Probably Science

Science teacher-turned-comedian Al Jackson (@aljackson) joins Matt and Andy for one of the final Bluebell recordings (also video streamed on Facebook here) to talk about ball-boiling as contraception, why flossing may not help you, steroids in sports, Al's research, stomach taps, old cars vs. new cars, firefighting equipment sharing and fire in space.

Direct download: Episode_216_-_Al_Jackson.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 2:48pm PST

Dr. Farah Alibay, a systems engineer at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, invited Matt and Andy to her home in Highland Park to talk about her work on a real-world Armageddon mission to redirect an asteroid, CubeSats, giant geysers on Saturn's moon Enceladus, the importance of planetary protection and upcoming solar system exploration missions.

Direct download: Episode_215_-_Dr._Farah_Alibay.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 1:38pm PST

Pacific Northwest comics Derek Sheen (@dereksheen) and Sean Jordan (@SeanSJordan) join Andy and Matt back at Bluebell to talk about going to a Scientology boarding school, non-ice cream heir Tony Robbins, amateur Australian ball surgery, Juno's pics of Jupiter, AIDS ceasing to be an epidemic in Australia, good news on the ozone hole's healing, and even more good news about finding new reserves of helium.

Direct download: Episode_214_-_Derek_Sheen_and_Sean_Jordan.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 2:35pm PST

Professor Sophie Scott (@sophiescott) of University College London's Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience welcomes Matt and past guest Nick Doody (@NickDoody) to her office to discuss her research on the neural basis of human speech processing, and specifically her study of laughter.

Direct download: Episode_213_-_Professor_Sophie_Scott_and_Nick_Doody.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 12:46pm PST