Neil deGrasse Tyson Gets Late Night Talk Show Based on His Star Talk Podcast

Thursday, 08 January 2015 - 10:20AM
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Thursday, 08 January 2015 - 10:20AM
Neil deGrasse Tyson Gets Late Night Talk Show Based on His Star Talk Podcast

The star power of Astrophysicist, Neil deGrasse Tyson knows no bounds. After Tyson wowed audiences in 2014 with Fox's Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey, the popular scientific figure has secured a new late night talk show based on his hugely successful podcast, 'Star Talk'. Star Talk is set to debut in April on National Geographic, a channel which Tyson believes to be the perfect fit for the subject matter:

 

"Cosmos allowed us to share the awesome power of the universe with a global audience in ways that we never thought possible," Tyson said. "To be able to continue to spread wonder and excitement through Star Talk, which is a true passion project for me, is beyond exciting. And National Geographic Channel is the perfect home as we continue to explore the universe."

 

The format of Tyson's Star Talk podcast will be largely unchanged, with guests ranging from scientists to comedians all being invited onto the show to discuss topics such as space exploration, the search for extraterrestrial life and the battle for our environment here on Earth. The show will be filmed in front of a live audience at the New York City's Hayden Planetarium, which is housed within the city's American Museum of Natural History. Tickets aren't available yet, but expect them to be a hot property whenever it is they are released.

 

For an idea of what to expect, take a look at this snippet from last years Star Talk Live at SF SketchFest.

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