Neil deGrasse Tyson is known as the man who demoted Pluto from regular planet to dwarf planet, but more than that, he’s the man who makes science cool. (And beautiful: See his 2014 revival of Carl Sagan’s classic, Cosmos.) Paste sat down to speak with Tyson about his popular radio show, StarTalk , being adapted into a TV series on the National Geographic Channel—one that combines appearances by celebrities and comedians with hard science into a fun twist on the late-night talk show. Check out our interview and let Tyson do what he does best: Drop real scientific knowledge with all kinds of humor.
The next episode of StarTalk airs on National Geographic Channel Tuesday, March 28 at 9 p.m. The series’ fourth season, with 20 new episodes, premieres in the fall. Neil deGrasse Tyson’s new book, Astrophysics for People in a Hurry, comes out May 2.
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