The Science of Star Trek Star Talk Radio

Star Trek imagines a future for humans in space where we explore alien worlds using advanced technology. As writers tried to include as much realistic science as possible, the...

Would You Be a Space Tourist? Star Talk Radio

Richard Branson has formed Virgin Galactic and is now taking reservations aboard the maiden voyage of SpaceShipOne. Would you spend the estimated $200,000 for a 45-minute trip...

What's So Funny About Space? Star Talk Radio

What’s so funny about space and science? Our season finale features the incomparable comedian Joan Rivers. In this episode, she provides color commentary for a Red Carpet parade...

What's Exploration Worth Star Talk Radio

What price do we put on knowledge? How does it profit a man if he learns about the universe, but goes to bed hungry? When the economy takes a downturn, should we still go up into...

Cosmic Quackery with special guest: The Amazing Randi

Mark Twain said, “Get your facts first, then you can distort them as you please.” Pseudoscience adherents to this adage, but are their distortions deliberate, the result of...

Travels in Time Star Talk Radio

Could you travel to the past and visit Julius Caesar? Could you travel to the year 4000 and see what the future is like? Find out about the possibilities and paradoxes of time...

A Universe of Inspiration Star Talk Radio

Attempts by scientists and artists to reveal deep truths about the universe may take different forms, but they often end up agreeing with the poet John Keats that “truth is...

Summer Skies Star Talk Radio

Star light, star bright, what will I find over the rainbow? Take a tour of the summer skies of the day and night.Starry starry nights, stormy and sun-filled days. Long summer days...

Telescopes that Rocked Our World Star Talk Radio

This year marks the 400th anniversary of Galileo’s use of the first telescope. On this week’s show, we reflect on how telescopes have changed our perception of our place in...

The Anniversary of Apollo 11 Star Talk Radio

Forty years ago, on the dusty plains known as the Sea of Tranquility, Neil Armstrong stepped off a lunar module and into the pages of history.That’s one small step for man, one...

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