Bad Science
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.
Natural Sciences
Comedy
TV & Film
1
SHARK TALE w/ Chad Wiggins & Natalie Smith
SHARK TALE w/ Chad Wiggins & Natalie Smith
48 min
2
TWISTER w/ Harold Brooks and Aaron Bleyaert & R...
Harold Edward Brooks is an American meteorologist whose research is concentrated on severe convective storms and tornadoes, particularly severe weather climatology, as well as weather forecasting.
55 min
3
THE DAY AFTER TOMORROW w/ Dr. Tom Matthews and ...
THE DAY AFTER TOMORROW w/ Dr. Tom Matthews and Aristotle Acevedo
55 min
4
LOOK WHO'S TALKING w/ Kristina Uban and Justin ...
LOOK WHO'S TALKING w/ Kristina Uban and Justin Shepherd
55 min
5
THE LIFE AQUATIC WITH STEVE ZISSOU w/ Dr. Sarah...
THE LIFE AQUATIC WITH STEVE ZISSOU w/ Dr. Sarah-Jeanne Royer and Wil Fulton
34 min
6
ANT-MAN AND THE WASP w/ Don Lincoln and Dory Gr...
ANT-MAN AND THE WASP w/ Don Lincoln and Dory Greenberg
51 min
7
THE LITTLE MERMAID w/Shannon Johnson and Anat E...
THE LITTLE MERMAID w/Shannon Johnson and Anat Eshel
45 min
8
THE HAPPENING w/ Evan Groover and Ever Mainard
THE HAPPENING w/ Evan Groover and Ever Mainard
53 min
9
CARRIERS w/ Dr. Pamela Douglas and Emilie Hagen
CARRIERS w/ Dr. Pamela Douglas and Emilie Hagen
39 min
10
JUMANJI w/ Alie Ward and Jonathan Morvay
JUMANJI w/ Alie Ward and Jonathan Morvay
50 min
11
TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES w/ Brian Fisher an...
TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES w/ Brian Fisher and Drew Miller
44 min
12
FERNGULLY w/ Dr. Rae Wynn Grant and Rosebud Baker
FERNGULLY w/ Dr. Rae Wynn Grant and Rosebud Baker
46 min
13
PASSENGERS w/ Jason Clark and Nrthview
PASSENGERS w/ Jason Clark and Nrthview
53 min
14
HOMEWARD BOUND w/ Rocky Kanaka and Kylie Boardman
HOMEWARD BOUND w/ Rocky Kanaka and Kylie Boardman
42 min
15
CONTAGION w/ Maren Hunsberger and Greg Foot
CONTAGION w/ Maren Hunsberger and Greg Foot
48 min
16
THE BOURNE IDENTITY w/Paul Goetz and Dr. Steve ...
THE BOURNE IDENTITY w/Paul Goetz and Dr. Steve Ramirez
44 min
17
Coronavirus check in w/ Aliya Kamalova
Coronavirus check in w/ Aliya Kamalova
9 min
18
THE ADVENTURES OF BUCKAROO BANZAI w/ Robert Hur...
THE ADVENTURES OF BUCKAROO BANZAI w/ Robert Hurt and Eric Jackowitz
58 min
19
FAST AND FURIOUS w/Alonzo Bodden and Matt Farah
FAST AND FURIOUS w/Alonzo Bodden and Matt Farah
63 min
20
BLACK MIRROR: HATED IN THE NATION w/Emily Feld ...
BLACK MIRROR: HATED IN THE NATION w/Emily Feld and Dr. Aaron Blaisdell
55 min
21
SEVEN WORLDS ONE PLANET w/ Jonny Keeling and Ad...
SEVEN WORLDS ONE PLANET w/ Jonny Keeling and Addie Weyrich
56 min
22
SPIDERMAN: INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE w/ Tracy Marqu...
SPIDERMAN: INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE w/ Tracy Marquez and Dr. Lauren Esposito
52 min
23
JOKER w/ Cara Santa Maria and Danny Palumbo
JOKER w/ Cara Santa Maria and Danny Palumbo
50 min
24
READY PLAYER ONE w/Alisher Kamalov and Dominick...
READY PLAYER ONE w/Alisher Kamalov and Dominick D'Aniello
45 min
25
SEVEN WORLDS ONE PLANET: AUSTRALIA w/ Dr. Emma ...
Today we have a very special episode about the brand new BBC show SEVEN WORLDS, ONE PLANET.
50 min
26
BLACK MIRROR: BANDERSNATCH w/ Jacob Jeffries a...
BLACK MIRROR: BANDERSNATCH w/ Jacob Jeffries and Dr. Dan Ames (Researcher at the Social Cognitive Neuroscience Lab of UCLA)
47 min
27
SULLY w/ Alec Owen and Dr. Alan Castel
SULLY w/ Alec Owen and Dr. Alan Castel
59 min
28
HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS (2000) w/ Dr. Da...
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.
53 min
29
THE SANDLOT w/ Irene Tu & Dr. Jennifer Silvers ...
If you love baseball, big dogs, and vomit then this is the movie for you!
49 min
30
AIR BUD w/ Dr. Evan Antin and Zach Reino
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!
62 min
31
PLANES, TRAINS AND AUTOMOBILES w/ Sean Tracy & ...
Happy Thanksgiving! Today we slice into the turkey, I mean, movie Planes, Trains and Automobiles!
37 min
32
LUCY w/ Jake Adams & Dr. Martin Monti (Psycholo...
Today we've got Jake Adams and Dr. Martin Monti (Psychology Professor - UCLA) discussing the brain!
56 min
33
ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY w/ Matt Jones and ...
ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY w/ Matt Jones and Dr. Andrew Rader
46 min
34
TERMINATOR 2: JUDGEMENT DAY w/ Nick Mandernach ...
You won't need boots, clothes or a motorcycle to listen to this episode
51 min
35
THE SHINING w/ Johnny Pemberton & Dr. Rena Repe...
THE SHINING w/ Johnny Pemberton & Dr. Rena Repetti
55 min
36
JURASSIC WORLD w/ Sophia Hocini and Dr. Alyssa ...
JURASSIC WORLD w/ Sophia Hocini and Dr. Alyssa Bell (Paleontologist - Natural History Museum of LA County)
60 min
37
JAWS w/ Chelsea Frank & Dr. Daniel Blumstein (P...
We're thrilled to have travel writer Chelsea Frank, Dr. Daniel Blumstein (Professor - Dept. of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at UCLA) and the same ol' dumbo host as always!
60 min
38
ETERNAL SUNSHINE OF THE SPOTLESS MIND w/ Winsto...
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!
52 min
39
TARZAN w/ Addie Weyrich & Dr. Greg Bryant
TARZAN w/ Addie Weyrich & Dr. Greg Bryant
63 min
40
Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home w/ Brad Sulnitzer...
Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home w/ Brad Sulnitzer, Joey Orton, and Trace Dominguez
58 min
41
ADAPTATION w/ Nadia Osman & Dr. Kenneth Chapin ...
A podcast about a movie about the guy writing the movie about a book about orchids?! YIKES!
53 min
42
SAN ANDREAS w/ Dr. Men-Andrin Meier and Jeff Le...
Shake things up a bit and listen to this episode while drinking a milkshake?
73 min
43
2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY w/ Hannah Einbinder & Dr....
Turn on your mini-monolith and check out this episode about 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY!
57 min
44
KONG: SKULL ISLAND w/ Marcos Gonzales & Natalia...
What could possibly go wrong at a place called SKULL ISLAND?
51 min
45
INSIDE OUT w/ Marie Watschke & Dr. Megan Herting
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!
58 min
46
MAD MAX: FURY ROAD w/ Dallas Taylor
Take a deep dive into your ears with the host of Twenty Thousand Hertz, Dallas Taylor.
44 min
47
SIGNS w/ Danny Jolles & Dr. Douglas LaRowe
Learn about crop circles, the subsurface of the ocean and much more!
47 min
48
GODZILLA (2014) w/ Paul Goetz and Natalia Reagan
Natalia Reagan (Anthropologist/Primatologist) is back!
66 min
49
FIRST MAN w/ Mark Hadley & Amy Shira Teitel
w/ Author & Space Historian Amy Shira Teitel
63 min
50
THE LION KING w/ Robin Tran & Dr. Aaron Blaisdell
w/ Dr. Aaron Blaisdell (Professor of Psychology - UCLA)
58 min
51
MEN IN BLACK w/ Karah Preiss & Dr. Rana Adhikari
W/ Dr. Rana Adhikari (Professor of Physics at the California Institute of Technology)
73 min
52
BONUS! APOLLO: MISSIONS TO THE MOON w/ director...
Check out the film on National Geographic
17 min
53
WATERWORLD w/ Jenny Jaffe & Dr. Kritsy Forsgren
w/ Dr. Kritsy Forsgren (Associate Professor of Biological Science - California State University Fullerton)
64 min
54
MEMENTO w/ Alana Johnston & Dr. Aaron Blaisdell
w/ Dr. Aaron Blaisdell (Professor of Psychology - UCLA)
61 min
55
PUMPING IRON w/ Jackie Tohn & Dr. James Hicks
w/ Dr. James Hicks (Director of the Center for Exercise Medicine and Sports Sciences at the School of Biological Science at UC Irvine)
62 min
56
RATATOUILLE w/ Thomas Lennon & Dr. Jim Dines
w/ Dr. Jim Dines (Natural History Museum - Collections Manager, Mammalogy)
58 min
57
AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR w/ Brandon T. Snider & D...
w/ Dr. Frank Macabenta (Postdoctoral Research Scholar at Caltech)
72 min
58
HONEY I SHRUNK THE KIDS w/ Ryan Barton & Dr. Be...
w/ Dr. Benjamin "Max" Adams (Postdoctoral fellow at the Natural History Museum)
71 min
59
VOLCANO w/ Mekki Leeper & Dr. Laura Kerber
w/ Dr. Laura Kerber (Research Scientist at JPL)
72 min
60
BONUS: Introducing Science Rules! with Bill Nye
Bill Nye!
2 min
61
A BUG'S LIFE w/ Andrew Sarlo & Dr. Benjamin Adams
w/ Dr. Benjamin Adams
76 min
62
THE AVENGERS (2012) w/ Daniel & Jorge
Daniel & Jorge Explain the Universe
58 min
63
STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI w/ Reggie Watts & Magg...
w/ Maggie Williams (Systems Engineer at JPL)
51 min
64
ANACONDA w/ Nicole Aimée Schreiber & Dr. Greg P...
w/ Dr. Greg Pauly (LA Natural History Museum's Associate Curator of Herpetology)
78 min
65
OUTBREAK w/ Zoë Klar & Dr. Beth Lazazzera
OUTBREAK w/Dr. Beth Lazazzera
68 min
66
BLACK PANTHER w/ Adam Tsekhman & McCall Edwards
w/ McCall Edwards (Acoustician at Veneklasen Associates)
67 min
67
ICE AGE w/ Eric Jackowitz & Laura Tewksbury
w/ Laura Tewksbury (Preparatory at La Brea Tar Pits)
59 min
68
HOSTILE PLANET w/ Guillermo Navarro
BONUS EP w/ Guillermo Navarro
15 min
69
BEE MOVIE w/ Alex Berg & Dr. Boris Baer
w/ Dr. Boris Baer (Professor of Entomology at University of California)
76 min
70
THE SHAPE OF WATER w/ Steph Tolev, Misty Paig T...
w/ Misty Paig Tran and Kristy Forsgren (Assistant professors of biological sciences at Cal State Fullerton)
66 min
71
AMERICAN PSYCHO w/ Tom Martin & Dr. Dean Mobbs
w/ Dr. Dean Mobbs (Assistant Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience at Caltech)
77 min
72
STAR TREK II: THE WRATH OF KHAN w/ Nick Kocher ...
w/ physicist Robert Hurt (IPAC)
68 min
73
SUNSHINE w/ Brad Silnutzer & Bobak Ferdowsi
w/ Bobak Ferdowsi (Systems Engineer at JPL)
68 min
74
GALAXY QUEST w/ Laurie Kilmartin & Jeffrey Silv...
w/ science communicator Jeffrey Silverman
51 min
75
FINDING DORY w/ Jackie Kashian & Dr. Luiz Alvez...
w/ Dr. Luiz Alvez Rocha (Associate Curator and Follett Chair of Ichthyology at the California Academy of Sciences)
54 min
76
ARRIVAL w/ Jeremiah Watkins & Dr. Erin Debenport
w/ Dr. Erin Debenport (Associate Professor UCLA Department of Anthropology)
54 min
77
DEEP BLUE SEA w/ Zeke Nicholson & Dr. Chris Lowe
DEEP BLUE SEA w/ Dr. Chris Lowe (Professor and Director of the CSULB Shark Lab)
61 min
78
HER w/ Milana Vayntrub & Dr. Irma Ravkic
w/ Dr. Irma Ravkic, Professor at Mount Saint Mary's University
54 min
79
ROBOCOP w/ Moses Storm & Laduan Smedley
w/ CPO Laduan Smedley
59 min
80
EX MACHINA w/ Mary Holland & Dr. Mohammad Pourh...
w/ Dr. Mohammad Pourhomayoun, Asst Professor of Computer Science at Cal State LA
65 min
81
2018 Fan-Filled Fanfare
w/ Reggie Watts, Joe, Kay, Allan and Aliya Kamalova
39 min
82
HOME ALONE w/ Josh Adam Meyers & Arjan Gower
w/ Arjan Gower, Resident Physician of Internal Medicine at Cedars Sinai hospital
57 min
83
MEAN GIRLS w/ Blair Socci & Dr. Norma Mendoza-D...
UCLA Anthropology professor Norma Mendoza-Denton
63 min
84
APOLLO 13 w/ Heather Pasternak & Amy Shira Teitel
Author & Space Historian Amy Shira Teitel and comedian Heather Pasternak
70 min
85
DAWN OF THE DEAD (2004) w/ Joe Kwaczala & Dr. M...
Joe Kwaczala and Assistant Professor of Integrative Physiology and Neuroscience, Dr. Michael Harris
76 min
86
FREE WILLY w/ Rick Overton & Dr. Gwen Goodmanlowe
Marine Biologist, Dr. Gwen Goodmanlowe, from Cal State Long Beach
66 min
87
STAR WARS: RETURN OF THE JEDI w/ Andy Kindler &...
Andy Kindler and JPL Astronmer Dr. Varoujan Gorjian discuss Return of the Jedi!
70 min
88
CONTACT w/ Scott Thompson & Dr. Paul Sutter
With sketch comedy legend Scott Thompson (The Kids in the Hall) and Agent To The Stars, Dr. Paul Sutter!
72 min
89
A QUIET PLACE w/ Mekki Leeper & Dr. Peter Ivory
Discussing A QUIET PLACE with Mekki Leeper and Professor of Audiology Dr. Peter Ivory!
80 min
90
IT (2017) w/ Horny 4 Horror Podcast & Dr. Dean ...
Discussing IT with the hosts from the Horny 4 Horror podcast hosts and fear specialist Dr. Dean Mobbs!
81 min
91
THE MARTIAN w/ Neel Nanda & Dr. Bethany Ehlmann
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.
69 min
92
GET OUT w/ Open Mike Eagle & Dr. Raphael Romero
Today we discuss GET OUT with Open Mike Eagle and Dr. Raphael Romero. Hypnosis, Racism, Deer, Freestyle Rap, and Drugs! What more do you want?
82 min
93
THE JUNGLE BOOK (1967) w/ Erin & Melissa & Dr. ...
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 discuss Elephants, Panthers, and what to do when you're face to face with a bear!
72 min
94
INCEPTION w/ Kim & Aliya & Dr. Raj
Don't sleep on this episode because it's all about Inception! Kim and Aliya are joined by Dr. Raj to dive deep into your dreams!
69 min
95
LAKE PLACID w/ Zach Noe Towers & Dr. Greg Pauly
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)!
61 min
96
STARSHIP TROOPERS w/ The Cooties & Dr. Brian Brown
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!
75 min
97
TOTAL RECALL w/ Brent Weinbach & Dr. Laura Kerber
It's Total Recall with Brent Weinbach and Dr. Laura Kerber (Geophysics & Planetary Geosciences research scientist at JPL).
62 min
98
BLADE RUNNER w/ Paul Scheer & Dr. Kathy Wei
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.
66 min
99
GRAVITY w/ Nicole Calasich & Dr. Liz Warren
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.
66 min
100
THE FLY w/ Byron Bowers & Dr. Doug Yanega
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!
76 min