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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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What’s going on with Earth’s core? Neil deGrasse Tyson and comedian Chuck Nice give an astrophysicist’s take on reports that the Earth’s core is slowing. Find out how planets are formed and what the composition of the Earth’s interior is. Discover protoplanets and the early formation of our Earth. What does the center of the Earth look like? How do…
 
What makes some people better at focusing? Neil deGrasse Tyson and co-hosts Chuck Nice and Gary O’Reilly learn about the neuroscience behind concentration and performance with neuroscientist Heather Berlin, PhD. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://startalkmedia.com/show/neuroscience-of-focus-with-…
 
Can there be life on planets without magnetic fields? Neil deGrasse Tyson and comedian Chuck Nice discuss exoplanets, extraterrestrials, and answer extraordinary questions from our fans with astrobiologist, David Grinspoon. Can we entertain the idea of non-carbon-based life? We explore why carbon works so well for the basis of life and whether sili…
 
What is beyond the edge of the universe? Is there even an edge at all? We revisit an episode where Neil deGrasse Tyson and comedian Chuck Nice explore the shape of the universe and all its dimensions with cosmologist, Janna Levin, PhD. Watch the full podcast with Janna Levin: https://youtu.be/Ek3VqAED2woWe start with the basics: is the universe inf…
 
Can there be life on planets without magnetic fields? Neil deGrasse Tyson and comedian Chuck Nice discuss exoplanets, extraterrestrials, and answer extraordinary questions from our fans with astrobiologist, David Grinspoon. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://startalkmedia.com/show/cosmic-queries-…
 
How did we achieve nuclear fusion? Neil deGrasse Tyson and comedian Chuck Nice learn about human-made thermonuclear fusion, the world’s most powerful lasers, and harnessing nuclear power with operations manager of The National Ignition Facility at Lawrence Livermore National Labs, Bruno Van Wonterghem.Can we make fusion happen with less than 300 mi…
 
What can we learn from 2022? Neil deGrasse Tyson and comedian Chuck Nice sit down with NASA climatologist Gavin Schmidt to talk about atmospheric rivers, flooding, and the effects of temperature increases across the globe. What can we feel hopeful about?We go over the major climate events of 2022 and where it lands in the ranking of warmes years on…
 
How did we achieve nuclear fusion? Neil deGrasse Tyson and comedian Chuck Nice learn about thermonuclear fusion, the world’s most powerful lasers, and harnessing nuclear power with operations manager at The National Ignition Facility, Bruno Van Wonterghem. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can listen to this entire episode commercial-free. Thanks to our Patr…
 
What’s the fastest a car can accelerate? Neil deGrasse Tyson and co-hosts Chuck Nice and Gary O’Reilly break down the physics behind a car’s maximum acceleration.What’s the highest possible acceleration for a car? We go over the physics of how a car accelerates and the interplay between air, gravity, and friction. How fast can an object in free fal…
 
What’s the fastest a car can accelerate? Neil deGrasse Tyson and co-hosts Chuck Nice and Gary O’Reilly explore goal size to goal scoring ratios, the doppler effect, and the maximum acceleration for a car. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://startalkmedia.com/show/things-you-thought-you-knew-why-si…
 
What do you dream of while working on Inception? Neil deGrasse Tyson sits down with actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt to explore time travel, dreams, and the science and philosophy behind his projects. We explore breaking time travel rules in the movie Looper and the grandfather paradox. Learn about Stephan Hawking’s time travel conjecture and how time tr…
 
What is the green comet? Neil deGrasse Tyson and comedian Chuck Nice talk about the Oort Cloud comet passing by Earth for the first time since The Stone Age. What makes the green comet green? Learn about the outer objects in our solar system: The Kuiper Belt and The Oort Cloud. What is cyanogen and what is its relationship to Halley’s comet? We dis…
 
What do you dream of while working on Inception? Neil deGrasse Tyson sits down with actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt to explore time travel, dreams, and the science and philosophy behind his projects. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://startalkmedia.com/show/going-deeper-with-joseph-gordon-levitt/ Than…
 
What’s the difference between cardiac arrest and a heart attack? Neil deGrasse Tyson and co-hosts Chuck Nice and Gary O’Reilly learn about heart health, cardiac conditions, and the case of football player Damar Hamlin with physician, Dr. Lipi Roy. How could an otherwise healthy 24-year-old find themselves having a cardiac episode out on the footbal…
 
How did we name our planets and moons? On this episode, Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Chuck Nice explain all the things you thought you knew about the names in our solar system, the origin of the moon, and the constellations in the night sky. How did Uranus get its name? Travel through time to the discovery and naming of Uranus, the first t…
 
What is happening in the nucleus of stars? Neil deGrasse Tyson and comedian Chuck Nice break down how thermonuclear fusion happens in the center of stars and how it eventually leads to supernova.At what point do fission and fusion meet? Learn about thermonuclear fusion on the inside of stars and how it leads to star death. Discover how stars hold t…
 
What is thermonuclear fusion? Neil deGrasse Tyson and comedian Chuck Nice break down the Department of Energy’s breakthrough, thermonuclear fusion at the center of stars, supernovae, and how stars are born. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://startalkmedia.com/show/things-you-thought-you-knew-fun-…
 
What makes ice slippery? Neil deGrasse Tyson and co-hosts Chuck Nice and Gary O’Reilly uncover the complex physics of ice and cool facts we’re still learning about it with physicist and author, Laurie Winkless. What makes ice slippery is not as simple as you think it is. We explore the difference between pressure melting and a quasi-liquid layer in…
 
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