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.
  • Religion

    Study: The Pandemic is Making Christians Lose Faith

    This post contains a video, which you can also view here. To support more videos like this, head to patreon.com/rebecca! Transcript: As we head into year 3 of this global pandemic (current death toll as of this recording is 5.57 million people worldwide), it’s worth pausing to ask this question: how are we all doing? You know, are you doing…

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  • Science

    Does Alcohol Cause Cancer? (If It Makes You Flush, Yep)

    This post contains a video, which you can also view here. To support more videos like this, head to patreon.com/rebecca! Transcript: As I mentioned in another recent video, I’m doing “dry January.” I’ve done it the past two or three years as a way to reset after, let’s be honest, two to three months of unfettered Dionysian intoxication that lasts…

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  • Science

    How to Fix a Bad Mood, and is This the Saddest Song in the World?

    This post contains a video, which you can also view here. To support more videos like this, head to patreon.com/rebecca! Transcript: It all started last week when I forgot to take my SSRIs. You see, many years ago I was diagnosed with depression and generalized anxiety and prescribed escitalopram (known by the brand name Lexapro) to regulate it. I was…

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  • Skepticism

    Are Dogs and Cats on TikTok Really “Talking” with Buttons?

    This post contains a video, which you can also view here. To support more videos like this, head to patreon.com/rebecca! If you’ve been on TikTok or Instagram any time in the past two years, you’ve probably seen footage of a pet dog or cat “speaking” with their human. The most famous of these is a dog named “Bunny,” a young…

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  • Skepticism

    COVID-19’s Comorbidities: Which Vaccinated People are Dying?

    This post contains a video, which you can also view here. To support more videos like this, head to patreon.com/rebecca! Transcript: Over the past two years of this pandemic, I’ve mentioned the word “comorbidities” several times, and I think I defined it once or twice, but I haven’t really talked much about what it truly means in the current landscape.…

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  • Skepticism

    “Mass Formation Psychosis:” Robert Malone’s Super-villain Origin Story

    This post contains a video, which you can also view here. To support more videos like this, head to patreon.com/rebecca! A wise man once said, “A person is smart. People are dumb, panicky dangerous animals and you know it.” This maxim, also known as Kay’s Law, seems right when you think about the idea of “mob mentality” and “mass hysteria”…

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  • Science

    Sci-Hub: is it Unethical to “Pirate” Science?

    This post contains a video, which you can also view here. To support more videos like this, head to patreon.com/rebecca! I publish, on average, two videos per week, and many of those videos are about new scientific advances. Because this channel is focused on critical thinking, I can’t just do an “I Fucking Love Science” sort of thing where I…

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  • Skepticism

    Psychic Predictions for Science in 2022!

    This post contains a video, which you can also view here. To support more videos like this, head to patreon.com/rebecca! If you’re new to this channel, I have an annual tradition: psychic predictions for the coming year. It shouldn’t surprise you that I cannot stand psychics – in fact, investigating and debunking psychics was my introduction to organized skepticism (RIP),…

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