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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 Media 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. This season we tackle plastics, veganism, essential oils, gentrification and CBD cannabis.

Science Vs Gimlet Media

    • Science & Medicine
    • 4.4, 5.4K Ratings

There are a lot of fads, blogs and strong opinions, but then there’s SCIENCE. Science Vs is the show from Gimlet Media 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. This season we tackle plastics, veganism, essential oils, gentrification and CBD cannabis.

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
5.4K Ratings
5.4K Ratings
Penned in the Madness ,

Not scientific ENOUGH

If anyone from Gimlet is reading this: Using one scientist or study as source material does not a scientifically valid claim make.

Episodes tend to be poorly organized or structured around a very simple blanket statement that is so broad that it can never really be proven or disproven in our complicated, nuanced world. Narration is gimmicky and tacky. Scripting follows a mind-numbingly repetitive series of slightly less broad questions (all following from the oversimplified blanket premise) that are answered very generally using insufficient source material. Critical thinking (evaluating conditions under which sources could be incorrect or irrelevant, for example) is almost nonexistent.

After giving this podcast a solid chance (listening to more than 10 episodes in their entirety), this very disappointed scientist gives this podcast two thumbs down.

Jmore01 ,

A breath of fresh air

In a world dominated by feelings being more important than facts, it’s very refreshing hearing science again.

Mmmmm79742 ,

My favorite pod!

Science with a healthy dose of puns; enough said.

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