Probably Science

Comedian and movie reviewer Cecily Knobler (@Cecilysaysstuff) joins returning guest Auggie Smith (@auggiesmith) and Andy (@andytwood) to discuss hospice humor, intervention critiques, Andy Dick stories, sex addiction getting depathologized, Auggie's issues with addicts, Cecily's neuropsychology background, Myers-Briggs personality types, high school kids undercutting Martin Shkreli's expensive drugs, Google's AI that can lip read better than humans, SNL's Trump responsibility, naming Secretaries of State, Cecily's book and Andy's swim meet.

Direct download: Episode_228_-_Cecily_Knobler_and_Auggie_Smith.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 11:18pm PDT

Comedian Eric Lampaert (@EricLampaert) and returning guest JJ Whitehead (@JJWhitesnake) join Matt and Andy to discuss NASA's Space Poop Challenge, paper bike helmets, an end to zika's global health emergency, the hanging of a shipwrecked monkey and a circus elephant, JJ's new album and two moose found locked together in ice.

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Direct download: Episode_227_-_Eric_Lampaert_and_JJ_Whitehead.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 6:59pm PDT

Comedian, engineer and outspoken moderate Toby Muresianu (@tobymuresianu) joins Andy and Matt to discuss President-Elect Trump on vaccines, Vice President-Elect Pence on smoking, Macedonian Facebook clickbait, polling methodologies, the supermoon, dog domestication, brain wifi that reverses monkey paralysis and a new type of bond.

Direct download: Episode_226_-_Toby_Muresianu.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 7:06pm PDT

Comedian and former environmental scientist Grant Lyon (@grantlyon1) joins Matt and Andy to talk about the Elkhorn Slough Foundation, naked cow science, why reservoirs aren’t all good, surgery farts, nightmare machines, sentencing algorithms, a third hominid and Patient Letter O.

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Direct download: Episode_225_-_Grant_Lyon.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 5:53pm PDT

Comedian, podcaster and author Moshe Kasher (@moshekasher) returns to the show, inviting Andy and Matt over to his place to talk about playground games, Moshe’s entomologist stepdad, stealthy spider eaters, mice fall for the same tricks as humans, the rise of renewables, vaccine deniers who accidentally proved the counterargument, conspiracy theories, the AIDS denial mom, the Duesberg hypothesis, an accidental discovery of a way to slow aging in the brain and porn theaters.


Direct download: Episode_224_-_Moshe_Kasher.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 9:50pm PDT

Comedian, musician and bestselling author Greg Behrendt (@gregorybehrendt) joins Matt and Andy to talk about the joys of riding bikes, Laird Hamilton shooting the pier in Malibu, teachers’ penises, cod accents, Nazis on meth, Provigil and sleep, black widow spider viruses, a correction to the intelligence story, Alan Turing music and Dr. Strange.

Direct download: Episode_223_-_Greg_Behrendt.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 3:50pm PDT

Writer/comedian extraordinaire Lizzy Cooperman (@lizzycooperman) joins Matt and Andy to talk about Invisalign, fan death, having Lyme disease, Nobel Prizes in chemistry, physics and medicine, self-eating boobs and the end of Rosetta.

Direct download: Episode_222_-_Lizzy_Cooperman.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 12:28am PDT

Comedian Shawn Pearlman (@shawnpearlman) joins Andy and Matt to talk about Shawn’s early movie effects, budgie rules for not colliding, boning young spiders, amateur turtle surgery, getting intelligence from your mother, a baby with three parents and the most accurate (and adorable) dinosaur renderings yet.

Direct download: Episode_221_-_Shawn_Pearlman.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 3:55pm PDT

Steele Saunders (@SteeleSaunders), host of I Love Green Guide Letters and Steele Wars, joins Matt and Andy to talk about mice and apologies, more body (not head) transplants. smoke bombs, weed vs. opioids in car crashes, bumper sticker flashing, Australians origins, and giraffes actually being many giraffes.

Direct download: Episode_220_-_Steele_Saunders.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 2:49pm PDT

Matt sits down with returning guest comedian Shane Mauss (@shanecomedy) to talk about his podcast Here We Are, his new tour all about psychedelics called A Good Trip, his early days as a more straightforward standup, his dalliances into evolutionary biology, the state of scientific research into recreational drugs, simulated near-death experiences, and the differences between trying ayahuasca and DMT.

Direct download: Episode_219_-_Shane_Mauss_Returns.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 10:25am PDT