While the NCAA basketball tournament will affect late night programming again this week (Thursday and Friday), there is a healthy number of science and technology guests on late night. The Late, Late Show is the sole show in repeats all week. It will re-air the appearance of science writer Jennifer Ouellette (who can play harmonica) on Thursday (likely delayed for basketball).
Most of this week’s Daily Show lineup is still unknown, so there may be updates to this post later in the week.
Tonight physicist Michio Kaku will visit with David Letterman. Kaku’s latest book focuses on cutting edge technologies, though I would expect recent events in Japan to be at least part of the discussion. Also on Monday, Biz Stone, co-founder of Twitter, will sit down with Conan O’Brien. On Wednesday, Stephen Colbert will host Nathan Myrhvold, former Chief Technology Officer for Microsoft. He recently released an extensive (six-volume) cookbook, Modernist Cuisine, that focuses on the science and technology of cooking.
(Speaking of which, a show that is supposed to focus on this, Marcel’s Quantum Kitchen, will premiere tomorrow night on SyFy channel. The host, Marcel Vigneron, was on Jimmy Fallon’s show last Friday.)
On Thursday, Jody Williams will visit with Stephen. It’s unclear how much of Ms. Williams’ work on landmine eradication will factor into the visit, as she is currently chair of the Nobel Women’s Initiative.