Bad Science

By Seeker

Listen to a podcast, please open Podcast Republic app. Available on Google Play Store.

Category: Comedy

Open in iTunes

Open RSS feed

Open Website

Rate for this podcast

 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!


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 BIRDS w/ Chris Fairbanks
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!&nbsp;<br><br>Write us your film requests/questions/comments at and follow us on Instagram @BadScienceShow.
Aug 14, 2018
THE MATRIX w/ Julio Torres and Steven Castillo
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!&nbsp;<br><br>Write us your film requests/questions/comments at and follow us on Instagram @BadScienceShow.
Aug 07, 2018
THE ABYSS w/ Kurt Braunohler
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.<br><br>Write us your film requests/questions/comments at and follow us on Instagram @BadScienceShow.
Jul 31, 2018
LIMITLESS w/ Steve Hely & Dave King (The Great Debates podcast)
Would you take a drug called NZT-48 if you had writer's block? Steve Hely &amp; 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 &amp; Dave up for a few rounds of debates with prompts like: Is Limitless a good movie?&nbsp;<br><br>Write us your film requests/questions/comments at and follow us on Instagram @BadScienceShow.
Jul 24, 2018
ARMAGEDDON w/ Riki Lindhome
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.&nbsp;<br><br>Write us your film requests/questions/comments at and follow us on Instagram @BadScienceShow.
Jul 17, 2018
FINDING NEMO w/ Jackie Tohn
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. <br><br>Tickets for our first live show (July 22 in NYC) are available now: <a href=""></a><br><br>Email us your movie ideas, questions and comments at and follow our instagram @BadScienceShow!
Jul 10, 2018
WALL-E w/ Ian Abramson
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! <br><br>You can reach us at or on Instagram <a href="">@BadScienceShow</a>.
Jul 03, 2018
STAR TREK w/ Trace Dominguez & Seeker+
Live long and podcast! Today we warp into Star Trek with Seeker star Trace Dominguez (<a href="">@tracedominguez</a>) and Plasma Physicist Tammy Ma of the National Ignition Facility. <br><br>We talk about lasers, fusion, and why Spock is to blame for a planet getting annihilated! <br><br>You can reach us at or on Instagram <a href="">@BadScienceShow</a>.<br><br>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 <a href=""></a>.
Jun 26, 2018
JURASSIC PARK w/ Scott Rogowsky
Scott "Quiz Daddy" Rogowsky (<em>HQ Trivia</em>) and Paleontologist Dr. Alyssa Bell (<em>Natural History Museum of LA County</em>) discuss JURASSIC PARK! We learn about DNA, Dinosaurs, and Scott joins Ethan for a VelicoRAP Song!&nbsp;<br><br>Download the trivia app HQ to see Scott everyday and follow Alyssa on Instagram @alyssakbell.&nbsp;<br><br>Shoot us an email at
Jun 19, 2018
Join us as we investigate the instant classic INTERSTELLAR with Dan Levy (<em>The Goldbergs</em>) and JPL Research Scientist Varoujan Gorjian! We break down everything from black holes to Michael Caine's awful taste in interior design.&nbsp;<br><br>Email us at and follow Dan Levy on Instagram @danlevyshow.
Jun 12, 2018
PACIFIC RIM w/ Jon Gabrus
Our guests Jon Gabrus (HIGH AND MIGHTY Podcast) and Mara Tsudis (Construction Engineer) become drift compatible as we discuss PACIFIC RIM!<br><br>We discuss all aspects of giant machinery and Jon displays his uncanny Guillermo Del Toro and Donald Trump impressions.<br><br>Shoot us an email at<br><br>Check out Jon Gabrus' podcast:
Jun 05, 2018
ANT-MAN w/ Jessica McKenna
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!<br><br>We discuss entanglement, quantum physics and Jessica sums it all up with an improvised pop song!<br><br>Shoot us an email at<br><br>Find more on Jessica McKenna at
May 29, 2018
Ethan learns from comedian and self-proclaimed bigfoot expert Kassem G (BACKSEAT COMICS, <a href=""></a>) 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. <br><br>We discuss primates, our genetic relatives in the animal kingdom and of course... some of the crazy bigfoot theories around the world.<br><br>Shoot us an email at <br><br>Find more on Kassem, check out <a href=""></a>. For more on Natalia, go to <a href=""></a>.
May 22, 2018
ALIEN w/ Jessimae Peluso
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.<br><br>We learn about all kinds of parasites, diptera (flies), egg desiccation, and a whole lot more. <br><br>Shoot us an email at <br><br>Find more on Jessimae at <a href=""></a>, and learn more about diptera at Dr. Brown's blog <a href=""></a>.
May 15, 2018
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.<br><br>We learn about wormholes, electricity, time travel, and a whole lot more!<br><br>Shoot us an email at <br><br>Find more on Doug at <a href=""></a>
May 08, 2018
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.<br><br>We learn about gas giants like Bespin, the body warmth of dead Tauntauns, communicating at the speed of light, and a whole lot more.<br><br>Shoot us an email at <br><br><br>Check out Emily's Inisght Mission (to Mars!) which launches May 5th. <br><a href=""></a><br><br>More on Reggie at <a href=""></a> - see him nightly on THE LATE LATE SHOW WITH JAMES CORDEN, and check out his new show TASKMASTER, Fridays at 11pm on Comedy Central.
Apr 30, 2018
What is Bad Science?
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.<br><br>Be sure to subscribe and join us each week!<br><br>Email us your thoughts and ideas at
Apr 23, 2018