Rebecca Watson

Rebecca Watson

Rebecca is a writer, speaker, YouTube personality, and unrepentant science nerd. In addition to founding and continuing to run Skepchick, she hosts Quiz-o-Tron, a monthly science-themed quiz show and podcast that pits comedians against nerds. There is an asteroid named in her honor.
  • Skepticism

    Do “Babies in the Womb” Hate Kale?

    This post contains a video, which you can also view here. To support more videos like this, head to patreon.com/rebecca! Transcript: The other day I got a message from my pal Amanda Marcotte, requesting that I look into something that sounded really fishy, and just from the thumbnail and headline I laughed out loud: “Babies smile over carrots and scowl…

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  • Skepticism

    “BOMBSHELL” Anti-Vax Study Fails to Prove Anything

    This post contains a video, which you can also view here. To support more videos like this, head to patreon.com/rebecca! BOMBSHELL – GAME OVER!!!!!! New Peer Reviewed Study Calls For Pause & Reappraisal of Global COVID-19 Vaccination!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Whoa, I can’t believe that this is it, this is game over, according to…the conspiracy subreddit. Sigh. Okay, let’s see what they’re so…

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  • Skepticism

    Women Versus Islamic Theocracy #MahsaAmini

    This post contains a video, which you can also view here. To support more videos like this, head to patreon.com/rebecca! Let’s talk about Iran. I’ve put off making this video because at first I figured that I didn’t have a unique perspective to add to the story, and besides, I’m sure every reasonable person watching this channel already agrees with…

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  • Politics

    Republicans Want to Control Your Body with a National Abortion Ban

    This post contains a video, which you can also view here. To support more videos like this, head to patreon.com/rebecca! Transcript: Good news, everyone! Lindsey Graham’s mask finally came off! And I’m not talking about the kind of mask one might wear when paying escorts to call one “Lady G”. Remember how when the Democrats let the Republicans steal several…

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  • Skepticism

    What Joe Biden Means When He Says the Pandemic is Over

    This post contains a video, which you can also view here. To support more videos like this, head to patreon.com/rebecca! President Joe Biden went on 60 Minutes last week and announced that the pandemic is, apparently, over. What a relief! Man, it really sucked when 500 Americans were dying every day from a preventable illness. Let’s see how many people…

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  • Skepticism

    Why King Charles III Should Scare You

    This post contains a video, which you can also view here. To support more videos like this, head to patreon.com/rebecca! Queen Elizabeth II has died at the age of 96, and I for one am horrified by how many people seemed to have no problem making this a political event. On what planet is the death of a monarch, hand-picked…

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  • Skepticism

    California Just Passed a Law that Will Destroy the Internet

    This post contains a video, which you can also view here. To support more videos like this, head to patreon.com/rebecca! Transcript: You know who I hate? “The children.” Not “children” in general – I actually think kids are great and the only reason I never had any myself is because I like money and sleep even more – but “THE…

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  • Skepticism

    What’s a Bivalent Booster, and Why You Should Get It

    This post contains a video, which you can also view here. To support more videos like this, head to patreon.com/rebecca! Transcript: Hello! It’s been awhile, because I had to take a week off due to an unprecedented heat wave driving temperatures in the Bay Area over 100 degrees Farenheit for an entire week – an event that is SO unprecedented…

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