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There are a lot of fads, blogs and strong opinions, but then there’s SCIENCE. Science Vs is the show from Gimlet Media 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. This season we tackle plastics, veganism, essential oils, gentrification and CBD cannabis.
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Alcohol: A Pour Decision?
For decades we’ve been told that having a glass or two of wine is good for you. But recently there’ve been reports that even a little bit of booze is bad for you. So what is going on? Is just a bit of alcohol dangerous? To find out we talk to epidemiologist and nutritionist Prof. Eric Rimm, psychologist Prof. Tim Stockwell, and cancer researcher Dr. Susan Gapstur.Check out the full transcript here. Selected references: Eric’s study of drinking and heart attacks in over 40,000 men Tim and Kaye’s meta-analysis critiquing the heart benefit hypothesisMeta-analysis showing the increased risk of cancer and other diseases from drinking different amountsCredits: This episode was produced by Meryl Horn with help from Wendy Zukerman as well as Rose Rimler and Michelle Dang. Our senior producer is Kaitlyn Sawrey. We’re edited by Blythe Terrell. Editing help from Caitlin Kenney. Fact checking by Michelle Harris and Michelle Dang. Mix and sound design by Peter Leonard. Music by Peter Leonard, Emma Munger and Bobby Lord. Thanks especially to Michelle Dang for her all her research help on this episode. A huge thanks to all the researchers we got in touch with for this episode including Dr. Arthur Klatsky, Dr. William Kerr, Dr. Tim Niami, Professor William Ghali, Dr. Wendy Chen, Max Griswold and many others. Recording help from Andrew Stelzer, Susanna Capelouto, Katie Sage, and Joseph Fridman. Also thanks to Lynn Levy, the Zukerman Family and Joseph Lavelle Wilson.  

Alcohol: A Pour Decision?

2019-03-1500:30:5324

The Science Of Being Transgender
Recently we’ve been hearing a lot about transgender identity. That made us wonder… what makes us the gender that we are? And what should you do if your kid doesn’t fit the mold? To find out, we talked with endocrinologist Dr. Joshua Safer, psychologist Dr. Laura Edwards-Leeper, and psychologist Dr. Colt Keo-Meier. Check out the transcript right here.UPDATE 1/17/19: An earlier version of this episode implied that all people who are intersex are born with indeterminate genitalia. This is incorrect and the episode has been updated.Selected references: A paper from the 70s about shock therapy A review of the science behind the trans kids debateBest Practice Standards of Care for Trans PeopleRebecca’s podcast Trans Specific PartnershipThanks to our sponsor, Cole Haan. You can hear more of Wendy and other Gimlet hosts in conversation at ExtraordinariesOnTheMic.com, produced in partnership with Cole Haan.Credits:This episode was produced by Odelia Rubin and Meryl Horn along with Wendy Zukerman and Rose Rimler. Our senior producer is Kaitlyn Sawrey. We’re edited by Blythe Terrell. Editorial assistance by Rebecca Kling. Fact checking by Michelle Harris, Meryl Horn and Rose Rimler. Mix and sound design by Emma Munger. Music by Emma Munger and Bobby Lord.   A huge thanks to all the researchers we got in touch with for this episode - including Dr. Jack Turban, Professor Anne Fausto- Sterling, assistant professor Samantha Busa, Associate Professor Susan Stryker, Dr. Katrina Karkazis, Professor Neill Epperson, Paula Neira, Professor Michelle Forcier, and Professor Joan Roughgarden. And thanks to all the trans folks who shared their stories with us. Thank you! Also thanks to the Zukerman Family and Joseph Lavelle Wilson.  
The Wank Worm: How NASA Got Hacked
Before WikiLeaks, there was the Wank Worm. In this week’s episode, we tell you the story of how Australian hackers infiltrated NASA, just months after the country was hooked up to the internet in 1989. Joel Werner, host of Sum of All Parts, helps us tell this story, along with cybersecurity researcher Dr. Suelette Dreyfus. Check out the transcript right here. UPDATE 12/07/18: An earlier version of this episode stated that Galileo's engines ran on nuclear power. We've removed this line, as it was Galileo's electrical systems, not the propulsion system, which ran on nuclear power.Selected references: The original Sum of All Parts episode about Phoenix and Electron Suelette’s book, written with the help of Julian Assange, about the early Australian hacking movement, UndergroundAn in-depth reference on HacktivismThanks to our sponsor, Cole Haan. You can hear more of Wendy and other Gimlet hosts in conversation at ExtraordinariesOnTheMic.com, produced in partnership with Cole Haan.Credits: Original story produced by Joel Werner, for Sum of All Parts, from the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Science Vs is Wendy Zukerman, Rose Rimler, Meryl Horn and Odelia Rubin. Our senior producer is Kaitlyn Sawrey. We’re edited by Blythe Terrell. Mixed and sound designed by Emma Munger. Music written by Emma Munger and Bobby Lord. Our fact checker is Michelle Harris. A huge thanks to Alex Goldman, Jason Scott, Chris Avram, Professor Graham Farr, Barbara Ainsworth, the Zukerman Family and Joseph Lavelle Wilson.
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Hooman Tofighi

🤮

Mar 25th
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Kyle Macdonald

I think just having a conversation with people is better, you don't need to cut and add little comments or added info.

Mar 24th
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k1

love to hear episode about LSD :)

Mar 22nd
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Denis Surkov

Wait, why is Tree Trunks in this podcast?

Mar 22nd
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VexxJam

meh...

Mar 22nd
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Andrew Ben Richard

where have this channel been all my life

Mar 19th
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Alessandro R

couldn't they use mice? Then you can recreate the same environments so you clear out the different living patterns...

Mar 19th
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DaWeVi

What happened to gun deaths after we took all the guns? What the fuck do you think happened? That's this pwlersons science for ya.

Mar 17th
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DaWeVi

I'm all about having a permit and a background check and you should have to take a gun safety course and pass a test. But when you start trying to track me and my property. There's the problem.

Mar 17th
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DaWeVi

And now you're talking about invading my right to privacy. Science doesn't Trump American rights. If you want to give away yours wherever you live fine. But we won't.

Mar 17th
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DaWeVi

How many crimes were avoided simply because a would be criminal saw a gun hanging off of someone's hip. A number that will never be known.

Mar 17th
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DaWeVi

Glad I listened to this before I subscribed to this junk science.

Mar 17th
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DaWeVi

How many people DON'T die from guns? That question will never be asked. But the answer is. Billions. So what are we even talking about?

Mar 17th
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Hooman Tofighi

It was beneficial, thank you

Mar 16th
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masoud yarali

transcript????

Mar 16th
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Michael Potgieter

This Castbox channel is broken. It's not loading the content. Reported multiple times already.

Mar 15th
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ardelean vlad-george

the audio edit is quite annoying. I feel like i'm listening to looney tunes. annoying!

Mar 15th
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Mostafa Wahied

ardelean vlad-george I actually think the editing on this show is quite good. I am kins of curios to know why do you think it's annoying. Btw i have nothing to do with the podcast.

Mar 17th
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Sonya Bogdanova

ardelean vlad-george why is it annoying?

Mar 15th
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Jtuite

awesome!! can't wait

Mar 12th
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Susa Rantanen

was that ethan..? or am I imagining things

Mar 12th
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Lejohn

Yeehaw!

Mar 10th
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