SciShow Tangents

From Complexly and WNYC Studios

The lightly competitive knowledge showcase from the geniuses behind the YouTube series SciShow.

  • 63 - Running

    Jan 21, 2020
    From diet, to shoes, to movement efficiency, people devote their lives to researching and perfecting the art of running. Meanwhile, cheetahs run 75 mph and they sleep all day. No fair!
  • 62 - Magnets

    Jan 14, 2020
    Wise men have long pondered how magnets work. We all know the answer is “magic,” but Ceri and Hank have to keep up the illusion that science is real, so please humor them.
  • 61 - Money

    Jan 7, 2020
    Listening to Tangents is like making an investment with your brain. And the dividend? Knowledge. Invest today, won't you?
  • 60 - Light

    Dec 31, 2019
    SciShow Tangents’ exploration of the electromagnetic spectrum continues with good old, dependable light! What is it? Where does it come from? Only Ceri knows (sort of)!
  • 59 - Radio

    Dec 24, 2019
    Families used to gather around the radio on Christmas Eve to listen to, I dunno, Jack Benny? This year, Continue the tradition by gathering around the iPhone and listening to Tangents!
  • 58 - Festive Ecology

    Dec 17, 2019
    Jingle Bells, Frosty the Snowman, Let it Snow; timeless sounds of the holiday. And to that pantheon of greats is added another track: this 30-minute-long, spoken-word science podcast!
  • 57 - Ceramics

    Dec 10, 2019
    From ancient clay pots to heat-proof panels on spacecraft, ceramics have been an integral part of human technology from the beginning. Not bad considering it's basically fancy mud! 
  • 56 - Bones

    Dec 3, 2019
    Where would we be without bones? All puddled up on the floor I guess!
  • 55 - Nutrition

    Nov 26, 2019
    The Tangents crew wades into the quagmire that is modern nutrition science to see if they can figure out what the heck humans are supposed to be eating!