This week Dave and Steel are joined by Jon, the infamous younger brother of Alan, their guest last week. Together, the trio discusses Jon’s acting chops, amateur physicists and Jon’s impressively detailed theory of time travel (first developed when he was in the 6th grade!), answer listener questions about dating, The Hulk, space travel, and NASA’s dreamiest astronaut, hear Jon’s versions of the family stories Alan shared last week, talk about their favorite video games (old and new), share nerdly music from They Might Be Giants, Socalled, The Aquabats, Bombadil, The Uncluded, and the Thomas Was Alone video game soundtrack, and share some book wisdom from the illustrious physicist and science popularizer Richard Feynman.
The Tennant [The Tenant]
The Tennant’s End
- Dave loves the idea of amateur physicists. See here and here and here for more on why.
- Peter Vranas’ faculty page (see the research page to read about his thoughts on the retrosuicide paradox).
- Mars One, a project led by an intriguing Dutchman that hopes to establish a human colony on Mars.
- Eccentric visionary billionaire Elon Musk also wants us to go to Mars.
- Bios of NASA’s current roster of astronauts
OTC Video Games
Favorite Game of All Time
Favorite Game Currently
They Might Be Giants — Purple Toupee
Socalled — Work with What You Got
The Aquabats — Cat with Two Heads
Bombadil — Laundromat
The Uncluded — Delicate Cycle
This week’s book wisdom was taken primarily from Richard Feynman’s book The Meaning of It All: Thoughts of a Citizen-Scientist, which collected three of his best known lectures on science and human understanding.