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SciShow Tangents

SciShow Tangents

WNYC & Complexly

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Introducing the lightly competitive knowledge showcase from the geniuses behind the YouTube series SciShow. Every Tuesday, join Hank Green, Ceri Riley, Stefan Chin, and Sam Schulz as they try to one-up and amaze each other with weird and funny scientific research... while not getting distracted. There will be tangents about video games, music, weird smells, surprisingly deep insights about life, and of course, poop, but it always comes back to the science. WNYC Studios is a listener-supported producer of other leading podcasts including On the Media, Snap Judgment, Death, Sex & Money, Nancy and Here’s the Thing with Alec Baldwin. © WNYC Studios

Latest Episodes

SciShow Tangents Classics - Bats

EWe're taking a short dirt nap this week in preparation for October's frightening festivities! Enjoy this classic, slightly spooky episode and join us next week as we kick off Monster Month! It'll be worth the wait, I promise! Follow us on Twitter @SciShowTangents, where we’ll tweet out topics for upcoming episodes and you can ask the science couch questions! While you're at it, check out the Tangents crew on Twitter: Stefan: @itsmestefanchin Ceri: @ceriley Sam: @slamschultz Hank: @hankgreen

33 min22 h ago
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SciShow Tangents Classics - Bats

Language

EWhat would a podcast be without language? Perhaps a series of soothing tones? Maybe frog sounds? Wait… that sounds nice… Need more sweet language knowledge? Crash Course Linguistics:https://youtu.be/eDop3FDoUzk Want more Deboki? Journey to the Microcosmos:https://youtu.be/17tug6T-4jc Crash Course Organic Chemistry:https://youtu.be/bSMx0NS0XfY And follow her on Twitter:https://twitter.com/okidoki_boki And every other Tangents episode! She does a ton of behind the scenes work and we’d, frankly, be screwed without her! Thank you, Deboki! Follow us on Twitter @SciShowTangents, where we’ll tweet out topics for upcoming episodes and you can ask the science couch questions! While you're at it, check out the Tangents crew on Twitter: Stefan: @itsmestefanchin Ceri: @ceriley Sam: @slamschultz Hank: @hankgreen If you want to learn more about any of our main topics, check out SciShowTangents.Org!

34 min1 w ago
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Language

Eyeballs

EJeepers creepers, today we’re talking about peepers! Follow us on Twitter @SciShowTangents, where we’ll tweet out topics for upcoming episodes and you can ask the science couch questions! While you're at it, check out the Tangents crew on Twitter: Stefan: @itsmestefanchin Ceri: @ceriley Sam: @slamschultz Hank: @hankgreen If you want to learn more about any of our main topics, check out SciShowTangents.org!

32 min2 w ago
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Eyeballs

Cars

ECars are definitely one of the more common-place things we’ve talked about on Tangents… yet to some, including many on our panel, they are even more mysterious and confusing than the human body or the fundamental forces of nature! Follow us on Twitter @SciShowTangents, where we’ll tweet out topics for upcoming episodes and you can ask the science couch questions! While you're at it, check out the Tangents crew on Twitter: Stefan: @itsmestefanchin Ceri: @ceriley Sam: @slamschultz Hank: @hankgreen If you want to learn more about any of our main topics, check out SciShowTangents.org!

31 min3 w ago
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Cars

Black Holes

EDoes the Tangents crew know anything about black holes? Not really. But when has that ever stopped us? Let’s get theoretical! Follow us on Twitter @SciShowTangents, where we’ll tweet out topics for upcoming episodes and you can ask the science couch questions! While you're at it, check out the Tangents crew on Twitter: Stefan: @itsmestefanchin Ceri: @ceriley Sam: @slamschultz Hank: @hankgreen If you want to learn more about any of our main topics, check out SciSHowTangents.org!

34 minSEP 1
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Black Holes

Birds with Jason Ward

EBirder Jason Ward joins the science couch to teach us about the wonder and majesty of birds both big and small... then he tells us stories about birds pooping on him! Hungry for more Jason Ward content? Check out his Twitter:@JasonWardNY And his YouTube series, Birds of North America:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1FvoppCDT1k Follow us on Twitter @SciShowTangents, where we’ll tweet out topics for upcoming episodes and you can ask the science couch questions! While you're at it, check out the Tangents crew on Twitter: Stefan: @itsmestefanchin Ceri: @ceriley Sam: @slamschultz Hank: @hankgreen If you want to learn more about any of our main topics, check outSciShowTangnets.org!

33 minAUG 25
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Birds with Jason Ward

Milk

EMilk is pretty normal, right? Boring even! But have you ever thought about it? Like, really thought about it? We have! And I gotta say, it led us to some challenging places. Follow us on Twitter @SciShowTangents, where we’ll tweet out topics for upcoming episodes and you can ask the science couch questions! While you're at it, check out the Tangents crew on Twitter: Stefan: @itsmestefanchin Ceri: @ceriley Sam: @slamschultz Hank: @hankgreen If you want to learn more about any of our main topics, check out SciShowTangents.org!

30 minAUG 18
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Milk

Listener Mail

EWe get A LOT of questions from our listeners! So this week we decided to put the competition on hold, open up the old Tangents Mailbag, and answer a few of them! Get ready to learn some of our deepest secrets, like what Ceri thinks about yogurt and Stefan's milk conundrum! There are other, less dairy related things in this episode, too. Once again, thank you all for your support and for all of the amazing questions you ask us every week. We couldn't do it without you! Follow us on Twitter @SciShowTangents, where we’ll tweet out topics for upcoming episodes and you can ask the science couch questions! While you're at it, check out the Tangents crew on Twitter: Stefan: @itsmestefanchin Ceri: @ceriley Sam: @slamschultz Hank: @hankgreen If you want to learn more about any of our main topics, check out SciShowTangnets.org!

29 minAUG 11
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Listener Mail

Glowing Things

EGlowing Things: is that a scientific topic? Yes, but not by much. In fact, we spend a lot of the episode figuring out of there even is a scientific definition of 'glow!' Very exciting! Here's a little fun fact for all you Sam-heads out there: my favorite color is 'glow-in-the-dark green." That's right, I finally admit that I'm the one writing all these descriptions! I guess Ceri doesn't do everything after all, huh?! Peace, Sam Follow us on Twitter @SciShowTangents, where we’ll tweet out topics for upcoming episodes and you can ask the science couch questions! While you're at it, check out the Tangents crew on Twitter: Stefan: @itsmestefanchin Ceri: @ceriley Sam: @slamschultz Hank: @hankgreen If you want to learn more about any of our main topics, check outSciShowTangents.org! [Truth or Fail] Foxfire https://allthatsinteresting.com/foxfire-bioluminescence#:~:text=Foxfire%20is%20the%20informal%20term,together%20to%20form%20a%20glow. Submarine https://www.warhistoryonline.com/instant-articles/david-bushnells-turtle-of-1776.html https://www.history.navy.mil/research/library/online-reading-room/title-list-alphabetically/s/submarine-turtle-naval-documents.html There is a LOT about this submarine, and a lot of it is contradictory! A very fun Google rabbit hole to fall down. [Fact Off] Death fluorescence https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/blue-death-in-worms/ https://journals.plos.org/plosbiology/article?id=10.1371/journal.pbio.1001613 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3735983/ Picture:https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3735983/figure/F1/ Video:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y6S3D8Fy8N4 Millipede glowing genitals https://academic.oup.com/zoolinnean/article/187/1/117/5475011?searchresult=1 The Brain Scoop video:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SjNQUOYtZC0 [Ask the Science Couch] Freezing glow sticks https://www.compoundchem.com/2014/10/14/glowsticks/ https://www.thoughtco.com/how-do-lightsticks-work-607878 https://www2.chem.uic.edu/marek/apintropage/ap_notes/chapter18/rateseffectstempconcats.htm [Butt One More Thing] Glow Woims https://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/16/science/glow-worms-new-zealand.html

30 minAUG 4
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Glowing Things

Proteins

EWhat do proteins do? Heck, an easier question to answer would be 'what don't they do?" No, seriously... I think they do, like, everything. Follow us on Twitter @SciShowTangents, where we’ll tweet out topics for upcoming episodes and you can ask the science couch questions! While you're at it, check out the Tangents crew on Twitter: Stefan: @itsmestefanchin Ceri: @ceriley Sam: @slamschultz Hank: @hankgreen If you want to learn more about any of our main topics, check out SciShowTangents.org!

33 minJUL 28
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Proteins

Latest Episodes

SciShow Tangents Classics - Bats

EWe're taking a short dirt nap this week in preparation for October's frightening festivities! Enjoy this classic, slightly spooky episode and join us next week as we kick off Monster Month! It'll be worth the wait, I promise! Follow us on Twitter @SciShowTangents, where we’ll tweet out topics for upcoming episodes and you can ask the science couch questions! While you're at it, check out the Tangents crew on Twitter: Stefan: @itsmestefanchin Ceri: @ceriley Sam: @slamschultz Hank: @hankgreen

33 min22 h ago
Comments
SciShow Tangents Classics - Bats

Language

EWhat would a podcast be without language? Perhaps a series of soothing tones? Maybe frog sounds? Wait… that sounds nice… Need more sweet language knowledge? Crash Course Linguistics:https://youtu.be/eDop3FDoUzk Want more Deboki? Journey to the Microcosmos:https://youtu.be/17tug6T-4jc Crash Course Organic Chemistry:https://youtu.be/bSMx0NS0XfY And follow her on Twitter:https://twitter.com/okidoki_boki And every other Tangents episode! She does a ton of behind the scenes work and we’d, frankly, be screwed without her! Thank you, Deboki! Follow us on Twitter @SciShowTangents, where we’ll tweet out topics for upcoming episodes and you can ask the science couch questions! While you're at it, check out the Tangents crew on Twitter: Stefan: @itsmestefanchin Ceri: @ceriley Sam: @slamschultz Hank: @hankgreen If you want to learn more about any of our main topics, check out SciShowTangents.Org!

34 min1 w ago
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Language

Eyeballs

EJeepers creepers, today we’re talking about peepers! Follow us on Twitter @SciShowTangents, where we’ll tweet out topics for upcoming episodes and you can ask the science couch questions! While you're at it, check out the Tangents crew on Twitter: Stefan: @itsmestefanchin Ceri: @ceriley Sam: @slamschultz Hank: @hankgreen If you want to learn more about any of our main topics, check out SciShowTangents.org!

32 min2 w ago
Comments
Eyeballs

Cars

ECars are definitely one of the more common-place things we’ve talked about on Tangents… yet to some, including many on our panel, they are even more mysterious and confusing than the human body or the fundamental forces of nature! Follow us on Twitter @SciShowTangents, where we’ll tweet out topics for upcoming episodes and you can ask the science couch questions! While you're at it, check out the Tangents crew on Twitter: Stefan: @itsmestefanchin Ceri: @ceriley Sam: @slamschultz Hank: @hankgreen If you want to learn more about any of our main topics, check out SciShowTangents.org!

31 min3 w ago
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Cars

Black Holes

EDoes the Tangents crew know anything about black holes? Not really. But when has that ever stopped us? Let’s get theoretical! Follow us on Twitter @SciShowTangents, where we’ll tweet out topics for upcoming episodes and you can ask the science couch questions! While you're at it, check out the Tangents crew on Twitter: Stefan: @itsmestefanchin Ceri: @ceriley Sam: @slamschultz Hank: @hankgreen If you want to learn more about any of our main topics, check out SciSHowTangents.org!

34 minSEP 1
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Black Holes

Birds with Jason Ward

EBirder Jason Ward joins the science couch to teach us about the wonder and majesty of birds both big and small... then he tells us stories about birds pooping on him! Hungry for more Jason Ward content? Check out his Twitter:@JasonWardNY And his YouTube series, Birds of North America:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1FvoppCDT1k Follow us on Twitter @SciShowTangents, where we’ll tweet out topics for upcoming episodes and you can ask the science couch questions! While you're at it, check out the Tangents crew on Twitter: Stefan: @itsmestefanchin Ceri: @ceriley Sam: @slamschultz Hank: @hankgreen If you want to learn more about any of our main topics, check outSciShowTangnets.org!

33 minAUG 25
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Birds with Jason Ward

Milk

EMilk is pretty normal, right? Boring even! But have you ever thought about it? Like, really thought about it? We have! And I gotta say, it led us to some challenging places. Follow us on Twitter @SciShowTangents, where we’ll tweet out topics for upcoming episodes and you can ask the science couch questions! While you're at it, check out the Tangents crew on Twitter: Stefan: @itsmestefanchin Ceri: @ceriley Sam: @slamschultz Hank: @hankgreen If you want to learn more about any of our main topics, check out SciShowTangents.org!

30 minAUG 18
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Milk

Listener Mail

EWe get A LOT of questions from our listeners! So this week we decided to put the competition on hold, open up the old Tangents Mailbag, and answer a few of them! Get ready to learn some of our deepest secrets, like what Ceri thinks about yogurt and Stefan's milk conundrum! There are other, less dairy related things in this episode, too. Once again, thank you all for your support and for all of the amazing questions you ask us every week. We couldn't do it without you! Follow us on Twitter @SciShowTangents, where we’ll tweet out topics for upcoming episodes and you can ask the science couch questions! While you're at it, check out the Tangents crew on Twitter: Stefan: @itsmestefanchin Ceri: @ceriley Sam: @slamschultz Hank: @hankgreen If you want to learn more about any of our main topics, check out SciShowTangnets.org!

29 minAUG 11
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Listener Mail

Glowing Things

EGlowing Things: is that a scientific topic? Yes, but not by much. In fact, we spend a lot of the episode figuring out of there even is a scientific definition of 'glow!' Very exciting! Here's a little fun fact for all you Sam-heads out there: my favorite color is 'glow-in-the-dark green." That's right, I finally admit that I'm the one writing all these descriptions! I guess Ceri doesn't do everything after all, huh?! Peace, Sam Follow us on Twitter @SciShowTangents, where we’ll tweet out topics for upcoming episodes and you can ask the science couch questions! While you're at it, check out the Tangents crew on Twitter: Stefan: @itsmestefanchin Ceri: @ceriley Sam: @slamschultz Hank: @hankgreen If you want to learn more about any of our main topics, check outSciShowTangents.org! [Truth or Fail] Foxfire https://allthatsinteresting.com/foxfire-bioluminescence#:~:text=Foxfire%20is%20the%20informal%20term,together%20to%20form%20a%20glow. Submarine https://www.warhistoryonline.com/instant-articles/david-bushnells-turtle-of-1776.html https://www.history.navy.mil/research/library/online-reading-room/title-list-alphabetically/s/submarine-turtle-naval-documents.html There is a LOT about this submarine, and a lot of it is contradictory! A very fun Google rabbit hole to fall down. [Fact Off] Death fluorescence https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/blue-death-in-worms/ https://journals.plos.org/plosbiology/article?id=10.1371/journal.pbio.1001613 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3735983/ Picture:https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3735983/figure/F1/ Video:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y6S3D8Fy8N4 Millipede glowing genitals https://academic.oup.com/zoolinnean/article/187/1/117/5475011?searchresult=1 The Brain Scoop video:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SjNQUOYtZC0 [Ask the Science Couch] Freezing glow sticks https://www.compoundchem.com/2014/10/14/glowsticks/ https://www.thoughtco.com/how-do-lightsticks-work-607878 https://www2.chem.uic.edu/marek/apintropage/ap_notes/chapter18/rateseffectstempconcats.htm [Butt One More Thing] Glow Woims https://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/16/science/glow-worms-new-zealand.html

30 minAUG 4
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Glowing Things

Proteins

EWhat do proteins do? Heck, an easier question to answer would be 'what don't they do?" No, seriously... I think they do, like, everything. Follow us on Twitter @SciShowTangents, where we’ll tweet out topics for upcoming episodes and you can ask the science couch questions! While you're at it, check out the Tangents crew on Twitter: Stefan: @itsmestefanchin Ceri: @ceriley Sam: @slamschultz Hank: @hankgreen If you want to learn more about any of our main topics, check out SciShowTangents.org!

33 minJUL 28
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Proteins

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