I'm with hot dog on this one. I thought the Professor was really interesting and it sounded like the hosts couldn't care less about anything he had to say. Mostly I was hearing desperation to be funny. Lots of podcasts are trying desperately to be funny. I thought the point of this one was that sometimes it is enough to be interesting. The same thing happened with Dr. Platt. If you just want some sort of riff session among three comedians with occasional appearances by their comedian friends--fine. That would make this show the 116th with that format. If you want to talk science, philosophy and life then don't try so hard to always be "on."