Robots present “the same choice we face when we have children, or pets, or anything else that can go haywire," says comedian Whit Nelson."There is always a risk your children will turn out terribly. But that risk alone isn’t enough to stop most of us from having kids.”
The organization that once inspired thousands of kids to pack their bags and go to Space Camp has been looking a little worse for the wear lately. Comedian and science buff Whit Nelson reveals why we should be worried about the aliens coming to get us.
It's the Chicago Reader's 40th birthday, and Michael Miner joins us because he's been there for it all. Hans Holsen becomes METRA PR man Harvey Pilker, here to explain fare hikes. Whit Nelson explains science, specifically, neutrinos. Thea Lux performs as Nadine Valentine.
This was just a big, big news week, so Chad the Bird recaps it for you. Matt Klingler plays Terrence McCarthy, who talks about the cancellation of The Playboy Club. James Porter weighs in on the Hank Williams Jr. Hitler controversy. Katie Rich gives election advice to single ladies.