Skepticism

  • Catching Empathy, and How Bots Made You Hate Amber Heard

    Transcript: The other day I was sent a link to a new podcast investigating the roll that bots played in the Amber Heard/Johnny Depp trial (thanks to, um, @MansonInfoWars for the tip). If you missed the latest Trial of the Century, it was an extremely contentious civil lawsuit in which Johnny Depp was suing Amber Heard for defamation because she…

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  • The Real Social Contagion Endangering Our Children

    This post contains a video, which you can also view here. To support more videos like this, head to patreon.com/rebecca! I’ve recently made several videos in which I criticize people who claim to care about children. I think it’s finally time that I make a video in which I actually call out a way that our society is actually harming…

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  • Alabama’s IVF Ban is Kind of Good Maybe?

    This post contains a video, which you can also view here. To support more videos like this, head to patreon.com/rebecca! Four and a half long, long years ago, in the beforetimes of 2019, I made a video about Alabama passing of an abortion ban, called the Human Life Protection Act, because of course it was called that. The bill made…

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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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