The latest edition of Science Goes to the Movies marks a first for the program. The guest for this episode, Lewis Black, plays one of the characters in the featured film, Inside Out. He portrays Anger in the animated film, specifically the emotion anger felt by the young girl that is the focus of the film.
With Black’s experience as a comic as well as an author and actor, hosts Faith Salie and Dr. Heather Berlin discussed more than just how Inside Out helps people (particularly kids) better understand their emotions, how to express them and how to manage them. They talk about comedy, how it works, and how it can help people engage with different ideas. There’s also a brief discussion of comedy and obscenity that manages to be safe for work.
The next episode of Science Goes to the Movies tackles The Martian. The guest is Sarah Stewart Johnson, Assistant Professor of Planetary Sciences at Georgetown University. It should be available online sometime this weekend.