An Astronaut, a Catalan, and Two Linguists Walk Into a Bar…

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Astronaut Mike Massimino’s spacewalks helped repair the Hubble Space Telescope. (Photo: NASA)

Season 8, Episode 2

In this live episode of “Tell Me Something I Don’t Know,” we learn why New York has skinny skyscrapers, how to weaponize water, and what astronauts talk about in space. Joining Stephen J. Dubner as co-host is the linguist John McWhorter; Bari Weiss (The New York Times) is the real-time fact-checker.

To find out more, check out the podcast from which this hour was drawn: “An Astronaut, a Catalan, and Two Linguists Walk Into a Bar…