Season 3, Episode 4
Photo caption: Neil deGrasse Tyson, Heather Berlin, Wyatt Cenac, Cara Santa Maria, and Eugene Mirman, backstage at the Bell House in Brooklyn New York on February 17, 2012. Photo credit: David Gamble.
For our third Bell House show in front of a live audience, recorded on February 17, 2012, we peer into the vast and mysterious cosmos of consciousness. Professor of psychiatry Heather Berlin, science blogger Cara Santa Maria, and comedians Eugene Mirman and Wyatt Cenac speculate on head-scratchers such as what makes us human, whether we have free will, and how this tiny ball of meat we call the human brain can contemplate infinite numbers and the unbounded expanse of the universe.
Co-Host: Eugene Mirman
Heather Berlin, professor of psychiatry at Mt. Sinai Hospital
Cara Santa Maria, science blogger for the Huffington Post
Wyatt Cenac, comedian and Daily Show correspondent
“Basket Case” by Green Day
“Crazy” by Seal
Human Behavior – Bjork
“Re: Your Brains” by Jonathan Coulton
Insane in the Brain — Cypress Hill
Grey Matter – Oingo Boingo
“Crazy” by Gnarls Barkley