This week Skydive Phil released an outstanding 40-minute special on quantum cosmology. It's different. What makes it different from, say, slick science cinematography you get on "Nova" and commercial channels is the Skydive team's "realness"---their intelligent probing interview style. Phil's interviewer (wife/girlfriend?) is good at pushing two of the world's top QC experts just slightly out of their comfort zone. Revealing issues the researchers don't necessarily say they worry about, but one nevertheless senses they do. What's the word for a style that is polite but gloves-off honest, not unctuous, not slick---doesn't evade a few equations on a smudgy blackboard? Maybe you'd call this "down and dirty" (but still nice) science video journalism or "nice-gritty" for short. That's just my impression, yours might be different. I also found the piece informative. You can learn something about what Ivan Agullo and Abhay Ashtekar really think about the early universe--important issues like bounce, entropy, inhomogeneities, what can be told from the CMB sky, and so on. I'll go fetch the link.