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Science, pop culture and comedy collide on StarTalk Radio! Astrophysicist and Hayden Planetarium director Neil deGrasse Tyson, his comic co-hosts, guest celebrities and scientists discuss astronomy, physics, and everything else about life in the universe. Keep Looking Up! New episodes premiere Monday nights at 7pm ET.

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    Cosmic Queries – The Hidden Chemistry of Everything with Kate the Chemist

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2021 50:41


    Is chemistry truly everywhere? On this episode, Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Chuck Nice answer fan questions about chemistry with Kate Biberdorf, aka Kate the Chemist. Discover the chemical reactions that make our world work!NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/cosmic-queries-the-hidden-chemistry-of-everything-with-kate-the-chemist/Thanks to our Patrons William Kelly, Patrick Weller, Nicholas DeAngelo, George Brietigam, Adam Leos, David Bryan Smith, and Mick Mowchenko for supporting us this week.Photo Credit: despeakrit, CC0, via Wikimedia Commons


    Food in Space! With Alton Brown and Guests

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2021 97:08


    How good is food in space? Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Jordan Klepper feast on food science and the challenges we face sending food to space with chef Alton Brown, food chemist Dr. Arielle Johnson and NASA food scientist Dr. Grace Douglas. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/food-in-space-with-alton-brown-and-guests/Thanks to our Patrons Jeni Morrow, Hyrule Ok, blufor, Timothy Dalby, John Turnham, SkellyIRL, and Chuck H for supporting us this week.Photo Credit: Pink Sherbet Photography from USA, CC BY 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons


    A Materials World - Hacks & Gizmos with Jud Ready

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 19, 2021 47:47


    How do you invent a new material? On this episode, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Gary O'Reilly, and Chuck Nice discuss the science of invention, biomimicry, and answer cosmic queries about materials science from our patrons with professor Dr. Jud Ready. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/a-materials-world-hacks-gizmos-with-jud-ready/Thanks to our Patrons Austin Smith, Manushya, Robert, Chris, Steven Murphy, Melissa and Kieran Wentzel, and Mark Frieden for supporting us this week..Photo Credit: pixnio.com, under Creative Commons CC0


    Cosmic Queries – Launching the Inspiration4 with Chris Mason & Sian Proctor

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2021 42:56


    What did we learn from the first all civilian mission into orbit? Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Chuck Nice explore SpaceX's recent launch, the Inspiration4, with biophysicist Dr. Chris Mason and geoscientist and pilot Dr. Sian Proctor. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free.Thanks to our Patrons Arlindo Anderson, Miranda Toth, Dino Vidić, Nala Andromeda, Erik Varga, JohnMettler, and Aaron Rikede Ahlman for supporting us this week.Photo Credit: U.S. Space Force photo by Airman 1st Class Thomas Sjoberg, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons


    Cosmic Queries – Native Skywatchers with Dr. Annette Lee

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2021 49:28


    What does the night's sky look like for Indigenous peoples? On this episode, Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Negin Farsad take a deep dive into the constellation map of Indigenous skies with professor Annette Lee. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free.Thanks to our Patrons Nickalos Early, s0upik, Alex Redner, Dustin Dunston, Dawn Carter, JD Holwick, and Loyd Elmore Jr for supporting us this week.Photo Credit: EduardoMSNeves, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons


    Things You Thought You Knew - A Constellation Prize

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 2, 2021 42:56


    How did Uranus get its name? Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Chuck Nice explain all the things you thought you knew about the names of the planets and moons in our solar system, the formation of the moon, and the constellations.NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/things-you-thought-you-knew-a-constellation-prize/Thanks to our Patrons David Peterson, Gregory Strakos, Dr. G, Michael Loyd, Bobby G Ragan, raven williams, and Sofiane Shrekky for supporting us this week.Photo Credit: X-ray: NASA/CXO/University College London/W. Dunn et al; Optical: W.M. Keck Observatory


    Killer Bots! with BattleBots' Ray Billings

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 29, 2021 43:54


    Programmed…to kill! On this episode, Neil deGrasse Tyson and co-hosts Chuck Nice and Gary O'Reilly sit down with BattleBots' Ray Billings to discuss combat robots, his killer robot Tombstone, and how to create robotics for competition. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/killer-bots-with-battlebots-ray-billings/Thanks to our Patrons Angie, Bruno Faria, EMILY RIVERA, Jocelyn Sailas, Kellie J. LeDonne,  Ben Hansen, and Brooks Dart for supporting us this week.Photo Credit: Kai Schreiber, CC BY-SA 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons


    Cosmic Queries - Smarty-Pants Trash Bin with Jordan Klepper

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 26, 2021 47:26


    What is string theory? On this episode, Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Jordan Klepper answer fan questions about solar system formation, dark matter, and the expansion of spacetime. What would travelling at the speed of light look like?NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/cosmic-queries-smarty-pants-trash-bin-with-jordan-klepper/Thanks to our Patrons Manuel zamarripa jr, John D, HyperactiveJedi, Graham Hayward, Adam Caplan, Y. Koss, and Kristin S for supporting us this week.Photo Credit: ESO/IDA/Danish 1.5 m/R.Gendler, J-E. Ovaldsen, C. Thöne, and C. Feron., CC BY 4.0 , via Wikimedia Commons


    BOO! The Science of Scary with Mathias Clasen & Heather Berlin

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2021 55:31


    Why do we like being scared? On this episode, Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Chuck Nice explore the haunting effects of horror and recreational fear with horror scholar and author, Mathias Clasen, and neuroscientist, Heather Berlin, PhD. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free.Thanks to our Patrons Jessica Giancola, Jeff States, seth 06, Matthew Ritter, Kelvin Goliday, Kenny PK, and Kaya for supporting us this week.Photo Credit: Esparta, CC BY 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons


    Pool Table Physics with Dr. Dave Alciatore

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 15, 2021 37:33


    What was Coriolis, of the Coriolis Effect, doing at the pool table? On this episode, Neil deGrasse Tyson and co-hosts Gary O'Reilly and Chuck Nice explore the science behind billiards and pool trick shots with billiard physicist Dr. Dave Alciatore.NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free.Thanks to our Patrons Dylan Elliot, Cody Swayze, Panda Man, Niklas Ekberg, Isaac Lambert, Fortune's Flavor, and Joshua Grose for supporting us this week.Photo Credit: Paul Goyette, CC BY-SA 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons


    Cosmic Queries – Seeing Earth From Space with Jordan Klepper & Nicole Stott

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2021 48:39


    What do you learn from going to space? On this episode, Neil deGrasse Tyson and guest co-host comedian Jordan Klepper answer patron questions about living in space with engineer and NASA astronaut Nicole Stott. What's the Overview Effect?NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free.Thanks to our Patrons Elisa, terrell robinson, Adorak, Leo Azir Ra, Aaron Isaacson, Ian Konkle, and Josh Laurente & Emily McCadden for supporting us this week.Photo Credit: NASA


    Cosmic Queries – Space Volcanoes: Fire and Ice with Natalie Starkey

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2021 56:18


    What's a supervolcano? On this episode, Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Matt Kirshen discover all types of volcanoes in the solar system with cosmochemist and author of Fire and Ice, Natalie Starkey. Is there such a thing as an ice volcano?NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free.Thanks to our Patrons ILAN CAPONE, Ricardo Torres, Boiphamet, Sebastien Leroy, Parker, Katharine Hooper, and Alireza Sefat for supporting us this week.Photo Credit: Boaworm, CC BY 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons


    Nature or Nurture with Eli Manning and Dr. Angela Duckworth

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 1, 2021 46:16


    What matters more: nature or nurture? On this episode, Neil deGrasse Tyson and co-hosts Gary O'Reilly and Chuck Nice explore what creates expert performers with CEO of Character Lab Dr. Angela Duckworth, featuring our interview with Eli Manning.NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free.Thanks to our Patrons DanO, Jerad Sorber, Joseph Mcpolin, Jacqueline Savo, The Afrikan-Scifi-Scholar, Charles Scott, and Angie Duncker for supporting us this week.Photo Credit: Erik Drost, CC BY 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons


    Space Force: A New Domain with Maj. Gen. DeAnna Burt, Charles Liu, and Moriba Jah

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 28, 2021 55:05


    Why do we need a Space Force? Neil deGrasse Tyson & co-host Chuck Nice break down the newest branch of the US military, The Space Force, with Charles Liu, Major General DeAnna Burt and Dr. Moriba Jah. How much of your life is touched by space?NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free.Thanks to our Patrons Lisa Cotton, Luis Stark, Oscar h, Travis Mansfield, Justin Thomas, Josh Wise, and Astaroth for supporting us this week.Photo Credit: U.S. Space Force, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons


    Cosmic Queries – Animal Outlaws with Mary Roach

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2021 48:35


    What happens when nature commits a crime? On this episode, Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Paul Mecurio discuss law-breaking animals with Mary Roach and her new book Fuzz: When Nature Breaks The Law. Can we hack nature?NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/cosmic-queries-animal-outlaws-with-mary-roach/Thanks to our Patrons Hunter Cutone, Roman Cain, Yoshi Wiklund, Tec MySelf, Jonathan Harries, Net Identification, and William Davis for supporting us this week.Photo Credit: Muhammad Mahdi Karim/http://www.micro2macro.net The making of this document was supported by Wikimedia CH. For all the files concerned, please see the category Supported by Wikimedia (GFDL 1.2 - http://www.gnu.org/licenses/old-licenses/fdl-1.2.html or FAL), via Wikimedia Commons


    Stars Talk to Neil – Rocket Fuel

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 17, 2021 44:57


    The observer effect? Rotating bodies? The science of rocket fuel? On this episode, Neil deGrasse Tyson and co-hosts Gary O'Reilly and Chuck Nice answer science questions from our favorite pro athletes: Jerry Rice, Lindsey Vonn, Eli Manning, and more!NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free.Thanks to our Patrons Ken Abe, Al Long, Chloe Rudel-Holland, Sara, Rafał Żak, Alexander Whisnant, and Galactic Raven for supporting us this week.Photo Credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons


    Cosmic Queries in the O-zone: Saving the World with Susan Solomon & Stephen Andersen

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2021 54:46


    How did we save the ozone layer? Neil deGrasse Tyson and co-host Chuck Nice break down the campaign to save the ozone layer with atmospheric chemist Susan Solomon and sustabaility expert Stephen Andersen. What can we apply to the climate crisis? NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here:  https://www.startalkradio.net/show/cosmic-queries-in-the-o-zone-saving-the-world-with-susan-solomon-stephen-andersen/ Thanks to our Patrons ryan ogle, David Matthews, Colleen Magee-Uhlik, Ryan Atashkar, Cameron Q Myhre, Jordan Sisinni, and Mien for supporting us this week. Photo Credit: NASA/Expedition 40 crew member, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


    Things You Thought You Knew – Venus Pizza

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 7, 2021 46:00


    How long would it take to cook a pizza outside on Venus? On this episode, Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Chuck Nice discuss the physics of surface temperature, the size of ~wAvEs~, and the meaning of horsepower. Could horses get you to space? NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/things-you-thought-you-knew-venus-pizza/ Thanks to our Patrons Kyle W Odren, Frank Kotarski, John Pologruto, Corina Szabo, Shera, Bogdan Pop, Corey McKinney, Matthew Lichtenstein, and Richie Damiani for supporting us this week. Photo Credit: Image credit: NASA/JPL See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


    Reefer Madness with Dr. Staci Gruber

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 3, 2021 40:23


    Does weed make you faster? Neil deGrasse Tyson and co-hosts Gary O'Reilly and Chuck Nice hash out the effects of cannabis with neuroscientist at Harvard Medical School and director of the MIND Program Dr. Staci Gruber. Is smoking dope really doping? NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/reefer-madness-with-dr-staci-gruber/ Thanks to our Patrons Josh Wittlieff, Kumar Vaibhav, Daniel Davis, Tj Monro, Stephen Fosmark, Louis Palen, Kara Young, Tariq طارق Shureih شريح, William Habekott, and Jake Buesgensfor supporting us this week. Photo Credit: Cannabis Tours, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


    Cosmic Queries– Exoplanetary Exploration with Dr. Aomawa Shields

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 31, 2021 59:16


    Exoplanets? Low Mass Stars? Goldilocks zones? On this episode, Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Negin Farsad explore the universe of exoplanets, science communication, and acting with astronomer and speaker Dr. Aomawa Shields. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free. Thanks to our Patrons Jacob D. Fisher, Siosiua Hufanga, Thomas Cochran, Jasmine, Louis Cirigliano, Savanah Bisson, Jason Mahoney, Connor Snitker, Heffron, Lizzie B, and Mark Rodgers for supporting us this week. Image Credit: NASA See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


    Starry Starry Night with Roberta Olson, Jay Pasachoff, & Heather Berlin

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 24, 2021 52:32


    Can you hear colors? On this episode, Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Chuck Nice explore science through art in Van Gogh's Starry Night with art historian Roberta Olson, astronomer Jay Pasachoff, and neuroscientist Heather Berlin. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/starry-starry-night-with-roberta-olson-jay-pasachoff-heather-berlin/ Thanks to our Patrons Rob Carter, Will, Matthew Power, David Born, CARLOS A HERNANDEZ, jon delanoy, and Trisha Donadio for supporting us this week. Photo Credit: Vincent van Gogh, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


    Cosmic Queries: Jiggle Wiggle Waggle Walk with Charles Liu

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 20, 2021 37:43


    Do swimmers need less oxygen? On this episode, Neil deGrasse Tyson and co-hosts Gary O'Reilly and Chuck Nice answer patron questions about athletics and science with Geek-in-Chief astrophysicist Charles Liu. Could Chuck be a gymnast? NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/cosmic-queries-jiggle-wiggle-waggle-walk-with-charles-liu/ Thanks to our Patrons Courtney Miller, Victor Beaton, Charles Anglesey, Rudy Amaya, Tomek, Alex Ornelas, Bronwyn Allen-Kaeser, Jake, Andrew, Heather Turner, and Hector Flores for supporting us this week. Photo Credit: XIAOYU TANG, CC BY-SA 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


    Level Up: Your Brain on Video Games with Heather Berlin

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 17, 2021 52:57


    Do video games really turn your mind to mush? Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Chuck Nice explore the effects of video games and eSports on the brain with neuroscientist Dr. Heather Berlin at PocketLab's Science Is Cool Virtual Unconference.  NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free. Thanks to our Patrons Jeff Simon, Chazz Gencarelli, Anthony Mannetti, Mike Ness, Stephan Greenway, Jeffrey Burley, Nola Curtis, Joe Stoeckle, Peter Jacobs, and ellen porter for supporting us this week. Photo Credit: Quakeboy, CC0, via Wikimedia Commons See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


    Cosmic Queries – Grab Bag – Cosmology Crisis??? With Paul Mecurio

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 10, 2021 54:16


    How do we know the age of stars? On this episode, Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Paul Mecurio answer fan questions about stars, black hole collisions, the speed of light, and the present crisis in cosmology.  NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/cosmic-queries-grab-bag-cosmology-crisis-with-paul-mecurio/ Thanks to our Patrons Eric Ennis, Bill Savage, Matt Schafer, Lawrence McKay, Lowell Irvin, Chris & Michael Johnson, Steve Vera, Nicole Vorisek, Logan Shanks, and Karen Larios for supporting us this week. Photo Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/VLA/MPIA See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


    Earth, Wind, and Water with Dr. Skateboard, The Armless Archer, and Jud Ready

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 6, 2021 52:49


    Shoot an arrow without arms? Neil deGrasse Tyson and co-hosts Gary O'Reilly & Chuck Nice explore Olympic events– swimming, archery, and skateboarding– with materials scientist Jud Ready, “Armless Archer” Matt Stutzman, and Bill “Dr. Skateboard” Robertson. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free. Thanks to our Patrons Nicholas Grigalashvili, Jilam Dickson, Aden Hahn, Kaz Barnes, Ashleigh Cooper, Ridge Kimani, Tom Cardarella, ​​Michael Webber, Justin Nelson, and Mike Reno for supporting us this week. Photo Credit: English:  D. Myles Cullen, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


    Cosmic Queries – Galactic Grab Bag – Blue Steel

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 3, 2021 48:00


    Terraforming mars? How do black holes die? On this episode, Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Chuck Nice answer questions about the moon, periodic table of elements, light photons, black holes and more!  NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/cosmic-queries-galactic-grab-bag-blue-steel/ Thanks to our Patrons John Turnham, Andrew Nelson, Honza Rek, Jason Pretzlaf, Jason Johst, Fernando Gomes, Thibaut van Thorenburg, Ava Spurr, Andrew Kodama, and CNASTY ! for supporting us this week. Photo Credit: ESA (European Space Agency)/Hubble & NASA, Acknowledgement: Judy Schmidt See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


    Olympic Physics Throwdown with Charles Liu

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 30, 2021 48:34


    Throwing? Jumping? Wrestling? Neil deGrasse Tyson and co-hosts Chuck Nice and Gary O'Reilly break down the physics of some of the original Olympic events with Geek-in-Chief and astrophysicist Charles Liu. Is there an ultimate technique to winning gold? NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/olympic-physics-throwdown-with-charles-liu/ Thanks to our Patrons Avneesh Joshi, Thomas Harshbarger, Tor Eystad, William Lautenberger, Sabrina Anderson, Adam Collins, Titus Orr, Christopher Robinson, Caleb Stark, and Stephen Austin for supporting us this week. Photo Credit: Fernando Frazão/Agência Brasil, CC BY 3.0 BR, via Wikimedia Commons See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


    Cosmic Queries - The Fungus Among Us with Merlin Sheldrake

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 27, 2021 55:17


    Can mushrooms take over your mind? On this episode, Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Matt Kirshen explore the weird world of fungi with fun-guy fungus expert and ecologist, Merlin Sheldrake. Could inactive spores survive space?  NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/cosmic-queries-the-fungus-among-us-with-merlin-sheldrake/ Thanks to our Patrons Bradley Sheldrake, Marc Armstrong, The Warzone12, Luis Cruz, Ely, Andrea Sperini, and 1x4x9 for supporting us this week. Photo Credit: https://www.flickr.com/photos/calliope, CC BY 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


    Things You Thought You Knew – Billionaires in Space

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 19, 2021 46:10


    Bezos? Branson? Elon Musk? On this episode, Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Chuck Nice break down why all these billionaires are going to space, how achieving orbit works, and how to wrap our heads around exponentially large numbers. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/things-you-thought-you-knew-billionaires-in-space/ Thanks to our Patrons dustin fenwick, Michael Borger, Gautam, Gayle Phillips, Stefanie Davis, Meghan Pearson, and Johannes Wagner for supporting us this week. Photo Credit: NASA, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


    Cosmic Queries - Nerd Olympics with John Eric Goff

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 16, 2021 52:03


    Do athletes use artificial intelligence? On this episode, Neil deGrasse Tyson and co-hosts Gary O'Reilly & Chuck Nice answer patron questions about the Olympics and have a nerd fight with physics professor and martial artist John Eric Goff. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free. Thanks to our Patrons Dave Armstrong, Jamie Ferns, Sam Arnold, Jesse Pinette, evan stegall, Sam Couch, and Payton Hawk for supporting us this week. Photo Credit: ​​President.az, CC BY 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


    AI, Autonomous Vehicles, and Race – Oh my! with Malcolm Gladwell

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 12, 2021 55:31


    How do self-driving cars change our psychology? On this episode, Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Chuck Nice philosophize about science's role in society with prolific author Malcolm Gladwell.  NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free. Thanks to our Patrons Tobias Malmborg, Andy Pattinson, Adam Lenda, Naomi Martin, Johan Fredrik Oldervik, and Scott Heflen for supporting us this week. Photo Credit: Grendelkhan, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


    Cosmic Queries– Space Junk! with Moriba Jah

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 5, 2021 53:32


    What do we do with all this space junk? On this episode, Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Chuck Nice answer questions about the stuff we put into orbit with astrodynamicist and space environmentalist, Dr. Moriba Jah.  NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/cosmic-queries-space-junk-with-moriba-jah/ Thanks to our Patrons Louis Smith, Dana Fambro, David Johnston, Tracy Fox, Charlene Hale, Lucas Pires, and Paulina Banach-Mazur for supporting us this week. Photo Credit: NASA Image: ISS056E025305 See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


    Gender in Sports with Joanna Harper and Heather Berlin, PhD (Re-release)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 2, 2021 51:26


    How does gender impact performance? Neil deGrasse Tyson dives into the archives w/ Gary O'Reilly & Chuck Nice to look at gender in sports with neuroscientist Heather Berlin PhD, and Joanna Harper, medical physicist and transgender athlete researcher.  NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/gender-in-sports-with-joanna-harper-and-heather-berlin-phd-re-release/ Thanks to our Patrons Hassan Shiman, Lizette Hart, Robert Barnes, Christopher Bill, Bruno Canalda, Joe Stamps, and tony henche for supporting us this week. Photo Credit: Ted Eytan via Flickr CC BY-SA 2.0 See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


    Voices from the Deep with Dr. Michelle Fournet and Dr. Ellen Garland

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 28, 2021 53:49


    Can whales help us understand aliens? On this episode, Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Chuck Nice take a journey to understand the language of whales with marine biologist, Dr. Ellen Garland, and marine ecologist, Dr. Michelle Fournet.  NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free. Thanks to our Patrons blufor, Timothy Dalby, Mick Mowchenko, Bobby Penney, Jason, Brian Wright, human_h, Michael Hewitt, Zach Hicks, and Hschrull1 for supporting us this week. Photo Credit: Mother_and_baby_sperm_whale.jpg: Gabriel Barathieuderivative work: Tomer T, CC BY-SA 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


    Cosmic Queries – Robot Ethics with Dr. Kate Darling

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 21, 2021 51:05


    Are robots going to take over? On this episode, Neil deGrasse Tyson & comic co-host Negin Farsad explore our future with artificial intelligence by looking at our past with animals with robot ethicist and author of A New Breed, Dr. Kate Darling. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here:  https://www.startalkradio.net/show/cosmic-queries-robot-ethics-with-dr-kate-darling/ Thanks to our Patrons Dino Vidić, Violetta + my mom, Izzy, Jeni Morrow, Sian Alam, Leonard Drikus Jansen Van Vuuren, Marc Wolff, LaylaNicoleXO, Eric Colombel, Jonathan Siebern, and Chris Beck for supporting us this week. Photo Credit: Photo: Harland Quarrington/MOD, OGL v1.0, via Wikimedia Commons See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


    Different Strokes with Arshay Cooper and Dr. Kevin Stone

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 18, 2021 49:05


    Neil deGrasse Tyson rowed crew?! On this episode, Neil deGrasse Tyson and co-hosts Gary O'Reilly and Chuck Nice explore the physics, physiology, and lessons of rowing, featuring Dr. Kevin Stone and Arshay Cooper, author of A Most Beautiful Thing. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/different-strokes-with-arshay-cooper-and-dr-kevin-stone/ Thanks to our Patrons Alex Redner, Arlindo Anderson, Miranda Toth, Andrew Collins, Michael Collazo, Leona Shimoru, zezous1989, Charles D. Teague, Martin Skans, and Thomas_Mulryan for supporting us this week. Photo Credit: Ken Hackman, U.S. Air Force, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


    A Quantum Life with Hakeem Oluseyi

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 14, 2021 53:30


    How do you beat the odds and become an astrophysicist? On this episode, Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Chuck Nice sit down with astrophysicist Hakeem Oluseyi to discuss his path to becoming an astrophysicist and his new book A Quantum Life. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/a-quantum-life-with-hakeem-oluseyi/ Thanks to our Patrons EMILY RIVERA, Jocelyn Sailas, Nickalos Early, zach hughes, Shawn Shortridge, Ghokul S, Emily Long, Vijay Ramani, and Joe Means for supporting us this week. Image Credit: NASA, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


    Things You Thought You Knew – Bada Bing!

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 7, 2021 46:32


    The sun, moon, and SPACETIME CONTINUUM? On this episode, Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Chuck Nice break down space and time and other cosmic things you thought you knew. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/things-you-thought-you-knew-bada-bing/ Thanks to our Patrons Ian Konkle, Panda Man, Manuel zamarripa jr, Priscilla & Kyle, It's all e=mc2 no vectors, Jesse Bunch, Dog Thereisno, www.TheRantingQueen.com, Francisco Cunningham, and Steven Severin for supporting us this week. Photo Credit: Nasa (on flickr), Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


    Artificial Intelligence, Real Competition with Liv Boeree and Matt Ginsberg

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 4, 2021 52:45


    Can AI have a poker face? On this episode, Neil deGrasse Tyson and co-hosts Gary O’Reilly and Chuck Nice discuss poker and playing against...the machines with former poker player Liv Boeree and artificial intelligence expert Matt Ginsberg. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/banner/artificial-intelligence-real-competition-with-liv-boeree-and-matt-ginsberg/ Thanks to our Patrons Ricardo Torres, Mason Dickson, Alireza Sefat, Henk Van der Merwe, Derek Eilertson, Erdem Memisyazici, Sriram Govindan, Christian Murmann, Derrick Thurman, and Cayman Freeman for supporting us this week. Photo Credit: Santeri Viinamäki, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


    Cosmic Queries: Absolutely Puzzled with Heather Berlin and Soleil Saint-Cyr

    Play Episode Listen Later May 31, 2021 48:54


    Got a problem? On this episode, Neil deGrasse Tyson and co-host Chuck Nice explore the world of puzzles and problem-solving with neuroscientist Heather Berlin and Soleil Saint-Cyr, the youngest woman to publish a crossword puzzle in the NYT. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free. Thanks to our Patrons Ken Abe, Oscar h, Travis Mansfield, Skyler Pierce, C Hough, Sunny Day, Ashlynn Iglesias, Shain Dholakiya, Joy Jane, and Elena Grab for supporting us this week. Photo Credit: stevepb, Public Domain, via Pixnio https://pixnio.com/objects/toys/puzzle-game-pencil-word-logic See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


    Combatting Anti-Science with Richard Dawkins

    Play Episode Listen Later May 24, 2021 53:48


    How do we stop anti-science? In this episode, Neil deGrasse Tyson sits down with evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins to talk about religion, the importance of science communication, and Dawkins’ new book, Books Do Furnish a Life. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/combatting-anti-science-with-richard-dawkins/ Thanks to our Patrons Tariq Shureih, David Matthews, Jordna Sisinni,  Bryan Paschal, Ivan Karpan, joann lovan, Joe Selmser, Robert Pierce, Ash (Æ), and Daniel Smith for supporting us this week. Photo Credit:NASA, ESA, the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA), A. Nota (ESA/STScI), and the Westerlund 2 Science Team, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


    Born to Run Farther with Dr. Irene Davis and Chris McDougall

    Play Episode Listen Later May 21, 2021 55:02


    Why do humans have butt cheeks? Neil deGrasse Tyson, Chuck Nice, and Gary O’Reilly learn about the biomechanics of running with professor and running specialist Dr. Irene Davis, featuring Neil’s interview with author Chris McDougall. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free. Thanks to our Patrons Stephan Hoffmann Arvidsson, Louis Palen, Kara Young, Nick Skibicki, Jennifer Magnus, Ceasar Perez, Cameron Bishop, dniel, Pouneh Golabian, and Coleman for supporting us this week. Photo Credit: https://fshoq.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


    Alternative Aliens with Andy Weir and David Grinspoon

    Play Episode Listen Later May 17, 2021 54:28


    What do aliens look like? In this episode, Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Chuck Nice talk aliens with David Grinspoon, “Dr. Funkyspoon,” featuring Neil's interview with The Martian author, Andy Weir, on his new book Project Hail Mary. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/alternative-aliens-with-andy-weir-and-david-grinspoon/ Thanks to our Patrons Jason Mahoney, Connor Snitker, Stephen Fosmark, Christopher Orzechowski, Tony Baker, Mike l Ness, Daniel L Thompson, Ashley Finamore, Luigi Santiago-Villa for supporting us this week. Image Credit: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, CC BY 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


    Things You Thought You Knew – Need for Speed

    Play Episode Listen Later May 10, 2021 41:07


    Metric system, acceleration, and heat shields, Oh my! On this episode, Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Chuck Nice run us through some stuff you thought you knew: the metric system in the US, speed versus acceleration, and heat shields.  NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/things-you-thought-you-knew-need-for-speed/ Thanks to our Patrons Ray Sousa, jon delanoy, Louis Cirigliano, Violetta + my mom, Izzy, Hector S. Dominguez, Joshua Moody, Tyrel Carson, kbw, Autumn Moles for supporting us this week. Photo Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


    Born to Run with Chris McDougall and Herman Pontzer

    Play Episode Listen Later May 7, 2021 58:18


    Ever seen a chimpanzee go for a jog? On this episode, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Gary O’Reilly, and Chuck Nice discover how humans came to run with journalist and author of Born to Run, Chris McDougall, and evolutionary anthropologist, Herman Pontzer. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/born-to-run-with-chris-mcdougall-and-herman-pontzer/ Thanks to our Patrons Alex Ornelas, Albert Holk, Andrew, Vic Chohda, Nina Barton, Jeff Crain, BigYay Theory (Yancey), eric pihl, Roman Prekop for supporting us this week. Photo Credit: Gregory Wilson, CC BY 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0 See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


    The Science of Learning with Heather Berlin

    Play Episode Listen Later May 3, 2021 50:33


    How do our brains learn? On this episode, Neil deGrasse Tyson and co-hosts Chuck Nice and Dave Bakker learn about learning at the Pocketlab Science Is Cool Virtual Unconference with neuroscientist Heather Berlin, PhD. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/the-science-of-learning-with-heather-berlin/ Thanks to our Patrons Steve Vera, Mike Ness, Stephan Greenway, Jovanni Mendoza, Luke Cadman, Shenaye Dawson, Mathew Green, Angelo Dower, Zachary Zahn, Brandon Diamond for supporting us this week. Photo Credit: Tomwsulcer, CC0, via Wikimedia Commons See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


    Cosmic Queries – Cicada Invasion! With Jessica Ware

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 26, 2021 49:23


    Are you ready for the cicada invasion? In this episode, Neil deGrasse Tyson and co-host Negin Farsad sit down with entomologist Jessica Ware to answer your questions about the millions of cicadas emerging this summer after 17 years underground. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/cosmic-queries-cicada-invasion-with-jessica-ware/ Thanks to our Patrons Kaz Barnes, Philippe Dewindt, M. Tristan Moody, Dan Hadfield, Wavezzz, Tony Le, Kyle Marston, Colten Judd, Rafael Ignacio Aguilar Carrillo, Caleb Martin for supporting us this week. Photo Credit: Katja Schulz from Washington, D. C., USA, CC BY 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


    Cosmic Queries: Space Balls?

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 23, 2021 54:46


    Quidditch in Space? Badminton on Mars? On this episode, Neil DeGrasse Tyson and co-hosts Gary O’Reilly and Chuck Nice answer a grab bag of patron questions about all things athletics with our geek-in-chief astrophysicist Charles Liu. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/cosmic-queries-space-balls/ Thanks to our Patrons CNASTY!, Jilam Dickson, Aden Hahn, Sam O'Neill, Austin Allen, Devan, Phil Brady, Bruce Ryan, Rose, William for supporting us this week. Photo Credit: NASA, ESA, H. Teplitz and M. Rafelski (IPAC/Caltech), A. Koekemoer (STScI), R. Windhorst (Arizona State University), and Z. Levay (STScI), Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


    Climate Summit Live! with Gavin Schmidt

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 19, 2021 46:40


    How do we fix climate change? In this episode, Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Chuck Nice sit down with Sr. Advisor on Climate Science at NASA, Gavin Schmidt, for the Youth Climate Summit to answer questions about climate change. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/climate-summit-live-with-gavin-schmidt/ Thanks to our Patrons Jason Johst, Ava Spurr, Andrew Kodama, Ben Daumler, Ds Tillbrook, Dmitry Kucher, Daniel Hamburger, Jason Jones, Bryan Hurley, Javier Rodriguez for supporting us this week. Image Credit: William Putman/NASA Goddard Space Flight Center See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


    Cosmic Queries – Kitchen Sink Edition

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 12, 2021 46:11


    What are your burning questions about the universe? On this episode, Neil deGrasse Tyson and co-host Chuck Nice answer Patrons’ flaming-hot questions about the universe, stars, black holes, gravity, philosophy... everything but the kitchen sink! NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/cosmic-queries-kitchen-sink-edition/ Thanks to our Patrons Sabrina Anderson, Adam Collins, Jason Pretzlaf, Victor Sanchez, Gino Arizmendi, Austin Douglas, Sara George, douglas robinson, Royal_ish, Anita Petty for supporting us this week. Image Credit: NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center; background, ESA/Gaia/DPAC See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


    Hacking the Head & the Heart with Leah Lagos, PhD.

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 9, 2021 52:29


    Can we hack our bodies and our minds? On this episode, Neil deGrasse Tyson and co-hosts Gary O’Reilly and Chuck Nice talk about how to optimize human performance with performance and sport psychologist Leah Lagos, PhD. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/hacking-the-head-the-heart-with-leah-lagos-phd/ Thanks to our Patrons Eugenio Barrera, David J Rechtman, Umran Koca, Roy Nyaboga, Chris Merritt, GetPLayeD, Jacob Montgomery for supporting us this week. Photo Credit: ALol88, CC BY 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


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