Nerd deGrasse Tyson

By Phil Plait | November 10, 2012 7:00 am

Speaking of Neil Tyson, if you’re a fan of his you’ll be pleased to know that his show, Star Talk Radio, is now going to be part of the Nerdist Channel network! Thats actually a pretty big deal; Chris Hardwick has created this juggernaut of Nerdist and it reaches a lot of folks.

The new show is essentially a video version of the radio show. Chris interviewed Neil about it for The Nerdist website. If you’re curious what it’ll be like, here’s a video of a live Star Talk interview he did with several comedians (Hodgman! Schaal!) and Mike Massamino, a NASA astronaut:

Cool, eh? And maybe I’ll have more news about this soon, too. Superman isn’t the only guy who walks around in his underwear Neil has talked to.

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CATEGORIZED UNDER: Astronomy, Cool stuff, Geekery

Comments (7)

  1. Pat Karnes

    Wow this is awesome, although I hope Mr. Hardwick is really a part of Nerd Culture and not using it like the rest of the world going around saying “yes I am a nerd cause I like computers, and its the cool thing to be these days” I was a nerd when being a nerd was VERY UNCOOL, so I hope you were out there with us Mr. Hardwick when the wicked of the wicked teased us relentlessly for being computer geeks, comic book readers, Dungeons and Dragons players, and astronomy lovers and whatever else us nerds tend to take a liking to! Everyone dont say your a nerd cause its the cool thing to do these days, be a nerd because being smart is being powerful! Comic books RULE, and Dungeons and Dragons was wicked fun!

  2. Makoto

    “They did the moonwalk” (6:15) – no one really jumped on that, I’m so disappointed!

    (And I love the way he says and talks about Lagrange points. I wish more science programming was like that.)

  3. Zyggy

    Very cool! I’ll have to find more of these. Neil is one of my heroes and the comedians(enne) added a lot to this. Definitely amusing.

  4. chinkleDC

    So how many cocktails did Dr Tyson have before this show? My my… :)

  5. bb

    A Pluto-killer may be as cold as ice but never cool.

  6. Teacher Al

    Tyson well-lubricated, astronaut dry as dust, three comedians who were not funny. Where did they find that screeching critter? Actually, after the first ten minutes it may have been wonderful. I only made it that far…


  7. realta fuar

    The Very Bad Astronomer and Neil Tyson, throw in Michio Kaku and you’d have the three biggest egos in science “education”. Let’s see, Tyson is famous for killing Pluto, though what he knows about planetary science wouldn’t fill a thimble, while Kaku is famous for trying to kill the Cassini probe to Saturn. What is the VBA famous for? being famous.


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