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Season 3

19 Sep. 2016
Whoopi Goldberg
Legendary Academy Award-winning actress and comedian Whoopi Goldberg sits down with host Neil deGrasse Tyson to discuss a range of topics, from Star Trek: The Next Generation to superheroes to medical marijuana. Tyson is joined by comedian co-host Chuck Nice and guests Charles Liu, astrophysicist at the American Museum of Natural History, and Dr. Staci Gruber, associate professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. Adding to the discussion, data journalist Mona Chalabi explains the U.S. budget for space exploration and Bill Nye gives his take on medical marijuana.
 
26 Sep. 2016
Mayim Bialik
Host Neil deGrasse Tyson interviews "The Big Bang Theory" actress and neuroscientist Mayim Bialik. Tyson and Bialik discuss the portrayal of science on television by analyzing such topics as women in science, television characters as role models and using comedy to spark interest in science. In the Hall of the Universe, Tyson is joined by comedian co-host Chris Hardwick and guest Summer Ash.
 
3 Oct. 2016
Man on Wire
Neil deGrasse Tyson discusses the physics of high wire acts with Philippe Petit.
 
10 Oct. 2016
Time Travel
Neil deGrasse Tyson talks about the science and fantasy of time travel with Christopher Lloyd and Michelle Gomez
 
17 Oct. 2016
Theoretical Physics
Neil deGrasse Tyson interviews theoretical physicist Brian Green about the multiverse and the Matrix.
 
24 Oct. 2016
Robert Kirkman and the Walking Dead
Neil deGrasse Tyson interviews Robert Kirkman and talks about the sociological impacts of the zombie apocalypse.
 
7 Nov. 2016
Jeremy Irons
Neil deGrasse Tyson talks about mathematics, the language of the universe, featuring his interview with actor Jeremy Irons and director Matthew Brown from the film The Man Who Knew Infinity.
 
14 Nov. 2016
The Martian
Neil deGrasse Tyson discusses surviving on Mars including the physics and engineering that goes into landing on the surface of Mars and growing food on Mars, featuring his interview with author Andy Weir.
 
21 Nov. 2016
Ben Stiller
Neil deGrasse Tyson interviews Ben Stiller and uncovers Stiller's geek underbelly.
 
28 Nov. 2016
Buzz Aldrin
Neil deGrasse Tyson interviews Buzz Aldrin and talks about his trip to the moon and the legacy of the Apollo project.
 
5 Dec. 2016
Terry Crews
Neil deGrasse Tyson talks the science of diet and exercise featuring his interview with Terry Crews.
 
12 Dec. 2016
Jay Leno
Neil deGrasse Tyson talks about the science behind laughter and comedy with Jay Leno.
 
19 Dec. 2016
William Shatner
Neil deGrasse Tyson talks about the enduring nature of science fiction featuring his interview with William Shatner.
 
26 Dec. 2016
US Secretary of Defense Ash Carter
Neil deGrasse Tyson talks about the future of science and technology in the armed forces featuring his interview with Defense Secretary, Ash Carter.
 
2 Jan. 2017
Hope Solo
Neil deGrasse Tyson talks the science of sports featuring his interview with Hope Solo.
 
9 Jan. 2017
Search for Aliens
Neil deGrasse Tyson talks about the search for extraterrestrial intelligence featuring his interview with the SETI co-founder, Jill Tarter. Are they out there? Where are they? Are they listening?
 
16 Jan. 2017
The Science of Weather
Neil deGrasse Tyson talks about the science of weather and climate featuring his interview with Kathryn Sullivan, the current Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere and Administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric.
 
23 Jan. 2017
Science of Game of Thrones
Neil deGrasse Tyson discusses the science behind Game of Thrones, and that of the dark and middle ages, featuring his interview with Isaac Wright.
 
30 Jan. 2017
Herbie Hancock and Wayne Shorter
Neil deGrasse Tyson talks about the art and science of jazz music featuring his interview with Herbie Hancock and Wayne Shorter.
 
6 Feb. 2017
Bill Maher
Neil deGrasse Tyson discusses satire in society, politics in comedy and political correctness, featuring his interview with Bill Maher.
 

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