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Probably Science

Andy Wood, Matt Kirshen

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Probably Science

Probably Science

Andy Wood, Matt Kirshen

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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.

Latest Episodes

Episode 380 - Danny Jolles

EComedian/actor Danny Jolles (@DannyJolles) joins Andy and Matt to discuss celebrity centers, political science, the astrophysicist who got magnets stuck up his nose, arm hickeys, mouse emotions, finding Clooneys when stressed, neanderthal fishing, ancient Australian fossils, wrestler Mae Young, Danny's podcast Everything But The Scores and Brooks' ridiculous one-man hungover marathon. This episode is brought to you by The Great Courses Plus, offering Probably Science listeners three months of unlimited access for only $30 by visitingTheGreatCoursesPlus.com/probably

86 MIN2 d ago
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Episode 380 - Danny Jolles

Episode 379 - Grant Lyon

EComedian Grant Lyon (@grantlyon1) returns to the podcast on the heels of the release of his new album "Scheduled Fun Time" to talk about "Imagine" parodies, a Mars lander hitting itself with a shovel, NASA accepting applications, genetically modified neurons and implants, Earth's tiny new moon, Grant's astronaut neighbor and an animal that doesn't need oxygen to survive.

55 MIN1 w ago
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Episode 379 - Grant Lyon

Episode 378 - Dr. Barry Fox

EDr. Barry Fox is a Clinical Professor of Infectious Disease at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. He also teaches An Introduction to Infectious Diseases on The Great Courses Plus, which turns out to be a very timely lecture series right now. Dr. Fox talks with Matt and Andy about infectious disease in general, and COVID-19 in particular, while helping clarify what we do and don't know about the pandemic in which we find ourselves. For up-to-the-minute coronavirus information, Dr. Fox recommends the CDC, the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal. Visit TheGreatCoursesPlus.com/probably to access Dr. Fox's course and hundreds of others.

67 MIN2 w ago
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Episode 378 - Dr. Barry Fox

Episode 377 - Langston Kerman

EComedian/actor Langston Kerman (@LangstonKerman, Insecure, South Side, Bless This Mess) joins Matt and Andy for a COVID-19 quarantine edition of the podcast, discussing oceanography, subterranean chlamydia, raining molten iron, bike speed records, tiny dinosaurs, mammoth bones, forbidden fruit and insect butter. This episode is brought to you byThe Great Courses Plus, offering Probably Science listeners a free month of unlimited access by visitingTheGreatCoursesPlus.com/probably

65 MIN2 w ago
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Episode 377 - Langston Kerman

Episode 376 - Sharon Mahoney and Byron Bertram

EComedians Sharon Mahoney (@sharonmahoneyca) and Byron Bertram (@byronbertram) join Matt and Andy to discuss glowing amphibians, COVID-19, Pence's spotty record, the Halifax Explosion and molecular oxygen being found beyond the Milky Way. This episode is brought to you byThe Great Courses Plus, offering Probably Science listeners a free month of unlimited access by visiting TheGreatCoursesPlus.com/probably

79 MIN3 w ago
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Episode 376 - Sharon Mahoney and Byron Bertram

Episode 375 - Barry Rothbart

EBarry Rothbart (@barryrothbart) returns to Probably Science eight years after his last appearance to discuss Scorcese films, Mad Mike Hughes, an autism apology, COVID-19, relative risks and vaccines, expensive cars and being a dick, electricity from thin air, seatbelt laws and lives saved and bomb-sniffing locusts.

57 MINMAR 2
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Episode 375 - Barry Rothbart

Episode 374 - Rob Yescombe

EVideo game writer/narrative director and VR advocate Rob Yescombe (@robyescombe) joins Matt and Andy to discuss 90s computer games on TV, Gamesmaster with Take That, Oculus Quest, inside-out tracking, parallax, light field cameras, volumetric video capture, Surinder Rattan's The Lick, making the VR whodunit The Invisible Hoursand the game RiME. This episode is brought to you byThe Great Courses Plus, offering Probably Science listeners a free month of unlimited access by visiting TheGreatCoursesPlus.com/probably

78 MINFEB 20
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Episode 374 - Rob Yescombe

Episode 373 - Krister Johnson

EWriter/producer Krister Johnson (@KristerJohnson) joins Matt and Andy to discuss his hilarious new Netflix show Medical Police, God's Pottery, Matt LeBlanc and a very specific accent, virus-naming, radiation-eating fungi, autism and myelin, extreme knitting and walking sharks.

71 MINFEB 12
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Episode 373 - Krister Johnson

Episode 372 - Ed Salazar

EComedian Ed Salazar (@edasalazar) joins Andy and Matt to talk about the new Goop show, Marianne Williamson's disease theories, yoga scammers, Catholic workouts, Einstein being right again, Mercury retrograde explained, YouTube Wired experts, dorking out on musical intervals, more giant horrendous creepy-crawlies, the upcoming show The Great Debate and koala balls. This episode is brought to you byThe Great Courses Plus, offering Probably Science listeners three months of unlimited access for only $30 by visitingTheGreatCoursesPlus.com/probably

75 MINFEB 8
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Episode 372 - Ed Salazar

Episode 371 - Tiffany Stevenson

EComedian Tiffany Stevenson (@tiffstevenson) joins Matt and Andy to talk about loads of Australian spiders and how to catch them, more drop bear nonsense, Vesuvius turning brains to glass, alcoholic spines, eating too many Australian cakes, Dr. Heimlich and cuttlefish VR.

62 MINFEB 2
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Episode 371 - Tiffany Stevenson

Latest Episodes

Episode 380 - Danny Jolles

EComedian/actor Danny Jolles (@DannyJolles) joins Andy and Matt to discuss celebrity centers, political science, the astrophysicist who got magnets stuck up his nose, arm hickeys, mouse emotions, finding Clooneys when stressed, neanderthal fishing, ancient Australian fossils, wrestler Mae Young, Danny's podcast Everything But The Scores and Brooks' ridiculous one-man hungover marathon. This episode is brought to you by The Great Courses Plus, offering Probably Science listeners three months of unlimited access for only $30 by visitingTheGreatCoursesPlus.com/probably

86 MIN2 d ago
Comments
Episode 380 - Danny Jolles

Episode 379 - Grant Lyon

EComedian Grant Lyon (@grantlyon1) returns to the podcast on the heels of the release of his new album "Scheduled Fun Time" to talk about "Imagine" parodies, a Mars lander hitting itself with a shovel, NASA accepting applications, genetically modified neurons and implants, Earth's tiny new moon, Grant's astronaut neighbor and an animal that doesn't need oxygen to survive.

55 MIN1 w ago
Comments
Episode 379 - Grant Lyon

Episode 378 - Dr. Barry Fox

EDr. Barry Fox is a Clinical Professor of Infectious Disease at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. He also teaches An Introduction to Infectious Diseases on The Great Courses Plus, which turns out to be a very timely lecture series right now. Dr. Fox talks with Matt and Andy about infectious disease in general, and COVID-19 in particular, while helping clarify what we do and don't know about the pandemic in which we find ourselves. For up-to-the-minute coronavirus information, Dr. Fox recommends the CDC, the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal. Visit TheGreatCoursesPlus.com/probably to access Dr. Fox's course and hundreds of others.

67 MIN2 w ago
Comments
Episode 378 - Dr. Barry Fox

Episode 377 - Langston Kerman

EComedian/actor Langston Kerman (@LangstonKerman, Insecure, South Side, Bless This Mess) joins Matt and Andy for a COVID-19 quarantine edition of the podcast, discussing oceanography, subterranean chlamydia, raining molten iron, bike speed records, tiny dinosaurs, mammoth bones, forbidden fruit and insect butter. This episode is brought to you byThe Great Courses Plus, offering Probably Science listeners a free month of unlimited access by visitingTheGreatCoursesPlus.com/probably

65 MIN2 w ago
Comments
Episode 377 - Langston Kerman

Episode 376 - Sharon Mahoney and Byron Bertram

EComedians Sharon Mahoney (@sharonmahoneyca) and Byron Bertram (@byronbertram) join Matt and Andy to discuss glowing amphibians, COVID-19, Pence's spotty record, the Halifax Explosion and molecular oxygen being found beyond the Milky Way. This episode is brought to you byThe Great Courses Plus, offering Probably Science listeners a free month of unlimited access by visiting TheGreatCoursesPlus.com/probably

79 MIN3 w ago
Comments
Episode 376 - Sharon Mahoney and Byron Bertram

Episode 375 - Barry Rothbart

EBarry Rothbart (@barryrothbart) returns to Probably Science eight years after his last appearance to discuss Scorcese films, Mad Mike Hughes, an autism apology, COVID-19, relative risks and vaccines, expensive cars and being a dick, electricity from thin air, seatbelt laws and lives saved and bomb-sniffing locusts.

57 MINMAR 2
Comments
Episode 375 - Barry Rothbart

Episode 374 - Rob Yescombe

EVideo game writer/narrative director and VR advocate Rob Yescombe (@robyescombe) joins Matt and Andy to discuss 90s computer games on TV, Gamesmaster with Take That, Oculus Quest, inside-out tracking, parallax, light field cameras, volumetric video capture, Surinder Rattan's The Lick, making the VR whodunit The Invisible Hoursand the game RiME. This episode is brought to you byThe Great Courses Plus, offering Probably Science listeners a free month of unlimited access by visiting TheGreatCoursesPlus.com/probably

78 MINFEB 20
Comments
Episode 374 - Rob Yescombe

Episode 373 - Krister Johnson

EWriter/producer Krister Johnson (@KristerJohnson) joins Matt and Andy to discuss his hilarious new Netflix show Medical Police, God's Pottery, Matt LeBlanc and a very specific accent, virus-naming, radiation-eating fungi, autism and myelin, extreme knitting and walking sharks.

71 MINFEB 12
Comments
Episode 373 - Krister Johnson

Episode 372 - Ed Salazar

EComedian Ed Salazar (@edasalazar) joins Andy and Matt to talk about the new Goop show, Marianne Williamson's disease theories, yoga scammers, Catholic workouts, Einstein being right again, Mercury retrograde explained, YouTube Wired experts, dorking out on musical intervals, more giant horrendous creepy-crawlies, the upcoming show The Great Debate and koala balls. This episode is brought to you byThe Great Courses Plus, offering Probably Science listeners three months of unlimited access for only $30 by visitingTheGreatCoursesPlus.com/probably

75 MINFEB 8
Comments
Episode 372 - Ed Salazar

Episode 371 - Tiffany Stevenson

EComedian Tiffany Stevenson (@tiffstevenson) joins Matt and Andy to talk about loads of Australian spiders and how to catch them, more drop bear nonsense, Vesuvius turning brains to glass, alcoholic spines, eating too many Australian cakes, Dr. Heimlich and cuttlefish VR.

62 MINFEB 2
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Episode 371 - Tiffany Stevenson

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