The Edumacation Book (Paperback)

Amazing Cocktail-Party Science to Impress Your Friends

By Andy McElfresh, Kevin Smith (Foreword by), Kelsey Dake (Illustrator)

Weldon Owen, 9781681883014, 232pp.

Publication Date: March 20, 2018

List Price: 24.95*
* Individual store prices may vary.


Edumacation podcast co-host Andy McElfresh leads readers on an expedition to the most bizarre and extraordinary outskirts of scientific discovery! Open this book and open your mind: You’re about to get Edumacated!
  • Foreword by Kevin Smith
  • All-new content presented in the style of the beloved Edumacation podcast
  • Exclusive Edumacation-centric super-fan crossword puzzle


Class is now in session with Professor Andy McElfresh (not a real professor), science aficionado and co-host of the Edumacation podcast with Kevin Smith. This is the book that gives you a crash course in Cocktail-Party Science, the strange and astonishing scientific facts that you’ll want to share at all your social gatherings.

Chapters explore the Four Chambers of Knowledge—The Sci, The Fi, The Why, and The Bye—and examine such tantalizing topics as:

• Elevator Decapitations and a Deadly Wedgie

• Bigfoot, Mermaids, and the Mongolian Death Worm

• Dolphins Getting High Off Puffer Fish Toxin

• Staggering Feats of Shaolin Monks

• The Pentagon’s Weaponized Heat Ray

• Flying Cars, Real Telepathy, and Other Breakthroughs of Tomorrow

. . . and many more!

Open this book and open your mind: You’re about to get Edumacated!

About the Author

Andy McElfresh is an entertainment producer and the co-host of the Edumacation podcast. He was formerly a writer and segment director for The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, wrote the screenplay for White Chicks, created Nickelodeon’s Rocket Power, wrote for MTV, Comedy Central, and the Keenan Ivory Wayans Show, and was the first employee at the Zagat Survey. He lives in Los Angeles.

Kevin Smith is a New York Times bestselling author and the co-host of the Edumacation podcast. He wrote and directed Clerks and Chasing Amy, directed episodes of The Flash, Supergirl, and The Goldbergs, and produced the Oscar-winning film Good Will Hunting. He lives in Los Angeles.

Kelsey Dake is an award-winning illustrator whose work has appeared in The Atlantic, New York Times, GQ, and Wired, and was named an ADC Young Gun and one of Print magazine’s Top 20 Under 30. She lives in Phoenix.

Praise For The Edumacation Book: Amazing Cocktail-Party Science to Impress Your Friends

“Edumacation is like peeking into Andy’s fact-filled brain – each topic is silo-ed into rough categories packed to the brim with historical and scientific information…Overall, this book reads less like a scientific tome and more like a conversation with your best friend. It’s light, funny and you come out of it feeling good about yourself. You also pick up some neat trivia to share at parties!”
— Nerdophiles