About the Scientist

Dr. Seth Shostak is Senior Astronomer at SETI Institute and heads up the International Academy of Astronautics’ SETI Permanent Committee. Seth is keen on outreach activities: interesting the public – and especially young people – in science and astrobiology. He’s co-authored a college textbook on astrobiology, and has written three trade books on SETI. In addition, he’s published more than 400 popular articles on science -- including regular contributions to both the Huffington Post and Discover Magazine blogs -- gives many dozens of talks annually, and is the host of the SETI Institute’s weekly science radio show, “Big Picture Science.”

About the Guest Comedians

Arthur Gaus is a study in contradictions with a perspective that’s both youthful and cynical. His style is funny, sharp, and unique, playing across numerous venues and opening for greats such as John Oliver.

Dhaya Lakshminarayanan is the 2016 winner of the Liz Carpenter Political Humor Award presented by the National Women’s Political Caucus. KQED named her one of the twenty “Women to Watch” and SF Weekly named her one of the “16 Bay Area performers to watch in 2016.”

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