SciShow Tangents is the lightly competitive knowledge showcase from the geniuses behind the YouTube series SciShow. Every Tuesday, join Hank Green, Ceri Riley, Stefan Chin, 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.
Tangents is back for a 3rd season, and things are going to get weird! So we’re embracing the weirdness by talking about some of the weirdest animals around: cephalopods!
SciShow Tangents Enhanced Classics - Experiments in Space
SciShow Tangents is still on a break, but we have another Enhanced Classics for you! This week, a rerun of Experiments in Space with a brand new Ask the Science Couch and Butt Fact!
SciShow Tangents Enhanced Classics - Light
SciShow Tangents is taking a short break, but we didn't want to totally leave you hanging! You're about to listen to a rerun of the Light episode, but with a special twist: we recorded a new Ask the Science Couch and Butt Fact!
Stefan's Favorite Things
Join us as we send Stefan off in grand style by talking a lot about the things that bring him great joy in life: getting yolked, going to the store, and dice. He’s a complicated fellow!
Ceri's Favorite Things
This week, we celebrate the brains of this whole operation: Ceri!
Sam's Favorite Things
The Tangents team faces their most complicated, multi-faceted, and mysterious topic yet: Sam. Who is he? Can anyone ever really know? Find out in this very special episode.
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Hilarity + curiosity-driven learning + light fun and games = an awesome podcast. I spent 4 hours listening to it the day I discovered it, and I don’t normally listen to science podcasts. My favourite part has got to be the poems. Topic ideas for seasons 2 (or even 3) are: carbon dating, parenting, alcohol, and smells.
This is iconic. An awesome sequel to HFS! I have nothing bad to say about this. A suggestion I have for an episode is about homosexuality throughout different animal species. I thought it would be an interesting idea after Hank posted the TikTok about girafe homosexuality (which got taken down). Anyways, no bad feedback! Love Ceri, Hank, Stephen and Sam :)
My favourite podcast and one that I always recommend!
This is my favourite podcast, hands down. I was sad when HFS was finished but this was a delightful and very professional replacement. I adore the structure and the competitive edge, while also the fact that all the presenters are absolutely wonderful. My favourite part is always the science poems and I find myself going back to my favourite episodes just to listen to them. Ceri’s poems make me just stop in appreciation. They’re so clever and fun and are a delight. I have grown to really love Stefan’s poems. The slant rhymes and fun analogies have made the poems endlessly interesting. Sam’s poems bring me so much joy, especially the ones that he was inspired by in the shower. It makes you really feel how much thought and excitement goes into this. Hank’s poems are so fun and have come such a long way from the limericks (which were also fun in their charming ways).
I adore this podcast and my friends and I play along by syncing up our listening every week. I can not recommend it enough!
If you’re still taking topic suggestions, I’d love to hear about flowers or anything Physics related!