Episode 31: Paris Agreement, Jamestown, It’s a Wonderful Life

This week, Tim and Tom look at the historic climate agreement signed last week in Paris, and discuss what impact it might have in years to come. In our arts segment (befitting the season) we talk about the Frank Capra classic,¬†It’s a Wonderful Life. And in history, they talk about the anniversary of the founding of the English colony at Jamestown, Virginia. All that, plus the magic numbers.

Episode 30: Trump on Muslims, In the Heart of the Sea, The Council of Trent

In this week’s news, Tim and Tom discuss the science of fear, and how it plays into recent comments about Islam in America.

In the arts, they talk about the forthcoming film In the Heart of the Sea, and the events that inspired it.

And in history, Tom schools Tim on the Council of Trent, and how it helped shape the modern world.

Episode 29: CRISPR, Tesla Model S, Encyclopedia Brittanica

This week, in honor the Gene Summit, Tim and Tom talk about CRISPR-Cas9, and it’s implications for the future of our species. In the arts, Tim sings the praises of the Tesla Model S, and in history, the guys observe the anniversary of the first edition of the Encyclopedia Brittanica. All that and the magic numbers.