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Laugh while you learn, as the classic game of telephone is repurposed for scientific research. Each episode, one scientist explains their research to a comedian, who then has to explain it to the next comedian, and so on until it's almost unrecognizable. See what sticks and what changes, with a rotating cast of brilliant scientists and hysterical comedians.

Laugh while you learn, as the classic game of telephone is repurposed for scientific research. Each episode, one scientist explains their research to a comedian, who then has to explain it to the next comedian, and so on until it's almost unrecognizable. See what sticks and what changes, with a rotating cast of brilliant scientists and hysterical comedians.

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Canada

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Laugh while you learn, as the classic game of telephone is repurposed for scientific research. Each episode, one scientist explains their research to a comedian, who then has to explain it to the next comedian, and so on until it's almost unrecognizable. See what sticks and what changes, with a rotating cast of brilliant scientists and hysterical comedians.

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@scitelshow

Language:

English

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Episodes

#10 - Tuxedo Cats vs. Sweatpants Cats

7/14/2021
The gang busts out their best equations for Mathematical Biologist Dr. Kit Yates, who takes comedians Sophie Buddle (This Hour Has 22 Minutes), Nima Gholamipour (The Slowest Show), and Adam DiMarco (The Magicians, The Order) on a journey into why Tuxedo Cats are so freakin' well dressed. Dr. Kit Yates is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Mathematical Sciences and co-director of the Centre for Mathematical Biology at the University of Bath. His latest book, The Math of Life and Death: 7...

Duration:00:49:03

#9 - I Should Mention That the Fish Are Screaming

4/9/2021
The gang takes a deep dive into everyone's favourite part of the fish: the eyeballs. Guest scientist Tareq Yousef illuminates how we see light and dark for comedians Alistair Ogden, Alannah Brittany, and Ryan Beil. We also consider calling the ethics committee on Ryan, who is maybe torturing French Salmon. Get down and digital with us on the π–œπ–”π–—π–‘π–‰ π–œπ–Žπ–‰π–Š π–œπ–Šπ–‡! Tareq Yousef: @tareqneuro on Twitter Alistair Ogden: @Alistair_Ogden on Twitter @AlistairOgden on Instagram Alannah...

Duration:00:55:57

#8 - If Something is Dangling, It Doesn’t Sound Great

2/16/2021
Great science comes in teeny tinsy teeny packages, as the gang discovers when Dr. Roshan Achal does his level best to explain atomic-scale manufacturing. Helping him assemble big ideas atom-by-atom, we have Ronald Dario, Allie Entwistle, and Mark Chavez on the line. Let's get small. Discovery the glory of ones and zeros with us on the π–œπ–”π–—π–‘π–‰ π–œπ–Žπ–‰π–Š π–œπ–Šπ–‡! Dr. Roshan Achal: Find out more about his work on his personal website @TheSmilentist on Twitter Ronald Dario: @ronalddario...

Duration:00:55:15

#7 - Pure Trash, Round and Round

1/11/2021
The gang interrupts the important work of sustainable plastics researcher Dr. Love-Ese Chile, who probably should've told her lab-mates that she was taping a podcast that day. Dialing into this episode, we have the brilliant comedic stylings of Tim Carlson, Rae Lynn Carson, and Peter Carlone, who are hell-bent on classifying plastic based on its smell, altitude, and level of mysteriousness. Give us nice wet e-kisses after getting consent from us ~ o n l i n e ~ Dr. Love-Ese Chile: Find...

Duration:00:53:39

#6 - Falling In Love... with the Flub!

12/11/2020
The gang lowkey ruins the research of guest microbiologist Morgan Alford, as Abdul Aziz (back and still angry at Alistair from last week), Kelli Ogmundson (in a top secret upcoming Canadian TV project), and Aaron Read (trying to find the answer to 'art') take us on a journey to a not-so-distant future where we will be forcing people to live underwater. Become our friends on "cool" places "online" like Nexxopia and MySpace: Morgan Alford: @micbmoe on Twitter Abdul Aziz: @AbdulAzizComedy...

Duration:00:51:57

#5 - Will You Take the Red P-Wave or the Blue P-Wave?

11/20/2020
The gang enters the Matrix of superfluids, as physicist Pramodh Senarath Yapa unleashes his inner Β³He-Man on comedians Amy Shostak, Alistair Ogden, and Abdul Aziz. Enter the ~~ o n l i n e ~~ matrix for more from our guests: Pramodh Senarath Yapa: @PramodhYapa on Twitter Superconductivity: The Musical! (Dance Your PhD Winner) Personal Site Amy Shostak: @ShostakAttack on Twitter Personal Site Alistair Ogden: @Alistair_Ogden on Twitter @AlistairOgden on Instagram Abdul...

Duration:00:45:41

#4 - Fievel Goes Half A Block West, At Most

10/16/2020
Rat researcher Kaylee Byers tells us some tall tails about her favorite rodent, as Taz Van Rassel, Ronald Dario, and Amy Shostak get tongue-tied. Discover our amazing guests ~~ o n l i n e ~~ Kaylee Byers: @kaylee_byers on Twitter Taz Van Rassel: See him every Sunday night in the Sunday Service! (broadcast online during lockdown too!) Ronald Dario: @ronalddario on Twitter Amy Shostak: www.amyshostak.ca All three of our comedians on this episode are teachers at Blind Tiger Comedy,...

Duration:00:33:23

#3 - But Your Parents... Argon.

6/19/2020
Physicist Pietro Giampa is on the hunt for Dark Matter, deep down in an Ontario mine. This week, he gives the lowdown on Dark Matter to Rae Lynn Carson, Kevin Lee, and Alistair Ogden, any of whom may be that person blowing huge bubbles down at Granville Island... It's been a while since the last episode, because we wanted to give some space to more important things happening on the internet in the last few weeks in the wake of George Floyd's murder. We produce this podcast here in Vancouver...

Duration:00:45:23

#2: Tubey and/or Goopy

4/29/2020
Marine biologist and conservationist Julie Dimitrijevic has spent a fair share of her time studying microplastics in bivalves - specifically the Blue Mussel. On this episode, she's kind enough to share her research with Christine Bortolin, Tim Carlson, and Ryan Beil, who seem a little overly focused on pseudo-feces. Follow our amazing guests on the WORLD WIDE WEBS! Julie Dimitrijevic: @JulieDAndTheSea on Twitter Tim Carlson: @TimWCarlson on Twitter @TimWCarlson on Instagram Ryan...

Duration:00:41:33

#1: Pangea Sank?

4/12/2020
Peter Crockford is an earth historian, geochemist, geobiologist, and all-round good guy. On this, the first-ever episode of Science Telephone, Peter teaches Alistair Ogden, Ryan Beil, and Christine Bortolin about ancient biospheres and they ruin it completely. Follow this week's guests on the INTERNET! Peter Crockford: @GeoPete4 on Twitter Alistair Ogden: @Alistair_Ogden on Twitter @AlistairOgden on Instagram Check out his fantastic stand-up showcase Comedypants! Ryan...

Duration:00:33:14