About This Episode
Even the world of science can get struck by Cupid’s arrow. On this episode of StarTalk Radio we bring you a “Best of” mashup of our shows celebrating the science of love, sex, relationships, and more. To start, Neil deGrasse Tyson sits down with sex columnist Dan Savage, biological anthropologist Dr. Helen Fisher, and comic co-host Chuck Nice to explore the definition of love, how Dan’s journey of becoming an expert sex columnist started as a joke, the false stigma of one-night stands, and whether love at first sight is something to strive for. Following that, Neil chats with Kristen Schaal, comedian and author of Sexy Book of Sexy Sex, and best-selling author Mary Roach, author of Bonk: The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex, about erections, pornography, and the frontier of sexual research. Lastly, Neil, Chuck, and Dr. Helen Fisher are back again to answer fan submitted Cosmic Queries about the differences between loving your pet and loving your partner, why love hurts, and whether it’s possible to die from heartbreak. (Warning: Adult Content.)
NOTE: All-Access subscribers can listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: What’s Science Got to Do With Love?