140 episodes

The weekly podcast where geeks & jocks collide. Hosts Gary O’Reilly & Chuck Nice welcome athletes, experts & resident astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson. Remember: Playing with fire gets you burned, “Playing with Science” gets you learned. 

Playing with Science StarTalk Radio

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The weekly podcast where geeks & jocks collide. Hosts Gary O’Reilly & Chuck Nice welcome athletes, experts & resident astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson. Remember: Playing with fire gets you burned, “Playing with Science” gets you learned. 

    Building an MVP Machine

    Building an MVP Machine

    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.




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    • 49 min
    A Conversation with Mario Andretti and Neil deGrasse Tyson

    A Conversation with Mario Andretti and Neil deGrasse Tyson

    “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. 




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    • 54 min
    The Science of SailGP

    The Science of SailGP

    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. 




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    • 39 min
    Plant-Powered Athletes and Plant-Based Diets

    Plant-Powered Athletes and Plant-Based Diets

    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.




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    • 52 min
    Sneakerheads and Sneaker Design

    Sneakerheads and Sneaker Design

    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.




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    • 49 min
    Inside Sports Betting

    Inside Sports Betting

    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. 




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    • 36 min

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