SciShow Tangents

From Complexly and WNYC Studios

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

  • 95 - Language

    Sep 22, 2020
    What would a podcast be without language? Perhaps a series of soothing tones? Maybe frog sounds? Wait… that sounds nice… 
  • 94 - Eyeballs

    Sep 15, 2020
    Jeepers creepers, today we’re talking about peepers!
  • 93 - Cars

    Sep 8, 2020
    Cars are one of the more common-place things we’ve discussed… yet to some, including many on our panel, they are more mysterious than the human body or the fundamental forces of nature!
  • 92 - Black Holes

    Sep 1, 2020
    Does the Tangents crew know anything about black holes? Not really. But when has that ever stopped us? Let’s get theoretical!
  • 91 - Birds with Jason Ward

    Aug 25, 2020
    Birder 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!
  • 90 - Milk

    Aug 18, 2020
    Milk 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. 
  • Listener Mailbag

    Aug 11, 2020
    We 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! 
  • 89 - Glowing Things

    Aug 4, 2020
    Glowing 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!
  • 88 - Proteins

    Jul 28, 2020
    What do proteins do? Heck, an easier question to answer would be 'what don't they do?" No, seriously... I think they do, like, everything.