10 Cool Things About Neil deGrasse Tyson

Hosts His Own Podcast
Wearing one of his signature astronomy-themed vests, Neil deGrasse Tyson (with filmmaker Jason Silva) attends the premiere of 'Cosmos: A SpaceTime Odyssey' at The Greek Theatre on March 4, 2014 in Los Angeles. Jason Kempin/Getty Images

Scoring a big-name interview for any podcast is quite a coup. Tyson, however, is light-years ahead of the crowd. In 2014, he interviewed "God" on his podcast, "StarTalk," billed as the "first and only popular commercial radio program devoted to all things space." Turns out, the "god" in question was the same person behind @TheTweetofGod. But it was still an interesting conversation about evolution, aliens, miracles, string theory and sports [source: Tickle].

Besides an exclusive interview with "God," StarTalk's also featured actors Laurence Fishburne and Dan Aykroyd, former astronaut Buzz Aldrin and scientists like Bill Nye the Science Guy.

Although the podcast is sometimes tongue-in-cheek and slightly irreverent, it's always rich with scientific theory and astrophysical findings, as well as pop culture and humor [source: StarTalk Radio].