Category Archive: Podcasts: Neil deGrasse Tyson’s StarTalk Radio

Aug 10 2015

StarTalk: Season 6, Episode 30 | The Digital Revolution with Arianna Huffington

  Neil deGrasse Tyson explores the information age with two of its digital elite: Huffington Post co-founder Arianna Huffington and BuzzMachine’s Jeff Jarvis. Learn how The Huffington Post helped elevate and legitimize blogging, and whether blogging and aggregation should even be considered news. Find out whether modern journalism can thrive in a “post-Gutenberg era” where …

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Aug 03 2015

StarTalk: Season 6, Episode 29 | Cosmic Queries: Super Powers

  If Superman followed the laws of physics, how could he fly? Neil deGrasse Tyson and Chuck Nice answer this and other questions from our fans about super powers, from the scientifically sound, to the supremely silly. Geek out as we take a realistic look at flight, super sight, super speed, telekinetics, telepathy, invulnerability, energy …

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Jul 27 2015

StarTalk: Season 6, Episode 28 | Exploring Science and Religion with Richard Dawkins

  Are science and religion compatible? That’s the question Neil deGrasse Tyson explores with evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins and in-studio guest Rev. James Martin, SJ. Join us as we look at both sides of the issue, from whether rational thought is an evolutionary benefit, to the astronomical contributions of Jesuit scientists at the Vatican Observatory, …

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Jul 20 2015

StarTalk: Season 6, Episode 27 | Cosmic Queries: GMOs with Bill Nye (Part 2)

  Just in case Part 1 wasn’t controversial enough, Bill Nye and Chuck Nice are back to answer more of our fan’s questions about Genetically Modified Organisms. Find out whether there are nutritional and health differences between GMO and non-GMO food, and whether GMOs are even tested for their impact on human health. Learn about …

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Jul 13 2015

StarTalk: Season 6, Episode 26 | Cosmic Queries: GMOs with Bill Nye (Part 1)

  Guest host Bill Nye says he’s changed his mind about GMOs. Find out why when he and co-host Chuck Nice answer your questions about the controversial subject of Genetically Modified Organisms. Bill tackles them in his own, inimitable style, from “Is Monsanto paying you?” to “Can we breed drought-tolerant crops?” Along the way, you’ll …

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Jul 06 2015

StarTalk: Season 6, Episode 25 | Extended Classic: Madame Saturn: A Conversation with Carolyn Porco (Part 1)

  It’s just two kids from the Bronx sitting around talking about looking up as Neil deGrasse Tyson chats with planetary scientist Carolyn Porco, a.k.a. Madame Saturn, leader of the Cassini Imaging Science team. The two discuss how Carolyn’s spiritual questioning at age 13 led her to search for the meaning of life by exploring …

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Jun 29 2015

StarTalk: Season 6, Episode 24 | TV and the Evolution of American Culture with Norman Lear

  Neil deGrasse Tyson looks at the relationship between television and American culture, with the help of writer and producer Norman Lear, author Saul Austerlitz, and co-host Chuck Nice. Plus, Bill Nye remembers “All in the Family.”  

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Jun 22 2015

StarTalk: Season 6, Episode 23 | NASA’s Vision for Space with Charles Bolden

  In this episode of Star Talk, we get to hear answers to how important space exploration is, what’s next for NASA, with missions to Mars and Jupiter’s moon Europa. Neil deGrasse Tyson interviews NASA Administrator Maj. Gen. Charles Bolden. And Neil is joined in the studio by astrophysicist Dr. Michael Shara and Bill Nye. …

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Jun 15 2015

StarTalk: Season 6, Episode 22 | The Impact of Twitter on Society with Biz Stone

  Explore social media’s impact on society, celebrity and science when Neil deGrasse Tyson chats with Twitter co-founder, Biz Stone. Biz tells Neil about Twitter’s beginnings, the exact moment he knew it was going to take off, why he never expected celebrities to tweet, and what his favorite Twitter account is. (FYI, it’s not @neiltyson …

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Jun 08 2015

StarTalk: Season 6, Episode 21 | Social Media in Space with Chris Hadfield

  Are you one of the millions of people who watched Chris Hadfield sing David Bowie’s Space Oddity while floating in the International Space Station? Now you can learn what it’s like to be an astronaut in the age of social media when Neil deGrasse Tyson interviews Canadian astronaut and former ISS Commander Hadfield. But …

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Jun 01 2015

StarTalk: Season 6, Episode 20 | Combating Disease with Jimmy Carter

  Humanity has only ever eradicated one disease: Smallpox. Now, we are on the verge of eradicating the painful disease caused by the Guinea Worm. Find out about the effort to combat Guinea Worm when former President Jimmy Carter gives Neil deGrasse Tyson a progress report from the front lines. You’ll discover how Carter has …

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May 25 2015

StarTalk: Season 6, Episode 19 | The Science of Music with Josh Groban

  There’s more to a song than meets the ear, as Neil deGrasse Tyson finds out when he interviews singer/songwriter/producer Josh Groban. Josh shares how he got started playing his family’s electronic Casio piano while he was still in diapers, and whether he was a science geek in school. In studio, concert pianist and MIT …

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May 18 2015

StarTalk: Season 6, Episode 18 | Cosmic Queries Potpourri

  It’s time for another episode of Cosmic Queries. This week, we’ve got an eclectic mix of questions submitted by our fans on social media, selected by co-host Chuck Nice, and answered by your own personal astrophysicist, Neil deGrasse Tyson. You’ll learn why the Great Attractor isn’t such a big deal anymore and what made …

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May 11 2015

StarTalk: Season 6, Episode 17 | The Evolution of Love and Sex with Dan Savage

  Dim the lights and get comfy when Neil deGrasse Tyson chats with sex columnist Dan Savage about modern love. Meanwhile, Chuck Nice and biological anthropologist Helen Fisher look at sex scientifically, and Bill Nye rants about… what else? Find out which basic brain systems are responsible for sex drive, romantic love, and deep attachment, …

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May 04 2015

StarTalk: Season 6, Episode 16 | The Science of Interstellar with Christopher Nolan

  Unravel the mysteries of Interstellar when Neil deGrasse Tyson interviews filmmaker and auteur Christopher Nolan. In-studio, Eugene Mirman and cosmologist Dr. Janna Levin help keep the conversation down-to-earth.  

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Apr 27 2015

StarTalk: Season 6, Episode 15 | George Takei and the Legacy of Star Trek

  For a show that only ran 3 seasons before being cancelled, the impact Star Trek had is unparalleled. In the podcast version of our StarTalk TV premiere episode, host Neil deGrasse Tyson delves into that legacy with George Takei, who played Lt. Sulu, helmsman of the USS Enterprise. George shares Gene Rodenberry’s vision of …

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Apr 20 2015

StarTalk: Season 6, Episode 14 | Cosmic Queries: LightSail with Bill Nye

  In May 2015, the Planetary Society will launch its first LightSail spacecraft for a “shakedown cruise” in Earth orbit. So who better to answer fan questions about the program than their CEO, Bill Nye, and comic co-host Chuck Nice?  

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Apr 12 2015

StarTalk: Season 6, Episode 13 | Autism and Animal Science with Dr. Temple Grandin

  Discover how her autism helped Dr. Temple Grandin revolutionize animal science when she sits down with Neil deGrasse Tyson. Featuring Chuck Nice, Dr. Paul Wang of Autism Speaks, and Paul Shapiro of the Humane Society.  

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Apr 05 2015

StarTalk: Season 6, Episode 12 | StarTalk Live! from SF Sketchfest 2015

  Explore the Moon, asteroids and Mars from the stage of San Francisco’s Nourse Theater with Bill Nye, Eugene Mirman and guests astrophysicist Dr. Yvonne Pendleton, “Mars Czar” Dr. G. Scott Hubbard and comedian H. Jon Benjamin.  

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Mar 29 2015

StarTalk: Season 6, Episode 11 | Cosmic Queries: Bill Nye Edition

  he Science Guy takes the mic to answer your questions for him about evolution, technology, the human exploration of space, and even Leonard Nimoy, chosen from Twitter, Facebook and Google Plus by co-host Chuck Nice.  

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