Episodes

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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Episode 188 with Travis Clark, Dax Jordan and TJ Chambers!

Episode 187 with Sofie Hagen and Sarah Morgan!

Danes and Brits come together this week in the form of Sofie Hagen (@SofieHagen) and Sarah Morgan (@sarahlmorgan), both lending their expertise to discussions on the Hollywood sign, Halloween, the emergency wizard costume, Danish science, rice pudding traditions, useful German words, being thrown freea chimera twin baby, new ghosts, a new batspider bitesChina’s space plans, eyesight, face blindness, the bacon cancer scareAndy’s comedy doppelgänger, Danish TV, the hilarious Klown, WKD and crocodile eyes.

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Episode 186 with Kerry Godliman!

Hilarious actor/comedian Kerry Godliman (@KerryAGodliman) is stateside to film a new Christopher Guest film, and she chatted with Matt and Andy about science vs. art, cadaver fiststhe persistence of the plague, embarrassing bodies, a clickbait generatorDoug Stanhope's feud with Matt and bee farmers.

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Episode 185 with Kelly Carlin!

Kelly Carlin wears a lot of hats as a monologist, actress, radio host, producer and author of her new memoir A Carlin Home Companion, and she invited Matt and Andy over to her place to talk about calculus, mind-body connections, right answers in math, whether snake fear is hard-wiredmonkeys ballsHurricane Patricia that may or may not be climate change-relatedscience and the Canadian electionthe editor of the BMJ slamming David Huntmagnetic brain control, the Gripsholm Lion, Ken M, the world's greatest trollorange peels to clean up mercury, Marie Curie and Mabel Normand.

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Episode 184 with Johann Hari!

Author Johann Hari (@johannhari101) was stateside recently to return as a guest on Real Time with Bill Maher, and he invited Matt and Andy over to his hotel room to talk about the emotional deafness of the rich, his book Chasing The Scream and the failed 100-year war on drugs, the government's persecution of Billie Holliday, new theories of addiction, Rat Park, Portugal's radical policy changes and the way to sell America on drug decriminalization.

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Episode 182 with Dave Anthony!

Dave Anthony (@daveanthony) of The DollopWalking The Room and Maron fame joins Matt and Andy to talk about navigating LA by satellite dishes, penis-at-twelve children in the Dominican Republicmothers of boys gaining Y chromosomeswhy we want to squeeze cute stuffRodney Stangerthe apparently kidlook at that horse, the mountain lion on a pole, the epidemic of Netflix documentaries like Cowspiracyanti-burp compoundsfixing brain cancer with antidepressants and blood thinnerscannabis not causing schizophreniathe hotel of the futurea double comet situation3D-printed hearts and dicks.

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Episode 181 with Tim Batt and Guy Montgomery!

New Zealand's Tim Batt (@Tim_Batt) and Guy Montgomery (@guy_mont), hosts of The Worst Idea of All Time Podcast, join Matt and Andy to discuss Grown Ups 2, T-shirt cannon injuries, monkey selfies, urinal science and the best toilets in NZ, AIDS newsthe AIDS Healthcare Foundationthe climate change “lawsuit”a 1000-year-old treatment for styes that may generate new drugsa new target for New Horizonsnew Pluto pics, and the Apollo 13 stage show.

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Episode 180 with Patton Oswalt, Sean Carroll and Brooks Wheelan Live from LA PodFest!

This week's episode was recorded live from the Audible Los Angeles Podcast Festival, with Andy Wood (@andytwood) and Matt Kirshen (@mattkirshen) welcoming original third host Brooks Wheelan (@brookswheelan), along with comedy legend Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) and Caltech theoretical physicist/cosmologist Dr. Sean Carroll (@seanmcarroll). To support Probably Science and LA PodFest while getting a free 30-day trial and a free audiobook download, visit audible.com/lapodfest. To watch video of this episode and the other 30+ shows from LA PodFest, click here and use the code "science" to get $5 off of the video archive.

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Episode 179 with Josie Long and Stuart Goldsmith!

British comedy phenoms Josie Long (@JosieLong) and Stuart Goldsmith (@ComComPod) join Matt and Andy to discuss how condensation works, what voltage is, Josie’s foray into community college, magnetic wormholes, debunking spinach debunking, psych experiments that can't be reproduced and a brand new hominid. Catch Probably Science this Saturday at noon PDT at the Los Angeles Podcast Festival (@lapodfest) with special guests Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) and Dr. Sean Carroll (@seanmcarroll). Use the code "science" to get $5 off of the live video stream at lapodfest.com.

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Episode 178 with Amber Preston!

Episode 177 with Matt Knudsen!