Probably Science

Matt's been in the UK and Andy's been in Portland, so rather than leave the audience twisting in the wind for a few weeks, they decided to record some remote bonus interviews. These weren't supposed to be very science-y, but in the course of talking with Jesse Case, Dr. Richard Flower, Dr. Anna Collu, Jeff Mounts and Emily Mounts, the discussions actually ended up having a fair amount of legitimate science, and a bit of history as well. Keep your standards low, and enjoy!

Direct download: Summer_Bonus_Episode.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 2:58am PST

Hank Thompson is a comedian and producer at The Young Turks (, 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!

Direct download: Episode_079_-_Hank_and_Chris_Thompso.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 2:34pm PST