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Playing with Science

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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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English


Episodes

Baseball: Brain Training

9/20/2017
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What happens inside the brain of a great baseball hitter, and can it be taught? Gary O’Reilly and Chuck Nice explore the subject with baseball vision trainer Dr. Bill Harrison, neuroscientist Prof. Aaron Seitz, and baseball analyst and former LA Dodgers GM Ned Colleti. Don’t miss an episode of Playing with Science. Subscribe to our channels on: TuneIn: http://www.tunein.com/playingwithscience Apple Podcasts: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/playing-with-science/id1198280360?mt=2...

Duration: 00:40:15


Martial Arts – Fight Like a Physicist

9/19/2017
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Chuck Nice and Gary O’Reilly get schooled on the martial arts by two fighting physicists: Jason Thalken, who has a Black Belt in Hopkido, and Prof. John Eric Goff, who has a Black Belt in Karate. Don’t miss an episode of Playing with Science. Subscribe to our channels on: Apple Podcasts: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/playing-with-science/id1198280360?mt=2 GooglePlay Music: https://play.google.com/music/listen?u=0#/ps/Iimke5bwpoh2nb25swchmw6kzjq SoundCloud:...

Duration: 00:40:09


The Immaculate Reception

9/13/2017
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Gary O’Reilly and Chuck Nice turn to physics to try and solve the mystery of the Immaculate Reception, the most famous – and controversial – play in NFL history. With Neil deGrasse Tyson, NFL QB Ryan Fitzpatrick, physicist John Eric Goff, and sports writer Jim Brennan. Don’t miss an episode of Playing with Science. Subscribe to our channels on: Apple Podcasts: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/playing-with-science/id1198280360?mt=2 GooglePlay Music:...

Duration: 00:48:58


Cosmic Queries: Tennis Special Edition

9/6/2017
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Are you ready for a deep dive into hardcore tennis physics? This week, Gary O’Reilly and Chuck Nice welcome back sports physicist John Eric Goff to answer fan-submitted questions about tennis, from the silly to the serious. Don’t miss an episode of Playing with Science. Subscribe to our channels on: Apple Podcasts: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/playing-with-science/id1198280360?mt=2 GooglePlay Music: https://play.google.com/music/listen?u=0#/ps/Iimke5bwpoh2nb25swchmw6kzjq SoundCloud:...

Duration: 00:52:00


Tennis: Inside the Royal Game

8/30/2017
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Chuck Nice and Gary O’Reilly serve up some of the surprising science surrounding the sport of tennis, with a little help from astrophysicist Charles Liu, professional tennis player Jared Donaldson, and Ron Rocchi, the Advanced Innovation Manager at Wilson. Don’t miss an episode of Playing with Science. Subscribe to our channels on: Apple Podcasts: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/playing-with-science/id1198280360?mt=2 GooglePlay Music:...

Duration: 00:52:00


NFL Fitness and Nutrition

8/23/2017
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Chuck and Gary get schooled by the men who optimize player performance for the pros: Glen Tobias of the NY Jets, and Dave Puloka and Wayne Diesel of the Miami Dolphins. Neil Tyson interviews quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick and former players John Urschel and Terry Crews. Don’t miss an episode of Playing with Science. Subscribe to our channels on: Apple Podcasts: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/playing-with-science/id1198280360?mt=2 GooglePlay Music:...

Duration: 00:43:38


Baseball TweetTalk, with Neil deGrasse Tyson

8/16/2017
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In the latest installment of our fan-fave episodes where hosts Chuck Nice and Gary O’Reilly invite Neil deGrasse Tyson into the studio to explain the thinking behind his popular, and sometimes controversial, sport tweets, we turn our attention to baseball. Don’t miss an episode of Playing with Science. Subscribe to our channels on: Apple Podcasts: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/playing-with-science/id1198280360?mt=2 GooglePlay Music:...

Duration: 00:51:52


Planet NASCAR, with Neil deGrasse Tyson

8/9/2017
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Is Planet NASCAR governed by the same laws of physics as the rest of Planet Earth? You wouldn’t know it from some of the responses to Neil deGrasse Tyson’s tweets about the sport. Gary O’Reilly and Chuck Nice bring Neil into the studio to unpack the physics in his NASCAR tweets. Don’t miss an episode of Playing with Science. Subscribe to our channels on: Apple Podcasts: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/playing-with-science/id1198280360?mt=2 GooglePlay Music:...

Duration: 00:53:07


Biomechanics of the Perfect Golf Swing

8/2/2017
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Gary O’Reilly and Chuck Nice investigate the science that is making golf swings that much sweeter, from biomechanics to cutting edge technology, with sport biomechanist “Dr. Phil” Cheetham and pro golfer Rob Labritz. Don’t miss an episode of Playing with Science. Subscribe to our channels on: Apple Podcasts: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/playing-with-science/id1198280360?mt=2 GooglePlay Music: https://play.google.com/music/listen?u=0#/ps/Iimke5bwpoh2nb25swchmw6kzjq SoundCloud:...

Duration: 00:53:35


Cosmic Minute: Is Lance Armstrong the Best Cyclist?

7/26/2017
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"If everyone does it, and you still win, are you still better than everyone else?" Tune in as Lance Armstrong explains to Neil deGrasse Tyson that it takes more than just doping to win the Tour de France. If you like this Cosmic Minute, be sure to listen to the full episode "The Murky World of Doping in Sports" at https://soundcloud.com/startalk_playing-with-science/the-murky-world-of-doping-in-sports

Duration: 00:01:36


Pitching Physics with Ron Darling

7/26/2017
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To break down the physics of a pitch, this week Chuck Nice and Gary O’Reilly welcome former New York Mets starting pitcher and 1986 World Series winner Ron Darling Jr. and astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson. Don’t miss an episode of Playing with Science. Subscribe to our channels on: Apple Podcasts: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/playing-with-science/id1198280360?mt=2 GooglePlay Music: https://play.google.com/music/listen?u=0#/ps/Iimke5bwpoh2nb25swchmw6kzjq SoundCloud:...

Duration: 00:53:27


The Murky World of Doping in Sports

7/19/2017
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Chuck Nice and Gary O’Reilly dive into the widespread world of doping in cycling, football and other sports with the help of Lance Armstrong, Neil deGrasse Tyson, skeptic and author Michael Shermer, psychologist Dr. Tom Hildebrandt and bioethicist Dr. Arthur Caplan. Don’t miss an episode of Playing with Science. Subscribe to our channels on: Apple Podcasts: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/playing-with-science/id1198280360?mt=2 GooglePlay Music:...

Duration: 00:52:34


StarTalk SoundBite: Why Is It so Hard to Hit a Home Run?

7/14/2017
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What is a batter thinking about in the 4/10ths of a second it takes a pitch to reach home plate? Listen as Professor Alan M. Nathan and Chicago White Sox legend Geoff Blum tell Gary O'Reilly and Chuck Nice about why players have a short time to decide when to swing their bats. If you like this StarTalk SoundBite, be sure to listen to the full Playing With Science episode, "Baseball – Home Run Physics" at https://soundcloud.com/startalk_playing-with-science/baseball-home-run-physics

Duration: 00:04:51


StarTalk SoundBite: Lance Armstrong On Drafting

7/12/2017
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How does drafting work? Listen as Lance Armstrong tells Neil deGrasse Tyson what the optimal conditions are for drafting in a bicycle race. If you like this StarTalk SoundBite, be sure to listen to the full Playing With Science episode "Extended Classic: The Physics of the Tour de France" at https://soundcloud.com/startalk_playing-with-science/extended-classic-the-physics-of-the-tour-de-france

Duration: 00:01:48


Extended Classic: The Physics of the Tour de France

7/12/2017
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Now updated for the 2017 race: Aerodynamics, Newton’s Laws, drafting, power to weight ratio, nutrition, technology and more! Get smarter about the Tour de France with hosts Chuck Nice and Gary O’Reilly and their guests Lance Armstrong, Neil deGrasse Tyson and John Eric Goff. Don’t miss an episode of Playing with Science. Subscribe to our channels on: Apple Podcasts: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/playing-with-science/id1198280360?mt=2 GooglePlay Music:...

Duration: 01:09:45


StarTalk SoundBite: The Team Leader

7/5/2017
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How does a team operate in the Tour de France? Tune in as author John Eric Goff tells Gary O'Reilly and Chuck Nice about the hierarchy of leadership in a Tour de France team. Plus, find out how the team leader is chosen. If you like this StarTalk SoundBite, be sure to listen to the full Playing With Science episode "The Physics of the Tour de France" at https://soundcloud.com/startalk_playing-with-science/the-physics-of-the-tour-de

Duration: 00:02:59


StarTalk SoundBite: The Aerodynamics of Cycling

7/5/2017
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How has the aerodyamics of cycling changed over the years? Listen as former cyclist Lance Armstrong tells Neil deGrasse Tyson about how new technology has changed the way cyclists compete in the Tour de France. If you like this StarTalk SoundBite, be sure to listen to the full Playing With Science episode "The Physics of the Tour de France" at https://soundcloud.com/startalk_playing-with-science/the-physics-of-the-tour-de

Duration: 00:03:13


Out of This World Sports, with Neil deGrasse Tyson (Repeat)

7/4/2017
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This week, Gary O’Reilly and Chuck Nice explore what it would be like if we held the Olympics on Mars, or went ice skating on Europa, or played baseball on the Moon, using Neil deGrasse Tyson’s popular tweets that look at sports through the lens of science. Their only guest: astrophysicist and master tweeter, @neiltyson. Don’t miss an episode of Playing with Science. Subscribe on: Apple Podcasts: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/playing-with-science/id1198280360?mt=2 Stitcher:...

Duration: 01:01:28


Hockey: Fan Questions and More

6/28/2017
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Gary O’Reilly and Chuck Nice are back for Season 2 of Playing with Science! First up: answers to our fan’s questions about the physics of hockey. Feat. Prof. Alain Haché, Neil Tyson, and NHL Nashville Predators Left Wing Colin Wilson. (Warning: Adult Language.) Don’t miss an episode of Playing with Science. Subscribe to our channels on: Apple Podcasts: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/playing-with-science/id1198280360?mt=2 GooglePlay Music:...

Duration: 01:01:31


StarTalk SoundBite: Baseball Bat Density

6/23/2017
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Is wood density an important factor in choosing a baseball bat? Listen as former Toronto Blue Jays catcher J.P. Arencibia tells Chuck Nice and Gary O'Reilly why he chose to use heavy bats in his major league career. Plus, hear Charles Liu talk about the physics of hitting a ball out of the park. If you like this StarTalk SoundBite, be sure to listen to the full Playing With Science episode, "Baseball: Physics at the Plate (Repeat)" at...

Duration: 00:04:13

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