Does mathematics hold the key to unlocking the great mysteries of the natural world? Professor Ian Stewart, author of The Mathematics of Life, believes so. He stops by the show to discuss the little-recognized role mathematics has played in shining light on the great complexities of the natural world.

You know him from films such as Shawn of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, and Star Trek. Actor and comedian Simon Pegg, now an author, joins Jon to talk about his role as “Scotty” in the 2009 Star Trek film and his new book Nerd Do Well.


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