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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.

Probably Scienc‪e‬ Andy Wood, Matt Kirshen

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    • 4.8 • 563 Ratings

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 416 - Wayne Federman

    Episode 416 - Wayne Federman

    Comedian, podcaster and author of the upcoming book The History of Standup Wayne Federman (@Federman) joins Matt and Andy to discuss the original location of Stonehenge, why its construction might not have been that hard, transparent wood that's stronger than glass, whether glass is a liquid or not, training pigs to use joysticks and what the future holds for standup comedy.
    This episode is brought to you by The Great Courses Plus, offering Probably Science listeners a free 14-day trial with unlimited access by visiting TheGreatCoursesPlus.com/probably

    • 1 hr 12 min
    Episode 415 - Brandie Posey

    Episode 415 - Brandie Posey

    Comedian and podcaster Brandie Posey (@Brandazzle) returns to the show to talk about hosting celebrity karaoke and ending up on TMZ, more details on how wombat poop ends up cubed, a quick refresher on platonic solids, Brexit and bees, Wandavision, the insane amount of power consumed by Bitcoin and quantum encryption in space.

    • 1 hr 24 min
    Episode 414 - April Richardson

    Episode 414 - April Richardson

    Comedian April Richardson (@apey) of the podcast Why Do I Like This? returns to the show to chat about moving to England, the smallest reptile on Earth, hibernation in early humans, teaching spinach to send emails, Tiny Elvis and the Wilhelm Scream.
    This episode is brought to you by The Great Courses Plus, offering Probably Science listeners a free 14-day trial with unlimited access by visiting TheGreatCoursesPlus.com/probably

    • 1 hr 12 min
    Episode 413 - Eli Braden

    Episode 413 - Eli Braden

    Comedian/musician Eli Braden (@EliBraden) returns to the show to discuss stonks, the Robinhood fiasco, PredictIt.org, The Hustler, Psycho Goreman, more dinosaur butthole developments, Colgate University, Perseverance's upcoming Mars landing and evidence of multiple Mars ice ages.

    • 1 hr 18 min
    Episode 412 - Marcus Brigstocke

    Episode 412 - Marcus Brigstocke

    Comedian and actor Marcus Brigstocke (@marcusbrig) joins Andy and Matt to discuss blowing things up in school, puckle guns, coordinated electric eel attacks, solving the mystery of butterfly flight, separating dire wolf fact from fiction and giving shrooms to pigs.

    • 1 hr 9 min
    Episode 411 - Frank Wilczek

    Episode 411 - Frank Wilczek

    Nobel laureate Frank Wilczek (@FrankWilczek), author of the new book Fundamentals: Ten Keys to Reality, joins Matt and Andy to talk about the work that earned him a Nobel Prize, as well as his book, which delves into the essential concepts that form our understanding of how the universe works, digging into fundamental ideas like time, space, matter, energy, complexity and complementarity.
    This episode is brought to you by The Great Courses Plus, offering Probably Science listeners a free 14-day trial with unlimited access by visiting TheGreatCoursesPlus.com/probably

    • 1 hr 17 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
563 Ratings

563 Ratings

Rough World ,

4.5 stars for being interesting!

And 5★★★★★✓ for expanding in such a wide range of topics. I have to say that I can’t listen as fast as I used to do, but it’s fun to have new topics and (but) often a very cursory appraisal. Dire wolves?! Psilocybin!? Sexy-Tesla... Overton Windows to Puckle Guns. Sometimes the excitement runs away with the discussion, but it’s good to be passionate about discovery. Overall a fun podcast and I recommend it

vron5foot ,

My go to

This show has been my go to for years now. I always get antsy if it takes a little longer than usual for a new episode to go up.

I want a merch for this show.

LockJah ,

Fantastic Podcast

I always have a blast listening to this podcast. I recommend this to all people who enjoy fun banter and intriguing science. Keep up the awesome content!!

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