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Neil and Lynne Koplitz in the studio

Neil and Lynne Koplitz in the studio.

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Host Neil deGrasse Tyson

StarTalk, from Curved Light Productions, is the first and only popular commercial radio program devoted to all things space and is hosted by renowned astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson. As Director of the Hayden Planetarium at the American Museum of Natural History, Tyson makes regular appearances as the “nation’s expert on space” on major news programs and popular shows (Daily Show, Colbert Report).

Tyson’s writings (such as The Sky is Not the Limit: Adventures of an Urban Astrophysicist) and NOVA specials (Origins, and NOVA ScienceNOW) have already won him a faithful media following. His most recent book, Death by Black Hole and Other Cosmic Quandaries reached the New York Times Best Seller List. Tyson was named Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential Persons in the World for 2007.

StarTalk Radio bridges the intersection between Pop Culture and Science with clarity, humor and passion. Captivating subjects—such as space travel, extra-terrestrial life, the Big Bang, the future of our Earth and the environment, and breaking news from the universe—will all be explored. Hilarity ensues as Tyson is joined each week by comedian co-hosts, celebrities, and other special guests.

Neil deGrasse Tyson

Host Neil deGrasse Tyson.

Eugene Mirman

Eugene Mirman. Photo by Richard Ogfeldt.

When asked what specific topics will be explored, Tyson said: “Everything under the sun; Or rather under the universe!” He continued by saying his audience would be “All the people who never knew how much they’d love learning about space and science.”

Get smart and get entertained by StarTalk as mysteries are investigated, myths are exposed and truths are revealed!

About the Blog

The StarTalk Radio blog is written by our Social Media Director, Jeffrey Simons.

Listening to the Show

We have an RSS feed that you can subscribe to in order to stay up-to-date with StarTalk Radio. You can also subscribe to the show podcast in iTunes.

About our Theme Music

Our theme music samples a couple of classics by The Beastie Boys:

Opening: “Ch-Check It Out” by the Beastie Boys from the album To The Five Boroughs.
Closing: “The Sound of Science“ by the Beastie Boys from the album Paul’s Boutique.

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