You're The Expert (PHL)



  • The Franklin Institute (map)
  • 222 N 20th St
  • Philadelphia, PA, 19103
  • United States

You're the Expert features three hilarious comedians trying to guess what a professor studies all day. It's a live show, a WBUR radio program, and a podcast hosted by Chris Duffy.

You're the Expert is a radio program on 90.9 WBUR, Boston's NPR news station.  Hosted and produced by Chris Duffy, each show features an expert in a specialized field. Through games, sketches, and hilariously misguided guesses, three comedians try to figure out what our expert studies all day. The show ends with an interview where we hear about their latest findings and why their field is important. You're the Expert is funny, it's interactive, and you end up actually learning something.

You're the Expert brings academic research out of the Ivory Tower and into your iPhone. Too often, only a narrow community is made aware of important research and discoveries. At the same time, there's a huge audience for comedy, but the subject matter can be frivolous. You're the Expert bridges these worlds in a show that's laugh-out-loud funny but also packed full of meaningful information. 

You're the Expert is a live show. Recommended by PBS NOVA, the Boston Globe, and TimeOut New York, we hold monthly live tapings in Cambridge, MA and New York City and tour across the country. The Onion A.V. Club wrote that in You're the Expert, "education and enlightenment are the grand prizes lying behind the velvet curtain, and anyone listening to the episode can win."