StarTalk Radio podcast

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Throwing? Jumping? Wrestling? Neil deGrasse Tyson and co-hosts Chuck Nice and Gary O’Reilly break down the physics of some of the original Olympic events with Geek-in-Chief and astrophysicist Charles Liu. Is there an ultimate technique to winning gold? NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: Thanks to our Patrons Avneesh Joshi, Thomas Harshbarger, Tor Eystad, William Lautenberger, Sabrina Anderson, Adam Collins, Titus Orr, Christopher Robinson, Caleb Stark, and Stephen Austin for supporting us this week. Photo Credit: Fernando Frazão/Agência Brasil, CC BY 3.0 BR, via Wikimedia Commons See for privacy information.

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Love it!Great mix of comedy and science..Score: 5/5

Too many leftist guestsLove NDT and Chuck, love them! But some of the guests are a bit too cringe for me with their politics. Doesn't belong on a science show..Score: 3/5

Shallow and boringOn paper this should be a great show: competent hosts, some excellent guests and cool subjects. And yet, StarTalk is surprisingly boring and uninteresting. Disappointing..Score: 2/5

Good science, terrible comediansWhile there is some invaluable nuggets of information to be found in each episode, the comedians are a constant source of annoyance. The humor is extremely infantile and the guests constantly are fighting for attention with bad jokes and embarrassing comments. Maybe this is necessary to attract the less educated to topics like physics and astronomy. For anybody with even a baseline understanding or interest, this show will be highly frustrating.Score: 2/5

Fantastic way to learn ScienceThere are many topics I had never considered interesting until hearing about them on this podcast. Neil's passion for science is inspiring, and he is careful to explain things so that those who are not as scientifically literate as him can understand. My one critique would be the inclusion of several comedians in the live shows. There are so many that they are fighting to make jokes and so less time is spent on actually talking about science..Score: 5/5

Brilliant..Score: 5/5

Amazing showI've wanted a podcast about science/astronomy for so long. Being hosted by Neil DeGrasse Tyson makes it all the more better!.Score: 5/5

The CoolestNot to feel weary if you're dubious you that think you've heard all of this before, each listen always always manages to somehow provoke many kinds of inspiring new thought. Love you guys.Score: 5/5

Perfect showDr. Tyson has made a great show balancing science, humour and great guests. Please keep the show going :).Score: 5/5

Funny & FascinatingWas going to give 5 stars, but after listening to the climate change episode, I felt the tone was far too flippant, and you could tell the guest was annoyed. Tough because I absolutely love NDT, but as a science communicator he should know how to strike just the right tone, which he just doesn’t do..Score: 3/5

Advertising!Way too much advertising. Some episodes are interesting, but increasingly the advertising takes over. They will try to sell you anything. The astonishing greed behind the decision to include so much advertising is so disappointing, especially considering Tyson's regular lucrative media appearances. I gave them a good run, hoping they'd calm down with the advertising, but no. If anything, they've become worse..Score: 1/5

Great Show!If you're a science fan, then this is the podcast for you! The brilliant and elegant Neil Degrasse Tyson joins a host of great comedians, celebrities and colleagues to explore, discuss and debate the universe around us. It's a great listen that will keep you thoroughly entertained and keep you thinking..Score: 5/5

For people with short attention spansI didn't realise this literally was a radio this instance, interviews with interesting people, constantly interrupted by banal radio banter. Couldn't make it through one podcast. Really disappointing. 😞.Score: 1/5

Best podcast everThis show is really inspiring, enlightening and educational especially with the one and only astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson hosting it, along with his group of comedians making the show much more funny to listen to. Keep up the good work and keep these podcasts coming!.Score: 5/5

👍Incredible.Score: 5/5

Good podcast but music is unbearableNeil is great, I really like him but the choice of music is the worst one ever, most of the times I have to keep skipping forward because the music is so crap! Beginning with the intro ! Terrible ! Honestly ! The noise of my hoover as a intro/outro music will be a great improvement compared with what you have at the moment ! But I still love you, keep up the good work.Score: 5/5

Why?Why do you have to try to be so smartarsed and ‘funny’. It’s a science podcast - so why do we constantly need the kind of pathetic comments that you would get if having this discussion after 3 hours in a bar. I’m off to a more serious and less cringey science podcast..Score: 1/5

Neil... you are a legend !Inspiring every generation.Score: 5/5

We love you NeilHe helps me get to sleep,no offence :).Score: 5/5

Stop interrupting guestsGreat podcast. But it’s getting more than a little annoying that Neil is overtalking and interrupting guests. Let the guest shine. You’ve invited them on for a reason..Score: 2/5

BIG FAN!To Neil and his team I absolutely love the whole team and the show is really well put together! Structure, length, content and guests are perfect! Keep it going! Florian Mawi Ehret.Score: 5/5

NDTNeil Degrass Tyson = science god..Score: 5/5

Cut the filler change the formatGreat content but the format is hot fiery garbage. Excessive and unnecessary breaks and voiceovers. Annoying punny song clips. Ads every ten seconds. It's like TV or radio show and I'm on the Internet because I hate those shows. Cut the format rubbish and it would be good.Score: 2/5

I like it but...I love listening to (weirdly) get to sleep and it’s amazing but I have one problem, I like the astronomical side of the conversations but when they do stuff like the fermentation episode, it’s alright but Neil is mainly correlated with astronomy so stick to the astronomy. I’m an 11 year old boy 🧠.Score: 3/5

It varies from brilliant to condescendingA show with some of the worlds greatest minds can sometimes (for me) be a bit of a struggle to follow the concepts. This isn’t surprising. But what is, is the other end of the spectrum when it can be pitched towards the lowest common denominator and the humour is often below the level of the (often top end) stand up comics. The subjects or the political message can be lazy and uninteresting. I would like to block anything with Bill Nye or the Crappy Science in sport thing..Score: 3/5

Excellent contentGreat topics, questions and answers. If only the episodes were longer..Score: 5/5

My favourite podcastEvery single podcast that has been released by Startalk gets an easy 5 star rating from me. Each podcast consistantly lets listeners happily swim around the glorious mind of Neil d. Tyson, who never fails to engage in talking in a manner so satisfying it leaves novices and experts of science delighted. Tyson is a superstar. Startalk's mix of Tyson and comedy induced from fantastic co-hosts Eugine Mirman and Chuck Niiiiiiice is one of the most successful recepied ever. What a joy. I hope Startalk runs for as long as possible..Score: 5/5

Need I say more?Its Neil, its science, its further expanding the true nature of humans - exploration and the mysteries of the universe..Score: 5/5

Love the showI can't get enough DGT. I love the content, the delivery, the geeky humour and the great guests of the podcast. I'm a science layman but this show should appeal to most people. DGT makes thinks accessible to the average person and if that's increasing a public interest in science it can only be a good thing. I will admit I'm a little upset that since the expansion to the TV show I don't get a separate podcast - it's just the same recording. I was hoping for double DGT!.Score: 5/5

Amazing!Never though science could be so interesting! I now have an obsession with it and I find myself muttering random facts at people which I got from this show! Very good to listen to on the way to work or whenever really :) NDT makes everything simple and interesting, would highly recommend :).Score: 5/5

Adverts!!A long advertisement session with a great podcast interspersed throughout. Great Host and content, terrible format. Listening is hard work..Score: 5/5

Not enough Neil DeGrasse TysonI did listen to this and gave it a chance, Bill Nye and Neil are naturally funny and great communicators. so I really don't see the need for the many so so comedians that seem to feature on here. Plus these last few months, there seems to be a segment about 3D printers at the end of every tedious, and it's just not interesting. Some of the older episodes are well worth a listen though.Score: 3/5

Yes Bill, we know you're the CEO.Some interesting topics but presenters are obsessed with their status. Try counting how many times Bill Nigh lets you know he's the CEO. Annoying. What a shame..Score: 2/5

Oh my GodThis man is a legend. I don't think any show mixes science, humour and entertainment so well as Dr Tyson's does. Long may it continue..Score: 5/5

Best podcast I’ve listened to.Engaging, accurate and fun. This podcast has made me more interested in science and inspires people to think. Neil’s communication skills are second to none. Chuck Nice is absolutely fantastic. Neil and Chuck have fantastic chemistry ( no pun intended) - brilliant podcast.Score: 5/5

NEIL DEGRASSE TYSON!Makes big scientific concepts easier to understand.Score: 5/5

Please get rid of the unfunny comediansI love shows of this ilk….Infinite Monkey cage and so on. But sometimes they are almost unlistenable due to the constant interjections from incredibly unfunny guest comedians…Eugene Mirman, Jermaine Clement and Michael Che on StarTalk Live! Climate Change for example. They where actually embarrassing to listen to. I cringed every time they interrupted the guest scientists. I am sure Bill Nye was as well as can be heard in his responses and forced polite laughter. Please either get comedians that are actually funny or tell them to shut up till the grown ups have finished speaking..Score: 3/5

Neil DeGrasse Tyson is a god!The irony of the title hasn’t escaped me btw.... I love this guy, he entertains and educates about all things space. I have always had a curiosity about the universe and science in general, but have never really been able to explore that curiosity until recently, until watching and reading everything with Neil DeGrasse Tyson, I feel I’m expanding my horizon and learning every time I tune in..Score: 5/5

Too farI have listened to the two recent ‘cosmic queries’ podcasts. And while I am first to enjoy a joke, I find minutes of joviality regarding the pronunciation or other inferences of someone’s name becoming puerile in the extreme. They appear to have a pop at most people’s names and apart from anything else they could have probably answered a few more questions in the wasted time..Score: 3/5

AmazingA absolutely amazing podcast for learning new things and things in depth. Really is mind blowing stuff at times.Score: 5/5

TerrificIf you want to know about the universe in a fun and enjoyable way you can't go wrong with this podcast. Just skip through the adverts..Score: 5/5

Do you like adverts and filler?Not much is really said. It's more about mind numbing adverts and mundane conversations with a (purposefully?) challenged co host. This could just be because I'm english and not at all used to the was American radio shows are produced..Score: 3/5

Brilliant Science ShowMany of the shows are often spontaneous and that’s what I enjoy most. Both Neil and Chuck have big personalities but also a lot of warmth. Neil is a bit like the early universe, wanting to pack in a lot of information into a small space! I don’t mind that it’s imperfect and unscripted. I also learn a massive amount. Cheers!.Score: 5/5

Love itI listen every time, funny and interesting :).Score: 5/5

Great podcast most of the timeI enjoy these podcasts immensely. Chuck Nice is always a great edition...considerate, funny and always has something relevant to add. Many of the other ‘comic’ cohosts are just irritating. Neil of course is a legend but just sometimes I wish he’d stop talking over his guests..Score: 4/5

GreatNeil is absolutely inspirational and exceptionally engaging. His breadth of knowledge about lots of things is unbelievable and his ability to explain and deliver is exceptional and exemplary.Score: 5/5

Star Talk: The Science FrontierAs a Star Talk listener for years I can't believe I haven't gotten round to a review sooner. I really love the pop culture tie-in Cosmic queries but I've been listening so long for a reason. Have to say as a personal preference I'm not really into the recent Sports editions; but that's not a reflection on the quality of the show just a lack of interest and knowledge of sports in general so found myself giving up half way through..Score: 4/5

Can we get back to talking about spaceLet’s get back to talking about space.Score: 3/5

Science meets pop cultureNeil Degrasse Tyson is superb as is Bill Nye when he's featured! Very informative program that succesfully fuses pop culture with the current trends and discoveries occuring within modern science..Score: 5/5

Neil deGrasse Tyson is great !!;).Score: 5/5

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Yay its ajNagin is fine..Score: 5/5

Love It MostlyGreat format, Neil is awesome, Chuck is hilarious, the way he and Neil interact is fun, they make learning so enjoyable. I'm sad Neil only takes questions from patreon members, I hope he changes his mind. Otherwise, this is one of the best podcasts I've ever heard. If I was still in NY I'd love to meet him and Chuck. 👍🏻.Score: 4/5

Not comedy hourI love NDT and his guests. Every show covers a fascinating subject and I’m always learning something new. But I really don’t understand the focus on comedy. Most of the time it’s not very funny and simply detracts and reduces what are important and fascinating topics..Score: 3/5

That red ball up derDr. NDGT , Surprised not more attention on the podcast right now ( guests, reports etc ) with the current mission on Mars. It’s kinda cool.Score: 5/5

Love your podcast!Stumbled soon this podcast and now I’ve listed to every single one! Chuck is awesome and Neil is incredible! Thank you guys for this!.Score: 5/5

The bestEvery pod is just great! Have listened to most pods 2-3 times!.Score: 5/5

Haters goin hate..This podcast wouldn’t be as good as it is w/o Chuck. Stop the hate, sheesh..Score: 5/5

Tinker town reportsThis show gives me a lot of hope for the future of humanity❤️ An incredible array of people involved, charismatic multi disciplinary scientists, Chuck and his comedy cohorts and Neil the glue that binds!.Score: 5/5

Lose ChuckJust started listening and am very frustrated with Chuck. Jokes/accents are incredibly unfunny and disruptive. Couldn’t make it through 10 min. I love Neil but Chuck is unlistenable..Score: 1/5

Keep your mind openI started to listen to Star Talk about two years ago and at first all the topics when over my head, but I have always love to listen and learn from things that I have no idea what it is about. I love that Star Talk brings in humor, for me this makes me have a connection with the topic. I find myself looking up information for the rest of the week till the next episode comes out. It is more so on episodes with Chuck Nice is on, because he asks a lot of the same questions I have. Thank you for always keeping my mind open to new topics to learn from. James W. from Akron Ohio.Score: 5/5

ElizaChuck is sooo funny I love this podcast so much!.Score: 5/5

Solid gold!“I just tried to delete some episodes for memory but couldn’t do it. And that is all you need to know.”.Score: 5/5

Tyson is 5 Stars / Chuck HorribleTyson is amazing to listen to but the co-host is so irritating and cringy with constantly annoying jokes and juvenile and shrill comments it kills the podcast..Score: 3/5

Could be good but too unserious and bad jokesGood information and guests. But the cringey jokes became too unbearable. I’d love to listen more but I can’t get past the awful jokes..Score: 2/5

Get rid of the funny guyThe alleged comedian is not funny at all. In fact he is super annoying.Score: 2/5

BlehI’ve been a subscriber for over a year. Unsubscribing because I’m catching quite a bit of pandering that wasn’t there a year ago. Much love..Score: 1/5

Love this podcast except .....Probably just being petty here but dr Tyson and mr nice are fantastic and while sometimes I have zero understanding of the science just listening to their voices puts me in a happy relaxed mood. However, Negin has the opposite effect. Please no more, her laugh is like a stuttering hyena and she comes across as pretentious and just plain uppity. Not a fan but who the heck am I? No one of significant importance, just sharing my humble opinion..Score: 5/5

One of the best pods outNeil and Chuck are like LeBron and Wade with the chemistry..Score: 5/5

My favoriteIt’s the best podcast out there..Score: 5/5

A new favoriteFantastic content. It’s like eavesdropping on a smart conversation. Could do with less juvenile humor from the sidekick guy..Score: 1/5

HilariousIt is a hilarious podcast that makes me laugh out loud. It is a very good podcast and I listen to it every day..Score: 5/5

Great podcast but...Chuck needs to go..Score: 5/5

Favorite Science PodcastGuys, I love the show but we’re above race and politics here. I understand some of it is unavoidable and needed, but it’s starting to creep into the science aspect..Score: 5/5

Entertaining, but superficialAt times entertaining, but stays very surface level. There is a lack of nuance, particularly with social science topics - sticking with popular talking points (Tyson is brilliant at physics, maybe overconfident about subjects like psychology)..Score: 2/5

Science sacrificed at the altar of 'comedy'StarTalk has lost a lot of its original appeal. Way too much banter and giggling (the incessant attempt at jokes by Chuck Nice are groan inducing after a while), and the discussion of science almost feels like an afterthought. If your time is precious and you want actual science in a podcast, there's lots of better ones out there now. Same goes for comedy..Score: 2/5

It’s pretty goodIt’s pretty solid, my only issue is when the jokes don’t land they REALLY DON’T LAND. I’ve had to stop the podcast to sigh at some of the failed attempts at comedy... but in general a very enjoyable podcast about science..Score: 4/5

EconomicsThe ‘economics’ conversations are so off. So many times they blur the line between politics and Econ it’s pretty ridiculous. Please stick to science; your field of expertise. When you say that the government has always lead the way for exploration you are not accurate. Please refrain from making general ‘statements’ (which are options) as fact(s). You are saying it’s ‘common knowledge’ when it’s generalities and misconceptions. Be careful with your words as many people listen and take what you say as fact. Please do not abuse that power as there are times many guests (ie bill nye) who are not careful and respectful of that said power..Score: 1/5

Stop goofing off I’m trying to actually learnCame here to actually get educated but your humor and constant interrupting of guest speakers and cutting them off with your jokes defeats the purpose of me listening..Score: 2/5

Love the guestsEveryone loves the host NDT, me too. I think really it is the super interesting guests that make the show so fun week after week. Neil has such a remarkable way of presenting ideas that even if I disagree (which is rare), I feel good about being challenged. Comedian Chuck Nice is a great addition to the show - so funny (and smart as well)..Score: 5/5

ListenIt’s really good..Score: 5/5

Please stop interrupting guestsDr. Tyson, your knowledge is amazing and your voice is beautiful. However, it seems that you love hearing your own voice. You’re brilliant, but please try letting your guests finish their thoughts; their knowledge is also amazing. Chuck Nice is perfect for us “uneducated” folks. Been a fan for a while but haven’t listened recently for these reasons. Fix it, and I’ll fix my review 🤓.Score: 3/5

Thanx Neil deGrasse TysonYou have inspired me. I have been fascinated by space as long as I have gazed up at the heavens. I stumbled across StarTalk a few years ago and have been a constant listener and learner ever since. You make very complicated subjects digestible and entertaining. I still can’t do the math associated with astrophysics but because of the diversity of subjects that you share, I have learned things I never would have. You bring in guests, then I start following and learning from them. There are so many things you have shared that have blown my mind to the point that I have to rewind what you shared to fully digest the facts that you’ve waxed eloquently. I had been very stuck in a rut and wanting to learn but did not have an ability to go back to school. Your podcasts and so many others like it have given me that opportunity to start really learning. Your passion has made it enjoyable. I have watched most if not all StarTalks, Cosmos and a host of info from your peers in the different specialty fields dealing with space and the building blocks of its formation. Thank you so much for you being you! P.S…. Chuck’s ok, too… snicker…..Score: 5/5

Get chuck off the podcastI would listen to the podcast so much more if Chuck wasn’t on here. Dude is cringey and makes the whole podcast unbearable. Super interesting stuff being discussed but can’t stand any of his input..Score: 2/5

Not NiceUse to listen years ago. Nice adds NOTHING to the podcast but an annoying laugh. Dumbed down for sports and Kardashian lovers. There are better podcasts, check out a great Aussie one for space nerds..Score: 1/5

Thank GodNice to have an episode without chuck nice for a change..Score: 5/5

Cosmic Queries now cost moneyThey came out and said it straight: I now (4/12/21) cannot ask a question that other people might find interesting. Intellectual curiosity is forbidden to the already marginalized. SELLOUT..Score: 4/5

Science!This is just the best science podcast in the known universe..Score: 5/5

More space talkI used to love this podcast, looked forward to each new episode. I still like it, but seems to have strayed from an emphasis of “Star Talk” and on the universe to so many other topics. Chuck used to be very funny on the show, part of the reason I listened, loved the Neil and Chuck dynamic, but now it seems Chuck is just doing a lot of interrupting with yelling his points. He could tone that yelling down a bit when trying for the comedic bit and not interrupt the guests as much.Score: 4/5

Too Much BanterLet the guests speak!.Score: 3/5

WowI’ve been listening to this pod since 2014!!! LOVE IT!!!!.Score: 5/5

Loved this podcast...last weekLoved this podcast until last week when I found out they no longer accept submissions for questions for non patreon members. I understand the logic. They pay the bills. What about the families that can’t afford to submit money every month though? Should their questions go unanswered? Limiting questions to those that can afford to ask them goes against their very idea of science which should be open to everyone..Score: 1/5

One of my favoritesI love Neil and his guests! Chuck is great and hilarious. Negin Farsad is not funny and ruins every episode she’s on, please don’t bring her back..Score: 5/5

Stopped listeningLove Neil and have listened to many episodes over the years but the focus on attempted comedy over presentation of science has made the show nearly unlistenable. With so many other great true science podcasts out there now I find no reason to follow this one anymore sadly. I occasionally still look to see if there are episodes of this without Chuck Nice but it’s rare..Score: 2/5

Moon issueWhy does camera see a large moon, no brain to fool there?? I am thinking it isn't our brain's idea of reference per se but just how we see. Camera brings all the images in the lens at a long distance to infinity..Score: 4/5

Funny learningIf only they had comedians in schools right next to teachers, we’d all be intelligent 🤟🏽.Score: 5/5

Neil inspires me when developing my own communication style.Dr. Tyson’s style of successful communication of complicated concepts helps me to develop my own communication technique. I don’t know anyone else who can communicate these topics in such a complete manner..Score: 5/5

Best show everI am a huge fan of Neil Degrasse Tyson.Score: 5/5

FantasticWho knew these guys would be so good at podcasting! Fantastic show. Can’t get enough..Score: 5/5

ReviewI love the podcast, but I loathe Gary. The sports themed episodes are lacking..Score: 4/5

Star TalkKeep Chuck Nice. He is funny and smart and is head and shoulders over your other co-hosts. And give Chuck a raise! 😂🤣.Score: 5/5

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Too much fluffAs a big science pod fan, I really love NDT and Bill Nye and was initially right into this podcast. However as time went on, I became more and more annoyed by the amount of fluff in each episode, and I just got sick of constantly having to skip forward (especially while driving or doing other work). I'm talking specifically about the unnecessarily long intro (sure it's cool the first couple of times, but it gets old quickly), the long rambling mic breaks of banter between Neil and comedic co-hosts (Chuck's a great guy, but for me, he adds absolutely no value to this podcast. Sorry.), and advertisements (which I understand the need for, I know you guys have bills to pay). There have been some great interviews with some really interesting figures in science, but the way that the interview content is chopped up and interspersed with inane waffle in the studio is soooooo tedious! The number of times I've shouted at my phone "Neil, don't spend 3 minutes telling Chuck what you and your interviewee are about to talk about in the next clip - just play the damn clip!!!", is so frequent I just got sick of it. You should take a listen to someone like The Orbital Mechanics. They're relative amateurs in the podcast world (well not really anymore), but when they have an episode with an interview they don't piss around with 5 minutes of redundant preamble, they just get straight to the actual interview. Let me know when you've trimmed down your format and I'll re-subscribe. I still <3 u.Score: 1/5

More Chuck Nice!!!Would have been 5 stars but Chuck Nice isn’t in as many episodes as he should be, MORE CHUCK NICE!!!.Score: 5/5

Good podcastLove the podcast! But NDT keeps interrupting the guests.Chuck is so funny. Would not recommend to listen to to sleep..Score: 5/5

Less Chuck NiceNo. Less Check Nice. Sorry mate but you’re not very funny..Score: 4/5

A fantastic way of communicating science to societyMy love for science combined with simplistic and concise explanations and comedy are well satisfied by those who provide the StarTalk show... A great way of bringing science and important, comlex problems and fields into the public and pop-culture field of view.Score: 5/5

GoodNice.Score: 5/5

We love it Down UnderIt's the best way I get perspective in a crazy world!.Score: 5/5

AwesomeThis podcast is amazing and intersting =) only downfall is theres not enough of it!.Score: 5/5

Great Show, but...If you enjoy ANYTHING even remotely related to science or sci-fi you will love it however I became very annoyed with one segment in the Season 5 Time Capsule Part 2, in which the person they are reviewing says " there were a bunch of marsupials in Australia until the Aboriginals came and made them extinct" I was very offended by this as I myself am Australian. There are also other stereotypes but overall a great show..Score: 4/5

Too many ads!Too many adverts and irrelevant chitter chatter.Score: 3/5

Fav Podcast ever!!This is a superb podcast, helped me understand many basic concepts of science and cosmos. And more than a few times blown my mind off!! Neil de Grasse Tyson is my favourite science educator and him with Chuck Nice is just the best combo to laugh and learn. Thanks guys.. keep rocking!.Score: 5/5

Epic ScienceA fantastic, fun learning experience guided by the leading science educator Neil deGrasse Tyson. Prepare to get smart!.Score: 5/5

Awesome :DThis is by far the most that I get out of a podcast, it is science applied to everyday thoughts and practices in hilarious ways, I highly recommend "The Physics of Superheroes" podcast..Score: 5/5

Great show but can only download one episodeLove the show and I want more but when I try to download new episodes it keeps failing to download. I need to know the secrets of the universe!.Score: 5/5

Action scienceI never miss an episode and you shouldn't either.Score: 5/5

More talk less stupid laughing.I tried to listen to this podcast but they take so long to get around to the subject, dumb comments and very annoying inane laughing. Neil deGrasse is an entertaining scientist, but not on this podcast..Score: 1/5

The best podcast in the cosmosNeil DeGrasse Tyson brings in a comedian as well as a scientist/celebrity for each podcast and the results are perfect. The mixture of scientific explanation, discussions, and being able to explain them in laymen's terms and without taking themselves too seriously. If you haven't had a listen already then stop reading this and do it already..Score: 5/5

Needs to be tighterIt's a great podcast with knowledgeable, amusing hosts and great guests but I really wish the editing was tighter. The flow is constantly interrupted and while I realize ads are necessary there's simply too much time wasted..Score: 4/5

Love Neil!Just found this podcast and its exactly what im looking for right now. If you like tyson you'l love his podcast!.Score: 5/5

Too much chatter and interruptionI like Neil Tyson deGrasse, but this podcast has far too much irrelevant chatter. The interviews are interrupted by the hosts yakking too much that it's hard to follow the interview. It doesn't really have enough content to hold my interest. I'm not a scientist but it felt too much like lowest common denominator stuff..Score: 3/5

Speechlessly amazingIt sparks curiosity in the mind which becomes a fantastic addiction. I love it and don't stop it..Score: 5/5

Subscribe to this if you're an SYSK fan!!Stumbled upon this podcast yesterday and ended up listening to about 7 hours worth of back-issues. It is a ripper - we don't get much of Neil in our media down under which is such a shame because he is an amazing science communicator who inspires deep curiosity. I love SYSK for the way it presents content in a fun, digestible way and Neil and his co-hosts achieve the same thing with their own flair. He is definitely up there with our own Dr Karl..Score: 5/5

Reuploading old podcastsI don’t think there has been a new cosmic queries episode all year, every single one I’ve already heard before and it’s been reuploaded as if it was new :/.Score: 3/5

JRE sent me hereJre sent me here.Score: 5/5

ChrisLove it.Score: 5/5

Disappointing bro showI listened to a couple of episodes. The tone is almost frat boy which makes this podcast feel a bit dated. I’d have thought that we’d moved on from this..Score: 1/5

Love it!!! 😁I love this show NDT and chuck nice are the perfect combination teaches me all about the universe and blew my mind a few times! My only complaint is that sometimes you have to go digging to find the good ones but that is a little price to pay for such amazing content! Keep it up! 🙂.Score: 5/5

Almost 5 stars but...Had to take a star off for Chuck Nice, the guy makes me want to pierce my ear drum with a screw driver. Otherwise fun and informative..Score: 4/5

My new favorite podcast!While I've only recently discovered the podcast, I've found it so entertaining, so informative and so awe inspiring I downloaded and listen to every episode. Co-hosts are great, and Neil Degrass Tyson just rocks!.Score: 5/5

Great show most of the time95% of the time I love Star Talk. Its one of the top podcasts I listen to at least once a week. The one thing that really annoys me is the hosts constantly trying to be funny. Not so much Neil or Chuck (Who are actually funny) but the guest hosts. The recent episode on the science of Star Trek was a perfect example. Stop trying so hard to be hilarious and focus on the subject matter. If you genuinely have something hilarious to say thats fine but stop forcing it every 30 seconds. Otherwsie I really love the show and always look forward to the next episode..Score: 4/5

Goes off like a hypernovaAnyone and everyone will enjoy this. Great content every week..Score: 5/5

Funny and engagingAn informative podcast with good production/music transitions and Neil shines brighter than the stars he talks about. Highly recommended..Score: 5/5

Thought provokingI believe this is my first review, and certainly worthy of such. Thank you for your knowledge and laughter..Score: 5/5

Great show, sick of Neil’s interruptingThe show is great, content is great most of the time but Neil’s constant interrupting of guests is terrible. It’s rude and irritating to listen to, let alone how the guest feels. Just coz you’ve got something to say, doesn’t mean you can’t wait until they are done to say it!.Score: 4/5

AmazingOne of the greatest podcasts ever made! Always learning new things : ).Score: 5/5

Great content, sound levels need work.Love the show and content, NGT is a great presenter and really presents content in a way that non-astrophysicists (me) will grasp. Some episodes, not all have really unbalanced audio, you go from not being able to hear them to Neil blasting your ears off with his laugh haha..Score: 5/5

It HurtsI like to listen to podcasts as I drift off. This is not one for sleeping. It’s loud. Neil and they ‘other guy’ is annoying. They interrupt each other (loudly!) all the time. Their guests hardly get a word in. There are voices going every which way. NDT- yo listen to these reviews! They are all the same bro. Let your guest be number 1, and let them answer. Get rid of this other guy, he serves no purpose..Score: 2/5

Not a fanSorry Dr Neil, more of the same surface layer science without really getting into the meat of anything… science for dummies.Score: 2/5

Top showNeed more of these.Score: 5/5

Absolute Gold!Great podcast Neil and Chuck. For those who whinge about the comedic component of the show, I say jump off the ship. You’re not held against your wills nor is anybody forcing you to listen. This is meant to an informative and entertainment outlet, not academic. There you have it instead complaining but not having the will to leave. It’s just simple; there’s that unsubscribe option on the top corner of your screen..Score: 5/5

EnjoyableGood, short podcast episodes. Wide range of topics. Engages the average person without getting overly complex. But OMG! Get rid of Chuck! He’s loud, often interrupts guests with irrelevant comments, incorrectly thinks he is hilarious. You can hear the guests annoyance. Otherwise very enjoyable 🙂.Score: 4/5

Super galacticThe galactic grab bag episode is one of the best so far. Your cohort was great. Funny but still informative..Score: 5/5

Love it!I love the playful, educational and unbiased nature of NdGT. As another review mentioned, there is a lot of 'fluff', but when they get down to it, there is a lot of good content here..Score: 5/5

MilosFromSerbiaBravo!!!!!.Score: 5/5

Lying globalist clowns.The people who think they are "geeky" and "into science" because they watched the most basic and simplistic 15-minute Neil DeGrasse Tyson or Bill Nye video are unbearable. People who are legitimately interested in science are completely turned off by Neil DeGrasse Tyson and Bill Nye. Nothing they have to say is relevant to real science. They belong to the cult of scientism. EDIT: People who are into those two tend to be into Elon Musk (another person I can't stand). These idiot actor clowns are still doing podcasts. Wake up people reclaim your brains..Score: 1/5

Funny and interestingChuck and NDT are a great combo. They have me in stitches. Great science podcast!.Score: 5/5

Always entertaining and informative. Corny humour is a nice ice breaker in modern timesFantastic podcast. Very fun listen.Score: 5/5

Very goodExcellent source if you want to nuture a passion for science and a wonder of the universe. Only downside is you'll get a lot of socialist politics mixed in with anything around climate change. Generally the science is objectively presented, explained very well and put in a larger context, creating an exciting tapestry of knowledge and inquiry, however climate change is politicised on Star Talk..Score: 4/5

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StarTalk Radio Podcast Episodes

Olympic Physics Throwdown with Charles Liu

Throwing? Jumping? Wrestling? Neil deGrasse Tyson and co-hosts Chuck Nice and Gary O’Reilly break down the physics of some of the original Olympic events with Geek-in-Chief and astrophysicist Charles Liu. Is there an ultimate technique to winning gold? NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: Thanks to our Patrons Avneesh Joshi, Thomas Harshbarger, Tor Eystad, William Lautenberger, Sabrina Anderson, Adam Collins, Titus Orr, Christopher Robinson, Caleb Stark, and Stephen Austin for supporting us this week. Photo Credit: Fernando Frazão/Agência Brasil, CC BY 3.0 BR, via Wikimedia Commons See for privacy information.

Cosmic Queries - The Fungus Among Us with Merlin Sheldrake

Can mushrooms take over your mind? On this episode, Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Matt Kirshen explore the weird world of fungi with fun-guy fungus expert and ecologist, Merlin Sheldrake. Could inactive spores survive space?  NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: Thanks to our Patrons Bradley Sheldrake, Marc Armstrong, The Warzone12, Luis Cruz, Ely, Andrea Sperini, and 1x4x9 for supporting us this week. Photo Credit:, CC BY 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons See for privacy information.

Things You Thought You Knew – Billionaires in Space

Bezos? Branson? Elon Musk? On this episode, Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Chuck Nice break down why all these billionaires are going to space, how achieving orbit works, and how to wrap our heads around exponentially large numbers. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: Thanks to our Patrons dustin fenwick, Michael Borger, Gautam, Gayle Phillips, Stefanie Davis, Meghan Pearson, and Johannes Wagner for supporting us this week. Photo Credit: NASA, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons See for privacy information.

Cosmic Queries - Nerd Olympics with John Eric Goff

Do athletes use artificial intelligence? On this episode, Neil deGrasse Tyson and co-hosts Gary O’Reilly & Chuck Nice answer patron questions about the Olympics and have a nerd fight with physics professor and martial artist John Eric Goff. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free. Thanks to our Patrons Dave Armstrong, Jamie Ferns, Sam Arnold, Jesse Pinette, evan stegall, Sam Couch, and Payton Hawk for supporting us this week. Photo Credit: ​​, CC BY 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons See for privacy information.

AI, Autonomous Vehicles, and Race – Oh my! with Malcolm Gladwell

How do self-driving cars change our psychology? On this episode, Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Chuck Nice philosophize about science’s role in society with prolific author Malcolm Gladwell.  NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free. Thanks to our Patrons Tobias Malmborg, Andy Pattinson, Adam Lenda, Naomi Martin, Johan Fredrik Oldervik, and Scott Heflen for supporting us this week. Photo Credit: Grendelkhan, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons See for privacy information.

Cosmic Queries– Space Junk! with Moriba Jah

What do we do with all this space junk? On this episode, Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Chuck Nice answer questions about the stuff we put into orbit with astrodynamicist and space environmentalist, Dr. Moriba Jah.  NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: Thanks to our Patrons Louis Smith, Dana Fambro, David Johnston, Tracy Fox, Charlene Hale, Lucas Pires, and Paulina Banach-Mazur for supporting us this week. Photo Credit: NASA Image: ISS056E025305 See for privacy information.

Gender in Sports with Joanna Harper and Heather Berlin, PhD (Re-release)

How does gender impact performance? Neil deGrasse Tyson dives into the archives w/ Gary O’Reilly & Chuck Nice to look at gender in sports with neuroscientist Heather Berlin PhD, and Joanna Harper, medical physicist and transgender athlete researcher.  NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: Thanks to our Patrons Hassan Shiman, Lizette Hart, Robert Barnes, Christopher Bill, Bruno Canalda, Joe Stamps, and tony henche for supporting us this week. Photo Credit: Ted Eytan via Flickr CC BY-SA 2.0 See for privacy information.

Voices from the Deep with Dr. Michelle Fournet and Dr. Ellen Garland

Can whales help us understand aliens? On this episode, Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Chuck Nice take a journey to understand the language of whales with marine biologist, Dr. Ellen Garland, and marine ecologist, Dr. Michelle Fournet.  NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free. Thanks to our Patrons blufor, Timothy Dalby, Mick Mowchenko, Bobby Penney, Jason, Brian Wright, human_h, Michael Hewitt, Zach Hicks, and Hschrull1 for supporting us this week. Photo Credit: Mother_and_baby_sperm_whale.jpg: Gabriel Barathieuderivative work: Tomer T, CC BY-SA 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons See for privacy information.

Cosmic Queries – Robot Ethics with Dr. Kate Darling

Are robots going to take over? On this episode, Neil deGrasse Tyson & comic co-host Negin Farsad explore our future with artificial intelligence by looking at our past with animals with robot ethicist and author of A New Breed, Dr. Kate Darling. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: Thanks to our Patrons Dino Vidić, Violetta + my mom, Izzy, Jeni Morrow, Sian Alam, Leonard Drikus Jansen Van Vuuren, Marc Wolff, LaylaNicoleXO, Eric Colombel, Jonathan Siebern, and Chris Beck for supporting us this week. Photo Credit: Photo: Harland Quarrington/MOD, OGL v1.0, via Wikimedia Commons See for privacy information.

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