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Nov 23, 2020

Cosmic Queries – Fermentation

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Let it sit and watch the science happen: Neil deGrasse Tyson and co-host Chuck Nice answer Cosmic Queries about fermentation with Arielle Johnson, PhD, science officer on Good Eats, food writer, and formerly the in-house R&D scientist at Noma.

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Thanks to our Patrons Ryan Bariteau, Dan Snider, Shelia Hutson, Sonya Loeffler, Vishu Kamble, Dusty Switala, Daniel E Puig, Dan McGowan, Sullivan S Paulson, and Nigel Adams for supporting us this week.

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Nov 20, 2020

Gold Medal Physics, with Edwin Moses

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What does it take to be the greatest of all time? Can you use physics to win gold? Neil deGrasse Tyson and co-hosts Gary O’Reilly and Chuck Nice investigate with Edwin Moses, two-time Olympic gold medalist and the greatest hurdler of all time.

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Nov 16, 2020

Cosmic Queries – Black Hole Survival Guide

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You’ve fallen into a black hole! What do you do? Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Chuck Nice answer fan-submitted Cosmic Queries about black holes with Janna Levin, PhD, astrophysicist and author of the new book Black Hole Survival Guide.

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Thanks to our Patrons Ryan Bariteau, Dan Snider, Shelia Hutson, Austin Cope, Zachary Keirstead, Chris Goshorn, Cory Flanagin, Jacob Lackeym, Adam Albilya, and Russell Konicki for supporting us this week.

Photo Credit: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group/Penguin Random House.

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How can we combat climate change? Neil deGrasse Tyson, comic co-host Chuck Nice, climate scientist Katharine Hayhoe, PhD, and chemist Peter Mahaffy, PhD, investigate on our first virtual StarTalk Live, sponsored by Pocketlab.

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Thanks to our Patrons Brennon Russ, Tony Marulli, Evan Konikoff, Gabriel Picard, Bryan Poole, Dominic Wells, Maggie Danger, and Ruud van der Linden for supporting us this week.

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Nov 06, 2020

The Science of the COVID Bubble

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How has COVID-19 impacted athletes? Neil deGrasse Tyson and co-hosts Gary O’Reilly and Chuck Nice investigate with cardiovascular disease specialist Dr. Saurabh Rajpal, MD, and Head Team Physician Dr. James Borchers, MD, of The Ohio State University. 

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Nov 02, 2020

The Hidden Science of Music, with Eric Whitacre

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Did you know there’s hidden science in music? Neil deGrasse Tyson sits down with Grammy-award winning composer Eric Whitacre, co-host Chuck Nice, neuroscientist Heather Berlin, PhD, and mathematician and concert pianist Eugenia Cheng, PhD, to investigate.

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Thanks to our Patrons Julia Zeikowitz, Cory Ricci, Sridev Pawar, Mark Hachem, Michael Gessner, Roderic E Hairston, Chuck Betlach, and Riyam Al-Sammarraie for supporting us this week.

Shown: Neil deGrasse Tyson and Eric Whitacre, before the pandemic. Photo Credit: Stacey Severn.

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Oct 26, 2020

Cosmic Queries – The 2020 Nobel Prize

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Can black holes alter light speed? Is astrophysics the Meryl Streep of the Nobel Prize in Physics? Neil deGrasse Tyson, Chuck Nice, and astrophysicist Janna Levin, PhD, answer Cosmic Queries about black holes and the 2020 Nobel Prize in Physics.

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Thanks to our Patrons Sand McUnicorn, Marcus Guerra, Loren Kimble, Mahmoud Hayat, Rupert Thomas, Elliot T Rauba, Byron J Reid, and J Ayala for supporting us this week.

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Oct 23, 2020

Baseball Physics, with Bill Nye

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Bats, gloves, home runs, and… physics? Neil deGrasse Tyson explores the physics of baseball with Bill Nye the Science Guy, co-host Gary O’Reilly, and DJ Price, assistant coach at Barry University.

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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 Friday nights at 7pm ET.