Probably Science (comedy)

Comedian Curtis Cook (@Curtis_Cook) writes with Matt on The Jim Jefferies Show, and he sits down to discuss fancy premiere parties and imposter syndrome, catapult-making, how depressing the first Peanuts comic strip is, how AI will beat humans at everything by 2060, Moravec’s paradox, dino feathers and scales, getting re-upped on your vaccines, rust getting unfairly blamed for tetanus and parasitic worm healing.

Direct download: Episode_252_-_Curtis_Cook.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 11:15pm PST

Renee Colvert (@ReneeColvert) of the hit podcast Can I Pet Your Dog? joins Matt and Andy to discuss Paris disagreements, dog podcasting, universal healthcare, Savage/Soundgarden, Australian healthcare, another LIGO victory, Janna Levin's book, the Parker Solar Probe, the monkey mafia who steal your stuff and sell it back to you for a crackermeasuring sheep pain, and hand-washing rules.

Direct download: Episode_251_-_Renee_Colvert.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 11:44pm PST

Comedian and Jim Jefferies Show writer Subhah Agarwal (@Subhah) joins co-writer Matt and Andy to talk about actuarial tables and suicide, copying comics, asteroid timing, river meandering, a perfect dino, stable flamingos, Italian vaccines, mussel gloop for scarring, pretty pics of Saturn's rings and a puffy styrofoam planet.

Direct download: Episode_250_-_Subhah_Agarwal.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 12:08pm PST

Neil deGrasse Tyson (@neiltyson), astrophysicist, science communicator and author of the fantastic new book Astrophysics for People in a Hurry, joins Matt and Andy for a Definitely Science episode, discussing, well, the entire universe: Its origins, the forces that govern it, general relativity, the multiverse, dark matter, dark energy, the fact that the universe is under no obligation to make sense to you, and the questions that Neil would ask a physicist in the year 2317. This episode is brought to you by Parachute; visit parachutehome.com/science for free shipping and returns and a no-risk 60-night trial.

Direct download: Episode_249_-_Neil_deGrasse_Tyson.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 9:38am PST

Live from the 10th annual Bridgetown Comedy Festival in Portland, Oregon, Matt and Andy welcome Reed College professor and cultural anthropologist specializing in health and medicine in southern Africa Dr. Betsey Brada, anthropologist specializing in bardic song in contemporary Russia Dr. Brian Horne, and the voice of Crow on Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Return Hampton Yount (@hamptonyount).


Comedy powerhouse Russell Howard (@russellhoward) joins Matt and Andy to chat about unintentional rudeness, new spider species, birds of paradise dances, Catalina and gerbil smuggling, more spiders, scaring off mice, artificial wombs and throwing things.

Direct download: Episode_247_-_Russell_Howard.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 11:06am PST

Matt and Andy traveled to downtown LA's Pershing Square and City Hall to take part in the March for Science, along the way speaking with various groups who had set up booths for the event, and even a neuroscientist listener who took the time to chat about her work giving cocaine to mice.

Don't forget that Probably Science (and Andy and Matt individually) will be performing live at Portland's Bridgetown Comedy Festival on May 7th. Get your festival passes now at bridgetowncomedy.com

Direct download: Bonus_Episode_from_the_March_for_Science.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 9:07pm PST

Married comedians Mary Mack (@marymackcomedy) and Tim Harmston (@timharmston) sit down with Andy and Matt to talk about Frog rockets, orchestral doubling, Army band status, Guy Fawkes, accidentally melting science, dinobirds, kids with beaks, triple yolks, yogurt toppings economics, the book-stacking problem and why shoelaces come untied.

Direct download: Episode_246_-_Mary_Mack_and_Tim_Harmston.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 11:15pm PST

Comedians Bryan Vokey (@BryanVokey), Carmen Morales (@thefunnycarmen) and TJ Chambers (@tjchambersLA) join Andy and Matt to discuss Georgia creationism, sperm-delivered drugs, erogenous T-Rex noses, geological Brexit, Segways on boats, Andy's mathematics puzzle, hamsters on Viagra and how memories are made.

Direct download: Episode_245_-_Bryan_Vokey_Carmen_Morales_and_TJ_Chambers.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 8:20pm PST

Returning guest Henry Phillips (@henlips) of Punching Henry fame sits down with Matt and Andy to discuss graphene water filtration, a real-life (sort-of) Iron Man, funny foreign names, CT scan risks, CTs vs. MRIs, biologics, dumb/smart interview questions and the probability of rude names happening randomly.

 

Direct download: Episode_244_-_Henry_Phillips.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 4:33pm PST