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.
New season starting September 2018!
October 30, 2018
With the U.S. midterm elections right around the corner…we at Science Vs are spending all this week looking at the biggest political topics out there. And seeing what exactly the science has to say about them.
October 25, 2018
Online dating can feel like drudgery… can science help you game the system? And do those matching algorithms actually work? To find out, we talked to psychologist
October 18, 2018
It’s 1849, and a gruesome murder has just happened at Harvard. As body parts turn up, the science of the day is put to the ultimate test… to find out: who did it?
October 11, 2018
You’ve probably heard that gentrification changes neighborhoods for the worse: first come the hipsters and then the bankers. Soon, the neighborhood is overrun with
October 4, 2018
Moooove over, dairy milk: the alternative milk craze is here. But are they more than just a frothy fad? To find out which is best for the planet, we speak to envir
September 27, 2018
Do vegans have a right to be so smug? This week we find out whether it really is better for the environment, and our bodies, to go vegan. We speak to environmental
September 20, 2018
Essential Oils - and their claims - are huge right now. But is it all hype, or is there something special about these little brown bottles? To get to the bottom of
September 13, 2018
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
Lars Trembly to replace Wendy Zukerman as host.
June 28, 2018
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
March 22, 2018
How did we get here?
December 14, 2017
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
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
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, 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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 28, 2016
How well do they work?
October 20, 2016
Putting forensic evidence under the microscope (part 2).
October 7, 2016
Putting forensic evidence under the microscope.
September 30, 2016
How worried should you be?
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
August 25, 2016
Is it worth the money?
August 11, 2016
What is the plural of octopus?
What happens when you enforce gun control?
August 4, 2016
Do guns make us safer?
July 27, 2016
What does the science say?
Is it destroying the environment?
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
October 26, 2015
We are thrilled to announce that Science Vs is moving to Gimlet Media in 2016.
Science Vs is the show that pits facts against fads, host