Photo of Neil deGrasse Tyson interviewing Joe Rogan taken by Jamie Vernon © 2013
Photo of Neil deGrasse Tyson interviewing Joe Rogan taken by Jamie Vernon © 2013

The Joe Rogan Experience

Neil deGrasse Tyson interviewing Joe Rogan. Photo Credit: Jamie Vernon © 2013

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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.

In This Episode

  • Host

    Neil deGrasse Tyson

    Neil deGrasse Tyson
    Astrophysicist
  • Guest

    Joe Rogan

    Joe Rogan
    Comedian, Actor, Martial Artist, UFC Commentator, Host of Fear Factor and The Joe Rogan Experience

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