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Join Hana, Suhail, Oz, and Alex for the podcast that mixes science and tech journalism and pop culture. With 2 PhDs and years of journalism between them, they dissect, discuss and dive into the most interesting stories, topics, and concepts in the world.

Why Aren't You A Doctor Yet? Black & Nerdy

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Join Hana, Suhail, Oz, and Alex for the podcast that mixes science and tech journalism and pop culture. With 2 PhDs and years of journalism between them, they dissect, discuss and dive into the most interesting stories, topics, and concepts in the world.

    Episode 41: No New Sperm

    Episode 41: No New Sperm

    This week, we're talking about the male contraceptive injection. RISUG (Reversible Inhibition of Sperm Under Guidance) has passed clinical trials and is being touted as the first consumer available male contraceptive (capable of being effective up to 13 years).


    From the pill to the coil, we look at the history of contraception and discuss what this new injection could this mean for contraception and healthcare in general. Would you trust someone who said they had the injection? Could it be misused to promote enforced sterilisation in certain places around the world?


    Also everyone bullies Alex. A lot.


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    Episode 40: Virginity Check

    Episode 40: Virginity Check

    For the last episode of 2019, we're talking about TI taking his daughter for an annual "virginity check", the sociology of sex, and how white feminism has put people around the world at risk




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    Episode 39: Elections & Social Media

    Episode 39: Elections & Social Media

    This week, we're back in the studio to discuss all things political. Now that the UK is gearing up to a General Election, we've got voting on the mind.


    Mark Zuckerberg recently said that Facebook wouldn't be rejecting political adverts that were deemed to contain false information, with Twitter deciding to ban political adverts altogether. However, during the Leaders' Debate for the UK General Election, the Conservative Party press Twitter account (@CCHQ) rebranded itself - aiming to discredit Labour by pretending to be a fact-checking account. We discuss the role of social media platforms in political campaigns.


    With midwife Clemmie Hooper being unmasked as a troll who attacked other "mum-fluencers" on Instagram, what do the banning of Kelechi Okafor (@kelechnekoff) from the platform and the the erasure of the racist elements of the story when reported the mainstream press tell us about online disinformation tactics ?


    Plus - we find out why online voting isn't available in the UK yet, chat the psychology of voting, and discuss how electronic voting could change politics.


    You can find Kelechi's podcast "Say Your Mind" on Twitter (@SayYourMindPod) and on all podcast apps.


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    What Do You Want To Know?

    What Do You Want To Know?

    What questions do you want answered?
    Which stories do you want explored?


    Our phone line is open (+44 7786 932325) and we want to hear your questions and thoughts. We're out here on WhatsApp, Signal, Telegram, SMS, and voicemail.


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    Episode 38: Cocaine Eels

    Episode 38: Cocaine Eels

    We're back in the studio for a flying visit and talking about the amount of cocaine found in London and how it's affecting the local animals.


    You can hear Oz on BBC Asian Network Network talking about Dating Disasters with Mobeen Azhar


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    Music by Grapes & Evan Schaeffer
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    Episode 37: The Clapback (ft. Elijah Lawal)

    Episode 37: The Clapback (ft. Elijah Lawal)

    This week, we're joined in the studio by Elijah Lawal to discuss his new book - "The Clapback: Your Guide to Calling Out Racist Stereotypes"




    From sex and sports to crime and drugs, Black people encounter stereotypes everyday. In his book, Elijah gives out the tools he thinks that people need to shut down racism - bringing together humour, research, and history.




    We discuss why people think they can say the N-word, views on interracial dating from outside and within, and why the government seem to think that Black people love chicken so much that it could prevent knife crime.




    Plus - what do the billions of dollars sent internationally by immigrants in the UK yearly have to do with Brexit?






    You can find Elijah on twitter at @elijah_lawal


    You can pick up The Clapback on Amazon


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