Probably Science

Popular science author Mary Roach's (@mary_roach) books have tackled a wide variety of topics including sex, the afterlifedigestion and space travelIn her soon-to-be-released book Grunt, she takes on the curious science of humans at war, delving into combat medic training, stink bombs, genital transplant surgery, the war on heat, shark repellant and diarrhea as a threat to national security. Pre-order your copy of Grunt now!

Direct download: Episode_209_-_Mary_Roach.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 9:35pm PDT

Comedian/rapper/writer Zach Sherwin (@ZachSherwin) can be seen on Epic Rap Battles of History, among many other places, and he joins Matt and Andy to talk about writing a JAP battle rap battle on Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, p-branes, playing Einstein, the new Ghostbusters script, Andy’s bidet, magician hacks and Joel Hodgson's ventriloquism mask invention, Shy Tony, silver underwear, John Oliver’s science story, a teen's Mayan discovery that may not be what it seems, everyone yells air ball at the same pitch, diving robots, being bepenised, and long-lasting batteries.

Direct download: Episode_208_-_Zach_Sherwin.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 4:43pm PDT

Fahim Anwar (@fahimanwar) recently made his first appearance on Conan as well as the Tina Fey movie Whiskey Tango Foxtrot, and he joins Matt and Andy to discuss birthday escape rooms, engineering degrees to subsidize comedy, bringing people back from the dead, more head transplant news, archaeology vs. paleontology, another EM Drive debunking from Sean Carroll, tons of oral spider sex, enzyme corrections, 3D-printed fake rhino horns, breast cancer gene mapping and where to find Fahim Anwar performances.

Direct download: Episode_207_-_Fahim_Anwar.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 3:32pm PDT

Comedy's Andrew Michaan (@AndrewMichaan) joins Matt and Andy to talk about Andy's Lemonade ignorance, celebrity deaths, Catholic aliens, black holes, the Large Hadron Collider, bed bugs, a penis spider bite, IUDs in space and jellyfish stings.

Direct download: Episode_206_-_Andrew_Michaan.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 8:33pm PDT

April Richardson (@apey) of Almost Genius, Go Bayside and @midnight joins Matt and Andy to talk about living next door to The Flash, Johnny Depp's Aussie apology, Orson Welles' Paul Masson ad, Dyson face, Andy’s possible bidet purchase, a dung-based clue to Hannibal’s crossing route, a paralyzed man (sort of) playing guitar, dinosaurs and their eggs and a real-time re-creation of the sinking of the Titanic.

Direct download: Episode_205_-_April_Richardson.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 12:30pm PDT

Comedian/actors Jon Huck (@jonhuck) and Sunah Bilsted (@thesunah) join Matt and Andy to talk about showering techniques, new pets, that Warner Bros. frog, chemistry on acid, a Carl Sagan tribute act, the historic SpaceX landing, hyperhidrosis, antiperspirant conspiracies, a too-stealthy sea vessel, the upcoming book Grunt, Hawking and the Russians sending a tiny craft to Alpha Centauri, a bullshit paper on creepiness, and antimemories.

Direct download: Episode_204_-_Jon_Huck_and_Sunah_Bilsted.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 12:22pm PDT

Jason Belleville (@bigbelleville) has written for Ground Floor and Angie Tribeca, among many other shows, and he joins Matt and Andy to discuss mustaches and tattoos, academic papers, encyclopedias, Stan and Donavan Freberg, using giant lasers to hide from aliens, grammar correction and being an asshole, Andy getting a thing wrong, growing skin and nude mice, a battery-operated salty fork, flavors on planes and the greatest number of digits of pi we'll ever really need.

Direct download: Episode_203_-_Jason_Belleville.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 9:51pm PDT

Comedians Jessica Michelle Singleton (@JMScomedy) and Christina Walkinshaw (@walkinsauce) join Matt and Andy to discuss bachelor parties, dating, Alaska, super coffee, Google’s April Fools, Microsoft AI, a scientifically impossible Indiegogo, Edx.org's free learning, Vasalgel in rabbits, butt stuff, bunnies in wine glasses, rabbit kidneys, long term good drug effects and fracking-induced earthquakes.

Direct download: Episode_202_-_Jessica_Michelle_Singleton_and_Christina_Walkinshaw.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 2:18pm PDT

Tom Bell (@tombellforever) of The Leisure Class/Project Greenlight and comedy duo Tommy and the Weeks joins Matt and Andy for a bedroom recording involving a call from a private investigator, Boaty McBoatface, Diana and Mother Teresa, Bob the Robot and Horrible Science, following our robot overlords to disaster, unscrambling eggs to cure cancer, an academic paper that cites The Creator, a video game ProbSci shoutout, eagles vs. drones, Janna Levin's new book and spider boners in amber.

Direct download: Episode_201_-_Tom_Bell.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 8:59pm PDT

Original Probably Science co-hosts Jesse Case (@jessecase) and Brooks Wheelan (@brookswheelan) return to the show to celebrate Episode 200!

Direct download: Episode_200_-_Jesse_Case_and_Brooks_Wheelan.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 10:14pm PDT