Overtime - Episode #474: Neil deGrasse Tyson, April Ryan, Evelyn Farkas, Max Brooks
Welcome to an HBO podcast from the HBO latent series real time with Bill Maher. Start. Thank you very much. I know why you're happy tonight because thank you. We'll be taking marriage offers after this show. Not here during the, but three Republicans found a little backbone this week and they're. We are going to have an investigation of Brad Kavanagh who's up this bream court as you know, and the investigation by the FBI is going to last one week. So put that on your fucking calendar. That you say you write the down on and you know, this is the two ladies in the Senate, the Republicans and Jeff flake of Arizona. I can't believe Jeff flake part. They said, maybe this this, maybe he was turned around because he was confronted when he was getting on the elevator. Do what little bit of that video by somebody who had the guts telling me right now. Now, look at me when I'm talking to your telling you my doesn't matter. I've been feeling guy, take it in the elevator like that since. Beyond say, sister kick Jay z. Oh, and then they tried cornering Lindsey, Graham, but he but he got away because he's familiar with the back door. KOMO Rebublican double lot of trouble with web, and that's a sausage party. The Republican party. They so you know what they did. They hired a female prosecutor to ask the questions to professor Ford. It's like when a mobster thinks there's a bomb under his car, he makes his wife started. You go out there, do it. But you know her testimony when someone's being real, it shows it reads, even conservatives had to admit it was compelling and credible. It was so compelling and so credible during a red Cavanaugh tried to turn up the music that. Roese. But this was a very different Brad Kavanagh. He came out swinging like his penis at a college party. No, that's that's that's well, there's a sexy. This stuff happens vast. In this last week, we remembered the beginning. We had a second accuser of also rather credible who said this was at yell. He was at a party there and she was drunk and he dropped his pants in front of her and exposed himself. I mean, imagining open your eyes and seeing that dick. Many pulls out his penis. This was a totally different red cavern on than the one who we saw testifying like a week before totally different angry volatile, bitter belligerent because nothing says I'm not capable of violent assault like flying into an unhinged rate. That's always a good strategy. That's great. Will now be eight bookish law nerds, and the hulk. That's. But no, really? If that was a divorce hearing she would have gotten the kids. That's how I looked at it. And. Why did cabin suddenly act that way? Because Trump told him to because Trump did like that. He was being meek and you know, good bread. He likes bad bread. He wants some of his image. So he gave him whiny little bitch lessons. This business. You know what we have. The evidence is yearbook and never this choirboy at. I spent my high school years concentrating on my my friendships and church. Church, you know what defense doesn't work so great anymore. I can't be a sex criminal. I'm Catholic. Take Zing. I couldn't have met Russians. I was at Trump Tower. Yeah, he's going on about who he has many friendships with women's helped many women supported them and help them with their careers. You know any also says he's a big supporter of me too. In fact, when someone is ordering drinks says, give me too. Because. I don't know if we could say he's definitely a rapist. I think that's too far but is fucking liar in a drunk. Definitely a drunk. Maybe not now, but even in this decibel, he mentioned beer a lot. I mean a lot. I like beer. Do you like beer? I just finished beer. Do you have any. I thought he was going to write out on a Clydesdale. Of his yearbook entries for drinking getting shift. Facey is in keg club in rows clobbered gets on the court, skip the road, give them toga. This guy is. But he might not. He might not get on. That's at least a glimmer of hope. One. One week, you can look your kids in the eye and say, America is not a country that puts a predator on this court in the White House short, but not this the point. Got to kill. Are here in little later. He's licking good friend, Neil degrasse Tyson is. I look, I know you're not on this guy, but be nice. The is one of the most influential person around today. He is the former White House, chief strategist for President Trump. Steve Bannon is over here. Hi, I'm not so bad. Thank you. All right. Well, it took a lot of property to get the audience to be that nice. What I'm going to say to you what I always say to conservatives when they come here, first of all, thank you. I appreciate it. And it says, while you GMs, why the Republicans are in power and we have none. Hillary Clinton never came here. Maybe she'd be president if you're more confident victim. Yeah, so and. And I know that you know, you had a little event there at the New Yorker. They had a festival. In fact, I wanna read mountain. I'm glad blows quote because they were going to interview you and then you were disinvited. I've been disinvited many times by the way. It's a good club. And Malcolm glad Bill said, call me old fashioned, but I would have thought that the point festival of ideas was to expose the audience to ideas. If you only invite your friends over, it's called a dinner party. What are your thoughts on that? Well, they chased me for David remnant chasing me for a year to be on his podcast, and he came to me and said, hey, we'd be honored if you're in this festival ideas, I said, fine. I don't want compensation, but I like going into hostile audiences with tough interviewers. I mean, I do very little conservative media. Now do CNN b. c. you know, the economists. I'd go the toughest places toughest toughest interviewers and say, hey, no holds barred, rasta audiences. Let's get it on. And again, that's why the Republicans are in power. So let me ask you about, I think it does sharpen sharpens the blade. It does let me pick your brain about the Democrats because you're strategist and you got your boy elected, but no-one said that could happen. Donald Trump got himself elected. I would just I just showed up as being aligned. I wanna get on this, but I, you were crazy about Sarah Palin, and then you crazy about Donald Trump. I think you look for morons who are empty vessels that you. Could. Every single person administration has called him an idiot. That's what you look for. I get it by by the way we'll get into as you get into his economic worth. China is you see what he's doing to realize the world's economy. Did he go to Harvard Kennedy School? Does he speak in the vernacular of the alita this world? No speaks very plain spoken vernacular, but he's incredibly smart. Yes, I'm not. It's not as syntax that I'm worried about this. Did you see his press conference this week? He says crazy shit, but no one thinks is drew you don't think it's here? No, but here's the power of the press conference. No. Other gutless Republican would go into that lion's, Dan for an hour and twenty minutes and take all the income. He stood up for Calvin. I'm more than any of these guys did. And I think it's one of the things that empowered Cava to go into on Thursday and to take on the Democrats Trump had not done that. You know, by the way he did have some did have some answers that were not the standard answer, but look, he's got, he's got his standard. It's about reality, has his own house from reality. Oh, they must have good. Good remastered done. Got Neil degrasse station. What can we do to fight against the anti intellectual movement in America? I blamed some of that on the the attitude that so many intellectuals had towards those who are not as smart as they were. We have a long history of just smart people discounting the views and opinions and feelings of those who are not as well educated. And that could really piss off that entire demographic. So at least is an educator, I try to not distinguish one, just bring everybody with you together to empower their critical thinking. People don't wanna learn. No, you have to admit you sound like the teacher who say these students don't wanna want learn rather than indict your teaching habits as failing. Okay. Well, there's some about. There's some about some about. I mean, you can't let everybody off the hook. It's like everybody's a good person. You try harder with them. I mean, I I don't. I can't. As educator, I can't accept that. So you think you could stunned Trump something? No, I can. I mean, that's. Guys and dolls Tabet pick anybody? I could. All right, Donald Trump, I will bet you dollars. You cannot teach Donald Trump that this Dell's bomber is not literally invisible. Thousand dollars. So we'll be live. These Tamar people thinking that they're teaching is handing someone information to replace information that they had that false corruption aspect of teaching, but it's not the fundamental dimension of it. It's getting a person to understand why their thoughts are wrong to begin with and then they, it's their own piffle. Good luck. Yeah, I don't think he's not gonna have an pithy because anyway. I would say, look, don't innovations in science and technology or the engines of tomorrow's economy, and they will drive out health, our wealth and our security. If you invest in science, well, that will be the country that you always wanted it to be. And he'll say, that's what I'm abolishing about Macaire. That's the first thing to the part about me. Yeah, it's it's not anti intellectualism I think is anti science anti imperial truth. That's the bigger danger because because. You're not taught in school, what's lanes is and how white works. What we're taught, a sexual affects spit it back in the test and you move on to your next class. Science is a way of querying the world. It's a way of knowing what is true and what is not and establishing the objective reality in which we all must function. If you don't have those capabilities and you but gain power. Oh my gosh, it's the beginning of the end of it informed democracy. There is large says out of this country that is not scares me interested in objective reality of you get them and they're not critical thinkers, and you have to reach them where they are, and it's sometimes and you're. Oh boy. I didn't go. Let me just says Billy's. Okay. One of my two books that are on the best seller list right now has been on the bestsellers for seventy one weeks off. Bobbing in tide waters of Trump books that have come and gone. How. Wrote that book science book on the best seller gives me hope. Okay. Somebody out there. Okay. Cares about an hour. How many copies does a bestseller sell these? It's highly variable. So just about how many copies. Science. The total number is not what the baddest call me. How many copies the book is. So total million change a million country of three hundred and twenty million. Yeah. Okay. So it's still not a lot of people less. What other people in other countries read English, but we're talking about America. Oh, okay. I want to say this country sixty translations also don't Bush. America. Here's the point. It is any sea of Trump books that come back and forth. So if you're going to talk about popular books, it sitting there in the middle of what words book on fear and and he had all of these. There's always a small percentage of people who will be bright million. Okay. I'm like in the number million. Yeah, I like it too, but it's one three hundred of the country, April Ryan. Was my, that was science. That was mad. Do you think we should bring back the time rule? Yes, yes. What is equal? Well, first of all, let me break it down in science. Hi, my brother. So I'll bring or you wasted that tenderloin on me. So. Okay, so so for for you for those of you who don't know remember when President Trump then candidate Trump was calling on morning, Joe, when he liked Joe Scott, I do. You're gonna every other networks. Well, you didn't hear the other candidates calling they could have because the equal time rule is gone. It's gone. They have not really. Yeah. If he they could have done it is what if there was a rule, if there was the rule still in effect road that President Trump would be on the air, they would have to give the eating time to other candidates that is no longer affect. And that's one of the reasons why Donald Trump won that free advocates. My question is Bill, why didn't the other candidates have the hooks book to go in and say that me it was like there was scared. Donald Trump played the street. Joel honor. He wanted to run. They went into this dust Dow there are where for this, this is not how sid he played the street game. Everybody. How should America deal with Russia post Trump? Oh my gosh. If there is opposed Trump. I think the way that his administration that is to say everyone about him in our government is. To deal with Russia, which is firmly is spelling out to Russia that if they continue with this really horrible behavior, you know, invading other countries occupying them messing with our elections, continuing to mess with our elections poisoning and killing people in other countries. I can go on and on. There's a list of twenty things if they keep doing all that stuff that we are electing them. Mostly our election Schwartz more American crater hope you're happy, but I don't care as much about Ukraine. It's do about fucking with our election. I'm with major with me that's like way up here and then the rest of the, sorry about the poison. A word pack on our country. Yes, but you create also an attack America and as much as it's an attack on the right of a country to say, I'm a sovereign country. We this sovereign Ukrainian people want to be associated with NATO and the European and the west, and we want to be democratic, and we don't want this guy in the Kremlin telling us how to live our lives. So the answer to your question troops for it, but we should be stronger and we didn't. I mean, we crews to train them, I think are what do we do. So we need to do more of the firm stuff because they won't cooperate with us until we are sufficiently across the board consistently firm all the way up to the president cooperating, Russian American astronauts myspace. Yes, of course there. What are they. Quieted got the. They've got the they, they don't see. Okay. Carla Cody. I know. Okay. Over there, the flow. I will tell you, I can't. I can't go too far on this and I'm gonna call. You kneel Dr taste. Dr needle. They are. They are. It is a troubled world up in space with Russia and China, all just leave it at that. So base station is one thing and commercial space is one thing lead morality into the future. Right? Based junk that, yeah. Max, what do you think people are fascinated? Why do you think people are fascinated with doomsday just don't be in futures. I mean, I think there there's always this fear, especially in America because I think there's something very deep about our isolation as them and we're always remember we most of us came from some place else, sir. And we state a lot of us escaped hardship. Our ancestors escaped hardship to come here, and there's always a sub-conscious fear that what we scape will one day find us. And I think that's why there's always this terror, particularly because when times are even good, you have an explosion of post apocalyptic movies, TV, video games. So many movies about after the bomb went off. Right? And it's horrible and scary because like I say, movies do come through. It's always there. And if I can go back to what you said about Russia. I think something happened recently that we need to be very aware of is that the Russians just rioted because. Because Putin raised the level of retirement when you can retire. I think it was sixty five average Russian man dies at sixty six. And with that did is it exploded the myth that Russians will be able to sacrifice for the motherland and pay any price. And that's been the idea that Ono we can take the pain. Russia will be invincible and that's bullshit. We can hurt them. We can make them bleed. And the Russians have been fighting in the grey zone. They've used economic warfare, mation warfare, cyber warfare. We don't do any of that. We used to do air, right? And it's time to get back in the game and it's time to make. I've in bleed clear. Thank you panel. Let's end on that one. Thank you. 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