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Science Vs
Science Vs

There are a lot of fads, blogs and strong opinions, but then there’s SCIENCE. Science Vs is the show from Gimlet that... more

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Blue Balls: A Ball-Faced Lie?

We join forces with Sarah Marshall from You’re Wrong About to dive into a question for the ages: Blue balls... more

01 Jun 2023 · 40 minutes
The Dentist: Toss the Floss? Flush the Brush?

The dentist tells us to floss, brush, avoid certain food and drinks ... but what actually matters when it comes... more

25 May 2023 · 36 minutes
Skin Care: Is Anti-Aging a Scam?

When it comes to keeping our skin looking younger, what works? Retinol, hyaluronic acid, vitamin C? This simple question has... more

18 May 2023 · 36 minutes
Did We Predict the Pandemic?

Just two months before Covid-19 broke out, we made a fictional pandemic episode that was like “Contagion” but with citations.... more

11 May 2023 · 49 minutes
I’ll Be Dammed: Beavers Fighting Climate Change

Today, we give a dam about beavers. These busy rodents don’t just chill and go with the flow — it... more

04 May 2023 · 18 minutes
Ketamine: How Special is Special K?

For years, ketamine has been thought of mostly as a horse tranquilizer — or a street drug that puts you... more

27 Apr 2023 · 32 minutes
Pit Bulls: Bad to the Bone?

Pit bulls have a dark reputation. And some people say the science backs this up: that they bite people more... more

20 Apr 2023 · 37 minutes
Superbugs: Apocalypse … Now?

Imagine getting an infection, going to the doctor, and having no little pill to make you better. Welcome to a... more

13 Apr 2023 · 38 minutes
Hangovers: What Really Helps?

What actually cures a hangover? Water? Crushed up Advil? Maybe a burger, fries and a Diet Coke? We wanted to... more

06 Apr 2023 · 18 minutes
Alcohol: Time to Put a Cork in It?

For decades we’ve been yanked around over alcohol: one day it’s actually good for us, the next day it’s a... more

30 Mar 2023 · 32 minutes
Science Vs
Blue Balls: A Ball-Faced Lie?
Science Vs