SciShow Tangents

From Complexly and WNYC Studios

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

  • 45 - Teens

    Sep 17, 2019
    For humans, the teenage years are marked by angst, self-discovery, and homework. For elephants, they’re marked by pus-weeping face glands, uncontrollable rage, and a green penis!
  • 44 - Fashion

    Sep 10, 2019
    New York Fashion Week is in full swing, and the world's most stylish science podcast is celebrating by exploring the intersection of fashion and science!
  • 43 - Navigation

    Sep 3, 2019
    Wether it's a human trying to figure out the quickest way to the airport or a dog trying to figure out the perfect place to poop, almost every living thing uses navigation of some sort!
  • 42 - Precious Metals

    Aug 27, 2019
    Almost all of human culture and economics is structured around a handful of pretty metals that we have arbitrarily assigned value to... but hey... they are really pretty metals...
  • 41 - Extremophiles

    Aug 20, 2019
    Extremophiles are tough creatures that thrive in the harshest environments on Earth; unforgiving places like volcanic vents at the bottom of the sea, lakes of acid, and your bellybutton.
  • 40 - Acid

    Aug 13, 2019
    This week, the Other Couch's high-school-level understanding of chemistry is really put to the test as we talk about acids!
  • 39 - Deserts

    Aug 6, 2019
    You might think you know everything there is to know about deserts: big, sandy, hot, etc. But between the alien mummies and the ice blades, we're guessing there's a lot you don't know. 
  • 38 - Metamorphosis

    Jul 30, 2019
    Being a teenager is an awkward, emotional, difficult experience. Maybe that's why creatures that metamorphose figured out a way to skip straight past their adolescence! 
  • 37 - Fungi

    Jul 23, 2019
    Plants and animals get all the glory, but fungi are out there every day, breaking down leaf litter, making our bread nice and fluffy, and fermenting alcohols. Thank you, fungus!