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 10th 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 Friday at 7pm ET.

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. Currently on hiatus, StarTalk All-Stars premieres new episodes every Tuesday at 7pm ET. 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 explores the seldom-considered marriage of science and sport. It’s 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. New episodes of StarTalk Playing with Science premiere every other Wednesday at 7pm ET. 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.


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,  and Video Producer is Ben Ratner. Chief Marketing Officer is Laura Berland. Director of 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, Google+, Instagram, Tumblr, Pinterest, The List App, and SnapChat.

The StarTalk Social Media Team is:

Jeffrey Simons (Director of Operations and Social Media), Stacey Severn (Community Manager, Facebook Manager, Patreon Manager), Sarah Cotton (Social Media Assistant, Instagram Manager, Tumblr Manager, Pinterest Manager, The List App Manager),  Ben Ratner (Video Producer, YouTube Manager, Content Partner Relations Manager, SnapChat Manager), Jen Walsh (Social Media and Operations Assistant, Twitter Manager, Newsletter Editor, Google + Manager), 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

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


“Ch-Check It Out” by the Beastie Boys from the album To The Five Boroughs.


“The Sound of Science” by the Beastie Boys from the album Paul’s Boutique.

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.