About This Episode
Join us as we wrap up Season 8 of StarTalk Radio with Part 2 of our Time Capsule. In Part 2, you’ll hear clips from your favorite Cosmic Queries episodes, as chosen by you, the fans. To start, Neil and comic co-host Godfrey explore the “zero state” of energy, quantum physics, Occam’s razor, black hole “tricknology”, and time travel. Next, join Neil, comic co-host Harrison Greenbaum, mathematician John Allen Paulos, and physicist James Kakalios as they discuss the 4th dimension, Flatland, the possibility of different time domains, and how dimensionality came out of the Big Bang. Following that, you’ll hear Neil and Chuck Nice serve up some Galactic Gumbo as they answer questions on combining Creationism and the Big Bang, our universe being a simulation, and the “God of the gaps” theory. Then, re-join Neil and Godfrey as they ponder what would happen if the moon exploded, and answer the ever-important question: “What’s a henway?” After that, Bill Nye takes over the hosting seat alongside Chuck to discuss doomsday asteroids, solar-electric propulsion, and NASA’s “EM” drive. Finally, Matt O’Dowd, astrophysicist and host of PBS Space Time, asks Neil what he would do if he had access to the entire science budget of the nation.
NOTE: All-Access subscribers can listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: Season 8 Time Capsule (Part 2).
In This Episode
HostNeil deGrasse Tyson
The Science Guy
GuestJohn Allen Paulos
Mathematician, Author of A Numerate Life
Physicist, Author of The Physics of Everyday Things: The Extraordinary Science Behind an Ordinary Day and The Physics of Superheroes: More Heroes! More Villains! More Science! Spectacular Second Edition
Astrophysicist, host of PBS Space Time