Laugh while you learn, as the classic game of telephone is repurposed for scientific research. Each episode, one scientist explains their research to a comedian, who then has to explain it to the next comedian, and so on until it's almost unrecognizable. See what sticks and what changes, with a rotating cast of brilliant scientists and hysterical comedians.
#10 - Tuxedo Cats vs. Sweatpants Cats
The gang busts out their best equations for Mathematical Biologist Dr. Kit Yates, who takes comedians Sophie Buddle (This Hour Has 22 Minutes), Nima Gholamipour (The Slowest Show), and Adam DiMarco (The Magicians) on a journey into why Tuxedo Cats are so freakin' well dressed.
#9 - I Should Mention That the Fish Are Screaming
The gang takes a deep dive into everyone's favourite part of the fish: the eyeballs. Guest scientist Tareq Yousef illuminates how we see light and dark for comedians Alistair Ogden, Alannah Brittany, and Ryan Beil. We also consider calling the ethics committee on Ryan, who is maybe torturing French Salmon.
#8 - If Something is Dangling, It Doesn’t Sound Great
Great science comes in teeny tinsy teeny packages, as the gang discovers when Dr. Roshan Achal does his level best to explain atomic-scale manufacturing. Helping him assemble big ideas atom-by-atom, we have Ronald Dario, Allie Entwistle, and Mark Chavez on the line. Let's get small.
#7 - Pure Trash, Round and Round
The gang interrupts the important work of sustainable plastics researcher Dr. Love-Ese Chile, who probably should've told her lab-mates that she was taping a podcast that day. Dialing into this episode, we have the brilliant comedic stylings of Tim Carlson, Rae Lynn Carson, and Peter Carlone, who are hell-bent on classifying plastic based on its smell, altitude, and level of mysteriousness.
#6 - Falling In Love... with the Flub!
The gang lowkey ruins the research of our wonderful guest microbiologist Morgan Alford. On the party line this week are the incredible comedians Abdul Aziz, Kelli Ogmundson, and Aaron Read, who take us on a journey to a not-so-distant future where we will be forcing people to live underwater.
#5 - Will You Take the Red P-Wave or the Blue P-Wave?
The gang enters the Matrix of superfluids, as physicist Pramodh Senarath Yapa unleashes his inner ³He-Man on comedians Amy Shostak, Alistair Ogden, and Abdul Aziz.
Very very funny!
Love the concept and the guests always deliver!! Laugh while you learn!
Hilarious. Original. So much fun!
On an app with endless hours of comedy greats - Conan O’Brien, Bruce Springsteen, Barack Obama, etc - riffing and talking, Science Telephone stands out as an original, creative, and well-produced show that I absolutely love listening to (and performing on).
Seriously, listen to this podcast.
Makes my heart grow and my laugh loud
Thank you for your comedic gold!!