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3 Amazing Moments in Podcasting

by Brian Dunning

February 25, 2013

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Donate To start your commuting week, here are three fine moments from podcasting that I really enjoyed, and that I still think of whenever it's time to up my own game. I hope you enjoy these as much as I did:

#1 - Neil deGrasse Tyson interviews Nichelle Nichols

I'd never known that Rev. Martin Luther King had such a pivotal impact on the production of Star Trek until I listened to this interview. Gene Roddenberry had been unable to persuade Nichelle Nichols to stay on the show after the first season; she preferred to move on to other projects. Dr. King thought otherwise. Listen to the story here, and it's OK to laugh and cry:

#2 - Robert Llewellyn interviews Patrick Stewart

Sir Patrick Stewart is well known for his Shakespeare performances, but this is one I hadn't heard of -- he had the title role in a production of Othello with all the races reversed. Stewart played the black Othello, and black actors played all the white roles. The real fire comes from hearing Sir Patrick tell the story to the delightful Robert Llewellyn on Carpool:

#3 - Steven Novella interviews RustySchweickart

Hear Apollo 9 astronaut Rusty Schweickart's surprising and interesting answer to The Skeptics' Guide to the Universe's question "How totally cool was it to have a Saturn V rocket strapped to your ass?" Nuff said, here it is at 54:15:


by Brian Dunning

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