Podcast Episode #1064: “The Best Life Opera (Act 3)”

In Podcast Episode #1064, Marc Abrahams presents the third act of “The Best Life”, a mini-opera which debuted in 2015 at the 25th First Annual Ig Nobel Ceremony. Remember, our Patreon donors, on most levels, get access to each podcast episode before it is made public. Seth Gliksman, Production Assistant Available on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Overcast, Google Podcasts, AntennaPod, BeyondPod […]

Podcast Episode #1065: “The Physics of Skulking and Falling Cats”

In Podcast Episode #1065, Marc Abrahams shows an unfamiliar research study to biomedical researcher Chris Cotsapas. Dramatic readings and reactions ensue. Remember, our Patreon donors, on most levels, get access to each podcast episode before it is made public. Chris Cotsapas encounters: Kane, T. R., and M. P. Scher (1969). ‘A Dynamical Explanation of the Falling Cat Phenomenon.’ International Journal […]

Podcast Episode #1063: “And Now, a Needle in the Rectum”

In Podcast Episode #1063, Marc Abrahams shows an unfamiliar research study to statistical geneticist Chris Cotsapas. Dramatic readings and reactions ensue. Remember, our Patreon donors, on most levels, get access to each podcast episode before it is made public. Chris Cotsapas encounters: “And Now, a Needle in the Rectum,” Naresh K. Soni, Ashwini Gupta, and Narayan S. Shekhawat, Indian […]

Podcast Episode #1061: “Jean Berko Gleason’s Disgusting Word List”

In Podcast Episode #1061, Jean Berko Gleason shares an unfortunate lexicon with Improbable founder Marc Abrahams. Remember, our Patreon donors, on most levels, get access to each podcast episode before it is made public. Marc Abrahams encounters: Jean Berko Gleason Seth Gliksman, Production Assistant Available on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Overcast, Google Podcasts, AntennaPod, BeyondPod and elsewhere!

Podcast Episode #1060: “How Much Saliva Does a Five-Year-Old Produce?”

In Podcast Episode #1060, Marc Abrahams shows an unfamiliar research study to fluid dynamicist Nicole Sharp. Dramatic readings and reactions ensue. Remember, our Patreon donors, on most levels, get access to each podcast episode before it is made public. Nicole Sharp encounters: “Estimation of the Total Saliva Volume Produced Per Day in Five-Year-Old Children,” S. Watanabe, M. Ohnishi, K. […]

Podcast Episode #1058: “How Kids Learn to Say ‘Trick or Treat’”

In Podcast Episode #1058, Marc Abrahams and psycholinguist Jean Berko Gleason dip into one of JBJ’s famous studies—this one about how young children learn to say “Trick or Treat!”. Remember, our Patreon donors, on most levels, get access to each podcast episode before it is made public. Jean Berko Gleason encounters: “The Acquisition of Routines in Child Language,” Jean […]

Podcast Episode #1057: “Fifty Shades, by Gray”

In Podcast Episode #1057, Marc Abrahams shows an unfamiliar research study to physicist Melissa Franklin. Dramatic readings and reactions ensue. Remember, our Patreon donors, on most levels, get access to each podcast episode before it is made public. Melissa Franklin encounters: “The Science of Style: In Fashion, Colors Should Match Only Moderately,” Kurt Gray, Peter Schmitt, Nina Strohminger, Karim […]

Podcast Episode #1056: “Egg in Your Eye”

In Podcast Episode #1056, Marc Abrahams shows an unfamiliar research study to psycholinguist Jean Berko Gleason. Dramatic readings and reactions ensue. Remember, our Patreon donors, on most levels, get access to each podcast episode before it is made public. Jean Berko Gleason encounters: “‘Here’s Egg in Your Eye’: A Prospective Study of Blunt Ocular Trauma Resulting from Thrown Eggs,” […]