A Conversation with Morgan Freeman

Post Date: 26 February 2012

Listen now:

Season 3, Episode 3

Morgan Freeman is not only one of the most popular actors in Hollywood today, he received Academy Award nominations for his performances in Street Smart, Driving Miss Daisy, The Shawshank Redemption and Invictus.

He won an Oscar in 2005 for Million Dollar Baby. His other popular films include Unforgiven, Glory, Seven, Deep Impact, Bruce Almighty, Batman Begins, The Bucket List… the list goes on. In this show, Neil talks with him about the many roles he has played over his career that celebrate science, the dramatic potential that science can offer, and his thoughts about alien life and space exploration.

Morgan Freeman

  • Christoffer Ericsson

    Awesome podcast! keep up the good work.


  • Gavin

    The two best black voices in the world come together for this. FANTASTIC.

  • http://www.brewchief.com Zack

    I could listen to Neil and Morgan discuss dirt for 10 straight hours. Love this site!

    • Jeff

      Zack, who spilled the beans to you about our upcoming episode, “Neil and Morgan discuss the physics of soil”?

  • Robert

    The youth love you guys! Keep it going please.

    • Jeff

      Thank you and the youth, Robert!

  • Olga Altstatt

    Morgan Freeman and professor Tyson, both are great INSPIRATION for MILLIONS.Thanks you

  • http://Dr.Dyson Elihu Harris

    What will it mean when we go to triple helix DNA. Crystal life forms?

  • Niklas

    I absolutely love astrophysics, but I just don’t know if I have the aptitude for it. I’ve always found physics to be the most difficult of the sciences. I’m currently doing my undergraduate in biochemistry (which is also awesome), but theres a part in my brain that just wants to do astrophysics. Which is probably why I’m crazy enough to do a minor in physics on top of the already difficult biochemistry.

  • Gina

    Awesome podcast! I enjoy all of them and they really help keep my mind working during my long hours at my tedious job.

  • Christina Vonthronsohnhaus

    I have to disagree with at last statement,that freeman said. Take that money & house feed & healthcare for everyone on the planet.If you want to inspire people you have to give them the basic necessities so that their creativity can come out & together make a better world.

  • Barney

    Did Neil reference Tony Darnell at the end of that? Or has Tony Darnell been referencing him the whole time??

  • David H Hunt

    The two gentleman I respect deeply that helps me continue my education about life on this biosphere.

  • Karl

    I love all things Neil and all things Morgan … sooo this is pretty much awesome wrapped in spectacular. Thank you both for doing it and I can’t wait for the movie either.

  • http://spaceageproductions.blogspot.com Daniel Conley

    Awesome show!!!

  • Elizabeth Collins

    In case anyone’s interested, the song being played is the Symphony of Science – Onward to the Edge. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=akek6cFRZfY. If you like it, there are several more: http://www.symphonyofscience.com/

  • Billy Bob

    i like

  • joel

    This made my day! I’d like to hear a part two if possible!! Both Neil and Morgan have interesting things to say in there own experienced right. I could listen to them both having a conversation for hours.

  • Bob

    I liked these at first but now I start to notice that 40 minutes of podcast seems to contain actual conversation about half of that. I would like to hear just the conversation, ads in between are fine but all those other clips that I just don’t see the point why they have to be there, specially so often and long.

    • Mike Posey

      You realize that radio isn’t free and the only reason these podcasts exist is because of the commercials. Yes, they suck but I’d rather have them then not have the podcast.

  • frustated

    how do i change the volume??

    • startalkradio

      You have to do it on whatever device you’re listening on, Frustrated.

      • Frustrated


  • theyogabuddhazenguy

    i was going to say something but i see someone has said enough for every one,i think you may have a fan~;0)..lol

  • Joe Lane

    no science drama?! he needs to check out James Rollins’ Sigma Force series!

  • S.M.A.R.T

    Another incredible episode of Star-Talk!