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Podcast Profile: Science Vs

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259 episodes
2016 to 2024
Median: 36 minutes
Collection: Science


Description (podcaster-provided):

There are a lot of fads, blogs and strong opinions, but then there’s SCIENCE. Science Vs is the show from Gimlet that finds out what’s fact, what’s not, and what’s somewhere in between. We do the hard work of sifting through all the science so you don't have to and cover everything from 5G and Pandemics, to Vaping and Fasting Diets.


Themes and summary (AI-generated based on podcaster-provided show and episode descriptions):

➤ Scientific analysis of popular beliefs • Health and wellness fads • Medical treatments • Drugs and psychedelics • Sexual health • Nutrition and diet • Mental health • Historical and societal phenomena

This podcast, titled "Science Vs" by Gimlet, aims to demystify strongly held opinions, fads, and topics of popular debate by applying scientific scrutiny. The show’s description emphasizes its commitment to discerning fact from fiction across a wide array of subjects. The podcast covers an eclectic range of topics, from the intricacies of human biology and health issues to broader societal and technological discussions.

Listeners can expect episodes that delve into the science behind various health and wellness trends, such as protein intake, intermittent fasting, hormone balancing, and the efficacy of different skincare routines. There are several episodes that focus on sexual health and behavior, examining phenomena like the male G-spot, cosmic orgasms, and overall sexual satisfaction. Mental health is another recurring theme, with episodes exploring the potential benefits and risks of substances like ketamine and MDMA for treating depression and PTSD.

The podcast also ventures into the realm of lifestyle science, addressing topics such as homeopathic practices, self-care techniques like breathwork, and the impact of diet choices, including the debate over gluten and seed oils. Environmental and societal issues are not neglected, with episodes discussing subjects like affordable housing, the effects of vaping, and the role of beavers in climate resilience.

Occasionally, the podcast includes investigative stories and historical deep dives, such as the mysterious destruction of dinosaur models in the 1800s or gruesome incidents like a historical murder at Harvard. Episodes also discuss scientific controversies and emerging trends, including the public interest in UFOs and advanced artificial intelligence tools.

In summary, "Science Vs" offers listeners a chance to better understand a broad spectrum of contemporary issues through rigorous scientific evaluation, making it a valuable resource for those seeking clarity and facts amidst the noise of modern discourse.


Episodes:
Mind-Blowing Orgasms: Does the Male G-Spot Exist?
2024-Jun-20
42 minutes
Protein: Are You Getting Enough?
2024-Jun-13
33 minutes
Episode Image Introducing The Journal: Trillion Dollar Shot
2024-Jun-11
41 minutes
Trans Kids’ Healthcare: Are We Getting It Wrong?
2024-Jun-06
37 minutes
The Great Dinosaur Smashup
2024-May-30
35 minutes
The Abortion Pill: How Dangerous Is It Really?
2024-May-23
38 minutes
What the Hell Is at the Edge of Space?
2024-May-16
21 minutes
Heartbreak: Why It Feels So Achy Breaky
2024-May-09
28 minutes
Tig Notaro Shares Her Favorite Jokes
2024-May-07
22 minutes
The Funniest Joke in the World
2024-May-02
56 minutes
Wendy Talks About Her Pyromaniac Past — and More [Video]
2024-Apr-25
70 minutes
Hormone Balancing: Should You Try It?
2024-Apr-18
36 minutes
Murder in the Ivory Tower
2024-Apr-11
32 minutes
Cannabis: I Get High With a Little Help From … Science
2024-Apr-04
45 minutes
Intermittent Fasting: Hungry for Facts?
2024-Mar-28
33 minutes
Dreams: What Could They Mean?
2024-Mar-21
44 minutes
Ozempic: Is It Scarier Than We Thought?
2024-Mar-14
40 minutes
Anti-Aging: Can We Be Forever Young?
2024-Mar-07
35 minutes
Get Ready for Our BIGGEST SEASON EVER
2024-Feb-29
3 minutes
Episode Image Ayahuasca: WTF is up with DMT?
2023-Dec-14
48 minutes
Episode Image Personality Tests: Who Are You Really?
2023-Dec-07
44 minutes
Episode Image Caffeine: How Much is Too Much?
2023-Nov-30
42 minutes
Episode Image MDMA: Can Ecstasy Cure Your Agony?
2023-Nov-23
43 minutes
Episode Image Pssst!! The Science of Gossip
2023-Nov-16
39 minutes
Episode Image When Your Eyes See Lies
2023-Nov-09
53 minutes
Episode Image Sleep: How Do We Get More?
2023-Nov-02
32 minutes
Episode Image Seed Oils: Is Your Canola Oil Killing You?
2023-Oct-26
43 minutes
Episode Image UFOs: The Truth Is Right Here
2023-Oct-19
43 minutes
Episode Image Andrew Huberman on Supplements, the Covid Lab Leak Theory and more
2023-Oct-12
41 minutes
Self-Care: Can You Hack Your Mood?
2023-Oct-05
38 minutes
Why Fossil Nerds Are Pissed Right Now
2023-Sep-28
52 minutes
Vaping: Is It Really That Bad?
2023-Sep-21
41 minutes
Breathwork: A Bunch of Hot Air?
2023-Sep-14
43 minutes
We're Back! And Boldly Going Where We've Never Gone Before
2023-Sep-07
2 minutes
The Best Ever Episode of Science Vs
2023-Aug-24
44 minutes
Orgasms: Your Favorite Sex Episode!
2023-Aug-17
38 minutes
Exercise: Your Favorite Wellness Episode!
2023-Aug-10
31 minutes
Magic Mushrooms: Your Favorite Drugs Episode!
2023-Aug-03
37 minutes
Behind the Scenes of ‘Oppenheimer’
2023-Jul-27
29 minutes
How Bats Break Science
2023-Jul-20
25 minutes
Sex Drive: The Dirrrrrrty Science
2023-Jun-29
40 minutes
Who Killed Affordable Housing?
2023-Jun-22
35 minutes
Gluten: Should You Give It Up?
2023-Jun-15
36 minutes
AI: Is It Out Of Control?
2023-Jun-08
42 minutes
Blue Balls: A Ball-Faced Lie?
2023-Jun-01
40 minutes
The Dentist: Toss the Floss? Flush the Brush?
2023-May-25
36 minutes
Skin Care: Is Anti-Aging a Scam?
2023-May-18
36 minutes
Did We Predict the Pandemic?
2023-May-11
49 minutes
I’ll Be Dammed: Beavers Fighting Climate Change
2023-May-04
18 minutes
Ketamine: How Special is Special K?
2023-Apr-27
32 minutes
Pit Bulls: Bad to the Bone?
2023-Apr-20
37 minutes
Superbugs: Apocalypse … Now?
2023-Apr-13
38 minutes
Hangovers: What Really Helps?
2023-Apr-06
18 minutes
Alcohol: Time to Put a Cork in It?
2023-Mar-30
32 minutes
Weight Loss Meds: Is Ozempic a Miracle Drug?
2023-Mar-23
41 minutes
Nerds, Assemble! Science Vs Is Back
2023-Mar-16
3 minutes
Listen to Science Vs in Spanish!
2023-Feb-09
36 minutes
Adderall: What's It Doing to Your Brain?
2022-Dec-09
33 minutes
When Science and Superstitions Collide
2022-Dec-02
40 minutes
Hypnosis: Does It Really Work?
2022-Nov-17
39 minutes
Deodorant: Is It Dangerous?
2022-Nov-10
34 minutes
The Male Pill: When Is It Coming?
2022-Nov-03
30 minutes
The Mystery of the Man Who Died Twice
2022-Oct-20
41 minutes
Mass Shootings: How Do We Stop Them?
2022-Oct-13
44 minutes
Should We Compost Human Bodies?
2022-Oct-06
44 minutes
The Fight to Fix a Racist Medical Gadget
2022-Sep-22
36 minutes
Vegans: Are They Right?
2022-Sep-15
33 minutes
Hydration: Are You Drinking Enough Water?
2022-Sep-08
45 minutes
We're Back for Season THIRTEEN
2022-Sep-01
2 minutes
Fauci on Monkeypox: What Went Wrong
2022-Aug-03
18 minutes
Monkeypox: What's Going On?
2022-Aug-02
43 minutes
Abortion: The Science and the Supreme Court
2022-Jun-30
47 minutes
Nightmare on Science Street
2022-Jun-09
45 minutes
Placebo: Can the Mind Cure You?
2022-Jun-02
37 minutes
A Mystery in the Air
2022-May-26
40 minutes
ASMR: How Whispering Hijacks the Brain
2022-May-12
42 minutes
Serial Killers: The Mind of a Murderer
2022-May-05
35 minutes
Ultra-Processed Foods: A Load of Baloney?
2022-Apr-28
41 minutes
Ivermectin: The Story of a Wonder Drug
2022-Apr-21
56 minutes
Spotify and Misinformation: An Update!
2022-Apr-15
2 minutes
The Abortion Underground
2022-Apr-07
44 minutes
Ukrainian War: Fighting Russia's Propaganda Machine
2022-Mar-29
40 minutes
Ancient Aliens: Who Really Built the Pyramids?
2022-Mar-24
33 minutes
Trans Kids: The Misinformation Battle
2022-Mar-18
51 minutes
Here’s What’s Coming Up!
2022-Mar-11
1 minute
Misinformation: What Should Our Tech Overlords Do?
2022-Feb-25
46 minutes
Joe Rogan: The Malone Interview
2022-Feb-05
43 minutes
The Moon: Why Are We Really Going Back?
2021-Dec-10
37 minutes
Fauci on How This Ends
2021-Dec-04
17 minutes
Omicron: Do You Need to Freak Out?
2021-Dec-03
42 minutes
Presenting Gastropod: How Chilis Conquered the World
2021-Nov-25
50 minutes
Jurassic Park: Hold On to Your Butts
2021-Nov-18
40 minutes
Killer Asteroids: NASA Strikes Back
2021-Nov-11
36 minutes
Monkey Say What? LEOPARD!!
2021-Nov-04
11 minutes
Chronic Pain: Can Our Brains Fix It?
2021-Oct-28
32 minutes
The Legendary Condom Queen
2021-Oct-21
37 minutes
Burnout: Can We Fix Work?
2021-Oct-14
37 minutes
Blue Balls: You're Wrong About Them
2021-Oct-07
43 minutes
True Love: Is Monogamy Unnatural?
2021-Sep-30
41 minutes
The Secret World of Plants
2021-Sep-28
11 minutes
Childbirth: Are Doctors Messing It Up?
2021-Sep-23
40 minutes
Weight: Is Fat Unhealthy?
2021-Sep-16
34 minutes
Therapy: Does It Work?
2021-Sep-09
35 minutes
Let’s Do Science Again!!
2021-Sep-02
2 minutes
Presenting Not Past It: The Vax That Got Axed
2021-Aug-19
34 minutes
The Delta Variant: How Bad Is It?
2021-Aug-10
25 minutes
Pet Food: How Fancy Should They Feast?
2021-May-27
40 minutes
The G Spot: Come Again?
2021-May-20
41 minutes
Back From the Dead
2021-May-14
42 minutes
A Seedy, Late-Night Adventure
2021-May-06
36 minutes
Screens: Are They Ruining Our Brains and Mental Health and Eyes and
2021-Apr-29
41 minutes
Havana Syndrome: Did a Secret Weapon Fry Diplomats' Brains?
2021-Apr-22
44 minutes
How Science Created Morons
2021-Apr-08
38 minutes
Coronavirus: How Scary Are the Variants?
2021-Apr-02
36 minutes
Snake Bite Cures: Weasels, Pigeons, Pee
2021-Mar-30
5 minutes
SNAKES!!!
2021-Mar-25
36 minutes
UFOs: Through the Wormhole Again
2021-Mar-18
39 minutes
Brood X: A Drug-fueled Cicada Orgy
2021-Mar-12
36 minutes
Immune Boosting: Is It a Bust?
2021-Mar-05
38 minutes
Bringing the Science Back, Baby!
2021-Feb-25
2 minutes
Butterflies Are Secret Monsters
2021-Jan-28
6 minutes
Presenting Coronavirus: Fact Vs. Fiction
2021-Jan-21
18 minutes
Magic Mushrooms: Trip Through the Science
2020-Dec-10
40 minutes
Coronavirus: More Scared or Less Scared?
2020-Dec-07
7 minutes
Coronavirus: Shots! Shots! Shots!
2020-Dec-03
35 minutes
Did the CIA do it? Part II
2020-Nov-19
35 minutes
Did the CIA Plant a Virus in Cuba?
2020-Nov-13
33 minutes
Platypuses Get a Glow Up
2020-Nov-05
5 minutes
Reparations: How Could It Work?
2020-Oct-30
34 minutes
Supervolcanoes: Is Yellowstone Gonna Blow?
2020-Oct-22
30 minutes
Science Vs Presents: How to Save a Planet
2020-Oct-15
42 minutes
Lab-Grown Meat: We Grill It
2020-Oct-08
35 minutes
Hunting an Invisible Killer
2020-Oct-02
39 minutes
Orgasms: Come for the Science
2020-Sep-25
42 minutes
SHARKS!!! Sink Your Teeth in Again
2020-Sep-10
42 minutes
Astrology: Are Geminis the Worst?
2020-Sep-03
28 minutes
Mini Mask Update
2020-Sep-01
4 minutes
Probiotics: Scam or Superfood?
2020-Aug-27
35 minutes
New Season! Time for Non-Coronavirus Content
2020-Aug-20
1 minute
Coronavirus: Are We Back Where We Started?
2020-Jul-03
37 minutes
Fauci! He’s Back!
2020-Jun-23
24 minutes
Coronavirus: Dude, Where's My Vaccine?
2020-Jun-19
32 minutes
Coronavirus: Weirdest Virus Ever?
2020-Jun-12
29 minutes
Coronavirus: Protesting in a Pandemic
2020-Jun-09
24 minutes
Coronavirus: Labs Go Dark
2020-May-29
30 minutes
Coronavirus: Sweden Goes Rogue
2020-May-22
29 minutes
Coronavirus: The Mask Wars
2020-May-15
31 minutes
Coronavirus: Pregnant in a Pandemic
2020-May-08
28 minutes
Coronavirus: Was It Made In a Lab?
2020-Apr-24
28 minutes
Working Out From Home — in 7 Minutes? [Rebroadcast]
2020-Apr-20
14 minutes
Coronavirus: Can You Get It Twice?
2020-Apr-17
31 minutes
Coronavirus: When Will It End?
2020-Apr-10
24 minutes
Coronavirus: Should I Disinfect EVERYTHING?
2020-Apr-07
29 minutes
Coronavirus: Is It Airborne?
2020-Apr-03
26 minutes
Coronavirus: Are Young People Safe?
2020-Mar-31
27 minutes
Coronavirus: Will Chloroquine Save Us?
2020-Mar-27
27 minutes
Coronavirus: Unmasking the Facts and Ibuprofen Scares
2020-Mar-24
27 minutes
Coronavirus: A Story From the Front Lines
2020-Mar-19
23 minutes
Coronavirus: What Should You Do Now?
2020-Mar-16
28 minutes
More Science Vs Coming Right Up
2020-Mar-12
1 minute
Coronavirus: Fears and Facts
2020-Mar-04
28 minutes
Coronavirus Outbreak: How Scared Should You Be?
2020-Jan-31
28 minutes
How to Stop A Killer Asteroid
2019-Dec-20
36 minutes
Healthcare: How Do We Fix It?
2019-Dec-13
38 minutes
Ants: Tales from the Underground
2019-Dec-05
34 minutes
Police Shootings: The Data and the Damage Done
2019-Nov-22
37 minutes
When a Hospital becomes The Butcher Shop
2019-Nov-15
41 minutes
Sleep: All Aboard the Snooze Cruise!
2019-Nov-08
36 minutes
5G: Welcome to the Revolution?
2019-Oct-31
39 minutes
Vaping: What the Hell is Going On?!
2019-Oct-25
37 minutes
PANDEMIC!!!
2019-Oct-11
39 minutes
Heartbreak: Why does it hurt so bad?
2019-Oct-03
19 minutes
Football: Should We Cancel It?
2019-Sep-27
31 minutes
Exercise: Fat Buster or Belly Flop?
2019-Sep-19
35 minutes
Let's...science...AGAIN!
2019-Sep-12
1 minute
The Dinosaur Explosion
2019-Aug-08
25 minutes
How Bad Science Killed A President
2019-Jun-06
31 minutes
Peanuts: Public Enemy No. 1?
2019-May-30
17 minutes
The Abortion Underground
2019-May-23
42 minutes
Placebo: Can the Mind Cure You?
2019-May-09
34 minutes
Vaccines: Time for a Booster Shot [Rebroadcast]
2019-May-02
41 minutes
Fertility Cliff: Is It Real?
2019-Apr-25
44 minutes
Race: Can We See It In Our DNA?
2019-Apr-19
37 minutes
DNA Kits: Can You Trust Them?
2019-Apr-12
38 minutes
Pets on Planes: Are Emotional Support Animals Legit?
2019-Apr-04
12 minutes
Fasting Diets: What's the Skinny?
2019-Mar-29
29 minutes
Science's Rotten Underbelly
2019-Mar-22
37 minutes
Alcohol: A Pour Decision?
2019-Mar-15
33 minutes
We're back next week!
2019-Mar-07
1 minute
The Mystery of the Man Who Died Twice
2018-Dec-20
43 minutes
The Science Of Being Transgender
2018-Dec-13
40 minutes
The Wank Worm: How NASA Got Hacked
2018-Dec-06
32 minutes
Ancient Aliens: Who Really Built the Pyramids?
2018-Nov-29
34 minutes
7 Minute Workout: Fit or Fad?
2018-Nov-21
10 minutes
CBD: Weed Wonder Drug?
2018-Nov-15
36 minutes
Election Special: Immigration
2018-Nov-02
40 minutes
Election Special: Climate Change
2018-Nov-01
49 minutes
Election Special: Abortion
2018-Oct-31
47 minutes
Election Special: Gun Violence
2018-Oct-30
36 minutes
Online Dating: Can Science Find You Love?
2018-Oct-26
38 minutes
Murder Mystery: An 1850s Whodunnit
2018-Oct-18
37 minutes
Gentrification: What's Really Happening?
2018-Oct-11
35 minutes
Soy, Almond, Oat Milks: Are They Udder Bull?
2018-Oct-04
11 minutes
Vegans: Are They Right?
2018-Sep-27
31 minutes
Essential Oils: Science or Snake Oil?
2018-Sep-20
30 minutes
Plastics: The Final Straw?
2018-Sep-13
32 minutes
We Return... With A Twist.
2018-Sep-06
2 minutes
Welcome, New Listeners!
2018-Jul-17
2 minutes
Serial Killers: Science of the Lambs
2018-Jun-28
32 minutes
UFOs: What the Government Covered Up
2018-Jun-21
39 minutes
Lyme Disease: How Scary Is It?
2018-Jun-15
37 minutes
Circumcision: Why Are We Doing This?
2018-May-31
35 minutes
How Science Created Morons
2018-May-25
37 minutes
Polar Bears: A Surprising Tail
2018-May-17
33 minutes
Scott Kelly: How A Year in Space Changes You
2018-May-03
32 minutes
Ketogenic Diet... Is Fat Good For You?
2018-Apr-26
34 minutes
Nuclear War... Total Annihilation?
2018-Apr-19
37 minutes
Sex Addiction: Are They Faking It?
2018-Apr-05
36 minutes
Opioids: Kicking America's Addiction
2018-Mar-29
37 minutes
Opioids: How America Got Hooked
2018-Mar-23
44 minutes
Brand New Science Vs!
2018-Mar-16
2 minutes
Obesity - Is It Your Fault?
2017-Dec-14
38 minutes
Chiropractors
2017-Dec-07
34 minutes
Birth Control - The Biggest Myths
2017-Nov-30
36 minutes
Molly - Scary Drug or Promising Therapy?
2017-Nov-16
40 minutes
Balding - What Actually Works?
2017-Nov-09
37 minutes
The Bee-pocalypse
2017-Nov-02
36 minutes
Vitamins & Supplements - Are They Worth It?
2017-Oct-19
39 minutes
Bigfoot
2017-Oct-12
37 minutes
100% Renewable Energy - Can We Do It?
2017-Oct-05
41 minutes
The Rise of Anti-Vaxxers
2017-Sep-21
38 minutes
Vaccines - Are They Safe?
2017-Sep-14
41 minutes
Detoxing & Cleanses - Do They Work?
2017-Sep-07
38 minutes
New Season... Coming Soon!
2017-Aug-31
2 minutes
Artificial Sweeteners - not so sweet?
2017-Jun-08
54 minutes
Nuclear Power - what are the Risks?
2017-Jun-01
43 minutes
Meditation
2017-May-25
36 minutes
True Love
2017-May-11
48 minutes
Antioxidants
2017-May-04
39 minutes
Abortion: What You Need To Know
2017-Apr-27
46 minutes
GMO... OMG?
2017-Apr-17
48 minutes
Lemmings
2017-Apr-06
35 minutes
Ghosts
2017-Mar-30
52 minutes
Climate Change... the Apocalypse?
2017-Mar-16
49 minutes
Acne
2017-Mar-09
50 minutes
Immigration
2017-Mar-09
51 minutes
New season... coming soon!
2017-Feb-28
1 minute
Antidepressants
2016-Oct-28
42 minutes
DNA and the Smell of Death
2016-Oct-21
51 minutes
Forensic Science
2016-Oct-07
41 minutes
Zika
2016-Sep-30
40 minutes
Hypnosis
2016-Sep-23
43 minutes
The G-spot
2016-Sep-02
42 minutes
Organic Food
2016-Aug-26
38 minutes
Gun Control (Pt 2)
2016-Aug-12
43 minutes
Guns
2016-Aug-04
42 minutes
Attachment Parenting
2016-Jul-28
40 minutes
Fracking
2016-Jul-27
45 minutes
Sneak Peek
2016-Jun-28
3 minutes