June 28, 2001

It took several millenia for human beings to evolve, but human technology has made it necessary for some of our fellow species to evolve very rapidly. Harvard biology professor Stephen Palumbi talks with Todd about what he calls the "evolution explosion." They discuss the role that antibiotics play in the evolution of bacteria, and evolution that is being engineered in laboratories.

Steve Adams, pilot of the Monster.com blimp, talks with Todd about being a blimp pilot. He tells Todd what it takes to become a blimp pilot and how flying a 160 foot-long bright orange blimp is different from flying a plane.

After 32 years on the job, legendary New York Magazine restaurant critic Gael Greene is retiring. She and Todd take a look back at her career and she looks ahead to the possibility of spending a lot more time waiting for a free table.