With all the summer vacations done, the talk show circuit is full of new programs. Which means I will likely fall further behind in catching science and technology content not publicized in advance. The Nightly Show is notorious for this (see the book club segment with Buzz Aldrin from September 9), and depending on how The Late Show evolves with new host Stephen Colbert, it may also be a source for such amusement. During its first week, Colbert had a segment on cryptozoology during the September 11 program.
And sometimes you have to look closely for the science and technology content, like Neil deGrasse Tyson did earlier today.
A repeat of note is Friday’s Late Late Show, which repeats last week’s program with the stars of the movie and television program Limitless, which uses a drug to open up the protagonists’ mental capabilities. Jake McDorman, the male lead of the television program, will also be on with Carson Daly late Wednesday.
Stephen Colbert is continuing his inclusion of science and technology in his second week. Apple CEO Tim Cook will be on Tuesday. The same night on The Late Late Show, James Corden will talk with Pauley Perrette, who plays a forensic scientist on NCIS. On Thursday, Thomas Middleditch, star of the HBO program Silicon Valley, will be on with Conan O’Brien.
This new normal lasts for two more weeks, when Trevor Noah starts his tenure as host of The Daily Show. Most of the behind-the-scenes folks remain, and there have been a few correspondents added. Exactly how things will change is still a mystery.