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Building an MVP Machine from StarTalk Radio

From StarTalk Radio - In case you missed this episode on the Playing with Science channel.... Move over Moneyball, something new is coming. Chuck Nice and Gary O'Reilly explore the world of data-driven player development that's re-shaping baseball today. Featuring Ben Lindbergh and Travis Sawchik, authors of The MVP Machine, and astrophysicist and baseball sleuth Meredith Wills, PhD. Photo Credit: Erik Drost [CC BY 2.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)]


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Building an MVP Machine
2019-08-15 14:00:00
In case you missed this episode on the Playing with Science channel.... Move over Moneyball, something new is coming. Chuck Nice and Gary O'Reilly explore the world of data-driven player development that's re-shaping baseball today. Featuring Ben Lindbergh and Travis Sawchik, authors of The MVP Machine, and astrophysicist and baseball sleuth Meredith Wills, PhD. Photo Credit: Erik Drost [CC BY 2.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)]
49 minutes, 14 seconds


Technology and Us, with Ainissa Ramirez
2020-07-13 15:00:00
Do we control technology or does technology control us? Neil deGrasse Tyson, comic co-host Negin Farsad, and material scientist and author Ainissa Ramirez, PhD, answer fan-submitted Cosmic Queries and explore how technology has shaped our world.


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.


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.


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!


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


Pro Athlete Cosmic Queries
2020-05-22 15:00:00
Neil deGrasse Tyson, alongside co-hosts Gary O'Reilly and Chuck Nice, answer Cosmic Queries from professional athletes including Olympic skier Lindsey Vonn, rugby player Nicole Heavirland, skateboarder Joey Brezinski, and boxer Cam F. Awesome.


Cosmic Queries - Humans in Space
2020-05-18 12:00:00
Neil deGrasse Tyson answers fan-submitted Cosmic Queries about manned space exploration with NASA Twin Study principal investigator biologist and geneticist Chris Mason, PhD, and comic co-host Matt Kirshen.


Cosmic Queries - Theoretical Physics
2020-05-11 12:00:00
Neil deGrasse Tyson, comic co-host Chuck Nice, and astrophysicist Janna Levin, PhD, answer fan-submitted Cosmic Queries on theoretical physics: black holes, quantum entanglement, energy, dark matter and a lot more!


Cosmic Queries - Sports Genetics
2020-05-08 12:00:00
Will genetically-modified humans be the athletes of tomorrow? Neil deGrasse Tyson and co-hosts Gary O'Reilly and Chuck Nice answer your Cosmic Queries on sports and genetics alongside geneticist Stuart Kim, PhD, founder and CEO of AxGen.


Cosmic Queries - Cosmic Conundrums
2020-05-04 12:00:00
Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Chuck Nice answer fan-submitted Cosmic Queries on black holes, dark matter, the Higgs boson, extraterrestrial life in our solar system, higher dimensions, and much more!


COVID-19 Update, with Neil deGrasse Tyson
2020-04-27 12:00:00
Neil deGrasse Tyson and Dr. Irwin Redlener, Director of the National Center for Disaster Preparedness, explore the COVID-19 pandemic including the impact of physical distancing, updated statistics, and more. Recorded on 4/23/20.


Stadiums of the Future
2020-04-24 12:00:00
What do the stadiums of the future look like? Neil deGrasse Tyson, co-hosts Gary O'Reilly and Chuck Nice, and Benjamin Brillat of IBM Sports investigate modern stadium design and tech including the new SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles.


Coronavirus and Climate Change, with Neil deGrasse Tyson
2020-04-20 12:00:00
Neil deGrasse Tyson explores coronavirus and climate change with co-host Chuck Nice, Gavin Schmidt, PhD, Director of the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies, and climate scientist and Global Weirding host Katharine Hayhoe, PhD.


Cosmic Queries - Hubble Space Telescope
2020-04-13 12:00:00
It was only supposed to last 3-5 years and it's been orbiting for 30. Neil deGrasse Tyson celebrates the Hubble Space Telescopes 30th anniversary with comic co-host Chuck Nice and Hubble senior project scientist Jennifer Wiseman, PhD.


Wrestling the Pandemic, with WWE's Xavier Woods
2020-04-10 12:00:00
Neil deGrasse Tyson and co-hosts Gary O'Reilly and Chuck Nice step into the ring with WWE superstar Xavier Woods to explore professional wrestling, Esports, and how to keep sports thriving during the COVID-19 pandemic.


Cosmic Queries - Humans and Robots
2020-04-06 12:00:00
What separates humans from robots? Will humans eventually be fully dependent on automation? Neil deGrasse Tyson, comic co-host Chuck Nice, and robot ethicist Kate Darling, PhD, answer your Cosmic Queries on humans, robots, and everything in-between.


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.


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.


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.


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