Podcast Episode #1045: “Do Cats Sometimes Pay Some Attention to Their Owners?”

In Podcast Episode #1045, Marc Abrahams shows an unfamiliar research study to Jean Berko Gleason. Dramatic readings and reactions ensue. The research mentioned in this episode is featured in the special Human Heads & Garlic Juice issue (Vol. 22, #1) of the Annals of Improbable Research Magazine.  Remember, our Patreon donors, on most levels, get access to each podcast episode before […]

Podcast Episode #1044: “Boring Machines”

In this Podcast Episode #1044, Marc Abrahams shares with Chris Cotsapas a number of boring machines. Dramatic readings and reactions ensue. The patents mentioned in this episode of the Improbable Podcast are further elaborated upon in the special Boring Machines issue (Vol. 19, #3) the Annals of Improbable Research Magazine. Remember, our Patreon donors, on most levels, get access […]

Pocket-Sized #1043: “Leaping Fish Injuries”

In Pocket-Sized episode #1043, Marc Abrahams shows an unfamiliar research study to Nicole Sharp. Dramatic readings and reactions ensue. The research mentioned in this episode is featured in the special Human Heads & Garlic Juice issue (Vol. 22, #1) of the Annals of Improbable Research Magazine.   Remember, our Patreon donors, on most levels, get access to each podcast episode before […]

Pocket-Sized #1042: “Hot Rod Magazines – A Harmless Diversion?”

In Pocket-Sized episode #1042, Marc Abrahams shows an unfamiliar research study to 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: “Hot Rod Magazines: A Harmless Diversion?” Eleanor M. Robinson, The English Journal 54, no. 1 (1965): 36-38. Seth Gliksman, […]

Pocket-Sized #1041: “Drunk German Speech”

In Pocket-Sized episode #1041, Marc Abrahams shows an unfamiliar research study to 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: “Alcohol Language Corpus. The first public corpus of alcoholized German speech,” Florian Schiel, Christian Heinrich, and Sabine […]

Pocket-Sized #1040: “Automatically Recognize Boredom”

In this Pocket-Sized episode #1040, Marc Abrahams shows some unfamiliar research studies to Nicole Sharp. Dramatic readings and reactions ensue. The research mentioned in this episode is featured in the special Time & Boredom issue (Vol. 22, #3) of the Annals of Improbable Research Magazine.  Remember, our Patreon donors, on most levels, get access to each podcast episode before it is […]

Pocket-Sized #1039: “The A-through-L of Social Dilemmas”

In this Pocket-Sized episode #1039, Marc Abrahams shows an unfamiliar research study to Robin Abrahams. Dramatic readings and reactions ensue. Remember, our Patreon donors, on most levels, get access to each podcast episode before it is made public. 1. Robin Abrahams encounters: Etiquette, by Emily Post, 1942. Seth Gliksman, Production Assistant Available on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Overcast, Google Podcasts, […]

Pocket-Sized #1038: “Ice Cream & Sluggo”

In this special Pocked-Sized episode #1038, Marc Abrahams extracts some some flash-frozen bits of history from techno-sociologist Gus Rancatore, proprietor of Toscanini’s Ice Cream. Today, Gus shares with us the tale of Sluggo and the ice cream flavor that manifested thereafter. Remember, our Patreon donors, on most levels, get access to each podcast episode before it is made […]

Pocket-Sized #1037: “Chernoff Faces”

In this Pocket-Sized episode #1037, Marc Abrahams shows an unfamiliar research study to Mason Porter. Dramatic readings and reactions ensue. The research mentioned in this episode is featured in the special Mathematics issue (Vol. 16, #4) of the Annals of Improbable Research Magazine.  Mason Porter encounters: “Chernoff and the Face Value of Numbers,” Alice Shirrell Kaswell, Annals […]

Pocket-Sized #1036: “Ice Cream & Intense Scholars”

In this special Pocked-Sized episode #1036, Marc Abrahams extracts some flash-frozen bits of history from techno-sociologist Gus Rancatore, proprietor of Toscanini’s Ice Cream. Today, Gus shares with us the phenomena of the intense scholar and their many idiosyncrasies. Remember, our Patreon donors, on most levels, get access to each podcast episode before it is made public. Seth Gliksman, […]