I loved the old-timey singing/narration. That was fucking great.
That vaudeville guy reminded me of Howard Stern's "old Groucho" voice, which is high praise. The whole episode was super fun and funny and I loved it. Unfortunately I am terrified of Professor Blastoff because, as much as I love Tig, and it's a whole fucking hell of a lot, it sounds like the things I don't like about comedy podcasts as its own podcast. Confirm/deny? Any amateur science/skepticism aficionados have a take on it?
Professor Blastoff can get a little out there, mostly when the hosts try to get too science-y. Luckily Tig is usually there to pull everyone down to earth. The best part is the interacting between Tig, Kyle, and David (and Aaron). They are obviously very good friends, and they have a great rapport.
As someone with a biology degree (I just pushed my glasses up my nose) I do sometimes get annoyed when someone goes off on a tangent about something that isn't quite right, but the guests are usually very knowledgeable and more than willing to correct the misconceptions the hosts may have.
It's easy for me to fall behind on PB, but I always enjoy catching up.
I listened to 2 episodes, but David Huntsberger went on a wild tangent about how there's some rocks somewhere with lines so straight that they couldn't have possibly been carved by humans and I stopped listening and unsubscribed. Not really fair to quit that early, but my tolerance for pseudoscience and mystical thinking is very low.
I would happily have Kyle Dunnigan do his bit where he talks to his mother in my ears for at least the next year non-stop without tiring of it. I love it on Professor Blastoff and I love it here.
And I don't go to Professor Blastoff for actual science facts. I go there for the funny. Tig is still responsible for my hardest laugh ever in life when she did her toddler taking a shower bit at the UCB. She will always have a soft, poorly-balanced spot in my heart.
I couldn't make it through Duncan Trussell's episode of You Made It Weird and I cringe real hard when astrology is brought up on Who Charted but Professor Blastoff is usually more funny than anything else.
Yes, it's more like I don't want to know if someone whom I respect in a comedy way believes in something like crystal skulls. Astrology is beyond the pale, whatever that phrase means. Anyway:
You should give the show a try, aenemaTron. Go for guestless episodes first.
Scott made it into the New York Times! Oh, you fancy, huh?
Oh shitAnd two years ago Mr. Aukerman started a homespun podcasting network called Earwolf, which has become a forum for audacious comedic anthropology. (In a forthcoming series called “Nerd Poker,” for instance, comedians are recorded while playing Dungeons & Dragons.)
is there a way to see this toddler shower thing?
I have enjoyed seeing the theme of this webpage the last couple of days. Warning: link will no longer look the same after a certain period of time passes.
I'm pretty sure she did the toddler shower thing on Conan--the same appearance when she dragged the stool.