Science and Technology Guests on Late Night, Week of March 9

This is a big repeat week.  If you missed them the first time around, you can see Kunal “I play a scientist on TV” Nayyar interview his Big Bang Theory castmate Simon Helberg on Tuesday’s repeat of The Late Late Show.  Nayyar’s September appearance on The Queen Latifah Show from last September will be rerun on Thursday.

Like I said, it’s a big repeat week.  Of the shows with new episodes, I cannot find any to include here.  It’s possible that an episode of The Nightly Show will tackle a science or technology topic, but it’s almost impossible to know when that will happen earlier than the day of the show.  The program did address marijuana last week, but it was about the impacts of legalization rather than any examination of the science behind the drug.

Barring any new announcements, we have two weeks until the latest shift in late night unfolds.  James Corden will assume hosting duties of The Late Late Show on CBS.  While I don’t know how he might approach science and technology topics, his bandleader, Reggie Watts, has played with those subjects in some of his work.  Then in early April we should get the first television episode of StarTalk Live with Neil deGrasse Tyson.  While the National Geographic Channel’s website doesn’t have much on its website, this search results page suggests guests will include Christopher Nolan, former President Jimmy Carter, George Takei and Richard Dawkins.  (Dawkins is the most recent guest on the StarTalk Live podcast.)


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