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.
  • Anti-Science

    How the NY Times is Going to Kill More People

    This post contains a video, which you can also view here. To support more videos like this, head to patreon.com/rebecca! Way, way back in the mid-2000s, when Gnarls Barkley debuted, we got our first Borat movie, and the worst president we knew of was George W. Bush, science communicators had some very tiring fights amongst ourselves. Specifically, we fought a…

    Read More »
  • Politics

    Why I (Don’t) Hate Thanksgiving

    This post contains a video, which you can also view here. To support more videos like this, head to patreon.com/rebecca! Guys, it’s 2020, which means it’s been 16 years since, as I mentioned in a previous video, Bill O’Reilly launched the first salvo in the War on Christmas. Since then, we progressive secularists have had some victories, like last year…

    Read More »
  • Science

    Walking Your Dog Doesn’t Give You COVID

    This post contains a video, which you can also view here. To support more videos like this, head to patreon.com/rebecca! Transcript: Well it’s not even Thanksgiving yet and COVID-19 cases are once again skyrocketing around the United States. Admittedly cases were way down in the Bay Area so I’ve been a bit lax about quarantine, in that I’ve been going…

    Read More »
  • Podcast

    My Nemesis the Lithosphere (About That Jade Amulet COVID Study)

    This week on the Skepchick podcast, Rebecca chats with Maria D’Souza and Bjørnar Tuftin about the study that claimed jade amulets can protect you from COVID-19 (since retracted). Links! Bjørnar’s previous post on the topic Retraction Watch’s coverage of this debacle The European Space Agency’s map of the lithosphere What is serpentinization? Bjørnar’s website https://media.blubrry.com/skepchick/p/content.blubrry.com/skepchick/My_Nemesis_the_Lithosphere.mp3Podcast: Play in new window |…

    Read More »
  • Science

    Tricking Conservatives into Caring About COVID

    This post contains a video, which you can also view here. To support more videos like this, head to patreon.com/rebecca! One recurring theme of this never-ending pandemic nightmare is that there’s a stark difference between the way that liberals and conservatives react to it. In general, libs have been following the advice of scientists by staying at home when possible,…

    Read More »
  • Politics

    Is It Election Fraud to Not Vote Down-Ballot? No!

    This post contains a video, which you can also view here. To support more videos like this, head to patreon.com/rebecca! Hey everybody, I’m so sorry to be using my platform for personal gain but I really don’t know where else to turn. There’s no easy way to say this so I’ll just come out with it: I stole an election,…

    Read More »
  • Why COVID-19 Is Worse For Poor People (and How to Fix It)

    This post contains a video, which you can also view here. To support more videos like this, head to patreon.com/rebecca! Back in September I talked about the paper describing the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally as a “superspreader” event in which a bunch of idiots came together during a pandemic, drank and shouted and partied together, then went back to their respective…

    Read More »
  • Skepticism

    Please Stop Sharing the New COVID-19 Risk Map. It’s Dangerous.

    This post contains a video, which you can also view here. To support more videos like this, head to patreon.com/rebecca! Transcript: Scientists have been hard at work for the past year to come up with tools to help experts develop plans to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 and also to help the average person like you or me learn how…

    Read More »
Back to top button