Upcoming Livecasts

Better Call Saul: Bob Odenkirk, Michael McKean and Jonathan Banks

Thu, Feb 5, 8 pm ET

Get a first look at AMC’s hotly anticipated new drama “Better Call Saul,” the prequel to the award-winning series “Breaking Bad.” Set six years before Saul Goodman (Bob Odenkirk) meets Walter White, the man who will become Saul is known as Jimmy McGill, a small-time lawyer searching for his destiny and hustling to make ends meet. “Better Call Saul” will track Jimmy’s transformation into a man who puts the criminal in “criminal attorney.” Catch the star of the new series when he takes our stage with Jonathan Banks (beloved “fixer” Mike Ehrmantraut) and Oscar® nominee Michael McKean, who plays Saul’s brother, Chuck. Hey, got a lawsuit in mind? Well, your guy is back.
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Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks and Simon Schama: The Genius of the Jews

Mon, Feb 16, 8 pm ET

The extraordinary resilience of the Jewish people—in the face of adversity through every generation since Moses—gives power and resonance to their collective vision, and provides the key to Jewish identity and sense of purpose. Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks, Emeritus Chief Rabbi of Britain and the Commonwealth and current professor at New York University, Yeshiva University and King’s College London and Simon Schama, author of The Story of the Jews, dig deep into Jewish history to explore and explain the genius of Jewish survival, resilience, security, prosperity and leadership.
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Off the Top: The Neuroscience of Creativity

Sun, Mar 1, 8 pm ET

Science rapper Baba Brinkman (Rap Guide to Evolution) teams up with neuroscientist Dr. Heather Berlin, neuropsychologist Rex Jung and cognitive psychologist and science writer Scott Barry Kaufman to explore the brain basis of improvisation, mixing freestyle rap with the latest research. What’s going on “under the hood” when a comedian or musician improvises? Why are the spontaneous moments of life always the most memorable? Does anything actually rhyme with Dorsolateral Prefrontal Cortex? A new marriage of science and spontaneous creativity.
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Brian Greene: Closing in on the Big Bang

Fri, Mar 6, 7:30 pm ET

It’s been 13.8 billion years since the Big Bang began our universe—are we finally on the brink of unraveling its mystery? Renowned theoretical physicist Brian Greene says yes—thanks to thousands of years of exploration by geniuses ranging from Galileo to Hawking. How has the human race gone from stargazing in ancient Greece to the string theory of today? Find out on a riveting journey through millennia of scientific progress, and all the way back to the birth of time, with the bestselling author of The Elegant Universe.
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Genius and Madness

Sun, Mar 8, 8 pm ET

Genius and Madness—Many of the most recognized geniuses in history suffered from some sort of mental illness. Is there a link between creativity and mental illness? What do we currently understand about any connection? Renowned psychoanalyst, author and “TODAY” show contributor Dr. Gail Saltz explores this topic with: Dean Keith Simonton, Distinguished Professor of Psychology at the University of California, Davis, who has devoted 40 years to the scientific study of genius, creativity and leadership; James C. Kaufman, Professor of Educational Psychology at the Neag School of Education at the University of Connecticut, and the author/editor of more than 30 books; and Sylvia Nasar, former economics correspondent at The New York Times and the author of A Beautiful Mind.
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