9 episodes

Science journalist Wendy Zukerman dissects the latest fad framing itself as scientific fact, wading through the mass of information so you don't have to.

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    • 4.3, 426 Ratings

Science journalist Wendy Zukerman dissects the latest fad framing itself as scientific fact, wading through the mass of information so you don't have to.

    Dr Neil deGrasse Tyson

    Dr Neil deGrasse Tyson

    Dr Neil deGrasse Tyson is the director of the Hayden Planetarium at the American Museum of Natural History. But, most know him as the host of the documentary series Cosmos and podcast StarTalk. Neil gained infamy as the killer of Pluto.

    • 14 min
    Science

    Science

    Science is supposed to be an unbiased way to uncover nature’s secrets. Through blinded experiments, rigorous peer review and replication—we’ve been told that by using the scientific method we’ll find trustworthy facts. But, with many scientific findings largely regarded as ‘wrong’, is science broken?

    • 19 min
    Happiness

    Happiness

    We are often told that we can be happy, if we try hard enough. By shifting our mindset, changing our lifestyles, or even writing a gratitude journal – happiness is waiting for all of us! But, what does science say?

    • 19 min
    The gay gene

    The gay gene

    Are some of us born gay? People have argued that sexuality is determined before birth, while others believe the environment has a role to play here. So, what does the science say?

    • 19 min
    E-cigarettes

    E-cigarettes

    Electronic Cigarettes have been hailed by some as a breakthrough in the battle to help people quit smoking, while others say these devices are creating a new generation of nicotine addicts. So, what does the science say?

    • 17 min
    Pornography

    Pornography

    Pornography has been blamed for destroying our minds and our sex lives. Some even say porn is addictive. But, what does the science say?

    • 21 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
426 Ratings

426 Ratings

PhelineCat ,

Peculiar, Cherry picked

Obviously cherry picked to support the preselected view of the host, etc. For the randomly chosen ones I made it through* it was easy to switch it around to the other side- in fact, there’s often MORE evidence for the unchosen side. I was appalled by what she Ignored in my own field and puzzled by the disproven papers she cited in her support.

Wendy and team of decision makers need to crawl back into their cave and only be allowed out when they accept their responsibility in presenting evidence fairly and accurately. Non-scientists deserve that.

Note to other reviewers: 1. Sexy Aussie accent be damned. If that's a selling point it's not a good one. 2. The bias Isn't liberal. She comes down hard against veganism, for example.

* Only 20 minutes? I remember them as endless and I listen on ~1.4-1.8 speed with smart space activated on Overcast.

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Sadly

Sadly this podcast cannot shed itself of the populist politics surrounding its so called science. I was hoping for more objectivity, but I am disappointed by the lack there of.

Rodeolady ,

Wendy Rocks

Awesome Wendy sucker man is great at hosting science vs so well thanks Wendy

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