The Twentieth

Guest List Richard Nash: “a strategist and serial entrepreneur in digital media,” according to his website biography. Mr. Nash works in developing a number of start-ups, primarily in digital media. Additionally, he is an award-winning independent publisher who once ran Soft Skull Press. His short book, What is the Business of Literature?, offers a thorough …

The Tenth

Guest List John Cryan: a neuroscientist at the University College of Cork in Ireland who has examined the effects of two bacteria, lactobacillus and bifidobacterium, on depression in animals. An article from The Atlantic, describes his hypotheses and work regarding gut bacteria and brain function. Ezinma Ramsay: a professional violinist whose performance videos have gone viral on social …

The Ninth

Guest List Adrian Kozakiewicz: a 19-year-old German insect breeder who is known for breeding mantises. He frequently posts photos and videos of his work on his Instagram which has has over 136,000 followers. Florence "See See" Rigney: a 91-year-old nurse who has been on the job for 70 years. Ms. Rigney displays a remarkable level of compassion …

The Eighth

Guest List Robert Lang: a physicist who has worked at NASA, with optoelectronics, but is currently well-known for his work in origami. His designs are not only focused on origami as an art but as an opportunity for engineering. He has developed folding patterns for rockets and airbags. Dr. David Vaughan: the Executive Director of the …

The Sixth

Guest List Oleg Kotov: a physician formerly employed in the Soviet space program who later joined the Russian cosmonaut corps. He is invited to dinner on the premise of a recent New York Times article which discusses the threat of intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBM) from North Korea. According to the article, rocket engineers and professionals who were assigned to …

The Fifth

Guest List Lola: a 5-year-old who dressed as a different famous black woman from history and whose mother posted a photograph of her posing each day during Black History Month. She channeled Misty Copeland, Rosa Parks, and Michelle Obama, among others. ImeIme Umana: the daughter of Nigerian immigrants and the first black woman to be elected …

The Fourth

Daniel Simons: an expert in Visual Cognition & Human Performance, the head of the Visual Cognition Laboratory at the University of Illinois, and an author of several writings, including the co-author of the book, "The Invisible Gorilla, and Other Ways Our Intuitions Deceive Us" Laura Bailey: a voice actress featured in a number of anime films …