Stan Lee, Marvel Science, Immortality Quest, Genetic Rescue
Constant Wonder - Radio Archive, Episode 344
- Jan 21, 2020 7:00 pm
- 1:41:47 mins
Magic Mushrooms Guest: Tradd Cotter, microbiologist, mycologist, organic gardener, and owner, Mushroom Mountain and Mycomatrix Mushrooms have a myriad of uses and "superpowers" we're just beginning to discover. The Amazing! The Incredible! The Marvelous Stan Lee! Guest: Danny Fingeroth, comics writer and editor, and author, "A Marvelous Life: The Amazing Story of Stan Lee" Remembering a legend in the world of comic books. Stan Lee's influence on the evolution of superheros comics. How grown ups became a burgeoning market for superheroes in spandex. The Science of Making Superheroes Guest: Sebastian Alvarado, author, "The Science of Marvel: From Infinity Stones to Iron Man's Armor, the Real Science Behind the MCU Revealed!" This scientist mines the real world for insight into how to create superpowers for Marvel heroes on screen. How Silicon Valley Wants to Conquer Aging Guest: Chip Walter, science journalist, filmmaker and author, "Immortality, Inc.: Renegade Science, Silicon Valley Billions, and the Quest to Live Forever" Want to live longer and healthier? Silicon Valley scientists are searching for answers that will prevent aging altogether, and they're looking to long-living animals for inspiration. Saving Ecosystems with Cutting-Edge Genetics Guest: Ben Novak, Lead Scientist, Revive and Restore CRISPR technology, which allows precise manipulation of genomes, affords scientists ecological tools to help combat destruction of species and habitats. It can also help get rid of pests without resorting to pesticides.