About Us

StarTalk 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, 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 is 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 7th 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 twice Emmy-nominated StarTalk TV show on the National Geographic Channel, the first late-night talk show focused on science, entering it’s third season in Fall, 2016.

StarTalk All-Stars

This July, 2016. StarTalk began airing its 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 premieres new episodes every Tuesday at 7pm ET.

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 SF Sketchfest. StarTalk Live! performances are hosted by either Neil deGrasse Tyson or Bill Nye the Science Guy and are co-hosted by comedian Eugene Mirman. StarTalk Live! is co-produced by Curved Light Productions and Pretty Good Friends.

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 Radio and StarTalk All-Stars are created by Curved Light Productions, and are co-executive produced by Helen Matsos and Neil deGrasse Tyson. Associate Producer is Lindsey Walker, and Assistant Producer is Johnny Bontemps. Chief Marketing Officer is Laura Berland.

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 (Social Media Director, Twitter Manager, Google + Manager), Stacey Severn (Social Media Manager, Facebook Manager, Patreon Manager), Sarah Cotton (Social Media Assistant, Instagram Manager, Tumblr Manager, Pinterest Manager, The List App Manager), and Ben Ratner (Director/Content Partner Relations Manager, YouTube Manager, SnapChat Manager)

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.