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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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This past weekend was Mother's Day here in the US, so we decided what better way to celebrate how great our moms are than by sharing the craziest myths they told us growing up. This week we're talking a lot about lightning, phones, and bats eating bananas. It's a weird one but Lauren and I had a lot of fun recording. Apparently, dedicating an episode to our moms didn't count as a Mother's Day gift. 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
We always wonder how myths and misconceptions start but in this episode we finally have an answer. We get to speak with Pulitzer Prize finalist and Payne award winner, former senior writer for the New York Times, and author of the book The Big Lie: How One Doctor's Medical Fraud Launched Today's Deadly Anti-Vax Movement, Kurt Eichenwald. He tells us the story of former Dr. Andrew Wakefield and the lies he put forth to the world on vaccines and their relation to Autism. Kurt's book is now now and available exclusively on Scribd - see the link below! Transcript THE BIG LIE How One Doctor’s Medical Fraud Launched Today’s Deadly Anti-Vax Movement  Kurt's Twitter www.Scribd.com 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
We have a thing for food so naturally we're talking about even more food myths you probably believe (or at the very least heard). We're talking more about the science behind these myths so there's less of them BUT there's a lot of information behind each topic! Personally, I was most surprised to learn about the number of foods that have MSG in them. We're looking at you Pringles. 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
Stem cells are a controversial topic but one we think is really important to discuss and understand. There's also reports that the COVID vaccines use stem cells so we thought it was important to provide the details. We also talk about some of the good that stem cells can provide. Keep in mind we're going to be talking about embryonic stem cells a bit so if that makes you uncomfortable then this might not be the episode for you. 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 spring time which means people are reproducing like rabbits! Wait, no. That's actual rabbits. Humans reproduce all year. If you are pregnant, will be soon, or was at some point, you might have experienced pregnancy brain. But is pregnancy brain real? How severe is it? Will it ever go away? What am I still doing here? If you're confused like I am, click the play button and it will all make sense. Also, this episode description was stupid but I'm not writing a new one.  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
Spring Break!

Spring Break!

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We're on spring break this week so I figured I'd share some questions that plague me every day. We'll be back next week (Apr 13, 2021) talking about pregnancy brain! 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 some wild and crazy science myths out there - some we never heard of. Most of these myths have some outdated science or technology behind them but they’re still believed today. Surprisingly, we did manage to find one that was true and you’d be shocked to hear which one! Transcript Coal vs Diamond Earth tilt vs Earth tilt on Equinox 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 a TON of myths surrounding your favorite pizza roll heater: the microwave oven. In this podcast episode we look at some of the more common and pervasive myths and misconceptions like: microwaves remove all the nutrients from food, they cause cancer, and they're generally unsafe and should be beaten with a bat Office Space style.  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
Now that the coronavirus vaccine is being distributed to millions of people, will life return to pre-pandemic conditions? Will we need COVID vaccine booster shots? What about new and emerging side effects. We answer all these questions and more! If you have a question you want answered, let us know on social media using the links below! 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
Laboratory grown meat is coming whether you want it or not. Plant based synthetic meat like Beyond Burger and Impossible Burger are already on the shelves and are a hit! But some people don't buy into the hype and think that lab grown or synthetic meat will cause serious health effects. Is there any truth to it or is this all misconceptions and pseudoscience? Dig into this episode to find out!  Disclaimer: We do talk about butchering cows. Nothing graphic, but we do mention it. 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
This is an odd episode for us. Normally, we debunk these types of videos but this time we're debunking something totally different. We're asking the question: is the FDA and food companies keeping us safe? There are videos of metals being in baby food that you can see with a magnet. There's also a report that baby food has high levels of heavy metals. Is there any truth to this and should parents (and soon to be parents) be worried? 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
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
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Andi-Roo Libecap

I love the extras and blooper reel at the end! LOLOL y'all educate and entertain 🙌

Apr 29th
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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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GoatDuckHorseElf

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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GoatDuckHorseElf

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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