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Rebecca Watson hosts the audio companion to Skepchick.org! Science, critical thinking, feminism, current events, and a lot of snark.

Skepchick Rebecca Watson

    • Science

Rebecca Watson hosts the audio companion to Skepchick.org! Science, critical thinking, feminism, current events, and a lot of snark.

    A Very Skepchick Thanksgiving

    A Very Skepchick Thanksgiving

    Rebecca chats with Maria D'Souza, Jamie Bernstein, and Mary Brock about whether Thanksgiving is Christian, why it's great, why it sucks, and why we should obviously all stay home this year.

    • 57 min
    My Nemesis the Lithosphere (About That Jade Amulet COVID Study)

    My Nemesis the Lithosphere (About That Jade Amulet COVID Study)

    This week on the Skepchick podcast, Rebecca chats with Maria D'Souza and Bjørnar Tuftin about the study that claimed jade amulets can protect you from COVID-19 (since retracted).







    Links!







    Bjørnar's previous post on the topic







    Retraction Watch's coverage of this debacle







    The European Space Agency's map of the lithosphere







    What is serpentinization?







    Bjørnar's website

    • 43 min
    The Skepchick Election Special!

    The Skepchick Election Special!

    Joe Biden is going to be president, but why did the projections say it was going to be a blow out? Rebecca chats with Skepchick's resident stats nerd (and former Obama campaign staffer) Jamie Bernstein about polls, algorithms, voter suppression, and the most effective email subject line a campaign can use.

    • 53 min
    Fighting For Space and Exploding Chickens with Amy Shira Teitel

    Fighting For Space and Exploding Chickens with Amy Shira Teitel

    This week on the Skepchick podcast, Rebecca and Dr. Nicole Gugliucci sit down with Amy Shira Teitel to discuss her book Fighting for Space: Two Pilots and Their Historic Battle for Female Spaceflight!

    • 39 min
    Saying Goodbye to James “The Amazing” Randi

    Saying Goodbye to James “The Amazing” Randi

    This week on the Skepchick podcast, Rebecca chats with A Sigler and Maria D'Souza about how James Randi brought them all together, and the complicated legacy he leaves behind.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Trump’s Got the Rona

    Trump’s Got the Rona

    This week on the Skepchick podcast, Rebecca talks to Jamie Bernstein, Dr. Nicole Gugliucci, and Maria Walters about the various conspiracy theories surrounding the news that Donald Trump has contracted COVID-19.



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    • 48 min

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