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Our selection of the best science podcasts of 2018. 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.

Extended Classic: Cosmic Queries - Office Hours
2018-12-14 12:30:00
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.
50 minutes


#ICMYI - Sports Injuries and Recovery
2018-12-13 13:33:00
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.
49 minutes, 2


Living in Space, with Scott Kelly
2018-12-07 12:30:00
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. Photo Credit: NASA
50 minutes


#ICYMI - Moneyball 2.0 - Soccer Edition
2018-12-06 15:20:35
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.
49 minutes, 59 seconds


Extended Classic - Let's Make America Smart Again: The Future of NASA
2018-11-30 12:30:00
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: Image Credit: NASA.
1 hour, 7 minutes, 15 seconds


#ICYMI - Ultra-Running, with Ann Trason & Dr. Ultra
2018-11-29 15:00:00
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.
49 minutes, 59 seconds


The Surfing Life, with Kelly Slater
2018-11-23 12:30:00
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. 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
50 minutes


#ICYMI - Tiger vs Phil - 18 Holes, $9 Mil
2018-11-23 11:15:08
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.
36 minutes, 31 seconds


The Future of Us, with Sir Martin Rees
2018-11-16 13:30:00
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. NOTE: StarTalk All-Access subscribers can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/all-access/the-future-of-us-with-sir-martin-rees/ Photo Credit: StarTalk Radio
50 minutes


#ICYMI - Extreme Flying - Red Bull Air Race, with Kirby Chambliss
2018-11-15 15:08:22
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.
49 minutes, 58 seconds




Best Science Podcasts 2018

We have hand picked the best science podcasts for 2018. Sit back and enjoy new science podcasts updated daily from your favorite science news services and scientists.
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