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Bad Science
<p>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.</p>
Natural Sciences
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TV & Film
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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
2
PLANES, TRAINS AND AUTOMOBILES w/ Sean Tracy & ...
Happy Thanksgiving! Today we slice into the turkey, I mean, movie Planes, Trains and Automobiles!
37 min
3
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
4
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
5
TERMINATOR 2: JUDGEMENT DAY w/ Nick Mandernach ...
You won't need boots, clothes or a motorcycle to listen to this episode
51 min
6
THE SHINING w/ Johnny Pemberton & Dr. Rena Repe...
THE SHINING w/ Johnny Pemberton & Dr. Rena Repetti
55 min
7
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
8
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
9
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
10
TARZAN w/ Addie Weyrich & Dr. Greg Bryant
TARZAN w/ Addie Weyrich & Dr. Greg Bryant
63 min
11
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
12
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
13
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
14
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
15
KONG: SKULL ISLAND w/ Marcos Gonzales & Natalia...
What could possibly go wrong at a place called SKULL ISLAND?
51 min
16
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
17
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
18
SIGNS w/ Danny Jolles & Dr. Douglas LaRowe
Learn about crop circles, the subsurface of the ocean and much more!
47 min
19
GODZILLA (2014) w/ Paul Goetz and Natalia Reagan
Natalia Reagan (Anthropologist/Primatologist) is back!
66 min
20
FIRST MAN w/ Mark Hadley & Amy Shira Teitel
w/ Author & Space Historian Amy Shira Teitel
63 min
21
THE LION KING w/ Robin Tran & Dr. Aaron Blaisdell
w/ Dr. Aaron Blaisdell (Professor of Psychology - UCLA)
58 min
22
MEN IN BLACK w/ Karah Preiss & Dr. Rana Adhikari
W/ Dr. Rana Adhikari (Professor of Physics at the California Institute of Technology)
73 min
23
BONUS! APOLLO: MISSIONS TO THE MOON w/ director...
Check out the film on National Geographic
17 min
24
WATERWORLD w/ Jenny Jaffe & Dr. Kritsy Forsgren
w/ Dr. Kritsy Forsgren (Associate Professor of Biological Science - California State University Fullerton)
64 min
25
MEMENTO w/ Alana Johnston & Dr. Aaron Blaisdell
w/ Dr. Aaron Blaisdell (Professor of Psychology - UCLA)
61 min
26
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
27
RATATOUILLE w/ Thomas Lennon & Dr. Jim Dines
w/ Dr. Jim Dines (Natural History Museum - Collections Manager, Mammalogy)
58 min
28
AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR w/ Brandon T. Snider & D...
w/ Dr. Frank Macabenta (Postdoctoral Research Scholar at Caltech)
72 min
29
HONEY I SHRUNK THE KIDS w/ Ryan Barton & Dr. Be...
w/ Dr. Benjamin "Max" Adams (Postdoctoral fellow at the Natural History Museum)
71 min
30
VOLCANO w/ Mekki Leeper & Dr. Laura Kerber
w/ Dr. Laura Kerber (Research Scientist at JPL)
72 min
31
BONUS: Introducing Science Rules! with Bill Nye
Bill Nye!
2 min
32
A BUG'S LIFE w/ Andrew Sarlo & Dr. Benjamin Adams
w/ Dr. Benjamin Adams
76 min
33
THE AVENGERS (2012) w/ Daniel & Jorge
Daniel & Jorge Explain the Universe
58 min
34
STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI w/ Reggie Watts & Magg...
w/ Maggie Williams (Systems Engineer at JPL)
51 min
35
ANACONDA w/ Nicole Aimée Schreiber & Dr. Greg P...
w/ Dr. Greg Pauly (LA Natural History Museum's Associate Curator of Herpetology)
78 min
36
OUTBREAK w/ Zoë Klar & Dr. Beth Lazazzera
OUTBREAK w/Dr. Beth Lazazzera
68 min
37
BLACK PANTHER w/ Adam Tsekhman & McCall Edwards
w/ McCall Edwards (Acoustician at Veneklasen Associates)
67 min
38
ICE AGE w/ Eric Jackowitz & Laura Tewksbury
w/ Laura Tewksbury (Preparatory at La Brea Tar Pits)
59 min
39
HOSTILE PLANET w/ Guillermo Navarro
BONUS EP w/ Guillermo Navarro
15 min
40
BEE MOVIE w/ Alex Berg & Dr. Boris Baer
w/ Dr. Boris Baer (Professor of Entomology at University of California)
76 min
41
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
42
AMERICAN PSYCHO w/ Tom Martin & Dr. Dean Mobbs
w/ Dr. Dean Mobbs (Assistant Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience at Caltech)
77 min
43
STAR TREK II: THE WRATH OF KHAN w/ Nick Kocher ...
w/ physicist Robert Hurt (IPAC)
68 min
44
SUNSHINE w/ Brad Silnutzer & Bobak Ferdowsi
w/ Bobak Ferdowsi (Systems Engineer at JPL)
68 min
45
GALAXY QUEST w/ Laurie Kilmartin & Jeffrey Silv...
w/ science communicator Jeffrey Silverman
51 min
46
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
47
ARRIVAL w/ Jeremiah Watkins & Dr. Erin Debenport
w/ Dr. Erin Debenport (Associate Professor UCLA Department of Anthropology)
54 min
48
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
49
HER w/ Milana Vayntrub & Dr. Irma Ravkic
w/ Dr. Irma Ravkic, Professor at Mount Saint Mary's University
54 min
50
ROBOCOP w/ Moses Storm & Laduan Smedley
w/ CPO Laduan Smedley
59 min
51
EX MACHINA w/ Mary Holland & Dr. Mohammad Pourh...
w/ Dr. Mohammad Pourhomayoun, Asst Professor of Computer Science at Cal State LA
65 min
52
2018 Fan-Filled Fanfare
w/ Reggie Watts, Joe, Kay, Allan and Aliya Kamalova
39 min
53
HOME ALONE w/ Josh Adam Meyers & Arjan Gower
w/ Arjan Gower, Resident Physician of Internal Medicine at Cedars Sinai hospital
57 min
54
MEAN GIRLS w/ Blair Socci & Dr. Norma Mendoza-D...
UCLA Anthropology professor Norma Mendoza-Denton
63 min
55
APOLLO 13 w/ Heather Pasternak & Amy Shira Teitel
Author & Space Historian Amy Shira Teitel and comedian Heather Pasternak
70 min
56
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
57
FREE WILLY w/ Rick Overton & Dr. Gwen Goodmanlowe
Marine Biologist, Dr. Gwen Goodmanlowe, from Cal State Long Beach
66 min
58
STAR WARS: RETURN OF THE JEDI w/ Andy Kindler &...
Andy Kindler and JPL Astronmer Dr. Varoujan Gorjian discuss Return of the Jedi!
70 min
59
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
60
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
61
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
62
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
63
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
64
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
65
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
66
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
67
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
68
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
69
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
70
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
71
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
72
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
73
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
74
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
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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
76
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
77
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
78
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
79
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
80
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
81
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
82
PACIFIC RIM w/ Jon Gabrus & Mara Tsudis
Jon Gabrus and a construction engineer become drift compatible as we discuss PACIFIC RIM!
51 min
83
ANT-MAN w/ Jessica McKenna & Spiro Michalakis
The actual science supervisor from ANT-MAN helps us with our quantum queries
52 min
84
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
85
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
86
BACK TO THE FUTURE w/ Doug Benson, Dr. Robert H...
Doug Benson & two physicists break down the classic 80's film BACK TO THE FUTURE
37 min
87
STAR WARS: THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK w/ Reggie Wa...
Reggie Watts & a NASA Systems Engineer break down STAR WARS: EPISODE V - THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK
45 min
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