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75 minutes | a year ago
Eagle-sized Parrots, Human-sized Salamanders and Are Baboons making new Dogs? with Marcelina Chavira!
Comedian Marcelina Chavira (@thedeathofmarat) talks to @daveciaccio about animals, art, politics, war, toxic masculinity, and just about everything else!Follow @scienceafpod and visit scienceafpod.com!
81 minutes | a year ago
Are we not Humanimals? Is there Free Will? And is the Cloud Evil? With Ethan Stanislawski
Comedian Ethan Stanislawski (@EthanStanComedy) talks to @daveciaccio about Japan's plan to create human-animal hybrids, the existence of free will, the cloud, calendars, the State of Israel and much more! Follow us @scienceafpod!
69 minutes | 2 years ago
What are you supposed to do in an Earthquake anyway? What's the smartest living thing to be frozen and survive? And how to use that D! With Bryn Woznicki
Bryn Woznicki (@brynwoz) chats with @daveciaccio about the recent rash of 3000 Earthquakes that hit Southern California in 4 days, then they get into Earthquake Facts & Fictions. They talk about the plants, animals and microbes that have been frozen in glaciers and lived to tell the tale, and then try talk about which actual humans have been cryogenically frozen. Plus a lot of tangents about dating, aging, sex and everything else! Watch Bryn's feature "Her Side of the Bed" on Amazon right now! Follow Science AF @scienceafpod and scienceafpod.com!
53 minutes | 2 years ago
What is the Butterfly Effect? Are young people growing horns? And the elusive Narluga! With Cat Durickas
Comedy writer/performer and show producer Cat Durickas joins Ciaccio to talk about the Butterfly Effect a.k.a. Chaos, and how does it affect the weather and our lives. And the dubious report about cell phone use causing young people to grow horns. Plus we check out the discovery of the hybrid whale, the Narluga, and look into some other hybrids of note. Wait, are we hybrids?Check out Cat Durickas (@catdurickas) on her sketch comedy team Rat Queen (@RatQueenComedy). Follow Ciaccio @daveciaccio and Science AF podcast @scienceafpod.
72 minutes | 2 years ago
Is EM Drive Real? How does Light work? And what order should you watch Star Trek in? With Guest Gil Baron
We're back, the royal 'we' that is, with Science AF Before Dark. Science-as-fuck Dave Ciaccio (@daveciaccio) hosts a one-on-one conversation with writer/producer Gil Baron (@GJBaron) on how the much-hyped EM Drive works, if it actually does, and what is going on with radio waves anyway. Like what are photons anyway? What does it mean that they have no mass and no time? Also, Star Trek expert Gil takes us through the best of the long running series of serieses. Check out Gil and Dave's 3-day comedy music festival Packchella, live in LA the last week of June, all the comedy will be musical and all the music will be funny! Guaranteed! For detail follow @packchella and visit packtheater.com. Find Science AF at @scienceafpod and scienceafpod.com.
24 minutes | 2 years ago
The Solar System Gets Bigger, Neptune's Moon's Mini-Moon, Weird Twins, A Tiny T-Rex and More!
In a mini-episode science news recap Dave talks about the newest farthest object in the solar system, a chip off Neptune's moon Proteus, some bad climate news and a new carbon-capture device that might save us, a tiny predecessor of the t-rex, a rare case of semi-identical twins, and some more bad news for DNA evidence. Follow @daveciaccio and @scienceafpod, email email@example.com and visit scienceafpod.com. Subscribe, rate, rinse, repeat!
69 minutes | 2 years ago
Vaccines vs Pseudoscience! with Amy Albert Cobb!
Dave (@daveciaccio) and Jesse (@jessklein1) welcome comedian and host of the "Mom, Get Your SHIT Together" podcast, Amy Albert Cobb (@amyalbertcobb) to talk about the importance of vaccinations and the serious threat to humanity that is the anti-vaxx movement. We talk about how bad science spreads and how thinking with your gut instead of your head can kill. Vaccinate your kids and subscribe, like and rate our podcast! Follow us @scienceafpod and visit scienceafpod.com.
15 minutes | 2 years ago
The Antarctic King, A New Galaxy, A Denisovan Cave, China's Moon Lander, AI Satire, An Alzheimer’s Breakthrough and Is a Cure For Cancer Coming Soon?
This is another mini-episode about the week in science! A team of Israeli scientists is calling their shot, claiming they will cure cancer in the next year. Well, I guess we'll see about that. Hubble discovers a new Dwarf Galaxy, a Russian cave yields new evidence of the ancient Denisovan people, China's Moon lander sprouts some seeds that then immediately die, researchers attempt to teach Satire to AI and a new breakthrough in Alzheimer’s Disease teases a new possible treatment. Hosted by @daveciaccio. Follow us @scienceafpod!
24 minutes | 2 years ago
Saturn's Rings, Antarctic Water Bears, George the Loneliest Bolivian Frog and Alligator Skeleton Robots
Ciaccio presents the first Oner! A solo mission to talk about the week's science news. We will still be doing guest episodes, but we're adding these shorter eps to fill in the gaps. In this week's episode we talk about Saturn's rings, they're younger than we thought and they're disappearing! Also a discovery of a frog species that was thought to be extinct, the discovery of dead Tardigrades in an isolated lake deep under Antarctica, and just in time for Halloween in January, a terrifying robot made out of an Ancient Alligator Skeleton!
80 minutes | 2 years ago
Space History with Victoria Harley! Apollo Missions, The Cold War, Things on the Moon and The Christmas Comet
Comedy writer and documentary researcher Victoria Harley joins Dave to talk about the history of the US and Russian Space Programs including the Mercury, Gemini and Apollo missions. We talk about past and future moon missions, space elevators, artificial stars, moon litter and a visit from the Christmas comet.Science AF (@scienceafpod) is hosted by @daveciaccio and @jessklein1. Find us at scienceafpod.com, or subscribe on iTunes or Stitcher!
58 minutes | 2 years ago
The Science of Music with Elizabeth Hayhurst! Synesthesia, AI Music, Jazz Brains, Dementia and Mathmagic Land
Dave and Jesse are joined by comedy writer, singer and musicologist Elizabeth Hayhurst (@fordprefictskid) to talk about how different musicians have different brains, the music of the cosmos, how some people can see music, how music can help those with dementia, and the mathematics of music! Science AF (@scienceafpod) is hosted by @daveciaccio and @jessklein1. Find us at scienceafpod.com, or subscribe on iTunes or Stitcher!
17 minutes | 2 years ago
Forensic Psychology with Stephanie Streisand! Live from The Pack Theater in Hollywood!
Dave and Jesse hit the Pack Theater (packtheater.com) for a mini-episode as part of the Podcast Party live show. They are joined by writer for CBS's The Detour and one-time Forensic Psychology major, Stephanie Streisand (@StephStreisand), to talk about the fallibility of eye-witness testimony and how an inadvertent hand gesture can subliminally influence memory, plus DNA evidence and how your "Microbial Cloud" can be used to determine where you've been! Science AF (@scienceafpod) is hosted by @daveciaccio and @jessklein1. Find us at scienceafpod.com!
75 minutes | 2 years ago
Nuclear Physics with Dr Kevin Peter Hickerson! Ghost Black Holes, Ant Man Atoms, Free Will and Fast Radio Bursts
Nuclear Physicist Dr Kevin Peter Hickerson (@kphickerson) from Surely You're Joking Podcast joins Dave to discuss tiny atoms known as positronium, fields of energy known as ghost black holes, the theory of a cyclical universe, determinism, an infinite universe and new AI that has detected dozens of Fast Radio Bursts (FRBs)! Is it aliens? Of course! Isn't it always?
82 minutes | 2 years ago
Medical Science with Jason Kaye and Dr Steven Kaye, MD! New Neurons, Electrical Healing, False Memories and Crygenics!
Jesse and Dave welcome comedian Jason Kaye (insta: @jasonkayecomedy, @hellkrossband) and his father Dr. Steven Kaye MD, to discuss newly discovered human brain cells, genes that correlate to bravery, how memories can be tricked and growing back limbs with electricity, as well as long tangents about metal band therapy, memory palaces and Ted Williams' frozen head! Hosted by Dave Ciaccio (@daveciaccio) and Jesse Klein (@jessklein1). You can find us at scienceafpod.com, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and follow us @scienceafpod everywhere.
56 minutes | 2 years ago
Food Science with Katie Molinaro! Old Cheese, Spider Burgers, Angel-Kissed Rum and Clean Meat
Comedian and food blogger Katie Molinaro (insta: @eatitkatie) joins us on the patio lab to talk about the frontiers of food science and research while discussing the oldest cheese ever found, the weirdest foods we've eaten, laboratory-grown food and what we would order for our last meal. Hosted by Dave Ciaccio (@daveciaccio) and Jesse Klein (@jessklein1). Follow us @scienceafpod and visit scienceafpod.com for more links and info! Visit ScienceAFPod.com or Contact us at email@example.com!
75 minutes | 2 years ago
Politics with Kelsey Goldberg! Democratic Socialism, Ideological Entrenchment and The Disgust Response
Comedian and active Democratic Socialists of America member Kelsey Goldberg (@kelseyfgold) talks to us about the current state of politics and what we can do to make the world a better place. We talk about a study showing that the disgust response might contribute to political beliefs, another study that shows how people can become entrenched in their ideologies, how to talk to people who support bad things, and we boldly come out strongly against fascism, sexual oppression and AIDS (the syndrome not the people affected by it). Visit ScienceAFPod.com or Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org!
41 minutes | 2 years ago
Movie Pitches with Dave and Jesse! Probing the Sun and The Anthropology Anthology
Dave and Jesse pitch movie ideas based on current science stories. Dave reports on the newly launched NASA probe to touch the Sun, and a Pixar movie to go along with it. Jesse pitches an anthology of three great stories of Anthropology, The Laetoli Footprints, Lucy and Piltdown Man. Who wants to Executive Produce? Visit ScienceAFPod.com or Contact us at email@example.com!
74 minutes | 2 years ago
Annihilation with Bryan Musil! The Science and Fiction of The Movie Annihilation!
Spoiler Episode! We get deep into the 2018 sci-fi movie Annihilation, directed by Alex Garland and starring Natalie Portman, Oscar Isaac, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Gina Rodriguez, et al. We talk about how much of it is somewhat plausible science and how much pure fiction, including the entire plot from beginning to end, so if you don't want to know about the movie before you see the movie, go see the movie!
76 minutes | 3 years ago
OMG with NASA's Josh Willis! Climate Catastrophe, Weather Mayhem, Geoengineering, Greenland's Ice and Climate Elvis!
NASA Scientist John Willis (fb: @climateelvis, tw, insta: @omgnasa) tells us about his research for Ocean's Melting Greenland (OMG), and his work spreading climate knowledge as Climate Elvis (https://youtu.be/WGfKRfyhvd0). We talk about the health, economic, migratory and other impacts of Global Climate Change. Plus, how to talk to uniformed skeptics. And some optimistic news about making a change!
80 minutes | 3 years ago
JPL Open House with Leo Shvedsky and Heidi Lux! Mars Rovers, Space Telescopes, Exoplanets, Yosemite Camping and Astronaut Ice Cream
Dave visited the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory Open House in Pasadena with our guests Leo Shvedsky (tw: @loggface, insta: @spacepocalypse) and Heidi Lux (tw: @Heidi_Lux, insta: @fabulux) to perform some espionage in the name of Science AF!We fill in Jesse about everything we saw, including the next generation Mars Rover, which comes complete with a hovering platform, helicopter drone and rocket to send back samples. Plus moon missions, exo-planets, and the recent discovery of building blocks of life on Mars, and a planet-wide dust storm that's annoying amateur astronomers.Meanwhile Jesse went camping in Yosemite and tells us what he learned drinking beers by the campfire!
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