Bill Nye talks with Elizabeth Kolbert
The New Yorker Festival
About Bill Nye
Bill Nye is a science educator, television host, author, and inventor. He hosted the Emmy-nominated Netflix show “Bill Nye Saves the World” and the Emmy Award-winning children’s series “Bill Nye the Science Guy.” His most recent book is the best-seller “Everything All at Once: How to Unleash Your Inner Nerd, Tap Into Radical Curiosity, and Solve Any Problem.” He also helped create sundials for NASA’s Mars rovers, co-chaired the inaugural March for Science, and has, since 2010, served as the C.E.O. of the Planetary Society.
Elizabeth Kolbert has been a staff writer at The New Yorker since 1999. “The Climate of Man,” her three-part magazine series on global warming, garnered a National Magazine Award for Public Interest and a National Academies Communication Award. Her books include “The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History,” which won the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for general nonfiction. She is also the recipient of a Heinz Award, a National Magazine Award for Reviews and Criticism, and a Blake-Dodd Prize.