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Surely You're Joking

Kevin Peter Hickerson, Owen Benjamin, Jimmy O Yang, Griff Pippin

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Surely You're Joking

Surely You're Joking

Kevin Peter Hickerson, Owen Benjamin, Jimmy O Yang, Griff Pippin

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Science and comedy collide as physicist Dr. Kevin Peter Hickerson is joined by comedians Jimmy O Yang, Mitch Burrow, Owen Benjamin, Griff Pippin and Matthew Broussard, discuss the absurdities of the universe with intriguing and inspiring guests from the best of the academic and entertainment world.

Latest Episodes

Robert Zubrin and the astronauts' direct advice.

EDr. Robert Zubrin of the Mars Society returns to discuss Mars Direct, carbon credits, plans for the moon, and his shout out from Micheal Collins on the 50th Anniversary of the moon landing.

48 MIN2019 OCT 11
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Robert Zubrin and the astronauts' direct advice.

Avery Broderick and the first black hole selfie.

EMeeting up at the April Meeting of the American Physical Society, Dr. Avery Broderick tells Kevin about the Breakthrough Prize winning first photo of a super massive black hole in Virgo, Kevin's birth sign.

21 MIN2019 SEP 25
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Avery Broderick and the first black hole selfie.

Robert Picardo, Konstantin Batygin and the factor of two hypothesis.

ERobert Picardo, best known as the holographic doctor on Star Trek Voyager and host of the Planetary Post, meets up with Kevin and returning Surely You're Joking guest star and Planet Nine hypotheses and hunter, Konstantin Batygin, to revel brand new secrets about Planet Nine! From the headquarters of the Planetary Society in Pasadena, Konstantin announces fresh of the presses details about the size, shape, and location of the still as-of-yet photographed Planet Nine!

46 MIN2019 FEB 27
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Robert Picardo, Konstantin Batygin and the factor of two hypothesis.

Mark Mammone and the alternate universe.

EMark Mamonne is a actor, comedian, and production assistant on Seth McFarland's "The Orville." Mark comes on Surly You're Joking to talk about leaving stand up for acting and to tell us about his upcoming first appearance on the show!

61 MIN2019 FEB 27
Comments
Mark Mammone and the alternate universe.

Sumner Norman and the mind-reading robots.

EDr. Sumner Norman can do a lot of things, but one of the most amazing is that he can read your thoughts, sometimes even before you realized you thought it. Sumner explains how his work will help disabled people regain control their lives, almost straight out of the movie Upgrade.

78 MIN2019 FEB 13
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Sumner Norman and the mind-reading robots.

James Tuttle Keane and the sketch of the farthest snowman.

EDr. James Tuttle Keane brings some of his sketches of the most distant (and possibly the oldest) probed object in our solar system named Ultima Thule. In addition to studying planet, James makes brilliant drawings to help explain what we are learning about this strange, city-sized snowman-like object that was visited on New Year's Eve 2019 by the New Horizons space probe. James works along side Brian May from Queen and together they help both discover our distant celestial past and share those exciting discoveries with the public.

49 MIN2019 JAN 31
Comments
James Tuttle Keane and the sketch of the farthest snowman.

Kevin Hardegree Ullman, Aubree Sweeney and the cosmic piano tuning.

EFirst Surely You're Joking episode of 2019! Planetary research and Dr. Kevin Hardegree Ullman and comedian Aubree Sweeney get an update of the Kepler telescope replacement : the TESS satellite, the Rose Parade, and three letter acronyms. Ullman explains the viral video of the music made tuning solar system K2-128. Happy New Year!

57 MIN2019 JAN 21
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Kevin Hardegree Ullman, Aubree Sweeney and the cosmic piano tuning.

Julie Jester and the Pasadena prank.

EJulie Jester is the queen of the prank court. When she's not inventing widgets and working on spaceships, she helping Caltech prank arch-nemesis MIT or building an homage to Hollywood sign pranks of old.

52 MIN2018 SEP 16
Comments
Julie Jester and the Pasadena prank.

Spyridon Michalakis and the Quantum Realm

EHow does Ant-Man shrink? Quantum Mechanics of course! Professor Spyridon Michalakis, scientific consultant of Marvel's most recent super hero block buster, starring Paul Rudd. It turns out the Hollywood star loves physics, so Spiro explains that while working directly with him, he came up with the Quantum Realm. Kevin and Spiro talk about some the tech details, how exotic atoms like muonium and pionium, can actually change size in real life labs.

62 MIN2018 AUG 18
Comments
Spyridon Michalakis and the Quantum Realm

Konstantin Batygin and the quantum planets.

EJoking's favorite Professor Konstantin Batygin is back to explain how he discovered that equation that governs the quantum world of Schrödinger's cat fame, also describes planetary disks and the formation of solar systems. He also breaks down the progress on the dark hunt for Planet Nine.

58 MIN2018 AUG 11
Comments
Konstantin Batygin and the quantum planets.

Latest Episodes

Robert Zubrin and the astronauts' direct advice.

EDr. Robert Zubrin of the Mars Society returns to discuss Mars Direct, carbon credits, plans for the moon, and his shout out from Micheal Collins on the 50th Anniversary of the moon landing.

48 MIN2019 OCT 11
Comments
Robert Zubrin and the astronauts' direct advice.

Avery Broderick and the first black hole selfie.

EMeeting up at the April Meeting of the American Physical Society, Dr. Avery Broderick tells Kevin about the Breakthrough Prize winning first photo of a super massive black hole in Virgo, Kevin's birth sign.

21 MIN2019 SEP 25
Comments
Avery Broderick and the first black hole selfie.

Robert Picardo, Konstantin Batygin and the factor of two hypothesis.

ERobert Picardo, best known as the holographic doctor on Star Trek Voyager and host of the Planetary Post, meets up with Kevin and returning Surely You're Joking guest star and Planet Nine hypotheses and hunter, Konstantin Batygin, to revel brand new secrets about Planet Nine! From the headquarters of the Planetary Society in Pasadena, Konstantin announces fresh of the presses details about the size, shape, and location of the still as-of-yet photographed Planet Nine!

46 MIN2019 FEB 27
Comments
Robert Picardo, Konstantin Batygin and the factor of two hypothesis.

Mark Mammone and the alternate universe.

EMark Mamonne is a actor, comedian, and production assistant on Seth McFarland's "The Orville." Mark comes on Surly You're Joking to talk about leaving stand up for acting and to tell us about his upcoming first appearance on the show!

61 MIN2019 FEB 27
Comments
Mark Mammone and the alternate universe.

Sumner Norman and the mind-reading robots.

EDr. Sumner Norman can do a lot of things, but one of the most amazing is that he can read your thoughts, sometimes even before you realized you thought it. Sumner explains how his work will help disabled people regain control their lives, almost straight out of the movie Upgrade.

78 MIN2019 FEB 13
Comments
Sumner Norman and the mind-reading robots.

James Tuttle Keane and the sketch of the farthest snowman.

EDr. James Tuttle Keane brings some of his sketches of the most distant (and possibly the oldest) probed object in our solar system named Ultima Thule. In addition to studying planet, James makes brilliant drawings to help explain what we are learning about this strange, city-sized snowman-like object that was visited on New Year's Eve 2019 by the New Horizons space probe. James works along side Brian May from Queen and together they help both discover our distant celestial past and share those exciting discoveries with the public.

49 MIN2019 JAN 31
Comments
James Tuttle Keane and the sketch of the farthest snowman.

Kevin Hardegree Ullman, Aubree Sweeney and the cosmic piano tuning.

EFirst Surely You're Joking episode of 2019! Planetary research and Dr. Kevin Hardegree Ullman and comedian Aubree Sweeney get an update of the Kepler telescope replacement : the TESS satellite, the Rose Parade, and three letter acronyms. Ullman explains the viral video of the music made tuning solar system K2-128. Happy New Year!

57 MIN2019 JAN 21
Comments
Kevin Hardegree Ullman, Aubree Sweeney and the cosmic piano tuning.

Julie Jester and the Pasadena prank.

EJulie Jester is the queen of the prank court. When she's not inventing widgets and working on spaceships, she helping Caltech prank arch-nemesis MIT or building an homage to Hollywood sign pranks of old.

52 MIN2018 SEP 16
Comments
Julie Jester and the Pasadena prank.

Spyridon Michalakis and the Quantum Realm

EHow does Ant-Man shrink? Quantum Mechanics of course! Professor Spyridon Michalakis, scientific consultant of Marvel's most recent super hero block buster, starring Paul Rudd. It turns out the Hollywood star loves physics, so Spiro explains that while working directly with him, he came up with the Quantum Realm. Kevin and Spiro talk about some the tech details, how exotic atoms like muonium and pionium, can actually change size in real life labs.

62 MIN2018 AUG 18
Comments
Spyridon Michalakis and the Quantum Realm

Konstantin Batygin and the quantum planets.

EJoking's favorite Professor Konstantin Batygin is back to explain how he discovered that equation that governs the quantum world of Schrödinger's cat fame, also describes planetary disks and the formation of solar systems. He also breaks down the progress on the dark hunt for Planet Nine.

58 MIN2018 AUG 11
Comments
Konstantin Batygin and the quantum planets.
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