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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.

Making a Phenom - Nurture
2020-07-17 15:00:00
What does it take to be great? Host Neil deGrasse Tyson and co-hosts Gary O'Reilly and Chuck Nice explore greatness, grit, and more with Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll and world-renowned psychologist and author Angela Duckworth, PhD.
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Cosmic Queries - The 2020 Nobel Prize
2020-10-26 15:00:00
Can black holes alter light speed? Is astrophysics the Meryl Streep of the Nobel Prize in Physics? Neil deGrasse Tyson, Chuck Nice, and astrophysicist Janna Levin, PhD, answer Cosmic Queries about black holes and the 2020 Nobel Prize in Physics.


Baseball Physics, with Bill Nye
2020-10-23 15:00:00
Bats, gloves, home runs, and... physics? Neil deGrasse Tyson explores the physics of baseball with Bill Nye the Science Guy, co-host Gary O'Reilly, and DJ Price, assistant coach at Barry University.


Cosmic Queries - Proving Einstein Right
2020-10-19 15:00:00
Was Albert Einstein right? Neil deGrasse Tyson, comic co-host Chuck Nice, and theoretical physicist Jim Gates, PhD, investigate general relativity, special relativity, the process of proving equations right, and answer fan-submitted Cosmic Queries!


Cosmic Crib, with Rainn Wilson
2020-10-12 15:00:00
He's Dwight from The Office, he's a climate activist, and he's definitely a nerd. Neil deGrasse Tyson sits down with Rainn Wilson to explore acting, climate change, his new show Utopia, and the mysteries of the universe.


Hard Hits
2020-10-09 15:00:00
How much force is in a car crash? How much energy is behind a punch? Neil deGrasse Tyson and co-hosts Gary O'Reilly and Chuck Nice investigate hard hits from boxing, football, rugby, soccer, NASCAR, and more.


Cosmic Queries - Cosmic Grab Bag
2020-10-05 15:00:00
Do black holes evaporate? What is dark gravity? Could Superman really rotate the Earth in the opposite direction? Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Chuck Nice answer fan-submitted questions on a variety of cosmic topics.


Cosmic Queries - COVID-19 Vaccines
2020-09-28 15:00:00
When will there be a COVID-19 vaccine? Is COVID-19 here to stay? How do vaccines work? Neil deGrasse Tyson, comic co-host Paul Mecurio, and vaccine expert Dr. Paul Offit, MD, answer fan-submitted questions on COVID-19 and vaccines.


Building a Virtual World - Drone Racing League
2020-09-25 15:00:00
They're fun, they're fast, they're drones. Neil deGrasse Tyson explores the Drone Racing League with founder and CEO Nicholas Horbaczewski, Marilyn Smith, PhD, Director of the Georgia Tech Vertical Lift Research Center of Excellence, Chuck Nice, and Gary O'Reilly.


Cosmic Queries - Life on Venus
2020-09-21 15:00:00
Is there life on Venus? Neil deGrasse Tyson, comic co-host Paul Mecurio, and astrobiologist David Grinspoon investigate the recent discovery of phosphine gas in Venus's atmosphere and answer your Cosmic Queries.


Cosmic Queries - Interspecies Communication
2020-09-14 15:00:00
Will we ever be able to talk to animals? Neil deGrasse Tyson, comic co-host Chuck Nice, and marine mammal scientist Diana Reiss, PhD, answer fan-submitted Cosmic Queries on animal and interspecies communications.


Revolutionizing Tennis, with Nick Kyrgios
2020-09-11 15:00:00
Has tennis gotten too routine? Neil deGrasse Tyson and co-hosts Gary O'Reilly and Chuck Nice investigate the people and technology shaking up the sport with Top 40 player Nick Kyrgios and David Ramos, Coaching Education and Performance Manager at the USTA.


Cosmic Queries: Lunar Geology
2020-09-07 15:00:00
Why does the Moon have more craters than the Earth? What's the Moon's true color? Is the dark side of the Moon real? Could we terraform the Moon? Neil deGrasse Tyson, Chuck Nice, and planetary scientist Raquel Nuno answer fan questions on lunar geology.


Cosmic Queries - Stargazing
2020-08-31 15:00:00
Has looking up at the stars changed over time? Neil Tyson, co-host Negin Farsad, and Emily Levesque, PhD, astrophysics professor and author of The Last Stargazers: The Enduring Story of Astronomy's Vanishing Explorers, answer fan questions on stargazing.


Rebuilding the Human Body
2020-08-28 15:00:00
How do we rebuild athletes after injury? Neil deGrasse Tyson, co-hosts Gary O'Reilly and Chuck Nice, and orthopedic surgeon Kevin R. Stone, MD, investigate the world of surgeries and recovery.


Exploring Grit, with Angela Duckworth
2020-08-24 15:00:00
What is grit? Neil deGrasse Tyson, comic co-host Chuck Nice, and psychologist, author, and world-renown expert on grit Angela Duckworth, PhD, answer fan-submitted Cosmic Queries on the science of grit.


Cosmic Queries - Sharks
2020-08-17 15:00:00
To celebrate shark week, Neil deGrasse Tyson, comic co-host Jordan Klepper, and shark scientist Jasmin Graham answer your fan-submitted Cosmic Queries about sharks - megalodons, shark attacks, the "science" of Sharknado, and more!


Artificial Intelligence and Sports
2020-08-14 15:00:00
Will AI change sports? Has it changed sports already? Neil deGrasse Tyson, co-hosts Gary O'Reilly and Chuck Nice, IBM's Noah Syken and Second Spectrum's Rajiv Maheswaran investigate how artificial intelligence is impacting sports.


Cosmic Queries - Comet NEOWISE
2020-08-10 15:00:00
Neil deGrasse Tyson, comic co-host Negin Farsad, and cosmochemist and author Natalie Starkey, PhD, answer fan-submitted questions about Comet NEOWISE, Halley's Comet, the Oort Cloud, and much, much more!


Cosmic Queries - Science Is Cool 3
2020-08-03 15:00:00
Neil deGrasse Tyson and Chuck Nice answer Cosmic Queries about colonizing Mars, promoting science, stimulating curiosity, stargazing, and more for a remote audience of thousands of science teachers. Recorded live at ScIC3 in collaboration with PocketLab. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: Thanks to our Patrons Gary Wight, Adrian Hernandez, Cheyenne Leo, Ashod Kuyumjian, Michael S Morrison, David Hudson, Brock Watson, Ava Body, Al Hasan Al Maghrabi, and John Varney for supporting us this week. Image Credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Conceptual Image Lab/Michael Lentz.


Making a Phenom - Tech
2020-07-31 15:00:00
To wrap up our "Making a Phenom' mini-series, Neil deGrasse Tyson and co-hosts Gary O'Reilly and Chuck Nice explore the ethics of technology in sports with author Rayvon Fouché, PhD, and bioethicist Arthur Caplan, PhD.


Cosmic Queries - Cosmic Cauldron
2020-07-27 15:00:00
Does dark matter interact with black holes? What's the best alien in film? Is the universe infinite? On this episode, Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Chuck Nice answer a cosmic cauldron of fan-submitted Cosmic Queries.


Cosmic Queries - Volcanoes
2020-07-20 15:00:00
Is the super volcano under Yellowstone going to erupt? What's the difference between lava and magma? Neil deGrasse Tyson, comic co-host Chuck Nice, and volcanologist Janine Krippner, PhD, answer fan-submitted questions about volcanoes.


Making a Phenom - Nurture
2020-07-17 15:00:00
What does it take to be great? Host Neil deGrasse Tyson and co-hosts Gary O'Reilly and Chuck Nice explore greatness, grit, and more with Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll and world-renowned psychologist and author Angela Duckworth, PhD.


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.


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