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A-list guests like ... Paul McCartney, Stephen Colbert, Bryan Cranston, Judd Apatow, Bill Burr, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Kristen Chenoweth, Sugar Ray Leonard, Chris Matthews, Rob Corddry, Stone Cold Steve Austin, Prosecutor Marcia Clark, Bob Costas and more, join Emmy & Peabody award-winning comedian Paul Mecurio who interviews the biggest names in entertainment/music, media, sports, politics and science. Paul uncovers hilarious anecdotes and never-before-heard insights about his guests and how ...
 
Science, pop culture and comedy collide on StarTalk Radio! Astrophysicist and Hayden Planetarium director Neil deGrasse Tyson, his comic co-hosts, guest celebrities and scientists discuss astronomy, physics, and everything else about life in the universe. Keep Looking Up! New episodes premiere Monday nights at 7pm ET.
 
Decently Funny is a weekly pop-culture based interview podcast created by broadcasters/producers David “Nuzzy” Nussbaum and Guy "The Guy” Opochinski. Currently hosted by The Guy and comedian Eden Dranger (Eden Eats Everything) and sometimes Nuzzy. Guests share their lives from the comfort of a couch and also learn a bit about the guest from the week before with our weekly game called Play It Forward. (Some describe it as The Newlywed Game for people that don't know each other). Some of their ...
 
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I very revealing and eye-opening conversation with Ludacris as he talks about his early days and struggles s a rapper, what hard lessons he learned coming up in the music business, his fascinating writing process and what inspires him, his new animated series for young girls inspired by his daughter, hear him talk about raising 4 girls, what legacy…
 
What was Coriolis, of the Coriolis Effect, doing at the pool table? On this episode, Neil deGrasse Tyson and co-hosts Gary O’Reilly and Chuck Nice explore the science behind billiards and pool trick shots with billiard physicist Dr. Dave Alciatore. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free. Thanks to our Pat…
 
What do you learn from going to space? On this episode, Neil deGrasse Tyson and guest co-host comedian Jordan Klepper answer patron questions about living in space with engineer and NASA astronaut Nicole Stott. What’s the Overview Effect? NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free. Thanks to our Patrons Elisa…
 
What’s a supervolcano? On this episode, Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Matt Kirshen discover all types of volcanoes in the solar system with cosmochemist and author of Fire and Ice, Natalie Starkey. Is there such a thing as an ice volcano? NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free. Thanks to our Patro…
 
What matters more: nature or nurture? On this episode, Neil deGrasse Tyson and co-hosts Gary O’Reilly and Chuck Nice explore what creates expert performers with CEO of Character Lab Dr. Angela Duckworth, featuring our interview with Eli Manning. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free. Thanks to our Patron…
 
A very personal discussion with Tim where he gives never-before heard revealing insight into his creative process and acting, how he approaches new projects, his virtual production adapting Studs Terkel famous book-"Hard Times" in which an amazing cast of actors explore the actual lives of 30 everyday Americans.…
 
Why do we need a Space Force? Neil deGrasse Tyson & co-host Chuck Nice break down the newest branch of the US military, The Space Force, with Charles Liu, Major General DeAnna Burt and Dr. Moriba Jah. How much of your life is touched by space? NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free. Thanks to our Patrons …
 
What happens when nature commits a crime? On this episode, Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Paul Mecurio discuss law-breaking animals with Mary Roach and her new book Fuzz: When Nature Breaks The Law. Can we hack nature? NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/…
 
George is insightful, utterly unique and funny in this wide-ranging conversation where he offers his take on EVERYTHING from our current divisive political climate, security in our Nation's Capitol, Barack Obama, Donald Trump, the softening of American youth, the 1790s and 1850s in America, Frank Sinatra, The Beach Boys, Football and more, in a way…
 
The observer effect? Rotating bodies? The science of rocket fuel? On this episode, Neil deGrasse Tyson and co-hosts Gary O’Reilly and Chuck Nice answer science questions from our favorite pro athletes: Jerry Rice, Lindsey Vonn, Eli Manning, and more! NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free. Thanks to our P…
 
How did we save the ozone layer? Neil deGrasse Tyson and co-host Chuck Nice break down the campaign to save the ozone layer with atmospheric chemist Susan Solomon and sustabaility expert Stephen Andersen. What can we apply to the climate crisis? NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.sta…
 
How long would it take to cook a pizza outside on Venus? On this episode, Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Chuck Nice discuss the physics of surface temperature, the size of ~wAvEs~, and the meaning of horsepower. Could horses get you to space? NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www…
 
Does weed make you faster? Neil deGrasse Tyson and co-hosts Gary O’Reilly and Chuck Nice hash out the effects of cannabis with neuroscientist at Harvard Medical School and director of the MIND Program Dr. Staci Gruber. Is smoking dope really doping? NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www…
 
Exoplanets? Low Mass Stars? Goldilocks zones? On this episode, Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Negin Farsad explore the universe of exoplanets, science communication, and acting with astronomer and speaker Dr. Aomawa Shields. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free. Thanks to our Patrons Jacob D. Fis…
 
A totally riveting conversation with Kirk about the amazing and gutsy gamble he made turning down a lucrative sales job after college to pursue a “no way you’ll make it” dream career in broadcasting, the effects of coming from a broken home and his challenging upbringing as a painfully shy kid, what traits makes him such a good broadcaster, how he …
 
Can you hear colors? On this episode, Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Chuck Nice explore science through art in Van Gogh’s Starry Night with art historian Roberta Olson, astronomer Jay Pasachoff, and neuroscientist Heather Berlin. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradi…
 
Do swimmers need less oxygen? On this episode, Neil deGrasse Tyson and co-hosts Gary O’Reilly and Chuck Nice answer patron questions about athletics and science with Geek-in-Chief astrophysicist Charles Liu. Could Chuck be a gymnast? NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.n…
 
A hilarious conversation with Howie who has a new documentary about his life, as he describes his frightening 1st time on stage, how a plastic glove simultaneously saved him and started his career, which big name comedian was most supportive of Howie, the shocking way he landed his breakout role in St. Elsewhere, what his wife told him that changed…
 
Do video games really turn your mind to mush? Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Chuck Nice explore the effects of video games and eSports on the brain with neuroscientist Dr. Heather Berlin at PocketLab’s Science Is Cool Virtual Unconference. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free. Thanks to our Patro…
 
How do we know the age of stars? On this episode, Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Paul Mecurio answer fan questions about stars, black hole collisions, the speed of light, and the present crisis in cosmology. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/cosmic-quer…
 
Shoot an arrow without arms? Neil deGrasse Tyson and co-hosts Gary O’Reilly & Chuck Nice explore Olympic events– swimming, archery, and skateboarding– with materials scientist Jud Ready, “Armless Archer” Matt Stutzman, and Bill “Dr. Skateboard” Robertson. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free. Thanks to …
 
Terraforming mars? How do black holes die? On this episode, Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Chuck Nice answer questions about the moon, periodic table of elements, light photons, black holes and more! NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/cosmic-queries-gala…
 
Elie gives a riveting, brutally honest assessment of former Attorney General William Barr in discussing his new book, "Hatchet Man." A detailed, incredibly candid take on Barr's days running DOJ as Elie describes the long-term damage Barr has done to the Justice Department, why Barr protected Donald Trump and encouraged the "Big Lie," the TRUE extr…
 
Throwing? Jumping? Wrestling? Neil deGrasse Tyson and co-hosts Chuck Nice and Gary O’Reilly break down the physics of some of the original Olympic events with Geek-in-Chief and astrophysicist Charles Liu. Is there an ultimate technique to winning gold? NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://…
 
Can mushrooms take over your mind? On this episode, Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Matt Kirshen explore the weird world of fungi with fun-guy fungus expert and ecologist, Merlin Sheldrake. Could inactive spores survive space? NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.ne…
 
Tony is an amazingly creative comedic actor and is really fun in this conversation as we talk his new Disney series, how he comes up with his hilarious and inventive characters, how improv played a big part in his role in "Veep," why medication was important while giving his daughter driving lessons, how shame is useful to get your kid to do chores…
 
Bezos? Branson? Elon Musk? On this episode, Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Chuck Nice break down why all these billionaires are going to space, how achieving orbit works, and how to wrap our heads around exponentially large numbers. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkr…
 
Do athletes use artificial intelligence? On this episode, Neil deGrasse Tyson and co-hosts Gary O’Reilly & Chuck Nice answer patron questions about the Olympics and have a nerd fight with physics professor and martial artist John Eric Goff. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free. Thanks to our Patrons Dav…
 
How do self-driving cars change our psychology? On this episode, Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Chuck Nice philosophize about science’s role in society with prolific author Malcolm Gladwell. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free. Thanks to our Patrons Tobias Malmborg, Andy Pattinson, Adam Lenda, N…
 
A fun chat with Mary Lynn about her role as an action-hero in the summer blockbuster movie "The Tomorrow War" - she is very funny as she describes what it's like shooting a gun, acting to a green screen and how she brought levity to the role in the film. She also reveals how she landed her first dramatic role, doing stand up in her garage during th…
 
What do we do with all this space junk? On this episode, Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Chuck Nice answer questions about the stuff we put into orbit with astrodynamicist and space environmentalist, Dr. Moriba Jah. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/cosm…
 
How does gender impact performance? Neil deGrasse Tyson dives into the archives w/ Gary O’Reilly & Chuck Nice to look at gender in sports with neuroscientist Heather Berlin PhD, and Joanna Harper, medical physicist and transgender athlete researcher. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://ww…
 
Do you believe in UFOs? What is the U.S. Government covering-up and why? Is there proof they exist? Harvey Levin delves into all these questions and MUCH more in this eye-opening conversation about the first EVER official statement by the U.S. government on UFOs. Harvey reveals the driving forces who made this report a reality, government intrigue,…
 
Can whales help us understand aliens? On this episode, Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Chuck Nice take a journey to understand the language of whales with marine biologist, Dr. Ellen Garland, and marine ecologist, Dr. Michelle Fournet. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free. Thanks to our Patrons bl…
 
Are robots going to take over? On this episode, Neil deGrasse Tyson & comic co-host Negin Farsad explore our future with artificial intelligence by looking at our past with animals with robot ethicist and author of A New Breed, Dr. Kate Darling. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.sta…
 
Neil deGrasse Tyson rowed crew?! On this episode, Neil deGrasse Tyson and co-hosts Gary O’Reilly and Chuck Nice explore the physics, physiology, and lessons of rowing, featuring Dr. Kevin Stone and Arshay Cooper, author of A Most Beautiful Thing. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.st…
 
How do you beat the odds and become an astrophysicist? On this episode, Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Chuck Nice sit down with astrophysicist Hakeem Oluseyi to discuss his path to becoming an astrophysicist and his new book A Quantum Life. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.s…
 
Steven is one of our finest comedic actors. He is really funny in this conversation. He has great stories about growing up in a show business family - his mom was a nightclub singer and his Dad a Borscht Belt comic. Hear amazing behind the stories from: his many years in show business - like pasting his lines on set so he can remember them, his day…
 
The sun, moon, and SPACETIME CONTINUUM? On this episode, Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Chuck Nice break down space and time and other cosmic things you thought you knew. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/things-you-thought-you-knew-bada-bing/ Thanks to…
 
Can AI have a poker face? On this episode, Neil deGrasse Tyson and co-hosts Gary O’Reilly and Chuck Nice discuss poker and playing against...the machines with former poker player Liv Boeree and artificial intelligence expert Matt Ginsberg. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkr…
 
Got a problem? On this episode, Neil deGrasse Tyson and co-host Chuck Nice explore the world of puzzles and problem-solving with neuroscientist Heather Berlin and Soleil Saint-Cyr, the youngest woman to publish a crossword puzzle in the NYT. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startal…
 
Charles explains that in his view the Great Migration of Blacks from the rural South to northern urban centers didn't deliver on improved social/economic conditions, and the fastest way to fight anti-Black racism is for Blacks to migrate to the South, where they can they can build a political majority and consolidate political power.…
 
How do we stop anti-science? In this episode, Neil deGrasse Tyson sits down with evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins to talk about religion, the importance of science communication, and Dawkins’ new book, Books Do Furnish a Life. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.ne…
 
Why do humans have butt cheeks? Neil deGrasse Tyson, Chuck Nice, and Gary O’Reilly learn about the biomechanics of running with professor and running specialist Dr. Irene Davis, featuring Neil’s interview with author Chris McDougall. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free. Thanks to our Patrons Stephan Ho…
 
What do aliens look like? In this episode, Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Chuck Nice talk aliens with David Grinspoon, “Dr. Funkyspoon,” featuring Neil's interview with The Martian author, Andy Weir, on his new book Project Hail Mary. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startal…
 
A great conversation with Kyra who is funny and revealing about her amazing career, her new ABC show "Call Your Mother," what it's like to get fired as a mother and why it's so funny, why food is important in her acting approach, and much more. Kyra is really fun and a great storyteller in this interview.…
 
Metric system, acceleration, and heat shields, Oh my! On this episode, Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Chuck Nice run us through some stuff you thought you knew: the metric system in the US, speed versus acceleration, and heat shields. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startal…
 
Ever seen a chimpanzee go for a jog? On this episode, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Gary O’Reilly, and Chuck Nice discover how humans came to run with journalist and author of Born to Run, Chris McDougall, and evolutionary anthropologist, Herman Pontzer. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.sta…
 
How do our brains learn? On this episode, Neil deGrasse Tyson and co-hosts Chuck Nice and Dave Bakker learn about learning at the Pocketlab Science Is Cool Virtual Unconference with neuroscientist Heather Berlin, PhD. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/the-scie…
 
Are you ready for the cicada invasion? In this episode, Neil deGrasse Tyson and co-host Negin Farsad sit down with entomologist Jessica Ware to answer your questions about the millions of cicadas emerging this summer after 17 years underground. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.star…
 
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