41 episodes

Dope Labs is a new podcast from Spotify Studios hosted by best friends (and two of the dopest scientists you will ever meet), Titi and Zakiya. In each episode, they serve up scientific principles with a healthy dose of tea. From cuffing season to Cardi B, they’ll take what’s trending and put it under the microscope with the help of some very smart (and cool) scientific friends. At Dope Labs, we believe “science is for errybody” and our mission is to bring out the inner scientist in YOU.

Dope Labs Spotify Studios

    • Science
    • 4.8 • 287 Ratings

Dope Labs is a new podcast from Spotify Studios hosted by best friends (and two of the dopest scientists you will ever meet), Titi and Zakiya. In each episode, they serve up scientific principles with a healthy dose of tea. From cuffing season to Cardi B, they’ll take what’s trending and put it under the microscope with the help of some very smart (and cool) scientific friends. At Dope Labs, we believe “science is for errybody” and our mission is to bring out the inner scientist in YOU.

    Semester 4 Sneak Peek 👀

    Semester 4 Sneak Peek 👀

    Semester 4 kicks off brand new, weekly episodes on November 11th. But we couldn’t wait that long to show you what we’ve got cooking! Here’s a little sneak peek. Don’t forget to follow us on Spotify!
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    • 5 min
    Semester 4 is WEEKLY Starting November 11!

    Semester 4 is WEEKLY Starting November 11!

    Hello, friend. It’s been a minute. We’ve missed you. But we have some exciting news! Dope Labs is back November 11th, with new episodes every Thursday. Follow us on Spotify so you don’t miss a beat!
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    • 3 min
    Lab 036: Shoot Your Shot - A COVID Update

    Lab 036: Shoot Your Shot - A COVID Update

    In the final Lab of Semester 3, Titi and Zakiya give a highly requested coronavirus update. They’ll highlight the advances in science and the public health plans with guests Dr. Rupali Limaye and Molly Sauer from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Read Titi and Zakiya’s editorial in Scientific American here: https://bit.ly/3mz060I
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    • 39 min
    Lab 035: You Know the Vibes

    Lab 035: You Know the Vibes

    With 2020 coming to a close, there is a LOT to celebrate. In this Lab, Titi and Zakiya dissect the sociology of celebration, talking about why we celebrate, and how to celebrate this year even though we can’t be together. For more info visit dopelabspodcast.com.
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    • 30 min
    Lab 034: Presently Futuristic

    Lab 034: Presently Futuristic

    Like everyone else on the planet, Titi and Zakiya have been obsessing over Lovecraft Country. It’s the latest in what could be called a renaissance in Afrofuturism and Black horror, along with Watchmen, Get Out, and Black Panther. In Lab 034, they do a deep dive on all things Afrofuturism, and how to distinguish it from other popular genres like science fiction and horror with our guest Dr. Kinitra Brooks. Actor Levar Burton also drops in to give his perspective on the importance of developing diverse stories in media. For more info visit dopelabspodcast.com.
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    • 37 min
    Lab 033: Supermarket Sweep

    Lab 033: Supermarket Sweep

    Remember in the beginning of the pandemic when grocery stores ran out of a lot of pantry staples? We also saw a lot of food waste during that time, for example, farmers dumping a lot of produce that had gone bad. In Lab 033, Titi and Zakiya explore the complexities and scale of the United States food system to understand how these things are all connected. Guest: Dr. Marie Spiker. For more info visit dopelabspodcast.com.
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    • 39 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
287 Ratings

287 Ratings

Madi JC ,

So Good!

You really can’t underestimate the value of good editing, structure, and humor. This podcast is just so well done that it doesn’t matter what they’re talking about, it’s good! It just makes it that much better that they make EVERYTHING interesting.
And the cheat sheets? The transcription? The additional content?! Fantastic all around!

MrSteve14 ,

Spotify move is a bad idea

Great show but have drop when moves exclusively to Spotify. Spotify is for music not podcasts.

Becca Loves Pods ,

SO INTERESTING AND GOOD

I’m learning so much from you ladies! Great topics and love the humor in it all🙌🏾

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