Weekly Round Up: Neil deGrasse Tyson, Lilly Ledbetter, Richard Rodriguez

  Given a chance to ask Neil deGrasse Tyson any question, comedian Andy Samberg naturally asked about the morality of sex with robots. Wouldn’t you? No, you probably wouldn’t, and neither would I. But you can hear the answer here.   Lilly Ledbetter fired up Democratic leaders in Pennsylvania this week.  Equal pay for equal …Read More

Weekly Roundup – Neil deGrasse Tyson, Annie Leonard, Charles Johnson

Happy Wednesday! Let’s see what our speakers are up to this week …   Neil deGrasse Tyson, never one to miss a chance to poke movie fandom, explains why Star Trek is better than Star Wars. I hope The Force is with him on this one …   In her Huffington Post blog, Annie Leonard …Read More

Weekly Round Up – David Quammen, Michael Mann, Jessica Valenti

Happy Wednesday everyone! Catch up with the latest news from our headlining speakers! David Quammen’s  new book, Yellowstone: A Journey through America’s Wild Heart, is coming out, and he’s interviewed about the challenges of making some familiar feel new … which he accomplished with his usual insight and wit.   Michael Mann’s new book The …Read More

Weekly Roundup – David Quammen, Ian Cheney, Bruce Campbell, Jaha Dukureh

Happy Wednesday! And, for the students and educators out there – welcome back to classes! Let’s see what our speakers are up to this week:   There’s a fun interview in the Boston Globe with David Quammen, about the release of his new book about Yellowstone Park. He mentions that his morning reading includes “Origin …Read More

Weekly Roundup – Kathleen Hanna, Jessica Valenti, and the recently concluded Olympics

Happy Wednesday, everyone! Some updates …   For Kathleen Hanna, brevity is the soul of wit, as she describes in this recent interview … “Which is great, except for when I end up with something where I sing the whole time and there’s no time for me to breathe. And I’m like (laughs) you guys, …Read More

Weekly Roundup – Sonia Shah, Jeff Lieberman, Bruce Campbell

Happy Wednesday everyone! Catch up with the latest news from our headlining speakers! Sonia Shah asks “How do microbes affect your love life”. It’s a question I have to admit I’ve never asked myself before, but now I’m going to find out here.   Jeff Lieberman is the master of many talents, and he’s combined …Read More

Weekly Roundup for the week of August 10

Happy Wednesday! This week, we’ll take a break from checking in on our speakers and look at the Olympics. It’s a happy coincidence that the Summer Olympics always occur during a Presidential campaign in the US. Political dialogue in an election year is often heated, and never more so than this year. We can lose …Read More

Weekly Roundup – Neil deGrasse Tyson, Michael Mann, David Quammen

Disney XD debuted a new cartoon this week, called “Future-Worm” … and because it’s science-related, the producers have managed to line up Neil deGrasse Tyson as the voice of what they call “an amplified version of himself”.   Climate scientist Michael Mann has collaborated with noted editorial cartoonist Tom Toles on a new book due …Read More