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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.

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Professor Blastoff: Honesty

You’d be surprised how often you tell the truth. Actress Missi Pyle joins Tig, Kyle, David, and Aaron to talk about being honest. Missi tells us about her problem with lying as a child, struggling with kitten lies, and how Karma & poo lead her to stop lying. Every one also shares stories of stealing as children, wetting the bed, and perform a scene from bare: The Musical! Honestly, this episode is nothing short of extraordinary!

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Professor Blastoff: Elections

David and Aaron reunite with Tig and Kyle in the East Coast hatch and welcome expert voter Wyatt Cenac for a discussion about elections! After a whisper meeting they talk about what the steps are to getting elected, the importance of debates today, and how personality is a major part of the presidency. Also, Abraham Lincoln, Elmo, and Bill Cosby stop by to weigh in on some debate topics!

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Professor Blastoff: Recovery

Recover from a long day with today’s episode of Professor Blastoff! David shares a story of recovery from his youth and Tig & Kyle call in from New York to tell us how they recovered from Hurricane Sandy. Plus, we talk about sometimes having to make little kitten lies and the importance of being honest. Be sure to get your tickets for our first LIVE show November 17th in New York at The Bell House!

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Professor Blastoff: Best of… Part 1

Relive the best moments of Professor Blastoff (thus far) or listen to them for the first time! Join Tig, Kyle, and David as they give us an update that will be sure to make you smile. Don’t forget to get your tickets for our first LIVE show November 17th in New York at The Bell House!

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Professor Blastoff: Global Warming

Things heat up as Green Circle award winner Steven Yates returns to talk Global Warming on today’s Professor Blastoff! Steven joins Tig, Kyle, and David to discuss some of the many causes of global warming, adapting to the continually changing climate, and if we should enjoy this interglacial period. Also, Kyle shares a story about one of the worst moments in his life involving a dog and an elevator.