podcast cover
Science

StarTalk All-Stars

StarTalk All-Stars

+3 FANS
"I’m Neil deGrasse Tyson, host of StarTalk Radio. I’ve recruited a crack team of scientists and science educators to help me bring the universe down to Earth. They are… The StarTalk All-Stars." Tuesday nights at 7pm ET.
Best
Newest

50:27 | Dec 25th, 2018

Can neuroscience help develop artificial intelligence? Are human brains and bird brains similar? Astrophysicist and host Charles Liu, PhD, comic co-host Chuck Nice, and neurophysiologist and science communicator Dr. Kiki Sanford, PhD, investigate bra...Show More

49:21 | Dec 18th, 2018

Can time die? Can we find the origin point of the Big Bang? Astrophysicist and host Charles Liu and comic co-host Chuck Nice answer fan-submitted Cosmic Queries and sing Super Silly Space Songs as we explore time, the universe, and more. NOTE: St...Show More

48:22 | Dec 11th, 2018

Are you ready for the Dinosaur Sex Ed class you never took? Science communicator and host Dustin Growick, comic co-host Meg Pierson, and paleontologist Shaena Montanari, PhD, explore the world of dinosaur sex. Don’t miss an episode of StarTalk Al...Show More

44:38 | Dec 4th, 2018

Explore the captivating world of meteorites and meteorite hunting with astrobiologist and host David Grinspoon, a.k.a. Dr. FunkySpoon, comic co-host Chuck Nice, and meteorite hunter Geoff Notkin. Recorded live at The Explorers Club. NOTE: StarTal...Show More

50:26 | Nov 27th, 2018

Host Natalia Reagan and comic co-host Andrea Jones-Rooy sit down with theoretical astrophysicist Katie Mack, a.k.a. Astro Katie, to answer fan-submitted Cosmic Queries on dark matter, dark energy, and the mysteries of the Cosmos. Don’t miss an ep...Show More

50:29 | Nov 20th, 2018

Discover how to communicate climate change from host and astrobiologist David Grinspoon, a.k.a. Dr. FunkySpoon, comic co-host Chuck Nice, and science communicator and NASA climate scientist Kate Marvel. Don’t miss an episode of StarTalk All-Stars...Show More

50:17 | Nov 13th, 2018

Primatologist and host Natalia Reagan explores interstellar travel and our best planetary destinations with comic co-host Harrison Greenbaum, author Jana Grcevich, biomedical engineer Ronke Olabisi, former HI-SEAS crew member Kate Greene, and psychol...Show More

50:15 | Nov 6th, 2018

Trust no one! StarTalk All-Stars host neuroscientist Heather Berlin investigates skeptical thinking with Cara Santa Maria and Dr. Steven Novella of "The Skeptics Guide to the Universe" and new comic co-host and skeptic Ari Shaffir. Don’t miss an ...Show More

49:57 | Oct 30th, 2018

What can the dead tell us? Primatologist and host Natalia Reagan and comic co-host Sarah Rose Siskind investigate bioarchaeology and forensic science with bioarchaeologist Kristina Killgrove and forensic anthropologist Christopher Rainwater.  Don...Show More

50:32 | Oct 23rd, 2018

Hunt for technosignatures, alien civilizations, and other signs of intelligent life as astrobiologist David Grinspoon, co-host Chuck Nice, and astronomer Sofia Sheikh answer fan-submitted Cosmic Queries on the search for extraterrestrial intelligence...Show More

50:30 | Oct 16th, 2018

Investigate Neanderthals, Denisovans, and ancient human-hybrids with host and primatologist Natalia Reagan, comic co-host Andrea Jones-Rooy, paleoanthropologist Shara Bailey, and biological anthropologist Ryan Raaum. (Warning: Adult Language). Do...Show More

50:31 | Oct 9th, 2018

Neuroscientist Heather Berlin and comic co-host Chuck Nice investigate mental health and mental illness as they answer fan-submitted Cosmic Queries about the opioid crisis, depression, addiction, PTSD, and more. Don’t miss an episode of StarTalk ...Show More

31:38 | Oct 2nd, 2018

Exoplanets, satellites, telescopes, and the science behind the search – Astro Mike Massimino, comic co-host Chuck Nice, and astronomer David Kipping answer fan-submitted Cosmic Queries on exploring our universe.  Don’t miss an episode of StarTalk...Show More

42:35 | Sep 25th, 2018

Brontosaurs, T-Rex, Asteroids, and Jurassic Park. We take Dinosaurs 101 with a first-time StarTalk All-Stars crew – science communicator and dino-nut Dustin Growick, comic co-host Meg Pierson, and paleontologist Shaena Montanari. Don’t miss an ep...Show More

50:24 | Sep 18th, 2018

Discover more about Planet 9, brown dwarfs, mapping the Milky Way, and the citizen science of Backyard Worlds, as primatologist and host Natalia Reagan, comic co-host Chuck Nice, and astrophysicist Jackie Faherty take a stroll through our solar neigh...Show More

50:49 | Sep 11th, 2018

Astro Mike Massimino is back to explore the cosmos and unlock the secrets of deep space as he answers fan-submitted Cosmic Queries alongside comic co-host Chuck Nice and astrophysicist Matt O’Dowd, host of PBS Space Time. Don’t miss an episode of...Show More

50:21 | Sep 4th, 2018

Astronomer Emily Rice and comic co-host Chuck Nice answer a molecular mix of fan-submitted Cosmic Queries including questions on spacetime, asteroids hitting the Moon and the Earth, science literacy, and what a typical day looks like for an astrophys...Show More

50:25 | Aug 28th, 2018

Get smarter about the Mars InSight mission and Martian exploration as cosmochemist and host Natalie Starkey, comic co-host Mo Welch, and JPL Systems Engineer Farah Alibay answer fan-submitted Cosmic Queries about the Red Planet.  NOTE: StarTalk A...Show More

50:33 | Aug 21st, 2018

Who owns the Moon? Should we rent out the International Space Station? Is it legal to buy up land on Mars? Investigate the politics and privatization of space with Bill Nye the Science Guy and comic co-host Iliza Shlesinger as they answer fan-submitt...Show More

50:16 | Aug 14th, 2018

NEW: Discover more about comets, asteroids, and the upcoming Psyche mission from All-Stars host and cosmochemist Natalie Starkey, first time comic co-host Mo Welch and Psyche mission architect and JPL Project Systems Engineer David Oh.  NOTE: Sta...Show More

45:49 | Aug 7th, 2018

Bill Nye, co-host Eugene Mirman, space activist Ariel Waldman, SF Sketchfest co-founder Janet Varney, and comedian Claudia O’Doherty are back to finish their chat on citizen science, space exploration, Science Hack Days, and more, as we revisit Part ...Show More

45:49 | Aug 7th, 2018

Re-visit our live discussion on space exploration and citizen science from the 2017 SF Sketchfest featuring Bill Nye, co-host Eugene Mirman, space activist Ariel Waldman, Sketchfest co-founder Janet Varney, and comedian Claudia O’Doherty.  NOTE: ...Show More

51:30 | Jul 24th, 2018

Re-visit our intense discussion on climate change and how it impacts humans and social systems with host and SETI Institute Senior Astronomer Seth Shostak, comic co-host Eugene Mirman, and Ken Caldeira, climate scientist at the Carnegie Institution f...Show More

51:28 | Jul 17th, 2018

Astrophysicist Summer Ash, astronomer Emily Rice, and co-host Chuck Nice examine the challenges faced by women scientists, and take on “Women Crushing It Wednesday” - reclaiming a sexist hashtag by celebrating women in STEM. Don’t miss an episode of ...Show More

41:09 | Jul 10th, 2018

Astrobiologist David Grinspoon and his guest, Carter Emmart, take us behind the scenes to see how Carter creates a virtual “Google Map” of our universe. Plus, Chuck Nice asks them Cosmic Queries about black holes, the Big Bang, and Star Trek’s holode...Show More

52:36 | Jul 3rd, 2018

Deploy the solar sails and take to the stars! Bill Nye the Science Guy and comic co-host Iliza Schlesinger answer fan-submitted questions about LightSail 1 and 2, space exploration, artificial intelligence, Breakthrough StarShot, and more. NOTE: Sta...Show More

1:07:06 | Jun 26th, 2018

Want to be a citizen scientist? All-Stars host Emily Rice, comic co-host Chuck Nice, Project Scientist for Galaxy Zoo Prof. Karen Masters, and AMNH Senior Scientist Jackie Faherty are here to help you make a difference. Now extended with Emily and Ch...Show More

1:08:46 | Jun 19th, 2018

Get your geek on with All-Stars hosts Charles Liu and Emily Rice, co-host Chuck Nice, and Phillip K. Dick Award nominated author PJ Manney, live from NY Comic Con. Now extended with more sci-fi Cosmic Queries. (WARNING: Contains Adult Language.) NOTE...Show More

51:42 | Jun 12th, 2018

StarTalk All-Stars host and biological anthropologist host Helen Fisher and comic co-host Chuck Nice are together again use science to unlock the secrets of love and answer fan-submitted Cosmic Queries on romance, sex robots, and more. NOTE: StarTal...Show More

53:08 | Jun 5th, 2018

Thinking about a quick road trip to the rings of Saturn? Or wingsuiting through Titan’s thick atmosphere? How about snapping pictures as the geysers of Europa explode? Explore space tourism with host/astronomer Emily Rice, co-host Harrison Greenbaum,...Show More

49:26 | May 29th, 2018

Primatologist Natalia Reagan welcomes new comic co-host Sarah Siskind, biological anthropologist Todd Disotell, and anthropology professor Will Harcourt-Smith to investigate all-things Neanderthal: culture, behavior, DNA, more! (Repeat) NOTE: StarTa...Show More
ARCHIVED: The podcast creator has made this episode no longer available for listening.

01:32 | May 28th, 2018

Where did all our hair go? Listen as Dr. Marc Kissel tells Natalia Reagan and Patrick Melton about what factors led us humans to have less hair than our humanoid ancestors, in this cosmic query from Michael M. If you like this Cosmic Minute be sure t...Show More

50:44 | May 22nd, 2018

Moments after the Great American Eclipse of 2017, astrophysicist Janna Levin, comic co-host Matt Kirshen, and Columbia professor of astronomy Joe Patterson talk about eclipses, relativity, black widow pulsars, and more. (Repeat) NOTE: StarTalk All-A...Show More

50:57 | May 15th, 2018

Find out how technology is changing relationships, courtship, and social behavior through dating apps, social media, and more when biological anthropologist Dr. Helen Fisher and comic co-host Chuck Nice answer fan-submitted Cosmic Queries. NOTE: Sta...Show More

52:26 | May 8th, 2018

Go behind the scenes and get the inside story of the New Horizons mission to Pluto with astrobiologist and host David Grinspoon, comic co-host Chuck Nice, and Alan Stern, principle investigator of the New Horizons mission. NOTE: StarTalk All-Access ...Show More

49:36 | May 1st, 2018

Explore SETI and the Breakthrough Listen Initiative, the most comprehensive search for extraterrestrial intelligence ever, with host Carolyn Porco, co-host Chuck Nice, and Dan Werthimer, the Initiative’s principal investigator and SETI@home co-founde...Show More

50:00 | Apr 24th, 2018

In this week’s StarTalk All-Stars, host Bill Nye applies his scientific mind and skeptical nature to fan-submitted Cosmic Queries chosen by co-host Chuck Nice, on subjects from miracles and levitation to conspiracy theories and climate change denial.

49:58 | Apr 17th, 2018

Can you be a scientist and an activist? Can you be an engaged citizen and still do un-biased research? We explore these questions and more with astrobiologist and host Dr. FunkySpoon, Chuck Nice, and Dr. Gavin Schmidt, climatologist and Director of t...Show More

50:00 | Apr 10th, 2018

Are you ready for astronomy class? Astrophysicist Emily Rice and comic co-host Harrison Greenbaum answer your fan-submitted Cosmic Queries about Astronomy 101: dark matter, black holes, Hawking radiation, the James Webb Space Telescope, exoplanets, a...Show More

1:01:10 | Apr 3rd, 2018

What does it mean to be “human?” Natalia Reagan, co-host Patrick Melton, and paleoanthropologist Marc Kissel discuss our evolutionary journey and the study of wisdom. New: Listen to a conversation about human and primate cloning with Natalia, Chuck N...Show More

42:22 | Mar 27th, 2018

Explore free will, time, consciousness, and more from the stage of the Brooklyn Academy of Music with host and neuroscientist Heather Berlin, comic co-host Chuck Nice theoretical physicist Brian Greene, astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, and rapper ...Show More

50:00 | Mar 20th, 2018

Are you seeing double? Explore the wild world of cloning: gene-editing, facilitated adaptation, de-extinction, Pleistocene Park, and more with host Natalia Reagan, comic co-host Chuck Nice, biological anthropologist Ryan Raaum, and Ross MacPhee, Cura...Show More

50:00 | Mar 13th, 2018

Explore the cosmic evolution of all things including symbiogenesis, the geopolitical state, the Gaia hypothesis, and more, featuring astrobiologist David Grinspoon, comic co-host Chuck Nice, and biologist and author Tyler Volk. NOTE: StarTalk All-Ac...Show More

49:59 | Mar 6th, 2018

We’re kicking off Season 3 of StarTalk All-Stars with none other than Bill Nye the Science Guy, comic co-host Chuck Nice, and climate scientist Kate Marvel as they explore the changing climate around us. NOTE: StarTalk All-Access subscribers can wat...Show More

50:00 | Feb 27th, 2018

Seth Shostak, SETI Institute Senior Astronomer, discovers what it’s like to host StarTalk All-Stars when he welcomes skeptic Ben Radford and new comic co-host Ray Ellin to discuss UFOs, aliens, government cover-ups, Roswell, and space-faring dinosaur...Show More

1:00:16 | Feb 20th, 2018

Boogie down with Neil Tyson, Chuck Nice, Mike Massimino, and David Grinspoon as they jam out at our “Leap Into Launch” party. Now with 17 minutes of Patreon Cosmic Queries recorded live at this year’s StarTalk Saturnalia with Neil, Heather Berlin, Da...Show More

50:00 | Feb 13th, 2018

Astrophysicist Janna Levin and comic co-host Matt Kirshen answer fan-submitted Cosmic Queries about interstellar travel, from special relativity, to time dilation, to visiting exoplanets. Don’t miss an episode of StarTalk All-Stars. Subscribe on: Tun...Show More

49:59 | Feb 6th, 2018

Earth’s climate crisis, Titan’s ice volcanos, Venus’ runaway greenhouse effect, and more. David Grinspoon, Chuck Nice, and former Chief Scientist at NASA Ellen Stofan are here to discuss what we can learn about our own home by studying our neighbors....Show More

48:02 | Jan 30th, 2018

Look back on one of the greatest accomplishments in human history, with StarTalk All-Stars host and planetary scientist Carolyn Porco, co-host Maeve Higgins, Sean Ono Lennon and Emer Reynolds, filmmaker of the documentary, “The Farthest.” Don’t miss ...Show More

49:58 | Jan 23rd, 2018

Find out what we know about TRAPPIST-1, the recently discovered red dwarf star with 7 Earth-sized exoplanets. Astrophysicist Emily Rice hosts, with co-host Chuck Nice, and their guest, David Kipping, Assistant Professor of Astronomy at Columbia Unive...Show More

48:32 | Jan 16th, 2018

What does it mean to be “human?” Natalia Reagan and comic co-host Patrick Melton welcome paleoanthropologist Marc Kissel to discuss our evolutionary journey and the study of wisdom, and try to uncover what it means to be human. Photo credit: Natalia ...Show More
ARCHIVED: The podcast creator has made this episode no longer available for listening.

01:51 | Jan 12th, 2018

"Will it eventually be possible to record and play back our dreams?" Listen as Heather Berlin and Gary Marcus tell Chuck Nice about how brain imaging technology already exists, how it works today, and how the technology will progress in the future. I...Show More

50:07 | Jan 9th, 2018

Neil deGrasse Tyson recaps the highlights from this season featuring Bill Nye, Heather Berlin, Mike Massimino, Carolyn Porco, Seth Shostak, Chuck Nice, Eugene Mirman, Maeve Higgins, and more, and others discussing Mars, climate change, consciousness,...Show More

50:00 | Jan 2nd, 2018

Investigate exoplanets, including the TRAPPIST-1 system and Proxima b, in this StarTalk All-Stars mashup. Featuring David Grinspoon, Natalie Starkey, Seth Shostak, Emily Rice, Chuck Nice, Jason T. Wright, Lindy Elkins-Tanton, Ph.D., Daniel Peluso, an...Show More

50:00 | Dec 26th, 2017

The StarTalk All-Stars investigate climate change, featuring hosts Bill Nye, David Grinspoon, Seth Shostak, and Natalia Reagan; co-hosts Chuck Nice, Eugene Mirman, and Tim Alexander; and guests Radley Horton, Andrew Revkin, Todd Disotell, Ian Tatters...Show More

50:00 | Dec 19th, 2017

Gravitational waves, TRAPPIST-1, nuclear energy, Enceladus, and more. Explore great discoveries, old and new, on this mashup featuring tarTalk All-Stars hosts, co-hosts, and guests including Bill Nye, Carolyn Porco, Janna Levin, Emily Rice and others...Show More
ARCHIVED: The podcast creator has made this episode no longer available for listening.

01:27 | Dec 19th, 2017

What exactly consciousness? Neuroscientist Heather Berlin, philosopher David Chalmers, and Chuck Nice discuss why it's so difficult to define. If you enjoyed this clip, listen to the full StarTalk All-Stars episode here: https://soundcloud.com/starta...Show More
ARCHIVED: The podcast creator has made this episode no longer available for listening.

02:13 | Dec 19th, 2017

How can the Fermi paradox help us understand life in our universe? Janna Levin, Chuck Nice, and astrophysicist David Spergel explore in this clip, recorded live at the Now Hear This: Podcast Festival in New York City. If you like this clip, listen t...Show More

49:59 | Dec 12th, 2017

Investigate artificial intelligence and the future of the brain when host Heather Berlin, comic co-host Chuck Nice, and NYU psychologist Gary Marcus answer fan-submitted Cosmic Queries on cognitive implants, self-driving cars, recording dreams, and m...Show More

50:00 | Dec 5th, 2017

Join astrophysicist and host Janna Levin, comic co-host Chuck Nice, and astrophysicist David Spergel as they ponder the cosmological and theoretical phenomena found in our universe. Recorded live at the Now Hear This: Podcast Festival in New York Cit...Show More

49:44 | Nov 28th, 2017

Climate change, solar sails, GMOs, the moon’s rotation, volcanism and more – Join Bill Nye and Chuck Nice as they answer calls and questions live from the Sirius XM studio. They also discuss Bill’s new documentary “Bill Nye: Science Guy.” (Previously...Show More

49:59 | Nov 21st, 2017

Explore the lives of early humans, modern humans, Neanderthals, Homo sapiens, great apes, and more. Hosted by anthropologist Natalia Reagan featuring appearances by Neil deGrasse Tyson, Chuck Nice, and some of your favorite co-hosts and guests. NOTE:...Show More

49:59 | Nov 14th, 2017

Explore dissociative identity disorder, panpsychism, free will, hive mind, and more as neuroscientist and new All-Stars host Heather Berlin, co-host Chuck Nice, and philosopher David Chalmers investigate the mysteries and science of consciousness and...Show More

50:00 | Nov 7th, 2017

To the stars and beyond! Join host Mike Massimino, co-host Maeve Higgins, planetary scientist Alan Stern, former STS and ISS astronaut Sandy Magnus, and Grammy-award winning composer Eric Whitacre as they explore the promising future of human spacefl...Show More

50:00 | Oct 31st, 2017

It’s one thing to search for ET, but should we be trying to make contact? Join SETI senior astronomer and host Seth Shostak, Allen Saakyan, host of Eureka! Science Comedy, Chuck Nice, and Doug Vakoch, president of METI as they debate interstellar com...Show More

49:51 | Oct 24th, 2017

Is there a future in bio-technology? Astrobiologist and host David Grinspoon, Eureka! Science Comedy podcast host Allen Saakyan, comic co-host Harrison Greenbaum, and Randal J. Kirk, CEO of Intrexon are ready to explore the advancements and opportuni...Show More

50:00 | Oct 17th, 2017

Astrophysicist Janna Levin and comic co-host Matt Kirshen answer fan-submitted Cosmic Queries about interstellar travel, from special relativity, to time dilation, to visiting exoplanets. Don’t miss an episode of StarTalk All-Stars. Subscribe on: Tun...Show More

50:00 | Oct 10th, 2017

It’s been two years since New Horizons flew by Pluto – what have we learned? Find out when David Grinspoon, Chuck Nice, and New Horizons Co-Investigator and planetary scientist John Spencer answer fan submitted cosmic queries about everybody’s favori...Show More

50:00 | Oct 3rd, 2017

Climate Change is the hot-button issue of today. Primatologist Natalia Reagan is back to host with comic co-host Tim Alexander, biological anthropologist Todd Disotell, and paleoanthropologist Ian Tattersall to talk about its impact on all species. D...Show More

50:00 | Sep 26th, 2017

Moments after the Great American Eclipse of 2017, astrophysicist Janna Levin, comic co-host Matt Kirshen, and Columbia professor of astronomy Joe Patterson talk about eclipses, relativity, black widow pulsars, and more. Don’t miss an episode of StarT...Show More

49:59 | Sep 19th, 2017

Earth’s climate crisis, Titan’s ice volcanos, Venus’ runaway greenhouse effect, and more. David Grinspoon, Chuck Nice, and former Chief Scientist at NASA Ellen Stofan are here to discuss what we can learn about our own home by studying our neighbors....Show More

49:59 | Sep 12th, 2017

On 10/8/2016, the StarTalk All-Stars packed NY Comic Con to discuss the real science in science fiction. Now you can get your geek on with All-Stars hosts Charles Liu and Emily Rice, co-host Chuck Nice, and Phillip K. Dick Award nominated author PJ M...Show More

49:59 | Sep 5th, 2017

If light can’t escape from black holes, how can we observe them at all? Find out from astrophysicist Janna Levin, co-host Matt Kirshen, and Shep Doeleman, the MIT astrophysicist leading the Event Horizon Telescope project to study black hole Sgr A* a...Show More

45:37 | Aug 29th, 2017

Is the subsurface ocean on Saturn’s moon Enceladus the most likely place in our solar system to harbor life? Dive in with StarTalk All-Stars host and planetary scientist Carolyn Porco, guest NASA astrobiologist Chris McKay, and co-host Chuck Nice. Do...Show More

1:13:24 | Aug 22nd, 2017

Join us for StarTalk All-Stars recorded at the Star Trek Mission: New York 50th Anniversary. Featuring astrophysicist and StarTalk All-Stars host Charles Liu, Chuck Nice, astrophysicist/All-Stars host Summer Ash and author Andrew Fazekas. Don’t miss ...Show More
ARCHIVED: The podcast creator has made this episode no longer available for listening.

03:35 | Aug 17th, 2017

How accurate are the photographs taken by the Hubble Telescope? Listen as Summer Ash and Emily Rice tell Chuck Nice about what it takes to make infrared space images viewable to humans. If you like this StarTalk SoundBite, be sure to tune in to the f...Show More

49:59 | Aug 15th, 2017

Cosmic images from distant nebulas and galaxies are decorating leggings, jeggings, jewelry, and more. Explore the science behind the fashion with our hosts, astrophysicists Summer Ash and Emily Rice, who run the STARtorialist blog. Chuck Nice co-host...Show More

49:59 | Aug 8th, 2017

Astrobiologist David Grinspoon and his guest, Hugo Award-winning sci-fi author and scientist David Brin weigh the pros and cons of attempting to contact extraterrestrials (METI). Plus, Chuck Nice asks the pair Cosmic Queries about what we’ll do if al...Show More

49:59 | Aug 1st, 2017

SETI Institute Senior Astronomer Seth Shostak, is back to host StarTalk All-Stars and go exploring exoplanets with guest Jason Wright, Associate Professor of Astronomy at Penn State, and co-host Chuck Nice. Don’t miss an episode of StarTalk All-Stars...Show More

49:59 | Jul 25th, 2017

Former NASA astronaut Mike Massimino puts on his old CAPCOM headset and takes us inside Johnson Space Center, with a little help from his guests, Flight Directors Emily Nelson and Royce Renfrew, and co-host Maeve Higgins. Don’t miss an episode of Sta...Show More

48:49 | Jul 18th, 2017

Water, water everywhere…and by everywhere, we mean the solar system, our galaxy, and the universe itself. Join us as we search for space water with our host, cosmochemist Natalie Starkey, co-host Chuck Nice, and planetary scientist Lindy Elkins-Tanto...Show More

41:32 | Jul 11th, 2017

Primatologist Natalia Reagan investigates the recent discovery of fossils in Morocco that could reshape our understanding of the origins of Homo sapiens and the evolution of modern humans. Featuring paleoanthropologist Shara Bailey and co-host Sarah ...Show More
ARCHIVED: The podcast creator has made this episode no longer available for listening.

44:51 | Jul 11th, 2017

Primatologist Natalia Reagan investigates the recent discovery of fossils in Morocco that could reshape our understanding of the origins of homo sapiens and the evolution of modern humans. Featuring paleoanthropologist Shara Bailey and co-host Sarah ...Show More

49:59 | Jul 4th, 2017

What are gravitational waves, and what can they tell us about our universe? In her first outing as StarTalk All-Star host, cosmologist Janna Levin untangles the astrophysics with help from LIGO co-founder Rainer Weiss and comic co-host Matt Kirshen.

1:03:51 | Jun 27th, 2017

What’s happened to Earth in the Anthropocene age – and what does the future hold? Find out from astrobiologist David Grinspoon, journalist Andrew Revkin, and Chuck Nice. Now extended with Chuck and Bill Nye answering Cosmic Queries about climate chan...Show More

1:03:48 | Jun 20th, 2017

If you’re expecting a few questions about pot and LSD, you’d be right. But Chuck Nice also throws more Cosmic Queries than that at host Bill Nye, from how to get more women into STEM to discovering life on Mars. Now extended with even more Queries wi...Show More

48:32 | Jun 13th, 2017

What does it mean to be “human?” Natalia Reagan and comic co-host Patrick Melton welcome paleoanthropologist Marc Kissel to discuss our evolutionary journey and the study of wisdom, and try to uncover what it means to be human. Don’t miss an episode ...Show More

49:59 | Jun 6th, 2017

All-Stars host and Primatologist Natalia Reagan, first time comic co-host Patrick Melton, and paleoanthropologist Shara Bailey are ready to talk about teeth: the stories they tell and the secrets they hide. Don’t miss an episode of StarTalk All-Stars...Show More

1:04:11 | May 30th, 2017

Seth Shostak welcomes skeptic Ben Radford and comic co-host Ray Ellin to discuss UFOs, aliens, government cover-ups, Roswell, and space-faring dinosaurs. Now extended with Neil and Bill talking UFOs, the green flash, their favorite alien, and more! D...Show More

50:00 | May 23rd, 2017

The universe is a hostile place. What would we do if a planet-destroying asteroid or comet strike were imminent? Do we have plans in place? Bill Nye and comic co-host Chuck Nice are back to answer fan-submitted Cosmic Queries about defending the Eart...Show More

45:49 | May 16th, 2017

Look back on one of the greatest accomplishments in human history, with StarTalk All-Stars host and planetary scientist Carolyn Porco, co-host Maeve Higgins, Sean Ono Lennon and Emer Reynolds, filmmaker of the documentary, “The Farthest.” Don’t miss ...Show More

50:00 | May 9th, 2017

Want to be a citizen scientist? All-Stars host Emily Rice, comic co-host Chuck Nice, Project Scientist for Galaxy Zoo Dr. Karen Masters, and AMNH Senior Scientist Jackie Faherty are here to help you make a difference. Don’t miss an episode of StarTal...Show More

45:49 | May 2nd, 2017

Bill Nye, co-host Eugene Mirman, space activist Ariel Waldman, SF Sketchfest co-founder Janet Varney, and comedian Claudia O’Doherty are back to finish their chat on citizen science, space exploration, Science Hack Days, and more, recorded live at SF...Show More
ARCHIVED: The podcast creator has made this episode no longer available for listening.

01:33 | Apr 26th, 2017

How do we distinguish real news from fake news? Listen as Ross Andersen, senior editor of The Atlantic, tells Chuck Nice and Bill Nye about how Facebook is fighting against the growing trend of fake news. If you like this Cosmic Minute be sure to ch...Show More

29:05 | Apr 25th, 2017

Host Bill Nye, co-host Eugene Mirman, space activist Ariel Waldman, SF Sketchfest co-founder Janet Varney, and comedian Claudia O’Doherty team up to talk about citizen science, space innovations and how we hack our way to the stars. Recorded live. Do...Show More

49:58 | Apr 18th, 2017

#LMASA – Let's Make America Smart Again! Bill Nye is back in the StarTalk All-Stars hosting seat to lead the fight against climate change and discuss the future of climate science. He’s joined by Columbia University climate scientist Dr. Radley Horto...Show More

1:02:28 | Apr 11th, 2017

Carolyn Porco, “Bad-ass Science Groupie” Sean Ono Lennon, and comic co-host Chuck Nice answer questions about art, science, and math. Now extended with more fan-submitted Cosmic Queries about astronaut music, the search for life, Saturn, and more! Do...Show More

47:36 | Apr 4th, 2017

New StarTalk All-Stars host, primatologist Natalia Reagan, welcomes new comic co-host Sarah Siskind, biological anthropologist Todd Disotell, and anthropology professor Will Harcourt-Smith to investigate all-things Neanderthal: culture, behavior, DNA...Show More

49:58 | Mar 28th, 2017

Find out what we know about TRAPPIST-1, the recently discovered red dwarf star with 7 Earth-sized exoplanets. Astrophysicist Emily Rice hosts, with co-host Chuck Nice, and their guest, David Kipping, Assistant Professor of Astronomy at Columbia Unive...Show More

49:59 | Mar 21st, 2017

What’s best way to stay scientifically literate in a world of “alternative facts”? Bill Nye, comic co-host Chuck Nice, and The Atlantic’s senior editor, Ross Andersen are here to help your science skills stay sharp and offer ways to seek out the trut...Show More

1:03:42 | Mar 14th, 2017

What will it take to send people to Mars and back safely? Find out from host Mike Massimino, co-host Maeve Higgins, and NASA’s John Charles. Now including Neil Tyson and Bill Nye in the Cosmic Crib talking about human vs. robotic exploration of Mars....Show More

43:09 | Mar 7th, 2017

It’s time to party, All-Stars style. Join astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, comic co-host Chuck Nice, astronaut Mike Massimino, and astrobiologist Dr. FunkySpoon as they kick back and enjoy the sights and sounds of the universe from the “Leap Into ...Show More

50:00 | Feb 28th, 2017

The fun continues from StarTalk All-Stars Live! at Awesome Con as we rejoin Bill Nye, Eugene Mirman, former NASA Deputy Administrator Dava Newman, Dr. Funkyspoon, and comedians Jo Firestone and Hari Kondabolu on their quest to find life beyond Earth....Show More

49:59 | Feb 21st, 2017

Pack your bags because StarTalk All-Stars Live! is taking you on a trip to another world. Part 1 features Bill Nye, Eugene Mirman, former NASA Deputy Administrator Dava Newman, astrobiologist David Grinspoon, and comedians Jo Firestone and Hari Konda...Show More

50:01 | Feb 14th, 2017

Now that climate change is beyond dispute, StarTalk All-Stars host Seth Shostak is joined by Ken Caldeira, climate scientist at the Carnegie Institution for Science, and co-host Eugene Mirman to talk about the impact on humans and social systems. NOT...Show More

50:00 | Feb 7th, 2017

David Grinspoon and Chuck Nice take on cosmic queries about astrobiology submitted by eighth grade students at the Arroyo Vista Charter School. Their teacher, Daniel Peluso, is on hand to discuss getting kids excited about science. NOTE: StarTalk Al...Show More

50:00 | Jan 31st, 2017

Who better to answer fan-submitted Cosmic Queries about science fiction on TV than our own Bill Nye the Science Guy? Bill and co-host Chuck Nice flip channels between “Star Trek,” “Lost in Space,” “Gilligan’s Island,” “Lost,” and more. (Warning: Adul...Show More

48:28 | Jan 24th, 2017

What does the NAS do? Host Carolyn Porco, NAS Dir. Marcia McNutt, and Maeve Higgins explore how the NAS advises our government on fracking, gene splicing, self-driving cars, contacting aliens, and more. Plus, reflections on the Deepwater Horizon oil ...Show More

50:00 | Jan 17th, 2017

Curious about what’s happened to Earth in the Anthropocene age – and what’s going to happen in the future? Find out from our host, astrobiologist David Grinspoon, author of “Earth in Human Hands,” science journalist Andrew Revkin, and co-host Chuck N...Show More

49:59 | Jan 8th, 2017

Neil Tyson celebrates the first season of StarTalk All-Stars with fan favorite episodes featuring Bill Nye and our other new hosts grappling with climate change, visualizing our universe, listening for aliens, sending human beings to Mars, and much m...Show More

50:00 | Jan 1st, 2017

In honor of Isaac Newton’s birthday, Bill Nye and Chuck Nice answer Cosmic Queries about inventions, innovations and scientific discovery, from sewers, to artificial intelligence, to the future of energy, the exploration of Mars and more. NOTE: StarT...Show More

49:59 | Dec 25th, 2016

What is the maker movement? Find out when Bill Nye and Chuck Nice answer more Cosmic Queries about makers, including Maker Faire, kids and STEM, robots vs. bots, greenhouses and hydroponics, large scale 3d printing, renewable energy and recycling, mo...Show More

50:00 | Dec 18th, 2016

Makers of the world, unite! Bill Nye and Chuck Nice roll up their sleeves to answer Cosmic Queries about the maker movement, including 3d printing of tools, food, human joints and organs; nanotechnology; ISRU and colonizing Mars; STEM vs. STEAM; and ...Show More

49:59 | Dec 11th, 2016

Cosmic images from distant nebulas and galaxies are decorating leggings, jeggings, jewelry, and more. Explore the science behind the fashion with our hosts, astrophysicists Summer Ash and Emily Rice, who run the STARtorialist blog. Chuck Nice co-host...Show More

49:59 | Dec 4th, 2016

SETI Institute Senior Astronomer Seth Shostak, is back to host StarTalk All-Stars and go exploring exoplanets with guest Jason Wright, Associate Professor of Astronomy at Penn State, and co-host Chuck Nice. NOTE: StarTalk All-Access subscribers can l...Show More

49:59 | Nov 27th, 2016

On 10/8/2016, the StarTalk All-Stars packed NY Comic Con to discuss the real science in science fiction. Now you can get your geek on with All-Stars hosts Charles Liu and Emily Rice, co-host Chuck Nice, and Phillip K. Dick Award nominated author PJ M...Show More

50:00 | Nov 20th, 2016

New StarTalk All-Stars hosts, astrophysicists Summer Ash and Emily Rice, share their take on “Women Crushing It Wednesday” - reclaiming a sexist hashtag by celebrating women in STEM and examining the challenges women scientists face. Chuck Nice co-ho...Show More

49:59 | Nov 13th, 2016

If light can’t escape from black holes, how can we observe them at all? Find out from astrophysicist Janna Levin, co-host Matt Kirshen, and Shep Doeleman, the MIT astrophysicist leading the Event Horizon Telescope project to study black hole Sgr A* a...Show More

1:13:24 | Nov 5th, 2016

Join us for our first StarTalk All-Stars Live!, recorded at the Star Trek Mission: New York 50th Anniversary. Featuring astrophysicist and StarTalk All-Stars host Charles Liu, Chuck Nice, astrophysicist/All-Stars host Summer Ash and author Andrew Faz...Show More

50:00 | Oct 29th, 2016

Seth Shostak, SETI Institute Senior Astronomer, discovers what it’s like to host StarTalk All-Stars when he welcomes skeptic Ben Radford and new comic co-host Ray Ellin to discuss UFOs, aliens, government cover-ups, Roswell, and space-faring dinosaur...Show More

49:59 | Oct 23rd, 2016

If you think this episode will be filled with questions about pot and LSD, you’d be right. But Chuck Nice also throws a few other Cosmic Queries at host Bill Nye, from how to get more women into STEM to the potential impact of discovering life on Mar...Show More

49:59 | Oct 16th, 2016

Astrobiologist David Grinspoon and his guest, Hugo Award-winning sci-fi author and scientist David Brin weigh the pros and cons of attempting to contact extraterrestrials. Plus, Chuck Nice asks the pair Cosmic Queries about what we’ll do if aliens fi...Show More

49:59 | Oct 11th, 2016

Carolyn Porco is back, and she’s brought her friend, “Bad-ass Science Groupie” Sean Ono Lennon. Together with Chuck Nice, they answer Cosmic Queries about art, science, and math; the Anthropocene Age; and the lack of civility on Twitter.

49:59 | Oct 2nd, 2016

What are gravitational waves, and what can they tell us about our universe? In her first outing as StarTalk All-Star host, cosmologist Janna Levin untangles the astrophysics with help from LIGO co-founder Rainer Weiss and comic co-host Matt Kirshen.

50:00 | Sep 25th, 2016

In this week’s StarTalk All-Stars, host Bill Nye applies his scientific mind and skeptical nature to fan-submitted Cosmic Queries chosen by co-host Chuck Nice, on subjects from miracles and levitation to conspiracy theories and climate change denial.

49:59 | Sep 19th, 2016

Former NASA astronaut Mike Massimino puts on his old CAPCOM headset and takes us inside Johnson Space Center, with a little help from his guests, Flight Directors Emily Nelson and Royce Renfrew, and co-host Maeve Higgins.

49:59 | Sep 13th, 2016

On 9/30/16, the Rosetta spacecraft will purposefully join its Philae lander and crash into Comet 67P. Before then, StarTalk All-Stars host Natalie Starkey, co-host Chuck Nice and Rosetta Mission Project Scientist Matt Taylor review what we’ve learned...Show More

45:37 | Sep 6th, 2016

Is the subsurface ocean on Saturn’s moon Enceladus the most likely place in our solar system to harbor life? Dive in with StarTalk All-Stars host and planetary scientist Carolyn Porco, guest NASA astrobiologist Chris McKay, and co-host Chuck Nice.

39:29 | Aug 30th, 2016

Astrobiologist David Grinspoon and his guest, Carter Emmart, take us behind the scenes to see how Carter creates a virtual “Google Map” of our universe. Plus, Chuck Nice asks them Cosmic Queries about black holes, the Big Bang, and Star Trek’s holode...Show More

48:49 | Aug 23rd, 2016

Water, water everywhere…and by everywhere, we mean the solar system, our galaxy, and the universe itself. Join us as we search for space water with our host, cosmochemist Natalie Starkey, co-host Chuck Nice, and planetary scientist Lindy Elkins-Tanto...Show More

49:52 | Aug 16th, 2016

If you want to sleep tonight, skip this episode of StarTalk All-Stars. Bill Nye, Chuck Nice and virus expert Laurie Garrett examine how we’re fighting Zika, Dengue, West Nile, HIV and other viruses – and why the battle may not be going our way.

50:02 | Aug 9th, 2016

What will it take to send people to Mars safely, and bring them home again? StarTalk All-Stars host Astro Mike Massimino and co-host Maeve Higgins find out from John Charles, the Chief Scientist at NASA’s Human Research Program.

49:36 | Aug 2nd, 2016

Explore SETI and the Breakthrough Listen Initiative, the most comprehensive search for extraterrestrial intelligence ever, with host Carolyn Porco, co-host Chuck Nice, and Dan Werthimer, the Initiative’s principal investigator and SETI@home co-founde...Show More

45:43 | Jul 26th, 2016

StarTalk All-Stars Series Premiere: Host Bill Nye the Science Guy and co-host Chuck Nice answer Cosmic Queries about humanity’s major challenge, with a little help from climatologist Dr. Gavin A. Schmidt of the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studie...Show More