27 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.

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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.

    Lab 024: BHM: STEM Edition

    Lab 024: BHM: STEM Edition

    It's the one year anniversary of Dope Labs AND it's Black History Month. To celebrate, Titi and Zakiya are turning the microphone on YOU, our amazing Dope Labs listeners, who are doing some incredible things in all areas of STEM: engineering, biology, management and more! Join us for our Semester 2 finale as we celebrate all things Black and STEM.

    • 33 min
    Lab 023: Don’t Pass the Corona

    Lab 023: Don’t Pass the Corona

    The Coronavirus is in the front of everyone’s minds and misinformation is being spread faster than the virus itself! In this lab Titi and Zakiya breakdown what the coronavirus is, where it came from, and what we can all do to help prevent its spread. Guest: Dr. Kizzmekia Corbett.

    • 28 min
    Lab 022: This is NOT a Drill

    Lab 022: This is NOT a Drill

    The fires in Australia are raging and a lot is being lost. In this lab, Titi and Zakiya discuss how the fires started, why they are different from ones in the past, and how climate change has played a role. Guest: Dr. Sarah Perkins-Kirkpatrick.

    • 21 min
    Lab 021: New Bank Account, Who Dis?

    Lab 021: New Bank Account, Who Dis?

    It’s a new year and there are plenty of broken resolutions to go around. One common resolution is getting your finances in order. In this lab, Titi and Zakiya discuss some of the latest “fintech” available to help you achieve your 2020 financial goals. Guest: Dr. Bill Maurer.

    • 26 min
    Lab 020: Our 2019 Mixtape

    Lab 020: Our 2019 Mixtape

    It’s the end of the year, so Dope Labs is giving you a special treat for Lab 020: a mixtape to celebrate all of Titi and Zakiya’s top pop culture moments of 2019! From Megan Thee Stallion’s knees to social media apps aging us 50 years, they are breaking down the science behind it all.

    • 26 min
    Lab 019: What's Beef?

    Lab 019: What's Beef?

    Plant-based meat substitutes have come a long way since frozen veggie patties with big chunks of carrots and sharpie grill marks. Now, companies like Impossible Foods are making plant-based burgers that look, smell, taste and bleed like real meat. In this Lab, Titi and Zakiya learn about what new ingredients are making these burgers more like real meat, and the scientific process of mass producing those ingredients using biology, genetics, and engineering. Guest: Dr. Christina Agapakis.

    • 25 min

Customer Reviews

andybabaDC ,

Outstanding

Two brilliant scientists breaking down science-y stuff for the rest of us, with a healthy dose of humor while they’re at it.

Cablebli ,

3539

Get it, TT.

Eggggggggggggggfggg ,

Amazing!

A friend recommended this podcast and now I’m hooked! T & Z are so informative in such a fun way. I love to hear their friendship for one another through each episode. It’s the perfect length to learn a little something without getting bogged down or requiring more time than this busy mama has! Highly recommend!

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