Science fiction meets real-world technology in Doctor Geek´s Laboratory, Season 1 It´s the twenty-first century - have you ever wondered what happened to all those inventions, conveniences, and other concepts the future was supposed to bring? Doctor Geek´s Laboratory, Season 1 explores all the realms of applied geekdom, examining the future that was, the future that is, and the future that has not yet come to pass. Dr. Scott Viguié created Doctor Geek´s Laboratory as an outreach to explore the exciting possibilities of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics in the hope of bringing people closer to the scientists, inventors, entrepreneurs, tinkerers, and others who are attempting to bring about the world of tomorrow. Together we will help the future along - and give it a little push when needed. 1. Language: English. Narrator: full cast. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/006171/bk_blak_006171_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Author Paul Feig and music journalist and film maker Robert Gordon on this edition of Fresh Air. Paul Feig is the creator of the now defunct TV comedy series Freaks and Geeks. He´s just written a new book Kick Me: Adventures in Adolescence. Feig was an actor before moving on to writing for TV and film. Robert Gordon has written a new biography of blues legend Muddy Waters who is credited with inventing electric blues and creating the template for the rock and roll band. The book is Can´t Be Statisfied: The Life and Times of Muddy Waters. Gordon also produced and directed an accompanying documentary of the same name which will be shown as part of the PBS American Masters series next year. Gordon´s other books are It Came From Memphis, and The King on the Road. He also produced the Al Green box set, Anthology. (Broadcast Date: October 3, 2002) 1. Language: English. Narrator: Terry Gross. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/whyy/021003/rt_whyy_021003_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In this issue, you´ll hear how Google and the geeks from Silicon Valley aim to revolutionize the 70-year-old TV industry. You´ll learn why your DNA sequence does not determine your entire genetic fate. You´ll hear how scientists can now track the precise genetic changes behind an individual case of cancer – and how this could change the way we treat the disease. And you’ll learn what a new wave of plug-in hybrids and all-electric vehicles have to overcome in order to succeed. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Todd Mundt. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pe/trev/110101/pe_trev_110101_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Writer Paul Feig, history professor Lewis Gould, and film critic and historian David Thomson on this edition of Fresh Air.Paul Feig is the creator of the now defunct TV comedy series Freaks and Geeks. He wrote a book Kick Me: Adventures in Adolescence. Feig was an actor before moving on to writing for TV and film. (Original Broadcast Date: October 3, 2002)Lewis Gould is a professor of American History at the University of Texas at Austin. He´s edited the book, Watching Television Come of Age, a collection of the New York Times reviews by his father, Jack Gould, who covered TV for the Times from 1947 until 1972. Jack Gould died in 1993. (Original Broadcast Date: December 4, 2002)David Thompson´s latest book is The New Biographical Dictionary of Film. It is an updated version of his Biographical Dictionary of Film, which was first published in 1975. Some of the entries from the Dictionary have been revised and new entries have been added. Thomson has taught film studies at Dartmouth College and has served on the selection committee for the New York Film Festival. He is a regular contributor to the New York Times, Film Comment, Movieline, The New Republic, and The Independent (London). (Original Broadcast Date: December 4, 2002) 1. Language: English. Narrator: Terry Gross. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/whyy/030829/rt_whyy_030829_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Screenwriter Mike White and actress Cynthia Nixon on this edition of Fresh Air. Mike White wrote and starred in the independent film Chuck & Buck. His latest film is The Good Girl, which stars Jennifer Aniston. White also wrote for the TV shows Dawson´s Creek and Freaks and Geeks. Actress Cynthia Nixon is one of the stars of HBO´s Sex and the City. She plays Miranda Hobbes, a corporate lawyer who is also a new mother in the current season of the show. Nixon recently starred in the Broadway production of the classic 1930 Clare Boothe Luce play, The Women. She also appeared at the age of 18 in the Broadway plays Hurlyburly and The Real Thing. She´s a founding member of the Drama Dept., an Off-Broadway theater company. Her film roles include, Amadeus, Prince of the City, The Pelican Brief, and The Out-of-Towners. (Broadcast Date: August 22, 2002) 1. Language: English. Narrator: Terry Gross. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/whyy/020822/rt_whyy_020822_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Chris Carter, creator of the popular Fox TV series, The X-Files, and novelist Alan Furst on this archive edition of Fresh Air. The X-Files - a series about a team of FBI agents investigating paranormal activity like alien abductions, telepathy, and the occult - has a cult following. This was its eighth and final season. Carter also created the series, The Lone Gunman, a spinoff of The X-Files featuring three computer-savvy conspiracy geeks. Alan Furst has written six historical spy novels all taking place in Europe just before World War II. They include Night Soldiers, Dark Star, The World at Night, and his new one, Kingdom of Shadows. His books are best sellers in Britain. (Original Broadcast Date: March 1, 2001) 1. Language: English. Narrator: Terry Gross. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/whyy/020523/rt_whyy_020523_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Writer/producer Judd Apatow and novelist, screenwriter and biographer, A.E. Hotchner on this edition of Fresh Air. Judd Apatow´s new series for FOX is called Undeclared. He´s billed as the creator/executive producer. It´s about a group of geeky college freshmen. Apatow also worked on the Emmy award winners Freaks and Geeks and The Ben Stiller Show. He was a writer for The Larry Sanders Show. He began as a stand-up comic and he wrote jokes for Roseanne, Jim Carrey and Garry Shandling. A.E. Hotchner´s book Papa Hemingway is about his friend and colleague, Ernest Hemingway. Hotchner met Hemingway when he was a 20-something journalist, on assignment to interview Hemingway for Cosmopolitan magazine. That first interview in 1948 developed into a 14-year friendship. In 1957, he wrote The World of Nick Adams, a dramatization of Hemingway´s Nick Adams stores for CBS. The TV special starred Paul Newman and was scored by Aaron Copland. Tonight, Newman and a cast of stars will stage a production of the work at Avery Fisher Hall in New York. It´s a benefit for Paul Newman´s charity, The Hole in the Wall. (Broadcast Date: November 19, 2001) 1. Language: English. Narrator: Terry Gross. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/whyy/011119/rt_whyy_011119_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Special guest Stephen Colbert of Comedy Central´s Colbert Report talks about the joys of being a science geek. Brilliant scientific discoveries and cutting edge technology have transformed our world, yet many people are turned off by science. Where has the excitement for science gone, and how can we get it back? Stephen Colbert developed an interest in science at a young age, and now he shares that fascination by inviting scientists to appear on his show The Colbert Report. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Neil deGrasse Tyson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/008826/bk_brll_008826_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This radio show is from The Wireless Theatre Company Collection, Vol. 1. In this hilarious British comedy, a mismatched bunch of oddballs and geeks, along with a borderline-psychotic television presenter, venture to a haunted inn in England to record the first-ever episode of Spook Squad - a groundbreaking television show investigating the bizarre, the mysterious, and the supernatural. 1. Language: English. Narrator: full cast. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/008877/bk_blak_008877_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In this hour, Neil Gaiman revels in mythic fiction. In his stories, old gods haunt American back roads; children are raised by ghosts; and things lurk behind the walls of ordinary houses. He tells Anne Strainchamps how our lives are shaped and scarred by childhood experiences. Next, what´s behind our fascination with vampires and zombies? Cultural critic Victoria Nelson says it´s not just escapism; we now look to pop culture to satisfy our spiritual hunger. She says gothic stories about the supernatural are now where our longing for the transcendent gets played out. Then, Anne Rice, queen of the vampire novel, talks about her obsession with good and evil and the search for meaning. She says the Eucharist looms behind behind her vampire stories. And finally, Sjon is the Icelandic trickster, drawing on Icelandic sagas and surrealism to write his mythic stories. He tells Steve Paulson why we need to re-enchant the world. [Broadcast Date: July 10, 2013] 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jim Fleming. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/tbon/130710/rt_tbon_130710_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.