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20 Apr. 2015
George Takei
The topic is the popular science fiction show Star Trek: The Original Series (1966). Guests include George Takei, Charles Liu, Leighann Lord and Bill Nye.
 
27 Apr. 2015
Christopher Nolan
Discussing how director Christopher Nolan translates his love of science to his films; with theoretical cosmologist Dr. Janna Levin and comic Eugene Mirman.
 
4 May 2015
Dan Savage
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.
 
11 May 2015
Arianna Huffington
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.
 
18 May 2015
Richard Dawkins
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.
 
25 May 2015
Jimmy Carter
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.
 
1 Jun. 2015
Chris Hadfield
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.
 
8 Jun. 2015
Biz Stone
Dr. Tyson explores The Impact of Twitter on Society as he sits down with Biz Stone, co-founder of Twitter and co-founder/CEO of Super.me. The two discuss how the social media phenomenon has affected the way we communicate in today's world. Sharing their experience and opinions are Dr. Alondra Nelson, professor of sociology at Columbia University; Clive Thompson, journalist; and Eugene Mirman, comedian.
 
15 Jun. 2015
Charles Bolden
This week's theme is NASA's Vision on Space. Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson and Maj. Gen. Charles Bolden, administrator of NASA, examine NASA's past, present and future. Astrophysicist Dr. Michael Shara and science educator Bill Nye share their thoughts on the space program.
 
22 Jun. 2015
Norman Lear
Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson and Norman Lear, television writer and producer, discuss TV and the Evolution of American Culture. From "All in the Family" to "The Big Bang Theory," the diverse television landscape and evolving American culture are explored. Author Saul Austerlitz and comedian Chuck Nice add their insight.
 

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