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33 minutes | Jun 7, 2017
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.
35 minutes | May 17, 2017
Kristjan Stone and the origami telescope
Dr. Kristjan Stone joins us to chat about space probes. space logos and all things otherwise spacey. Jimmy gives us the lowdown on his bigger role on Season 4 of Silicon Valley.
56 minutes | Apr 10, 2017
Forrest Shaw and the solar system's organ.
Biologist and comedian Forest Shaw talks styrofoam cups in space, climate change, reptile stunt pay, science budgets, and juice box conspiracy theories. Jimmy wraps another season of Silicon Valley. Kevin proposes a possible method for solar systems to spread life.
75 minutes | Feb 28, 2017
Sean Carey and the seven retirement planets.
Dr. Sean Carey and his team discovered seven brand new earth-like planets orbiting another tiny star just a stone hops away from our sun! Matthew, Jimmy, Kevin and Griff ask him about the possibility of life there and the probability of humans traveling there.
62 minutes | Jan 31, 2017
Konstantin Batygin, Fred Adams and the Church of Planet Nine
Show favorite and Planet Nine discoverer Konstantin Batygin and Astrophysicist Fred Adams join the entire SYJ gang including Patriots Day star Jimmy O Yang and the newly appointed co-host Matthew Broussard to discuss just how lose the sun's grip on the solar system really is.
54 minutes | Jan 18, 2017
Heather Knight and the digitally altered robot photo.
Roboticist Dr. Heather Knight swings down from Stanford for the New Year and her annual Robot Film Festival. Heather shares her work with Griff, Kevin and guest co-host comedian Sarah Keller, on creating a robot stand up comedian.
88 minutes | Nov 15, 2016
Matthew Broussard and the entangled hairy ball theorem.
Applied Mathematician turned comedian, actor, and cartoonist Matthew Broussard talks to Kevin and Griff about his recent career successes (like his first Comedy Central spacial) making them kinda jealous. The also touch on lighter topics like the true nature of space and time, quantum entanglement, and Mathematical theorems that have awkward names that make people uncomfortable.
43 minutes | Oct 15, 2016
Wayne Federman and the rationally optimistic freeway.
Actor, comedian, and rational optimist, Wayne Federman, known for many films, "Knocked up," "Funny People," and the upcoming "The House" and way more, stops by to tell an IPA loaded Griff and Kevin why he loves science, his attraction to rational optimism, and the proper way to name freeways.
52 minutes | Oct 5, 2016
Ed Stone and the extraterrestrial Europain geyser.
Prof. Ed Stone, one of the most accomplished and decorated scientists of our time, joins Kevin and Jimmy to break down the spectacular news about the Jovian moon Europa (the forbidden moon in the movie 2010.) Not only do we now have proof that it has a salty ocean, but it is spraying out water geysers on to the surface and into space. Searching for life on the moon, may not require drilling into miles thick of ice sheets that cover.
72 minutes | Sep 10, 2016
Matt Kirshen and the brexiting tardigrades.
Matt Kirshen is a British comedian, but like Kevin, started off in the hard sciences, in his case, math (or as he calls it, maths). He has his own science and comedy podcast called Probably Science. Matt gives Jimmy, Kevin and Griff his take on Brexit, rockets, and the time he got burned by Buzz Aldrin. Also, Pico the Chihuahua make his debut bark.
49 minutes | Sep 10, 2016
Hakeem Oluseyi and the Olympic distraction.
Kevin and Griff introduce Jimmy to former guest, Prof. Hakeem Oluseyi, host of Outrageous Acts of Science. Conversation volleys back and forth wildly as the Olympics keep distracting the crew from any possible resolution of Susskin's famed ER = EPR conjecture.
50 minutes | Aug 26, 2016
Courtney Dressing and pale red dot.
To help announce an amazing new discovery: a new exoplanet about the same as planet earth potentially habitable, Griff and Kevin meet with Caltech postdoc Dr. Courtney Dressing. The planet orbits the pale red dwarf star named Proxima Centauri visible only in the southern hemisphere.
39 minutes | Aug 11, 2016
Matthew Buckley and the disappointed ambulance chasers.
While visiting Princeton, Kevin stops by Rutgers to talk to former Caltech theoretical particle physicist Professor Mathew about so disappointing news from the Large Hadron Collider. All the promising signs of a new super-massive scalar previously discussed on SYJ with Prof. Maria Spiropulu, have all collapsed with new data. The two also discuss whether we should hold Owen up to his promis to shot his own foot.
49 minutes | Jul 24, 2016
Brian Brophy and the questionably sentient Pokémon.
Brian Brophy has been over 40 films and TV shows. Brian played one of the top rated Star Trek villains hallmarked by an incredible scene opposite Patrick Stuart debating the definitions of life and consciousness. He's taken his vast acting experience to the Caltech theater department, where he helped produce the first Star Trek musical, "Boldly Go", and also to budding actor Jimmy, and want-to-be actors Griff and Kevin. Speaking of questionable intelligence, the SYJ crew also bemoans the new phenomenon of Pokémon Go, which already sucked in Jimmy. That's two things that end in Go. Weird.
72 minutes | Jul 1, 2016
Jerry Zucker and don't call me surely.
Don't call me "Surely!" Uh, or is that "Shirley?" Jerry Zucker joins Jimmy, Owen and Kevin to discuss the important question of whether the internet teaches science as well as Scooby Doo. Zucker is the awesome force behind hits like Airplane! And Naked Gun (“big in Hong Kong!”), yet Kevin repeatedly fails to pronounce his name correctly. (You will never forget after you learn the secret.) The origins of the Science and Entertainment Exchange as a beacon of light against an age of anti-science darkness, are also revealed.
43 minutes | Jun 26, 2016
Daniel Busby and the Rube Goldberg machine.
Ex-physicist and current expert maker, Daniel Busby, stops in to talk about the extensive and ridiculously creative list of projects he has going on. Daniel and his inventive genius have been featured on the Science Channel, "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition", and in the viral OK GO video "This too shall Pass" featuring an amazing real life Rube Goldberg Machine.
55 minutes | Jun 18, 2016
Prof. Peter Plavchan, Richard Chassler and the ensemble of alien mega-structures.
Kevin's buddy from school, Prof. Peter Plavchan, visiting from Missouri, and comedian Richard Chassler, join Owen and Kevin in Hollywood, to talk about a weird planetary system discovered by the Kepler Space Telescope, which Peter uses to study distant solar systems. Some have found this particular system to be so odd, that it may be evidence of an enormous alien mega-structure surrounding the distant star. Or not.
40 minutes | Jun 14, 2016
Danny Lobell and the firmly mansplained philosophy.
Danny Lobell been doing stand up comedy for over 15 years and has a two podcasts, "Modern Day Philosophers," where he pairs comedians with philosophers, and "The Mostly Bull Market", where he takes on companies. Jimmy explains the his favorite philosopher is a comedian, Owen calls everything a "dick move" and Kevin mansplains why, from now on, he will only mansplain everything to everyone.
53 minutes | Jun 6, 2016
Surendra Adhikari and the melting Milankovitch cycles.
Don't believe the hype! The's a big difference between an ice sheet and sea ice. And the movement can actually move the axis of the Earth herself! To explain which is which, Dr. Surendra Adhikari from JPL/Caltech tells Kevin, Jimmy, and Owen the difference. Using a NASA satellite, Dr. Adhikari, tells how he made his measurements that grabbed social media's attention last week. Since Jimmy's back from Boston after hanging with real life heroes, he tell the guys about the trip.
52 minutes | May 12, 2016
Jessie Christiansen and the hedonic treadmill of planets.
These days you can't impress people with discovering just one or three measly exoplanets. You have to announce 1284 at once! Owen Benjamin returns to meet up with Griff, Kevin and alien planet hunter Dr. Jessie Christiansen to talk about new data from the Kepler space telescope.
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