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Coronavirus and Conspiracy Theories, with Michael Shermer
2020-07-06 15:00:00
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.
49 minutes, 6 seconds


Making a Phenom: The Mind
2020-07-03 15:00:00
In Episode Two of our 'Making a Phenom' mini-series, 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.
56 minutes, 19 seconds


Cosmic Queries - Get Some Space
2020-06-29 15:00:00
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!
54 minutes, 59 seconds


Cosmic Queries - Algorithms and Data, with Hannah Fry
2020-06-22 15:00:00
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.
57 minutes, 42 seconds


Making a Phenom: Genetics
2020-06-19 15:00:00
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.
57 minutes, 56 seconds


Cosmic Queries - Science Is Cool
2020-06-15 15:00:00
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.
48 minutes, 2 seconds


Cosmic Queries - Science to Know
2020-06-08 15:00:00
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.
52 minutes, 31 seconds


Coronavirus and Sports
2020-06-05 15:00:00
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.
50 minutes, 31 seconds


Cosmic Queries - Alien Oceans
2020-06-01 15:00:00
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.
49 minutes, 25 seconds


COVID-19 and Mental Health
2020-05-25 15:00:00
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.
48 minutes, 21 seconds




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