Shabam!

By FOOLYBOO

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The science podcast that'll eat your brain. Shabam! is a new type of science show that blends fictional stories with real science. If you love science but hate those awkward scientist interviews that involve graphs and confusing metaphors, you’re in luck. First off, Shabam! is an audio program - so no graphs. And second, through the magic of sound effects and music, you’ll hear stories that reveal the awesomeness in the world around us - like cellphones and vaccinations. In season one, our main story is about three kids separated from their parents during a Zombie apocalypse. Over the course of 10 episodes we follow their quest to reunite with their families. But their experience leads us to another conclusion - that there’s a lot of science all around us that we take for granted. And finally, you may be wondering whether we’ve added silly songs and jokes to make up for the fact that we can’t show you graphs. Yes we have. Also, we only interview cool scientists who aren't awkward, which means the whole family can enjoy it!

Episode Date
Connections - Episode 4
07:39

In this episode of connections we’re using the month of April as a reminder of the important connection shared by Ben Franklin and George Washington Carver. Hint: it’s not the glasses (Carver didn’t wear glasses so that is obviously wrong).

Apr 03, 2019
Bonus 3 - Rat Hunt
14:26

Whether you're looking for flying humanoids or orange tree-dwelling rats, the scientific steps that lead you to the truth are the same. In this bonus episode we'll take a little trip with Dr. Lavery, our mammalogist from Episode 10, on his quest to find proof of a unique species of rat living on the island of Vanganu.

Feb 19, 2019
Connections - Episode 3
09:01

In this episode of Shabam Connections, we go down a rabbit hole; Roman symbols, talking omelettes, french suitcases, and sporks - if you’re gonna make some connections you have to break some nursery rhymes. ANNNNNNND it’s all connected to January!

Jan 18, 2019
Connections - Episode 2
08:57

We go from turkeys to smuggling poop to New Zealand!

Nov 21, 2018
Connections - Episode 1
09:11

In this episode of Shabam Connections, we take you on a journey of tangents and non-sequiturs (actually that's what every episode of Connections is, since that's kind of the point). It's like 6 degrees of Kevin Bacon except we start with Zebras and end with an 18th century classical composer. Also, tidbits from the Zombie Medicine Conference, aquatic animals, whiskey, and Shakespeare. It's a wild ride!

Nov 05, 2018
Bonus 2 - School's Out! But This Episode Will Make You Love Homework
12:10

So, schools out and summer is here and no doubt there are a lot of listeners who are excited that they’re not sitting in a classroom or doing homework. Well, Shabam! is here to explain why doing homework and going to school is a luxury. Before 1938, if you were a kid who didn't have super wealthy parents, you’d probably be working…all day. Shabam will take you back less than a hundred years so you can appreciate last month.

May 25, 2018
S1:E10 - Part 2 - The Truth About The End
29:55

The last piece of the puzzle falls into place as Nadine searches for answers. In this episode you’ll get more tips on how to hunt for monsters and seek out the truth. We turn our attention to the skies above Chicago and the trees on the Solomon Islands for a lively “bat chat.”

Feb 26, 2018
S1:E10 - Part 1 - The Truth About The End
28:38

The kids finally arrive at Vandenberg but the journey’s not over. In this episode we’ll show you how to sort out fake truths from real fakes, and “truthier trues” from less “truthier trues” (to start, stop using the word “impossible”). Yes, that sounds impossible...but it’s probably not. Also we’ll answer the question: Should you trust your best friend?

Feb 26, 2018
S1:E9 - Part 2 - Killing Zombies
27:00

The kids run into a problem. We explore the physiology of the zombie body.

Aug 14, 2017
S1:E9 - Part 1 - Killing Zombies
17:33

The kids continue their journey. We explore the zombie brain.

Aug 14, 2017
Bonus 1 - Transportation Networks and Snot Paths
06:33

A little more about snot and highways.

May 15, 2017
S1:E8 - Part 2 - On The Road
30:18

The bike journey continues. We explore navigation.

Mar 31, 2017
S1:E8 - Part 1 - On The Road
23:38

The kids begin their journey to Vandenberg on bikes. We find out about transportation.

Mar 31, 2017
S1:E7 - Starving Time
32:56

The kids decide to hit the road in search of food and safety. We find out how crazy our food supply is.

Nov 16, 2016
S1:E6 - Drying Out
27:58

The kids lose water. We find out why water is the key to survival.

Aug 26, 2016
S1:E5 - Going Dark
30:43

The kids are without power. We find out why we need electricity.

Jun 30, 2016
S1:E4 - Getting The Message
29:56

The Nox Virus spreads. We find out how much we rely on digital communication. 

May 16, 2016
S1:E3 - The Epidemic
29:03

The Nox Virus gets released. We find out how an epidemic starts.

Apr 05, 2016
S1:E2 - The Pathogen
28:10

If you like having a brain but don't really care about having skin, please listen to this episode.

Mar 01, 2016
S1:E1 - Brain Traps
26:03

Your brain is a wonderfully complex piece of organic equipment that's supposed to tell you the truth about the world around you.

Mar 01, 2016
SHABAM! TEASER
01:58
Shabam! The Podcast explodes March 1st. Check out the teaser now.
Feb 22, 2016