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Taboo Science

Ashley Hamer

17 episodes

Apr 22, 2021

Eating Animals (with Dr. Melanie Joy) 

Why do we treat some animals as food and others as family? Is animal agriculture really as bad as vegans say it is? And if I want to change things, is veganism my only option?

Featuring Melanie Joy, social psychologist, founding president of the NGO Beyond Carnism, and author of "Why We Love Dogs, Eat Pigs, and Wear Cows."

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Taboo Science is written and produced by Ashley Hamer. Theme music by Danny Lopatka of DLC Music.

 

Mar 11, 2021

Dying (with Jennie Dear) 

How will most of us die? How do our expectations of death go wrong? How can we all have a good death?

Featuring Jennie Dear, author of “What Does It Feel Like to Die?: Inspiring New Insights into the Experience of Dying."

 

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Taboo Science is written and produced by Ashley Hamer. Theme music by Danny Lopatka of DLC Music.

Feb 25, 2021

Childbirth (with Tina Cassidy) 

Why do we keep early pregnancy a secret? How long have we been giving birth in hospitals? And why is childbirth so painful?

Today's guest is Tina Cassidy, author of the book “Birth: The Surprising History of How We Are Born.”

 

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Taboo Science is written and produced by Ashley Hamer. Theme music by Danny Lopatka of DLC Music.

Feb 11, 2021

Lying (with Judi Ketteler) 

Is honesty really the best policy? What's the difference between a good lie and a bad lie? And how much do we lie to ourselves?

 

Today's guest is Judi Ketteler, author of the book “Would I Lie to You?: The Amazing Power of Being Honest in a World That Lies.” You can download a preview of the book right here.

 

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Taboo Science is written and produced by Ashley Hamer. Theme music by Danny Lopatka of DLC Music.

Jan 28, 2021

Necrophilia (with Dr. Victoria Sullivan & Dr. Jens Foell) 

Where does necrophilia come from? What makes people desecrate corpses? And do you have to be a serial killer to have a death fetish?

Today's guests are Dr. Victoria Hartmann, a clinical psychology researcher and executive director of the Erotic Heritage Museum in Las Vegas, and neuroscientist and science communicator Dr. Jens Foell.

 

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Taboo Science is written and produced by Ashley Hamer. Theme music by Danny Lopatka of DLC Music.

Jan 14, 2021

Infidelity (with Lucia O'Sullivan) 

It's the #1 cause of breakup and divorce. What if we're approaching infidelity all wrong?

Today's guest is Dr. Lucia O'Sullivan, a social psychologist and professor in the department of psychology at the University of New Brunswick in Canada.

 

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Taboo Science is written and produced by Ashley Hamer. Theme music by Danny Lopatka of DLC Music.

Dec 31, 2020

Vaginas (with Rachel E. Gross) 

Why do we know so little about female anatomy? Why are so many of women's reproductive organs named after dudes? And hold up, the clitoris looks like THAT?!

Today's guest is Rachel E. Gross, an award-winning science journalist who's writing a book about the female reproductive system.

 

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Taboo Science is written and produced by Ashley Hamer. Theme music by Danny Lopatka of DLC Music.

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