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
Bill McCormick called in from the World News Center to discuss our upcoming 7th anniversary show, practical teleporting, and bad science jokes. Plus: lighter topics including the death of consciousness and the scientific essence of the soul.
Bill Nye (The Science Guy) called us up to chat about his new book “Unstoppable: Harnessing Science to Change the World.” We discussed climate change from a health, terrorism, and energy perspective, and how small changes now can have a huge impact down the road. We also talked about his new design partnership with Nick Graham on a signature line of bow ties, and if he’s still actively engaged in an energy feud with Ed Begley Jr.Follow @bigwakeupcall