Images from the StarTalk All-Stars Season 2 Time Capsule, via NASA/NOAA (temperature map); kirstypargeter/iStock (human brain); NASA/John Sonntag (Larsen C ice shelf); NASA/JPL-Caltech (Voyager); Ben Ratner (Bill Nye and Chuck Nice); NASA (Mars travel poster).
Images from the StarTalk All-Stars Season 2 Time Capsule, via NASA/NOAA (temperature map); kirstypargeter/iStock (human brain); NASA/John Sonntag (Larsen C ice shelf); NASA/JPL-Caltech (Voyager); Ben Ratner (Bill Nye and Chuck Nice); NASA (Mars travel poster).

Season 2 Time Capsule – StarTalk All-Stars

Photo credits, clockwise from top left: NASA/NOAA; kirstypargeter/iStock; NASA/John Sonntag; NASA/JPL-Caltech; Ben Ratner; NASA.

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About This Episode

We continue our Time Capsule tradition here on the StarTalk Podcast Network as we bring you the best episodes from this past season of StarTalk All-Stars – including fan favorites voted on by you! To start things off, Bill Nye and Chuck Nice guide us through fan-submitted Cosmic Queries about science fiction in television and film. Including conversation on using “hypersleep” to get to Mars, Gilligan’s Island, The Blair Witch Project, and on the importance of exploring the universe. Next, you’ll hear from Carolyn Porco, Maeve Higgins, Sean Ono Lennon, and filmmaker Emer Reynolds, director of The Furthest, as they reminisce and celebrate Voyager 1. Then it’s on to Mars – Mike Massimino, Maeve Higgins, and John Charles, Chief Scientist at NASA, discuss how to get humans to Mars, and you’ll hear Neil and Bill in the Cosmic Crib as they debate whether they would go to Mars and if it’s better to send humans instead of robots, Plus, Bill explains how he would search for “Marscrobes” on the red planet. Following that, Seth Shostak, Eugene Mirman, and climate scientist Ken Caldeira discuss the realities of climate change. You’ll also hear new StarTalk All-Stars host Dr. Heather Berlin investigate consciousness, free will, Dissociative Identity Disorder, and more with Chuck Nice and philosopher David Chalmers. Finally, Bill Nye is back again to wrap things up as he discusses how the public must lead the fight against climate change, with Chuck and climate scientist Radley Horton.

In This Episode

  • Host

    Neil deGrasse Tyson

    Neil deGrasse Tyson
    Astrophysicist
  • Host

    Bill Nye the Science Guy

    Bill Nye
    The Science Guy
  • Host

    Mike Massimino

    Mike Massimino
    All-Stars Host, Astronaut, Prof. of Mechanical Engineering, Columbia University
  • Host

    Seth Shostak

    Seth Shostak
    All-Stars Host, Senior Astronomer at the SETI Institute
  • Host

    Heather Berlin

    Dr. Heather Berlin
    All-Stars host, Neuroscientist, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at The Icahn School Of Medicine at Mount Sinai, NY
  • Host

    Carolyn Porco

    Carolyn Porco
    All-Stars Host, Planetary Scientist, Cassini Imaging Science Team Leader
  • Co-Host

    Chuck Nice

    Chuck Nice
    Comedian
  • Co-Host

    Maeve Higgins

    Maeve Higgins
    Comedian
  • Co-Host

    Eugene Mirman

    Eugene Mirman
    Comedian
  • Guest

    John Charles

    John Charles, Ph.D.
    Chief Scientist, NASA Human Research Program, Johnson Space Center
  • Guest

    Ken Caldeira

    Ken Caldeira
    Climate Scientist at the Carnegie Institution for Science, Department of Global Ecology at Stanford University
  • Guest

    Emer Reynolds

    Emer Reynolds
    Filmmaker
  • Guest

    Sean Ono Lennon

    Sean Ono Lennon
    “Bad-ass Science Groupie”, Musician
  • Guest

    Radley Horton

    Radley Horton
    Climate Scientist at Columbia University
  • Guest

    David Chalmers

    David Chalmers
    Philosopher, professor of Philosophy and Neural Science at NYU and Co-Director of the Center for Mind, Brain, and Consciousness

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