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"bill nye" Discussed on Life is Short with Justin Long
"I love that song the movie. She's like nineteen or some thing in this you know. I've I've never seen that movie. I have to be no I. I didn't want to be here. We are sunset in Camden Say if you had to live somewhere else where would it be somewhere from? Where somewhere for your life for your livelihood I'm not livelihood instead of New York Angeles instead of Seattle Yellow. This was we live in all those places. Yeah Okay what about have you been to the Galapagos Islands? No I've always wanted a failure. People say to me Bill Nye. You haven't been our is nice to go if you could have dinner with three people that are alive whom you've never met whom I've never met. Yeah Dad are alive. Michael Faraday Michael Faraday Barack Obama. I would like to sit with him for a while. I'm surprised you haven't met him. I met he's gotten to meet me a couple of times but we did not sit and have dinner you didn't give them your undivided attention. Will and by the way if you see that picture of meal stress Yes Neil Tyson bomb. An eye of of me On the electric Internet Neil takes out his phone. He makes a big Dongguan deal about getting the bad. The lighting right the art in the background right. And all. He's GONNA stand here. I am not going to ask the FREAKING president for self. Is that what he did? Because there's five hundred professional photographers with lenses. You see a big game like spies you. Yeah yeah yeah yeah well meal. There's a thing he asked him. President goes okay. Anyway Neal's memories for this phone tucked the freaking selfish. That's funny so just situational awareness as we say in the military Pentagon he must have really appreciate it. I'm sending some bad blood between you. Just some rivalry. Yeah scientific so then you had another question yes. Who's your favorite muppet? Well Bunsen honeydew. I'm guessing well I can but I also like I like carmont share cookie monster kermit energy. I Yeah Yeah Yeah. Besides Ernie is funny to me. Oh yeah specify sector. I have to pick a But you don't have to. You don't have to do any of this really being green because now I'm seeing you look like a different George Bush or Abe Lincoln Lincoln again. Its the cheekbones. That's that's the president you get the most not like Millard fillmore. There's another President Millard fillmore. Everybody gets Millard. If you have one superpower what would it be oh to fly Okay easy but there's the second that's pretty close. I'd like to have the spider sense. Oh wins there's dangerous spider senses tingling. Yes that would be a great thing. That would be nice. I feel like I have people taking photos of me do. Do you find people. Take a lot of photos of you. How Man Yeah. I love you all right. Nice no maybe not. Just okay guys. It's hard in the memories fold. This isn't my phone. The batteries will not let that go. Neil I know people come up to people. Come up to you. Want A selfie batteries dead. This is the wrong way. Oh I set the countdown and I didn't mean to and it's out of focus. Can I take another one bill? This is why you shouldn't wear a bow tie all the time. We want to go undercover. People say fill you should wear a guy. Yeah what would that look like? I don't know what a regular size would recognize you guys. It's not it's all good. Yeah she loves it. Come up to them whenever just Just have your phone ready already. Yes if you could be reincarnated as a non human animal. I know you don't believe in that. It's very it'd be. I'd WanNa be a well-cared-for dog. Oh that's a good one right. Do you have a dog? No not right now but you know when I get a dog. Yeah I won't have time for this I'll just be home talking to the dog. Sounds Nice he and I are she and I will talk dog things and then I will stop working and the money will slowly run out. I'll burn the furniture to keep warm and at the end I'll just tie note My master is gone. Letting you take care of me and I'll have some cash you know on the collar. Oh you've planted way took a dark turn. Just be me talk well. No He's just be talking to the dog about stuff. What would the dog's name be impugned to pick out a name? Oh man it depends on the dog. Doesn't that's true. You gotta live with it for a little bit. Carl Karl after. Karl say Steve. Which golden girl do you most identify with? Dorothy Blanche rose or so. I'm not there's an example. Now Okay don't enough. Would you rather be called unattractive? Run Funny Oh attractive. Oh yeah easy. I get called both by the same person. I don't have to pick Beatles or the Rolling Stones Beatles alchemy because at my age as well they were similar time period. But yeah there was caroling stones to me are two years behind also the Beatles. When I'm so old Justin how old are you? I'm sold at the Beatles covered all these rock and roll songs that I really liked early on. Twist and shout twist and shout. Oh my goodness and then I want to hold your hand was their own co in the harmony between Paul and John Lennon always appealed to me. I thought those guys are really good together. Yeah God nobody better except for the two of US three short cast. And what would you want your epitaph to read? I did my best. Oh Neal had a very similar answer. He copies just Kim I I wish we could do another Israeli. Thank you but everybody. We can change the world optimistic. Let's cut out there and get her done so we vote vote vote. Vote vote vote. Thank you man. Thank you bill carry on. Oh that just happened happened. Yes scientifically speaking that happened. What is that impression by just assigned guy really some fags? A science guy. Yes Sky Impression? You're kind of an ultra guy. I thought you said it. I I miss you. I thought you alto guy and I got offended because I'm GONNA say based Gutter Christians wearing his bud. Lucky shirt and BUD LIGHT SELTZER. Sent us a bunch of stuff. But we're also helping if we mentioned them again they'll send some actual product be sweet love but lights up. This is not an ad and in Florida when we tried the product. We bought it like a civilian. Bud Light it was very against the influence. Our Code Yeah. We bought our own product so bill table Bill Nye the science guy. You may think I 'cause I didn't really listen to the interview. Just did I just did. I just listened for the first time because I wasn't there all right I thought he had a very youthful energy and ended. And he's an older man. Now he's in his sixties. Yeah but he's still has lucky. This very plucky young energy and I think that's why he's so effective is so effective. That's why he's been so effective for so many years at connecting with young people. Yeah 'cause he he sounds like he can get on their level yes he sounds very youthful. Yeah he is. I think some of that is part and he admitted this part of his persona. I don't think he has childlike enthusiasm as part of his persona. I think I think that might be. He might just dial it out. So you think that's part of his podcasts persona he's not assigned he's assigned sky. I know but so you're saying when he's home with his friends would say poker. Yeah When he's just like a socializing guy yeah when he's chewing just like a gambling guy at a casino. Yes when he's just socializing you think he has a different personality you think he has a a more mature personality. Yeah I think he's not quite as maybe SCAMPI YOU SCAMPI. How do you know he's like a shrimp Scampi? I might always be you know why because when he first came in and it was a little bit like down to business not not in a Shitty Way. Just like okay. Let's do really. Yeah Yeah it can really nice about it but just not as Scampi and then he kinda he really wanted. Some guests are don't really care when we're rolling like what I try to do with these interviews is like He's into them and not make a big distinction between okay. We're rolling now and when we're just chatting right trick them well no. I just like when he realized that we were in fact rolling. There was just a little bit of a again. Not In a bad way. He's an entertainer. He's well he's been a performing guy for decades. Yeah exactly so speaking of that. I got the impression that he valued the performance element of what he does at least as much as the scientific informational side of what he does. Did you get that impression? Yes he's very committed to the The entertaining aspect of his yet will area. Well that's kind of how that's how he started really as you heard And that surprised me that his a guy like that. That is focused more on the science guy. But he's more of I think he wanted to be a COMMU wanted. I it entertaining guy. Yeah it's so crazy that he's built entire career and he's famous for this thing And the way it happened was kind of like lax dumb lot. Yeah just this weird thing. That happened that so much of life in successes lock. It reminds me of that movie match point Woody Allen Movie. It's just like which way the right now. The ball goes over the net. Yeah a lot of people accused him of not being a real signed on twitter when I asked people for questions and I got some great ones. how great was the guy who asked about the chem trails and then was I never device actual sexual those real question. I know He I don't know if he got a little uncomfortable understandable. Yeah that really came out of left field. Sure did bill is from very smart stock. No surprise his parents Very impressive intelligent is mother's code breaker during the wars father was POW. And Yeah he's genetically impressive guy. He is his impressive guy whose parents had limerick contests with each other. Yeah I thought to be flying off that he when he said he got into cornell she said it was a clerical error and I thought that was a really good humble brag he yes because yes thirty. Did very well in school time. Yeah plus his I mean he's also Hubble bread guy. He kept saying guy like that. You're like well because Bill Nye Nye the Science Guy Guy you have to say guide differently to MATT TO REALLY RHYME WITH BILL. Nye Or maybe I'm thinking Ni- you are those GonNa say. Oh Bill Nye the actor. Now it's pronounced heat said is pronounced the same but our joke for awhile has been. We've called Bill Nye the actor guy. Yes that's a lie. It's a lie. It should be bill. Nye The actor guy or Bill Nye the science I feel like I'm hi it's one syllable. I. Yeah but you kept saying the interview you give referring to him as a something guy you putting an extra syllable. You're you're you're a compliment guy. You said a few of your life. Why would I do Yeah 'cause I just that for years. That's how we pronounce both of their names. The actor guy in the sky it is weird how blase he was about the corona virus new products. It's strange things happen and and I'm telling you we you know I'm telling the audience. We did this like a week ago. We did this when it was it was. The news was everywhere of what was going on and he didn't. He didn't seem to care I will say he is. He seems very incredulous about people who deny climate change and other aspects of scientists. Yes yes no but I think an and the whole thing with Neil degrasse Tyson. I think it was weird that he tried e he claimed that there was some few or some. Will you try to gin up the rivalries? I did yeah you asked basically who is smarter. And but then he kind of went went along. You just can't Ribblesdale as pets tap water. I'm more into a seltzer contain. Still I like how angry he gets when people assume he knows everything you ask. You feel like you're talking about the conjoint Wins News. Like what makes me? That's on conjoined twins. But but here's what I'll say. He kind of asked for exact by name himself Bill Nye. The science guys -actly you know it's not very specific. He didn't say you didn't come so bill. Nye The mechanical engineer guy or even Bill Nye the organic chemistry guy. I know science guy. He should know about science if I called myself. Justin long the sports guy and you asked me who won the Masters Golf last year. I'd be like well and if I said how would I know that I? I know it'd be like that's a really good analysis. Thanks who did win the masters it was a guy. It was the golf guy. Patrick Reed I don't know who gives a shit now. The master's castle I know this year. Also it's so good that they can't like that's what we have to do. We should INC really encourage people to distance. I in the sad thing is. I'm really good at it. I'm finding that I'm bits comes pretty easily to me. I know But some people can't and it's really unfortunate so I just hope everyone is taking the measures to do the simple things wash. Your hands chided keep a safe distance from people while you're justin long the pandemic vice guy. Yeah I'm also the pivoting guy from a trivial laughing about something to being serious you had a few Very funny.
"bill nye" Discussed on Life is Short with Justin Long
"When the rest of you out there for some reason or still wearing straight ties which is just weird but that people were striking because you WANNA just put on. A BIB was okay. If that's what you want your tied to do well I wear bibs occasionally what when you but isn't a bow tie difficult not for you. It's the same not as on your shoe. Hey Bill okay. My Life's been a waste just so I was in highschool hunts point in our story and by laundry addition. The boys are the waiters at the girls athletic banquet. To be honest for a change. There was a girl I really hoped. Here we go would talk to me here. We go and I figured if I brought her at least if I brought her dessert she would say thank. You would say something to me. Yes it would open up a can of yes of potential. Yes isn't that what drives all of us. Pretty much much whole evolutionary biology. Yeah so so does this. Does this girl have a name? No no so. I said we're going to be waiters. We should dress like waiters. My father who is very good with knots showed me out of time bow tie. I tied everybody's tie in the boys room and we did our businesses. We washed our hands and then we did our best as waiters and she did say. Thank you bill or something. Hey Nice but after that I realized that when you have a bow tie on and you lean over it doesn't flop into your guests and slip into the soup ever since then. You kept wearing the boats then. Doing stand up comedy. I tried to set myself apart. Uh-huh she started with a propeller beanie right then when we chanced upon the science guy then I just started wearing bow ties in just became a thing Okay so it wasn't something that you did throughout high school and it was convergence your luke virgins. Now well how did you chance upon that That creating that character after so I would talk about science all day. I'd read science news magazines. While you were at Boeing working at Boeing yes And then I had an interest in all that And all things science and then after I won Steve Martin lookalike contest in Seattle. I did not advance beyond Seattle. Is that is? That true was absolutely true. Story not a false fact. A true fact So Warner Brothers. Records had this national international competition because candidate was involved for Steve Martin. Look like which meant act like Steve. Learn so you can back the story up to when I was in college guy who had been my freshman roommate is that Cornell at Cornell yeah and I went to Cornell because I got in Oh i the reason I got in with some clerical error in admissions department. Or whatever you think that's true. I think that I had a very good physics teacher. And so I took the physics. Ap Exam had bins placement. Was this new thing. We're not everybody had even heard of it let alone take it So I I think I did well in that test and that probably had something to do with my getting into Cornell joke glasses I went to school with so many brilliant guy I wanted to go to clubs waitlisted Cornell. Wow what am I doing here? But all that aside the guy who had been my freshman roommate He mechanical engineering and material. Science met Cy Matt Side. We were still friends but he lived behind me now in a different. You know the move around campus. You change rooms isn't that he lived behind me and he said you gotta come see this. His House household had cable television. Which was this extraordinary new thing? This is in the seventies nineteen seventy seven seventy seven. And so it was Steve Martin at the boarding house in San Francisco crazy so it is my opinion just which is correct. Yeah AFTER THOSE FIRST TWO ALBUMS STEVE. Martin's album gets more Every major city had a comedy club or two in others before that it would be a variety club. there'd be singers aband- There'd be an accordion player. Jugglers and comedian where he talks about that in his book. Yeah but after the success of those two Albatros Everybody wanted to do stand. And so one of brothers in one thousand nine hundred seventy eight sponsored this contest. Oh my God and I won in Seattle. I did not go past the out. Prematurely grey hair. No none of that. I believe and I told this to Steve Martin to his face. Oh boy I believe that. I understood what he was driving that in a way that the other contestants SORTA didn't get how did he take that he was very gracious. Yeah okay whatever. Your name is very nice the Compliment Guy Anyway so matt. Cy had cable so I saw the video. Yeah dimly lit black and white at the boarding which is still. It's a nightclub. Incredible San Francisco so cool. Wow so after that I tried to do. Stand up comedy. I would wear a bow tie. I also wore a shirt to be clear. Did you emulate Steve Martin as a performer? As Verse Wanted Me To do Steve Martin. Bits they wanted to hire me as a lookalike. Learnt wild or crazy enough Guy You're assigned guy he's a wild and crazy guy he's good and I'm not at that. You can't really believe that you're you're one. The thing wasn't going to make a living being Steve Martin. And how long did it take for you to figure that out? Thirty three or four minutes. Oh No but you start doing trying to do your own material. Yeah right so I spent a lot of time I would work on. The drawing board at Boeing and then another company called Sundstrand data control which is the same. They must have loved that that you were working out. Bits while you were well. Mechanical Engineer for the You know. We have the word compartmentalize. Most people I worked with had no interest in comedy clubs no interest in my sidelight career. Most really mechanical engineers. I find that hard to believe. Well older ones now. I know you're able to moonlight as so I would go home and take a nap. And then go to open MIC nights. You've probably been to countlessly many open not too many. But I've been to enough to know what they entail very stressful. Were you nervous getting station? Stop being nervous. Quit doing it. Just you audition aren't you? Yes I still hope so but the ones that there are certain ones that I that were successful where I for. Whatever reason didn't care whether it's I had another job or I did in there wasn't quite as much pressure or what I didn't didn't perceive it. Yeah so The saying in the theater is if you stop being nervous. Quit doing it Interesting I did a couple of shows About the Science of sports and I interviewed Maurice Greene who was for a while. The world's fastest human hundred meter data allows the fastest for a while and then hope solo really early in her career. Soccer Goalie and Edgar MARTINEZ WE'RE IN SEATTLE EDGAR MARTINEZ. Who hit the record? Number of doubles in the Mariners and sailors. What do you guys think about before the gun goes off when the ball's coming at your face when the when the baseball was coming strike three? What do you think about? And they all universally said nothing Try to think about nothing. Isn't that amazing? When you were in those auditions yeah that you did. Well you were in the zone right yes you know I. I was just talking about this with Morocco because one of his episodes obituaries was bad. I don't know why I'm plugging another podcast colleague. He is and I love his podcast. But there's one about Chang the Siamese the original quote unquote Siamese twins. The recall conjoined lecturing. You know that what do you mean? What makes me an expert on joint? Just assume you know everything will started in conjoined twins. Love this episode and they talked about how they were both married. Two sisters Championing and when one was with their partner Intimately the other twin would go into what they described as like meditative state they just sort of almost like a now we would say our computers shutting. Now we call it porn hub. Yeah but no. But they wasn't part to in order to participate as little as possible obviously physically. They had to be there while obviously. Yeah while at the conjoined joined. Yeah so it depends which joined. It's con- right. That's true there. He had one Whether privates weren't conjoined. So they didn't share a private part. They had separate private party. In separate penises. Yeah wow penis. Each had their own penis while they each had one. I'm the same way a you only have one that this was my next question. But let me tell you you're holding up your hand. It's like this really. You put your hand for apart in guy thing to brag about their but it doesn't mean that it's not that usually means see certain types of cars. I think you really overcomes drive a two thousand and four Prius but you really 'cause I sold my two thousand four priests knelt on the road Oh Yeah Yeah. They're great cars. They don't agree car. Do you drive now a chevy volt. I'm surprised that you driving electric car with a big gas guzzler maybe shock. It was irony everybody. Yeah so what was it about this character. Bill Nye the science guy that you felt you could have success with what what was the first time you felt like. Oh this could work well. I didn't know if I was. I felt I could have success with so what happened was we had. Somebody can't so I worked on a comedy show in Seattle called almost live which still reruns in the middle of Saturday night Sunday morning. Still reruns and this is where. Joel McHale started out. Greg did you ever see Or hear of the movie Nebraska. Yes the guy who wrote center pain Bob Nelson wrote it. Came from the show called almost line so with the story is lost in antiquity. Even though it wasn't that long ago some people think it was Eddie. Vedder and other people think it was Geraldo Rivera very different people. Yes but somebody cancelled so we had to fill six minutes. Which in a long long time. If you're jumping out of an airplane along so Ross Shafer who is that? Have you ever met Ross? Shafer if he does now. He makes an extraordinary living doing these motivational speeches about marketing. He has studied marketing. He's he's very successful standup and he was the host of the show in Seattle. Here's bill why don't you maybe do something? You're always talking about science. Maybe you could do something. You could be like Bill Nye the science guy or something and then. He closed up his briefcase. He leaves because he was also the host of the most popular afternoon drive. Radio show. This is a small town and so Ross Shafer Russia for is a good guy. He's the one yes. Was it like a light light picture almost so then it was like. Wow so I did. Just what you'd expect. I did household uses of liquid nitrogen as we all have liquid nitrogen around. Of course nobody obviously young guy you know I was united. Way Big Brother and I was a volunteer at the Pacific Science Center. Which is Still Very successful science center in Seattle. And what did entail? That was just to pour liquid nitrogen around through demonstrations for mostly children's audiences so you always liked reaching kids. I mean that's all things that people I think as they say when you're in love you WanNa tell the world to give you more to the story. I came of age at the same time. The Ford Pinto was created in the Chevy Vega and these were embarrassing cars. They were terrible cars. In the United States rejected teaching. The metric system took the solar panels off the roof of the White House and I as A. US citizen Patriot. Guy was very concerned about the future. This is post Jimmy Carter. Yes yeah and the guys I worked for. They're almost all men. 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"bill nye" Discussed on Life is Short with Justin Long
"Associated with it is important when professional teams chief. True not only that but just for kids can bite. I mean for anybody but really thinking is bad but hopefully at this point adults would know that but kids don't necessarily they're not as formed and swell. I don't mean to be a little child audience as they say. The kids are watching. So yeah. That's true. You guys understand that at this high level every pitch matters. The statistics in baseball are meaningful. The statistics in basketball are not irrelevant. The statistics in hockey are not irrelevant. But they don't have that the same just Christmas every pitch is fantastic every pitch is a datum that goes in the great database of baseball. That one of the reasons one of the reasons and it's so hard the game heart. It's so complicated. You know as we say. It's not just a sport. It's a game. You got to move your players around the chessboard. The Game Board. We were just down uneaten in Florida and we saw the blue. The Blue Jays play their spring training and it was so we watch the Yankees Blue Jays game and it was so fun to be there right up close and the speed and the ball goes so fast. Anyway I've been to fantasy camp of grown men pay money to get injured over baseball so it's like baseball in slow motion. The coaches are retired players. We asked about Pete rose if I know the story Pete Rose Team better on his own team but he then he would bet on them to lose will he? Will I guess so? Are you sure about that? No okay but I asked. The Guy knew something that Bill Nye the science. I should as Bill Nye the baseball so anyway all the players retired personally. No should he be allowed in the hall of fame? No nobody you teach should be allowed to Hartman universally sample size of what say two dozen men and so- cheating baseball by the Houston Astros. Just bad yes bad and yet they're not being eliminated from well and so on and so on so it's still being debated and you guys you know I'm a national spin the nationals one. Anyway Yeah but despite the cheating but I was GONNA say at this high level when they get to the playoffs and the world series every pitch matters. Yeah and any Major League batter will tell you. They're so little time between when the pitcher releases the ball and when you've got to start swinging that knowing she's going to be major advantage that's GonNa go is just that highly not for you and me would offer baseball but at this high level. It's just this huge thing. So you play in those fantasy so you actually play games in injure might hamstrings and all that stuff bill. Let me ask you this my brother and I who I do this with whom I do the show We've had this debate for a while. He claims that he can with his dominant hand. He can hit better than the worst hitter in. Professional baseball can with their Lesser Hand. Do you think at at your best playing baseball. Do you think that would be true? Absolutely not yeah. I know these guys so rather than you heard it another thing that fascinated me. They're four of us. Old men standing in the outfield. Maybe not even a little farther apart than you and I are right now. Thirty feet apart. Yeah Okay so you know. We're about four feet. Apart ten yards apart rudy law. Who was a major league player? Set a record for stolen bases would hit a fungus. You throw the ball up to himself and hit it with a baseball bat to us. You call that a fungus hitting a fungal practice. Shaggy fungus is funding. Go Fund Go Anyway. He could hit it right to you. Want me to him to the other guy. I mean within. I came not exaggerating certainly within a foot but within six inches so you you grew up loving baseball. Yeah when the didn't have a team did. My heart was broken. I'm still a little shaking and we're kind of kid. We were you athletic kid when you wanted to be. I mean you know. I'm just mediocre athlete. I wanted to be a good athlete. But you had. You had an aptitude for early on. Yes I guess or I liked it so what happened there. My mother I will say objectively. My mother was very good at puzzles. I badge codebreakers. Whether I mean that's I think part of why she was recruited crosswords. She and my father would sit around right limericks and could do it fastest. That's really cool. Well look cool but it was endearing so charming charming. I love the word charm. Yeah and she ended up having how how many siblings did you have to okay? Then you know I know. There's several on wake island have well. So where was I going to? Your mom loves puzzles. And you grew up and she may be but her father was an organic chemist so we taught chemistry at Duke and then Hopkins and then he got a good job back. When Baltimore was a different kind of city. He got the job. In a manufacturing company called Crown Cork and seal they made glue and he will formulate glues adhesives and he had a couple of patents. But my mom gave me his glassware to play with when. I was a little kid like they the beakers right so I tell. This story is not very long. My niece and nephew are both my nephew and the woman he married are both PhD organic chemists Organic chemists chemical engineers and he formulates drugs and she puts metal on hard drives but they can both use the software called Kendra and they can tell me if you're in and they can design molecules. They can see the bond angles. They know their electra negatively their frontier electrons. All these words that. I don't really know what it's really. I would assume that you'd know sure but my grandfather never heard of Kemp draw but he could blow glass whereas these kids today these kids. They don't ever need to blow. Glass got a skill they ever learn. Let's so my mom gave me this cigar box with these weird glass things that he had blown for some reason to do something she just had a box. That must have been quite a job. Could you blow glass? I mean would you know how to do that now but I I've watched it? Yeah I've tried it. When she gave me the box of glassware I just thought it was cool share. Yeah thought.
"bill nye" Discussed on Life is Short with Justin Long
"Twitter. I asked him people. I put out a tweet on twitter twitter twitter. Tell us about yeah. I guess that's the only place you can put out a tweet. Thank so let's your bird but They asked they got some great responses. I said what would you like to ask Bill Nye? The science guy made a distinction between the science guy. Not The actor Guy Which. I'm sure a lot the guy's name is pronounced Ni- wait. I gotTA know about this. You you met Bill Nye. The meat me all right both met one another. You elbowed each other recording i. Yeah Sure Bill. Nye and I was in a play called skylight. Yes and I sent a note backstage. Bill I hear this and that and it his sister was there. I don't I yeah right and they tell the story that they pronounce it the same way. I was brought up pronouncing my name nine. Just once people say Bill Nighy and no no currently they his family just says Ni- and and he was very excited about his niece. His niece's friend was you was GONNA meet Bill Nye but it turned out to be him not me and he was. You know being charming. It was very very charming. Yeah yeah he was a good guy and Gosh I mean I know you're used to it but a guy like that can really act on kidding yet. Caught up in your skylight so moving a little moment for me. I bet and it must for both of you. Probably you get You you each have. The same name almost Now but you so you must appreciate acting you wanted. You were an actor for awhile. I'm an actor. Yeah I mean what what differentiates one acting versus the other? This is this is a persona that you play. So this is the thing Justin when it comes to Bill Nye the Science Guy Pretty much. What you see is what you get. I mean I'm I love science. I became a chemical engineer. Because I like science. Yeah Like air points bicycles and That's one thing but is also claim that comedy or being funny was valued in my family and to expand it and make it all heavy and big deal. My father was a prisoner of war world. War Two yes. We'RE YEARS YEAH. I tell everybody if you WanNa if you WANNA be a prisoner of war don't do it. It's no get into kind of a drag. Yeah I think the reason he got through it. I say this all the time is because he was funny or it's amazing. It's amazing what happened to you. Bill well I am funny looking world sides gifted you are communicating. Let's go gifted. It's it's amazing bill that he was able to maintain his sense of humor for four years. And where where was he so they were on wake island which you have ever heard of Pacific Ocean nowhere. Yeah so they were bombed on the same morning as Pearl Harbor and all that stuff and then they were captured on Christmas Eve. Nineteen forty one. Oh my God it's like according to my mom like these guys just disappeared. There was the radio had been destroyed and they were married at the time. No no my mother waited for him so another thing we just had women's Day My mother was very feminist in the early days so her father wouldn't let them get married until she graduated from college. Choose a couple of years younger than my dad so my dad was disappeared. Prisoner-of-war my mother off you heard stories just graduated from college in Nineteen Forty two from a small school in Baltimore called Gouge Your College. So men went to Johns Hopkins. Women went to couch. Was the sister school now. It's coed gouge your and you know as my mother. It's going to hack say Hell I was trying to L. Your softening up. Thanks bill sure no feel free to just let loose. Sure I do the expletives. That may come to mind and Kosh utilised even have any fucking idea. Well not any of the dog on ideas that come to mind. That's better yeah. So anyway she was graduated out your yeah and The army and the navy figured out that all the men were off fighting the war or involved in whatever war chain supply chain that would be that'd be required so they recruited women who were good at a perceived to be good at math and science to work on these code on codebreakers as a cold. Break my mom was one of the code girls as they're called. Oh as they call themselves and that was wall her she already knew her fiance or the guy. Her boyfriend boyfriend her lover's purported to be a good dancer. Which I think is all it took A. Yeah you means the same thing you know there's a very primal understanding sure to. These are stories that I had nothing to do with meaningful to me so during this for years. What was that legit today because oftentimes you hear this I. I was just talking to a friend whose father was in the war and the thing I hear more often than not is that they don't like to talk about it. Yeah he hardly ever talked about very seldom really once in a while I mean four years and formative years probably. He must be lost his youth. That's always reflect on so the story goes that the Japanese military confiscated all their jewelry including all their watches. So my father would as Ned. Ni- boy scientist as he referred to himself would reckon time by looking at the shadows of sticks normally according to him a shovel handle and they spent you know. This was The Geneva Convention was not honored by the Japanese Navy. And so they were they worked. They were slaves or construction workers for four years now. I'm sorry to interrupt bill. Did they send them back? The island of Japan are they kept them in Waco. So no I know no I the infamous thing is. They kept ninety-six guys there and they eventually murdered them all because they were afraid that they'd seen US naval ships approaching on Mike. And so there is a memorial to them on the way. I've never visited. I've seen a Lotta pictures of it and your father was never tempted to go back as funny. No whereas now I've met several people who've been wake island. They're almost all air force or navy guys who land there because there's nothing there really there's an airstrip which is what the guys were building. I wow man what do you do? And so so they were. I mean almost all of them. Twelve hundred guys were taken to China Northern China because Japan controlled quite a bit of at the start that we consider of that one and then as Japanese influence and power shrank. They got moved to the South Island of Japan for a year. The whole thing is crazy and on what occasions would he opened up about it So they had reunions. I went to a couple of them went to three and they were called the defenders of wake that was the sober que. They the name of their organization. How many made it out bill from you know thousand? Several dozen guys died. I just shocked that he was able to maintain a sense of humor. As I said I was the key you know does he have an aversion to any sort of. I mean he's not so I talked to him but he doesn't answer. How do you feel about the afterlife? And do you think there is now and if there is a okay what am I gonNA do differently? It'll be exactly as I'd like. Pascal wager wage. Yeah Yeah so Pascal. Wager for those use. Some reason or not familiar. Justin will now describe to you. Yeah it was Blaise. Pascal was philosopher and he said basically that one should live one's life as though there were something else some higher power and just in case just in case. Yeah just in case there. See I love pundits much as the next Science Guy So and so you. You're you're you're raised in DC city people. There's a few of us. Yeah that's the city limits you your product to the public school system at first and then a guy got shot. Oh So do you remember? There's an infamous Guinan Marion Berry. Of course the mayor of Washington. Unlike many mayors he's engaged In taking drugs and yeah hiring prostitutes my second favorite mayor after Rob Four Rob. Ford is an impressive guy in that regard Samarra Toronto who's equally out of his mind but But Marion Barry was beloved right well sort of. But he just gave teaching jobs to his friends and this was in busing was in effect. So that's right People from east side of the city were bussed to the west side and There was all this racial tension and eventually a guy got shot. Not In my what. We used to call junior high school. Now we call middle school so my mother especially just wait just freaked out. I've had She had me apply to a private school and for I went to high school at Sidwell friends which Absorbs Hillary Chelsea Clinton everything the Clintons following the Obama. He's but their political guys went to school with a lot of politicians kids. In every four years of your friends would just sort of disappeared or staffers. People that work for Congressman Congress. Did he did inspire you to be a politically active. No inspired me to get a job as far from Washington as I could. And where was that? Regular company Boeing Boeing Seattle Tacoma. I lived in the city of Seattle but worked in Everett Washington. Which is where all your seven. Eighty seven seven seven seven forty seven zero built seven. Thirty sevens built down Renton. So you've seen the bowels of those those those you love. This is what I need to talk to you. 'cause I'm terrified of flying. Why well literally a Million Times? Safer than driving is not a million. It's half a million times safer. I'm really fired. By having credit's due this K- let's drive from Connecticut to Washington. Okay and back a hundred times. I don't fly rather from Laguardia to national and back one hundred times. Who's going to get an accident? I know what you're GONNA say car guy is going to get the Mr. The airplane got the airplane Guy. But what about the Corona Virus Guy? Who was on the airplane as that? Okay everybody offer being afraid of everything. I'm crazy as I say all the time. If you like to worry. This is a great time to be alive and TESTA. But what is it about an airplane? That seems more dangerous than a grocery store or walking down the Lotto get angry. With the audience of your. That's your answer. I want you to ask yourself and I'm asking myself what is it. Is it the middle seat? It's Gloucester phobia. Can I answer please? The only one here who can I I would say it's the it's the fact that you're surrounded this enclosed space by so many people use breathing the same cycle. There was that true I guess so. Oh well you're the science but I'm not an expert on pandemics except to say it's probably a very serious thing so you know about the rice and the chessboard. No I'm on the spot of justice but touch your face this man. I'm worried that you're touching God. So the Kings GonNa pay the wise man and the how do you want to be paid? The wiseman says I want to be paid in the following. Fashion put a grain of rice on the First Square of the chessboard to grains on the Second Square four grains on the third quarter and so on so the sixty four squares you end up with two to the sixty fourth Which is an enormous number so like ten one with nineteen zeroes in based in in other words. There be more rice on this chessboard than there is on Earth or then you could grow in a single year winner when one person meet somebody and transmits the corona virus but say and then that person meets somebody that what I mean is it grows exponentially exponentially. I thought this is GONNA be comforting. Now no no. It's potentially quite serious but at this point in our story. Everybody it's the first week or the first and a half the week of March twenty twenty and everybody's very concerned about corona virus but is it more transmissible than the flu but not as serious as the flu. Once you get sick if that turns out to be true it's GonNa be a rough patch but we'll all get through it. Oh is that what they're saying that it's now? Is this bill speculate based on news news reports? Yeah Oh however. The hypothesizing guy hypothesizing however it is important to bear in. Mind that the reason we are all here. Everybody listening to this podcast is our ancestors survived the Spanish flu of Nineteen Eighteen. Nineteen nineteen my grandmother. Who's still alive survived and talked about it on this show or she did. Yeah hundred and three. Everybody died all these little kids. Especially die you go to old cemetery and see this. All these tombstones have seven eight nine year olds in one thousand nine hundred nine now and so. Somebody's got a resistance to it. Somebody out there has had it and recovers from it and has antibodies for it. And that makes me very hopeful that there'll be a vaccine if humankind develop an antibody then they can harvest it from. We can figure it out while they do it. Now by some crazy gene sequencing you know and then they. They create a protein to fight to carry it without her injuring. You it's amazing. A version of this just happened before you got on this. Very interesting corona run. Do People do people just assume you know about everything. Yeah especially not everything but medical issue not sports related. Maybe well I have strong opinions about baseball. Her it's funny. I was GONNA ask you. I was going to come in here. Idle bit planning and I was GonNA say well. I'm sure you know what I'm going to ask you about. It's on everyone's mind and I'm going to bring up the Houston Astros and Astros. You're cheating. Yeah and here's why it's important. It's just a sports team. Does matter doesn't affect me. It's just sports. Sports are stupid. I hate sports number. Watch sports shorts everything sucked. That's a good impression of people who feel that way. Yes thank you enter. But the reason it's important is the world series at least a billion dollars sloshes around when the players salaries ticket sales and all the bedding yeah.
Is Astrology a Science? An Art? A Form of Therapy? A Scam?
"Our story today starts with a debate it. You might be familiar with Bill Nye the science guy yet show on TV on in the nineties yet PBS. Yes And this is his new show. Twenty seventeen on net flicks. It's called Bill. nye saves the world. Now Sam you're stronger. That's right so bill nye on on this episode episode single panel and here he speaking with astrologer Samuel Reynolds about the validity of astrology. I don't believe any of it. Yes I do know that and you know why Tommy enlightened me well it just never has anything to do with anything and you're telling me there's only twelve types of people and what about those penalties part of an episode of the show called Malarkey and throughout the episode The thing to know is that bill. nighy framed astrology repeatedly as a pseudoscience. Basically saying it's aw crap none of it's true what matters so. He has Samuel Reynolds. But what's your deal you you you don't believe it either. I use astrology. Yeah I think astrology is like a language when you say for instance a pseudoscience right I would have to. I believe it's a science. I don't believe astrology is a science what is it. It's an interpretive operative art. I think that Bill Nye kind of expected to mic. Drop this moment by being like it's not a science don't claim it's one. You're you're falsely claiming this and Sam Reynolds is just like well. I actually don't don't claim it's a science right so sure. Do you provide for people with your art. I use the cultural imagination that we know as astrology to talk to them about how their idea give themselves based on their chart birth chart syncs up with their life experience basically using biography. As little as you get them to tell you stuff about now the reinforce it with these asteroids things in the background no it's yeah he he's not doing a great job of listening. But can I ask you something. Think we're what's your sign. I'm an Aquarius which I knew at the drop ahead exactly easily. You know that off the top of your head and so do I.. Macabre corn But this is not surprising right like I think at least in our corner of the United States you would be pretty hard pressed to find a person who doesn't know their sign. Yeah I bet you my dad knows was his and does he believe in astrology. No and have you ever engaged in astrology too much beyond reading your horoscope in a magazine. So I'll just note really quick here that We just heard astrology frame. Doesn't art not a science but there are astrologers that the do think of astrology as a science and therefore it could be vulnerable to this criticism. Awesome that it is a pseudoscience but it was going to say I don't care I don't care I am not interested in proving or disproving astrology on on technical grounds if we can put on the science part for a second what else could it be possible to understand to me. The most interesting part of the Bill Nye show is this next exchange when bill nye turns to another person on this panel journalist and professional skeptic Jamila how do you feel about this point of view I I'm I feel touchy feely and Weird and I want it. Replicated in the lab. I can you make a prediction so I can make a prediction but I don't think everything every aspect of knowledge tests be replicable doesn't seen a lab is all knowledge sequestered to science. Oh that's a good question great. I
"bill nye" Discussed on Science Rules! with Bill Nye
"Welcome to science rules. I'm your host Bill Nye. This is the show. Oh where science rules. It's a call in show if you WANNA be on the show and I hope you do. The number to dial is four seven zero ask bill. That's four four seven zero two seven five two four five five keep up with me on the electric Internet to find out when to call and as always you can also send us is your questions and comments to ask Bill Nye DOT COM and once again today I am joined of course by science writer editor Dear Friend Korea's Powell Hello Corey. Hello Bill It's great to be here now bill. We've heard a lovemore listeners. They have questions about energy. So basic doc so universal I think today maybe we should deliver some some answers about energy. How do you feel about that I? I'm feeling very strongly. I'm feeling what am I feel energized. You look look energized. You're positively crackling so in the simplest form corey but everybody I think I feel the world should know and embrace in grasp and agree upon upon energy makes things go run or happen. Go runner happen so I always say when something happens. What does that mean? I mean something has changed. Something was one way and now that thing is another way and so that's only result of energy. Let's talk about energy in your life life. Let's do a bill. Energy Audit walked me through a day of some of the things the ways that you use energy and sort of the things that you do to be a good smart conservation. Asian minded person begins Corey under the covers I live in the developed world and I have blankets and the quilts or whatever the technology would be called. Keep me warm at night because I am burning chemical energy taking oxygen from the air combining with chemicals because my food that really chemical reactions that allow my muscles to contract pump my heart and have my lungs go in and out up and down breathing fabulous so so I appeal those covers off when the sun beams through the windows. Wow I say to myself and under certain conditions Corey I set at an alarm. I set an alarm on my phone. And my phone's Electric Electron Eq. And so then I sprang. I'm from bed away from the covers and now I'm radiating my heat energy into the room right. See we've got some chemical energy in your body we've got some electrical energy coursing racing through your phone. Their sound waves bouncing around. Now what's happening now. I commonly will turn on the coffee maker. I turn on the coffee maker. My coffeemaker Acre works so fast that by the time I do my initial ablutions their washroom yeah and get back. The coffee's ready to go and the coffee maker runs on electricity electricity. If I understand correctly is a bunch of electrons moving around. But we're UH. How does that electricity get into your sock it again? I think people know abstract the other power plants. But what's actually what's moving the energy from there to here so in general cory most of our electricity is generated by burning fossil fuels. Troubling is. That may sound here. In Twenty nineteen we burn something combined the the thing. Coal combines with oxygen in the air produces heat will use the heat to boil water turn it to steam. The steam team is expanding. You may have seen it coming out of the tea kettle and that expansion can be used as it goes from small too big to make a turban a fan running backwards spin which we connect to intellectual generator which consists of love. Some conductor wires spinning in a magnetic field and then we use some of the energy from the spinning wire to produce the magnetic field to produce the wire but the energy ultimately comes from the spinning of the turban and so not only does it boil water but the rate at.
Celebrity Birthdays: Nov. 27
"If the twenty seventh of November he is your birthday I hope it's epic here's some of the names entertaining you shared with two hard rock drummer celebrate their fifty seventh birthdays including Mike Bordin of Faith No More and Charlie Nancy of anthrax aligning kicking in the age of sixty terrace Charlie Burchill of Simple Minds celebrates today from the short circuit movies of the eighties to HBO's succession today Stevens is fifty six robin givens hits the double nickel Michel Martin from aliases fifty one members who've of deaths affect his forty nine twist is forty seven goal to a white from family matters he's forty three moderate people from Nashville's twenty six director Kathryn Bigelow the hurt locker sixty eight bill Nye the science guy is sixty four and traveller Randy Brecker is seventy four the Brecker brothers
"bill nye" Discussed on Experts on Expert with Dax Shepard
"On educating kids now as i understand it. I have two little kids. Things are evolving very quickly. Memorizing dates and stuff is need to to do that. Yeah you don't need to do that and it's just taking up area of your brain that can be dedicated to something creative now my question you is what what are you fearful. We'll get lost in this transfer. The big problem we have now is the phrase that thrown around science education was critical thinking it used to be called reasoning or logic or something critical things fine wind phrase. It means evaluating evidence so if somebody says to you the atomic number of strontium is forty three. That's good. That's thirty eight really close so eighty percent right well anyway. You can look it up and it's probably going to be a a trusted if you looked up the atomic number of technician. I think it's forty three. If it's wrong man no you said forty three thirty eight here all fucked strontium idioms thirty seven obviously different when when you said forty three he's i think it's technicians assumes forty but anyway <hes> we could look it up and it would be right but if somebody says <hes> a woman running for u._s. President it has a child trafficking ring in the basement of a pizza parlor a few blocks from the white house. I hope we can get a future to question that well. I think we need a bipartisan source for all. We have the congressional budget office which is supposed to evaluate things in a bipartisan partisan fashion yeah <hes> do they are so the tech the thing we want to teach young people now is how to evaluate evidence and it's hard right and these are the thing i love the one i love even now i love is the tree octopus so you can look up the tree octopus. It's layer layer after webpage layer about the lumberjacks who did not like the tree octopus because it interfered with their logging in the tree. Octopus lives was in the tree and jumps down on the fish eats them and climbs back up the tree. There's no such thing as a tree octopus but if you go to the internet it sure looks like it and so this is still an excellent exercise for people of all ages just when somebody when you find something on the internet at may not be true. Keep dead in mind so you gotta sorted out odds. Are it's not worth the volume of it. There's probably a higher percentage chance that it's is not well. It depends on what it is if you say who was the forty first prison united states. It's probably not wrong right. Who is the president of mexico of ten years ago. That's probably not wrong president fox yes that's right but if you ask me fox's first name really have to send. It sounds right yeah but we could look it up. He would probably be right but this other information and especially when you have people deliberately trying to mislead people the fossils agencies yeah with the fossil fuel is doing fossil fuel industries doing with climate change. That's hard man. You gotta be good at it. Okay so with our last two well. No i got to ask this. I read it and i just i've. I know you won't enjoy this. Put it has such a comedic angle. You got married in two thousand six not not quite well. You got it in all right. No it wasn't even a marriage because yeah 'cause they're certificate. The paperwork was not properly filled out this. I i won't call it a source for his never married and tell everybody there were six weeks. I was really happy okay. Monica monica needs to know this. I've ever seen the blue angels so what's everybody's favorite the knife edge pass where the two planes very close captain monica and captain jack. We're going to meet airshow centre at closing speed of eight hundred sixty eight miles an hour and they turn on their sides and just miss each other. My the marriage was now your sh. You have a show. <hes> bill nye saves the world. That's on netflix. S. turned up loud. Everyone yes bill nye saves the world on a netflix that came out in two thousand seventeen did twenty-five shows a ha and they're still on the service also have two books <hes> undeniable niable evolution and the science of creation which is <hes>. We just talked about <hes> a bit ago and i'm very proud of it good in this book i take the controversial step of asserting that viruses should be their own domain of life. Ah then unstoppable is how the next generation is going to use science to provide clean water renewable electricity access to the internet for everybody in the whole the world and don't forget the third book everything all at once which is how we have to solve these problems everything all at once okay put my objection to global warming tabet okay. I'm going to be a foil for you. Yes yes trays excite them. All here are a couple of issues with it. I do not on any leveled. Deny that global warming is happening good. Thank you okay. Thank goodness two things. I wrestle with our a as i learned it in my astronomy class. The earth is well known to be on an axis. It's spinning. It's also wobbling. It's wobbling. I believe every forty nine thousand years. Uh twenty twenty-five thousand is that all it is. That's all okay so every twenty five thousand years it completes a wobble and that is the explanation for our many ice ages and i say russian russian. It's part of it for sure. This is the cycle. How would it be part of it. <hes> it's a it's a very complex system <hes> but yes the milankovitch pitch cycles are the real deal great so knowing that the earth warms and cools and we have ice age regression and whatnot we are at the very napier of that wobble. Are we not where it would be getting warmest anyways. No no no the problem is not that the world wasn't once warmer not that it wasn't much colder at one time not that an ancient dinosaur times if they kept clock the way we do the day was only eighteen hours and there were over a thousand parts vermilion of carbon dioxide. That's not the issue. The issue is the rate at which things are changing because this is processed in. We can't shame a._m._c. ports. We can't move our agriculture north. We can't deal with populations being displaced by droughts and floods. That's the problem is the rate. The speed needed which it has to put it in rate terms. The earth used to have rates of point. Oh one degrees celsius as per millennium <hes> well now. We're at point one per decade. <hes> we are ten thousand times faster if i got my digits digits were ten thousand times faster than ever in history with the one exception perhaps of an asteroid impact that would make a very fast climate change. Yes you can get hooked in a hurry and and change things radically so it's the rate. It's the rate okay good so that that's heard accepted apted my next thing. Methane warms the atmosphere at twenty strong twenty three times the rate at carbon dioxide the main culprits. It's for methane production are the everglades swamp. Land trees are emitting methane tiny amounts the b but methods important port will just want to say though that we are hyper focused on carbon but my own issue is methane is far more the culprit. No oh no the reason everybody's focused on carbon. Dioxide dacca is because there's so much more of it methods a very serious problem grant you yes for sure but there's so much more carbon dioxide. It is after water vapor. It is the big driver for keeping the earth warm and making you get warmer but methane that concern turn no question and speaking of everything all at once. We don't want to do one or the other methane or carbon dioxide. We wanna do everything all at once <hes> mhm well. Here's my here's my i want to say and even a broader point that i like to make which is even if you don't believe in global warming. Let's say you don't oh okay. I can accept that you don't believe in it okay. You should still not wanna be relying on a source of fuel that is finite. Why on earth would we be on a finite source of fuel that we know we're going to be out of and we're going to war over and fight over and give money to people we don't want. Who are they that in of itself also we all breathe air. We acknowledge and we want to breed the clean air possible. Why would we not be striving for the technology that keeps our air is clean as possible in the waters cleanest possible these de-politicize de-politicize it just for one second just should we want the best system possible for creating energy and clean water renewable electricity access the internet. These are my rants so so you know we wouldn't have to have a standing army or military on the far side of the world defending oil. If we were producing our electricity electricity domestically for crying out loud who would not live that so what's happened is the fossil fuel industry has been very successful and introducing the the idea that scientific uncertainty plus or minus two percent. Whatever the heck is the same as plus or minus one hundred percent right and it's just it's absolutely wrong with that said all of us have benefited almost inestimably from fossil fuel and and in many parts of it will still well need our ads. We we're gonna want. Plastics finally come up with the corn base. Whatever is there are things. I i still don't know what is going to be the armchair mechanical engineer myself. I don't know how we're going to fly planes without fossil fuels for quite a while so the fuck and fuel will for the one thing. That's probably many decades out from solving so for you engineers out there for those young scientists. If you wanna do something cool address address air transportation so it may be possible to make fuels renewable from genetically modified algae or something like that. It's quite possible muscle. There's a claim that you can have jet flights only two hours long with battery powered aircraft. This is an extraordinary claim. Especially komo heavy batteries yeah right now yeah for example when i was in school. Aeronautics professor said winglets the things on the wingtips of modern airplanes. There are a waste of time because they're too heavy and the the the the you don't get enough benefit from those you don't want those but the materials of wings have changed changed so much that now they are benefit so this is an exciting opportunity for somebody air transportation but we're not gonna just stop. Fossil fuels is this weekend but the opportunities with wind and solar are huge. Yeah pun intended more power to you. Yeah electricity enables us to podcast fast and make toast. The same thing is amazingly versatile so let's go people renewable electricity for for everyone in the world. Let's go get it done..
"bill nye" Discussed on Experts on Expert with Dax Shepard
"Nose. You can't beat it. <hes> it it was did you run any risk of getting that that dry ice burn burn your tone. You did the same no comment. I can't imagine taste very well. At this point. Well uh-huh burns your tongue. Oh there's a lot of sales their office so you you get you get good at it if you're drinking if you're doing liquid nitrogen and show four times a morning where you don't burn your tongue i it's <hes> i really wish you had brought some frozen because i love to describe what i'm seeing so a frozen marceau in the freezer doesn't get no nearly cold enough now gonna do you gotta get way colder liquid nitrogen as we like to say cheaper than gasoline it's very common industrial <hes> solvent or liquid and so i just went to the science center and they let me borrow a doer you were as it's called which is the a thermos doers british guy who apparently was the first guy to propose a vacuum flask. Having a thermos bottle is where you have a layer of glass with the vac and another layer of glass with vacuum in between so that it stays cold long time <hes> and that led to bill l. knight assigns that's right although carl sagan makes a little appearance <hes> in between those two things where you actually sought his counsel about so show with the success of that bit it they started having me. Do a science guy bit every few weeks on the comedy show. Some of them were lame. Some of them are good. Many of them were funny because you make fun of the guy having trouble with the oil drummer whatever but <hes> i also was doing a show in the mornings on sunday. They called bills basement where i would have a kid like mister wizard. If those of you old enough to remember and i would do a demonstration with the kid i wrote to carl sagan and at my tenth college reunion and i wanted his counsel and he's he was very nice. He took five minutes with me. He was busy guy new york times bestseller producing the cosmos. Oh series follow on books and this and that so the claim is a footnote the claim is he never said billions and billions johnny. Any carson is supposed to have said that in parodying carl sagan so it is said. I can't get in the fistfight of this not. It's not a hell we should die on. Yes right bigger things so he said kids resonate to pure science. That was the verb because you're initially imagining teaching what your specialty was which is mechanical engineer off airplanes and so he kind of talked you out of that he just one sentence you know they're more interested in that than i realized he was absolutely completely totally right and so <hes> you know hearing him say that are reading that. He said that it made me wonder what your opinion is. Our kids interested in pure science because they're dying in to make sense of the world and by the time you're an adult you just kinda. Take it for granted. Is it that the place you've hit. The nail on the head is everybody starts works out of scientists like why the fuck is all this working. Why is how's that her work house. The lights were how do i think how do i know i'm thinking yeah wow what flowers blooming right right so the thing for me as a kid was b.'s okay. How the hell do these things fly. You look at bumblebee. Its body is enormous compared to its wings wings. It is how in the world does this pull. This off fascinated me still does all this said that one sentence gave me a nudge yes so you did bill nye the science guy from one thousand nine hundred three to nine hundred ninety eight which is why primarily i missed it because i was eighteen in one thousand nine hundred was i. I was not trying to watch t._v. <hes> and learn any plus. This was children's television. This remind everybody there's a lot on the internet nowadays today's there are excellent science videos ver- tasks him with derek more physics girl <hes> diana callahan. There's a lot of excellent science but that stuff's offs highschool and older like that. We still have a need everybody for elementary science. Everybody gets excited about science before their ten space and dinosaurs people space dinosaurs in that five years. You were nominated for twenty three emmys in you one nineteen or the show the show yeah oh yeah well. You're the fucking show. It's seven but i didn't do sound mixing. Okay the least he didn't feel like you whence you knew you were gonna do pure science degree like i guess i got a back and learns pure science not much which by the time you get out of engineering school. You've taken a lot of fundamental science. I hope the hell you can balance a chemical equation. I hope you can do simple simple machines. I hope you have some understanding of biology and plants hope you have some knowledge that chicken start out at eggs because the rooster mr interacted with the chicken. Can i say interacted on the show. We prefer fucking young okay. Yes yeah so during this period period. The show is syndicated across the country. It becomes wildly popular. I have a nosy question you own a piece of that. Show i would imagine right so so financially. It was well right. It was able to well for me to buy a car with cash. That's honda the court station wagon with cash. I loved that car. It was a it was a great car. Love wagons and stick shift. I grew up with the big front. What is it like to be up in seattle and doing local comedy clubs nina public access show and all this and becoming kind of a national. It's weird right. Is it cool 'cause 'cause by the way it's it's. It's <hes> it's unconventional in that you were supposed to move to hollywood or new york city to do that so the fact that you did that. In washington adds adds a layer i think to the bizarreness of it well but it also this was the blurs the blessing in the curse so because we were in a backwater of the seattle's battles the thirteenth market or so. Maybe it's twelve now but that enabled us. It just gave us freedom right. There's an ad going on right now with with dennis quaid where he's driving in a guy goes by and he's the other guys driving and it turns out there on trailers. Yes backwards at one on the science is guy show. We were not on trailers. It's me talking driving your car. On route. Ninety nine hollywood would never permit such a thing yes then they're me driving the grass car which is very popular sequence on the plant show we he's very creative guys stapled carpeting into a cadillac. They bought it a junk yard and one guy was this is a northwest thing was getting his lawn sprayed so crew shows up in these spray mixture mixture of seed and fertilizer onto the so they sprayed it onto this carpeting fluorescent lights in the guys nice garage for a week and grass grew like but it's me driving along talking about the grass car. I'm not on a trailer. That's me driving a car and there's other cars and you gotta deal and so i- mentioned as an example and the and the notorious example that i've mentioned several times abc's disney execs came to seattle to see what the problem was. What's the problem. Why was your last tape delivery. Three days late they send these executives and these they walk into the set and they see the problem immediately. Why did you guys run brick. Why'd you run brick up that high. I two stories and it took me a couple beats. What have you they didn't realize that the wall that looks like styrofoam brick was a brick wall. They thought we had glued artificial brick to the shore warehouse yeah but it just hadn't occurred and they were embarrassed. Harassed then went up and touched it as cold to the touch so in other words that it had limited oversight but then there's other things you were constrained. You know we we did it on a budget and i think you can see when you watch the show part of its charm. Was you have anything you just put yellow and black safety tape on on it and it becomes a thing of science like if you had an iphone and you put yellow and black tape on the back it'd be an iphone of science so there was just plywood and raw wood was of science because we didn't have you know big pro. We had a fantastic props. Department factor guy bill sleep went went on to be the head designer of starbucks when you go into a starbucks all those sharks arrangement yeah but <hes> there was a limited budget legit and so that's part of the charm of the show was just do this now. What is it doing to your love life. Oh well is improving it. Yeah <hes> okay. I broke up with one woman because i was just felt was so busy then i broke up with another woman because i felt i was so busy and the <hes> so i i never had kids. I never got married at that time the logical time to do that and i of course it could be because of everything else that happens to in your life before for that but part of the was. You really are working seven days a week. That's all you're doing and you think it's important and so and so on but i think it's really for you. Psychologists out out there. It was my parents stop getting along when i was whatever twelve thirteen <hes> and and that's probably what why never got married but you you had you hadn't had an example of relationship over successful thriving to replicate anyway <hes> but this i used as an excuse not to get married so the love life was just put on hold. I was on hold but clearly people you had fans now. There were people that were probably very interested in you. That in the past had not been interested in you well. That's an exciting. I guess payment to experience right. You pretty locked into whatever your your appeal is but it was at first. I was not comfortable being famous i now. I can't imagine not so. Here's what i found. <hes> speaking of starbucks see if you're not well. Known law is like four dollars and fifty cents kind but if you're famous is four dollars ars and fifty cents. It's fantastic now the words no it is a value. I was really only looking for riddle. Just doesn't help you.
"bill nye" Discussed on Experts on Expert with Dax Shepard
"Welcome welcome welcome to experts on expert. I am your fake expert. Dax shepard joined with a real life expert emmy nomination <music> monica padma n- that's right. Everyone's favourite resident mouse was honored with an emmy nomination last week. It's very exciting that i must be clear about it. Emmy nominated not underselling. I'm i'm i'm telling the specific okay daytime creative arts academy and we didn't win. Well listen. I will forever now refer to us. Emmy nominated monica patterson thank you i think age introduce you. Oh wow emmy nominated you until the day you die. You've a moniker now that will last until the day you're on your deathbed and four years from now when you kill me emmy nominee in fact. Have you thought about your headstone. Maybe sane emmy nominated monica pam cremated. Could you get like a headstone just dumped. It share ashes in the drawer if you'd like that. Do you have to have casket in front of that headstone. I don't know listen. I don't want to be buried either. Yeah burnt char broiled. Yes like burger king hamburger and dan but but i do want a big piece of marble that says something scratched into it. Oh okay but you could just get that. Someone can put in their backyard doesn't have to be at a cemetery or something. That's that's what i'm saying. I think anyone can probably get a big slab of marble. In heaven engraved might say here lies decked shepherd friend of emmy nominated monica pierre. Oh my god how are we dying in this scenario. You said four years from now. That's young like that's a little gone too soon for me. My my hunches. It'll be while exploring mars on a rover will want it like we'll. We'll convince ourselves that we wanted to be the first podcast broadcast from mars. It would be a regrettable decision all right okay now to the business at hand. Today's expert is a blast from the past the bill nye the science guy say that because in your childhood you consume bill nye. The science guy was a little old for it but i certainly know bill course i. I love what he did. You brought science into the classroom and into the living room. He got a whole generation of kids on fire for science so darn cool..
"bill nye" Discussed on Science Rules! with Bill Nye
"Finance rules is back so this is a fascinating field. You're in. I wanna know how you ended up here. Yes so i mean i really found my way into this field by accident being a kid from the south side in the south suburbs of chicago. I always had a fascination with science and just how the world worked <hes>. I watched bill nye on t._v. I love hill now. How it's none of my biz but how old are you. I'm forty. You're forty and you used to watch the show. Yes oh and you look amazing for forty limited. You look pretty good well. Hey thank you and you know what this is a podcast so users cannot verify this information but i wound up in the field by accident as much as i kind of had a fascination for how the world worked in that drew me to science and engineering i was also drawn to hip hop and in when and i looked at the two things i saw people that were like me in one and i saw a field with people that we're not like me in the document your skin color your ancestry accessory the young black head right so in some ways i kind of thought well maybe institutions are not the best way for me to pursue my goals right so so my interest in science and engineering carried me through a degree and i showed up at johns hopkins applied physics lab again. What do you mean to carried. You got you. Some reason you apply to college and you did well enough in science to get to go to applied physics lab. What the hell what do you mean yeah skipped over a few is there but yeah so both of my parents were teachers. My dad went to the university of illinois champaign. I i went there as well. Academics were emphasized. I was good at academics knicks. <hes> you know i it's a challenging engineering curriculum. There are made it through that branch <hes> electrical and computer engineering signal processing mechanical okay and if if i had to do again i think i would. Maybe get into antennas okay but i again. I never really knew what being a professional engineer really meant. When i considered the kinds of institutions that i would be at you know doing pursuing a career in engineering again just for somebody that's sort of from my background and kind of more on the creative side..
"bill nye" Discussed on Science Rules! with Bill Nye
"Hello we're all science people science exacly. We know it's a good idea because it's lasted. There's chemistry and biology and year gets in whiskey. It's an ice cream. It's in who you fall in love with rules and ethics everything we can make the world better for everybody starting welcome to science rules. I'm your host Bill Nye and this is the show where science rules aw that's a call in show everybody if you WANNA be on the show and I hope you do please go to ask Bill nye Dot Com and type on tell me what's on your mind. Tell us what's on your mind because you know I'm joined of course by science writer editor and friend Corey S Powell greetings corey a bill good to be podcasting with you here so corey. This episode is about what what evolution wants but you know. Evolution doesn't want anything I mean. Evolution doesn't have as we say agency. It doesn't make choices. Evolution is the fact of life. If you're good enough you pass on your genes. If you're not you're not it's not about being fit being able to lift more weights. It's about fitting into the environment. Now you know Corey Laurie. You may remember I did a debate in Kentucky with <hes> A guy who presumes claims pounds. This is fist upon the lectern insisting that the earth is somehow six thousand years old. Oh right yeah Ken Ham. He's got the museum with <hes> with dinosaurs in the garden of Eden Hidden. Yes from college debate coach point of view I did with respect. I did kind of kick his ass now along this line one of the guys who just helped me tremendously with getting ready for that debate and being accurate was <hes> Don pro throw who is now an adjunct professor at Pomona but he was Occidental for a long time so he's on the phone with us today all the way from California U._S._A.. Done welcome to science rules. Thank you bills. I appreciate you calling me sure dom we want to talk about evolution. WanNa I wanNA talk about creationism bigfoot but the big thing for me and I think you've given this a lot of thought is why why do the people not accept evolution not embrace it and then why along the same line do would they embrace things. That never happened like bigfoot. What are your thoughts on that yeah? Actually there's quite a bit of published research on that now and I can just summarize a bit of it here. It's certainly as far as creches and goes. It's not really about science at all and never really was even though they'll pretend they wanNA debate science. It's all about being a part of a religious community and believing like your peers believe and and <hes> not being rejected by them and especially in the case of religion believing that if you don't take the Bible literally you're going to go to hell and when you try to preach science or talk scientist someone who thinks thinks bleeding scientists may go to send the hell. You'RE NOT GONNA win that battle. It's very tough to try to do that. <hes> there's a stronger motivation to believe that you're saved rather than <hes> believe in science chance so that's a difficult battle to fight because you're not fighting just against irrationality you're fighting against deep cited religious beliefs but in general a lot of.
Clinton, Bruce Willis And Washington discussed on The WOR Sports Zone with Pete McCarthy
"So this is not one story Washington post right now it just snuck up on a site to stunned by city killer asteroid that just missed earth this thing came within and in terms when you when you think of astronomy yeah forty five thousand miles with an earth it's the closest an astronaut as come in a very very long time its only that's less than one fifth of the distance to the moon was Neil degrasse Tyson during all this yeah where is that guy bill Nye the science guy we were day ability grass Tyson is probably too worried about the frozen poster I didn't have an accurate snow flake on it we're gonna talk about that during conscious Clinton even know what you just said I'm afraid to hear it okay anyway the point is that scientists said they were stunned it was a true shock it came out of no where they usually track these things that again what they gonna do about it in case it is heading right you're right a a you know you know put on Bruce Willis put him into a into the space
Believe it or not: Some still think Apollo 11 moon landing was fake
"Most of us are marking the fiftieth anniversary of the first moon landing not everyone believes that actually happened we've been to the moon no this is not a theory that they they it's an absolute fast I see a lot of footage that gives doctors is overwhelming proof that it didn't happen polls show as many as six percent of Americans say the lunar landing never occurred conspiracy theories that began in print during the nineteen seventies continue to spread over the internet into the mainstream we'll be Goldberg brought it up on the view that the man who and buzz Aldrin punched a non believer in the nose power wire and it final word comes from an unimpeachable source just ask the person how you would generate all that paperwork the warehouses full of documentation NASA created bill Nye the science
"bill nye" Discussed on Science Rules! with Bill Nye
"Kiwi Co is offering science rules with bill nye listeners sner the chance to try the crates for free to redeem this offer and learn more about their projects for kids of all ages visit Kiwi Co dot com slash science rules once again everyone that's Kiwi Co dot com slash science rules. You're listening to science we have we have another caller Giuseppi. Are you out there. Hello Hi Giuseppi except where you're calling from. I'm from Mexico. Oh that's great where in Mexico via the LASCO but let's go like this House with the Moscow. So what's your question for Lavar <hes> yes. My question is <hes>. What are your thoughts on Albus? Is it like shaming <hes> how rare that is one of the most comfortable options for the blind but live with anyone else steal use it listen to audio books. Ah Man for me just Sepe you're talking to the Audio Book Man Audio Books Reading this. Here's the thing here's the magic about about the activity of reading it his words that interact with your imagination causing you to create pictures in your mind right when you read. You're making a movie because you're and you're that's a great express. You're you're you're casting. You're the director. You're the production designer you design your everything you make a movie in your head right now whether you're reading those words from a printed page or a digital screen or if you're listening to an audio recording of a story the process is the same you connect in your imagination to those words that imagery which causes you to create pictures make a movie so <unk>. I don't care if you're listening to it. If you're reading it in a bound book or you're reading it on a digital device the our connection we are a species of storytellers we we story tell with every every part of ourselves twenty four seven three sixty five right and and because we are storytellers it is our imaginations that are so integral to our role as storytellers. It's who we are. It's our storytelling is intricately an inextricably connected to our humanity just so in other words to separate listening to books is every bit it is good as reading them reading them with Your Eyes Road and you your belief or claim. The bar is it is reading that is my belief and it is my claim and welcome to fight me. No I'm good. I'm good yeah but it is but just like reading with your is to get the most or to get the whole story. You have to be engaged and this is I noticed that <hes> in your question that you typed in there's the thing about if you're driving and someone's going on in front of you. You may tune out of the story for a few minutes and I or seconds and I encourage everybody to hit that rewind button and <hes> my my car you connect your phone to the dashboard you know he's the all the kids are doing it sure and so I hit the double back era will just sappy. That's a great question. Audio books are not cheating. Listen on thanks. Thanks for your call. I think we have another call out there summit. Did I pronounce it properly summit are you. Are you out there perfect yeah. Most people don't get it right. The first time <hes> even a blind squirrel finds a corner now and then so where are you calling from. I am also a college student calling from Massachusetts all right <hes>. What's your question though my question is <hes> is their relationship between imagination and affinity for reading? Oh no nothing to do with each other. There must be doesn't one thing leads to another Lavar they they are part and parcel part of the same superpower that human beings have to imagine.
"bill nye" Discussed on Science Rules! with Bill Nye
"Get a quote today at Progressive Dot Com to see how much you could be saving you can listen to add free new episodes of science rules. Only on stitcher your premium for a free month of stitcher premiums go to stitcher premium dot com and use Promo Code Science this on we're all science people science exactly we know it's a good idea because it's lasted chemistry and biology in here in Whiskey thin ice cream. It's who you fall in love with rules and in an ethics and everything we can make the world better for everybody startling welcome to science rules. I'm your host Bill Nye and this is the show where science rules. It's a call in show so if you WANNA be on the show and I hope you do please go to ask Bill nye DOT COM and type on in tell us your question in evoke ca fantastic conversation and change the world in some favorable and perhaps perhaps huge way so if you remember anything and I bet you do I'll Betcha. There's a story associated with it. That's just the way humans are we. We think in stories and if many of you grew up watching the science guy show thank you thank you thank you. I bet you also grew up watching reading rainbow with lavar Burton and check this out people's Today. We have lavar Burton joining us in the studio. Welcome of our bill nye happy to be here. You demand no bill you. The man so reading rainbow was a fabulous thing change the course of human history nicely done. Thank you sir. You have a whole generation of people that listened to you read to them. Now I do yeah but now you're off on a new project which is kind of the same but for grownups yeah and it's just Lavar Burton reads me reading reading yeah offering short story. So how did you get from roots to Reading Rainbow to Jordi to star Trek Yeah. It's a good story. That's a good stuff. Is it too long to tell on my humble podcast bill nye. I'm here to answer your questions brother so no I let me give you the Reader's digest version so brutes was boy..
"bill nye" Discussed on Science Rules! with Bill Nye
"We're all science people. Science. Exactly we know what to because it's lasted chemistry biology in here. Gets in whiskey. It's an ice cream. It's in who you fall in love with and ethics and everything else. Rican, make the world better for everybody. Start. Welcome to science rule. So I'm your host Bill Nye. This is the show where were science rules now. It's a call in show people if you wanna be on this show, please go to ask Bill Nye dot com and, and type on in, I wanna hear what's on your mind. And, and speaking of mines, this is a good day to speak of mines, because we're talking about your brain. So I got a feeling that you have thought the following thought, like when I see red is it like the same red is like, when you see red or like, would I see is green you likes these red? And there's like no way to know what green and red is. And it's like so out there, and I gotta feeling we have all wondered that. Furthermore, I hope all of you all of us have wondered how, and maybe even why we wonder anything. Why do we think about anything? What, what are we doing? With. With our brain takes all this blood and oxygen. What is it doing when we're thinking about stuff? So you're listening to this podcast..
"bill nye" Discussed on Science Rules! with Bill Nye
"Ancestry dot com or twenty three and me? I've only done ancestry and I. I don't know. I, I liked ancestry showed I like the maps that they show like what regions might actually changed recently, like got smaller and more. Exact but twenty three and me. I answered it because Twenty-three me does some of the health stuff, but I think they generalize it a lot. So what, what are you going to write Charlotte? I don't know. Title. I don't know what he had to write a book. Now, what would be the favorite thing you would want to write about? Astrophysics your dad. On that one. There's a list, not the angry sharpie on the list, just to crisp, line, dad. No. Now, probably rented about, like, like how I like discovering like my interest in science and astro-physics. Good. Wow. Wow. Yeah. Carl zimmer. Thank you so much for coming in. Everybody by his fabulous book. She has her mother's laugh, and that laugh is here. Thank you. Beautiful also ended really is beautiful. I'm Bill Nye, I'm Corey Powell. Remember when it comes to the inherited genes feature of our universe science rules. If you like science, please take a moment to rate and review it in apple podcasts, and on Stitcher. It helps us out and helps other people. Learn about the show. Thanks. Science rules is produced by Jordan Bill are engineers or Casey hall for Jerry O'Connell and Brendon burns mixing, an original theme music by Casey Holford special. Thanks. Of course, to clear, Rawlinson, Chris Bannon is the chief content officer, the COO of Stitcher, where science rooms. On. Stitcher. Science rosewood Bill Nye is also brought to you by key week. Oh, Kiwi co projects designed to spark creativity tinkering and learning in kids of all ages, Kiwi co makes learning about science technology or math fun, Kiwi. Co is offering science rules Bill Nye listeners the chance to try them for free to redeem this offer. Learn more about their projects for kids of all ages. Visit Kiwi co dot com slash science rule. That's Kiwi co dot com slash science rules..
"bill nye" Discussed on Science Rules! with Bill Nye
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The present and future state of redheads
"So my question is about redheads I- densify as a red head. My dad has red hair. Most of my family does too in kind of growing up. You know, everybody was telling me, you know, this is pretty rare. You know, red heads are going to be extinct by the year. Twenty one hundred. Meanwhile, I'm walking around, you know, places like Dumbo Brooklyn. And so have all over the place. Have. So hip. And in film and TV shows. I'm just seeing red hair everywhere. And I'm wondering you know what's. You know, the present state of red head. What's the future of red heads? Or am I just sort of attaching myself today's folks because I want one. So that's my question. I'm here for you. We gotta digress briefly on skin pigment. Skimping. Why redheads always pale? Because because some of the variants that can make you have lighter hair are also making pigment in your skin, which is going to be light it. So I should just point out. My daughter has is quite pale. She totally gets that from her Irish mother also has a little bit of red in her hair. Very all right. So enter does that make you feel any better agree? Guys. Thank you for calling in setting the record straight here. All right. Trying to ruled guys. Well
"bill nye" Discussed on Science Rules! with Bill Nye
"We hear in science roles Bill Nye, I'm Bill Nye by the ways, but we hear it science rules with Bill Nye like another podcast called science versus. They have experts. They have nerds friendly nerds that do investigations, that do reporting about what you might call misconceptions, or science ideas that are in the news this week. There's one coming up about peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, and how they became so dangerous. You know, when I was a kid, if you couldn't eat peanut butter and jelly, I mean you would have starved to death. But now, you know, somebody or, you know, somebody who knows somebody that has a peanut allergy, and this, this week these hard hitting investigative friendly nerds. Find out what's going on with at checkout. Science versus at science VS. Do you get you follow me? It's not the Latin word versus. It's just the two letters V and S science, VS wherever podcasts are so. Old wait wherever podcasts are available. Try it. It's, it's a, it's a worthy discussion may dare I say it change your life. We're all science people. Science. Exactly we know what to do because it's lasted chemistry here biology here. It's, it's an ice cream. It's in who you fall in love with and ethics and everything else. Rican, make the world better for everybody. Starting now. Welcome to science rules. I'm your host Bill Nye. And this is the show people were science rules, everyone to call in show. So call me I want to hear from you. If you wanna be on the show, and I hope you do, and you have a compelling wonderful question, please go to ask Bill Nye dot com and type on in will get your question and get you on the show. So everybody you've met ever has parents, see what I mean. And they had parents. And so we have all inherited certain traits characteristics, I call her hair, colour height weight, all these things come with your genes. So, but the question is always always why did we inherit some things some characteristics and not other things. I don't know. But I wonder about it often. So today, we're going to try to work that out, along with a few other mysteries of heredity. So I'm joined once again, by science writer, and editor and strangely enough. My good friend Korea's Pell, and he is inherited a thing or two in his time. So how Corey good to see you again today. Logan, Bill and here today is writer and journalist Carl Zimmer welcome to science roles Carl. Garowe. Why were you? I mean we talking about heredity, and I got a strong feeling these two ideas are connected. But why did you write a book about both heredity and parasitology? Well, you know, I think I just like to, you know, explore things that we all kind of know about, but don't really think about..
"bill nye" Discussed on Science Rules! with Bill Nye
"We're all science people. Science. Exactly we know what to because it's lasted chemistry biology in here. It's in whiskey. It's an ice cream. It's in who you fall in love with. Rules and ethics and everything else, we can make the world better for everybody. Starting now. Welcome to science rules. I'm your host Bill Nye. And this is the show where what people that's right. Science rules, science rules, the universe. So it rules the show and I remind us well, you are everybody, it's a in show. The most interesting part of the show, is you your questions. Your ideas, what you have to say about today's topic. So please go to ask. Bill Nye dot com, and type on it. So everybody look around where you're sitting, or standing or driving everything. You can see came out of somebody's head everything in your world was put there by people. And in general those people were able to do science and embraced the scientific method, we want everybody to embrace this idea that nature is knowable that we can understand the cosmos, and our place within it, and we can understand the materials forces and energy. The of the cosmos, in such a way that we can make a high quality of life for everybody on this planet. It doesn't mean we want everybody to be a scientist. We certainly don't want everybody to be an engineer the fashion choices alone would be very troubling for the world. So that's why science rules people. And that's why I'm always excited about doing every single show, perhaps this one especially because we are communicating about communicating science. What can be more fun than that? I'm joined by science writer and editor Corey Powell who's also, by the way, my friend. Oh, hey, Bill, and he's helped me so much with my science communication with my book undeniable unstoppable. Everything all at once and Corey, and I have someone with us today, who is one of my very favorite science communicator? She is in a word. Extraordinary marvelous two words, Shirley. There's a portmanteau that we can link those two words together. I mean like a Pharval, a fabulous marvelous. Yes. Exactly digress. But that's when the flight the Blue Angel flight demonstration, team recruiting tool using your tax dollars flies over airshow centre with two inverted into planes, right side up show, center, captain, Cory Cory s pal commands.
BBC pulls podcasts from Google Assistant and Google Podcasts
"Is the BBC. I don't have access to that podcast anymore. The BBC have blocked access to its podcasts by Google and BBC podcasts and no longer available on Google podcasts. Google assistant and Google. Search our special reports, which will linked to from our show notes, and our newsletter notes that this may be the beginning of the end of free and open podcasting. Sixty eight percent of podcast listeners believed that the medium contributes to their intellectual growth. A new podcast called note. Cast allows listeners to capture snippets of podcast conversations as digital notes and lets them annotate them further. Listening to podcasts on Amazon. Alexa, isn't always a great experience. Gear brain has written up better ways to do it on your smart speaker willing to that from our newsletter and from our show notes as well as a new podcast app pulled crypt which enables you to automatically or manually. Donate to. Verified podcasts based strictly on time. Listened the service uses crypto currency and pod news is on the service. And our theory of ide- is in our main description as requested Stitcher have announced a raft of new podcasts. Joining the network is actor and comedian as if man v husband and wife GIO devali and codeine Ellis and Bill Nye the science guy. Transcribe meow is an app to help podcasters transcribed their podcasts right meow, and congratulations to Morris Wheeler who is Hubbard broadcasting's new manager of corporate podcasting strategy
Senator Rips Ted Cruz for 'Crocodile Tears' Over Shutdown
"Works securing the border. Walls are effective and I'll tell you every single border patrol agent. I've asked that and I have asked dozens probably hundreds of border patrol agents are walls affected unquestionably. They say, yes, let's not. Let's talk man. Walls, aren't the only thing you need technology, you need boots on the ground all sorts of other tools, but walls, the critical point in intercepting someone crossing over illegally. Is the time between detection. Interception. And what a wall does is slows down the traffickers to give the border patrol time. Intercepted. And by the way, we've seen it over and over again at San Diego when they built the wall the illegal traffic plummeted in El Paso when they built the wall the traffic plummeted. But now the Democrats their position it's not substantive. They voted for three hundred fifty miles a wall. So why are they shutting the government down over two hundred and thirty four miles at wall. It's not substantive. It's political. Okay. We get they hate Donald Trump. If anyone in America had missed that point that they really really really don't like this, man. There yelling and screaming, and we has made that a bundle clear. But just because you hate somebody. Doesn't mean you should shut the government down. I voted to keep this government open right now today, the Democrats are filibustering funding for the government. Let me tell you something else. A Senator from Colorado in dispute we had a whole colloquy with a Senator from Louisiana. The Senator from Mississippi the Senator for the last about funding, the coastguard did you notice? Madam President in that entire. Bellowing speech. The words coastguard whenever uttered. Not once. What Senator Kennedy asked this body to do was pass a clean Bill to pay the paychecks of the coast guard Senator Kennedy's Bill? Does it mention whether you like what are not mentioned in medieval wall or any other kind of? Well, it's simply says pay the coastguard. Yes. No. Every Republican agrees pay the coast guard right now, it's not fair to treat the coastguard differently than we're treating the army and navy and marines and air force. Senator from Colorado didn't address that. Because it is indisputable is the fact that the reason that didn't pass right now. Is because the democratic leader stood up and Nate an objection. And by implication, every democratic Senator presumably agrees with the fact that the Senator from Colorado didn't say, yes, we should fund the coastguard, and you know, what my leader was wrong. When he held the paychecks of the coast guard men and women hostage. Because he wants to win a political fight with the president. And by the way, I would note to the Senator of Colorado. It's not the end of the world to stand up to your party's leader. Some of us have a history of having done. So in the past. We're now in the longest government shutdown in history shutdown needs to end the American people want it to end. We also need to secure the border. And Madam President. I have to say the contrast between the two parties, it could not be clear. The president has repeatedly said he wants to negotiate and he wants to compromise. He said he's willing to meet in the middle. He hasn't insisted on. Every mile a border wall. He asked for he hasn't insisted on every single dollar a border security. He said, let's meet and compromise. Republicans on this side of the chamber of said, let's compromise in the middle and the position of Senate Democrats, they will not negotiate. They will not compromise period. So their position how many miles of wall can be built zero to one yet. When it comes to negotiating their position is not an inch of law can be built, even though we the Democrats already voted for three hundred and fifty miles out why. Because Donald Trump's president. That is an extreme and radical position. And look I understand folks watching at home, it's hard to tell you. You're reading the news. It seems like both parties are bickering. It's hard to tell what's happening, particularly because on the on the Senate floor. There's a lot of procedural mumbo jumbo. If you wanna understand what's going on the exchange between Senator Kennedy and Senator Schumer illustrates at all. Senator Kennedy's building one thing. And one thing only paid the salaries of the men and women of the coast guard it didn't touch any other issue. Every Republican agrees with that Bill. And the Democrats objected and said we will not pay the Goa coast guard had they not objective. We could put that Bill on the president's desk today, and they could get their paychecks right now. That is emblematic of the approach of Senate Democrats. And so. The Senator from Colorado. Stopped screaming at me. He then engaged in a bit of historical retrospective, Ted Cruz of Texas about the great framers of our constitution. That I enjoy it. Then that I very much agree with. I'm someone who's spent a lifetime devoted to the constitution. I am inspired by the framers who gave us this extraordinary Democratic Republic. The Senator from Colorado called for members of this body to aspire. To be more. Like this men and women that gave us this country gave us this Republic. If you can keep it. Benjamin Franklin put it. And I concur with that. And what I would urge the Senator from Colorado. Is to reach out to his democratic colleagues and council compromise. I am urging my colleagues on this side to do the same. And the difference is the Republicans are willing to compromise have offered to compromise. And in fact, just now sought to pay the coastguard and the democratic position is no, no, no we object. That is partisan. It is extreme. And it is not behavior. That would bring pride to the framers of our constitution. I hope that this body can do better. Senator from Colorado democrat, Michael Bennet, Texas for having this conversation. I don't think I was yelling. But I'll go watch the taper screaming at you. I also have never call anybody on this floor a liar. As you did somebody twenty fifteen on this floor, but the ethics of all of this. But I just wanted to say two things one. I appreciate the fact that you at least seem to be accepting the fact that every democrat who is here on that immigration Bill twenty thirteen voted for voted for the three hundred fifty miles of all that you're talking about. You didn't vote for that Bill or the Senator from Texas didn't vote for that Bill Nye soom, you had your reasons by the way, I wouldn't presume to think what you would think about it as a border as a person from border state. I say stop far from the border. And we see the effects ill real for good immigration in my state. But I do know this there were two senators from a border state. State of Arizona who were on that gang Bill. With whom I sat day after day after day negotiating the provision for months, and they didn't have to just. Vote for the Bill we're against it. But they had to go home to Arizona. John McCain and Jeff flake didn't explain why they support. And why was the right thing to do for Zona? Which is a Senator from Texas knows is a border state. So the idea that there's a problem to be solved here because Democrats in this chamber for open borders is false. As the Senator indicated. The second point is. Senator from Texas reference. Ben Franklin Franklin was standing outside the steps of constitution hall and somebody who was passing by this while they're writing constitution. Said mr. Mr. Franklin, what kind of government, are you creating a monarchy or Republic? That was the question. And is a Senator Cruz has said his answer was a Republican if you can keep it. If you can keep it. His injury was not a Republican. It was a Republic if you can keep it. Because he knew that the words written in the constitution. We're going to preserve themselves. Exercising democratic self government. A Democratic Republic. Would require generations. Of women and men not just in this chamber. But as citizens. And
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"For peace in the world including an end to conflicts in syria yemen and the middle east now to the out of control space station plunging from the sky the chinese station falling to earth expected to enter the atmosphere and burn up within the next several hours space agencies around the world are tracking the station and possible debris but where it hits it's still anyone's guess but we are getting a major update tonight here's abc's with johnson tonight the final countdown the explosive reentry of china's first space station expected at any moment the latest simulation video showing most of it burning up in the sky and now a new prediction way have extremely high confidence that the united states is in the clear v updated path of reentry far south of the united states the pacific ocean hundreds of miles off the coast of south america still ever since the chinese lost control of tian gong one two years ago the exact location of its fiery finale has been difficult to predict the aerospace corporation tracking its orbit not ruling out another surprise if it were to reenter earlier would be over asia and if it were to reenter later would be south america and then passing northeast up over africa and enter the into asia again the odds of getting hit by a piece of space junk or a trillion to one but that hasn't stopped many from looking to the sky including bill nye what's unique about this space stage debris from outer space thousands of tonnes hit the earth every night every day all the time but this things eight and a half times and its cylinder coal the solar panels are going to go like this or like this and so there's a lot of unknowns and johnson joins us now wait i see you're not wearing your helmet a good sign for americans if people were in the area around reentry what could they see.