You're the Expert

The show that brings academic research out of the Ivory Tower and into your iPhone. Too often, only a narrow community is made aware of important research and discoveries. At the same time, there's a huge audience for comedy, but the subject matter can be frivolous. You're the Expert bridges these worlds in a show that's laugh-out-loud funny but also packed full of meaningful information. Our goal is to do for academic research what The Daily Show has done for current events, to broaden the audience and make it exciting and fun.

A Radio Program

Hosted and produced by Chris Duffy and presented by WBUR, each show features an expert in a specialized field. Through games, sketches, and hilariously misguided guesses, three hilarious comedians try to figure out what our expert studies all day. The show ends with an interview where we hear about their latest findings and why their field is important. You're the Expert is funny, it's interactive, and you end up actually learning something.

A Live Show

The Onion A.V. Club wrote that in You're the Expert, "education and enlightenment are the grand prizes lying behind the velvet curtain, and anyone listening to the episode can win." Audience members described the program as “a cross between Wait, Wait Don’t Tell Me and Inside the Actor’s Studio for scientists," and the Boston Globe called us a "Pick of the Day."

We hold monthly live tapings in Cambridge, MA and NYC and tour across the country. Kevin Brunswick is our technical director.