Neil deGrasse Tyson (the host of StarTalk) fell in love with the cosmos at age 9, on a visit to the Hayden Planetarium in New York City. Not only did he fulfill his childhood ambition of becoming an astrophysicist, today he’s the director of the Hayden Planetarium and one of America’s most beloved scientific educators. Dr. Tyson joins the podcast to discuss science in the Trump era, the future of space exploration, and why a TV appearance in 1989 changed his life. Plus, he gives a preview of his latest book, Astrophysics for People in a Hurry.
I was joined by New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman to discuss his new book, “Thank You for Being Late,” and the latest on President-elect Donald Trump’s transition to the White House.
Feminist icon and author Gloria Steinem joined me on Yahoo News to discuss women and the 2016 race, Steinem’s take on the latest Trump news, and the historic moment of a woman – Hillary Clinton – at the top of a major party ticket. Steinem addresses the disparity between Donald Trump’s public statements on women juxtaposed with a woman now running his campaign. Steinem also discusses her memoir, “My Life on the Road,” out in paperback this month.
Deepak Chopra set out on a spiritual journey around 35 years ago in an attempt to give up smoking. Now he leads more than 6 million people in a guided meditation practice and has recently published his 86th book and 25th New York Times bestseller, “You Are the Universe.” Related: Deepak Chopra explains his 86th book, ‘You are the Universe’ Chopra spoke with Yahoo Global News Anchor Katie Couric about the book, meditation, how he handles critics and President Trump.
On Wednesday, July 13, 2016, Kellyanne Conway, a senior adviser and pollster to the Donald Trump campaign and president of the Polling Company Inc./Women Trend, joins Yahoo Global News Anchor Katie Couric on “Yahoo News Now.” Conway will discuss Donald Trump’s challenges with women voters and the latest news from the Trump camp.
Jazz Jennings — an award-winning activist, author, and reality star — has been sharing her experiences as a transgender girl since she was 6 years old. In her latest book, “Being Jazz: My Life as a (Transgender) Teen,” she tells her story from childhood to the start of her teen years. It’s out now, and Season 2 of her docuseries, “I Am Jazz,” premieres on TLC on June 8.
Man’s exploration of outer space is one of the greatest achievements of the 20thcentury. But “one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind” could never have happened if it weren’t for the women on the ground at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). The new film “Hidden Figures” tells the stories of Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan and Mary Jackson, who worked as “human computers” for NASA, and helped put John Glenn into orbit and Neil Armstrong on the moon. Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer and Janelle Monáe, the stars of “Hidden Figures,” stopped by Yahoo News to discuss the film and true story behind it.
On Wednesday, Elon Musk’s venture SpaceX launched its first foray into deep space — with NASA by its side. Just before sunset, SpaceX’s rocket Falcon 9 carried NASA’s Deep Space Climate Observatory, also known as DSCOVR, beyond Earth’s atmosphere. DSCOVR will travel toward the sun and send critical data back to Earth every 15 to 60 minutes. Its findings will help scientists predict catastrophic space weather events that could impact telecommunications, aircraft and GPS systems here on Earth.
Tony Robbins has a packed resume: he’s a bestselling author, entrepreneur, philanthropist and renowned motivational speaker. In addition to being a self-help titan, Robbins has advised presidents and star athletes, and is involved in 31 businesses which he says generate annual sales of $5 billion. He joins us to discuss his difficult childhood, his remarkable career, his new book, and how President Trump’s leadership style compares to President Obama’s. Plus, he explains why he jumps into a cold pool every morning and demonstrates some “radical explosive breathing” exercises.
Media mogul and writer Arianna Huffington thinks America is in a sleep crisis. She also thinks Donald Trump is a “clear and present danger” to the country. Huffington spoke to Yahoo Global News Anchor Katie Couric on “Yahoo News Live” about both of those topics, as well as her new book, “The Sleep Revolution: Transforming Your Life, One Night at a Time.”
Actor Alec Baldwin has delighted millions of viewers playing Donald Trump on Saturday Night Live, but it wasn’t so long ago that he tried to say goodbye to public life entirely. He joins us for a frank discussion about the arc of his career, his personal challenges with tabloid journalism, and the political tensions within his own family. Plus, he dishes on his favorite Jack Donaghy lines from 30 Rock and why no one is more thrilling to work with than Tom Cruise.
I spoke with newly-elected Democratic National Committee Chair Tom Perez. Perez addresses the direction and future of the Democratic Party as well as previews President Trump’s speech to a joint session of Congress.
In an exclusive interview, I spoke with Deborah Ziegler, author of the new book “Wild and Precious Life.” She recounts her personal and profound journey after learning her only child, 29-year-old Brittany Maynard, was diagnosed with terminal brain cancer.