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SciShow Tangents

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132 episodes
This podcast may contain explicit content.
SciShow Tangents is the lightly competitive knowledge showcase from the geniuses behind the YouTube series SciShow. Every Tuesday, join Hank Green, Ceri Riley, and Sam Schultz 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.

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Sticky Things

Sticky seems easy, right? You step on gum, it sticks to your shoe, You put glue on paper, it sticks to other paper. It just works! But it turns out stickiness is one of those sneaky, impossible-to-explain science things that involves physics and atoms and stuff! Head to the link below to find out h…

Dirt

A wiser man than me once said “worms make the dirt and the first makes the Earth.” And that’s true. Join us as we learn about the stuff everything on earth walks, sits, and poops on all day, every day! Thanks, dirt! Head to the link below to find out how you can help support SciShow Tangents, and s…

Tools

Humans use tools to do work! It’s what separates us from the animals! Except for crows… and honeybees… and dolphins… octopuses… well, regardless, tools are great and so is this episode! Head to the link below to find out how you can help support SciShow Tangents, and see all the cool perks you’ll g…

Fish with Kurtis Conner

Comedian, streamer, and YouTuber Kurtis Conner (@kurtisconner) stops by to talk to us about fish! Don’t be koi… give it a listen! This episode has everything you could want: multiple poop facts, mind-blowing revalations, and a celebrity guest! It's the total package! Head to the link below to find …

SciShow Tangents Classics - Fungi

We're taking a break this week to rest up and work on some exciting things! In the meantime, join us as we talk about fungus and Praise the Drungus!  Head to the link below to find out how you can help support SciShow Tangents, and see all the cool perks you’ll get in return, like bonus episodes an…

Flowers

It’s been said that April showers bring May flowers, but here’s the thing, gang: we couldn’t wait a whole month to talk about the darn things! Stop and smell the roses with us as we sniff out some of the finest flower facts! Head to the link below to find out how you can help support SciShow Tangen…

Marsupials

G'day, mate! This week, we’re taking a trip Down Under (and to South, Central, and North America) to meet our weird mammalian cousins with built-in cargo pockets, the marsupials!  Head to the link below to find out how you can help support SciShow Tangents, and see all the cool perks you’ll get in …

Armor

Strap on your greaves and grab your gauntlets: It's time for the weekly science/comedy deathmatch that is SciShow Tangents! Head to the link below to find out how you can help support SciShow Tangents, and see all the cool perks you’ll get in return, like bonus episodes and a monthly newsletter! h…

Pee

Get ready for the podcasting event of the year, and it's only March!  This week, we're talking urine in all sizes, colors, and consistencies!  Better yet, you can watch us talk about pee over on SciShow Pee!   Follow that link to see the full, uncut, hour-long recording session we did for this epi…

Exoplanets

The Tangents crew blasts off beyond the Sun’s familiar orbit to check out all the weird, wild, possibly-inhabited exoplanets circling distant stars! Who needs our boring old solar system anyway?  Head to the link below to find out how you can help support SciShow Tangents, and see all the cool perk…

Candy

This week, we talk about the ol’ tippy top of the food pyramid: Candy!  When you get done with this tasty episode, you’ll be saying “how sweet it is!”  And we’ve got some big news! SciShow Tangents has a Patreon now! Head to the link below to find out how you can help support SciShow Tangents, and …

Climate Control

This episode of SciShow Tangents was created in partnership with Bill Gates, inspired by his new book “How To Avoid A Climate Disaster,” available now. To learn more, visit http://gatesnot.es/3qNsH4k From roaring fires to air conditioners to fuzzy slippers, humans have a knack for inventing things…

Listener Mailbag 2

We're cracking open the mailbag once again to answer some dusty old questions you sent us a long time ago!  Ew, they're all rotten and goopy... well, we'll answer them anyway, because we care. Follow us on Twitter @SciShowTangents, where we’ll tweet out topics for upcoming episodes and you can ask …

Immortality with Deboki Chakravarti

True immortality may be a scientific impossibility, but podcasts last forever. Whether you listen to this the day it comes out or 1,000 years from now when your brain’s been uploaded to a computer, SciShow Tangents will be here for you! This week: Hank and Deboki are finally on an episode together!…

SciShow Tangents Classics - Giant Rodents

No, you didn't wake up back in March 12, 2019, this is just a rerun of the classic Giant Rodent episode in honor of Groundhog Day. Be back with something exciting next week! Follow us on Twitter @SciShowTangents, where we’ll tweet out topics for upcoming episodes and you can ask the science couch q…

Ceri's Weather Shanty - Deluxe Edition

Our very own Josef 'Tuna' Metesh took Ceri's already exceptional sea shanty and turned it into a masterpiece!

Weather

Weather is an evergreen small talk topic, and after this episode of Tangents you will be fully equipped to blow the socks off every grocery store clerk, dental technician, and next door neighbor you meet with your in-depth knowledge of wind, precipitation, and more!  Follow us on Twitter @SciShowTa…

Ears

In the world of podcasting, one organ reigns supreme: the ear. This week, we give thanks to the orifice that allows us to enjoy SciShow Tangents and that also helps us balance for some reason! Also this week, the world premier of Sam's new game! It's a real corker! Also you will be required to visu…

Cephalopods

Tangents is back for a 3rd season, and things are going to get weird! So we’re embracing the weirdness by talking about some of the weirdest animals around: cephalopods!  In this episode: new games of dubious scientific value and quality! Classic Ceri music ignorance! Big Suckers! And, most importa…

SciShow Tangents Enhanced Classics - Experiments in Space

SciShow Tangents is still on a break, but we have another Enhanced Classics for you! This week, a rerun of Experiments in Space with a brand new Ask the Science Couch and Butt Fact! Follow us on Twitter @SciShowTangents, where we’ll tweet out topics for upcoming episodes and you can ask the science…

SciShow Tangents Enhanced Classics - Light

SciShow Tangents is taking a short break, but we didn't want to totally leave you hanging! You're about to listen to a rerun of the Light episode, but with a special twist: we recorded a new Ask the Science Couch and Butt Fact!  Next week we'll be posting another of these Enhanced Classics, then we…

Stefan's Favorite Things

Join us as we send Stefan off in grand style by talking a lot about the things that bring him great joy in life: getting yolked, going to the store, and dice. He’s a complicated fellow! Stefan, it has been a great joy to co-host this silly show with you for the last two years! I know I speak for ev…

Ceri's Favorite Things

This week, we celebrate the brains of this whole operation: Ceri!  This episode starts out incredibly wholesome! There are beagles, Pokemon, gardening… but, per usual, Ceri has to make it all about body horror in the end. Find out what terrible modifications she’d make to the human body! Follow us …

Sam's Favorite Things

The Tangents team faces their most complicated, multi-faceted, and mysterious topic yet: Sam. Who is he? Can anyone ever really know? Find out in this very special episode.  [Truth or Fail] Mini terrariums https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2-X4g_fCmKw https://lsda.jsc.nasa.gov/Experiment/exper/429 ht…

Hank's Favorite Things

Season 2 of SciShow Tangents is coming to a close, and to celebrate, we’re honoring each of our panelists with episodes about their favorite things! We’re starting, of course, with our fearless leader and professional liker-of-strange-and-amazing-things: Hank!   At the end of the month, we'll be na…

Vegetables

In the immortal words of Brian Wilson: "I'm gonna be round my vegetables, I'm gonna chow down my vegetables, I love you most of all... my favorite vegetable" And he's right, too.  In this episode we get down in the dirt with our favorite veggies. Carrots... broccoli... and all the rest. All that, a…

Wood

If you look out a window right now, you're probably going to see a tree. And that tree? Why, it's made out of wood, friend. And that's where things start to get interesting...  Get ready to meet Hank's newest alter-ego: Mr. Wood. He's basically Hank, but he just can't stop talking about wood! I had…

Architecture

When you think architecture, you’re probably thinking blueprints, slide rules, maybe a compass or something, I don’t know. But it turns out some of our animal brethren can hold their own when it comes to building stuff, and they don’t have any of those fancy tools! They have, like, their mouths! Fo…

Migration

It’s our 100th episode! And to celebrate our migration from double- to triple-digits, we’re talking about… animal migration... Ok, we forgot it was our 100th episode. But this is still a great episode! Follow us on Twitter @SciShowTangents, where we’ll tweet out topics for upcoming episodes and you…

The Science of Scary Sounds - A SciShow Tangents Audio Adventure

Monster Month bursts from the grave with one last shocking surprise! Enjoy this audio adventure through a haunted house, as Scary Ceri guides you through some of the spookiest sounds around! Be sure to wear your… deadphones! Ha ha ha ha ha! Follow us on Twitter @SciShowTangents, where we’ll tweet o…