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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.

Twitter:

@seeker

Language:

English


Episodes

BLACK MIRROR: HATED IN THE NATION w/Emily Feld and Dr. Aaron Blaisdell

2/25/2020
The only thing more exciting than robotic bees is finally getting to hear from our own associate producer Emily Feld! She's on the show today with our old pal Dr. Aaron Blaisdell (Professor of Psychology - UCLA)! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:56:28

SEVEN WORLDS ONE PLANET w/ Jonny Keeling and Addie Weyrich

2/18/2020
How the heck do they make PLANET EARTH?! Jeez Louise I wish I could ask someone who has worked on it for 20+ years. Now THAT would be a crazy podcast. Well thankfully some sort of BBC genie has granted my wish because we've got the legendary Jonny Keeling and our delightful ol' pal Addie Weyrich in the studio to discuss this iconic show. For everything Addie, check out: https://www.addieweyrich.com/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:58:03

SPIDERMAN: INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE w/ Tracy Marquez and Lauren Esposito

2/11/2020
Need something fun and educational to listen to while you're jumping off buildings and interacting with beings from different dimensions? We've got you covered! Today we discuss SPIDERMAN: INTO THE SPIDERVERSE with Tracy Marquez and Dr. Lauren Esposito! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:53:59

JOKER w/ Cara Santa Maria and Danny Palumbo

2/4/2020
A superhero movie about the villain?! We're discussing JOKER with Cara Santa Maria from National Geographic's Brain Games and Danny Palumbo! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:51:32

READY PLAYER ONE w/Alisher Kamalov and Dominick D'Aniello

1/28/2020
A podcast about VR?! I guess it really is 2020. Today we break down READY PLAYER ONE with two amazing people: Alisher Kamalov and Dominick D'Aniello (Senior Software Engineer at Mozilla). Enjoy! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:46:02

SEVEN WORLDS ONE PLANET: AUSTRALIA w/ Dr. Emma Napper and Zac Garred

1/21/2020
G'day! Today we have a very special episode about the brand new BBC show SEVEN WORLDS, ONE PLANET. Specifically the first episode which is entitled AUSTRALIA. We're so lucky to be joined by one of the producers of the show, Dr. Emma Napper, and Australian actor Zac Garred! Please help save Australia and all of it's wonders by donating at www.wwf.org.au/. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:50:09

BLACK MIRROR: BANDERSNATCH w/ Jacob Jeffries and Dr. Dan Ames (Researcher at the Social Cognitive Neuroscience Lab of UCLA)

1/14/2020
This episode is a CHOOSE YOUR OWN ADVENTURE audio experience. At various points in the podcast you can choose to turn up the volume or even plug in headphones. It's a crazy upside-down mind maze! Tune in to learn if we have free will and hear from our amazing guests Jacob Jeffries and Dr. Dan Ames (UCLA) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:47:52

SULLY w/ Alec Owen and Dr. Alan Castel

1/7/2020
America's Dad plays an American hero flying an American plane onto an American river? This might be our most patriotic show ever. Or our dumbest episode summary ever. Either way we've got two lovely guests: Alec Owen and Dr. Alan Castel. Enjoy! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:00:32

HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS (2000) w/ Dr. Dan Ames & Lindsay Ames

12/17/2019
Dr. Dan Ames (UCLA Pyschology dept) and Lindsay Ames (no relation... for real, just a coincidence) are here to discuss something mean, vile and foul. And we're not talking about Ethan's body odor. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:54:02

THE SANDLOT w/ Irene Tu & Dr. Jennifer Silvers (Asst. Professor of Developmental Psychology at UCLA)

12/10/2019
If you love baseball, big dogs, and vomit then this is the movie for you! We're talking about THE SANDLOT today with two wonderful guests: Irene Tu and Dr. Jennifer Silvers! Join us and learn a bunch! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:49:09

AIR BUD w/ Dr. Evan Antin and Zach Reino

12/3/2019
Woof woof ruff ruff - don't speak dog? That translates to "We are thrilled to have Dr. Evan Antin (Evan Goes Wild) and Zach Reino (Off Book: The Improvised Musical Podcast) on the show to discuss AIR BUD! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:03:50

PLANES, TRAINS AND AUTOMOBILES w/ Sean Tracy & Dr. Jeff Silverman

11/26/2019
Happy Thanksgiving! Today we slice into the turkey, I mean, movie Planes, Trains and Automobiles! It's a comedy classic that is perfect for families to enjoy (except for that one scene...) and to help Ethan break it down, we've got Sean Tracy and Dr. Jeff Silverman! Enjoy! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:37:20

LUCY w/ Jake Adams & Dr. Martin Monti (Psychology Professor - UCLA)

11/19/2019
Want to watch Scarlett Johansson defy gravity, shoot people, talk like a computer and SCHOOL Morgan Freeman? You're gonna love LUCY! Today we've got Jake Adams and Dr. Martin Monti (Psychology Professor - UCLA) discussing the brain! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:57:05

ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY w/ Matt Jones and Dr. Andrew Rader

11/12/2019
Two titans are in the studio today and— pew pew pew pew LOOKOUT! Whew, thankfully I'm really good at dodging stormtrooper laser blasty thingies. Anyway, I don't have much time so enjoy the episode because it's Rogue ONEderful! Seriously, we're going ROGUE...one. Ok I'll leave. Sorry. pew pew AHHHHH my shoulder! I SAID I'LL LEAVE! RELAX! Ugh my friggin' shoulder. Jeez. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:46:48

TERMINATOR 2: JUDGEMENT DAY w/ Nick Mandernach and Dr. Avi Adhikari

11/5/2019
You won't need boots, clothes or a motorcycle to listen to this episode about TERMINATOR 2: JUDGEMENT DAY! We've got two superb guests: Nick Mandernach and Dr. Avi Adhikari (Asst Professor of Psychology - UCLA). Enjoy! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:51:15

THE SHINING w/ Johnny Pemberton & Dr. Rena Repetti

10/29/2019
Spending 5 months in an empty, snowed-in hotel? Download this podcast so you don't do anything...wacky! Today we chip away at Stanley Kubrick's groundbreaking horror film: The Shining! Ethan is joined by comedian/actor Johnny Pemberton and Dr. Rena Repetti (Professor of Psychology - UCLA). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:55:00

JURASSIC WORLD w/ Sophia Hocini and Dr. Alyssa Bell (Paleontologist - Natural History Museum of LA County)

10/22/2019
If you like dinosaurs and running in heels, this is the movie for you! Today we breakdown JURASSIC WORLD for generations of humans to discover millions of years from now. Hope they still have podcasts! We've got the delightful Sophia Hocini and our ol' pal Dr. Alyssa Bell (Paleontologist - Natural History Museum of LA County)! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:03:50

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

10/15/2019
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
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
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