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Taboo Science
Taboo Science
Ashley Hamer

Taboo Science is a podcast that answers the questions you're not allowed to ask. It's hosted by Ashley Hamer, a science writer... more

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RERUN: Necrophilia (with Dr. Victoria Sullivan & Dr. Jens Foell)

Think necrophilia is just creepy morticians and serial killers? Think again. With the help of psychologist Dr. Victoria Hartmann and... more

26 Oct 2023 · 32 minutes
Attraction to Monsters (with Ella Gallego)

Beauty and the Beast. Twilight. The Shape of Water. What do these stories have in common? Humans and monsters getting... more

19 Oct 2023 · 40 minutes
Animal Testing (with Dr. Katherine Roe & Dr. Emily Trunnell)

We've all heard the arguments against animal testing: it's cruel, it's unethical. But you may not know the dirty truth:... more

05 Oct 2023 · 37 minutes
Introducing: How to Do the Pot

We're back between episodes with a quick feed drop! Taboo Science will return next week.How to Do the Pot is... more

28 Sep 2023 · 22 minutes
IQ / Intelligence (with Dr. Steven Piantadosi)

The IQ test is supposed to be a measure of human intelligence. But is it? Today, we're joined by UC... more

21 Sep 2023 · 27 minutes
Climate Anxiety (with Dr. Thomas Doherty)

Avoiding climate news? Do thoughts of the apocalypse keep you up at night? Feeling guilty about unsustainable habits? With climate... more

07 Sep 2023 · 27 minutes
Remastered: Depression (with Dr. Gerard Sanacora)

How much do we really know about depression? In this remastered episode, Gerard Sanacora, director of the Yale Depression Research... more

24 Aug 2023 · 29 minutes
Menstruation (with Dr. Kate Clancy)

Menstruation is so much more than a useless byproduct of the reproductive cycle — it's a dang biological miracle. With... more

10 Aug 2023 · 37 minutes
Makeup (with Ilise S. Carter)

It's both a method of empowerment and a tool of control — but it sure is pretty! Today's episode delves... more

27 Jul 2023 · 32 minutes
Heterosexuality (with Dr. Hanne Blank Boyd)

Heterosexuality isn't what you think it is. In this episode, historian Hanne Blank Boyd flips the script on how we... more

13 Jul 2023 · 32 minutes
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