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Science, pop culture and comedy collide on StarTalk Radio! Astrophysicist and Hayden Planetarium director Neil deGrasse Tyson, his comic co-hosts, guest celebrities and scientists discuss astronomy, physics, and everything else about life in the universe. Keep Looking Up! New episodes premiere Friday nights at 7pm ET. Click here for more information.

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  • What’s Science Got to Do With Love?

    Valentine’s Day, StarTalk style: Celebrate the science of love, sex, relationships, and more in this “Best of” episode featuring Neil deGrasse Tyson, sex columnist Dan Savage, biological anthropologist Dr. Helen Fisher, bestselling science author Mary Roach, Kristen Schaal, and Chuck Nice. (Warning: Adult Content.)

    Spermatazoons and Ovule for the Evolution of Love and Sex on StarTalk. Credit: frentusha/iStock.
  • SEASON PREMIERE: The Evolution of Personal Technology, with Marques Brownlee

    How has personal technology changed our world? Neil deGrasse Tyson sits down with tech vlogger and YouTube star Marques Brownlee, comic co-host Chuck Nice, and tech journalist Clive Thompson to explore Internet identity, hacking, Moore’s law, self-driving cars, and technological evolution.

    Illustration of the evolution of personal technology, by robypangy/iStock.
  • Playing with Science Time Capsule Season 1 & 2

    Check out the best of Playing with Science as chosen by StarTalk fans when hosts Chuck Nice and Gary O’Reilly explore the science behind basketball, surfing, martial arts, hockey and more featuring guests Neil deGrasse Tyson, Lance Armstrong, and others.

  • StarTalk All-Stars Season 2 Time Capsule

    Discover some of the best moments from Season 2 of StarTalk All-Stars featuring Neil deGrasse Tyson, Bill Nye, Chuck Nice, Carolyn Porco, Mike Massimino, Eugene Mirman, Heather Berlin, Seth Shostak, Maeve Higgins, and others discussing Mars, climate change, consciousness, Voyager 1, and more.

    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 8 Time Capsule (Part 2)

    Neil deGrasse Tyson guides us through this year’s favorite Cosmic Queries episodes, with Bill Nye, Godfrey, Chuck Nice, Matt O’Dowd, John Allen Paulos, James Kakalios, and Harrison Greenbaum talking about quantum physics, planetary defense, cosmic phenomena and more!

    Images from the StarTalk Radio Season 8 Time Capsule Part 2, via ESA/Hubble & NASA; NASA; Stockernumber2/istock; NASA-JPL-CalTech; Ben Ratner; ESA/Hubble & NASA.
  • Season 8 Time Capsule (Part 1)

    Neil deGrasse Tyson takes us through your favorite episodes of the season featuring Stephen Hawking, William Shatner, Adam Savage, Terry Crews, Fareed Zakaria, Bill Nye, and others as they explore the future, human augmentation, science fiction, and more.

  • Predictions: This Year in Science

    Kick off the new year with Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Chuck Nice as they discuss scientific predictions for 2018 submitted by fans and friends of the StarTalk universe; Neil and Chuck also, not surprisingly, get sidetracked by their great conversation.

    Ben Ratner’s photo of Neil deGrasse Tyson and Chuck Nice for our Science Predictions 2018 episode. Credit_Ben Ratner
  • Life on Mars Mashup

    Ponder living on Mars in this Martian mashup as we explore “The Martian,” food and sports on Mars, and more. With Neil Tyson, Bill Nye, Mike Massimino, Buzz Aldrin, Andy Weir, Mary Roach, John Oliver, Eugene Mirman, Chuck Nice, Gary O’Reilly and many others.

    Image of an astronaut on Mars. Photo credit: NASA Haughton-Mars Project/Pascal Lee 010808-0013.
  • Extraterrestrial Mashup

    Search for ET on this StarTalk mashup – featuring Neil deGrasse Tyson, David Grinspoon, Seth Shostak, Michael Ian Black, Chuck Nice, Jill Tarter, David Brin, Allen Saakyan, and Doug Vakoch – as we explore where to look and debate whether to send signals ourselves.

    Seth Shostak’s photo of the Allen Telescope Array in Hat Creek, CA.
  • Cosmic Queries: Altered States, with Bill Nye

    If you think this episode will be filled with questions about pot and LSD, you’d be right. But Chuck Nice also throws a few other Cosmic Queries at host Bill Nye, from how to get more women into STEM to the potential impact of discovering life on Mars.

    Ben Ratner’s photo of Bill Nye and Chuck Nice in studio.