How do we know what we know? The brain is an amazing product of evolutionary engineering, but many influences can play with our perceptions.
Expert-in-everything John Hodgman addresses a range of topics, from the possibility of alien or robot invasion, to what lobsters have in common with Star Trek’s Spock.
Have you ever seen mysterious lights in the sky, or glimpsed an alien spacecraft? This show provides a probing yet playful discussion about Unidentified Flying Objects.
Do sci-fi classics like Star Trek provide a glimpse into future trends and styles? Neil chats with stylist James Aguiar about the science fiction and facts of fashion.
Jon Stewart is the first guest of the new season. He and Neil discuss the Daily Show book, Earth: A Visitor’s Guide to the Human Race.
What’s so funny about space and science? In our season finale, the cosmic and comic converge with comedian Joan Rivers.
Special guest Stephen Colbert of Comedy Central’s “Colbert Report” talks about the joys of being a science geek.
Star Trek imagines a future for humans in space where we explore alien worlds using advanced technology. As writers tried to include as much realistic science as possible, the stories have been an inspiration for students, scientists, inventors.