192 episodes

SciShow Tangents is the lightly competitive knowledge showcase from the geniuses behind the YouTube series SciShow. Every Tuesday, join Hank Green, Ceri Riley, and Sam Schultz as they try to one-up and amaze each other with weird and funny scientific research... while not getting distracted. There will be tangents about video games, music, weird smells, surprisingly deep insights about life, and of course, poop, but it always comes back to the science.

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    • Science
    • 4.9 • 192 Ratings

SciShow Tangents is the lightly competitive knowledge showcase from the geniuses behind the YouTube series SciShow. Every Tuesday, join Hank Green, Ceri Riley, and Sam Schultz as they try to one-up and amaze each other with weird and funny scientific research... while not getting distracted. There will be tangents about video games, music, weird smells, surprisingly deep insights about life, and of course, poop, but it always comes back to the science.

    Books with Vanessa Zoltan

    Books with Vanessa Zoltan

    We here on SciShow Tangents may have the market cornered on science podcasting, but that doesn't mean we know everything. Put us in a lab, and we're like fish in water! But put us in a library, with all those big tall shelves and the Dewey Decimal System, and we're like a fish not-in-water! So we called in our friend, podcast, theologian, and noted book-reader Vanessa Zoltan to help us learn more about books!

    • 45 min
    SciShow Tangents Classics - Waves

    SciShow Tangents Classics - Waves

    Inspired by last week's episode about beaches, we decided to take the week off and catch some rays. Please enjoy this encore presentation of our episode on Waves, and we'll be back next week!

    • 37 min
    Beaches

    Beaches

    Summer is here, which means it's time to visit everyone's favorite geological feature consisting of a strip of land covered in loose particles, existing exclusively alongside a body of water ! That's right, pack your trunks, cause today we're hitting the beach!

    • 39 min
    Fuel

    Fuel

    Cars need it, trains need it, and guess what? People need it, too! Can you deduce the answer to my devious riddle? That's right, it's fuel! Fill up your tank, cause we're going on a trip to learn all about the things that keep other things going, from coal to tuna sandwiches and everything in between!

    • 40 min
    Paper

    Paper

    When I was a kid, everything was on paper. Books were on paper, magazines were on paper, newspapers were on, you guessed it, paper. Nowadays, everything's on the internet, but you can still find paper if you know where to look!

    • 40 min
    Symbiosis

    Symbiosis

    When, in nature, two little guys are benefiting off each other one way or another, we call that symbiosis. But, if you think about it too hard, you start to realize that everything in nature is benefitting off some other thing in nature somehow and come to the conclusion that all of Earth is a giant symbiotic relationship! To that I say, simply try not to think about it too hard!

    • 36 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
192 Ratings

192 Ratings

Zhangtinghe ,

Ohhhhhh my gosh

Such a good podcast

Casemo7 ,

New binge show fo sho

Only listened to a few episodes so far but already so obsessed ! I like everything Hank does but this is my fave content of his, LOVE the co-hosts, the show set up, etc! Perfect combo of education and silliness :)

Katfrag ,

Absolutely love this podcast!

This is my favourite podcast (and the theme song is my 8 month olds favourite song because we listen to it all the time!)
I absolutely love fun facts, so to get fun facts about a specific topic with only bare minimum basic explanation is the best. Even topics I am not interested in I enjoy.
Topic suggestion neuroscience/neurotransmitters

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