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#58 - It’s the End of the Fartball as We Know It
Mar 19, 2018 • 58 min
We know that all good things must come to an end, but Hank, Ceri, Sam, and Stefan are here to explain that the death of a fart ball is really just the beginning of a beautiful oxygenated snow ball. ————————————- Panelists: Ceri Riley, Sam Schultz, Hank…
#57 - Hibernation: Post-Torpor Dook
Mar 12, 2018 • 50 min
This week, we cover all things hibernation and hibernation-ish! From marsupial fetuses to French peasants in the Dark Ages, if it sleeps for a super long time, it’s in this episode! ————————————- Panelists: Sam Schultz, Ceri Riley, Stefan Chin, Hank Green…
HFS56 - Biomimicry : Baby Gravy and Youth Juice
Mar 5, 2018 • 52 min
From space robots to windows, Hank, Ceri, Stefan, and Sam talk about clever examples of biomimicry. ————————————- Panelists: Hank Green, Stefan Chin, Sam Schultz, Ceri Riley Co-Producers: Caitlin Hofmeister, Sam Schultz Sound: Caitlin Hofmeister Editor:…
#55 - The Judgement of Fast Food
Feb 26, 2018 • 28 min
Hank is full of fun facts while he judges Val, Stefan, and Caitlin’s research into the big questions about fast food. Questions like: how do you make 800,000 tortillas that taste the same and not kill anyone? When it comes to food, how fast is too fast?…
#54 - Radiation: Space Vapin’
Feb 19, 2018 • 58 min
Today on HFS, we ask the really, really important question: can you smoke weed in space? The answer may surprise you. Also learn about a man who can fart like an angel! ————————————- Panelists: Sam Schultz, Ceri Riley, Stefan Chin, Hank Green Producer:…
#53 - Great Tits for Great Brits
Feb 12, 2018 • 66 min
Today is Charles Darwin’s birthday! Matt, Ceri, Sam, and Caitlin gathered to celebrate his birthday by talking about from his health to the evolution of great tits. ————————————- Panelists: Matthew Gaydos, Ceri Riley, Sam Schultz, Caitlin Hofmeister…
#52 - The Ghost Load Initiative
Feb 5, 2018 • 60 min
This enlightening episode of Holy Fucking Science may or may not shock you, but hopefully it brightens your day. Get amped to join Hank, Sarah, Val, and Stefan for an electrifying discussion of current events…and also ghost cloacas. ————————————-…
#51 - Linguistics
Jan 29, 2018 • 52 min
We use language basically all day, every day without giving it much thought. But how do the words we use and the languages we speak color the way we see and interact with the world? Hank and company explore this question and many others, such as “is it ok…
HFS #50 Immortal, But No Nose
Jan 22, 2018 • 63 min
Everybody is going to get old. But with the science, you might be able to become immortal. ————————————- Panelists: Ceri Riley, Sarah Meismer, Josef “Tuna” Metesh, Victoria Bongiorno Producers: Caitlin Hofmeister, Sam Schultz Sound & Editor: Hiroka…
#49 - Smart Animals (That Might Be Dead)
Jan 15, 2018 • 61 min
We draw first blood this week here on HFS when Matt, Sam, Brit, and Jessi try to hash out what exactly “smart” means in the context of creatures that can’t even use the dang internet. Spoiler alert: people have some low opinions of trout. ————————————-…
#48 - Symbiosis
Jan 9, 2018 • 48 min
Teamwork makes the dream work on today’s HFS! Hank teaches us about the amazing, changing human gut biome, Ceri breaks Sam’s brain, and, at long last, hermit crabs make their triumphant return to the show! ————————————- Panelists: Sam Schultz, Hank Green,…
#47 - The Science of Hangovers
Jan 2, 2018 • 75 min
Are you having a terrible hangover from last night’s bar crawl? Well, here is the cure for you: sit down, drink lots of fluids, and listen to Stefan, Sam, Val, and Julia talk about the science behind hangovers. ————————————- Panelists: Stefan Chin, Sam…
#46 - The Grudge Pudge
Dec 25, 2017 • 55 min
Ever wonder where true happiness comes from? Here at HFS we know at least one thing that makes us feel pretty great: listening to Silvia, Nicole, Hank, and Caitlin talk about the science of happiness. ————————————- Panelists: Silvia Roma, Nicole Sweeney,…
#45 - Evolution
Dec 18, 2017 • 58 min
This week on HFS, some of the best and brightest in the field of science communication get together and talk in-depth about all kinds of butts and the cool things those butts can do! ————————————- Panelists: Alyssa Lerner, Ceri Riley, Hank Green, Blake De…
#44 Weird Human Bodies
Dec 13, 2017 • 63 min
From nightmarish tumors to a similarity to Anglerfish, human bodies are way weirder than you think! ————————————- Panelists: Ceri Riley, Sarah Suta, Alyssa Lerner, Valerie Barr Producer / Sound: Caitlin Hofmeister Editor: Hiroka Matsushima Music Written &…
#43 - Cytokine Storm & Other Good Band Names
Dec 6, 2017 • 65 min
If there’s one thing epidemics are good for, it’s providing ample jumping off points for discussions about pants and band names. Don’t believe us? Ceri, Caitlin, and two different Sarahs are here this week to prove it. ————————————- Panelists: Ceri Riley,…
#42 - The Science of Music
Nov 27, 2017 • 65 min
The HFS studio is alive with the sound of music this week as Maestro Darko Butorac swings by to talk with Adrienne, Stefan, and Tuna all about carefully crafted air pressure waves. ————————————- Panelists: Adrienne Burtin, Darko Butorac, Josef “Tuna”…
#41 - A Very HFS Thanksgiving: Extreme Foods!
Nov 21, 2017 • 66 min
It’s almost Thanksgiving in the United States, so Hank and his friends have gathered for one of the most important and time-honored traditions of the holiday season: podcasting! Join us for a feast of information about the worlds most unique, most…
#40 - Mini Brains Make Mini Veins
Nov 13, 2017 • 82 min
We play fast and loose with our themes here on HFS, and Brit’s tired of it. Can we define what we meant by “miniature” for her, or will she take away our badge and kick us off the force? ————————————- Panelists: Ceri Riley, Josef “Tuna” Metesh, Stefan…
#39 - Nutrition
Nov 6, 2017 • 49 min
Friends, we talk about vampirism and exsanguination a lot here on HFS… and today is no exception. Learn all about nutrition with Healthcare Triage’s Dr. Arron Carroll and then learn all about whatever a blood latte (aka blatte) is from Hank! ————————————-…
#38 - Halloween’s Freaking Scary!
Oct 30, 2017 • 70 min
This week, HFS stands for “Halloween’s Freaking Scary!” That means Sam, your Master of SCARE-emonies, and his ghoulish guests get to tell you all about the scary side of science! Hold on to your dang butts! ————————————- Panelists: Sam Schultz, Sarah…
#37 - Sex Tech
Oct 23, 2017 • 49 min
If there’s one thing humanity has excelled at over the centuries, it’s finding new and interesting ways of stimulating genitals. Hank, Lindsey, and Nick are joined by special guest Stevie Boebi to talk about some of the coolest technology that has helped…
#36 - Double-Muscle Ninja Kangaroo Army
Oct 16, 2017 • 51 min
Mutations seem like they’d be great, right? Maybe you can shoot lasers out of your eyes, or heal fast, or turn to into a big green monster. But in real life, you might just end up with one eyed cows or gross tomatoes! ————————————- Panelists: Sam Schultz,…
#35 - Money is Disgusting
Oct 9, 2017 • 65 min
The Financial Diet: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSPYNpQ2fHv9HJ-q6MIMaPw Chelsea and Lauren from The Financial Diet join Matt and Hank to talk about all the ways money can divide, corrupt, and kill us! ————————————- Panelists: Chelsea Fagan, Lauren…
#34 - RELEASE THE KILLER SPERM
Oct 2, 2017 • 58 min
Bacteria are on us, inside us, and all around us, so Ceri, Jessi, Sam, & Tuna are here to discuss some of the many tiny microbes that will possibly contribute to our inevitable deaths … or at least the deaths of mosquitos. ————————————- Panelists: Sam…
#33 - Poison: How Much Glue Can Stefan Eat?
Sep 25, 2017 • 57 min
How many crayons and candles can a person eat before they die? Stefan needs to know for… scientific purposes. Hank and the crew try to get to the bottom of it, and discuss how rat poison saves lives, on this week’s HFS! ————————————- Panelists: Ceri…
#32 - Brains & Choking: Sports!
Sep 20, 2017 • 44 min
We brought together our most athletic friends to talk about the science of sports! ————————————- Panelists: Travis Morss, Sarah Meismer, Nick Jenkins, & Victoria Bongiorno Producer/Camera/Editor: Caitlin Hofmeister Sound: Stefan Chin Supervising Editors:…
#31 - Tetris for Trauma
Sep 11, 2017 • 48 min
Whether we’re crushing some candies or calling some duties, there’s something for everyone in the world of video games. Hank is joined by Nick, Ceri, and Stefan this week to figure out who’s the dreamiest daddy of all. ————————————- Panelists: Nick…
#30 - Art & Zebra-Striped War Machines
Sep 4, 2017 • 60 min
What is the definition of great art? Is something that captures the ethereal, sublime mysteries of human consciousness? Or is some pretty shapes and colors picked out by an art-appraising pigeon? Find out this week! Marsupial Pudding:…
#29 - We Didn’t Start the Wildfire
Aug 28, 2017 • 54 min
Montana has been smokier than the back room of a Vegas nightclub this summer, so Amy, Julia, Hank, and Jessi are here to hash out how they feel about wildfires, micenados, and ’80s music. ————————————- Panelists: Amy Darling, Julia Maes, Hank Green, &…
#28 - Math Fails
Aug 21, 2017 • 71 min
Hank, Ceri, and Alyssa welcome Grant Sanderson of 3Blue1Brown to HFS to talk about all the ways math can kill, deceive, and generally inconvenience us! 3Blue1Brown: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYO_jab_esuFRV4b17AJtAw ————————————- Panelists: Grant…
#27 - Sexy Unicorn Dreams
Aug 14, 2017 • 59 min
This week on HFS, learn how a sense of purpose and some didgeridoo lessons can lead to better sleep! Plus, get a peak into the disturbing dreamscape of Hank Green! ————————————- Panelists: Caitlin Hofmeister, Hank Green, Stefan Chin, & Michael Aranda…
#26 - Science of Memory: DNA, Nuns, & Mice
Aug 8, 2017 • 55 min
By the end of this podcast you may not remember what it was about! But today our panelists discuss various aspects of the future of memory. ————————————- Panelists: Thomas Frank, Nicole Sweeney, Matthew Gaydos, and Nick Jenkins Producer: Caitlin…
#25 - Death & The Big Fart
Jul 31, 2017 • 63 min
Death is too extensive a topic for Hank to keep it to just one podcast, so Julie, Megan, and Sarah join him this week on HFS to talk about some of the science of not being alive. https://snarled.com/category/snarled/death-happens/ ————————————- Panelists:…
#24 - Medicinal Maggots
Jul 21, 2017 • 47 min
Bugs: love ‘em or hate ‘em, they are everywhere… like, maybe crawling on your leg or something right now! Ah! Maybe Hank, Olivia, and Ceri’s cool bug science facts will make them less creepy, but probably not!
#23: Science of Summer
Jul 17, 2017 • 56 min
It’s Summer! Hank, Ceri, Stefan and Caitlin talk about the science of Summer! https://www.youtube.com/scishow https://www.youtube.com/scishowspace https://www.youtube.com/scishowpsych Panelists: Hank Green Stefan Chin…
# 22: Bad Medicine
Jul 10, 2017 • 56 min
Humanity hasn’t always had as good a grasp on keeping ourselves alive as we do today. Join Hank and SciShow content team Ceri, Blake, and Alyssa as they discuss all kinds of sketchy historic medicine, from munching mummies to vaping out the ass.…
#21 - Family Matters
Jul 3, 2017 • 62 min
Hank and Katherine Green and their longtime friends Dave Loos and Heather McKee call up the babysitters and hit the HFS studio for a very special double-date night! ————————————- Panelists: Katherine Green, Hank Green, Dave Loos, & Heather McKee Producer:…
# 20 - Dino F*ck Face
Jun 26, 2017 • 67 min
Much like every possible subject over the entirety of natural history, our fascination with dinosaurs boils down to one thing: pondering their potential smooches. Also: Eons! ————————————- Panelists: Brit Garner, Hank Green, Kallie Moore, & Blake de…
HFS #19 - Sh*t Pinata (Citizen Science)
Jun 19, 2017 • 65 min
Like what Caitlin says…citizen science is awesome! Panelists: Hank Green, Ceri Riley, Caitlin Hofmeister, Louey Winkler Producer: Caitlin Hofmeister Sound: Stefan Chin Director: Louey Winkler Editor: Hiroka Matsushima Music Written & Arranged by: Michael…
# 18 - Wild Weather (& Vampire Santa)
Jun 12, 2017 • 70 min
This week, our panelists talk all about lost of different types of extreme weather. More importantly, though, they offer ironclad evidence that Santa is a vampire and will kill you. ———————————————————————————— Panelists: Matt Gaydos: January 22, 1943 —…
# 17 - Low-Down, Dirty, Rotten Public Transit
May 30, 2017 • 51 min
Hank isn’t here in this episode, … so take a hike. Or ride a bus, metro or transport yourself via hologram. ———————————————————————————— Panelists: Nick Jenkins: http://www.ranker.com/list/top-5-reasons-why-priuses-suck/thebard Nicole Sweeney:…
# 16 - Holy F*ing Cinema
May 23, 2017 • 49 min
Ceri Riley hosts the Crash Course team to talk cinema! —————————- Panelists: Ceri Riley: https://www.forbes.com/sites/stevensalzberg/2015/08/31/jurassic-world-fact-check-can-we-clone-dinosaurs/#2864be465e65…
# 15 - Brilliant Jerks (Who Cut the Cheese?)
May 15, 2017 • 56 min
In the field of science, there are brilliant people who have done exceptionally jerky things…but perhaps the more important question is, ‘Who cut the cheese?’ ——————————————————— Panelists: Caitlin Hofmeister:…
# 14 - Spaceship Butt Workout
May 8, 2017 • 57 min
Hank recruits the fittest of the fit for his couch spaceship. ———————————— Panelists: Michael Aranda: https://runnersconnect.net/iron-deficiency-in-runners/ Stefan Chin: http://bjsm.bmj.com/content/46/13/927…
# 13 - The Casual Triangle
May 1, 2017 • 56 min
For the first time in the HFS podcast’s history we have two guys and a girl who define a BBC, why we were all inside our grandmother and the future of Real-Dolls! ———————————— Panelists: Dr. Lindsey Doe:…
# 12 - Hail Sagan!!
Apr 24, 2017 • 55 min
A few things to remember, courtesy of the HFS panelists: “Don’t lick the toad”, “Stay away from the dream-fish” and “Hail Sagan!” —————————————————- Toad to Nowhere: https://vimeo.com/ondemand/toadtonowhere/175923297 Panelists: Andrew Rizzo:…
# 11 - Terrible Pets
Apr 17, 2017 • 61 min
If you didn’t feel horrible enough about current world affairs, let’s break down a few of the most horrible pets you probably have ‘owned’. —————————————————- Panelists: Caitlin Hofmeister:…
#10 - Social Microphones
Apr 10, 2017 • 49 min
If your father only spoke Klingon to you as a child, would you only want to be around neighborhoods with trees or would you morally refrain from cheating on your spouse,…we ask the hard to answer questions on HFS. ————————————- Panelists: Michael Aranda:…
# 9 - Talking Heads
Apr 3, 2017 • 53 min
From flashing lights in mice brains to mid-poo strolls, we’ve got another brain tingling episode of HFS for you! ————————————- Panelists: Hank Green:…
# 8 - Motion In Your Ocean
Mar 27, 2017 • 55 min
We ask the hard questions on HFS. This week’s question just happens to keep us up at night: ‘What happened to all the ocean dildos?!’ ————————————- Panelists: Caitlin Hofmeister: http://www.nationalgeographic.org/encyclopedia/great-pacific-garbage-patch/…
# 7 - Cruel Cruel Biology
Mar 14, 2017 • 63 min
Welcome to the HFS Podcast where sometimes we might make you say, ‘I want my arm-dick back!’… Panelists: Matthew Gaydos - http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/cobi.12262/full…
# 6 - NerdCon: ‘Safe Words’
Mar 7, 2017 • 56 min
HFS Podcast was filmed live at NerdCon 2017!! …and we brought you, Dog Farts, Female Hyena Penis, Bar Fights and Belching in Space. If at any point you’re feeling uncomfortable, don’t worry. We’ve come equipped with safe words. Panelists: Aaron Caroll -…
# 5 - Radiation Flinging
Mar 1, 2017 • 50 min
This week, ‘It’s a comedy podcast about radiation poisoning!’ Panelists: Ceri Riley - http://web.mit.edu/physics/news/physicsatmit/physicsatmit_06_sciollafeature.pdf http://cerncourier.com/cws/article/cern/28092…
# 4 - Gettin’ Drunk: Mild Style!
Feb 21, 2017 • 57 min
We work so hard to get drunk… Panelists: Kira Bassingthwaighte - http://montgomerydistillery.com/ Megan Toenyes - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OSjsrM8wdeQ Hank Green -…
#3 - Chicks And Hens! (and Poisonous Victorian Terrariums)
Feb 14, 2017 • 56 min
This week’s episode is brought to you by poisonous terrariums from the Victorian era! The Panelists: Caitlin Hofmeister - http://www.terrariums.net/history.html Julia Maes -…
# 2 - Space Goats: Coast to Coast
Feb 7, 2017 • 69 min
We will put a screaming goat on the moon and then decide to nuke it and name the event on par with a Star Wars episode…all observed from a decommissioned ISS that will notify you via text when it happens. The Panelists: Ceri Riley -…
#1 - The Bare Minerals, Please
Jan 30, 2017 • 71 min
Holy F*cking Whaaaa?! It’s the first episode of Holy Fucking Science! This week our four panelists will be discussing the facts about minerals in an attempt to make each other stop and say, “Holy F*cking Science!” The Panelists: Caitlin Hofmeister -…
Sneak Peek
Jan 16, 2017 • 1 min
Holy Fucking Science is a science video podcast with the intellectual rigor of SciShow and the unabashed enthusiasm of a gaming channel. Science is awesome and we give many fucks about it! First episode airs on January 30th, 2017 Note: Because of swears…