StarTalk Radio 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.
Science Fiction and Star Trek, with Zachary Quinto 2020-03-30 12:00:00 "The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few." Neil deGrasse Tyson explores Star Trek and science fiction with Zachary Quinto (Spock), comic co-host Chuck Nice, and astrophysicist and StarTalk geek-in-chief Charles Liu, PhD. 49 minutes, 49 seconds
Unmanned: Drone Racing and Tech 2020-03-27 12:00:00 Is it an Esport? Is it a "real" sport? Or is it a bit of both? Neil deGrasse Tyson and co-hosts Gary O'Reilly and Chuck Nice investigate drone racing and technology with world champion Paul "Nurk" Nurkkala and drone engineer Justin Pearce. 50 minutes
C-3PO and the Rise of Robots, with Anthony Daniels 2020-03-23 12:00:00 What's the difference between a robot and an android? Should laws protect robots? Neil deGrasse Tyson explores the rise of robots with "I Am C-3PO" author and Star Wars actor Anthony Daniels, comic co-host Chuck Nice, and robot ethicist Kate Darling, PhD. 58 minutes, 47 seconds
Understanding the Coronavirus (COVID-19) 2020-03-16 12:00:00 Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Chuck Nice investigate what we currently know about the Coronavirus (COVID-19) with Dr. Irwin Redlener, Director of the National Center for Disaster Preparedness. 39 minutes, 22 seconds
The Carlos BeltrÃ¡n Interview 2020-03-13 12:00:00 Neil deGrasse Tyson and co-hosts Gary O'Reilly and Chuck Nice sit down with MLB legend Carlos BeltrÃ¡n to explore his extraordinary career including his first experiences in the league, adapting to the Moneyball era, and life after baseball. 58 minutes, 33 seconds
Cosmic Queries: Until the End of Time, with Brian Greene 2020-03-09 12:00:00 Neil deGrasse Tyson, comic co-host Chuck Nice, and theoretical physicist and author Brian Greene answer questions from our fans about string theory, the fabric of spacetime, interstellar travel, free will, and the meaning of life. 48 minutes, 16 seconds
Cosmic Queries - Black Holes and Dark Energy Part II 2020-03-02 12:00:00 One episode wasn't enough! Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Chuck Nice are back to answer more fan-submitted questions about black holes, dark energy, singularities, Hawking radiation, photons, and a lot more. 49 minutes, 17 seconds
Show Me the Money: Is it College Athlete Payday? 2020-02-28 12:00:00 Should college athletes be getting paid? Neil deGrasse Tyson and co-hosts Gary O'Reilly and Chuck Nice investigate this hotly debated question alongside author Ellen Staurowsky, EdD, and economist Andrew Zimbalist, PhD. 49 minutes, 46 seconds
Cosmic Queries - Black Holes and Dark Energy 2020-02-24 12:00:00 Could the Earth become a black hole? Does dark energy impact your life? Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Chuck Nice answer your fan-submitted questions on black holes, dark energy, and other mysteries of the universe.
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Image Credit: NASA, S. Gezari (The Johns Hopkins University), and J. Guillochon (University of California, Santa Cruz). 54 minutes, 52 seconds
Geekdom 101, with Olivia Munn 2020-02-17 12:00:00 Are you ready for your lesson in geek culture? Neil deGrasse Tyson chats with Olivia Munn about superheroes, aliens, math, planetary science, and more. Featuring comic co-host Chuck Nice and astrophysicist and StarTalk geek-in-chief Charles Liu, PhD.
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Photo Credit: StarTalk. 50 minutes, 24 seconds
Teaching For Better Humans 2.0 More than test scores or good gradeswhat do kids need for the future? This hour, TED speakers explore how to help children grow into better humans, both during and after this time of crisis. Guests include educators Richard Culatta and Liz Kleinrock, psychologist Thomas Curran, and writer Jacqueline Woodson.
#556 The Power of Friendship It's 2020 and times are tough. Maybe some of us are learning about social distancing the hard way. Maybe we just are all a little anxious. No matter what, we could probably use a friend. But what is a friend, exactly? And why do we need them so much? This week host Bethany Brookshire speaks with Lydia Denworth, author of the new book "Friendship: The Evolution, Biology, and Extraordinary Power of Life's Fundamental Bond".
This episode is hosted by Bethany Brookshire, science writer from Science News.
Dispatch 3: Shared Immunity More than a million people have caught Covid-19, and tens of thousands have died. But thousands more have survived and recovered. A week or so ago (aka, what feels like ten years in corona time) producer Molly Webster learned that many of those survivors possess a kind of superpower: antibodies trained to fight the virus. Not only that, they might be able to pass this power on to the people who are sick with corona, and still in the fight. Today we have the story of an experimental treatment that's popping up all over the country: convalescent plasma transfusion, a century-old procedure that some say may become one of our best weapons against this devastating, new disease.
If you have recovered from Covid-19 and want to donate plasma, national and local donation registries are gearing up to collect blood.
To sign up with the American Red Cross, a national organization that works in local communities, head here.
To find out more about the The National COVID-19 Convalescent Plasma Project, which we spoke about in our episode, including information on clinical trials or plasma donation projects in your community, go here.
And if you are in the greater New York City area, and want to donate convalescent plasma, head over to the New York Blood Center to sign up. Or, register with specific NYC hospitals here.
If you are sick with Covid-19, and are interested in participating in a clinical trial, or are looking for a plasma donor match, check in with your local hospital, university, or blood center for more; you can also find more information on trials at The National COVID-19 Convalescent Plasma Project.
And lastly, Tatiana Prowell's tweet that tipped us off is here.
This episode was reported by Molly Webster and produced by Pat Walters. Special thanks to Drs. Evan Bloch and Tim Byun, as well as the Albert Einstein College of Medicine.
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