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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.

A Conversation with Jordan Klepper
2019-06-21 12:30:00
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 at https://www.startalkradio.net/startalk-all-access/ Photo Credit: StarTalk©.
50 minutes


#ICYMI - Sneakerheads and Sneaker Design
2019-06-20 16:34:31
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©.
49 minutes, 26 seconds


Freakonomics, with Stephen J. Dubner
2019-06-14 11:46:51
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. Find out more at https://www.startalkradio.net/startalk-all-access/ Photo Credit: StarTalk.
50 minutes


Jack Black's Cosmic Curiosity
2019-06-07 12:33:40
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/
49 minutes, 59 seconds


#ICYMI - Inside Sports Betting
2019-06-06 14:08:34
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)]
36 minutes, 5


Creating Science Fiction, with Gale Anne Hurd
2019-05-31 12:30:00
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/
50 minutes


Making Stuff, with Adam Savage
2019-05-24 12:30:00
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©
50 minutes


#ICYMI - Gender Inequality in Sports, with Heather O'Reilly
2019-05-23 16:00:00
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.
42 minutes, 56 seconds


Playing the Game of Thrones, with George RR Martin
2019-05-17 12:32:24
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.
50 minutes


Wrestling with Mental Health, with AJ Mendez
2019-05-10 12:30:00
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. Photo Credit: © Cathy and David Photography, via theajmendez.com
49 minutes, 59 seconds




Best Science Podcasts 2019

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