Guest List: October 2, 2015

The Interview: 

Richard Dawkins is an evolutionary biologist and author whose most recent book is Brief Candle in the Dark: My Life in Science, a follow-up to his 2013 autobiography. Dawkins is the founder of the Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science, which works to promote scientific literacy and a secular worldview.

Twitter: @RichardDawkins

The Panel: 

Adam Gopnik is a staff writer for “The New Yorker,” where he covers American politics and culture. He also previously served as the magazine’s Paris Correspondent. His most recent article is “Naked Cities: The death and life of urban America.” 

Twitter: @adamgopnik


Matt Welch is the Editor-In-Chief of Reason Magazine. He is a co-author of The Declaration of Independents: How Libertarian Politics can Fix What’s Wrong With America. He was the host of Fox Business Channel’s “The Independents,” which aired from December 2013 until January 2015.

Twitter: @mattwelch


Angela Rye is a democratic strategist and the CEO of Impact Strategies, a government relations and political strategy firm based in D.C. She was the Executive Director and General Counsel to the Congressional Black Caucus for the 112th Congress. 

Twitter: @angela_rye

 Mid-Show Interview:  

Neil deGrasse Tyson is an astrophysicist and the Director of the Hayden Planetarium. He is the host of “Star Talk Radio,” where his most recent guest was NSA-leaker Edward Snowden.

Twitter: @neiltyson


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