This past week was not the strongest for science and technology guests, since one of the highlights is probably Live hosts Kelly and Ryan getting a flu shot on the November 2 episode. The other may be the semi-regular appearance of a cast member of The Big Bang Theory. This time Jim Parsons was on with Late Late Show host James Corden on November 1.
The October 29 episode of Star Talk took a look at geek culture through host Neil deGrasse Tyson’s interview with filmmaker and geek Kevin Smith, but you might be frustrated at the limited efforts to apply some anthropology to a fan convention. What might be more satisfying are the interview portions with Smith where the filmmaker expresses regret at how he rarely, if ever experiences science as something cool, especially as a youth.