January continues to be a lousy month for science and technology content. For this week the highlights were focused on StarTalk host Neil deGrasse Tyson. There were two repeats of recent Neil deGrasse Tyson appearances – both on Thursday the 25th. The repeats were from appearances last fall on The Late Late Show and Last Call with Carson Daly. And, of course, Season 4 of StarTalk continues on the National Geographic channel. The January 21st episode featured the author (Margot Lee Shetterly) and one of the leads from Hidden Figures (Janelle Monae), a film chronicling the black women who were integral in mathematical calculations during the early years of the space race.
While the guest lineup was thin on science and technology material, The Late Show did have a technology segment on its January 26 episode. That night’s edition of Cyborgasm focused on new home technology that seems like good ideas but may not be ready for home use just yet.