Probably Science

Probably Science

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Three professional comedians and incompetent scientists take you through this week in science. Incompetently. Featuring Matt Kirshen, Andy Wood, Jesse Case and a rotating cast of special guests.

Episodes

Episode 260 - Dipak Srinivasan  

Applied Physics Laboratory engineer (and Andy's old college roommate) Dipak Srinivasan returns to the podcast to talk about his work on the Mercury MESSENGER mission, the Pluto New Horizons flyby (that'll also soon be visiting Kuiper belt object 2014 MU69), and most importantly, the upcoming Parker Solar Probe and a mission to Jupiter's moon Europa, the most likely place in our solar system to find extraterrestrial life.

Episode 257 - Jim Hegarty  

Comedian Jim Hegarty (@jimhegarty) joins Matt and Andy to talk about good and bad TV, the Up Series, fireworks contamination, dog domestication, junk DNA, the crazy fly book price, Brewster’s Millions rules, egg shapes and egg refrigeration.

Episode 256 - Jason Reich  

Jason Reich (@jasonmreich), the head writer of The Jim Jefferies Show, joins Matt and Andy to discuss eating street apples and syringes, Vegas strategy, an HIV cure, why job interviews are bullshit, old dads with geeky sons follow-up, gonorrhea vaccines, vaquitas, fireworks technology, Alex Jones before and (redder) after and what Goop has in common with Infowars.

Episode 255 - Dr. Jane Gregory  

Cognitive behavior therapist Dr. Jane Gregory joins Matt and Andy to talk about her work and how she helps people suffering from anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder and more, along with her fantastic blog Cognitive Behave Yourself in which she puts her money where her mouth is and subjects herself to some of the techniques that she asks her patients to use.

Episode 253 - Lucas Kavner  

Writer and comedic actor Lucas Kavner (@lucaskavner) joins Andy and Matt to talk about rebooted shows, reporting on robots, dog and wolf sharing, how breakfast affects benevolence, Einstein's impossible experiment finally performed, gut bacteria and dinosaur sex.

Episode 251 - Renee Colvert  

Renee Colvert (@ReneeColvert) of the hit podcast Can I Pet Your Dog? joins Matt and Andy to discuss Paris disagreements, dog podcasting, universal healthcare, Savage/Soundgarden, Australian healthcare, another LIGO victory, Janna Levin's book, the Parker Solar Probe, the monkey mafia who steal your stuff and sell it back to you for a crackermeasuring sheep pain, and hand-washing rules.

Episode 249 - Neil deGrasse Tyson  

Neil deGrasse Tyson (@neiltyson), astrophysicist, science communicator and author of the fantastic new book Astrophysics for People in a Hurry, joins Matt and Andy for a Definitely Science episode, discussing, well, the entire universe: Its origins, the forces that govern it, general relativity, the multiverse, dark matter, dark energy, the fact that the universe is under no obligation to make sense to you, and the questions that Neil would ask a physicist in the year 2317. This episode is brought to you by Parachute; visit parachutehome.com/science for free shipping and returns and a no-risk 60-night trial.

Episode 248 - Live from Bridgetown Comedy Festival with Dr. Betsey Brada, Dr. Bryan Horne and Hampton Yount  

Live from the 10th annual Bridgetown Comedy Festival in Portland, Oregon, Matt and Andy welcome Reed College professor and cultural anthropologist specializing in health and medicine in southern Africa Dr. Betsey Brada, anthropologist specializing in bardic song in contemporary Russia Dr. Brian Horne, and the voice of Crow on Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Return Hampton Yount (@hamptonyount).

Episode 247 - Russell Howard  

Comedy powerhouse Russell Howard (@russellhoward) joins Matt and Andy to chat about unintentional rudeness, new spider species, birds of paradise dances, Catalina and gerbil smuggling, more spiders, scaring off mice, artificial wombs and throwing things.

Bonus Episode from the March for Science  

Matt and Andy traveled to downtown LA's Pershing Square and City Hall to take part in the March for Science, along the way speaking with various groups who had set up booths for the event, and even a neuroscientist listener who took the time to chat about her work giving cocaine to mice.

Don't forget that Probably Science (and Andy and Matt individually) will be performing live at Portland's Bridgetown Comedy Festival on May 7th. Get your festival passes now at bridgetowncomedy.com

Episode 246 - Mary Mack and Tim Harmston  

Married comedians Mary Mack (@marymackcomedy) and Tim Harmston (@timharmston) sit down with Andy and Matt to talk about Frog rockets, orchestral doubling, Army band status, Guy Fawkes, accidentally melting science, dinobirds, kids with beaks, triple yolks, yogurt toppings economics, the book-stacking problem and why shoelaces come untied.

Episode 245 - Bryan Vokey, Carmen Morales and TJ Chambers  

Comedians Bryan Vokey (@BryanVokey), Carmen Morales (@thefunnycarmen) and TJ Chambers (@tjchambersLA) join Andy and Matt to discuss Georgia creationism, sperm-delivered drugs, erogenous T-Rex noses, geological Brexit, Segways on boats, Andy's mathematics puzzle, hamsters on Viagra and how memories are made.

Episode 244 - Henry Phillips  

Returning guest Henry Phillips (@henlips) of Punching Henry fame sits down with Matt and Andy to discuss graphene water filtration, a real-life (sort-of) Iron Man, funny foreign names, CT scan risks, CTs vs. MRIs, biologics, dumb/smart interview questions and the probability of rude names happening randomly.

 

Episode 243 - MK Paulsen  

Comedian MK Paulsen (@mkpaulsen) joins Matt and Andy to talk about Crazy Frog, public policy, October Sky, RIP radioactive boy scout, a heart of spinach, German fake suns, beating cancer and stopping aging, corrections corner, Andy's new swim teammate, strep, the Ten Commandments, tits on Nazis and chimp death rituals.

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