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From StarTalk Radio - 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.


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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.

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


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.


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.


The Carlos Beltrán 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 Beltrán to explore his extraordinary career including his first experiences in the league, adapting to the Moneyball era, and life after baseball.


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.


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.


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.


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. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons and All-Access subscribers can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free. Thanks to our Patrons Ashod Kuyumjian, Tony Biell, Jon Emerson, Zap Andersson, and Ocean & Dylan McIntyre for supporting us this week. Image Credit: NASA, S. Gezari (The Johns Hopkins University), and J. Guillochon (University of California, Santa Cruz).


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.  NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons and All-Access subscribers can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/geekdom-101-with-olivia-munn/ Thanks to our Patrons Genesis Perez, Braden Thomas, Joe Aguirre, Ayush Kapri, and Aden Parker for supporting us this week. Photo Credit: StarTalk. 


Cosmic Queries - The Joy of Tech
2020-02-14 12:00:00
Neil deGrasse Tyson, co-hosts Chuck Nice and Gary O'Reilly, and Angela Ruggiero, Olympic Gold Medalist and CEO of Sports Innovation Lab, answer your fan-submitted Cosmic Queries on the past, present, and future of sports technology.  NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons and All-Access subscribers can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/cosmic-queries-the-joy-of-tech/


Live at Awesome Con - To Mars and Beyond
2020-02-10 12:02:15
We explore the mission to Mars and beyond with Bill Nye the Science Guy, co-host Eugene Mirman, astrobiologist David Grinspoon, former NASA Deputy Administrator Dava Newman, and comedians Jo Firestone and Hari Kondabolu, recorded live at Awesome Con 2017.  NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons and All-Access subscribers can listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/live-at-awesome-con-to-mars-and-beyond/ Thanks to our Patrons Justin Adamson, Forrest Shepard, Andrew Wood, William Price, and Kynan Woodford for supporting us this week. Photo Credit: Elliot Severn.


Cosmic Queries: Space Probes with Dr. Amy Mainzer
2020-02-08 12:49:55
JPL astrophysicist Dr. Amy Mainzer is back as guest host for this week's podcast, and together with comic co-host Chuck Nice she answers your questions about space probes.


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