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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 alcohol, fasting diets, DNA tests, race and the fertility cliff.

Science Vs Gimlet Media

    • Education
    • 4.4, 6.5K 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 alcohol, fasting diets, DNA tests, race and the fertility cliff.

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
6.5K Ratings

6.5K Ratings

Nkay666 ,

I like it!

I like the show. The reason I gave 4 stars is because she’s only giving the opinion she agrees with. The vaccine episode was highly biased towards her “truth”. I personally don’t presume to know the truth, as, in my opinion, it has not been discovered, in regards to vaccines. Just because someone is worried about having their new baby pumped full of drugs, shouldn’t make you some kind of antisocial loser.
I think when a scientific issue is highly debated, I don’t think it would be bad to show both sides.

TheMainDillon ,

Top notch

Love this podcast, love the topics, love Wendy. Thanks for the facts.

A. Theo Judd ,

Great entertainment, great science

I’m updating my review as I have continued to listen it. I used to call this show “pop science,” and some of the earlier episodes may be that. However, as time has gone on the show has gotten vastly better at listing their citations and using more citations from more various sources. They usually point out in the early episodes when this is a problem with recent research or research that has not been replicated. So I am upgrading from a 4 to a 5.

I love listening to this show. It is entertaining, approaches new horizons in science and challenges some older thinking. I’m a former scientific researcher and a current science teacher. The show does make a bold attempt to present a cogent scientific argument in 30 minutes, so the show itself cannot be exhaustive. But if you care to learn more they cite their sources on their website, at least for the latest episode. So for the format, I believe the show does an excellent job. They do one thing exceptionally well, which is admitting very frequently that science does not currently have all the answers, and that good scientific work needs to be replicable and peer reviewed.

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