About This Episode
This week, Neil interviews Seth MacFarlane, the brains behind Family Guy, A Million Ways to Die in the West and an executive producer of COSMOS on FOX. They reminisce about meeting at the Science and Entertainment Exchange and how Seth brought Neil into FOX – in spite of Neil stealing Seth’s French fries. They discuss the surprising, hands-off attitude the network took towards COSMOS. They also cover animation, commercials and other aspects of making the show. The conversation isn’t limited to COSMOS: Neil and Seth talk about the starry skies in A Million Ways and Ted, and the science and science fiction running through Family Guy. You’ll get the story behind “Cosmos for Rednecks” and how Neil became the “science consultant” on Family Guy’s “The Big Bang Theory” episode. You’ll hear about how important music is to all of Seth’s projects. Plus, Seth does his impersonation of Carl Sagan and talks about “cheating death” on 9/11.
NOTE: All-Access subscribers can listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: A Conversation with Seth MacFarlane.
In This Episode
HostNeil deGrasse Tyson
Actor, Animator, Comedian, Writer, Producer, Director, and Singer
Music in This Episode
Family Guy Theme
by Walter Murphy
Music from “Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey”
by Alan Silvestri
The Night They Invented Champagne
by Seth MacFarlane
Promo with Seth MacFarlane
by “Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey”
Scene from episode “Space Cadet”
by “Family Guy”
Scene from “Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey"
by Neil deGrasse Tyson