StarTalk Radio Show by Neil deGrasse Tyson

StarTalk Radio Show by Neil deGrasse Tyson

Episodes

  • Talking Science Ficton with Stewie (Seth Macfarlane)

    Jul 10, 2014 | 6 min
    Just how important is science to Family Guy? StarTalk Radio’s host, Neil deGrasse Tyson, discusses the influence science fiction has had on Family Guy with Stewie's alter ego, Seth Macfarlane. Find out how Neil was first introduced to the show. Listen to Neil and Seth share their honest opinions on the scientific accuracy of Family Guy, as well as their take on popular Science Fiction such as Star Wars (i.e., The Kessel Run). If you enjoyed this track, be sure to hear the full interview here: https://soundcloud.com/startalk/a-conversation-with-seth-macfarlane
  • Cosmic Minute: Wine Making 101

    Jul 8, 2014 | 1 min
    Did you remember to toast the yeast who died making your wine? From chardonnay to champagne, Master of Wine, Jennifer Simonetti-Bryan, helps describe the biological processes involved with fermenting wine in this effervescent StarTalk Radio clip hosted by Neil deGrasse Tyson. If you like this track, be sure to check out the whole “Wit and Wisdom about Wine” episode at http://www.startalkradio.net/show/wit-and-wisdom-about-wine/.
  • Madame Saturn: A Conversation with Carolyn Porco (Part 2)

    Jul 5, 2014 | 43 min
    We’ve saved the best for last as Carolyn tells Neil about photographing Earth in the Pale Blue Dot and The Day the Earth Smiled and her involvement in Star Trek and Contact.
  • How Seth MacFarlane Cheated Death

    Jul 3, 2014 | 2 min
    Have you ever been glad to miss a flight? StarTalk Radio’s host, Neil Degrasse Tyson, explores how Family Guy creator, Seth Macfarlane, narrowly escaped death on 9/11 and reflects upon his own experience as well. If you enjoyed this track, hear the full interview here: https://soundcloud.com/startalk/a-conversation-with-seth-macfarlane And to hear more about Neil’s personal experience on this day, be sure to check out https://soundcloud.com/startalk/9-11-memorial
  • Cosmic Minute: Take It to the Bank

    Jul 1, 2014 | 1 min
    How do stock market meltdowns affect you? Guest and Author Suze Orman explains the relationship between the 2008 market crash and how your loans and equities are treated by banks in this revealing clip of StarTalk Radio, hosted by Neil deGrasse Tyson. If you like this track, be sure to check out the whole “Making Cents of Money” episode at http://www.startalkradio.net/show/making-cents-of-money/.
  • Madame Saturn: A Conversation with Carolyn Porco (Part 1)

    Jun 28, 2014 | 41 min
    Neil deGrasse Tyson talks about exploring space with planetary scientist Carolyn Porco, aka Madame Saturn, leader of the Cassini Imaging Science team.
  • Cosmic Queries: Human Impact on Earth with Dr. FunkySpoon

    Jun 22, 2014 | 45 min
    Planetary scientist Dr. David Grinspoon is back as guest host to answer your questions about the human impact on Earth during the “Anthropocene Era.”
  • Cosmic Queries: COSMOS with Steven Soter

    Jun 14, 2014 | 47 min
    Questions about the science and visualizations in the COSMOS series on FOX? Get the answers from Neil deGrasse Tyson and Dr. Steven Soter, co-writer of both COSMOS series.
  • A Conversation with Seth MacFarlane

    Jun 7, 2014 | 43 min
    This week, Neil deGrasse Tyson interviews Seth MacFarlane, the brains behind Family Guy, A Million Ways to Die in the West and an executive producer of COSMOS on FOX.
  • Cosmic Queries: More Space and Science with Bill Nye

    May 31, 2014 | 44 min
    Get schooled on space and science by guest host Bill Nye and Chuck Nice when they answer your Cosmic Queries about everything from evolution and carbon dating to gravity and the Doppler effect.
  • Cosmic Queries: Space and Science with Bill Nye

    May 25, 2014 | 45 min
    Guest host Bill Nye the Science Guy and comic co-host Chuck Nice answer your most intriguing questions about space and science, from asteroid deflection and life on exoplanets to the Large Hadron Collider and climate change.
  • Reporting on Science (Part 2)

    May 18, 2014 | 44 min
    In the conclusion of Neil’s interview with veteran science journalist Miles O’Brien, the two discuss the inherent conflict between the goals of true journalism and corporate America.
  • Reporting on Science (Part 1)

    May 10, 2014 | 44 min
    Take an eye-opening journey beyond the headlines into the business of science journalism, with veteran reporter Miles O’Brien, astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Chuck Nice.
  • Cosmic Queries: Comets and Asteroids with Dr. Amy Mainzer

    May 4, 2014 | 44 min
    Curious about comets? Anxious about near-Earth asteroids? Join us as guest host Dr. Amy Mainzer from NASA/JPL answers your Cosmic Queries with a little help from comic co-host Chuck Nice.
  • Cosmic Queries: New Discoveries

    Apr 27, 2014 | 45 min
    From cosmic bruises to ion drives to quantum entanglement: astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson and co-host Eugene Mirman answer your questions about recent scientific discoveries.
  • A COSMOS Conversation with Steven Soter

    Apr 19, 2014 | 45 min
    Worlds collide when Neil deGrasse Tyson puts on his StarTalk Radio hosting hat to interview astrophysicist Dr. Steven Soter, co-writer of the new COSMOS series on FOX hosted by Neil.
  • Cosmic Queries: A Stellar Sampling

    Apr 11, 2014 | 43 min
    This week’s show is bursting with conspiracy theories and strange hypotheses, but that doesn’t stop your own personal astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson from dropping some serious science.
  • Cosmic Queries: Venus with Dr. FunkySpoon

    Apr 6, 2014 | 43 min
    Join guest host planetary scientist Dr. David Grinspoon and comic co-host Leighann Lord as they answer your questions about Venus while Neil’s off working on COSMOS.
  • Replay - Cosmic Queries: Viruses, Outbreaks and Pandemics

    Mar 30, 2014 | 43 min
    Infectious disease expert Laurie Garrett is back with Neil deGrasse Tyson to answer your questions about deadly viruses and current epidemics like H7N9 influenza and MERS-CoV.
  • A Conversation with Laurence Fishburne

    Mar 22, 2014 | 42 min
    Red pill or blue pill? You get both when Neil deGrasse Tyson interviews Morpheus himself, actor Laurence Fishburne, about his roles in The Matrix films, CSI, Searching for Bobby Fischer and more.
  • Cosmic Queries Science in Movies and TV

    Mar 16, 2014 | 44 min
    Stay Tuned for… Science! Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Eugene Mirman answer more of your questions about science in Star Trek, Star Wars, Sliders, Superman, Contact, Mary Poppins and more.
  • Cosmic Queries with Bill Nye and Astro Mike

    Mar 8, 2014 | 43 min
    Join guest host Bill Nye the Science Guy, Eugene Mirman and NASA astronaut Mike Massimino as they have a blast answering your questions while Neil’s off working on COSMOS.
  • Cosmic Queries: Time Travel

    Mar 2, 2014 | 43 min
    In this Cosmic Queries episode, Neil deGrasse Tyson gets all wibbly-wobbly, timey-wimey as he answers fan questions about time travel with Colin Jost, Saturday Night Live’s new Weekend Update anchor. Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons, Credit: aussiegall from Sydney, Australia.
  • Mythbusters (Part 2)

    Feb 22, 2014 | 43 min
    Since they didn’t blow up Neil’s office in Part 1, the MythBusters Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman are back to finish the job. Up for discussion: busted urban legends, Archimedes, Bigfoot and more.
  • MythBusters (Part 1)

    Feb 16, 2014 | 45 min
    The MythBusters are in the house. In Part 1, Neil deGrasse Tyson sits down with Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman to discuss experiments, physics, urban legends and more.
  • Cosmic Queries: A Powerful Potpourri

    Feb 8, 2014 | 44 min
    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 and Earth’s distant past to the last moments of the universe.
  • A Conversation with God

    Feb 2, 2014 | 44 min
    Neil deGrasse Tyson has a one-on-one conversation with… God. It’s an episode filled with divine revelations about everything, from the fossil record and evolution to the Big Bang and string theory.
  • Cosmic Queries: Science Fiction - The Sequel

    Jan 26, 2014 | 45 min
    Neil deGrasse Tyson and Eugene Mirman are back to answer more of your sci-fi questions about Aliens, The Black Hole, Prometheus, Superman, Star Trek, Iron Man, Futurama, Gilligan’s Island and more.
  • Cosmic Queries: Space Tourism

    Jan 19, 2014 | 44 min
    Book passage to the final frontier with Neil deGrasse Tyson and co-host Leighann Lord. Learn about space elevators, get tourism tips for Mars, and find out how not to vomit in your spacesuit.
  • Cosmic Queries: Art and Science

    Jan 11, 2014 | 43 min
    Explore the intersection of art and science when astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson and co-host Chuck Nice discuss van Gogh’s The Starry Night, Escher, da Vinci, Giotto, computer generated art and more.
  • Season 4 Time Capsule: Cosmic Queries

    Jan 4, 2014 | 43 min
    Neil deGrasse Tyson, your own personal astrophysicist, answers your questions about dark matter, black holes, light, time, relativity and the fabric of our universe in your favorite Cosmic Queries episodes of Season 4.
  • Cosmic Queries: Holiday Edition Replay

    Dec 28, 2013 | 42 min
    Get into the spirit (or should we say science?) of the season when Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic Chuck Nice answer fan questions about winter and the holidays.
  • Holiday Lights Replay

    Dec 21, 2013 | 51 min
    For our holiday show, Neil and his comedian co-hosts discuss the constellations of the winter sky, the star of Bethlehem, and the physics of Santa. Seth MacFarlane and other special guests call in to comment on the science of the season.
  • Season 4 Time Capsule (Part 1)

    Dec 15, 2013 | 42 min
    Join your cosmic tour guide, astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, as we explore the most memorable moments from your favorite episodes in Season 4, our most popular season ever.
  • Cosmic Queries: Science Fiction

    Dec 8, 2013 | 44 min
    Science Fiction meets science fact as Neil deGrasse Tyson and Eugene Mirman explore time travel, warp drive, force fields, transporter beams, parallel universes and Dyson spheres.
  • StarTalk Live: I, Robot (Part 2)

    Nov 30, 2013 | 42 min
    Neil deGrasse Tyson and Honeybee Robotics’ Stephen Gorevan focus on robots here on Earth, from steam pipe repairing robotic inchworms and Predator drones to Asimov’s Three Laws of Robotics and the practicality of cyborgs.
  • A Seat at the Table with Anthony Bourdain (Part 1) Replay

    Nov 23, 2013 | 43 min
    How can a dish be fit for a king in one country and for the garbage in another? Find out when Neil deGrasse Tyson sits down with world traveler, author and chef Anthony Bourdain.
  • StarTalk Live: I, Robot (Part 1)

    Nov 16, 2013 | 43 min
    From Mars to Europa, the human exploration of space is increasingly robotic. Laugh and learn about our mechanical marvels from Neil deGrasse Tyson, Eugene Mirman and their special guests at StarTalk Live.
  • Cosmic Queries: Gravity, the Movie

    Nov 10, 2013 | 44 min
    How scientifically accurate was the movie, Gravity? Neil deGrasse Tyson and Chuck Nice answer your questions with a little help from NASA astronaut Mike Massimino.
  • Cosmic Queries: UFOs

    Nov 2, 2013 | 43 min
    “Keep Looking Up” has a different meaning when Neil deGrasse Tyson and Eugene Mirman turn a speculative, scientific eye towards Unidentified Flying Objects.
  • A Conversation with Dan Aykroyd (Part 2)

    Oct 26, 2013 | 44 min
    Neil deGrasse Tyson’s interview with Dan Aykroyd concludes with a scientific discussion about ghosts, aliens, and cars on “a mission from God” with a little help from astrophysicist Chuck Liu.
  • A Conversation with Dan Aykroyd (Part 1)

    Oct 20, 2013 | 13 min
    Neil deGrasse Tyson chats with Dan Aykroyd on topics as varied as the science of humor, Earth’s molten core and the birth of the Blues, with a little help from Chuck Nice and astrophysicist Charles Liu.
  • Cosmic Queries: Dark Mysteries of the Universe

    Oct 12, 2013 | 43 min
    Join Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Leighann Lord as they explore the dark mysteries of our cosmos, from black holes and neutron stars to dark flow and the Higgs field.
  • The Joe Rogan Experience

    Oct 5, 2013 | 42 min
    It’s a different kind of StarTalk as Neil deGrasse Tyson interviews Joe Rogan, host of The Joe Rogan Experience, about everything from science and sports to evolution and Kim Kardashian.
  • Cosmic Queries: Human Endurance in Space

    Sep 28, 2013 | 43 min
    What challenges await humanity on our journey into space, and will we be up to the task? Explore the dangers of space with astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Chuck Nice.
  • StarTalk Live at Town Hall with Buzz Aldrin (Part 2)

    Sep 22, 2013 | 43 min
    Join the crew of StarTalk Live – Commander Neil deGrasse Tyson, Co-Pilot Eugene Mirman Buzz Aldrin, John Oliver and Andrew Chaikin – as they conclude their exploratory mission to Town Hall.
  • StarTalk Live at Town Hall with Buzz Aldrin (Part 1)

    Sep 15, 2013 | 45 min
    Join Commander Neil deGrasse Tyson, Co-Pilot Eugene Mirman and crew members Buzz Aldrin, John Oliver and Andrew Chaikin on StarTalk Live’s mission to explore Town Hall in NYC.
  • Cosmic Queries: The Sun and other Stars

    Sep 8, 2013 | 44 min
    The Sun is the star of the show as astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Chuck Nice answer fan questions in this solar edition of Cosmic Queries.
  • Replay: Cosmic Queries: Asteroids, Comets and Meteor Storms

    Sep 1, 2013 | 44 min
    Can’t tell the difference between asteroids, comets, meteoroids, meteors and meteorites? Never fear… Neil deGrasse Tyson explains them all in this episode of Cosmic Queries.
  • The Science of Sex (Part 2)

    Aug 25, 2013 | 45 min
    The Science of Sex comes to its inevitable climax when Neil deGrasse Tyson, Kristen Schaal and Charles Liu discuss human, primate and alien sexuality with Dr. Ruth Westheimer and Mary Roach.
  • The Science of Sex (Part 1)

    Aug 18, 2013 | 44 min
    StarTalk Radio trades the cosmic for the orgasmic when Neil deGrasse Tyson and Kristen Schaal discuss the science of sex with Dr. Ruth Westheimer and Mary Roach.
  • The Science of Sex (Part 1)

    Aug 18, 2013 | 44 min
    StarTalk Radio trades the cosmic for the orgasmic when Neil deGrasse Tyson and Kristen Schaal discuss the science of sex with Dr. Ruth Westheimer and Mary Roach.
  • Cosmic Queries: Viruses, Outbreaks and Pandemics

    Aug 11, 2013 | 45 min
    Infectious disease expert Laurie Garrett is back with Neil deGrasse Tyson to answer your questions about deadly viruses and current epidemics like H7N9 influenza and MERS-CoV.
  • Cosmic Queries: Dark Matter and Dark Energy

    Aug 4, 2013 | 43 min
    Dark matter is the longest unsolved problem in astrophysics. Find out what we know – and what we don’t – from your own personal astrophysicist, Neil deGrasse Tyson.
  • The Science of Hip Hop with GZA (Part 2)

    Jul 28, 2013 | 43 min
    The role of science in hip hop culture is the theme that runs through the conclusion of Neil deGrasse Tyson’s interview with rapper GZA, with hip hop expert Prof. Chris Emdin.
  • The Science of Hip Hop with GZA (Part 1)

    Jul 21, 2013 | 41 min
    Your ideas about rap music may change when Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Chuck Nice “spit verses” with rapper GZA of the Wu-Tang Clan and hip hop expert Dr. Christopher Emdin.
  • Cosmic Queries: Planet Earth

    Jul 14, 2013 | 44 min
    StarTalk Radio comes down to Earth as astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Chuck Nice answer fan questions about our home planet, from how it formed to how it might end.
  • StarTalk Live! Storms of Our Century (Part 2)

    Jul 7, 2013 | 42 min
    The climate heats up in the Bell House when Neil deGrasse Tyson and the StarTalk Live crew, including Questlove and Dr. Adam Sobel, look at the causes, politics and science of climate change.
  • StarTalk Live! Storms of Our Century (Part 1)

    Jun 30, 2013 | 42 min
    It's a perfect storm of science and comedy when Neil deGrasse Tyson and StarTalk Live surge into the Bell House the night before Winter Storm Nemo to discuss hurricanes and superstorms.
  • Cosmic Queries: Grab Bag

    Jun 23, 2013 | 44 min
    Tune in for the most eclectic Cosmic Queries ever, when astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson answers fan questions about everything from quasars and dead astronauts to Doctor Who and missions to Mars.
  • Cosmic Queries: Answers at the Speed of Light

    Jun 16, 2013 | 44 min
    Join us for another episode of Cosmic Queries, where astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson answers fan questions about light, energy and the universe as fast as comic co-host Leighann Lord can ask them.
  • Zombie Apocalypse (Part 2)

    Jun 9, 2013 | 44 min
    The Zombie Apocalypse rages on as Neil deGrasse Tyson hunts for the truth with World War Z author Max Brooks and Pulitzer Prize winning journalist and virus expert Laurie Garrett.
  • Zombie Apocalypse (Part 1)

    Jun 2, 2013 | 44 min
    There’s no escaping the Zombie Apocalypse when Neil deGrasse Tyson interviews Max Brooks, author of World War Z and the world’s leading “authority” on these nonexistent killers.
  • The Physics of Superheroes (replay)

    May 26, 2013 | 48 min
    Super heroes are popular because we dream about having their amazing powers—super strength, flight, X-ray vision, invisibility. Although seemingly impossible, many superpowers are based on real science. Join astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson in exploring whether science could let us see through walls like Superman, shoot webs like Spider-Man, disappear like the Invisible Woman, shrink like [...]
  • Space Chronicles (Part 2)

    May 19, 2013 | 46 min
    How much do politics, economics, competition and fear impact NASA? Find out when Neil deGrasse Tyson and Prof. John Logsdon discuss the space program, from the Cold War to the present day.
  • Space Chronicles (Part 1)

    May 12, 2013 | 44 min
    Why did the US really go into space? Why did the Apollo program end early? Find out when Neil deGrasse Tyson digs into the history of space exploration with Prof. John Logsdon.
  • Cosmic Queries: Asteroids, Comets and Meteor Storms

    May 5, 2013 | 47 min
    Can’t tell the difference between asteroids, comets, meteoroids, meteors and meteorites? Never fear… Neil deGrasse Tyson explains them all in this episode of Cosmic Queries.
  • Eureka! Asteroid Mining

    Apr 28, 2013 | 45 min
    Take off for an asteroid with Neil deGrasse Tyson and Peter Diamandis, the co-founder of Planetary Resources and the man with the plan to mine asteroids for profit and progress.
  • Revolving Around the Sun (replay)

    Apr 21, 2013 | 48 min
    What better time to talk about the Sun than during the summer? Once worshipped as a God, we now know the Sun is one of many similar stars in a relatively quiet region of the galaxy. Neil and his co-host comedian Chuck Nice are joined by Judith Lean, solar scientist at the Naval Research Laboratory, [...]
  • A Seat at the Table with Anthony Bourdain (Part 2)

    Apr 14, 2013 | 46 min
    Part 2 of Neil deGrasse Tyson’s interview with chef Anthony Bourdain is all about cooking and eating, from molecular cooking to food safety to the new “Nose to Tail” movement.
  • A Seat at the Table with Anthony Bourdain (Part 1)

    Apr 7, 2013 | 44 min
    How can a dish be fit for a king in one country and for the garbage in another? Find out when Neil deGrasse Tyson sits down with world traveler, author and chef Anthony Bourdain.
  • Cosmic Queries: Aliens

    Mar 31, 2013 | 46 min
    Join us for an out-of-this-world episode of Cosmic Queries when astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson provides down-to-earth answers to fan questions about aliens.
  • A Conversation with Alan Rickman (Part 2)

    Mar 24, 2013 | 45 min
    Neil deGrasse Tyson’s interview with Alan Rickman concludes with a discussion of “the mysterious mechanism of acting and theatre and storytelling” and the use of special effects in the Harry Potter movies.
  • The Political Science of The Daily Show Revisited

    Mar 17, 2013 | 47 min
    Millions of people know Jon Stewart as the brilliant and hilarious host of Comedy Central’s, “The Daily Show”. Along with the show’s comedian correspondents, his ironic insight into the political issues of our time has made The Daily Show one of the most-watched news programs on TV. Now meet Jon Stewart, science geek. Neil talks [...]
  • A Conversation with Alan Rickman (Part 1)

    Mar 10, 2013 | 43 min
    In Part 1, Neil deGrasse Tyson chats with Alan Rickman about the craft of acting, the problems with the education system, and how he chooses and prepares for roles.
  • Cosmic Queries: Time-Keeping

    Mar 3, 2013 | 44 min
    It’s time for a new episode of Cosmic Queries, where Neil deGrasse Tyson answers fan questions about photons, tachyons, the speed of light, the physics of the universe and time itself.
  • StarTalk Live! Exploring Our Funky Solar System

    Feb 24, 2013 | 44 min
    Join Neil deGrasse Tyson and astrobiologist Dr. FunkySpoon as we explore our surprising, funky Solar System, from Mercury to Pluto and what lies between. With Eugene Mirman, Sarah Silverman and Jim Gaffigan.
  • StarTalk Live! Satisfying our Curiosity about Mars (Part 1)

    Feb 10, 2013 | 40 min
    StarTalk Live descends on The Bell House to celebrate the landing of the Curiosity Rover on Mars, with Neil deGrasse Tyson, Sarah Silverman, Jim Gaffigan, Eugene Mirman and Dr. David Grinspoon.
  • StarTalk Live! Satisfying our Curiosity about Mars

    Feb 10, 2013 | 40 min
    StarTalk Live descends on The Bell House to celebrate the landing of the Curiosity Rover on Mars, with Neil deGrasse Tyson, Sarah Silverman, Jim Gaffigan, Eugene Mirman and Dr. David Grinspoon.
  • Season 3 Time Capsule

    Feb 3, 2013 | 44 min
    Enjoy the most memorable moments in a season worth remembering, pulled from the five most popular episodes as chosen by our audience.
  • Cosmic Queries: Exploration

    Jan 27, 2013 | 42 min
    In this Cosmic Queries episode, Neil deGrasse Tyson answers fan questions about exploration, from the depths of the ocean to the outer reaches of the galaxy and even to other dimensions.
  • StarTalk and Baba Booey Rock Comic-Con (Part 2)

    Jan 13, 2013 | 41 min
    The geek out at San Diego Comic-Con continues when Neil deGrasse Tyson, Baba Booey and Bad Astronomer Phil Plait turn from gadgets that exist to gadgets we dream about.
  • StarTalk and Baba Booey Rock Comic-Con (Part 1)

    Jan 6, 2013 | 40 min
    Join us from San Diego Comic-Con 2012 for a gadget geek-out when Neil deGrasse Tyson interviews Baba Booey, Nerdist Chris Hardwick, and the Bad Astronomer, Phil Plait.

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