300 episodes

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.

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.

    Episode 370 - Richard Vranch and Alice Fraser

    Episode 370 - Richard Vranch and Alice Fraser

    Alice Fraser (@aliterative, Tea With Alice, The Last Post) sits in as guest co-host for this chat with Comedy Store Players veteran and Whose Line Is It Anyway cast member Richard Vranch (@richardvranch), who more importantly for us is Dr. Richard Vranch, former physicist, for talk about the early days of UK comedy, and his experiments with silicon chips and radiation.

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Episode 369 - Dr. Damian King

    Episode 369 - Dr. Damian King

    While on the road, Matt talks to Dr. Damian King about his work as the head of Neutral Beam Injection for the JET (Joint European Torus) at the Culham Centre for Fusion Energy and why heating things to 30 million degrees isn't nearly enough.
    This episode is brought to you by The Great Courses Plus, offering Probably Science listeners three months of unlimited access for only $30 by visiting TheGreatCoursesPlus.com/probably

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Episode 368 - Kate Kennedy and TJ Chambers

    Episode 368 - Kate Kennedy and TJ Chambers

    Comedians Kate Kennedy (@TheOGKennedy) and TJ Chambers (@tjchambersLA) join Andy to discuss physics for poets, Feynman memoirs, family trips and home movies, record-breaking geysers, blood waterfalls and freezing water at its boiling point.
    This episode is brought to you by The Great Courses Plus, offering Probably Science listeners a free trial with unlimited access to thousands of lectures by visiting TheGreatCoursesPlus.com/probably

    • 1 hr 15 min
    Episode 367 - TJ Chambers and Jordan Morris Talk 2010s

    Episode 367 - TJ Chambers and Jordan Morris Talk 2010s

    Writer/comedians TJ Chambers (@tjchambersLA) and Jordan Morris (@Jordan_Morris) return to the podcast to wrap up the decade that was the 2010s, covering things along the way including penis fish, the cat that says "well, hi!", the biggest scientific happenings of the decade, Karen Gillan's box office dominance, the book Orange World and the podcast Bubble.

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Episode 366 - Cecil and Vincent Castellucci

    Episode 366 - Cecil and Vincent Castellucci

    Author of books, graphic novels and comics including DC's Batgirl Cecil Castellucci (@misscecil) joins Matt, Andy and her neuroscientist father Vincent to talk about her new graphic novel memoir Girl on Film, which intertwines the story of her life in the arts and schooling at Laguardia High School of the Performing Arts with sidebars on the neuroscience of memory and a look at Vincent's life's work in that field.

    • 53 min
    Episode 365 - Louis Katz

    Episode 365 - Louis Katz

    Comedian Louis Katz (@louiskatz) of the podcast Road Heads joins Andy and Matt to discuss robot deliveries, semen shocks (and overly detailed pictures), honking dinosaurs, the Jurassic Park melodica cover, plants making noises, Mort Garson's music for plants, Brazil's museum that burned down, browncardigan.com, a robot space hotel and who's in space right now.

    • 1 hr 5 min

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A funny and accessible way to take-in the week's top stories in science. Comedians Andy Wood and Matt Kirshen talk to the top names in comedy and entertainment (guests include Jim Jefferies, Tim Minchin and Karen Gillen), and the most cutting-edge minds in science. They chat to the people directly involved in gravitational waves, colliding hadrons, sleep research and randy bonobos, while keeping the laughs coming.

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