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Lilfox
 Jul 15, 2018
brand spanking new podcast mixing movie nerdiness with science geekery. the podcast is educational, but doesn't take itself too seriously making it an easy listen. I'm looking forward to seeing where the future leads!

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Each week we pair a comedian with a scientist, to break down the scientifically inaccurate elements of popular movies and TV shows. Warning: There will be spoilers.

Episode Date
THE LITTLE MERMAID w/Shannon Johnson and Anat Edhel
2933
Under the Sea! Under the Sea! Down here the podcast sounds like garbage but at least it's free! Today we speak with Shannon Johnson and Anat Eshel about the Disney classic THE LITTLE MERMAID! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 26, 2020
THE HAPPENING w/ Evan Groover and Ever Mainard
3402
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May 19, 2020
CARRIERS w/ Dr. Pamela Douglas and Emilie Hagen
2606
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May 12, 2020
JUMANJI w/ Alie Ward and Jonathan Morvay
3261
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May 05, 2020
TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES w/ Brian Fisher and Drew Miller
2904
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Apr 28, 2020
FERNGULLY w/ Dr. Rae Wynn Grant and Rosebud Baker
2991
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Apr 21, 2020
PASSENGERS w/ Jason Clark and Nrthview
3423
Wait if they're the only ones awake... and they're the passengers... WHO IS DRIVING?! Find out on this fun filled episode with special guests Nrthview & Jason Clark! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 14, 2020
HOMEWARD BOUND w/ Rocky Kanaka and Kylie Boardman
2752
Can two dogs and a cat find their way to their owners? Can they outsmart a mountain lion?! The answers to these burning questions and many more await you inside this episode. Ethan is joined by two wonderful guests: Kyle Boardman and host of the new podcast from The Dodo "An animal saved my life", Rocky Kanaka. That podcast comes out on Thursday so check it out! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 07, 2020
CONTAGION w/ Maren Hunsberger and Greg Foot
3141
Wipe down your phone and then click play on this fun-filled episode about our current pandemic! Maren Hunsberger and Greg Foot, the co-hosts of the amazing new Seeker podcast Surprisingly Brilliant, join Ethan to discuss CONTAGION and of course, all things Coronavirus. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 31, 2020
THE BOURNE IDENTITY w/Paul Goetz and Dr. Steve Ramirez
2907
Why does Jason Bourne remember how to kick so much ass and yet can't remember his own gosh darn name?! And why can't I remember to fold my laundry as soon as the dryer dings? Answers like these and more await you on this special episode that Ethan recorded in his bedroom while sitting on the floor because that's where the wifi works better! We've got a couple fantastic guests: our old pal Paul Goetz and our new best friend Dr. Steve Ramirez. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 24, 2020
Coronavirus check in w/ Aliya Kamalova
685
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Mar 17, 2020
THE ADVENTURES OF BUCKAROO BANZAI w/ Robert Hurt and Eric Jackowitz
3702
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Mar 10, 2020
FAST AND FURIOUS w/Alonzo Bodden and Matt Farah
4021
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Mar 03, 2020
BLACK MIRROR: HATED IN THE NATION w/Emily Feld and Dr. Aaron Blaisdell
3547
The only thing more exciting than robotic bees is finally getting to hear from our own associate producer Emily Feld! She's on the show today with our old pal Dr. Aaron Blaisdell (Professor of Psychology - UCLA)! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 25, 2020
SEVEN WORLDS ONE PLANET w/ Jonny Keeling and Addie Weyrich
3583
How the heck do they make PLANET EARTH?! Jeez Louise I wish I could ask someone who has worked on it for 20+ years. Now THAT would be a crazy podcast. Well thankfully some sort of BBC genie has granted my wish because we've got the legendary Jonny Keeling and our delightful ol' pal Addie Weyrich in the studio to discuss this iconic show. For everything Addie, check out: https://www.addieweyrich.com/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 18, 2020
SPIDERMAN: INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE w/ Tracy Marquez and Lauren Esposito
3338
Need something fun and educational to listen to while you're jumping off buildings and interacting with beings from different dimensions? We've got you covered! Today we discuss SPIDERMAN: INTO THE SPIDERVERSE with Tracy Marquez and Dr. Lauren Esposito! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 11, 2020
JOKER w/ Cara Santa Maria and Danny Palumbo
3251
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Feb 04, 2020
READY PLAYER ONE w/Alisher Kamalov and Dominick D'Aniello
2922
A podcast about VR?! I guess it really is 2020. Today we break down READY PLAYER ONE with two amazing people: Alisher Kamalov and Dominick D'Aniello (Senior Software Engineer at Mozilla). Enjoy! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 28, 2020
SEVEN WORLDS ONE PLANET: AUSTRALIA w/ Dr. Emma Napper and Zac Garred
3220
G'day! Today we have a very special episode about the brand new BBC show SEVEN WORLDS, ONE PLANET. Specifically the first episode which is entitled AUSTRALIA. We're so lucky to be joined by one of the producers of the show, Dr. Emma Napper, and Australian actor Zac Garred! Please help save Australia and all of it's wonders by donating at www.wwf.org.au/. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 21, 2020
BLACK MIRROR: BANDERSNATCH w/ Jacob Jeffries and Dr. Dan Ames (Researcher at the Social Cognitive Neuroscience Lab of UCLA)
3032
This episode is a CHOOSE YOUR OWN ADVENTURE audio experience. At various points in the podcast you can choose to turn up the volume or even plug in headphones. It's a crazy upside-down mind maze! Tune in to learn if we have free will and hear from our amazing guests Jacob Jeffries and Dr. Dan Ames (UCLA) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 14, 2020
SULLY w/ Alec Owen and Dr. Alan Castel
3791
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Jan 07, 2020
HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS (2000) w/ Dr. Dan Ames & Lindsay Ames
3421
Dr. Dan Ames (UCLA Pyschology dept) and Lindsay Ames (no relation... for real, just a coincidence) are here to discuss something mean, vile and foul. And we're not talking about Ethan's body odor. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 17, 2019
THE SANDLOT w/ Irene Tu & Dr. Jennifer Silvers (Asst. Professor of Developmental Psychology at UCLA)
3159
If you love baseball, big dogs, and vomit then this is the movie for you! We're talking about THE SANDLOT today with two wonderful guests: Irene Tu and Dr. Jennifer Silvers! Join us and learn a bunch! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 10, 2019
AIR BUD w/ Dr. Evan Antin and Zach Reino
3966
Woof woof ruff ruff - don't speak dog? That translates to "We are thrilled to have Dr. Evan Antin (Evan Goes Wild) and Zach Reino (Off Book: The Improvised Musical Podcast) on the show to discuss AIR BUD! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 03, 2019
PLANES, TRAINS AND AUTOMOBILES w/ Sean Tracy & Dr. Jeff Silverman
2450
Happy Thanksgiving! Today we slice into the turkey, I mean, movie Planes, Trains and Automobiles! It's a comedy classic that is perfect for families to enjoy (except for that one scene...) and to help Ethan break it down, we've got Sean Tracy and Dr. Jeff Silverman! Enjoy! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 26, 2019
LUCY w/ Jake Adams & Dr. Martin Monti (Psychology Professor - UCLA)
3585
Want to watch Scarlett Johansson defy gravity, shoot people, talk like a computer and SCHOOL Morgan Freeman? You're gonna love LUCY! Today we've got Jake Adams and Dr. Martin Monti (Psychology Professor - UCLA) discussing the brain! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 19, 2019
ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY w/ Matt Jones and Dr. Andrew Rader
3018
Two titans are in the studio today and— pew pew pew pew LOOKOUT! Whew, thankfully I'm really good at dodging stormtrooper laser blasty thingies. Anyway, I don't have much time so enjoy the episode because it's Rogue ONEderful! Seriously, we're going ROGUE...one. Ok I'll leave. Sorry. pew pew AHHHHH my shoulder! I SAID I'LL LEAVE! RELAX! Ugh my friggin' shoulder. Jeez. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 12, 2019
TERMINATOR 2: JUDGEMENT DAY w/ Nick Mandernach and Dr. Avi Adhikari
3285
You won't need boots, clothes or a motorcycle to listen to this episode about TERMINATOR 2: JUDGEMENT DAY! We've got two superb guests: Nick Mandernach and Dr. Avi Adhikari (Asst Professor of Psychology - UCLA). Enjoy! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 05, 2019
THE SHINING w/ Johnny Pemberton & Dr. Rena Repetti
3510
Spending 5 months in an empty, snowed-in hotel? Download this podcast so you don't do anything...wacky! Today we chip away at Stanley Kubrick's groundbreaking horror film: The Shining! Ethan is joined by comedian/actor Johnny Pemberton and Dr. Rena Repetti (Professor of Psychology - UCLA). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 29, 2019
JURASSIC WORLD w/ Sophia Hocini and Dr. Alyssa Bell (Paleontologist - Natural History Museum of LA County)
3863
If you like dinosaurs and running in heels, this is the movie for you! Today we breakdown JURASSIC WORLD for generations of humans to discover millions of years from now. Hope they still have podcasts! We've got the delightful Sophia Hocini and our ol' pal Dr. Alyssa Bell (Paleontologist - Natural History Museum of LA County)! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 22, 2019
JAWS w/ Chelsea Frank & Dr. Daniel Blumstein (Professor - Dept. of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at UCLA)
3852
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Oct 15, 2019
ETERNAL SUNSHINE OF THE SPOTLESS MIND w/ Winston Carter & Dr. Alan Castel
3333
We finally tackle a film that's been requested since the launch of the pod! Ethan chats about the brain with Dr. Alan Castel (Author of Better with Age and Professor in the Department of Psychology at UCLA) and comedian Winston Carter! 

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Oct 08, 2019
TARZAN w/ Addie Weyrich & Dr. Greg Bryant
4019
You'll be in my heart...if you listen to this episode! Ethan sits down with Addie Weyrich and Dr. Greg Bryant (UCLA Professor and Vice Chair - Department of Communication) 

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Oct 01, 2019
Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home w/ Brad Sulnitzer, Joey Orton, and Trace Dominguez
3727
Traveling back in time to kidnap a couple of whales? No, you didn't accidentally take PCP, it's the plot of Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home! We break it all down with Brad Sulnitzer, Joey Orton, and Trace Dominguez, so jump in! The water is...filled with time traveling whales. 

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Sep 24, 2019
ADAPTATION w/ Nadia Osman & Dr. Kenneth Chapin (Postdoctoral Research Associate at The University of Arizona)
3428
A podcast about a movie about the guy writing the movie about a book about orchids?! YIKES! Sort this mess out with Nadia Osman and Dr. Kenneth Chapin!

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Sep 17, 2019
SAN ANDREAS w/ Dr. Men-Andrin Meier and Jeff Leach
4582
Shake things up a bit and listen to this episode while drinking a milkshake? Or just listen how you normally do. Either way it's SAN ANDRES day so we're discussing earthquakes with Dr. Men-Andrin Meier and Jeff Leach!

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Sep 10, 2019
2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY w/ Hannah Einbinder & Dr. Peter Nonacs
3670
2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY with our guests Hannah Einbinder & Dr. Peter Nonacs, professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at UCLA.

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Sep 03, 2019
KONG: SKULL ISLAND w/ Marcos Gonzales & Natalia Reagan
3311
What could possibly go wrong at a place called SKULL ISLAND? Find out on this wild episode with Marcos Gonzales and Natalia Reagan (Anthropologist/Primatologist). Learn about apes, gorillas and...skull crawlers? 

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Aug 27, 2019
INSIDE OUT w/ Marie Watschke & Dr. Megan Herting
3691
Are there actually tiny cartoons in our brains?! Hear the answer to this burning question on today's episode about the film INSIDE OUT with our guests Marie Watschke & Dr. Megan Herting! 

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Aug 20, 2019
MAD MAX: FURY ROAD w/ Dallas Taylor
2889
Take a deep dive into your ears with the host of Twenty Thousand Hertz, Dallas Taylor. We explore the amazing sound in MAD MAX: FURY ROAD! 

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Aug 13, 2019
SIGNS w/ Danny Jolles & Dr. Douglas LaRowe
3061
Put on your tin foil hats and leave a bunch of water around your living room because we're discussing SIGNS today! Learn about crop circles, the subsurface of the ocean and much more with Danny Jolles and Dr. Douglas LaRowe! 

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Aug 06, 2019
GODZILLA (2014) w/ Paul Goetz and Natalia Reagan
4198
There's a ZILLAion reasons why you should listen to this episode! 1) Paul Goetz is on it! 2) Natalia Reagan (Anthropologist/Primatologist) is back! 3) You can finally let out your rage about the lack of Cranston in this movie WHILE listening to a podcast! Wow! What a deal! 

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Jul 30, 2019
FIRST MAN w/ Mark Hadley & Amy Shira Teitel
4039
Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the moon landing with this episode about FIRST MAN! We've got Mark Hadley and Amy Shira Teitel (Author and Space Historian) discussing everything from Gemini 8 to Apollo 11 to whether or not they pooped on the moon! 

Be sure to check out Discovery’s Confessions from Apollo on Discovery Go.

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Jul 23, 2019
THE LION KING w/ Robin Tran & Dr. Aaron Blaisdell
3701
Makuna Hatata! Learn all about lions, tigers, and hyenas (not bears) on this episode about THE LION KING with Robin Tran and Dr. Aaron Blaisdell (Professor of Psychology - UCLA). 

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Jul 16, 2019
MEN IN BLACK w/ Karah Preiss & Dr. Rana Adhikari
4598
Today we discuss a movie that was based on a hit song called MEN IN BLACK. We talk about aliens, quantum physics and AI. If you're listening in your car, do not press the little red button. 

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Jul 09, 2019
BONUS! APOLLO: MISSIONS TO THE MOON w/ director Tom Jennings
1059
Honoring the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11, National Geographic has premiered APOLLO: MISSIONS TO THE MOON and director Tom Jennings joined us to discuss the film. 




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Jul 08, 2019
WATERWORLD w/ Jenny Jaffe & Dr. Kritsy Forsgren
4096
Put down your beakers of urine and check out this episode about WATERWORLD! Learn all about gills, fish, Exxon Valdez and more with Jenny Jaffe and Dr. Kritsy Forsgren (Associate Professor of Biological Science - California State University Fullerton)! 

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Jul 02, 2019
MEMENTO w/ Alana Johnston & Dr. Aaron Blaisdell
3925
I was going to tattoo this episode summary on my chest but I think this might be easier for all of you to see... Anyways today we're breaking down MEMENTO with Alana Johnston and Dr. Aaron Blaisdell (Professor of Psychology - UCLA)! Learn about short term memory loss and how to improve your memory! That's important, remember? 

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Jun 25, 2019
PUMPING IRON w/ Jackie Tohn & Dr. James Hicks
3930
Stop looking at your deltoids in the mirror for a second and check out this podcast about PUMPING IRON! Actually you can listen while looking at your deltoids so... carry on. We've got the delightful Jackie Tohn and the extraordinarily polite Dr. James Hicks (Director of the Center for Exercise Medicine and Sports Sciences at the School of Biological Science at UC Irvine). By the end of this episode, you should be strong as heck! 

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Jun 18, 2019
RATATOUILLE w/ Thomas Lennon & Dr. Jim Dines
3741
Help! Someone call Lt. Jim Dangle! Holy moly, he's already here?! YES! This week we are discussing RATATOUILLE with the one and only Thomas Lennon! Joining him is our old friend Dr. Jim Dines (Natural History Museum - Collections Manager, Mammalogy). Learn all about rats, french cuisine and Tom's ukulele skills! 

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Jun 11, 2019
AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR w/ Brandon T. Snider & Dr. Frank Macabenta
4579
ALERT! Calling all indie film fans! We finally take a break from big blockbuster movies and cover an adorable micro-budget rom-com called AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR. We speak with author Brandon T. Snider and Dr. Frank Macabenta (Postdoctoral Research Scholar at Caltech). Enjoy!

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Jun 04, 2019
HONEY I SHRUNK THE KIDS w/ Ryan Barton & Dr. Benjamin "Max" Adams
4507
Hey! Down here! Today we're talking about HONEY I SHRUNK THE KIDS with comedian/actor Ryan Barton and Dr. Benjamin "Max" Adams (Postdoctoral fellow at the Natural History Museum). Learn all about ants, scorpions, and how baseballs fix advanced technology! 

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May 28, 2019
VOLCANO w/ Mekki Leeper & Dr. Laura Kerber
4531
This week we're diving head-first into VOLCANO! Ouch! Our guests are comedian Mekki Leeper (Control Room) and Dr. Laura Kerber (Research Scientist at JPL). We touch on lava, magma, rocks, the 90's and all things VOLCANO! 

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May 21, 2019
BONUS: Introducing Science Rules! with Bill Nye
176
Bill Nye is on a mission to change the world— one phone call at a time. On his new podcast, Science Rules!, he tackles the curliest questions on just about anything in the universe. Perhaps you’ve wondered: Should I stop eating cheeseburgers to combat climate change? How often should I really be washing my pillowcase? Can I harvest energy from all those static-electricity shocks I get in the winter? Science Rules! Is out NOW - find it in your favorite podcast app. 

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May 16, 2019
A BUG'S LIFE w/ Andrew Sarlo & Dr. Benjamin Adams
4823
Climb into your favorite wooden fake bird because this episode is all about A Bug's Life! Ethan speaks with record producer Andrew Sarlo and postdoctoral fellow at the Natural History Museum, Dr. Benjamin "Max" Adams about Ants, Grasshoppers, ladybugs and why Max loves to lick insects. 

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May 14, 2019
THE AVENGERS (2012) w/ Daniel & Jorge
3704
Assemble... inside your car or gym or whatever and listen to this week's episode about THE AVENGERS! Ethan is joined by Thor himself! Oh sorry that was a typo. Ethan is joined by Daniel and Jorge of Daniel and Jorge Explain the Universe! 

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May 07, 2019
STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI w/ Reggie Watts & Maggie Williams
3286
It's our first birthday! Our Podversary! To celebrate we've brought back Reggie Watts to break down STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI with Maggie Williams (Systems Engineer at JPL). Tune in to learn about Space crafts, space fuel, gravity, hover crafts and hear Reggie sing some Yoda quotes! Thanks for this fantastic year!! 

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Apr 30, 2019
ANACONDA w/ Nicole Aimée Schreiber & Dr. Greg Pauly
4906
Jump off a waterfall and right into a snake's mouth because this week we've got Nicole Aimée Schreiber and Dr. Greg Pauly discussing ANACONDA! It's an extra long episode for a movie about an extra long snake. Enjoy! 

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Apr 23, 2019
OUTBREAK w/ Zoë Klar & Dr. Beth Lazazzera
4298
Wash your hands and cover your mouth because we're diving into OUTBREAK! The wonderful Zoë Klar (The Jim Jefferies Show) and Dr. Beth Lazazzera (Associate Professor, UCLA) help us understand Ebola, The Flu, and why this movie is obsessed with helicopters. 

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Apr 16, 2019
BLACK PANTHER w/ Adam Tsekhman & McCall Edwards
4235
️BLACK PANTHER! One of our top requested movies has finally arrived via odd-shaped hover ship. Adam Tsekhman and acoustician, McCall Edwards, absolutely Kill...monger it on this ep. Learn about anechoic chambers, soundproof propaganda, and forensic acousticians! 








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Apr 09, 2019
ICE AGE w/ Eric Jackowitz & Laura Tewksbury
3776
Learn all about Wolly Mammoths, Saber-Toothed Tigers (Cats) and so much more as we break down ICE AGE! The brilliant Eric Jackowitz and Laura Tewksbury embark on a freezing cold audio adventure into a tar pit of knowledge. Come on in, the tar is fine. 

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Apr 02, 2019
HOSTILE PLANET w/ Guillermo Navarro
938
Academy Award winner Guillermo Navarro hops on the phone with Ethan to discuss his new series HOSTILE PLANET for a special bonus ep! https://www.nationalgeographic.com/tv/hostile-planet/ 

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Apr 01, 2019
BEE MOVIE w/ Alex Berg & Dr. Boris Baer
4823
This episode is sure to create a lot of buzz! Don't worry, we just fired the person who wrote that. Anyway today is all about Bees because we break down BEE MOVIE with writer/actor/improviser Alex Berg and Dr. Boris Baer (Professor of Entomology at University of California). 

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Mar 26, 2019
THE SHAPE OF WATER w/ Steph Tolev, Misty Paig Tran and Kristy Forsgren
4176
Light some candles and don't let the kids listen because this week we dive into The Shape of Water with Steph Tolev, Misty Paig Tran and Kristy Forsgren! Misty and Kristy are assistant professors of biological sciences at Cal State Fullerton and they tell us way too much about fish genitals!

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Mar 19, 2019
AMERICAN PSYCHO w/ Tom Martin & Dr. Dean Mobbs
4846
What's wrong? Can't get a reservation at Dorsia? Feeling guilty for attempting to feed a stray cat to an ATM machine? We've got the perfect pick-me-up! It's assistant professor of cognitive neuroscience at Caltech Dr. Dean Mobbs and 5 time Emmy winning comedy writer Tom Martin discussing AMERICAN PSYCHO! We touch on sociopaths, narcissists, neuroplasticity and much more so turn off Phil Collins and check out this episode! 

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Mar 12, 2019
STAR TREK II: THE WRATH OF KHAN w/ Nick Kocher & Dr. Robert Hurt
4295
These are the voyages of the Bad Science Podcast. Its continuing mission: to explore strange films, to seek out new information and new silly jokes, to boldly pod where no one has podded before. Today we warp into STAR TREK II: The Wrath of Khan! We've got our ol' pal Robert Hurt (Astrovisualization Expert at Caltech IPAC) and our new pal Nick Kocher! We discuss Ceti Eels, Nebulas and some wild Shatner facts.

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Mar 05, 2019
SUNSHINE w/ Brad Silnutzer & Bobak Ferdowsi
4292
For seven years I spoke with God and he told me to discuss SUNSHINE with JPL Systems Engineer Bobak "Mohawk Guy" Ferdowsi and Brad Silnutzer! We learn about solar power, heat resistant materials and famous father-sons!

Check out the latest season of Seeker's Focal Point!

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Feb 26, 2019
GALAXY QUEST w/ Laurie Kilmartin & Jeffrey Silverman
3280
We are finally tackling one of the best Star Trek films ever, Galaxy Quest! Learn all about aliens, space travel and Tim Allen! Ethan is joined by the lovely Laurie Kilmartin and astrophysicist Jeffrey Silverman.

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Feb 19, 2019
FINDING DORY w/ Jackie Kashian & Dr. Luiz Alvez Rocha
3503
Just keep listening! Just keep listening! Today we discuss Finding Dory with the amazing Jackie Kashian and Dr. Luiz Rocha (Associate Curator and Follett Chair of Ichthyology at the California Academy of Sciences). We learn so much about coral reefs, octopus, and exactly how much of a dork Jackie really is. Finally both "Finding" Pixar films have Bad Science episodes with a guest named Jackie!

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Feb 12, 2019
ARRIVAL w/ Jeremiah Watkins & Dr. Erin Debenport
3461
Heptapods! Lend me your... ink! Today we break down Arrival with Dr. Erin Debenport (Associate Professor UCLA Department of Anthropology) and Jeremiah Watkins! Learn about linguistics and find out the dying words of the Chinese General's wife! 

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Feb 05, 2019
DEEP BLUE SEA w/ Zeke Nicholson & Dr. Chris Lowe
3870
Chomp into this episode about DEEP BLUE SEA! Zeke Nicholson is here to break this killer film down with Dr. Chris Lowe (Professor and Director of the CSULB Shark Lab)! 

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Jan 29, 2019
HER w/ Milana Vayntrub & Dr. Irma Ravkic
3469
This podcast loves you and only you. We would never simultaneously date 641 other people... or would we? Today we discuss HER with Milana Vayntrub and Dr. Irma Ravkic. It's a fun conversation about the future of AI, VR and many other abbreviations. Enjoy! 

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Jan 22, 2019
ROBOCOP w/ Moses Storm & Laduan Smedley
3753
We promise this podcast won't glitch out and shoot you a bajillion times! It's a gentle discussion about ROBOCOP with Moses Storm and CPO Laduan Smedley. We strap Moses into a bionic arm and chat about the latest developments in prosthetics. 

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Jan 15, 2019
EX MACHINA w/ Mary Holland & Dr. Mohammad Pourhomayoun
4155
Don't tell Siri you're listening to this! Today we discuss Ex Machina and all things AI with Mary Holland and w/ Dr. Mohammad Pourhomayoun, Asst Professor of Computer Science at Cal State LA. 

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Jan 08, 2019
2018 Fan-Filled Fanfare
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Since we have received so many wonderful emails this year, Ethan interviewed a few fans for a special bonus episode. Happy New Year! Stay hungry for knowledge and thirsty for water! 

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Jan 01, 2019
HOME ALONE w/ Josh Adam Meyers & Arjan Gower
3644
Merry Christmas ya filthy animals! We're doing the classic pain-driven Christmas classic, HOME ALONE! Tune in to learn some health tips from Dr. Arjan Gower and find out what kind of weird blue algae Josh Adam Meyers ingests. Happy holidays from all of us here at Bad Science! Thanks for an amazing 2018! 

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Dec 25, 2018
MEAN GIRLS w/ Blair Socci & Dr. Norma Mendoza-Denton
4015
This episode is so fetch! If you don't listen to it, we're writing your name in the burn book with the caption "Smells like a skunk's butt"! We discuss Mean Girls with Blair Socci and Dr. Norma Mendoza Denton, who wrote Homegirls, a book about Latina gangs.

Check out more on Blair: blairsocci.com
And more on Professor Mendoza-Denton: norma-mendoza-denton.com

Email us at badscience@seeker.com

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Dec 18, 2018
APOLLO 13 w/ Heather Pasternak & Amy Shira Teitel
4340
Other podcasts might discuss Apollo 1 or if they're really brazen, Apollo 8. Here at BS HQ we decided to go all out and analyze Apollo 13!!! With the help of Author/Space Historian Amy Shira Teitel and comedian Heather Pasternak we uncover the truth about this very true movie. Plus we discuss Tom Hanks a lot!

Check out Seeker's Apollo Series on YouTube.

Check out more on Amy: amyshirateitel.com
And more on Heather: heatherpasternak.com

Email us at badscience@seeker.com

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Dec 11, 2018
DAWN OF THE DEAD (2004) w/ Joe Kwaczala & Dr. Michael Harris
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Hope you're ready to die of laughter and come back to life way uglier because this week it's DAWN OF THE DEAD (2004)! We've got Joe Kwaczala and Assistant Professor of Integrative Physiology and Neuroscience, Dr. Michael Harris. Learn how to survive the zombie apocalypse and much more! 

Email us: badscience@seeker.com

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Dec 04, 2018
FREE WILLY w/ Rick Overton & Dr. Gwen Goodmanlowe
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Are you equally into killer whales and Michael Jackson? This is the episode for you! We're talking about FREE WILLY with Rick Overton and Marine Biologist Dr. Gwen Goodmanlowe from Cal State Long Beach! Learn all about Orcas and get a couple great screenwriting tips from Rick! 
Email us: badscience@seeker.com

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Nov 27, 2018
STAR WARS: RETURN OF THE JEDI w/ Andy Kindler & Dr. Varoujan Gorjian
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Listen you must! Today is our special 30th episode Star Wars spectacular! Obviously we do a Star Wars film every 30 episodes and this time we've got legendary comedian Andy Kindler joined by JPL Astronomer Dr. Varoujan Gorjian to discuss Return of the Jedi! Happy Thanksgiving!

Email us: badscience@seeker.com

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Nov 20, 2018
CONTACT w/ Scott Thompson & Dr. Paul Sutter
4545
An entire podcast about a replacement for glasses?! NO! It's the movie Contact, not contact lenses. We've got sketch comedy legend Scott Thompson (The Kids in the Hall) and Agent To The Stars, Dr. Paul Sutter. So be like Jodie Foster and put your headphones on!

Check out Dr. Sutter's book:
Your Place in the Universe: Understanding Our BIg, Messy Existence







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Nov 13, 2018
A QUIET PLACE w/ Mekki Leeper & Dr. Peter Ivory
4999
Shhh don't play this podcast over any speakers because we're breaking down A QUIET PLACE. We've got comedian Mekki Leeper and Professor of Audiology at Cal State LA Dr. Peter Ivory on the show. We will really be getting into your ears this episode as we touch on Hearing Aids, Tinnitus, Old Age and much more.

Special thanks to ASHA for helping us with this episode.

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Nov 06, 2018
IT (2017) w/ Horny 4 Horror Podcast & Dr. Dean Mobbs
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Just in case Halloween Eve isn't the spookiest night of the year... we're discussing IT and by IT we mean the science of fear and the movie IT based on the book IT! IT'S AWESOME! We've got the amazing hosts of Horny 4 Horror: Betsy Sodaro, Adam McCabe and Mano Agapion! Plus the Assistant Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience (and fear specialist) from Caltech, Dr. Dean Mobbs!

Check out the Horny 4 Horror podcast at https://www.horny4horror.com/episodes/ and email us at BadScience@Seeker.com

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Oct 30, 2018
THE MARTIAN w/ Neel Nanda & Dr. Bethany Ehlmann
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The most requested film in Bad Science history has arrived... THE MARTIAN! Neel Nanda and Dr. Bethany Ehlmann (JPL Research Scientist & Caltech Professor of Planetary Science) discuss everything from growing food on Mars to space poop bags. Godspeed!

Check out more from Neel Nanda at neelnanda.com and email us at BadScience@Seeker.com

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Oct 23, 2018
GET OUT w/ Open Mike Eagle & Dr. Raphael Romero
5115
Hypnosis, Racism, Deer, Freestyle Rap, and Drugs! What more do you want? Today we discuss GET OUT with Open Mike Eagle and Dr. Rafael Romero from the Brain Research Institute. Enjoy!

Check out more from Open Mike Eagle at mikeeagle.net and email us at BadScience@Seeker.com

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Oct 16, 2018
THE JUNGLE BOOK (1967) w/ Erin & Melissa & Dr. Jim Dines
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Fun fact: This podcast episode is one of the top 10 Bear Necessities of life! Hear musical-comedy duo Erin & MeLissa and Dr. Jim Dines (Mammalogy Collections Manager at the Los Angeles Natural History Museum) discuss Elephants, Panthers, and what to do when you're face to face with a bear (the answer might surprise you... unless you're a bear expert in which case it won't. Hard to say. I don't know you...)!


Check out more from Erin & Melissa here: erinandmelissa.com or on Instagram: @erinandmelissa

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Oct 09, 2018
INCEPTION w/ Kim & Aliya & Dr. Raj
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Don't sleep on this episode because it's all about Inception! Kim and Aliya are joined by Dr. Raj (Pulmonary, Critical Care & Sleep Specialist at Keck Medicine of USC) to dive deep into your dreams!

Check out more from Kim & Aliya:
Twitter: @kimseltzer, @aliyakkamalova, @kimandaliya
Instagram: @thebestfriendsshowla, @kimseltzer, @aliyakam

And Dr. Raj: doctorrajd.com

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Oct 02, 2018
LAKE PLACID w/ Zach Noe Towers & Dr. Greg Pauly
3862
Chomp chomp! We're talking Lake Placid today so don't lose your head! We've got Zach Noe Towers and Dr. Greg Pauly (LA Natural History Museum's Associate Curator of Herpetology)!







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Sep 25, 2018
STARSHIP TROOPERS w/ The Cooties & Dr. Brian Brown
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Good day Bad Science Mobile Infantry! Today we take down Starship Troopers with our old friend Dr. Brian Brown and The Cooties! Learn all about arachnids, mid-air mating and what "hold-on-to-my-tablet" really means! 

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Sep 18, 2018
TOTAL RECALL w/ Brent Weinbach & Dr. Laura Kerber
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No need to get your ass to Mars to listen to this episode. It's Total Recall with Brent Weinbach and Dr. Laura Kerber (Geophysics & Planetary Geosciences research scientist at JPL). We discuss everything from Terraforming to 3-Breasted Women. I'm pretty sure it's real but it could also be a dream... 

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Sep 11, 2018
BLADE RUNNER w/ Paul Scheer & Dr. Kathy Wei
4096
Gather round humans (and replicants) for a special live episode with Paul Scheer and Dr. Kathy Wei! We discussed Blade Runner at the California Academy of Sciences.

Write us your film requests/questions/comments at BadScience@Seeker.com and follow us on Instagram @BadScienceShow.

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Sep 04, 2018
GRAVITY w/ Nicole Calasich & Dr. Liz Warren
4035
Dr. Liz Warren, Associate ISS Program Scientist for CASIS, floats some facts by us about what it's really like in space.. We learn about what it takes to be an astronaut, including pre-requisites, training, and safety protocols.

Write us your film requests/questions/comments at BadScience@Seeker.com and follow us on Instagram @BadScienceShow.

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Aug 28, 2018
THE FLY w/ Byron Bowers & Dr. Doug Yanega
4663
Today we talk about the superbly interesting (and disgusting) movie, The Fly with Byron Bowers and Dr. Doug Yanega. Learn about Yellow Jackets, Insect population, how to best kill house flies and much more!

Write us your film requests/questions/comments at BadScience@Seeker.com and follow us on Instagram @BadScienceShow.

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Aug 21, 2018
THE BIRDS w/ Chris Fairbanks & Kimball Garrett
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Get quacked up cause it's The Birds! The super sweet and ultra hilarious Chris Fairbanks joins Ornithology Collections Manager Kimball Garrett as we chirp about this Hitchcock classic. Learn about the ethics of keeping birds in cages, bird sounds and much more! 

Write us your film requests/questions/comments at BadScience@Seeker.com and follow us on Instagram @BadScienceShow.

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Aug 14, 2018
THE MATRIX w/ Julio Torres, Steven Castillo & Dr. Christoph Salge
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Pick up the phone and get jacked into The Matrix! We had so much fun at Caveat NYC discussing this 1999 blockbuster smash with Marie Curie Global Fellow Dr. Christoph Salge and SNL writers Julio Torres and Steven Castillo. Learn about the ethics of AI, Neurokinetics and much more! 

Write us your film requests/questions/comments at BadScience@Seeker.com and follow us on Instagram @BadScienceShow.

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Aug 07, 2018
THE ABYSS w/ Kurt Braunohler & Dr. Douglas Pace
3962
Take a plunge into The Abyss! We've got hot takes from submarine super-fan Kurt Braunohler and hot facts from Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences, Dr. Douglas Pace. We discuss the bends, underwater habitats, alien motivations and more.

Write us your film requests/questions/comments at BadScience@Seeker.com and follow us on Instagram @BadScienceShow.

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Jul 31, 2018
LIMITLESS w/ Steve Hely, Dave King & Dr. Teagan Wall
5436
Would you take a drug called NZT-48 if you had writer's block? Steve Hely & Dave King from The Great Debates podcast join us to discuss (without cognitive enhancers) the 2011 Bradley Cooper starring science fiction thriller film LIMITLESS. Neuroscientist Dr. Teagan Wall helps us understand things like nootropics, microdosing LSD, and even... caffeine! We also set Steve & Dave up for a few rounds of debates with prompts like: Is Limitless a good movie? 

Write us your film requests/questions/comments at BadScience@Seeker.com and follow us on Instagram @BadScienceShow.

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Jul 24, 2018
ARMAGEDDON w/ Riki Lindhome & Dr. Varoujan Gorjian
4334
Garfunkel and OH MY GOD it's Riki Lindhome on today's show chatting about one of the most ridiculous films of all time, Armageddon! She's joined by our old pal, NASA JPL Astrophysicist Varoujan Gorjian! We discuss meteors, space stations, and Riki sings a little song too. 

Write us your film requests/questions/comments at BadScience@Seeker.com and follow us on Instagram @BadScienceShow.

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Jul 17, 2018
FINDING NEMO w/ Jackie Tohn & Dr. Misty Paig-Tran
4099
Picking apart a Pixar picture ain't pretty, but that's exactly what this episode is all about. Uncover the hidden truths about Finding Nemo with Jackie Tohn (GLOW, A Futile and Stupid Gesture) and Dr. Misty Paig-Tran (Assistant Professor of Marine Biology at Cal State Fullerton). We swim through so many dangerous fact-nemones that it'll be tough to ever watch this movie with the same innocence you once held so dear.

Tickets for our first live show (July 22 in NYC) are available now: bit.ly/badsciencelive

Email us your movie ideas, questions and comments at BadScience@Seeker.com and follow our instagram @BadScienceShow!

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Jul 10, 2018
WALL-E w/ Ian Abramson & Dr. James Hicks
3686
Get up off your hover chairs because we've got Dr. James Hicks, the science advisor for Wall-E, chatting with the hilarious Ian Abramson about Wall-E! We discuss sound design, what happens to human when they travel beyond Earth, and Ian's new "ladder to space" project!

You can reach us at BadScience@Seeker.com or on Instagram @BadScienceShow.

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Jul 03, 2018
STAR TREK w/ Trace Dominguez & Dr. Tammy Ma
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Live long and podcast! Today we warp into Star Trek with Seeker star Trace Dominguez (@tracedominguez) and Plasma Physicist Tammy Ma of the National Ignition Facility.

We talk about lasers, fusion, and why Spock is to blame for a planet getting annihilated!

You can reach us at BadScience@Seeker.com or on Instagram @BadScienceShow.

This episode was recorded in San Francisco at the Seeker+ studio. A video version of this show will be released in 3 parts starting June 28th. Look for it and subscribe at YouTube.com/Seeker.

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Jun 26, 2018
JURASSIC PARK w/ Scott Rogowsky & Alyssa Bell
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Scott "Quiz Daddy" Rogowsky (HQ Trivia) and Paleontologist Dr. Alyssa Bell (Natural History Museum of LA County) discuss JURASSIC PARK! We learn about DNA, Dinosaurs, and Scott joins Ethan for a VelicoRAP Song! 

Download the trivia app HQ to see Scott everyday and follow Alyssa on Instagram @alyssakbell. 

Shoot us an email at BadScience@Seeker.com.

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Jun 19, 2018
INTERSTELLAR w/ Dan Levy & Dr. Varoujan Gorjian
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Join us as we investigate the instant classic INTERSTELLAR with Dan Levy (The Goldbergs) and JPL Research Scientist Varoujan Gorjian! We break down everything from black holes to Michael Caine's awful taste in interior design. 

Email us at BadScience@Seeker.com and follow Dan Levy on Instagram @danlevyshow.

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Jun 12, 2018
PACIFIC RIM w/ Jon Gabrus & Mara Tsudis
3244
Our guests Jon Gabrus (HIGH AND MIGHTY Podcast) and Mara Tsudis (Construction Engineer) become drift compatible as we discuss PACIFIC RIM!

We discuss all aspects of giant machinery and Jon displays his uncanny Guillermo Del Toro and Donald Trump impressions.

Shoot us an email at BadScience@Seeker.com.

Check out Jon Gabrus' podcast: https://headgum.com/high-and-mighty

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Jun 05, 2018
ANT-MAN w/ Jessica McKenna & Spiro Michalakis
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Quantum queries galore on this episode because we put ANT-MAN under the microscope with Jessica McKenna (Off-Book Podcast) and Marvel’s leading science supervisor Spiro Michalakis!

We discuss entanglement, quantum physics and Jessica sums it all up with an improvised pop song!

Shoot us an email at BadScience@Seeker.com.

Find more on Jessica McKenna at https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/off-book-the-improvised-musical/id1260742439?mt=2.

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May 29, 2018
HARRY AND THE HENDERSONS w/ Kassem G & Natalia Reagan
2946
Ethan learns from comedian and self-proclaimed bigfoot expert Kassem G (BACKSEAT COMICS, youtube.com/kassemg) and actually-acclaimed bigfoot expert and primatologist Natalia Reagan (Spike TV's 10 MILLION DOLLAR BIGFOOT BOUNTY, Neil deGrasse Tyson's STAR TALK ALL STARS) as they discuss 80's family comedy HARRY AND THE HENDERSONS.

We discuss primates, our genetic relatives in the animal kingdom and of course... some of the crazy bigfoot theories around the world.

Shoot us an email at BadScience@Seeker.com.

Find more on Kassem, check out youtube.com/kassemg. For more on Natalia, go to nataliareagan.com.

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May 22, 2018
ALIEN w/ Jessimae Peluso and Dr, Brian Brown
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Could the alien from ALIEN really exist? Ethan sits down with comedian Jessimae Peluso (GIRL CODE, HIGHLARIOUS PODCAST, SHARP TONGUE PODCAST), and Dr. Brian Brown (Head of the Natural History Museum's Entomology Department and Curator of Entomology) to discuss the sci-fi horror film ALIEN.

We learn about all kinds of parasites, diptera (flies), egg desiccation, and a whole lot more.

Shoot us an email at BadScience@Seeker.com.

Find more on Jessimae at jessimae.com, and learn more about diptera at Dr. Brown's blog flyobsession.net.

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May 15, 2018
BACK TO THE FUTURE w/ Doug Benson, Dr. Robert Hurt and Dr. Christoph Uhlemann
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Calling all time travelers! In this episode, Ethan sits down with comedian Doug Benson (DOUG LOVES MOVIES, GETTING DOUG WITH HIGH, SUPER HIGH ME), and physicist Robert Hurt (IPAC) and string theorist Christoph Uhlemann (UCLA) to discuss the beloved film BACK TO THE FUTURE.

We learn about wormholes, electricity, time travel, and a whole lot more!

Shoot us an email at BadScience@Seeker.com.

Find more on Doug at DougLovesMovies.com

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May 08, 2018
STAR WARS: THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK w/ Reggie Watts & Emily Manor-Chapman
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Calling all padawans! For Bad Science: Episode I, Ethan sits down with Reggie Watts for an epic conversation with Emily Manor-Chapman, a NASA Systems Engineer, to break down the science of STAR WARS: EPISODE V - THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK.

We learn about gas giants like Bespin, the body warmth of dead Tauntauns, communicating at the speed of light, and a whole lot more.

Shoot us an email at BadScience@Seeker.com.


Check out Emily's Inisght Mission (to Mars!) which launches May 5th.
https://mars.nasa.gov/insight/

More on Reggie at reggiewatts.com - see him nightly on THE LATE LATE SHOW WITH JAMES CORDEN, and check out his new show TASKMASTER, Fridays at 11pm on Comedy Central.

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Apr 30, 2018
What is Bad Science?
46
A weekly show by Seeker that puts popular films under the microscope, breaking down the science with the help of a comedian and a scientist.

Be sure to subscribe and join us each week!

Email us your thoughts and ideas at BadScience@Seeker.com

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Apr 23, 2018