Originally Aired: 04/20/18 – We review Netflix’s Lost in Space. We speak with TV personality/author Kari Byron and we also speak with illustrator Willow Dawson about her new book White as Milk, Red as Blood.

We talk with television personality Kari Byron. Kari has been the host of numerous science-based t.v. shows, but she is best known for her time on Mythbusters. Kari talks about her upcoming book, Crash Test Girl, hitting bookstores on May 8th. In the book, she takes the scientific method and applies it to life’s everyday problems. The result is an intriguing read of discovery. For over a decade Kari Byron has been a strong presence in the world of reality-based science television. She is best known as a host on Discovery Channel’s Mythbusters but has gone on to host and produce shows spanning several networks; Head Rush, Punkin Chunkin, LDRS, Thrill Factor, Strange Trips, America Declassified, The White Rabbit Project and Positive Energy.  She is currently working on a book called Crash Test Girl that will drop May of 2018. For more on Kari Byron, check out her website.

Our review of Netflix’s Lost in Space starring Molly Parker, Toby Stephens, Maxwell Jenkins. Synopsis: “Danger, Will Robinson!” and the rest of the Robinson clan should be on the lookout for danger, as well, because they are facing challenging times. It’s 30 years in the future and the family has been chosen to start a new life in a space colony. On the way to what they believe will be a better world, the Robinsons’ ship is abruptly thrown off course and they are thrown into a dangerous alien environment. Now light-years from their original destination, they must forge new alliances and work together to survive. Stranded with the Robinsons are unsettlingly charismatic Dr. Smith and inadvertently charming Don West, two outsiders who are thrown together by circumstance and a mutual knack for deception.

We also speak with illustrator Willow Dawson will also be calling into the show to talk about her latest book release, White as Milk, Red as Blood: The Forgotten Fairy Tales of Franz Xaver von SchönwerthWhite As Milk, Red As Blood is an exciting new illustrated collection of discovered fairy tales by Franz Xaver von Schönwerth, considered a contemporary of the Grimm Brothers. The fairy tales were discovered after having been locked away in an archive in Regensburg Germany for over 150 years and the book is illustrated by Willow Dawson. Willow was drawn to the project because the fairy tales are much darker and adult and violent than any “classic” tales and break out of the patriarchal tradition: there are just as many heroines as heroes and no clear damsels in distress.

It was a great show!

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Production Credits:

Geek Hard Logo – Candice Hibbard and Rich Robbins
Technical Production – Gary LaBarr, Recorded at the Reality Radio 101 Studio
Hosts/Producers – Andrew Young & James Green

Music Credits:

Opening Music “Eterna Teen” by Mark Holman
“Nevermore” by Milk and Bone
“Scientific Method” by Have Fun Teaching
“Crash Test Rating” by Remo Drive
“Panama” by Van Halen
“Lost in Space Theme” by Christopher Lennertz
“Little Red Riding Hood” by Derek and Brandon Fletcher
Closing Music “Kelly’s Heroes” by Black Grape