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48 minutes | 3 months ago
COVID-19, mRNA, FDA and Other Important Initialisms
Rebecca chats with Mary Brock and Topher Hunter about the intricacies of the new COVID vaccines, plus what the FDA is doing during approvals.
58 minutes | 3 months ago
A Very Skepchick Thanksgiving
Rebecca chats with Maria D’Souza, Jamie Bernstein, and Mary Brock about whether Thanksgiving is Christian, why it’s great, why it sucks, and why we should obviously all stay home this year.
44 minutes | 4 months ago
My Nemesis the Lithosphere (About That Jade Amulet COVID Study)
This week on the Skepchick podcast, Rebecca chats with Maria D’Souza and Bjørnar Tuftin about the study that claimed jade amulets can protect you from COVID-19 (since retracted). Links! Bjørnar’s previous post on the topic Retraction Watch’s coverage of this debacle The European Space Agency’s map of the lithosphere What is serpentinization? Bjørnar’s website
53 minutes | 4 months ago
The Skepchick Election Special!
Joe Biden is going to be president, but why did the projections say it was going to be a blow out? Rebecca chats with Skepchick’s resident stats nerd (and former Obama campaign staffer) Jamie Bernstein about polls, algorithms, voter suppression, and the most effective email subject line a campaign can use.
40 minutes | 4 months ago
Fighting For Space and Exploding Chickens with Amy Shira Teitel
This week on the Skepchick podcast, Rebecca and Dr. Nicole Gugliucci sit down with Amy Shira Teitel to discuss her book Fighting for Space: Two Pilots and Their Historic Battle for Female Spaceflight!
61 minutes | 4 months ago
Saying Goodbye to James “The Amazing” Randi
This week on the Skepchick podcast, Rebecca chats with A Sigler and Maria D’Souza about how James Randi brought them all together, and the complicated legacy he leaves behind.
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