Talking about the weather at StarTalk Live: Michael Showalter, Eugene Mirman, Questlove, Dr. Adam Sobel, Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson. Photo Credit: © Elliot Severn.
Talking about the weather at StarTalk Live: Michael Showalter, Eugene Mirman, Questlove, Dr. Adam Sobel, Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson. Photo Credit: © Elliot Severn.

StarTalk Live! Storms of Our Century (Part 1)

Talking about the weather at StarTalk Live: Michael Showalter, Eugene Mirman, Questlove, Dr. Adam Sobel, Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson. Photo Credit: © Elliot Severn.

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About This Episode

On Feb. 7, 2013, the night before the Blizzard of 2013 (aka Winter Storm Nemo), Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Eugene Mirman stopped by The Bell House to talk about the weather. Dr. Adam Sobel, professor of Earth and Environmental Sciences at Columbia, was on hand to explain what causes hurricanes, from the Coriolis force and the jet stream to asymmetrical temperatures and tides. Together with comedian Michael Showalter and musician Questlove from The Roots (Jimmy Fallon’s in-house band), the StarTalk Live crew toured the most infamous storms of our century, including the great Galveston Hurricane, the Perfect Storm, Andrew, Katrina and Superstorm Sandy. They also discussed the science of weather forecasting, the categories on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale, and whether we could – or should – redirect a hurricane.

NOTE: All-Access subscribers can listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: StarTalk Live! Storms of Our Century (Part 1).

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  • Remy

    Hahahahaha! I am SO grateful for funny geeks who don’t take themselves too seriously! The learning is completely hidden by humor (like hiding veggies in my kid’s spaghetti). Mom-approved! 😉

  • Christina Vonthronsohnhaus

    I always wanted to be a meteorologist,not the one on TV but the one behind the seen . So this was Cool Thank you!

  • Alexandru

    I enjoy very much listening startalkradio. Continue guys! Good job!

    Alexandru

  • Luke

    Loved this show, Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson is awesome and Eugene Mirman is hilarious!

    Great stuff

  • Cloda

    Thanks guys.. brought here by facebook but have book marked you page.. loved it

  • Krishna

    I live in India and always loved Dr. Tyson’s shows(StartTalk Radio and Youtube clips). Thanks for making Science fun and interesting..

    Thank You.

  • David

    thankyou everyone in show. Mirman and Tyson make me happy. im always listening so hard trying to learn how u argue and do it in a fun way.

  • Daniel

    While I do like Chuck Nice and the other co-hosts, I’m always disappointed when it’s not Eugene.

  • Jeremy

    Would you PLEASE start posting video of your shows again? I very much enjoyed watching them and I have a hard time following/focusing when you only release audio.
    I would appreciate it more than you know. I’ve not had my favorite Physicist’s program since it stop showing on the nerdist and it’s driving me nuts!
    Thank you.

    • Jeff

      Hi Jeremy. We only co-produced ten video episodes with the Nerdist. Until we film more, they’re it. You can catch behind the scenes videos from some of our Cosmic Queries episodes on our YouTube channel, but no full episodes.

  • The heavy metal tune took me by surprise. It was a nice change.

    So good to live in Brazil. No cyclones, no quake epicenters, no active volcanos. But we have the worst politicians in the universe. 🙁

  • Jen

    I’m not sure who it is (might be Eugene Mirman) but someone on this podcast sounds just like H. Jon Benjamin, the voice actor behind Sterling Archer and many others. I actually googled this just to find out if it was him. 🙂

    Great episode as usual!

    • David

      Which episodes did you hear him on? I can not find it (I googled it too but found no results :/)

    • mike

      Eugene Mirman and H. Jon Benjamin are both on Bob’s Burgers. They do sound similar, I don’t know if that helps you or not.

  • Eugene is the best!
    Please post more videos of these shows!

  • Anil

    do you have videos of your episodes?

  • are there transcripts of your podcast? I am def…. and want to listen without paying so much money for a script

    • Jeff

      Unfortunately, Cole, we don’t have transcripts of our shows.

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