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Science, pop culture, and comedy collide on StarTalk Radio! Neil deGrasse Tyson, astrophysicist and Director of New York's Hayden Planetarium, and his comic co-hosts, guest celebrities, and scientific experts explore astronomy, physics, and everything else there is to know about life in the universe. New episodes premiere Tuesdays. Keep Looking Up!

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Could We Someday Live Forever? With Ray Kurzweil

Would you want to live forever? On this episode, Neil deGrasse Tyson and author, inventor, and futurist Ray Kurzweil discuss immortality, longevity escape velocity, the singularity, and the future of technology. What will life be like in 10 years? 

NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://startalkmedia.com/show/could-we-someday-live-forever-with-ray-kurzweil/

Thanks to our Patrons Johan Svensson, Galen J., Kellen Bolander, Sunshine, and Brian White for supporting us this week.

Photo Credit: Jon Manning, CC0, via Wikimedia Commons

2022-11-29
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The Toll of War with Irwin Redlener

How will the war in Ukraine impact future generations? On this episode, Neil deGrasse Tyson learns about disaster relief and helping child refugees with co-founder of Ukraine Children?s Action Project and pediatrician, Irwin Redlener. 

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2022-11-22
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Cosmic Queries ? Geek Time! with Charles Liu

Could you play Quidditch on Jupiter? Javelin on Mars? Neil deGrasse Tyson and co-hosts Chuck Nice and Gary O?Reilly answer fan questions about low-gravity physics, the weight of Thor?s hammer, aerodynamics and more with astrophysicist Charles Liu. 

NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://startalkmedia.com/show/cosmic-queries-geek-time-with-charles-liu/

Photo Credit: NASA, ESA, and A. Simon (NASA Goddard), edited by PlanetUser, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

2022-11-18
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Inventing Society with Yuval Noah Harari

How did humans come to create society? On this episode, Neil deGrasse Tyson and Yuval Noah Harari, historian and author of ?Sapiens? & ?Unstoppable Us,? discuss our species? ability to cooperate, the role of artificial intelligence, and more.

NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://startalkmedia.com/show/inventing-society-with-yuval-noah-harari/

Thanks to our Patrons James Wilson, Zachary Webb, Haris Dilberovic, and Sam McGilvery for supporting us this week.

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2022-11-15
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Cosmic Queries ? Surviving the Laws of Physics with Steve-O

How fast is a porta-potty slingshot? On this episode, Neil deGrasse Tyson and professional stuntman and comedian, Steve-O, break down the science of Jackass, explosions, and what it takes to survive the laws of physics. 

NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://startalkmedia.com/show/cosmic-queries-stuntman-physics-with-steve-o/

Thanks to our Patrons Graylyn, Paul Vortman, Chalice (Shalese) Davis, James Bennet, and Joe for supporting us this week.

Photo Credit: David Shankbone, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

2022-11-08
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Can Robots Feel? With Robert Shepherd and Ilayda Samilgil

Can you give a robot a sense of touch? Neil deGrasse Tyson, Chuck Nice and Gary O?Reilly, learn about soft robotics, sensors, and understanding human physiology with co-founders of Organic Robotics Corp, Professor Robert Shepherd and Ilayda Samilgil. 

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Photo Credit: Tyler Nienhouse, CC BY 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons

2022-11-04
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Cosmic Queries ? Why do we believe conspiracy theories? with Michael Shermer

Why do rational people believe irrational things? Neil deGrasse Tyson and Chuck Nice break down media literacy, the psychology behind conspiracy theories, and how to combat our cognitive biases with author and science historian, Michael Shermer.

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Thanks to our Patrons Zachary Vex, Alexandru Dolipschi, Chris Knopp, Gianni Gaetano, and D'Angelo Garcia for supporting us this week.

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2022-11-01
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It?s Alive?! Frankenstein & Consciousness with George Mashour and David Andrijevic

Can we bring people back from the dead? Neil deGrasse Tyson and Chuck Nice discuss restoring dead cells, the nature of consciousness, Frankenstein's monster, zombies, and more with neuroscientist, David Andrijevic and consciousness expert, George Mashour. 

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Thanks to our Patrons Darrell McClendon, Baby Daddy, Chip Towner, Marylee Dewey, and Michael Brockman for supporting us this week.

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2022-10-25
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Things You Thought You Knew ? What Is Exit Velocity?

What is exit velocity? On this episode, Neil deGrasse Tyson and co-hosts Chuck Nice and Gary O?Reilly explore parabolas, measuring the speed of an object using the Doppler effect, and other physics in baseball. 

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2022-10-21
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Cosmic Queries ? Asteroid Hunters with Marina Brozovic

Neil has his own asteroid?! On this episode, Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Marcia Belsky answer fan questions about different types of asteroids with Marina Brozovic, orbital dynamicist at NASA?s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. 

NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://startalkmedia.com/show/cosmic-queries-asteroid-hunters-with-marina-brozovic/

Thanks to our Patrons Deborah Carson Weekly, Kesha Nevins, Heather Peartree, Mikolas82, and Kayla Nickel for supporting us this week.

Photo Credit: NASA/Johns Hopkins APL, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

2022-10-18
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Presenting the 'Real Good' Podcast

Hey StarTalk fans! This is a special presentation of Real Good, a podcast from US Bank. It's a show all about people helping other people. If you like what you hear, head on over to their feed and subscribe today.

2022-10-14
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Cosmic Queries ? Starquakes with Conny Aerts

What is a starquake? On this episode, Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Matt Kirshen explore asteroseismology, the sun, and what?s happening on the insides of stars with astrophysicist Conny Aerts. 

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Thanks to our Patrons Zoran Nesic, Sarah Rina Rosen, and Joshua Brewer for supporting us this week.

2022-10-11
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Mind Control & Neuroprosthetics with Cindy Chestek and Parag Patil

Are we nearing the singularity? Neil deGrasse Tyson and co-hosts Chuck Nice and Gary O?Reilly learn about brain machine interfaces and prosthetics you can control with your mind, with biomedical engineer Dr. Cindy Chestek and neurosurgeon Dr. Parag Patil

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Photo Credit: Pixabay, CC0, via Wikimedia Common

2022-10-07
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Cosmic Queries ? Back to School Edition

What do you wish you?d learned in school? On this episode, Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Chuck Nice go back to school to answer questions about simulation theory, time dilation, white holes, the sound of space, and more!

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Thanks to our Patrons Goat34, Mark Dent, Edwin J Roldan, Evan Moorhead, and Abby GIll for supporting us this week.

Photo Credit: NASA/ESA and The Hubble Heritage Team (STScI), Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

2022-10-04
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Cosmic Queries ? Fixing Physics with Sabine Hossenfelder

Can a whole universe fit inside a black hole? Neil deGrasse Tyson and Paul Mecurio explore grand unification, dark matter, wave function collapse, and other problems in physics with theoretical physicist and author of ?Existential Physics,? Sabine Hossenfelder. 

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Thanks to our Patrons Frederick DesCamps, Devon, Sunny Irving, 

Michael Gessner, and jack50 for supporting us this week.

Photo Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

2022-09-27
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Heat Stroke with Bud Cooper and Radley Horton

How do you prevent a heat stroke? Neil deGrasse Tyson and co-hosts Chuck Nice and Gary O?Reilly learn about stopping heat illness deaths and the challenges of increasing heat waves with kinesiologist, Bud Cooper, and climate scientist, Radley Horton.

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Thanks to our Patrons Zammo Taylor, Bill wessale, Korey B Helms, Kevin Browning, and Justin for supporting us this week.

Photo Credit: James St. John, CC BY 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons

2022-09-23
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Cosmic Queries ? The Biggest Ideas in the Universe with Sean Carroll

How does physics impact our free will? Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic Negin Farsad discuss quantum mechanics, parallel universes, and the theory of everything with theoretical physicist and author of The Biggest Ideas in the Universe, Sean Carroll. 

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Thanks to our Patrons aziz astrophysics, Scott Barnett, Christopher Saal, David Rhoades, and Jenna Biancavilla for supporting us this week.

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2022-09-20
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Satellite Showdown

How do satellites work? On this episode, Neil deGrasse Tyson and Chuck Nice explore CubeSats, space lasers, and the ecology of low Earth orbit with VP of Raytheon, Sandy Brown, and associate professor of aeronautics and astronautics, Kerri Cahoy. 

NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://startalkmedia.com/show/satellite-showdown/

Photo Credit: NASA, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

2022-09-13
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Feet of Engineering with Michael DiTullo and Jason Hanft

Can a shoe design save your life? Neil deGrasse Tyson, Chuck Nice, and Gary O?Reilly explore how engineering can help save the lives? and feet? of thousands with diabetes, with industrial engineer Michael DiTullo and foot and ankle surgeon, Dr. Jason Hanft. 

NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://startalkmedia.com/show/feet-of-engineering-with-micheal-ditullo-and-jason-hanft/

Photo Credit: Mikael Häggström, M.D., CC0, via Wikimedia Commons

2022-09-09
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Things You Thought You Knew - Big Bang Dilemma

Are we rethinking the Big Bang? On this episode, Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Chuck Nice explore features of the James Webb Space Telescope, magnetism and how the aurora borealis works, and if the Big Bang is being debunked. 

NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://startalkmedia.com/show/things-you-thought-you-knew-big-bang-dilemma/

Photo Credit: United States Air Force photo by Senior Airman Joshua Strang, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

2022-09-06
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Cosmic Queries ? Predicting Earth?s Climate Future with Kate Marvel, PhD

What can the climate on Venus tell us about Earth? On this episode, Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Chuck Nice answer questions about climate modeling, the state of climate change, and future predictions with climate scientist, Kate Marvel. 

NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://startalkmedia.com/show/cosmic-queries-predicting-earths-climate-future-with-kate-marvel-phd/

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2022-08-30
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Things You Thought You Knew - Timeline of the Universe

How far back in the universe?s timeline can the JWST see? Neil deGrasse Tyson and co-hosts Chuck Nice and Gary O?Reilly explore the Coriolis Effect, hurricanes, the gridiron timeline of the universe, the physics of spinning objects, and much more!

NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://startalkmedia.com/show/things-you-thought-you-knew-timeline-of-the-universe/

Photo Credit: NASA/GSFC, MODIS Rapid Response Team, Jacques Descloitres, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

2022-08-26
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Cosmic Queries ? Dinosaur Discoveries with Kimberly Chapelle

What did dinosaurs really look like? On this episode, Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Marcia Belsky explore questions we all have about dinosaurs, fossils, feathers, and asteroids with paleontologist Kimberly Chapelle. Is Jurassic Park accurate?

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Photo Credit: Copyright © 2005 David Monniaux, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

2022-08-23
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Space Sustainability with Steve Wozniak, & Guests

How can we keep space safe? Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic-environmentalist co-host Matt Winning learn about the space industry and how we can keep debris out of orbit with aerospace engineers Jenna Tiwana and Danielle Wood, with words from Steve Wozniak. 

NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://startalkmedia.com/show/space-sustainability-with-steve-wozniak-guests/

Thanks to our Patrons Sub Zero, Maury, Harrison Wilcox, Jim Langner, and JAYME HATTERSLEY for supporting us this week.

Photo Credit: NOIRLab/NSF/AURA/P. Marenfeld, CC BY 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons

2022-08-16
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What is Monkeypox? With Dr. Anne Rimoin

What is Monkeypox? Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Chuck Nice learn essential information about the history of monkeypox, how it?s spread and how people can prevent themselves from getting it with epidemiologist Dr. Anne Rimoin.

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2022-08-14
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Hormones on Steroids with Dr. Aniket Sidhaye

How do hormones affect us? On this episode, Neil deGrasse Tyson and co-hosts Chuck Nice and Gary O?Reilly explore the body's endocrine system, steroids, hormones, and how we can hack it with an endocrinologist, Dr. Aniket Sidhaye.

NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://startalkmedia.com/show/hormones-on-steroids-with-dr-aniket-sidhaye/

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2022-08-12
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Nuclear Winter with Ann Druyan and Brian Toon

Are advanced civilizations doomed to destroy themselves? Neil deGrasse Tyson and Chuck Nice explore the Cold War, The Drake Equation, and nuclear winter hypothesis with producer of Cosmos and Carl Sagan?s widow Ann Druyan and atmospheric scientist Brian Toon. 

NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://startalkmedia.com/show/nuclear-winter-with-ann-druyan-and-brian-toon/

Photo Credit: United States Department of Energy, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

2022-08-09
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What?s The Deal With These Heat Waves?

What is a heat wave? On this explainer, Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Chuck Nice explore the massive heat waves that have been sweeping the world with Director of NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies, Gavin Schmidt. 

NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://startalkmedia.com/show/whats-the-deal-with-these-heat-waves/

Photo Credit: Cristian Ibarra Santillan, CC BY 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons

2022-08-05
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Things You Thought You Knew ? What Are Wormholes?

What is a wormhole, really? On this episode, Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Chuck Nice explore things you thought you knew about the physics of falling objects, white noise, and wormholes. Why do things break when they fall? 

NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://startalkmedia.com/show/things-you-thought-you-knew-what-are-wormholes/

Thanks to our Patrons Morrigaine E Wolf, Kevin Wolfe, Alien Ghostship Animation, Kenneth T Godwin, Eugene Thompson, and Hope LaVelle for supporting us this week.

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2022-08-02
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Cosmic Queries ? Quantum Catastrophe with Brian Cox

What is the black hole information paradox? On this episode, Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Chuck Nice explore the Higgs Boson, quantum entanglement, and black holes with particle physicist Brian Cox. 

NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://startalkmedia.com/show/cosmic-queries-quantum-catastrophe-with-brian-cox/

Thanks to our Patrons Detlef Van de Wal, Devon Gogel, Jay Salmon, Jacek Kono, Jordan Hume, Brynjar, M J, and Yoni Liberman for supporting us this week.

Photo Credit: XMM-Newton, ESA, NASA, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

2022-07-26
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Taking a Hit with Dr. Staci Gruber and Ricky Williams

How are attitudes toward cannabis changing? Neil deGrasse Tyson, Chuck Nice, and Gary O?Reilly discuss marijuana?s effects on mental health with former football pro turned cannabis professional, Ricky Williams, and Harvard neuroscientist, Dr. Staci Gruber.

NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://startalkmedia.com/show/taking-a-hit-with-dr-staci-gruber-and-ricky-williams/

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2022-07-22
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Space Plants

Can you actually grow potatoes on Mars? On this episode, Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Paul Mecurio explore how to grow plants in space and whether we can farm on the Moon and Mars with space biologists Anna-Lisa Paul and Robert Ferl.

NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://startalkmedia.com/show/space-plants/

Thanks to our Patrons Andrew Herron, Bhargava Kandada, Mark Roop, Martin Bonner, Pete Quist, and Estee Catti-Schmidt for supporting us this week.

Photo Credit: Tyler Jones, UF/IFAS

2022-07-19
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Cosmic Queries ? Intergalactic Impacts

What happens when three black holes collide? On this episode, Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Chuck Nice explore even more cosmic collisions in space, in the quantum realm, and more!

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Photo Credit: NASA/Ames Research Center/Christopher E. Henze, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

2022-07-12
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Things You Thought You Knew ? The Fast and The Friction

What is the Magnus Effect? On this episode, Neil deGrasse Tyson and co-hosts Chuck Nice and Gary O?Reilly explore physics through spin, banking, and angular momentum. Why are race tracks banked? 

NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://startalkmedia.com/show/things-you-thought-you-knew-the-fast-and-the-friction/

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2022-07-08
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Cosmic Queries ? Space Suits with Ana Diaz Artiles

What?s the future of space suits? On this episode, Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Matt Kirshen explore innovation in space suit technology with aerospace engineer Ana Diaz Artiles. 

NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://startalkmedia.com/show/cosmic-queries-space-suits-with-ana-diaz-artiles/

Photo Credit: NASA, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

2022-07-05
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A Key & A Kite: StarTalk Live! With Benjamin Franklin

How does lightning work? On this episode, Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Chuck break down the legendary science and inventions of Benjamin Franklin, live with chief editor of The Benjamin Franklin Papers, Ellen Cohn and Benjamin Franklin himself!

NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://startalkmedia.com/show/a-key-a-kite-startalk-live-with-benjamin-franklin/

Thanks to our Patrons Andrew Herron, Bhargava Kandada, and Mark Roop for supporting us this week.

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2022-06-28
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Cosmic Queries ? Pot Luck with Dr. Staci Gruber

Are we ?wired for weed?? On this episode, Neil deGrasse Tyson and co-hosts Chuck Nice and Gary O?Reilly weed out the myth from the science behind marijuana with neuroscientist at Harvard Medical School and director of the MIND Program, Dr. Staci Gruber.

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Thanks to our Patrons Zero Chill, Matthew Rozak, Matej Mich?ák, and Gino Colauto for supporting us this week.

Photo Credit: Daniel Oberhaus, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons

2022-06-24
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Cosmic Queries ? NASA v. Billionaires with Lori Garver

Mining on the moon? Owning an asteroid? Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Chuck Nice answer questions about the private space industry, the role of NASA, and the future of space law with former Deputy Administrator of NASA, Lori Garver. 

NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://startalkmedia.com/show/cosmic-queries-nasa-v-billionaires-with-lori-garver/

Thanks to our Patrons ??Adam Connelly, ManDarin, Sergio, Glenn Carter, Anthony Schena, David Lenwell, Bruno Anyangwe, Christopher Soliz, Roslyn Goddard, and Chris Jones for supporting us this week.

Photo Credit: NASA

2022-06-21
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Cosmic Queries ? Big Bang Bonanza with Brian Keating

What happened before The Big Bang? Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Matt Kirshen answer questions about inflation theory, multiverses, the cosmic microwave background, and the possible end of the scientific method with cosmologist Brian Keating

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Thanks to our Patrons Jack McCarty, Mira Killian, David, Colleen OLeary, Kelia Hamilton, Lucas Charlston, Brad Z, Clueless Gamer, Billy, and larry hall for supporting us this week.

Photo Credit: NASA/Goddard/WMAP Science Team, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

2022-06-14
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Science of the Skyhook with Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (Re-release)

What?s the best shot in basketball? Neil deGrasse Tyson and co-hosts Chuck Nice and Gary O?Reilly break down the physics behind what makes the Skyhook so effective, as well as one of the greatest eras with basketball greats, Jamaal Wilkes, Michael Cooper, and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. 

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Thanks to our Patrons Chris Quinn, Devon Romano, Jack Thurman, Israel Jarvis, Ace Warner, Mallory L Anderson, Putin Ontheriz, Zachary Kleier, and Jose Jaime for supporting us this week.

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2022-06-10
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Extraterrestrial Oceans ? StarTalk Live!

What are the oceans like on Enceladus? Neil deGrasse Tyson explores the oceans of other planets in the search for alien life with planetary scientist Kevin Hand, oceanographer Julie Huber, and comedians, Eugene Mirman, Ellie Kemper, and John Mulaney!

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Thanks to our Patrons ??Nate Gilman, Amy Morton, erika brennan, Rob Cordes, Tyler Pitts, Arya Menon, Jessie Desmond, Beth Leitch, Zach, and Karen Berthot for supporting us this week.

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2022-06-07
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Cosmic Queries ? Cosmic Collisions

What happens when two galaxies collide? On this episode, Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic cohost Chuck Nice answer questions about explosions, asteroids, quarks, and all things that go BOOM. Was our Big Bang someone elses Big Rip?

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Thanks to our Patrons badutjelek2000, Dominik Appl, Justin Quinones, Sandra Makela, REGAN MCGEE, Dana S., Howard Clemetson, George Sharabidze, GR ?, and RK Threethreethree for supporting us this week.

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2022-05-31
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Concussions with Leonard Marshall

How is CTE different from a concussion?  Neil deGrasse Tyson and co-hosts Chuck Nice and Gary O?Reilly discuss concussions and chronic traumatic encephalopathy, with former NFL lineman, Leonard Marshall, and neuroscientist, Heather Berlin, PhD.

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Thanks to our Patrons Walter Johnson, Ali AlWaheedy, Armen Gevorgyan, Jenny K Leasure, WIGwigWIG, Denny, MaKayla A Holloway, Anna Dupre-Whiting, Allain Brideau, and David for supporting us this week.

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2022-05-27
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Forensics, DNA, and Identifying Missing Soldiers

How do you identify human remains? Neil deGrasse Tyson and Chuck Nice explore DNA and the task to identify the remains of missing soldiers with biomedical scientist Tim McMahon and forensic anthropologist Franklin Damann. What is the DPAA?  

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Thanks to our Patrons Jon Scherer, Thibault Deckers, Jimmy Jam, Evan Cooper, Barnato, Justin Ross, James Nichols, Lori, Emilie Talles, and Roy Slettbakk for supporting us this week.

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2022-05-24
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Indigenous Science with Dr. Jessica Hernandez

Is Western science always the best science? On this episode, Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Marcia Belsky discuss Indigenous methods to combat climate change with Indigenous scientist and author Dr. Jessica Hernandez. 

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Thanks to our Patrons Jennifer E Carr, Ruben, Peter Kellner, Michele Bontemps, eric secrist, Zebulon C, Travis Ryan Otter, Matthew Young, SevereFLIPPER, and Cleo K for supporting us this week.

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2022-05-17
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All Pain, No Gain with Charles Liu

How fast does cheese roll down a hill? Neil deGrasse Tyson and co-hosts Chuck Nice and Gary O?Reilly walk us through the physics behind the weirdest sports: cheese rolling, belly flopping, face slapping and more with astrophysicist Charles Liu. 

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Thanks to our Patrons Scott Schekk (shek), Kristine May, Jacob godman, Chelsea Dolloff, Daniel Lopez,Dustin G, Michael McManus, Genesis Martinez, Kinetik Plastik, and Pavel Bains for supporting us this week.

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2022-05-13
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Cosmic Queries ? Multiverses & Wormholes with Brian Cox

What properties are fundamental to the universe? On this episode, Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Chuck Nice take a deep dive into multiverses, inflation theory, wormholes, and quantum entanglement with particle physicist Brian Cox.

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Thanks to our Patrons Tony Thompson, Kevin the Sommelier, Verne Thomas Inman, PhD, Claudio Carletti, James Weldon, Satoshi Watanabe, Keegan Matthews, Sandy Moir, Jim Flatt, and Mason Grogan for supporting us this week.

Photo Credit: Pablo Carlos Budassi, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons

2022-05-10
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Mind Over Matter with Dan Harris and Heather Berlin

What is the science behind meditation? Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Marcia Belsky discuss mental health, meditation, and the theory of consciousness with former news anchor, Dan Harris and neuroscientist Heather Berlin, PhD. 

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Thanks to our Patrons Mikaël Boisvert, James Cleghorn'lee, Chris Lee, Jason Sanders, Ozzzy, Ryukote, Denese Washam, Autumn McCuen, Bill Kervaski, and Keoni for supporting us this week.

Photo Credit: GerryShaw, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons

2022-05-03
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Horsepower with Dr. Sarah White-Springer

Say it with us: mitochondria are the powerhouse of the cell. On this episode, Neil deGrasse Tyson and co-hosts Chuck Nice and Gary O?Reilly discover the original horse power, equine physiology, and the science behind the Kentucky Derby. 

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Thanks to our Patrons Cosmic Scapegoat, Tom Kearns, Valeri Williams, Zeki Majed, Ethan Fink, Mariano Quiroga, John Marc Roberson, Fredrik Östervald, Crimson, and Colt for supporting us this week.

Photo Credit:  Bill Brine, CC BY 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons

2022-04-29
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Things You Thought You Knew ? Dinosaurs & Batteries

What if the dinosaurs had a space program? Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Chuck Nice explore what Earth Day meant for the dinosaurs, how batteries work, and changing our infrastructure, with creator of Atlas Obscura, Dylan Thuras. 

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Thanks to our Patrons Renee Morss, Rob L, Peter Stinchcomb, Larry Kwartowitz, Samii McLendon, Michaela Negus, Michael Henderson, Jun Del Rio, Ana Davidson, and Dominick Marciano for supporting us this week.

Photo Credit: ??Don Davis (work commissioned by NASA), Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

2022-04-26
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