Season 6 Time Capsule (Part 1)

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Join host Neil deGrasse Tyson as he revisits our fan’s favorite episodes from a season overflowing with science, comedy, moguls, whistleblowers, evolution, invention, and exploration. In Part 1, you’ll get the true story behind monogamy and long-term relationships that started as one night stands, from Dan Savage and Dr. Helen Fisher. Find out about evolution – and why Eugene Mirman doesn’t have wings – from Richard Dawkins, Jim Gaffigan, Maeve Higgins, Bill Nye and Neil deGrasse Tyson. Eavesdrop on Neil’s interview with whistleblower and “fellow geek” Edward Snowden via virtual telepresence robot from Moscow. Seth MacFarlane tells his friend Neil about why he was drawn to science rather than religion, as well as why there’s so much of it in Family Guy, in a clip that also features the multiverse, Charles Liu and Chuck Nice, Carl Sagan, and COSMOS for Rednecks. Hear Bas Lansdorp explain his plans for the Mars One project, meet Mars One candidate Ryan MacDonald, and listen to former astronaut Mike Massimino’s and Eugene Mirman’s concerns about the project. Explore whether science and religion are compatible, with Richard Dawkins, Rev. James Martin, SJ, Eugene Mirman and Bill Nye. You’ll hear Sir David Attenborough chronicle the history of life on Earth in less than a minute, and Neil and Professor Brian Cox discuss superheroes, landing on the moon, and one-way trips to Mars. Finally, Part 1 ends with Neil and Elon Musk discussing Elon’s plans to reshape the future of humanity, how he survived in Canada on $1 a day when he was young, and his concerns about artificial super intelligence. Next week, in Part 2, Neil revisits your favorite Cosmic Queries episodes from Season 6.

Episodes
The Evolution of Love and Sex with Dan Savage
StarTalk Live! Evolution with Richard Dawkins (Part 1)
A Conversation with Edward Snowden (Part 1)
The Science of Family Guy, with Seth MacFarlane
Colonizing Mars with Bas Lansdorp
Exploring Science and Religion with Richard Dawkins
The Story of Life on Earth, with Sir David Attenborough
The Value of Science, with Professor Brian Cox
The Future of Humanity, with Elon Musk

 

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    Neil deGrasse Tyson

    Neil deGrasse Tyson
    Astrophysicist

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    Maeve Higgins

    Maeve Higgins
    Comedian

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    Eugene Mirman

    Eugene Mirman
    Comedian

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    Chuck Nice

    Chuck Nice
    Comedian

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    David Attenborough

    Sir David Attenborough
    Naturalist

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    Brian Cox

    Prof. Brian Cox
    Physicist, Host of The Infinite Monkey Cage

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    Richard Dawkins

    Richard Dawkins
    Oxford Professor Emeritus, evolutionary biologist, author

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    Helen Fisher

    Dr. Helen Fisher
    PhD, Biological Anthropologist

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    Jim Gaffigan

    Jim Gaffigan
    Comedian

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    Bas Lansdorp

    Bas Lansdorp
    Co-Founder & CEO, Mars One

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    Charles Liu

    Charles Liu
    Astrophysicist

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    Ryan MacDonald

    Ryan MacDonald
    Theoretical Astrophysicist, Mars One candidate

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    Seth MacFarlane

    Seth MacFarlane
    Actor, Animator, Comedian, Writer, Producer, Director, and Singer.

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    Rev. James Martin

    Rev. James Martin, SJ
    Jesuit Priest, author, editor-at-large of America, The National Catholic Review

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    Mike Massimino

    Dr. Mike Massimino
    Ph.D., former NASA Astronaut, Columbia University Professor

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    Elon Musk

    Elon Musk
    CEO of Space-X and Tesla Motors, co-founder of PayPal

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    Bill Nye the Science Guy

    Bill Nye
    The Science Guy

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    Dan Savage

    Dan Savage
    Sex Columnist

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    Edward Snowden

    Edward Snowden
    Whistleblower

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