Probably Science

Host of the Rock Solid podcast Pat Francis (@pat_francis) joins Matt and Andy to talk about donating medals, miming phones, teen brains that can't tell what's important, homeless etiquette, Voyager I firing up again, coffee and health, grammar rules and beard posturing.

Direct download: Episode_272_-_Pat_Francis.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 9:33pm PST

Comedian/musician Eli Braden (@EliBraden) joins Andy and Matt to discuss jazz addicts, the flat-earth rocket guy and his earlier flight, conspiracy theories, not a head transplant, prehistoric women's strength, why boning is heart-safe, mnemonics, grossing out chimps, health codes and California D.

Direct download: Episode_271_-_Eli_Braden.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 11:22am PST

Science writer, educator, and artist Dr. Danna Staaf recently published her first book, Squid Empire: The Rise and Fall of the Cephalopods, and she joins Matt and Andy to talk about her dissertation on the reproduction and early life of Humboldt squid, penis fencing among hermaphroditic flatworms, the fact that calamari pre-date the dinosaurs, and why we should all have a lot more respect and awe for cephalopods in general.

Direct download: Episode_270_-_Dr._Danna_Staaf.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 3:10pm PST

Comedian/freestyle rapper Chris Turner (@ChrisPJTurner) joins Andy and Matt to talk about archeology, volcano-based Roman shit, old wine, old Amish people, gay evolution, monkeys playing chicken and the theory of mind. This episode is sponsored by Hello Fresh. For $30 off your first week of HelloFresh, visit and enter "probably30" at checkout.

Direct download: Episode_269_-_Chris_Turner.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 2:54pm PST

Comedian Raj Desai (@_rajdesai) almost makes himself late to his job writing for Sarah Silverman's I Love You, America to do a morning recording with Andy and Matt about his chromatography history, looking more closely at the placebo effect, and how the extinction of dinosaurs made way for mammals to come out during the day.

Direct download: Episode_268_-_Raj_Desai.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 5:24pm PST

Comedian Jason Saenz (@jasonsaenz) joins Matt and Andy to talk about Jeff Foxworthy impressions, Saenz Signs, debunked early psychology experiments, oyster hearing, competition-grade oysters, squirrels and lepers, armadillo leprosy in Florida, gold and the documentary series Connections, a good moonbase locationPluto’s Cave, herbal meds and cancerblood sweat and Jason's hilarious Comedy Central series Ya Killin' Me.

Direct download: Episode_267_-_Jason_Saenz.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 3:29pm PST

Comedian Galloway Allbright (@GalloWhy) joins Andy and Matt to discuss the death of expertise, extreme Michael Jackson fandom, that classic Encyclopedia Brittanica ad, the origin of bluegrass, in-flight death plans, channeling your inner Tea Leoni, a neutron star collision, the LIGO song, psilocybin for depression, genes for OCD, Cary Grant’s crazy parental history and LSD, a fundraiser for Dipak's niece, an upcoming Chinese space lab crash, China's NASA and scorpions' toxic blend.

Direct download: Episode_266_-_Galloway_Allbright.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 11:56am PST

Original co-host Brooks Wheelan (@brookswheelan) and LA PodFest co-founder/The Dollop host Dave Anthony join Matt and Andy for a live Probably Science from the Millenium Biltmore hotel in downtown Los Angeles as part of the 2017 Los Angeles Podcast Festival.

Direct download: Episode_265_-_Live_From_LA_PodFest_with_Brooks_Wheelan_and_Dave_Anthony.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 4:07pm PST

Comedian and host of the Tea With Alice podcast Alice Fraser (@aliterative) joins Matt and Andy to discuss jet lag, breaking the seal, MS, a duck update (duckdate?) with video, a body clock Nobel Prize, Dr. Matt Walker’s new sleep book, a LIGO Nobel Prize and Janna Levin’s book on it, the downside of grass-fed beef, and cargo cults.

Direct download: Episode_264_-_Alice_Fraser.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 2:30pm PST

Comedian Sharon Houston (@sharon_houston) joins Matt and Andy to discuss flavor profiles, hurricane prep, Hemingway lookalikes, wolverines, duck dicks, finger phone contact, genes vs. alleles, the concept of zero, chisanbop counting, zapping people out of vegetative states, spider sacrifice and more duck dicks.

Direct download: Episode_263_-_Sharon_Houston.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 1:53am PST