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Our selection of the best science podcasts of 2019. New science podcasts are updated daily from your favorite science news services and scientists.


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Science meets comedy and pop culture on StarTalk Radio! Astrophysicist and Hayden Planetarium director Neil deGrasse Tyson, his comic co-hosts, guest celebrities and scientists discuss astronomy, physics, and everything else about life in the universe.

The Pursuit of Knowledge, with Larry King
2019-09-13 12:46:35
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. 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. 
50 minutes, 17 seconds


Westworld and the Future of AI, with James Marsden
2019-09-06 12:30:00
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: Brandon Royal
50 minutes, 17 seconds


Parody and Geek Culture, with "Weird Al" Yankovic
2019-08-30 12:30:00
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
50 minutes, 13 seconds


Cosmic Curiosities, with Paul Mecurio
2019-08-23 12:35:25
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.
50 minutes, 21 seconds


Watching the Skies, with the US Space Command
2019-08-16 11:26:40
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).
50 minutes, 18 seconds


Building an MVP Machine
2019-08-15 14:00:00
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)]
49 minutes, 14 seconds


#ICYMI - Building an MVP Machine
2019-08-15 14:00:00
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)]
49 minutes, 14 seconds


Cosmic Queries - Science in Pop Fiction, the Sequel
2019-08-09 12:30:00
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©
50 minutes, 18 seconds


Cosmic Queries - Science in Pop Fiction
2019-08-02 12:30:00
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
50 minutes, 16 seconds


#ICYMI - A Conversation with Mario Andretti and Neil deGrasse Tyson
2019-08-01 15:00:00
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©
54 minutes, 15 seconds




Best Science Podcasts 2019

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