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Science Vs

By Gimlet

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Description

There are a lot of fads, blogs and strong opinions, but then there’s SCIENCE. Science Vs is the show from Gimlet Media that finds out what’s fact, what’s not, and what’s somewhere in between. We do the hard work of sifting through all the science so you don't have to. This season we tackle immigration, climate change, true love and artificial sweeteners.

Customer Reviews

Science vs entertainment

As a scientist, I was excited about the premise of this podcast- a fun, entertaining approach to hot topics from a supposedly objective viewpoint. However, I quickly realized that the host and producers of this podcast are not objective in their research nor on their presentation of the data. I know it's extremely difficult to be 100% objective in science, but this really is a sad attempt. What bothers me the most about the lack of objectivity in this podcast is the hypocrisy in the claims of this podcast in being THE fact-based alternative to the heavily biased information traditionally shared in popular media. This podcast pokes fun at the general population's subjective biases, yet this podcast itself is heavily skewed toward one side of each argument right from the start of each episode. And then to top it all off, the host is incredibly snarky in her tone and comes off as being superior to some of the interviewees because of her and the show's supposed objective approach. This show needs to step off of its high horse and stop trying to fool people into thinking that what their presenting isn't just as biased as any other popular news outlet, or at least do a better job at pretending to be objective.

Weak science badly argued :(

Wish I could give zero stars. The bias shown in the attachment parenting episode floored me. That episode was so poorly researched that it made it impossible to trust anything presented in future episodes. The mocking tone of the host and complete lack of questioning of the experts she very obviously sided with was beyond annoying. I feel sad for the mother they interviewed--she must be so hurt by their portrayal of her. The worst part of their supposed "scientific analysis" of attachment parenting is their complete confusion of terms, which made every single argument invalid. The "attachment" of attachment parenting is not claiming to be the "secure attachment" of social science. So basing the whole episode on holding attachment parenting up to the scientific principle of secure attachment is completely ridiculous. This podcast is poorly researched, laughably biased, and badly argued. I love podcasts and trust well supported scientific arguments, but this podcast is beyond useless. It's misinformation.

Things are complicated

Thanks for making sense of such complicated and politically and emotionally charged topics. The truth is usually between the extremes and hard to put in perspective. Looking forward to upcoming topics.