Last week, we took a break to do something fun, and this week, you get to see why. Josh and the crew took a trip to Chicago to sit down with Ashton Kutcher, the actor known for That 70s Show and Two and a Half Men but more importantly his portrayal of Steve Jobs in the upcoming biopic. It's a bold choice — you can read our Jobs review from Sundance here — and Josh challenges him on his decision and performance. The two also talk about Kutcher's other life, as that of a venture capitalist and social media forerunner.
Robots! Virtual Reality! A "human-robot partnership" that'll put a billion people in space!
Senior reporter TC Sottek went to Pasadena, CA for a trip to NASA Jet Propulsion Lab, an experimental arm of the agency that's doing some crazy work with the most advanced technology and with off-the-shelf parts like the Oculus Rift.
And Nilay Patel sat down with Cullen Hoback, the documentary filmmaker whose work Terms and Conditions May Apply take a look at those the contracts we sign and the data we give — willingly and otherwise — when we use services like iTunes, Facebook, and Google.
Welcome to On The Verge, our little zeitgeist for the culture of now. We may be off celebrating our country's independence with hamburgers, veggie burgers, hot dogs, and (we promise totally legal) fireworks... but before we go: Joshua sits down with journalist and satirist Mo Rocca (CBS News, The Daily Show, Wishbone) for an extended chat on his storied career, including a stint at Perfect 10 magazine. Also, Ross Miller sits down with H. Jon Benjamin about his famous voice (Archer, Bob's Burgers) and his first initial. Before all that, just to get out of the studio, Nathan Cykiert tries to explain the New York's Citi Bike program. Watch it — before the bike-to-citizen ratio reaches singularity.
Welcome to On The Verge, our little zeitgeist for the culture of now. We've got a very fun film-themed show today, including a lively in-studio chat with Paul Feig, the creator of Freaks and Geeks and director of Bridesmaids and The Heat. Before that, Josh sits down with acting icon Lance Reddick about his roles in The Wire, Fringe, White House Down (as well as his thoughts on William Shatner and early Star Trek). Before that, a certain special 1985 science fiction epic and the reasons you should give it a shot. Stay a while, watch.