The science podcast that'll eat your brain. Shabam! is a new type of science show that blends fictional stories with real science. If you love science but hate those awkward scientist interviews that involve graphs and confusing metaphors, you’re in luck. First off, Shabam! is an audio program - so no graphs. And second, through the magic of sound effects and music, you’ll hear stories that reveal the awesomeness in the world around us - like cellphones and vaccinations. In season one, our main story is about three kids separated from their parents during a Zombie apocalypse. Over the course of 10 episodes we follow their quest to reunite with their families. But their experience leads us to another conclusion - that there’s a lot of science all around us that we take for granted. And finally, you may be wondering whether we’ve added silly songs and jokes to make up for the fact that we can’t show you graphs. Yes we have. Also, we only interview cool scientists who aren't awkward, which means the whole family can enjoy it!
S1:E10 - Part 2 - The Truth About The End
31:04The last piece of the puzzle falls into place as Nadine searches for answers. In this episode you’ll get more tips on how to hunt for monsters and seek out the truth. We turn our attention to the skies above Chicago and the trees on the Solomon Islands for a lively “bat chat.”
S1:E10 - Part 1 - The Truth About The End
28:52The kids finally arrive at Vandenberg but the journey’s not over. In this episode we’ll show you how to sort out fake truths from real fakes, and “truthier trues” from less “truthier trues” (to start, stop using the word “impossible”). Yes, that sounds impossible...but it’s probably not. Also we’ll answer the question: Should you trust your best friend?
S1:E9 - Part 2 - Killing Zombies
27:47The kids run into a problem. We explore the physiology of the zombie body.
S1:E9 - Part 1 - Killing Zombies
18:45The kids continue their journey. We explore the zombie brain.
S1:E8 - Part 2 - On The Road
30:33The bike journey continues. We explore navigation.
S1:E8 - Part 1 - On The Road
23:56The kids begin their journey to Vandenberg on bikes. We find out about transportation.
S1:E7 - Starving Time
33:15The kids decide to hit the road in search of food and safety. We find out how crazy our food supply is.
S1:E6 - Drying Out
28:49The kids lose water. We find out why water is the key to survival.
S1:E5 - Going Dark
31:39The kids are without power. We find out why we need electricity.
S1:E4 - Getting The Message
30:58The Nox Virus spreads. We find out how much we rely on digital communication.