December 22, 2012 8:44 am

This Sunday’s Podcast: Cosmic Queries Holiday Edition

Neil deGrasse Tyson and comedian Chuck Nice in the studio

Cosmic Queries: Neil deGrasse Tyson and comedian Chuck Nice answering fan questions in the studio

We asked you for questions about winter and the holidays, and you came back with some great ones. Less than the over 800 questions you submitted for the Mayan apocalypse and other disasters, but really, how can a jolly fat man with a beard compete with a full-on apocalypse?

Naturally, there were questions about how Santa can possibly deliver toys to everyone on Christmas, and while StarTalk is always solidly grounded in reality and science, astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Chuck Nice are not above theoretical discussion when the season inspires it.

And speaking of seasonal subjects, one of you asked, “Should parents let their children believe in Santa?” Given Neil’s well-known position on religion, you may be surprised at how he answers that question, as well as what he told his own children about both Santa and the Tooth Fairy.

Find out which other questions Neil and Chuck chose right here on our website and on iTunes this Sunday night, December 23 at 7:00 PM ET.

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