478 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

    • Comedy
    • 4.8 • 594 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 466 - JC Currais

    Episode 466 - JC Currais

    Comedian JC Currais (@jcstandup) joins Andy, Jesse and Matt to discuss using dead spiders as robots, returning samples from Mars, a chess-bot that broke a little boy's finger and the miracle of OpenAI's DALL-E and the more lightweight version that we used to generate way too many pictures based on text prompts.

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Episode 465 - Brian Keating

    Episode 465 - Brian Keating

    UC San Diego astrophysicist, podcaster and YouTuber Brian Keating (@DrBrianKeating) joins Matt, Jesse and Andy to talk about the inflation model versus the cyclic model of the universe, multiverses, how an astrophysicist conducts an experiment, working on BICEP at the South Pole, Brian's books Losing the Nobel Prize and Into the Impossible and joining Brian's mailing list for your chance to win an actual meteorite from SPACE. 

    • 55 min
    Episode 464 - Natalia Reagan

    Episode 464 - Natalia Reagan

    Anthropologist/comedian Natalia Reagan (@natalia13reagan) joins Jesse, Matt and Andy to discuss her path from acting to the sciences, childhood fear of King Kong, primatology, a harrowing car accident, mites having sex on your face, rocket craters on the moon and spider monkey genitalia.
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    • 1 hr 7 min
    Episode 463 - Andrew O'Neill

    Episode 463 - Andrew O'Neill

    Comedian Andrew O'Neill (@destructo9000) joins Matt, Jesse and Andy just before Andrew and Matt head off to Glastonbury to talk about Andrew's new BBC Radio 4 sitcom Damned Andrew, summoning the writing gods, working with Alan Moore, the feasibility of breathing through your butt, reverse mermaids and a fluffy crab that wears a sponge as a hat.

    • 57 min
    Episode 462 - Peter Baynham

    Episode 462 - Peter Baynham

    Legendary comedy writer Peter Baynham (@peterbaynham) of the podcast Brain Cigar joins Andy, Matt and Jesse to talk about sharks and megalodons, how bikes stay upright, another great collection of science article art and more, slinging a payload into the sky, discovering ancient Amazon settlements using lidar and some crazy cave art.
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    • 1 hr 10 min
    Episode 461 - Science Friction with Emery Emery and Brian Malow

    Episode 461 - Science Friction with Emery Emery and Brian Malow

    Emery Emery (@emeryemeryii) and Brian Malow (@sciencecomedian) return to the podcast to talk with Matt and Jesse about their recent movie Science Friction, images of a supermassive black hole, a reduction in pollution leading to more hurricanes, and insane depth-of-field on a record-breaking camera.

    • 1 hr 18 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
594 Ratings

594 Ratings

Chaim K. ,

Get Brian Keating back!

Too fascinating for only an hour! Must learn more either in this Universe or the other one

Cambriamaven ,

Great and amusing discussions of science and culture

This podcast is good enough to prompt me to actually write a review. It's where I actually learned about LIGO and gravity waves in one show and utterly absurd pseudo-science and stand-up stories in the next. They host They address current issues, reading recent science-y news articles and then discussing with their guests, who are usually scientists, comedians or both. Not a lot of nationally known names, but I can hear those folks anywhere. Their guests are always interesting and smart. Subscribe now- if you didn't subscribe after reading the first sentence of this review. (edit) I recently went back into the back catalog and listen to some to I recently went into the back catalog and listened to some early shows. I find myself laughing out loud at least once an episode and grins every few minutes. I was obliged to become a dedicated listener the moment Andy mentioned Sigue Sigue Sputnik. No one else I know has ever heard of this weird 80’s electronica band. I owned their album on cassette and 21st Century Boy and Massive M-M-Massive Retaliation were doing etched in my brain by the second-hand clove smoke. Well done. Keep making more, please.

Ambiverbal ,

Insights into comedy and science

Listening to Matt, Andy, and Jesse is informative about both general science and the anthropology of stand-up comedy work.

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