StarTalk with Neil deGrasse Tyson
Host Neil deGrasse Tyson brings together celebrities, scientists and comedians to explore a variety of cosmic topics and collide pop culture with science in a way that late-night television has never seen before. Weekly topics range from popular science fiction, space travel, extraterrestrial life, the Big Bang, to the future of Earth and the environment. Tyson is an astrophysicist with a gifted ability to connect with everyone, inspiring us all to to "keep looking up."
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Season 1Hulu | Rent or Buy
S01 E01Apr 21, 2015
George Takei Apr 21, 2015 Discussing how the scenarios in “Star Trek” relate to moral and social issues of today with actor George Takei.
S01 E02Apr 28, 2015
Christopher Nolan Apr 28, 2015 Discussing how director Christopher Nolan translates his love of science to his films; with theoretical cosmologist Dr. Janna Levin and comic Eugene Mirman.
S01 E03May 5, 2015
Dan Savage May 5, 2015 Activist, author and journalist Dan Savage joins Dr. Tyson to discuss what love means in today’s society. Anthropologist Helen Fisher and comedian Chuck Nice add their insight to the conversation.
S01 E04May 12, 2015
Arianna Huffington May 12, 2015 Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson and Arianna Huffington, co-founder and editor-in-chief of The Huffington Post, explore Living in the Information Age. The two discuss how technology influences the rate and ways in which we communicate. Journalist Jeff Jarvis and comedian Chuck Nice add their insight.
S01 E05May 19, 2015
Richard Dawkins May 19, 2015 StarTalk tackles a burning question: Can Science and Religion Coexist? Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson and evolutionary biologist and ethologist Richard Dawkins debate whether science and religion can truly coexist in today’s society. Jesuit clergyman James Martin and comedian Eugene Mirman weigh in.
S01 E06May 26, 2015
Jimmy Carter May 26, 2015 Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson and President Jimmy Carter examine the topic of Pulling the Plug on Pestilence. The duo discuss the importance of and progress toward ending fatal epidemic diseases. Mark Siddall, curator of the division of invertebrate zoology at the American Museum of Natural History, and comedian Chuck Nice share their views on this matter.
S01 E07Jun 2, 2015
Chris Hadfield Jun 2, 2015 Social Media-Savvy Astronauts are taking over the cosmos. Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson and Chris Hadfield, the first Canadian astronaut to walk in space, discuss social media milestones in space, and its usage among today’s astronauts. Former astronaut Dr. Mike Massimo and comedian Eugene Mirman comment on this growing trend.
Season 2Hulu | Rent or Buy
S02 E01Oct 26, 2015
Bill Clinton Oct 26, 2015 In the season premiere, Neil deGrasse Tyson sits down with former President Bill Clinton, who was a strong advocate of science education and advancement during his two presidential terms. President Clinton opens up about his deep appreciation for science as he delves into topics including the importance of science in politics, the cosmic perspective, the Human Genome Project and Einstein. At the Cullman Hall of the Universe, Tyson continues the conversation with his comedian co-host Chuck Nice and genomics expert Juan Enriquez. Meanwhile, Bill Nye gives his take on advancing scientific progress in America, author Richard Muller joins via video call to talk about the influence of science on politics and Tyson answers fan questions about artificial intelligence.
S02 E02Nov 2, 2015
Larry Wilmore Nov 2, 2015 Emmy® award-winning producer, actor, comedian and writer Larry Wilmore joins Tyson in the hot seat as the two delve into the intersection of science and comedy. At the Cullman Hall of the Universe, Tyson is joined by his co-hosts: comedian Chuck Nice and Scott Weems, author of “Ha! The Science of When We Laugh and Why.” The three discuss the physiology of laughter, the mathematics of crafting jokes and the link between humor and creativity. Adding to the discussion, author Andy Weir patches into the studio to discuss the comedy in his book “The Martian” and Bill Nye presents an improv performance to demonstrate that science can, in fact, be funny.
S02 E03Nov 9, 2015
Seth MacFarlane Nov 9, 2015 Neil deGrasse Tyson joins Seth MacFarlane, creator of “Family Guy” and fellow executive producer of “Cosmos: A SpaceTime Odyssey”, to discuss the role science plays in his work and personal life. In a private interview, the two take on myriad topics, including social issues in cartoons, the science of “Family Guy” and the science fiction parodies that abound in the series. Tyson is joined in the Cullman Hall of the Universe by comedian co-host Chuck Nice and astrophysicist and AMNH research associate Charles Liu, and later Bill Nye gives his take on cartoons and animation.
S02 E04Nov 16, 2015
Penn and Teller Nov 16, 2015 Neil deGrasse Tyson interviews magicians Penn and Teller and discusses the science of illusion with co-host Chuck Nice and guest Susana Martinez-Conde.
S02 E05Nov 30, 2015
Susan Sarandon Nov 30, 2015 Neil deGrasse Tyson expands his cosmic perspective with actress and activist Susan Sarandon. The two discuss gender, race, perspective, marijuana and Carl Sagan.
S02 E06Dec 7, 2015
David Byrne Dec 7, 2015 Neil deGrasse Tyson interviews musician David Byrne and discusses creativity in the arts and sciences with co-host Maeve Higgins and guest Monica Lopez-Gonzalez.
Season 3Hulu | NatGeo | Rent or Buy
S03 E01Sep 20, 2016
Whoopi Goldberg Sep 20, 2016 Academy Award-winner and comic Whoopi Goldberg joins Neil deGrasse Tyson.
S03 E02Sep 27, 2016
Mayim Bialik Sep 27, 2016 Host Neil deGrasse Tyson interviews actress and neuroscientist Mayim Bialik.
S03 E03Oct 4, 2016
Man on Wire Oct 4, 2016 Host Neil deGrasse Tyson interviews high-wire artist Phillipe Petit.
S03 E04Oct 11, 2016
Time Travel Oct 11, 2016 Host Neil deGrasse Tyson interviews “Back to the Future” actor Christopher Lloyd and “Dr. Who” actress Michelle Gomez.
S03 E05Oct 18, 2016
Brian Greene Oct 18, 2016 Host Neil deGrasse Tyson interviews theoretical physicist and bestselling author Brian Greene.
S03 E06Oct 25, 2016
Robert Kirkman and The Walking Dead Oct 25, 2016 Neil deGrasse Tyson interviews Robert Kirkman, creator of the comic book turned television series "The Walking Dead".
Season 4FOX | FOX | YouTube | Rent or Buy
S04 E01Oct 2, 2017
Lance Armstrong Oct 2, 2017 Neil deGrasse Tyson features his interview with Lance Armstrong and discusses the science of cycling with Scott Adsit, Max Glaskin, and Arthur Caplan.
S04 E02Oct 9, 2017
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Oct 9, 2017 Neil deGrasse Tyson features his interview with Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and discusses the science of basketball with Chuck Nice and Charles Liu.
S04 E03Oct 16, 2017
Jane Goodall Oct 16, 2017 Neil deGrasse Tyson features his interview with Jane Goodall and discusses chimpanzee behavior with Chuck Nice and Jill Pruetz.
S04 E04Oct 23, 2017
Katie Couric Oct 23, 2017 Neil deGrasse Tyson features his interview with Katie Couric and discusses the intersection of science and journalism with Eugene Mirman and Jeff Jarvis.
S04 E05Oct 30, 2017
Kevin Smith Oct 30, 2017 Neil deGrasse Tyson features his interview with Kevin Smith and discusses science fiction and the science of superheroes with Chuck Nice and Charles Liu.
S04 E06Nov 6, 2017
SciFi Meets National Defense Nov 6, 2017 Host Neil deGrasse Tyson features his interview with former head of DARPA Arati Prabhakar.