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Thrilled to launch new Good Orbit podcast! Comedian and New Yorker cartoonist Emily Flake and guest co-hosts talk to the funniest and most interesting people around about what messed up things go through their heads at night. We’ll poke around looking for deeper meaning behind that dream where you’re still in high school somehow even though you know you graduated years ago and oh god, you’ve been blowing off first period all semester – and then Emily will present each guest with artwork based on their worst nightmare, suitable for framing or ritual burning!
Gastor Almonte (This Is Not Happening; Risk!)
Hollie Harper (American Candy)
Doogie Horner (This Might Hurt a Bit, America’s Got Talent)
Sarah Cooper (How to be Successful Without Hurting Men’s Feelings)
Hosted by Emily Flake and special guest host Jason Chatfield (New Yorker cartoonists and all around terrible people)
Recorded live at Red Room at KGB
NYT article featured The Scientists!
“Not that these types of shows always stick to breezy topics. “The Scientists,” the podcast and live show hosted by the comedians Blythe Roberson and Madelyn Freed, recently did a show on cancer and the search for cures. Although the program included a live sketch featuring a hydrorobot that punched the disease out of people, they admitted the topic was tougher than past themes like artificial intelligence or insects.
The women view their show, which is heavy on slides, as a forum for merging two disparate cultures: scientists, who, according to Ms. Freed, pursue their research because of “some other mystical force that isn’t social pressure or, like, trying to be interesting”; and comedians, who are mostly motivated by a need for validation through applause and laughter.”
All of the Good Orbit podcasts were featured in the first annual Brooklyn Podcast Festival at the Bell House, Union Hall, and BRIC.