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There are a lot of fads, blogs and strong opinions, but then there’s SCIENCE. Science Vs is the show from Gimlet that finds out what’s fact, what’s not, and what’s somewhere in between. We do the hard work of sifting through all the science so you don't have to and cover everything from 5G and Pandemics, to Vaping and Fasting Diets.

Science Vs Gimlet

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    • 4.6 • 127 Ratings

There are a lot of fads, blogs and strong opinions, but then there’s SCIENCE. Science Vs is the show from Gimlet that finds out what’s fact, what’s not, and what’s somewhere in between. We do the hard work of sifting through all the science so you don't have to and cover everything from 5G and Pandemics, to Vaping and Fasting Diets.

    The Fight to Fix a Racist Medical Gadget

    The Fight to Fix a Racist Medical Gadget

    The EEG is an incredibly important medical tool — and it’s been failing Black patients for decades. So today we’ll hear from two young, Black scientists who teamed up with hairdressers to do something about it. We speak to neurologist Dr. Jessie Baity, engineer Arnelle Etienne, biomedical scientist Lietsel Jones, and hairstylist Nina Woodley. 

    Link to our transcript: https://bit.ly/sciencevsEEG 

    This episode was produced by Taylor White, Meryl Horn and Wendy Zukerman, with help from Rose Rimler, Michelle Dang, Ekedi Fausther-Keeys, Courtney Gilbert, and Disha Bhagat. We’re edited by Blythe Terrell. Wendy Zukerman is the Executive Producer. Fact checking by Eva Dasher and Disha Bhagat. Mix and sound design by Catherine Anderson. Music written by Bumi Hidaka, Emma Munger, Bobby Lord, Peter Leonard and SoWylie. Thanks to the scientists we spoke to for this episode, including Dr. Christina Patterson, Dr. Pulkit Grover, Dr. Katherine Stavropoulos, Dr. Shannon Burns, Dr. Achuta Kadambi, Dr. Lauren Whitehurst, Dr. Zeniab Kone, Dr. Symon Kariuki, Nwabisa Mlandu, Carla Bailey, De-Shaine Murray, Dr. Jasmine Kwasa, Dr. Marieke Dekker, Prof. William Matuja, and all the researchers at Black in Neuro. Also thanks to everyone who talked to us about their EEG experiences. Special thanks to Ashwati Krishnan, Tarana Laroia, Evangeline Mensah-Agyekum, Bethel Habte, Brendan Klinkenberg and Rosie Guerin. 
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    • 36 min
    Vegans: Are They Right?

    Vegans: Are They Right?

    Do vegans have a right to be so smug? We’re finding out whether it really is better for the environment, and our bodies, to go vegan. We speak to environmental researcher Joseph Poore, historian Prof. Connie Hilliard, anthropologist Prof. Katharine Milton, and nutrition researcher Prof. Roman Pawlak.

    A version of this episode originally ran in 2018; today’s episode contains updated science.

    Check out the transcript here: https://bit.ly/vegansupdated 

    The episode was produced by Rose Rimler and Wendy Zukerman, along with Meryl Horn, Odelia Rubin and Kaitlyn Sawrey. Editing by Blythe Terrell and Caitlin Kenney. Fact checking by Michelle Harris and Erica Akiko Howard. Mix and sound design by Emma Munger and Bumi Hidaka. Music by Emma Munger, Bumi Hidaka and Bobby Lord. Recording assistance from Robbie MacInnes, Paul Reece, Spencer Silva, and Hady Mawajdeh. For this episode we also spoke to Connie Weaver, Nathan H. Lents, Mark Bolland, Ambrish Mithal, Marco Springmann, Mary Beth Hall, Tara Garnett, Tom Sanders, Frederick Leroy, and others. Thank you so much for your help. And a big thanks to the Zukerman family and Joseph Lavelle Wilson. 
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    • 33 min
    Hydration: Are You Drinking Enough Water?

    Hydration: Are You Drinking Enough Water?

    Celebs and wellness blogs treat water like a magic elixir that will make us the most attractive and healthiest version of ourselves. But do these claims hold water? And how much do we really need to be drinking to stay healthy? We speak to Professor Hollie Raynor, Professor Stavros Kavouras and Dr. Tamara Hew-Butler to find out.

    Find our transcript here: https://bit.ly/3AEtH0W

    This episode was produced by Wendy Zukerman, with help from Nick DelRose, Michelle Dang, Meryl Horn, Courtney Gilbert, Rose Rimler and Disha Bhagat. We’re edited by Blythe Terrell with help from Caitlin Kenney. Fact checking by Diane Kelly. Mix and sound design by Sam Bair. Music written by Bumi Hidaka, Emma Munger, Bobby Lord, So Wylie and Peter Leonard. Thanks to the researchers we got in touch with for this episode, including Dr. Andrew Brown, Dr. Jason Lee Kai, Dr. Jodi Stookey, Dr. Vincent Ho, Dr. Tristan Struja, Dr. Stephen Goodman, Dr. Ekua Annobil, Professor Barbara Rolls and Dr. Krista Casazza. Special thanks to Rasha Aridi, Eric Mennel, The Zukerman Family and Joseph Lavelle Wilson.
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    • 45 min
    Fauci on Monkeypox: What Went Wrong

    Fauci on Monkeypox: What Went Wrong

    We called up Dr. Anthony Fauci to talk about monkeypox. We wanted to know — what’s the deal with the slow response here? And why haven’t we gotten this virus under control?

    Here’s a link to our transcript: https://bit.ly/3BB7WBi 

    This episode was produced by Wendy Zukerman, Michelle Dang, Meryl Horn, Courtney Gilbert, Rose Rimler, Nick DelRose and Disha Bhagat. We’re edited by Blythe Terrell. Mix and sound design by Sam Bair.
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    • 18 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
127 Ratings

127 Ratings

M1keybz ,

Joe Rogan on Spotify

Thanks so much for a great podcast! I enjoy it and sharing it with my kids and sisters! Love it!
I was listening to the episode on how to prevent misinformation, and there’s something very small that might make you feel good about what you are doing atm.
For about 2 years, first on apple podcast platform and then on Spotify I was getting massive promotions for the Joe Rogan show. I know nothing about it, and after a while I decided to check it out, lasted about 5 min and closed it as I found it vulgar and full of himself. It kept getting recommended to me ALL the time.
Now after listening to your episode on the tools platforms can use to limit the spread of misinformation, I checked again if Spotify is recommending Rogan to me, and they don’t! I think that it’s been this way for a couple of months now, and I can only assume that your work and others are paying out!
So thanks for great podcast that gives me knowledge and joy, and thanks for the important work you are doing!!

Nixxnz ,

Fantastic for the whole family (with a bit of direction)

My eight-year-old loves this show. We often listen as a family and it has really sparked a greater interest in all things Science, particularly space, nature, evolution and animals. Thank you!

KiwiDalang ,

One of the best science podcasts

Science journalism works really well in this podcast, with topics teased out in enough detail to be satisfying and informative, and without too much detail swamping the listener.

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