Probably Novel is a student-run radio show and podcast hosted by the Department of Applied Mathematics (APPM) at the University of Colorado – Boulder (CU-Boulder).

The show - which is now on its second season - showcases STEM-related research done by students, undergraduates and graduates alike. Occasionally, it also interviews alumni, faculty, and researchers associated with the University.

Podcasts airs live at Radio 1190 (see links on the right!).

For the most up-to-date information and show reminders, like and follow the Probably Novel Facebook Page .

And to volunteer to be a guest in the show, or ask questions to our guests during the live shows, send us an e-mail at probablynovel@gmail.com !

Next Live Episode

... Season 3 of Probably Novel will be back in this fall! It will be hosted by Spas Angelov, Maria Marquez, and Perrin Ruth.

Recent Episodes

The Second Season was hosted by Grant Baker, Matthew Maierhofer, Joe Castagneri, and Josh Jacobson, and produced by Prof. Manuel Lladser.

Season 2 - Episode 23: Season 2 goobye show!
Guests: Grant Baker, Matthew Maierhofer, and Josh Jacobson
Airs: May 05, 2019 from 7-8 PM MTN
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Season 2 - Episode 22: Microtextured polymers and their applications for medical devices
Guest: Emily Zuetell, MCEN, CU Boulder
Aired: April 28, 2019 from 7-8 PM MTN
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Season 2 - Episode 21: Ensemble Forecast Verification​
Guest: Josh Jacobson, APPM, CU Boulder
Visiting Host: Kelsey Pool, CU Boulder
Aired: April 21, 2019 from 7-8 PM MTN
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Season 2 - Episode 20: H-indices in Random Citation Networks
Guest: Tyler Schuessler, APPM, CU Boulder
Aired: April 14, 2019
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Season 2 - Episode 19: Envionmental Design and Justice in Puerto Rico
Guest: Becca Randolph, ENVD, CU Boulder
Aired: April 7, 2019
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Season 2 - Episode 18: Recurrent Neural Networks for Predicting Events​
Guest: Matthew Maierhofer, APPM, CU Boulder
Aired: March 31, 2019
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Season 2 - Episode 17: Statistical Orbit Determination: Following Spacecraft Around Asteroids
Guest: Andrew French, ASEN, CU Boulder
Aired: March 17, 2019
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Season 2 - Episode 16: Advanced Technologies for Human Space Exploration
Guest: Michelle Lin, ASEN & APPM, CU Boulder
Aired: March 10, 2019
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Season 2 - Episode 15: Machine-learned explanations in toxicology
Guest: Ignacio Tripodi, CSCI & IQ Biology, CU Boulder/Denver
Aired: March 03, 2019
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Season 2 - Episode 14: The Emerging Field of Sports Analytics​
Guest: Scott Baker, APPM, CU Boulder
Aired: February 24, 2019
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Season 2 - Episode 13: Snowfall on Antarctic Glaciers​
Guest: Michelle Maclennan, ATOC & APPM, CU Boulder
Aired: February 17, 2019
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Season 2 - Episode 12: Data Science at Earth Lab
Guest: Ellen Considine, APPM, CU Boulder
Aired: February 10, 2019
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Season 2 - Episode 11: Network Science and Power Laws
Guest: Anna Broido, CSCI, IQ Biology & APPM, CU Boulder
Aired: January 27, 2019
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Season 2 - Episode 10: Mathematics, Physics, and Philosophy
Guest: Joe Castagneri, APPM, CU Boulder
Aired: December 9, 2018
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Season 2 - Episode 9: Bioinformatics and Gene Sequencing
Guest: Caitlin Poling, EBIO, CU Boulder
Aired: December 2, 2018
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Season 2 - Episode 8: Metric Dimension and Hamming Graphs
Guest: Lucas Laird, CSCI & APPM, CU Boulder
Aired: November 25, 2018
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Season 2 - Episode 7: Philosophy of Statistics
Guest: Julia Staffel, PHIL, CU Boulder
Aired: November 11, 2018
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Season 2 - Episode 6: Cybersecurity
Guest: William Shand, APPM, CU Boulder
Aired: November 4, 2018
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Season 2 - Episode 5: Mutated Melanoma Cancer Cells
Guest: Nikki Jacobsen, CHEM, CU Boulder
Aired: October 28, 2018
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Season 2 - Episode 4: The International Mathematical Contest in Modeling
Guest: Marc Thomson, APPM, CU Boulder
Aired: October 21, 2018
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Season 2 - Episode 3: Theory of Ultrafast Processes in Atoms​
Guest: Andres Mora, PHYS, CU Boulder
Aired: October 14, 2018
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Season 2 - Episode 2: The Cooperative Human-Robot Intelligence Lab
Guest: Ian Loefgren, ASEN, CU Boulder
Aired: October 07, 2018
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Season 2 - Episode 1: Magnetic Resonance Force Microscopy
Guest: Dylan McNally, PHYS, CU Boulder
Aired: September 30, 2018
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Season 1 Episodes

The first season of Probably Novel was hosted by Greg Benton, Ian Char, and Jonathan Lavington, and produced by Prof. Manuel Lladser.

Season 1 - Episode 23: Farewell show and Life Goes On!
Guests: Season 1 hosts, APPM, CU-Boulder
Aired: April 28, 2018
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Season 1 - Episode 22: The Innovation Initiative
Guests: Alec Parezo and Ryan Broida, CU-Boulder
Aired: April 21, 2018
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Season 1 - Episode 21: Oceanography
Guests: Amy Chen, APPM, CU-Boulder
Aired: April 14, 2018
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Season 1 - Episode 20: Laboratory for Interdisciplinary Statistical Analysis (LISA)
Guests: Zach Mullen, APPM, CU-Boulder
Aired: April 7, 2018
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Season 1 - Episode 19: Coupled Fire-Weather Model, or Maybe Some Fun Satellite Data Stuff!
Guests: Amy DeCastro, GEOG & APPM, CU-Boulder
Aired: March 31, 2018
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Season 1 - Episode 18: Recurrent Neural Nets
Guests: Matt Maierhofer, APPM, CU-Boulder
Aired: March 17, 2018
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Season 1 - Episode 17: Working at NASA and Studying Solitons
Guests: Marika Schubert, ECEN & APPM, CU-Boulder
Aired: March 10, 2018
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Season 1 - Episode 16: Materials and Processes for Advanced Battery Designs
Guests: Simon Hafner, MCEN, CU-Boulder
Aired: March 3, 2018
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Season 1 - Episode 15: Applications of CRISPR
Guests: Katia Tarasava, BMEN & IQ Biology, CU-Boulder
Aired: February 24, 2018
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Season 1 - Episode 14: Metric Dimension of Graphs in Computational Biology
Guests: Carter Tillquist, CSCI & IQ Biology, CU-Boulder
Aired: February 17, 2018
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Season 1 - Episode 13: Statistical Collaboration
Guests: Felix Jimenez, APPM, CU-Boulder
Aired: February 10, 2018
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Season 1 - Episode 12: Things About the Rain
Guests: Greg Benton, APPM, CU-Boulder
Aired: February 3, 2018
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Season 1 - Episode 11: Numerical Error in Navier-Stokes
Guests: Will Barham, APPM, CU-Boulder
Aired: January 27, 2018
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Season 1 - Episode 10: Machine Learning - Final Project
Guests: Evan Sidrow, APPM, CU-Boulder
Aired: January 20, 2018
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Season 1 - Episode 9: Barn Swallows!​
Guests: Chris Smith, EBIO, CU-Boulder
Aired: December 10, 2017
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Season 1 - Episode 8: Sorting Recyclables with AI
Guests: Joe Castagneri, APPM, CU-Boulder
Aired: December 3, 2017
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Season 1 - Episode 7: Perspectives on Exchangeability and Biological Data
Guests: Antony Pearson, APPM & IQ Biology, CU-Boulder
Aired: November 26, 2017
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Season 1 - Episode 6: The Private Sector Space Race
Guests: Meg Vader, ECEN, CU-Boulder
Aired: November 12, 2017
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Season 1 - Episode 5: Neural Networks
Guests: Denis Kazakov, CSCI & APPM, CU-Boulder
Aired: November 5, 2017
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Season 1 - Episode 4: Carbon Nanotubes, Biophotonics, and Gecko Hand Technology
Guests: Peter Kim, MCEN, CU-Boulder
Aired: October 29, 2017
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Season 1 - Episode 3: Drone Storm Chasing
Guests: Tom Lillis, CSCI, CU-Boulder
Aired: October 22, 2017
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Season 1 - Episode 2: Pluto Particle Paths
Guests: Evan Sidrow, APPM, CU-Boulder
Aired: October 15, 2017
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Season 1 - Episode 1: CRISPR Cas9 Modeling
Guests: Wilder Lavington, APPM, CU-Boulder
Aired: October 8, 2017
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