Dr. Scott D. Sampson, Ph.D. is the host of the popular PBS Kids series “Dinosaur Train” and the author of a new National Geographic Kids book, “You Can Be a Palentologist!” We discussed the importance of getting kids involved in science at an early age, how a love of dinosaurs helps create an inquisitive mind, and why kids need to spend more time outdoors (get dirty! explore the backyard! play Wiffle Ball!)Follow @bigwakeupcall
Paula Poundstone called in to chat about her new book, “The Totally Unscientific Study of the Search for Human Happiness.” We discussed the inspiration for the book, her approach to scientific methodology, and how we both have received the seal of approval from Dick Cavett!Follow @bigwakeupcall
Ellie Krieger called in to share some great recipe ideas using olive oil. She also discussed the different types of olive oil and when to use them, and cleared up some myths about “fake” oil. Plus: a delicious discussion of her life-affirming double chocolate brownies.Follow @bigwakeupcall
Bill McCormick called in from the World News Center to remind everyone how a bill becomes a law, and then shared the latest news on Wonder Woman, Nightwing and Squirrel Girl.Follow @bigwakeupcall
The Movie Man called in to share his thoughts on “Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 2″ as well as “The Handmaid’s Tale” on Hulu as part of his “Five Star DVR” segment, even though Hulu is streaming. The Movie Man must have an issue with his streaming.
Jesse Brown is the host of the #1 Canadian podcast, “Canadaland,” and author of the entertaining and enlightening new book “Canadaland’s Guide to Canada.” We discussed what “Sorry” really means, why Canada doesn’t really want you to move there, and the importance of Tim Horton’s in Canada’s sense of pride and nationalism. Also, as required by the laws of Canadian Content, we talk about beer and hockey.Follow @bigwakeupcall
Dylan Brody returned to the show to plug his one-man show “Dylan Brody’s Driving Hollywood.” Despite our prediction of uncomfortably awkward interview full of large pauses and overlapping dialogue, we had a fun and entertaining chat.
“Dylan Brody’s Driving Hollywood” is at the Apollo Studio Theatre (2540 N. Lincoln in Chicago) Wednesdays through Saturdays through May 20.