Yes, I’m way behind…
We’ll start with the November 12 episode of StarTalk, which featured an interview with pop singer Katy Perry. Arguably Perry asked more questions in the interview than host Neil deGrasse Tyson, and Tyson then used those topics for additional conversations with in-studio guests comedian Sasheer Zameta and StarTalk regular and astrophysicist Charles Liu.
And, as noted in my last post, the new season of MythBusters premiered November 15th on Science Channel in the U.S. While the graphics and setting are somewhat different (mainly because much of the show had used former host Jamie Hyneman’s San Francisco shop for filming), the formula is essentially unchanged. New hosts Brian Louden and Jonathan Lung are effective explainers and skilled builders. I suspect they will get better (or I’ll just get more used to them) as the series progresses.
Thankfully I was able to write on this much. As it happens, the week of November 13 was weak on science and technology guests on late night. With my next blog post focusing on Thanksgiving (U.S.) week, expect the drought to continue.