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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 football concussions, heartbreak, 5G networks, sleep, magic mushrooms, free healthcare, police use of force, asteroids and more.

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    • 4.4, 6.9K 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 football concussions, heartbreak, 5G networks, sleep, magic mushrooms, free healthcare, police use of force, asteroids and more.

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
6.9K Ratings

6.9K Ratings

KERStrand ,

Vaping Episode

Dear Wendy,

I have loved and still love your show. I’ve recommended it to many. But you got it very very wrong in your vaping episode..

The insidious nature of vaping trumps (forgive me) any and all comparisons to cigarette smoking. The ease with which vaping can be done covertly, the advertising gimmicks used to lure children (and every one else for that matter), the very well known addictive nature of nicotine, and the astounding ease with which off-market substances can be added to the cartridges has provided us with an already disastrous situation. Survey ANY teacher, in ANY school ... elementary, middle and high school, the negative and insidious impacts of vaping are pervasive.

Years ago I was warned that vaping, and it’s long term side effects (life long addiction being the most obvious), was already a national epidemic .... with children. I pooh poohed it in a similar fashion to how your guest (and eventually you) did. I, you and she were wrong. This is a BIG deal Wendy.

The number of children (some well under the age of 12) who partake regularly is mind boggling. The number of teens, is immeasurable at this point. And as we know from decades of study, addiction doesn’t magically disappear with age. If they are “lucky”, these children and teens will “only” be addicted to nicotine for the rest of their lives. They will unfortunately more than likely, however live with addictions to other substances as well.

The cat is out of the bag, and it’s after effects will be with us for decades. Remember, I love your show .... but it was/is terribly irresponsible to portray vaping in a positive manner by looking at it an alternative to cigarettes. We have an epidemic on our hands, and we are only just realizing the likely impact on an entire generation of children, teens and young adults, the ones who will be flying our planes, performing surgery, programming our computers, driving in the car beside us on the highway,

Thank you for taking the time to read this.

Kristina

ESBaum ,

Where else can I get a comprehensive literature review on a single subject in under an hour?

This podcast is a total delight. The topics are on point. The hosts are frank and and straightforward. I love that I can get a comprehensive lit review with about 100 citations in every episode. A true gem.

Dajemin ,

Go somewhere for real science

I was very excited to listen to this podcast hoping that finally we could hear some real science from a credible source. Unfortunately, after passionately listening to many episodes, I had to stop listening to this. Most sources are cherry picked, and what they present is biased results. How can you make a science podcast without using the research that won the Nobel Prize instead just interviewing someone who is not even an expert on the subject matter. I’m still hoping that they will improve their research though.

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