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StarTalk Live! Big Brains at BAM (Part 1)

Big Brains at Bam Season 5, Episode 27  |  Post Date: 20 July 2014

Delve into the human brain when Neil deGrasse Tyson and Eugene Mirman host The Big Bang Theory’s Mayim Bialik, Dr. Heather Berlin, Michael Ian Black, Paul Rudd and Bill Nye at the Brooklyn Academy of Music.

Cosmic Queries: Space Probes with Dr. Amy Mainzer

The Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer Telescope Season 5, Episode 26  |  Post Date: 13 July 2014

JPL astrophysicist Dr. Amy Mainzer is back as guest host for this week’s podcast, and together with comic co-host Chuck Nice she answers your questions about space probes.

Cosmic Queries: COSMOS with Steven Soter

Photo Credit: FOX Season 5, Episode 22  |  Post Date: 15 June 2014

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

Neil deGrasse Tyson and Seth MacFarlane_Frank Micelotta-FOX-cut Season 5, Episode 21  |  Post Date: 8 June 2014

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

Enceladus Geysers Season 5, Episode 20  |  Post Date: 1 June 2014

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

Large Hadron Collider. Credit: CERN Season 5, Episode 19  |  Post Date: 25 May 2014

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)

Jessica Yellin Hologram CNN Season 5, Episode 18  |  Post Date: 18 May 2014

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. You’ll hear how Miles was finally able to convince CNN that the climate change debate was over, or at least, that both sides were not equivalent from a […]

Reporting on Science (Part 1)

Miles O’Brien - Reporter Season 5, Episode 17  |  Post Date: 11 May 2014

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

Comet Hyakutake Passes the Earth Season 5, Episode 16  |  Post Date: 4 May 2014

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

Cosmic Lensing NASA Season 5, Episode 15  |  Post Date: 27 April 2014

There have been so many new discoveries in science in the last few years – and you’ve asked questions about all of them. So this episode your own personal astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson and his trusty comic co-host Eugene Mirman tackle as many as they can. You’ll learn about bruises in the cosmic background radiation […]

A COSMOS Conversation with Steven Soter

Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey Season 5, Episode 14  |  Post Date: 20 April 2014

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

black hole Season 5, Episode 13  |  Post Date: 13 April 2014

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

Mosaic of Venus Season 5, Episode 12  |  Post Date: 6 April 2014

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.

A Conversation with Laurence Fishburne

Fishburne2 Season 5, Episode 11  |  Post Date: 23 March 2014

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

Star Wars - Luke Skywalker on Tatooine Season 5, Episode 10  |  Post Date: 16 March 2014

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

Bill Nye and Astro Mike Season 5, Episode 9  |  Post Date: 9 March 2014

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

Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons, Credit: aussiegall from Sydney, Australia Season 5, Episode 8  |  Post Date: 2 March 2014

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.

MythBusters (Part 2)

Mythbusters Season 5, Episode 7  |  Post Date: 23 February 2014

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)

mythbusters-fb Season 5, Episode 6  |  Post Date: 16 February 2014

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

abell426_franke_900 Season 5, Episode 5  |  Post Date: 9 February 2014

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

The Creation of Adam Season 5, Episode 4  |  Post Date: 2 February 2014

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

Image still from “The Matrix”. Credit: Warner Bros. Pictures Season 5, Episode 3  |  Post Date: 26 January 2014

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

Space_Tourists_movie_poster_854x480 Season 5, Episode 2  |  Post Date: 19 January 2014

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

753px-Da_Vinci_Vitruve_Luc_Viatour Season 5, Episode 1  |  Post Date: 12 January 2014

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 (Part 2): Cosmic Queries

Star Talk Season 4 Time Capsule Part 2 Header Image Season 4, Episode 40  |  Post Date: 5 January 2014

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.

Season 4 Time Capsule (Part 1)

s4-time-capsule-header1 Season 4, Episode 39  |  Post Date: 15 December 2013

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

Image from Star Wars as Millenium Falcon jumps to light speed Season 4, Episode 38  |  Post Date: 8 December 2013

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)

ASIMO, an acronym for Advanced Step in Innovative MObility, is a humanoid robot designed and developed by Honda. Introduced on 21 October 2000, ASIMO was designed to be a multi-functional mobile assistant. Season 4, Episode 37  |  Post Date: 1 December 2013

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.

StarTalk Live: I, Robot (Part 1)

StarTalk Live: I, Robot (Part 1) Backstage Season 4, Episode 36  |  Post Date: 17 November 2013

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

Neil deGrasse Tyson and astronaut Mike Massimino discuss the movie, Gravity Season 4, Episode 35  |  Post Date: 10 November 2013

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

Earth vs the Flying Saucers Movie Poster Season 4, Episode 34  |  Post Date: 3 November 2013

“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)

ghostbustersmen Season 4, Episode 33  |  Post Date: 27 October 2013

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)

The 106th Explorers Club Annual Dinner, 3/20/2010 Season 4, Episode 32  |  Post Date: 20 October 2013

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

Black Hole Milky Way Season 04, Episode 31  |  Post Date: 13 October 2013

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

Photo of Neil deGrasse Tyson interviewing Joe Rogan taken by Jamie Vernon © 2013 Season 4, Episode 30  |  Post Date: 6 October 2013

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

Photo Credit: NASA Season 4, Episode 29  |  Post Date: 29 September 2013

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)

Photo Credit: Daniel Johnson Season 4, Episode 28  |  Post Date: 22 September 2013

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)

Photo Credit: NASA Season 4, Episode 27  |  Post Date: 15 September 2013

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

Planetary system around the Sun-like star HD 10180 Season 4, Episode 26  |  Post Date: 8 September 2013

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.

The Science of Sex (Part 2)

Interlocked Gender Sign in Human Head Season 4, Episode 25  |  Post Date: 25 August 2013

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)

Photo Credit: David Gamble Season 4, Episode 24  |  Post Date: 18 August 2013

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

Photo Credit: MGVP/UC Davis Season 4, Episode 23  |  Post Date: 11 August 2013

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

Dark Matter Visualization courtesy of SDSC and NPACI Visualization Services. Season 4, Episode 22  |  Post Date: 4 August 2013

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)

The Genius at MIT. Photo courtesy of Rapgenius.com. Season 4, Episode 21  |  Post Date: 28 July 2013

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)

Neil deGrasse Tyson and GZA. Photo Credit: David Gamble Season 4, Episode 20  |  Post Date: 21 July 2013

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

Planet Earth Image credit: NASA Season 4, Episode 19  |  Post Date: 14 July 2013

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)

Backstage at StarTalk Live Storms of Our Century with Questlove, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Dr. Adam Sobel, Eugene Mirman and Michael Showalter. Photo Credit: © Leslie Mullen Season 4, Episode 18  |  Post Date: 7 July 2013

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)

Talking about the weather at StarTalk Live: Michael Showalter, Eugene Mirman, Questlove, Dr. Adam Sobel, Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson. Photo Credit: © Elliot Severn. Season 4, Episode 17  |  Post Date: 30 June 2013

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

Quasar Drenched in Water Vapor. Image credit: NASA/ESA Season 4, Episode 16  |  Post Date: 23 June 2013

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

warp_speed-396x232 Season 4, Episode 15  |  Post Date: 16 June 2013

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)

Photo Credit: Resident Evil, SONY pictures Season 4, Episode 14  |  Post Date: 9 June 2013

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)

Photo Credit: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Season 4, Episode 13  |  Post Date: 2 June 2013

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.

Space Chronicles (Part 2)

Japanese astronaut Aki Hoshide took this self-portrait outside the ISS. Photo Credit: NASA Season 4, Episode 12  |  Post Date: 19 May 2013

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)

Astronaut Harrison 'Jack' Schmitt, American Flag, and Earth (Apollo 17 EVA-1) Season 4, Episode 11  |  Post Date: 12 May 2013

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

Dead star, or "white dwarf," surrounded by the bits and pieces of a disintegrating asteroid Season 4, Episode 10  |  Post Date: 5 May 2013

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

Planetary Resources exploring near-earth asteroids with Arkyd-100 and Arkyd-200 spacecraft.

Credit: © Copyright 2013 Planetary Resources Season 4, Episode 9  |  Post Date: 28 April 2013

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.

A Seat at the Table with Anthony Bourdain (Part 2)

Anthony Bourdain Season 4, Episode 8  |  Post Date: 14 April 2013

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)

Photo Credit: Leslie Mullen Season 4, Episode 7  |  Post Date: 7 April 2013

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

Copy of the original “Wow!” computer printout, taken several years after the arrival of the strong narrowband radio signal detected by Jerry R. Ehman on August 15, 1977 while working on a SETI project.

Credit: Photo Credit: Ohio State University Radio Observatory; North American AstroPhysical Observatory (NAAPO). Season 4, Episode 6  |  Post Date: 31 March 2013

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)

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Photo Credit: Warner Brothers Season 4, Episode 5  |  Post Date: 24 March 2013

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.

A Conversation with Alan Rickman (Part 1)

Photo Credit: David Gamble Season 4, Episode 4  |  Post Date: 10 March 2013

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

"The Persistence of Memory" by Salvador Dali, 1931 Season 4, Episode 3  |  Post Date: 3 March 2013

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

Photo Credit: © 2012 Stacey David Severn. All Rights Reserved Season 4, Episode 2  |  Post Date: 24 February 2013

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

Live at the Bellhouse in Brooklyn, NY Season 4, Episode 1  |  Post Date: 10 February 2013

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

Collage Photo Credits: Leslie Mullen, Elliot Severn, Home Box Office Inc. Season 3, Episode 28  |  Post Date: 3 February 2013

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

Credit: NASA Season 3, Episode 27  |  Post Date: 27 January 2013

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)

©2012 Broadway Video. All rights reserved Season 3, Episode 26  |  Post Date: 13 January 2013

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)

© 2012 Broadway Video. All rights reserved Season 3, Episode 25  |  Post Date: 6 January 2013

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.

Cosmic Queries: Holiday Edition

Image Credit & Copyright: Dani Caxete Season 3, Episode 24  |  Post Date: 23 December 2012

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.

StarTalk Live: Building the Future

Credit: © 2012 Stacey David Severn, All rights reserved. Season 3, Episode 22  |  Post Date: 9 December 2012

Is humanity on the cusp of momentous change? Neil deGrasse Tyson and futurists Jason Silva and Melissa Sterry explore the possibilities that lie at the intersection of technology, human biology and urban planning.

The Best of Both Worlds

Photo of Neil deGrasse Tyson with Star Trek The Next Generation actors Brent Spiner and LeVar Burton Season 3, Episode 21  |  Post Date: 25 November 2012

Neil deGrasse Tyson takes us where no fan has gone before: an exclusive interview with Star Trek: TNG stars LeVar Burton and Brent Spiner at San Diego Comic-Con 2012.

Cosmic Queries: Telescopes

Image Credit: NASA. Season 3, Episode 20  |  Post Date: 20 November 2012

In this Cosmic Queries episode, Neil deGrasse Tyson answers fan questions about radio and microwave telescopes, from the Hubble to the VLA to the James Webb Space Telescope.

StarTalk Live: The Particle Party (Part 2)

Particle Party Backstage Group Shot Season 3, Episode 19  |  Post Date: 10 November 2012

The StarTalk Live “Particle Party” celebrating the discovery of the Higgs boson continues with Neil deGrasse Tyson, Bill Nye the Science Guy, CERN physicist Kyle Cranmer, comic co-host Eugene Mirman, Sarah Vowell and Scott Adsit.

StarTalk Live: The Particle Party (Part 1)

Neil deGrasse Tyson leaning on Bill Nye the Science Guy, Photo Credit: © Elliot Severn, All rights reserved Season 3, Episode 18  |  Post Date: 28 October 2012

How does Neil deGrasse Tyson celebrate the discovery of the Higgs boson? By throwing a StarTalk Live “Particle Party” with Bill Nye the Science Guy and Kyle Cranmer, one of the CERN physicists who discovered the Higgs.

Cosmic Queries: Tour of the Solar System

Jupiter's moon, Europa Season 3, Episode 17  |  Post Date: 21 October 2012

In this Cosmic Queries episode, Neil deGrasse Tyson answers fan questions about exploring the solar system, the possibility of life on Europa and black holes.

Real Science with Bill Maher (Part 2)

Bill Maher gets Neil deGrasse Tyson to explain global warming to former GM Vice President Bob Lutz on “Real Time with Bill Maher” 3-2-12
©2012 Home Box Office, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Season 3, Episode 16  |  Post Date: 7 October 2012

They say “Science thrives on controversy.” So do Neil deGrasse Tyson, Bill Maher, and Dr. David Grinspoon in Part 2 of Neil’s interview with the feisty comedian and host of “Real Time with Bill Maher.”

Real Science with Bill Maher (Part 1)

Neil deGrasse Tyson being interviewed by Bill Maher on Real Time Season 3, Episode 15  |  Post Date: 23 September 2012

Neil deGrasse Tyson has often been a guest on Real Time with Bill Maher. Find out what happens when the outspoken comedian returns the favor. With guest host Dr. David Grinspoon.

Advancing to the Next Level: The Science of Video Games (Part 2)

Behind the Scenes at The Science of Video Games: video game expert Jeffrey Ryan shows comedian Eugene Mirman and astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson a “prehistoric” 3-D gaming system. Season 3, Episode 13  |  Post Date: 12 August 2012

There’s more to games than meets the eye in Part 2 of The Science of Video Games, from evolution and economics to artificial intelligence and simulating entire galaxies. With Sims creator Will Wright and author Jeffrey Ryan.

Packing for Mars (Part 2)

Photo credit: Artwork by Pat Rawlings of Science Applications International Corporation for NASA. Season 3, Episode 11  |  Post Date: 12 July 2012

In “Packing for Mars Part 2” Neil asks astronaut Mike Massimino and author Mary Roach questions the press avoids: how to go to the bathroom or have sex in space.

Packing for Mars (Part 1)

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Season 3, Episode 10  |  Post Date: 27 June 2012

What are the practical considerations for a NASA mission to Mars? Find out when Neil interviews NASA astronaut Mike Massimino and “Packing for Mars” author Mary Roach.

The Salt of the Earth (Part 2)

salt-post Season 3, Episode 9  |  Post Date: 31 May 2012

Before you add some extra flavoring to your food, sample our show on the health effects of salt.

The Salt of the Earth (Part 1)

hands-pouring-salt Season 3, Episode 8  |  Post Date: 20 May 2012

From the French Revolution to the science of geology, this show examines how salt has been an important ingredient in human history.

A Conversation with Morgan Freeman

morgan-freeman Season 3, Episode 3  |  Post Date: 26 February 2012

Morgan Freeman chats about space, science, and the inspiration they provide for films and for the future.

Live at the Bell House, The Astronaut Session (Part 1)

Eugene Mirman, John Hodgman, Kristen Schaal, Neil deGrasse Tyson, and Mike Massimino Season 3, Episode 1  |  Post Date: 29 January 2012

At the Bell House in Brooklyn, NY on 12/18/2011 for our second show in front of a live audience. Co-host Eugene Mirman was joined by fellow comedians Kristen Schaal and John Hodgman, while Neil brought along his NASA astronaut buddy, Mike Massimino.

Season 2 Time Capsule

Soyuz space capsule Season 2, Episode 40  |  Post Date: 16 January 2012

Revisit some highlights of our Season 2 shows. This show includes interview excerpts with Whoopi Goldberg, John Hodgman, Nichelle Nichols, Phil Plait, and Morgan Freeman.

A Conversation with Whoopi Goldberg

Whoopi Goldberg as Guinan on Star Trek: The The Next Generation Season 2, Episode 39  |  Post Date: 11 December 2011

Whoopi Goldberg talks about her love of science, and how it eventually led to her role as Guinan on “Star Trek, The Next Generation”.

When Science Crashes the Party

Janeane Garofalo photographed in Greenpoint, Brooklyn by Seth Olenick on March 18, 2010. Image used with permission. Season 2, Episode 38  |  Post Date: 5 December 2011

Janeane Garofalo engages in political warfare, delving into the furious debates between Democrats and Republicans and the science issues that divide them.

Time Lords: The Science of Keeping Time

Image of astronomical clock from StarTalk Radio episode “Time Lords: The Science of Keeping Time” with Neil deGrasse Tyson and co-host Chris Hardwick Season 2, Episode 37  |  Post Date: 13 November 2011

The Nerdist Chris Hardwick joins us for an upbeat discussion of clocks, calendars, and leaps in time.

Spooky Science

spooky-science Season 2, Episode 36  |  Post Date: 30 October 2011

Our Halloween special investigates the science of ghosts and other haunting phenomena.