September 15, 2015 8:10 pm

This Friday, on our new night, Neil deGrasse Tyson chats with Edward Snowden

Photo of Neil deGrasse Tyson and his guest Edward Snowden, taken by Josh Bell, ACLU.

Neil deGrasse Tyson and his guest Edward Snowden. Credit: Josh Bell, ACLU.

As we told you last week, StarTalk Radio podcasts move from Sundays to Friday nights starting this Friday, September 18th.

And as we also told you, we’d have a very special guest.

That guest is whistleblower Edward Snowden.

Now normally in my show preview blog posts I tell you what’s on tap for the episode.

But not this time.

To quote Maverick in Top Gun, “It’s classified. I could tell you, but then I’d have to kill you.”

I can tell you that Neil interviewed Edward in his office at the Hayden Planetarium in New York City, via a robotic telepresence unit controlled by Snowden from Moscow, where he is in exile seeking asylum.

I can also tell you that the two “card-carrying members of the geek community” discuss a lot of non top-secret stuff, like chemistry and the Periodic Table, Isaac Newton and Isaac Asimov, self-directed education, and even Ben Franklin.

Of course, that’s not all they talk about.

“A Conversation with Edward Snowden (Part 1)” will be declassified on our new night, Friday, September 18th at 7:00pm ET.

Please join us right here on our website, or on iTunes, SoundCloud, Stitcher and TuneIn.

That’s it for now. Keep Looking Up!
–Jeffrey Simons