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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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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

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

LIMITLESS w/ Steve Hely & Dave King (The Great Debates podcast)

7/24/2018
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Would you take a drug called NZT-48 if you had writer's block? Steve Hely & Dave King from The Great Debates podcast join us to discuss (without cognitive enhancers) the 2011 Bradley Cooper starring science fiction thriller film LIMITLESS. Neuroscientist Dr. Teagan Wall helps us understand things like nootropics, microdosing LSD, and even... caffeine! We also set Steve & Dave up for a few rounds of debates with prompts like: Is Limitless a good movie? Write us your film...

Duration:01:28:51

ARMAGEDDON w/ Riki Lindhome

7/17/2018
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Garfunkel and OH MY GOD it's Riki Lindhome on today's show chatting about one of the most ridiculous films of all time, Armageddon! She's joined by our old pal, NASA JPL Astrophysicist Varoujan Gorjian! We discuss meteors, space stations, and Riki sings a little song too. 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:01:10:43

FINDING NEMO w/ Jackie Tohn

7/10/2018
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Picking apart a Pixar picture ain't pretty, but that's exactly what this episode is all about. Uncover the hidden truths about 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). We swim through so many dangerous fact-nemones that it'll be tough to ever watch this movie with the same innocence you once held so dear. Tickets for our first live show (July 22 in NYC) are available now:...

Duration:01:07:17

WALL-E w/ Ian Abramson

7/3/2018
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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! We discuss sound design, what happens to human when they travel beyond Earth, and Ian's new "ladder to space" project! You can reach us at BadScience@Seeker.com or on Instagram @BadScienceShow. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:58:41

STAR TREK w/ Trace Dominguez & Seeker+

6/26/2018
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Live long and podcast! Today we warp into Star Trek with Seeker star Trace Dominguez (@tracedominguez) and Plasma Physicist Tammy Ma of the National Ignition Facility. We talk about lasers, fusion, and why Spock is to blame for a planet getting annihilated! You can reach us at BadScience@Seeker.com or on Instagram @BadScienceShow. This episode was recorded in San Francisco at the Seeker+ studio. A video version of this show will be released in 3 parts starting June 28th. Look for it and...

Duration:00:42:11

JURASSIC PARK w/ Scott Rogowsky

6/19/2018
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Scott "Quiz Daddy" Rogowsky (HQ Trivia) and Paleontologist Dr. Alyssa Bell (Natural History Museum of LA County) discuss JURASSIC PARK! We learn about DNA, Dinosaurs, and Scott joins Ethan for a VelicoRAP Song! Download the trivia app HQ to see Scott everyday and follow Alyssa on Instagram @alyssakbell. Shoot us an email at BadScience@Seeker.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:02:07

INTERSTELLAR w/ Dan Levy

6/12/2018
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Join us as we investigate the instant classic INTERSTELLAR with Dan Levy (The Goldbergs) and JPL Research Scientist Varoujan Gorjian! We break down everything from black holes to Michael Caine's awful taste in interior design. Email us at BadScience@Seeker.com and follow Dan Levy on Instagram @danlevyshow. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:58:29

PACIFIC RIM w/ Jon Gabrus

6/5/2018
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Our guests Jon Gabrus (HIGH AND MIGHTY Podcast) and Mara Tsudis (Construction Engineer) become drift compatible as we discuss PACIFIC RIM! We discuss all aspects of giant machinery and Jon displays his uncanny Guillermo Del Toro and Donald Trump impressions. Shoot us an email at BadScience@Seeker.com. Check out Jon Gabrus' podcast: https://headgum.com/high-and-mighty Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:52:13