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Science Vs
Science Vs
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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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Episodes

Protein: Are You Getting Enough?

Protein influencers are big right now, telling us that we're probably missing out on the protein we need — and... more

13 Jun 2024 · 33 minutes
Introducing The Journal: Trillion Dollar Shot

Today we’re presenting Trillion Dollar Shot, a new series that explores the business story behind the rise of Ozempic and... more

11 Jun 2024 · 41 minutes
Trans Kids’ Healthcare: Are We Getting It Wrong?

Health care for trans kids has been in the spotlight, with battles over what the science says and tons of... more

06 Jun 2024 · 37 minutes
The Great Dinosaur Smashup

More than 150 years ago, just before dino-mania struck, New York City was supposed to get a majestic dinosaur museum... more

30 May 2024 · 35 minutes
The Abortion Pill: How Dangerous Is It Really?

The Abortion Pill is now the most common way to have an abortion in the US. Yet what exactly happens... more

23 May 2024 · 38 minutes
What the Hell Is at the Edge of Space?

With the powers of the James Webb Space Telescope, scientists discovered some super weird things in the early Universe, and... more

16 May 2024 · 21 minutes
Heartbreak: Why It Feels So Achy Breaky

Getting your heart broken sucks — and for some of us, it even feels physically painful. So why does it... more

09 May 2024 · 28 minutes
Tig Notaro Shares Her Favorite Jokes

Comedian Tig Notaro, who just released her fifth comedy special, "Hello Again," joins us for a chat about the science... more

07 May 2024 · 22 minutes
The Funniest Joke in the World

If you Google "The Funniest Joke in the World," you'll be very disappointed. The internet might serve you something like,... more

02 May 2024 · 56 minutes
Wendy Talks About Her Pyromaniac Past — and More [Video]

[Video available on Spotify] Wendy and emma chamberlain of the Anything Goes podcast sit down for a chat and get... more

25 Apr 2024 · 1 hour, 10 minutes
Hormone Balancing: Should You Try It?

Tons of us are feeling run-down and crummy and are wondering: What can we do about it? Well, lots of... more

18 Apr 2024 · 36 minutes
Murder in the Ivory Tower

It’s 1849, and a gruesome murder has just happened at Harvard. As body parts turn up, the science of the... more

11 Apr 2024 · 32 minutes
Cannabis: I Get High With a Little Help From … Science

Weed has gone mainstream, and it's been rebranded as a wellness drug that you can customize to fit your needs.... more

04 Apr 2024 · 45 minutes
Intermittent Fasting: Hungry for Facts?

Fasting diets are going bonkers right now — some tech bros are down to one meal a day! And health-fluencers... more

28 Mar 2024 · 33 minutes
Dreams: What Could They Mean?

Dreaming might be the weirdest thing that our brains do. Out of thin air we may see ourselves battling a... more

21 Mar 2024 · 44 minutes
Ozempic: Is It Scarier Than We Thought?

We looked at this class of weight loss drugs a year ago, and they've only gotten more popular — and... more

14 Mar 2024 · 40 minutes
Anti-Aging: Can We Be Forever Young?

We’ve been hunting for the fountain of youth for millennia, but if you go online, it looks like the search... more

07 Mar 2024 · 35 minutes
Get Ready for Our BIGGEST SEASON EVER

Strap in, nerds: New Science Vs episodes are coming! This season, we’re diving into the science of longevity, cannabis, hormone... more

29 Feb 2024 · 3 minutes
Ayahuasca: WTF is up with DMT?

DMT might be the weirdest drug in the already weird world of psychedelics. It’s the active ingredient in ayahuasca, but... more

14 Dec 2023 · 48 minutes
Personality Tests: Who Are You Really?

Personality tests like the MBTI are all over the internet, the workplace, and dating apps — but some say it’s... more

07 Dec 2023 · 44 minutes
Caffeine: How Much is Too Much?

Caffeine is a drug that tons of us take every day. But is that a bad thing? And if we... more

30 Nov 2023 · 42 minutes
MDMA: Can Ecstasy Cure Your Agony?

Molly, ecstasy, MDMA: whatever you call it, this drug is blowing up. Some say MDMA can be a legitimate medicine... more

23 Nov 2023 · 43 minutes
Pssst!! The Science of Gossip

We all know gossip can be bad — but some of us still can’t seem to get enough of it.... more

16 Nov 2023 · 39 minutes
When Your Eyes See Lies

A dead man with a bitten penis and perplexing DNA, a terrifying syndrome where everything around you appears in miniature,... more

09 Nov 2023 · 53 minutes
Sleep: How Do We Get More?

Not sleeping enough turning you into a monster? In one of our most popular episodes, we bring you the cutting-edge... more

02 Nov 2023 · 32 minutes
Seed Oils: Is Your Canola Oil Killing You?

We’ve been told that foods like butter and bacon are bad for us — because they're packed with saturated fats.... more

26 Oct 2023 · 43 minutes
UFOs: The Truth Is Right Here

A whistleblower claims that the U.S. government is covering up what it knows about aliens on Earth, and several military... more

19 Oct 2023 · 43 minutes
Andrew Huberman on Supplements, the Covid Lab Leak Theory and more

Andrew Huberman is a skate punk turned neuroscientist, and he hosts one of the most popular podcasts in the U.S.:... more

12 Oct 2023 · 41 minutes
Self-Care: Can You Hack Your Mood?

Can plunging into an ice bath make us feel happier? What about gratitude journaling? We’re digging into some of the... more

05 Oct 2023 · 38 minutes
Why Fossil Nerds Are Pissed Right Now

The smash hit Netflix documentary “Unknown: Cave of Bones” has kicked off an all-out science brawl. The film makes extraordinary... more

28 Sep 2023 · 52 minutes
Vaping: Is It Really That Bad?

More and more people are puffing on vapes — but some governments are making moves to ban them. So how... more

21 Sep 2023 · 41 minutes
Breathwork: A Bunch of Hot Air?

The latest hot new trend is: breathing. Yeah, that’s right — there are claims that so-called breathwork can cure depression... more

14 Sep 2023 · 43 minutes
We're Back! And Boldly Going Where We've Never Gone Before

Brand-new episodes will drop starting next week! Stay tuned for science deep dives on breathing and breathwork, seed oils (what... more

07 Sep 2023 · 2 minutes
The Best Ever Episode of Science Vs

This week – our episode that you voted as our BEST wild card episode!! You’ll have to listen to find... more

24 Aug 2023 · 44 minutes
Orgasms: Your Favorite Sex Episode!

Here’s the episode you picked as our best sex and sexual health episode: Orgasms! There’s this idea that the female... more

17 Aug 2023 · 38 minutes
Exercise: Your Favorite Wellness Episode!

Here’s the episode you voted as our best wellness episode: Exercise! Lots of people hit the gym to shed unwanted... more

10 Aug 2023 · 31 minutes
Magic Mushrooms: Your Favorite Drugs Episode!

Here’s the episode you voted as our best drug episode: Magic Mushrooms! People are saying that shrooms cured their depression... more

03 Aug 2023 · 37 minutes
Behind the Scenes of ‘Oppenheimer’

Today we're going behind the scenes of Christopher Nolan's blockbuster film “Oppenheimer.” Professor David Saltzberg, one of the scientists who... more

27 Jul 2023 · 29 minutes
How Bats Break Science

Many bats can live a bizarrely long time, and brush off viruses that kill people. How do they do it... more

20 Jul 2023 · 25 minutes
Sex Drive: The Dirrrrrrty Science

Tons of people struggle to get revved up about sex. It can mess with their relationships and how they feel... more

29 Jun 2023 · 40 minutes
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The latest hot new trend is: breathing. Yeah, that’s right — there are claims that so-called breathwork can cure depression and supercharge... more