Science and Technology Guests on Late Night, Week of February 1

A programming note for late night this week.  Stephen Colbert will have a special episode of his show immediately following the Super Bowl on Sunday.  While late night programs have aired special episodes following the Super Bowl before, they have been in their usual spot(s) following the late local news.  So once the post-game festivities are concluded in the Bay Area, the network will cut to the Ed Sullivan Theater in New York.  Regrettably, none of the announced guests for Sunday are science or technology focused.

However, one of Colbert’s guests tonight (Monday) is worth noting here.  Social psychologist Amy Cuddy will visit with Stephen, likely talking about Cuddy’s work on how we judge other people and ourselves.  Also on Monday you can watch the CEO of Girls Who Code, Reshma Saujani, on The Daily Show, and Dr. Mae Jemison, former astronaut, will be on the syndicated program The Real.

Moving into the rest of the week, the Tuesday repeat of The Tonight Show includes an appearance of the show’s technology expert, Joshua Topolsky.  The same night, Dominic Monaghan is appearing on @midnight.  The nature program he hosts, Wild Things With Dominic Monaghan, starts airing its third season this week on The Travel Channel in the U.S.  Previous seasons had aired on BBC America.

In terms of content I missed noting in last Monday’s post, there is simply the flat Earth rap battle involving Neil deGrasse Tyson.  I’ve posted about that separately.

Next week is the premiere of Full Frontal with Samantha Bee on TBS.  The program will air right before the Conan each Monday night.  (I had assumed, I think like many, that the program would be a weeknight show, but that’s not the case.)  Bee holds the record for longest tenure as a correspondent on The Daily Show, and promos for the program suggest that field pieces will be a decent portion of the material on Full Frontal.  I’ll know more after next week, but I wouldn’t be surprised to post from this show in the future.


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