January 9, 2003

Todd is joined by jazz legend Dave Brubeck. Brubeck tells Todd about his career, the music that he has created, and his decision to continue performing into his 80's. They also talk about his latest work "La Fiesta de la Posada," and how it employs jazz improvisation.

Todd talks to Matt Carre about the physics of soccer player David Beckham's powerful free kick. Carre, an engineer at the University of Sheffield in the United Kingdom, explains the physics behind Beckham's 80 mph kick which often appears to defy physical laws.

Todd talks with Dave Attell, host of "Insomniac" on Comedy Central. Attell tells Todd about the show and its loyal following. They also discuss his approach to making each episode, and the themes of the show.

Todd is joined by New York Times contributor Katherine Rosman, who recently wrote about the goodbye memo - mass e-mails sent to colleagues on an employee's last day. Rosman tells Todd about some of her favorite examples, and she also explains some trends and repercussions of these mass e-mails.