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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.

Saving the Earth, with Al Gore
2019-04-19 12:37:23
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. Photo Credit: National Geographic.
50 minutes


Cosmic Queries - Physics All Around Us
2019-04-12 12:30:00
Did you know physics is 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. Photo Credit: Offnfopt (Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons).
50 minutes, 3 seconds


#ICYMI - Women's Boxing, with World Champion Alicia Ashley
2019-04-11 16:10:13
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).
50 minutes


Cosmic Queries - X-ray Astrophysics
2019-04-05 12:30:00
Vote now for StarTalk to win a Webby Award! wbby.co/vote-pod18 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. <<INSERT ALL-ACCESS EPISODE LINK HERE>> Photo Credit: X-ray: NASA/CXC/Univ. Potsdam/L. Oskinova, et al.; Optical: NASA/STScI; Infrared: NASA/JPL-Caltech.
50 minutes, 3 seconds


Cosmic Queries - Everyday Astrophysics, with Russell Peters
2019-03-29 12:48:09
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®.
50 minutes


#ICYMI - Breaking Down Baseball Barriers, with Meredith Wills and Justine Siegal
2019-03-28 15:38:57
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.
50 minutes


Cosmic Queries - Neuroscience
2019-03-22 13:10:11
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.
49 minutes, 13 seconds


Einstein's Genius, with Ron Howard
2019-03-15 12:30:00
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.
50 minutes


#ICYMI - NASCAR vs Formula 1
2019-03-14 15:00:00
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.
50 minutes


Vaccines - Let's Make America Smart Again
2019-03-08 12:30:00
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©.
49 minutes, 58 seconds




Best Science Podcasts 2019

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