Science

StarTalk Radio

Neil deGrasse Tyson

+140 FANS

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 univers...Show More

Best
Newest
Looking for recently uploaded episodes
Cosmic Queries: The Great American Eclipse

53:02 | Aug 18th, 2017

Neil deGrasse Tyson, Chuck Nice, and broadcast meteorologist Joe Rao are here with everything you need to know about the August 21st total solar eclipse, called “the Great American Eclipse.” Keep looking up – but only with eclipse-safe glasses! NOTE...Show More

Extended Classic: The Future of Humanity, with Elon Musk

1:03:48 | Mar 16th, 2017

Neil Tyson explores the future of humanity with one of the men forging it: Elon Musk, CEO of SpaceX and Tesla Motors. With Chuck Nice and Bill Nye. JUST ADDED: Neil and Bill in the Cosmic Crib, sipping Merlot and musing on optimism and space explorat...Show More

Cosmic Queries about Cosmic Phenomena

1:00:30 | Jan 27th, 2017

It’s time for another episode of Cosmic Queries! Neil deGrasse Tyson welcomes first time comic co-host Godfrey to ask fan-submitted questions about photons and tachyons; Einstein, black holes and multiple universes; comets, aliens, and so much more. ...Show More

Understanding GMOs and the Future of Food

55:46 | Aug 4th, 2017

Get the facts about GMOs and the Future of Food with Neil deGrasse Tyson, Chuck Nice, plant geneticist Pamela Ronald, and filmmaker Scott Hamilton Kennedy. SoundCloud Description: 251 characters with spaces Investigate the complications, misinforma...Show More

#ICYMI: The Murky World of Doping in Sports

52:35 | Jul 20th, 2017

Chuck Nice and Gary O’Reilly dive into the widespread world of doping in cycling, football and other sports with the help of Lance Armstrong, Neil deGrasse Tyson, skeptic and author Michael Shermer, psychologist Dr. Tom Hildebrandt and bioethicist Dr...Show More

StarTalk Live! Let’s Make America Smart Again (Part 1)

53:11 | Apr 21st, 2017

StarTalk was at the Count Basie Theatre 4/17/17 on a mission to Make America Smart Again. Ft. Neil deGrasse Tyson, Eugene Mirman, Senator Cory Booker, former science policy advisors John Holdren and Jo Handelsman, Ophira Eisenberg and Baratunde Thurs...Show More

Extended Classic: Space Chronicles (Part 1)

55:31 | Apr 14th, 2017

Why did the US really go into space? Why did the Apollo program end early? Neil deGrasse Tyson digs into the history of space exploration with Prof. John Logsdon and co-host Chuck Nice. Now extended with 13 minutes of fan-submitted Cosmic Queries! N...Show More

Cosmic Queries – Physics All Around Us

50:03 | Apr 12th

Vote now for StarTalk to win a Webby Award! wbby.co/vote-pod18 Did you know there are physics at work all around us? Join your personal astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Chuck Nice as they answer fan-submitted questions on the phy...Show More

#ICYMI - Women’s Boxing, with World Champion Alicia Ashley

50:00 | Apr 11th

In case you missed this episode on the Playing with Science channel…. What does it take to be World Champion? How can women’s boxing gain more popularity? Can you be a fighter and a trainer? Hosts Chuck Nice and Gary O’Reilly step into the ring with ...Show More

Cosmic Queries – X-ray Astrophysics

50:00 | Apr 5th

Vote now for StarTalk to win a Webby Award! wbby.co/vote-pod18 Explore more than the eye can see as Neil deGrasse Tyson, comic co-host Chuck Nice, and Kimberly Arcand, Visualization and Emerging Technology Lead for NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory, ...Show More

Cosmic Queries – Everyday Astrophysics, with Russell Peters

50:00 | Mar 29th

Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Russell Peters answer fan-submitted questions on a variety of astrophysical topics including Pluto, the Andromeda Galaxy, the Magellanic Clouds, the Equator and the Earth’s axis, E = mc2, exoplanets, the Moon, an...Show More

#ICYMI - Breaking Down Baseball Barriers, with Meredith Wills and Justine Siegal

50:00 | Mar 28th

In case you missed this episode on the Playing with Science channel…. Hosts Gary O’Reilly and Chuck Nice investigate “HomerGate” alongside baseball data scientist and astrophysicist Meredith Wills, and, get details on what it takes to be a groundbrea...Show More

Cosmic Queries – Neuroscience

49:13 | Mar 22nd

Psychedelic drugs, dreams, mental health awareness, understanding our reality, and more – Neil deGrasse Tyson, neuroscientist Heather Berlin, PhD, and first-time comic co-host Jackie Hoffman answer fan-submitted questions about neuroscience. NOTE...Show More

Einstein’s Genius, with Ron Howard

50:00 | Mar 15th

Neil deGrasse Tyson, filmmaker Ron Howard, astrophysicist Janna Levin, and comic co-host Harrison Greenbaum celebrate and explore the life of Albert Einstein, including his path to scientific enlightenment and the impact of his genius on the world. ...Show More

#ICYMI - NASCAR vs Formula 1

50:00 | Mar 14th

In case you missed this episode on the Playing with Science channel…. NASCAR or Formula 1? Which one do you choose? Our hosts Chuck Nice and Gary O’Reilly sit down with science communicator Diandra Leslie-Pelecky, PhD, to try and determine who takes ...Show More

Vaccines – Let’s Make America Smart Again

49:58 | Mar 8th

Continuing our Let’s Make America Smart Again series, Neil deGrasse Tyson, comic co-host Felicia Madison, and Pulitzer Prize-winning science journalist Laurie Garrett eradicate unfounded disinformation and dish out smart, sensible knowledge and under...Show More

Cosmic Queries – Across the Universe

50:00 | Mar 1st

Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Chuck Nice answer fan-submitted questions that take you across the universe to explore merging black holes, Hawking radiation, the Fermi paradox, time dilation, the death of the universe, and more! NOTE: Star...Show More

#ICYMI - Wrestling with Physics, with Neil deGrasse Tyson

50:00 | Feb 28th

In case you missed this episode on the Playing with Science channel…. What’s the best wrestling move? Can you wrestle in zero gravity? Hosts Gary O’Reilly and Chuck Nice hit the mats as we sit down with astrophysicist and wrestling expert Neil deGras...Show More

Cosmic Queries – The New Space Race

50:00 | Feb 22nd

Why haven’t we gone back to the Moon? What are the responsibilities of the Space Force? Is Mars the new end goal for exploration? Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Ray Ellin answer fan-submitted questions on the “new” Space Race. NOTE: StarTa...Show More

#ICYMI - Ironman Triathlon, with Mark Allen

50:00 | Feb 22nd

In case you missed this episode on the Playing with Science channel…. Swim… Bike… Run… Science! Hosts Gary O’Reilly and Chuck Nice enter the world of endurance as we explore Ironman Triathlons alongside Mark Allen, voted ESPN’s Greatest Endurance Ath...Show More

Cosmic Queries – Out There

50:00 | Feb 15th

Neil deGrasse Tyson, co-host Harrison Greenbaum, and astrophysicist Janna Levin answer questions on the far away and the far out, including Andromeda's impending collision with the Milky Way, white holes, a holographic universe, and more. Prepare to ...Show More

Cosmic Queries – Space Exploration

50:04 | Feb 8th

Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Eddie Brill answer fan-submitted questions on space exploration including asteroid defense, the Moon landing, the Space Race, Mars, the International Space Station, the boundary of space, Zeno’s paradox, and more...Show More

#ICYMI - Esports, with NicoThePico

48:42 | Feb 7th

In case you missed this episode on the Playing with Science channel…. We dive into the expanding world of Esports as hosts Chuck Nice and Gary O’Reilly get the science behind the screen from Nicholas "NicoThePico" Korsgård, head coach of “League of L...Show More

Cosmic Queries – The End of The World, with Josh Clark

49:59 | Feb 1st

What will cause humanity's demise? Will it be it artificial intelligence, a meteor, or ourselves? Neil deGrasse Tyson answers fan questions with comic co-host Chuck Nice and Josh Clark, host of the "Stuff You Should Know" and "The End of The World" p...Show More

#ICYMI - SEASON PREMIERE: 2019 Big Game Special, with Neil deGrasse Tyson

49:51 | Feb 1st

Chuck Nice and Gary O’Reilly kick off Season 4 of Playing with Science covering the science and spectacle of the Big Game. Featuring Neil deGrasse Tyson, sports physicist John Eric Goff, sports economist Victor Matheson, and former NY Giants WR and S...Show More

A Conversation with Dr. Mae Jemison

50:00 | Jan 25th

Neil deGrasse Tyson sits down with Dr. Mae Jemison, MD, former astronaut and Principal of 100 Year Starship, to explore her multidisciplinary career, the challenges of interstellar space travel, and the best ways to make science more accessible for e...Show More

Inside The Big Bang Theory, with Simon Helberg and Bill Prady

43:30 | Jan 18th

Dive into The Big Bang Theory – the hit TV show and the beginning of the universe – with Neil deGrasse Tyson, TBBT co-creator Bill Prady, TBBT actor Simon Helberg, comic co-host Chuck Nice, and astrophysicists Charles Liu and Janna Levin. NOTE: S...Show More

Fighting, Philosophy, and the Primal Mind, with Joe Rogan

50:00 | Jan 11th

Neil deGrasse Tyson gets inside the cage with Joe Rogan to explore the physics of fighting, mental and physical health, and the mysteries of the universe. Featuring comic co-host Sasheer Zamata, author and scholar Jonathan Gottschall, comedian Chuck ...Show More

Food, Science, and Culture, with Anthony Bourdain

49:59 | Jan 4th

Our Season 10 Premiere features Neil deGrasse Tyson’s interview with Anthony Bourdain, recorded before his death in 2018. With co-host Sasheer Zamata, food scientist Guy Crosby, Natalia Reagan, hot sauce guru Noah Chaimberg, and “SciBabe” Yvette d'En...Show More

Extended Classic – Cosmic Queries: Colonizing Mars

49:32 | Dec 28th, 2018

Neil deGrasse Tyson and Chuck Nice answer your Cosmic Queries about colonizing Mars. Now extended with more questions on militarizing space, the wild frontier of space law, planetary orbits, gravity, Pluto, the heliosphere, the Drake equation, Panspe...Show More

Extended Classic – Cosmic Queries: The Space Race

49:45 | Dec 21st, 2018

Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Chuck Nice answer fan-submitted Cosmic Queries on the Space Race, the global impact of the Apollo program and John F. Kennedy’s political influence. Now extended with more questions on time travel, wormholes, ast...Show More

Extended Classic: Cosmic Queries - Office Hours

50:00 | Dec 14th, 2018

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. ...Show More

#ICMYI - Sports Injuries and Recovery

49:20 | Dec 13th, 2018

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 Dine...Show More

Living in Space, with Scott Kelly

50:00 | Dec 7th, 2018

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 Rese...Show More

#ICYMI - Moneyball 2.0 – Soccer Edition

49:59 | Dec 6th, 2018

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 Analy...Show More

Extended Classic – Let’s Make America Smart Again: The Future of NASA

1:07:15 | Nov 30th, 2018

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. Shey...Show More

#ICYMI - Ultra-Running, with Ann Trason & Dr. Ultra

49:59 | Nov 29th, 2018

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. D...Show More

The Surfing Life, with Kelly Slater

50:00 | Nov 23rd, 2018

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, ...Show More

#ICYMI - Tiger vs Phil – 18 Holes, $9 Mil

36:31 | Nov 23rd, 2018

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 break...Show More

The Future of Us, with Sir Martin Rees

50:00 | Nov 16th, 2018

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 ...Show More

#ICYMI - Extreme Flying – Red Bull Air Race, with Kirby Chambliss

49:58 | Nov 15th, 2018

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-tim...Show More

StarTalk @ NY Comic Con: It’s About Time!

1:00:12 | Nov 9th, 2018

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...Show More

#ICYMI - The Sweet Science of Boxing, with Sugar Ray Leonard

46:18 | Nov 8th, 2018

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...Show More

From Puppets to Performance Capture, with Frank Oz and Andy Serkis

49:59 | Nov 2nd, 2018

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 ...Show More

#ICYMI - Mental Health in Sports, with Royce White

49:59 | Nov 1st, 2018

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 th...Show More

Curing Cancer, with 2018 Nobel Laureate Jim Allison

50:00 | Oct 26th, 2018

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.  ...Show More

#ICYMI - Ask a Sports Engineer, with David James

43:24 | Oct 25th, 2018

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 ...Show More

First Man – Celebrating Neil Armstrong

50:00 | Oct 19th, 2018

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 Kran...Show More

#ICYMI - Juiced Balls, Broken Bats & Record Breakers, with Shawn Green

49:49 | Oct 18th, 2018

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

50:00 | Oct 12th, 2018

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 Rob...Show More

#ICYMI - Gender in Sports, with Joanna Harper

51:55 | Oct 11th, 2018

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 complexitie...Show More

Hidden Figures, with Margot Lee Shetterly and Janelle Monáe

50:00 | Oct 5th, 2018

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 G...Show More

#ICYMI - Conquering Mountains, with Vanessa O’Brien

49:59 | Oct 4th, 2018

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 Vane...Show More

The Truthiness, with Stephen Colbert

50:00 | Sep 28th, 2018

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 satir...Show More

#ICYMI - Cosmic Queries: Sports Physics Trivia, with Charles Liu

49:58 | Sep 27th, 2018

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 Cosmi...Show More

Communicating the Science, with Alan Alda

50:00 | Sep 21st, 2018

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 Ny...Show More

#ICYMI - Golf’s 2018 Ryder Cup: Physics & Psychology at the Albatros

42:56 | Sep 20th, 2018

In case you missed this episode on the Playing with Science channel… Are you ready for the 2018 Ryder Cup? Hosts Chuck Nice and Gary O’Reilly prepare for golf’s most exciting, and most intense, tournament alongside sports physicist John Eric Goff and...Show More

The Power of Storytelling, with Salman Rushdie

50:00 | Sep 14th, 2018

Gather ‘round everyone, it’s story time! Neil deGrasse Tyson, world-renowned author Salman Rushdie, comic co-host Eugene Mirman, literary scholar Jonathan Gottschall, and literary neuroscientist Natalie Phillips investigate the history, science, infl...Show More

#ICYMI - Protecting Your Dome: Concussions & Helmet Technology

54:05 | Sep 13th, 2018

Discover more about the latest in concussion research and helmet technology with hosts Gary O’Reilly, Chuck Nice, Dr. Samuel Browd, Co-Founder of VICIS, Richard Brandt, PhD, CEO of Sports Science, and Dr. Roger Härtl, neurosurgeon for the New York Gi...Show More

Selling Space, with Bill Nye

50:00 | Sep 7th, 2018

Bill Nye the Science Guy and comic co-host Iliza Shlesinger answer fan-submitted Cosmic Queries about the politics and privatization of space including renting the International Space Station and ownership of the Moon. NOTE: StarTalk All-Access s...Show More

#ICYMI - The Tennis Brain: Strategy, Analytics, Mental Game

54:03 | Sep 6th, 2018

Hosts Chuck Nice and Gary O’Reilly investigate tennis brain and the strategy, analytics, and neuroscience that make it work alongside tennis strategy analyst Craig O’Shannessy, sport psychologist Leslie Sherlin, and professional tennis coach Sarah St...Show More

The Stars That Guide Us, with Nainoa Thompson

50:00 | Aug 31st, 2018

Discover how the stars have guided some of our greatest adventures as Neil deGrasse Tyson, co-host Maeve Higgins, Native Hawaiian navigator Nainoa Thompson, navigation expert Frank Reed, author Dava Sobel, and Natalia Reagan explore the science of ce...Show More

#ICYMI - The Psychology of Extreme Sports (Repeat)

47:10 | Aug 30th, 2018

Go to the extremes with hosts Chuck Nice and Gary O’Reilly as they investigate the psychology of the extreme sports athlete with adventure journalist Jim Clash, neuroscientist Heather Berlin, and extreme sport psychologist Eric Brymer.  Don’t mis...Show More

The Spirit of Exploration, with James Cameron

54:22 | Aug 24th, 2018

Investigate the convergence of exploration, innovation, and imagination with Neil deGrasse Tyson and filmmaker and explorer James Cameron. Featuring comic co-host Chuck Nice and astrophysicist and StarTalk All-Stars host Charles Liu. NOTE: StarTalk...Show More

#ICYMI - Planet NASCAR, with Neil deGrasse Tyson (Repeat)

49:55 | Aug 23rd, 2018

Is Planet NASCAR governed by the same laws of physics as the rest of Planet Earth? Get ready to roar down the track - left turns only - as hosts Gary O’Reilly and Chuck Nice re-visit Planet NASCAR alongside our resident astrophysicist Neil deGrasse T...Show More

Exploring Earth’s Oceans with Sylvia Earle and Fabien Cousteau

55:14 | Aug 17th, 2018

Dive deep into oceans terrestrial and celestial as Neil deGrasse Tyson chats with oceanographer Sylvia Earle, aquanaut Fabien Cousteau, co-host Scott Adsit, ocean conservationist Laure Katz, actor/environmentalist Adrian Grenier, and submarine pilot ...Show More

#ICYMI - Physics on Wheels, with Dr. Skateboard & Othello Clark (Repeat)

39:27 | Aug 16th, 2018

Ollies, half-pipes, and Chuck’s skateboarding youth – Rediscover the physics of skateboarding with Gary O’Reilly, Chuck Nice, 2x US Master’s Champion Bill Robertson PhD, aka Dr. Skateboard, and former pro skateboarder and snowboarder Othello Clark. ...Show More

Katy Perry’s Cosmic Curiosity

53:47 | Aug 10th, 2018

Extraterrestrials, prisms, music, scientific curiosity, the pursuit of knowledge, and more – Neil deGrasse Tyson and pop music superstar Katy Perry discuss their shared love of the universe. Featuring comic co-host Sasheer Zamata and astrophysicist C...Show More

#ICYMI - Surf’s Up – The Big Waves (Repeat)

39:35 | Aug 9th, 2018

Grab your board, apply your sunscreen, and get ready to find the perfect wave – re-visit the science of big wave surfing featuring Chuck Nice, Gary O’Reilly, NASA oceanographer Bill Patzert and pro surfer and the first female Big Wave World Champion,...Show More

Inside DARPA: Sci-Fi Meets National Defense

54:23 | Aug 3rd, 2018

Explore the intersection of science fiction and national defense inside the high-tech government agency developing America’s top-secret weapons of the future with Neil deGrasse Tyson, co-host Chuck Nice, former DARPA Director Arati Prabhakar, journal...Show More

#ICYMI - The Electrifying World of Formula E

50:00 | Aug 3rd, 2018

In case you missed this episode on the Playing with Science channel… Race down the track with hosts Gary O’Reilly and Chuck Nice as they explore the electrifying world of Formula E alongside DS Virgin Racing driver Sam Bird, adventure journalist Jim ...Show More

Cosmic Queries – Our Galaxy and Beyond

56:03 | Jul 27th, 2018

Join Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Sarah Rose Siskind as they answer fan-submitted Cosmic Queries about our collision course with the Andromeda galaxy, how the Big Bang got its name, the Cosmic Microwave Background radiation, dark matter, and...Show More

#ICYMI - The Physics of the Tour de France (Repeat)

55:56 | Jul 26th, 2018

Aerodynamics, Newton’s Laws, drafting, power to weight ratio, nutrition, technology and more! Get smarter about the Tour de France with hosts Chuck Nice and Gary O’Reilly and their guests Lance Armstrong, Neil deGrasse Tyson and sports physicist John...Show More

The State of Space Exploration Now, with Bill Nye

57:21 | Jul 20th, 2018

Discover new ways we’re exploring our universe. Bill Nye the Science Guy and comic co-host Iliza Shlesinger answer fan-submitted Cosmic Queries about LightSail 1 and 2, artificial intelligence, Breakthrough StarShot, and much more. NOTE: StarTalk A...Show More

#ICYMI - Swimming Science and USRPT

52:14 | Jul 19th, 2018

In case you missed this episode on the Playing with Science channel… Hosts Gary O’Reilly and Chuck Nice dive into the deep end as we explore swimming science and Ultra Short Race Pace Training alongside some of the sport’s insiders – Dr. John Mullen,...Show More

StarTalk SoundBite: Scigasm!

01:34 | Jul 16th, 2018

Have you ever had a “scigasm?” Find out from Neil deGrasse Tyson, Chuck Nice and Chuck Liu in this StarTalk SoundBite. And for the rest of this episode, visit: https://soundcloud.com/startalk/the-geekiverse-with-kevin-smith

The Geekiverse, with Kevin Smith

57:59 | Jul 13th, 2018

“In fact, it is the geek that shall inherit the Earth.” Explore the geekiverse with Neil deGrasse Tyson, filmmaker and superfan Kevin Smith, comic co-host Chuck Nice, astrophysicist Charles Liu, and physicist James Kakalios, author of The Physics of ...Show More

#ICYMI - Rugby – Physics and Grit, with Todd Clever

38:51 | Jul 12th, 2018

In case you missed this episode on the Playing with Science channel… Scrums, lineouts, and spin passes – Hosts Gary O’Reilly and Chuck Nice take to the turf as we explore the science and grit of rugby alongside Todd Clever, former USA Rugby captain, ...Show More

Extended Classic – Cosmic Queries: Primatology

52:51 | Jul 6th, 2018

Gorillas, bonobos, monkeys, and more – Neil deGrasse Tyson, comic co-host Chuck Nice, and primatologist Natalia Reagan answer fan-submitted questions about primatology. Now extended with Cosmic Queries about cloning featuring Natalia, Chuck, and biol...Show More

#ICYMI - MLB Greatness and Trout 5 Design, with Mike Trout

43:14 | Jul 5th, 2018

Hosts Gary O’Reilly and Chuck Nice find out more about the new Trout 5 baseball cleats, data-driven baseball, and how to be baseball’s best player from MLB superstar Mike Trout and Mike Ekstrom, former MLB player and Nike Product Line Manager for Cle...Show More

STR at BAM – Science Is Everywhere (Part 2)

53:33 | Jun 29th, 2018

In Part 2, rejoin host Heather Berlin, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Chuck Nice, and theoretical physicist Brain Greene to finish off our segment of StarTalk All-Stars. Then, we cap off our night at BAM with a presentation of Playing with Science featuring Ol...Show More

#ICYMI - Cosmic Queries: FIFA World Cup Edition

46:41 | Jun 28th, 2018

Have you caught the World Cup fever? We’ve got it bad! Hosts Gary O’Reilly and Chuck Nice sit down with physics professor John Eric Goff and answer your fan-submitted Cosmic Queries on the 2018 FIFA World Cup and the football world. Don’t miss an e...Show More

StarTalk at BAM – Science is Everywhere (Part 1)

52:51 | Jun 22nd, 2018

Science really is everywhere. From the Big Bang to quantum mechanics to free will, we explore it all featuring Neil deGrasse Tyson, comic co-host Chuck Nice, physicist Brian Greene, neuroscientist Heather Berlin, and rapper Baba Brinkman. Recorded li...Show More

#ICYMI - Hole-istic Golf, with Craig Davies and Sean Foley

52:09 | Jun 22nd, 2018

In case you missed this episode on the Playing with Science channel… The U.S. Open may be over but we’re still on course. Hosts Gary O’Reilly and Chuck Nice chat with Dr. Craig Davies and golf coach Sean Foley about taking the hole-istic approach to ...Show More

StarTalk Presents: A First Look at a New Podcast, “Akimbo” hosted by Seth Godin

51:47 | Jun 21st, 2018

Hey StarTalk Fans. Today we have an opportunity to introduce you to a new podcast that we’re very excited about. No, it’s not another StarTalk spinoff – although we may have some interesting news for you on that front in a couple of months, so stay t...Show More

#ICYMI - Extended Classic: Planet Soccer, with Neil deGrasse Tyson

1:03:52 | Jun 15th, 2018

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 Es...Show More

Extended Classic – Cosmic Queries: A Powerful Potpourri

52:48 | Jun 15th, 2018

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...Show More

Remembering Anthony: “A Seat at the Table with Anthony Bourdain Parts 1 & 2”

1:19:06 | Jun 10th, 2018

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 Pr...Show More

The Evolution of Journalism, with Katie Couric

51:49 | Jun 8th, 2018

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 da...Show More

#ICYMI - Motorsports – Physics & Technology, with Will Buxton & Mario Andretti

51:35 | Jun 7th, 2018

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...Show More

Clean Meat, with Paul Shapiro

54:52 | Jun 1st, 2018

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 subsc...Show More

#ICYMI - Motorcycle Racing: Physics on 2-Wheels

42:14 | Jun 1st, 2018

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 pr...Show More

Cosmic Queries – The Science Around Us

55:17 | May 25th, 2018

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 muc...Show More

#ICYMI - American Ninja Warrior: Science, Skills, and Strategy

43:52 | May 24th, 2018

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 Richards...Show More

Cosmic Queries: Minds and Machines

59:08 | May 18th, 2018

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: Star...Show More

#ICYMI - Baseball Physics Mashup, with Ron Darling, Geoff Blum, and J.P. Arencibia

37:07 | May 17th, 2018

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...Show More

Basketball Physics, with NBA Legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

57:22 | May 11th, 2018

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 analys...Show More

#ICYMI - Basketball Shoe Technology, with Julius “Dr. J” Erving, Ray Allen, and Rasheed Wallace

52:20 | May 11th, 2018

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,...Show More

Cosmic Queries – Climate Science, with Bill Nye

53:58 | May 4th, 2018

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...Show More

#ICYMI - NBA – Evolution of the Game, with Julius Erving, Rasheed Wallace, and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

43:22 | May 3rd, 2018

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 A...Show More

Into the Wild, with Jane Goodall

55:43 | Apr 27th, 2018

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 Proj...Show More

#ICYMI - Playing with Science at BAM, with Sasha Cohen & Neil deGrasse Tyson

47:03 | Apr 26th, 2018

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 astrophysicis...Show More

#ICYMI - 2018 Soccer Tech: Beyond Sports & Telstar 18

50:51 | Apr 20th, 2018

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 Ni...Show More

Extended Classic – Cosmic Queries The Random Edition

1:08:19 | Apr 20th, 2018

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....Show More

StarTalk Live! at Kings Theatre: Science and Morality (Part 2)

1:00:31 | Apr 13th, 2018

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, ...Show More

#ICYMI - Breaking the Rules–The Physics & Psychology of Cheating

50:44 | Apr 12th, 2018

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 E...Show More

StarTalk Live! at Kings Theatre: Science and Morality (Part 1)

55:56 | Apr 6th, 2018

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 T...Show More

#ICYMI - The Psychology of Extreme Sports

41:24 | Apr 6th, 2018

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. ...Show More

Extended Classic – Cosmic Queries Galactic Gumbo

1:09:50 | Mar 30th, 2018

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,...Show More

#ICYMI - NCAA – March Madness, Money, and Minds

50:45 | Mar 29th, 2018

In case you missed this episode on the Playing with Science channel… Investigate the money, minds, and madness of the NCAA with hosts Gary O’Reilly and Chuck Nice. Featuring bracketologist Chris Dobbertean, author Andrew Zimbalist, neuroscientist Hea...Show More

Bill Nye Live from Sirius…XM

56:37 | Mar 23rd, 2018

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

#ICYMI - Brain Training – Neuropriming & VR Technology

47:54 | Mar 22nd, 2018

In case you missed this episode on the Playing with Science channel… This week hosts Gary O’Reilly and Chuck Nice are getting into your head when they investigate neuropriming and VR technology training in sports with Brett Wingeier, co-founder of Ha...Show More

Cosmic Queries – More Office Hours

55:43 | Mar 16th, 2018

Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Chuck Nice answer fan-submitted Cosmic Queries about the “God of the gaps” theory, the Big Bang and “vacuum energy,” Pascal’s Wager, gravitational wells; haunted apartments, making math sexy, “the Matrix,” star-g...Show More

#ICYMI: March Madness 2018

51:19 | Mar 15th, 2018

In case you missed this episode on the Playing with Science channel… Can you sense that? It’s the madness descending upon us once more. It’s time for the NCAA Division 1 Men’s Basketball tournament, a.k.a. March Madness. Join in as we gear up for the...Show More

The Universe and Beyond, with Stephen Hawking

46:59 | Mar 14th, 2018

Join Neil deGrasse Tyson as he sits down with world-renowned physicist Stephen Hawking. We offer this episode in memory of Dr. Hawking's passing, and in celebration of his life. With co-host Matt Kirshen, astrophysicist Janna Levin, theoretical physi...Show More

Celebrating Einstein

55:32 | Mar 9th, 2018

Join Neil deGrasse Tyson, comic co-host Chuck Nice, and astrophysicist Janna Levin as they celebrate the life and achievements of Albert Einstein and his impact on the scientific world around us including the detection of gravitational waves at LIGO....Show More

#ICYMI - Winter Paralympics, with Medalists Mike Shea and Taylor Lipsett

44:11 | Mar 8th, 2018

In case you missed this episode on the Playing with Science channel… Get ready for the 2018 Winter Paralympics as hosts Gary O’Reilly and Chuck Nice chat with Olympic Medalists Mike Shea, Taylor Lipsett, and author Walter Thompson about the world of ...Show More

Cycling, Physics, and Doping, with Lance Armstrong

55:46 | Mar 2nd, 2018

Join Neil deGrasse Tyson as he sits down with controversial cycling superstar Lance Armstrong to explore the science of cycling, the ethics of doping, and the history of the sport. Featuring comic co-host Scott Adsit, author Max Glaskin, and bio-ethi...Show More

#ICYMI - Bobsledding, with Olympic Gold Medalists Curt Tomasevicz & Steve Mesler

43:50 | Mar 1st, 2018

Get ready for a wild ride – Hosts Chuck Nice and Gary O’Reilly explore the dangerous, daring world of bobsledding: the physics, the strategy, and the skill. Featuring Olympic gold medalists Curtis Tomasevicz, Steve Mesler, and astrophysicist Charles ...Show More

Singing Science, with Kelly Clarkson

56:10 | Feb 23rd, 2018

Hit the high note with Neil deGrasse Tyson, singer Kelly Clarkson, comic co-host Chuck Nice, and vocologist Dr. Brian Gill as they explore the science of singing, bringing emotion to songs, singing injuries, the anatomy of the voice, the impact of au...Show More

#ICYMI - Olympic Alpine Skiing, with Erin Mielzynski and Andrew Weibrecht

39:10 | Feb 22nd, 2018

We’re going downhill, fast. Hosts Gary O’Reilly and Chuck Nice descend into the world of Olympic alpine skiing with Olympic skiers Erin Mielzynski (Team Canada) and Andrew Weibrecht (Team USA), physicist John Eric Goff, and Jake Stevens, the US Race ...Show More

What’s Science Got to Do With Love?

52:49 | Feb 16th, 2018

Valentine’s Day, StarTalk style: Celebrate the science of love, sex, relationships, and more in this “Best of” episode featuring Neil deGrasse Tyson, sex columnist Dan Savage, biological anthropologist Dr. Helen Fisher, bestselling science author Mar...Show More

#ICYMI - The Science of Curling, with Olympians Brad Gushue and Nina Roth

44:41 | Feb 15th, 2018

Slide down the ice with Gary O’Reilly and Chuck Nice as they investigate the surprising science of curling. Featuring author and curler Dean Gemmell, physicist John Eric Goff, 2018 Olympic curler Nina Roth, and 2006 gold medalist Brad Gushue. (Warnin...Show More

The Evolution of Personal Technology, with Marques Brownlee

53:48 | Feb 9th, 2018

How has personal technology changed our world? Neil deGrasse Tyson sits down with tech vlogger and YouTube star Marques Brownlee, comic co-host Chuck Nice, and tech journalist Clive Thompson to explore Internet identity, hacking, Moore’s law, self-dr...Show More

#ICYMI - Figure Skating Physics, with Olympic Medalist Sasha Cohen

45:26 | Feb 8th, 2018

The Winter Olympics are here! Gary O’Reilly and Chuck Nice kick off our series of episodes about Olympic sports with the physics of the most watched event: figure skating. Physicist John Eric Goff is back, along with figure skating analyst Jackie Won...Show More

Playing with Science Time Capsule Season 1 & 2

52:47 | Feb 2nd, 2018

Check out the best of Playing with Science as chosen by StarTalk fans when hosts Chuck Nice and Gary O’Reilly explore the science behind basketball, surfing, martial arts, hockey and more featuring guests Neil deGrasse Tyson, Lance Armstrong, and oth...Show More

#ICYMI - Season 3 Premiere: Big Game Special, w/Neil Tyson and New England Patriot Cameron Fleming

39:38 | Feb 1st, 2018

Are you ready for some football – and Season 3 of Playing with Science? In preparation for Sunday’s big game, Gary O’Reilly and Chuck Nice talk to Patriots Offensive Tackle Cameron Fleming, Neil deGrasse Tyson, and Kevin Krysiak, Wilson’s Director of...Show More

StarTalk All-Stars Season 2 Time Capsule

53:44 | Jan 26th, 2018

Discover some of the best moments from Season 2 of StarTalk All-Stars featuring Neil deGrasse Tyson, Bill Nye, Chuck Nice, Carolyn Porco, Mike Massimino, Eugene Mirman, Heather Berlin, Seth Shostak, Maeve Higgins, and others discussing Mars, climate ...Show More

#ICYMI - Martial Arts – Fight Like a Physicist (Repeat)

39:23 | Jan 25th, 2018

Chuck Nice and Gary O’Reilly get schooled on the martial arts by two fighting physicists: Jason Thalken, who has a Black Belt in Hopkido, and Prof. John Eric Goff, who has a Black Belt in Karate. Don’t miss an episode of Playing with Science. Subscr...Show More

Season 8 Time Capsule (Part 2)

51:58 | Jan 19th, 2018

Neil deGrasse Tyson guides us through this year's favorite Cosmic Queries episodes, with Matt O’ Dowd, Bill Nye, Godfrey, Chuck Nice, John Allen Paulos, James Kakalios, and Harrison Greenbaum talking about quantum physics, planetary defense, cosmic p...Show More

Season 8 Time Capsule (Part 1)

54:03 | Jan 12th, 2018

Neil deGrasse Tyson takes us through your favorite episodes of the season featuring Stephen Hawking, William Shatner, Adam Savage, Terry Crews, Fareed Zakaria, Bill Nye, and others as they explore the future, human augmentation, science fiction, and ...Show More

#ICYMI - NFL Fitness and Nutrition (Repeat)

44:54 | Jan 11th, 2018

Chuck and Gary get schooled by the men who optimize player performance for the pros: Glen Tobias of the NY Jets, and Dave Puloka and Wayne Diesel of the Miami Dolphins. Neil Tyson interviews quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick and former players John Ursche...Show More

Predictions: This Year in Science

52:09 | Jan 5th, 2018

Kick the New Year off with Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Chuck Nice as they discuss scientific predictions for 2018 submitted by fans and friends of the StarTalk universe; Neil and Chuck also, not surprisingly, get sidetracked by their great ...Show More

#ICYMI - Space Jam: Basketball Cosmic Queries, with Neil deGrasse Tyson

51:13 | Jan 3rd, 2018

Neil deGrasse Tyson joins hosts Gary O’Reilly and Chuck Nice to answer fan submitted questions about the physics of basketball, Michael Jordan, and the impact of race on athletic performance. (Warning: Adult Language.) Don’t miss an episode of Playin...Show More

Life on Mars Mashup

53:38 | Dec 29th, 2017

Ponder living on Mars in this Martian mashup as we explore “The Martian,” food and sports on Mars, and more. With Neil Tyson, Bill Nye, Mike Massimino, Buzz Aldrin, Andy Weir, Mary Roach, John Oliver, Eugene Mirman, Chuck Nice, Gary O’Reilly and many...Show More

#ICYMI - Extended Classic: The Science of “The Catch”

52:51 | Dec 27th, 2017

Was it skill? Was it science? Chuck Nice and Gary O’Reilly investigate Odell Beckham Jr.’s one-handed catch, with Joe Bevier of Nike, coach Jay Norvell, and physicist John Eric Goff. Now extended with Chuck, Gary and John answering Cosmic Queries abo...Show More

Extraterrestrial Mashup

54:20 | Dec 22nd, 2017

Search for ET on this StarTalk mashup – featuring Neil deGrasse Tyson, David Grinspoon, Seth Shostak, Michael Ian Black, Chuck Nice, Jill Tarter, David Brin, Allen Saakyan, and Doug Vakoch – as we explore where to look and debate whether to send sign...Show More

#ICYMI - Extended Classic: The Immaculate Reception

1:04:21 | Dec 21st, 2017

Gary O’Reilly and Chuck Nice turn to physics to unravel the mystery of the Immaculate Reception, the most famous, controversial play in NFL history. With Neil Tyson, QB Ryan Fitzpatrick, John Eric Goff, and sports writer Jim Brennan. Now with Chuck, ...Show More

Cosmic Queries: Altered States, with Bill Nye

1:00:47 | Dec 15th, 2017

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

#ICYMI: Planet Soccer: Science and Technology

52:46 | Dec 14th, 2017

This week, former British footballer Gary O’Reilly shows Chuck Nice around his old stomping grounds, the soccer pitch. Helping him investigate the science and tech that’s transforming the game are NY Cosmos Assistant Coach Alecko Eskandarian and astr...Show More

Cosmic Queries: Time and Higher Dimensions

57:04 | Dec 8th, 2017

Neil deGrasse Tyson, mathematician John Allen Paulos, physicist James Kakalios, and comic co-host Harrison Greenbaum investigate the fourth dimension, hypercubes, wormholes, Edwin Abbott’s “Flatland,” and much more! NOTE: StarTalk All-Access subscri...Show More

#ICYMI - Snowboarding: Shreddin' the Gnar

39:42 | Dec 7th, 2017

The forecast is for snow, and hosts Gary O’Reilly and Chuck Nice are hitting the slopes for a physics lesson with former pro snowboarder and soap opera star Othello Clark and veteran surfer, snowboarder and skateboard champ Dr. Bill Robertson, aka Dr...Show More

Cosmic Queries: Mysterious Cosmology, with Sean Carroll

57:25 | Dec 1st, 2017

String theory, the fabric of spacetime, the multiverse, quantum mechanics, and much more – explore the cosmological mysteries of the universe with Neil deGrasse Tyson, comic co-host Chuck Nice, and theoretical physicist Sean Carroll. NOTE: StarTalk...Show More

A Conversation with Andy Weir – Special Bonus Episode

46:06 | Nov 30th, 2017

Neil deGrasse Tyson welcomes Andy Weir, best-selling author of “The Martian,” to talk about his new book, “Artemis” – a heist/crime novel that happens to be set on the Moon. Neil and Andy explore the unique, science-infused creative process that went...Show More

Cosmic Queries Astrophysics Mashup

55:34 | Nov 24th, 2017

Delve into this mashup of Cosmic Queries as Neil deGrasse Tyson and an ensemble of comic co-hosts explore the vast wonder of the cosmos including double star systems, black holes, dark matter and antimatter, the Hubble constant, tidal friction, ET, a...Show More

#ICYMI - Extended Classic: The Art of the Hail Mary

54:04 | Nov 23rd, 2017

Hosts Gary O’Reilly & Chuck Nice dissect the famous “Miracle at Michigan” Hail Mary pass with the man who threw it, Kordell Stewart, and physicist John Eric Goff. Now extended with Chuck, Gary and John answering your Cosmic Queries about physics and ...Show More

Cosmic Queries: Defending our Planet, with Bill Nye

56:03 | Nov 17th, 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

#ICYMI - World Series Slugfest, with Neil deGrasse Tyson

42:56 | Nov 16th, 2017

The 2017 World Series is the greatest slugfest in the Fall Classic’s history. After 8 different batters hit home runs in a record-setting Game 2, Gary O’Reilly and Chuck Nice searched for scientific explanations with Neil Tyson and weather expert Wil...Show More

Cosmic Queries Live: Galactic Gumbo Edition

58:06 | Nov 10th, 2017

Explore relativity, panspermia, Van Gogh’s Starry Night, the multiverse, tachyons, marijuana legalization, and more with Neil deGrasse Tyson and co-host Chuck Nice as they answered questions in front of a live audience at Sessanta and on Facebook Liv...Show More

#ICYMI: Physics on Wheels, with Dr. Skateboard & Othello Clark

42:50 | Nov 9th, 2017

Chuck Nice takes Gary O’Reilly for a ride down memory lane when he revisits his skateboarding youth with a couple of real pros: 2x US Master’s Champion Dr. Bill Robertson, aka Dr. Skateboard, and former skateboarding and snowboarding pro Othello Clar...Show More

Human Augmentation with Adam Savage and Neil deGrasse Tyson

56:50 | Nov 3rd, 2017

Exoskeleton suits, brain implants, tiny people, AI, and more! Adam Savage and Neil deGrasse Tyson investigate human augmentation from the main stage at NYCC 2017 with comic co-host Chuck Nice and NYU bioethics professor and philosopher Matthew Liao....Show More

#ICYMI: Baseball: The Perfect Game

40:10 | Nov 2nd, 2017

There have only been 23 perfect games in baseball’s 140-year history – and only one in the World Series, by Don Larsen in 1956. Chuck Nice and Gary O’Reilly explore what it takes to throw a perfect game, with guests Neil Tyson and Houston Astros anno...Show More

The Power of Political Satire, with Bill Maher

53:48 | Oct 27th, 2017

Neil deGrasse Tyson sits down with Bill Maher to discuss satire and the state of society. Featuring comic co-host Maeve Higgins, political scientists Alison Dagnes and John Hibbing, and Greg Lukianoff, president of the Foundation for Individual Right...Show More

#ICYMI - World Series Throwback Special

45:20 | Oct 26th, 2017

Just in time for the 2017 World Series, Gary and Chuck revisit iconic plays from the Fall Classic. Featuring physicist John Eric Goff, Houston Astros Announcer and 2005 World Series winner Geoff Blum, Lehman College Baseball Coach DJ Price and NY Yan...Show More

Cosmic Queries - Climate Change

56:37 | Oct 20th, 2017

Bill Nye is back to lead the fight against climate change and answer questions about the future of climate science. He’s joined by Columbia University climate scientist Dr. Radley Horton, and comic co-host Chuck Nice. NOTE: StarTalk All-Access sub...Show More

#ICYMI - Surf's Up - The Big Waves

43:11 | Oct 19th, 2017

Aloha, Dudes! It’s time to shoot the curl when Gary and Chuck dive into the serious science of surfing the big waves. Their guides: California surfer – and NASA oceanographer – Bill Patzert, and, from Maui, pro surfer and the first female Big Wave Wo...Show More

StarTalk Live! from Future Con: Engineering the Future (Part 2)

53:15 | Oct 13th, 2017

Join us as we continue our journey into the future with former astronaut and ISS Commander Chris Hadfield, co-host Scott Adsit, biorobotics engineer Katherine Pratt, mechanical engineer Suveen Mathaudu, Maeve Higgins, and, via holographic projection,...Show More

#ICYMI - Golf Science, with Geoff Ogilvy and Neil deGrasse Tyson

37:21 | Oct 12th, 2017

Aerodynamics, Doppler radar, laser tracking, and big data! Gary and Chuck find out how science has guided the evolution of golf, from why balls have dimples to how clubs are designed, with astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson and, from the PGA Tour, 3x...Show More

StarTalk Live! from Future Con: Engineering the Future (Part 1)

57:11 | Oct 6th, 2017

How will we engineer our way off this planet and into the future? Commander Chris Hadfield and co-host Scott Adsit explore the options with biorobotics engineer Katherine Pratt, mechanical engineer Suveen Mathaudu, Maeve Higgins, and, via holographic...Show More

#ICMY - Gymnastics: Leap, Bounce & Balance

38:49 | Oct 5th, 2017

Chuck Nice and Garry O’Reilly vault into the world of competitive gymnastics with the help of two former Olympic gymnasts: Dr. Phil Cheetham, Senior Sport Technologist for the US Olympic Committee, and 2008 Silver Medalist Samantha Peszek. Don’t miss...Show More

Cosmic Queries - Office Hours

54:23 | Sep 29th, 2017

The astrophysicist is in! Join Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Chuck Nice as they answer fan-submitted Cosmic Queries on the possibility of life in the universe, space dust, relativity, inter-galactic space war, reliable news sources and more! ...Show More

#ICYMI - Baseball: Brain Training

40:16 | Sep 28th, 2017

What happens inside the brain of a great baseball hitter, and can it be taught? Gary O’Reilly and Chuck Nice explore the subject with baseball vision trainer Dr. Bill Harrison, neuroscientist Prof. Aaron Seitz, and baseball analyst and former LA Dodg...Show More

Let’s Make America Smart Again: The Future of NASA

52:58 | Sep 22nd, 2017

Continuing with our Let’s Make America Smart again series, we answer fan-submitted Cosmic Queries on the past, present, and future missions of NASA with Neil deGrasse Tyson, comic co-host Chuck Nice, and former NASA chief scientist Ellen Stofan. NO...Show More

#ICMYI: Martial Arts – Fight Like a Physicist

40:10 | Sep 21st, 2017

Chuck Nice and Gary O’Reilly get schooled on the martial arts by two fighting physicists: Jason Thalken, who has a Black Belt in Hopkido, and Prof. John Eric Goff, who has a Black Belt in Karate. Don’t miss an episode of Playing with Science. Subscr...Show More

Science and the Search for the Truth, with Bill Nye

55:35 | Sep 15th, 2017

What’s the best way to stay scientifically literate in a world of “alternative facts”? Bill Nye, 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 truth....Show More

#ICYMI: The Immaculate Reception

48:58 | Sep 14th, 2017

Gary O’Reilly and Chuck Nice turn to physics to try and solve the mystery of the Immaculate Reception, the most famous – and controversial – play in NFL history. With Neil deGrasse Tyson, NFL QB Ryan Fitzpatrick, physicist John Eric Goff, and sports ...Show More

Cosmic Jazz, with Wayne Shorter and Herbie Hancock

52:26 | Sep 8th, 2017

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-Acce...Show More

#ICYMI: Cosmic Queries: Tennis Special Edition

52:01 | Sep 7th, 2017

Are you ready for a deep dive into hardcore tennis physics? This week, Gary O’Reilly and Chuck Nice welcome back sports physicist John Eric Goff to answer fan-submitted questions about tennis, from the silly to the serious. Don’t miss an episode of ...Show More

Extended Classic: Cosmic Queries – Dark Mysteries of the Universe

54:58 | Sep 1st, 2017

Black holes, neutron stars, the multiverse, and much more. Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Leighann Lord delve into the dark mysteries of the universe – now extended with a cosmic conversation between Neil and Matt O’Dowd, host of PBS Space Tim...Show More

#ICYMI - Tennis: Inside the Royal Game

52:01 | Aug 31st, 2017

Chuck Nice and Gary O’Reilly serve up some of the surprising science surrounding the sport of tennis, with a little help from astrophysicist Charles Liu, professional tennis player Jared Donaldson, and Ron Rocchi, the Advanced Innovation Manager at W...Show More

Cosmic Queries: TV Sci-Fi with Bill Nye

52:46 | Aug 25th, 2017

Who better to answer fan-submitted questions about science fiction on TV and in the movies than Bill Nye? Bill and Chuck Nice flip channels between “Star Trek,” “Star Wars,” “Lost in Space,” “Gilligan’s Island,” “Back to the Future,” and more. (Adult...Show More

#ICYMI - NFL Fitness and Nutrition

43:38 | Aug 24th, 2017

Chuck and Gary get schooled by the men who optimize player performance for the pros: Glen Tobias of the NY Jets, and Dave Puloka and Wayne Diesel of the Miami Dolphins. Neil Tyson interviews quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick and former players John Ursche...Show More

#ICYMI: Baseball TweetTalk, with Neil deGrasse Tyson

51:53 | Aug 16th, 2017

In the latest installment of our popular episodes where hosts Chuck Nice and Gary O’Reilly invite Neil deGrasse Tyson into the studio to explain the thinking behind his popular, and sometimes controversial, sport tweets, we turn our attention to base...Show More

Geekin’ Out on Hip-Hop, with Logic

54:02 | Aug 11th, 2017

Drop That Track! Neil deGrasse Tyson discusses the fusion of hip-hop and science, the legacy of violence in hip-hop, the culture of music, and much more with rapper Logic, co-host Chuck Nice, and rapper/educator/DJ Steve Tyson, a.k.a The Intellect. ...Show More

#ICYMI: Planet NASCAR, with Neil deGrasse Tyson

53:07 | Aug 10th, 2017

Is Planet NASCAR governed by the same laws of physics as the rest of Planet Earth? You wouldn’t know it from some of the responses to Neil deGrasse Tyson’s tweets about the sport. Gary O’Reilly and Chuck Nice bring Neil into the studio to unpack the ...Show More

#ICYMI: Biomechanics of the Perfect Golf Swing

53:36 | Aug 2nd, 2017

Gary O’Reilly and Chuck Nice investigate the science that is making golf swings that much sweeter, from biomechanics to cutting edge technology, with sport biomechanist “Dr. Phil” Cheetham and pro golfer Rob Labritz. Don’t miss an episode of Playing...Show More

StarTalk Live! Citizen Science from San Francisco (Part 2)

48:37 | Jul 28th, 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

#ICYMI: Pitching Physics with Ron Darling

53:28 | Jul 27th, 2017

To break down the physics of a pitch, this week Chuck Nice and Gary O’Reilly welcome former New York Mets starting pitcher and 1986 World Series winner Ron Darling Jr. and astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson Don’t miss an episode of Playing with Scie...Show More

StarTalk Live! Citizen Science from San Francisco (Part 1)

51:58 | Jul 21st, 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. N...Show More

The Science Behind “Game of Thrones”

53:35 | Jul 14th, 2017

Dragons, violence, magic & more: Explore “Game of Thrones” through the lens of science, with Neil deGrasse Tyson, actor Isaac Hempstead Wright (Bran Stark), comic co-host Michael Ian Black, author Helen Keen, and psychologist Travis Langley. NOTE: ...Show More

#ICYMI: Extended Classic: The Physics of the Tour de France

1:09:45 | Jul 13th, 2017

Now updated for the 2017 race: Aerodynamics, Newton’s Laws, drafting, power to weight ratio, nutrition, technology and more! Get smarter about the Tour de France with hosts Chuck Nice and Gary O’Reilly and their guests Lance Armstrong, Neil deGrasse ...Show More

Cosmic Queries: Primatology

54:47 | Jul 7th, 2017

Bone up on our neighbors on the evolutionary tree: chimpanzees, gorillas, bonobos, monkeys and more, when Neil deGrasse Tyson, co-host Chuck Nice, and primatologist Natalia Reagan answer fan submitted questions about primates, extant and extinct. NO...Show More

#ICYMI: Out of This World Sports, with Neil deGrasse Tyson (Repeat)

1:01:29 | Jul 6th, 2017

This week, Gary O’Reilly and Chuck Nice explore what it would be like if we held the Olympics on Mars, or went ice skating on Europa, or played baseball on the Moon, using Neil deGrasse Tyson’s popular tweets that look at sports through the lens of s...Show More

Extended Classic: Cosmic Queries – A Stellar Sampling

56:00 | Jun 29th, 2017

Extended Classic: Cosmic Queries – A Stellar Sampling by Neil deGrasse Tyson

#ICYMI: Hockey: Fan Questions and More

1:01:32 | Jun 28th, 2017

Gary O’Reilly and Chuck Nice are back for Season 2 of Playing with Science! First up: answers to our fan’s questions about the physics of hockey. Feat. Prof. Alain Haché, Neil Tyson, and NHL Nashville Predators Left Wing Colin Wilson. (Warning: Adult...Show More

Extended Classic: Cosmic Queries - The Science of Love

1:08:04 | Jun 23rd, 2017

What’s love got to do with it? Neil Tyson, co-host Chuck Nice, and Dr. Helen Fisher answer your Cosmic Queries on the science of love. Now extended with Neil, Chuck, and Natalia Reagan discussing International Transgender Day of Visibility, sexuality...Show More

#ICYMI: Baseball: Physics at the Plate (Part 1) (Repeat)

56:22 | Jun 21st, 2017

During off-season, Chuck Nice and Gary O’Reilly went to SXSW for a few “exhibition games” with the folks at TuneIn. First up, the science of pitching, hitting, and catching with Toronto Blue Jays catcher JP Arencibia, astrophysicist Charles Liu and H...Show More

The Science of Climate and Weather, with Kathy Sullivan

55:40 | Jun 16th, 2017

Neil Tyson explores the challenge of predicting weather and understanding climate, with ex-NOAA admin. Kathy Sullivan, co-host Scott Adsit, climate scientist Radley Horton, meteorologist Nick Gregory, paleoclimatologist Linda Sohl, astrobiologist Dav...Show More

#ICYMI: Hockey: Physics on Ice (Part 1)

52:15 | Jun 14th, 2017

Get your skates, grab your stick, and join Chuck Nice and Gary O’Reilly as they find out why hockey has more science in it than any sport on Earth! With physics professor Alain Haché, Bauer Hockey’s Craig Desjardin, and LA Kings color commentator Dar...Show More

Cosmic Queries: A Taste of Space, with Matt O’Dowd

56:38 | Jun 9th, 2017

Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Eugene Mirman answer fan submitted Cosmic Queries with Matt O’Dowd, astrophysicist and host of PBS Space Time, about vacuum decay, mapping the galaxy, diamond planets, a simulation universe and much, much, more! ...Show More

#ICYMI - Game Changer – Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's Skyhook

35:17 | Jun 8th, 2017

Gary O’Reilly and Chuck Nice explore the physics of the legendary Skyhook with the help of Neil deGrasse Tyson and three superstars from the LA Lakers’ “Showtime” dynasty: Jamaal Wilkes, Michael Cooper, and the NBA’s all-time point scorer, Kareem Abd...Show More

The Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence, with Jill Tarter

58:06 | Jun 2nd, 2017

Is anybody out there? Neil deGrasse Tyson and former SETI Institute director Jill Tarter search for ET, with the help of comic co-host Michael Ian Black, SETI’s Seth Shostak, neuroscientist Lori Marino, Mona Chalabi, and Bill Nye. NOTE: StarTalk Al...Show More

StarTalk SoundBite: Citizens, Congress and Climate Change Data

02:50 | May 31st, 2017

Why has our government taken little action for climate change prevention? Listen as former science advisor to President Obama John Holdren and Senator Cory Booker tell Neil deGrasse Tyson why climate change and other important issues have been put o...Show More

#ICYMI: Cosmic Queries: The Physics of Soccer

50:31 | May 31st, 2017

In this week’s off-season episode of Playing with Science, hosts Gary O’Reilly and Chuck Nice answer fan-submitted questions about soccer, with a little help on the science of “the beautiful game” from returning fan-favorite physicist John Eric Goff....Show More

StarTalk SoundBite: The Age of Misinformation

03:45 | May 31st, 2017

Why is there so much misinformation on the Internet? Tune in as David Helfand tells Neil deGrasse Tyson and Chuck Nice about the “absent curation” of daily data and how the creation of search engines was helpful but also created more problems. If you...Show More

Cosmic Queries: Potpourri Vol. 2

57:57 | May 26th, 2017

Neil Tyson and first-time co-host Eddie Brill answer a potpourri of fan-submitted Cosmic Queries. Topics include alien communication, gravity assist, electromagnetism; "Blade Runner," "Interstellar" & "Arrival;" independent thinking, junk science, an...Show More

#ICYMI - Baseball - Home Run Physics

55:35 | May 24th, 2017

Gary O’Reilly and Chuck Nice learn why it’s so hard to hit one out of the park, Guests: Geoff Blum, the Chicago White Sox legend and announcer for the Houston Astros, and Alan M. Nathan, Professor Emeritus of Physics. Don’t miss an episode of Playin...Show More

Science Literacy in the Misinformation Age - #LMASA

57:01 | May 19th, 2017

Continuing with our Let’s Make America Smart Again series, Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Chuck Nice welcome astronomer and author David Helfand to discuss science literacy in the misinformation age and what you can do to find the facts. NOTE...Show More

#ICYMI: Football: Crushing the Combine

53:20 | May 17th, 2017

Get the inside scoop on the NFL Scouting Combine! Gary O’Reilly and Chuck Nice learn what it takes to turn a hard-up college student into a multi-millionaire in 6 weeks. Guests: Trainer Pete Bommarito and NFL Media Analytics Expert Cynthia Frelund. ...Show More

The Power of Science Fiction, with William Shatner

57:50 | May 12th, 2017

Energize! Neil deGrasse Tyson sits down with William Shatner to reflect on Star Trek and the enduring power of science fiction. Featuring comic co-host Chuck Nice, astrophysicist Charles Liu, NASA engineer David Batchelor, and Bill Nye the Science Gu...Show More

#ICYMI - The Art of the Hail Mary

53:21 | May 10th, 2017

The Hail Mary pass is one of the most exciting plays you’ll ever see in any sport. This week, hosts Gary O’Reilly and Chuck Nice look at one of the greatest, the “Miracle at Michigan,” with the man who threw it, Kordell Stewart, and physicist John Er...Show More

The Rise of Self-Driving Cars

58:00 | May 5th, 2017

Neil deGrasse Tyson investigates the fast-rising world of self-driving cars with former VP of R&D at GM and Mobility Consultant for Google, Inc. Larry Burns, Wired magazine transportation editor Alex Davies, and comic co-host Chuck Nice. NOTE: StarT...Show More

#ICYMI - Slam Dunk Science (Part 2)

34:38 | May 3rd, 2017

Our Playing with Science TuneIn party at the SXSW festival concludes with hosts Chuck Nice and Gary O’Reilly exploring what makes an NBA superstar, with astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, NBA All-Star Caron Butler, and actor Michael Rapaport, the co...Show More

StarTalk Live! Let’s Make America Smart Again (Part 2)

54:14 | Apr 28th, 2017

Our mission to Make America Smart Again continues with the conclusion of our show from the Count Basie Theatre. Ft. Neil Tyson, Eugene Mirman, Sen. Cory Booker, science policy advisors John Holdren and Jo Handelsman, Ophira Eisenberg, Baratunde Thurs...Show More

#ICYMI - Slam Dunk Science (Part 1)

38:59 | Apr 27th, 2017

Playing with Science hosts Chuck Nice and Gary O’Reilly are talking roundball from the TuneIn stage at SXSW with former NBA All-Star Caron Butler, astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, and actor Michael Rapaport, the co-host of Two-Man-Weave on TuneIn....Show More

#ICYMI - Baseball: Physics at the Plate

56:22 | Apr 20th, 2017

During off-season, Chuck Nice and Gary O’Reilly went to SXSW for a few “exhibition games” with the folks at TuneIn. First up, the science of pitching, hitting, and catching with Toronto Blue Jays catcher JP Arencibia, astrophysicist Charles Liu and H...Show More

The Science of Sports, with Hope Solo

54:48 | Apr 6th, 2017

Neil deGrasse Tyson examines the science and psychology of sports with 2x Olympic gold medal winning soccer goalkeeper Hope Solo. Featuring co-host Chuck Nice, sport psychologist Brent Walker, Sports Illustrated’s Mark McClusky, data journalist Mona ...Show More

#ICYMI - Hockey: Physics on Ice (Part 2)

55:35 | Apr 5th, 2017

Chuck Nice and Gary O’Reilly explore the slippery science and skate technology that leads to speed – and collisions – in the world’s fastest, toughest team sport. With physicist Alain Haché, Bauer Hockey’s Craig Desjardin, NY Riveters captain Ashley ...Show More

Cosmic Queries: Galactic Gumbo

55:10 | Mar 31st, 2017

Neil Tyson and comic co-host Chuck Nice mix up a pot of Galactic Gumbo in this episode of Cosmic Queries. Ingredients for this cosmic dish include the Big Bang, string theory, the expansion of the universe, antimatter, aliens, asteroids, & much more!...Show More

#ICYMI: Hockey: Physics on Ice (Part 1)

52:15 | Mar 29th, 2017

Get your skates, grab your stick, and join Chuck Nice and Gary O’Reilly as they find out why hockey has more science in it than any sport on Earth! With physics professor Alain Haché, Bauer Hockey’s Craig Desjardin, and LA Kings color commentator Dar...Show More

Science and Technology in the Military, with Ash Carter

1:00:55 | Mar 24th, 2017

Neil Tyson explores the future of science and technology in national defense with former U.S. Secretary of Defense Ash Carter. With comic co-host Leighann Lord, defense expert Michael Horowitz, strategist P.W. Singer, Mona Chalabi, Chuck Nice, & Bill...Show More

#ICYMI - March Madness!

57:31 | Mar 22nd, 2017

It’s time for the NCAA Division 1 Basketball Tournament, aka March Madness. To make sense of it all, hosts Chuck Nice and Gary O’Reilly welcome bracketologist Chris Dobbertean, and Prof. Alan Zaremba, author of “The Madness of March: Bonding and Bett...Show More

#ICYMI - Out of This World Sports, with Neil deGrasse Tyson

1:02:34 | Mar 15th, 2017

This week, Gary O’Reilly and Chuck Nice explore what it would be like if we held the Olympics on Mars, or went ice skating on Europa, or played baseball on the Moon, using Neil deGrasse Tyson’s popular tweets that look at sports through the lens of s...Show More

Let’s Make America Smart Again, with Fareed Zakaria

54:01 | Mar 10th, 2017

In the first episode of our special edition Cosmic Queries series, “Let’s Make America Smart Again,” Neil deGrasse Tyson and co-host Chuck Nice welcome CNN’s Fareed Zakaria to break down the impact of immigration on science and technology in America....Show More

#ICYMI – How Technology Is Changing Football

58:38 | Mar 8th, 2017

Find out how helmet sensors, virtual reality, big data and radio controlled tackling dummies are revolutionizing football with hosts Gary O’Reilly and Chuck Nice. Guests include Neil Tyson, NY Jets QB Ryan Fitzpatrick, Dartmouth coach Buddy Teevens, ...Show More

Cosmic Queries: Spacetime

55:06 | Mar 3rd, 2017

Unravel the fabric of spacetime when astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Godfrey dive into fan-submitted questions about Einstein's theory of relativity, dark matter, the Fermi paradox, black holes, quantum physics, and more. NOTE: ...Show More

#ICMYI – Soccer: The Art of Goalkeeping, with Hope Solo

41:55 | Mar 2nd, 2017

GOOOAAALLL! Gary O’Reilly and Chuck Nice look at the science behind the most underrated position in the world’s most popular sport. With Neil Tyson, 2-time Olympic gold medal goalkeeper Hope Solo, athletic trainer Christine Friel, and astrophysicist ...Show More

StarTalk Live! at the Beacon: Searching for Life in the Universe (Part 2)

53:33 | Feb 24th, 2017

Neil Tyson and Eugene Mirman investigate how the exploration of our universe intersects with art and society, with their guests: planetary scientist Carolyn Porco, musician Sean Ono Lennon, and comedians Vanessa Bayer and Michael Ian Black. Recorded ...Show More

StarTalk Live! at the Beacon: Searching for Life in the Universe (Part 1)

55:28 | Feb 17th, 2017

Neil deGrasse Tyson and Eugene Mirman welcome planetary scientist Carolyn Porco, Sean Ono Lennon, Vanessa Bayer, and Michael Ian Black to search for life in the universe in Part One of our StarTalk Live! show recorded at the Beacon Theatre in NYC. N...Show More

Extended Classic: UFO Remix

54:09 | Feb 10th, 2017

Neil Tyson and Eugene Mirman turn a speculative, scientific eye towards Unidentified Flying Objects. Featuring UFO investigator James McGaha and SETI Senior Astronomer Seth Shostak. Now extended with Neil and Eugene answering Cosmic Queries about UFO...Show More

Comedy and Cars with Jay Leno

1:02:36 | Feb 3rd, 2017

StarTalk host Neil Tyson welcomes legendary “Tonight Show” host and car collector extraordinaire Jay Leno to discuss comedy, culture, and the past, present, and future of automobiles. Matt Kirshen co-hosts, with guests Bill Nye and Mona Chalabi. NOT...Show More

StarTalk Playing with Science – The Big Game Special Edition feat. Neil deGrasse Tyson

57:19 | Feb 2nd, 2017

SERIES PREMIERE SPECIAL EDITION: This special edition of the series premier of our new podcast, Playing with Science, features additional content by Neil deGrasse Tyson before and after the show. In between, hosts Gary O’Reilly & Chuck Nice huddle up...Show More

StarTalk All-Stars - New Channel, New Shows

01:47 | Jan 28th, 2017

Effective immediately, StarTalk All-Stars will have its own RSS feed, and its own channels on SoundCloud, iTunes, Stitcher, and TuneIn. ***IMPORTANT***: That means you’ll need to subscribe to the new channels on iTunes, SoundCloud, etc. if you want...Show More

The Science of Fitness, with Terry Crews

55:35 | Jan 20th, 2017

SEASON PREMIERE: It’s time to get pumped up when Neil deGrasse Tyson interviews former NFL star and actor Terry Crews about physical fitness. In studio, Neil and Chuck Nice team up with exercise physiologist Dr. Felicia Stoler and neural science prof...Show More

Season 7 Time Capsule (Part 2)

52:56 | Jan 13th, 2017

Join host Neil Tyson for Season 7’s final episode as he revisits our fan’s favorite Cosmic Queries shows. Along with Chuck Nice, Eugene Mirman, Iliza Shlesinger, and guests, Neil answers questions about aliens, the multiverse, black holes, war, and m...Show More

Season 1 Time Capsule – StarTalk All-Stars

51:40 | Jan 10th, 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

Season 7 Time Capsule (Part 1)

55:34 | Jan 6th, 2017

Join host Neil Tyson as he revisits our fan’s favorite episodes from a season spent exploring Mars with Andy Weir, going back to the Moon with Buzz Aldrin, gazing into the future with Ray Kurzweil, listening for gravitational waves, and much more. ...Show More

Celebrating Innovation, with Bill Nye - StarTalk All-Stars

50:12 | Jan 3rd, 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: Star...Show More

Extended Classic – Cosmic Queries Art and Science

55:08 | Dec 30th, 2016

Explore the intersection of art and science when Neil Tyson and Chuck Nice discuss van Gogh, Escher, da Vinci, Giotto, the Hubble Space Telescope, and more. NEW: 12 minutes of Neil and Bill Nye drinking wine and pondering time in the “Cosmic Crib.” ...Show More

Maker Mix, with Bill Nye (Part 2) – StarTalk All-Stars

51:04 | Dec 27th, 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

Extended Classic – Cosmic Queries Holiday Edition

53:10 | Dec 23rd, 2016

Get into the science of the season when Neil Tyson and Chuck Nice answer fan questions about winter and the holidays. Now with Neil and Bill Nye talking Fahrenheit, Celsius, Kelvin, global warming, Isaac Newton, Santa, and Christmas in “How Tweet It ...Show More

Maker Mix, with Bill Nye (Part 1) – StarTalk All-Stars

51:53 | Dec 20th, 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

The Lunar Legacy, with Buzz Aldrin

54:48 | Dec 16th, 2016

47 years ago, mankind landed on the moon. Neil deGrasse Tyson explores the legacy of that historic mission with the second man to walk on the Moon, Apollo 11 pilot Buzz Aldrin. With co-host Iliza Shlesinger, Mike Massimino, Chuck Nice, and Bill Nye. ...Show More

Science Gets Fabulous, with Summer Ash and Emily Rice – StarTalk All-Stars

53:57 | Dec 13th, 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

Bringing Science to Life, with Ben Stiller

50:59 | Dec 9th, 2016

Neil Tyson interviews actor Ben Stiller about bringing science to life in “Night at the Museum,” his life as a serious Star Trek geek, “Zoolander,” and the science of comedy. Featuring the two Chucks, Nice and Liu, neuroscientist Scott Weems, and Bil...Show More

Exploring Exoplanets, with Seth Shostak – StarTalk All-Stars

54:10 | Dec 6th, 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 ...Show More

Surviving on Mars, with Andy Weir

52:45 | Dec 2nd, 2016

What does it really take to survive on Mars? Neil Tyson interviews Andy Weir, author of “The Martian,” NASA/JPL engineer Adam Steltzner, NASA Planetary Science Director Dr. Jim Green, Sheyna Gifford, co-host Matt Kirshen, Chuck Nice, and Bill Nye. N...Show More

StarTalk All-Stars Live! – The Science of Science Fiction

53:12 | Nov 28th, 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

Extended Classic: The Salt of the Earth (Part 1)

55:19 | Nov 25th, 2016

Neil Tyson and Eugene Mirman explore how salt has been a critical ingredient in history and the development of civilization. Now extended with 12 minutes of Neil and Bill Nye in the Cosmic Crib talking about evolution, Ivan the Gorilla and how bees f...Show More

Women in Science, with Summer Ash and Emily Rice – StarTalk All-Stars

54:19 | Nov 22nd, 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

The Beauty of Mathematics, with Jeremy Irons

54:42 | Nov 18th, 2016

This week, Neil Tyson explores the language of the universe and the life of self-taught math genius Ramanujan. With Jeremy Irons and Matthew Brown from “The Man Who Knew Infinity,” co-host Eugene Mirman, mathematician Ken Ono, Mona Chalabi, and Bill ...Show More

Hunting for Black Holes, with Janna Levin - StarTalk All-Stars

54:36 | Nov 15th, 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

The “Science” of Zombies and the Walking Dead, with Robert Kirkman

56:06 | Nov 11th, 2016

What can we learn about anthropology and physiology from zombies? Neil Tyson interviews “The Walking Dead’s” Robert Kirkman, anthropologist Jeffrey Mantz, Harvard prof. Dr. Steve Schlozman, co-host Maeve Higgins, Chuck Nice, Mona Chalabi, and Bill Ny...Show More

StarTalk All-Stars Live! – The Science of Star Trek

1:15:42 | Nov 7th, 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

“Is Our Universe a Simulation?” with Brian Greene

55:48 | Nov 4th, 2016

Neil deGrasse Tyson investigates the nature of reality, from quantum physics and string theory, to the multiverse and “The Matrix.” With theoretical physicists Brian Greene and Stephon Alexander, philosopher David Chalmers, co-host Maeve Higgins, Chu...Show More

UFOs and Possible Aliens, with Seth Shostak – StarTalk All-Stars

51:27 | Oct 31st, 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

Extended Classic: Zombie Apocalypse (Part 1)

54:14 | Oct 28th, 2016

There’s no escaping the Zombie Apocalypse when Neil Tyson interviews World War Z author Max Brooks and epidemiologist Dr. Ian Lipkin. Now extended with 13 minutes of Neil, Bill Nye and Steven Soter discussing Carl Sagan and “Cosmos” in the Cosmic Cri...Show More

Cosmic Queries - Expanding Our Perspectives, with Bill Nye – StarTalk All-Stars

51:57 | Oct 25th, 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

The Physics and Fantasy of Time Travel

52:05 | Oct 21st, 2016

Neil deGrasse Tyson unravels time travel with the help of theoretical physicist Michio Kaku, “Back to the Future’s” Doc Brown, aka Christopher Lloyd, “Doctor Who’s” Missy, aka Michelle Gomez, and co-host Chuck Nice. Plus, Bill Nye takes a ride in the...Show More

Calling ET, with Dr. FunkySpoon – StarTalk All-Stars

50:57 | Oct 18th, 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

The Science of High-Wire Stunts with Philippe Petit

54:34 | Oct 14th, 2016

Put on your safety harness as Neil deGrasse Tyson investigates the world of death defying stunts with high-wire artist Philippe Petit, co-host Eugene Mirman, and guests Charles Liu, tight-rope instructor Sonja Harpstead, and Bill Nye the Science Guy.

Science and Art, with Carolyn Porco - StarTalk All-Stars

52:08 | Oct 8th, 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.

Extended Classic: Cosmic Queries: General Astrophysics 101

54:03 | Oct 7th, 2016

Curious about general astrophysics? Join us for class this week as Prof. Neil Tyson and assistant Leighann Lord explain some of the basics. Now extended with 12 minutes of Neil, Bill Nye and Steven Soter swapping Carl Sagan stories in the “Cosmic Cri...Show More

Deciphering Gravitational Waves, with Janna Levin - StarTalk Allstars

54:02 | Oct 4th, 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.

Tuning in to Science on TV, with Mayim Bialik

52:23 | Sep 30th, 2016

Is science trending on TV and in pop culture? Could that encourage women to get into STEM? Find out from Neil Tyson and his guests Mayim Bialik, Summer Ash, Taryn O’Neill and co-host Chris Hardwick. Also with Mona Chalabi, Chuck Nice and Bill Nye.

Magic, Illusion, and Skepticism, with Bill Nye – StarTalk All-Stars

53:24 | Sep 27th, 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.

Geeking Out with Whoopi Goldberg

53:59 | Sep 23rd, 2016

Neil Tyson and Whoopi Goldberg geek out about Star Trek, superheroes, space, and medical marijuana. Chuck Nice and Charles Liu join Neil in studio, with data journalist Mona Chalabi and “Pot Doc” Dr. Staci Gruber. Plus, Bill Nye gets high on life.

Inside NASA Mission Control, with Astro Mike Massimino - StarTalk All-Stars

54:22 | Sep 20th, 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.

Cosmic Queries: The Space Race

53:01 | Sep 16th, 2016

What did politics and the Cold War have to do with the space race? On the flip side, how did the Apollo program and landing on the Moon impact us here on Earth? Neil deGrasse Tyson answers fan-submitted questions chosen by co-host Chuck Nice.

Rosetta and Comet 67P, with Natalie Starkey - StarTalk All-Stars

51:38 | Sep 9th, 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

A Conversation with Ray Kurzweil

51:36 | Sep 9th, 2016

Gaze into the future when Neil Tyson interviews noted futurist and inventor, Ray Kurzweil about artificial intelligence, the human brain, nanotechnology, life extension and biotechnology. Recorded live at the 92nd Street Y “7 Days of Genius” series.

Enceladus Up Close, with Carolyn Porco - StarTalk All-Stars

49:55 | 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.

Extended Classic: Cosmic Queries: Superheroes

54:47 | Sep 2nd, 2016

Neil Tyson and co-host Colin Jost get their geek on answering questions about Thor, Captain America, Batman, Superman, Wolverine, and more. Now extended with 12 minutes of Neil, Bill Nye and Steven Soter discussing sci-fi movies in the “Cosmic Crib.”

Visualizing Our Universe, with Dr. FunkySpoon – StarTalk All-Stars

41:33 | 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

Cosmic Queries: The Random Edition

52:42 | Aug 25th, 2016

It’s time for Cosmic Queries, where your own personal astrophysicist Neil Tyson answers fan-submitted questions, sight unseen. This week, co-host Chuck Nice chooses questions about the periodic table, universal north, Ceres, exploring Europa, and mor...Show More

Searching for Space Water, with Natalie Starkey - StarTalk All-Stars

53:05 | 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

Cosmic Queries: The Multiverse

58:55 | Aug 19th, 2016

Itching to know more about the multiverse? You’re not alone! Join us when Neil deGrasse Tyson and Princeton theoretical physicist Paul Steinhardt answer fan-submitted questions about cosmology chosen by co-host Chuck Nice.

Confronting Zika and other Viruses, with Bill Nye and Laurie Garrett – StarTalk All-Stars

54:38 | 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.

Extended Classic: StarTalk Live! Satisfying Our Curiosity about Mars (Part 1)

54:36 | Aug 12th, 2016

In honor of the 4th anniversary of Curiosity landing on Mars, we’re revisiting our StarTalk Live! show where we descended on The Bell House to celebrate the momentous event, with Neil Tyson, Sarah Silverman, Jim Gaffigan, Eugene Mirman and astrobiolo...Show More

Putting Humans on Mars, with Mike Massimino – StarTalk All-Stars

50:41 | Aug 8th, 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.

StarTalk Live! LIGO and the Black Hole Blues (Part 2)

1:04:27 | Aug 4th, 2016

The conclusion of our show about the discovery of gravitational waves, featuring Neil Tyson, Eugene Mirman, cosmologist Janna Levin, LIGO astrophysicist Nergis Mavalvala, and Michael Showalter. Recorded live at the Count Basie Theatre, Red Bank, NJ.

Listening for Aliens, with Carolyn Porco - StarTalk All-Stars

51:08 | Jul 31st, 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

StarTalk Live! LIGO and the Black Hole Blues (Part 1)

1:05:32 | Jul 28th, 2016

Everything you ever wanted to know about gravitational waves, explained by Neil Tyson, Eugene Mirman, cosmologist Dr. Janna Levin, LIGO astrophysicist Dr. Nergis Mavalvala, and comedian Michael Showalter. Recorded live at the Count Basie Theatre in R...Show More

Understanding Climate Change with Bill Nye

47:21 | 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

Cosmic Queries: The Science of Humans at War

51:51 | Jul 22nd, 2016

Author Mary Roach is back to help host Neil deGrasse Tyson and co-host Chuck Nice answer fan-submitted questions about the softer side of military science: people, from advances in combat medicine, to the possibility of building super soldiers.

Unveiling Pluto, with Alan Stern and Neil deGrasse Tyson

1:18:33 | Jul 15th, 2016

Two prominent voices in the “Planet vs. Dwarf Planet” debate, Alan Stern and Neil Tyson, discuss what New Horizons has uncovered about our favorite Kuiper Belt object. In studio, astrobiologist Dr. David Grinspoon and Chuck Nice join the fun.

A Conversation with Queen Latifah

53:26 | Jul 8th, 2016

Neil deGrasse Tyson has an in-depth, one-on-one conversation with recording artist and actress Queen Latifah about the role science has played in her life, being a Trekkie, hip hop, Ice Age 5, and the science fiction martial arts film she wants to ma...Show More

Extended Classic: Cosmic Queries: Space Probes with Dr. Amy Mainzer

56:38 | Jul 1st, 2016

JPL astrophysicist Dr. Amy Mainzer and comic co-host Chuck Nice explore your questions about space probes from WISE to New Horizons. Now with a new 13-minute “Venusian Update” from Dr. FunkySpoon about what Venus can teach us about climate change.

StarTalk Live! at Fun Fun Fun Fest in Austin with Bill Nye

1:01:41 | Jun 23rd, 2016

Are creativity and innovation contagious? Can they be taught? Bill Nye the Science Guy and Eugene Mirman travel to Austin, Texas to find out, with a little help from their guests Dr. Roberta Ness, Dr. Arthur Markman, and Maeve Higgins. Recorded live.

Climate Change and the Future, with Al Gore

1:07:07 | Jun 17th, 2016

Neil deGrasse Tyson looks past politics to examine climate change, clean energy, the future of life on Earth, and spider goats with environmental activist and former Vice President Al Gore, blogger Andrew Revkin, and comic co-host Maeve Higgins.

StarTalk Live! at the Beacon (Part 2): King of the Kuiper Belt

1:06:21 | Jun 10th, 2016

Our show from NYC’s Beacon Theatre concludes with Neil Tyson and Dr. Natalie Starkey debating Pluto’s status, judged by comedians Eugene Mirman, Ilana Glazer and Scott Adsit. Plus, Christine Lavin sings “Planet X.” Part of the Eugene Mirman Comedy Fe...Show More

StarTalk Live! at the Beacon (Part 1): Chasing Comets

1:06:22 | Jun 3rd, 2016

Neil deGrasse Tyson and Eugene Mirman explore the early solar system and go chasing comets with the help of cosmochemist Dr. Natalie Starkey (ESA Rosetta Mission) and comedians Ilana Glazer and Scott Adsit. Recorded live at the Beacon Theatre in NYC.

Extended Classic: Cosmic Queries: Venus with Dr. FunkySpoon

54:06 | May 27th, 2016

Astrobiologist Dr. David Grinspoon and Leighann Lord answer questions from fans about Venus. NEW: 13-minute “Venusian Update” from Dr. FunkySpoon and Chuck Nice about Japan’s “never say die” Akatsuki orbiter and future US missions to our “Evil Twin.”

Cosmic Queries: Galactic Grab Bag

1:06:12 | May 20th, 2016

First time comic co-host Iliza Shlesinger reaches into our Galactic Grab Bag to ask host Neil Tyson questions from our fans about light sails and laser beams, black holes, the search for life in the universe, antimatter, and intelligent dinosaurs.

Extended Classic: Cosmic Queries: Human Impact on Earth with Dr. FunkySpoon

53:39 | May 13th, 2016

Planetary scientist Dr. David Grinspoon answers questions about the human impact on Earth during the Anthropocene Era. Now updated with 13 minutes of Dr. FunkySpoon and Chuck Nice discussing why we must evolve from Homo Sapiens into Terra Sapiens.

Cosmic Queries: A Stellar Smorgasbord

57:07 | May 6th, 2016

Astrophysicists Neil Tyson and Charles Liu answer a feast of fan-submitted questions, ranging from asteroid mining to the heat death of the universe, selected by co-host Eugene Mirman. Plus a new “How Tweet It Is” segment with Neil and Bill Nye.

The Promise and Peril of the Genomic Revolution

55:44 | Apr 29th, 2016

Get an update from the front lines of the genomic revolution when Neil Tyson interviews Anne Wojcicki, co-founder/CEO of genetic testing company 23andMe. In studio, bioethicist Prof. Robert Klitzman provides perspective. Chuck Nice co-hosts.

Racing Extinction with Leilani Münter

53:37 | Apr 22nd, 2016

We’re waving two very different green flags this week when Neil Tyson interviews NASCAR driver and environmental activist Leilani Münter. Eugene Mirman co-hosts, with guests Dr. Marcia DeLonge and Don Anair of the Union of Concerned Scientists.

Cosmic Queries – Science and Morality

55:09 | Apr 15th, 2016

Explore the intersection of science and morality when host Neil deGrasse Tyson answers fan questions with the help of guest Michael Shermer, the founder of Skeptic Magazine and author of The Moral Arc. Eugene Mirman co-hosts.

Unravelling Reddit with Alexis Ohanian

53:19 | Apr 8th, 2016

Neil deGrasse Tyson explores the “front page of the internet” with Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian. Learn about how Reddit got started, net neutrality, trolls and more. With BuzzMachine’s Jeff Jarvis and co-host Eugene Mirman.

StarTalk Live! from SF Sketchfest 2016 (Part 2)

55:26 | Mar 31st, 2016

This week we’re still on Mars with Andy Weir, author of “The Martian”, and Dr. Jim Green, Director of NASA’s Planetary Science Division. Join Bill Nye, Eugene Mirman and Maeve Higgins for Part 2 of our show recorded live at SF Sketchfest. ADULT LANGU...Show More

StarTalk Live! from SF Sketchfest 2016 (Part 1)

56:30 | Mar 25th, 2016

We’re going to Mars! Join commander Bill Nye and executive officer Eugene Mirman as we explore the Red Planet with NASA Planetary Science Division Director Jim Green, “The Martian” author Andy Weir, and Maeve Higgins. RECORDED LIVE, ADULT LANGUAGE.

Protecting Earth from Asteroids

54:50 | Mar 18th, 2016

How can humanity escape the fate of the dinosaurs? Find out when Neil deGrasse Tyson interviews Apollo 9 astronaut Rusty Schweickart, co-founder of the B612 foundation, devoted to protecting Earth from asteroids. With co-host Eugene Mirman.

Cosmic Queries - New Mysteries of the Universe

58:55 | Mar 11th, 2016

Alien megastructures? Gravitational waves? Time travel via wormhole? Crack open the latest cosmic conundrums when astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson answers fan submitted questions, thrown at him by our co-host Eugene Mirman.

Gazing into the Future with Ray Kurzweil

54:56 | Mar 4th, 2016

SEASON PREMIERE: Where is humanity going, and what will we be like when we get there? Explore artificial intelligence and “the Singularity” with Neil Tyson and futurist Ray Kurzweil. Chuck Nice co-hosts, with guest neuroscientist Gary Marcus in studi...Show More