Three Comedians. One Expert. So many ridiculously wrong answers.

WRONG ANSWERS ONLY is an interactive show featuring celebrity guests who play games and quizzes while learning about exciting research with the help of a scientific expert.

EPISODE 7: 

Thursday, Dec 16th 2021. 8:30pm ET/5:30pm PT 

THE HOST

Chris Duffy

is a comedian and writer who hosts the TED podcast HOW TO BE A BETTER HUMAN, which premiered this year as the #3 podcast in the country. Chris wrote on both seasons of WYATT CENAC’S PROBLEM AREAS on HBO, executive produced by John Oliver, and writes the popular weekly newsletter BRIGHT SPOTS. Chris’ writing has been featured in The New Yorker, The Boston Globe, National Geographic Glimpse, Makeshift Magazine, and The California Sunday Magazine.

Photo by Mindy Tucker

THE EXPERT

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Chris Pernell

is a dynamic physician leader and social change agent. In her public health practice, she focuses on health justice, community-based advocacy, and health promotion, and disease prevention. Working as a senior executive in a hospital in Newark, New Jersey, she oversees a portfolio that includes Population Health, Strategic Planning, Community Affairs, and the Human Experience.

THE PANEL

Aparna Nancherla

started out doing comedy in her hometown of Washington D.C. and now resides in New York City. She is a series regular in Comedy Central’s Corporate and reprised her role in season 3 of HBO’s Crashing. Other television credits include Apple TV+’s Mythic Quest: Raven’s Banquet, Netflix’s Space Force, Master of None and LOVE, HBO’s High Maintenance, Comedy Central’s Inside Amy Schumer, and being a US correspondent for Dave’s (UK) Unspun with Matt Forde. She is the voice of Meena on Mira, Royal Detective, Hollyhock on BoJack Horseman, and Moon on The Great North.

Emily Heller

Emily Heller is a comedian and writer who tells jokes on TV a lot, including shows like Conan, Late Night with Seth Meyers, and @midnight. She’s also had her own half hour comedy special on Comedy Central as well as an hour long special, Ice Thickeners.

Emily is also an award-winning television writer. most recently lending her skills to shows like Barry, Search PartyMedical Police, and People of Earth. Her work on Barry has earned her two Writers’ Guild of America awards, as well as multiple Emmy, Golden Globe, and Producers’ Guild Award nominations.

Announced soon.

UPCOMING EXPERTS

Wes Larson

is a bear biologist who, when not crawling through 50ft bear dens, he’s talking on science panels around the world.  Both academic and nomadic, Wes dedicates his life to the research and conservation of bears, from Polar to black bears in  the Arctic to America.

Jingmai O’Connor 
(邹晶梅)

also knoan as “the Punk Rock Paleontologist” is a paleontologist who works as a curator at the Field Museum. Her research focuses on the dinosaur-bird transition and the Mesozoic evolution of birds and other flying dinosaurs.   

Hannah Charnock

knows all about sparkling wine. She is doing  thesis work focused on a specific subset of flavour reactions, known as the Maillard reaction, that have been found to contribute desirable caramel, nutty and roasted aromas to sparkling wines. 

Karl Zelik

studies biomechanics of legged locomotion and creates assistive tools (exosuits, exoskeletons and smart clothing). Think robots mixed with engineering mixed with making people’s lives easier. Thats Karl’s work.  

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