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May 1, 2024 - Back to the Future, Joywalk Fenway, and Mahesh Daas

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About The Episode

In 1985 Marty McFly skateboarded onto the silver screen — and into cinematic history — with the blockbuster, “Back to The Future.” In this sci-fi classic, the eccentric scientist Doc Brown turns a DeLorean into a  plutonium-powered time machine. Then, in an experiment gone awry, Marty McFly finds himself taking a ride of his lifetime, going back to 1955 where he meets his parents when they were teenagers.

Now in 2024 audiences can time travel back to 1985by way of “Back to the Future, The Musical.” 

Now on Broadway, we’re joined by the two leads, actor Roger Bart, who was just nominated for a Tony award for his portrayal of Doc Brown, and actor Casey Likes who plays Marty McFly.

From there we get a preview of the Joywalk: A Fenway Cultural District Art Crawl. The initiative is the brainchild of the Fenway Alliance in partnership with a number of other cultural and academic institutions. Kelly Brilliant, co-executive Director of Fenway Alliance joins us. 

Finally, it’s time for our recurring feature “AI: Actual intelligence,” where we tap into the most interesting thinkers in our region. Their insights and observations are totally original and algorithm free. Today we’re joined by Culture Show contributor Mahesh Daas, president of Boston Architectural College and the co-author of a new graphic novella about artificial intelligence, titled “I, Nobot.”