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Great Anthony Bourdain Interview

chris2269 Jan 10, 2013 12:19 PM

First off very low budget ...The Nerdest Channel rocks IMO. Smart people talking about smart stuff...or maybe really eclectic nerdy stuff ...but look what web page your on:) . In this case food.

StarTalk hosted by renowned astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson. Join Neil as he sits down with Anthony Bourdain and discusses food, cooking, and science.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gTxNue...

if my link does not work just go to the Nerdest or You Tube

  1. pete k Jan 10, 2013 05:35 PM

    Thanks for sharing.

    1. Phaedrus Jan 11, 2013 07:57 AM

      This is soooo cool. Brings two of my favorite worlds together: science and food.

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        jeanmarieok Jan 11, 2013 04:12 PM

        This was a lot of fun - thanks!

        1. eviemichael Jan 12, 2013 02:07 AM

          Thanks for posting! I enjoyed this.

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            Puffin3 Jan 15, 2013 11:31 AM

            Thanks!

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              HillJ Jan 16, 2013 04:24 PM

              I remember when 60 Minutes did a piece on a much younger Neil deGrasse Tyson when he first took the helm @ the Hayden Planetarium and he was an exciting guy with great vision then. I didn't know this program existed. Neil got a great and down to earth interview out of Anthony. Very enjoyable to watch.

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                bear Jan 16, 2013 04:48 PM

                Enjoyed this. Two of my favorite television personalities, and they seem to enjoy one another. Tony can be snarky (really!), but he behaved himself well.

                It's good to know that Neil has a radio/youtube program, and we don't have to wait to see him on the Daily Show or elsewhere.

                1. Caroline1 Jan 16, 2013 11:13 PM

                  mmmmm... I couldn't finish watching. What in the world was Dr. DeGrasse Tyson thinking when he asked the question about Anthony Bourdain's diet and the diet in Japan, and whether Japanese people would grow tall like Bourdain if their diet was like his? NOOOOO, Dr. DeGrasse Tyson, but I'm sure they would grow tall like Bourdain if their GENES were more like his! <sigh> It's a conversation that had great potential, and Bourdain was trying hard to hold up his end. I just happen to find poorly thought out questions a real put off. It crashed the conversation for me. But they do get an award for having a really ugly (in my opinion) table lamp behind Bourdain. Gee, bad questions and bad decor in the same show.

                  And now you've seen my petty side, folks. Sorry about that, but sorrier they prodded that side of me. I think I'll go mix me a smoothie and see if I can work the kinks out...

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                  1. re: Caroline1
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                    HillJ Jan 17, 2013 05:38 AM

                    Interesting...

                    1. re: Caroline1
                      chris2269 Jan 17, 2013 08:52 AM

                      I said it was low budget...that may account for the table lamp:)
                      Dr. DeGrasse Tyson is not a foodie so that may account for some of the questions. Still a very smart man and this led me to his other clips non food related which are great.
                      and you are being a bit petty but hey aren't we all:)

                      Much love

                      1. re: chris2269
                        Caroline1 Jan 17, 2013 05:15 PM

                        LOl! Yup! You're right, Chris. I was being petty. I'm fairly familiar with Neal DeGrasse Tyson, and find his work and theories on astrophysics to be engaging, erudite, and most of all, fun and challenging. But NONE of that cuts him any slack for asking really dumb questions! '-) I also suspect that later, when he had time to reflect, he probably smacked himself on the forehead and thought, "God, what was I thinking!" I can have those kinds of moments too. I spend a lot of time praying I'll just keep my mouth shut...

                        As for the lamp, low budget is no excuse for bad design! '-)

                        1. re: Caroline1
                          Phaedrus Jan 17, 2013 07:00 PM

                          Seriously, you expect good taste in furnishings, from a science show?

                          1. re: Phaedrus
                            Caroline1 Jan 18, 2013 10:00 AM

                            You've made me laugh. Really laugh! Thank you for that, and you have a point. Sometimes I just can't seem to shake this idealistic bent I have. '-)

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