Announcing my new podcast: The Studies Show
In which Tom Chivers and I talk about a scientific controversy every week
I’ve now got a podcast!
It’s called The Studies Show. It features me and my fellow science writer Tom Chivers talking about a controversial scientific issue for an hour every week.
We think it’s a great match-up, because Tom and I have very similar areas of interest in science (you might know Tom from his excellent books on statistics and AI), and we both try and take a sceptical attitude to new scientific research. Some early listeners have also noted that we have a nice English/Scottish accent combo.
If that sounds like the kind of thing you’d enjoy listening to, you can go to the podcast’s own Substack page right here and subscribe for free, or even become a paid member if you’d like to support us and get access to the occasional paid-only episode.
The first episode, which is available right now, is on the new weight-loss drugs and the spate of really bad arguments against them:
We have several other episodes recorded already, on the following topics:
Aspartame - is it really a cancer risk?
Psychedelics - are they what psychotherapists have been looking for?
Breastfeeding - will it make your kids smarter and healthier?
Vaping - why do so many people think it’s as bad as smoking?
These and plenty more are all to come. Some episodes will focus on a scientific issue that’s in the news, and others will be on more general topics. We’re also happy to take suggestions on what you’d like to hear about.
See you there!
P.S. This Science Fictions Substack isn’t going anywhere; you’ll still get the monthly update of all my science writing on here as per usual.
P.P.S. It’s, like, “the studies show [X]”… but also it’s a “show” about “studies”. Get it!?