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Here's our most recent episode:

Jess Phoenix studies volcanoes all over the world. She also runs a nonprofit and was a candidate for Congress. In this episode, she explains magma, lava, and all her other hot facts to panelists Aparna Nancherla, Max Silvestri, and Caitlin Durante.


First time listener? Scroll down for some of our favorite episodes, which are a good introduction to the show. You can hear all the rest on SoundCloud or iTunes.

Dr. Danielle Lee got into science hoping to study something sexy, but ended up studying rats. She tells comedians Aparna Nancherla, Maeve Higgins, and Baratunde Thurston about her journey and the incredible things she's learned about rodents. Recorded live at National Geographic.

Dr. Sara Seager is a MacArthur genius and MIT astrophysicist searching for a habitable planet outside our solar system. Comedians Aparna Nancherla, Jo Firestone, and Marina Franklin get filled in on exoplanets, interstellar exploration, and how soup can be a romantic meal. Recorded as a co-presentation of the Cambridge Science Festival and the Women in Comedy Festival with funding from MIT's de Florez Fund for Humor.

Dr. Suzanne MacDonald is the world's leading expert on raccoon intelligence. She's also the only person studying it. This episode was recorded in Toronto at the Just For Laughs comedy festival and features Sasheer Zamata, Todd Barry, and Courtney Gilmour.

Elizabeth Burgess studies the hormones that whales shoot out of their blowholes. She tells us about her work at the New England Aquarium, how bridal veils play an important role in her research, and what rum is best suited for catching frogs. Featuring comedians Eugene Mirman, Obehi Janice, and Ken Reid.

Dr. Nancy Pokrywka is a biology professor and director of Science, Technology and Society at Vassar. She really, really, really loves fruit flies. In this episode she shares her passion with comedians Gary Richardson, Obehi Janice, and Josh Sharp.

Comedians John Hodgman, Shalewa Sharpe, and Josh Sharp learn about bitcoin, encryption, and computers from the head of the cryptography research group at IBM's Thomas J. Watson Research Center, Dr. Tal Rabin.

Dr. Lauren Nolfo-Clements is an expert on invasive species and the chair of the biology department at Suffolk University. In this special Cambridge Science Festival episode, comedians Josh Sharp, Ken Reid, and Caitlin Durante discover what's going on with giant swamp rats in Louisiana and the ways in which introduced species change their environment. This episode was made possible by generous funding from MIT's De Florez Fund for Humor.