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
CONTAGION w/ Maren Hunsberger and Greg Foot
CONTAGION w/ Maren Hunsberger and Greg Foot
48 min
2
THE BOURNE IDENTITY w/Paul Goetz and Dr. Steve ...
THE BOURNE IDENTITY w/Paul Goetz and Dr. Steve Ramirez
44 min
3
Coronavirus check in w/ Aliya Kamalova
Coronavirus check in w/ Aliya Kamalova
9 min
4
THE ADVENTURES OF BUCKAROO BANZAI w/ Robert Hur...
THE ADVENTURES OF BUCKAROO BANZAI w/ Robert Hurt and Eric Jackowitz
58 min
5
FAST AND FURIOUS w/Alonzo Bodden and Matt Farah
FAST AND FURIOUS w/Alonzo Bodden and Matt Farah
63 min
6
BLACK MIRROR: HATED IN THE NATION w/Emily Feld ...
BLACK MIRROR: HATED IN THE NATION w/Emily Feld and Dr. Aaron Blaisdell
55 min
7
SEVEN WORLDS ONE PLANET w/ Jonny Keeling and Ad...
SEVEN WORLDS ONE PLANET w/ Jonny Keeling and Addie Weyrich
56 min
8
SPIDERMAN: INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE w/ Tracy Marqu...
SPIDERMAN: INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE w/ Tracy Marquez and Dr. Lauren Esposito
52 min
9
JOKER w/ Cara Santa Maria and Danny Palumbo
JOKER w/ Cara Santa Maria and Danny Palumbo
50 min
10
READY PLAYER ONE w/Alisher Kamalov and Dominick...
READY PLAYER ONE w/Alisher Kamalov and Dominick D'Aniello
45 min
11
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
12
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
13
SULLY w/ Alec Owen and Dr. Alan Castel
SULLY w/ Alec Owen and Dr. Alan Castel
59 min
14
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
15
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
16
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
17
PLANES, TRAINS AND AUTOMOBILES w/ Sean Tracy & ...
Happy Thanksgiving! Today we slice into the turkey, I mean, movie Planes, Trains and Automobiles!
37 min
18
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
19
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
20
TERMINATOR 2: JUDGEMENT DAY w/ Nick Mandernach ...
You won't need boots, clothes or a motorcycle to listen to this episode
51 min
21
THE SHINING w/ Johnny Pemberton & Dr. Rena Repe...
THE SHINING w/ Johnny Pemberton & Dr. Rena Repetti
55 min
22
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
23
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
24
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
25
TARZAN w/ Addie Weyrich & Dr. Greg Bryant
TARZAN w/ Addie Weyrich & Dr. Greg Bryant
63 min
26
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
27
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
28
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
29
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
30
KONG: SKULL ISLAND w/ Marcos Gonzales & Natalia...
What could possibly go wrong at a place called SKULL ISLAND?
51 min
31
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
32
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
33
SIGNS w/ Danny Jolles & Dr. Douglas LaRowe
Learn about crop circles, the subsurface of the ocean and much more!
47 min
34
GODZILLA (2014) w/ Paul Goetz and Natalia Reagan
Natalia Reagan (Anthropologist/Primatologist) is back!
66 min
35
FIRST MAN w/ Mark Hadley & Amy Shira Teitel
w/ Author & Space Historian Amy Shira Teitel
63 min
36
THE LION KING w/ Robin Tran & Dr. Aaron Blaisdell
w/ Dr. Aaron Blaisdell (Professor of Psychology - UCLA)
58 min
37
MEN IN BLACK w/ Karah Preiss & Dr. Rana Adhikari
W/ Dr. Rana Adhikari (Professor of Physics at the California Institute of Technology)
73 min
38
BONUS! APOLLO: MISSIONS TO THE MOON w/ director...
Check out the film on National Geographic
17 min
39
WATERWORLD w/ Jenny Jaffe & Dr. Kritsy Forsgren
w/ Dr. Kritsy Forsgren (Associate Professor of Biological Science - California State University Fullerton)
64 min
40
MEMENTO w/ Alana Johnston & Dr. Aaron Blaisdell
w/ Dr. Aaron Blaisdell (Professor of Psychology - UCLA)
61 min
41
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
42
RATATOUILLE w/ Thomas Lennon & Dr. Jim Dines
w/ Dr. Jim Dines (Natural History Museum - Collections Manager, Mammalogy)
58 min
43
AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR w/ Brandon T. Snider & D...
w/ Dr. Frank Macabenta (Postdoctoral Research Scholar at Caltech)
72 min
44
HONEY I SHRUNK THE KIDS w/ Ryan Barton & Dr. Be...
w/ Dr. Benjamin "Max" Adams (Postdoctoral fellow at the Natural History Museum)
71 min
45
VOLCANO w/ Mekki Leeper & Dr. Laura Kerber
w/ Dr. Laura Kerber (Research Scientist at JPL)
72 min
46
BONUS: Introducing Science Rules! with Bill Nye
Bill Nye!
2 min
47
A BUG'S LIFE w/ Andrew Sarlo & Dr. Benjamin Adams
w/ Dr. Benjamin Adams
76 min
48
THE AVENGERS (2012) w/ Daniel & Jorge
Daniel & Jorge Explain the Universe
58 min
49
STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI w/ Reggie Watts & Magg...
w/ Maggie Williams (Systems Engineer at JPL)
51 min
50
ANACONDA w/ Nicole Aimée Schreiber & Dr. Greg P...
w/ Dr. Greg Pauly (LA Natural History Museum's Associate Curator of Herpetology)
78 min
51
OUTBREAK w/ Zoë Klar & Dr. Beth Lazazzera
OUTBREAK w/Dr. Beth Lazazzera
68 min
52
BLACK PANTHER w/ Adam Tsekhman & McCall Edwards
w/ McCall Edwards (Acoustician at Veneklasen Associates)
67 min
53
ICE AGE w/ Eric Jackowitz & Laura Tewksbury
w/ Laura Tewksbury (Preparatory at La Brea Tar Pits)
59 min
54
HOSTILE PLANET w/ Guillermo Navarro
BONUS EP w/ Guillermo Navarro
15 min
55
BEE MOVIE w/ Alex Berg & Dr. Boris Baer
w/ Dr. Boris Baer (Professor of Entomology at University of California)
76 min
56
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
57
AMERICAN PSYCHO w/ Tom Martin & Dr. Dean Mobbs
w/ Dr. Dean Mobbs (Assistant Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience at Caltech)
77 min
58
STAR TREK II: THE WRATH OF KHAN w/ Nick Kocher ...
w/ physicist Robert Hurt (IPAC)
68 min
59
SUNSHINE w/ Brad Silnutzer & Bobak Ferdowsi
w/ Bobak Ferdowsi (Systems Engineer at JPL)
68 min
60
GALAXY QUEST w/ Laurie Kilmartin & Jeffrey Silv...
w/ science communicator Jeffrey Silverman
51 min
61
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
62
ARRIVAL w/ Jeremiah Watkins & Dr. Erin Debenport
w/ Dr. Erin Debenport (Associate Professor UCLA Department of Anthropology)
54 min
63
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
64
HER w/ Milana Vayntrub & Dr. Irma Ravkic
w/ Dr. Irma Ravkic, Professor at Mount Saint Mary's University
54 min
65
ROBOCOP w/ Moses Storm & Laduan Smedley
w/ CPO Laduan Smedley
59 min
66
EX MACHINA w/ Mary Holland & Dr. Mohammad Pourh...
w/ Dr. Mohammad Pourhomayoun, Asst Professor of Computer Science at Cal State LA
65 min
67
2018 Fan-Filled Fanfare
w/ Reggie Watts, Joe, Kay, Allan and Aliya Kamalova
39 min
68
HOME ALONE w/ Josh Adam Meyers & Arjan Gower
w/ Arjan Gower, Resident Physician of Internal Medicine at Cedars Sinai hospital
57 min
69
MEAN GIRLS w/ Blair Socci & Dr. Norma Mendoza-D...
UCLA Anthropology professor Norma Mendoza-Denton
63 min
70
APOLLO 13 w/ Heather Pasternak & Amy Shira Teitel
Author & Space Historian Amy Shira Teitel and comedian Heather Pasternak
70 min
71
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
72
FREE WILLY w/ Rick Overton & Dr. Gwen Goodmanlowe
Marine Biologist, Dr. Gwen Goodmanlowe, from Cal State Long Beach
66 min
73
STAR WARS: RETURN OF THE JEDI w/ Andy Kindler &...
Andy Kindler and JPL Astronmer Dr. Varoujan Gorjian discuss Return of the Jedi!
70 min
74
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
75
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
76
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
77
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
78
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
79
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
80
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
81
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
82
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
83
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
84
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
85
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
86
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
87
THE BIRDS w/ Chris Fairbanks & Kimball Garrett
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
88
THE MATRIX w/ Julio Torres, Steven Castillo & D...
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
89
THE ABYSS w/ Kurt Braunohler & Dr. Douglas Pace
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
90
LIMITLESS w/ Steve Hely, Dave King & Dr. Teagan...
Steve Hely & Dave King from The Great Debates podcast join us to discuss LIMITLESS with neuroscientist Dr. Teagan Wall
88 min
91
ARMAGEDDON w/ Riki Lindhome & Dr. Varoujan Gorjian
Riki Lindhome (Another Period, Garfunkel & Oates) and our first returning scientist JPL's Varoujan Gorjian discuss Armageddon!
70 min
92
FINDING NEMO w/ Jackie Tohn & Dr. Misty Paig-Tran
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
93
WALL-E w/ Ian Abramson & Dr. James Hicks
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
94
STAR TREK w/ Trace Dominguez & Dr. Tammy Ma
Live long and podcast! Today we warp into Star Trek with Seeker star Trace Dominguez
41 min
95
JURASSIC PARK w/ Scott Rogowsky & Alyssa Bell
Scott "Quiz Daddy" Rogowsky (HQ Trivia) and Paleontologist Dr. Alyssa Bell (Natural History Museum of LA County) discuss JURASSIC PARK!
62 min
96
INTERSTELLAR w/ Dan Levy & Dr. Varoujan Gorjian
Join us as we investigate the instant classic INTERSTELLAR with Dan Levy (The Goldbergs) and JPL Research Scientist Varoujan Gorjian!
58 min
97
PACIFIC RIM w/ Jon Gabrus & Mara Tsudis
Jon Gabrus and a construction engineer become drift compatible as we discuss PACIFIC RIM!
51 min
98
ANT-MAN w/ Jessica McKenna & Spiro Michalakis
The actual science supervisor from ANT-MAN helps us with our quantum queries
52 min
99
HARRY AND THE HENDERSONS w/ Kassem G & Natalia ...
Kassem G & a primatologist discuss bigfoot and the classic 80's family comedy HARRY AND THE HENDERSONS
47 min
100
ALIEN w/ Jessimae Peluso and Dr, Brian Brown
Jessimae Peluso & an entomologist break down the science of the classic sci-fi horror film ALIEN
56 min