Blue Dot 148: Celebrating Father's Day

Jun 14, 2019

Host David Schlom and son Taylor on a Father's Day golf trip.
Credit David Schlom

It's our Father's Day episode! Interviews with scientists and their Dads as Dave talks to planetary scientist David Grinspoon and his father Lester (who also happens to be a world class professor of psychiatry from Harvard University Medical School), his favorite YouTube science communicator Dianna Cowern, aka "Physics Girl" and her tree farming, Hawaiian resort operating father Bill and finally, a moving conversation between Alan Stern, Principal Investigator of the New Horizons mission that flew by Pluto in 2015 and his Dad Leonard.

 

Physics Girl Diana Cowern and her father Bill chat during an episode of her YouTube series.
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It's a unique and heartfelt look at the role of fathers in the lives of their high achieving offspring. And while this episode airs, Dave is off to the Monterey Peninsula in Central California for the Super Bowl of golf, the 2019 US Open with his son Taylor who also happens to be a caddy at the iconic courses in the area including the Major Championship venue, widely regarded as the greatest golf course on the planet -- Pebble Beach. Happy Father's Day!