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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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  • Cosmic Queries – More Office Hours

    Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Chuck Nice answer fan-submitted Cosmic Queries about the “God of the gaps” theory, the Big Bang and “vacuum energy,” Pascal’s Wager, gravitational wells, haunted apartments, making math sexy, “The Matrix,” star-gazing, wine, and the meaning of life.

    Ben Ratner’s photo of Neil deGrasse Tyson and Chuck Nice in the Sirius XM studio.
  • The Universe and Beyond, with Stephen Hawking

    Join Neil deGrasse Tyson as he sits down with world-renowned physicist Stephen Hawking in one of his last on-camera interviews. We offer this episode in memory of Dr. Hawking’s passing, and in celebration of his life. With co-host Matt Kirshen, astrophysicist Janna Levin, theoretical physicist Michio Kaku, and Bill Nye the Science Guy.

    Brandon Royal’s photo of Stephen Hawking and Neil deGrasse Tyson in Professor Hawking’s office.
  • Celebrating Einstein

    Join Neil deGrasse Tyson, comic co-host Chuck Nice, and astrophysicist Janna Levin as they celebrate the life and achievements of Albert Einstein and his impact on the scientific world around us, including the detection of gravitational waves at LIGO.

  • Cycling, Physics, and Doping, with Lance Armstrong

    Join Neil deGrasse Tyson as he sits down with controversial cycling superstar Lance Armstrong to explore the science of cycling, the ethics of doping, and the history of the sport. Featuring comic co-host Scott Adsit, author Max Glaskin, bio-ethics professor Arthur Caplan, and Chuck Nice.

    Brandon Royal’s photo of Neil deGrasse Tyson and Lance Armstrong.
  • Singing Science, with Kelly Clarkson

    Hit the high note with Neil deGrasse Tyson, singer Kelly Clarkson, comic co-host Chuck Nice, and vocologist Dr. Brian Gill as they explore the science of singing, bringing emotion to songs, singing injuries, the anatomy of the voice, the impact of auto-tune, and more. (Warning: Adult Language)

    Ben Ratner's photo of Neil deGrasse Tyson and Kelly Clarkson.
  • 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.