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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

JAWS w/ Chelsea Frank & Dr. Daniel Blumstein (Professor - Dept. of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at UCLA)

10/15/2019
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It's everyone's favorite beach BBQ party movie - JAWS! But will you learn more about sharks or marmots during this episode? Listen to find out! 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! (This episode had an audio issue originally that has been fixed in this version) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:00:43

ETERNAL SUNSHINE OF THE SPOTLESS MIND w/ Winston Carter & Dr. Alan Castel

10/8/2019
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We finally tackle a film that's been requested since the launch of the pod! 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! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:52:05

TARZAN w/ Addie Weyrich & Dr. Greg Bryant

10/1/2019
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You'll be in my heart...if you listen to this episode! Ethan sits down with Addie Weyrich and Dr. Greg Bryant (UCLA Professor and Vice Chair - Department of Communication) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:03:29

Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home w/ Brad Sulnitzer, Joey Orton, and Trace Dominguez

9/24/2019
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Traveling back in time to kidnap a couple of whales? No, you didn't accidentally take PCP, it's the plot of Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home! We break it all down with Brad Sulnitzer, Joey Orton, and Trace Dominguez, so jump in! The water is...filled with time traveling whales. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:00:05

ADAPTATION w/ Nadia Osman & Dr. Kenneth Chapin (Postdoctoral Research Associate at The University of Arizona)

9/17/2019
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A podcast about a movie about the guy writing the movie about a book about orchids?! YIKES! Sort this mess out with Nadia Osman and Dr. Kenneth Chapin! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:55:23

SAN ANDREAS w/ Dr. Men-Andrin Meier and Jeff Leach

9/10/2019
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Shake things up a bit and listen to this episode while drinking a milkshake? Or just listen how you normally do. Either way it's SAN ANDRES day so we're discussing earthquakes with Dr. Men-Andrin Meier and Jeff Leach! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:14:21

2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY w/ Hannah Einbinder & Dr. Peter Nonacs

9/3/2019
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Turn on your mini-monolith and check out this episode about 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY! We've got Hannah Einbinder and Dr. Peter Nonacs (Professor and Vice Chair, Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology - UCLA) discussing all things evolution. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:58:58

KONG: SKULL ISLAND w/ Marcos Gonzales & Natalia Reagan

8/27/2019
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What could possibly go wrong at a place called SKULL ISLAND? Find out on this wild episode with Marcos Gonzales and Natalia Reagan (Anthropologist/Primatologist). Learn about apes, gorillas and...skull crawlers? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:51:41

INSIDE OUT w/ Marie Watschke & Dr. Megan Herting

8/20/2019
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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! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:58:01

MAD MAX: FURY ROAD w/ Dallas Taylor

8/13/2019
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Take a deep dive into your ears with the host of Twenty Thousand Hertz, Dallas Taylor. We explore the amazing sound in MAD MAX: FURY ROAD! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:44:39

SIGNS w/ Danny Jolles & Dr. Douglas LaRowe

8/6/2019
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Put on your tin foil hats and leave a bunch of water around your living room because we're discussing SIGNS today! Learn about crop circles, the subsurface of the ocean and much more with Danny Jolles and Dr. Douglas LaRowe! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:47:31

GODZILLA (2014) w/ Paul Goetz and Natalia Reagan

7/30/2019
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There's a ZILLAion reasons why you should listen to this episode! 1) Paul Goetz is on it! 2) Natalia Reagan (Anthropologist/Primatologist) is back! 3) You can finally let out your rage about the lack of Cranston in this movie WHILE listening to a podcast! Wow! What a deal! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:06:28

FIRST MAN w/ Mark Hadley & Amy Shira Teitel

7/23/2019
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Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the moon landing with this episode about FIRST MAN! We've got Mark Hadley and Amy Shira Teitel (Author and Space Historian) discussing everything from Gemini 8 to Apollo 11 to whether or not they pooped on the moon! Be sure to check out Discovery’s Confessions from Apollo on Discovery Go. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:03:49

THE LION KING w/ Robin Tran & Dr. Aaron Blaisdell

7/16/2019
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Makuna Hatata! Learn all about lions, tigers, and hyenas (not bears) on this episode about THE LION KING with Robin Tran and Dr. Aaron Blaisdell (Professor of Psychology - UCLA). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:58:23

MEN IN BLACK w/ Karah Preiss & Dr. Rana Adhikari

7/9/2019
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Today we discuss a movie that was based on a hit song called MEN IN BLACK. We talk about aliens, quantum physics and AI. If you're listening in your car, do not press the little red button. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:13:08

BONUS! APOLLO: MISSIONS TO THE MOON w/ director Tom Jennings

7/8/2019
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Honoring the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11, National Geographic has premiered APOLLO: MISSIONS TO THE MOON and director Tom Jennings joined us to discuss the film. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:17:39

WATERWORLD w/ Jenny Jaffe & Dr. Kritsy Forsgren

7/2/2019
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Put down your beakers of urine and check out this episode about WATERWORLD! Learn all about gills, fish, Exxon Valdez and more with Jenny Jaffe and Dr. Kritsy Forsgren (Associate Professor of Biological Science - California State University Fullerton)! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:04:45

MEMENTO w/ Alana Johnston & Dr. Aaron Blaisdell

6/25/2019
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I was going to tattoo this episode summary on my chest but I think this might be easier for all of you to see... Anyways today we're breaking down MEMENTO with Alana Johnston and Dr. Aaron Blaisdell (Professor of Psychology - UCLA)! Learn about short term memory loss and how to improve your memory! That's important, remember? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:01:55

PUMPING IRON w/ Jackie Tohn & Dr. James Hicks

6/18/2019
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Stop looking at your deltoids in the mirror for a second and check out this podcast about PUMPING IRON! Actually you can listen while looking at your deltoids so... carry on. We've got the delightful Jackie Tohn and the extraordinarily polite Dr. James Hicks (Director of the Center for Exercise Medicine and Sports Sciences at the School of Biological Science at UC Irvine). By the end of this episode, you should be strong as heck! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:02:00

RATATOUILLE w/ Thomas Lennon & Dr. Jim Dines

6/11/2019
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Help! Someone call Lt. Jim Dangle! Holy moly, he's already here?! YES! This week we are discussing RATATOUILLE with the one and only Thomas Lennon! Joining him is our old friend Dr. Jim Dines (Natural History Museum - Collections Manager, Mammalogy). Learn all about rats, french cuisine and Tom's ukulele skills! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:00:53