Life Sciences

The show where real doctors tell you what’s real, what’s not, and what’s maybe possible in your favorite movies and TV shows.

August 28, 2020

Episode 15: Beep Boop


In this episode, we move on from vampires to talk about robots! Specifically, robot organs. Like, why does a robot need organs? And if it did need organs, why would it need human organs? We'll discuss robot face putty, building biosynthetic organs, and some incredible applications of 3D printing. Also, can we PLEASE change the stylistic standards of scientific papers to allow for some ENTHUSIASM??? This stuff is amazing!


  • Regarding the Pregnancy and Birth episodes, we wanted to apologize for the gendered language we used throughout our discussions. We know that nonbinary, genderqueer, and transgender people can also get pregnant and give birth. The way we talk about it is a relic of our training, and we're trying to do better. We're sorry if we hurt anyone through our carelessness.


Resources, Citations, and Mentions:


  • Deepa: 3 out of 10 silver/blue/clear Playskool organs
  • Jen: 3 out of 10 flubber skin putties


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