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Just Na Science

By Lauren Mattina, MS.Ed and Nicholas Volpe, MS
Lauren is a science teacher and Nick is a scientist. Together, they use comedy and science to debunk pseudoscience, myths, and common misconceptions they find on the internet.
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Will the Flu Vaccine Cause More COVID-19 Cases? Here's What the Experts Say
Flu season is officially here which means all the anti-vaxxers will be crawling out from their disease ridden holes to tell us how unsafe vaccines are. Some have been citing a study that suggests the flu vaccine will increase the chances of catching the coronavirus. But is that true? We also discuss how vaccines are made, what information the CDC and FDA use in their decisions, and so much more! Transcript  You can support our show by becoming a Patreon member - your support helps keep our show ad-free. Want to interact with us live? Follow us on Twitch! Click here to watch our channel trailer. Visit our website for blog posts, YouTube videos, and more! Find us on social: @justnascience for Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook Have a question, episode idea, or business inquiry? Email us at: justnapodcast@gmail.com Podcast theme song: Like an Idiot by Sven Karlsson Music licensed through Epidemic Sound
24:26
October 27, 2020
What's It Like Planning a Wedding During a Pandemic? (Bonus)
Lauren and I got married this past weekend (16Oct2020)! We’re exhausted from the wedding so we’re taking a break this week. We didn’t want to leave you with nothing, so we recorded what our experience planning a wedding was like during the pandemic. It’s a casual conversation about what we dealt with and how we handled it. There’s so much more that we could have discussed but this episode just covers the major stuff. If you want to see pictures click on the link below to go to our website! Next week we're back starting with season 2 and an all new science-related podcast episode. Pictures of Wedding Transcript  You can support our show by becoming a Patreon member - your support helps keep our show ad-free. Want to interact with us live? Follow us on Twitch! Click here to watch our channel trailer. Visit our website for blog posts, YouTube videos, and more! Find us on social: @justnascience for Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook Have a question, episode idea, or business inquiry? Email us at: justnapodcast@gmail.com Podcast theme song: Like an Idiot by Sven Karlsson Music licensed through Epidemic Sound
37:54
October 20, 2020
Is Donating Your Old Clothes an Effective Recycling Strategy? You Might Not Like the Answer
Have you ever donated clothes into one of those big drop off containers? Do you know if those clothes were ever sent to a family who needed them? In this episode we talk about some of the myths and misconceptions about fast fashion, donating clothes, and how to improve your carbon footprint while still slaying. By the way, we're not suggesting to stop donating clothes - just choose where you donate more carefully so the clothes don't end up in an incinerator! Link to Episode Transcript: https://www.justnascience.com/show-notes/episode-50-is-donating-your-old-clothes-an-effective-recycling-strategy-you-might-not-like-the-answer You can support our show by becoming a Patreon member - your support helps keep our show ad-free. Want to interact with us live? Follow us on Twitch! Click here to watch our channel trailer. Visit our website for blog posts, YouTube videos, and more! Find us on social: @justnascience for Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook Have a question, episode idea, or business inquiry? Email us at: justnapodcast@gmail.com Podcast theme song: Like an Idiot by Sven Karlsson Music licensed through Epidemic Sound
26:56
October 13, 2020
2020 Nobel Prize Awarded for the Discovery of a Liver Destroying Virus
The Nobel Prize is a monumental achievement and is awarded yearly in six different disciplines (chemistry, physics, medicine or physiology, literature, peace, and economics). This year's recipients for medicine or physiology was announced on October 5, 2020. The individuals who won due to their discovery of a virus that confused doctors for years. We're talking about hepatitis C. Link to Episode Transcript: https://www.justnascience.com/show-notes/episode-49-2020-nobel-prize-awarded-for-the-discovery-of-a-liver-destroying-virus You can support our show by becoming a Patreon member - your support helps keep our show ad-free. Want to interact with us live? Follow us on Twitch! Click here to watch our channel trailer. Visit our website for blog posts, YouTube videos, and more! Find us on social: @justnascience for Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook Have a question, episode idea, or business inquiry? Email us at: justnapodcast@gmail.com Podcast theme song: Like an Idiot by Sven Karlsson Music licensed through Epidemic Sound
24:05
October 6, 2020
Did Early Humans Evolve Into Mermaids? Documentary Provides Answers
Are mermaids real, and if so, what drove their evolution? In this episode we examine the 2011 documentary Mermaids: The Body Found and explain what is legit and what you should be skeptical of. If you've never seen this before, it's a compelling tale of a completely fake group of scientists trying to crack a government coverup. But not only is it just a movie, people actually believe it. NOAA got so many complaints they had to make an official statement.  Link to Episode Transcript: https://www.justnascience.com/show-notes/episode 48-did-early-humans-evolve-into-mermaids-documentary-provides-answers You can support our show by becoming a Patreon member - your support helps keep our show ad-free. Want to interact with us live? Follow us on Twitch! Click here to watch our channel trailer. Visit our website for blog posts, YouTube videos, and more! Find us on social: @justnascience for Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook Have a question, episode idea, or business inquiry? Email us at: justnapodcast@gmail.com Podcast theme song: Like an Idiot by Sven Karlsson Music licensed through Epidemic Sound
23:25
September 29, 2020
Why Sucking the Venom from a Snake Bite Doesn't Work; Do This Instead
You get bit by a snake, your first reaction is: try and suck the venom out? Catch the snake that bit you? Run around panicking that you just got bit? If you answered yes or any of these then you congratulations, you don't know how to treat a snake bite! But don't worry, we explain what the experts suggest you do. We also cover popular myths and misconceptions about peeing on a jellyfish sting and Lauren tells a tale about how a tiny bee sting almost lead to her needing surgery.  Link to Episode Transcript: https://www.justnascience.com/show-notes/episode-47-why-sucking-the-venom-from-a-snake-bite-doesnt-work-do-this-instead You can support our show by becoming a Patreon member - your support helps keep our show ad-free.   Want to interact with us live? Follow us on Twitch! Click here to watch our channel trailer.   Visit our website for blog posts, YouTube videos, and more!   Find us on social: @justnascience for Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook   Have a question, episode idea, or another business inquiry? Email us at: justnapodcast@gmail.com   Podcast theme song: Like an Idiot by Sven Karlsson   Music licensed through Epidemic Sound
25:42
September 22, 2020
Life on Venus is a Real Possibility, New Discovery Suggests
A research paper published yesterday (14Sep2020) claims phosphine gas is present in the clouds of Venus. Here on Earth the only sources of phosphine gas are microbes, geochemistry, and manufacturing. To our knowledge there is nothing in the clouds or atmosphere that would cause production of phosphine gas leaving biological production a real possibility. But if there is alien life, would it look like us? Lauren and I discuss how natural selection and evolution may be different in aliens than humans. We also talk about abductions, Lauren's personal alien story, and more! Link to Episode Transcript: https://www.justnascience.com/show-notes/episode-46-life-on-venus-is-a-real-possibility-new-discovery-suggests You can support our show by becoming a Patreon member - your support helps keep our show ad-free.  Want to interact with us live? Follow us on Twitch! Click here to watch our channel trailer.  Visit our website for blog posts, YouTube videos, and more!  Find us on social: @justnascience for Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook  Have a question, episode idea, or another business inquiry? Email us at: justnapodcast@gmail.com  Podcast theme song: Like an Idiot by Sven Karlsson  Music licensed through Epidemic Sound
28:35
September 15, 2020
Doctors Are Telling Patients to Go Outside During the Pandemic and it May Help with Depression
Depression can affect anyone and can be a serious mental health issue. During the global pandemic and other once in a lifetime events we've seen more people reporting symptoms of depression. But what exactly is Major Depressive Disorder, how do you get diagnosed, what causes it and what are some treatments? We answer all of those questions and talk about some Twitter remedies in this episode. Link to Episode Transcript: https://www.justnascience.com/show-notes/episode-45-nature-and-depression You can support our show by becoming a Patreon member - your support helps keep our show ad-free. Want to interact with us live? Follow us on Twitch! Click here to watch our channel trailer. Visit our website for blog posts, YouTube videos, and more! Find us on social: @justnascience for Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook Have a question, episode idea, or another business inquiry? Email us at: justnapodcast@gmail.com Podcast theme song: Like an Idiot by Sven Karlsson Music licensed through Epidemic Sound
28:12
September 8, 2020
Metabolism and Weight Loss Myths with Dietitian Amanda Hookom from Hookom on Health
Almost half of all Americans tried to lose weight in the past year. But with so many health and nutrition myths and misconceptions, it's hard to know what to believe. In this podcast episode we speak with registered dietitian and certified personal trainer Amanda Hookom about different health myths. Amanda is also a YouTuber, blogger, and Twitch streamer so make sure you check out her channels! Link to Episode Transcript: https://www.justnascience.com/show-notes/episode-44-health-myths-with-hookom-on-health You can support our show by becoming a Patreon member - your support helps keep our show ad-free.       Want to interact with us live? Follow us on Twitch! Click here to watch our channel trailer.       Visit our website for blog posts, YouTube videos, and more!       Find us on social: @justnascience for Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook       Have a question, episode idea, or another business inquiry? Email us at: justnapodcast@gmail.com       Podcast theme song: Like an Idiot by Sven Karlsson       Music licensed through Epidemic Sound
28:21
September 1, 2020
With Fear of a Second COVID-19 Wave Should Children Return to School?
Summer is coming to a close and many teachers and families still don't know what school will look like this fall. In this podcast episode we provide a brief COVID-19 update, talk about an interesting experiment in Germany, and the possibility of children to be "super spreaders" for the coronavirus.  Link to Episode Transcript: https://www.justnascience.com/show-notes/episode-43-should-children-return-to-school-this-fall You can support our show by becoming a Patreon member - your support helps keep our show ad-free.      Want to interact with us live? Follow us on Twitch! Click here to watch our channel trailer.      Visit our website for blog posts, YouTube videos, and more!      Find us on social: @justnascience for Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook      Have a question, episode idea, or another business inquiry? Email us at: justnapodcast@gmail.com      Podcast theme song: Like an Idiot by Sven Karlsson      Music licensed through Epidemic Sound
26:45
August 25, 2020
Are Humans Naturally Violent? What the Research Says
Last episode Lauren and I discussed our thoughts on whether or not humans are naturally violent. We even shared some anecdotal evidence as well. This week, we see what the research and experts say. We discuss ideas from Enlightenment Era philosophers and research from anthropologists, and zoologists. Use the links below to connect with us on social media and let us know your thoughts on the topic! Link to Episode Transcript: https://www.justnascience.com/show-notes/episode-42-are-humans-violent-part-2 You can support our show by becoming a Patreon member - your support helps keep our show ad-free.     Want to interact with us live? Follow us on Twitch! Click here to watch our channel trailer.     Visit our website for blog posts, YouTube videos, and more!     Find us on social: @justnascience for Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook     Have a question, episode idea, or another business inquiry? Email us at: justnapodcast@gmail.com     Podcast theme song: Like an Idiot by Sven Karlsson     Music licensed through Epidemic Sound
28:04
August 18, 2020
Are Humans Naturally Violent? A Scientist and a Teacher Debate
If you watch the news, read the paper, or just browse Twitter; you will undoubtedly find some coverage of protests, riots, crime, and other acts of violence. With all of the current tensions and issues in our country and decades long violence in other parts of the world, Lauren and I look to answer the question: are humans violent by nature? This topic will be broken up over two weeks. This week we discuss our thoughts and feelings based on anecdotal evidence and history while next week will be more research driven. We do not discuss any acts of violence in detail but we do make reference to violence as a whole. Use the links below to connect with us on social media and let us know your thoughts on the topic! Link to Episode Transcript: https://www.justnascience.com/show-notes/episode-41-are-humans-violent-part-1 You can support our show by becoming a Patreon member - your support helps keep our show ad-free.    Want to interact with us live? Follow us on Twitch! Click here to watch our channel trailer.    Visit our website for blog posts, YouTube videos, and more!    Find us on social: @justnascience for Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook    Have a question, episode idea, or another business inquiry? Email us at: justnapodcast@gmail.com    Podcast theme song: Like an Idiot by Sven Karlsson    Music licensed through Epidemic Sound
31:45
August 11, 2020
Is Monogamy Natural for Humans? Marriage Research Says Maybe
Lauren and I decided to postpone our wedding due to COVID-19. But while talking about the wedding, we started discussing monogamy and human evolution of it. In this podcast episode we discuss animals that mate for life and what that actually means for humans. We also talk about why humans may or may not be best suited for a lifetime together.  Everyone has heard of the 7 year itch, but is that a myth? This is a weird episode and none of this translates to your individual relationship. We are only speaking out of personal experience and based on what research suggests!  Link to Episode Transcript: https://www.justnascience.com/show-notes/episode-40-science-of-monogamy You can support our show by becoming a Patreon member - your support helps keep our show ad-free.   Want to interact with us live? Follow us on Twitch! Click here to watch our channel trailer.   Visit our website for blog posts, YouTube videos, and more!   Find us on social: @justnascience for Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook   Have a question, episode idea, or another business inquiry? Email us at: justnapodcast@gmail.com   Podcast theme song: Like an Idiot by Sven Karlsson   Music licensed through Epidemic Sound
34:26
August 4, 2020
Why Do You Make the Medical Decisions You Do? Doctor Tayla Miron-Shatz Explains
There is so much going on in the world of science and medicine. Coronavirus cases continue to climb in the US while pharmaceutical companies race to find a treatment and vaccine. But as with any medical treatment, a decision must be made: take the new vaccine or to not take the vaccine. This week’s podcast episode we interviewed Dr. Tayla Miron-Shatz about how we make medical decisions. Link to Episode Transcript: https://www.justnascience.com/show-notes/episode-39-medical-decision-making Get information about Dr. Miron-Shatz's book here. You can support our show by becoming a Patreon member - your support helps keep our show ad-free. Want to interact with us live? Follow us on Twitch! Click here to watch our channel trailer. Visit our website for blog posts, YouTube videos, and more! Find us on social: @justnascience for Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook Have a question, episode idea, or another business inquiry? Email us at: justnapodcast@gmail.com Podcast theme song: Like an Idiot by Sven Karlsson Music licensed through Epidemic Sound
36:22
July 28, 2020
Coronavirus Is Still a Thing
The number of COVID-19 cases continues to rise every day in the US. In this week's podcast episode, we give some updates on the coronavirus and also discuss some of the possible reasons why Americans are so against wearing a mask.  Link to Episode Transcript: https://www.justnascience.com/show-notes/episode-38-coronavirus-update You can support our show by becoming a Patreon member - your support helps keep our show ad-free.  Want to interact with us live? Follow us on Twitch! Click here to watch our channel trailer.  Visit our website for blog posts, YouTube videos, and more!  Find us on social: @justnascience for Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook  Have a question, episode idea, or another business inquiry? Email us at: justnapodcast@gmail.com  Podcast theme song: Like an Idiot by Sven Karlsson  Music licensed through Epidemic Sound
25:45
July 21, 2020
Are Dinosaurs from the Movies Accurate to Real Life? Not really
Everybody loves dinosaurs. I mean, who hasn’t seen every Jurassic Park movie? But, are the dinosaurs shown in the movie close to what dinosaurs were really like? In this podcast episode we discuss some of the myths and common misconceptions surrounding dinosaurs, the environment in which they lived, and how they may have gone extinct. Link to episode transcript: https://www.justnascience.com/show-notes/episode-37-dinosaurs You can support our show by becoming a Patreon member - your support helps keep our show ad-free. Want to interact with us live? Follow us on Twitch! Click here to watch our channel trailer. Visit our website for blog posts, YouTube videos, and more! Find us on social: @justnascience for Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook Have a question, episode idea, or another business inquiry? Email us at: justnapodcast@gmail.com Podcast theme song: Like an Idiot by Sven Karlsson Music licensed through Epidemic Sound
24:58
July 14, 2020
Are You Right-Brained or Left-Brained? The Answer Might Surprise You
Have you ever taken a Buzzfeed quiz to see which side of your brain is dominant? Maybe someone told you that you're so right brained. The truth about brain dominance is that it's half true. This is one of those not-so-rare times in science where we're not fully sure. The brain is extremely complicated so it's not surprising we don't know entirely how it works. There are many aspects of consciousness and personality that we simply haven't discovered yet. Until then, we have to stick with the information current research studies provide. Link to episode transcript: https://www.justnascience.com/show-notes/episode-36-left-brain-vs-right-brain Image of brain and Corpus callosum (links to image from ascensionglossary.com) You can support our show by becoming a Patreon member - your support helps keep our show ad-free.  Want to interact with us live? Follow us on Twitch! Click here to watch our channel trailer.  Visit our website for blog posts, YouTube videos, and more!  Find us on social: @justnascience for Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook Have a question, episode idea, or another business inquiry? Email us at: justnapodcast@gmail.com  Podcast theme song: Like an Idiot by Sven Karlsson  Music licensed through Epidemic Sound
22:57
July 7, 2020
COVID-19: 6 Months Later
The Sars-COV-2 coronavirus has been a worldwide issue for 6 months now. We thought it would be interesting to talk about what we learned in the past half year, COVID-19 updates from different states in the United States, and how our original predictions aged. We'll listen to some short clips way back from Episode 10, talk about people's attitudes and perceptions of the pandemic, and end with a brief talk on some different clinical trials that are currently taking place. You can support our show by becoming a Patreon member - your support helps keep our show ad-free. Want to interact with us live? Follow us on Twitch! Click here to watch our channel trailer. Visit our website for blog posts, YouTube videos, and more! Find us on social: @justnascience for Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook -We put out new episodes every Tuesday! Have a question, episode idea, or another business inquiry? Email us at: justnapodcast@gmail.com Podcast theme song: Like an Idiot by Sven Karlsson Music licensed through Epidemic Sound
23:34
June 30, 2020
Pregnancy: That Doesn't Go In There (And How Paternity Tests Work)
It was recently Father's Day here in the United States so we thought it would be fun to answer some confusing pregnancy questions from Yahoo Answers and talk about how paternity tests work! Warning: We talk about sexual content in this episode. If you're sensitive to that kind of material, this episode may not be for you.  You can support our show by becoming a Patreon member - your support helps keep our show ad-free.  Want to interact with us live? Follow us on Twitch! Click here to watch our channel trailer. Visit our website for blog posts, YouTube videos, and more!   Find us on social: @justnascience for Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook -We put out new episodes every Tuesday!  Have a question, episode idea, or another business inquiry? Email us at: justnapodcast@gmail.com Podcast theme song: Like an Idiot by Sven Karlsson  Music licensed through Epidemic Sound
27:09
June 23, 2020
Teaching Science in the Bible Belt Featuring Science Teacher Timothy Tanner
We wouldn’t be a very good educational podcast if we never talked about education. Our guest Tim Tanner, a science teacher in Mississippi, talks to us about some of the challenges about teaching science in the Bible Belt and some ways he fosters student curiosity. On the side Tim is involved in local film production and wants everyone to check out an upcoming film called Texas Red that is set to air on Video on Demand or Amazon Prime. You can check out the IMdB page to get some details before it’s 2021 release! You can support our show by becoming a Patreon member at patreon.com/justnascience - your support helps keep our show ad-free.  Want to interact with us live? Follow us on Twitch! We do memes, science discussions, and even cook full meals and talk about the science involved! We also have a Discord with a growing community of fans, fellow streamers, and lots of food and pet pictures!  Our website is www.justnascience.com  You can email us questions and topics for future episodes at justnapodcast@gmail.com  Find us on social: @justnascience for Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook  We put out new podcast episodes every Tuesday!  Music licensed through Epidemic Sound
36:20
June 16, 2020
Are We Living in a Computer Simulation? We Aren't Sure
You've seen the Matrix. You've seen posts on social media about "glitches in the matrix". You may have even experienced one for yourself! But is there any truth to this? Well, honestly we have no idea. It's sort of impossible to figure out but we can still have fun talking about it! We also talk about robots and research about our brains controlling stuff just by thinking about it.  You can support our show by becoming a Patreon member - your support helps keep our show ad-free. Want to interact with us live? Follow us on Twitch! Click here to watch our channel trailer. Visit our website for blog posts, YouTube videos, and more! Find us on social: @justnascience for Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook Have a question, episode idea, or another business inquiry? Email us at: justnapodcast@gmail.com Podcast theme song: Like an Idiot by Sven Karlsson Music licensed through Epidemic Sound
24:59
June 10, 2020
What Happens in Space, Stays in Space with Guest Kim Mancharia of TruSat
In honor of SpaceX's successful landing at the International Space Station, we interviewed Kim Mancharia. She serves as the community manager for TruSat, an open-source satellite tracking tool. Ever want to know where satellites and stuff are? Well, now you can with TruSat. It's surprisingly easy (that's what Kim said anyway, we haven't tried it ourselves yet). You can support our show by becoming a Patreon member - your support helps keep our show ad-free. Want to interact with us live? Follow us on Twitch! Click here to watch our channel trailer. Visit our website for blog posts, YouTube videos, and more! Find us on social: @justnascience for Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook Have a question, episode idea, or another business inquiry? Email us at: justnapodcast@gmail.com Podcast theme song: Like an Idiot by Sven Karlsson Music licensed through Epidemic Sound
31:32
June 3, 2020
Debunking the Viral Video Plandemic
Earlier in May a video was released about how the coronavirus pandemic was man-made and this scientist (Judy Mikovits)  was being suppressed and all this other stuff. There's a bunch of third-party and independent fact checkers that reviewed the "documentary" so we searched through some and listed a few of our favorite counterpoints. We also added our own scientific additions to provide even more information. You can support our show by becoming a Patreon member - your support helps keep our show ad-free. Want to interact with us live? Follow us on Twitch! Click here to watch our channel trailer. Visit our website for blog posts, YouTube videos, and more! Find us on social: @justnascience for Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook Have a question, episode idea, or another business inquiry? Email us at: justnapodcast@gmail.com Podcast theme song: Like an Idiot by Sven Karlsson Music licensed through Epidemic Sound
32:49
May 26, 2020
Data Doesn't Lie, Right? But It Can Be Misleading! With Special Guest, Economist Jon Schwabish
I've heard the phrase "data doesn't lie" or "numbers don't lie" more times than I can count. But, as we discuss in this podcast episode; numbers, graphs, figures - they can all be manipulated. Our guest, Jon Schwabish, discusses with us some of his research and some examples of statistical manipulation and misrepresentation.  Want to hear more from Jon? Visit his website policyviz.com and listen to his podcast The Policy Viz podcast! You can support our show by becoming a Patreon member - your support helps keep our show ad-free. Want to interact with us live? Follow us on Twitch! Click here to watch our channel trailer. Visit our website for blog posts, YouTube videos, and more! Find us on social: @justnascience for Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook Have a question, episode idea, or another business inquiry? Email us at: justnapodcast@gmail.com Podcast theme song: Like an Idiot by Sven Karlsson Music licensed through Epidemic Sound
30:29
May 19, 2020
Why Do We Believe in Pseudoscience? With Special Guest, PhD Candidate Itamar Shatz
Ever wondered why people believe in the craziest pseudoscience? We did too, so we got some answers! Our podcast guest this week, Itamar Shatz, is a PhD student at Cambridge University studying philosophy. He explains to us about some of the different types of cognitive biases that we face daily and what we can do to communicate more effectively. I don't want to give too much away because this episode is super interesting! Want to hear more from Itamar? Visit his website effectiviology.com and sign up for his newsletter to get notified about new blog posts! You can support our show by becoming a Patreon member - your support helps keep our show ad-free. Want to interact with us live? Follow us on Twitch! Click here to watch our channel trailer. Visit our website for blog posts, YouTube videos, and more! Find us on social: @justnascience for Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook Have a question, episode idea, or another business inquiry? Email us at: justnapodcast@gmail.com Podcast theme song: Like an Idiot by Sven Karlsson Music licensed through Epidemic Sound
31:16
May 12, 2020
COVID Treatment Hope; Explaining How Different Treatments May Work
This podcast episode we're talking about some of the potential treatments that are being studied to treat COVID-19. While there are no approved treatments yet, a ton of work and research is being poured into developing a vaccine as well as an effective treatment. We cover four of the biggest contenders: vaccines, convalescent plasma, hydroxychloroquine + azithromycin, and Remdesivir. Learn more about these treatments and some of the science behind how they work! You can support our show by becoming a Patreon member - your support helps keep our show ad-free. Want to interact with us live? Follow us on Twitch! Click here to watch our channel trailer. Visit our website for blog posts, YouTube videos, and more! Find us on social: @justnascience for Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook Have a question, episode idea, or another business inquiry? Email us at: justnapodcast@gmail.com Podcast theme song: Like an Idiot by Sven Karlsson Music licensed through Epidemic Sound
23:31
May 5, 2020
How Can You Use Science to Improve Your Happiness? Featuring Special Guest Sarah Gregg
This podcast episode we talk with Sarah Gregg, an expert on adjusting your mindset and using the flow method to find happiness. We talk about the "happiness threshold" (the point at which making more money doesn't make you any happier) and how to change your outlook on life to make the most out of any situation! Want to hear more from Sarah? Check out her website and Instagram to learn more about flow state! You can support our show by becoming a Patreon member - your support helps keep our show ad-free. Want to interact with us live? Follow us on Twitch! Click here to watch our channel trailer. Visit our website for blog posts, YouTube videos, and more! Find us on social: @justnascience for Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook Have a question, episode idea, or another business inquiry? Email us at: justnapodcast@gmail.com Podcast theme song: Like an Idiot by Sven Karlsson Music licensed through Epidemic Sound
29:38
April 28, 2020
How to Flatten the COVID Curve with Special Guest Dr. Jennifer Variste
We're very lucky to have Dr. Jennifer Variste, a pediatrician from Houston, Texas with us in this episode. She explains the difference between social distancing, self-isolation, and quarantine. We also discuss the need for opening the country gradually and some other topics. This is a family-friendly episode! You can support our show by becoming a Patreon member - your support helps keep our show ad-free. Want to interact with us live? Follow us on Twitch! Click here to watch our channel trailer. Visit our website for blog posts, YouTube videos, and more! Find us on social: @justnascience for Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook Have a question, episode idea, or another business inquiry? Email us at: justnapodcast@gmail.com Podcast theme song: Like an Idiot by Sven Karlsson Music licensed through Epidemic Sound
27:18
April 21, 2020
Astronomy vs Astrology: Only One is a Real Science
We were supposed to talk about the differences between astronomy and astrology, but we somehow got sidetracked and talked astrology, ghosts, and some other stuff. There's not much real science in this episode, we mostly focus on what isn't science. You can support our show by becoming a Patreon member - your support helps keep our show ad-free. Want to interact with us live? Follow us on Twitch! Click here to watch our channel trailer. Visit our website for blog posts, YouTube videos, and more! Find us on social: @justnascience for Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook Have a question, episode idea, or another business inquiry? Email us at: justnapodcast@gmail.com Podcast theme song: Like an Idiot by Sven Karlsson Music licensed through Epidemic Sound
25:05
April 14, 2020
COVID-19 Before the Apex
We talk with two individuals with coronavirus in NYC; a 29 year old female healthcare worker and a 28 year old male first responder. They walk us through what it's like to have COVID-19, how they got tested, and more. Afterwards, we hear from a nurse at a major hospital in NYC about what it's really like in the ICU and if it's just media hype. You can support our show by becoming a Patreon member - your support helps keep our show ad-free. Want to interact with us live? Follow us on Twitch! Click here to watch our channel trailer. Visit our website for blog posts, YouTube videos, and more! Find us on social: @justnascience for Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook Have a question, episode idea, or another business inquiry? Email us at: justnapodcast@gmail.com Podcast theme song: Like an Idiot by Sven Karlsson Music licensed through Epidemic Sound
32:55
April 7, 2020
Slaying the Tiger King; Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge Curator Emily McCormack Gives Inside Information
The head curator of Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge, Emily McCormack, discusses the Netflix show Tiger King with us and talks about what the producers left out. We also discuss what a real sanctuary is and issues with supporting facilities that allow petting of tiger cubs. Fair warning, we discuss some animal mistreatment so be prepared.  Want to learn more about Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge? Check out their website and show your support by making a donation! You can support our show by becoming a Patreon member - your support helps keep our show ad-free. Want to interact with us live? Follow us on Twitch! Click here to watch our channel trailer. Visit our website for blog posts, YouTube videos, and more! Find us on social: @justnascience for Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook Have a question, episode idea, or another business inquiry? Email us at: justnapodcast@gmail.com Podcast theme song: Like an Idiot by Sven Karlsson Music licensed through Epidemic Sound
28:28
April 1, 2020
Dethroning the Tiger King; What Are Real Animal Sanctuaries Are Like
The Tiger King is Netflix's hot show during the COVID-19 quarantine. We discuss some of the issues with Joe Exotic, his "zoo" and what a real sanctuary is after looking at some memes of course. If you binge watched Tiger King over the weekend then this episode is for you! Join us as we dethrone the king. You can support our show by becoming a Patreon member - your support helps keep our show ad-free. Want to interact with us live? Follow us on Twitch! Click here to watch our channel trailer. Visit our website for blog posts, YouTube videos, and more! Find us on social: @justnascience for Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook Have a question, episode idea, or another business inquiry? Email us at: justnapodcast@gmail.com Podcast theme song: Like an Idiot by Sven Karlsson Music licensed through Epidemic Sound
23:13
March 31, 2020
Learning from Women in Science with Special Guest, PhD Candidate Julia Ravey
March is Women's History month and we are thrilled to announce our first guest ever - PhD candidate, Julia Ravey!  Learn why "listening to your heart" is nonsense and her research on Alzheimer's disease. We also talk myths and misconceptions about neuroscience and some of the struggles women face in academia. Want to hear more from Julia? Check out her Instagram and YouTube channel!  You can support our show by becoming a Patreon member - your support helps keep our show ad-free. Want to interact with us live? Follow us on Twitch! Click here to watch our channel trailer. Visit our website for blog posts, YouTube videos, and more! Find us on social: @justnascience for Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook Have a question, episode idea, or another business inquiry? Email us at: justnapodcast@gmail.com Podcast theme song: Like an Idiot by Sven Karlsson Music licensed through Epidemic Sound
36:32
March 24, 2020
Quarantine and Chill
On 21Mar2020 we did our second Livecast on Castbox talking COVID-19 news. Listen to our full, unedited discussion as we talk updated case numbers, potential treatments, social distancing, and more! You can support our show by becoming a Patreon member - your support helps keep our show ad-free. Want to interact with us live? Follow us on Twitch! Click here to watch our channel trailer. Visit our website for blog posts, YouTube videos, and more! Find us on social: @justnascience for Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook Have a question, episode idea, or another business inquiry? Email us at: justnapodcast@gmail.com Podcast theme song: Like an Idiot by Sven Karlsson Music licensed through Epidemic Sound
1:04:01
March 23, 2020
Coronapocalypse 2020
This podcast episode we're talking about COVID-19 and the coronapocalypse. Some highlighted talking points are: school closures, self-quarantine, number of cases, and prevention methods. This is a segment from our recent livecast on Castbox so be sure to catch the full episode on our website! You can support our show by becoming a Patreon member - your support helps keep our show ad-free. Want to interact with us live? Follow us on Twitch! Click here to watch our channel trailer. Visit our website for blog posts, YouTube videos, and more! Find us on social: @justnascience for Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook Have a question, episode idea, or another business inquiry? Email us at: justnapodcast@gmail.com Podcast theme song: Like an Idiot by Sven Karlsson Music licensed through Epidemic Sound
26:21
March 17, 2020
How Owning an Exotic Pet Can Lead to Another Pandemic
Viral outbreaks like COVID-19 (the novel coronavirus), SARS,  MERS; they all started in animals. Social media use promotes the sale and purchase of exotic animals as pets which increases the chance of future viral outbreaks. We also discusses some of the darker issues with exotic pet trade that you don't see on social media.  You can support our show by becoming a Patreon member - your support helps keep our show ad-free. Want to interact with us live? Follow us on Twitch! Click here to watch our channel trailer. Visit our website for blog posts, YouTube videos, and more! Find us on social: @justnascience for Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook Have a question, episode idea, or another business inquiry? Email us at: justnapodcast@gmail.com Podcast theme song: Like an Idiot by Sven Karlsson Music licensed through Epidemic Sound
25:07
March 10, 2020
COVID-19 Spreads to the US; How to Prepare
The coronavirus now called COVID-19 has spread to the US. The CDC and government recommends we start preparing. In this podcast episode we’re going to discuss best methods for preparation and how to stay safe and healthy. You can support our show by becoming a Patreon member - your support helps keep our show ad-free. Want to interact with us live? Follow us on Twitch! Click here to watch our channel trailer. Visit our website for blog posts, YouTube videos, and more! Find us on social: @justnascience for Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook Have a question, episode idea, or another business inquiry? Email us at: justnapodcast@gmail.com Podcast theme song: Like an Idiot by Sven Karlsson Music licensed through Epidemic Sound
22:41
March 3, 2020
Will Banning Single Use Plastic Bags Really Help the Environment? Probably
NYC is implementing a ban on single use plastic bags effective March 1, 2020. Some grocery stores and small convenience stores are calling for a 2-3 month delay to help them prepare. Is this too unreasonable? Listen to what Lauren, an environmental science specialist and science teacher, has to say about it. You can support our show by becoming a Patreon member - your support helps keep our show ad-free. Want to interact with us live? Follow us on Twitch! Click here to watch our channel trailer. Visit our website for blog posts, YouTube videos, and more! Find us on social: @justnascience for Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook Have a question, episode idea, or another business inquiry? Email us at: justnapodcast@gmail.com Podcast theme song: Like an Idiot by Sven Karlsson Music licensed through Epidemic Sound
21:15
February 25, 2020
How Many of These Common Health Myths Have You Heard?
Does the flu vaccine give you the flu? Does stress cause ulcers? Does wet hair get you sick? Find out in this podcast episode where we discuss myths about things that gets you sick.  You can support our show by becoming a Patreon member - your support helps keep our show ad-free. Want to interact with us live? Follow us on Twitch! Click here to watch our channel trailer. Visit our website for blog posts, YouTube videos, and more! Find us on social: @justnascience for Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook Have a question, episode idea, or another business inquiry? Email us at: justnapodcast@gmail.com Podcast theme song: Like an Idiot by Sven Karlsson Music licensed through Epidemic Sound
20:15
February 18, 2020
UPDATE to Coronavirus Outbreak
There’s been a lot of news about the 2019-nCoV coronvirus lately and it can be difficult to keep track. Lauren and I complied all important and current information and present it in a single podcast. Definitely check this out if you’re interested or concerned about this outbreak. You can support our show by becoming a Patreon member - your support helps keep our show ad-free. Want to interact with us live? Follow us on Twitch! Click here to watch our channel trailer. Visit our website for blog posts, YouTube videos, and more! Find us on social: @justnascience for Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook Have a question, episode idea, or another business inquiry? Email us at: justnapodcast@gmail.com Podcast theme song: Like an Idiot by Sven Karlsson Music licensed through Epidemic Sound
21:28
February 11, 2020
We Watched and Reviewed the Netflix Show The Goop Lab and it's Really Bad
In our first review we decided to look at the Netflix show The Goop Lab which discusses everything from psychedelic medications, doing yoga in the snow, and energy healing. A lot of the stuff discussed as zero scientific value and should be avoided but we make fun of it anyway. IMDB has The Goop Lab as a 2/5 rating which is basically all you need to know. We don't encourage anyone watching this show other than for pure entertainment value. You can support our show by becoming a Patreon member - your support helps keep our show ad-free. Want to interact with us live? Follow us on Twitch! Click here to watch our channel trailer. Visit our website for blog posts, YouTube videos, and more! Find us on social: @justnascience for Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook Have a question, episode idea, or another business inquiry? Email us at: justnapodcast@gmail.com Podcast theme song: Like an Idiot by Sven Karlsson Music licensed through Epidemic Sound
27:54
February 4, 2020
Do Men Know Much About the Female Body? Probably Not
Think you know a woman's body? Well, you can't be any worse than these guys. In this episode we discuss some of the biggest misconceptions men have about female anatomy. If you're not so hot with what goes where or are just trying to learn a little more, then this episode is for you! You can support our show by becoming a Patreon member - your support helps keep our show ad-free. Want to interact with us live? Follow us on Twitch! Click here to watch our channel trailer. Visit our website for blog posts, YouTube videos, and more! Find us on social: @justnascience for Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook Have a question, episode idea, or another business inquiry? Email us at: justnapodcast@gmail.com Podcast theme song: Like an Idiot by Sven Karlsson Music licensed through Epidemic Sound
22:30
January 28, 2020
Novel Coronavirus Outbreak - Ask a Scientist
The novel coronavirus, 2019-nCoV, is here but, what does that mean? We answer some of the internet's most frequently asked questions about the coronavirus outbreak happening right now! Some of the questions include: "What is the coronavirus?", "Can it be cured?", "Is it lethal?", "Should we be worried?", and more. If you're curious or nervous about this outbreak then check out our special Ask a Scientist episode! You can support our show by becoming a Patreon member - your support helps keep our show ad-free. Want to interact with us live? Follow us on Twitch! Click here to watch our channel trailer. Visit our website for blog posts, YouTube videos, and more! Find us on social: @justnascience for Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook Have a question, episode idea, or another business inquiry? Email us at: justnapodcast@gmail.com Podcast theme song: Like an Idiot by Sven Karlsson Music licensed through Epidemic Sound
15:14
January 26, 2020
Herbal Remedies Can Work, But They Can Also Be Dangerous
If you ever wondered about alternative remedies compared to western medicine, we explore the benefits and hazards of alternative medicine and natural supplements. Natural supplements absolutely have a place in treatment plans but buyer beware. Natural supplements aren't regulated by the FDA and often don't have robust clinical studies to support their claims.  You can support our show by becoming a Patreon member - your support helps keep our show ad-free. Want to interact with us live? Follow us on Twitch! Click here to watch our channel trailer. Visit our website for blog posts, YouTube videos, and more! Find us on social: @justnascience for Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook Have a question, episode idea, or another business inquiry? Email us at: justnapodcast@gmail.com Podcast theme song: Like an Idiot by Sven Karlsson Music licensed through Epidemic Sound
21:47
January 21, 2020
Weight Loss Supplements Don't Work According to Research
So it's the New Year and everyone is all about "New Year New Me" stuff. We decided to tackle questions like whether weight loss pills and supplements are worth it or even healthy. Unfortunately, there is no weight loss without trying. The good news is, you can do it. We're here to help! You can support our show by becoming a Patreon member - your support helps keep our show ad-free. Want to interact with us live? Follow us on Twitch! Click here to watch our channel trailer. Visit our website for blog posts, YouTube videos, and more! Find us on social: @justnascience for Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook Have a question, episode idea, or another business inquiry? Email us at: justnapodcast@gmail.com Podcast theme song: Like an Idiot by Sven Karlsson Music licensed through Epidemic Sound
32:20
January 7, 2020
Doctor Sent to Prison for Experimenting on Babies
The New York Times released an article on Dec. 30, 2019 about a Chinese scientist who was sentenced to 3 years in prison. I discuss who he is, what happened, and what this means for clinical research globally. This also serves as a follow-up to the Reaction to the Wall Street Journal article we discussed last week. You can support our show by becoming a Patreon member - your support helps keep our show ad-free. Want to interact with us live? Follow us on Twitch! Click here to watch our channel trailer. Visit our website for blog posts, YouTube videos, and more! Find us on social: @justnascience for Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook Have a question, episode idea, or another business inquiry? Email us at: justnapodcast@gmail.com Podcast theme song: Like an Idiot by Sven Karlsson Music licensed through Epidemic Sound
08:47
January 1, 2020
Top 10 Scientific Discoveries of the Decade
As we approach the end of 2019, we wanted to give our top ten discoveries of the decade. Let us know what you think the biggest discoveries of the decade were! You can support our show by becoming a Patreon member - your support helps keep our show ad-free. Want to interact with us live? Follow us on Twitch! Click here to watch our channel trailer. Visit our website for blog posts, YouTube videos, and more! Find us on social: @justnascience for Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook Have a question, episode idea, or another business inquiry? Email us at: justnapodcast@gmail.com Podcast theme song: Like an Idiot by Sven Karlsson Music licensed through Epidemic Sound
12:58
December 28, 2019
The Wall Street Journal is Wrong About Clinical Trials
Nick's reaction to a Wall Street Journal Article published on 25Dec2019 about clinical trials and the drug development process. You can support our show by becoming a Patreon member - your support helps keep our show ad-free. Want to interact with us live? Follow us on Twitch! Click here to watch our channel trailer. Visit our website for blog posts, YouTube videos, and more! Find us on social: @justnascience for Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook Have a question, episode idea, or another business inquiry? Email us at: justnapodcast@gmail.com Podcast theme song: Like an Idiot by Sven Karlsson Music licensed through Epidemic Sound
15:45
December 27, 2019
Climate Change is Happening But How Bad Will it Be?
When we're all floating on luggage or doors like at the end of Titanic you can blame these climate change deniers. We search for and laugh at fake science posts on social media before giving the real science-backed truth about the effects of climate change. You can support our show by becoming a Patreon member - your support helps keep our show ad-free. Want to interact with us live? Follow us on Twitch! Click here to watch our channel trailer. Visit our website for blog posts, YouTube videos, and more! Find us on social: @justnascience for Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook Have a question, episode idea, or another business inquiry? Email us at: justnapodcast@gmail.com Podcast theme song: Like an Idiot by Sven Karlsson Music licensed through Epidemic Sound
29:04
December 24, 2019
There is Zero Proof Vaccines Cause Autism, So Why Do People Still Believe It?
Tired of seeing endless fake news articles about vaccines causing Autism? There are over 50 research studies that we found which demonstrate the safety of vaccines or failure of vaccines causing Autism. Yet, many people still believe vaccines are dangerous. After making fun of things we find on Twitter we dive in to the contents of vaccines and provide real scientific data regarding vaccine safety. You can support our show by becoming a Patreon member - your support helps keep our show ad-free. Want to interact with us live? Follow us on Twitch! Click here to watch our channel trailer. Visit our website for blog posts, YouTube videos, and more! Find us on social: @justnascience for Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook Have a question, episode idea, or another business inquiry? Email us at: justnapodcast@gmail.com Podcast theme song: Like an Idiot by Sven Karlsson Music licensed through Epidemic Sound
25:00
December 20, 2019
Evolution is Real, We Just Don't Have All the Details Yet
Every time you see someone says evolution is just a theory your skin crawls. Instead of getting into a Twitter war, listen to our podcast. We make of fake Twitter science before having a real scientific discussion on evolution.  You can support our show by becoming a Patreon member - your support helps keep our show ad-free. Want to interact with us live? Follow us on Twitch! Click here to watch our channel trailer. Visit our website for blog posts, YouTube videos, and more! Find us on social: @justnascience for Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook Have a question, episode idea, or another business inquiry? Email us at: justnapodcast@gmail.com Podcast theme song: Like an Idiot by Sven Karlsson Music licensed through Epidemic Sound
27:40
December 20, 2019
The Earth Isn't Flat and Here's How You Can Prove It
You’ve seen posts online about how the Earth is flat. You’re always so tempted to write a reply letting them know how wrong they are. But you just don’t want the trouble. Well, we do. We source the internet for funny posts about Flat Earth and make fun of them before explaining how we know the Earth is actually round. You can support our show by becoming a Patreon member - your support helps keep our show ad-free. Want to interact with us live? Follow us on Twitch! Click here to watch our channel trailer. Visit our website for blog posts, YouTube videos, and more! Find us on social: @justnascience for Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook Have a question, episode idea, or another business inquiry? Email us at: justnapodcast@gmail.com Podcast theme song: Like an Idiot by Sven Karlsson Music licensed through Epidemic Sound
23:00
December 20, 2019