http://bloggingheads.tv/video.php?id=236&cid=1245 this has a (to me) really interesting conversation between two science journalists or science writers with special interest in physics the reason it is interesting to me, is that one half of it is George Johnson, and he is IMHO the most or one of the most influential physics journalists in the US (apologies to GJ who is the soul of modesty, but its true) and the reason he's influential clearly not because he's good-looking (!). the reason is that he is good at his job. when the KITP people were worried and upset by the appearance of Smolin's book and the favorable reaction in the press, it was George Johnson they hired to come and help them understand and figure out what if anything to do. He has a very calming sympathetic manner. He used to write very favorable articles about string in the NY Times in the 1990s and early 2000s---he's balanced, and wise to the ways of media. so he was the perfect choice---and he has a long association with KITP as well. He gave two or three talks to KITP people about what was going on, back in November 2006 when the main media reaction was occurring. These talks are on video----the first one is especially informative because the KITP audience gets kind of excited to an extent that surprises even old George Johnson who has seen everything. It is really wonderful. http://online.itp.ucsb.edu/online/resident/johnson2 Well this Bloggingheads conversation between Johnson and John Horgan is not quite up to the video of Johnson's KITP seminar talk, but it could serve as a kind of "tracker" follow-up. It brings us up to date on where things have been going in the 4 months since November 2006. The conversation was filmed the day after the Krauss-Greene debate at the Smithsonian in Washington DC.