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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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  • 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.
  • Cosmic Queries: Time and Higher Dimensions

    Neil deGrasse Tyson, mathematician John Allen Paulos, physicist James Kakalios, and comic co-host Harrison Greenbaum investigate the fourth dimension, hypercubes, wormholes, Edwin Abbott’s “Flatland,” and much more!

  • Cosmic Queries: Mysterious Cosmology, with Sean Carroll

    String theory, the fabric of spacetime, the multiverse, quantum mechanics, and much more – explore the cosmological mysteries of the universe with Neil deGrasse Tyson, comic co-host Chuck Nice, and theoretical physicist Sean Carroll.

  • A Conversation with Andy Weir – Special Bonus Episode

    Neil deGrasse Tyson welcomes Andy Weir, best-selling author of “The Martian,” to talk about his new book, “Artemis” – a heist/crime novel that happens to be set on the Moon. Neil and Andy explore the unique, science-infused creative process that went into the novel, and much more.

    Ben Ratner’s photo of Neil deGrasse Tyson, Artemis, and Andy Weir in Neil’s office.
  • Cosmic Queries Astrophysics Mashup

    Delve into this mashup of Cosmic Queries as Neil deGrasse Tyson and an ensemble of comic co-hosts explore the vast wonder of the cosmos including double star systems, black holes, dark matter and antimatter, the Hubble constant, tidal friction, ET, and much more.

    Artist’s rendering, courtesy of NASA, showing the Kepler-35 binary star system. Image credit: © Mark A. Garlick /