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Three comedians try to guess what a leading expert does all day and learn why their research is important. You're the Expert brings academia out of the Ivory Tower and into your iPhone. Hosted by Chris Duffy. Produced by Pretty Good Friends.

You're the Expert Chris Duffy

    • Natural Sciences
    • 4.5, 561 Ratings

Three comedians try to guess what a leading expert does all day and learn why their research is important. You're the Expert brings academia out of the Ivory Tower and into your iPhone. Hosted by Chris Duffy. Produced by Pretty Good Friends.

    Ketamine and Preventing Mental Illness

    Ketamine and Preventing Mental Illness

    Dr. Rebecca Brachman tells us about her groundbreaking work in the neuroscience of resilience and how certain chemical compounds may be able to help prevent illnesses like depression or PTSD. This episode features comedians Wyatt Cenac, Maeve Higgins, and Negin Farsad. Hosted by Chris Duffy. Produced by Pretty Good Friends. NOTE: This is our last episode in the season.

    • 51 min
    YTE in the Field (Part 2 of 2): Digging up Dinosaurs

    YTE in the Field (Part 2 of 2): Digging up Dinosaurs

    Discovering new dinosaurs with Dr. Mike D'Emic in the second installment of this two-part mini-series. Chris hears from the rest of the dig team about their experience finding fossils and searching for dino bones. In this episode, we look at future paleontologists getting their first taste of what fieldwork really looks like. 




     

    • 32 min
    YTE in the Field (Part 1 of 2): Digging up Dinosaurs

    YTE in the Field (Part 1 of 2): Digging up Dinosaurs

    Chris discovers a new species of dinosaur with paleontologist Dr. Mike D'Emic. This is a special two part mini-series / experiment where we leave the theater and go into the field to see science as it's happening. Let us know what you think! 











     

    • 28 min
    What You Inherit From Your Parents

    What You Inherit From Your Parents

    Dr. Bianca Jones Marlin is a Columbia neuroscientist who studies maternal bonding and how trauma in parents affects the brains of future offspring. She teaches comedians Josh Gondelman, Ashley Brooke Roberts, and Dylan Marron about what you get from your parents and why. Hosted by Chris Duffy. Produced by Pretty Good Friends.

    • 51 min
    Volcanoes

    Volcanoes

    Jess Phoenix studies volcanoes all over the world. She also runs a nonprofit and was a candidate for Congress. In this episode, she explains magma, lava, and all her other hot facts to panelists Aparna Nancherla, Max Silvestri, and Caitlin Durante. Hosted by Chris Duffy. Produced by Pretty Good Friends.

    • 49 min
    Trash, Garbage, and Sanitation

    Trash, Garbage, and Sanitation

    Dr. Robin Nagle is the anthropologist-in-residence for New York City's Department of Sanitation and a professor at NYU. She walks us through the crucial and often overlooked role sanitation workers play in the city and talks trash with comedians Maeve Higgins, Gary Richardson, and Dylan Marron. Hosted by Chris Duffy. Produced by Pretty Good Friends.

    • 55 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
561 Ratings

561 Ratings

Give-me-a-second ,

Pretty good!

I like this podcast, I really do. But each episode can be a hit or a miss with me. Since it revolves around a rotating cast of both comedians and scientists, each episode depends on the chemistry between both parties. Sometimes it's amazing! I love the episodes that Jo Firestone features in, for example. Sometimes, I skip past episodes because either the scienties or the comedians were not engaged. Despite this, I have listened to almost every episode and have only skipped over a couple. Give it a try!

@Real-Yoda ,

Podcast,mmm?

Good this podcast is.

Elcnu ,

Feisty and creative

This show has the energy and spontaneity that I wish Wait Wait still had. When there's a new episode, it goes to the top of my queue. Hilarious and educational.

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