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Professor Blastoff: Writing

It’s a festive atmosphere in the hatch on today’s Professor Blastoff! Aaron apologizes for messing up his own half birthday, Tig considers having a party for her birthday, and they all wonder how Tig would behave at a bachelorette party. Then wunderkind comic/writer/actor and all around superman DC Pierson comes to the show. He talks about the writing process behind his new novel, Crap Kingdom, and also discusses how he gets so much done all the time. Tig talks about her upcoming memoir and they all chat about the ins and outs of writing including; fiction vs. non fiction, writing productively with so many distractions, and picking which parts to share from your own life. Plus some super sweet emails from fans! Enjoy.

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Professor Blastoff: Viruses

The gang talks about how insulting the word “skits” is and then Tig, who’s been frugal with the stories lately, let’s us in on a big one concerning her and her mammal friend (girlfriend). Then Eric Kane, a Scientist and avid PB listener, calls in and explains viruses and their myriad mysteries. They discuss if viruses can have anything resembling a soul, how closely does human behavior parallel virus behavior, and if their is such a thing as a good news virus. Plus they play a furiously fun game of Name That Punky! This episode will get inside you and leave a signature on your dna!!!

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Professor Blastoff: Character

Welcome back to the hatch blastronauts! Kyle tells an odyssean story of trying to get a video game while high and then it’s the return of Punky Brewster with a few stirring rounds of “Name That Punky”. Then they discuss character with guest Al Madrigal. Al talks about his past career in human resources and how the experience of firing people affected his perception of people and honesty. Character’s tough to pin down but they figure it out with probing questions including; how does one define it, what indicators can reveal it, and is it possible to pee on your friend’s couch and still retain it? Then notorious good person, Donald Trump, calls in and clarifies what real character is.

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Professor Blastoff: Math

Kyle talks about finally meeting Daniel Radcliffe (!!!), Tig talks about a recent romantic road trip, and David talks about his tired mammal partner on today’s Professor Blastoff! Then the crew dives into numbers with the help of listener Abe Kunin. He teaches math at the junior high level and comes from a long line of math professors but he’s never dealt with a class like this. They talk about the misleading use of statistics and how numbers can lie in sports, politics, and education. Also discussed is whether you can count your total number of farts in a year. No stone goes unturned on Professor Blastoff!

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Professor Blastoff: Polyamory

Welcome back to the hatch Blasternauts! Today the gang talks about the documentary that’s being made about Tig and they follow that with some serious “she who” riffing. Then the delightful Baron Vaughn comes to the studio and talks about what it means to be polyamorous. It gets provocative. Is it possible to love more than one person? How do you keep from getting jealous? And how do you explain it to the your potential partner? It’s tough to convince people either way but it makes for fascinating conversation. Tune in!

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Sklarbro Country: A Nye For A Nye

You don’t have to believe in ancient gravity to love this episode of Sklarbro Country! Randy & Jason talk about a twitter feud between intellectual equals Jose Canseco and Bill Nye and then they discuss an entire Irish hockey team that walked away from their owner in the name of good. Jon Glaser comes back to the calming shores and talks about the Red Wings, his great turn on “Girls”, and his feelings about the end of his series, “Delocated”. Plus, we get quick hits and a disturbingly upbeat phone call from Dick Vitale. Enjoy!

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Professor Blastoff: Youth

For the first time in 2013 the Blastoff crew is back in the hatch! Kyle and Tig describe their torrid love affair in New York, and then they discuss motherhood, diarrhea, and Seinfeld impressions. They then welcome fan and friend Daniel Alberto to the show. He discusses his life in high school and how he navigates those mercurial waters. It’s a funny and poignant talk about the perils and joys of youth. Don’t miss it Blastronauts.

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Professor Blastoff: Live in San Francisco/Star Wars

Recorded live in San Francisco it’s Star Wars nirvana on today’s Professor Blastoff! The hosts start by discussing their tour of Skywalker Ranch which included pizza, cake, and an epic shirtless hill climbing competition. Star Wars expert Pablo Hidalgo then joins the gang and answers all their deepest questions about Star Wars including; R2D2’S gender, the nature of the force, and whether Han shot first!!!!! It ends with Pablo revealing intriguing details about the great film series during a game of “What’s Nuts?”!

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Sklarbro County 38

David Huntsberger of Professor Blastoff keeps it all in the Earwolf family on today’s Sklarbro County! David recaps his Superbowl viewing experience and then they get straight to the headlines including: a couple that can’t get past their butt chugging habit and a guy abandoning his running car to grab a cell phone case and losing his child to a car thief in the process. Also included is Grammy talk, instructions on circumventing paying for pay phones, and David talking about the magic that can happen when you combine comedy and science and his co-host, Tig Notaro’s, experiences over the past year. It’s a good day to be on the calming shores of Sklarbro County!

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Professor Blastoff: Live in Vancouver/Hope

Live from Vancouver comes this week’s Professor Blastoff! Tig does a Q and A with the audience and we learn how many Blasternauts are using Tig’s potato recipe and what the best episode of all time is. Kyle and Tig wrestle to control a mutual story about Santa followed by an explanation of what a “Sunggle man” is. They then investigate hope and how it permeates every facet of our lives. They take turns in the hope chair revealing their deepest and most whimsical desires. Aaron makes Tig’s come true by giving her a dynamite shoulder massage and then audience members are allowed to come up and take their own journey in the hope chair!