A Conversation With Hank Azaria

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In this episode, Neil deGrasse Tyson chats with Captain Kirk, Sylvester Stallone, Woody Allen, Johnny Carson, Carl Sagan, Apu Nahasapeemapetilon, Chief Wiggum and Moe Szyslak – a.k.a., Hank Azaria. Join Neil and Hank as they explore the differences and similarities between voicing an animated character and acting on screen in Godzilla, Friends, Huff and Ray Donovan. Hank shares how he came up with Agador in The Birdcage and Pharaoh Kahmunrah from Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian. You’ll find out why there’s so much math and science-based humor in The Simpsons, from Euler’s Equation to black holes, and hear about the time Stephen Hawking was late to a table read for the show. Get the scoop on Hank’s upcoming animated FOX series Bordertown. And if you’re a Star Trek fan, you won’t want to miss Neil and Hank trekking out over the famous Corbomite Maneuver, whether they like Kirk or Picard better, and who owns the actual Gorn costume head.

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