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#ICYMI - Moneyball 2.0 - Soccer Edition

From StarTalk Radio - In case you missed this episode on the Playing with Science channel... Hosts Gary O'Reilly and Chuck Nice enter the world of big-data analytics and its rising influence on the game of soccer on the world stage alongside Dan Altman from North Yard Analytics and Howard Hamilton from Soccermetrics. Image Credit: Soccermetrics, with data by DataFactory LA.


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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.

#ICYMI - Moneyball 2.0 - Soccer Edition
2018-12-06 15:20:35
In case you missed this episode on the Playing with Science channel... Hosts Gary O'Reilly and Chuck Nice enter the world of big-data analytics and its rising influence on the game of soccer on the world stage alongside Dan Altman from North Yard Analytics and Howard Hamilton from Soccermetrics. Image Credit: Soccermetrics, with data by DataFactory LA.
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Extended Classic: Cosmic Queries - Office Hours
2018-12-14 12:30:00
The astrophysicist is in! Neil deGrasse Tyson and Chuck Nice answer fan-submitted Cosmic Queries on all things cosmic. Now extended with more questions about Jupiter, brown dwarfs, human intelligence, Isaac Newton, Star Wars, exomoons, and more. NOTE: StarTalk All-Access subscribers can listen to this entire episode commercial-free.


#ICMYI - Sports Injuries and Recovery
2018-12-13 13:33:00
In case you missed this episode on the Playing with Science channel... Hosts Gary O'Reilly and Chuck Nice investigate the world of sports injuries and the future of recovery science alongside New York Mets and New York Rangers physician Dr. Joshua Dines and sports psychologist Dr. Jim Taylor.  Photo Credit: Bidgee [CC BY 3.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0)], from Wikimedia Commons.


Living in Space, with Scott Kelly
2018-12-07 12:30:00
Discover what life is like aboard the International Space Station as Neil deGrasse Tyson sits down with former astronaut Scott Kelly, comic co-host Sasheer Zamata, former astronaut Terry Virts, Jennifer Fogarty, chief scientist of the NASA Human Research Program, and Bill Nye the Science Guy. NOTE: StarTalk All-Access subscribers can listen to this entire episode commercial-free. Photo Credit: NASA


#ICYMI - Moneyball 2.0 - Soccer Edition
2018-12-06 15:20:35
In case you missed this episode on the Playing with Science channel... Hosts Gary O'Reilly and Chuck Nice enter the world of big-data analytics and its rising influence on the game of soccer on the world stage alongside Dan Altman from North Yard Analytics and Howard Hamilton from Soccermetrics. Image Credit: Soccermetrics, with data by DataFactory LA.


Extended Classic - Let's Make America Smart Again: The Future of NASA
2018-11-30 12:30:00
Re-visit our Let's Make America Smart Again series as Neil deGrasse Tyson, comic co-host Chuck Nice, and Ellen Stofan look at the past, present, and future of NASA. Now extended with Neil and Chuck chatting with former HI-SEAS IV crew member Dr. Sheyna Gifford on interstellar space travel. NOTE: StarTalk All-Access subscribers can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: Image Credit: NASA.


#ICYMI - Ultra-Running, with Ann Trason & Dr. Ultra
2018-11-29 15:00:00
In case you missed this episode on the Playing with Science channel... Do you have what it takes to run 50,100, or 200 miles? Hosts Chuck Nice and Gary O'Reilly explore ultra-running and ultramarathons with runner Ann Trason and Shawn Bearden, a.k.a. Dr. Ultra. Photo Credit: John Doe [CC BY-SA 3.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], from Wikimedia Commons.


The Surfing Life, with Kelly Slater
2018-11-23 12:30:00
Neil deGrasse Tyson catches the perfect wave with world champion surfer Kelly Slater, comic co-host Chuck Nice, Pulitzer Prize-winning author William Finnegan, oceanographer Travis Schramek, lead engineer at the Kelly Slater Surf Ranch Adam Fincham, and Bill Nye the Science Guy. NOTE: StarTalk All-Access subscribers can listen to this entire episode commercial-free. Photo Credit: Rtwkeaton [CC BY-SA 3.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0) or GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html)], from Wikimedia Commons


#ICYMI - Tiger vs Phil - 18 Holes, $9 Mil
2018-11-23 11:15:08
In case you missed this episode on the Playing with Science channel... Tiger Woods. Phil Mickelson. 18 Holes. 9 million dollars. Hosts Chuck Nice and Gary O'Reilly sit down with neuroscientist Heather Berlin and sports physicist John Eric Goff to breakdown the science, both physical and mental, behind this epic match-up of two golfing titans.  Photo Credit: DIRECTV.


The Future of Us, with Sir Martin Rees
2018-11-16 13:30:00
Technology, space travel, a changing climate - What does the future hold for us? Neil deGrasse Tyson ponders humanity's future alongside comic co-host Maeve Higgins and astrophysicist, author, and Astronomer Royal Sir Martin Rees. NOTE: StarTalk All-Access subscribers can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/all-access/the-future-of-us-with-sir-martin-rees/ Photo Credit: StarTalk Radio


#ICYMI - Extreme Flying - Red Bull Air Race, with Kirby Chambliss
2018-11-15 15:08:22
In case you missed this episode on the Playing with Science channel... Hop in, buckle up, and earn your wings alongside hosts Chuck Nice and Gary O'Reilly as they explore Red Bull Air Racing with Technical Director Jim "Jimbo" Reed, and pilot and 2-time World Champion Kirby Chambliss. Photo Credit: Myself (Hamish) [CC BY 2.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons.


StarTalk @ NY Comic Con: It's About Time!
2018-11-09 13:30:00
Neil deGrasse Tyson hosts a wibbly wobbly, timey wimey evening of time travel, quantum states, and wormholes recorded live at NY Comic Con 2018. Featuring Chuck Nice, theoretical physicist Brian Greene, and the Impractical Jokers' James "Murr" Murray. NOTE: StarTalk All-Access subscribers can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/all-access/startalk-ny-comic-con-its-about-time/ Photo Credit: NY Comic Con.


#ICYMI - The Sweet Science of Boxing, with Sugar Ray Leonard
2018-11-08 14:25:12
In case you missed this episode on the Playing with Science channel... Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee. Hosts Gary O'Reilly and Chuck Nice enter the ring with legendary boxer Sugar Ray Leonard and neurologist and ringside physician Dr. Anthony Alessi as we investigate the sweet, sweet science of boxing. Ding, Ding!


From Puppets to Performance Capture, with Frank Oz and Andy Serkis
2018-11-02 13:30:00
Yoda, Miss Piggy, Cookie Monster, King Kong, Gollum, and more - Neil deGrasse Tyson, comic co-host Adam Conover, astrophysicist Charles Liu, and Bill Nye explore the world of puppeteering and performance capture with Frank Oz and Andy Serkis. Listen you will. NOTE: StarTalk All-Access subscribers can listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/all-access/from-puppets-to-performance-capture-with-frank-oz-and-andy-serkis/ Photo Credit: muppet.wikia.com [CC BY-SA 3.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)


#ICYMI - Mental Health in Sports, with Royce White
2018-11-01 15:21:52
In case you missed this episode on the Playing with Science channel... Hosts Chuck Nice and Gary O'Reilly explore the state of mental health in sports, with former NBA player and mental health advocate Royce White, neuroscientist Heather Berlin, and the co-founder of Canada's first Centre for Mental Health and Sport, Krista Van Slingerland.  Photo Credit: GoIowaState dotcom (flickr user GoIowaState) [CC BY-SA 2.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons.


Curing Cancer, with 2018 Nobel Laureate Jim Allison
2018-10-26 13:30:00
Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Chuck Nice answer fan-submitted Cosmic Queries on cancer research with freshly-minted 2018 Nobel laureate and immunologist Dr. Jim Allison, who's at the frontier of finding new cancer immunotherapy treatments.  NOTE: StarTalk All-Access subscribers can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/all-access/curing-cancer-with-2018-nobel-laureate-jim-allison/ Photo Credit: BruceBlaus [CC BY-SA 4.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)], from Wikimedia Commons.


#ICYMI - Ask a Sports Engineer, with David James
2018-10-25 14:50:00
In case you missed this episode on the Playing with Science channel... Gary O'Reilly and Chuck Nice answer your questions and investigate the collision of sports, technology, and engineering alongside David James, sports engineer and Director of Photo Credit: The Center for Sports Engineering Research at Sheffield Hallam University. jonwick04 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/jonwick/4388363999/) [CC BY 2.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons


First Man - Celebrating Neil Armstrong
2018-10-19 13:30:00
Neil deGrasse Tyson, comic co-host Chuck Nice, and Astro Mike Massimino celebrate Neil Armstrong and the impact of his career and the legacy of his first steps on the Moon. Featuring interviews with Neil Armstrong and Apollo Flight Director Gene Kranz. NOTE: StarTalk All-Access subscribers can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/all-access/first-man-celebrating-neil-armstrong/ Photo Credit: © Tyson Archives.


#ICYMI - Juiced Balls, Broken Bats & Record Breakers, with Shawn Green
2018-10-18 11:43:25
In case you missed this episode on the Playing with Science channel... Chuck Nice and Gary O'Reilly explore the science of baseball with physicist Alan Nathan, James Sherwood, Director at the Baseball Research Center, and baseball great Shawn Green.


The Illusion of Free Will, with Sam Harris
2018-10-12 13:30:00
Neil deGrasse Tyson investigates free will, morality, meditation, psychedelic experiences, artificial intelligence, and more alongside neuroscientist and author Sam Harris, comic co-host Godfrey, neurotheologist Andrew Newberg, and neuroscientist Robert Wright. You have no choice but to listen. NOTE: StarTalk All-Access subscribers can listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/all-access/the-illusion-of-free-will-with-sam-harris/ Photo Credit: Brandon Royal.


#ICYMI - Gender in Sports, with Joanna Harper
2018-10-11 15:00:00
In case you missed this episode on the Playing with Science channel... Hosts Chuck Nice and Gary O'Reilly sit down with neuroscientist Heather Berlin and Joanna Harper, medical physicist and transgender endurance athlete, to investigate the complexities of gender and its role in sports. Photo Credit: © Nevit Dilmen [CC BY-SA 3.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0) or GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html)], from Wikimedia Commons.


Hidden Figures, with Margot Lee Shetterly and Janelle Monáe
2018-10-05 13:30:00
Discover more about NASA's "Hidden Figures" as Neil deGrasse Tyson sits down with author Margot Lee Shetterly, Janelle Monáe, comic co-host Sasheer Zamata, NASA Chief Historian Bill Barry, NASA systems engineer Tracy Drain, and Bill Nye the Science Guy. NOTE: StarTalk All-Access subscribers can listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/all-access/hidden-figures-with-margot-lee-shetterly-and-janelle-monae/ Photo Credit: Brandon Royal


#ICYMI - Conquering Mountains, with Vanessa O'Brien
2018-10-04 14:19:10
In case you missed this episode on the Playing with Science channel... Explore the world of mountaineering as hosts Chuck Nice and Gary O'Reilly take a mental expedition to the world's highest peaks alongside world-record breaking mountain climber Vanessa O'Brien and mountain guide and physician Alan Oram, D.O.  Photo Credit: Photo taken by Vanessa O'Brien (using a timer) on October 4, 2011 near the summit of Shishapangma, the world's 14th highest mountain climbing from Tibet. [CC BY-SA 3.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via http://vobonline.com/.


The Truthiness, with Stephen Colbert
2018-09-28 14:15:00
Uncover the truthiness and nothing but the truthiness as Neil deGrasse Tyson sits down with Stephen Colbert, comic co-host Adam Conover, author Sophia McClennen, Bill Nye the Science Guy, and Rev. James Martin, SJ, to investigate the science of satire. NOTE: StarTalk All-Access subscribers can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/all-access/the-truthiness-with-stephen-colbert/ Photo Credit: Brandon Royal.


#ICYMI - Cosmic Queries: Sports Physics Trivia, with Charles Liu
2018-09-27 15:52:19
In case you missed this episode on the Playing with Science channel... Football on Mars, tricky cricket physics, curving curling rocks, and more - Hosts Gary O'Reilly and Chuck Nice sit down with astrophysicist Charles Liu to answer fan-submitted Cosmic Queries that span across the sporting world.  Photo Credit: Xiaphias [CC BY-SA 3.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons.


Communicating the Science, with Alan Alda
2018-09-21 14:15:00
Neil deGrasse Tyson explores the craft of getting people excited about science with legendary actor and award-winning science communicator Alan Alda, comic co-host Matt Kirshen, neuroscientist Heather Berlin, primatologist Natalia Reagan, and Bill Nye the Science Guy. NOTE: StarTalk All-Access subscribers can listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/all-access/communicating-the-science-with-alan-alda/ Photo Credit: © 2018 92nd Street Young Men's and Young Women's Hebrew Association.


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