About This Episode
We continue our Time Capsule tradition here on the StarTalk Podcast Network as we bring you the best episodes from this past season of StarTalk All-Stars – including fan favorites voted on by you! To start things off, Bill Nye and Chuck Nice guide us through fan-submitted Cosmic Queries about science fiction in television and film. Including conversation on using “hypersleep” to get to Mars, Gilligan’s Island, The Blair Witch Project, and on the importance of exploring the universe. Next, you’ll hear from Carolyn Porco, Maeve Higgins, Sean Ono Lennon, and filmmaker Emer Reynolds, director of The Furthest, as they reminisce and celebrate Voyager 1. Then it’s on to Mars – Mike Massimino, Maeve Higgins, and John Charles, Chief Scientist at NASA, discuss how to get humans to Mars, and you’ll hear Neil and Bill in the Cosmic Crib as they debate whether they would go to Mars and if it’s better to send humans instead of robots, Plus, Bill explains how he would search for “Marscrobes” on the red planet. Following that, Seth Shostak, Eugene Mirman, and climate scientist Ken Caldeira discuss the realities of climate change. You’ll also hear new StarTalk All-Stars host Dr. Heather Berlin investigate consciousness, free will, Dissociative Identity Disorder, and more with Chuck Nice and philosopher David Chalmers. Finally, Bill Nye is back again to wrap things up as he discusses how the public must lead the fight against climate change, with Chuck and climate scientist Radley Horton.
NOTE: All-Access subscribers can listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: Season 2 Time Capsule – StarTalk All-Stars.
In This Episode
HostNeil deGrasse Tyson
The Science Guy
All-Stars Host, Astronaut, Prof. of Mechanical Engineering, Columbia University
All-Stars Host, Senior Astronomer at the SETI Institute
HostDr. Heather Berlin
All-Stars host, Neuroscientist, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at The Icahn School Of Medicine at Mount Sinai, NY
All-Stars Host, Planetary Scientist, Cassini Imaging Science Team Leader
GuestJohn Charles, Ph.D.
Chief Scientist, NASA Human Research Program, Johnson Space Center
Climate Scientist at the Carnegie Institution for Science, Department of Global Ecology at Stanford University
GuestSean Ono Lennon
“Bad-ass Science Groupie”, Musician
Climate Scientist at Columbia University
Philosopher, professor of Philosophy and Neural Science at NYU and Co-Director of the Center for Mind, Brain, and Consciousness