The Infinite Monkey Cage
Are We Living in a Simulation?
A Comedian paired with a Scientist, joined by other Comedians and Scientists talk about a “popular science” topic…but very very British. This episode has the gang joke through the simulation hypothesis by Nick Bostrom (and made recently famous by public enemy number one Elon Musk) that chances are, we are living in a simulated reality. The scary thing is that it actually makes sense.
The Truthiness, with Stephen Colbert
A Comedian paired with a Scientist, joined by other Comedians and Scientists talk about “Truth” and “Satire” which are more akin to social sciences than your grandma’s science. This episode has our boy Neil deGrasse Tyson sit down with Stephen Colbert et al..to talk about facts, feelings, intelligence, and the science behind those attributes.
A Comedian paired with a Scientist, talks about the science behind movies! This episode, talks about the original Blade Runner and only a bit about the New Blade Runner. They get into DIY CRISPR Kits, curing cancer, human cloning and engineering and where we’re at with it today.
Brain Chemistry and Neurology
A Comedian paired with a Scientist talks about Cocaine Rats, Ketamine Rats, and Ejaculating Rats.
Not a Comedian Paired with a Scientist, but our favorite Aussie host Wendy Zukerman every so often fact checks hotly debated science issues like Global Warming, GMO, and (for this episode) the Keto Diet. Whatever side you fall on afterwards I’ll tell you one thing, when I was on it, it worked wonders for me. But then I gave into Haribo gummy bears (not a promotion but we’d like to be sponsored by them) and lost the will to live.