In a recent Clear+Vivid podcast episode, Alan Alda interviewed Philipp Dettmer, who is the CEO of the online science channel Kurzgesagt (German for “in a nutshell”). Mr. Dettmer discussed his difficulties with school as a child, his eventual love of learning, and his desire to help others to learn.
I recommend you listen to his story on the podcast, but also explore the various videos on his Youtube site, including a number of them that deal with astronomy, such as:
- Why Alien Life Would be our Doom – The Great Filter;
- Unlimited Resources From Space – Asteroid Mining; and
- How To Terraform Venus (Quickly).
It is science as well as scientific speculation, but it is all good for the brain.