Extended Interview: Ben Stiller

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This is an extended audio interview from “Bringing Science to Life, with Ben Stiller” on StarTalk Radio with Neil deGrasse Tyson.

When it comes to the concept of “bringing science to life,” perhaps no movie series in history has taken it quite as literally as the Night at the Museum films. In this episode, Neil deGrasse Tyson interviews Ben Stiller, the star of the franchise, who grew up just 4 blocks from the American Museum of Natural History. Find out how the museum influenced Ben as a kid! You’ll also learn what a serious Star Trek geek Ben is, as he describes his personal collection of memorabilia, including the actual Gorn’s head and a set of Spock’s ears given to him by Leonard Nimoy himself. And of course, as Neil asks Ben what he asks every guest comedian who appears on StarTalk: whether there’s a science to comedy.

Please note that this is the raw interview, with minor edits made to the original interview by our producer to address recording issues, not content. Enjoy!

Photo Credit: Brandon Royal.

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