Rebecca Watson hosts the audio companion to Skepchick.org! Science, critical thinking, feminism, current events, and a lot of snark.
COVID-19, mRNA, FDA and Other Important Initialisms
Rebecca chats with Mary Brock and Topher Hunter about the intricacies of the new COVID vaccines, plus what the FDA is doing during approvals.
A Very Skepchick Thanksgiving
Rebecca chats with Maria D'Souza, Jamie Bernstein, and Mary Brock about whether Thanksgiving is Christian, why it's great, why it sucks, and why we should obviously all stay home this year.
My Nemesis the Lithosphere (About That Jade Amulet COVID Study)
This week on the Skepchick podcast, Rebecca chats with Maria D'Souza and Bjørnar Tuftin about the study that claimed jade amulets can protect you from COVID-19 (since retracted).
Bjørnar's previous post on the topic
Retraction Watch's coverage of this debacle
The European Space Agency's map of the lithosphere
What is serpentinization?
The Skepchick Election Special!
Joe Biden is going to be president, but why did the projections say it was going to be a blow out? Rebecca chats with Skepchick's resident stats nerd (and former Obama campaign staffer) Jamie Bernstein about polls, algorithms, voter suppression, and the most effective email subject line a campaign can use.
Fighting For Space and Exploding Chickens with Amy Shira Teitel
This week on the Skepchick podcast, Rebecca and Dr. Nicole Gugliucci sit down with Amy Shira Teitel to discuss her book Fighting for Space: Two Pilots and Their Historic Battle for Female Spaceflight!
Saying Goodbye to James “The Amazing” Randi
This week on the Skepchick podcast, Rebecca chats with A Sigler and Maria D'Souza about how James Randi brought them all together, and the complicated legacy he leaves behind.
Great podcast, but why is the audio quality so bad?
Title says it all, really. I binge watch/listen to Rebecca Watson’s video and the sound quality is sharp despite it being video. I know the length here requires compression, but that’s no excuse for a professional podcast. And I’m aware she’s Zoom conferencing with her guests, but at least her mic should be providing good sound. It is possible to get good sound even when video conferencing your podcast guests.