Episodes

Episode 228 with Cecily Knobler and Auggie Smith!

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 drugsGoogle'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.

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Episode 227 with Eric Lampaert and JJ Whitehead!

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

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Episode 226 with Toby Muresianu!

Episode 225 with Grant Lyon!

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 goodsurgery fartsnightmare machinessentencing algorithmsa third hominid and Patient Letter O.

This episode is brought to you by Curiosity Box by Vsauce. To get your mystery box full of geeky science toys and gear along with a FREE Vsauce beanie, visit curiositybox.com/probablyscience.

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Episode 224 with Moshe Kasher!

Episode 223 with Greg Behrendt!

Episode 221 with Shawn Pearlman!

Episode 220 with Steele Saunders!

Episode 219 with Shane Mauss!

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.

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Episode 218 with Christian Duguay and Emily Maya Mills!

Episode 217 with Ahmed Bharoocha and Auggie Smith!

Comedians Ahmed Bharoocha (@ahmedbharoocha) and Auggie Smith (@auggiesmith) join Matt and Andy for the final recording from Bluebell Ranch, which happens to coincide with an apocalyptic forest fire in the area, and the crew discuss topics including bouncy castle economics, zorbs in Russiaa new hard materialthe Mohs hardness scalePliny the Elderthe Randi paranormal challengenew brain areaslistening to music while drinkinga new biohybrid creaturea Mars laser with free willartwork damagers and what to call Ahmed’s album. 

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Episode 216 with Al Jackson!

Episode 215 with Dr. Farah Alibay!

Episode 214 with Derek Sheen and Sean Jordan!

Episode 213 with Professor Sophie Scott and Nick Doody!

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.

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Episode 212 with Alie Ward!

Podcaster, host and science communicator Alie Ward (@alieward) appears with Matt and Andy on Science Channel's upcoming How To Build Everything (premiering June 22nd at 10pm) and she makes her first appearance on the podcast to discuss supernumerary nipplesMcNuggetinis, owl pellet mouse skeletons, a third lizard sexan inflatable space station room, Alie’s aeronautic training, antibiotic-resistant bacteria, MRSA, wrestling bugs and swimming pool pee.

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Episode 211 with John Eric Hoffman!

Software engineer and Google employee John Eric Hoffman welcomes Matt and Andy to his house (next door to Todd Glass's, coincidentally) to talk about machine learning, neural networks, Maxwell's DemonDeepDream, natural language processing and the recent short sci-fi film written by AI (and co-starring past guest Humphrey Ker).

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Episode 210 with Ella Gale and Sarah Mirk!

This episode was taped live at the 2016 Bridgetown Comedy Festival in Portland, Oregon, with Matt and Andy welcoming comedian/environmental engineer Ella Gale (@hellakale) and author/podcaster/@BitchMedia editor Sarah Mirk (@sarahmirk) to discuss gender biases in science reporting, women in science (and comedy) and why it's hard to make bagels when it's hot outside.

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Episode 209 with Mary Roach!

Popular science author Mary Roach's (@mary_roach) books have tackled a wide variety of topics including sex, the afterlifedigestion and space travelIn her soon-to-be-released book Grunt, she takes on the curious science of humans at war, delving into combat medic training, stink bombs, genital transplant surgery, the war on heat, shark repellant and diarrhea as a threat to national security. Pre-order your copy of Grunt now!

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