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

    Why Nicole Prause Filed DMCAs to Remove My Videos

    This post contains a video, which you can also view here. To support more videos like this, head to patreon.com/rebecca! Hello, YouTube. What a few weeks I’ve had! I’ve learned something very important recently: no one reads the description. You know, the doobly doo. So with that in mind, I’m going to put everything important right here, in the video…

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  • Science

    Sorry Boss Babe! New Study Says Essential Oils May Cause Seizures

    This post contains a video, which you can also view here. To support more videos like this, head to patreon.com/rebecca! The other day I wandered into a shop I hadn’t seen before that seemed to sell high end spa and massage products, as well as offering massages. These products do not appeal to me whatsoever but I was wasting time…

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  • Science

    Study: Fundies Use “Science” to Try to Ban Porn

    This post contains a video, which you can also view here. To support more videos like this, head to patreon.com/rebecca! I’m not sure what’s up with me lately but I feel like I’ve done a dozen “update” videos in the past few months. It wasn’t a conscious decision, it’s just that I keep seeing news stories that related back to…

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  • Science

    I Got the J&J Vaccine & I Support the Pause!

    This post contains a video, which you can also view here. To support more videos like this, head to patreon.com/rebecca! Two weeks ago, I was delighted to receive my COVID-19 vaccine. By random chance, I got the single dose Johnson & Johnson shot, which I was totally happy with: lower chance of bad side effects, only one round of side…

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  • Skepticism

    Moby: A Vegan World Would Have No Pandemics???

    This post contains a video, which you can also view here. To support more videos like this, head to patreon.com/rebecca! Remember Moby? Bald, got famous selling all his songs to car commercials, got more famous for claiming he dated Natalie Portman when, according to Portman, “my recollection is a much older man being creepy with me when I just had…

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  • Skepticism

    Crossfit isn’t a Cult…it’s a Religion! Starring Marjorie Taylor Greene

    This post contains a video, which you can also view here. To support more videos like this, head to patreon.com/rebecca! Transcript: Marjorie Taylor Greene is probably best known as one of America’s battiest elected officials, which is really saying something! We have a lot of kooks. For the most part, we keep the kooks in the state government or lower…

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  • Skepticism

    Is It Rude to be an Atheist Online?

    This post contains a video, which you can also view here. To support more videos like this, head to patreon.com/rebecca! Last weekend was Easter, which surprised me because i didn’t realize time was still moving in a linear fashion. But I went to a drug store and sure enough there were Cadbury creme eggs there, so I guess it must…

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  • Science

    Why You Don’t Need a “Strong” Immune System

    This post contains a video, which you can also view here. To support more videos like this, head to patreon.com/rebecca! This past January I decided that with another 6 months or so of quarantine ahead, I had just enough time to get RIPPED. I don’t mean skinny, I mean RIPPED, like doing, I don’t know, one pull-up. It’s been 4…

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