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You're the Expert

You're the Expert
Thu, Apr 28

06:30 pm - 08:00 pm

You’re the Expert is a live show, podcast, and new public radio program on 90.9 WBUR, Boston’s NPR station. The radio show uses comedy to make academic research more accessible and exciting. Through game show segments and hilariously misguided guesses, a panel of comedians will try to get to the bottom of what a distinguished scientist studies all day. You won’t want to miss being part of the audience for this live show and podcast taping. You’re the Expert is hosted by Chris Duffy and produced by Pretty Good Friends.
  • Tickets

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    Price: $15 in advance, $20 at the door

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  • Location

    Fels Planetarium

    222 North 20th Street

    Philadelphia, PA, 19103

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  • Speakers

    Aparna Nancherla
    Aparna Nancherla
    Aparna Nancherla is an accomplished writer, actress, and stand-up comedian dishing dry, observational humor sprinkled with absurdist wit and whimsy. You’ll recognize Aparna from Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell, @midnight, Conan, and must-know comedy lists published by a hefty smattering of national and international outlets. Most recently she was a writer on Late Night with Seth Meyers and was included in Vulture's "50 Comedians You Should Know."
    Hari Kondabolu
    Hari Kondabolu
    Hari Kondabolu is a Brooklyn-based, Queens-raised comic who the NY Times has called “one of the most exciting political comics in stand-up today.” In March 2014, he released his debut standup album “Waiting for 2042” on indie-label Kill Rock Stars. He is currently NYU’s APA Institute’s “Artist in Residence” for the 2014-2015 Academic Year. Hari has done stand up on the Late Show with David Letterman, Conan, Jimmy Kimmel Live, Live at Gotham, and John Oliver’s New York Stand up Show. His Comedy Central Presents half-hour television special debuted on the network in February 2011. He was also a writer and correspondent for the Chris Rock-produced Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell on FX. In 2014, he was interviewed on Fresh Air with Terry Gross on NPR.
    Maeve Higgins
    Maeve Higgins
    Maeve Higgins is a stand-up comedian and writer from Ireland, who currently lives in New York City. She recently appeared on the 3rd season of Inside Amy Schumer. She is the author of a two comedic books: We Have a Good Time Don’t We? and Off You Go. Maeve also writes for the Irish Times, and hosts the popular Brooklyn variety show I’m New Here: Can you Show Me Around? with Jon Ronson. Back in Ireland, Maeve starred in the TV show Naked Camera and created/starred in the TV show Fancy Vittles.
    Tonia Hseih
    Tonia Hseih
    Tonia Hsieh is an assistant professor at Temple University in the Department of Biology. The research goals of her lab is to discover how animals run through the complex, natural world without falling down, and to use these discoveries towards designing self-stabilizing, bio-inspired robots. She teaches Comparative Biomechanics and Biomimetics/Bioinspiration design courses for undergraduate and graduate students, and is committed to engaging K-12 and the general public in STEM fields. She received her A.B. in Integrative Biology from UC Berkeley, and her Ph.D. in Biology from Harvard University.
  • Partners

    The Franklin Institute
    The Franklin Institute
    The Franklin Institute
    In 1824, The Franklin Institute was founded to honor Benjamin Franklin and to advance the usefulness of his inventions. Today, The Franklin Institute is a vibrant organization that continues to offer new and exciting science learning experiences for the citizens of Philadelphia. The Institute has grown to become an integral part of the city by providing a hands-on approach to science and technology through community outreach initiatives and innovative partnerships in public education. It has become a dynamic agent of change through its rich array of exhibitions, programs, lectures, and discussions designed to illuminate issues in contemporary science. The Franklin Institute continues to reflect Benjamin Franklin’s spirit of inquiry and discovery as it strives to inspire an understanding of and passion for science and technology learning.
    Temple University
    Temple University
    Temple University
    Founded in 1884 by Dr. Russell Conwell, Temple College became Temple University in 1907 and has evolved into a comprehensive urban research and academic institution. Explore Temple traditions, read the Mission Statement, check out the latest news or follow Owl Athletic teams.
    Rowan University
    Rowan University