Provocative and engaging conversations with some of the most original and inspirational thinkers of our time.
From exploring the outer reaches of space to the tiniest microbes in our bodies, Science Friday is the source for entertaining and educational stories about science, technology and other cool stuff.
With an uncanny eloquence and signature wit, Takei shares his poignant story: his childhood spent during his family’s forced internment as Japanese Americans during WWII; his rise to celebrity as a sci-fi icon; his remarkable journey as social media mega-power; and his passionate fight for LGBTQ rights and marriage equality in America—empowering others to beat the odds and make a difference.
From a makeshift studio in a Cairo laundry room to the halls of Harvard, Egyptian surgeon-turned-satirist Bassem Youssef has charted the tumultuous political path of his homeland through humor.
Raj Patel is an award-winning writer, activist and academic. His first book Stuffed and Starved: The Hidden Battle for the World Food System, is the featured read in this year’s Campus Community Book Project.
Known for breaking through barriers (she was one of National Geographic’s first female photographers) and going undercover to reveal hidden societies, Cobb has captured fascinating glimpses of worlds such as Japan’s secret Geisha culture, and the cloistered lives of Saudi Arabian women.