Professor Blastoff

Professor Blastoff

United States

This show is a weekly conversation between Tig Notaro and her co-hosts Kyle Dunnigan and David Huntsberger, in which they focus on a central theme they find interesting. The topics range from scientific to philosophical to metaphysical.

Episodes

217 Goodbye  

Grab your tissues because it's a sad day in the hatch today. Tig, Kyle, and David are back together one last time to discuss Tig's engagement party and thenweigh in ontheir decision to end the podcast. The gang reminisces on their favorite bits, answ...

216 Optogenetics (w/ Jeff McInnis)  

Kyle and David are Tig-less this week in a chat with a friend of the show from North Carolina JeffMcInnis who has a Ph.D in Neuroscience, about controlling the brain with light. Jeff talks to the guys about testing the effects of light on mice, brain...

215 Loneliness (w/ Sarah Ruth)  

Singer-songwriter Sarah Ruth stops by the hatch to discuss loneliness. Sarah gives us tips on how to be a loner which includes: taking yourself on a date, relating to yourself as another person, and being okay with having an imaginary friend.

214 Time  

What does the passing of time mean to you? How do you define the term? Kyle and David connect with Tig on the phone and have a frank discussion about the concept of time, habits, balance, and priorities. The gang weighs in on the one-way trip to Mars...

213 Identity Pt. 2  

Kyle, David, and Tig are back with part 2 of last week's chat on identity. They chat about crafting their identities in the world of comedy, personal fluctuations, and the effect of external pressure. 

212 Identity Pt. 1  

The Blastoff crew is together again in a hatch away from the hatch as they talk about Tigs special, Davids experience working on his new Syfy show Reactor, and Kyles lively neighborhood. They also find out the origin of giving him the business as wel...

211 Flatulence (w/ Margee Magee)  

Kyle and David are Tig-less this week due to unforeseen circumstances, but they try to keep spirits up by chatting with fart fan and The Muppets writer Margee Magee. Margee talks about her love of farts and using farts in her career path through Holl...

210 Anticipation  

David talks about the process of being anxious and anticipation as he checks in with Kyle during his time at the World Series of Poker. Plus, they check in with Kyles mother about some interesting texts shes received.

209 Best Of 2014  

David is alone this week to talk about his airport mixup,talk toKyle and Tig on the phone, and look back on fanfavorite bits of the year in the 2014 installment of The Best of Professor Blastoff. 

208 Renewable Energy (w/ Rhys Forgie)  

David discusses how he almost gothit by a car, Kyle describesan uncomfortableplane trip, and Tig delves into her travel anxieties. Then, a blastronaut from Lockheed Martin, RhysForgie, is in the hatch to discuss global warming, his job working with l...

207 Modeling (w/ Maria Tornberg)  

Kyle and Tig talk about their missed opportunities on tour and what it's like to performat colleges,and David announces a new TV show hell be hosting. Then, Maria Tornberg from Super Troopers comes by the hatch to talk about her path to the entertain...

206 Micro-budget Filmmaking (w/ Robbie Pickering)  

Kyle explains what a tea ceremony is and David describes what he dislikes about Los Angeles. Then, filmmaker Robbie Pickering joins the gang to talk about the challenges of making a film with a tight budget -- from script writing, film festivals, adv...

205 Transgender (w/ Ian Harvie)  

Tig, David & Kyle try to remember the plot of "Copacabana," and Tig dishes on the Easter egg hunting champion of the Notaro household. Ian Harvie drops by the hatch to talk about being a trans man, incinerating boobs, growing vaginas, and why "I just...

204 Nannying (w/ Ryan Cownie)  

Kyle, Tig, and David start off with an update on Kyle's musical. Then, they are joined by Austin comic Ryan Cownie to talk about his past as a male nanny, his LA future,Tig's plans for motherhood, and more!

203 Trauma (w/ Whitney Cummings)  

Welcome back to another week in the hatch! Kyle starts off the show with a chat about his experience at nam yoga. Then, comedian Whitney Cummings comes on the show to talk about meditation, EMDR, migraines, dog rescue, fame, addiction, and abandonmen...

202 Pickup Artist (w/ Ross Jeffries)  

Tig, David, and Kyle talk about the upcoming pizza challenge and Stephanie raises the stakes with another contest. Then, Ross Jeffries comes by the hatch to talk about the art of seduction, attractive voices, phrasing, communication, and his seductio...

201 Dog Rescue (w/ Rebecca Corry)  

Tig, Kyle, and David talk about Tig's birthday and her gighosting theGLAAD Awards. Then, Rebecca Corry from One Big Happy joins the gang in the hatch to talk about the new show, working with Ellen, being petite, and her foundation Stand Up for Pits...

200 Advice (w/ Molly Ringwald)  

This week, the Professor Blastoff gang celebrates a huge milestone -- 200 shows! Kyle, David, and Tig start with a discussion about their habits on the road and the surprising effects of music from the 1940s. Then, super special guest Molly Ringwald...

199 OCD (w/ Cy Amundson)  

Tig, Kyle, and David start off with a discussion aboutdifferent ways to die.Then, Cy Amundson, a comedian from Minneapolis, stops by the hatch to talk about living with OCD, different perspectives on mental illness, exposure therapy, and the gang cha...

198 Fear and Living Well (w/ Joe Neyer)  

Tig, Kyle, and David start off the show with a reminder about the importance of flossing andplan a pizza-eating contest between Stephanie and David. Then, Joe Neyer, an authorfrom Oxford,OH called into discuss his cancer story, his attitude towards f...

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