• Politics

    The Democrats’ Terrible Plan to Fix the Opioid Epidemic

    Support more videos like this at patreon.com/rebecca! Transcript: If you’ve watched any of my videos, you’ve probably guessed by now that I’m a filthy hippy liberal progressive socialist space communist. And so I will generally support the most progressive candidate that I feel has a chance in hell of winning an election, however because I am also a skeptical cynical…

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  • How YOU Can Detect Earthquakes in Your Own Home!

    Support more videos like this at patreon.com/rebecca! Transcript: I live in the Bay Area, so I think about earthquakes a lot. I mean, maybe even more than the average person because I’m a bit obsessed with giant disasters and what I would do if I were to find myself in one, and so once I moved here I turned that…

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  • Skepticism

    The Republican Plan to Stop Students from Learning about Global Warming

    Support more videos like this at patreon.com/rebecca! Transcript: About 15 years ago — holy shit, I actually need to pause to absorb the fact that it’s been 15 years…okay — creationism was a big thing. Creationists worked hard to force their bible story into science class rooms, arguing that we should teach that instead of evolution, and then that we…

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  • Skepticism

    The Flawed Study Claiming Monsanto’s Round-up Causes Cancer

    Support more videos like this at patreon.com/rebecca! Transcript: It’s been five whole months since I’ve talked about glyphosate and so I guess it’s time to talk about it again! I talk about glyphosate about as often as I remember to get my hair done. That reminds me, I need to get my hair done. Yikes. Last time I talked about…

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  • Skepticism

    Why Pinterest is Better Than Facebook at Stopping Fake News

    Support more videos like this at patreon.com/rebecca! Transcript: A common theme of my videos is “how easily can pseudoscience spread on social media,” with usual answer of “very, very easily.” And the follow-up question is usually “what can we do about it,” and the usual answer is “well it’s complicated but also it doesn’t really matter unless the companies who…

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  • Skepticism

    Do 21 Fathers Commit Suicide Each Week Over Custody Issues?

    Support more videos like this at patreon.com/rebecca! Transcript: Reddit is a haven for “men’s rights activists,” incels, and general he-man woman-haters, though you can curate your feed to mostly avoid that these days, if you stick to the better subreddits and, you know, don’t read the comments. But if you just keep the default front page, you might be surprised…

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  • Science

    Insects are Disappearing! Here’s How We Stop It

    Support more videos like this at patreon.com/rebecca! Transcript: What would happen if all the mosquitos in the world suddenly disappeared? The loss of any species is generally considered a bad thing for the planet, but in that case I’ve seen actual biologists sort of shrugging their shoulders and admitting that maybe we’d all be better off. Fuck those needle-nosed assholes.…

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  • Skepticism

    Falling in Love Makes You Healthier

    Support more videos like this at patreon.com/rebecca! Transcript: This week, one of my patrons requested some good news. It’s true, basically all of my videos recently have been super depressing. The reason is simple: we live in the worst timeline. There is no good news. Just kidding, there are some happy stories out there, but they’re not very interesting. To…

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