Wed, 13 August 2014
Topic: Contrasting two brilliant documentary series against one another. The recently released Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey, released in 2014 which was hosted by the astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson; verses its predecessor, Cosmos: A Personal Voyage, released in 1980 which was hosted by the astrophysicist Carl Sagan.
Today's speakers: Jim Craig, Dr. Ben Davis and myself as moderator. Jim Craig is the director of the James H. Lynn Planetarium at the Schiele Museum in Gastonia NC. He is an outspoken activist for science education, critical thinking, skepticism and free thought. Dr. Ben Davis has a doctorate in Nuclear Physics, and is an IT professional.
BTW: Carl Sagan is one of my personal heroes. I produce The Future And You partly because of his contribution to altering the course of my life back when I was in my teens and twenties. I could probably write a list of perhaps two dozen people who helped to set my life on the path it has taken: Issac Asimov, Arthur C. Clarke, Larry Niven, Dale Carnegie, Ray Bradbury--even Johnny Carson whose interview style I try to use for my show--all spring to mind, though there are many others.
Hosted by Stephen Euin Cobb, this is the August 13, 2014 episode of The Future And You. [Running time: 50 minutes] This panel was recorded on May 31, 2014 in Charlotte NC at the SF&F convention ConCarolinas.
Stephen Euin Cobb is an author, futurist, magazine writer and host of the award-winning podcast The Future And You. A contributing editor for Space and Time Magazine; he has also been a regular contributor for Robot, H+, Grim Couture and Port Iris magazines; and he spent three years as a columnist and contributing editor for Jim Baen's Universe Magazine. He is an artist, essayist, game designer, transhumanist, and is on the Advisory Board of The Lifeboat Foundation. Stephen is the author an ebook about the future entitled: Indistinguishable from Magic: Predictions of Revolutionary Future Science.