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Podcast Profile: SciShow Tangents

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269 episodes
2018 to 2024
Median: 34 minutes
Collection: Science


Description (podcaster-provided):

SciShow Tangents is the lightly competitive knowledge showcase from the geniuses behind the YouTube series SciShow. Every other 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.


Themes and summary (AI-generated based on podcaster-provided show and episode descriptions):

➤ Science topics • humor • bursts of tangential discussions • nature and animal behavior • technology • quirky facts • special guests • deep insights into mundane subjects

SciShow Tangents is a podcast that delves into a wide array of scientific topics and phenomena with a blend of humor and curiosity. Hosted by Hank Green, Ceri Riley, and Sam Schultz, the show takes a lightly competitive approach as the hosts try to outdo each other in presenting intriguing and often peculiar scientific research. The episodes explore various themes, ranging from natural sciences to technology, sometimes even touching on everyday commonalities and curiosities.

Listeners will encounter episodes that cover specific aspects of biology, such as the behaviors and characteristics of insects, animals, and plants. For instance, episodes may dive into the lifecycles and unique attributes of certain species or the oddities of animal behavior, providing insight into the natural world in an accessible manner.

The content also frequently investigates physical sciences and technological innovations, encompassing discussions on elements, materials, and various scientific advancements. Topics like machine learning, batteries, and telescopes are explored in detail, providing listeners with a deeper understanding of how these technologies influence our lives and the natural world.

Human-centric themes are prevalent as well, examining aspects of human biology, societal habits, and cultural practices. Episodes might cover subjects like hygiene, aging, and food-related science, weaving in facts and insights that pertain directly to everyday human experiences.

Additionally, the podcast embraces a playful tone, incorporating episodes that are themed around less conventional or whimsical subjects. Themes of trick-or-treating, silliness, and odd scientific curiosities about poop, spit, and slime make regular appearances, offering a light-hearted yet informative look at science.

Overall, SciShow Tangents integrates deep scientific information with a fun and engaging style, inviting listeners to learn about the world through entertaining and sometimes unconventional episodes.


Episodes:
Cicadas
2024-Jul-09
48 minutes
Gay Animals with Field Guide to Gay Animals
2024-Jun-25
52 minutes
Bananas with Answer in Progress
2024-Jun-11
49 minutes
Teaser: Turtles Cut For Time Question
2024-Jun-05
3 minutes
Cloning
2024-May-28
50 minutes
Glue
2024-May-14
46 minutes
Introducing Crash Course Pods: The Universe
2024-May-07
48 minutes
Machine Learning
2024-Apr-30
47 minutes
Teaser: Hygiene Patreon Bonus Episode
2024-Apr-26
5 minutes
Turtles
2024-Apr-16
46 minutes
Teaser: Big vs. Small Patreon Bonus Episode
2024-Apr-03
6 minutes
Textiles
2024-Apr-02
44 minutes
Feathers
2024-Mar-19
43 minutes
Garbage
2024-Mar-05
45 minutes
Hormones
2024-Feb-20
43 minutes
Cheese
2024-Feb-06
47 minutes
Darkness
2024-Jan-23
41 minutes
Refrigeration
2024-Jan-09
45 minutes
Quiet
2023-Dec-26
42 minutes
Oil
2023-Dec-12
44 minutes
Telescopes
2023-Nov-28
45 minutes
Batteries
2023-Nov-14
48 minutes
Episode Image Trick or Treat Month: Slime with Alexis Nikole Nelson!
2023-Oct-31
42 minutes
Episode Image Trick or Treat Month: Theories with Dan Schreiber!
2023-Oct-17
54 minutes
Episode Image Trick or Treat Month: Tombs with Siobhan Thompson!
2023-Oct-03
49 minutes
Hygiene
2023-Sep-19
45 minutes
Big vs Small with Tiny Matters
2023-Sep-05
48 minutes
Dust
2023-Aug-22
41 minutes
Blue
2023-Aug-08
43 minutes
Bacteria
2023-Jul-25
44 minutes
Shells
2023-Jul-11
41 minutes
Speed
2023-Jun-27
44 minutes
Numbers
2023-Jun-13
48 minutes
Upcoming Schedule Announcement
2023-Jun-06
less than a minute
Crust with Ashley Roboto
2023-May-23
44 minutes
Glass
2023-May-09
42 minutes
Color
2023-Apr-25
42 minutes
Growth
2023-Apr-11
40 minutes
Ants
2023-Mar-28
44 minutes
SciShow Tangents Classics - Weather
2023-Mar-21
34 minutes
Aging
2023-Mar-14
47 minutes
Farming
2023-Mar-07
39 minutes
Lasers
2023-Feb-28
40 minutes
Poop
2023-Feb-21
41 minutes
Mating
2023-Feb-14
42 minutes
Spit
2023-Feb-07
38 minutes
SciShow Tangents Classics - Artificial Intelligence
2023-Jan-31
38 minutes
Rubber
2023-Jan-24
37 minutes
Tails
2023-Jan-17
39 minutes
Gas
2023-Jan-10
38 minutes
Memory
2023-Jan-03
40 minutes
SciShow Tangents Classics - Sleep
2022-Dec-27
33 minutes
Cold
2022-Dec-20
38 minutes
Testing New Games with Deboki Chakravarti
2022-Dec-13
42 minutes
Poison
2022-Dec-06
39 minutes
Crystals with Tyler Thrasher
2022-Nov-29
41 minutes
Wings with Stefan Chin
2022-Nov-22
38 minutes
Sight
2022-Nov-15
38 minutes
Pain
2022-Nov-08
38 minutes
SciShow Tangents Classics - Teeth
2022-Nov-01
34 minutes
Episode Image Trick or Treat Month: Blood with Justin and Sydnee McElroy!
2022-Oct-25
49 minutes
Episode Image Trick or Treat Month: Gourds with Jackson Bird!
2022-Oct-18
38 minutes
Episode Image Trick or Treat Month: Creepy Crawlies with Lulu Miller!
2022-Oct-11
41 minutes
Episode Image Trick or Treat Month: Preserved Foods with Bill Oakley!
2022-Oct-04
43 minutes
SciShow Tangents Classics - The Science of Scary Sounds - A SciShow Tangents Adventure
2022-Sep-27
18 minutes
Radiation
2022-Sep-20
38 minutes
Babies
2022-Sep-13
41 minutes
Coral Reefs
2022-Sep-06
38 minutes
A.N.A.G.R.A.M. - Unlocked Patreon Bonus Episode
2022-Aug-30
28 minutes
Cities
2022-Aug-23
38 minutes
Carbon
2022-Aug-16
41 minutes
Skin
2022-Aug-09
40 minutes
Spaceships
2022-Aug-02
42 minutes
Bubbles
2022-Jul-26
37 minutes
SciShow Tangents Classics - Candy
2022-Jul-19
34 minutes
Dinosaurs
2022-Jul-12
43 minutes
Play
2022-Jul-05
42 minutes
Books with Vanessa Zoltan
2022-Jun-28
45 minutes
SciShow Tangents Classics - Waves
2022-Jun-21
37 minutes
Beaches
2022-Jun-14
39 minutes
Fuel
2022-Jun-07
40 minutes
Paper
2022-May-31
40 minutes
Symbiosis
2022-May-24
36 minutes
Worms
2022-May-17
41 minutes
SciShow Tangents Classics - Pee
2022-May-10
31 minutes
Asteroids
2022-May-03
42 minutes
Rocks
2022-Apr-26
35 minutes
Recycling
2022-Apr-19
38 minutes
Soft Things
2022-Apr-12
35 minutes
Nerves
2022-Apr-05
39 minutes
SciShow Tangents Classics - Flowers
2022-Mar-29
32 minutes
Homes
2022-Mar-22
35 minutes
Green
2022-Mar-15
35 minutes
Computers
2022-Mar-08
42 minutes
Venus
2022-Mar-01
43 minutes
SciShow Tangents Classics - The Internet
2022-Feb-22
29 minutes
Butts
2022-Feb-15
44 minutes
Hands & Feet
2022-Feb-08
36 minutes
Heads
2022-Feb-01
38 minutes
Birds of Prey
2022-Jan-25
37 minutes
Yeast
2022-Jan-18
37 minutes
Mirrors
2022-Jan-11
40 minutes
SciShow Tangents Classics - Timekeeping
2022-Jan-04
33 minutes
Stump Ceri - Unlocked Patreon Bonus Episode
2021-Dec-28
34 minutes
The North & South Poles
2021-Dec-21
37 minutes
Cells
2021-Dec-14
37 minutes
Snakes
2021-Dec-07
35 minutes
Food
2021-Nov-30
37 minutes
Cosmetics
2021-Nov-23
35 minutes
Ceri's Cnidarian Song - Deluxe Edition
2021-Nov-18
1 minute
Cnidarians
2021-Nov-16
35 minutes
SciShow Tangents Classics - Flightless Birds
2021-Nov-09
31 minutes
Heat
2021-Nov-02
33 minutes
Episode Image Graveyard Smash - It was a Dark and Stormy Month
2021-Oct-26
35 minutes
Episode Image The Moon with Deboki Chakravarti - It Was a Dark & Stormy Month
2021-Oct-19
33 minutes
Episode Image Cats with Deboki Chakravarti - It Was a Dark & Stormy Month
2021-Oct-12
35 minutes
Episode Image Storms - It Was a Dark & Stormy Month
2021-Oct-05
34 minutes
Mosquitos
2021-Sep-28
31 minutes
Brains
2021-Sep-21
37 minutes
SciShow Tangents Classics - Trees
2021-Sep-14
31 minutes
Power Generation
2021-Sep-07
33 minutes
Elephants
2021-Aug-31
31 minutes
Water
2021-Aug-24
32 minutes
Listener Questions- Unlocked Patreon Bonus Episode
2021-Aug-17
31 minutes
Volcanoes
2021-Aug-10
31 minutes
Toilets with Deboki Chakravarti
2021-Aug-03
40 minutes
Surgery
2021-Jul-27
33 minutes
Waves
2021-Jul-20
37 minutes
SciShow Tangents Classics - Allergies
2021-Jul-13
33 minutes
Teeth
2021-Jul-06
34 minutes
Cyborgs with AshleyRoboto
2021-Jun-29
37 minutes
Fruit
2021-Jun-22
36 minutes
Dogs with Frankie Jonas
2021-Jun-15
34 minutes
Electricity
2021-Jun-08
37 minutes
SciShow Tangents Classics - Cars
2021-Jun-01
32 minutes
DNA with Amanda Wacker
2021-May-25
32 minutes
Smell
2021-May-18
33 minutes
Sticky Things
2021-May-11
33 minutes
Dirt
2021-May-04
32 minutes
Tools
2021-Apr-27
37 minutes
Fish with Kurtis Conner
2021-Apr-20
29 minutes
SciShow Tangents Classics - Fungi
2021-Apr-13
33 minutes
Flowers
2021-Apr-06
32 minutes
Marsupials
2021-Mar-30
32 minutes
Armor
2021-Mar-23
30 minutes
Pee
2021-Mar-16
31 minutes
Exoplanets
2021-Mar-09
36 minutes
Candy
2021-Mar-02
34 minutes
Climate Control
2021-Feb-23
36 minutes
Listener Mailbag 2
2021-Feb-16
29 minutes
Immortality with Deboki Chakravarti
2021-Feb-09
36 minutes
SciShow Tangents Classics - Giant Rodents
2021-Feb-02
33 minutes
Ceri's Weather Shanty - Deluxe Edition
2021-Jan-27
1 minute
Weather
2021-Jan-26
34 minutes
Ears
2021-Jan-19
32 minutes
Cephalopods
2021-Jan-12
31 minutes
SciShow Tangents Enhanced Classics - Experiments in Space
2021-Jan-05
35 minutes
SciShow Tangents Enhanced Classics - Light
2020-Dec-29
35 minutes
Stefan's Favorite Things
2020-Dec-22
35 minutes
Ceri's Favorite Things
2020-Dec-15
35 minutes
Sam's Favorite Things
2020-Dec-08
31 minutes
Hank's Favorite Things
2020-Dec-01
32 minutes
Vegetables
2020-Nov-24
35 minutes
Wood
2020-Nov-17
35 minutes
Architecture
2020-Nov-10
31 minutes
Migration
2020-Nov-03
32 minutes
Episode Image The Science of Scary Sounds - A SciShow Tangents Audio Adventure
2020-Oct-30
18 minutes
Episode Image Monster Month: Monster Mash
2020-Oct-27
31 minutes
Episode Image Monster Month: Vampires
2020-Oct-20
33 minutes
Episode Image Monster Month: Living Dead
2020-Oct-13
34 minutes
Episode Image Monster Month: Ghosts!
2020-Oct-06
31 minutes
SciShow Tangents Classics - Bats
2020-Sep-29
33 minutes
Language with Deboki Chakravarti
2020-Sep-22
34 minutes
Eyeballs
2020-Sep-15
32 minutes
Cars
2020-Sep-08
31 minutes
Black Holes
2020-Sep-01
34 minutes
Milk
2020-Aug-18
30 minutes
Listener Mailbag
2020-Aug-11
29 minutes
Glowing Things
2020-Aug-04
30 minutes
Proteins
2020-Jul-28
33 minutes
Frogs
2020-Jul-21
33 minutes
SciShow Tangents Classics - Bees
2020-Jul-14
32 minutes
Diseases
2020-Jul-07
29 minutes
Whales
2020-Jun-30
30 minutes
Flying Machines
2020-Jun-23
30 minutes
The Internet
2020-Jun-16
29 minutes
Allergies
2020-Jun-09
32 minutes
Healing
2020-May-26
33 minutes
Games
2020-May-19
32 minutes
Hair
2020-May-12
30 minutes
Salt
2020-May-05
31 minutes
Holes
2020-Apr-28
33 minutes
Trees
2020-Apr-21
30 minutes
Robots
2020-Apr-14
31 minutes
Rivers
2020-Apr-07
32 minutes
Ducks
2020-Mar-31
36 minutes
Museums
2020-Mar-24
34 minutes
Experiments in Space
2020-Mar-17
35 minutes
Sugar with Deboki Chakravarti
2020-Mar-10
35 minutes
Viruses with Deboki Chakravarti
2020-Mar-03
33 minutes
Oceans
2020-Feb-25
31 minutes
Subatomic
2020-Feb-18
34 minutes
Hearts
2020-Feb-11
34 minutes
Meat
2020-Feb-04
33 minutes
Music
2020-Jan-28
31 minutes
Running
2020-Jan-21
30 minutes
Magnets
2020-Jan-14
31 minutes
Money
2020-Jan-07
32 minutes
Light
2019-Dec-31
31 minutes
Radio
2019-Dec-24
35 minutes
Festive Ecology
2019-Dec-17
33 minutes
Ceramics
2019-Dec-10
32 minutes
Bones
2019-Dec-03
29 minutes
Nutrition
2019-Nov-26
30 minutes
Transportation
2019-Nov-19
29 minutes
Cryptography
2019-Nov-12
32 minutes
Fire
2019-Nov-05
31 minutes
Episode Image Fear Month: Spiders!
2019-Oct-29
32 minutes
Episode Image Fear Month: Claustrophobia
2019-Oct-22
33 minutes
Episode Image Fear Month: Decomposition!
2019-Oct-15
32 minutes
Episode Image Fear Month: Sharks!
2019-Oct-08
30 minutes
Episode Image Fear Month: Failure with Caitlin Hofmeister!
2019-Oct-01
33 minutes
Plastic
2019-Sep-24
29 minutes
Teens
2019-Sep-17
31 minutes
Fashion
2019-Sep-10
31 minutes
Navigation
2019-Sep-03
31 minutes
Precious Metals
2019-Aug-27
31 minutes
Extremophiles
2019-Aug-20
33 minutes
Acid
2019-Aug-13
32 minutes
Deserts
2019-Aug-06
30 minutes
Metamorphosis
2019-Jul-30
33 minutes
Fungi
2019-Jul-23
32 minutes
The Apollo Program
2019-Jul-16
29 minutes
Cancer
2019-Jul-09
30 minutes
Natural Disasters
2019-Jul-02
32 minutes
Fossils with Kallie Moore
2019-Jun-25
30 minutes
Communication with Vanessa Hill
2019-Jun-18
32 minutes
Digestion
2019-Jun-11
31 minutes
Messes with Joe Hanson
2019-Jun-04
35 minutes
Sleep
2019-May-28
32 minutes
Cooking
2019-May-21
30 minutes
Mars
2019-May-14
29 minutes
Sound
2019-May-07
33 minutes
Mutation with Trace Dominguez
2019-Apr-30
33 minutes
Agriculture
2019-Apr-23
34 minutes
Pregnancy
2019-Apr-16
31 minutes
Ancient Mega with Blake de Pastino
2019-Apr-09
33 minutes
Bats
2019-Apr-02
32 minutes
Charles Darwin
2019-Mar-26
32 minutes
Timekeeping
2019-Mar-19
32 minutes
Giant Rodents
2019-Mar-12
32 minutes
Celebrity Science with Elah Feder
2019-Mar-05
45 minutes
Bees
2019-Feb-26
31 minutes
Artificial Intelligence
2019-Feb-19
36 minutes
The Sun with Caitlin Hofmeister
2019-Feb-12
31 minutes
Stimulants
2019-Feb-05
32 minutes
Flight
2019-Jan-29
33 minutes
Mucus
2019-Jan-22
33 minutes
Dragons
2019-Jan-15
33 minutes
Ice and Snow
2019-Jan-08
33 minutes
Exercise
2019-Jan-01
31 minutes
Parasites with Sally Le Page
2018-Dec-25
34 minutes
Advertising
2018-Dec-18
31 minutes
Eggs
2018-Dec-11
28 minutes
Taste
2018-Dec-04
33 minutes
Satellites
2018-Nov-27
34 minutes
Flightless Birds
2018-Nov-20
31 minutes
Science Hoaxes
2018-Nov-13
36 minutes
Introducing: SciShow Tangents
2018-Nov-02
3 minutes