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StarTalk presents our new podcast, “Playing with Science,” where we explore the science behind some of the most iconic, memorable moments in sports. Our new show is hosted by professional British soccer player and sports broadcaster Gary O’Reilly and Chuck Nice, voted “Fan Favorite StarTalk co-host” for the past two years. Our guests will include top professional athletes, sports experts, coaches, and pundits, and even everyone’s personal astrophysicist, Neil deGrasse Tyson. In this special “Episode Zero” teaser, you’ll hear Chuck and Gary describe the show, and then you’ll hear a segment from our episode about 1972’s Immaculate Reception, arguably the most famous play in the history of NFL football, where Franco Harris caught a deflected pass by Terry Bradshaw to score a touchdown, win the playoff game, and begin the infamous rivalry between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Oakland Raiders that persists to this day. The episode features Chuck, Gary, guest physicist Eric Goff, who is the author of “Gold Medal Physics: The Science of Sports”, sports writer Jim Brennan, Neil deGrasse Tyson and NY Jets quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick. Welcome to the show, and remember: “Playing with fire gets you burned, “Playing with Science” gets you learned.” New episodes will premiere Wednesday nights at 7 pm ET.

StarTalk presents our new podcast, “Playing with Science,” where we explore the science behind some of the most iconic, memorable moments in sports. Our new show is hosted by professional British soccer player and sports broadcaster Gary O’Reilly and Chuck Nice, voted “Fan Favorite StarTalk co-host” for the past two years. Our guests will include top professional athletes, sports experts, coaches, and pundits, and even everyone’s personal astrophysicist, Neil deGrasse Tyson. In this special “Episode Zero” teaser, you’ll hear Chuck and Gary describe the show, and then you’ll hear a segment from our episode about 1972’s Immaculate Reception, arguably the most famous play in the history of NFL football, where Franco Harris caught a deflected pass by Terry Bradshaw to score a touchdown, win the playoff game, and begin the infamous rivalry between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Oakland Raiders that persists to this day. The episode features Chuck, Gary, guest physicist Eric Goff, who is the author of “Gold Medal Physics: The Science of Sports”, sports writer Jim Brennan, Neil deGrasse Tyson and NY Jets quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick. Welcome to the show, and remember: “Playing with fire gets you burned, “Playing with Science” gets you learned.” New episodes will premiere Wednesday nights at 7 pm ET.
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StarTalk presents our new podcast, “Playing with Science,” where we explore the science behind some of the most iconic, memorable moments in sports. Our new show is hosted by professional British soccer player and sports broadcaster Gary O’Reilly and Chuck Nice, voted “Fan Favorite StarTalk co-host” for the past two years. Our guests will include top professional athletes, sports experts, coaches, and pundits, and even everyone’s personal astrophysicist, Neil deGrasse Tyson. In this special “Episode Zero” teaser, you’ll hear Chuck and Gary describe the show, and then you’ll hear a segment from our episode about 1972’s Immaculate Reception, arguably the most famous play in the history of NFL football, where Franco Harris caught a deflected pass by Terry Bradshaw to score a touchdown, win the playoff game, and begin the infamous rivalry between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Oakland Raiders that persists to this day. The episode features Chuck, Gary, guest physicist Eric Goff, who is the author of “Gold Medal Physics: The Science of Sports”, sports writer Jim Brennan, Neil deGrasse Tyson and NY Jets quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick. Welcome to the show, and remember: “Playing with fire gets you burned, “Playing with Science” gets you learned.” New episodes will premiere Wednesday nights at 7 pm ET.

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Episodes

American Ninja Warrior: Science, Skills, and Strategy

5/23/2018
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Enter the wild, high-flying world of American Ninja Warrior with hosts Gary O’Reilly, Chuck Nice, ANW hosts Matt Iseman and Akbar Gbaja-Biamila, Ninjas Drew Drechsel, Najee Richardson, and Joe Moravsky, and executive producer Anthony Storm. Don’t miss an episode of Playing with Science. Please subscribe to our channels on: Apple Podcasts: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/playing-with-science/id1198280360 TuneIn: tunein.com/playingwithscience GooglePlay Music:...

Duration:00:43:59

Baseball Physics Mashup, with Ron Darling, Geoff Blum, and J.P. Arencibia

5/16/2018
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Home runs, World Series winners, pitching physics, and more – enjoy our baseball mashup featuring hosts Chuck Nice and Gary O’Reilly, astrophysicists Neil deGrasse Tyson and Charles Liu, physicist Alan Nathan, Holden Kushner, and former MLB greats Ron Darling Jr., Geoff Blum, and J.P. Arencibia. Don’t miss an episode of Playing with Science. Please subscribe to our channels on: Apple Podcasts: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/playing-with-science/id1198280360 TuneIn:...

Duration:00:37:13

Basketball Shoe Technology, with Julius “Dr. J” Erving, Ray Allen, and Rasheed Wallace

5/9/2018
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Lace ‘em up! Explore the past, present, and future of basketball shoe technology with hosts Chuck Nice, Gary O’Reilly, NBA legends Julius “Dr. J.” Erving, Ray Allen, Rasheed Wallace, and Converse’s Jon Garon. Don’t miss an episode of Playing with Science. Please subscribe to our channels on: Apple Podcasts: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/playing-with-science/id1198280360 TuneIn: tunein.com/playingwithscience GooglePlay Music:...

Duration:00:52:32

NBA – Evolution of the Game, with Julius Erving, Rasheed Wallace, and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

5/2/2018
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Investigate the evolution of the NBA with Gary O’Reilly and Chuck Nice in the first of our two part mini-series featuring NBA greats Julius “Dr. J” Erving, Rasheed Wallace, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, and our own Neil deGrasse Tyson. Don’t miss an episode of Playing with Science. Please subscribe to our channels on: Apple Podcasts: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/playing-with-science/id1198280360 TuneIn: tunein.com/playingwithscience GooglePlay Music:...

Duration:00:43:30

Playing with Science at BAM, with Sasha Cohen & Neil deGrasse Tyson

4/25/2018
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We’re taking to the ice as we explore the physics of figure skating with host Chuck Nice, Olympic medalist Sasha Cohen, neuroscientist Dr. Heather Berlin, and resident astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson. Record live as a part of “StarTalk at BAM: Science is Everywhere.” (Adult Language). Note from StarTalk Editors… For further reading on the complex topic of ice melting under pressure, Dr. Tyson, recommends the following two scholarly articles on the subject, one on the general topic of...

Duration:00:47:08

2018 Soccer Tech: Beyond Sports & Telstar 18

4/18/2018
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We look to the future of soccer and prepare for the 2018 FIFA World Cup as we investigate Beyond Sports VR technology and the new Adidas Telstar 18 with hosts Gary O’Reilly and Chuck Nice, and guests Beyond Sports CEO Jeffrey Saunders and physicist John Eric Goff. Don’t miss an episode of Playing with Science. Please subscribe to our channels on: Apple Podcasts: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/playing-with-science/id1198280360 TuneIn: tunein.com/playingwithscience GooglePlay Music:...

Duration:00:50:58

Breaking the Rules–The Physics & Psychology of Cheating

4/11/2018
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You can break the rules of the game, but you can’t break the rules of physics. On this episode of Playing with Science, hosts Chuck Nice and Gary O’Reilly investigate the physics and psychology of cheating, with physicist John Eric Goff and sport psychologist Dr. Leah Lagos. Don’t miss an episode of Playing with Science. Please subscribe to our channels on: Apple Podcasts: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/playing-with-science/id1198280360 TuneIn: tunein.com/playingwithscience GooglePlay...

Duration:00:50:50

The Psychology of Extreme Sports

4/4/2018
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We’re taking you to the extreme! Hosts Chuck Nice and Gary O’Reilly investigate the psychology of the extreme sports athlete with adventure journalist Jim Clash, neuroscientist Dr. Heather Berlin, and extreme sport psychologist Dr. Eric Brymer. Don’t miss an episode of Playing with Science. Please subscribe to our channels on: Apple Podcasts: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/playing-with-science/id1198280360 TuneIn: tunein.com/playingwithscience GooglePlay Music:...

Duration:00:41:33

NCAA – March Madness, Money, and Minds

3/28/2018
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Investigate the money, minds, and madness of the NCAA with hosts Gary O’Reilly and Chuck Nice. Featuring bracketologist Chris Dobbertean, author Andrew Zimbalist, neuroscientist Heather Berlin, and sport psychologist Leah Lagos. Don’t miss an episode of Playing with Science. Please subscribe to our channels on: Apple Podcasts: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/playing-with-science/id1198280360 TuneIn: tunein.com/playingwithscience GooglePlay Music:...

Duration:00:50:49

Brain Training – Neuropriming & VR Technology

3/21/2018
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On this episode of Playing with Science we’re getting in your head. Hosts Gary O’Reilly and Chuck Nice investigate neuropriming and VR technology training in sports with Brett Wingeier, co-founder of Halo Neuroscience, and Michael Casale, Chief Science Officer at StriVR. Don’t miss an episode of Playing with Science. Please subscribe to our channels on: Apple Podcasts: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/playing-with-science/id1198280360 TuneIn: tunein.com/playingwithscience GooglePlay...

Duration:00:47:59

March Madness 2018

3/14/2018
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Can you sense that? It’s the madness descending upon us once more. It’s time for the NCAA Division 1 Men’s Basketball tournament, a.k.a. March Madness. Join in as we gear up for the games with hosts Gary O’Reilly, Chuck Nice, and bracketologist Chris Dobbertean. (Updated for 2018!) Don’t miss an episode of Playing with Science. Please subscribe to our channels on: Apple Podcasts: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/playing-with-science/id1198280360 TuneIn: tunein.com/playingwithscience...

Duration:00:51:22

Winter Paralympics, with Medalists Mike Shea and Taylor Lipsett

3/7/2018
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Get ready for the 2018 Winter Paralympics as hosts Gary O’Reilly and Chuck Nice chat with Olympic Medalists Mike Shea, Taylor Lipsett, and author Walter Thompson about the world of Paralympic athletics. Don’t miss an episode of Playing with Science. Please subscribe to our channels on: Apple Podcasts: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/playing-with-science/id1198280360 TuneIn: tunein.com/playingwithscience GooglePlay Music:...

Duration:00:44:19

Bobsledding, with Olympic Gold Medalists Curt Tomasevicz & Steve Mesler

2/28/2018
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Get ready for a wild ride – Hosts Chuck Nice and Gary O’Reilly explore the dangerous, daring world of bobsledding: the physics, the strategy, and the skill. Featuring Olympic gold medalists Curtis Tomasevicz, Steve Mesler, and astrophysicist Charles Liu. Credit: Stockbyte. NOTE: StarTalk All-Access subscribers can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/all-access/bobsledding-with-olympic-gold-medalists-curt-tomasevicz-and-steve-mesler/

Duration:00:44:01

Olympic Alpine Skiing, with Erin Mielzynski and Andrew Weibrecht

2/21/2018
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We’re going downhill, fast. Hosts Gary O’Reilly and Chuck Nice descend into the world of Olympic alpine skiing with Olympic skiers Erin Mielzynski (Team Canada) and Andrew Weibrecht (Team USA), physicist John Eric Goff, and Jake Stevens, the US Race Director at Rossignal. NOTE: StarTalk All-Access subscribers can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/all-access/olympic-alpine-skiing-with-erin-mielzynski-and-andrew-weibrecht/

Duration:00:39:19

StarTalk SoundBite: Olympic Curling Stones

2/17/2018
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Do Curling teams bring their own stones to the Olympics? Listen as Olympian Nina Roth explains where the stones come from. Plus, she explains to Chuck Nice and Gary O'Reilly how she adjusts to the different venues she plays in. If you like this StarTalk SoundBite, be sure to tune in to the full Playing With Science episode "The Science of Curling, with Olympians Brad Gushue and Nina Roth" at...

Duration:00:02:01

StarTalk SoundBite: Olympic Curling – The Anatomy Of The Push

2/17/2018
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How do curlers propel a Curling stone? Listen as Olympic Gold Medalist Brad Gushue explains to Chuck Nice and Gary O'Reilly how athletes use their legs to get the stone in motion. If you like this StarTalk SoundBite, be sure to tune in to the full Playing With Science episode "The Science of Curling, with Olympians Brad Gushue and Nina Roth" at https://soundcloud.com/startalk_playing-with-science/the-science-of-curling-with-olympians-brad-gushue-and-nina-roth

Duration:00:02:11

The Science of Curling, with Olympians Brad Gushue and Nina Roth

2/14/2018
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Slide down the ice with Gary O’Reilly and Chuck Nice as they investigate the surprising science of curling. Featuring author and curler Dean Gemmell, physicist John Eric Goff, 2018 Olympic curler Nina Roth, and 2006 gold medalist Brad Gushue. (Warning: Adult Language.) NOTE: StarTalk All-Access subscribers can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/all-access/science-curling-olympians-brad-gushue-nina-roth/

Duration:00:44:49

StarTalk SoundBite: How Snowboarders Use Friction To Their Advantage

2/11/2018
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How is friction used to help snowboarders ride? Listen as Dr. Bill Robertson (aka Dr. Skateboard) explains to Chuck Nice, Gary O'Reilly and Othello Clark why snowboarding is one of the only sports that embraces friction. Plus, hear Dr. Skateboard elaborate on the best kinds of snowboards. If you like this StarTalk SoundBite, be sure to tune in to the full Playing With Science episode "Snowboarding: Shreddin' the Gnar" at...

Duration:00:02:38

StarTalk SoundBite: The Science of the Quadruple Salchow

2/11/2018
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How difficult is a quadruple salchow? Listen as Olympic Medalist Sasha Cohen tells skating analyst Jackie Wong what it takes to pull off a quad. Plus, hear her discuss the science of this impressive figure skating move with hosts Gary O'Reilly and Chuck Nice. If you like this StarTalk SoundBite, be sure to tune in to the full Playing With Science episode, "Figure Skating Physics, with Olympic Medalist Sasha Cohen" at...

Duration:00:03:36

Figure Skating Physics, with Olympic Medalist Sasha Cohen

2/7/2018
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The Winter Olympics are here! Gary O’Reilly and Chuck Nice kick off our series of episodes about Olympic sports with the physics of the most watched event: figure skating. Physicist John Eric Goff is back, along with figure skating analyst Jackie Wong, and Olympic silver medalist Sasha Cohen. Don’t miss an episode of Playing with Science. Subscribe to our channels on: TuneIn: tunein.com/playingwithscience Apple Podcasts: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/playing-with-science/id1198280360...

Duration:00:45:41

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