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Just Na Science

Author: Lauren Mattina, MS.Ed and Nicholas Volpe, MS

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Lauren is a science teacher and Nick is a scientist. Together, they use comedy and science to debunk pseudoscience, myths, and common misconceptions they find on the internet. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/justnascience/support
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You've lived in your own body for your whole life, but there are tons of things about it you don't know. But then there are things you think you know, but don't actually. In this podcast episode we talk about some of our favorite myths and misconceptions about the human body! Transcript New Pokemon YouTube Channel! Check out our brand new merch and score some sweet Jerry swag! We're a Goodpods Guru in Science! Follow us on Goodpods for science podcast recommendations. You can support our show by becoming a Patreon member - your support helps keep our show ad-free. Want to interact with us live? Follow us on Twitch! Click here to watch our channel trailer. Visit our website for blog posts, YouTube videos, and more! Find us on social: @justnascience for Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook Have a question, episode idea, or business inquiry? Email us at: justnapodcast@gmail.com Podcast theme song: Like an Idiot by Sven Karlsson Music licensed through Epidemic Sound --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/justnascience/support
Valentine’s Day was February 14, but just because it already passed doesn’t mean we can’t talk about it! This week, we’re taking a look at some of the most common relationship myths and even giving some of our own past relationship experiences. What does science say about finding your soulmate? Can we predict the likelihood of a couple getting divorced? Transcript New Pokemon YouTube Channel! Check out our brand new merch and score some sweet Jerry swag! We're a Goodpods Guru in Science! Follow us on Goodpods for science podcast recommendations. You can support our show by becoming a Patreon member - your support helps keep our show ad-free. Want to interact with us live? Follow us on Twitch! Click here to watch our channel trailer. Visit our website for blog posts, YouTube videos, and more! Find us on social: @justnascience for Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook Have a question, episode idea, or business inquiry? Email us at: justnapodcast@gmail.com Podcast theme song: Like an Idiot by Sven Karlsson Music licensed through Epidemic Sound --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/justnascience/support
The coronavirus vaccine has been given to millions of people in the US already, but many people still have a ton of questions. What happens if I miss a dose? Is it vegan? Why has the rollout been so slow? and many more. This week, we’re addressing as many questions as we can. Transcript New Pokemon YouTube Channel! Check out our brand new merch and score some sweet Jerry swag! We're a Goodpods Guru in Science! Follow us on Goodpods for science podcast recommendations. You can support our show by becoming a Patreon member - your support helps keep our show ad-free. Want to interact with us live? Follow us on Twitch! Click here to watch our channel trailer. Visit our website for blog posts, YouTube videos, and more! Find us on social: @justnascience for Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook Have a question, episode idea, or business inquiry? Email us at: justnapodcast@gmail.com Podcast theme song: Like an Idiot by Sven Karlsson Music licensed through Epidemic Sound --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/justnascience/support
There have been over 5,000 Bigfoot sightings in the US. With so many people claiming to have seen it (or one of the many supposed Bigfoots), it's certainly worth looking into. But what does science say about Bigfoot and the now extinct Gigantopithecus genus of apes? Is it possible the two are connected? We also discuss some of the claims made on the Nat Geo show, "Chasing Bigfoot". Washington DOT Bigfoot video: https://www.bellinghamherald.com/news/state/article239605373.html Transcript New Pokemon YouTube Channel! Check out our brand new merch and score some sweet Jerry swag!  We're a Goodpods Guru in Science! Follow us on Goodpods for science podcast recommendations. You can support our show by becoming a Patreon member - your support helps keep our show ad-free. Want to interact with us live? Follow us on Twitch! Click here to watch our channel trailer. Visit our website for blog posts, YouTube videos, and more! Find us on social: @justnascience for Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook Have a question, episode idea, or business inquiry? Email us at: justnapodcast@gmail.com Podcast theme song: Like an Idiot by Sven Karlsson Music licensed through Epidemic Sound --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/justnascience/support
5G networks are here for many of us. But that hasn't stopped a number of lawsuits claiming dangerous health hazards from cellphone radiation. But does radiation from cellphones cause cancer and can these new millimeter radio waves pose a threat to our health and environment? In this podcast episode discuss what the claims are and what the research says. Electromagnetic Spectrum: https://imgur.com/a/SFJVmyA Transcript New Pokemon YouTube Channel! Check out our brand new merch and score some sweet Jerry swag! We're a Goodpods Guru in Science! Follow us on Goodpods for science podcast recommendations. You can support our show by becoming a Patreon member - your support helps keep our show ad-free. Want to interact with us live? Follow us on Twitch! Click here to watch our channel trailer. Visit our website for blog posts, YouTube videos, and more! Find us on social: @justnascience for Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook Have a question, episode idea, or business inquiry? Email us at: justnapodcast@gmail.com Podcast theme song: Like an Idiot by Sven Karlsson Music licensed through Epidemic Sound --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/justnascience/support
Buying food can be really stressful and difficult. Making sure you're getting enough fruits and vegetables is tiring. At least for me it is. Plus, there's soo many myths and misconceptions surrounding food that we just HAD to bring back our favorite certified dietitian and personal trainer, Amanda Hookom, RDT, CPT. We talk about GMOs, pesticides in organic foods, the often cited "dirty dozen" and more! And don't forget to check out her website and amazing Twitch stream with the links below! Transcript Hookom on Health Website:  Hookom on Health Twitch:  Hookom on Health YouTube: New Pokemon YouTube Channel! Check out our brand new merch and score some sweet Jerry swag! We're a Goodpods Guru in Science! Follow us on Goodpods for science podcast recommendations. You can support our show by becoming a Patreon member - your support helps keep our show ad-free. Want to interact with us live? Follow us on Twitch! Click here to watch our channel trailer. Visit our website for blog posts, YouTube videos, and more! Find us on social: @justnascience for Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook Have a question, episode idea, or business inquiry? Email us at: justnapodcast@gmail.com Podcast theme song: Like an Idiot by Sven Karlsson Music licensed through Epidemic Sound --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/justnascience/support
There are new coronavirus strains ready to make the New Year a problem. We answer some important questions like "will the coronavirus vaccines work on the new strain?", "where did these strains originate from?", "are these more dangerous?". We also discuss some myths and misconceptions about mutations. Transcript New Pokemon YouTube Channel! Check out our brand new merch and score some sweet Jerry swag! We're a Goodpods Guru in Science! Follow us on Goodpods for science podcast recommendations. You can support our show by becoming a Patreon member - your support helps keep our show ad-free. Want to interact with us live? Follow us on Twitch! Click here to watch our channel trailer. Visit our website for blog posts, YouTube videos, and more! Find us on social: @justnascience for Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook Have a question, episode idea, or business inquiry? Email us at: justnapodcast@gmail.com Podcast theme song: Like an Idiot by Sven Karlsson Music licensed through Epidemic Sound --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/justnascience/support
Science in TV and movies can make for really interesting plot points and story lines. But is the science we see on the screen factual or are they just ways to make a character or event seem legitimate? In this episode we discuss the science used in various TV shows and movies and give the actual science behind it. Also, we spent a little too much time talking about clinical trials so we had to skip the section on Grey's Anatomy.. but just know it's there.  Transcript New Pokemon YouTube Channel! Check out our brand new merch and score some sweet Jerry swag! We're a Goodpods Guru in Science! Follow us on Goodpods for science podcast recommendations. You can support our show by becoming a Patreon member - your support helps keep our show ad-free. Want to interact with us live? Follow us on Twitch! Click here to watch our channel trailer. Visit our website for blog posts, YouTube videos, and more! Find us on social: @justnascience for Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook Have a question, episode idea, or business inquiry? Email us at: justnapodcast@gmail.com Podcast theme song: Like an Idiot by Sven Karlsson Music licensed through Epidemic Sound --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/justnascience/support
It’s that time of the year where people create their “top of 2020” lists and we’re no different. In this podcast episode we discuss our favorite discoveries of the year. Some of the things we mention are new organs discovered, a blood test for Alzheimer's, COVID vaccines, and more! Transcript Great Conjunction Meme - I couldn't find the one I mentioned in the episode but accept this instead. New Pokemon YouTube Channel! Check out our brand new merch and score some sweet Jerry swag! We're a Goodpods Guru in Science! Follow us on Goodpods for science podcast recommendations. You can support our show by becoming a Patreon member - your support helps keep our show ad-free. Want to interact with us live? Follow us on Twitch! Click here to watch our channel trailer. Visit our website for blog posts, YouTube videos, and more! Find us on social: @justnascience for Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook Have a question, episode idea, or business inquiry? Email us at: justnapodcast@gmail.com Podcast theme song: Like an Idiot by Sven Karlsson Music licensed through Epidemic Sound --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/justnascience/support
Earlier this week China's moon rover landed on Earth with samples of moon rocks, the first in a few decades. But with this incredible accomplishment you can hear the voices echoing over the internet saying the moon landing was fake and staged by NASA. In this episode, we discuss the claims made by those who think the moon landing was a hoax. Transcript Photo of Buzz Aldrin taken by Neil Armstrong Check out our brand new merch and score some sweet Jerry swag! We're a Goodpods Guru in Science! Follow us on Goodpods for science podcast recommendations. You can support our show by becoming a Patreon member - your support helps keep our show ad-free. Want to interact with us live? Follow us on Twitch! Click here to watch our channel trailer. Visit our website for blog posts, YouTube videos, and more! Find us on social: @justnascience for Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook Have a question, episode idea, or business inquiry? Email us at: justnapodcast@gmail.com Podcast theme song: Like an Idiot by Sven Karlsson Music licensed through Epidemic Sound --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/justnascience/support
Have you heard that men are more rational and women are more emotional? Maybe that men have better visuospatial skills than women? There are a lot of ideas and misconceptions about how the brains of men and women differ. But is there any truth behind it? In this podcast episode, we discuss the myths and misconceptions about neurological brain differences between genders and how they may or may not influence behavior. Also, I'm pretty sure we don't curse in this episode, but I marked it explicit because I don't remember.  Transcript Photo from Biblical whatever website with annotations  Check out our brand new merch and score some sweet Jerry swag! We're a Goodpods Guru in Science! Follow us on Goodpods for science podcast recommendations. You can support our show by becoming a Patreon member - your support helps keep our show ad-free. Want to interact with us live? Follow us on Twitch! Click here to watch our channel trailer. Visit our website for blog posts, YouTube videos, and more! Find us on social: @justnascience for Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook Have a question, episode idea, or business inquiry? Email us at: justnapodcast@gmail.com Podcast theme song: Like an Idiot by Sven Karlsson Music licensed through Epidemic Sound --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/justnascience/support
Look up at the sky and you'll see white streaks as planes fly by. But to some, those clouds left behind the plane aren't harmless. There's speculation that there is a super secret government plan to spray us with chemicals to control our minds, control the population, destroy food and manipulate the stock market. But what are they really? In this episode we look at chemtrails! Transcript Check out our brand new merch and score some sweet Jerry swag! We're a Goodpods Guru in Science! Follow us on Goodpods for science podcast recommendations. You can support our show by becoming a Patreon member - your support helps keep our show ad-free. Want to interact with us live? Follow us on Twitch! Click here to watch our channel trailer. Visit our website for blog posts, YouTube videos, and more! Find us on social: @justnascience for Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook Have a question, episode idea, or business inquiry? Email us at: justnapodcast@gmail.com Podcast theme song: Like an Idiot by Sven Karlsson Music licensed through Epidemic Sound --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/justnascience/support
It’s common knowledge that we have five senses. But is that all we have? People make mention of a sixth sense all the time. In this podcast episode we explore the idea of the sixth sense and discuss how many senses humans actually possess. Without spoiling the episode, we have a lot more than six senses! Also, if you're interested in seeing nightmare fuel, check out the sensory homunculus picture we posted on our website! Transcript Check out our brand new merch and score some sweet Jerry swag! We're a Goodpods Guru in Science! Follow us on Goodpods for science podcast recommendations. You can support our show by becoming a Patreon member - your support helps keep our show ad-free. Want to interact with us live? Follow us on Twitch! Click here to watch our channel trailer. Visit our website for blog posts, YouTube videos, and more! Find us on social: @justnascience for Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook Have a question, episode idea, or business inquiry? Email us at: justnapodcast@gmail.com Podcast theme song: Like an Idiot by Sven Karlsson Music licensed through Epidemic Sound --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/justnascience/support
Another week, another podcast episode about vaccines. There's so many myths and misconceptions surrounding the Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines that we had to cover them. Topics in this episode range from herd immunity and clinical trials skipping phases, all the way to vaccines are just a tool to make you an atheist. These are all things we've seen on Twitter or questions we got from listeners. Have a science question you want answered? Let us know using any of the links below! Transcript Check out our brand new merch and score some sweet Jerry swag!  We're a Goodpods Guru in Science! Follow us on Goodpods for science podcast recommendations. You can support our show by becoming a Patreon member - your support helps keep our show ad-free. Want to interact with us live? Follow us on Twitch! Click here to watch our channel trailer. Visit our website for blog posts, YouTube videos, and more! Find us on social: @justnascience for Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook Have a question, episode idea, or business inquiry? Email us at: justnapodcast@gmail.com Podcast theme song: Like an Idiot by Sven Karlsson Music licensed through Epidemic Sound --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/justnascience/support
It's flu season which means you can't open your computer without being told to consume 90 glasses of orange juice a day to get all the Vitamin C your body can handle. But does Vitamin C actually help with immunity and preventing the flu? How does Vitamin C work and what are some ways we can protect ourselves from the flu? In this podcast episode we go through the research and give you some answers and dispel some common science misconceptions. We also read some real tweets and oh boy are they good. Transcript We're a Goodpods Guru in Science! Follow us on Goodpods for science podcast recommendations: goodpods.app.link/t07K5K8htbb You can support our show by becoming a Patreon member - your support helps keep our show ad-free. Want to interact with us live? Follow us on Twitch! Click here to watch our channel trailer. Visit our website for blog posts, YouTube videos, and more! Find us on social: @justnascience for Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook Have a question, episode idea, or business inquiry? Email us at: justnapodcast@gmail.com Podcast theme song: Like an Idiot by Sven Karlsson Music licensed through Epidemic Sound --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/justnascience/support
The 2020 Presidential Election has come and gone and as many scientific and environmental groups had hoped, Joe Biden won. To celebrate such a historic win, we thought it would be fun to discuss our top 5 favorite science myths and misconceptions spread by President Trump. We also go into detail on what we would like to see from the Biden administration on how to promote science and restore faith in the government over the next four years. Finally, we touch on what to do if you make a claim, doing research, and providing evidence.  Transcript  You can support our show by becoming a Patreon member - your support helps keep our show ad-free. Want to interact with us live? Follow us on Twitch! Click here to watch our channel trailer. Visit our website for blog posts, YouTube videos, and more! Find us on social: @justnascience for Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook Have a question, episode idea, or business inquiry? Email us at: justnapodcast@gmail.com Podcast theme song: Like an Idiot by Sven Karlsson Music licensed through Epidemic Sound --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/justnascience/support
Halloween might have passed but we still wanted to get in on the fun! This week we're looking at the idea of why are kids so creepy? This was a listener suggestion from Chris W. so thank you very much for the idea! We dive into some creepy stories and discuss the Uncanny Valley phenomenon to explain why kids (and realistic robots) can be so creepy.  If you want to see the Uncanny Valley in action, head to our website and click on today's episode. The episode picture is a creep life-like robot. If you want more science related posts, check out our Instagram. We put up interesting and educational science posts throughout the week! Links to all our social media, including our Instagram are down below. Transcript  You can support our show by becoming a Patreon member - your support helps keep our show ad-free. Want to interact with us live? Follow us on Twitch! Click here to watch our channel trailer. Visit our website for blog posts, YouTube videos, and more! Find us on social: @justnascience for Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook Have a question, episode idea, or business inquiry? Email us at: justnapodcast@gmail.com Podcast theme song: Like an Idiot by Sven Karlsson Music licensed through Epidemic Sound --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/justnascience/support
Flu season is officially here which means all the anti-vaxxers will be crawling out from their disease ridden holes to tell us how unsafe vaccines are. Some have been citing a study that suggests the flu vaccine will increase the chances of catching the coronavirus. But is that true? We also discuss how vaccines are made, what information the CDC and FDA use in their decisions, and so much more! Transcript  You can support our show by becoming a Patreon member - your support helps keep our show ad-free. Want to interact with us live? Follow us on Twitch! Click here to watch our channel trailer. Visit our website for blog posts, YouTube videos, and more! Find us on social: @justnascience for Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook Have a question, episode idea, or business inquiry? Email us at: justnapodcast@gmail.com Podcast theme song: Like an Idiot by Sven Karlsson Music licensed through Epidemic Sound --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/justnascience/support
Lauren and I got married this past weekend (16Oct2020)! We’re exhausted from the wedding so we’re taking a break this week. We didn’t want to leave you with nothing, so we recorded what our experience planning a wedding was like during the pandemic. It’s a casual conversation about what we dealt with and how we handled it. There’s so much more that we could have discussed but this episode just covers the major stuff. If you want to see pictures click on the link below to go to our website! Next week we're back starting with season 2 and an all new science-related podcast episode. Pictures of Wedding Transcript  You can support our show by becoming a Patreon member - your support helps keep our show ad-free. Want to interact with us live? Follow us on Twitch! Click here to watch our channel trailer. Visit our website for blog posts, YouTube videos, and more! Find us on social: @justnascience for Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook Have a question, episode idea, or business inquiry? Email us at: justnapodcast@gmail.com Podcast theme song: Like an Idiot by Sven Karlsson Music licensed through Epidemic Sound --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/justnascience/support
Have you ever donated clothes into one of those big drop off containers? Do you know if those clothes were ever sent to a family who needed them? In this episode we talk about some of the myths and misconceptions about fast fashion, donating clothes, and how to improve your carbon footprint while still slaying. By the way, we're not suggesting to stop donating clothes - just choose where you donate more carefully so the clothes don't end up in an incinerator! Link to Episode Transcript: https://www.justnascience.com/show-notes/episode-50-is-donating-your-old-clothes-an-effective-recycling-strategy-you-might-not-like-the-answer You can support our show by becoming a Patreon member - your support helps keep our show ad-free. Want to interact with us live? Follow us on Twitch! Click here to watch our channel trailer. Visit our website for blog posts, YouTube videos, and more! Find us on social: @justnascience for Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook Have a question, episode idea, or business inquiry? Email us at: justnapodcast@gmail.com Podcast theme song: Like an Idiot by Sven Karlsson Music licensed through Epidemic Sound --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/justnascience/support
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Andi-Roo Libecap

aw, what a fun and timely episode! Nick and Lauren are such an adorable couple - you can really tell they enjoy each other's company ❤️

Feb 18th
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Shruti Gaggar

very interesting discussion, specially over the herd immunity argument!

Dec 17th
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Andi-Roo Libecap

Fantastic episode as usual! I appreciated hearing a Mississippi science teacher explain what it's like to guide his students thru evolution. MAD RESPECT. ty @justnascience

Aug 5th
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Protonia5

Prof. Dr. Joseph Weizenbaum

Jun 23rd
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Old man

you have never seen The Matrix? I'm sorry, but you are not qualified to discuss the subject.

Jun 23rd
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Old man

it's fun to hear regular people exploring some advanced concepts, but do you really have to throw the word fucking into every other sentence?

Jun 23rd
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Amanda Richards

So I'm listening and at the part where you are taking about driving somewhere and not remembering how you get there... there's a name for it! "Jamais vu" ☺️

Jun 10th
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Kevin Courtney

Absolutely horrible. Two complete idiots trying to sound intelligent. Cringe-inducing.

May 30th
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Miss Tee

yeah, not your best podcast. Energy work and psychics are proven. The things you're lumping together shows your ignorance. I'm outta here.

Apr 24th
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Cory Camasta

This is so horribly biased.

Apr 14th
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Miss Tee

You two are great! I didn't realize how clueless ppl are about #vaginas & womens bodies. My son is 21, and I messaged him constantly about this podcast while listening, just to make sure he's on point. When you talked about the introduction of a Luxury tax on feminine hygiene products because legislators thought women can control their mental blood the same as urine and were just too lazy to go to the restroom, I hit the roof. Right now, those same politicians are trying to keep us safe from the #SARSCoV2 #PANDEMIC; you've convinced me, we're all gonna die!

Apr 1st
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Zachary Reese

Why is the dude loud and the lady is like barely audible

Mar 3rd
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