Everything you never wanted to know
From the creators of TEDxRFT comes an all new experience with half as many facts and twice as much hubris! Each episode features an interview with a special guest expert on a very particular topic. The catch—the guest expert is a comedian who does not know what topic they’re answering questions about until they’re introduced. The moment the guest learns their topic of expertise, they start improvising a world of made-up knowledge and uncited research.
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We keep them as pets in aquariums. We catch them with worms on a string. We sauté them in garlic infused butter. But, surprisingly the life of a fish exists for far more than human enjoyment. Our guest today is an Ichthyologist who has devoted his life to the study of fish. This hour, Tom Rittenhouse unspools the line about an astounding discovery he has made about fish and their behaviour.
For some, food is seen only as sustenance. For others, food is art. Some see the plate as a stage waiting for the right choreography, the right director and the right actors to turn a piece of meat, a simple noodle, a young, fresh, supple, gourd into a work of art. A “piece de resistance”. Our guest this hour is the first chef to ever receive four Michelin stars for his work at the world renowned restaurant “ Le Gros Cochon Blanc”. Chris Borger is a virtuoso in the kitchen, a today he talks to us about his journey and what makes his food worthy of being called a masterpiece.
Most people try their best to avoid sinful behavior. But our guest this hour lived in seven straight years of sin – one year for each of the Deadly Sins. His recent book “Seven Years of Behaving Badly“ has sent shockwaves through the literary world. Jamie Cavanagh talks to us about the guilty pleasures and the challenges of confronting sin head-on.
Are deception and secrecy categorically wrong? Or can they be a necessary means to an end? Our guest this hour is an award winning undercover journalist whose aim has always been to speak truth to power. This hour, Pulitzer prize winning author Amy Shostak shares tales from her storied career of going undercover to explore unknown territory and pull back the sheets of duplicity.