WBUR/Boston To Launch Pilot Season Of New Radio Show With Host Chris Duffy
June 2, 2015 at 5:46 AM (PT)
BOSTON UNIVERSITY noncommercial News-Talk WBUR/BOSTON will launch a six-week pilot season of "You're the Expert," a new science and comedy program hosted by comedian CHRIS DUFFY. The weekly one-hour show begins airing this week, WEDNESDAY, JUNE 3rd at 9p and SATURDAY, JUNE 6th at 6p (EDT).
"The show is a mix of learning and laughter. Our scientists are incredibly passionate about their findings, and they love playing straight man to the comedians -- who in turn get a ton of great material to work with. This is the kind of combination that you only find on public radio," said DUFFY, the show's creator and host.
"There's an increasing appetite for comedy, and we are thrilled to have the opportunity to work with Chris and bring his style of smart entertainment to radio for the first time," said WBUR GM CHARLIE KRAVETZ. "Too often only a narrow community is aware of important research and discoveries. This show gives WBUR the opportunity to highlight some of the groundbreaking work being done by the brightest minds in science - research most people would never hear or know about otherwise. I'm confident the program will inspire curiosity among an entirely new audience."