Science and Technology Guests on Late Night, Week of November 6

This past week featured yet another appearance from astronomer Neil deGrasse Tyson, whose StarTalk television show continues its fourth season on the National Geographic Channel in the U.S.  On November 8th he was a guest on The Late Late Show.  (The November 5 edition of StarTalk featured Tyson’s interview with former head of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency Dr. Arati Prabhakar.  However, the interview was conducted while Prabhakar led the agency.)

The other major science and technology guests of the week were the new hosts of MythBusters, which premieres a new season in the U.S. on November 15.  Jon Lung and Brian Louden, selected during a reality competition show that ran earlier this year, take over the show, which now airs on the Science Channel (as do reruns featuring the previous hosts).  A lot has changed in television and in science communication since MythBusters premiered in the early years of this century.  Having watched The Search, I agree that the new hosts have the build skills to fit in with the show.  What I have no idea about is their chemistry together.

Finally, on November 9, The Late Show had one of its irregular segments on technology matters, called Cyborgasm.  This segment was focused on sex robots, so I’d treat it as NSFW.


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