WBAI-FM Upcoming Program

Mon, Dec 7, 2020 10:00 PM




How technology and the pandemic has evolved how

we consume information and entertainment


LEIGHANN LORD is an American comedian, writer, and actress. She performs stand-up comedy, has appeared on Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn, and is a former co-host (with Neil deGrasse Tyson) of the Star Talk Radio podcast. As of April 2020, Lord became a co-host for Center for Inquiry's Point of Inquiry podcast.

CHARLES Q. CHOI is a science reporter who has written for Scientific American, The New York Times, Wired, Science, Nature, and National Geographic News, among others. For his work, he has hunted for mammoth DNA in Yukon, faced gunmen in Guatemala, entered the sarcophagus housing radioactive ruins in Chernobyl and looked for mammal fossils in Wyoming based on the guidance from an artificial intelligence

EMELYN STUART: Producer | Actress entrepreneur  is the Founder and CEO of Stuart cinema & cafe and the Ocktober film festival

with Joe Mauceri


  • Will the politicizing of the pandemic influence those who will go to the movie theater and those who will not? and what experience you will have when you're there? (What will be the expectations depending on your belief system?


  • The WB announcement
  • VR, gaming, movies, TV
  • What about the shared experience of concerts, comedy, theater, movie? Will we just adapt?
  • Will the hybrid entertainment (combination of virtual and tactile/Physical) experience be the future?
  • Will movie theaters raise their prices and will event Blockbuster films be more like going to the major theater or Broadway? And going to the local art house cinema be more of an hybrid experience as well? Will the entire economy a film change?
  • The influence of technology on our habits and attention span.
  • The more immersive the better? Or the more detached?
  • The future: A generation without regular movie theater going?
  • Interactive television
  • Everything is virtual
  • Will we become more self sufficient or look for a greater distraction?
  • What will the expectation of going to movies be in the future? What is it like now in the places where it's open and the theater venues that are open?
  • Will the shared experience be diminished or enhanced will we appreciated more?



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