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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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  • Jack Black’s Cosmic Curiosity

    Neil deGrasse Tyson and virtuoso comedian, musician, and actor Jack Black explore black holes, a simulation universe, quantum weirdness, Powers of Ten, Ant Man’s shrinking powers, and much more. With Chuck Nice, astrophysicist Charles Liu, climate scientist Kate Marvel, and Bill Nye.

    Brandon Royal’s photo of Neil deGrasse Tyson and Jack Black.
  • Creating Science Fiction, with Gale Anne Hurd

    The Terminator, The Walking Dead, Aliens, Dante’s Peak, Armageddon, and more – explore what it takes to bring science fiction to life with Neil deGrasse Tyson, producer Gale Anne Hurd, comic co-host Chuck Nice, science fiction expert Jason Ellis, PhD, and volcanologist Janine Krippner, PhD.

    Brandon Royal’s photo of Neil deGrasse Tyson and Gale Ann Hurd.
  • Making Stuff, with Adam Savage

    Neil deGrasse Tyson, author and inventor extraordinaire Adam Savage, and comic co-host Chuck Nice answer fan-submitted questions about MythBusters, the creative process, the future of engineering, movies, and much more!

    StarTalk's photo of Neil deGrasse Tyson and Adam Savage.
  • Playing the Game of Thrones, with George RR Martin

    Dragons, skinchangers, the undead – Neil Tyson explores Game of Thrones with George R. R. Martin. With co-host Matt Kirshen, medieval expert Racha Kirakosian, Bill Nye, paleontologist Mark Norrell, Dr. Steven Schlozman aka Dr. Zombie, and astrophysicist Charles Liu.

    Brandon Royal’s photo of Neil deGrasse Tyson and George R.R. Martin.
  • Wrestling with Mental Health, with AJ Mendez

    Neil deGrasse Tyson investigates mental health, wrestling, and more with AJ Mendez, aka AJ Lee, former WWE wrestler and author of “Crazy Is My Superpower: How I Triumphed by Breaking Bones, Breaking Hearts, and Breaking the Rules”. With co-host Chuck Nice and neuroscientist Dr. Heather Berlin, PhD.

    AJ Mendez in the ring. Credit: © Cathy and David Photography, via theajmendez.com.
  • Making Science Cool, with Jeff Goldblum

    Neil deGrasse Tyson sits down with actor Jeff Goldblum to explore his iconic roles in Jurassic Park, Independence Day, and his fervent scientific curiosity. Featuring paleomammalogist Ross MacPhee, economist Raphaële Chappe, NASA’s Kelly Fast, Ph.D., Bill Nye the Science Guy, and co-host Chuck Nice.

    Kris Denton's photo of Neil deGrasse Tyson and Jeff Goldblum.
  • Cosmic Queries – Asteroids and Comets

    They could be transporters of life or harbingers of doom – Neil deGrasse Tyson answers fan-submitted questions on comets and asteroids with science author and cosmochemist Natalie Starkey, PhD, and first-time comic co-host Mark Normand.

    An artist illustration of the comet 'Oumuamua. Credit: European Southern Observatory/M. Kornmesser.
  • Saving the Earth, with Al Gore

    It’s now or never. Neil deGrasse Tyson sits down with environmental activist, Nobel Prize winner, and former US VP Al Gore to investigate ways to combat climate change. Joined by co-host Chuck Nice, journalist Andrew Revkin, and climate scientist Kate Marvel, PhD.

    National Geographic photo of Neil deGrasse Tyson and Al Gore.
  • Cosmic Queries – Physics All Around Us

    Did you know that physics is at work all around us? Join your personal astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Chuck Nice as they answer fan-submitted questions on the physics of life, big and small.

  • Cosmic Queries – X-ray Astrophysics

    Explore more than the eye can see as Neil deGrasse Tyson, comic co-host Chuck Nice, and Kimberly Arcand, Visualization and Emerging Technology Lead for NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory, answer fan-submitted questions to uncover the X-ray universe and beyond.

    Shown: The tip of the "wing" of the Small Magellanic Cloud galaxy, with NGC 602 near the tip. X-rays from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory are shown in purple; visible-light from NASA's Hubble Space Telescope is colored red, green and blue; and infrared observations from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope are also represented in red. Credit: X-ray: NASA/CXC/Univ. Potsdam/L. Oskinova, et al.; Optical: NASA/STScI; Infrared: NASA/JPL-Caltech.