This episode features a short, somewhat edited, clip from a great interview on Inquiring Minds with science historian Naomi Oreskes. Along with Erik Conway, she wrote a new book called The Collapse of Western Civilization: A View from the Future. The book is set 400 years in the future and tells the story of a Chinese historian looking back what happened after humanity failed to act on global warming.
This episode features the audio from a hilarious pharmaceutical-style ad parody for "Vaccines" by Strange Meal, as well as an excerpt of Louis CK on NPR's Fresh Air with Terry Gross recounting a time when he lost the crowd at a benefit show. Also, don't forget to check out the killer new movie Blue Ruin!
This episode features clips from a fun segment from NPR's All Things Considered tracing the origins of William Onyeabor, as well as from the new Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey, where in episode 2 Neil deGrasse Tyson explains how every living thing is related, and this is revealed through DNA.