Surely You're Joking
About This Show
Science and comedy collide as physicist and comedian Kevin Peter Hickerson, joined by comedians Owen Benjamin, Jimmy O Yang, Griff Pippin and Matthew Broussard discuss the absurdities of the universe with intriguing and inspiring guests from the best of the academic and entertainment world.
Most Recent Episode
Ryan Demarest and the Klinefelter controversy.
Jimmy, Griff, Kevin, and comedian Ryan Demarest, a double finalist of Kevin and Bean’s April Foolishness critique Nye’s new show, the identity politics of Saturn’s moon-ring spectrum, and party crashing the Space Shuttle.
Rated 5 out of
Top SYJ Fan
Hilarious! Fantastic guests! And informative too!
An amazing blend of brain-stretching science news and side-splitting comedy. The guests are amazing from the most recent discoveries to blockbuster sci-fi films. Jimmy, Owen, Kevin and Griff are hilarious! I'm hooked.
Date published: 2016-02-23
Rated 5 out of
Goldilocks Zone of Comedy and Science
This is my favorite podcast that has more than one host. Kevin gets really interesting guests who are doing fascinating work and actually lets them talk about it. Owen, Jimmy, and Griff all do a great job of making the conversations entertaining and more relatable for your average person. I think SYJ has the perfect balance, not too much science and not too much comedy, it's just right.
Date published: 2016-07-25
Rated 1 out of
"I'm a genius"...."My mother can't pronounce my thesis title".....and other smug arrogant comments that aren't funny. The show is great when recurring guests are on the podcast. They are actually funny. Kevin is super smart (just ask him) but can't figure out how to be funny. With all of the recent episodes being just him and a guest, I'm unsubscribing.
Date published: 2017-11-13
Rated 4 out of
James From JAMSO
Cocktail Brain Stimulating Fun
A great mix of sources, ideas, tangents and fun. Well worth a listen if you want to laugh whilst listening to new dimensions, CERN and cinema
Date published: 2017-02-24