32 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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    • 4.8, 231 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.

    Lab 028: There’s Something in the Water

    Lab 028: There’s Something in the Water

    The ocean covers 70% of the earth's surface, but we know so little about it and how it affects our lives. In this Lab, Titi and Zakiya bring the ocean to your front door, exploring how the ocean is impacted by climate change and how it fights back. Guest: Dr. Ayana Elizabeth Johnson

    • 39 min
    Lab 027: Here Comes the Boom

    Lab 027: Here Comes the Boom

    To add to the list of reasons why 2020 is trash: fireworks have been keeping us up all night. We may not be able to stop the fireworks from happening, but at least we can understand more about how they work. Guest: Fran Scott

    • 26 min
    Lab 026: What About Your Friends?

    Lab 026: What About Your Friends?

    Friendships are especially hard when we're all socially distanced. So join Zakiya and Titi as they explore the psychology behind being a good friend. This lab features a special appearance from the hosts of the podcast Call Your Girlfriend, Aminatou Sow and Ann Friedman, who talk about their new book, Big Friendship. Guest Expert: Dr. Marisa G. Franco. 

    • 36 min
    Lab 025: Skin Deep

    Lab 025: Skin Deep

    Titi and Zakiya kick off Semester 3 by holding up a mirror to the scientific community, unpacking the history of science and racism. Guest: Angela Saini

    • 30 min
    Semester 3 Starts June 25th!

    Semester 3 Starts June 25th!

    Who needs some good news? Dope Labs is coming back for Semester 3 on Thursday, June 25th! 2020 has been a YEAR and there is a lot to unpack. If you have an idea for an upcoming Lab, call us at 202-567-7028 and leave a message.

    • 1 min
    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.

    • 36 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
231 Ratings

231 Ratings

saringi A ,

Thank you from a fellow PhD material science researcher!

I just found your podcast and am hooked! I listen to it daily while I’m in the lab working on my PhD research. It’s so nice to hear from other black STEM women who have different interests but use their scientific minds to dissect today’s biggest issues. Thank you for representing, Thank you for informing and thank you for just being two awesome black women who support each other and love science!

Thermostat404* ,

So far so good

Truth pie is an interesting episode, talks about the unintended effects of settlers in early America.

Thanks SciSchow Tangents for the suggestion.

How many earthworms or bugs in general are you traveling with?

BellalyseGranger ,

¯\_(ツ)_/¯

These ladies are totally awesome!!!

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