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>> Stephen: WELCOME BACK.

>> THANK YOU!

>> Stephen: HOW YOU BEEN?

>> I'VE BEEN OKAY, A LITTLE BUSY, BUT I'M OKAY.

>> Stephen: OF COURSE YOU'RE BUSY.

YOU GUYS JUST-- YOU JUST HAD THE "BIG BANG THEORY" SEASON FINALE.

>> YES.

>> Stephen: WHERE SHELDON AND AMY FINALLY TIE THE KNOT.

>> YUP.

>> Stephen: MAZEL TOV, "AMAZEL TOV.

>> THANK YOU.

>> Stephen: I'M SO PRETEND HAPPY FOR YOU.

>> I'M PRETEND APPRECIATIVE THAT YOU'RE HAPPY.

>> Stephen: AND, LISTEN, THE EXCITING THING IS THAT MARK

HAMILL WAS THERE.

>> THAT'S EXTREMELY EXCITING.

>> YES.

MARK HAMILL OFFICIATED THE CEREMONY.

>> YES, HE DID, AS HIMSELF.

>> Stephen: YES, ALTHOUGH, LUKE SKY WALKER COULD ALSO DO

IT.

>> OR HE'S SO TALENTED HE COULD PLAY ANYTHING HE WANT S.

>> Stephen: YOU'RE ON THE BIGGEST TELEVISION SHOW ON

TELEVISION HERE, ONLY CBS.

( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ) BECAUSE YOU'RE A BIG STAR IN

YOUR OWN RIGHT, DOES THAT MAKE YOU IMMUNE TO THE JEDI POWER OF

SEEING MARK HAMILL?

I'VE MET THE MAN ONCE.

WE HAD HIM ON THE SHOW ONCE, AND I COULD BARELY BREATHE.

>> YEAH, IT WAS LIKE THAT.

IT WAS A COMBINATION OF CRYING AND NOT BREATHING.

>> Stephen: IS THAT-- IS THIS-- IS

THIS-- >> THAT'S WHAT IT FELT LIKE ALL

WEEK.

THAT IS KELLY CUOCO.

>> Stephen: LITERALLY, WHAT HAPPENED, WHEN I MET MARK HAMILL

HIMSELF, I ALSO PEED MY PANTS.

SO DID HE KNOW YOU WERE FREAKING OUT, OR WERE YOU PLAYING IT

COOL.

>> I HAVE A WEBSITE COULD GROK NATION.

>> Stephen: GRAK NATION?

>> GROK NATION.

>> Stephen: LIKE "STRANGER IN A STRANGE LAND?"

>> VERY GOOD.

>> Stephen: WE'LL GET INTO THIS.

>> I WROTE HOW FREAKED OUT I WAS MEETING SOMEONE WHO I NEVER

WANTED TO MEET BECAUSE HE WAS SO PERFECT IN MY MIND FROM THE TIME

I WAS A CHILD.

WHY WOULD I WANT TO MEET HIM?

BUT THEY MADE ME.

IT IS MY JOB, THEY MADE ME INTERACT.

I WROTE ABOUT IT ON GROK NATION, AND APPARENTLY, MARK HAMILL IS

ONLINE A LOT.

HE SAW MY FREAKING OUT PHOTOS.

AND HE SAW MY TWEETS.

>> DID YOU HAVE TO SEE HIM AFTER THAT?

>> YES.

>> Stephen: YOU HAD TO FACE THE MAN AGAIN AFTER GEEK OUT?

>> YEAH.

I WAS LOOKING DOWN AT THE GROUND.

HE SAID, "I JUST LOVE THAT VIDEO, YOU'RE SO NATURAL AND

REAL."

AND I THOUGHT NOTHING IS NORMAL ABOUT THIS INTERACTION.

>> Stephen: ARE YOU TEAM LUKE OR TEAM HAWN?

>> SOME OF THE LADIES GO FOR HAHN.

>> I'M OLD-SCHOOL LUKE.

THAT'S WHAT I IMAGINED MY HUSBAND WOULD LOOK LIKE SOME

DAY.

>> Stephen: BLOND, TEENAGED SURFER.

>> YEAH.

>> Stephen: WHOLE BIT?

>> YEAH, I WAS BORN IN 1975.

DOESN'T THAT MAKE SENSE?

>> Stephen: NOW, YOU'RE A MODERN ORTHODOX JEWISH WOMAN.

HOW MANY BLOND TEENAGED SURFERS ARE THERE IN YOUR COMMUNITY?

( LAUGHTER ).

>> THAT NUMBER WOULD BE ZERO.

>> Stephen: THAT WOULD BE ZERO.

>> Stephen: SO YOU'RE A NEUROSCIENTIST, THOUGH, AND SOME

PEOPLE HAVE TROUBLE RECONCILING INVESTIGATION AND SCIENCE, AND

YOU HAVE NONE.

>> NO.

>> Stephen: OKAY.

>> NO.

>> Stephen: IS THERE ANYTHING-- IS THERE ANYTHING

THAT YOU BELIEVE IN YOUR RELIGIOUSITY, THAT YOUR

SCIENTIST YOU GOES, "YEAH, I KNOW THAT'S NOT TRUE?"

>> MANY THINGS.

>> Stephen: OH, YEAH?

>> WELL, YOU KNOW, I MEAN, I HAVE NO PROBLEM BELIEVING THAT,

YOU KNOW, PHYSICS IS ALL UNDER THE UMBRELLA OF WHATEVER POWER

GREATER THAN YOURSELF YOU'D LIKE TO CALL IT.

>> Stephen: SURE.

>> BUT, LIKE, THERE'S THIS MYSTICAL NOTION THAT, YOU KNOW,

ALL OF THE JEWS STOOD AT THE BASE OF MOUNT SINAI WHEN THE TEN

COMMANDMENTS WERE HANDED DOWN.

>> Stephen: WHY IS THAT MYSTICAL?

THERE WEREN'T THAT MANY BACK THEN, WERE THERE?

>> THAT I WAS THERE.

>> Stephen: OH, YOU-- >> LIKE, MY SOUL MYSTICALLY

THERE WAS, THOUSAND OF YEARS AGO.

LIKE, WRAP YOUR HEAD AROUND THAT!

>> Stephen: SO YOU'RE REINCARNATED?

>> NO, IT'S NOT LIKE THAT.

>> Stephen: SO YOUR SOUL HAS ALWAYS BEEN THERE AND YOUR SOUL

HAS ALWAYS OPINION-- >> ALL OUR SOULS WERE THERE.

>> Stephen: I DIDN'T BE THAT PART.

>> IT'S MYSTICAL.

>> Stephen: SO YOU WERE IN "THE TEN COMMANDMENTS" WITH

CHARLTON HESTON ( LAUGHTER )

METAPHORICALLY SPEAKING.

>> YEAH.

VERY MYSTICAL.

>> Stephen: YEAH.

MY FATHER WAS A SCIENTIST.

AND I'M A BIG BELIEVER IN SCIENCE, BUT I LIKE ANGELS,

YEAH, 100%.

I AM TOTALLY IN FOR ANGELS AND I KNOW IT'S RIDICULOUS, TOTALLY

RIDICULOUS.

BUT I PICTURE THE ANGELS.

THERE'S AN ANGEL ABOVE MY HEAD ALL THE TIME.

>> UNICORNS?

>> Stephen: OKAY.

THERE ARE NO UNICORNS IN THE BIBLE.

>> THERE ARE SOME ANIMALS THAT WE DON'T KNOW WHAT THEY ARE.

>> Stephen: BEHEMOTH.

>> NO-- THERE'S, LIKE, WORDS LIKE WHAT ANIMAL IS THAT?

MAYBE IT'S A UNICORN.

I DON'T KNOW.

>> Stephen: WHAT'S' NEPHLIM?

>> I TONIGHT KNOW, WHAT'S A NEPHLIM?

>> Stephen: ABOUT A BUCK 25.

WE'RE GOING TO CUT THIS PART OUT.

LET'S CUT THIS PART OUT.

IT'S IN GENESIS, GEN SIT.

THEY'RE THE SONS OF GOD, WHO MATE WITH THE SONS OF-- THE

DAUGHTERS OF MEN, AND FROM WHICH THE HEROES WERE BORN.

THAT'S WHAT IT SAYS IN GENESIS.

>> MAYBE YOU'RE READING A DIFFERENT TRANSLATION THAN ME?

( LAUGHTER ).

>> Stephen: MAYBE SO, MAYBE SO.

THEY'RE TELLING ME I SHOULD MOVE OFF OF THE OLD TESTAMENT OVER

HERE.

( LAUGHTER ) EVIDENTLY-- EVIDENTLY--

EVIDENTLY, DECONSTRUCTION OF THE TORAH IS NOT BIG.

>> 3,000 YEARS OF INTERPRETIVE HISTORY IS WORTH NOTHING TO

THESE PEOPLE!

>> Stephen: EXACTLY.

>> GEEZ.

>> Stephen: YOU HAVE A NEW BOOK.

>> I DO.

>> Stephen: JUST AS GOOD AS GENESIS.

IT'S CALLED "BOYING UP."

>> IT IS!

>> Stephen: THIS IS THE SEQUEL OR THE COMPANION--

>> TRUE.

>> Stephen: TO... THE.

>> THE SIBLING, AS IT WERE.

>> Stephen: TO "GIRLING UP."

>> AND WHEN I WAS HERE LAST YEAR AND WHEERP CHITCHATTING, YOU

ACTUALLY SAID "WHEN IS 'BUYING UP' COMING OUT?"

IT'S YOUR FAULT.

>> Stephen: WHERE IS DADDY'S TASTE OF THAT?

IF IT'S MINE, COME ON.

( LAUGHTER ) OKAY, SO, JUST-- I'M GOING TO

STATE OBVIOUS-- YOU ARE A GIRL.

LAST TIME I CHECKED.

>> I'M A WOMAN.

OH!

( CHEERS ) >> Stephen: MY APOLOGIES.

MY APOLOGY.

>> DON'T APOLOGIZE.

I LOVE BEING A WOMAN.

>> Stephen: OKAY, I CALLED YOU A GIRL.

SO WHAT DO YOU KNOW ABOUT BUYING UP?

WHAT DO YOU KNOW ABOUT BUYING UP THERE, WOMAN?

MAN.

>> I FEEL LIKE I'M BACK IN GRAD SCHOOL.

>> Stephen: SURE.

>> I'M TRAINED AS A NEUROSCIENTIST, AND I'M NOT JUST

TRAINED TO UNDERSTAND FEMALE BODY AND FEMALE ANATOMY AND

FEMALE PSYCHOLOGY.

I WAS TRAINED TO UNDERSTAND THAAD OF BOYS AND MEN AS WELL.

>> Stephen: OKAY, SO YOU'VE SEEN, YOU'VE SEEN.

>> I HAVE TWO SONS.

>> Stephen: THERE IT IS.

>> I HAVE TWO SONS.

AND WHAT I DID IS I WROTE A BOOK ABOUT KIND OF THE BIOLOGY AND

PSYCHOLOGY AND BOYS' PLACE IN OUR CULTURE-- OH, YOU TURNED

RIGHT TO THAT PAGE, DIDN'T YOU.

>> Stephen: IT'S A PAGE I CAN'T SHOW ON CBS.

( LAUGHTER ) YOU KNOW HOW THINGS WORK,

BECAUSE YOU GOT-- THE YOU GOT THE NICE PENCIL SKETCHES.

>> YES.

>> Stephen: OF VARIOUS WAYS OF REPRODUCTIVE PARTS.

>> CORRECT, THAT IS PART OF CHAPTER 1.

>> Stephen: RIGHT THERE AT THE TOP.

THIS IS THE GENESIS OF "BOYING UP."

I THINK THESE ARE CALL FEPHLIM.

( LAUGHTER ) NOW YOU'VE GOT TWO BOYS OF YOUR

OWN >> YES.

>> Stephen: TWO WONDERFUL YOUNG MEN.

>> THERE THEY ARE ON THE COVER.

>> Stephen: HOW DO THEY FEEL ABOUT MOM HAVING THE DRAWINGS OF

THE PENISES ON THE BOOK?

ARE THEY GOING TO SHARE THIS WITH FRIENDS AT SCHOOL?

>> PROBABLY NOT.

THEY THINK THAT I'M -- >> Stephen: YOU WARNED THEM.

>> NO, THEY THINK I'M ANNOYING, WEIRD MOM WHO HAPPENS TO BE ON

TELEVISION AT TIMES AND WRITES BOOK.

>> Stephen: AS A MOM, WHAT DO YOU WANT FOR MOTHER'S DAY?

>> A NAP.

>> Stephen: I THINK THAT'S PRETTY UNIVERSAL.

( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ) THAT'S PERFECTLY UNIVERSAL.

NOW, YOU ALSO HAVE A CHAPTER IN HERE THAT IS ABOUT SEXUAL

ASSAULT AND HARASSMENT.

>> UH-HUH.

>> Stephen: WHAT DO YOU WANT THE BOYS TO KNOW ABOUT, YOU

KNOW, AS THEY BOY UP AND THEN EVENTUALLY MAN UP, WHAT DO YOU

TELL THEM?

>> WELL I THINK, YOU KNOW, BOYS IN OUR CULTURE AND MEN AS WELL,

GET A LOT OF MIXED MESSAGES.

BE GENTLE BUT NOT TOO GENTLE.

BE AGGRESSIVE BUT NOT TOO AGGRESSIVE.

AND I THINK THE TIME IS NOW FOR US TO TALK HONESTLY AND OPENLY

WITH YOUNG BOYS IN PARTICULAR BCONSENT, THINGS-- THINGS HAVE

COME UP IN THE NEWS, FOR EXAMPLE, OUR PRESIDENT HAS

BROUGHT WORDS INTO THE VERNACULAR OF MY HOME THAT I WAS

NOT PLANNING ON DISCUSSION DISUSING WITH MY CHILDREN.

>> Stephen: SURE.

>> BUT THINGS LIKE "LOCKER ROOM TALK" IS SOMETHING THAT IS

INCLUDED IN THE BOOK BECAUSE IT IS IMPORTANT TO TALK TO YOUNG

BOY ABOUT THAT.

WHAT DOES IT MEAN WHEN WE SAY, "BOYS WILL BE BOYS?"

IS THAT ACCEPTING UNACCEPTABLE BEHAVIOR?

IT'S NOT OF NOT TOO EARLY TO START TALKING WITH YOUNG BOYS

ABOUT IT SO THEY LEARN TO BE RESPECTFUL AND INCREASE

COMMUNICATION ABOUT BODIES.

( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ) >> Stephen: THANK YOU.

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