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...

Space Spin-Offs Star Talk Radio

Technology tuned to the stars, brought down to Earth. Learn about the many products in our lives that were developed because of the space program.Space is now big business....

Exciting Times for Science Star Talk Radio

Special guest Stephen Colbert of Comedy Central’s Colbert Report talks about the joys of being a science geek.Brilliant scientific discoveries and cutting edge technology have...

The Search for Aliens Star Talk Radio

Do you want to believe? Seth Shostak of SETI talks about his hunt for aliens in this show about the search for life beyond Earth.Scientists have been searching for aliens in our...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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