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StarTalk with Neil deGrasse Tyson is a series that explores outer space with the astrophysicist. In each episode, Tyson has a special guest who is well-versed in the science concept of the episode. From general science concepts to specific topics that pertain to astronomy or humanity, the show covers a vast array of scientific concepts.

Monday 11:00 PM et/pt on National Geographic Channe
5 Seasons, 75 Episodes
April 20, 2015
News
7.8/10
Cast: Neil deGrasse Tyson, Bill Nye, Chuck Nice
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StarTalk with Neil deGrasse Tyson Full Episode Guide

  • Neil deGrasse Tyson and war correspondent Christiane Amanpour find order in the chaotic debate over journalistic neutrality. Joining Neil are comic Eugene Mirman, investigative journalist Azmat Khan and conflict journalist Judith Matloff.

  • Director Darren Aronofsky ("Mother!").

  • Host Neil deGrasse Tyson features his interview with famed parody songwriter and performer Weird Al. Tyson is joined in the Hall of the Universe by comedian co-host Maysoon Zayid, along with fellow astrophysicist Charles Liu, to discuss Weird Al's incorporation of science in his parodies, visual versus spoken comedy and why it's cool to be a nerd.

  • Host Neil deGrasse Tyson features his interview with best-selling crime novelist Patricia Cornwell. Tyson is joined in the Hall of the Universe by comedian co-host Matt Kirshen and forensic pathologist Rebecca Folkerth to get to the bottom of forensics, how crimes are solved with science. Neuroscientist Andrew Newberg adds his expertise on the intersection of mind, body and soul.

  • Host Neil deGrasse Tyson interviews actor and geek icon Jeff Goldblum for a curious conversation about everything from bringing back dinosaurs to giving our address to aliens. Tyson is joined by co-host Chuck Nice and paleontologist Ross MacPhee to debate science ethics and the idea of de-extinction.

  • Host Neil deGrasse Tyson and actor James Marsden explore humans' hopes and fears about artificial intelligence, as inspired by the theme park depicted in "Westworld." They cover the future of AI, free will and whether humans should be cautious of robots.

  • Neil deGrasse Tyson features his interview with "Game of Thrones" author George R. R. Martin. Tyson is joined in the Hall of the Universe by comedian co-host Matt Kirshen and medieval expert Racha Kirakosian for an in-depth journey through the science and history of "Game of Thrones." Paleontologist Mark Norell and astrophysicist Charles Liu join to discuss two-legged dragons and zombie outbreaks.

  • Host Neil deGrasse Tyson and actor and playwright Anna Deavere Smith explore the complex roles that art and science play in inspiring societal change. They touch on cultural aspects including metaphor, language and the importance of valuing art. Tyson is joined by Eugene Mirman and sociologist Dorothy Roberts for conversations about taboo social issues.

  • Host Neil deGrasse Tyson blows the mind of actor and musician Jack Black in a conversation about all things universe-related. Black's cosmic curiosity takes them from talk of black holes to the debate about whether we are living in an alien simulation.

  • Host Neil deGrasse Tyson features his interview with iconic reporter and former CBS news anchor, Dan Rather. Tyson is joined in the Hall of the Universe by comedian co-host Paula Poundstone and journalism professor Jeff Jarvis, to discuss sharing science and knowledge through the news. They also tackle how information availability has affected news and its consumption.

  • Host Neil deGrasse Tyson features his exclusive tour of the U.S. Air Force's remote Thule Air Base in Greenland and his interview with commander of the Air Force Space Command and four-star general, John Raymond. Tyson is joined by comedian co-host Chuck Nice and space security expert Laura Grego to tackle satellite communication, national security, space security and the science of defense.

  • Neil deGrasse Tyson interviews Bill Nye, one of America's most recognized science educators, to discuss the science of communication, romance and more.

  • Host Neil deGrasse Tyson interviews actor Simon Helberg and co-creator Bill Prady ("The Big Bang Theory"); comic Chuck Nice, astrophysicist Charles Liu and theoretical physicist Janna Levin discuss the portrayal of scientists in pop culture.

  • An interview with UFC commentator and podcast host Joe Rogan.

  • Host Neil deGrasse Tyson features his interview with chef and TV host Anthony Bourdain.

  • Host Neil deGrasse Tyson features his interview with world-renowned physicist and cosmologist Stephen Hawking. Tyson is joined in the Hall of the Universe by comedian co-host Matt Kirshen, along with theoretical physicists Janna Levin and Michio Kaku, to discuss some of the mysteries of our universe. Adding to the discussion, Bill Nye the Science Guy weighs in from the Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles.

  • Host Neil deGrasse Tyson interviews astronaut and former commander of the International Space Station, Scott Kelly. Tyson is joined by comedian co-host Chuck Nice, NASA astronaut Terry Virts and NASA biomedical scientist Jennifer Fogarty to discuss the science and biological challenges of extended human space flight. Chuck Nice shares his dispatch from New York City and Bill Nye tries on a space suit.

  • Host Neil deGrasse Tyson interviews champion surfer Kelly Slater. Tyson is joined in the Hall of the Universe by comedian co-host Chuck Nice, writer William Finnegan and oceanographer Travis Schramek to discuss the science of surfing. To add to the conversation, Bill Nye weighs in from a surf shop and, via Skype call, wave designer Adam Fincham speaks to how the Kelly Slater Wave Co. developed its revolutionary wave pool.

  • Host Neil deGrasse Tyson interviews puppeteer Frank Oz, known for fan-favorite characters including Miss Piggy, Cookie Monster and Yoda. Tyson is joined by comedian co-host Adam Conover and astrophysicist Charles Liu to discuss iconic puppets, the people "behind the curtain" and their impact on pop culture. Bill Nye joins from the Museum of the Moving Image in New York and Chuck Nice sends a dispatch from New York Comic Con.

  • Neil deGrasse Tyson interviews neuroscientist Sam Harris, and discusses everything from free will to religion with Godfrey and Andrew Newberg.

  • Host Neil deGrasse Tyson features his interviews with the author of "Hidden Figures," Margot Lee Shetterly, and Grammy-nominated singer Janelle Monáe. Tyson is joined in the Hall of the Universe by comedian co-host Sasheer Zamata and NASA historian Bill Barry to discuss NASA's human computers and their space race legacy. To add to the conversation about modern space programs, NASA engineer Tracy Drain joins via video call.

  • Host Neil deGrasse Tyson features his interview with comedian and host of "The Late Show," Stephen Colbert. Tyson is joined in the Hall of the Universe by comedian co-host Adam Conover and author and satire analyst Sophia McClennen to discuss the intersections of comedy, science and politics. To add to the conversation about entertainment and public figures, Bill Nye "The Science Guy" sends in a dispatch from Hollywood Boulevard.

  • Host Neil deGrasse Tyson features his interview with world-renowned actor and science communication advocate Alan Alda. Tyson is joined in the Hall of the Universe by comedian co-host Matt Kirshen and neuroscientist Heather Berlin to discuss learning, connecting and communicating science. Also in the studio, comedian and anthropologist Natalia Reagan joins to share her experience creating wacky science videos.

  • Neil deGrasse Tyson features his interview with Mae Jemison and discusses the challenges of interstellar travel with Godfrey and Lawrence Krauss.

  • Neil deGrasse Tyson interviews Salman Rushdie and explores the science of storytelling with comedian Eugene Mirman and literary scholar Jonathan Gottschall.

  • Host Neil deGrasse Tyson features his interview with master navigator Nainoa Thompson.

  • Neil deGrasse Tyson interviews filmmaker and Nat Geo Explorer-in-Residence James Cameron.

  • Host Neil deGrasse Tyson interviews legendary oceanographer Sylvia Earle and famed aquanaut Fabien Cousteau. Tyson is joined in the Hall of the Universe by comedian co-host Scott Adsit and marine biologist and conservationist Laure Katz to discuss ocean exploration and conservation. Adding to the discussion, actor and activist Adrian Grenier joins via video and Erika Bergman shows off her submarine.

  • Host Neil deGrasse Tyson features his interview with pop superstar Katy Perry. Tyson is joined in the Hall of the Universe by comedian co-host Sasheer Zamata and guest astrophysicist Charles Liu, to answer some of Perry's quirky "Cosmic Queries." Adding to the discussion, comedian Chuck Nice sends a dispatch from Washington Square Park in New York City.

  • Neil deGrasse Tyson interviews former head of DARPA Arati Prabhakar. Tyson is joined in the Hall of the Universe by comedian co-host Chuck Nice and national security journalist Sharon Weinberger to discuss the intersection of science fiction, technology and national defense. Rocket scientist Natalie Panek joins via video call and Hod Lipson demonstrates his self-aware robot.

  • Filmmaker, comic book fanatic and all-around geek ambassador Kevin Smith sits down with host Neil deGrasse Tyson. Later, Tyson is joined by comedian co-host Chuck Nice and astrophysicist Charles Liu as they discuss science fiction, comic books and the science of superheroes. StarTalk science correspondent and anthropologist Natalia Reagan sends a dispatch from San Diego Comic-Con.

  • Host Neil deGrasse Tyson features his interview with renowned news anchor Katie Couric. Tyson is joined in the Cullman Hall of the Universe by comedian co-host Eugene Mirman and journalism professor Jeff Jarvis to discuss the intersection of science and journalism. Adding to the discussion, Chuck Nice chimes in with the crowds at the March for Science.

  • Legendary chimpanzee researcher Jane Goodall joins host Neil deGrasse Tyson for a featured interview. Tyson is joined in studio by comedian Chuck Nice and biological anthropologist Jill Pruetz to discuss chimp behavior, animal and environmental ethics and the evolutionary differences between chimpanzees and humans. Primatologist Natalia Reagan joins from a chimpanzee sanctuary in Georgia.

  • Host Neil deGrasse Tyson sits down with NBA legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. Later, in the Cullman Hall of the Universe, Tyson is joined by comedian co-host Chuck Nice and astrophysicist Charles Liu to discuss the science and history of basketball as well as Abdul-Jabbar's legacy. NBA analyst and former 76er Jim Spanarkel joins the conversation in the studio.

  • Lance Armstrong is the guest in the Season 4 premiere.

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