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Matt is back from his travels abroad, and he welcomes British writer/actor/producer Adrian Poynton (twitter.com/AdrianPoynton) to the podcast to talk about: The listener-made country/western re-imagining of the ProbSci theme! Getting kicked out of chemistry class! A pseudo-scientific look at the history of shoe sizes! Secret codes for elevators! Salmon cannons! Right-wing Internet comments! Getting your body freeze-dried! Jesse's naked haircut! The effect of exercise on pain tolerance! A study of British bum sex! Capturing audio from silent videos of bags of chips! Luring audience members to your hotel room!

Direct download: Episode_128_-_Adrian_Poynton.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 3:35 AM

Actress, Who Charted? host and documentary director Kulap Vilaysack (twitter.com/kulap) joins returning guest Mark Agee (twitter.com/markagee) to talk with Andy and Jesse about: Andy's Burning Man address (it's 5:30 and A)! The fact that no one knows about this podcast! Comic book jocks! Discovering your parents aren't who you thought they were! Kulap's upcoming documentary Origin Story (originstorydoc.com)! The Laotian Civil War! Bo penh nyang! Dealing with gambling addiction in your family! Bacteria that survive on electricity! Repeating previous stories on the podcast! Female snakes that save sperm for later! Jesse and Andy's awful attempts at Australian accents! Hack comedians doing Robin Leach impressions! How many dogs could you defeat? Removing 232 teeth from an Indian boy's head! Kulap's DC Comics alter-ego Katharsis! Studying the best way to avoid urine splashback! Jesse's ball problems! Squatting toilets! Letting your kids eat things off the floor! No one lets their kids walk home from school anymore! 11-year-old Kulap working as a waitress!

Direct download: Episode_127_-_Kulap_Vilaysack_and_Mark_Agee.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 7:48 PM

Comedian/actor Matt Champagne (twitter.com/remainchampagne) and frequent ProbSci guest Auggie Smith (twitter.com/auggiesmith) join Jesse and Andy this week for a somewhat somber episode remembering the great Robin Williams before getting into discussions about: Jesse's tiki music obsession! Harry Potter corrections! Blair Witch Project disappointments! Kilobots! Vibrating football games! An impossible space engine! The magic of Guido Fetta! The solar storm that almost rocked our world two years ago! A tick bite that makes you allergic to meat! Jesse and Auggie's groin issues!

Direct download: Episode_126_-_Matt_Champagne_and_Auggie_Smith.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 10:34 PM

Up-and-coming comedians Brent Schmidt (twitter.com/IAmBrentSchmidt) and Zach Pugh (twitter.com/ZachPugh) join Jesse and Andy this week to talk about: The Pickathon music festival! More headboard talk! Growing up in Sturgis, South Dakota! Re-purposing coal mines for science! Teenage nervous breakdowns! Falling off the wagon for a podcast sponsor! Losing your religion via the Internet! When did Hogwarts abandon muggle technology? The majesty of the apparently kid! Jesse's creepy nipple text from the sleep-eating roommate! Feathered dinosaurs! Forgetting about Hiroshima! The theory of humors! Tyrannosaurs hunted in packs! Growing up in a Chik-Fil-A family! Pizza Hut grease! Thinspiration! Making your body's organs transparent! Hidden biker girly magazines!

Direct download: Episode_125_-_Brent_Schmidt_and_Zach_Pugh.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 4:43 AM

Comedian Beth Stelling (twitter.com/BethStelling) joins Matt and Andy this week for a special late-night recording in Andy's bedroom, covering: Mirrored headboards! Google's mapping of the human body! Slim Goodbody! Bats navigating via polarized light! Real 3D vs. fake 3D! Stella Luna and megabats! Gecko orgies in space! The cancer-fighting effects of cat poop! The Nobel Peace & Quiet Prize!

Direct download: Episode_124_-_Beth_Stelling.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 4:05 AM

Comedian/director Jordan Brady (iamroadcomic.com) and his rapping, backflipping son Ben join the festivities with Matt, Andy and Jesse this week to discuss: Gangta rap historians! Jordan's invention of "bow-chicka-wow-wow"! Filming I Am Comic at the Bridgetown Comedy Festival! Matt's Last Comic Standing experience! Living like a road comic! Lacerta lizard people! Pluto possibly getting reinstated as a planet! The magic of British World Cup commentators! Suspended animation for gunshot victims! Fish-eating spiders! Grolar bears! Improving your sense of smell with the help of booze! Good news and bad news about AIDS! A new way for the Chinese to extract sperm!

Direct download: Episode_123_-_Jordan_and_Ben_Brady.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 10:18 PM

Friend of the show and past guest TJ Chambers (twitter.com/tjchambersLA) rejoins the festivities this week to help Matt, Jesse and Andy get to the bottom of: Listener-made indie video games! Brooks news! Holland vs. The Netherlands! Delicious Lagunitas IPA! The TJs of porn! The origin of gangsta rap! Recording the podcast at the Gathering of the Juggalos! Chimpanzee fads! The short films of TJ Chambers! Bear fellatio! The origin of Winnie the Pooh! The Marginot Line! A massive ocean inside Earth! Volcano diamonds! An invisibility cloak for the sense of touch! The debatable cancer-prevention effects of farts! Testing for the seminal taste effects of pineapple! A real-world warp drive! Time tacos! What to do when traveling back in time! The upcoming Los Angeles Podcast Festival!

Direct download: Episode_122_-_TJ_Chambers.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 2:51 AM

Probably History is back! This week Jesse, Richard and Andy welcome the very funny David Cope (davidcope.flavors.me) to take a stab at covering over 60 years of video game history. Enjoy!

Direct download: Probably_History_Episode_004_-_Video.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 9:41 AM

Comedian Renee Gauthier (twitter.com/Nenegooter) and nuclear physicist/comedian Kevin Peter Hickerson (twitter.com/kphickerson) join Matt and Andy this week to talk about: Matt's inability to wink! The actual cost of going to the moon! Renee's dance lessons! Working near CERN! Studying neutrinos! Shielding your experiments with the lead from sunken Roman ships! The end of the latest season of Ridiculousness! Debunking the story about the computer that passed the Turing test! The mysterious death of Alan Turing! A massive ocean inside the earth! The tongue strength of a horned frog! Singles sites for science enthusiasts! The upcoming PhD Movie sequel (phdmovie.com)!

Direct download: Episode_121_-_Renee_Gauthier_and_Dr..mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 3:57 AM

Dr. Christopher Schmitt (evopropinquitous.net) is a postdoctoral research fellow at the Center for Neurobehavioral Genetics at UCLA, and his research in primatology focuses on primate development and life history. He joins Jesse, Matt and Andy this week to talk about his high school experiences with field work in Argentina, primate infanticide, collecting howler monkey urine, capucin monkeys sticking their fingers in each others eyes to chill out, the risks of taking selfies with dead hippos when there are lions nearby, floating vegetation islands that transport animals, old world/new world ape divergence, why certain primates are getting obese, Koko the gorilla's nipple obsession, competing brands of chimp-taggin RFID chips and how to get involved in field work right where you live.

Direct download: Episode_120_-_Dr._Christopher_Schmit.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 7:17 PM