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Lauren is a science teacher and Nick is a scientist. Together, they use comedy and science to debunk pseudoscience, myths, and common misconceptions they find on the internet. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/justnascience/support

Just Na Science Lauren Mattina, MS.Ed and Nicholas Volpe, MS

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    • 4.8 • 46 Ratings

Lauren is a science teacher and Nick is a scientist. Together, they use comedy and science to debunk pseudoscience, myths, and common misconceptions they find on the internet. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/justnascience/support

    The Origins of the Autism Vaccine Myth with Special Guest Kurt Eichenwald

    The Origins of the Autism Vaccine Myth with Special Guest Kurt Eichenwald

    We always wonder how myths and misconceptions start but in this episode we finally have an answer. We get to speak with Pulitzer Prize finalist and Payne award winner, former senior writer for the New York Times, and author of the book The Big Lie: How One Doctor's Medical Fraud Launched Today's Deadly Anti-Vax Movement, Kurt Eichenwald. He tells us the story of former Dr. Andrew Wakefield and the lies he put forth to the world on vaccines and their relation to Autism. Kurt's book is now now and available exclusively on Scribd - see the link below!

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    THE BIG LIE How One Doctor’s Medical Fraud Launched Today’s Deadly Anti-Vax Movement 

    Kurt's Twitter

    www.Scribd.com

    New Pokemon YouTube Channel!


    Check out our brand new merch and score some sweet Jerry swag!
    We're a Goodpods Guru in Science! Follow us on Goodpods for science podcast recommendations.
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    Podcast theme song: Like an Idiot by Sven Karlsson
    Music licensed through Epidemic Sound



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    Even More Food Myths You Probably Believe

    Even More Food Myths You Probably Believe

    We have a thing for food so naturally we're talking about even more food myths you probably believe (or at the very least heard). We're talking more about the science behind these myths so there's less of them BUT there's a lot of information behind each topic! Personally, I was most surprised to learn about the number of foods that have MSG in them. We're looking at you Pringles.

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    New Pokemon YouTube Channel!


    Check out our brand new merch and score some sweet Jerry swag!
    We're a Goodpods Guru in Science! Follow us on Goodpods for science podcast recommendations.
    You can support our show by becoming a Patreon member - your support helps keep our show ad-free.
    Want to interact with us live? Follow us on Twitch! Click here to watch our channel trailer.
    Visit our website for blog posts, YouTube videos, and more!
    Find us on social: @justnascience for Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook
    Have a question, episode idea, or business inquiry? Email us at: justnapodcast@gmail.com
    Podcast theme song: Like an Idiot by Sven Karlsson
    Music licensed through Epidemic Sound



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    Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/justnascience/support

    Do the COVID Vaccines Have Stem Cells in Them? Kind of.

    Do the COVID Vaccines Have Stem Cells in Them? Kind of.

    Stem cells are a controversial topic but one we think is really important to discuss and understand. There's also reports that the COVID vaccines use stem cells so we thought it was important to provide the details. We also talk about some of the good that stem cells can provide. Keep in mind we're going to be talking about embryonic stem cells a bit so if that makes you uncomfortable then this might not be the episode for you.

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    New Pokemon YouTube Channel!


    Check out our brand new merch and score some sweet Jerry swag!
    We're a Goodpods Guru in Science! Follow us on Goodpods for science podcast recommendations.
    You can support our show by becoming a Patreon member - your support helps keep our show ad-free.
    Want to interact with us live? Follow us on Twitch! Click here to watch our channel trailer.
    Visit our website for blog posts, YouTube videos, and more!
    Find us on social: @justnascience for Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook
    Have a question, episode idea, or business inquiry? Email us at: justnapodcast@gmail.com
    Podcast theme song: Like an Idiot by Sven Karlsson
    Music licensed through Epidemic Sound


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    Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/justnascience/support

    Is Pregnancy Brain Real or Born from a Myth?

    Is Pregnancy Brain Real or Born from a Myth?

    It's spring time which means people are reproducing like rabbits! Wait, no. That's actual rabbits. Humans reproduce all year. If you are pregnant, will be soon, or was at some point, you might have experienced pregnancy brain. But is pregnancy brain real? How severe is it? Will it ever go away? What am I still doing here? If you're confused like I am, click the play button and it will all make sense. Also, this episode description was stupid but I'm not writing a new one. 

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    New Pokemon YouTube Channel!


    Check out our brand new merch and score some sweet Jerry swag!
    We're a Goodpods Guru in Science! Follow us on Goodpods for science podcast recommendations.
    You can support our show by becoming a Patreon member - your support helps keep our show ad-free.
    Want to interact with us live? Follow us on Twitch! Click here to watch our channel trailer.
    Visit our website for blog posts, YouTube videos, and more!
    Find us on social: @justnascience for Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook
    Have a question, episode idea, or business inquiry? Email us at: justnapodcast@gmail.com
    Podcast theme song: Like an Idiot by Sven Karlsson
    Music licensed through Epidemic Sound



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    Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/justnascience/support

    Spring Break!

    Spring Break!

    We're on spring break this week so I figured I'd share some questions that plague me every day. We'll be back next week (Apr 13, 2021) talking about pregnancy brain!

    New Pokemon YouTube Channel!


    Check out our brand new merch and score some sweet Jerry swag!
    We're a Goodpods Guru in Science! Follow us on Goodpods for science podcast recommendations.
    You can support our show by becoming a Patreon member - your support helps keep our show ad-free.
    Want to interact with us live? Follow us on Twitch! Click here to watch our channel trailer.
    Visit our website for blog posts, YouTube videos, and more!
    Find us on social: @justnascience for Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook
    Have a question, episode idea, or business inquiry? Email us at: justnapodcast@gmail.com
    Podcast theme song: Like an Idiot by Sven Karlsson
    Music licensed through Epidemic Sound



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    Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/justnascience/support

    10 Crazy Science Myths (And One That’s True)

    10 Crazy Science Myths (And One That’s True)

    There are some wild and crazy science myths out there - some we never heard of. Most of these myths have some outdated science or technology behind them but they’re still believed today. Surprisingly, we did manage to find one that was true and you’d be shocked to hear which one!

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    Coal vs Diamond

    Earth tilt vs Earth tilt on Equinox

    New Pokemon YouTube Channel!


    Check out our brand new merch and score some sweet Jerry swag!
    We're a Goodpods Guru in Science! Follow us on Goodpods for science podcast recommendations.
    You can support our show by becoming a Patreon member - your support helps keep our show ad-free.
    Want to interact with us live? Follow us on Twitch! Click here to watch our channel trailer.
    Visit our website for blog posts, YouTube videos, and more!
    Find us on social: @justnascience for Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook
    Have a question, episode idea, or business inquiry? Email us at: justnapodcast@gmail.com
    Podcast theme song: Like an Idiot by Sven Karlsson
    Music licensed through Epidemic Sound



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    Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/justnascience/support

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
46 Ratings

46 Ratings

laurenlaurenlaurenr ,

Science + Funzo = Just Na Science

These two podcasters are a whole lot of fun! Love their dynamic and the topics they pick to discuss! Definitely recommend!

gkaffen338 ,

Salty about pseudoscience

Important information delivered in a very fun and entertaining way. Lauren and Nick are highly qualified and completely reasonable. I wish more smart people delivered their knowledge in such a consumable way. Big fan.

Beleiving_the_Bizarre ,

Thought provoking

Great content, very thought provoking, and I love the chemistry between the hosts!

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