Episodes

Episode 205 with April Richardson!

Episode 204 with Jon Huck and Sunah Bilsted!

Episode 203 with Jason Belleville!

Jason Belleville (@bigbelleville) has written for Ground Floor and Angie Tribeca, among many other shows, and he joins Matt and Andy to discuss mustaches and tattoos, academic papers, encyclopediasStan and Donavan Freberg, using giant lasers to hide from aliensgrammar correction and being an asshole, Andy getting a thing wrong, growing skin and nude micea battery-operated salty forkflavors on planes and the greatest number of digits of pi we'll ever really need.

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Episode 202 with Jessica Michelle Singleton and Christina Walkinshaw!

Comedians Jessica Michelle Singleton (@JMScomedy) and Christina Walkinshaw (@walkinsauce) join Matt and Andy to discuss bachelor parties, dating, Alaska, super coffee, Google’s April Fools, Microsoft AIa scientifically impossible Indiegogo, Edx.org's free learning, Vasalgel in rabbits, butt stuff, bunnies in wine glassesrabbit kidneys, long term good drug effects and fracking-induced earthquakes.

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Episode 201 with Tom Bell!

Tom Bell (@tombellforever) of The Leisure Class/Project Greenlight and comedy duo Tommy and the Weeks joins Matt and Andy for a bedroom recording involving a call from a private investigatorBoaty McBoatface, Diana and Mother Teresa, Bob the Robot and Horrible Science, following our robot overlords to disasterunscrambling eggs to cure cancer, an academic paper that cites The Creator, a video game ProbSci shoutouteagles vs. dronesJanna Levin's new book and spider boners in amber.

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Episode 200 with Jesse Case and Brooks Wheelan!

Every Probably Science co-host is back together for Episode 200! The full gang of Brooks Wheelan (@brookswheelan), Jesse Case (@jessecase), Matt Kirshen (@mattkirshen) and Andy Wood (@andytwood) reminisce about the last four years, break-ups, cancer and even a few science stories.

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Episode 199 with Rick Rosner, the Man with the Second-Highest IQ in the World!

Rick Rosner (@dumbassgenius) has the second-highest IQ score in the world, and his resume includes stints as a bouncer, a stripper, a nude art model and a writer on numerous TV shows. Rick joins Matt, Andy and returning guest Dax Jordan (@daxjordan) to discuss What3Wordsxkcd's take on passwords, IQ tests, Rick's Errol Morris interview, spending ten years in high school, stupid California tax rules, Rick's informational theory of the universe, Olbers’ ParadoxThe Singularity, Ray Kurzweil, being Borg-ed up, Alcor freezing heads, taking 70 vitamins per day, Rick's gym obsession, writing for MTV's Remote Control, doing nude art modeling with shingles, Rick's Who Wants To Be A Millionaire controversy and his books on Amazon.

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Episode 197 with Dr. Chiara Mingarelli!

Dr. Chiara Mingarelli (@gravitate_to_me), a Marie Curie Fellow in gravitational wave astrophysics at Caltech, joins the proceedings to talk about low-frequency gravitational waves, pulsar timings arrays and black hole binary systems with masses that are billions of times that of the Sun. This episode was recorded before LIGO's recent announcement confirming the detection of gravitational waves.

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Gravitational Wave LIGO Spectacular!

One of the biggest scientific breakthroughs of our time calls for an emergency special episode featuring returning guests Dr. Jamie Rollins and Dr. Larry Price, both of whom worked on LIGO, the device that for the first time in history confirmed the existence of gravitational waves, along with theoretical astrophysicist and black hole expert Dr. Janna Levin. Topics discussed include Matt's surprising illness, science fluffMarco Drago's discovery?How LIGO works, 30 solar mass black holes, test signals, the actual paper explaining the recent gravitational wave findingsJanna's new book, Relativity 101, BICEP's failure, new black holes, Scorpion!, our T-shirts, Apple vs. the FBI and what the point of all this is.

Visit LIGO.org or LIGO.caltech.edu for all your gravitational wave needs!

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Episode 196 with Ingrid Oliver!

Ingrid Oliver (@ingridoliver100) of Watson & Oliver and Doctor Who joins Matt and Andy to discuss pengwings, Germans who can't pronounce squirrel, umlaut words, plastination, bees and weather, sniffer beesa stupid new drug law, first class flight, anti-aging, the Zika virus, how we’ll all die, and ball-packing and avalanches.

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Episode 195 with Maude Garrett!

Episode 194 with Maria Shehata and Nick Dixon!

Episode 193 with Adam Savage and Paul and Storm live from SF Sketchfest!

MythBusters' Adam Savage (@donttrythis) and musical comedy duo extraordinaire Paul and Storm (@paulandstorm) join Matt (@mattkirshen) and Andy (@andytwood) for a live performance at the California Academy of Sciences (@calacademy) as part of SF Sketchfest (@SFSketchfest), discussing science myths that won't die, Billy Joel videos, our overeducated audience, soaking kiwis and the wet strength of Charmin. This episode is brought to you by 1Password. Simplify your online life and stop worrying about remembering dozens of passwords by visiting https://agilebits.com/store?d=science for 25% off of your 1Password purchase.

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Episode 192 with Ryan Conner!

Matt and Andy are back from a holiday hiatus to welcome Last Comic Standing alum Ryan Conner (@rccomedy) to the podcast, delving into topics including the passing of David Bowie, Alvin Stardust, British pantomimes, American and British Gladiators, computer programming, Andy Sidaris moviesa mountain lion with horrifying teeth growing out of its headpraying mantises in 3D glasses, wine story corrections, types of drunkssperm switchesbone foam, Ryan's family and adult industry namesake and Ryan's podcast Caligula's Grotto.

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2015 Recap Bonus Episode

With Jesse and Matt still out of town, Andy invited friends of the show TJ Chambers, Rylee Newton, Travis Clark, Karl Hess, Laura House, Jackie Kashian and Mitch Burrow to give recommendations on things from 2015 that are worth checking out. Enjoy this attempt at positivity and please forgive the poor sound quality and near-constant crosstalk. We'll be back with new episodes soon! Happy 2016!

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Episode 191 with Cole Stratton!

Episode 190 with Daniel Van Kirk!

Daniel Van Kirk (@danielvankirk) of The Wahlberg SolutionHindsightSklarbro Country and much more joins Matt and Andy to talk about Wahlberg and sleeping, cow insemination, memory games, who can’t be president, Cruz behind the scenesthe Trump petition, outrage culture, the climate and smoking, Merchants of Doubtprofound bullshitDavid Avocado Wolfethe surprising appearance of the far side of the Moon, TV quality, Bubbliblindness and multiple personalities, movies based on the 10% of the brain idea and a Venus probe hack.

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Episode 189 with Yan Zhu!

Technology fellow at the Electronic Frontier Foundation Yan Zhu (@bcrypt) joins Matt and Andy to dig deep into online security, privacy, encryption, HTTPS Everywhere, podcast patent trolls, Privacy Badgerthe Tor browser, the future of online ads, Edward Snowden, the Silk Road, the upcoming Probably Science live show at SF Sketchfest on January 14th and a bonus audio snippet about Yan's legendary landlord.

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