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Cosmic Jazz, with Wayne Shorter and Herbie Hancock

From StarTalk Radio - Neil deGrasse Tyson gets his improv on with legendary jazz musicians Wayne Shorter and Herbie Hancock. Featuring Chuck Nice, Sean Ono Lennon, Stephen Tyson, Mona Chalabi, Charles Limb, and the Columbia University Jazz House. NOTE: StarTalk All-Access subscribers can listen to this entire episode commercial-free. Find out more at https://www.startalkradio.net/startalk-all-access/


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Cosmic Jazz, with Wayne Shorter and Herbie Hancock
2017-09-08 13:23:40
Neil deGrasse Tyson gets his improv on with legendary jazz musicians Wayne Shorter and Herbie Hancock. Featuring Chuck Nice, Sean Ono Lennon, Stephen Tyson, Mona Chalabi, Charles Limb, and the Columbia University Jazz House. NOTE: StarTalk All-Access subscribers can listen to this entire episode commercial-free. Find out more at https://www.startalkradio.net/startalk-all-access/
52 minutes, 26 seconds


#ICYMI - Extended Classic: Planet Soccer, with Neil deGrasse Tyson
2018-06-15 16:00:04
In case you missed this episode on the Playing with Science channel... Re-visit Planet Soccer as we gear up for the 2018 FIFA World Cup with Chuck Nice, Gary O'Reilly, Neil deGrasse Tyson, and former NY Cosmos assistant coach and MLS All-Star Alecko Eskandarian. Now extended with physicist John Eric Goff telling us all about the new Telstar 18. NOTE: StarTalk All-Access subscribers can listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/all-access/extended-classic-planet-soccer-with-neil-degrasse-tyson Photo Credit: XiXinXing/iStock


Extended Classic - Cosmic Queries: A Powerful Potpourri
2018-06-15 15:00:14
Neil deGrasse Tyson and Chuck Nice tackle an eclectic mix of your questions that take us from the boiling surface of the Sun to the dark side of the moon. Now extended with more questions on aliens, Isaac Newton as a dinner guest, Panspermia, and the James Webb Space Telescope. NOTE: StarTalk All-Access subscribers can listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/all-access/extended-classic-cosmic-queries-a-powerful-potpourri/ Image Credit & Copyright: Bob Franke.


Remembering Anthony: "A Seat at the Table with Anthony Bourdain Parts 1 & 2"
2018-06-10 15:00:54
To celebrate the life of Anthony Bourdain, Neil deGrasse Tyson is revisiting his two-part interview with him from 2013, as a single, commercial-free episode with new thoughts and recollections by Neil. Featuring comic co-host Eugene Mirman and NYU Professor of Nutrition Marion Nestle. NOTE: StarTalk All-Access subscribers can listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/all-access/remembering-anthony-a-seat-at-the-table-with-anthony-bourdain-parts-1-2/ Photo Credit: Brandon Royal.


The Evolution of Journalism, with Katie Couric
2018-06-08 15:00:14
Neil deGrasse Tyson investigates the search for the truth, the devaluation of facts, staying fair and balanced, debunking "fake news", and the evolution of modern journalism with Katie Couric, co-host Eugene Mirman, Buzz Machine's Jeff Jarvis, and data journalist Mona Chalabi. NOTE: StarTalk All-Access subscribers can listen to this entire episode commercial-free. Photo Credit: Brandon Royal.


#ICYMI - Motorsports - Physics & Technology, with Will Buxton & Mario Andretti
2018-06-07 15:25:34
In case you missed this episode on the Playing with Science channel... Chuck Nice and Gary O'Reilly race down the track, hairpin through the corner, and kick it into high gear as we explore the science-filled spectacle of auto racing with F1 journalist Will Buxton, physics professor Richard Bower, adventure journalist Jim Clash, and legendary driver Mario Andretti. NOTE: StarTalk All-Access subscribers can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/all-access/motorsports-physics-technology-with-will-buxton-and-mario-andretti/


Clean Meat, with Paul Shapiro
2018-06-01 15:01:02
Neil deGrasse Tyson explores the future of clean meat and animal agriculture with comic co-host Maeve Higgins, author and animal advocate Paul Shapiro, and Dr. Liz Specht, Senior Scientist at The Good Food Institute. NOTE: StarTalk All-Access subscribers can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/all-access/clean-meat-with-paul-shapiro/ Photo Credit: World Economic Forum (File: The Meat Revolution Mark Post.webm (7:53)) [CC BY 3.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons.


#ICYMI - Motorcycle Racing: Physics on 2-Wheels
2018-05-31 17:41:02
In case you missed this episode on the Playing with Science channel... We kick it into top gear as hosts Gary O'Reilly and Chuck Nice explore the physics of motorcycle racing, riding, and assembly alongside adventure journalist Jim Clash and physics professor and motorcycle aficionado Charles Falco. NOTE: StarTalk All-Access subscribers can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/all-access/motorcycle-racing-physics-on-2-wheels/ Photo Credit: SCrider (Flickr) via Wikimedia Commons.


Cosmic Queries - The Science Around Us
2018-05-25 15:01:02
Bill Nye the Science Guy and comic co-host Chuck Nice answer fan-submitted Cosmic Queries about The Planetary Society and space exploration, climate change, the competitive nature of scientists, the EPA, NASA, extra-terrestrials, dark matter, 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/cosmic-queries-the-science-around-us/ Photo Credit: Ben Ratner.


#ICYMI - American Ninja Warrior: Science, Skills, and Strategy
2018-05-24 15:39:26
In case you missed this episode on the Playing with Science channel... Enter the wild, high-flying world of American Ninja Warrior with hosts Gary O'Reilly, Chuck Nice, ANW hosts Matt Iseman and Akbar Gbaja-Biamila, Ninjas Drew Drechsel, Najee Richardson, and Joe Moravsky, and executive producer Anthony Storm. NOTE: StarTalk All-Access subscribers can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/all-access/american-ninja-warrior-science-skills-and-strategy/ Photo Credit: Ben Ratner


Cosmic Queries: Minds and Machines
2018-05-18 15:00:02
Explore the inner workings of the human mind, the mysteries of memory, The Matrix, deep learning, the ethics of driverless cars, ELIZA, and much more with Neil deGrasse Tyson, comic co-host Chuck Nice, and neuroscientist Dr. Gary Marcus. NOTE: StarTalk All-Access subscribers can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/all-access/cosmic-queries-minds-and-machines/ Image Credit: metamorworks/iStock.


#ICYMI - Baseball Physics Mashup, with Ron Darling, Geoff Blum, and J.P. Arencibia
2018-05-17 15:53:16
In case you missed this episode on the Playing with Science channel... Home runs, World Series winners, pitching physics, and more - enjoy our baseball mashup featuring hosts Chuck Nice and Gary O'Reilly, astrophysicists Neil deGrasse Tyson and Charles Liu, physicist Alan Nathan, Holden Kushner, and former MLB greats Ron Darling Jr., Geoff Blum, and J.P. Arencibia. Photo Credit: AlbertoChagas/iStock.


Basketball Physics, with NBA Legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
2018-05-11 15:00:36
Slam dunks, skyhooks, three-pointers, bank shots and rebounds - Investigate the physics of basketball with host Neil deGrasse Tyson, NBA All-Time leading scorer Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, comic co-host Chuck Nice, astrophysicist Charles Liu, and NBA analyst Jim Spanarkel. NOTE: StarTalk All-Access subscribers can listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/all-access/basketball-physics-with-nba-legend-kareem-abdul-jabbar/ Photo Credit: Brandon Royal.


#ICYMI - Basketball Shoe Technology, with Julius "Dr. J" Erving, Ray Allen, and Rasheed Wallace
2018-05-10 17:01:42
In case you missed this episode on the Playing with Science channel...Lace 'em up! Explore the past, present, and future of basketball shoe technology with hosts Chuck Nice, Gary O'Reilly, NBA legends Julius "Dr. J." Erving, Ray Allen, Rasheed Wallace, and Converse's Jon Garon. Photo Courtesy of Nike.com.


Cosmic Queries - Climate Science, with Bill Nye
2018-05-04 15:00:16
Bill Nye the Science Guy is back to delve into one of his favorite topics of discussion: climate change. Joined by co-host Chuck Nice and Kate Marvel, an Associate Research Scientist at NASA GISS and Columbia University, Bill and company answer fan's Cosmic Queries about our changing climate. IMPORTANT NOTE FOR STARTALK FANS: Hey, StarTalkers: How would you like to "Keep Looking Up" at clear, starry skies, from the deck of a StarTalk themed-cruise, along with Neil deGrasse Tyson and your fellow StarTalk fans? We're considering a cruise, and we want to know what you think in this survey: www.startalkradio.net/CosmicCruise. NOTE: StarTalk All-Access subscribers can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/all-access/cosmic-queries-climate-science-with-bill-nye/


#ICYMI - NBA - Evolution of the Game, with Julius Erving, Rasheed Wallace, and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
2018-05-03 15:00:46
In case you missed this episode on the Playing with Science channel... Investigate the evolution of the NBA with Gary O'Reilly and Chuck Nice in the first of our two part mini-series featuring NBA greats Julius "Dr. J" Erving, Rasheed Wallace, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, and our own Neil deGrasse Tyson.


Into the Wild, with Jane Goodall
2018-04-27 15:00:13
Venture into the wild with Neil deGrasse Tyson and legendary primatologist Jane Goodall. Featuring comic co-host Chuck Nice, biological anthropologist Dr. Jill Pruetz, primatologist Natalia Reagan, and Sarah Baeckler, former President and CEO of Project Chimps. NOTE: StarTalk All-Access subscribers can listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/all-access/into-the-wild-with-jane-goodall/ Photo Credit: Brandon Royal.


#ICYMI - Playing with Science at BAM, with Sasha Cohen & Neil deGrasse Tyson
2018-04-26 16:00:13
In case you missed this episode on the Playing with Science channel... We're taking to the ice as we explore the physics of figure skating with host Chuck Nice, Olympic medalist Sasha Cohen, neuroscientist Dr. Heather Berlin, and resident astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson. Record live at "StarTalk at BAM: Science is Everywhere." (Adult Language).


Playing with Science at BAM, with Sasha Cohen & Neil deGrasse Tyson
2018-04-26 16:00:13
In case you missed this episode on the Playing with Science channel... We're taking to the ice as we explore the physics of figure skating with host Chuck Nice, Olympic medalist Sasha Cohen, neuroscientist Dr. Heather Berlin, and resident astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson. Record live at "StarTalk at BAM: Science is Everywhere." (Adult Language).


#ICYMI - 2018 Soccer Tech: Beyond Sports & Telstar 18
2018-04-20 16:00:04
In case you missed this episode on the Playing with Science channel...We look to the future of soccer and prepare for the 2018 FIFA World Cup as we investigate Beyond Sports VR technology and the new Adidas Telstar 18 with hosts Gary O'Reilly, Chuck Nice and Beyond Sports CEO Jeffrey Saunders and physicist John Eric Goff. Photo Credit: © 2018 BEYOND SPORTS BV.


Extended Classic - Cosmic Queries The Random Edition
2018-04-20 15:00:34
This week, Chuck Nice asks Neil deGrasse Tyson fan-submitted questions on a range of topics we couldn't answer in other episodes. Now extended with a session of "Neil'd It" - where Neil and Chuck comb Internet comments to see if the science is right. (Adult Language). NOTE: StarTalk All-Access subscribers can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free. Photo Credit: Ben Ratner.


StarTalk Live! at Kings Theatre: Science and Morality (Part 2)
2018-04-13 15:12:54
Our show from historic Kings Theatre in Brooklyn, NY concludes with further investigation into the intersection of science and morality. Featuring Neil deGrasse Tyson, Eugene Mirman, skeptic Michael Shermer, Rev. James Martin, SJ, Michael Ian Black, and Whoopi Goldberg. (Adult Language.) NOTE: StarTalk All-Access subscribers can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free. https://www.startalkradio.net/all-access/startalk-live-at-kings-theatre-science-and-morality-part-2/ Photo Credit: Elliot Severn.


#ICYMI - Breaking the Rules-The Physics & Psychology of Cheating
2018-04-12 16:12:37
In case you missed this episode on the Playing with Science channel... You can break the rules of the game, but you can't break the rules of physics. Chuck Nice and Gary O'Reilly investigate the physics and psychology of cheating, with physicist John Eric Goff and sport psychologist Dr. Leah Lagos.


StarTalk Live! at Kings Theatre: Science and Morality (Part 1)
2018-04-06 15:00:00
How do we know if we're right or wrong? Investigate the intersection of science and morality with Neil Tyson, Eugene Mirman, author Michael Shermer, Rev. James Martin, SJ, and comedians Michael Ian Black, and Whoopi Goldberg. Recorded live at Kings Theatre in Brooklyn, NY. (Warning: Adult Language). NOTE: StarTalk All-Access subscribers can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/all-access/startalk-live-at-kings-theatre-science-and-morality-part-1/ Photo Credit: Elliot Severn.


#ICYMI - The Psychology of Extreme Sports
2018-04-05 17:41:45
In case you missed this episode on the Playing with Science channel... We're taking you to the extreme! Hosts Chuck Nice and Gary O'Reilly investigate the psychology of the extreme sports athlete with adventure journalist Jim Clash, neuroscientist Dr. Heather Berlin, and extreme sport psychologist Dr. Eric Brymer.


Extended Classic - Cosmic Queries Galactic Gumbo
2018-03-30 15:00:00
Now serving seconds! Neil deGrasse Tyson and Chuck Nice mix up a pot of Galactic Gumbo, now with an extra helping of more Cosmic Queries. Ingredients for this cosmic dish include the Big Bang, string theory, the expansion of the universe, antimatter, aliens, asteroids, and much more! NOTE: StarTalk All-Access subscribers can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free. Find out more here: https://www.startalkradio.net/all-access/extended-classic-cosmic-queries-galactic-gumbo/ Credit: ESA/Hubble & NASA, Acknowledgements: Judy Schmidt (Geckzilla).


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