About This Episode
It’s a different kind of StarTalk as Neil deGrasse Tyson interviews Joe Rogan, recorded the night he appeared on The Joe Rogan Experience. As Neil says, the two hosts “spilled their guts onto the table in a kind of free-for-all.” One conversation covered human DNA, evolution, biochemistry, genetic reward systems, and reality TV stars like Kim Kardashian and Snookie. You’ll hear why science is a big part of Joe’s comedy, from the Higgs boson to the Big Bang: “Part of my job is being curious.” The two ex-wrestlers also discuss the physics of wrestling and mixed martial arts, and how science is a game changer in every sport. Neil sums the interview up best: “…here’s a guy who shatters anybody’s stereotype of who should be an expert at what…Joe Rogan is okay in my book… We’re both a big fan of just getting people to think for themselves.”
Warning: This podcast contains strong language that may not be suitable for all ages.