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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
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. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can listen to this entire episode commercial-free.Photo Credit: UP9, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons
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
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.Photo Credit: Unknown artists Mariano, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons
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
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. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can listen to this entire episode commercial-free.Photo Credit: Tyler Nienhouse, CC BY 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons
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.NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can listen to this entire episode commercial-free.Thanks to our Patrons Zachary Vex, Alexandru Dolipschi, Chris Knopp, Gianni Gaetano, and D'Angelo Garcia for supporting us this week.Photo Credit: Charlie Duke, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons
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. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can listen to this entire episode commercial-free.Thanks to our Patrons Darrell McClendon, Baby Daddy, Chip Towner, Marylee Dewey, and Michael Brockman for supporting us this week.Photo Credit: Thennicke, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons
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. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can listen to this entire episode commercial-free.Photo Credit: Andrew nyr, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons
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
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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. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can listen to this entire episode commercial-free.Thanks to our Patrons Zoran Nesic, Sarah Rina Rosen, and Joshua Brewer for supporting us this week.
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 PatilNOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free.Photo Credit: Pixabay, CC0, via Wikimedia Common
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!NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free.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
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. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://startalkmedia.com/show/cosmic-queries-fixing-physics-with-sabine-hossenfelder/Thanks to our Patrons Frederick DesCamps, Devon, Sunny Irving, Michael Gessner, and jack50 for supporting us this week.Photo Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech
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.NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://startalkmedia.com/show/heat-stroke-with-bud-cooper-and-radley-horton/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
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. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free.Thanks to our Patrons aziz astrophysics, Scott Barnett, Christopher Saal, David Rhoades, and Jenna Biancavilla for supporting us this week.Photo Credit: Геральт - geralt / 21281 images on Pixabay site, CC0, via Wikimedia Commons
Satellite Showdown

Satellite Showdown

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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
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
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
Comments (469)

Greg Hilliard

45 degrees is not the most efficient angle to launch a projectile in an atmosphere bat/ball speed is calculated easily and accurately via photogrammetry. velocity being the derivative of position with respect to time, if we have the ball's position recorded every 1/120th of a second, we can easily ascertain its velocity (not just it's speed)

Oct 22nd
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Ed Potter

Lord Nice is very smart.

Oct 11th
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reza hajitarkhani

Thanks lots of information

Sep 19th
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Tom Rooney

I remember when Chuck Nice was new to Startalk and he called bullshit on Malthusian Climate Derangement Syndrome. He must have had to go before the Grand Inquistor to keep his job.

Aug 31st
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ID23640055

I’m sorry but the radio show hosts interrupt the guests so much with their cringe jokes. I get that they’re trying to have banter but when Kate’s trying to get her point across, there’s some kind of joke input. For the future, i’d love to hear an actual back and forth conversation between the guest and the hosts.

Aug 30th
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Michael Toste

quit anthropomorphizing photons lol

Jul 31st
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Yaman Homad

Josh "Flash" Gordon lost his career in the NFL because they wanted to ban players from smoking Cannabis. What a waste of a great player's career.

Jul 26th
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Elliot Daly

yeah sure just casually name drop ayahuasca at the end of the episode hahaha wow

Jul 22nd
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Ali Raisi

Interesting

May 31st
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Justin Malzac

I've been a dedicated StarTalk fan for years, but I'm gone if they don't get rid of the egregious embedded advertising. It's one thing to announce a sponsor for the episode after breaks. It's totally different to let the sponsor's talking points shape the discussion. Absolutely terrible.

May 29th
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Elliot Daly

you can tell NTLB is the #1 hero of our two hosts whenever he comes on the show - this is the guy both Chuck and Neil look to whenever they think to themselves "i could be doing more" and i love it whenever we get some time with this legend.

Apr 26th
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Elliot Daly

i've been following StarTalk since the beginning and "oh my god are you READING?" is still one of my favorite moments/soundbites especially from the last 5 years

Apr 24th
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Stoic Spaceman

The latest episode about humans in space was great, I wish I had listened to it before I wrote my book about keeping muscle mass whilst travelling to and staying on the surface of mars. If you want to check it out, it’s free currently: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B09X1TRPWC

Apr 17th
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ID20900353

I’ve been listening to this podcast for years… and this is my first comment… but I have to say this. The podcast has become 50% “wow I’m leaning and really enjoying this” and 50% “why is Chuck Nice screaming?!”… I’m trying my best to not go off but dude, you’re not really all that funny and you interrupt the show so often. Okay I’m done venting.

Apr 17th
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Elliot Daly

Apologies, but did the neuroscientist Dr. Berlin just discretely describe the function of the brain as a system of 1s and 0s and cover it up in an episode about Ted Lasso?

Apr 15th
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Elliot Daly

42:50 ahahahahahahahhahahahahhahahaha

Apr 5th
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Elliot Daly

wow

Mar 25th
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Larry Jones

Neil, Mangrove comes from Portuguese "mangue" (tree) and English "grove". :)

Mar 23rd
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Brian Groves

yes, several

Mar 19th
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ID19168967

Hi, I just listened to this episode of your podcast and like always it was super. In Europe, specially Austria, Italy, Germany and Slovenia there is very nice card game called Tarock (Tarok in Slovenia my homeland) with cards having Roman numbers on them. https://en.m.wiktionary.org/wiki/Tarock Thank you for all the knowledge and fun. Best regards

Mar 16th
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