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. Twitter @rebeccawatson Mastodon mstdn.social/@rebeccawatson Instagram @actuallyrebeccawatson TikTok @actuallyrebeccawatson YouTube @rebeccawatson BlueSky @rebeccawatson.bsky.social
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    Study: Does Cannabis CAUSE Anxiety?

    This post contains a video, which you can also view here. To support more videos like this, head to patreon.com/rebecca! There are two drugs that you can be sure I will always defend here on this channel: weird diet caffeinated beverages and cannabis. Today it’s gonna be the latter. Maybe tomorrow I’ll address that Panera lemonade that keeps killing people,…

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    Lessons from the Lady Who Gave Scammers $50k

    Hey guys, there’s a viral article spinning its way around the internet and it’s a personal story about someone who got scammed. As someone who started my current career by trying to stop scammers, I think it’s worth chatting about. The article is over at The Cut and is titled “The Day I Put $50,000 in a Shoe Box and…

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    The CDC Gives Up on COVID-19

    This post contains a video, which you can also view here. To support more videos like this, head to patreon.com/rebecca! Hey, are you tired of this pandemic thing that, four years after starting, is still killing about a 9/11’s worth of Americans every two weeks? Well have I got great news for you because there’s a new option available to…

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    A Word About the Taylor Swift Super Bowl Conspiracy Theory

    This year I made a new-to-me resolution: to try to consume new art as it debuts. Because you see, I am the opposite of an early adopter. I like to wait 5 to 10 years after something comes out to see if it’s worth checking out. Like, a few weeks ago I started Fargo. The TV show, not the movie.…

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    Why Billionaires Want Your iPhone to Spy On You

    This post contains a video, which you can also view here. To support more videos like this, head to patreon.com/rebecca! It may be the start of the year, but it is of course the end of the season for my favorite professional sport, American football, aka handegg. And I know “sentence two” is a bit early for a random aside,…

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    My Love Language is Debunking: What’s the Science Say About Healthy Relationships?

    This post contains a video, which you can also view here. To support more videos like this, head to patreon.com/rebecca! Hi, my name is Rebecca Watson and I’m here to give you relationship advice. What are my qualifications, you ask? None. What’s my personal “success rate” at maintaining healthy relationships? Gotta be honest, pretty spotty! So why should you listen…

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    Was I Rejected from Jury Duty for Being Too Smart?

    This post contains a video, which you can also view here. To support more videos like this, head to patreon.com/rebecca! Transcript: Last week I made my best video of 2024, which is great because it takes the pressure off for the next 11 and a half months. In that video, I mentioned at the end a little bit about our…

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    Nazis, Scientists, and the Lindbergh Baby Kidnapping Conspiracy

    Today I’d like to discuss an extremely timely and important issue that everyone just can’t stop talking about: the abduction of the Lindbergh baby. What exactly happened? Who really did it?? Did it happen AT ALL?? Okay I’ll be honest, prior to the first week of this new year, I had spent approximately 30 seconds thinking about the Lindbergh baby.…

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