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 446 - Double Asteroid Redirection Test with Dipak Srinivasan
Dipak Srinivasan (@dipaksrinivasan), the External Engagements Lead with Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory (and Andy's former college classmate and roommate) returns to talk with Andy, Jesse and Matt about tomorrow's launch of NASA's first planetary defense mission, the Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART), which will travel to the binary asteroid system Didymos over the course of next year to crash into the moonlet asteroid Dimorphos in an attempt to change its path and learn about how to prevent a real-life reboot of Armageddon and/or Deep Impact.
Episode 445 - Danielle Perez
Comedian and writer Danielle Perez (@DivaDelux) joins Matt, Jesse and Andy to talk about party lines, Russian space debris, the amazing volcano snail, checking on who's currently in space, a storm that brought out too many scorpions, Brazilian butt lifts, working on Curb Your Enthusiasm, TikTok tics and dancing mania.
Episode 444 - Andrew Orvedahl
Comedian, podcaster and tabletop game creator Andrew Orvedahl (@TheOrvedahl) joins Jesse, Matt and Andy to talk about the process of creating good games, orreries, more hidden passageways, cats tracking their owners' voices, a fungus that inspires necrophilia in flies, another fungus that turns ants into zombies and some neutrino news.
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Episode 443 - Lianna Carrera
Comedian Lianna Carrera (@LiannaC) joins Matt, Andy and Jesse to discuss having a deaf parent, rebellious sign language, more hidden doors, planets outside of the Milky Way, dogs with ADHD, condor chicks born from unfertilized eggs, ZW chromosomes, and elephants evolving to lose their tusks due to poaching.
Episode 442 - Jesse, Matt and Andy
Jesse, Matt and Andy get together for a spookily guest-less episode discussing TMNT live on stage, The Wombles, the broken technology of ghost-hunting, the overlooked vampire western Near Dark, Ding Dong School, attaching a pig kidney to a human and how we sense the lack of calories in fake sugar.
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Bonus Ep! Matt's going to Alameda.
Jesse joins Matt for a mini bonus episode to plug his shows in Alameda. Tickets here.
But they get stuck into the "science" of ghosts!
Vikings in America!
And then they get very confused about atomic clocks.
Return of the J
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