Stuff You Should Know (10 x 30′) – Follows Josh Clark and Chuck Bryant inside and outside the recording booth with a series that combines all the delicious informational nuggets of their podcast and wraps them in deadpan mockumentary-style humor. Along for the ride are a wide array of guests making cameo appearances, including John Hodgman, Sarah Silverman, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Rufus Wainwright, and Michio Kaku.
Each episode takes place at HowStuffWorks, a fictionalized podcast factory where Josh and Chuck tackle modern life and corporate culture while also juggling their insatiable thirst for peculiar knowledge and wacky curiosities. The actual podcasts – which discuss topics from zombies to artificial intelligence to alien hand syndrome – are woven into each plot where scientific facts collide with Josh and Chuck’s sublimely ridiculous adventures. This is a totally unique and highly entertaining series blending cerebral wit and sarcasm with illuminating insights on addictively buzzable subjects.
Full episodes will be available for download on iTunes the day following their premieres. To commemorate the series launch, the debut episode will be offered free of charge beginning on January 20th 2013. Short form content featuring Josh and Chuck also can be found online on ScienceChannel.com, StuffYouShouldKnow.com, and Youtube.com/ScienceChannel
Channel: Science Channel
Producer: School of Humans
TX: 19th January 2013
Source: Discovery press release