Exploring the OMG, WTF and LMFAOASMP of Science! Actual (computer) scientist and (sometimes) comedy writer Dr. Dave Ciaccio (Not a Doctor) gets in depth and/or wildly tangential about scientific discoveries, stories, theories, truths and rumors, with guest comedians, scientists, correspondents or whomever decides to drop in!
30: The Science of Comedy with Mike Upchurch! What is comedy? Why do we laugh at it? Can you learn to be funny? Is comedy changing, and is it for the better?
Writer Mike Upchurch (Mr Show, The Chris Rock Show, Mad TV) joins Ciaccio (@daveciaccio) to discuss comedy. Including the origins of Sketch Comedy, theories about what what makes things funny and why we laugh at them, and what to make of changes in comedy tones and tastes. Follow @scienceafpod and visit us at scienceafpod.com! (more...)
29: Time Travel Episode with Riley Silverman! Which Time Travel fiction does it best? What would real Time Travel be like? Does China have a Teleporter?
Comedian Riley Silverman (Troubled Waters Podcast, Nerdist, ig: @rileysilverman) travels in time to meet up with host Dave Ciaccio and get deep into the sci-fi and fantasy of Time, including Dr Who, Back To The Future, Terminator, Primer, Looper, Timecop, Avengers: Endgame and much more! For more check out www.scienceafpod.com and follow @scienceafpod, or Science AF on twitter. (more...)
28: Eagle-sized Parrots, Human-sized Salamanders and Are Baboons making new Dogs? with Marcelina Chavira!
Comedian Marcelina Chavira (@thedeathofmarat) talks to @daveciaccio about animals, art, politics, war, toxic masculinity, and just about everything else! Follow @scienceafpod and visit scienceafpod.com! (more...)