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Episode 345 with Caitlin Weierhauser and TJ Chambers!

Comedian and recent Portland transplant Caitlin Weierhauser (@UncleCait) joins returning guest TJ Chambers (@tjchambersLA) to talk about the surprisingly extensive history of McDonaldland characters, how dogs' eyes evolved to appeal to humans, a notably droopy dog breed, a recently scrapped Indian space mission, female jockeys being underestimated by the betting public , a recent study critical of psychiatric diagnosis and a magical island where the koalas are free of chlamydia.

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Episode 344 - Earthquake Talk with Jacob Margolis!

Jacob Margolis (@JacobMargolis), KPCC science reporter and host of the podcast The Big One, talks with Andy about the two recent major California earthquakes, what they mean for those living on nearby faultlines, what to do to prepare yourself for future quakes, FEMA's earthquake safety checklist, Jacob's supply shopping list and and his podcast detailing the repercussions of a hypothetical catastrophic earthquake in Los Angeles.

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Episode 341 with Bri Pruett!

Comedian Bri Pruett (@bripruett) joins Andy and Matt to discuss the invisible world, witchy things, a mosquito-killing GM fungus, saving the wasps, anxiety and gut bacteria, making kombucha, real plastic recycling and the resilience of tardigrades. And come and see Matt in NYC!

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Episode 340 with Ismo Leikola!

Episode 337 with Zach Reino!

Episode 335 with Doug Mellard!

Episode 334 with Nick Doody!

Episode 333 with Sarah Morgan and Brendon Burns!

Episode 332 - Live from Portland with Cannabis Educator Emma Chasen and Marcus Coleman!

Cannabis educator Emma Chasen (@echasen) and comedian Marcus Coleman  (@MrMarcusColeman) join Matt and Andy for a live show in Portland as part of the Listen Up! festival, discussing the complex science of the effects of cannabis, the difficulties in researching it, and the many hard-to-dispell myths surrounding it.

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Episode 331 - Live from Melbourne with Wil Anderson and Sheree Marris!

The final stop of the Probably Science Australia tour brings Andy and Matt to Melbourne on Valentine’s Day, where they welcome Sheree Marris (@shereemarris), author of Kama SEAtra, and returning guest Wil Anderson (@Wil_Anderson) to discuss the sex lives of aquatic creatures, male seahorses who birth thousands of babies, necking sea slugs, barnacle penises, cross-dressing cuttlefish and the fact that the city of of Melbourne was almost called Batmania.

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Episode 330 - Live from Brisbane with Liz Miele and Samuel Hinton!

Andy and Matt welcome comedian Liz Miele (@lizmiele) and astrophysicist/software engineer Samuel Hinton (@samreay) to the stage in Brisbane to talk about Brewsvegas pool parties, Australia's most retweeted tweet, the fun of e-scooters, lax Australian airport security, the various ways Matt has broken teeth, dyslexic comedians, Liz's veterinarian parents, resume padding, being on Australian Survivor, dark matter and dark energy, proving Einstein right time after time, criticism of LIGO data analysis, the vacuum catastrophe, meeting Destruction Lane, Bayesian modeling, Roko's Basilisk, the plot of Annie 2, Andy meeting an AC/DC offspring, arXiv vs. viXra and Samuel's upcoming PhD thesis.

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Episode 329 - Live from Sydney with Callum Ormonde and Jen Carnovale!

Matt and Andy descend upon Sydney for the third leg of the Australian tour, welcoming Ig Nobel Prize-winning researcher Callum Ormonde and comedian Jen Carnovale (@Jen_Carnovale) to talk about living down your sister's reputation, what to put in a microwave, the Ig Nobel Prize itself, how Callum accidentally unboiled an egg, past Ig Nobel nominees and winners who studied things like how a Moroccan emperor managed to father almost a thousand children, magnetically levitating a frog, why old men have big ears, how contact with a crocodile affects gambling decisions, using a didgeridoo to fix snoring, CEOs escaping natural disasters, putting a stick on a chicken's butt to make it walk like a dinosaur, human diet drugs satiating mosquitoes' bloodlust and Callum's TEDx talk.

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Episode 328 - Live from Perth with Carey Marx!

The second stop of the Probably Science Australia tour brings Andy and Matt to Perth to talk with Carey Marx (@careymarx) about watching the Super Bowl in Australia, the Perth's Fringe World Festival, working as a magician, drop bears, when kangaroos learned to hop, the correct population of Perth, vanadium mining, global warming making the oceans bluer, how America's colonization cooled Earth's climate, Australia's slow Internet, GOOP's upcoming Netflix show, Carey demonstrating spoon-bending with a fork (which Patreon subscribers can see the unintended consequences of), punching an asteroid, a USB stick found in frozen seal poo and what makes you cringe.

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Episode 327 - Live from Cairns with Drs. Michael Smout and Claudia Cobos!

Matt and Andy make the first stop of their Australian tour in Cairns thanks to the generosity of Inspiring Australia and The Australian Society for Parasitology to talk to Dr. Michael Smout about the healing power of worm spit and Dr. Claudia Cobos about peptides found in sunflowers that can be used to treat diseases of the gut. And thanks to James Cook University for the tour of their Eduquarium to see gorgeous marine life, a lot of which can kill you.

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Episode 326 - Live from SF Sketchfest with Laurie Kilmartin, Dr. Judy Melinek and Dr. Jen Gunter!

Andy and Matt travel to SF Sketchfest to be joined by the hilarious Laurie Kilmartin (@anylaurie16), Dr. Judy Melinek (@drjudymelinek) and Dr. Jen Gunter (@DrJenGunter) and discuss autopsies, forensic pathology, debunking GOOP, Twitter being a dick to Laurie, doctors taking on the NRA, reproductive rights and Dr. Melinek's book Working Stiff. Click here for Australia tour dates and click here to donate to Tuesday's Children, a charity for those impacted by 9/11.

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