Live from New York: ‘The Weirdest Thing’ podcast (in person!)

Join the PopSci podcast team on Aug. 24 as they make a triumphant return to the stage for their first in-person show since 2019.

ARE YOU a sucker for a good Wikipedia spiral? Do you love crushing the competition at trivia night? Are you determined to be the most interesting person at every party you go to? Then you’re going to love The Weirdest Thing I Learned This Week.

On the hit Popular Science podcast, our hosts share the strangest, silliest, most fascinating stories they can find from science, history, technology, medicine, and more. From the history of doctor-prescribed cannibalism, to tales of the world’s most devastating butter-fueled fires, to the bizarre legacy of competitive guppy swallowing, this show has it all. Accidental death rays? Yes. Scientific scam artists? Obviously. Bugs with pee-related superpowers? All day long.

Live show: August 24 at Caveat in NYC

Join the podcast hosts for an evening of bizarre tales from science and history, hilariously educational visual aids, audience games, prizes and more. PopSci+ members get $5 off tickets for the show or livestream. To become a member and get the discount code (plus full access to all PopSci+ stories), sign up here.

Longtime Weirdos will love our line-up, which includes beloved show alums Claire Maldarelli and Sara Chodosh along with host Rachel Feltman and producer Jess Boddy. See you there!

And if you can’t make it, check out the regular podcast every other Wednesday morning on AppleAnchor, and anywhere else you listen to podcasts.