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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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English


Episodes

Building an MVP Machine

8/14/2019
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Move over Moneyball, something new is coming. Chuck Nice and Gary O’Reilly explore the world of data-driven player development that’s re-shaping baseball today. Featuring Ben Lindbergh and Travis Sawchik, authors of The MVP Machine, and astrophysicist and baseball sleuth Meredith Wills, PhD. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons and All-Access subscribers can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/building-an-mvp-machine/ Photo Credit: Erik...

Duration:00:51:08

A Conversation with Mario Andretti and Neil deGrasse Tyson

7/31/2019
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“If everything seems under control then you’re just not going fast enough.” Hosts Gary O’Reilly and Chuck Nice hit the fast lane with legendary driver Mario Andretti and our resident astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson to explore Mario’s extraordinary career. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons and All-Access subscribers can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/a-conversation-with-mario-andretti-and-neil-degrasse-tyson/ Don’t miss an episode...

Duration:00:56:38

The Science of SailGP

7/17/2019
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Hosts Gary O’Reilly and Chuck Nice investigate the science-filled, data-driven world of SailGP yacht racing alongside Team USA member Hans Henken and Team USA performance analyst Phil Crain. 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: https://tunein.com/podcasts/Science-Podcasts/Playing-with-Science-p952100/ GooglePlay Music:...

Duration:00:41:40

Plant-Powered Athletes and Plant-Based Diets

7/3/2019
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Hosts Gary O’Reilly and Chuck Nice explore the world of plant-powered athletes and plant-based diets with former German strongman competitor Patrik Baboumian, heavyweight boxer Cam F. Awesome, and vegan nutrition and fitness coach Karina Inkster. 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:00:52:30

Sneakerheads and Sneaker Design

6/19/2019
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Sneakerheads Unite – Chuck Nice and Gary O’Reilly explore the world of sneakerheads and the science of sneaker design with legendary designer D’Wayne Edwards, designer/creator Federico Maccapani aka @Mbroidered, and sneaker fashionista Ezra Wine. 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:00:49:26

Inside Sports Betting

6/5/2019
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Place your bets! Hosts Gary O’Reilly and Chuck Nice explore the ins, outs, ups, and downs of sports betting with sports writer Brett Smiley, statistics expert David Beaudoin, and Todd Fuhrman, FS1 contributor and host of the Bet the Board podcast. 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:00:36:50

Gender Inequality in Sports, with Heather O’Reilly

5/22/2019
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Hosts Gary O’Reilly and Chuck Nice investigate the systemic gender bias and discrimination happening in professional sports with World Cup winner and former USWNT soccer star Heather O’Reilly, and economist Andrew Zimbalist, PhD. 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 GooglePlay Music:...

Duration:00:44:03

Golf Tech and Astrophotography, with Jimmy Walker and Neil Tyson

5/8/2019
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Golf technology and astrophotography – these worlds collide as hosts Gary O’Reilly and Chuck Nice sit down with professional golfer and astrophotographer Jimmy Walker, Neil deGrasse Tyson, and Matt Plumb, former Global Product Line Manager for Nike Golf Clubs. 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 GooglePlay Music:...

Duration:00:49:36

The Science of Thoroughbred Racing

4/24/2019
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What does it take to win the Kentucky Derby? Hosts Gary O’Reilly and Chuck Nice explore thoroughbred genetics and the ins and outs of horse racing with Dr. Stephen Harrison from Thoroughbred Genetics and former champion steeplechase jockey Sean Clancy. 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 GooglePlay Music:...

Duration:00:48:34

Women’s Boxing, with World Champion Alicia Ashley

4/10/2019
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What does it take to be World Champion? How can women’s boxing gain more popularity? Can you be a fighter and a trainer? Hosts Chuck Nice and Gary O’Reilly step into the ring with World Champion Alicia Ashley, astrophysicist and boxer Federica Bianco, and former Olympic-style boxer Cary Williams. 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:00:50:00

Breaking Down Baseball Barriers, with Meredith Wills and Justine Siegal

3/27/2019
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Hosts Gary O’Reilly and Chuck Nice investigate “HomerGate” with baseball data scientist and astrophysicist Meredith Wills, and find out what it takes to be a groundbreaker in sports from Justine Siegal, the first female coach in the MLB. 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:00:50:00

NASCAR vs Formula 1

3/13/2019
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NASCAR or Formula 1? Which one do you choose? Our hosts Chuck Nice and Gary O’Reilly sit down with science communicator Diandra Leslie-Pelecky, PhD, to try and determine who takes the checkered flag. 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: https://tunein.com/podcasts/Science-Podcasts/Playing-with-Science-p952100/ GooglePlay Music:...

Duration:00:51:34

Wrestling with Physics, with Neil deGrasse Tyson

2/27/2019
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What’s the best wrestling move? Can you wrestle in zero gravity? Hosts Gary O’Reilly and Chuck Nice hit the mats as we sit down with astrophysicist and wrestling expert Neil deGrasse Tyson to answer fan-submitted questions about the science of wrestling. 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:00:53:14

Ironman Triathlon, with Mark Allen

2/20/2019
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Swim… Bike… Run… Science! Hosts Gary O’Reilly and Chuck Nice enter the world of endurance as we explore Ironman Triathlons alongside Mark Allen, voted ESPN’s Greatest Endurance Athlete of All Time, and exercise scientist Samuele Marcora. 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 GooglePlay Music:...

Duration:00:54:07

Esports, with NicoThePico

2/6/2019
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We dive into the expanding world of Esports as hosts Chuck Nice and Gary O’Reilly get the science behind the screen from Nicholas "NicoThePico" Korsgård, head coach of “League of Legends” pro team PostFinance Helix, and neuroscientist Heather Berlin. PhD. 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 GooglePlay Music:...

Duration:00:48:42

SEASON PREMIERE: 2019 Big Game Special, with Neil deGrasse Tyson

1/30/2019
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Chuck Nice and Gary O’Reilly kick off Season 4 of Playing with Science covering the science and spectacle of the Big Game. Featuring Neil deGrasse Tyson, sports physicist John Eric Goff, sports economist Victor Matheson, and former NY Giants WR and Super Bowl XLII ring holder Brandon London. 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 GooglePlay Music:...

Duration:00:52:42

Sports Injuries and Recovery

12/12/2018
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Hosts Gary O’Reilly and Chuck Nice investigate the world of sports injuries and the future of recovery science alongside New York Mets and New York Rangers physician Dr. Joshua Dines and sports psychologist Dr. Jim Taylor. 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 GooglePlay Music:...

Duration:00:52:14

Moneyball 2.0 – Soccer Edition

12/5/2018
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Hosts Gary O’Reilly and Chuck Nice enter the world of big-data analytics and its rising influence on the game of soccer on the world stage alongside Dan Altman from North Yard Analytics and Howard Hamilton from Soccermetrics. 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 GooglePlay Music:...

Duration:00:53:13

Ultra-Running, with Ann Trason & Dr. Ultra

11/28/2018
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Do you have what it takes to run 50,100, or 200 miles? Hosts Chuck Nice and Gary O’Reilly explore ultra-running and ultramarathons with runner Ann Trason and Shawn Bearden, a.k.a. Dr. Ultra. 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 GooglePlay Music: https://play.google.com/music/listen?u=0#/ps/Iimke5bwpoh2nb25swchmw6kzjq SoundCloud:...

Duration:00:52:58

Tiger vs Phil – 18 Holes, $9 Mil

11/21/2018
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Tiger Woods. Phil Mickelson. 18 Holes. 9 million dollars. Hosts Chuck Nice and Gary O’Reilly sit down with neuroscientist Heather Berlin and sports physicist John Eric Goff to breakdown the science, both physical and mental, behind this epic match-up of two golfing titans. 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:00:39:44