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  • Photo of The “Herd Mentality” is Not a Public Health Strategy..

    The “Herd Mentality” is Not a Public Health Strategy..

    Last night Strange and I tuned into the presidential debate, like many other Americans. Our family has decided (like many readers of this site) who we will support, but it feels like the duty of any responsible American to tune into some basic events – the State of the Union, the Presidential Debates, and statements from the Oval Office. I…

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  • Photo of What’s the Deal with COVID-19 Antibody Testing?

    What’s the Deal with COVID-19 Antibody Testing?

    This week on the Skepchick podcast, Rebecca talks COVID-19 antibody tests with Mary Brock, admin of Grounded Parents and a biotech scientist who develops antibody-based assays. If you’d like to watch episodes recorded live, become a patron at patreon.com/rebecca! https://media.blubrry.com/skepchick/p/content.blubrry.com/skepchick/Whats_the_Deal_with_COVID-19_Antibody_Testing.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Stitcher | Blubrry | RSS

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  • Photo of What’s a Penis? With Emily Willingham

    What’s a Penis? With Emily Willingham

    This week on the Skepchick podcast, Rebecca chats with author, scientist, and Renaissance woman Emily Willingham about her new book Phallacy: Life Lessons from the Animal Penis. Fellow Skepchick and biology enthusiast Amanda Leinbaugh joins the penisy fun! If you’d like to watch episodes recorded live, become a patron at patreon.com/rebecca! https://media.blubrry.com/skepchick/p/content.blubrry.com/skepchick/Whats_a_Penis_with_Emily_Willingham.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts…

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  • Photo of Trump Says Trees Can Explode. He’s Not Wrong!

    Trump Says Trees Can Explode. He’s Not Wrong!

    This post contains a video, which you can also view here. To support more videos like this, head to patreon.com/rebecca! Transcript: This week, President Donald Trump graced California with his bilious presence so that he could flump around the state saying stupid things about the wildfires that have been tearing along the west coast destroying homes and making the air…

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  • Photo of The Study Showing Over 260,000 COVID-19 Cases From the Sturgis Rally Has a Fatal Flaw

    The Study Showing Over 260,000 COVID-19 Cases From the Sturgis Rally Has a Fatal Flaw

    When I first saw headlines last week that researchers found that the Sturgis motorcycle rally, which attracted 460,000 attendees to Sturgis South Dakota last month, has resulted in over 260,000 new COVID-19 cases, my first reaction was one of indignation. How dare these bikers take indiscriminate risks like attending a Smash Mouth concert in middle of a pandemic, bringing disease…

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  • Photo of Viruses From Space!

    Viruses From Space!

    Astronomer Dr. Nicole Gugliucci is back along with bioengineer Dr. Christopher Hunter, talking to Rebecca about a recent “study” that suggests the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus came to Earth on a comet that was seen over China in October of 2019. Spoiler alert: that did not happen. https://media.blubrry.com/skepchick/p/content.blubrry.com/skepchick/Viruses_From_Space.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Stitcher | Blubrry…

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  • Photo of Ben Shapiro Tries to Figure Out How Many People Got COVID-19 from Sturgis

    Ben Shapiro Tries to Figure Out How Many People Got COVID-19 from Sturgis

    This post contains a video, which you can also view here. To support more videos like this, head to patreon.com/rebecca! Transcript: Guys, Ben Shapiro is confused. I mean that in general but also specifically he is confused about a recent study that found that this year’s Sturgis motorcycle rally was a “superspreader” event that led to an uptick in COVID-19…

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  • Photo of Study: Conservatives are Terrified (and That’s Why They’re Conservative)

    Study: Conservatives are Terrified (and That’s Why They’re Conservative)

    This post contains a video, which you can also view here. To support more videos like this, head to patreon.com/rebecca! Transcript: Back in June, which was approximately four years ago, I talked about a study that found that people tend to be turned off by “extreme” protests. I pointed out that first of all, history shows us that protests are…

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