Millions of people know Jon Stewart as the brilliant and hilarious host of Comedy Central’s, “The Daily Show”. Along with the show’s comedian correspondents, his ironic insight into the political issues of our time has made The Daily Show one of the most-watched news programs on TV. Now meet Jon Stewart, science geek.
Neil talks with Jon Stewart about his love for science and technology, the difference between having scientists and politicians as guests on The Daily Show, the importance of scientific literacy, the intersection of science and public policy, and the cosmic connections that unite us all… because even New Jersey is made of star stuff. Charles Liu provides a scientist’s perspective on how the interaction of science and society has affected technological innovation and inquiry from the past to the present, from the Earth to the Moon.
Season 2, Episode 20
Co-Host: Leighann Lord, comedian
Guests: Jon Stewart: host of The Daily Show, Comedy Central
Charles Liu: professor of astrophysics at CUNY