Program 549a: Searching for Stars; Stoked My Spirit; Champagne

Release Date: 12-26-2020


MIT Professor Alan Lightman tells us how a little time alone with the night sky in Maine illuminated his awareness of the universe, and his place in it. Also, listeners share travel experiences that really "stoked their spirit." And we get ready to welcome in the new year with a toast to Champagne, and the region in France where the bubbly comes from.


  • MIT professor Alan Lightman, author of "Searching for Stars on an Island in Maine" (Pantheon)
  • Virginie Moré, tour guide from Lyon, France
  • Julie Sonveau, tour guide from Burgundy, France

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