Dr. Heckle

Dr. Heckle

Dr Heckle is a science communication/ comedy podcast produced by The OAM Network in Memphis, TN, that is designed at teaching a guest of note the details of a complex scientific paper in a 30-35 minute episode. Hosted by a scientist from University College London, England, the aim is to take the guest and audience further down the rabbit hole of a particular subject than conventional popular science shows. No prior knowledge of science is required by the guest, the challenge lies in the adaptability of the scientist to present the information in a way someone with no prior experience or knowledge could understand. A process that inevitably leads to bizarre analogies, incredulous frustration and hopefully a eureka moment.

Episodes

October 16, 2019

Communications director of Ranked Choice Tennessee Carlos Ochoa, and Comedian Doug Gillon talk to Mark and Niraj about what Brexit means for science in the UK, ranked choice voting in Memphis, and a giant parrot in New Zealand

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Comedians Vala Bird, Chance Willie, and Cortney Warner join Mark in Memphis to talk about the realities of starting a colony on Mars, AI winning at Texas hold em and how cats are killing billions of mammals.


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Graphic Designer Elliot Boyette and Comedian Charley McMullen join Mark and Niraj to talk about resistance to a last line antibiotic, Crossfit requesting a retraction, and the reality show catalogue of Gene Simmons.

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Comedians Sammy Anzer, Will Loden and Ross Turner sit down with Mark at the OAM network to learn about a new class of respiratory virus, pool habits of Americans, and Schrödinger's ethics. Plus the return of Hunter Sandlin to the s...

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On today's mini episode Mark and Niraj interview science comedian and NASA science writer Kasha Patel. 

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Comedians Olivia Grace and Eric Freedman talk with Mark about an espionage scandal in science. Salmon stocking in Europe, and the different types of gangrene.

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Comedians Holly Lynnea, Derik Kopswa and Mike Honore join Mark and Niraj at the OAM network studio to talk about social transfer of pain in mice, the pros and cons of drinking studies, and why old cathode TVs were so heavy.

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Comedians Holli Cuomo, Aaron Cheatham, and Mike Honore join Mark and Niraj at the OAM network studio to chat about an old wives tale about left handedness, The effect of Skrillex on mating tendencies, and birth control for Gorillas.

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Comedians Kelly McInerney, Ian Aber, and Peggy O’Leary join Mark and Niraj to talk about A highly efficient way to treat sickle cell disorders, The Memphis Comedy Festival, and what countries are taking drugs before sex.
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Comedians Nick Cox, Shane Rhyne and Paul Sulham join Mark in the OAM network studio to talk what happens to astronauts brains in space, an opportunity for science in Colombia, and an election where you must be sober to vote.

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Director of Operations of the Memphis Comedy Festival Cara McLane and travel writer Samantha Crespo join Mark and Niraj at the crosstown concourse studio in Memphis to natter about an ancient pet monkey, what gofundme is doing to co...

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Comedians Richard Douglas Jones and John Andrew Miller, and Comedian turned engineer Jane Haze join Mark at the OAM network studio to talk about a job we want robots to take, transitioning from telling jokes to engineering, and wha...

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Cofounder of Triad Biosciences Kurt Klitzke and Comedians Joan La Rosa Doyle and James Doyle come to the OAM network studio in Memphis to talk about the second patient cleared of HIV, Fatal traffic acidents on April 20th, and the sec...

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Comedian Judea Driscoll join Mark and taste of science Memphis organisers Laura Hamel and Jackie Norrie to learn about Retinal Organoids, taste of Science Festival, and Comedians not going to Mars

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Comedians Patrick Hastie and Brandon Ream host Mark in their New York Studio to talk about a newly discovered giant virus, how nostalgia can benefit you, and why the FDA doesn't want you injecting the blood of the young.
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Comedian Wes Corwin and Host of Memphis Musicology podcast Ezra Wheeler join Mark and Niraj at the OAM network studio to discuss why obesity surgery patients lose more weight than expected, the moving magnetic North Pole, and foot feti...

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Radio Host of the Q on Q107.5 Nugget Johnson and Comedian Mason King join Mark and Niraj about the ideal way to reduce drag whilst swimming, aiming radio signals at distant stars, and worshiping Coca Cola as a healing drug.

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Costume Artist Kathy Farris and Comedian Angela Garrone join Mark to talk about 3 dimensional liver organoids, Scientists in Hollywood, and Grover Cleveland's marital switcheroo. 

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Stuntman Lee Gifford, Chemist Jim Farris, and Comedian Doug Gillon join Mark and Niraj in Memphis to talk about an activatable CRISPR-CAS, James Watson's tarnished legacy, and being Milo Ventimiglia's body double.

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Co-founder Of Crosstown Brewing Clark Ortkiese and President Of Memphis Comedy Festival Nathan Hiller join Mark to talk about a treatment for Epidermolysis bullosa with Stem cell Gene Therapy, applying the scientific method to brew...

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