69 episodes

Introducing the lightly competitive knowledge showcase from the geniuses behind the YouTube series SciShow. Every Tuesday, join Hank Green, Ceri Riley, Stefan Chin, and Sam Schulz 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. WNYC Studios is a listener-supported producer of other leading podcasts including On the Media, Snap Judgment, Death, Sex & Money, Nancy and Here’s the Thing with Alec Baldwin. © WNYC Studios

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Introducing the lightly competitive knowledge showcase from the geniuses behind the YouTube series SciShow. Every Tuesday, join Hank Green, Ceri Riley, Stefan Chin, and Sam Schulz 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. WNYC Studios is a listener-supported producer of other leading podcasts including On the Media, Snap Judgment, Death, Sex & Money, Nancy and Here’s the Thing with Alec Baldwin. © WNYC Studios

    68 - Oceans

    68 - Oceans

    Oceans: they cover 70% of the planet, but what do we really know about them? Like what’s with all the salt, huh? And just what is the difference between a ‘sea’ and an ocean anyway?! I have questions!

    This one has a real doozy of a Stefan poem. I cut out a lot of us interrupting him with raucous laughter!  

    Follow us on Twitter @SciShowTangents, where we’ll tweet out topics for upcoming episodes and you can ask the science couch questions! 

    While you're at it, check out the Tangents crew on Twitter: Stefan: @itsmestefanchin Ceri: @ceriley Sam: @slamschultz Hank: @hankgreen

    If you want to learn more about any of our main topics, check out SciShowTangnets.org!

    • 31 min
    67 - Subatomic

    67 - Subatomic

    Things get a little weird this episode, and by ‘little’ I mean very little! One thing I learned in this episode is that everything in the universe is touching each other, yet the particles in your body never truly touch! Mama Mia! 


    Well anyway, I hope you enjoy it! Thanks for listening!


    Follow us on Twitter @SciShowTangents, where we’ll tweet out topics for upcoming episodes and you can ask the science couch questions! 


    While you're at it, check out the Tangents crew on Twitter: Stefan: @itsmestefanchin Ceri: @ceriley Sam: @slamschultz Hank: @hankgreen


    If you want to learn more about any of our main topics, check out SciSHowTangents.org!

    • 34 min
    66 - Hearts

    66 - Hearts

    This Valentine’s Day, what could be better than cuddling up with someone special and listening to the Tangents Crew talk about various medical procedures in gory detail! Pucker up! 

    They say the fastest way to a man’s heart is through his stomach, but I think if you ask a doctor they would probably say that’s wrong! But what do I know?

    Follow us on Twitter @SciShowTangents, where we’ll tweet out topics for upcoming episodes and you can ask the science couch questions! 

    While you're at it, check out the Tangents crew on Twitter: Stefan: @itsmestefanchin Ceri: @ceriley Sam: @slamschultz Hank: @hankgreen

    If you want to learn more about any of our main topics, check out SciShowTangents.org!

    • 33 min
    65 - Meat

    65 - Meat

    Meat... seems pretty simple on the surface, but what do we really know about it? Like.. are living things made of meat? Or is meat only meat once it's being eaten? What was the first meat? What was the first thing to eat the first meat? Is eating prehistoric meat a good idea? Do we find the answer to any of these questions in this episode? I can't remember, frankly, but probably a few. 


    Follow us on Twitter @SciShowTangents, where we’ll tweet out topics for upcoming episodes and you can ask the science couch questions! 


    While you're at it, check out the Tangents crew on Twitter: Stefan: @itsmestefanchin Ceri: @ceriley Sam: @slamschultz Hank: @hankgreen


    If you want to learn more about any of our main topics, check out these links:


    [Truth or Fail]


    Foal

    https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/scientists-extracted-liquid-blood-42000-year-old-foal-found-siberian-permafrost-180971979/


    Bison

    https://www.uaf.edu/museum/press/spotlight/blue-babe/

    https://historythings.com/aged-beef-delicacy-eating-meat-36000-year-old-bison/

    https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/ancient-bison-stew-blue-babe-alaska


    Crocodile

    https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/ancient-egyptians-hunted-then-mummified-crocodiles-180973197/


    [Fact Off]


    Carnivorous Herbivores

    https://bioone.org/journals/Northwestern-Naturalist/volume-99/issue-3/NWN18-05.1/Scavenging-By-Snowshoe-Hares-iLepus-americanusi-In-Yukon-Canada/10.1898/NWN18-05.1.short

    https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/when-herbivores-arent-poor-chicken-got-eaten-cow-180951115/

    https://bioone.org/journals/Northwestern-Naturalist/volume-99/issue-3/NWN18-05.1/Scavenging-By-Snowshoe-Hares-iLepus-americanusi-In-Yukon-Canada/10.1898/NWN18-05.1.short

    https://www.outdoornews.com/2015/03/19/who-knew-tape-shows-deer-raiding-birds-nests/


    Dyeing Salmon

    https://www.adfg.alaska.gov/index.cfm?adfg=wildlifenews.view_article&articles_id=738

    https://nextnature.net/2012/06/dyeing-salmon-pink-for-farms-and-profit

    https://www.seattlepi.com/news/article/The-salmon-struggle-A-fish-by-any-other-color-is-1115339.php


    [Ask the Science Couch]


    Gamey meat

    https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0309174015301376

    https://extension.umn.edu/preserving-and-preparing/cooking-venison-flavor-and-safety

    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6154429/

    https://bastyr.edu/news/general-news-health-tips-spotlight-1/2015/08/why-choose-grass-fed-meat

    http://citeseerx.ist.psu.edu/viewdoc/download?doi=10.1.1.361.2312&rep=rep1&type=pdf


    [Butt One More Thing]


    Pork butt

    https://www.southernliving.com/bbq/why-is-it-called-boston-butt

    https://www.mentalfloss.com/article/22382/how-9-cuts-meat-got-their-names

    • 32 min
    64 - Music

    64 - Music

    So look, Stefan sings a song in this episode, so I’m not sure what more you need. He looked cool as heck when he was doing it and I was really proud of him!



    Follow us on Twitter @SciShowTangents, where we’ll tweet out topics for upcoming episodes and you can ask the science couch questions! 



    While you're at it, check out the Tangents crew on Twitter: Stefan: @itsmestefanchin Ceri: @ceriley Sam: @slamschultz Hank: @hankgreen



    If you want to learn more about any of our main topics, check out scishowtangents.org!

    • 31 min
    63 - Running

    63 - Running

    From diet, to shoes, to movement efficiency, people devote their lives to researching and perfecting the art of running. Meanwhile, cheetahs run 75 mph and they sleep all day. No fair!

    Ceri caught a plane to run a marathon right after we recorded this! I probably went home and watched TV for four hours. Oh well!


    Follow us on Twitter @SciShowTangents, where we’ll tweet out topics for upcoming episodes and you can ask the science couch questions! 


    While you're at it, check out the Tangents crew on Twitter: Stefan: @itsmestefanchin Ceri: @ceriley Sam: @slamschultz Hank: @hankgreen


    If you want to learn more about any of our main topics, check out SciShowTangents.org!

    • 30 min

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