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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 Monday nights at 7pm ET.
 
Brought to you by Bottle Rocket, ‘Liftoff’ is a podcast about experience. We talk business transformation, product growth, leadership and everything in between. It’s about real people, real advice and real conversations that lead to actionable insights for your business. Bringing together years of strategy and design experience, co-hosts Tony Daussat and Peter Klayman highlight the challenges facing today’s business professionals. Featuring conversations with other professionals, Tony and Pe ...
 
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Seth takes a closer look at a shocking executive order drafted by the Trump administration that would have directed the secretary of defense to seize voting machines after the 2020 election. Then, James Austin Johnson talks about moving to New York City for Saturday Night Live when his wife was pregnant, his cryptic meetings with Lorne Michaels and…
 
What was it like to send Captain Kirk to space? On this episode, Neil deGrasse Tyson sits down with William Shatner to discuss his trip into space, Star Trek, and musings about life on Earth. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/going-to-space-with-william-shatne…
 
The Minnesota Timberwolves sit with a 22-23 record 45 games into the season. This slots them 9th in the Western Conference, a comfortable 5 games ahead of the Kings who are the first team on the outside looking into the play-in tournament. On today’s show, host Brendan Hedtke sits down to discuss the Timberwolves’ likelihood of making post-season. …
 
Seth takes a closer look at Senators Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema voting with Republicans in blocking changes to the filibuster that would have allowed voting rights legislation to pass with a simple majority. Then, Ricky Gervais talks about his show After Life, the show's heavy subject matter and his writing process. He also shares an update on …
 
How do you make snow? On this episode, Neil deGrasse Tyson and co-hosts Chuck Nice and Gary O’Reilly learn some cold, hard facts about snow and ice with atmospheric scientist and snow maker Peter Veals, PhD and glacial scientist Twila Moon, PhD. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free. Thanks to our Patron…
 
Seth takes a closer look at the January 6 commission subpoenaing several key Trump allies (including Rudy Giuliani) and the New York State attorney general revealing her office has uncovered evidence of possible fraud committed by Trump’s businesses. Then, Huma Abedin talks about her book Both/And, her marriage to Anthony Weiner and working with Hi…
 
Seth takes a closer look at Donald Trump and his loyalists in the Republican Party focusing on subverting future elections to regain power as they demonstrated at another deranged rally in Arizona. Then, Aidy Bryant talks about having a garbage party at SNL, taking a cross-country trip with her husband and meeting Bob Saget as a child. See Privacy …
 
How do diseases and information spread? On this episode, Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Chuck Nice discover the history of pandemics, how social networks impact spread, and the hidden math behind it with sociologist Nicholas Christakis. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.start…
 
Brendan is joined by Mark Schindler (@MSchindlerNBA) of Indy Cornrows, Basketball News, and like a million other impressive things. Mark follows the NBA with one of the best watchful eyes and is the perfect person to give listeners a taste of how the rest of the league views the Timberwolves this season. On today’s show, Brendan and Mark give their…
 
Seth takes a closer look at House GOP leader Kevin McCarthy saying he will not cooperate with the Jan 6 probe and Mike Lindell’s plan to prove there was fraud in the 2020 election. Then, Stacey Abrams talks about running for the governorship of Georgia, her new children’s book and the fight for voting rights. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com…
 
Seth takes a closer look at former President Trump abruptly ending an NPR interview after getting fact-checked on his 2020 election lies. Then, author Hanya Yanagihara talks about the unique way her readers interact with her, discusses her book To Paradise and explains why she turned down an invitation to a college orgy. See Privacy Policy at https…
 
Seth takes a closer look at Congressman Jim Jordan refusing to cooperate with the January 6 investigation and Sen. Ted Cruz debasing himself on Fox News. Then, Sen. Bernie Sanders talks about the enormously popular issues in Build Back Better and what the residents of West Virginia want from the federal government. See Privacy Policy at https://art…
 
How can you get away with murder? On this episode, Neil deGrasse Tyson and Chuck Nice explore forensic pathology and autopsies with medical examiner and author Jonathan Hayes, featuring an interview with author of Autopsy, Patricia Cornwell. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free. Thanks to our Patrons Vi…
 
How do you extend your longevity? On this episode, Neil deGrasse Tyson and co-hosts Chuck Nice and Gary O’Reilly discuss epigenetics, tissue replacement, nanotech and how to be in your prime forever with surgeon Dr. Kevin Stone. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free. Thanks to our Patrons Thomas MacKay, …
 
Seth takes a closer look at the COVID pandemic growing more widespread than ever as our democracy is on the brink. Then, David Byrne shares how he handled a COVID outbreak on his Broadway show, explains why New York wasn’t a desirable place to live in the ’70s and talks about releasing a book of his art. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/priv…
 
What will first contact with aliens be like? On this episode, Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Chuck Nice say “Happy New Year!” by answering a grab bag of fan questions about aliens, string theory, moon landing skeptics, and more! NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio…
 
Where does the Earth end? On this episode, Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Chuck Nice explore the Karman Line, LED light bulbs, banking turns and other things you thought you knew! NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free. Thanks to our Patrons Shelly Woodcock, Matt, Nathan Schlosser, Hugo Ascencio, P…
 
In the last episode of Late Night Lit for 2021, Late Night's Sarah Jenks-Daly talks to Jason Mott, author of One Hell of a Book, which won the National Book Award for Fiction. She also chats with Kathryn Gordon, the Marketing and Publicity Director for Legacy Lit. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at http…
 
The Minnesota Timberwolves season has been one of the most unusual ones that I’ve ever seen. A team that we expected to be top 10 in offense and bottom 10 (if not bottom 5) on defense has completely flipped the script this season. They’ve been an above average defense and bad offense 30+ games into the season. Weird... With that being said, it begs…
 
Are we in a simulation? On this episode, Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Chuck Nice take a deep dive into simulation theory, consciousness, and free will with Oxford theorist Nick Bostrom. Is this The Matrix? NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/cosmic-quer…
 
It's that time of year when we are given the opportunity to reflect on the tailwinds and look toward the headwinds. Join Tony and Peter as they round out the year one-on-one. - As always, if you are interested in becoming part of the Bottle Rocket team--Check out all job openings here: https://www.bottlerocketstudios.com/careers Until next time, fr…
 
Seth takes a closer look at the investigation of the January 6 insurrection and Trump's attempted coup now implicating several members of Congress as more shocking text messages emerge. Then, Kyle Mooney talks about his show All Star Hits, reminisces on watching VHS tapes with friends after SNL after-parties and dives deep into a bag of old tapes w…
 
What’s the science behind kindness? On this episode, Neil deGrasse Tyson and co-hosts Chuck Nice and Gary O’Reilly discover the hidden science in Ted Lasso with its creators Jason Sudeikis & Brendan Hunt and neuroscientist Heather Berlin. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here. Thanks to our Patrons …
 
Seth takes a closer look at a stunning turn in the investigation of Trump's attempted coup, revealing that his son, as well as several Fox News hosts, privately begged then-Chief of Staff Mark Meadows to get Trump to stop the Capitol attack. Then, Will Forte talks about recovering after day drinking with Seth, proposing to Seth's sister-in-law and …
 
Seth takes a closer look at shocking new details in the investigation of the January 6 insurrection that make it clear Trump and his gang were trying to stage a coup. Then, Patti LuPone talks about giving up musicals before receiving a call from Marianne Elliott, getting performance feedback from Stephen Sondheim and shooting videos in her basement…
 
What’s the deal with the James Webb Space Telescope? On this episode, Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Matt Kirshen learn about the JWST and what it will help us discover with NASA astronomer Natalie Batalha and filmmaker Nathaniel Kahn. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free. Thanks to our Patrons S…
 
Seth takes a closer look at Republicans falsely claiming that Democrats want to return to lockdowns and suggesting that you can use mouthwash to treat COVID as cases are once again surging and a new variant spreads. Then, Tom Holland talks about press screenings only showing 40 minutes of Spider-Man: No Way Home, being behind on Christmas shopping …
 
Seth takes a closer look at a growing number of Republicans, including Congressman Matt Gaetz, pushing to make Donald Trump Speaker of the House if they retake power in 2022, while focusing on big issues like Hot Pocket prices and cream cheese shortages. Then, Brian Cox talks about the depth of his character on Succession, how he approaches each of…
 
Our guest this week is Eli Harris, a Forbe’s 30 under 30 Entrepreneur, driven by an unwavering work ethic and desire to change the world for the better, he’s worked for leading hi-tech companies around the world and launched two successful startups. Now as President and co-founder of R-Zero, he’s taking on his most ambitious challenge yet: tackling…
 
Seth takes a closer look at Trump secretly testing positive for COVID before coming into contact with more than 500 people, including President Biden at their first debate, while Republicans and Fox News suggest the new coronavirus variant is a liberal hoax. Then, Javier Bardem talks about portraying Desi Arnaz in Being the Ricardos, working with d…
 
What is the Omicron Variant? On this episode, Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Chuck Nice discuss the emergence of the new Omicron Variant of COVID-19 with biomedical scientist and president of Regeneron, George Yancopoulos. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/s…
 
It has been a while, Wolves fans, and last time we talked we debated the idea of trading Karl-Anthony Towns. Well, in the weeks since then, the Wolves have rattled off a 5 game win streak and are currently 7-3 in their last ten games, just one game under .500 on the season. On a brand new episode of the Bleav in Timberwolves podcast, I dive into th…
 
How does a gravity assist work? On this episode, Neil deGrasse Tyson and co-hosts Chuck Nice and Gary O’Reilly run us through physics phenomena with the help of our friends from the Harlem Globetrotters, Hot Shot Swanson and Cheese Chisholm. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startal…
 
Is chemistry truly everywhere? On this episode, Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Chuck Nice answer fan questions about chemistry with Kate Biberdorf, aka Kate the Chemist. Discover the chemical reactions that make our world work! NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.…
 
On this month's edition of Late Night Lit, Sarah Jenks-Daly talks to celebrated author Ann Patchett about her new collection of essays, These Precious Days. Then, she talks to Jacqueline Coley, Awards Editor of Rotten Tomatoes who also hosts the podcast "Rotten Tomatoes is Wrong." She and the Rotten Tomatoes staff have released a new book, The Ulti…
 
Seth takes a closer look at the January 6 committee subpoenaing another round of Trump allies as multiple investigations of the former president and his inner circle intensify. Then, Lin-Manuel Miranda talks about directing the film adaptation of Tick, Tick…Boom!, populating the film with cameos from Jonathan Larson's heroes and Stephen Sondheim re…
 
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