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373 - Krister Johnson
Feb 11 • 71 min
Writer/producer Krister Johnson () joins Matt and Andy to discuss his hilarious new Netflix show , , , , , , and .
372 - Ed Salazar
Feb 7 • 75 min
Comedian Ed Salazar () joins Andy and Matt to talk about the new Goop show, Marianne Williamson’s disease theories, yoga scammers, Catholic workouts, , , , , , and . This episode is brought to you by , offering Probably Science listeners three…
371 - Tiffany Stevenson
Feb 1 • 62 min
Comedian () joins Matt and Andy to talk about and , , , alcoholic spines, , and .
370 - Richard Vranch and Alice Fraser
Jan 21 • 66 min
(, , ) sits in as guest co-host for this chat with Comedy Store Players veteran and Whose Line Is It Anyway cast member (), who more importantly for us is Dr. Richard Vranch, former physicist, for talk about the early days of UK comedy, and his…
369 - Dr. Damian King
Jan 14 • 62 min
While on the road, Matt talks to Dr. Damian King about his work as the head of Neutral Beam Injection for the and why heating things to 30 million degrees isn’t nearly enough. This episode is brought to you by , offering Probably Science…
368 - Kate Kennedy and TJ Chambers
Jan 6 • 75 min
Comedians Kate Kennedy () and TJ Chambers () join Andy to discuss physics for poets, , family trips and , , and . This episode is brought to you by , offering Probably Science listeners a free trial with unlimited access to thousands…
367 - TJ Chambers and Jordan Morris Talk 2010s
Dec 31, 2019 • 64 min
Writer/comedians TJ Chambers () and Jordan Morris () return to the podcast to wrap up the decade that was the 2010s, covering things along the way including , , the biggest scientific happenings of the decade, Karen Gillan’s box office dominance, the…
366 - Cecil and Vincent Castellucci
Dec 18, 2019 • 53 min
Author of books, graphic novels and comics including DC’s Batgirl () joins Matt, Andy and her to talk about her new graphic novel memoir , which intertwines the story of her life in the arts and schooling at Laguardia High School of the Performing…
365 - Louis Katz
Dec 12, 2019 • 65 min
Comedian () of the podcast joins Andy and Matt to discuss , (and ), , , , , Brazil’s museum that burned down, , and .
364 - Bil Dwyer
Dec 5, 2019 • 83 min
Comedian and game show-hosting veteran Bil Dwyer () returns to the podcast 7 1/2 years after his last appearance to talk about , , , , , , , and .
363 - Matthew D. LaPlante
Nov 28, 2019 • 55 min
(), author of the new book , joins Matt and Andy to talk about all creatures great and small (and fast and slow and strong and old and deadly…) and look at the many surprising things to be learned from nature’s outliers.
362 - Chris Mancini
Nov 20, 2019 • 87 min
Comedian/writer/podcaster Chris Mancini () of joins Andy and Matt to talk about the good Kickstarter for his graphic novel (and a less-good one for ), , , , , , , and why , , , , and . This episode is brought to you by , offering Probably…
361 - Noah Gardenswartz
Nov 16, 2019 • 70 min
Comedian () of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel joins Andy and Matt to discuss , , , , , and . This episode is brought to you by , offering Probably Science listeners a free trial with unlimited access to thousands of lectures by visiting
360 - Chris Duffy
Nov 4, 2019 • 58 min
Comedian and host of the radio show/podcast () joins Matt and Andy to talk about , , the book , fake news in Argentina, , , , and , and .
359 - Dr. Stuart Russell
Oct 30, 2019 • 60 min
Artificial intelligence researcher and UC Berkeley Professor of Computer Science joins Andy to talk about his new book , which explores the concept of intelligence in humans and machines, what the benefits and drawbacks of creating superhuman…
358 - Daniel Dominguez
Oct 23, 2019 • 69 min
Comedian-turned-writer Daniel Dominguez joins Matt and Andy to talk about , Nobel Prize announcements in , and , , and . This episode is brought to you by , offering Probably Science listeners a free month of unlimited access to thousands…
357 - Troy Walker
Oct 15, 2019 • 83 min
Comedian Troy Walker () joins Matt and Andy to discuss , owl pellets, , , , , , university ripoffs and . This episode is brought to you by , offering Probably Science listeners a free month of unlimited access to thousands of lectures by…
356 - Matt Monroe
Oct 9, 2019 • 79 min
Comedian () joins Andy and Matt to discuss retirement community shows, Sandler on Netflix, , , , , , , , Matt Monro and .
355 - Nick Turner
Sep 24, 2019 • 76 min
Comedian () returns to the show seven years after his last appearance to talk about his podcasts and , walking dogs, , , , , Instant Hotel, , Instant Hotel, Fastest Car and Hyperdrive, and a play with a very controversial name. This…
354 - Dr. Ria Lina
Sep 19, 2019 • 82 min
PhD-having comedian () joins Matt and Andy to talk about bioinformatics, her research in viruses, specifically the herpes family of viruses, predicting this year’s flu, the definition of life, the other kind of beach bodies, pathology, terrorism…
353 - Nick Vatterott
Sep 13, 2019 • 85 min
Comedian () of the new podcast joins Andy and Matt to discuss trivia, , , , , , , and .
352 - “How To” author and xkcd creator Randall Munroe
Sep 5, 2019 • 40 min
Cartoonist/author/engineer of the Hugo Award-winning joins Matt and Andy to talk about his new book , in which he gives novel, ridiculous and technically correct tips on doing everything from digging a hole to winning an election. .
351 - Chris Martin and Hanna Stanbridge
Aug 29, 2019 • 71 min
Comedians () and Hanna Stanbridge () join Andy and Matt to talk about , soap on a rope, some scientist listeners’ corrections, , , , , asparagus pee, , Will Smith’s penis, and . This episode is brought to you by , offering Probably…
350 - Pollyanna McIntosh
Aug 22, 2019 • 63 min
Actor/director Pollyanna McIntosh () of The Walking Dead, Lodge 49 and her directorial debut joins Matt and Andy to discuss Dennis dentists, , , , , and . This episode is brought to you by , offering Probably Science listeners a free…
349 - Joyelle Johnson
Aug 18, 2019 • 46 min
Comedian () joins Andy and Matt to talk about doctor rules, , , and .
348 - Jordan Doll
Aug 11, 2019 • 81 min
Comedian () joins Andy and Matt to discuss old UK comedy, field archaeology, being a shovel bum, King Arthur’s various swords, , , , disinfecting Mars, , , , and . This episode is brought to you by , offering Probably Science listeners a…
347 - KT Tatara
Aug 1, 2019 • 61 min
Comedian () joins Matt and Andy to talk about , , , and . This episode is brought to you by , offering Probably Science listeners a free month of unlimited access to thousands of lectures by visiting
346 - Francisco Ramos
Jul 28, 2019 • 62 min
Comedian () joins Andy and Matt to discuss thermos technology, socialism, , , and .
345 - Caitlin Weierhauser and TJ Chambers
Jul 17, 2019 • 66 min
Comedian and recent Portland transplant Caitlin Weierhauser () joins returning guest TJ Chambers () to talk about the surprisingly extensive history of , , , , , and . This episode is brought to you by , offering Probably Science listeners…
344 - Earthquake Talk with Jacob Margolis
Jul 11, 2019 • 51 min
Jacob Margolis (), and host of , talks with Andy about the two recent major California earthquakes, what they mean for those living on nearby faultlines, , , and and . This episode is brought to you by , offering Probably Science listeners a free…
343 - Dr. Alex Platt
Jul 4, 2019 • 67 min
Population geneticist joins Matt and Andy to discuss the complex world of genetics and its role in shaping humans the world over, also dealing with the many misconceptions and blind spots people have about genetic diversity and the history of the…
342 - Susy Kane
Jun 23, 2019 • 45 min
Actress/writer Susy Kane () joins Matt and Andy to talk about , , , , , , and .
341 - Bri Pruett
Jun 12, 2019 • 90 min
Comedian () joins Andy and Matt to discuss the invisible world, witchy things, , , , making kombucha, and the . . This episode is brought to you by Green Chef. For $75 off your first three orders, visit . Come and
340 - Ismo Leikola
Jun 5, 2019 • 82 min
Comedian () joins Matt and Andy to talk about Finland, language family trees, university physics, snails, , , , generating power on ships and
339 - Michelle Biloon
May 16, 2019 • 80 min
Comedian () joins Andy and Matt to talk about RFK’s assassination, credit card rules, Michelle’s coding past, , living with MS, and .
338 - Tommy Johnagin
May 8, 2019 • 76 min
Comedian () joins Matt and Andy to discuss Last Comic Standing, , why farts are funny, , crazy expensive houses, and a few ships polluting more than millions of cars.
337 - Zach Reino
Apr 24, 2019 • 70 min
(), actor/writer/host of the , joins Matt and Andy to discuss , , , , , , and .
336 - Dave Waite
Apr 16, 2019 • 81 min
Comedian () joins Matt and Andy to talk about , geography pride, , , for and , , and .
335 - Doug Mellard
Apr 10, 2019 • 72 min
Comedian () joins Andy and Matt to talk about , , the , , , Catalina, , and , , , , , a Japanese bomb on an asteroid and .
334 - Nick Doody
Apr 2, 2019 • 94 min
Writer/comedian friend of the show () returns to discuss linguistics, , atoms and the strong force, or , , , famous Norwegians, , the and .
333 - Sarah Morgan and Brendon Burns
Mar 26, 2019 • 97 min
Returning guests () and () join Matt and Andy to talk about air travel, , monkey peril, the Mars mission that may not be, and . Listen to Brendon’s and Sarah’s show .
332 - Live from Portland with Cannabis Educator Emma Chasen and Marcus Coleman
Mar 21, 2019 • 70 min
Cannabis educator () and comedian () join Matt and Andy for a live show in Portland as part of the festival, discussing the complex science of the effects of cannabis, the difficulties in researching it, and the many hard-to-dispell myths…
331 - Live from Melbourne with Wil Anderson and Sheree Marris
Mar 14, 2019 • 69 min
The final stop of the Probably Science Australia tour brings Andy and Matt to Melbourne on Valentine’s Day, where they welcome (), author of , and returning guest () to discuss the sex lives of aquatic creatures, male seahorses who birth…
330 - Live from Brisbane with Liz Miele and Samuel Hinton
Mar 5, 2019 • 81 min
Andy and Matt welcome comedian () and astrophysicist/software engineer () to the stage in Brisbane to talk about , , the fun of e-scooters, lax Australian airport security, the various ways Matt has broken teeth, dyslexic comedians, Liz’s…
329 - Live from Sydney with Callum Ormonde and Jen Carnovale
Feb 26, 2019 • 85 min
Matt and Andy descend upon Sydney for the third leg of the Australian tour, welcoming Ig Nobel Prize-winning researcher Callum Ormonde and comedian () to talk about living down your sister’s reputation, what to put in a microwave, , how Callum…
328 - Live from Perth with Carey Marx
Feb 19, 2019 • 88 min
The second stop of the Probably Science Australia tour brings Andy and Matt to Perth to talk with () about watching the Super Bowl in Australia, the Perth’s , working as a magician, , , the correct population of Perth, vanadium mining, , ,…
327 - Live from Cairns with Drs. Michael Smout and Claudia Cobos
Feb 12, 2019 • 76 min
Matt and Andy make the first stop of their Australian tour in Cairns thanks to the generosity of and 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…
326 - Live from SF Sketchfest with Laurie Kilmartin, Dr. Judy Melinek and Dr. Jen Gunter
Feb 5, 2019 • 78 min
Andy and Matt travel to to be joined by the hilarious (), () and () 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 . …
325 - Bridget Phetasy
Jan 22, 2019 • 90 min
/comedian/ Bridget Phetasy () joins Andy and Matt to discuss Australia, , the big data book , , weed towns, conspiracy theories that are wrong but fun, , and . This week’s episode is brought to you by the new .
324 - Seth Herzog
Jan 17, 2019 • 96 min
Comedian () joins Andy and Matt to talk about , , , and , , , , , and . This week’s episode is brought to you by the new .
323 - Henry Phillips and Auggie Smith
Jan 9, 2019 • 95 min
Returning guests Henry Phillips () and Auggie Smith () join Andy to discuss , , , , , gambling tips, , the new and . This week’s episode is brought to you by the new .
322 - Harith Iskander
Jan 3, 2019 • 60 min
While Matt’s on the road, he sits down with Malaysia’s Godfather of Stand-up Comedy () in his home country to talk about , , , , , and .
321 - Karl Chandler
Dec 26, 2018 • 59 min
podcast host () joins Matt to talk about , , hiding coins in food, old racist sayings, , and .
320 - Asif Ali and Holly Burn
Dec 18, 2018 • 76 min
Comedian/actors () and () join Matt and Andy to talk about having a name that’s offensive to fire victims, the new , the perils of , the most populous cities, , , , going without cell phones and . This week’s episode is brought to you by…
319 - Steve Brett Young
Dec 11, 2018 • 65 min
Writer/comedian Steve Brett Young () joins Andy and Matt to talk about his friend the , , , , , and . This week’s episode is brought to you by the new .
318 - Delaney Yeager
Dec 4, 2018 • 66 min
Writer () joins Matt and Andy to discuss , Bill Gates pranks, and Mars bars, , , and . This week’s episode is brought to you by the new .
317 - Myq Kaplan
Nov 27, 2018 • 63 min
Comedian () returns to the show to talk about , , breathing Hitler, downwind ninjas, , and , , and .
316 - Phil Nichol
Nov 20, 2018 • 84 min
Comedian () joins Matt and Andy to talk about how to stand, , , devout parents, , , , , , , , , , , and .
315 - Sarah Bennetto and Josh Richmond
Nov 14, 2018 • 86 min
Comedian Sarah Bennetto () and producer Josh Richmond () join Matt and Andy to discuss , AI scares and deepfakes, , Aussie synchrotrons, , , , scientists in Washington, or , , and .
314 - Marcus Ryan
Nov 6, 2018 • 76 min
Globetrotting comedian () joins Matt and Andy to discuss losing money internationally, optimistic condoms, and , and , Superman films and .
313 - Kiefo Nilsson
Oct 31, 2018 • 74 min
vegan (and ) Kiefo Nilsson () joins Andy and Matt to discuss his upcoming live performance of Harry Nilsson’s album/animated special (), , , (), the , the and .
312 - Wendi Starling and Megan Rice
Oct 23, 2018 • 73 min
Comedians and co-hosts of the podcast Wendi Starling () and Megan Rice () join Matt and Andy to discuss robot microwaves, cat penises, the GATE program, , , , , , , and .
311 - Daniel Sloss and TJ Chambers
Oct 15, 2018 • 81 min
Fresh on the heels of the release of , comedian () returns to the show, joined by ProbSci regular and TJ Chambers (), to talk with Matt and Andy about , daddy taxonomy, , , , , , and .
310 - Shane Mauss
Oct 4, 2018 • 83 min
Comedian and host of the science podcast () returns to Probably Science to talk with Andy and Matt about psychedelics, his upcoming tour and being institutionalized when he nearly lost his mind. If you or a loved one are in distress,…
309 - Whitney Chitwood and Carly Ballerini
Sep 28, 2018 • 83 min
Comedians Whitney Chitwood () and Carly Ballerini () join Matt and Andy to talk about Nazi boots, the ghost of Cole Porter, Carly’s very interesting transplant, , , , , (), , and .
308 - How To Invent Everything author Ryan North
Sep 17, 2018 • 67 min
In addition to being a programmer and computational linguist, Ryan North () is the writer behind , , the , and , and he joins Andy and Matt to discuss his new book , a survival guide for stranded time travelers who need to figure out where…
307 - Dipak Srinivasan
Sep 6, 2018 • 85 min
Dipak Srinivasan of the makes his third Probably Science appearance to give the inside scoop on a number of current and upcoming projects and missions including, but not limited to, the , , the , and the .
306 - Jordan Morris
Aug 20, 2018 • 81 min
Creator of the Jordan Morris () returns to the show to talk with Andy and Matt about bad accents, , Andy’s tail, , , , , , and the .
305 - Brandie Posey
Aug 15, 2018 • 89 min
Comedian and co-host of the podcast () joins Andy and Matt to talk about her aphantasia, science museums, , , , , , , , , , and , and .
304 - Thomas Patterson
Aug 8, 2018 • 70 min
Thomas Patterson (), music supervisor for the new (), joins Andy and Matt to discuss , will.i.am’s Future, Lodge 49 , Andy’s initiation into the Fraternal Order of Eagles, , , , , , , and .
303 - Sarah Albritton and Josh Cheney
Aug 6, 2018 • 70 min
Comedians () and Josh Cheney () join Matt and Andy to discuss , narcolepsy, , Chicago’s , , , , and .
302 - Lisa Curry
Jul 25, 2018 • 76 min
Comedian () joins Matt and Andy to discuss Olympiads, the other Lisa Curry, , , , , , and .
301 - Guy Branum
Jul 19, 2018 • 80 min
Comedian, and author of the upcoming memoir () returns to the podcast to talk with Andy and Matt about shipping stories, his knowledge of international law, , , , , , , , and .
300 - Brooks Wheelan, Jesse Case, Andy Wood and Matt Kirshen
Jul 11, 2018 • 75 min
The gang’s all back together again to celebrate 300 episodes of Probably Science while discussing barely any science at all, instead reminiscing about the last six years, getting nostalgic for Country Summer and trying to figure out which actors have…
299 - Neuroscientist Dean Burnett
Jul 5, 2018 • 87 min
() is a neuroscientist, comedian, and author of the new book , and he Skyped in with Matt and Andy to talk about the book, delving into the complex relationship that happiness and human brains have with work, love, fame, home, humor, aging…
298 - Alex Schmidt
Jun 29, 2018 • 67 min
Comedian, writer and host of () joins Matt and Andy to talk about 3D printing, Gategate, phone facts, , , , , and lonely radiation bacteria.
297 - Mitch Burrow
Jun 21, 2018 • 57 min
Comedian () joins Andy and Matt to talk about boot camp morning alarms, blueprint-building and 3D thought, , , , , , , , and
296 - Astrobiology with Adam Frank
Jun 14, 2018 • 86 min
Astrophysicist and professor at University of Rochester () joins Matt and Andy to talk about his new book , a look at the history of scientific discoveries on planetary environments and the prospect of alien life, what the very high likelihood that…
295 - Vana Dabney and Deborah Etta Robinson
Jun 4, 2018 • 71 min
Comedians and hosts of the upcoming podcast () and () join Andy and Matt to discuss human echolocation, , death by fart smell, nerve regeneration (or lack thereof), , , and bodybuilding goals. or .
294 - Jesse Joyce
May 24, 2018 • 78 min
Comedian and writer () joins Andy and Matt to talk about taxidermy, , , , Qinling pandas, , , Jesse’s dislike of live music, , bad company names, patent trolls, discovering animals, and .
293 - Robyn Morrison
May 17, 2018 • 74 min
Comedian () joins Andy and Matt to discuss concert height etiquette, the best sciences on drugs, more aphantasia, , , sitcom tropes, , , and .
292 - Ori Amir
May 10, 2018 • 84 min
Neuroscientist/comedian () joins Matt and Andy to talk about putting Matt in an fMRI, how your brain constructs jokes, prosopagnosia and aphantasia, politics and the brain, , , and . !
291 - Brett Erickson
May 3, 2018 • 96 min
Comedian () joins Matt and Andy on location at the Jim Jefferies Show offices to talk about meeting , Oliver Sacks’ book An Anthropologist on Mars, , , penis transplant updates, New York water updates, , , , , , , and .
290 - Emily Fleming
Apr 25, 2018 • 86 min
Comedian/actor/writer Emily Fleming () joins Matt and Andy to discuss bad AI, gastro doctoring, constidar, Andy’s phone getting stolen mid-show, , New York water, , , , and .
289 - Jono Zalay
Apr 18, 2018 • 75 min
Comedian/neuroscientist () joins Matt and Andy to discuss coke rats, accidental rat ejaculation, , , rodent cocktail, , , pronouncing science words, endangered charismatic animals, , and .
288 - David Smalley
Apr 11, 2018 • 82 min
Comedian and podcaster () joins Matt and Andy to talk about bullying bullies, different names, Texan science, , , herpes, , , and .
287 - Shane Torres
Apr 4, 2018 • 70 min
Comedian and () makes his first appearance on the show, joining Andy and Matt to talk about , , , , and , and HVAC and Legionnaires’ disease.
286 - Ian Abramson
Mar 28, 2018 • 68 min
Comedian () joins Andy and Matt to talk about the death of Jim Jefferies, the Inland Empire, , how fast the average person can run, Dick Tracy, , to , , , , , , , Uber still sucking, and the #DickTracyChallenge.
285 - Charlie Clausen
Mar 24, 2018 • 77 min
Actor and co-host () joins Matt and Andy to discuss , dental nightmares, vs. , Eric Stoltz, , smell-the-fart acting, , pizza innovation and , , Dolph Lundgren gym run-ins and self-driving car risks.
284 - Jena Friedman
Mar 12, 2018 • 61 min
/writer/producer/host of () joins Matt and Andy for an on-location recording talking about Cannibal Cop, , acupuncture and opioids, , , , , , the political economy of Chicago’s improv scene and Jena’s thesis, , the Comedy Cellar podcast and , …
283 - James Fritz
Mar 8, 2018 • 59 min
Comedian James Fritz () joins Andy and Matt to discuss Kentucky science, Oscars theories, , , and , airplane air, , , and .
282 - Sarah Morgan
Feb 23, 2018 • 80 min
Writer and friend of the show Sarah Morgan () returns to talk with Matt and Andy about , , memory wire, bismuth, , (and using the referral codes “andytwood” or “Mattbk”), Uber scams, , , , and .
281 - Zabeth Russell
Feb 13, 2018 • 71 min
Actress () joins Matt and Andy to discuss , placebo boobs, , , (), and dinosaurs . This episode is brought to you by Hello Fresh. For $30 off your first week of HelloFresh, visit and enter PROBABLY30.
280 - Valerie Tosi
Feb 8, 2018 • 79 min
Comedian/actor/voiceover artist () joins Andy and Matt (and Roo) to discuss , whale dissection, Boston accents and pirate accents, , , , , , , , and .
279 - Lauren Flans
Jan 31, 2018 • 74 min
Actor/improviser Lauren Flans () of , and the new podcast joins Matt and Andy to discuss travel credit cards and Mexican drugs, Orphan Black, anti-abortion teachers, , , , , and , , , , elephant painting, and , and .
278 - Kiran Deol
Jan 24, 2018 • 69 min
Comedian/actor/writer Kiran Deol () joins Matt and Andy to help celebrate the six-year () anniversary of the podcast and discuss crashing astronomy conferences, , breathing oxygen at depth, , , , , , space lungs and .
277 - Ben Roy
Jan 11, 2018 • 89 min
Comedian, star of and frontman of () joins Matt and Andy to talk about Andy’s accessibility, Poison songs, evolutionary psychology, the books and , , , , , , , and .
276 - Ricky Carmona
Jan 9, 2018 • 77 min
Comedian Ricky Carmona () of the podcast joins Andy and Matt to talk about when to say Happy New Year, Weird Science vs. Real Genius, , , , , , power plant mirrors that explode birds, and .
275 - TJ Chambers and Auggie Smith
Jan 3, 2018 • 78 min
Friends of the show TJ Chambers () and () return to kick off 2018 with (), , , , , , (), , and .
274 - Environmental Science and Sustainable Food with Dr. Pete Newton
Dec 26, 2017 • 63 min
Matt’s on the road in Colorado and meets up with his old university friend () who’s now an assistant professor at the to talk about his on why “food miles” are aren’t all they’re cracked up to be, his journey away from and back to academia,…
273 - Jim Jefferies
Dec 5, 2017 • 70 min
Matt and Andy make a visit to the home of () to talk about , , Ted Danson’s amazing face, , , Mars temperatures, cricket commentary, , , business class from the ground, and upsetting rock stars.
272 - Pat Francis
Dec 5, 2017 • 91 min
Host of the podcast Pat Francis () joins Matt and Andy to talk about donating medals, miming phones, , homeless etiquette, , , and .
271 - Eli Braden
Nov 30, 2017 • 76 min
Comedian/ () joins Andy and Matt to discuss , and , conspiracy theories, , , why , mnemonics, , health codes and California D.
270 - Dr. Danna Staaf
Nov 21, 2017 • 69 min
Science writer, educator, and artist recently published her first book, , and she joins Matt and Andy to talk about her dissertation on the reproduction and early life of Humboldt squid, penis fencing among hermaphroditic flatworms, the fact that…
269 - Chris Turner
Nov 17, 2017 • 55 min
Comedian/freestyle rapper () joins Andy and Matt to talk about archeology, volcano-based Roman shit, , , , and . This episode is sponsored by Hello Fresh. For $30 off your first week of HelloFresh, visit and enter “probably30” at checkout.
268 - Raj Desai
Nov 8, 2017 • 41 min
Comedian () almost makes himself late to his job writing for Sarah Silverman’s to do a morning recording with Andy and Matt about his , , and .
267 - Jason Saenz
Oct 31, 2017 • 68 min
Comedian () joins Matt and Andy to talk about Jeff Foxworthy impressions, , debunked early psychology experiments, , competition-grade oysters, , armadillo leprosy in Florida, , , , , and .
266 - Galloway Allbright
Oct 23, 2017 • 89 min
Comedian Galloway Allbright ) joins Andy and Matt to discuss the death of expertise, , , , , , , the LIGO song, , , , , an upcoming , and .
265 - Live from LA PodFest with Brooks Wheelan and Dave Anthony
Oct 13, 2017 • 75 min
Original co-host () and co-founder/ host join Matt and Andy for a live Probably Science from the Millenium Biltmore hotel in downtown Los Angeles as part of the 2017 Los Angeles Podcast Festival.
264 - Alice Fraser
Oct 5, 2017 • 69 min
Comedian and host of the () joins Matt and Andy to discuss jet lag, breaking the seal, MS, , , , and , , and .
263 - Sharon Houston
Sep 27, 2017 • 73 min
Comedian () joins Matt and Andy to discuss flavor profiles, hurricane prep, Hemingway lookalikes, , , , genes vs. alleles, , , , and more duck dicks.
262 - Casey Ley
Sep 15, 2017 • 70 min
Comedian () joins Andy and Matt to talk about Andy’s car, , , , , , , , , . This episode is brought to you by Hello Fresh. Visit and use the promo code “probably30” to save $30 off your first week of deliveries.
261 - Sara Benincasa
Sep 8, 2017 • 54 min
Comedian and author of (and three other books) () invited Matt and Andy into her kitchen to talk about Burning Man, Woodstock ‘99, talking people down from drugs, , Space Camp vs. Space Academy, , , , and .
260 - Dipak Srinivasan
Aug 21, 2017 • 79 min
engineer (and Andy’s old college roommate) Dipak Srinivasan returns to the podcast to talk about his work on the , the (that’ll also soon be visiting ), and most importantly, the upcoming and , the most likely place in our solar system to find…
259 - Kara Klenk
Aug 12, 2017 • 66 min
Comedy’s () joins Matt and Andy to talk about , , , penis biting, , , and .
258 - Heather Thomson
Aug 2, 2017 • 74 min
Comedian Heather Thomson () joins Andy and Matt to discuss early email addresses, Woodboys, , , , , , and the .
257 - Jim Hegarty
Jul 20, 2017 • 50 min
Comedian Jim Hegarty () joins Matt and Andy to talk about good and bad TV, the , , , , , Brewster’s Millions rules, and .
256 - Jason Reich
Jul 12, 2017 • 74 min
Jason Reich (), the head writer of , joins Matt and Andy to discuss eating street apples and syringes, Vegas strategy, , , old dads with geeky sons follow-up, , , , and .
255 - Dr. Jane Gregory
Jul 3, 2017 • 78 min
Cognitive behavior therapist Dr. Jane Gregory joins Matt and Andy to talk about her work and how she helps people suffering from anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder and more, along with her fantastic blog in…
254 - Maggie Maye
Jun 26, 2017 • 68 min
Comedy’s () joins Matt and Andy to discuss , rival Amarillo songs, , , , , , and .
253 - Lucas Kavner
Jun 15, 2017 • 81 min
Writer and comedic actor Lucas Kavner () joins Andy and Matt to talk about rebooted shows, reporting on robots, , , , and .
252 - Curtis Cook
Jun 8, 2017 • 68 min
Comedian () writes with Matt on , and he sits down to discuss fancy premiere parties and imposter syndrome, catapult-making, , , , , , and .
251 - Renee Colvert
Jun 2, 2017 • 75 min
Renee Colvert () of the hit podcast joins Matt and Andy to discuss Paris disagreements, dog podcasting, , Savage/Soundgarden, Australian healthcare, , , , , , and .
250 - Subhah Agarwal
May 25, 2017 • 61 min
Comedian and writer () joins co-writer and to talk about actuarial tables and suicide, copying comics, , , , , , , and .
249 - Neil deGrasse Tyson
May 17, 2017 • 66 min
(), astrophysicist, science communicator and author of the fantastic new book , joins and for a Definitely Science episode, discussing, well, the entire universe: Its origins, the forces that govern it, general relativity, the multiverse, dark…
248 - Live from Bridgetown Comedy Festival with Dr. Betsey Brada, Dr. Bryan Horne and Hampton Yount
May 12, 2017 • 82 min
Live from the 10th annual in Portland, Oregon, Matt and Andy welcome Reed College professor and cultural anthropologist specializing in health and medicine in southern Africa , anthropologist specializing in bardic song in contemporary Russia , and…
247 - Russell Howard
May 5, 2017 • 61 min
Comedy powerhouse () joins Matt and Andy to chat about unintentional rudeness, , birds of paradise dances, Catalina and gerbil smuggling, more spiders, scaring off mice, and .
Bonus Episode from the March for Science
Apr 28, 2017 • 41 min
Matt and Andy traveled to downtown LA’s Pershing Square and City Hall to take part in the , along the way speaking with various groups who had set up booths for the event, and even a neuroscientist listener who took the time to chat about her…
246 - Mary Mack and Tim Harmston
Apr 19, 2017 • 67 min
Married comedians () and () sit down with Andy and Matt to talk about Frog rockets, orchestral doubling, Army band status, Guy Fawkes, , , kids with beaks, triple yolks, yogurt toppings economics, and .
245 - Bryan Vokey, Carmen Morales and TJ Chambers
Apr 13, 2017 • 69 min
Comedians Bryan Vokey (), () and TJ Chambers () join Andy and Matt to discuss Georgia creationism, , , , Segways on boats, Andy’s mathematics puzzle, and .
244 - Henry Phillips
Apr 5, 2017 • 79 min
Returning guest () of fame sits down with Matt and Andy to discuss , , funny foreign names, , CTs vs. MRIs, biologics, dumb/smart interview questions and the probability of rude names happening randomly.
243 - MK Paulsen
Mar 28, 2017 • 86 min
Comedian MK Paulsen () joins Matt and Andy to talk about , public policy, October Sky, , , , , corrections corner, Andy’s new swim teammate, strep, the Ten Commandments, tits on Nazis and .
242 - Phoebe Bottoms and TJ Chambers
Mar 18, 2017 • 70 min
Comedian () and returning guest TJ Chambers () join Andy and Matt to discuss , , breaking up with your physics teacher, , microphones in your pocket, , , , , , , and pee danger.
241 - Candice Thompson
Mar 9, 2017 • 58 min
Hot on the heels of her recent , comedian () joins Matt and Andy to talk about , ASMR, , anti-Brit racism, , , mini-pigs and films about them, , and , and .
240 - Johnny Pemberton
Mar 3, 2017 • 64 min
Comedian and actor () of joins Matt and Andy to discuss , pipe bombs, ulcerative colitis, money you can piss on, , , chiropractic, more opinions on cats and toxo, and .
239 - Kate Willett
Feb 22, 2017 • 50 min
Comedian () joins Andy and Matt to talk about and , , , fake Twitter accounts, , and .
238 - Ever Mainard and Deborah Etta
Feb 13, 2017 • 72 min
Comedians () and () join Andy and Matt to talk about scientific weirdos and , starfish and STDs and regrowing dicks, , Matt’s awful ex, , , science fairs gone wrong, more blood and shit stuff, and . This episode is brought to you by Audible….
237 - Simon Talbot
Feb 6, 2017 • 70 min
Danish comedian () recently relocated to the US, and he joins Matt and Andy to talk about Andy’s cold apartment, Jehovah’s witnessing, Simon’s weird blood, , , Danish traditions, , ask-a-sociopath, and .
236 - James Acaster
Jan 30, 2017 • 71 min
British comic () stopped by to talk with Matt and Andy about city rivalries, science marches, conga/flute/didgeridoo combos, and , , , Matt not knowing how big an otter is, , , a and James’ band .
235 - Andrew Ti
Jan 25, 2017 • 85 min
Podcaster Andrew Ti () of the popular show () ? joins Andy and Matt to talk about , unethical self-experiments, , , , poop stuff, , and who is, in fact, racist.
234 - Laura Willcox and Andy Peters
Jan 17, 2017 • 93 min
Comedy writer and improviser () and comedian () join Matt and Andy to talk about famous and not famous namesakes, failing low-level tests, , dud rockets, , and , , and , plus .
233 - Maggie Rowe
Jan 9, 2017 • 83 min
Actor/author () has written for Arrested Development and produced both , and her new book chronicles her early experiences as a born-again Christian and her time spent in an Evangelical psychiatric facility. Maggie joins Matt and Andy to…
232 - Steve Hall
Jan 3, 2017 • 70 min
British standup and sketch comic () happened to be stateside for the holidays, so he stopped by to talk with Matt and Andy about pamphlets and Thomas Paine, , , , , , Bill Gates and , , inverted farting, , and .
231 - The Secret Life of Fat with Dr. Sylvia Tara
Dec 19, 2016 • 46 min
() holds a PhD in biochemistry, and in her new book she examines the function and behavior of fat, why it’s essential to our lives, how our genetics, gender, hormones and microbiomes affect it and much more. Her book is on sale December…
230 - Forrest Shaw
Dec 17, 2016 • 82 min
Comedian and former marine biologist () joins Matt and Andy to discuss face painting and Mexican fireworks and lax laws, manatee preservation and , , , , SSREs and .
229 - Bryan Olsen and Dominic Harris
Dec 5, 2016 • 83 min
Comedy Central Roast writer Bryan Olsen () and comedian () sit down with Matt () and Andy () to talk about battery pigs, Dom’s lost episode, Saint Bernard and Air Bud, , , , , , , the chemistry helpline, , and Dominic’s new album….
228 - Cecily Knobler and Auggie Smith
Dec 1, 2016 • 97 min
Comedian and () joins returning guest () and () to discuss hospice humor, intervention critiques, Andy Dick stories, , Auggie’s issues with addicts, Cecily’s neuropsychology background, Myers-Briggs personality types, , , SNL’s Trump…
227 - Eric Lampaert and JJ Whitehead
Nov 22, 2016 • 81 min
Comedian () and returning guest () join Matt and Andy to discuss , , , the hanging of and , and . This episode is brought to you by by . To get your mystery box full of geeky science toys and gear along with a FREE Vsauce beanie, visit .
226 - Toby Muresianu
Nov 14, 2016 • 67 min
Comedian, engineer and outspoken moderate () joins Andy and Matt to discuss , , , polling methodologies, , , and a .
225 - Grant Lyon
Nov 10, 2016 • 76 min
Comedian and former environmental scientist () joins Matt and Andy to talk about the Elkhorn Slough Foundation, naked cow science, , , , , and . This episode is brought to you by by . To get your mystery box full of geeky science toys and…
224 - Moshe Kasher
Nov 2, 2016 • 71 min
, and () returns to the show, inviting Andy and Matt over to his place to talk about playground games, Moshe’s entomologist stepdad, , , , , conspiracy theories, , , and porn theaters.
223 - Greg Behrendt
Oct 25, 2016 • 84 min
Comedian, and () joins Matt and Andy to talk about the , , teachers’ penises, , , , , , and Dr. Strange.
222 - Lizzy Cooperman
Oct 17, 2016 • 93 min
Writer/comedian extraordinaire () joins Matt and Andy to talk about Invisalign, , having , Nobel Prizes in , and , and .
221 - Shawn Pearlman
Oct 10, 2016 • 71 min
Comedian () joins Andy and Matt to talk about Shawn’s early movie effects, , , amateur turtle surgery, , and .
220 - Steele Saunders
Sep 30, 2016 • 62 min
(), host of and , joins Matt and Andy to talk about mice and apologies, more body (not head) transplants. , , bumper sticker flashing, , and .
219 - Shane Mauss Returns
Sep 16, 2016 • 74 min
Matt sits down with returning guest comedian () to talk about his podcast , his new tour all about psychedelics called , his early days as a more straightforward standup, his dalliances into evolutionary biology, the state of…
218 - Christian Duguay and Emily Maya Mills
Sep 6, 2016 • 74 min
Comedians () and () join Matt and Andy at Andy’s new apartment to talk about screaming at roommates, burning ants, Hitler’s disguises, bank robbery, , , , ecstasy/MDMA, and .
217 - Ahmed Bharoocha and Auggie Smith
Aug 15, 2016 • 98 min
Comedians () and () 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, , , , , , , , , ,…
216 - Al Jackson
Jul 28, 2016 • 75 min
Science teacher-turned-comedian () joins Matt and Andy for one of the final Bluebell recordings () to talk about , , steroids in sports, , , , and .
215 - Dr. Farah Alibay
Jul 19, 2016 • 69 min
, a systems engineer at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, invited Matt and Andy to her home in Highland Park to talk about her work on , , , and .
214 - Derek Sheen and Sean Jordan
Jul 14, 2016 • 77 min
Pacific Northwest comics () and () join Andy and Matt back at Bluebell to talk about going to a Scientology boarding school, non-ice cream heir Tony Robbins, , , , , and .
213 - Professor Sophie Scott and Nick Doody
Jul 4, 2016 • 64 min
Professor () of welcomes Matt and past guest () to her office to discuss her research on the neural basis of human speech processing, and specifically her .
212 - Alie Ward
Jun 21, 2016 • 65 min
, host and science communicator () appears with and on ’s upcoming (premiering June 22nd at 10pm) and she makes her first appearance on the podcast to discuss , , owl pellet mouse skeletons, , , Alie’s aeronautic…
211 - John Eric Hoffman
Jun 15, 2016 • 84 min
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, , , natural language processing and the (and co-starring past…
210 - Ella Gale and Sarah Mirk
Jun 8, 2016 • 74 min
This episode was taped live at the in Portland, Oregon, with Matt and Andy welcoming comedian/environmental engineer () and author// editor () to discuss gender biases in science reporting, women in science (and comedy) and why it’s hard to make…
209 - Mary Roach
May 25, 2016 • 56 min
Popular science author ‘s () books have tackled a wide variety of topics including , , and . , she takes on the curious science of humans at war, delving into combat medic training, stink bombs, genital transplant surgery, the war…
208 - Zach Sherwin
May 11, 2016 • 82 min
Comedian/rapper/writer () can be seen on , among many other places, and he joins Matt and Andy to talk about , p-branes, , , Andy’s bidet, magician hacks and , , , , that , , , being bepenised, and .
207 - Fahim Anwar
May 4, 2016 • 74 min
() recently made 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, , , archaeology vs. paleontology, from Sean Carroll,…
206 - Andrew Michaan
Apr 27, 2016 • 84 min
Comedy’s Andrew Michaan (@AndrewMichaan) joins Matt and Andy to talk about Andy’s Lemonade ignorance, celebrity deaths, Catholic aliens, black holes, the Large Hadron Collider, bed bugs, a penis spider bite, IUDs in space and jellyfish…
205 - April Richardson
Apr 19, 2016 • 74 min
() of , and joins Matt and Andy to talk about living next door to The Flash, , , , , , , and and .
204 - Jon Huck and Sunah Bilsted
Apr 13, 2016 • 83 min
Comedian/actors () and () join Matt and Andy to talk about showering techniques, new pets, that Warner Bros. frog, chemistry on acid, a Carl Sagan tribute act, , hyperhidrosis, , , , , , and .
203 - Jason Belleville
Apr 6, 2016 • 68 min
Jason Belleville () has written for Ground Floor and , among many other shows, and he joins Matt and Andy to discuss mustaches and tattoos, academic papers, , and Freberg, , and , Andy getting a thing wrong, , , and .
202 - Jessica Michelle Singleton and Christina Walkinshaw
Apr 2, 2016 • 83 min
Comedians () and () join Matt and Andy to discuss bachelor parties, dating, Alaska, super coffee, Google’s April Fools, , , Edx.org’s free learning, , butt stuff, , , long term good drug effects and .
201 - Tom Bell
Mar 23, 2016 • 80 min
() 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 investigator, , Diana and Mother Teresa, Bob the Robot and Horrible Science, , , an…
200 - Jesse Case and Brooks Wheelan
Mar 17, 2016 • 84 min
Original Probably Science co-hosts () and () return to the show to celebrate Episode 200!
199 - Rick Rosner, the Man with the Second-Highest IQ in the World
Mar 8, 2016 • 84 min
() has the second-highest IQ score in the world, and 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 () to discuss , , IQ…
198 - Alice Wetterlund
Mar 2, 2016 • 68 min
() of Silicon Valley and Girl Code joins Matt and Andy to discuss Equinox, aliens, Star Trek, , , and .
197 - Dr. Chiara Mingarelli
Feb 25, 2016 • 70 min
(), a Marie Curie Fellow in gravitational wave astrophysics at Caltech, joins the proceedings to talk about low-frequency gravitational waves, pulsar timings arrays and black hole binary systems with masses that are billions of times that of the Sun….
Gravitational Wave LIGO Spectacular!
Feb 19, 2016 • 117 min
One of the biggest scientific breakthroughs of our time calls for an emergency special episode featuring returning guests Dr. Jamie Rollins and , both of whom worked on LIGO, the device that for the first time in history confirmed the existence of…
196 - Ingrid Oliver
Feb 15, 2016 • 87 min
Ingrid Oliver () of Watson & Oliver and Doctor Who joins Matt and Andy to discuss pengwings, Germans who can’t pronounce squirrel, umlaut words, plastination, bees and weather, , , first class flight, , the Zika virus, how we’ll…
195 - Maude Garrett
Feb 1, 2016 • 51 min
Maude Garrett () of and joins () and () to discuss the weather, , Foley artists, weird childhood memorization, , and , , E-sports, , , , . Also, we realize sound cuts out intermittently in the last half of the…
194 - Maria Shehata and Nick Dixon
Jan 27, 2016 • 70 min
Matt and Andy welcome comedy’s () and () to the show to talk about the discovery of penicillin, , , , , , , and .
193 - Adam Savage and Paul and Storm live from SF Sketchfest
Jan 19, 2016 • 59 min
MythBusters’ () and musical comedy duo extraordinaire () join Matt () and Andy () for a live performance at the () as part of (), discussing science myths that won’t die, , our overeducated audience, soaking…
192 - Ryan Conner
Jan 14, 2016 • 88 min
Matt and Andy are back from a holiday hiatus to welcome alum () to the podcast, delving into topics including the passing of David Bowie, , British pantomimes, American and British Gladiators, computer programming, , , , wine story corrections,…
2015 Recap Bonus Episode
Jan 2, 2016 • 110 min
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…
191 - Cole Stratton
Dec 17, 2015 • 74 min
co-founder and co-host () joins Andy and Matt to discuss the , academic decathlons, , , and , Hogan vs. Sandler, the Amber neighbor mystery, , , letterboxing and .
190 - Daniel Van Kirk
Dec 9, 2015 • 98 min
() of , , and much more joins Matt and Andy to talk about and sleeping, cow insemination, memory games, who can’t be president, , , outrage culture, the climate and smoking, , , , , TV quality, , , movies based on…
189 - Yan Zhu
Nov 30, 2015 • 77 min
Technology fellow at the Yan Zhu () joins Matt and Andy to dig deep into online security, privacy, encryption, , podcast patent trolls, , , the future of online ads, Edward Snowden, the Silk Road, the upcoming and a bonus audio snippet…
188 - Travis Clark, Dax Jordan and TJ Chambers
Nov 18, 2015 • 81 min
The hilarious () joins returning guests () and () to form the first episode with a alumni majority and talk about , , , , , , , and , , , and and .
187 - Sofie Hagen and Sarah Morgan
Nov 10, 2015 • 84 min
Danes and Brits come together this week in the form of () and (), both lending their expertise to discussions on the Hollywood sign, Halloween, the emergency wizard costume, Danish science, rice pudding traditions, useful German…
186 - Kerry Godliman
Nov 5, 2015 • 72 min
Hilarious actor/comedian () is stateside to film a new Christopher Guest film, and she chatted with Matt and Andy about science vs. art, , , embarrassing bodies, , and .
185 - Kelly Carlin
Oct 28, 2015 • 75 min
Kelly Carlin wears a lot of hats as a monologist, actress, , producer and author of her new memoir , and she invited Matt and Andy over to her place to talk about calculus, mind-body connections, right answers in math, , , that ,…
184 - Johann Hari
Oct 21, 2015 • 72 min
Author Johann Hari () was stateside recently to return as a guest on , and he invited Matt and Andy over to his hotel room to talk about the emotional deafness of the rich, his book and the failed 100-year war on drugs, the government’s persecution…
183 - Jacob Sirof
Oct 15, 2015 • 76 min
Comedy’s Jacob Sirof () joins Matt and Andy to talk about new jobs, , Star Wars science, , Wales and , , cheating Jews, and .
182 - Dave Anthony
Oct 8, 2015 • 83 min
() of , and fame joins Matt and Andy to talk about navigating LA by satellite dishes, , , , , , , the mountain lion on a pole, the epidemic of Netflix documentaries like , , , , , , and dicks.
181 - Tim Batt and Guy Montgomery
Sep 29, 2015 • 74 min
New Zealand’s Tim Batt () and Guy Montgomery (), hosts of , join Matt and Andy to discuss , T-shirt cannon injuries, , urinal science and the best toilets in NZ, , , , , , , and . To watch video of Probably Science, The Worst Idea of…
180 - Patton Oswalt, Sean Carroll and Brooks Wheelan Live from LA PodFest
Sep 23, 2015 • 85 min
This week’s episode was recorded live from the , with () and () welcoming original third host (), along with comedy legend () and Caltech theoretical physicist/cosmologist (). To support Probably Science and LA PodFest while getting a free 30-day…
179 - Josie Long and Stuart Goldsmith
Sep 17, 2015 • 70 min
British comedy phenoms () and () join Matt and Andy to discuss how condensation works, what voltage is, Josie’s foray into community college, , debunking spinach debunking, and . Catch Probably Science this Saturday at noon…
178 - Amber Preston
Aug 17, 2015 • 75 min
Pride of Fargo () joins Matt and Andy to talk about midwest accents, farmers and fake interview pick-up techniques, whether or , , , , , and .
177 - Matt Knudsen
Aug 17, 2015 • 76 min
Comedian/actor extraordinaire () joins Matt and Andy to discuss Home Alone sequels, , , Coca Cola skeptics, merchant marines, Brian and Dolph, , , and .
176 - David Huntsberger and Jesse Case
Aug 17, 2015 • 89 min
Past guest and current host of Syfy’s Reactor David Huntsberger () joins the proceedings to welcome a Skyped-in Jesse Case and talk about rodeo facts, , buff babies, cheating in war, , , , and .
175 - Matt Braunger and Auggie Smith
Aug 17, 2015 • 79 min
Friends of the show and past guests () and () return to the show to talk with Matt and Andy about Toblerone sizes, , shirtcocking, , arsenic and widows, , dumb kids and money-raising, , , , and .
174 - Jesse Popp
Aug 12, 2015 • 75 min
The hilarious () joins Matt and Andy to talk about his former life as a blackjack card-counter, , , Fermat’s Last Theorem, , , , pumpkins smashing cars, , , , , and trepanning. Don’t forget to visit to get tickets to watch Probably…
173 - Drennon Davis
Aug 5, 2015 • 61 min
Multi-talented comedian/musician () is coming off of a , and he joins Matt and Andy to talk about why Macs suck, , Drennon’s inventor/cold fusion proponent and his , , , , , , David Lynch impressions and an .
172 - Hampton Yount
Jul 31, 2015 • 57 min
The hilarious () returns to the show to talk with Matt and Andy about Montreal’s Just For Laughs Festival, corny jet boat guides, , , Ant-Man science, , , , , , and the - use the code “science” for $5 off.
171 - Pluto Flyby with Dipak Srinivasan
Jul 20, 2015 • 62 min
Dipak Srinivasan of the played a pivotal role in the whose probe just passed by Pluto, and since he was also Andy’s roommate back in their college days he was kind enough to talk with Andy and Matt about his work on the project. Launched…
170 - Eddie Pepitone
Jul 14, 2015 • 77 min
You’ve seen and heard funnyman () on Community, Maron, Bob’s Burgers, Old School, his podcast and the documentary , and he joins Matt and Andy to talk about being self-critical, an upcoming that , , Mike Myers movies and…
169 - Jackie Kashian, TJ Chambers and Mark Agee
Jul 6, 2015 • 71 min
host Jackie Kashian () returns to the show along with fellow former guests Mark Agee () and TJ Chambers () to talk with Andy about Jurassic World, Terminator: Genisys and problematic scenes in Top Five, , , Wisconsin-born nerds, , , ,…
168 - Bryan Safi
Jun 16, 2015 • 65 min
co-host Bryan Safi () joins Matt and Andy to talk about science fair cheating, vs. , Daily Mail and , , , , and .
167 - Sean Patton
Jun 15, 2015 • 118 min
gives another update on his health situation from back in Nashville, revealing that he’ll be starting up a podcast of his own titled Jesse Vs. Cancer in the near future, before Matt and Andy welcome pride of New Orleans () to the…
Minisode - Jesse Update
Jun 10, 2015 • 38 min
Matt, Andy and returning guest Auggie Smith get together to give a brief update on Jesse’s health (while being very rudely interrupted by a leafblower) and go through story corrections and thank-yous. If listeners want to send well-wishes Jesse’s…
166 - Erin Gibson
Jun 2, 2015 • 114 min
co-host and director/writer () joins the gang to talk about Arnie at Starbucks, working at Gap, oil men and Texas textbooks, , , Jesse’s high school crack day, , charismatic megafauna and the Ugly Animal Preservation Society, Erin’s…
165 - Kira Soltanovich
May 27, 2015 • 93 min
The hilarious () returns to Probably Science to chat with the gang about naming her upcoming comedy special (and her upcoming daughter), Jesse’s Smother Party and his big gay Irish following, hippie schools with cartoons and kissing…
164 - Chris Crofton
May 19, 2015 • 97 min
Comedian () of and the column joins the festivities to talk about doing comedy in front of your parents, Andy and Jesse’s next door neighbors moving out, the worst things to buy at the grocery store, greased watermelon…
163 - Sex at Dawn Author Dr. Chris Ryan, Caitlin Gill and Lisa Best at the Bridgetown Comedy Festival
May 12, 2015 • 69 min
(), author of the New York Times bestseller , joins Matt, Andy and comedian guests () and () for a live installment of Probably Science recorded at the () in Portland, Oregon to talk about the prehistoric roots of modern…
162 - Rye Silverman
Apr 28, 2015 • 81 min
Comedian () joins Jesse, Andy and eventually Matt to discuss the legendary , trans facts, , how to spot a ghost, Andy’s Lasik surgery, , , , , , , and Rye’s new album .
161 - Ryan Singer
Apr 19, 2015 • 94 min
Comedian () joins the proceedings this week to talk about Eskimos, heart-to-heart hugs, , , , and the , , and , (use code “science” for $5 off), lip-synching and the death of…
160 - Brendon Walsh
Apr 14, 2015 • 70 min
Comedian and host () joins the gang to talk about Better Than Ezra, things that track, most favored nation clauses, , the greatest voicemail Andy ever received, how to call in sick, , Brendon’s Mike Tyson encounter, the…
159 - Water Crisis with Jay Famiglietti
Apr 7, 2015 • 67 min
Professor of earth system science at UC Irvine and senior water scientist at NASA/JPL () recently wrote an , catalyzing the nation and helping contribute to . Jay joins Matt, Jesse and Andy in an overly watered backyard to talk about…
158 - Caitlin Doughty
Mar 31, 2015 • 83 min
Mortician, , blogger, and death advocate Caitlin Doughty () invites Matt, Jesse and Andy into her home to talk about all things death, including her book , , death rituals around the world, the history of embalming in the US, what goes down in a…
157 - Robin Ince and Brian Cox
Mar 24, 2015 • 75 min
Comedian/actor/writer () and physicist/host/musician (), both of BBC Radio’s , were kind enough to sit down with Matt and Jesse while they were stateside for a recent live performance, discussing David Lynch’s America, why…
156 - Sara Schaefer
Mar 10, 2015 • 90 min
Comedian and host of Nikki & Sara Live () joins the proceedings this week to talk about , denim facts, David Attenborough, , why adolescents are dumber, , time travel plans and 9/11 tales, , Tiki bars, and the labia library.
155 - Laraine Newman
Mar 9, 2015 • 80 min
Original SNL cast member and founding member of () joins the show this week to tell tales of the early days of , not to mention her , , Tiki pioneers, teachers with wet lower lips, Dan Aykroyd’s house, , frog dissection and…
154 - Brooks Wheelan Returns
Mar 3, 2015 • 96 min
Original Probably Science co-host () returns to the show after spending a year on , not to mention appearing on Girls, , and , to give the inside scoop on what it’s like to join the cast of the most iconic sketch comedy…
153 - Nikki Glaser
Feb 24, 2015 • 111 min
() of Nikki & Sara Live!, Conan, @midnight, I Am Comic and much more joins , and this week to talk about her love of ASMR, the threat of peak phosphorus, , Genghis Khan, NYC subway deaths, , , , , a teaser…
152 - Barry Castagnola
Feb 17, 2015 • 98 min
British comedian and actor () joins Jesse, Andy and Matt to discuss Midwest cold, royal warrants and drugs, Mick Jagger, , lefthanded people, musicians and music stands, and Who jackets, , , , , and TV apologies.
151 - Jackie Gold
Feb 12, 2015 • 76 min
Comedian () joins the crew this week to talk about Barbie dolls, Jackie’s genetics, pheromone parties, , , , , and , and the wonders of J-Date.
150 - Todd Glass
Feb 4, 2015 • 123 min
, and () helps Andy, Matt and Jesse celebrate the 150th episode and by discussing stalagmites and stalactites, , anonymous donors, , ketamine and anesthetics, boners and massages, , sex education, , , , wiping vs. bidets, , and why you shouldn’t…
149 - Patrick Keane
Jan 26, 2015 • 104 min
Former psychology major and tight end-turned-comedian joins the proceedings this week to talk with Jesse, Andy and Matt about Chinese diaper trains, Wims and Pims, , celebrity photographs and autographs, , , , Alan Turing stories from and…
148 - Tone Bell
Jan 13, 2015 • 96 min
Television’s finally makes his Probably Science debut this week to help the gang with topics including Ted Bundy’s jello woes, Tone’s cat restructuring, a punk rock , , , , , Andy’s Uber/Lyft tales, and…
147 - Gareth Reynolds
Jan 13, 2015 • 93 min
Comedian and co-host of joins Jesse, Andy and Matt this week to talk about Hollywood tourists, Gareth’s important moss experiments, , , , , , , , and Native American art.
146 - The Gang Returns
Jan 7, 2015 • 88 min
Matt, Jesse and Andy haven’t seen each other in about a month, so this week’s episode is a guest-free chance for everyone to catch up on each other’s December goings-on, including Andy’s Nicaraguan war stories and Jesse’s bro-lesque competition, along…
Holiday Bonus Episode with Jesse and Lizard Case
Dec 31, 2014 • 42 min
The ProbSci gang aren’t all back in town together just yet, so to hold you over until our next new episode, please enjoy Jesse’s interview with Lizard Case, a Nashville songwriter and tavern proprietor who also happens to be his father. Happy New Year!
145 - Janet Varney
Dec 22, 2014 • 102 min
Actor//improv master/festival producer () sits down with the crew on this week’s episode to talk about voicing the hero of , the hilarious Bachelor parody , Janet’s first LA acting gig on Catwoman, growing up near , Janet’s award-winning science…
144 - Dr. Christina Campbell
Dec 15, 2014 • 79 min
Anthropologist and spider monkey expert joins the gang this week to get an update on Jesse’s kidney stones and talk about her field of expertise, including research on , , Jesse trying to adopt a wallaby, , , , wombats and wallabies, barrel…
143 - Mike Phirman
Dec 8, 2014 • 82 min
and enjoy comedian and musician () as he joins the crew to talk about kidney stones and Jesse’s trip to urgent care, Mike’s iodine allergy, , , , , , , , , more Vomit Comet talk, , , a vaginal and .
142 - Alison Haislip
Dec 2, 2014 • 95 min
As you shop using the , listen to the wonderful of fame as she talks with Andy, Jesse and Matt about world peace, annoying parkour people, the daily life of Valley Villagers, finding a 26-year-old letter to Tony Hawk in the garage, ,…
141 - Michael Kosta
Nov 25, 2014 • 78 min
It’s time for the first ! While you’re taking care of all your seasonal shopping needs there, you can enjoy this week’s episode with former tennis pro and current comedy pro , who joins the gang to talk about Matt turning into a real boy,…
140 - Emily Gordon
Nov 17, 2014 • 93 min
Producer of , co-host of podcast and former couples therapist joins the festivities this week to talk about rage oranges, webcams, Jesse making three Subway trips in a day, is , co-ed fraternities, people trying to get free therapy at…
139 - Tim Lee
Nov 12, 2014 • 100 min
This week’s guest is that rarest of Probably Science breeds: A comic with a PhD. Scientist-turned-comedian joins Andy, Jesse and Matt to talk about crispness, , California water subsidies, , the problem with butt…
138 - Holly Walsh
Nov 5, 2014 • 92 min
British comic par excellence (twitter.com/wiggywalsh) joins the proceedings this week to talk with Matt, Andy and Jesse about British podcasting wigs, courtroom caricature artists, a dog that looks like Frederick Douglass, bum-to-bum golden…
137 - TOFOP’s Wil Anderson Returns
Oct 29, 2014 • 99 min
Time-traveling Aussie comedy phenom, host and all around great guy returns to the show on a spooky Halloween week to talk with the gang about: Bungee jumping pranks! Grown-ass adults who believe in ghosts! Presidents lying about…
136 - Henry Phillips
Oct 21, 2014 • 90 min
Comedy and music virtuoso (twitter.com/HenLips) visits with Matt, Jesse and Andy on the heels of recording his upcoming Netflix special to talk about: Bad comedy introductions! Walking miracles! Being an awkwardness magnet! Elvis fandom! Physics and…
135 - Jeff Richards
Oct 14, 2014 • 76 min
Saturday Night Live/Mad TV Alum Jeff Richards (tastyjeff.com) pops in to talk to Andy and Jesse about: Why school sucks! Freddie Mercury’s jacket! Lost cities revealed by lasers! Crystals that let us breathe underwater! Facebook’s experimenting…
134 - Astronaut and Former Commander of the ISS Colonel Chris Hadfield
Oct 7, 2014 • 74 min
Colonel Chris Hadfield (twitter.com/Cmdr_Hadfield) is a highly decorated Canadian astronaut, test pilot, engineer and former commander of the Internation Space Station, and on his most most recent mission became famous for his thousands of photographs…
133 - Live from LA PodFest with Tim Minchin and bonobo expert Dr. Amy Parish
Oct 1, 2014 • 94 min
Visit lapodfest.com/live to watch the video archive of this episode and dozens of other podcasts and panels recorded live at LA PodFest and use the offer code “science” for $5 off. You can also visit probablyscience.com for more background on the show…
132 - Burning Man with Jordan Morris and Dr. Matt Faulkner
Sep 22, 2014 • 82 min
Returning guest Jordan Morris (twitter.com/Jordan_Morris) of Jordan, Jesse, Go! and @midnight fame joins Matt, Jesse and Andy this week to share stories about Burning Man and to pick the brain of Caltech computer scientist Dr. Matt Faulkner, who built…
131 - Roisin Conaty
Sep 16, 2014 • 103 min
British comedy phenom Roisin Conaty (twitter.com/roisinconaty) joins Matt, Jesse and Andy this week to talk about: The oppressive Los Angeles heatwave! Bits and bobs! The vastly underrated music of Cheap Trick! An amazing listener-created theme…
130 - Daniel Sloss
Sep 9, 2014 • 84 min
Rising comedy star and pride of Scotland Daniel Sloss (twitter.com/Daniel_Sloss) returns to the show to chat with Andy, Jesse and Matt about: Bill Nye’s comedy roots! Daniel’s mother’s Twitter activity (twitter.com/drles)! Semen’s state of matter! The…
129 - Bethany Dwyer
Sep 3, 2014 • 82 min
Comedian/writer/producer Bethany Dwyer (twitter.com/BethanyDwyer) joins Matt, Andy and Jesse this week to talk about: Internet indignation over leaked celeb nudes! Burning Man stories! A moment of silence for the dead space geckos! Self-love in space!…
128 - Adrian Poynton
Aug 21, 2014 • 107 min
Matt is back from his travels abroad, and he welcomes British writer/actor/producer Adrian Poynton (twitter.com/AdrianPoynton) to the podcast to talk about: The listener-made country/western re-imagining of the ProbSci theme! Getting kicked out of…
127 - Kulap Vilaysack and Mark Agee
Aug 21, 2014 • 96 min
Actress, Who Charted? host and documentary director Kulap Vilaysack (twitter.com/kulap) joins returning guest Mark Agee (twitter.com/markagee) to talk with Andy and Jesse about: Andy’s Burning Man address (it’s 5:30 and A)! The fact that no one knows…
126 - Matt Champagne and Auggie Smith
Aug 16, 2014 • 93 min
Comedian/actor Matt Champagne (twitter.com/remainchampagne) and frequent ProbSci guest Auggie Smith (twitter.com/auggiesmith) join Jesse and Andy this week for a somewhat somber episode remembering the great Robin Williams before getting into…
125 - Brent Schmidt and Zach Pugh
Aug 7, 2014 • 90 min
Up-and-coming comedians Brent Schmidt (twitter.com/IAmBrentSchmidt) and Zach Pugh (twitter.com/ZachPugh) join Jesse and Andy this week to talk about: The Pickathon music festival! More headboard talk! Growing up in Sturgis, South Dakota! Re-purposing…
124 - Beth Stelling
Jul 29, 2014 • 83 min
Comedian Beth Stelling (twitter.com/BethStelling) joins Matt and Andy this week for a special late-night recording in Andy’s bedroom, covering: Mirrored headboards! Google’s mapping of the human body! Slim Goodbody! Bats navigating via polarized…
123 - Jordan and Ben Brady
Jul 22, 2014 • 95 min
Comedian/director Jordan Brady (iamroadcomic.com) and his rapping, backflipping son Ben join the festivities with Matt, Andy and Jesse this week to discuss: Gangta rap historians! Jordan’s invention of “bow-chicka-wow-wow”! Filming I Am Comic at the…
122 - TJ Chambers
Jul 17, 2014 • 100 min
Friend of the show and past guest TJ Chambers (twitter.com/tjchambersLA) rejoins the festivities this week to help Matt, Jesse and Andy get to the bottom of: Listener-made indie video games! Brooks news! Holland vs. The Netherlands! Delicious…
Probably History Episode 004 - Video Games with David Cope
Jul 9, 2014 • 130 min
Probably History is back! This week Jesse, Richard and Andy welcome the very funny David Cope (davidcope.flavors.me) to take a stab at covering over 60 years of video game history. Enjoy!
121 - Renee Gauthier and Dr. Kevin Peter Hickerson
Jun 30, 2014 • 89 min
Comedian Renee Gauthier (twitter.com/Nenegooter) and nuclear physicist/comedian Kevin Peter Hickerson (twitter.com/kphickerson) join Matt and Andy this week to talk about: Matt’s inability to wink! The actual cost of going to the moon! Renee’s dance…
120 - Dr. Christopher Schmitt
Jun 24, 2014 • 86 min
Dr. Christopher Schmitt (evopropinquitous.net) is a postdoctoral research fellow at the Center for Neurobehavioral Genetics at UCLA, and his research in primatology focuses on primate development and life history. He joins Jesse, Matt and Andy this…
119 - Adam Buxton
Jun 18, 2014 • 78 min
British comedian, actor, writer and radio personality Adam Buxton (twitter.com/AdamBuxton) joins the proceedings this week to chat about: Messing up comedians’ introductions! Sci-fi coverage of the papal inauguration! The history of the Shriners!…
118 - Jason Nash
Jun 12, 2014 • 95 min
Comedian/podcaster/director/writer/producer/Viner Jason Nash (twitter.com/Jason23Nash) returns to the podcast this week just ahead of the release of his first feature film to talk with the gang about: Who gets credit for living at Bluebell?…
117 - Sarah Morgan
Jun 4, 2014 • 83 min
British comedy writer Sarah Morgan (twitter.com/sarahlmorgan) found herself stateside this week for MaxFunCon and was kind enough to join Matt, Andy and Jesse to talk about: What constitutes The Holidays! Teaching British comedy! Americans rooting for…
116 - Myq Kaplan
May 30, 2014 • 64 min
Comedian and literal master of linguistics Myq Kaplan (twitter.com/myqkaplan) joins Matt, Jesse and Andy this week to discuss: Birthday shenanigans! Plug ‘n’ chug! John Lennon’s true assassin Stephen King! A defense of puns! Competing against a…
115 - Live from Bridgetown Comedy Festival with Paul Provenza and Amber Case
May 18, 2014 • 82 min
Matt and Andy venture to Portland this week for a live Probably Science from the seventh annual Bridgetown Comedy Festival featuring comedian/director/actor Paul Provenza (twitter.com/PaulProvenza) and cyborg anthropologist Amber Case…
114 - Matt and Jesse
May 7, 2014 • 87 min
Andy’s in Portland, our planned guest is drunk, so Matt and Jesse fly alone on this one, as we talk about: Jesse’s successes! Peeing outdoors! Hitler’s disabilities! Stephen Hawking’s worries! Building pyramids! Rock Paper Scissors! New elements!…
113 - Auggie Smith
Apr 29, 2014 • 78 min
Comedian and past Probably Science guest host Auggie Smith (twitter.com/auggiesmith) returns to the show this week, joining Matt, Andy and Jesse to talk about: Craziness in Valley Village! Listening to police scanners! Reinventing the axe! A study…
112 - Bryan Bishop
Apr 22, 2014 • 86 min
Radio personality, author, trivia whiz and cancer survivor Bryan Bishop (twitter.com/baldbryan) joins Matt, Andy and Jesse this week to talk about his experience battling an inoperable brain tumor en route to discussing: Bryan’s upcoming book…
111 - Cara Santa Maria
Apr 14, 2014 • 108 min
Science communicator, teacher and podcaster Cara Santa Maria (twitter.com/CaraSantaMaria) lends her actual science pedigree to the proceedings this week, discussing: The Cosmos reboot! The unlikely funder of Karen Gillan’s Oculus! Comparing goofy…
110 - Beth Donahue
Apr 8, 2014 • 91 min
Comedian Beth Donahue (twitter.com/bdonahueweedman) recently relocated from Nashville to Los Angeles, and she joins Jesse, Matt and Andy this week to get to talk about: Finding $600 and spending it on a shirt! Red flags in the form of KISS…
109 - Tara Flynn
Apr 1, 2014 • 90 min
Irish comedian, actress and voice artist Tara Flynn (twitter.com/TaraFlynn) joins Matt, Jesse and Andy this week to discuss: Fleet Week! Sex workers in the Pacific Northwest! Sharing a name with a porn star! Jesse spraying himself with urine before a…
108 - Drs. Larry Price, Jamie Rollins and Janna Levin
Mar 27, 2014 • 70 min
To help us make sense of the biggest cosmology story of recent years, we invited three of our favorite physicists back to the show. Matt and Jesse are joined by an in-studio Dr. Larry Price, and, thanks to technical wizardry, NYC-dwelling Prof. Janna…
107 - Stefan Pop and Rylee Newton
Mar 18, 2014 • 106 min
We’re going Dutch on this week’s episode, as Netherlands-based comedian Stefan Pop (twitter.com/stefan_pop) joins American writer/comedian Rylee Newton (twitter.com/ryleenewton) to chat about: Dutch insults! Buying a goat for charity! Working at…
106 - Jimmy Shubert and Matt Davis
Mar 9, 2014 • 76 min
Veterans of stage and screen Jimmy Shubert (twitter.com/JimmyShubert) and Matt Davis (twitter.com/mattdavis) join Jess, Matt and Andy this week to chat about: Performing for troops overseas! Rubbing strange lamps you find on the beach! Phillbillies!…
105 - James Bachman and Danny Lobell
Mar 4, 2014 • 93 min
Comedian/writer James Bachman (twitter.com/MrJamesBachman, That Mitchell and Webb Look) and comedian/podcaster Danny Lobell (twitter.com/dannylobell) join Matt, Andy and Jesse to talk about: Almost failing physics and math at Cambridge! Nude women…
104 - Andrew Solmssen
Feb 25, 2014 • 99 min
Comedian and IT professional Andrew Solmssen (twitter.com/solmssen) joins the crew this week for a discussion of: Rating the podcast’s hosts on Lulu! Getting matched with a comedian/prostitute on Tinder!…
103 - Wendy Wason
Feb 19, 2014 • 87 min
The hilarious and charming Wendy Wason (twitter.com/wendy_wason) makes her second appearance on the podcast to talk with Matt, Andy and Jesse about: Andy’s swim meet! Jesse and Matt shaving their legs! Matt’s serial killer neighbor! How John Wayne…
102 - Live from SF Sketchfest with Professor Matthew Walker, Kurt Braunohler and Daniel Van Kirk
Feb 12, 2014 • 90 min
This week’s episode was recorded live at SF Sketchfest, with guests including sleep expert Professor Matthew Walker of UC Berkeley’s psychology department, comedian Kurt Braunohler (twitter.com/kurtbraunohler) and a surprise drop-in from a Hollywood…
101 - Graham Elwood
Feb 4, 2014 • 75 min
Comedian and host of the Comedy Film Nerds podcast Graham Elwood (twitter.com/grahamelwood) joins Matt, Andy and Jesse to discuss: Volunteer firefighters! Squarespace’s Super Bowl ad! The Ear Buds podcasting documentary! Jesse’s multimedia promise for…
100 - Karen Gillan, Bonus Brooks Wheelan and Greatest Hits
Jan 30, 2014 • 101 min
The delightful Karen Gillan (twitter.com/karengillan2) of Doctor Who and the upcoming films Oculus and Guardians of the Galaxy returns to the program this week to help Matt, Jesse and Andy celebrate the 100th episode of Probably Science, covering a…
099 - Dwayne Perkins
Jan 21, 2014 • 85 min
The hilarious Dwayne Perkins (twitter.com/funnydp) joins the crew this week to talk about: Piscopo-ing and Carrot Topping! Texting parents! Depressing 99 cent store purchases! Dogs aligning themselves with the earth’s magnetic field to poop! The Lone…
098 - Dr. Peter McGraw and Caleb Bacon
Jan 13, 2014 • 95 min
Science and comedy collide once again this week as Dr. Peter McGraw (twitter.com/petermcgraw), author of the upcoming book The Humor Code, and Man School podcast host Caleb Bacon (twitter.com/CalebEatsBacon) join Jesse, Matt and Andy to talk about:…
097 - Emily Heller and Auggie Smith
Jan 8, 2014 • 72 min
Comedians Emily Heller (twitter.com/MrEmilyHeller) and Auggie Smith (twitter.com/auggiesmith) join Matt and Andy on the first episode of the new year, discussing: Suck My Dick, New Yorker! Two and one half dollars! Cheat sheets! Eighth grade listeners…
096 - Lee Billings and Dr. Bjoern Benneke
Dec 25, 2013 • 83 min
This week Matt, Jesse and Andy are joined by Caltech Planetary Science Postdoctoral Scholar Bjoern Benneke and author Lee Billings to talk about the many topics covered in Lee’s new book, Five Billion Years of Solitude: The Search for Life Among the…
095 - Dr. Ainissa Ramirez and Sarah Tiana
Dec 16, 2013 • 86 min
This episode kicks off two weeks in a row of real science, as Matt, Jesse and Andy welcome Dr. Ainissa Ramirez, author of Newton’s Football, and comedian/football fan Sarah Tiana (twitter.com/sarahtiana) to discuss Dr. Ramirez’s new book, and more…
094 - Daniel Sloss
Dec 9, 2013 • 86 min
Scottish comedy wunderkind Daniel Sloss (twitter.com/daniel_sloss) is here in the US to perform on Conan, and he stopped by Bluebell Ranch to talk with Matt, Jesse and Andy about: British comedian intros! Doing comedy at a rave! Scottish pride! Upkilt…
093 - Jason John Whitehead
Dec 3, 2013 • 65 min
This episode is a complete shambles. With Andy out of town, Canadian/British comedian Jason John Whitehead (twitter.com/jjwhitesnake) drops in on Matt and Jesse attempting to make a Thanksgiving bonus episode in Jesse’s bedroom. Topics include:…
092 - Andi Osho
Nov 25, 2013 • 104 min
British comedian/actor/writer Andi Osho (twitter.com/andiosho) now lives here in the US, where she’s recently appeared on the Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson and @midnight, and she joins Matt, Jesse and Andy this week for a listener-centric episode…
091 - Samm Levine and Susan Burke
Nov 19, 2013 • 92 min
Actor Samm Levine (twitter.com/SammLevine) who made a name for himself on Freaks and Geeks and Inglourious Basterds and comedian Susan Burke (twitter.com/ThatSusanBurke) who’s received rave reviews for writing the film Smashed join Matt, Andy and…
090 - Scotty Landes and Heather Thomson
Nov 11, 2013 • 90 min
Hilarious writers/comedians/producers Scotty Landes (twitter.com/MarylandMudflap) and Heather Thomson (twitter.com/CasualVelvet) join Matt, Andy, and Jesse this week for the show. Man about town James Austin Johnson (twitter.com/JAustinJohnson)…
089 - Dr. Larry Price and Dr. Jamie Rollins
Nov 5, 2013 • 94 min
Caltech and LIGO physicists Jamie Rollins and Larry Price (www.ligo.caltech.edu) join Andy, Jesse and Matt to up the Science:Probably ratio for just one week as they discuss: Why we don’t go straight through tables! What’s inside an atom! Why…
088 - Brendon Burns
Oct 28, 2013 • 82 min
Edinburgh Comedy Award-winner Brendon Burns (twitter.com/brendonburns) sits in with Matt, Jesse and Andy this week to dig into: Worrying about your Google-ability! LA streets named for celebrities! Orange people in the Australian outback! Making “Be a…
087 - Nate Craig
Oct 22, 2013 • 91 min
You’ve seen comedian Nate Craig (twitter.com/NateCraig1) on truTV’s World’s Dumbest and Comedy Central’s Mash Up, and he joins Matt, Andy and Jesse to discuss: Jesse’s new co-host status! Lowball podcast donations! Exchanging a million pennies! Fake…
086 - Karen Gillan
Oct 16, 2013 • 82 min
Star of Doctor Who and the upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy Karen Gillan (twitter.com/KarenGillan2) joins Matt, Andy and Jesse this week to talk about: Being on the cusp of superstardom! Andy and Jesse’s rat problem! Growing up as a Scottish serf! The…
085 - Live from LA PodFest with Rhys Darby and Brandon Fibbs
Oct 9, 2013 • 74 min
This week’s episode comes to you from the second annual LA Podcast Festival (lapodfest.com), with Matt and Andy welcoming Rhys Darby of Flight of the Conchords and Brandon Fibbs of New Race For Space and the reboot of Cosmos, to discuss: An…
084 - Keith and The Girl
Oct 2, 2013 • 85 min
Matt, Andy and Jesse welcome podcasting pioneers Keith Malley and Chemda of Keith and The Girl fame to the show this week, covering a variety of topics including: Brooks’s debut performance on SNL! The LA Podcast Festival! The wild west days of…
083 - David Epstein and Paul Morrissey
Sep 24, 2013 • 81 min
It’s sports week here at Probably Science HQ, as Matt and Andy welcome to the show Sports Illustrated journalist and author of The Sports Gene David Epstein, as well as comedian Paul Morrissey, who played and coached college basketball, to dig into…
082 - Kathleen Ritterbush
Sep 17, 2013 • 88 min
Matt, Andy and Jesse welcome paleontology PhD candidate Kathleen Ritterbush to the show this week to discuss: Being the third man on The Dating Game! Roommate update: Stu’s birthday is 9/11! Falling for the testicle-biting fish hoax! PhD superstitions…
081 - Humphrey Ker and Bryan Cook
Sep 10, 2013 • 75 min
Matt and Andy are back together this week, welcoming British writer/comedian Humphrey Ker (twitter.com/thehumphreyker) and American writer/comedian Bryan Cook (twitter.com/bryancooking) on the program to discuss: Going on strike against Joan Rivers!…
080 - Nick Doody
Aug 31, 2013 • 49 min
Matt’s still out of the country, but luckily he was able to record a remote episode with the very funny Nick Doody (twitter.com/nickdoody), his co-writer on the BBC Radio show Bigipedia. We’ll be back soon with more new episodes!
Summer Bonus Episode
Aug 13, 2013 • 52 min
Matt’s been in the UK and Andy’s been in Portland, so rather than leave the audience twisting in the wind for a few weeks, they decided to record some remote bonus interviews. These weren’t supposed to be very science-y, but in the course of talking…
079 - Hank and Chris Thompson
Aug 6, 2013 • 90 min
Hank Thompson is a comedian and producer at The Young Turks (youtube.com/TYTComedy), and his brother Dr. Chris Thompson is a post-doctoral fellow at Scripps Research Institute in the Department of Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience. This powerful…
078 - Dr. Sean Carroll
Jul 28, 2013 • 64 min
Theoretical cosmologist at Caltech, author and blogger Dr. Sean M. Carroll invited Matt and Andy to his Pasadena office this week to lend some insight into his areas of expertise, including: Being the house cosmologist on a paleontologogical dig! Dark…
077 - Virginia Jones and Auggie Smith
Jul 22, 2013 • 81 min
Comedian Virginia Jones (twitter.com/badiniadones) made a name for herself in Portland before heading to Los Angeles, and she joins fellow Portland transplant Auggie Smith (twitter.com/auggiesmith) this week to help Matt and Andy dive headfirst into:…
076 - Colleen Watson and Charlene Conley
Jul 16, 2013 • 73 min
San Francisco-based comedian Colleen Watson (@colleen_watson) and Portland-based festival producer/podcaster Charlene Conley (@PatiohPatino) herald Matt’s triumphant return from Convergence Con, digging into meaty topics including: The vegan/goth Venn…
075 - Live from Convergence Con
Jul 6, 2013 • 62 min
Matt Kirshen takes Probably Science on the road this week for a live taping at Convergence Con (convergence-con.org) featuring The Physics of Superheroes’ own Dr. James Kakalios, Minneapolis comedian Tommy Ryman (@tommyryman) and Dan Schlissel from…
074 - David Angelo
Jun 26, 2013 • 85 min
Comedian and Emmy-nominated writer David Angelo (twitter.com/dwangelo) made a name for himself on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon before moving out west in 2012, and he joins Matt, Andy and Jesse Case this week to discuss: Fiscal responsibility!…
073 - Janna Levin
Jun 18, 2013 • 64 min
Theoretical physicist, author and Barnard College of Columbia University professor Janna Levin (jannalevin.com) invited Matt and Andy to her temporary Venice home where she resides while working at Caltech, and she helped this installment of Probably…
072 - Brooks Wheelan
Jun 11, 2013 • 80 min
Probably Science prodigal son Brooks Wheelan is back! It’s been too long, but the Matt-Andy-Brooks triumvirate has reformed, at least for an episode, to get to the bottom of: Apple Records! Hipster Zunes! What Brooks will steal from your awful party!…
071 - Rory Scovel
Jun 4, 2013 • 77 min
You can see the hilarious Rory Scovel (twitter.com/roryscovel) on the upcoming TBS comedy Ground Floor, and he joins Matt, Andy and Jesse this week to discuss: Amazon pilots! Small towns with character! Eating in silence! The secret lives of parents!…
Probably History Episode 003 - The Borgias
May 28, 2013 • 69 min
Probably History is back! Jesse Case (twitter.com/jessecase) welcomes Andy Wood (twitter.com/andytwood), Richard Bain (twitter.com/dickbain), Matt Kirshen (twitter.com/mattkirshen) and special guest comedian/sociologist Pat Reilly…
070 - Crystal Dilworth and Alexandra Lockwood
May 21, 2013 • 83 min
Matt and Andy go on location to the campus of Caltech this week to welcome PhD candidates, actors (phdmovie.com) and science communicators (phdcomics.com/tv) Crystal Dilworth (twitter.com/PolycrystalhD) and Alexandra Lockwood…
069 - John Roy
May 14, 2013 • 77 min
You’ve seen the very funny John Roy on Conan, Leno and Ferguson, and he joins Matt, Andy and Jesse this week to discuss: Daft Punk’s new album! Edmonton’s giant mall! Waterslides and skydiving! Tweets from space! Guided By Voices on Mars! Height…
068 - Celia Pacquola and TJ Chambers
May 7, 2013 • 80 min
Australian comedian/writer/performer Celia Pacquola (twitter.com/CeliaPacquola) and American comedian/writer/performer TJ Chambers (twitter.com/tjchambersLA) join Matt and Andy for a discussion of topics including: The current usefulness of Bunsen…
067 - Karen Kilgariff and April Richardson
Apr 30, 2013 • 76 min
Comedian, writer and Mr. Show alum Karen Kilgariff (twitter.com/karenkilgariff) joins returning guest and Chelsea Lately regular April Richardson (twitter.com/apey) for a Bridgetown wrap-up conversation with Andy, getting into: Brooks drinking in a…
066 - Peter Serafinowicz and Gallagher
Apr 22, 2013 • 65 min
This week’s episode was recorded live at the Bridgetown Comedy Festival (bridgetowncomedy.com) in Portland, and it’s… well… it’s something. Andy Wood and Matt Kirshen are still recovering from this recording, which Matt has come to call “My…
065 - The Sklar Brothers
Apr 16, 2013 • 67 min
Comedians and Sklarbro Country hosts Randy and Jason Sklar (earwolf.com/shows/sklarbro-country) were kind enough to invite Matt and Andy over to Jason’s Laurel Canyon abode for this week’s episode, delving into: Keeping eagles in your basement!…
064 - Cameron Esposito and Rhea Butcher
Apr 9, 2013 • 80 min
Comedians and producers/hosts of the standup show and podcast Put Your Hands Together Cameron Esposito (twitter.com/cameronesposito) and Rhea Butcher (twitter.com/rheabutcher) join Matt, Andy and Jesse to discuss: Why spittoons make a dinging noise!…
063 - Aparna Nancherla
Apr 2, 2013 • 66 min
Aparna Nancherla (twitter.com/aparnapkin) is a hilarious writer and performer on Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell, and she sits down with Matt and Andy this week to talk about: Magnet schools! The Elgin Marbles! Wilhelm Screams and the Milgram…
062 - Matt Braunger
Mar 26, 2013 • 83 min
Comedian, actor and Bridgetown Comedy Festival co-founder Matt Braunger (twitter.com/braunger) makes his first Probably Science appearance, joining Matt, Andy and Jesse Case (twitter.com/jessecase) to get to the bottom of: Comedians in therapy!…
061 - The Nerdist’s Chris Hardwick
Mar 19, 2013 • 53 min
The head of Nerdist industries himself, comedian/podcaster/actor/musician/host Chris Hardwick (twitter.com/nerdist) is this week’s guest, joining Matt, Andy and the returning Brooks Wheelan to discuss: The scientific study of Nicki Minaj! The…
060 - Glenn Wool and Lady Carol
Mar 12, 2013 • 81 min
It’s a packed house this week, with comedian Glenn Wool (twitter.com/glennwool) and songstress Lady Carol (facebook.com/theladycarolukulele) joining Auggie Smith (twitter.com/auggiesmith), Matt and Andy to talk about: Speedy deliveries from Mr….
059 - Mike Schmidt and Wendy Wason
Mar 5, 2013 • 66 min
Comedians Mike Schmidt (twitter.com/The40YearOldBoy) and Wendy Wason (twitter.com/Wendy_Wason) join Matt and Andy this week to talk about: Testing for hairy feet! The results of Dr. Peter McGraw’s E.T. experiment! Starting kitchen fires under the…
Probably History Episode 002 - Pompeii
Feb 28, 2013 • 69 min
After too long of an absence, Probably History returns with a lively discussion of Pompeii and the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius. Comedian Mark Agee (twitter.com/markagee) joins Jesse Case, Andy Wood and Richard Bain to talk about life in first-century…
058 - Jeff Klinger
Feb 26, 2013 • 71 min
Comedian and writer Jeff Klinger () joins Matt, Andy and Jesse this week to talk about: Malfunctioning Segways! Andy’s HP laptop woes! Two-saucer setups! Expensive anatomical models! Figuring out when man’s anscestors developed a tolerance for booze!…
057 - Michael James Nelson
Feb 18, 2013 • 78 min
Comedy writer Michael James Nelson (michaeljamesnelson.com) has worked on Betty White’s Off Their Rockers and many other shows in spite of the fact that as a young man he was convinced he would pursue a career in science and work on the Space Shuttle….
056 - David Huntsberger
Feb 11, 2013 • 83 min
David Huntsberger (twitter.com/huntsbergerjunk) from Professor Blastoff (professorblastoff.com), a podcast that Probably Science in no way plagiarizes, joins Matt and Andy this week to discuss: Getting deputized to substitute teach under Texas…
055 - Dr. Peter McGraw
Feb 4, 2013 • 92 min
Dr. Peter McGraw (twitter.com/petermcgraw) heads the Humor Research Lab (HuRL) at UC Boulder, and he joins Matt, Andy and returning guest Baron Vaughn (twitter.com/barvonblaq) for a special episode devoted entirely to the science of why things are…
054 - Laura House
Jan 30, 2013 • 75 min
Probably Science completes the Austin Stories trifecta this week with comedian/writer guest Laura House (twitter.com/imlaurahouse), who joins Matt and Andy in discussing: Valley celebrity encounters! Pissing off Jamie Foxx! Chili competitions!…
053 - Wil Anderson
Jan 21, 2013 • 74 min
Pride of Australia Wil Anderson (twitter.com/wilanderson) delivers in a big way this week as he joins Matt and Andy this week to get to the bottom of: US/Australia alliances! The unavoidable presence of Yahoo Serious! Ned Kelly’s branding prowess!…
052 - Dan Telfer and Hannah Gansen
Jan 13, 2013 • 74 min
Comedians Dan Telfer (twitter.com/dantelfer) and Hannah Gansen (twitter.com/hannahgansen) join Matt and Andy this week to chat about: Getting a fake baby at age 18! Brussel Sprouts! Bobak Ferdowski, the NASA mohawk guy! Making origami cranes as…
Probably History Episode 001 - Christmas
Jan 11, 2013 • 86 min
As promised, Jesse Case (twitter.com/jessecase) brings the first installment of Probably History, in which he, Jack Robichaud (twitter.com/jackrobichaud), Richard Bain (twitter.com/dickbain) and Andy Wood (twitter.com/andytwood) discuss the history of…
Holiday Bonus Episode with Jesse Case
Dec 31, 2012 • 69 min
Matt and Brooks are still out of town, so Andy sat down with Jesse Case this week for a special holiday bonus episode that’s light on science, but heavy on the discussion of World War II bunker dogs, Jelly Bellies, porn, hospice situations, home…
051 - Troy Conrad
Dec 17, 2012 • 70 min
Troy Conrad (troyconrad.net) is a comedian, writer, director and producer, and he’s the man behind the hilarious improvised standup comedy show Set List. He joins Matt, Andy and Jesse Case on this week’s episode to talk about: Breaking Bad spoilers!…
050 - Kyle Kinane Returns!
Dec 10, 2012 • 73 min
Matt, Brooks, and Andy celebrate the 50th episode of Probably Science with their first repeat guest! Kyle Kinane, fresh on the heels of his Comedy Central special “Whiskey Icarus,” sat down with the ProbSci crew to talk about: Brooks’s love woes!…
049 - Tom Sibley
Dec 2, 2012 • 69 min
Comedian Tom Sibley (twitter.com/TheTomSibley) joins Matt, Brooks, and Andy to talk about: Advent calendars! Alternate endings to The Grey! Tom’s secret robot teacher! Being sent to the bathroom during science class! Throwing your milk in a locker!…
048 - Marianne Sierk
Nov 26, 2012 • 74 min
Comic/actress Marianne Sierk (@MarianneSierk) of Tru TV and the upcoming reboot of Best Week Ever joins Matt, Andy and Jesse Case this week to discuss: The surplus of exposition in Lincoln! Impressions of Breaking Bad characters! Historical spoilers!…
047 - TJ Miller
Nov 18, 2012 • 82 min
Comedian and actor TJ Miller (twitter.com/nottjmiller) hosts Comedy Central’s new show Mash Up, co-hosts the hilarious podcast Cashing In with TJ Miller, and has been a scene-stealer in movies and TV shows too numerous to mention. Matt, Brooks,…
046 - Taylor Williamson
Nov 12, 2012 • 71 min
Comedian Taylor Williamson (taylorwilliamson.com) of Last Comic Standing joins Matt and Andy this week to talk about: Election results! Bad presidential impressions! The historic Alex Theatre! Jeopardy! Novelizations of Jim Carrey movies! Acid rain…
045 - Mike Siegel
Nov 5, 2012 • 70 min
Actor/comedian and host of the Travel Tales podcast Mike Siegel (funnymike.com) joins Matt, Brooks and Andy on a lovely November afternoon to discuss: Favorite Boogie Nights scenes! Brooks Skywalker! Matt’s Movember mustache! The Iowa wrestling…
044 - Chip Pope
Oct 28, 2012 • 75 min
Writer/comedian Chip Pope (Austin Stories, Beavis & Butthead, Last Comic Standing) joins Andy, Brooks, and Jesse Case (twitter.com/jessecase) for this week’s Probably Science, with a spook-tacularly unnecessary intro courtesy of the built-in…
043 - Josh Cheney and Dax Jordan
Oct 22, 2012 • 64 min
Comedians Josh Cheney (twitter.com/JoshCheenee) and Dax Jordan (twitter.com/DaxJordan) join Andy and Brooks this week to talk about: King Tuff vs. Pearl Jam! The Hot House comedy show! Josh’s role as Professor Kelp on The Homework Show! Dax vs. Josh…
042 - Emery Emery
Oct 14, 2012 • 57 min
Emery Emery, host of the podcasts The Ardent Atheist (ardentatheist.com) and Skeptically Yours (skepticallyyours.net), makes his first Probably Science appearance with a full cast of Matt, Andy, and Brooks to talk about: The origin of Probably…
041 - Richard Bain
Oct 7, 2012 • 69 min
The gang’s all here! Pride of Portland and recent Los Angeles transplant Richard Bain joins Matt, Brooks, and Andy to talk about: Scaring Dave Chappelle! The greatness of Undeclared! Matt and Andy trying to convince Richard and Brooks to vote! Brooks…
040 - Hampton Yount
Sep 30, 2012 • 89 min
Matt and Brooks are out of town, so we’re bringing you a lost episode with Hampton Yount (hamptonyount.com) recorded in December of 2011. Enjoy this glimpse into the not-to-distant past… A simpler time… A time when we only had one microphone….
039 - Andy Haynes
Sep 24, 2012 • 81 min
Andy Haynes (imandyhaynes.com) came up in the Pacific Northwest comedy scene before making his mark on Fallon and Conan, and he joins Brooks, Andy, and guest co-hosts Auggie Smith (auggiesmith.com) and Alice Wetterlund (alicewetterlund.com) to talk…
038 - Mark Agee
Sep 17, 2012 • 65 min
You’ve seen the very funny Mark Agee (twitter.com/MarkAgee) on Last Comic Standing, and he makes his Probably Science debut this week, joining Andy and a fresh-off-the-plane Matt Kirshen to talk about: Performering at the Edinburgh Fringe…
037 - Power Violence
Sep 10, 2012 • 82 min
LA-based comedy team Power Violence (facebook.com/powerviolencecomedy) host one of the best weekly comedy shows in town, and they’re now Brooks’s roommates as well. Andy and Brooks do an on-site recording at the new residence to talk with Whitmer,…
036 - Shane Mauss
Sep 3, 2012 • 59 min
Comedian Shane Mauss (shanemauss.com), as seen on Jimmy Kimmel Live! and Conan, joins Brooks and Andy on a lovely Labor Day weekend afternoon to discuss: Summer surfing! Comedy about time travel! Evolutionary psychology, A.K.A. science about dicks!…
035 - Baron Vaughn
Aug 27, 2012 • 84 min
Baron Vaughn (baronvaughn.com) of Fairly Legal, Conan, and Fallon makes his first Probably Science appearance as he helps Brooks, Andy, and guest co-host Jesse Case figure out: Ways to straighten teeth! Which parts of Des Moines are New Jack City! 50…
034 - Julian McCullough
Aug 20, 2012 • 64 min
It looks like Summer Country has drawn to a premature close, and we bring Julian McCullough, co-host of the upcoming E! show Love You Mean It with Whitney Cummings, along to help us come to terms with that. Auggie Smith also guest co-hosts, helping…
033 - Kira Soltanovich
Aug 13, 2012 • 61 min
As seen on Last Comic Standing and Girls Behaving Badly, comedian Kira Soltanovich (kiracomedy.com) joins Matt, Andy, and guest host Auggie Smith to talk about: Shift workers are at risk for heart attacks! Heckles worse than “Too soon!” Siphoning out…
032 - Guy Branum
Aug 6, 2012 • 64 min
Actor and comedian Guy Branum (guybranum.com) of No Strings Attached and Chelsea Lately joins Matt, Andy, and guest co-host Jesse Case (twitter.com/jessecase) this week as they discuss: Rural sociology! Wasting a law degree! Calling out Guns, Germs…
031 - Robert Buscemi
Jul 29, 2012 • 62 min
Pride of Chicago Robert Buscemi (robertbuscemi.blopspot.com) guests with Matt, Brooks, and Andy this week as they dig into: Recording Set List in the UK! Space has a strange smell! Why is there vodka in space? Finding Pharaohs with missing fractals!…
030 - Steve Agee
Jul 23, 2012 • 72 min
Comedian and star of The Sarah Silverman Program, Steve Agee, sits in with Brooks, Andy and Matt to talk about: Alan Jackson’s Summer Country betrayal! Bedroom ceiling star stickers! Brooks is a PR shill for Starbucks! The dark side of cornstarch!…
029 - Nick Turner
Jul 15, 2012 • 72 min
It’s Probably Country! You may have seen the very funny Nick Turner (twitter.com/itsmenickyt) on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, and he joins the gang this week to talk about: Brooks almost stepping on a rattlesnake! What’s on YOUR Instagram? Brooks’s…
028 - Moshe Kasher
Jul 9, 2012 • 71 min
Comedian and author of the memoir Kasher in the Rye Moshe Kasher (moshekasher.com) joins Brooks and Andy to get to the bottom of: Credit inflation among comedians! Selling fake pot! The proliferation of Genghis Khan DNA! Saving baby beluga whales! The…
027 - Jordan Morris
Jul 2, 2012 • 80 min
Jordan Morris of the long-running podcast Jordan, Jesse, Go! (maximumfun.org) and Fuel TV’s The Daily Habit sits in with Brooks and Andy to dig even deeper into Summer Country while discussing: Awkward moments with Yao Ming! Papercraft ProbSci hosts!…
026 - Bil Dwyer
Jun 25, 2012 • 83 min
TV’s Bil Dwyer (twitter.com/bildwyer) of Battlebots fame, among countless other projects, joins us in welcoming Matt back to the states with a week’s worth of science news!
025 - Tony Sam
Jun 18, 2012 • 67 min
Comedian and former molecular and marine biology major Tony Sam (tonysam.com) helps us celebrate ProbSci’s silver anniversary by delving into meaty topics including: Birkenstock memories! Brooks’s Summer of Country! Stealing boomboxes from…
024 - Eliza Skinner
Jun 10, 2012 • 79 min
Talented comedian/actress/musical improv coach/science enthusiast Eliza Skinner (elizaskinner.com) sits in with Andy and Brooks to talk about: Playing a hooker on Conan! Rocket scientist family members! The Patriot missile test launches! Hands-on…
023 - Jason Nash
Jun 4, 2012 • 78 min
Last Comic Standing finalist and Guys With Feelings host Jason Nash (guyswithfeelings.com) joins Brooks and Andy to try to figure out where Matt is, and to dig into some of life’s meatiest quandaries, including: Does Andy have a weird voice? Brooks…
022 - Duncan Trussell
May 28, 2012 • 55 min
Comedian, philosopher and host of the Duncan Trussell Family Hour podcast (duncantrussell.com) Duncan Trussell invites us into his home for a far-reaching discussion of topics including: Tarot card Rorschach tests! Chuck Klosterman Canadian…
021 - Eddie Ifft
May 21, 2012 • 46 min
It’s our first-ever live episode! We’re joined by special guest Eddie Ifft of the Talkin’ Shit podcast with Jim Jeffries (), and we get into topics including: Rocks for Jocks! Global warming denial campaigns! Mormon-backed niceness initiatives!…
020 - Blaine Capatch
May 14, 2012 • 78 min
We’ve made it to the big 2-0 with the help of writer/comedian extraordinaire Blaine Capatch (@blainecapatch)! Topics discussed include: Roller Darby O’Gill and the Little People! Blaine’s spelling bee prowess! The Yellowstone supervolcano!…
019 - Justin Ian Daniels
May 7, 2012 • 78 min
Justin Ian Daniels, comedian and co-host of the Rough House Podcast (theroughhousepodcast.com), joins us for a lively discussion of topics including: Members of Slipknot! Dee-Dee Ramone rapping! The Southern Gentlemen of Wrestling! Top-shelf…
018 - Jackie Kashian
Apr 30, 2012 • 78 min
Comedian and host of the podcast The Dork Forest (thedorkforest.com) Jackie Kashian makes her long overdue debut on Probably Science to talk with the gang about: The legacy of Armenian comedy! Tweeting at Margaret Atwood and R.L. Stine! It’s…
017 - James Adomian
Apr 23, 2012 • 69 min
Brilliant comedian and master of characters James Adomian (jamesadomian.com) has returned from the Bridgetown Comedy Festival, as have Matt, Brooks and Andy, and they’ve got stories to tell! Bridgetown tales abound this week, but the gang also get…
016 - Alonzo Bodden
Apr 18, 2012 • 76 min
Last Comic Standing winner Alonzo Bodden joins us this week, and it turns out he’s got more science cred than the average comic, having been an aircraft mechanic for years before getting into comedy. We get into lots of fun stuff, including: Last…
015 - Dave Holmes
Apr 8, 2012 • 73 min
Funnyman Dave Holmes of the podcast A Drink with Dave (adrinkwithdave.com) joins us this week to talk about: Andy’s idiotic attempt at the Master Cleanse! Dave’s half-marathon training! Embarrassing high school stories! Involuntary boners!…
014 - Paul Jay
Apr 1, 2012 • 64 min
Comedian Paul Jay of the podcast The Biggest Mistake (thebiggestmistake.net) sits in with the boys to talk about: Armchair astronomy! Getting Robert Plant to guest on the podcast! Pronouncing Led Zeppelin song titles! More horrible segues! How much…
013 - Chris Franjola
Mar 25, 2012 • 72 min
Chris Franjola (@ChrisFranjola) of Chelsea Lately, After Lately and Are You There, Chelsea? may not have studied much science, but he has some great takes on topics including: Being a theater nerd! Midwest tubing adventures! KISS-brand deodorant! Dave…
012 - Auggie Smith
Mar 18, 2012 • 87 min
Auggie Smith (auggiesmith.com), winner of the Seattle and San Francisco International Comedy Competitions, sits down with the boys in Andy’s backyard to talk about: Auggie and Andy trying out for Jeopardy! Matt explains what “gunged”…
011 - Howard Kremer
Mar 12, 2012 • 73 min
“Who Charted?” host Howard Kremer (@howardkremer) is our guest this week as we discuss: Jim Cameron’s adventures under the sea! Solar Flares acting up again! Old memories interfering with new ones! Cockfosters and Crouch End! Andy’s…
010 - Jesse Case
Mar 5, 2012 • 88 min
You’ve seen comedian Jesse Case (twitter.com/jessecase) on Last Comic Standing and this season of Parenthood. Oh, and he’s Andy’s roommate, and the creator of our theme music! Jesse joins Matt, Brooks and Andy to talk about:…
009 - Brody Stevens
Feb 26, 2012 • 72 min
Brody Stevens (brodystevens.com, @BrodyIsMeFriend) of both “Hangover” films, “Due Date” and general awesomeness, joins the gang to discuss: Favorite HBO Shows! Erotic thrillers! PG-13 boobs! The government’s…
008 - April Richardson
Feb 20, 2012 • 79 min
Chelsea Lately’s April Richardson (aprilrichardson.com) sits in with the boys to talk about: Brooks making his own “Drive” lab gloves! Ryan Gosling & Tom Brady: attractive? Science proves that booze makes you smarter! Brooks got some eyeball…
007 - Kyle Kinane
Feb 12, 2012 • 73 min
Comedian Kyle Kinane (kylekinane.com) joins Matt, Brooks and Andy to discuss: Sexy snakes! C. Everett Koop dissecting cats! Pangaea 2: Tokyo Drift! Aliens and atheists! Human hypersleep! How the zebra got its stripes! War dolphins! Loose shakers!…
006 - Johnny Pemberton
Feb 9, 2012 • 81 min
21 Jump Street’s Johnny Pemberton (www.johnnypemberton.com) talks with us about: Subliminal science projects! Fallback jobs! Using monkeys to measure radiation! Who would last in a zombie apocalypse? Shutting down Occupy LA! Chimp attacks!…
005 - Matt Kirshen Returns
Feb 6, 2012 • 68 min
Matt’s back, and we discuss: Horror movie bird flu! Are the Japanese whaling addicts? Brooks’ borderline racist accents! Russian scientists disappear searching for prehistoric lake! Own your own drone! How big is that ice chunk? Turing’s gayness pardoned!
004 - Barry Rothbart
Feb 1, 2012 • 72 min
What killed all those New Zealand whales? Shooting nudist colony videos! What’s your worst job? World’s lightest substance! Extraterrestrial real estate! A vacuum is not nothing? Barry’s Conan suit! We’re gonna be astronauts! Space…
003 - Mike Burns
Jan 26, 2012 • 72 min
Comedian Mike Burns of the podcast Gentleman Scumbags () Joins us to discuss: iPhone anger! It’s official: no secret government aliens! Why is Mike scared of quinceañera aliens? Spontaneously obese monkeys! Bob Seger! Squeezing into…
002 - Nick Rutherford
Jan 24, 2012 • 54 min
A look at the week in science with special guest Nick Rutherford.
001 - Matt Kirshen, Brooks Wheelan, Andy Wood
Jan 24, 2012 • 59 min
Comet close calls! Speeding neutrinos! Turing test — is Matt a robot? How about Andy? Space junk! Seals and kangaroos: cute or a nuisance? Did Columbus’s arrival cool the earth? Glassblower’s Oath: Thou shalt not make a bong. Murderers for science!