Science and Technology Guests on Late Night, Week of May 18

Tonight’s episode of StarTalk focuses on science and religion.  The interview guest is Richard Dawkins, and Neil deGrasse Tyson is joined at the Rose Center with comedian Eugene Mirman and Father James Martin.  Martin is a Jesuit priest and author who you might remember from his multitude of appearances on The Colbert Report.  (While I know Stephen Colbert will be hosting The Late Show as himself, I’d be surprised if Father Martin didn’t make an appearance.)

Speaking of The Late Show, David Letterman ends his hosting tenure on Wednesday.  What will happen on that last show has been kept under wraps, so it’s possible you might see clips of past science or technology themed guests (such as the kid scientists Letterman often hosted).  Stephen Colbert will take the desk at The Late Show in September.

With the Memorial Day holiday coming this weekend, some shows are in repeats this week (and others will be in repeats next week).  Regrettably, there are no chances this week to catch up on any science and technology content you may have missed the first time.

Conan provides the biggest guest of the week, Clio Cresswell.  She is a mathematician and is on tonight due to her 2004 book, Mathematics and Sex.  A very distant second is a Friday appearance on The Talk by the show’s technology reporter/correspondent Chi-Lan Lieu.

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