Episodes

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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Episode 208 with Zach Sherwin!

Episode 207 with Fahim Anwar!

Fahim Anwar (@fahimanwar) recently made his first appearance on Conan as well as the Tina Fey movie Whiskey Tango Foxtrot, and he joins Matt and Andy to discuss birthday escape rooms, engineering degrees to subsidize comedy, bringing people back from the deadmore head transplant news, archaeology vs. paleontology, another EM Drive debunking from Sean Carroll, tons of oral spider sex, enzyme corrections, 3D-printed fake rhino hornsbreast cancer gene mapping and where to find Fahim Anwar performances.

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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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