Rebecca chats with astrophysicist Dr. Katie Mack about rubbing elbows at Sundance, the ethics of what you eat, and whether or not close members of Dr. Mack’s family experience true self-awareness.

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Link to a news article about the test the fish passed

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Trace Dominguez joins Rebecca to chat about how baby zebra finches learn to sing from mothers who don’t sing!

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Justin Robert Young joins Rebecca to talk about what could be worse for a kid than a potato. Oxford study we discuss:

https://www.nature.com/articles/s41562-018-0506-1

On SciAm:

https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/the-kids-who-use-tech-seem-to-be-all-right/

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It’s a rowdy show at San Francisco Sketchfest!

Host: Rebecca Watson

Guests: Steve Silberman, Dr. Jennifer McCreight, Kiry Shabazz, Dr. Jonathan FoleyKeith Lowell Jensen

Categories: The Science of Comedy, Awesome Animal Facts, Stupid Humans, Pokemon or Drug?

Photo by Baranduin/bbamok

Keith and Rebecca discuss why it’s better to give than to receive, and how three brains can link together to play Tetris! Also, Rebecca learns what a lucky Pierre is.

Join our next live show at SF Sketchfest! Tickets now available:

https://sfsketchfest2019.sched.com/event/Ikla?iframe=no

Rebecca Watson and Keith Lowell Jensen discuss saving coral reefs, how having a daughter makes men less sexist, and why two atheists enjoy Christmas so much.

Coral reefs: http://awesomeocean.com/top-stories/corals-crisis-new-farming-methods-provide-promising-comeback/

Sexism:

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/dec/14/being-a-father-to-school-aged-daughter-makes-men-less-sexist

Host: Rebecca Watson

Guests: Vicky Vasquez, Kaveh Hoda, Justin Robert YoungKeith Lowell Jensen

Categories: SCIENCE!, Christmas Science, Hannukah Science, and Sex According to Tumblr’s New Algorithm

Photo by Baranduin/bbamok

Keith and Rebecca test out a brand new format for Quizlets, in which they pose each other Quiz-o-Tron-style questions about current news stories and then chat about them.

Come see next week’s live Returning Champions show with Jen Gunter, Vicky Vasquez, and Becky Lynn! Tickets available now on Eventbrite. Thursday, December 6 at 7pm at Pianofight in San Francisco!

Host: Rebecca Watson

Guests: Dana Cory, Karinda Dobbins, Cat Bobino, Keith Lowell Jensen

Categories: SCIENCE!, The Animal Kingdom, Psychos, and Science According to Children Educated in the US Educational System

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Rebecca Watson chats with biologist, teacher, and TV presenter Cat Bobino about being a roving science nerd, growing up without role models who look like you, and becoming a role model for future generations!

You can see Cat compete in this week’s Quiz-o-Tron! Tickets available now at Eventbrite.