Science and Technology Guests on Late Night, Week of May 23

11:40 p.m. Monday – added Dave Salmoni’s appearance on Conan.  I just don’t give the animal expert guests much mind.

Original Post

Another thin week.  Some programs are in repeats for the upcoming Memorial Day holiday (even MythBusters).  The Daily Show is one of them, and will reair its recent episode with Jon Ronson about psychopaths on Thursday.

The best I can come up with for new guests kind of stretches my usual list of suspects.  On Wednesday the Piedmont Bird Callers will visit with Dave on The Late Show.  This is an annual event that has been on either Letterman’s program, or the Johnny Carson edition of The Tonight Show for decades.  That same evening on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, herpetologist and host of Dangerous Encounters Brady Barr will appear.  I have no sense of whether this will be an education discussion, or one of those segments where we try and creep out the host by bringing out the weird stuff.  To continue the animal expert Wednesday, Dave Salmoni from Animal Planet will appear with Conan.  Jimmy Fallon will have on a reptile expert, Jeff Musial, on Thursday.  But this is likely to be a segment to wow/creep out the audience rather than educate.