Professor’s research on “Last Week Tonight”
Mount Holyoke College’s Patricia Brennan has had her research discussed in a number of august journals — and now on a satirical HBO show.
However, she wasn’t expecting to see her research cited as she was watching an episode of “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver.”
“I am a big fan of the show, and while watching the latest episode, I was surprised to see that they referred to my research on duck genitalia,” Brennan said. “They posted a photo of a story from National Geographic that had covered my paper on the effect of social environment on penis size on ducks.”
Watch the segment. (Please note: The show is not safe for work.)