September 13, 2018 New
Plastics: The Final Straw?
We’re back! This week we tackle the War on Straws and how worried we should be about all the plastic filling our oceans. We speak to marine biologist Christine Fig
September 6, 2018
Science Vs Returns... With a Twist.
Lars Trembly to replace Wendy Zukerman as host.
June 28, 2018
Serial Killers: Science of the Lambs
What makes a serial killer? What drives them to kill again and again? To find out the truth about this ghastly lot, we talked to forensic psychologist Prof. Eric H
June 21, 2018
UFOs: What the Government Covered Up
Could aliens actually exist? Is there any chance they’ve visited Earth already? What really happened at Roswell? The truth... is right here. We talked to astronome
June 18, 2018
Lyme Disease: How Scary Is It?
This week, we’re entering the Lyme Wars. We’re asking: what is Lyme disease? How do you get it? How do you know you have it? And if you get infected, are
May 31, 2018
Circumcision: To Snip or Not to Snip?
This week, we’re entering the foreskin firestorm. We’re asking: what are the risks of circumcision? And are there any medical benefits? To find out we talk to pedi
May 24, 2018
How Science Created Morons
This week, how one of the worst ideas in science got a big push from a bad study… and intellectuals of the day lapped it up. We speak to science writer Carl Zimmer
May 17, 2018
Polar Bears... On The Edge of Extinction?
We have this idea that polar bears are teetering on the brink of extinction. But the story isn’t that simple. To find out why, we talk to environmental lawyer Kass
May 3, 2018
Scott Kelly: How a Year in Space Changes You
This week, something different. We speak to astronaut Scott Kelly, who went up to space a man and came back a Rhesus monkey. Just kidding, that didn’t happen at al
April 26, 2018
Ketogenic Diet... Is Fat Good For You?
People who love the ketogenic diet swear it boosts their brainpower, melts fat, and makes them better athletes. Is it true? To find out, we go keto. And, we talk t
April 19, 2018
Nuclear War... Total Annihilation?
Nine countries, including North Korea, have nuclear weapons. What would happen if a nuclear bomb was dropped-- say, in New York City? We talk to nuclear historian
April 5, 2018
Sex Addiction: Are They Faking It?
Harvey Weinstein and Kevin Spacey are said to have it. You probably have a friend who says they have it too. But is sex addiction the refuge of scoundrels? Or is i
March 29, 2018
Opioids: Kicking America's Addiction
America’s got an opioid problem. So where do we go from here? What can actually help people struggling with opioid addiction? We speak to Dr. Anna Lembke, Dr
December 14, 2017
Obesity - Is It Your Fault?
We’ve always been told to get off the couch and stop eating junk food if you want to lose weight - but is the obesity epidemic that simple? (Spoiler alert: it’s not.)
December 7, 2017
Chiropractors - all they're cracked up to be?
Can they help with back pain or anything else? We talk to chiropractor Carl Cleveland III, physical therapist Anita Gross, neurophysiologist Dr. Marcel
November 30, 2017
Birth Control - The Biggest Myths
Everyone’s got a myth or two about birth control they want cleared up. Like... is 'pulling out' AKA withdrawal really such a bad idea? Does the pill change your
November 16, 2017
Molly - Scary Drug or Promising Therapy?
Molly, Ecstasy, MDMA... whatever you want to call it, it's all the same thing. This week, we’re turning up the bass and checking out what does it do to
November 9, 2017
Balding - What Actually Works?
So... you’re losing your hair. Is there anything that can be done about it? And are the treatments dangerous -- for your or your penis?
November 2, 2017
What is killing the bees? And will we have enough food to eat if the bee-pocalypse becomes worse? We speak to Dave Goulson, Professor of Biology and Bumblebee ecol
October 19, 2017
Vitamins & Supplements - Are They Worth It?
Americans spend billions of dollars on vitamins and supplements, but are they worth it? We look at the science behind some of the most popular suppleme
October 12, 2017
All over the world people report sightings of big, hairy, human-like beasts, so could Bigfoot really be out there... somewhere? We ask Dr. Jeff Meldrum, Prof
October 6, 2017
100% Renewable Energy - Can We Do It?
We need to ditch fossil fuels. Can America go 100% renewable by 2050? Does the technology already exist? We speak to Prof. Mark Delucchi, Prof. Christopher C
September 21, 2017
The Rise of Anti-Vaxxers
Last week we explored the science behind vaccine safety. This week we try to understand where these fears came from, and why they persist. We speak to three
September 14, 2017
Vaccines - Are They Safe?
Autism, seizures, and overloaded immune systems. Could these really be side effects of vaccines? This week, we dive into the science to find out how sa
September 7, 2017
Detoxing & cleanses - do they work?
Juice cleanses, fancy foods, sweat, charcoal, and colonics-- is there a scientifically proven way to ‘clean out’ your system? This week, we dig in deep to th
August 31, 2017
New Season... Coming Soon!
Science Vs is back in your ears next week! This season we're going to dissect the science behind detox diets, the safety of vaccines and whether Amer
June 8, 2017
Artificial sweeteners - not so sweet?
Low calorie, no calorie and so sweet. Artificial sweeteners just seem too good to be true. Is there a catch? We dig into two big questions: Do artificial swe
June 1, 2017
Nuclear Power - what are the Risks?
Fukushima. Chernobyl. Three Mile Island. There’s been some big nuclear accidents over the past few decades, but how dangerous is nuclear power really? We take you
May 25, 2017
Silicon Valley CEOs, Tibetan monks, and crunchy hippies alike describe meditation as blissful and life-changing, but what does the science say? Can it reduce stres
May 11, 2017
What is love? With half of first time American marriages ending in divorce by the 20th anniversary, and infidelity being widespread, Science Vs asks: have we been
May 4, 2017
Chocolate, Coffee and Wine
Are chocolate, coffee and red wine actually good for us? Reading the news it seems that one day they are helping us live longer, and the next day they are gi
April 27, 2017
Abortion: What You Need To Know
Abortion is so taboo. People don’t talk about abortions they’ve had. Doctors don’t talk about abortions they’ve given. But it's happening a lot. Almost a mil
April 20, 2017
Introducing... Every Little Thing
Every Little Thing is a new show from Gimlet Me
April 13, 2017
Science Vs peels back the label on GM foods to find out whether they’re safe to eat and what impact they can have on the environment. Both sides of the debate have
April 6, 2017
Death, Lies and Lemmings
Why do four out of five dentists recommend Colgate? And how many Americans really approve of Trump? This special episode is a two-parter: First, we talk to Prof. D
March 30, 2017
One third of Americans believe in ghosts, and one fifth have had a personal encounter. We go to a haunted house with some paranormal investigators and things get s
March 16, 2017
Climate change... the Apocalypse?
Less than half of Americans think climate change is caus
March 9, 2017
Trying to get rid of acne can feel like a science experiment with your face -- so we get to the bottom of what works and what doesn’t. We investigate the role
March 9, 2017
We head to a farm in Alabama to find out what happened after thousands of immigrants left the state. Did it create more jobs for Americans and what happened
March 1, 2017
New season... coming soon!
We’ve read the studies. We’ve spoken to the experts. And now it’s time for facts. There is no alternative. The new season of Sc
October 20, 2016
DNA and the Smell of Death
Putting forensic evidence under the microscope (part 2).
September 22, 2016
Is it mind control, are people faking, or is hypnosis something more?
September 1, 2016
Maybe you’ve heard about this magic button in the vagina that can give women amazing orgasms. What’s going on there? Is it magic... or is it science? Join us on a
June 28, 2016
Science Vs takes on fads, trends, and the opinionated mob to find out what's fact, what's not, and what's somewhere in between. This season, we'll be tackling organic f