“Everyone Believes in the Freedom of the Podcast – It Should Be Right There in the Constitution”
It’s human nature, it seems, to celebrate round numbers, 40th birthdays, 20th wedding anniversaries, 10th high school reunions, and so forth. New Year’s Day 2000 was a huge deal even though, as Arthur C. Clarke was quick to point out, the third millennium CE didn’t start until 2001.
Early on, we poked a bit of fun at this tendency, culminating in episode eight, because eight is a very round number: It’s “10” in base eight, “20” in base four, and “1000” in base two. That was also when we tied Manimal for their number of episodes.
But now we’re celebrating our 50th episode and that is a milestone. Fifty isn’t just 6.25 on the Manimal scale, it’s when a lot of comics and magazines (remember those?) have their first special issue! It’s a half-century, a semi-centennial, and a golden jubilee! You might even say that we’re almost playing with a full deck!
So we celebrate, reminisce a bit, and wax some nostalgia. And we take care of some business since there’s a trailer out for season 2 of Foundation.
But the main event here is the most shocking of plot twists! The most special of special guests! It’s the one guest that no one, I say, no one, could have expected! And not just because he’s 103 years old and refuses to leave his apartment! It’s our interview with the professor of biochemistry, the great explainer, and the father of robotics. He’s the founder of foundations, he’s one-third of the big three, he’s the best science writer according to the Clarke-Asimov Treaty, and he’s The Sensuous Dirty Old Man.
It is, of course, the Great and Glorious Az, Issac Asimov himself! And he joins us for a conversation! Believe it or don’t believe it, but DO NOT miss it!