What is love? Who invented dinosaurs? How did life begin? What's the best lighting system for a football game played by snakes? Science asks big questions but only The Pop Test answers them in a comedy quiz format. Andy and Al ask some frankly impossible questions. It's up to a panel of scientists and comedians to give their funniest or most enlightening answer for Team Science.
Did you study hard in science class? Neither did comics Aric and Levi. Regret Labs is their attempt to make up for lost time. In each episode they attempt to explain a scientific concept and then invite a guest expert to join them and tell them how very wrong they are. There’s learning, laughing, science, and redemption. You may get a better understanding of the world or you may just get entertained. But you wont regret listening.
This podcast takes a young upcoming fan of stand-up comedy and discusses everything about the topic ranging from living comedy legends such as Dave Chapelle, all the way to the techniques and, topics used.
The best things about plastic, it’s durability and usefulness, are also the worst things, which makes plastic the perfect material for manufacturing double edged swords.Comedians Claire Hooper, Kirsty Webeck and science journalist Jacinta Bowler help us smother the ocean of ignorance with the plastic flotsam of knowledge.…
To make sex unsexy, reproduction is just copying. That’s why it’s not allowed during exams. To understand how life has continued since the first single celled organism got a bit frisky we talk to comedian Lloyd Langford, broadcaster Beverly Wang and Dr Marissa Parrott, Reproductive Biologist at Zoos Victoria.…
How can you stop time?What machine can’t move and only works half the time?Where on earth does time travel the slowest?Find out the answers in the 25 so-called ‘minutes’ of this mind-bending episode of the best science comedy podcast of all time Featuring Shaun Micallef, Claire Hooper and Astrophysics lecturer Katie Auchettl…
What convinced the Nobel judges to give her the first Nobel Prize? What's a little curie? What did she hoard in her youthful life of crime?It's time to laboriously stir our mix of pitchblende to find the uranium of truth.Featuring comedians Vidya Rajan, Alanta Colley and writer Laura Elveryبقلم Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Who invented dinosaurs? What would a T Rex have tasted like? Who sells sea shells by the sea shore?It's time to dig through some rocks, carefully reveal the fossils and then extract the DNA inside to create an exciting but lethal theme park.Featuring comedians Cal Wilson, Matt Stewart and science communicator Jacinta Bowler.…
History, like electricity, illuminates the darkness and it's expensive to get a specialist in it to come to your house on a public holiday.Find out more about the science and the history behind you turning on a light switch.Featuring comedians Kirsty Webeck, broadcaster Beverly Wang and Jamie Evans, Professor of Electrical and Electronic Engineerin…
How did life start? Was it a warm pond of foul smelling water, deep sea underwater vents or the divine work of the Lord God?Comedians Sami Shah, Jude Perl and cell Biologist Dr. Bianca Le attempt to answer (and be funny about) the most fundamental question of all time.بقلم Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Like nachos, burritos and tacos, the elements are unique in themselves, but are all made of the building blocks of Tex-Mex cuisine,just rearranged in different proportions. And also they can be organised neatly on a table.Featuring comedians Greg Larsen, Kirsty Webeck and Professor Mark Quigley from the University of Melbourne.…
Are you too cold or too hot right now? There’s a very high chance that both are to do with heating.The Pop Test returns to give heating the grilling it deserves and to ask why is it so hot right now?Featuring science communicator Prof Jenny Martin and comedians Sammy J, Craig Quartermaineبقلم Australian Broadcasting Corporation
What role did old boots and horse manure play in the history of flight? What should you do if your helicopter fails 12,000 metres up? How should you pronounce helicopter?Andy and Al ask these and many other questions as part of a one off special, to celebrate National Science Week. Featuring comedians Naomi Higgins, Ben Russell and Professor Alan D…
When the moon hits your eye like a regular pie that’s a metaphoré from the liquid hot core of our series finale with comedians Greg Larsen and Alex Lee and Professor Mark Quigley on a journey to the centre of the Earth..بقلم Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Brains! Like a zombie neurologist we can't get enough of the stuff. Join us as comedians Laura Davis, Josh Earl and science communicator Dr Jenny Martin try, somewhat tautologically, try to get their heads around the human brain.بقلم Australian Broadcasting Corporation
We catch up with the fastest thing in the universe, light, and ask it why it’s in such a hurry.Featuring comedians Danielle Walker, Jack Druce and Physicist Suzie Sheehy.بقلم Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Death comes to us all…so this episode should be very relatable!Join our grim reapers/comedians Nazeem Hussain, Vidya Rajan & cancer researcher Tane Hunter as they walk towards the light and answer questions about the final destination.بقلم Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Who gives a monkey’s about evolution? Well, comedians Ross Noble, Alex Lee and Dr Jenny Martin of University of Melbourne do!Let's hope they are up for Dar-win.بقلم Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Are we alone? Will we ever travel to the stars? What is a rocket?These and many other questions will be asked but not necessarily answered by Kate McLennan, Kate McCartney (The Katering Show/Get Krack’n) and Dr Alan Duffy.بقلم Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Germs account for millions of death each year and frankly have had it too good for too long.But how will they react to the antimicrobial properties of our guests comedian Kirsty Webeck, science communicator Alanta Colley & the ABC's Doctor to the nation, Norman Swan?بقلم Australian Broadcasting Corporation
What links food, bush poetry and millions of litres of raw sewage? No it’s not the world’s fastest-cancelled country fair - they’re all part of agriculture. Featuring comedians Alice Fraser, Angus Gordon and Dr Samantha Grover, a soil scientist from RMIT in Melbourne.بقلم Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Taking science seriously is vital right now and that’s why on The Pop Test we ask Shaun Micallef, molecular Biologist Upulie Divisekera and Sami Shah the big questions ... like what’s your favourite atom?بقلم Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Who knows more about computers? Comedians Dilruk Jayasinha and Naomi Higgins or computational expert Dr Maria del Mar Quiroga? We reckon the pressure’s on for Mar in our opening episode of our science/comedy quiz show.بقلم Australian Broadcasting Corporation
What does science + comedy equal? The correct answer is The Pop Test, a new comedy science quiz show hosted by Andy Matthews & Alasdair Tremblay Birchall featuring Shaun Micallef, Kate McLennan, Kate McCartney, Nazeem Hussein, Alice Fraser and Dr Norman Swan, out now.بقلم Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Hello, today Moustapha Toure discusses how to become a comedian and the first steps one should take to appreciate the art. He also discusses how many comedians got their start and how you can too. This is a free of charge Stand-up Comedy 101 course!!!
Demetri Martin: The Overthinker. Today I talk about an engaging special from a unique comedian that has a very peculiar way of viewing every day life situations. Demetri Martin is a staple of the fundamentals used in Stand-up Comedy
Dave Chappell’s is a comedic genius. Today Moustapha Toure AKA slickmoos discusses his knack for navigating controversial situations fairly smoothly while leaving the sanity and emotional well-being of the audience intact. This may sound rather boring when discussing the raunchiest genre of comedy; stand-up comedy. But no! This is rather fascinatin…
Today Moustapha Toure AKA slickmoos tells a fascinating Uber Story that results in unexpected intensity, and comedic relief.
Today we discuss ILIZA’s recent special and the controversy of Female Comedians and how skilled they are, and more!!!
“We all, to some extent, are scientists. I just do it for a living.” Dr. Michelle LaRue’s work has been covered internationally by hundreds of media outlets including BBC, NBC Nightly News, Wall Street Journal and National Geographic. As a research ecologist at the University of Minnesota, Dr. LaRue focuses on interdisciplinary tools to study spati…