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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.

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.
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Seeker

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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.

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@seeker

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English


Episodes

APOLLO 13 w/ Heather Pasternak

12/11/2018
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Other podcasts might discuss Apollo 1 or if they're really brazen, Apollo 8. Here at BS HQ we decided to go all out and analyze Apollo 13!!! With the help of Author/Space Historian Amy Shira Teitel and comedian Heather Pasternak we uncover the truth about this very true movie. Plus we discuss Tom Hanks a lot! Check out Seeker's Apollo Series on YouTube. Check out more on Amy: amyshirateitel.com And more on Heather: heatherpasternak.com Email us at badscience@seeker.com Learn more about...

Duration:01:10:05

DAWN OF THE DEAD (2004) w/ Joe Kwaczala

12/4/2018
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Hope you're ready to die of laughter and come back to life way uglier because this week it's DAWN OF THE DEAD (2004)! We've got Joe Kwaczala and Assistant Professor of Integrative Physiology and Neuroscience, Dr. Michael Harris. Learn how to survive the zombie apocalypse and much more! Email us: badscience@seeker.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:16:15

FREE WILLY w/ Rick Overton

11/27/2018
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Are you equally into killer whales and Michael Jackson? This is the episode for you! We're talking about FREE WILLY with Rick Overton and Marine Biologist Dr. Gwen Goodmanlowe from Cal State Long Beach! Learn all about Orcas and get a couple great screenwriting tips from Rick! Email us: badscience@seeker.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:06:45

STAR WARS: RETURN OF THE JEDI w/ Andy Kindler

11/20/2018
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Listen you must! Today is our special 30th episode Star Wars spectacular! Obviously we do a Star Wars film every 30 episodes and this time we've got legendary comedian Andy Kindler joined by JPL Astronomer Dr. Varoujan Gorjian to discuss Return of the Jedi! Happy Thanksgiving! Email us: badscience@seeker.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:11:08

CONTACT w/ Scott Thompson

11/13/2018
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An entire podcast about a replacement for glasses?! NO! It's the movie Contact, not contact lenses. We've got sketch comedy legend Scott Thompson (The Kids in the Hall) and Agent To The Stars, Dr. Paul Sutter. So be like Jodie Foster and put your headphones on! Check out Dr. Sutter's book: Your Place in the Universe: Understanding Our BIg, Messy Existence Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:14:37

A QUIET PLACE w/ Mekki Leeper

11/6/2018
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Shhh don't play this podcast over any speakers because we're breaking down A QUIET PLACE. We've got comedian Mekki Leeper and Professor of Audiology at Cal State LA Dr. Peter Ivory on the show. We will really be getting into your ears this episode as we touch on Hearing Aids, Tinnitus, Old Age and much more. Special thanks to ASHA for helping us with this episode. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:22:27

IT (2017) w/ Horny 4 Horror Podcast

10/30/2018
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Just in case Halloween Eve isn't the spookiest night of the year... we're discussing IT and by IT we mean the science of fear and the movie IT based on the book IT! IT'S AWESOME! We've got the amazing hosts of Horny 4 Horror: Betsy Sodaro, Adam McCabe and Mano Agapion! Plus the Assistant Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience (and fear specialist) from Caltech, Dr. Dean Mobbs! Check out the Horny 4 Horror podcast at https://www.horny4horror.com/episodes/ and email us at...

Duration:01:25:10

THE MARTIAN w/ Neel Nanda

10/23/2018
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The most requested film in Bad Science history has arrived... THE MARTIAN! 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. Godspeed! Check out more from Neel Nanda at neelnanda.com and email us at BadScience@Seeker.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:10:05

GET OUT w/ Open Mike Eagle

10/16/2018
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Hypnosis, Racism, Deer, Freestyle Rap, and Drugs! What more do you want? Today we discuss GET OUT with Open Mike Eagle and Dr. Rafael Romero from the Brain Research Institute. Enjoy! Check out more from Open Mike Eagle at mikeeagle.net and email us at BadScience@Seeker.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:22:58

THE JUNGLE BOOK (1967) w/ Erin & Melissa

10/9/2018
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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 (Mammalogy Collections Manager at the Los Angeles Natural History Museum) discuss Elephants, Panthers, and what to do when you're face to face with a bear (the answer might surprise you... unless you're a bear expert in which case it won't. Hard to say. I don't know you...)! Check out more from Erin & Melissa here: erinandmelissa.com or on Instagram:...

Duration:01:12:37

INCEPTION w/ Kim & Aliya

10/2/2018
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Don't sleep on this episode because it's all about Inception! Kim and Aliya are joined by Dr. Raj (Pulmonary, Critical Care & Sleep Specialist at Keck Medicine of USC) to dive deep into your dreams! Check out more from Kim & Aliya: Twitter: @kimseltzer, @aliyakkamalova, @kimandaliya Instagram: @thebestfriendsshowla, @kimseltzer, @aliyakam And Dr. Raj: doctorrajd.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:09:59

LAKE PLACID w/ Zach Noe Towers

9/25/2018
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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)! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:03:37

STARSHIP TROOPERS w/ The Cooties

9/18/2018
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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! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:15:19

TOTAL RECALL w/ Brent Weinbach

9/11/2018
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No need to get your ass to Mars to listen to this episode. It's Total Recall with Brent Weinbach and Dr. Laura Kerber (Geophysics & Planetary Geosciences research scientist at JPL). We discuss everything from Terraforming to 3-Breasted Women. I'm pretty sure it's real but it could also be a dream... Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:03:17

BLADE RUNNER w/ Paul Scheer

9/4/2018
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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. Write us your film requests/questions/comments at BadScience@Seeker.com and follow us on Instagram @BadScienceShow. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:07:16

GRAVITY w/ Nicole Calasich

8/28/2018
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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. Write us your film requests/questions/comments at BadScience@Seeker.com and follow us on Instagram @BadScienceShow. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:05:48

THE FLY w/ Byron Bowers

8/21/2018
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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! Write us your film requests/questions/comments at BadScience@Seeker.com and follow us on Instagram @BadScienceShow. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:16:57

THE BIRDS w/ Chris Fairbanks

8/14/2018
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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. Learn about the ethics of keeping birds in cages, bird sounds and much more! Write us your film requests/questions/comments at BadScience@Seeker.com and follow us on Instagram @BadScienceShow. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:10:26

THE MATRIX w/ Julio Torres and Steven Castillo

8/7/2018
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Pick up the phone and get jacked into The Matrix! We had so much fun at Caveat NYC discussing this 1999 blockbuster smash with Marie Curie Global Fellow Dr. Christoph Salge and SNL writers Julio Torres and Steven Castillo. Learn about the ethics of AI, Neurokinetics and much more! Write us your film requests/questions/comments at BadScience@Seeker.com and follow us on Instagram @BadScienceShow. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:15:09

THE ABYSS w/ Kurt Braunohler

7/31/2018
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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. We discuss the bends, underwater habitats, alien motivations and more. Write us your film requests/questions/comments at BadScience@Seeker.com and follow us on Instagram @BadScienceShow. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:03:17