Probably Science

by Andy Wood, Matt Kirshen · · · · 14 subscribers

Professional comedians with so-so STEM pedigrees take you through this week in science. Incompetently. Featuring hosts Matt Kirshen, Andy Wood (and sometimes Jesse Case or Brooks Wheelan) along with a rotating cast of special guests from the worlds of comedy and science.



Tags: comedy, brookswheelan, natural sciences, science, science & medicine, jessecase, andywood, standup, news, mattkirshen

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Artificial intelligence researcher and UC Berkeley Professor of Computer Science Dr. Stuart Russell joins Andy to talk about his new book Human Compatible: Artificial Intelligence and the Problem of Control, which explores the concept of intelligence...
Comedian-turned-writer Daniel Dominguez joins Matt and Andy to talk about his new animated Netflix series Seis Manos, Nobel Prize announcements in physics, medicine and chemistry, Ursula K. Le Guin, people with Goodenough names and implanting...
Comedian Troy Walker (@troywalkeresq) joins Matt and Andy to discuss erector sets, owl pellets, scientists growing tooth enamel, aspen sunscreen, a Milky Way explosion, Dr. Magma, too many wallabies, university ripoffs and antibiotic resistance. This...
Comedian Matt Monroe (@heymonroe) joins Andy and Matt to discuss retirement community shows, Sandler on Netflix, the Salton Sea, the toilet water scale, Terence Howard science, lizard womb babies, lady rabbit orgasms, Sarah Morgan's web series, a...
Episode 355 - Nick Turner Sept. 24, 2019
Comedian Nick Turner (@NicksTurners) returns to the show seven years after his last appearance to talk about his podcasts Get Rich Nick and Recently Added, walking dogs, very slow zombies, a herpes vaccine, fun math with 3s, a new blackest...
PhD-having comedian Ria Lina (@rialina_) joins Matt and Andy to talk about bioinformatics, her research in viruses, specifically the herpes family of viruses, predicting this year's flu, the definition of life, the other kind of beach bodies,...
Comedian Nick Vatterott (@vatterott) of the new podcast Get Rich Nick joins Andy and Matt to discuss trivia, trypophobia, obscenity trials, mouthwash vs. exercise, vape deaths, Stackenblocken, a skull discovery, Lucy and whether there is a gay gene.
Cartoonist/author/engineer Randall Munroe of the Hugo Award-winning webcomic xkcd joins Matt and Andy to talk about his new book How To: Absurd Scientific Advice for Common Real-World Problems, in which he gives novel, ridiculous and technically...
Comedians Chris Martin (@ChrisMcomedy) and Hanna Stanbridge (@HannaStanbridge) join Andy and Matt to talk about our Wired video, soap on a rope, some scientist listeners’ corrections, burp-free cows and seaweed, July being the hottest month ever,...
Actor/director Pollyanna McIntosh (@PollyAMcIntosh) of The Walking Dead, Lodge 49 and her directorial debut Darlin' joins Matt and Andy to discuss Dennis dentists, human-sized penguins, gay penguins with an egg, an ebola cure, good environmental news,...
Comedian Joyelle Johnson (@joyellenicole) joins Andy and Matt to talk about doctor rules, chlamydia vaccines, AI that can spot bad food, our surprisingly old moon and an excellent Fidel Castro conspiracy theory.
Comedian Jordan Doll (@razorlou) joins Andy and Matt to discuss old UK comedy, field archaeology, being a shovel bum, King Arthur’s various swords, massive parrots, the periodic table of Jeopardy!, tardigrades on the moon, disinfecting Mars,...
Comedian KT Tatara (@kttatara) joins Matt and Andy to talk about a CRISPR sickle cell cure, a mysterious radiation leak linked to Russia, Mr. Wizard, Bob Lazar and UFOs and bees' sense of the electric fields of flowers. This episode is brought to you...
Comedian Francisco Ramos (@FranciscoRamos) joins Andy and Matt to discuss thermos technology, socialism, whether canned laughter works, an asteroid close call, quantum teleportation and an HIV cure for mice.
Comedian and recent Portland transplant Caitlin Weierhauser (@UncleCait) joins returning guest TJ Chambers (@tjchambersLA) to talk about the surprisingly extensive history of McDonaldland characters, how dogs' eyes evolved to appeal to humans, a...
Jacob Margolis (@JacobMargolis), KPCC science reporter and host of the podcast The Big One, talks with Andy about the two recent major California earthquakes, what they mean for those living on nearby faultlines, what to do to prepare yourself for...
Population geneticist Dr. Alex Platt joins Matt and Andy to discuss the complex world of genetics and its role in shaping humans the world over, also dealing with the many misconceptions and blind spots people have about genetic diversity and the...
Episode 342 - Susy Kane June 24, 2019
Actress/writer Susy Kane (@kusysane) joins Matt and Andy to talk about Stan & Ollie, eating a credit card's mass in plastic, a dubious claim about plastic straws, Canada's plastic ban, ISS tourism, InSight news, ladybug swarms and pterodactyls...
Episode 341 - Bri Pruett June 12, 2019
Comedian Bri Pruett (@bripruett) joins Andy and Matt to discuss the invisible world, witchy things, a mosquito-killing GM fungus, saving the wasps, anxiety and gut bacteria, making kombucha, real plastic recycling and the resilience of tardigrades....