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      September 10, 2019

      Tuesday   7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

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      Randall Munroe: How To: Absurd Scientific Advice for Common Real-World Problems

      KPFA Radio 94.1 FM presents RANDALL MUNROE in conversation with ADAM SAVAGE HOW TO: Absurd Scientific Advice for Common Real-World Problems Hosted by Brian Edwards-Tiekert . advance tickets: $12: brownpapertickets.com :: T: 800-838-3006 or Pegasus Books (3 sites), Books Inc (Berkeley), Moes, Walden Pond Bookstore, East Bay Books Mrs. Dalloways $15 door, benefits KPFA Radio 94.1FM info: kpfa.org/events . Randall Patrick Munroe is an American cartoonist, author, scientific theorist, and creator of the webcomic xkcd - primarily a stick figure comic with themes in computer science, technology, mathematics, science, philosophy, language, pop culture, romance, and physics. The popularity of xkcd among science fiction fans resulted in Munroe being nominated for a Hugo Award for Best Fan Artist in 2011 and 2012. In 2014 he won the Hugo Award for Best Graphic Story. In 2014 Munroe published a book entitled What If?: Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions. His book published in 2015, Thing Explainer, explains concepts using only the thousand most common English words. How To: Absurd Scientific Advice for Common Real-World Problems contains entirely original, never-before-seen material and s chock full of deeply researched, entertaining, and often alarming scientific thought experiments. It is perhaps the worlds most amusing and useless self-help guide. Randall Munroe writes all of the best science books. Hank Green Munroe's blog What If specializes in cunning answers to, as The Atlantic put it, the kinds of wonderful and fanciful hypotheticals that might arise when the nerdily inclined get together in bars like How fast can you hit a speed bump while driving and live? Adam Whitney Savage is an American special effects designer and fabricator, actor, educator, and television personality and producer, known as the former co-host (with Jamie Hyneman) of the Discovery Channel television series MythBusters and Unchained Reaction. His model work has appeared in major films, including Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones and The Matrix Reloaded. He is the host of a new TV program, Savage Builds, which premiered on the Science Channel on June 14, 2019. Brian Edwards-Tiekert is the founder and popular co-host of UpFront, the morning drive-time public affairs program on KPFA Radio. He started his work in media helping to set up the Independent Media Center in Chiapas, Mexico, where he also did human rights work. For two years, he ran a nationwide support program for progressive publications at colleges and universities. He started at KPFA as a beat reporter covering environmental justice issues, during which time he served as a network correspondent during international climate negotiations, produced live national broadcasts covering elections and political conventions, and established a journalism training program inside KPFA. In 2016, he was awarded a John S. Knight Journalism Fellowship at Stanford University.


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