28 episodes

Spit is an iHeartRadio podcast with 23andMe where host Baratunde Thurston sits down with the most interesting cultural influencers of our time to explore how DNA testing gives us a new perspective on who we are and how we are all connected. Join us for an intimate conversation and the unscripted thoughts and opinions of award-winning recording artists John Legend, Melissa Etheridge, Wyclef Jean and Pete Wentz as we talk science vs stories, nature vs nurture, family, race and a whole lot more. SPIT is an iHeartRadio podcast with 23andMe where we sit down with the most interesting cultural influencers of our time to explore how DNA testing gives us a new perspective on who we are and how we are all connected.* *The views shared in SPIT are those of the individual participants and do not necessarily reflect the views of 23andMe.

Spit iHeartPodcasts & 23andMe

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.2 • 195 Ratings

Spit is an iHeartRadio podcast with 23andMe where host Baratunde Thurston sits down with the most interesting cultural influencers of our time to explore how DNA testing gives us a new perspective on who we are and how we are all connected. Join us for an intimate conversation and the unscripted thoughts and opinions of award-winning recording artists John Legend, Melissa Etheridge, Wyclef Jean and Pete Wentz as we talk science vs stories, nature vs nurture, family, race and a whole lot more. SPIT is an iHeartRadio podcast with 23andMe where we sit down with the most interesting cultural influencers of our time to explore how DNA testing gives us a new perspective on who we are and how we are all connected.* *The views shared in SPIT are those of the individual participants and do not necessarily reflect the views of 23andMe.

    The Ben & Ashley I Almost Famous Podcast: It’s All in the Spit

    The Ben & Ashley I Almost Famous Podcast: It’s All in the Spit

    Ben and Ashley are hanging out with Bachelor Nation OGs Bob Guiney and Trista Sutter and revealing some MAJOR Bachelor secrets you won’t hear anywhere else! We hear about life before “The Bachelor”, Ben’s secret life as a zookeeper, and who has out of control back hair!

     

    It’s wild what we can find from our spit, thanks to 23AndMe!
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    • 40 min
    2 Pros and a Cup of Joe: LaVar Arrington Learns About His Health and Ancestry

    2 Pros and a Cup of Joe: LaVar Arrington Learns About His Health and Ancestry

    All-American football star, 1st Round NFL Draft pick and Co-Host of 2 Pros and a Cup of Joe, LaVar Arrington shares the journey he took learning about his ancestry and health. All it took was a little spit and after submitting a DNA sample kit to 23AndMe, both LaVar and his producer Lee DeLapp received reports that unveiled a treasure trove of information.

     

    Being a mentor and coach to young athletes, LaVar explains how valuable this information is in giving an advantage on and off the field. Whether it's how to optimize your nutrition, better understand your sleeping cycle or learning about health predispositions, information garnered from 23AndMe reports helps with all that.
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    • 27 min
    Scrubbing In with Becca & Tanya: A Different kind of Makeup

    Scrubbing In with Becca & Tanya: A Different kind of Makeup

    Now more than ever, we want to take care of ourselves. We spend a lot of time exercising, eating right, taking care of our mental health…why not know what our DNA makeup is? Becca and Tanya got curious so they decided to find out what 23andMe is all about.
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    • 39 min
    Ridiculous History: A Humorous History of Genetics

    Ridiculous History: A Humorous History of Genetics

    What makes you...well, you? It's a question humanity has wrestled with since the dawn of recorded history all the way to the modern day. In today's special episode in partnership with 23andMe, Ben, Noel and Max dive into the history of genetic research from its ancient predecessors to great breakthroughs of the recent past, as well as learning a bit about their own genetic history along the way.
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    • 52 min
    Hood Politics: Real Spit with Ma Dukes

    Hood Politics: Real Spit with Ma Dukes

    Today is a special collab with the Spit podcast from 23andMe. Prop took his DNA test to look at some of his health risks.. then hops on the line with his mom to talk about their family history, and black families making life work in the hood despite living in a food desert.
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    • 39 min
    The Daily Dive: What I Learned About My Health From Exploring My DNA

    The Daily Dive: What I Learned About My Health From Exploring My DNA

    This episode is something special I did in conjunction with 23andMe and the SPIT podcast which you can hear on iHeartRadio.  I took a look into what my DNA says about me.  Beyond what my ancestry says, with a focus on my health.  Throughout this process I learned about two genetic variants that could impact myself or my family and also that I have a typical likelihood of developing type 2 diabetes, which has always been a concern since it runs in my family.  There’s also fun stuff I learned from my DNA… I won’t be losing my hair anytime soon and why I experience itchier mosquito bites.  Stacey Detweiler and Alisa Lehman from the 23andMe team both join me to go over some of my results and help understand more about my DNA.

     

    Next, I go a little deeper into what the results I got specifically mean to me.  Things I’ve experienced with my family and in my past and why this process has been eye opening in some cases.  The best thing to come out of this has been the information learned and knowing what to do next to improve my health.
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    • 25 min

Customer Reviews

4.2 out of 5
195 Ratings

195 Ratings

GuyinGreen27 ,

Loving this new approach

DNA is for everyone.

3851Sally ,

Worst.Name.Ever.

Now I will also buy the competitor’s product if I feel like buying it and won’t be listening to “Fart” either.

Grandmawholistenseveryday ,

Too long between episodes

This is a wonderful, informative podcast and I look forward to the information presented. The reason for the 3 stars is that it just takes way too long between episodes.

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