’Reilly as they explore Red Bull Air Racing with Technical Director Jim “Jimbo” Reed, and pilot and 2-time World Champion Kirby Chambliss.

Photo Credit: Myself (Hamish) [CC BY 2.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons.

Nov 15, 2018
StarTalk @ NY Comic Con: It’s About Time!
00:49:14

Neil deGrasse Tyson hosts a wibbly wobbly, timey wimey evening of time travel, quantum states, and wormholes recorded live at NY Comic Con 2018. Featuring Chuck Nice, theoretical physicist Brian Greene, and the Impractical Jokers’ James "Murr" Murray.


NOTE: StarTalk All-Access subscribers can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/all-access/startalk-ny-comic-con-its-about-time/


Photo Credit: NY Comic Con.

Nov 09, 2018
#ICYMI - The Sweet Science of Boxing, with Sugar Ray Leonard
00:46:20

In case you missed this episode on the Playing with Science channel… Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee. Hosts Gary O’Reilly and Chuck Nice enter the ring with legendary boxer Sugar Ray Leonard and neurologist and ringside physician Dr. Anthony Alessi as we investigate the sweet, sweet science of boxing. Ding, Ding!

Nov 08, 2018
From Puppets to Performance Capture, with Frank Oz and Andy Serkis
00:48:40

Yoda, Miss Piggy, Cookie Monster, King Kong, Gollum, and more – Neil deGrasse Tyson, comic co-host Adam Conover, astrophysicist Charles Liu, and Bill Nye explore the world of puppeteering and performance capture with Frank Oz and Andy Serkis. Listen you will.


NOTE: StarTalk All-Access subscribers can listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/all-access/from-puppets-to-performance-capture-with-frank-oz-and-andy-serkis/


Photo Credit: muppet.wikia.com [CC BY-SA 3.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)

Nov 02, 2018
#ICYMI - Mental Health in Sports, with Royce White
00:50:00

In case you missed this episode on the Playing with Science channel… Hosts Chuck Nice and Gary O’Reilly explore the state of mental health in sports, with former NBA player and mental health advocate Royce White, neuroscientist Heather Berlin, and the co-founder of Canada’s first Centre for Mental Health and Sport, Krista Van Slingerland.

Photo Credit: GoIowaState dotcom (flickr user GoIowaState) [CC BY-SA 2.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons.

Nov 01, 2018
Curing Cancer, with 2018 Nobel Laureate Jim Allison
00:48:07

Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Chuck Nice answer fan-submitted Cosmic Queries on cancer research with freshly-minted 2018 Nobel laureate and immunologist Dr. Jim Allison, who’s at the frontier of finding new cancer immunotherapy treatments.


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Photo Credit: BruceBlaus [CC BY-SA 4.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)], from Wikimedia Commons.

Oct 26, 2018
#ICYMI - Ask a Sports Engineer, with David James
00:43:24

In case you missed this episode on the Playing with Science channel… Gary O’Reilly and Chuck Nice answer your questions and investigate the collision of sports, technology, and engineering alongside David James, sports engineer and Director of Photo Credit: The Center for Sports Engineering Research at Sheffield Hallam University.

jonwick04 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/jonwick/4388363999/) [CC BY 2.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

Oct 25, 2018
First Man – Celebrating Neil Armstrong
00:49:03

Neil deGrasse Tyson, comic co-host Chuck Nice, and Astro Mike Massimino celebrate Neil Armstrong and the impact of his career and the legacy of his first steps on the Moon. Featuring interviews with Neil Armstrong and Apollo Flight Director Gene Kranz.


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Photo Credit: © Tyson Archives.

Oct 19, 2018
#ICYMI - Juiced Balls, Broken Bats & Record Breakers, with Shawn Green
00:49:51

In case you missed this episode on the Playing with Science channel… Chuck Nice and Gary O’Reilly explore the science of baseball with physicist Alan Nathan, James Sherwood, Director at the Baseball Research Center, and baseball great Shawn Green.

Oct 18, 2018
The Illusion of Free Will, with Sam Harris
00:48:36

Neil deGrasse Tyson investigates free will, morality, meditation, psychedelic experiences, artificial intelligence, and more alongside neuroscientist and author Sam Harris, comic co-host Godfrey, neurotheologist Andrew Newberg, and neuroscientist Robert Wright. You have no choice but to listen.


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Photo Credit: Brandon Royal.

Oct 12, 2018
#ICYMI - Gender in Sports, with Joanna Harper
00:51:56

In case you missed this episode on the Playing with Science channel… Hosts Chuck Nice and Gary O’Reilly sit down with neuroscientist Heather Berlin and Joanna Harper, medical physicist and transgender endurance athlete, to investigate the complexities of gender and its role in sports.

Photo Credit: © Nevit Dilmen [CC BY-SA 3.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0) or GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html)], from Wikimedia Commons.

Oct 11, 2018
Hidden Figures, with Margot Lee Shetterly and Janelle Monáe
00:48:29

Discover more about NASA’s “Hidden Figures” as Neil deGrasse Tyson sits down with author Margot Lee Shetterly, Janelle Monáe, comic co-host Sasheer Zamata, NASA Chief Historian Bill Barry, NASA systems engineer Tracy Drain, and Bill Nye the Science Guy.


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Photo Credit: Brandon Royal

Oct 05, 2018
#ICYMI - Conquering Mountains, with Vanessa O’Brien
00:49:59

In case you missed this episode on the Playing with Science channel… Explore the world of mountaineering as hosts Chuck Nice and Gary O’Reilly take a mental expedition to the world’s highest peaks alongside world-record breaking mountain climber Vanessa O’Brien and mountain guide and physician Alan Oram, D.O.

Photo Credit: Photo taken by Vanessa O’Brien (using a timer) on October 4, 2011 near the summit of Shishapangma, the world’s 14th highest mountain climbing from Tibet. [CC BY-SA 3.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via http://vobonline.com/.

Oct 04, 2018
The Truthiness, with Stephen Colbert
00:48:38

Uncover the truthiness and nothing but the truthiness as Neil deGrasse Tyson sits down with Stephen Colbert, comic co-host Adam Conover, author Sophia McClennen, Bill Nye the Science Guy, and Rev. James Martin, SJ, to investigate the science of satire.


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Photo Credit: Brandon Royal.

Sep 28, 2018
#ICYMI - Cosmic Queries: Sports Physics Trivia, with Charles Liu
00:49:59

In case you missed this episode on the Playing with Science channel… Football on Mars, tricky cricket physics, curving curling rocks, and more – Hosts Gary O’Reilly and Chuck Nice sit down with astrophysicist Charles Liu to answer fan-submitted Cosmic Queries that span across the sporting world.

Photo Credit: Xiaphias [CC BY-SA 3.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons.

Sep 27, 2018
Communicating the Science, with Alan Alda
00:46:22

Neil deGrasse Tyson explores the craft of getting people excited about science with legendary actor and award-winning science communicator Alan Alda, comic co-host Matt Kirshen, neuroscientist Heather Berlin, primatologist Natalia Reagan, and Bill Nye the Science Guy.


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Photo Credit: © 2018 92nd Street Young Men's and Young Women's Hebrew Association.

Sep 21, 2018
#ICYMI - Golf’s 2018 Ryder Cup: Physics & Psychology at the Albatros
00:42:57

In case you missed this episode on the Playing with Science channel… Are you ready for the 2018 Ryder Cup? Hosts Chuck Nice and Gary O’Reilly prepare for golf’s most exciting, and most intense, tournament alongside sports physicist John Eric Goff and performance psychologist Gregg Steinberg.


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Photo Credit: By Lionel Allorge [GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html), CC BY-SA 3.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0) or FAL], from Wikimedia Commons.

Sep 20, 2018
The Power of Storytelling, with Salman Rushdie
00:48:40

Gather ‘round everyone, it’s story time! Neil deGrasse Tyson, world-renowned author Salman Rushdie, comic co-host Eugene Mirman, literary scholar Jonathan Gottschall, and literary neuroscientist Natalie Phillips investigate the history, science, influence, and future of storytelling.


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Photo Credit: Brandon Royal.

Sep 14, 2018
#ICYMI - Protecting Your Dome: Concussions & Helmet Technology
00:54:06

Discover more about the latest in concussion research and helmet technology with hosts Gary O’Reilly, Chuck Nice, Dr. Samuel Browd, Co-Founder of VICIS, Richard Brandt, PhD, CEO of Sports Science, and Dr. Roger Härtl, neurosurgeon for the New York Giants.


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Sep 13, 2018
Selling Space, with Bill Nye
00:48:05

Bill Nye the Science Guy and comic co-host Iliza Shlesinger answer fan-submitted Cosmic Queries about the politics and privatization of space including renting the International Space Station and ownership of the Moon.


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Photo Credit: NASA.

Sep 07, 2018
#ICYMI - The Tennis Brain: Strategy, Analytics, Mental Game
00:54:04

Hosts Chuck Nice and Gary O’Reilly investigate tennis brain and the strategy, analytics, and neuroscience that make it work alongside tennis strategy analyst Craig O’Shannessy, sport psychologist Leslie Sherlin, and professional tennis coach Sarah Stone.


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Photo Credit: Ben Ratner.

Sep 06, 2018
The Stars That Guide Us, with Nainoa Thompson
00:48:40

Discover how the stars have guided some of our greatest adventures as Neil deGrasse Tyson, co-host Maeve Higgins, Native Hawaiian navigator Nainoa Thompson, navigation expert Frank Reed, author Dava Sobel, and Natalia Reagan explore the science of celestial navigation.


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Photo Credit: By Newportm [CC BY-SA 3.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0) or GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html)], from Wikimedia Commons.)

Aug 31, 2018
#ICYMI - The Psychology of Extreme Sports (Repeat)
00:47:11

Go to the extremes with hosts Chuck Nice and Gary O’Reilly as they investigate the psychology of the extreme sports athlete with adventure journalist Jim Clash, neuroscientist Heather Berlin, and extreme sport psychologist Eric Brymer.


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Photo Credit: gregepperson/iStock.

Aug 30, 2018
The Spirit of Exploration, with James Cameron
00:49:18

Investigate the convergence of exploration, innovation, and imagination with Neil deGrasse Tyson and filmmaker and explorer James Cameron. Featuring comic co-host Chuck Nice and astrophysicist and StarTalk All-Stars host Charles Liu.
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Photo Credit: Mark Thiessen/National Geographic.

Aug 24, 2018
#ICYMI - Planet NASCAR, with Neil deGrasse Tyson (Repeat)
00:49:55

Is Planet NASCAR governed by the same laws of physics as the rest of Planet Earth? Get ready to roar down the track - left turns only - as hosts Gary O’Reilly and Chuck Nice re-visit Planet NASCAR alongside our resident astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson.
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Photo Credit: Nascarking via Wikimedia Commons

Aug 23, 2018
Exploring Earth’s Oceans with Sylvia Earle and Fabien Cousteau
00:48:22

Dive deep into oceans terrestrial and celestial as Neil deGrasse Tyson chats with oceanographer Sylvia Earle, aquanaut Fabien Cousteau, co-host Scott Adsit, ocean conservationist Laure Katz, actor/environmentalist Adrian Grenier, and submarine pilot Erika Bergman.
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Photo Credit: Amanda Meyer/USFWS.

Aug 17, 2018
#ICYMI - Physics on Wheels, with Dr. Skateboard & Othello Clark (Repeat)
00:39:28

Ollies, half-pipes, and Chuck’s skateboarding youth – Rediscover the physics of skateboarding with Gary O’Reilly, Chuck Nice, 2x US Master’s Champion Bill Robertson PhD, aka Dr. Skateboard, and former pro skateboarder and snowboarder Othello Clark.
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Image courtesy of www.drskateboard.com.

Aug 16, 2018
Katy Perry’s Cosmic Curiosity
00:48:40

Extraterrestrials, prisms, music, scientific curiosity, the pursuit of knowledge, and more – Neil deGrasse Tyson and pop music superstar Katy Perry discuss their shared love of the universe. Featuring comic co-host Sasheer Zamata and astrophysicist Charles Liu.
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Photo Credit: Jon Betz.

Aug 10, 2018
#ICYMI - Surf’s Up – The Big Waves (Repeat)
00:39:35

Grab your board, apply your sunscreen, and get ready to find the perfect wave – re-visit the science of big wave surfing featuring Chuck Nice, Gary O’Reilly, NASA oceanographer Bill Patzert and pro surfer and the first female Big Wave World Champion, Paige Alms.
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Photo Credit: Erik Aeder, courtesy of www.paigealms.com

Aug 09, 2018
Inside DARPA: Sci-Fi Meets National Defense
00:48:45

Explore the intersection of science fiction and national defense inside the high-tech government agency developing America’s top-secret weapons of the future with Neil deGrasse Tyson, co-host Chuck Nice, former DARPA Director Arati Prabhakar, journalist Sharon Weinberger, and roboticist Hod Lipson.
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Photo Credit: J.Krohn, courtesy of JPL-Caltech.

Aug 03, 2018
#ICYMI - The Electrifying World of Formula E
00:50:00

In case you missed this episode on the Playing with Science channel… Race down the track with hosts Gary O’Reilly and Chuck Nice as they explore the electrifying world of Formula E alongside DS Virgin Racing driver Sam Bird, adventure journalist Jim Clash, and Williams Advanced Engineering Technical Director Paul McNamara. Batteries Included.
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Photo Credit: Shivraj Gohil, courtesy of DS Virgin Racing.

Aug 03, 2018
Cosmic Queries – Our Galaxy and Beyond
00:48:21

Join Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Sarah Rose Siskind as they answer fan-submitted Cosmic Queries about our collision course with the Andromeda galaxy, how the Big Bang got its name, the Cosmic Microwave Background radiation, dark matter, and much more.
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Photo Credit: NASA.

Jul 27, 2018
#ICYMI - The Physics of the Tour de France (Repeat)
00:55:56

Aerodynamics, Newton’s Laws, drafting, power to weight ratio, nutrition, technology and more! Get smarter about the Tour de France with hosts Chuck Nice and Gary O’Reilly and their guests Lance Armstrong, Neil deGrasse Tyson and sports physicist John Eric Goff.
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Photo Credit: Credit: Amaury Sport Organisation (A.S.O.)

Jul 26, 2018
The State of Space Exploration Now, with Bill Nye
00:48:00

Discover new ways we’re exploring our universe. Bill Nye the Science Guy and comic co-host Iliza Shlesinger answer fan-submitted Cosmic Queries about LightSail 1 and 2, artificial intelligence, Breakthrough StarShot, and much more.
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Photo Credit: Josh Spradling / The Planetary Society, via Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported License.

Jul 20, 2018
#ICYMI - Swimming Science and USRPT
00:52:15

In case you missed this episode on the Playing with Science channel… Hosts Gary O’Reilly and Chuck Nice dive into the deep end as we explore swimming science and Ultra Short Race Pace Training alongside some of the sport’s insiders – Dr. John Mullen, Dr. Brent Rushall, and coach Peter Andrew.
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Photo Credit: Ben Ratner.

Jul 19, 2018
The Geekiverse, with Kevin Smith
00:48:50

“In fact, it is the geek that shall inherit the Earth.” Explore the geekiverse with Neil deGrasse Tyson, filmmaker and superfan Kevin Smith, comic co-host Chuck Nice, astrophysicist Charles Liu, and physicist James Kakalios, author of The Physics of Superheroes.
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Photo Credit: Brandon Royal.

Jul 13, 2018
#ICYMI - Rugby – Physics and Grit, with Todd Clever
00:38:26

In case you missed this episode on the Playing with Science channel… Scrums, lineouts, and spin passes – Hosts Gary O’Reilly and Chuck Nice take to the turf as we explore the science and grit of rugby alongside Todd Clever, former USA Rugby captain, and Trevor Lipscombe, author of “The Physics of Rugby.”
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Photo Credit: Hamish McConnochie via Wikimedia Commons.

Jul 12, 2018
Extended Classic – Cosmic Queries: Primatology
01:02:30

Gorillas, bonobos, monkeys, and more – Neil deGrasse Tyson, comic co-host Chuck Nice, and primatologist Natalia Reagan answer fan-submitted questions about primatology. Now extended with Cosmic Queries about cloning featuring Natalia, Chuck, and biological anthropologist Ryan Raaum.
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Photo Credit: Natalia Reagan

Jul 06, 2018
#ICYMI - MLB Greatness and Trout 5 Design, with Mike Trout
00:43:15

Hosts Gary O’Reilly and Chuck Nice find out more about the new Trout 5 baseball cleats, data-driven baseball, and how to be baseball’s best player from MLB superstar Mike Trout and Mike Ekstrom, former MLB player and Nike Product Line Manager for Cleated Footwear.
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Photo Credit: D. Benjamin Miller [Public domain or CC0], from Wikimedia Commons.

Jul 05, 2018
STR at BAM – Science Is Everywhere (Part 2)
00:48:10

In Part 2, rejoin host Heather Berlin, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Chuck Nice, and theoretical physicist Brain Greene to finish off our segment of StarTalk All-Stars. Then, we cap off our night at BAM with a presentation of Playing with Science featuring Olympic figure skater silver medalist Sasha Cohen.
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Photo Credit: Elliot Severn

Jun 29, 2018
#ICYMI - Cosmic Queries: FIFA World Cup Edition
00:46:42

Have you caught the World Cup fever? We’ve got it bad! Hosts Gary O’Reilly and Chuck Nice sit down with physics professor John Eric Goff and answer your fan-submitted Cosmic Queries on the 2018 FIFA World Cup and the football world.
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Photo Credit: Adidas.

Jun 28, 2018
StarTalk at BAM – Science is Everywhere (Part 1)
00:48:31

Science really is everywhere. From the Big Bang to quantum mechanics to free will, we explore it all featuring Neil deGrasse Tyson, comic co-host Chuck Nice, physicist Brian Greene, neuroscientist Heather Berlin, and rapper Baba Brinkman. Recorded live at the Brooklyn Academy of Music.
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Photo Credit: Elliot Severn.

Jun 22, 2018
#ICYMI - Hole-istic Golf, with Craig Davies and Sean Foley
00:52:09

In case you missed this episode on the Playing with Science channel… The U.S. Open may be over but we’re still on course. Hosts Gary O’Reilly and Chuck Nice chat with Dr. Craig Davies and golf coach Sean Foley about taking the hole-istic approach to golf and the secrets that make the best players great.
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Photo Credit: Keith Allison from Hanover, MD, USA [CC BY-SA 2.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

Jun 22, 2018
Extended Classic – Cosmic Queries: A Powerful Potpourri
00:49:58

Neil deGrasse Tyson and Chuck Nice tackle an eclectic mix of your questions that take us from the boiling surface of the Sun to the dark side of the moon. Now extended with more questions on aliens, Isaac Newton as a dinner guest, Panspermia, and the James Webb Space Telescope.
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Image Credit & Copyright: Bob Franke.

Jun 15, 2018
#ICYMI - Extended Classic: Planet Soccer, with Neil deGrasse Tyson
01:03:52

In case you missed this episode on the Playing with Science channel… Re-visit Planet Soccer as we gear up for the 2018 FIFA World Cup with Chuck Nice, Gary O’Reilly, Neil deGrasse Tyson, and former NY Cosmos assistant coach and MLS All-Star Alecko Eskandarian. Now extended with physicist John Eric Goff telling us all about the new Telstar 18.
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Photo Credit: XiXinXing/iStock

Jun 14, 2018
Remembering Anthony: “A Seat at the Table with Anthony Bourdain Parts 1 & 2”
01:17:26

To celebrate the life of Anthony Bourdain, Neil deGrasse Tyson is revisiting his two-part interview with him from 2013, as a single, commercial-free episode with new thoughts and recollections by Neil. Featuring comic co-host Eugene Mirman and NYU Professor of Nutrition Marion Nestle.
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Photo Credit: Brandon Royal.

Jun 10, 2018
The Evolution of Journalism, with Katie Couric
00:48:47

Neil deGrasse Tyson investigates the search for the truth, the devaluation of facts, staying fair and balanced, debunking “fake news”, and the evolution of modern journalism with Katie Couric, co-host Eugene Mirman, Buzz Machine’s Jeff Jarvis, and data journalist Mona Chalabi.
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Photo Credit: Brandon Royal.

Jun 08, 2018
#ICYMI - Motorsports – Physics & Technology, with Will Buxton & Mario Andretti
00:51:35

In case you missed this episode on the Playing with Science channel… Chuck Nice and Gary O’Reilly race down the track, hairpin through the corner, and kick it into high gear as we explore the science-filled spectacle of auto racing with F1 journalist Will Buxton, physics professor Richard Bower, adventure journalist Jim Clash, and legendary driver Mario Andretti.
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Jun 07, 2018
Clean Meat, with Paul Shapiro
00:47:16

Neil deGrasse Tyson explores the future of clean meat and animal agriculture with comic co-host Maeve Higgins, author and animal advocate Paul Shapiro, and Dr. Liz Specht, Senior Scientist at The Good Food Institute.
NOTE: StarTalk All-Access subscribers can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/all-access/clean-meat-with-paul-shapiro/
Photo Credit: World Economic Forum (File: The Meat Revolution Mark Post.webm (7:53)) [CC BY 3.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons.

Jun 01, 2018
#ICYMI - Motorcycle Racing: Physics on 2-Wheels
00:40:35

In case you missed this episode on the Playing with Science channel… We kick it into top gear as hosts Gary O’Reilly and Chuck Nice explore the physics of motorcycle racing, riding, and assembly alongside adventure journalist Jim Clash and physics professor and motorcycle aficionado Charles Falco.
NOTE: StarTalk All-Access subscribers can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/all-access/motorcycle-racing-physics-on-2-wheels/
Photo Credit: SCrider (Flickr) via Wikimedia Commons.

Jun 01, 2018
Cosmic Queries – The Science Around Us
00:48:23

Bill Nye the Science Guy and comic co-host Chuck Nice answer fan-submitted Cosmic Queries about The Planetary Society and space exploration, climate change, the competitive nature of scientists, the EPA, NASA, extra-terrestrials, dark matter, and much more.
NOTE: StarTalk All-Access subscribers can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/all-access/cosmic-queries-the-science-around-us/
Photo Credit: Ben Ratner.

May 25, 2018
#ICYMI - American Ninja Warrior: Science, Skills, and Strategy
00:42:44

In case you missed this episode on the Playing with Science channel… Enter the wild, high-flying world of American Ninja Warrior with hosts Gary O’Reilly, Chuck Nice, ANW hosts Matt Iseman and Akbar Gbaja-Biamila, Ninjas Drew Drechsel, Najee Richardson, and Joe Moravsky, and executive producer Anthony Storm.
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Photo Credit: Ben Ratner

May 24, 2018
Cosmic Queries: Minds and Machines
00:48:31

Explore the inner workings of the human mind, the mysteries of memory, The Matrix, deep learning, the ethics of driverless cars, ELIZA, and much more with Neil deGrasse Tyson, comic co-host Chuck Nice, and neuroscientist Dr. Gary Marcus.
NOTE: StarTalk All-Access subscribers can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/all-access/cosmic-queries-minds-and-machines/
Image Credit: metamorworks/iStock.

May 18, 2018
#ICYMI - Baseball Physics Mashup, with Ron Darling, Geoff Blum, and J.P. Arencibia
00:34:42

In case you missed this episode on the Playing with Science channel… Home runs, World Series winners, pitching physics, and more – enjoy our baseball mashup featuring hosts Chuck Nice and Gary O’Reilly, astrophysicists Neil deGrasse Tyson and Charles Liu, physicist Alan Nathan, Holden Kushner, and former MLB greats Ron Darling Jr., Geoff Blum, and J.P. Arencibia.
Photo Credit: AlbertoChagas/iStock.

May 17, 2018
Basketball Physics, with NBA Legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
00:48:40

Slam dunks, skyhooks, three-pointers, bank shots and rebounds – Investigate the physics of basketball with host Neil deGrasse Tyson, NBA All-Time leading scorer Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, comic co-host Chuck Nice, astrophysicist Charles Liu, and NBA analyst Jim Spanarkel.
NOTE: StarTalk All-Access subscribers can listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/all-access/basketball-physics-with-nba-legend-kareem-abdul-jabbar/
Photo Credit: Brandon Royal.

May 11, 2018
#ICYMI - Basketball Shoe Technology, with Julius “Dr. J” Erving, Ray Allen, and Rasheed Wallace
00:41:31

In case you missed this episode on the Playing with Science channel…Lace ‘em up! Explore the past, present, and future of basketball shoe technology with hosts Chuck Nice, Gary O’Reilly, NBA legends Julius “Dr. J.” Erving, Ray Allen, Rasheed Wallace, and Converse’s Jon Garon.
Photo Courtesy of Nike.com.

May 11, 2018
Cosmic Queries – Climate Science, with Bill Nye
00:48:44

Bill Nye the Science Guy is back to delve into one of his favorite topics of discussion: climate change. Joined by co-host Chuck Nice and Kate Marvel, an Associate Research Scientist at NASA GISS and Columbia University, Bill and company answer fan’s Cosmic Queries about our changing climate.
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May 04, 2018
#ICYMI - NBA – Evolution of the Game, with Julius Erving, Rasheed Wallace, and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
00:42:25

In case you missed this episode on the Playing with Science channel… Investigate the evolution of the NBA with Gary O’Reilly and Chuck Nice in the first of our two part mini-series featuring NBA greats Julius “Dr. J” Erving, Rasheed Wallace, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, and our own Neil deGrasse Tyson.

May 03, 2018
Into the Wild, with Jane Goodall
00:48:57

Venture into the wild with Neil deGrasse Tyson and legendary primatologist Jane Goodall. Featuring comic co-host Chuck Nice, biological anthropologist Dr. Jill Pruetz, primatologist Natalia Reagan, and Sarah Baeckler, former President and CEO of Project Chimps.
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Photo Credit: Brandon Royal.

Apr 27, 2018
#ICYMI - Playing with Science at BAM, with Sasha Cohen & Neil deGrasse Tyson
00:45:10

In case you missed this episode on the Playing with Science channel… We’re taking to the ice as we explore the physics of figure skating with host Chuck Nice, Olympic medalist Sasha Cohen, neuroscientist Dr. Heather Berlin, and resident astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson. Record live at “StarTalk at BAM: Science is Everywhere.” (Adult Language).

Apr 26, 2018
Extended Classic – Cosmic Queries The Random Edition
01:02:50

This week, Chuck Nice asks Neil deGrasse Tyson fan-submitted questions on a range of topics we couldn’t answer in other episodes. Now extended with a session of “Neil’d It” – where Neil and Chuck comb Internet comments to see if the science is right. (Adult Language).
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Photo Credit: Ben Ratner.

Apr 20, 2018
#ICYMI - 2018 Soccer Tech: Beyond Sports & Telstar 18
00:50:02

In case you missed this episode on the Playing with Science channel…We look to the future of soccer and prepare for the 2018 FIFA World Cup as we investigate Beyond Sports VR technology and the new Adidas Telstar 18 with hosts Gary O’Reilly, Chuck Nice and Beyond Sports CEO Jeffrey Saunders and physicist John Eric Goff.
Photo Credit: © 2018 BEYOND SPORTS BV.

Apr 19, 2018
StarTalk Live! at Kings Theatre: Science and Morality (Part 2)
00:48:51

Our show from historic Kings Theatre in Brooklyn, NY concludes with further investigation into the intersection of science and morality. Featuring Neil deGrasse Tyson, Eugene Mirman, skeptic Michael Shermer, Rev. James Martin, SJ, Michael Ian Black, and Whoopi Goldberg. (Adult Language.)
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Photo Credit: Elliot Severn.

Apr 13, 2018
#ICYMI - Breaking the Rules–The Physics & Psychology of Cheating
00:50:01

In case you missed this episode on the Playing with Science channel… You can break the rules of the game, but you can’t break the rules of physics. Chuck Nice and Gary O’Reilly investigate the physics and psychology of cheating, with physicist John Eric Goff and sport psychologist Dr. Leah Lagos.

Apr 12, 2018
StarTalk Live! at Kings Theatre: Science and Morality (Part 1)
00:48:57

How do we know if we’re right or wrong? Investigate the intersection of science and morality with Neil Tyson, Eugene Mirman, author Michael Shermer, Rev. James Martin, SJ, and comedians Michael Ian Black, and Whoopi Goldberg. Recorded live at Kings Theatre in Brooklyn, NY. (Warning: Adult Language).
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Photo Credit: Elliot Severn.

Apr 06, 2018
#ICYMI - The Psychology of Extreme Sports
00:40:42

In case you missed this episode on the Playing with Science channel… We’re taking you to the extreme! Hosts Chuck Nice and Gary O’Reilly investigate the psychology of the extreme sports athlete with adventure journalist Jim Clash, neuroscientist Dr. Heather Berlin, and extreme sport psychologist Dr. Eric Brymer.

Apr 06, 2018
Extended Classic – Cosmic Queries Galactic Gumbo
01:03:08

Now serving seconds! Neil deGrasse Tyson and Chuck Nice mix up a pot of Galactic Gumbo, now with an extra helping of more Cosmic Queries. Ingredients for this cosmic dish include the Big Bang, string theory, the expansion of the universe, antimatter, aliens, asteroids, and much more!
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Credit: ESA/Hubble & NASA, Acknowledgements: Judy Schmidt (Geckzilla).

Mar 30, 2018
#ICYMI - NCAA – March Madness, Money, and Minds
00:50:01

In case you missed this episode on the Playing with Science channel… Investigate the money, minds, and madness of the NCAA with hosts Gary O’Reilly and Chuck Nice. Featuring bracketologist Chris Dobbertean, author Andrew Zimbalist, neuroscientist Heather Berlin, and sport psychologist Leah Lagos.
Photo Credit: 3dfoto/iStock.

Mar 29, 2018
Bill Nye Live from Sirius…XM
00:48:23

Climate change, solar sails, GMOs, the moon’s rotation, volcanism and more – Join Bill Nye and Chuck Nice as they answer questions live from the Sirius XM studio. They also discuss Bill’s new documentary “Bill Nye: Science Guy.” (Previously recorded.)
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Photo Credit: Ben Ratner.

Mar 23, 2018
#ICYMI - Brain Training – Neuropriming & VR Technology
00:47:11

In case you missed this episode on the Playing with Science channel… This week hosts Gary O’Reilly and Chuck Nice are getting into your head when they investigate neuropriming and VR technology training in sports with Brett Wingeier, co-founder of Halo Neuroscience, and Michael Casale, Chief Science Officer at StriVR.

Mar 22, 2018
Cosmic Queries – More Office Hours
00:48:30

Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Chuck Nice answer fan-submitted Cosmic Queries about the “God of the gaps” theory, the Big Bang and “vacuum energy,” Pascal’s Wager, gravitational wells; haunted apartments, making math sexy, “the Matrix,” star-gazing, wine, and the meaning of life.
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Photo Credit: Ben Ratner.

Mar 16, 2018
#ICYMI: March Madness 2018: Bracketology
00:50:01

In case you missed this episode on the Playing with Science channel… Can you sense that? It’s the madness descending upon us once more. It’s time for the NCAA Division 1 Men’s Basketball tournament, a.k.a. March Madness. Join in as we gear up for the games with hosts Gary O’Reilly, Chuck Nice, and bracketologist Chris Dobbertean. (Updated for 2018!)
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Credit: NCAA.

Mar 15, 2018
The Universe and Beyond, with Stephen Hawking
00:46:59

Join Neil deGrasse Tyson as he sits down with world-renowned physicist Stephen Hawking. We offer this episode in memory of Dr. Hawking's passing, and in celebration of his life. With co-host Matt Kirshen, astrophysicist Janna Levin, theoretical physicist Michio Kaku, and Bill Nye the Science Guy.
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Photo Credit: Brandon Royal.

Mar 14, 2018
Celebrating Einstein
00:48:43

Join Neil deGrasse Tyson, comic co-host Chuck Nice, and astrophysicist Janna Levin as they celebrate the life and achievements of Albert Einstein and his impact on the scientific world around us including the detection of gravitational waves at LIGO.
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Credit: Ferdinand Schmutzer, Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons.

Mar 09, 2018
#ICYMI - Winter Paralympics, with Medalists Mike Shea and Taylor Lipsett
00:43:03

In case you missed this episode on the Playing with Science channel…
Get ready for the 2018 Winter Paralympics as hosts Gary O’Reilly and Chuck Nice chat with Olympic Medalists Mike Shea, Taylor Lipsett, and author Walter Thompson about the world of Paralympic athletics.
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Photo Credit: By popejon2 [CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

Mar 08, 2018
Cycling, Physics, and Doping, with Lance Armstrong
00:48:45

Join Neil deGrasse Tyson as he sits down with controversial cycling superstar Lance Armstrong to explore the science of cycling, the ethics of doping, and the history of the sport. Featuring comic co-host Scott Adsit, author Max Glaskin, and bio-ethics professor Arthur Caplan.
Photo Credit: Brandon Royal.
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Mar 02, 2018
#ICYMI - Bobsledding, with Olympic Gold Medalists Curt Tomasevicz & Steve Mesler
00:41:52

Get ready for a wild ride – Hosts Chuck Nice and Gary O’Reilly explore the dangerous, daring world of bobsledding: the physics, the strategy, and the skill. Featuring Olympic gold medalists Curtis Tomasevicz, Steve Mesler, and astrophysicist Charles Liu.
Credit: Stockbyte.
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Mar 01, 2018
Singing Science, with Kelly Clarkson
00:48:23

Hit the high note with Neil deGrasse Tyson, singer Kelly Clarkson, comic co-host Chuck Nice, and vocologist Dr. Brian Gill as they explore the science of singing, bringing emotion to songs, singing injuries, the anatomy of the voice, the impact of auto-tune, and more. (Warning: Adult Language)
Image Credit: Ben Ratner.
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Feb 23, 2018
#ICYMI - Olympic Alpine Skiing, with Erin Mielzynski and Andrew Weibrecht
00:37:15

We’re going downhill, fast. Hosts Gary O’Reilly and Chuck Nice descend into the world of Olympic alpine skiing with Olympic skiers Erin Mielzynski (Team Canada) and Andrew Weibrecht (Team USA), physicist John Eric Goff, and Jake Stevens, the US Race Director at Rossignal.
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Feb 22, 2018
What’s Science Got to Do With Love?
00:48:56

Valentine’s Day, StarTalk style: Celebrate the science of love, sex, relationships, and more in this “Best of” episode featuring Neil deGrasse Tyson, sex columnist Dan Savage, biological anthropologist Dr. Helen Fisher, bestselling science author Mary Roach, Kristen Schaal, and Chuck Nice. (Warning: Adult Content.)
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Feb 16, 2018
#ICYMI - The Science of Curling, with Olympians Brad Gushue and Nina Roth
00:43:53

Slide down the ice with Gary O’Reilly and Chuck Nice as they investigate the surprising science of curling. Featuring author and curler Dean Gemmell, physicist John Eric Goff, 2018 Olympic curler Nina Roth, and 2006 gold medalist Brad Gushue. (Warning: Adult Language.)
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Feb 15, 2018
The Evolution of Personal Technology, with Marques Brownlee
00:48:26

How has personal technology changed our world? Neil deGrasse Tyson sits down with tech vlogger and YouTube star Marques Brownlee, comic co-host Chuck Nice, and tech journalist Clive Thompson to explore Internet identity, hacking, Moore’s law, self-driving cars, and technological evolution.
Image Credit: robypangy/iStock.
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Feb 09, 2018
#ICYMI - Figure Skating Physics, with Olympic Medalist Sasha Cohen
00:43:31

The Winter Olympics are here! Gary O’Reilly and Chuck Nice kick off our series of episodes about Olympic sports with the physics of the most watched event: figure skating. Physicist John Eric Goff is back, along with figure skating analyst Jackie Wong, and Olympic silver medalist Sasha Cohen.
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Photo Credit: Rich Moffitt (originally posted to Flickr as Opening pose) [CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

Feb 08, 2018
Playing with Science Time Capsule Season 1 & 2
00:49:27

Check out the best of Playing with Science as chosen by StarTalk fans when hosts Chuck Nice and Gary O’Reilly explore the science behind basketball, surfing, martial arts, hockey and more featuring guests Neil deGrasse Tyson, Lance Armstrong, and others.
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Feb 02, 2018
#ICYMI - Season 3 Premiere: Big Game Special, w/Neil Tyson and New England Patriot Cameron Fleming
00:37:39

Are you ready for some football – and Season 3 of Playing with Science? In preparation for Sunday’s big game, Gary O’Reilly and Chuck Nice talk to Patriots Offensive Tackle Cameron Fleming, Neil deGrasse Tyson, and Kevin Krysiak, Wilson’s Director of Innovation, who explains the NFL’s “connected football.”
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Feb 01, 2018
StarTalk All-Stars Season 2 Time Capsule
00:48:40

Discover some of the best moments from Season 2 of StarTalk All-Stars featuring Neil deGrasse Tyson, Bill Nye, Chuck Nice, Carolyn Porco, Mike Massimino, Eugene Mirman, Heather Berlin, Seth Shostak, Maeve Higgins, and others discussing Mars, climate change, consciousness, Voyager 1, and more.
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Jan 26, 2018
#ICYMI - Martial Arts – Fight Like a Physicist (Repeat)
00:37:45

Chuck Nice and Gary O’Reilly get schooled on the martial arts by two fighting physicists: Jason Thalken, who has a Black Belt in Hopkido, and Prof. John Eric Goff, who has a Black Belt in Karate.
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Jan 25, 2018
Season 8 Time Capsule (Part 2)
00:48:42

Neil deGrasse Tyson guides us through this year's favorite Cosmic Queries episodes, with Matt O’ Dowd, Bill Nye, Godfrey, Chuck Nice, John Allen Paulos, James Kakalios, and Harrison Greenbaum talking about quantum physics, planetary defense, cosmic phenomena and more!
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Jan 19, 2018
Season 8 Time Capsule (Part 1)
00:48:24

Neil deGrasse Tyson takes us through your favorite episodes of the season featuring Stephen Hawking, William Shatner, Adam Savage, Terry Crews, Fareed Zakaria, Bill Nye, and others as they explore the future, human augmentation, science fiction, and more.
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Jan 12, 2018
#ICYMI - NFL Fitness and Nutrition (Repeat)
00:41:56

Chuck and Gary get schooled by the men who optimize player performance for the pros: Glen Tobias of the NY Jets, and Dave Puloka and Wayne Diesel of the Miami Dolphins. Neil Tyson interviews quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick and former players John Urschel and Terry Crews.
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Jan 11, 2018
Predictions: This Year in Science
00:48:27

Kick the New Year off with Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Chuck Nice as they discuss scientific predictions for 2018 submitted by fans and friends of the StarTalk universe; Neil and Chuck also, not surprisingly, get sidetracked by their great conversation.
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Jan 05, 2018
Life on Mars Mashup
00:46:38

Ponder living on Mars in this Martian mashup as we explore “The Martian,” food and sports on Mars, and more. With Neil Tyson, Bill Nye, Mike Massimino, Buzz Aldrin, Andy Weir, Mary Roach, John Oliver, Eugene Mirman, Chuck Nice, Gary O’Reilly and many others.
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Dec 29, 2017
#ICYMI - Extended Classic: The Science of “The Catch”
00:50:28

Was it skill? Was it science? Chuck Nice and Gary O’Reilly investigate Odell Beckham Jr.’s one-handed catch, with Joe Bevier of Nike, coach Jay Norvell, and physicist John Eric Goff. Now extended with Chuck, Gary and John answering Cosmic Queries about size vs. speed and the impact of the Magnus effect.
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Dec 28, 2017
Extraterrestrial Mashup
00:48:36

Search for ET on this StarTalk mashup – featuring Neil deGrasse Tyson, David Grinspoon, Seth Shostak, Michael Ian Black, Chuck Nice, Jill Tarter, David Brin, Allen Saakyan, and Doug Vakoch – as we explore where to look and debate whether to send signals ourselves.
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Dec 22, 2017
#ICYMI - Extended Classic: The Immaculate Reception
01:00:26

Gary O’Reilly and Chuck Nice turn to physics to unravel the mystery of the Immaculate Reception, the most famous, controversial play in NFL history. With Neil Tyson, QB Ryan Fitzpatrick, John Eric Goff, and sports writer Jim Brennan. Now with Chuck, Gary and John talking confirmation bias, preventing Deflategates, and football on the Moon. Don’t miss an episode of Playing with Science. Subscribe to our channels on:
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Dec 21, 2017
Cosmic Queries: Altered States, with Bill Nye
00:48:29

If you think this episode will be filled with questions about pot and LSD, you’d be right. But Chuck Nice also throws a few other Cosmic Queries at host Bill Nye, from how to get more women into STEM to the potential impact of discovering life on Mars.
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Dec 15, 2017
#ICYMI: Planet Soccer: Science and Technology
00:49:58

This week, former British footballer Gary O’Reilly shows Chuck Nice around his old stomping grounds, the soccer pitch. Helping him investigate the science and tech that’s transforming the game are NY Cosmos Assistant Coach Alecko Eskandarian and astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson. (Adult Language)
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Dec 14, 2017
Cosmic Queries: Time and Higher Dimensions
00:48:44

Neil deGrasse Tyson, mathematician John Allen Paulos, physicist James Kakalios, and comic co-host Harrison Greenbaum investigate the fourth dimension, hypercubes, wormholes, Edwin Abbott’s “Flatland,” and much more!
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Dec 08, 2017
#ICYMI - Snowboarding: Shreddin' the Gnar
00:36:58

The forecast is for snow, and hosts Gary O’Reilly and Chuck Nice are hitting the slopes for a physics lesson with former pro snowboarder and soap opera star Othello Clark and veteran surfer, snowboarder and skateboard champ Dr. Bill Robertson, aka Dr. Skateboard.
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Dec 07, 2017
Cosmic Queries: Mysterious Cosmology, with Sean Carroll
00:48:37

String theory, the fabric of spacetime, the multiverse, quantum mechanics, and much more – explore the cosmological mysteries of the universe with Neil deGrasse Tyson, comic co-host Chuck Nice, and theoretical physicist Sean Carroll.
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Dec 01, 2017
#ICYMI - Space Jam: Basketball Cosmic Queries, with Neil deGrasse Tyson
00:49:19

Neil deGrasse Tyson joins hosts Gary O’Reilly and Chuck Nice to answer fan submitted questions about the physics of basketball, Michael Jordan, and the impact of race on athletic performance. (Warning: Adult Language.)
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Nov 30, 2017
A Conversation with Andy Weir – Special Bonus Episode
00:42:38

Neil deGrasse Tyson welcomes Andy Weir, best-selling author of “The Martian,” to talk about his new book, “Artemis” – a heist/crime novel that happens to be set on the Moon. Neil and Andy explore the unique, science-infused creative process that went into the novel, and much more.
Special thanks to Audible for making this bonus episode possible.
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Nov 30, 2017
Cosmic Queries Astrophysics Mashup
00:45:33

Delve into this mashup of Cosmic Queries as Neil deGrasse Tyson and an ensemble of comic co-hosts explore the vast wonder of the cosmos including double star systems, black holes, dark matter and antimatter, the Hubble constant, tidal friction, ET, and much more.
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Nov 24, 2017
#ICYMI - Extended Classic: The Art of the Hail Mary
00:50:00

Hosts Gary O’Reilly & Chuck Nice dissect the famous “Miracle at Michigan” Hail Mary pass with the man who threw it, Kordell Stewart, and physicist John Eric Goff. Now extended with Chuck, Gary and John answering your Cosmic Queries about physics and football.
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Nov 23, 2017
Cosmic Queries: Defending our Planet, with Bill Nye
00:48:18

The universe is a hostile place. What would we do if a planet-destroying asteroid or comet strike were imminent? Do we have plans in place? Bill Nye and comic co-host Chuck Nice are back to answer fan-submitted Cosmic Queries about defending the Earth.
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Nov 17, 2017
#ICYMI - World Series Slugfest, with Neil deGrasse Tyson
00:40:12

The 2017 World Series is the greatest slugfest in the Fall Classic’s history. After 8 different batters hit home runs in a record-setting Game 2, Gary O’Reilly and Chuck Nice searched for scientific explanations with Neil Tyson and weather expert William Patzert.
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Nov 16, 2017
Cosmic Queries Live: Galactic Gumbo Edition
00:48:19

Explore relativity, panspermia, Van Gogh’s Starry Night, the multiverse, tachyons, marijuana legalization, and more with Neil deGrasse Tyson and co-host Chuck Nice as they answered questions in front of a live audience at Sessanta and on Facebook Live.
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Nov 10, 2017
#ICYMI: Physics on Wheels, with Dr. Skateboard & Othello Clark
00:39:28