with Court Lewis

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Past Shows


366. All about urban (and even suburban) gardening with an expert in horticulture

365. All you ever wanted to know about cults

364. Mark Powell's latest novel "Small Treasons" explores the impact that the War on Terror has on an American family, even at a distance

363. The documentary film, "Weekend in Havana" will soon be aired on PBS. Filmmaker Geoffrey Baer talks with us about Cuba today and the outlook for more open relations.

362. The relationship between brain sizes and evolution is currently a topic of interest to anthropologists. We'll talk with one about it..

361. Some of the bravest and best spies in American history have been women. The curator of the International Spy Museum will fill us in.

360. Dr. Brian Hare discusses "Dognition" -- an online "citizen science" research tool that he operates out of Duke University

359. Brian Hare is a Duke University anthropologist who discovered how dogs became domesticated from wolves and explains it in his book, "The Genius of Dogs"

358. Now that we're in horse racing's Triple Crown season, we'll talk with a racehorse owner/breeder about where the Sport of Kings stands today--Is it alive and kicking?

357. A rare condition sometimes called "Benjamin Button Disease" causes the aging process to slow so that, at least on the outside, children don't age--my guest studies it

356. Good News Week (it's Easter, so why not?)

355. Janie DeVos' two back-to-back novels follow several generations of a North Carolina mountain family through the first half of the 20th century

354. Sarah Emma Edmonds disguised herself as a man and fooled both the Union and Confederate armies to become a Civil War soldier and spy

353. When pigs fly into your home: We'll talk about miniature pigs with a veterinarian and a pig rescue organizer

352. Wendy the Welder in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, helped win WWII just as Rosie the Riveter did--but she'd been ignored. Richard Cook hopes to change that.

351"Synthetic biology" opens up the possibility of manufacturing any living thing from "interchangeable parts" of other living things. We'll talk with one of the leaders of the field.

350. An evolutionary biologist and geographer explores with us why and how human societies collapse. Are we next?

349. A former Air Force nuclear missile silo technician will relate the hair-raising tale of the day we almost lost Arkansas!

348. Odd News from around the world

347. We'll hear about the life and times of Stetson Kennedy, one of the greatest nearly-unsung Floridians of the 20th century

346. Good News Week 

345. British naturalist Tristan Gooley's new book, "How to Read Water" is a tour de force description of the many forms that water takes and what it can tell us about the world around us

344. How much do we see of what we're looking at? A cognitive scientist talks with us about her book, "On Looking: Eleven Walks with Expert Eyes"

343. What's a guy gotta do? Super-talented and charismatic Italian crooner Patrizio Buanne is a star around the world but can't seem to break the Italian ice n America

342. A scientific study found that the old saying, " Happy Wife, Happy Life" is true. A sociologist will fill us in on the details.

341. Mark Powell's award-winning new novel, "The Sheltering," explores the impact of war, the Great Recession, and other calamities on two families

340. The mysterious object that fell near Kecksburg, Pennsylvania, in December 1965 remains a mystery today

339. Recreating the woolly mammoth from frozen DNA: We'll explore the brave new world of Synthetic Biology with one of its inventors

338. Are we reliving the Fall of Rome? An evolutionary biologist and geographer explores with us why and how human societies collapse

337. The leader of NASA'a Juno mission talks with us about the spacecraft's successful entry into orbit around Jupiter on July 4th

336. We'll talk with eminent neurobiologist James McGaugh about how our emotions affect memory

335. We'll talk with Dr. Doo, a paleontology professor who curates the world's largest collection of dung from rare and extinct animals--there's a lot to learn from fossilized mastodon poop

334. Anthropology Professor Mark Flinn on brain sizes in humans and apes, and what it suggests regarding the evolution of human intelligence

333. "The Ghost Army of WWII" tells the story of a secret Army unit of artists who practiced mass deception against the German forces using multimedia battlefield displays

332. Todd Mouton's new book, "Way Down in Louisiana" explores Cajun, zydeco, and Swamp Pop music along with the culture of this colorful region

331. The Zika virus: All you need to know about something you wish you didn't have to know about

330. In the mid-to-late 1800s, Cracker cattle descended from Spanish explorers' livestock and Cracker pioneers were the foundation of Florida's early economy

329. In 1960, Air Force Col. Joseph Kittinger leaped from a helium balloon nearly 20 miles up, at the edge of space, and skydived into aerospace history

328. An ancient skull discovered in an underwater cave in Mexico proves that modern-day Native Americans are directly descended from Asians who migrated across the Bering Straits Land Bridge

327. The Catholic clergy sex abuse scandal is the subject of this year's Oscar for Best Picture, "Spotlight." The lawyer who first uncovered the scandal in 1984 wrote a novel, "in God's House" based on that intense legal and personal saga

326. Up-and-coming young country singer/songwriter Austin Moody tells us what it's like to try to break into the music industry--and succeed

325. Astrophysicists have proved the last remaining part of Einstein's Theory of Relativity by detecting gravitational waves formed by the merging of two black holes 1.3 billion light-years away (that's a LOT of miles!)"

324. Will smart phones eventually be smarter than we are--and dominate not only our time but our ability to resist them? We'll discuss what I call "phoneophilia"

323. A clinical psychologist helps us explore? Genderology,? through the topic "Who's Happier: Men or Women?"

322. Duke University anthropologist Brian Hare discovered how dogs became domesticated from wolves and explains it in his book, "The Genius of Dogs"

321. The book, "Go Outside and Play: Why Kids Don't and Why They Should" explores a topic that's important not only for the future of our kids but also for our society as a whole

320. An international team of researchers investigated how much impact indigenous people had on the Amazon forest--the answer will affect how much logging is allowed there

319. Maritime historian Glenn Stein's new book "Discovering the North-West Passage" tells the story of one of history's most harrowing explorations

318. The Trail Boss of the 6-day, 70-mile Great Florida Cattle Drive of 2016 regales us with stories of the past two drives, involving hundreds of ride-along enthusiasts

317. This law professor is an expert on social networks and internet privacy--if there is any of that left!

316. "Urban gardening" is taking off as a way to enjoy some of the benefits of country living (and eating) in cities and suburbs

315. Dr. Richard Walker studies a rare condition in which children appear to age very slowly, in hopes of finding how to control the aging process

314. Good News Week (an experiment)

315. J.M. Berger, an expert on Islamic terrorist organizations, will explore with us how ISIS uses social media to spread propaganda and recruit worldwide

314. Who says dogs don't smile!? Veterinary medicine researcher Dr. Nicholas Dodman on what we're learning about animal emotions

313. Therese Borchard knows all about depression and explores it in her book, "Beyond Blue"

312. A biologist studies a species of spider that has two sub-groups--one sociable and other aggressive. She looks for the chemical differences that make their behavior different and applies this knowledge to our own behavior

311. A little-known African primate, the bonobo, never fights but, instead, has a lot of sex. Duke University scientist Vanessa Woods studies their social behavior for clues to our own, and is also trying to save them from extinction

310. Veterinarian Siobhan Ellison founded a small biomedical research company, discovered the cause of a mysterious disease in horses, and has been struggling to change entrenched views

309. Antonio Rocha combines mime and storytelling to produce a unique style of performance art

308. College Student Styles from the Counterculture to the Me Generation -- We talk with the longtime owner of The Subterranean Circus in Gainesville, Florida 

307.Florida racehorse owner/breeder Bill Killeen gives us an inside look at the Sport of Kings--Is it alive and kicking? 

306. A group of young Texans recently rode a string of nearly wild Mustang horses from the Mexican border to the Canadian border and produced a book and movie about it, called "Unbranded" 

305. Sam Henegar discusses his newly released documentary, "The Appalachian Trail: An American Legacy"

304. Author/naturalist Bill Belleville explores water in all its forms throughout Florida and the Caribbean basin in his book "The Peace of Blue"

03. RFD-TV founder Patrick Gottsch on his long uphill (but successful) battle to bring rural-themed TV to Middle America

302. Author Fred Setterberg recalls growing up in 1950s/60s suburban California in "Lunch Bucket Paradise"

301. David Milarch is cloning "Champion Trees" from the biggest trees on earth and replanting them in disappearing old-growth forests

300. The mental health system seems to be broken. Can it be fixed?

299. The Obesity Epidemic: It's growing--what can we do about it?

298. NASA experiment on the slopes of a volcano in Hawaii is examining how people will hold up psychologically on a mission to Mars

297. Happy Wife, Happy Life -- Sociologist Dr. Deborah Carr studied marital relationships and attitudes and found this old axiom to be true

296. We'll talk with an astrophysicist who studies Earth-like planets and compares their features to those of our own evolving planet

295. We'll take a look at a controversial project called Truthy, which tracks and analyzes Twitter flows to study how information is spread

294. Brigham Young University linguistics professor Dallin Oaks on his discoveries about the structure of language as it relates to puns and humor

293. Are we becoming so attached to our smartphones that it's an addiction? We'll discuss what I call "phoneophilia"

292. Porky Pets: All about miniature pigs, with a veterinarian and a North Carolina pig rescue organizer

291. That's Amore! Italian crooner Patrizio Buanne is a big star in many parts of the world but can't seem to break the Italian ice in America

290. Two scientists delve into the threats facing Florida's Indian River Lagoon and what to do to help it survive

289. The discovery of an ancient skull in an underwater cave in Mexico proves that Native Americans came from Asia across the Bering Straits Land Bridge

288. My guests talk about their kayak expedition from one tip of Florida to the other and the continuous "wildlife corridor" they're trying to establish 

287. Patty Goffinet's book, "Go Outside and Play: Why Kids Don't and Why They Should," explores a topic that everyone talks about but no one does much about

286. Paleontology professor Dr. Jim Mead is best known for his world-class collection of dung from rare and extinct animals--it's amazing what we can learn from ancient poop!

285. Brave New world? Attorney Lori Andrews is an expert on social networks and internet privacy

284. We'll talk with two experts on gender roles in the media about a trend in the portrayal of males that I call "The Shrinking Man."

283. Yahoo sportscaster Angela Sun has made a film about the Great Pacific Garbage Patch to increase awareness of the plastic that's filling up the world's oceans

282. Rich Rosendale is the host of a new cooking show on CBS, called "Recipe Rehab." We'll talk about his shift from five-star chef to middle-class meal mentor.

281. Part 2 of 2: Dog cognition researcher Dr. Brian Hare discusses "Dognition" -- an online "citizen science" research tool that he and research scientist Vanessa Woods operate

280. Part 1 of 2:  Evolutionary anthropologist Brian Hare discovered how dogs became domesticated from wolves and explains it in his book, "The Genius of Dogs"

279. Part 2 of 2: Victoria Burnett on the craft of storytelling, past, present, and future

278. Part 1 of 2: Victoria Burnett works in the world's oldest profession: storytelling -- she's one of the best

277. Going to Bat for Bats: We'll talk with a leading bat researcher and a field biologist who's building caves to try to keep bats from dying off from an epidemic disease

276. Cognitive scientist and psychologist Alexandra Horowitz talks about her new book, "On Looking: Eleven Walks with Expert Eyes"

275. Had enough rain? We’ll talk about climate change with Dr. David Easterling, from the National Climatic Data Center

274. A look at the present and future of the nation’s electric power grid:  Promises and perils

273. We All Live in a Yellow Submarine:  The Atlantica Undersea Colony Project

272. Professional tornado chaser and novelist Chris Kridler talks with us about this extreme pursuit and whether it has become TOO popular in Tornado Alley

271. Something highly unusual happened in Kecksburg, Pennsylvania, in December 1965--Stan Gordon and Leslie Kean are investigating it

270. Part 2 of 2:  The lawyer who first uncovered the Catholic clergy sex abuse scandal and wrote "in God's House" talks about the still-unfolding scandal and its ramifications for the Church

269. Part 1 of 2: The lawyer who uncovered the Catholic clergy sex abuse scandal in 1984 has written a novel, "in God's House" based on that intense legal and personal saga

268. NASA's Tom Rivellini is responsible for those amazingly inventive systems that put rovers safely on the surface of Mars

267. Master Chef Richard Rosendale, of West Virginia’s famed Greenbrier resort, represented the USA in the recent Bocuse D’Or cooking competition in France

266. As part of our exploration of “Genderology,” psychologist Dr. Kim Deffebach engages with Court on the topic "Who's Happier: Men or Women?"

265. "Hotshot" crews are the Seal Team 6 of firefighters--trained to handle the most extreme wildfires anytime, anywhere

264. California "psychic detective" Annette Martin on what she does and what it's like to do it

263. We'll learn about the Slow Food and Farm-to-Table movements from star chef Tyler Brown and well-known dietician/food expert Melinda Himmelgarn

262. David Milarch is cloning "Champion Trees" from the biggest trees on earth and replanting them in disappearing old-growth forests

261. Southwest Florida singer-songwriter-performer Cindy Hackney has invented a whole musical genre she calls "sawgrass music," rooted in the Everglades

260. Pioneer South Florida family descendant Harvey Oyer talks with us about his new book, “The Adventures of Charlie Pierce: The Last Calusa.”

259. Using larynx models based on fossil evidence, anthropology professor Robert McCarthy replicates the sounds that Neanderthals might have made

258. Cybersecurity expert Dr. Richard Ford talks with us about the new threat of "cyberwarfare" and what it could mean for governments, industries, and individuals

257. Underwater photographer Wes Skiles makes PBS films on Florida's waters, above and below ground

256. Super-talented Italian crooner Patrizio Buanne on being a star in many parts of the world and trying to make it big in America

255. Hip Culture: The Sixties and After -- We talk with Bill Killeen, longtime owner of The Subterranean Circus in Gainesville, Florida

254. Poet Joanna O'Keefe on her work, her inspirations, and the experiences they've brought her

253. Terence Witt on his concept of "null physics" and how it could revolutionize our view of how the universe works

252. Physicist Marcus Hohlmann on the apparent discovery of the long-sought Higgs Boson “God Particle”--what it is and what it means

251. Stacey Grenrock Woods gives birth once a month to a column in Esquire Magazine called, simply, “Sex.” As a writer, she’s as funny as they come—or I should say …as they get.

250. The mystery of the Melungeon people of Appalachia has been solved—or has it? Historian Wayne Winkler will fill us in

249. Yahoo sportscaster Angela Sun has made a film about the Great Pacific Garbage Patch to increase awareness of the plastic that’s filling up the world’s oceans

248. With the Kentucky Derby coming up, Florida racehorse owner/breeder Bill Killeen gives us an inside look at the Sport of Kings

247. Florida’s State Chef, the only full-time state chef in the nation, talks about his work as a globe-trotting ambassador for local food and healthy eating

246. Porky Pets: All about miniature pigs, with a veterinarian and a North Carolina pig rescue organizer

245. We’ll talk with storm chaser Chris Kridler about her adventures in Tornado Alley and her new novel, “Funnel Vision”

244. Author Fred Setterberg recalls growing up in 1950s/60s suburban California in “Lunch Bucket Paradise”

243. Grits &grins:  Culinarians John T Edge and Rathead Riley on Southern cooking and the Southern Foodways Alliance

242. “We Were an Island” tells the story of a couple who lived together on a lonely island off the coast of Maine from 1949 to 1985

241. A new book, “Monsters in America,” explores our fascination with scary things

240. Do dogs really smile? Leading veterinary medicine researcher Dr. Nicholas Dodman on what we’re learning about animal emotions

239. Aging for Men and Women--How's It Different? (Genderology series)

238. An attorney discusses the need--particularly for women--to advocate for your own rights and interests when dealing with the medical system and other power structures

237. Antonio Rocha combines mime and storytelling to produce a unique style of performance art

236. Ken Nedimyer is replanting endangered coral on dying reefs across the Caribbean

235. Ric Gillespie thinks his organization, TIGHAR, is close to solving the enduring mystery of what happened to pioneering pilot Amelia Earhart

234. In this episode of our Genderology series, family counselor Mary O’Keeffe helps us tackle the knotty question, “Is marriage obsolete?”

233. Wayne Winkler’s book, “Walking Toward the Sunset,” documents the history of the little-known Melungeon people of Appalachia

232. We All Live in a Yellow Submarine:  The Atlantica Undersea Colony Project

231. Author Michael Everett explores the psychology of boom-and-bust cycles and what individuals can do to escape the Great Recession

230. Author/naturalist Bill Belleville explores hidden pockets of Old Florida in his book, Salvaging the Real Florida: Lost and Found in the State of Dreams.

229. David Milarch has a mission:  Restore the world’s ancient forests by cloning many of Earth’s oldest, biggest, and healthiest “super-trees”

228. Paleontology professor Dr. Jim Mead is best known for his world-class collection of  dung from rare and extinct animals--it's amazing what we can learn from ancient poop!

227. Cold enough for you? We’ll talk about climate change with Dr. David Easterling, from the National Climatic Data Center

226. Author Therese Borchard explores depression in her book, “Beyond Blue”

225. Eminent neurobiologist Prof. James McGaugh on how our emotions affect memory

224. Telling Taller Tales. Joseph Sobol directs one of the only graduate programs in Storytelling in the U.S.

223. Bringing out the best in the beast: At Asher-Dell Farms they train dogs to herd sheep (and ducks)

222. Novelist Tim Dorsey is back with more tales of almost-lovable Florida serial killer Serge Storms in his new book, Electric Barracuda

221. University of Florida entomologist Jamie Ellis explores with us possible reasons for the mysterious worldwide disappearance of honey bees

220. Florida pop-punk band TeraBrite won first prize ($25K) in Sprint’s Epic Mini-Movie contest for their short music video, Epic Guitar Girl

219. The University of Arizona’s Dr. Nasser Peyghambarian on a major breakthrough in 3-D holographic video technology at the Engineering Research Center he leads

218. Pine Castle, a Florida Cracker settlement, and the story of Jane Green, a reputed Lady of the Night who was the area’s most famous (or notorious) resident

217. Tennessee’s state archaeologist on the discovery of a 12,000-year-old Native American mastodon hunt site in a suburban Nashville back yard

216. Brooke Deratany Goldfarb, a lawyer who facilitates “peaceful divorces,” will talk with us about the state of marriage and divorce in 21st-century America

215. “Florida in WWII: Floating Fortress,” Nick Wynne and Richard Moorhead's latest book, describes a pivotal time in the state’s colorful history

214. Leslie Kean urges the U.S. government to take unidentified aerial phenomena seriously in her new book, “UFOs: Generals, Pilots, and Government Officials Go On the Record.”

213. National Weather Service meteorologist Scott Spratt discusses the current hurricane season and the push for better forecasting of where these storms will go

212. Jamaican-born Elaine Myrie-Richards, M.D., tells funny stories from the practice of medicine in her new book, What's New, Doc?

211. Author Jonathon King has written a novel, The Styx, based on a real but mysterious event, the burning of an Afro-American workers' town in turn-of-the-century Palm Beach

210. Marine biologist Dr. Jon Gorham of Inwater Research Group studies endangered sea turtles around Florida's coasts

209. We follow MIA Hunters chief Bryan Moon on their latest and biggest mission to recover downed WWII aircrews

208. Derreck Kayongo started the Global Soap Project to recycle barely-used throwaway soap from hotels nationwide into new soap for displaced people in the Third World

207. In author John Dufresne's novel Requiem, Mass., a mother believes her children have been abducted by aliens and replaced with identical imposters (suggestion: look up Capgras Syndrome)

206. South Florida pioneer family descendant Harvey Oyer III talks about his new children's book based on the "plume trade" that decimated Florida bird populations in the late 1800s and early 1900s.

205. Nick Wynne and Richard Moorhead's new book, Paradise for Sale: Florida's Booms and Busts, couldn't be more timely

204. Physics professor Marcus Hohlmann on his work with the Large Hadron Collider atom-smasher in Switzerland

203. Roxanne St. Claire is a star in the surprisingly diverse and expanding universe of romance novels

202. Prof. John Schultz deploys ground-penetrating radar as a tool for both archaeology and forensics

201. Dr. Cheryl Ward built an exact replica of a 3500-year-old Egyptian ship of the Pharaohs and took it sailing on the Red Sea

200. Poet Joanna O'Keefe on her work, her inspirations, and the experiences they've brought her

199. The Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP) of World War II finally get the recognition they deserve

198. Eminent neurobiologist Prof. James McGaugh on how our emotions affect memory

197. Underwater photographer Wes Skiles makes PBS films on Florida's waters, above and below ground

196. Brigham Young University linguistics professor Dallin Oaks on his discoveries about the structure of language as it relates to puns and humor

195. Professor Michael Hyde on the quest for "Perfection"--how it brings out both the best and the worst in us

194. Cybersecurity expert Dr. Richard Ford on the growing threat of cyber-attacks from the individual to the national level

193. NASA's new Kepler space telescope is finding dozens of "exoplanets" orbiting distant stars

192. Jamie MacVicar's new book recounts his (mis)adventures as an "advance man" for the circus

191. Project Manager John Callas on the amazing life and times of NASA's Mars rovers

190. California "psychic detective" Annette Martin on what she does and what it's like to do it

189. Tornado researcher Brenda Phillips on advanced new detection and warning technologies

188. Legendary treasure finder Bob Marx reenacted Columbus' Voyage of Discovery in every detail

187. Transportation security expert Dr. Cliff Bragdon on counterterrorism and disaster preparedness

186. National Weather Service meteorologist Scott Spratt briefs us on a possibly severe tornado threat in Florida this winter and what's causing it

185. In his book, The Universe: Order Without Design, NASA physicist Carlos Calle examines what we know--or think we know--about the origins and evolution of the universe

184. The Thinking (Wo)Man's Evangelical: Author Donald Miller's Voyage of Discovery

183. South Florida's Barefoot Mailman - The Legend Lives On

182. Autism: The Alienation Disease--Is it Spreading?

181. Water Works: Reshaping Florida's Water Flows for a More Sustainable Future

180. National Weather Service tropical weather specialist Scott Spratt talks with us about the 2009 hurricane season

179. "Sunshine Expedition" adventurers Matt Keene and Jodi Eller recount their 7-month, 2900-mile kayaking and hiking journey throughout Florida

178. Anthropologist Tom Funk explores with us the surprising scientific and technological sophistication of the Mayans and Incas.

177. Author Michael Tougias on his book "The Finest Hours: The True Story of the U.S. Coast Guard's Most Daring Sea Rescue"

176. Psychic Cheryl DuBois takes us on a tour of the spirit world, talks about her new book and her TV series in production on this ephemeral topic

175. Author Richard Moorhead tees up to talk about his new history of Golf in Florida: 1886-1950

174. Palm Bay Homicide Detective Mark Mynheir on his latest mystery suspense novel (and life in homicide)

173. Journalist Chris Kridler leaves the Hurricane Coast to chase tornadoes in Tornado Alley every spring

172. The Florida Solar Energy Center's Energy Whiz Olympics brings out the inventor in young students around the state

171. Capt. Julie Clark is an aviation pioneer -- one of the first female commercial airline pilots 

170. The Dean of Engineering at Florida International University talks about new technology to improve the hurricane-resistance of homes

169. MIA Hunters Bryan Moon and Vernon Clobes locate WWII aircraft crash sites and airmen missing in action in far-flung corners of the world

168. Artist and writer Theodore Morris chronicles the many Native American "lost tribes" who populated Florida before the Europeans arrived

167. Diana Gessler is both a painter and a prolific author of successful travel books that she writes and illustrates with her art

166. "Old Florida" meets Disney World -- Forever Florida in Holopaw has upped the ante on its ecotouring venues with a world-class, 2-hour Zipline Safari through the ecological preserve

165. You're all a-Twitter! A look at the new generation of online social and business networking

164. A Colorado woman just won a million-dollar home in Maryland in an online raffle. Now she has to decide what to do with it.

163. Southwest Florida singer-songwriter-performer Cindy Hackney has invented a whole musical genre she calls "sawgrass music," rooted in the Everglades

162. The Executive Director of the Florida Historical Society, Dr. Ben Brotemarkle, talks about the work of the Society and his own statewide radio show, Florida Frontiers

161. Hayley Downs is a New York City-based documentary filmmaker from Deland, who's making a film on Florida Cracker culture called "Swamp Cabbage"

160. Central Florida's Christian Tamburr on highlights of his globe-trotting musical career so far and future plans 

159. Sports promoter extraordinaire Mitch Varnes on the upcoming Sebastian Inlet Pro surf contest and Melbourne & Beaches Musical Marathon

158. With archaeologist Dr. Rachael Wentz, we'll explore the 7500-year old Native American cemetery found at Windover Farms

157. A team of investigators is trying to solve the enduring mystery of what happened to famed aviator Amelia Earhart

156. Entrepreneur Joe Hurston delivers his high-tech water purification systems for free to disaster-ravaged areas around the world

155. Palm Bay’s Deanna Bell is a mechanical engineer and the female star of the Discovery Channel’s “Smash Lab”

154. Terence Witt on his concept of "null physics" and how it could revolutionize our view of how the universe works

153. John Brandon is one of the most prolific "treasure finders" of all those who have searched for the riches of the Spanish 1715 fleet

152. Alto "Bud" Adams, Jr., has run the Adams Ranch since 1948. We'll talk about how ranching has changed, as well as his renowned cattle breeding innovations

151. "What's Cookin'?": Melbourne restaurateur Matt Nugnes fills us in on culinary trends nationwide

150. Psychic detective Annette Martin on what she does and what it's like to do it

149. Author Shawn Bean on his new book about early 20th-century Jacksonville as "The First Hollywood

148. Artist Julie Lara Kahn on her large-scale multimedia projects including an exploration of Florida Cracker culture and food in her "Swamp Cabbage" exhibit

147. The Wall Street Journal's Lee Hotz on the possible rediscovery of Leonardo Da Vinci's greatest masterpiece, "The Battle of Anghiari," using advanced technology

146. National Weather Service meteorologist Dennis Decker on the mid-season outlook for hurricanes

145. Robert Reedy, of the Florida Solar Energy Center, on the rapidly improving outlook for solar cells to produce a substantial share of our electric power

144. Using larynx models based on fossil evidence, Florida Atlantic University anthropologist Robert McCarthy replicates the sounds that Neanderthals might have made

143. Two Florida men prepare to drive a flats boat--a 21-ft FLATS boat--from Boston to London, unaccompanied 

142. Next episode of Genderology, on "What Do Women Want in Men (and vice versa)?" with Brenda McKee

141. Dutch master painter (as distinct from "Dutch Master") Frits Van Eeden is one of Central Florida's preeminent artists

140. 20-year-old Nancy Rios is the only woman windsurfer on the U.S. Olympic Team and is heading to Beijing

139. The outlook for the 2008 hurricane season, with a National Weather Service meteorologist

138. Attorney Pamela Bress on the need--particularly for women--to advocate for your own rights and interests when dealing with the medical system and other power structures

137. Steve Wagner, owner of Exotic Encounters near St. Cloud, talks about Florida wildlife and our relation to what's left of it

136. Hollywood writer/producer Cheryl Dubois gives us the lowdown on the gritty business of making films and TV shows

135. At 27, Christian Tamburr is an accomplished and much-acclaimed percussionist, currently touring with Julio Iglesias

134. FIRST Robotics Teams in Brevard are winning top national awards and going for #1 in the World

133. Next episode of Genderology #4, on "Changing Roles in Parenting" with Dr. Vicki Panaccione

132. British yachtsman Keith White has just sailed across the Atlantic single-handedly -- that is, alone and without the use of his left arm -- to raise money for charities

131. Genderology #3:  Aging for Men and Women--How's It Different? (with Dr. Kim Zipper)

130. Old Florida Day: DeLand's unofficial historian Bill Dreggors on Ghost Towns of the St. Johns River

129. Genderology #2: Communication Between the Sexes ("I Said What?!")

128. Author Anna Flowers debuts her new book, "Wanton Woman," about S. Carolina's Strom Thurmond and an affair that led to his lover's execution

127. "Genderology" -- the first in a new series on that age-old topic, male-female differences. Vive la difference!

126. Birdwatcher Susan Bird advocates making habitats for wild birds in your own backyard

125. French Baron John de Bry talks about his grandfather's participation in both the 1907 Peking-to-Paris auto race and the 1908 "Great Race" from New York to Paris.

124. The Wall Street Journal's Jennifer Saranow explores with us "Seven Missing Wonders of the World"

123. Author/naturalist Bill Belleville on the natural and human history of the St. Johns River, and other "Old Florida" topics

122. Good News Week with Court Lewis

121. Surfing event promoter extraordinaire Mitch Varnes created the Sebastian Inlet Pro contest four years ago; it is now one of the 3 top-ranked surfing events in North America

120. Two intrepid underwater cave explorers on their record-breaking descent into Weeki Wachee Springs, the deepest spring in the U.S.

119. Margaret Broussard owns and operates Forever Florida, a unique ecotourism venture and wonderful piece of Old Florida near St. Cloud

118. Bob Marx, the most successful finder of ancient sunken ships and treasure in modern history, also once managed to reenact Columbus' Voyage of Discovery in every detail--and somehow survived!

117. Amazing Brevardian: Col. Henry Mucci, leader of the Great Raid to rescue the Bataan Death March survivors, lived almost unknown in Melbourne Beach for 20 years

116. Old Florida Day:  Melbourne opthalmologist Dr. William Broussard on his recent sale of a conservation easement to the State for his Crescent J Ranch in Holopaw, and what it means for wilderness lands

115. Sebastian Inlet District Administrator Martin Smithson talks about the history of the Inlet and big changes underway there

114. FIT's Prof. Jean-Paul Pinelli is developing a State-funded hurricane "loss model" for more accurate insurance risk assessment

113. Titusville entrepreneur Joe Hurston flies his water-purification units to disaster areas around the globe

112. Teacher Dennis Phillips has realized his lifelong dream of circumnavigating the 5000-mile "America's Great Loop" in a small boat

111. Dog Day--Miami-based author Mark Derr on our growing national fascination (or obsession?) with our pets--dogs in particular.

110. Treasure-finder Rob Westrick on the search for the missing ship of the 1715 treasure fleet

109. Author Blair Witherington on "Florida's Living Beaches: A Guide for the Curious Beachcomber"

108. An astronaut describes how she became an astronaut and what it's like to be one

107. Old Florida Day: The Sanford-based author of several books about Florida’s natural landscape–what’s left and what isn’t.

106. A young local woman who was a finalist on “So You Think You Can Dance”

105. Our meteorologist from the Melbourne National Weather Service Office, on the outlook for the 2007 hurricane season

104. The Auburn University ornithologist who is leading the search for the ivory-billed woodpecker in North Florida

103. Old Florida Day: The Palm Beach County archaeologist on the drought that has exposed miles of Lake Okeechobee shoreline and hundreds of formerly submerged archaeological sites

102. A Palm Bay homicide detective who writes crime novels

101. The “Julia Child” of the Space Coast—a multimedia food artist on her global adventures

100. Old Florida Day with the owner of the oldest African-American cemetery in the area

99.  The Operations Director of “Friends of Bats,” a company that does bat removal and exclusion

98.  A woman astronaut, commander of NASA’s NEEMO mission to an undersea research facility

97.  “Mango Man,” on a tropical fruit orchard on S. Merritt Island owned by his family since 1925

96.  The writer-in-residence at Oxford University on his latest action-adventure novel and surfing

95.  The director of FAU’s Center of Excellence in Ocean Energy Technology on various schemes for generating energy from the ocean

94.  A boy who escaped Vietnam by boat and became Executive Chef at a series of major international hotels, and has now opened a restaurant in Melbourne, reflecting on his experiences

93.  A young painter who has written a book on how to market one’s artwork

92.  The founder of Operation NOW (Not on Our Watch!), an innovative teen safe driving program

91.  Florida’s Statewide Crisis Response Coordinator, on what she does and how it works

90.  Another episode of “Good News Week”

89.  A FIT biologist on stem cells—what it’s all about and what the controversy is based on

88.  The author of a book on the highest-ranking American military office ever convicted of treason, who lived in Viera

87.  An ocean catamaran racer back from the worlds championships in Brazil

86.  A Melbourne ophthalmologist who owns a Florida cattle ranch and breeds Cracker cattle

85.  The co-founder of Space Coast Ballet on their emigration from Russia and experiences establishing the SCB and a new performing arts center

84.  A Florida Tech electrical engineering professor who writes mystery thriller novels

83.  A Tampa painter on his 1960s painting “The Barefoot Mailman,” which hung in the old Melbourne Beach P.O. and was recently rediscovered and donated to a major Miami museum

82.  The director of Hubbs-SeaWorld Research Institute's operations in Florida with an update on progress with their ocean research center

81.  A young woman painter who is not only highly talented but also an innovative entrepreneur

80.  Another episode of “Old Florida Day” with a professional “cracker storyteller”

79.  A Florida Tech space science professor on the controversy over the definition of “planet”

78.  Another episode of “Good News Week”

77.  A Florida Tech biology professor on the evidence for climate change and what it means

76.  A professional medium and spiritualist talking about what he does and what’s “out there”

75.  A former Air Force meteorologist who administers a Central Florida-based website devoted to tracking and forecasting hurricanes

74.  The former owner of a charter-industry licensing school who now writes and publishes mystery novels based along the Treasure Coast

73.  A Titusville businessman/entrepreneur and former missionary pilot who flies self-contained water purification units to disaster sites around the world and gives them away to save lives

72.  The Brevard County Historian, an author and journalist, telling stories of colorful characters in the area’s past

71.  A meteorologist from the Melbourne National Weather Service Office, on the outlook for the 2006 hurricane season

70.  A guy who just finished a 500-mile ocean catamaran race and is about to do a 1000-mile race

69.  The second female licensed charter captain in the U.S., who wrote a book based on her adventures running a sailing charter business in the islands

68.  Mother’s Day show — inspirational stories about Moms

67.  The Chief Scientist on the Mars Rover project, talking about the discoveries the long-lived little robots have made

66.  A local realtor who had a near-death experience following a car crash, and a program she and others have developed to promote teen safe driving, which they hope to take nationwide

65.  A prominent local attorney who spent 18 months in Bosnia with a UN agency helping to rebuild a government there after the civil war, and wrote a book about it

64.  A history professor from Florida Tech on his recently published book on Florida history

63.  The two-time women’s world kayak champion (again) on her most recent exploits

62.  The executive director of the Florida Historical Society on life along the Indian River in the old days

61.  A local historian on new research that proves Ponce de Leon landed on Melbourne Beach

60.  A U.S. Navy intelligence analyst and naval historian on his book about legendary Navy Capt. Charles Stewart

59.  The retired News Director of the oldest and biggest radio station in Atlanta

58.  2005 Year in Review

57.  A local songwriter who has a CD of his original songs climbing the British charts

56.  Recap of the record-breaking 2005 hurricane season with an NWS meteorologist

55.  A researcher/historian on an archeological salvage team working a Melbourne Beach wreck

54.  An officer from the U.S. Coast Guard cutter Confidence on their recent patrol doing Hurricane Katrina recovery & support

53.  A local motorcycle designer/builder (different from #45) who will star in an upcoming reality show on the BBC in England

52.  Revisiting the WWII operation of Col. Henry Mucci to rescue Bataan Death March survivors, in light of a new movie about it, “The Great Raid”

51.  A local official on his earlier life as an adventurer on treks such as the search for mokele mbembe, a dinosaur-like aquatic creature in the Congo

50.  A woman who runs Project Backyard Brevard, with a website and a book on making wildlife habitats in your yard

49.  Two NWS meteorologists discussing the outlook for the 2005 Atlantic hurricane season

48.  Two young guys who do jet-ski exhibitions and stunts in movies and who are trying to establish an “extreme sports” version of jet-skiing

47.  The director of the Florida Puerto Rican/Hispanic Chamber of Commerce on the status of Hispanics in Florida today

46.  A theologian and mythologist on who/what human beings are

45.  A leading designer/builder of motorcycle choppers who is a celebrity in the chopper world

44.  IndianHarbour Beach is first “Tsunami-ready Community” on East Coast–w/ NWS meteorologist

43.  A discussion of Cryptozoology with a local adventurer and writer

42.  Dog Day #2 with a Miami-based author of books about dogs and the dog-human relationship

41.  The retired high school principal who coached the first black football team in Florida to break the color barrier and win the state championship

40.  Odd News #1

39.  “Old Florida Day #3”—with the Viera land use manager who’s a good ol’ boy

38.  A Canadian two-time world record holder in kayak racing

37.  NASA’s Cassini Mission Manager on the mission to Saturn and its findings so far

36.  The writer-in-residence at Oxford University on his latest action-adventure novel

35.  The owner of “Forever Florida”, a nature preserve and working cattle ranch

34.  An archaeologist on his search for the trail of Jesus’ family in Egypt and a resulting TV documentary

33.  Boom-Boom Benny Koske—a professional daredevil nearing retirement

32.  Billy Cox—Extreme Stories

31.  Good News Week #3

30.  A Brevard-based woman author of books about notorious murderers and serial killers

29.  Hurricane Heroes--stories about people who went out of their way to  help others during the storms

28.  "Old Florida Day #2"--with Patrick Smith, noted author of books about old-time Florida

27.  UFO Day--discussing UFOs and media attitudes toward them with a newspaper columnist

26.  Good News Week #2

25.  Discussing the medical-related proposed amendments to the Florida Constitution with a proponent and opponent

24.  A Florida Institute of Technology meteorology professor talking about hurricanes

23.  Florida Today newspaper's hurricane expert, talking about hurricanes

22.  A meteorologist from the Melbourne National Weather Service Office, talking about hurricanes

21.  Old Florida Day" --talking about the old days with a fifth-generation Floridian who owns a landmark restaurant in the area

20.  The head of the Hubbs-SeaWorld Research Institute's operations in Florida who's building an ocean research center

19.  An up-and-coming young author who teaches writing at the University of Miami

18.  Arguably the best painter in the area, a woman from Australia

17.  The legendary Shuttle Launch Director, whose career spanned from Mercury to Space Station

16.  Alocal author of science fiction novels

15.  The nation's foremost bridge "detailer"--who also loves to fly his private jets

14.  Good News Week--all about the uplifting and positive things that have happened recently and that don't make the news

13.  A former Nashville songwriter who is now a Titusville-based humorist and writer of books about a zany character called Thurmond

12.  The young, super-dynamic director of the Brevard Zoo who is leaving to go fulfill her real dream to be a wildlife painter

11.  The same guy again talking about his earlier reenactment of famous "voyages of discovery" such as Columbus'

10.  A treasure and pirate ship finder/explorer who's a pirate himself--the most successful one ever (more than Mel Fisher)

9.   Developer Extraordinaire--a local resort developer who first made millions in software and now is funding international projects to build up the economies of Third   World countries

8.   The NASA scientist in charge of the Mars Greenhouse--a simulator for growing plants in Mars-like conditions

7.   Boomer--a local musician (a "crossover classical percussionist") who has 5 CDs out under the Sony label

6.   Florist To the Stars (local flower-shop owner who does the floral designs for the Academy Awards)

5.   Culinary Trends: What's Cooking?

4.    Dog Day--all about dogs with the head of the Space Coast Kennel Club

3.   The impact of the Internet on our lives so far

2.   On Col. Henry Mucci, who led the raid to rescue the Bataan Death March survivors and who spent the last 20 years of his life in Melbourne Beach

1.   A treasure and pirate ship finder/explorer who's an underwater archaeologist