Like the Big Bang itself, StarTalk Radio exploded into existence with Season 1 and the universe hasn’t been the same ever since. And if you think that’s an exaggeration, then just listen to this complete collection from the show’s first year and you’ll see why StarTalk Radio has earned legions of loyal fans who “Keep Looking Up!” every Sunday night.
From Star Trek to SETI, from the dusty surface of the Moon to the outermost reaches of the Solar System, and from distant past to the far-off future, StarTalk Radio Season 1 is overflowing with science, physics and fun. Season 1 also shines with guest stars like Stephen Colbert, Bill Nye the Science Guy, Joan Rivers, James Randi and famed physicist Lawrence Krauss, and interviews that include Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin, the first men to walk on the Moon.
The Season One Boxed Set of all 13 episodes makes a great gift for the science fan in your life, even (or especially) if that person is you.
Stephen Colbert: Host of Comedy Central’s The Colbert Report
Joan Rivers: Comedian, TV host
Peter Max: Artist
Bill Nye the Science guy: Science educator, CEO of The Planetary Society
James Randi: Magician, skeptic, founder of the James Randi Educational Foundation, sponsor of “The Amazing Meeting”
Lawrence Krauss: theoretical physicist, cosmologist and author
Robert K. Weiss: Movie producer and President of the X-Prize Foundation
Charles Simonyi: Co-founder Microsoft
Seth Shostak: Senior Astronomer, SETI Institute (Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence)
And many more…
Episode: The Complete Season 1, 13 Episodes
Air date: 2009-10
Running Time: Over 10 hours
ISBN: Digital Download 978-1-61544-503-5
You can feel that it is only the first season. It does mature slightly in later episodes. While some permanent features of the show are also dropped later I don't feel that it is either for good or bad. It seems that the first season is slightly less funny, but also slightly more informative. Overall it's a great show and I strongly recommend it. Also, listening to the whole season gives one a feeling of continuity and completeness, which you don't get from listening to it on YT or podcasts.
i really enjoyed listening to Dr. Tyson and the questions from the listeners.. i think the comedian Lynne Koplipz is a bit annoying in the sense that she doesnt seem to have any background knowledge at all about physics and the topics discussed. Eugene Mirman and Chuck Nice are really funny though, and seem to know just a little about the topics, and they ask good follow-up questions... But they only appear from the start of season 2. So overall i love this show, and i will always listen and be in awe of Dr. Tyson, but i think the comedian sidekick in the first season was a bad choice.... Anyway i love the show and the topics discussed.. its always facinating when you bring science down to earth and nobody is better at that than Neil DeGrasse Tyson!
Entertaining and inspiring!
Probably the best radio program ever! Each episode answers fundamental qustions in a witty way, worth listening to for everyone from the most ignorant to the most learned. I don't want to miss a single episode!