31 January 2005

Simon Singh interview

I recently recorded this interview (33 MB MP3) with Simon Singh from KQED [RadioWave] out of San Francisco. Spencer Michels gives him a good grilling over the subject of his new book Big Bang: The Origin of the Universe [Amazon]. Michels plays the perfect dubious layman as he machine-guns aggressive and skeptical questions (why should we trust any scientist when so much has been passionately believed in the past yet eventually proven wrong?). Although the book is getting very mixed initial reviews on Amazon, the interview was spirited and entertaining. Singh loves the subject of cosmology.

Sady, I only got the first half of the show because the stream dropped, so the listener Q&A is cut off. The recording will be available for a week.

[ posted by sstrader on 31 January 2005 at 3:48:37 PM in Science & Technology ]