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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
GET OUT w/ Open Mike Eagle
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
2
THE JUNGLE BOOK (1967) w/ Erin & Melissa
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
3
INCEPTION w/ Kim & Aliya
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
4
LAKE PLACID w/ Zach Noe Towers
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
5
STARSHIP TROOPERS w/ The Cooties
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
6
TOTAL RECALL w/ Brent Weinbach
It's Total Recall with Brent Weinbach and Dr. Laura Kerber (Geophysics & Planetary Geosciences research scientist at JPL).
62 min
7
BLADE RUNNER w/ Paul Scheer
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
8
GRAVITY w/ Nicole Calasich
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
9
THE FLY w/ Byron Bowers
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
10
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.
70 min
11
THE MATRIX w/ Julio Torres and Steven Castillo
Pick up the phone and get jacked into The Matrix! We break it down with Dr. Christoph Salge and SNL Writers Julio Torres and Steven Castillo.
75 min
12
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.
63 min
13
LIMITLESS w/ Steve Hely & Dave King (The Great ...
Steve Hely & Dave King from The Great Debates podcast join us to discuss LIMITLESS with neuroscientist Dr. Teagan Wall
88 min
14
ARMAGEDDON w/ Riki Lindhome
Riki Lindhome (Another Period, Garfunkel & Oates) and our first returning scientist JPL's Varoujan Gorjian discuss Armageddon!
70 min
15
FINDING NEMO w/ Jackie Tohn
We dive deep into 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)
66 min
16
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!
58 min
17
STAR TREK w/ Trace Dominguez & Seeker+
Live long and podcast! Today we warp into Star Trek with Seeker star Trace Dominguez
41 min
18
JURASSIC PARK w/ Scott Rogowsky
Scott "Quiz Daddy" Rogowsky (HQ Trivia) and Paleontologist Dr. Alyssa Bell (Natural History Museum of LA County) discuss JURASSIC PARK!
62 min
19
INTERSTELLAR w/ Dan Levy
Join us as we investigate the instant classic INTERSTELLAR with Dan Levy (The Goldbergs) and JPL Research Scientist Varoujan Gorjian!
58 min
20
PACIFIC RIM w/ Jon Gabrus
Jon Gabrus and a construction engineer become drift compatible as we discuss PACIFIC RIM!
51 min
21
ANT-MAN w/ Jessica McKenna
The actual science supervisor from ANT-MAN helps us with our quantum queries
52 min
22
HARRY AND THE HENDERSONS w/ Kassem G
Kassem G & a primatologist discuss bigfoot and the classic 80's family comedy HARRY AND THE HENDERSONS
47 min
23
ALIEN w/ Jessimae Peluso
Jessimae Peluso & an entomologist break down the science of the classic sci-fi horror film ALIEN
56 min
24
BACK TO THE FUTURE w/ Doug Benson
Doug Benson & two physicists break down the classic 80's film BACK TO THE FUTURE
37 min
25
STAR WARS: THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK w/ Reggie Watts
Reggie Watts & a NASA Systems Engineer break down STAR WARS: EPISODE V - THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK
45 min
26
What is Bad Science?
A show to determine what is Science Fiction vs Science Fact
0 min