The StarTalk® podcast network bridges the intersection between science, pop culture and comedy with clarity, humor and passion. Through our various shows, we explore captivating subjects such as space travel, extra-terrestrial life, the Big Bang, the role science plays in people’s lives, the future of our Earth and the environment, the science behind the most iconic sports plays in history, and breaking news from the universe. Or, as our host Neil deGrasse Tyson says, “Everything under the sun; Or rather under the universe!” for an audience of “All the people who never knew how much they’d love learning about space and science.” Tyson and our other show hosts are joined each week by comedian co-hosts, celebrities, and other special guests.
StarTalk Radio, from Curved Light Productions, was the first popular commercial radio program devoted to astronomy, physics, and everything else about life in the universe. Currently, StarTalk entertains and educates audiences on Youtube and wherever you find podcasts. The show is hosted by renowned astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, the Director of the Hayden Planetarium at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City. New episodes premiere every Tuesday morning with video episodes posted on Thursdays.
StarTalk Sports Edition
Geeks and jocks collide on this bi-weekly podcast hosted by famed astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson. Each episode, Neil and co-hosts Gary O’Reilly and Chuck Nice are joined by experts in sports and science (and even a little bit of both.) Together they unlock the secrets of the physics, tech, biology, data science, and economics that lie hidden beneath the surface of the sportyverse. Join us every other Friday for this special sports edition of StarTalk! For more information about StarTalk Sports Edition, click here.
The StarTalk experience is brought to life onstage at StarTalk Live, the road show that’s entertaining and educating sold-out audiences around the country, in premier venues like New York City’s historic Beacon Theatre and popular festivals like NY Comic Con. StarTalk Live performances are hosted by Neil deGrasse Tyson, and feature our panel of comedy, science and celebrity guests.
The StarTalker e-Newsletter
Each week, we send out our free newsletter, The StarTalker, filled with information about upcoming shows, links to previous shows, new YouTube videos, StarTalk Live! Show updates and tickets, and more. Subscribe here.
Support StarTalk® on Patreon
You can support StarTalk on Patreon, the crowdfunding platform where fans support creators they love. In return, you’ll get exclusive rewards like access to VIP seats, meeting Neil deGrasse Tyson and guests after StarTalk Live shows, attending the StarTalk Holiday Party, inside access to our Patron Activity Feed, and more. Plus, you’ll have the satisfaction of helping StarTalk Radio continue to bring you all the science, celebs and comedy you’ve come to love. To become a StarTalk patron, visit www.Patreon.com/startalkradio.
In July, 2016. StarTalk began airing our first spin-off, StarTalk All-Stars, featuring a revolving slate of all-star scientists and science educators including Bill Nye the Science Guy, backed by your favorite comic co-hosts. StarTalk All-Stars is no longer in active production. For more information about StarTalk All-Stars, click here.
StarTalk® Playing with Science
On February 1, 2017, we launched our second spin-off, StarTalk Playing with Science, presented by StarTalk and Stitcher. StarTalk Playing with Science teases out the science behind some of sport’s most iconic moments, to explore how and why the play happened. The show explored the seldom-considered marriage of science and sport. It was hosted by professional British soccer player and sports broadcaster Gary O’Reilly and comedian Chuck Nice. Playing with Science was replaced by StarTalk Sports Edition in January 2020. For more information about StarTalk Playing with Science, click here.
StarTalk® Social Media
StarTalk has spread across the social media galaxy. You can follow us on Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, Facebook, SnapChat, and TikTok.
Where to Listen
StarTalk Radio, StarTalk Sports Edition, StarTalk All-Stars, and StarTalk Playing with Science are available on Apple Podcasts, Google Play Music, SoundCloud, Spotify, Stitcher and TuneIn. You can also link directly to our RSS feed here.
About Our Theme Music
Music Composed by Roy Harter
StarTalk All-Stars’ theme music is an original composition by Steven J. Tyson.