Here's the first panel from TAM4, featuring: Nadine Strossen, Randi, Carolyn Porco, Murray Gell-Mann, Lawrence O’Donnell, Penn Jillette, Michael Shermer, Leon Jarroff
During this panel, the sound system at the Stardust crapped out. Penn annoucned that he is loud enough to serve as amplification for everyone, and after alittle prompting began telling a joke. That man is incredibly loud; the crowd of 800+ people could hear him perfectly well (in contrast to a few of the people with mics on the panel that you can barely hear.) After this, there was a 5 minute break while they sawed the audio engineers in half. I've edited things back together, but wanted to leave in Penn's antics, so if it seems confusing, that's why.
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