At the top of the pod, Adam welcomes Gina back to the show even though she is still getting over her cold. Adam then recalls watching the brilliant Neil DeGrasse Tyson enjoying greasy fast food last time he was in studio, and chats with Bryan about putting butter in his coffee in lieu of cream. Adam then rants about the lack of respect of authority, and defacing Trump’s star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Before the break, Adam takes a fan phone call about working with the next generation’s terrible attitude.
Neil DeGrasse Tyson is in studio next, and Adam chats with him about being ‘a conduit for cosmic curiosity’. The guys then talk about why Neil doesn’t have tattoos, and his thoughts on why some managers are better than others. Other topics of discussion include the end of curiosity, how the internet changed the world, and the burgeoning renewable energy movement. They also talk about what aspect is missing from educating our youth, and the dangers of creating your own truth through ‘fuzzy thinking’.
Later in the podcast, Neil stresses the importance of making sure your kids are scientifically literate. He talks further with Adam about his natural curiosity and how it leads to enthusiasm. Before heading out, he explains how everyone is connected to one another. As the show wraps up, Adam and Bryan talk about intelligence.
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Producers: Mike August, Mike Lynch, and Mike Dawson
Co-Producers: Gary Smith, Chris Laxamana, and Matt Fondiler
Newsgirl: Gina Grad
Sound Effects: Bryan Bishop