This edition: Episode 103: The Lazarus Effect and Kingsman: The Secret Service

 – April 20, 2015  –– 

Co-hosts Faith Salie and Heather Berlin, PhD, are joined by renowned astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson – Director of The American Museum of Natural History's Hayden Planetarium – to discuss how Hollywood depicts scientists, particularly in current movies The Lazarus Effect and Kingsman: The Secret Service, and also 1954's Them!, a horror film about giant mutant ants. Distinctions between the lives of actual scientists and those depicted by Hollywood are described; Tyson shares his view that film and television have evolved from diabolical to more human portrayals. Fear of what science can do is discussed as both coming from films and resulting in them.

-Heather Berlin, PhD, Assistant Professor, Neuroscience, Psychiatry, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

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