Tue, 6 August 2013
Hank Thompson is a comedian and producer at The Young Turks (youtube.com/TYTComedy), and his brother Dr. Chris Thompson is a post-doctoral fellow at Scripps Research Institute in the Department of Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience. This powerful comedy/science sibling duo join Matt and Andy this week to discuss: Sibling rivalry! Vocal communication in animals! Learned vocalization! Dolphins who know their own names! Inverted commas! Everything you ever wanted to know about songbirds! Chicago ladies! 3D syrinx models! Burning out parts of bird brains! Terrible Hunger Games writing! Taxi drivers' enlarged hippocampi! Axons, neurons, dendrites and synapses! The effect of Prozac on birds' songs! Getting harrassed by amateur birders! Albino African clawed frogs! Inheriting the chess team captain crown! Andy's upcoming 1,000-mile road trip with a Belgian stranger! The Jimmy Dore Show on TYT Comedy!