Joel Ifill

Essential Pittsburgh
7:50 pm
Thu May 2, 2013

The Big Brain Theory: A Search for the Next Great Innovator

The Big Brain Theory is a new reality TV show on the Discovery Channel, hosted by Kal Penn
Credit The Big Brain Theory

  The Big Brain Theory premiered this week on the Discovery Channel. The reality TV series seeks to find the next big innovators through extreme engineering challenges. All of the contestants must work on teams but the threat of elimination means individual creativity is also necessary. Contestants Eric Whitman and Joel Ifill come from Carnegie Mellon University, and live in Pittsburgh. They talk about the pressures they encountered on the Big Brain Theory.