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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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  • Art and Science for Change, with Anna Deavere Smith

    Explore how the intersectionality of art and science can spark cultural change with Neil deGrasse Tyson, actor and playwright Anna Deavere Smith, comic co-host Eugene Mirman, contemporary scholar Dorothy Roberts, primatologist Natalia Reagan, linguist Renée Blake, and Bill Nye the Science Guy.

    Brandon Royal’s photo of Neil deGrasse Tyson and Anna Deavere Smith.
  • Apollo and the Future of Humans in Space

    Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Chuck Nice celebrate the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11 by answering fan-submitted questions on the famous Moon landing and the future of space exploration. Also featuring a conversation with Alyssa Carson, the world’s youngest astronaut in training.

    NASA’s photo of Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin raising the flag on the Moon during the Apollo 11 mission.
  • Cosmic Queries – Summer School

    The sun is out, the weather is warm, and summer school is in session! Neil deGrasse Tyson, co-host Matt Kirshen, and astrophysicist Charles Liu answer fan-submitted questions on mathematics, the Big Bang, the laws of physics, neutrinos, relativity, Pluto, the smell of the Milky Way, and more.

    LassenNPS’ photo of the Milky Way over Lassen Peak.
  • News in the Digital Age, with Dan Rather

    Neil deGrasse Tyson and legendary CBS news anchor Dan Rather explore the future of journalism, news in the digital age, the Space Race, the importance of science and data in reporting, protecting the truth, and more. With co-host Paula Poundstone, Jeff Jarvis, Mona Chalabi, and Bill Nye.

    Brandon Royal’s photo of Neil deGrasse Tyson and Dan Rather.
  • Cosmic Queries – Bioethics

    Neil deGrasse Tyson, comic co-host Paul Mecurio, and NYU bioethicist and philosopher Matthew Liao answer fan-submitted questions on artificial intelligence, the moralities of science, CRISPR, “designer babies,” the ethical limits of experimentation, vaccinations, and more.

    StarTalk’s photo of Neil deGrasse Tyson, Matthew Liao, and Paul Mecurio in Neil’s office at The Hayden Planetarium.
  • A Conversation with Jordan Klepper

    Neil deGrasse Tyson and Jordan Klepper explore comedy, politics, the future of American space exploration, the similarities between HI-SEAS and an improv troupe, space camp, and Jordan’s new documentary show “Klepper.”

    StarTalk’s photo of Neil deGrasse Tyson and Jordan Klepper.
  • Freakonomics, with Stephen J. Dubner

    Private vs public space exploration, asteroid mining, artificial intelligence, universal healthcare, and more – Neil Tyson explores the stochastic world of economics with Stephen J. Dubner, author of Freakonomics and host of Freakonomics Radio, and first-time comic co-host James Altucher.

    StarTalk’s photo of Neil deGrasse Tyson, Stephen J Dubner, and James Altucher.
  • 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.