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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

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

11/19/2019
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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