Cosmic Quackery by Neil deGrasse Tyson

Cosmic Quackery with special guest The Amazing Randi (StarTalk Season 1 #10) by Neil deGrasse Tyson
Requirements: .MP3 reader, 23.6 MB
Overview: Mark Twain said, “Get your facts first, then you can distort them as you please.” Pseudoscience adherents to this adage, but are their distortions deliberate, the result of scientific ignorance, or due to a deep desire for extraordinary possibilities? In our quest to understand the universe, how can we be sure our conclusions are correct? Human beings have evolved to find meaningful patterns in nature, but sometimes the patterns we see are just figments of our imagination-or perhaps the result of wishful thinking. Join Neil and guest co-host Leighann Lord as they investigate the weird and wacky world of pseudoscience. Co-host: Leighann Lord: comedian who has appeared on “HBO’s Def Comedy All-Star Jam”, Comedy Central’s “Premium Blend”, and ABC’s “The View.” She writes a weekly humor column called “Comic Perspective”. Guests: Michael Shermer: editor-in-Chief of Skeptic magazine and author of “Why People Believe Weird Things”. Shermer is also the producer and co-host of the 13-hour FoxFamily television series Exploring the Unknown. James “The Amazing” Randi: magician and founder of the James Randi Educational Foundation. JREF sponsors the annual “Amazing Meeting” and also offers a prize of one million dollars to anyone who can demonstrate evidence of any paranormal, supernatural or occult power or event, under test conditions agreed to by both parties.
Genre: Audiobooks > Non-Fiction Science

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A Universe of Inspiration by Neil deGrasse Tyson

A Universe of Inspiration with special guest Peter Max (StarTalk Season 1 #11) by Neil deGrasse Tyson
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Overview: Attempts by scientists and artists to reveal deep truths about the universe may take different forms, but they often end up agreeing with the poet John Keats that “truth is beauty.” Geometry, physics and the other sciences describe the world we live in, and artists often play with these properties in their own imaginative investigations. From the drawings of Leonardo Da Vinci to high tech computer graphics, Neil and Lynne paint a picture of how science has inspired art through the ages. Guests: Peter Max: pop artist best known for his psychedelic Cosmic 60s graphic design
Genre: Audiobooks > Non-Fiction Science

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Cosmic Quackery with… by Neil deGrasse Tyson

Cosmic Quackery with special guest The Amazing Randi (StarTalk Season 1 #10) by Neil deGrasse Tyson
Requirements: .MP3 reader, 23.6 MB
Overview: Mark Twain said, “Get your facts first, then you can distort them as you please.” Pseudoscience adherents to this adage, but are their distortions deliberate, the result of scientific ignorance, or due to a deep desire for extraordinary possibilities? In our quest to understand the universe, how can we be sure our conclusions are correct? Human beings have evolved to find meaningful patterns in nature, but sometimes the patterns we see are just figments of our imagination-or perhaps the result of wishful thinking. Join Neil and guest co-host Leighann Lord as they investigate the weird and wacky world of pseudoscience. Co-host: Leighann Lord: comedian who has appeared on “HBO’s Def Comedy All-Star Jam”, Comedy Central’s “Premium Blend”, and ABC’s “The View.” She writes a weekly humor column called “Comic Perspective”. Guests: Michael Shermer: editor-in-Chief of Skeptic magazine and author of “Why People Believe Weird Things”. Shermer is also the producer and co-host of the 13-hour FoxFamily television series Exploring the Unknown. James “The Amazing” Randi: magician and founder of the James Randi Educational Foundation. JREF sponsors the annual “Amazing Meeting” and also offers a prize of one million dollars to anyone who can demonstrate evidence of any paranormal, supernatural or occult power or event, under test conditions agreed to by both parties.
Genre: Audiobooks > Non-Fiction Science

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A Universe of Inspiration with… by Neil deGrasse Tyson

A Universe of Inspiration with special guest Peter Max (StarTalk Season 1 #11) by Neil deGrasse Tyson
Requirements: .MP3 reader, 24.1 MB
Overview: Attempts by scientists and artists to reveal deep truths about the universe may take different forms, but they often end up agreeing with the poet John Keats that “truth is beauty.” Geometry, physics and the other sciences describe the world we live in, and artists often play with these properties in their own imaginative investigations. From the drawings of Leonardo Da Vinci to high tech computer graphics, Neil and Lynne paint a picture of how science has inspired art through the ages. Guests: Peter Max: pop artist best known for his psychedelic Cosmic 60s graphic design
Genre: Audiobooks > Non-Fiction Science

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Travels in Time by Neil deGrasse Tyson

Travels in Time (StarTalk Season 1 #7) by Neil deGrasse Tyson
Requirements: .MP3 reader, 24.0 MB
Overview: Could you travel to the past and visit Julius Caesar? Could you travel to the year 4000 and see what the future is like? Find out about the possibilities and paradoxes of time travel. Time marches on except in astrophysics. Einstein taught us that time is a coordinate in space, and it’s all relative. Learn about the weird physics of our universe that could make time travel possible. Standing in for Lynne Koplitz this week is J. Richard Gott, author of “Time Travel in Einstein’s Universe.”Guests:J. Richard Gott III: Professor of astrophysics at Princeton University, and author of “Time Travel in Einstein’s Universe.”
Genre: Audiobooks > Non-Fiction Science

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Summer Skies by Neil deGrasse Tyson

Summer Skies (StarTalk Season 1 #6) by Neil deGrasse Tyson
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Overview: Star light, star bright, what will I find over the rainbow? Take a tour of the summer skies of the day and night. Starry starry nights, stormy and sun-filled days. Long summer days of picnics and ballgames are played out under a vast and gorgeous canvas of astronomical and meteorological curiosities. From the stories of the stars told by the ancients, to a recent mammatus cloud over CitiField in New York, learn about the phenomena in the summer skies that keep us looking up.Co-host: Joe Rao: meteorologist for News 12 Westchester, New York.
Genre: Audiobooks > Non-Fiction Science

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Neil deGrasse Tyson, Avis Lang – Accessory to War

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Neil deGrasse Tyson, Avis Lang – Accessory to War

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Neil deGrasse Tyson – My Favorite Universe

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Neil Degrasse Tyson, Avis Lang – Accessory To War

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Neil Degrasse Tyson – Death by Black Hole

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Neil deGrasse Tyson – Welcome to the Universe

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Neil deGrasse Tyson – Origins (2014)

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