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Professor Blastoff: Live at SF Sketchfest

Recorded live at the San Francisco Sketchfest it’s a rambunctious conversation between the hosts and their Blastronauts on today’s Professor Blastoff! The conversation is free flowing and probing; Tig and Kyle reveal the nature of their relationship, Kyle reveals his skinny calfs, and they all do a good round of fake laughing. The final word is also given on proper parenting, the evil in candy consumerism, and pterodactyls. How much deeper can the audience probe? Tune in and find out.

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Professor Blastoff: Freedom

Kyle calls in from New York where he’s working and also trying to sell the bunk beds he shares with Tig. They talk to Tig about her experiences at Sundance, working on Lake Bell’s feature film, and some great compliments she got from the Salt Lake City press. They also tackle the unknowable by trying to figure out what Mel Gibson is screaming in Braveheart. That segues into a conversation about the nature of freedom and whether you need to be pushed to your human limits to truly experience it.

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Professor Blastoff: American History Pt. 2

The very popular history specialist Sascha Cohen returns to the program to discuss what lead to the Great Depression, World War II, and nostalgia for the 1950’s. We also talk about the Vietnam War, how television changed the outlook on war, and Sascha’s love of the 80‘s. Plus, Kyle tells us a story about texting with his niece and Del LaRue makes an appearance!

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Professor Blastoff: Sexual Attraction Pt 2

Sit down and make yourself comfortable for a very sensual episode of Professor Blastoff. We invite our expert Sascha Cohen back to the hatch as we discuss gay culture. Sascha describes how she identifies as being a Homoromantic bisexual, we talk about why there is so much bullying toward gay people, and Tig & Sascha have a couple things to clear up. Enjoy it with that special someone.

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Professor Blastoff: Conspiracies

Do you believe in conspiracy theories? The one and only Janeane Garofalo joins Tig, Kyle, David, and Aaron to discuss the moon landing, why she disconnected from the internet in 2004, the theories surrounding 9/11, the Flat Earth Society, and the assassination of John F. Kennedy. Janeane also shares how Paula Poundstone inspired her, being grateful for the spade of luck & opportunity she has had in her career, and the many tangents of the lovable Dave Hill. Don’t sleep on this episode Blastronauts!

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Professor Blastoff: New Year’s Resolutions

Kyle dials in from New York once more to discuss New Year’s Resolutions. Tig, David, Kyle, and Aaron take us through their ways of making resolutions & keeping them, they tell us whether or not they have mentors, and explain why it’s better to just start doing. Welp, that’s been 2012.

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Professor Blastoff: Live in New York (w/Ira Glass)

It’s a special podcast mashup this Christmas when the venerable Ira Glass joins Tig, David and Kyle on the Bell House stage in NYC. Tig and Ira discuss their questionable “fun things to do for free” in any city, including insulting unsuspecting strangers on the street and purposely misinforming partygoers. Armed with disturbing clips from This American Life, Ira tests the gang’s gag reflexes and improvises a few characters before debating the merits of forced political and religious conversions. Break out your magic Mormon underwear and cool beer for this unforgettable holiday episode.

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Professor Blastoff: Mayans

We’re back in the hatch for a chat about Mayans. Tig, David, Kyle (via internet magic), and Aaron share their thoughts on the predictions of the end of the world, describe the Mayan calendar (with the power of Wikipedia), and swap stories of exploring the wilderness in their youth. Plus, Kyle plays us a Christmas song he’s been working on and Tig tells us about her past infatuation of hieroglyphics!

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Professor Blastoff: Voice

Become dear friends with Lake Bell and listen carefully as she drops by the makeshift hatch to discuss all things voice. Lake tells us about where her obsession with voice began, the vocal fry fad among women, and her movie based on voice & sound called “In a World.” We then clear our throats and try to find our normal voices. Jump up and down, turn around, tell your friends you love them so!

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Professor Blastoff: The Brain

Ever wondered how that ol’ noggin of yours works? You have? That’s great because we have an expert on brains, comedian Jono Zalay! He will guide us as we examine all the parts of the brain, explore the myth that women have smaller brains, and talk about cocaine rats.