Facts Machine Live!: A Halloween Science Seance

TUE // OCT 22

Facts Machine returns to Caveat for another live episode, this time all about the surprising science behind your favorite Halloween stories and traditions! Join Emily, Noah, and Rob (as well as a special ghost, er, guest...) as they explore the scientific method in the sheer madness that is Halloween!


As scientists who moonlight as pub trivia hosts, it’s our job to be curious about interesting questions and to be motivated to search for answers. Accordingly, our podcast asks and answers questions like: Why is the nation of Finland rising out of the ocean? What is the legal definition of a cookie? Why were the Apollo 16 astronauts so gassy? And which animals just really suck? In each episode of Facts Machine we explore questions like these by sharing and discussing three fascinating facts and one pub-style trivia quiz, all loosely inspired by the episode’s theme (and accompanied by more than our fair share of puns along the way).

Doors 9:00 PM, show 9:30 PM.
Tickets $12 in advance, $15 at the door.
This event is mixed seated and standing room. Seats are first-come, first-served.
REFUND POLICY: Tickets may be refunded up to 24 hours before the event. Within 24 hours we may take exchanges for other events at our discretion. No refunds after the event.


As a research scientist at Memorial Sloan Kettering, co-host Emily Costa’s main focus is hitting chemoresistant lung cancer where it biologically hurts. When she’s not pipetting pink liquids or over-enthusiastically sharing spider facts, you can find her reading, trying recipes that involve immersion blenders, or tending to her ever-expanding family of houseplants.

Co-host Noah Guiberson got his start writing and hosting trivia nights in the rugged pub quiz circuits of Baltimore and New York. A Weill Cornell neuroscientist by day, he seeks to answer the greatest trivia question of them all: How does the brain work? His favorite fact right now is that the people of Paris HATED the Eiffel Tower when it was first built, with one going so far as to call it “a hole-riddled suppository”.

Co-host Dr. Rob Frawley, PhD is an alumnus of Weill Cornell Graduate School where he studied orthopedics and cell biology. A long-time NYC Trivia Host, Rob now works with BioBus Inc. delivering science to schools all over New York City with a bus full of microscopes, amazing samples, and funny games. Rob spends the rest of his time swimming and waiting for it to be Pi Day.



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