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  • Apollo and the Future of Humans in Space

    Fri 3:30pm By Neil deGrasse Tyson
    Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Chuck Nice celebrate the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11 by answering fan-submitted questions on the famous Moon landing and the future of space exploration. Also featuring a conversation with Alyssa Carson, the world’s…
  • #ICYMI - The Science of SailGP

    Thu 6:15pm By Neil deGrasse Tyson
    In case you missed this episode on the Playing with Science channel…. Hosts Gary O’Reilly and Chuck Nice investigate the science-filled, data-driven world of SailGP yacht racing alongside Team USA member Hans Henken and Team USA performance analyst Phil…
  • Cosmic Queries – Summer School

    Jul 12, 2019, 3:30 pm By Neil deGrasse Tyson
    The sun is out, the weather is warm, and summer school is in session! Neil deGrasse Tyson, co-host Matt Kirshen, and astrophysicist Charles Liu answer fan-submitted questions on mathematics, the Big Bang, the laws of physics, neutrinos, relativity, Pluto, the…
  • News in the Digital Age, with Dan Rather

    Jul 5, 2019, 3:17 pm By Neil deGrasse Tyson
    Neil deGrasse Tyson and legendary CBS news anchor Dan Rather explore the future of journalism, news in the digital age, the Space Race, the importance of science and data in reporting, protecting the truth, and more. With co-host Paula Poundstone, Jeff Jarvis,…
  • #ICYMI - Plant-Powered Athletes and Plant-Based Diets

    Jul 4, 2019, 7:00 pm By Neil deGrasse Tyson
    In case you missed this episode on the Playing with Science channel…. Hosts Gary O’Reilly and Chuck Nice explore the world of plant-powered athletes and plant-based diets with former German strongman competitor Patrik Baboumian, heavyweight boxer Cam F.…
  • Cosmic Queries – Bioethics

    Jun 28, 2019, 3:30 pm By Neil deGrasse Tyson
    Neil deGrasse Tyson, comic co-host Paul Mecurio, and NYU bioethicist and philosopher Matthew Liao answer fan-submitted questions on artificial intelligence, the moralities of science, CRISPR, “designer babies,” the ethical limits of experimentation,…
  • A Conversation with Jordan Klepper

    Jun 21, 2019, 3:30 pm By Neil deGrasse Tyson
    Neil deGrasse Tyson and Jordan Klepper explore comedy, politics, the future of American space exploration, the similarities between HI-SEAS and an improv troupe, space camp, and Jordan’s new documentary show “Klepper.”NOTE: StarTalk All-Access…
  • #ICYMI - Sneakerheads and Sneaker Design

    Jun 20, 2019, 7:34 pm By Neil deGrasse Tyson
    In case you missed this episode on the Playing with Science channel… Chuck Nice and Gary O’Reilly explore the world of sneakerheads and the science of sneaker design with legendary designer D’Wayne Edwards, designer/creator Federico Maccapani aka…
  • Freakonomics, with Stephen J. Dubner

    Jun 14, 2019, 2:46 pm By Neil deGrasse Tyson
    Private vs public space exploration, asteroid mining, artificial intelligence, universal healthcare, and more – Neil Tyson explores the stochastic world of economics with Stephen J. Dubner, author of Freakonomics and host of Freakonomics Radio, and…
  • Jack Black’s Cosmic Curiosity

    Jun 7, 2019, 3:33 pm By Neil deGrasse Tyson
    Neil deGrasse Tyson and virtuoso comedian, musician, and actor Jack Black explore black holes, a simulation universe, quantum weirdness, Powers of Ten, Ant Man’s shrinking powers, and much more. With Chuck Nice, astrophysicist Charles Liu, climate scientist…
  • #ICYMI - Inside Sports Betting

    Jun 6, 2019, 5:08 pm By Neil deGrasse Tyson
    In case you missed this episode on the Playing with Science channel…. Place your bets! Hosts Gary O’Reilly and Chuck Nice explore the ins, outs, ups, and downs of sports betting with sports writer Brett Smiley, statistics expert David Beaudoin, and Todd…
  • Creating Science Fiction, with Gale Anne Hurd

    May 31, 2019, 3:30 pm By Neil deGrasse Tyson
    The Terminator, The Walking Dead, Aliens, Dante’s Peak, Armageddon, and more – explore what it takes to bring science fiction to life with Neil deGrasse Tyson, producer Gale Anne Hurd, comic co-host Chuck Nice, science fiction expert Jason Ellis, PhD, and…
  • Making Stuff, with Adam Savage

    May 24, 2019, 3:30 pm By Neil deGrasse Tyson
    Neil deGrasse Tyson, author and inventor extraordinaire Adam Savage, and comic co-host Chuck Nice answer fan-submitted questions about MythBusters, the creative process, the future of engineering, movies, and much more!NOTE: StarTalk All-Access subscribers…
  • #ICYMI - Gender Inequality in Sports, with Heather O’Reilly

    7:00pm By Neil deGrasse Tyson
    In case you missed this episode on the Playing with Science channel…. Hosts Gary O’Reilly and Chuck Nice investigate the systemic gender bias and discrimination happening in professional sports with World Cup winner and former USWNT soccer star Heather…
  • Playing the Game of Thrones, with George RR Martin

    May 17, 2019, 3:32 pm By Neil deGrasse Tyson
    Dragons, skinchangers, the undead – Neil Tyson explores Game of Thrones with George R. R. Martin. With co-host Matt Kirshen, medieval expert Racha Kirakosian, Bill Nye, paleontologist Mark Norrell, Dr. Steven Schlozman aka Dr. Zombie, and astrophysicist…
  • Wrestling with Mental Health, with AJ Mendez

    May 10, 2019, 3:30 pm By Neil deGrasse Tyson
    Neil deGrasse Tyson investigates mental health, wrestling, and more with AJ Mendez, aka AJ Lee, former WWE wrestler and author of “Crazy Is My Superpower: How I Triumphed by Breaking Bones, Breaking Hearts, and Breaking the Rules”. With co-host Chuck Nice…
  • #ICYMI - Golf Tech and Astrophotography, with Jimmy Walker and Neil Tyson

    May 9, 2019, 7:25 pm By Neil deGrasse Tyson
    In case you missed this episode on the Playing with Science channel…. Golf technology and astrophotography – these worlds collide as hosts Gary O’Reilly and Chuck Nice sit down with professional golfer and astrophotographer Jimmy Walker, Neil deGrasse…
  • Making Science Cool, with Jeff Goldblum

    May 3, 2019, 3:30 pm By Neil deGrasse Tyson
    Neil deGrasse Tyson sits down with actor Jeff Goldblum to explore his iconic roles in Jurassic Park, Independence Day, and his fervent scientific curiosity. Featuring paleomammalogist Ross MacPhee, economist Raphaële Chappe, NASA’s Kelly Fast, Ph.D., Bill…
  • Cosmic Queries – Asteroids and Comets

    Apr 26, 2019, 3:30 pm By Neil deGrasse Tyson
    They could be transporters of life or harbingers of doom – Neil deGrasse Tyson answers fan-submitted questions on comets and asteroids with science author and cosmochemist Natalie Starkey, PhD, and first-time comic co-host Mark Normand.NOTE: StarTalk…
  • #ICYMI - The Science of Thoroughbred Racing

    Apr 25, 2019, 7:27 pm By Neil deGrasse Tyson
    In case you missed this episode on the Playing with Science channel…. What does it take to win the Kentucky Derby? Hosts Gary O’Reilly and Chuck Nice explore thoroughbred genetics and the ins and outs of horse racing with Dr. Stephen Harrison from…
  • Saving the Earth, with Al Gore

    Apr 19, 2019, 3:37 pm By Neil deGrasse Tyson
    It’s now or never. Neil deGrasse Tyson sits down with environmental activist, Nobel Prize winner, and former US VP Al Gore to investigate ways to combat climate change. Joined by co-host Chuck Nice, journalist Andrew Revkin, and climate scientist Kate…
  • Cosmic Queries – Physics All Around Us

    Apr 12, 2019, 3:30 pm By Neil deGrasse Tyson
    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 physics of life, big and small.NOTE: StarTalk All-Access subscribers can…
  • #ICYMI - Women’s Boxing, with World Champion Alicia Ashley

    Apr 11, 2019, 7:10 pm By Neil deGrasse Tyson
    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…
  • Cosmic Queries – X-ray Astrophysics

    Apr 5, 2019, 3:30 pm By Neil deGrasse Tyson
    Vote now for StarTalk to win a Webby Award! wbby.co/vote-pod18Explore 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, answer…
  • Cosmic Queries – Everyday Astrophysics, with Russell Peters

    Mar 29, 2019, 3:48 pm By Neil deGrasse Tyson
    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, and…
  • #ICYMI - Breaking Down Baseball Barriers, with Meredith Wills and Justine Siegal

    Mar 28, 2019, 6:38 pm By Neil deGrasse Tyson
    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…
  • Cosmic Queries – Neuroscience

    Fri 4:10pm By Neil deGrasse Tyson
    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: StarTalk…
  • Einstein’s Genius, with Ron Howard

    Mar 15, 2019, 3:30 pm By Neil deGrasse Tyson
    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…
  • #ICYMI - NASCAR vs Formula 1

    Mar 14, 2019, 6:00 pm By Neil deGrasse Tyson
    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 the…
  • Vaccines – Let’s Make America Smart Again

    Mar 8, 2019, 3:30 pm By Neil deGrasse Tyson
    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 understanding…