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Lab 008: Fair Play

5/23/2019
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Caster Semenya lost her case against the International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF). Titi & Zakiya take a deep dive into the world of hormones, specifically testosterone. What makes it so special? How does it affect performance? How does the IAAF decide cutoff values? What in the policing women’s bodies hell is going on here?!? They have questions and want to see the IAAF's lab notebooks! Guest: Dr. Anthony Hackney

Duration:00:29:33

Lab 007: Show Me the Money

5/9/2019
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Prompted by Elizabeth Warren's bold proposal, the 3,582 Democratic Primary candidates are starting to get serious about addressing the student loan crisis. T & Z use economics and policy (yes, it's science!) to better understand the root of the problem, and what we can do to fix it. Guest: Colleen Campbell Show Notes: https://www.dopelabspodcast.com/podcast-episodes/2019/5/9/lab-007-show-me-the-money

Duration:00:30:04

Lab 006: Starchella

4/25/2019
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Beyonce just dropped Homecoming, basically forcing us all to bow down to the EPITOME of a star. But Titi and Zakiya want to know, what do the stars in our galaxy have in common with the biggest star on Earth? Guest: Amy Steele Show Notes: https://www.dopelabspodcast.com/podcast-episodes/starchella

Duration:00:29:10

Lab 005: Wakanda Forever

4/11/2019
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We want vibranium and we want it now! Titi and Zakiya explore the depths of vibranium's capabilities and try to find things in the world that come close. Guest: Dr. James Kakalios. Show Notes: https://www.dopelabspodcast.com/podcast-episodes/wakanda

Duration:00:31:48

Lab 004: Protect Ya Neck

3/28/2019
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After being eradicated in the US in 2000, measles is back with a vengeance. There are already over 250 confirmed cases in 2019. What's next, the Black Plague is back?! In this week's lab, Titi and Zakiya apply the sciences of epidemiology, medicine, and communication to better understand all of the back and forth that's happening around viruses and vaccines, and how various influences, including celebrity (ahem, Jenny McCarthy) and social media can affect our health behavior. Guest: Dr....

Duration:00:29:43

Lab 003: Lie to Me

3/14/2019
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The internet has become a petri dish for lies and we are SHOOK. So we decided to unpack all kinds of scientific theories around why we lie, and what we can do to stop it. Guest: Iyamide House of Sabanoh Mental Health. To learn more, visit sabanoh.com. Show Notes: https://www.dopelabspodcast.com/podcast-episodes/2019/3/15/lab-003-lie-to-me

Duration:00:26:14

Lab 002: Edges Snatched

2/28/2019
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It’s not just women wearing weaves and wigs! Thanks to Safaree and Tyga, men are no longer keeping their hair restoration procedures a secret. Titi and Zakiya use psychology, biology and genetics to get to the root of what’s going on with our hair, or lack thereof. Guest: Dr. Monte Oyd Harris. To learn more about Dr. Harris, visit DoGoodHair.com. Show Notes: https://www.dopelabspodcast.com/podcast-episodes/2019/3/1/lab-002-edges-snatched

Duration:00:30:31

Lab 001: Cuffing Season

2/14/2019
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Valentine’s Day traditionally marks the end of Cuffing Season, which means that today, cuffers and cuffees everywhere are scrambling to figure out whether or not to seal the deal. In their very first lab, Titi and Zakiya dissect cuffing season using the sciences of biology ethology, and ecology. What is it? How did it start? And what can we do to strategize better the next time cuffing season rolls around? Guest: Dr. Paula Alejandra Trillo Show Notes:...

Duration:00:31:41

Welcome to the Lab!

2/12/2019
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Dope Labs premieres on February 14th, with new episodes dropping every other Thursday. Follow us on Spotify, or wherever you get your podcast fix.

Duration:00:02:49