You're the Expert

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Hosted and produced by Chris Duffy and presented by WBUR, this is You're the Expert, the show that brings academia out of the Ivory Tower and into your iPhone.

Each episode of our show features a guest expert. Some of the funniest comedians around try to figure out what our guest studies and to understand his/her findings. The only rule is that they’re not allowed to do any research ahead of time. You're the Expert is funny, it's surprising, and you might even end up learning something.

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Title: Ketamine and Preventing Mental Illness

Ketamine and Preventing Mental Illness

December 20th, 2018

Dr. Rebecca Brachman tells us about her groundbreaking work in the neuroscience of resilience and how certain chemical compounds may be able to help prevent… Go to Episode

Dr. Jennifer Lopez and the International Space Station

December 6th, 2018

NASA expert Dr. Jennifer Lopez works with the International Space Station. Comedians Jo Firestone, Bowen Yang, and Josh Sharp get to the bottom of why… Go to Episode

YTE in the Field (Part 2 of 2): Digging up Dinosaurs

November 22nd, 2018

Discovering new dinosaurs with Dr. Mike D'Emic in the second installment of this two-part mini-series. Chris hears from the rest of the dig team about… Go to Episode

YTE in the Field (Part 1 of 2): Digging up Dinosaurs

November 15th, 2018

Chris discovers a new species of dinosaur with paleontologist Dr. Mike D'Emic. This is a special two part mini-series / experiment where we leave the… Go to Episode