Over The Moon

NOVA ScienceNow‘s Neil deGrasse Tyson is one of the world’s most famous astrophysicists and all he wanted was someone to read Goodnight Moon to him. So guess who stepped up? Reading Rainbow‘s LeVar Burton. The result? One mega-cool team-up that rivals the Mister Rogers-Bill Nye rendezvous from a few weeks back.

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Worth The Wait

Fans of perennial UNC-TV how-to fixture Jacques Pépin may be interested to know that the celebrity chef was a guest on the most recent edition of NPR’s current events quiz Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me.

Pépin joined host Peter Sagal and panelists Luke Burbank, Neko Case and Roy Blount, Jr. for the program’s Not My Job segment on the December 12 show.

You can listen to the full program online or catch the Pépin’s segment at the Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me website.

How Do You Solve A Puzzle Like Maria?

Fans of quirky quiz shows and/or Sesame Street, take note: Sonia Manzano (Maria) and Emilio Delgado (Luis) are the special guests on this week’s Ask Me Another.

NPR’s exciting game show of word games, puzzles and trivia airs Sunday afternoon at 1 on 91.5 WUNC-FM (you can also listen to the show at Ask Me Another‘s website). So tune in and hear what these veteran Sesame Street actors have to say about retirement, Muppets and the people in your neighborhood.

The Shot Heard Round The Web

First Elmo taught us how to sneeze into your elbow to avoid spreading germs, now the lovable Muppet from the Street is teaming up with Surgeon General Vivek Murthy to educate kids (and some adults) on the importance of getting vaccinated.

Elmo is a natural choice to help alleviate children’s anxieties because of Sesame Street‘s mission to help kids grows smarter, stronger and kinder. The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, Sesame Street, and the Daily Dot created the video.