About Us

The StarTalk® podcast network bridges the intersection between science, pop culture and comedy with clarity, humor and passion. Through our various shows, we explore captivating subjects such as space travel, extra-terrestrial life, the Big Bang, the role science plays in people’s lives, the future of our Earth and the environment, the science behind the most iconic sports plays in history, and breaking news from the universe. Or, as our host Neil deGrasse Tyson says, “Everything under the sun; Or rather under the universe!” for an audience of “All the people who never knew how much they’d love learning about space and science.” Tyson and our other show hosts are joined each week by comedian co-hosts, celebrities, and other special guests.

StarTalk® Radio

StarTalk Radio, from Curved Light Productions, was the first popular commercial radio program devoted to astronomy, physics, and everything else about life in the universe, now in its 11th season as a radio show and podcast. The show is hosted by renowned astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, the Director of the Hayden Planetarium at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City. New episodes premiere every Monday at 7pm ET.

StarTalk Sports Edition

Geeks and jocks collide on this bi-weekly podcast hosted by famed astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson. Each episode, Neil and co-hosts Gary O’Reilly and Chuck Nice are joined by top sports celebrities and experts in sports science. Together they unlock the secrets of the physics, tech, biology, data science, and economics that lie hidden beneath the surface of the sports world. Join us every other Friday for this special sports edition of StarTalk! New episodes publish at 7pm ET. For more information about StarTalk Sports Edition, click here.

StarTalk® TV

In April, 2015, the StarTalk universe expanded to include the 4x Emmy-nominated StarTalk TV show on the National Geographic Channel, the first late-night talk show focused on science, which recently completed its fifth season. For information about StarTalk TV, click here.

StarTalk® All-Stars

In July, 2016. StarTalk began airing our first spin-off, StarTalk All-Stars, featuring a revolving slate of all-star scientists and science educators including Bill Nye the Science Guy, backed by your favorite comic co-hosts. StarTalk All-Stars is no longer in active production. For more information about StarTalk All-Stars, click here.

StarTalk® Playing with Science

On February 1, 2017, we launched our second spin-off, StarTalk Playing with Science, presented by StarTalk and Stitcher. StarTalk Playing with Science teases out the science behind some of sport’s most iconic moments, to explore how and why the play happened. The show explored the seldom-considered marriage of science and sport. It was hosted by professional British soccer player and sports broadcaster Gary O’Reilly and Chuck Nice, who has been voted Favorite Co-Host by StarTalk fans two years in a row. Playing with Science was replaced by StarTalk Sports Edition in January 2020. For more information about StarTalk Playing with Science, click here.

StarTalk® Live!

But that’s not all: the StarTalk experience is brought to life onstage at StarTalk Live!, the road show that’s entertaining and educating sold-out audiences around the country, in premier venues like New York City’s historic Beacon Theatre and popular festivals like NY Comic Con. StarTalk Live! performances are hosted by Neil deGrasse Tyson, and feature our panel of comedy, science and celebrity guests.

The StarTalker e-Newsletter

Each week, we send out our free newsletter, The StarTalker, filled with information about upcoming shows, links to previous shows, new YouTube videos, blog content, StarTalk Live! Show updates and tickets, and more. Subscribe here.

Support StarTalk® on Patreon

You can support StarTalk on Patreon, the crowdfunding platform where fans support creators they love. In return, you’ll get exclusive rewards like access to VIP seats, meeting Neil deGrasse Tyson and guests after StarTalk Live! shows, attending the StarTalk Holiday Party, inside access to our Patron Activity Feed, and more. Plus, you’ll have the satisfaction of helping StarTalk Radio continue to bring you all the science, celebs and comedy you’ve come to love. To become a StarTalk patron, visit www.Patreon.com/startalkradio.

Credits

StarTalk RadioStarTalk All-Stars, and StarTalk Playing with Science are created by Curved Light Productions, and are co-executive produced by Helen Matsos and Neil deGrasse Tyson. Senior Producer is Lindsey Walker, Assistant Producer is Lucy Huang. Chief Marketing Officer is Laura Berland. Director of Digital Operations is Jeffrey Lee Simons.

StarTalk® Social Media and Blog

StarTalk has spread across the social media galaxy. You can follow us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, Tumblr, Pinterest, SnapChat, and TikTok.

The StarTalk Social Media Team is:

Jeffrey Simons (Director of Operations and Social Media), Stacey Severn (Community Manager, Facebook Manager, Patreon Manager), Sarah Cotten (Social Media Assistant, Instagram Manager, Tumblr Manager, Pinterest Manager), Jen Walsh (Social Media and Operations Assistant, YouTube and Twitter Manager, Newsletter Editor), and Ian Mullen (Playing with Science Social Channels Manager (Facebook, Instagram and Twitter).

The StarTalk Blog is edited by Jeffrey Simons.

About Our Theme Music

Music Composed by Roy Harter
http://www.royharter.com/

StarTalk All-Stars’ theme music is an original composition by Steven J. Tyson.

  • Photo of the StarTalk All-Stars, taken by Elliot Severn, showing Dr. Natalie Starkey, Co-Executive Producer Neil deGrasse Tyson, Dr. Charles Liu, Dr. David Grinspoon, Leighann Lord, Dr. Janna Levin, Dr. Emily L. Rice, Chuck Nice, Bill Nye, Co-Executive Producer Helen Matsos. Not shown: Dr. Carolyn Porco, Dr. Mike Massimino, Dr Seth Shostak, Maeve Higgins, Eugene Mirman.
    The StarTalk All-Stars: (from left) Back: Dr. Natalie Starkey, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Dr. Charles Liu; Middle: Dr. David Grinspoon, Leighann Lord, Dr. Janna Levin, Dr. Emily L. Rice; Front: Chuck Nice, Bill Nye, Co-Executive Producer Helen Matsos. Not shown: Dr. Carolyn Porco, Dr. Amy Mainzer, Dr. Mike Massimino, Dr. Seth Shostak, Maeve Higgins, Eugene Mirman. Photo Credit: Elliot Severn.
  • StarTalk Playing with Science hosts Gary O'Reilly and Chuck Nice
    StarTalk Playing with Science hosts Chuck Nice and Gary O'Reilly.