By The Way In Conversation With Jeff Garlin: J.J. Abrams

Jeff is mystified at how his pal J.J. Abrams finds the time to make films, speak at conferences, and be an amazing husband & father. J.J. shares fascinating stories about the first time he met Eddie Murphy, asking Mike Nichols about everything, and how an episode of Alias ended up with one of the oddest product placements for a pickup truck. Also, we hear about the time J.J. caught William Shatner in a lie, J.J.’s encounter with Christopher Walken, and when Jeff & J.J. watched Jeff Goldblum on Conan in Jeff Goldblum’s hotel room with Jeff Goldblum.


Professor Blastoff: Star Trek

Hey Blastronauts! Our resident researcher Aaron Burrell has taken up Tig’s challenge to talk for a full hour by himself on today’s very special episode all about Star Trek! Join Aaron as he gives us some history on Gene Roddenberry, discusses the many themes of the show such as immortality, describes how Star Trek has influenced much of today’s technology, explores the arc of Deep Space Nine, and tries to use several Words of The Day along the way.