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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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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
The Nobel Prize is a monumental achievement and is awarded yearly in six different disciplines (chemistry, physics, medicine or physiology, literature, peace, and economics). This year's recipients for medicine or physiology was announced on October 5, 2020. The individuals who won due to their discovery of a virus that confused doctors for years. We're talking about hepatitis C. Link to Episode Transcript: https://www.justnascience.com/show-notes/episode-49-2020-nobel-prize-awarded-for-the-discovery-of-a-liver-destroying-virus 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
Are mermaids real, and if so, what drove their evolution? In this episode we examine the 2011 documentary Mermaids: The Body Found and explain what is legit and what you should be skeptical of. If you've never seen this before, it's a compelling tale of a completely fake group of scientists trying to crack a government coverup. But not only is it just a movie, people actually believe it. NOAA got so many complaints they had to make an official statement.  Link to Episode Transcript: https://www.justnascience.com/show-notes/episode 48-did-early-humans-evolve-into-mermaids-documentary-provides-answers 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
You get bit by a snake, your first reaction is: try and suck the venom out? Catch the snake that bit you? Run around panicking that you just got bit? If you answered yes or any of these then you congratulations, you don't know how to treat a snake bite! But don't worry, we explain what the experts suggest you do. We also cover popular myths and misconceptions about peeing on a jellyfish sting and Lauren tells a tale about how a tiny bee sting almost lead to her needing surgery.  Link to Episode Transcript: https://www.justnascience.com/show-notes/episode-47-why-sucking-the-venom-from-a-snake-bite-doesnt-work-do-this-instead 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 another 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
A research paper published yesterday (14Sep2020) claims phosphine gas is present in the clouds of Venus. Here on Earth the only sources of phosphine gas are microbes, geochemistry, and manufacturing. To our knowledge there is nothing in the clouds or atmosphere that would cause production of phosphine gas leaving biological production a real possibility. But if there is alien life, would it look like us? Lauren and I discuss how natural selection and evolution may be different in aliens than humans. We also talk about abductions, Lauren's personal alien story, and more! Link to Episode Transcript: https://www.justnascience.com/show-notes/episode-46-life-on-venus-is-a-real-possibility-new-discovery-suggests 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 another 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
Depression can affect anyone and can be a serious mental health issue. During the global pandemic and other once in a lifetime events we've seen more people reporting symptoms of depression. But what exactly is Major Depressive Disorder, how do you get diagnosed, what causes it and what are some treatments? We answer all of those questions and talk about some Twitter remedies in this episode. Link to Episode Transcript: https://www.justnascience.com/show-notes/episode-45-nature-and-depression 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 another 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
Almost half of all Americans tried to lose weight in the past year. But with so many health and nutrition myths and misconceptions, it's hard to know what to believe. In this podcast episode we speak with registered dietitian and certified personal trainer Amanda Hookom about different health myths. Amanda is also a YouTuber, blogger, and Twitch streamer so make sure you check out her channels! Link to Episode Transcript: https://www.justnascience.com/show-notes/episode-44-health-myths-with-hookom-on-health 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 another 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
Summer is coming to a close and many teachers and families still don't know what school will look like this fall. In this podcast episode we provide a brief COVID-19 update, talk about an interesting experiment in Germany, and the possibility of children to be "super spreaders" for the coronavirus.  Link to Episode Transcript: https://www.justnascience.com/show-notes/episode-43-should-children-return-to-school-this-fall 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 another 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
Last episode Lauren and I discussed our thoughts on whether or not humans are naturally violent. We even shared some anecdotal evidence as well. This week, we see what the research and experts say. We discuss ideas from Enlightenment Era philosophers and research from anthropologists, and zoologists. Use the links below to connect with us on social media and let us know your thoughts on the topic! Link to Episode Transcript: https://www.justnascience.com/show-notes/episode-42-are-humans-violent-part-2 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 another 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
If you watch the news, read the paper, or just browse Twitter; you will undoubtedly find some coverage of protests, riots, crime, and other acts of violence. With all of the current tensions and issues in our country and decades long violence in other parts of the world, Lauren and I look to answer the question: are humans violent by nature? This topic will be broken up over two weeks. This week we discuss our thoughts and feelings based on anecdotal evidence and history while next week will be more research driven. We do not discuss any acts of violence in detail but we do make reference to violence as a whole. Use the links below to connect with us on social media and let us know your thoughts on the topic! Link to Episode Transcript: https://www.justnascience.com/show-notes/episode-41-are-humans-violent-part-1 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 another 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 decided to postpone our wedding due to COVID-19. But while talking about the wedding, we started discussing monogamy and human evolution of it. In this podcast episode we discuss animals that mate for life and what that actually means for humans. We also talk about why humans may or may not be best suited for a lifetime together.  Everyone has heard of the 7 year itch, but is that a myth? This is a weird episode and none of this translates to your individual relationship. We are only speaking out of personal experience and based on what research suggests!  Link to Episode Transcript: https://www.justnascience.com/show-notes/episode-40-science-of-monogamy 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 another 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 is so much going on in the world of science and medicine. Coronavirus cases continue to climb in the US while pharmaceutical companies race to find a treatment and vaccine. But as with any medical treatment, a decision must be made: take the new vaccine or to not take the vaccine. This week’s podcast episode we interviewed Dr. Tayla Miron-Shatz about how we make medical decisions. Link to Episode Transcript: https://www.justnascience.com/show-notes/episode-39-medical-decision-making Get information about Dr. Miron-Shatz's book here. 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 another 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 number of COVID-19 cases continues to rise every day in the US. In this week's podcast episode, we give some updates on the coronavirus and also discuss some of the possible reasons why Americans are so against wearing a mask.  Link to Episode Transcript: https://www.justnascience.com/show-notes/episode-38-coronavirus-update 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 another 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
Everybody loves dinosaurs. I mean, who hasn’t seen every Jurassic Park movie? But, are the dinosaurs shown in the movie close to what dinosaurs were really like? In this podcast episode we discuss some of the myths and common misconceptions surrounding dinosaurs, the environment in which they lived, and how they may have gone extinct. Link to episode transcript: https://www.justnascience.com/show-notes/episode-37-dinosaurs 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 another 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 taken a Buzzfeed quiz to see which side of your brain is dominant? Maybe someone told you that you're so right brained. The truth about brain dominance is that it's half true. This is one of those not-so-rare times in science where we're not fully sure. The brain is extremely complicated so it's not surprising we don't know entirely how it works. There are many aspects of consciousness and personality that we simply haven't discovered yet. Until then, we have to stick with the information current research studies provide. Link to episode transcript: https://www.justnascience.com/show-notes/episode-36-left-brain-vs-right-brain Image of brain and Corpus callosum (links to image from ascensionglossary.com) 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 another 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
COVID-19:  6 Months Later

COVID-19: 6 Months Later

2020-06-3023:342

The Sars-COV-2 coronavirus has been a worldwide issue for 6 months now. We thought it would be interesting to talk about what we learned in the past half year, COVID-19 updates from different states in the United States, and how our original predictions aged. We'll listen to some short clips way back from Episode 10, talk about people's attitudes and perceptions of the pandemic, and end with a brief talk on some different clinical trials that are currently taking place. 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 -We put out new episodes every Tuesday! Have a question, episode idea, or another 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 was recently Father's Day here in the United States so we thought it would be fun to answer some confusing pregnancy questions from Yahoo Answers and talk about how paternity tests work! Warning: We talk about sexual content in this episode. If you're sensitive to that kind of material, this episode may not be for you.  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 -We put out new episodes every Tuesday!  Have a question, episode idea, or another 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
We wouldn’t be a very good educational podcast if we never talked about education. Our guest Tim Tanner, a science teacher in Mississippi, talks to us about some of the challenges about teaching science in the Bible Belt and some ways he fosters student curiosity. On the side Tim is involved in local film production and wants everyone to check out an upcoming film called Texas Red that is set to air on Video on Demand or Amazon Prime. You can check out the IMdB page to get some details before it’s 2021 release! You can support our show by becoming a Patreon member at patreon.com/justnascience - your support helps keep our show ad-free.  Want to interact with us live? Follow us on Twitch! We do memes, science discussions, and even cook full meals and talk about the science involved! We also have a Discord with a growing community of fans, fellow streamers, and lots of food and pet pictures!  Our website is www.justnascience.com  You can email us questions and topics for future episodes at justnapodcast@gmail.com  Find us on social: @justnascience for Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook  We put out new podcast episodes every Tuesday!  Music licensed through Epidemic Sound --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/justnascience/support
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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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Mar 4th
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Zachary Reese

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

Mar 3rd
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