Taboo Science is a podcast that answers the questions you're not allowed to ask. It's hosted by Ashley Hamer, a science writer and podcaster. Every episode dives into a different societal taboo to understand the science that makes it tick, the reasons we don't talk about it, and the impact that has on society at large. Why don't we eat people? Why are my swear words different than my parents'? And what makes porn, porn? It's science class if science class had one of those anonymous question boxes. It's Taboo Science.
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Think necrophilia is just creepy morticians and serial killers? Think again. With the help of psychologist Dr. Victoria Hartmann and neuroscientist Jens Foell, this rerun episode explores the wide spectrum of death and dying fetishes, from Disney mov... more
Beauty and the Beast. Twilight. The Shape of Water. What do these stories have in common? Humans and monsters getting down and dirty. This episode explores the surprising psychology behind "monsterf*ckers" — people attracted to creatures like vampire... more
We've all heard the arguments against animal testing: it's cruel, it's unethical. But you may not know the dirty truth: it doesn't even work most of the time. This week on Taboo Science, we dive deep into the animal testing controversy. We talk to re... more
I love the style of podcast: edited interview with an interesting expert with ample cutaways by a charismatic and knowledgeable host to either summarize something, explain a detail, or add a relevant personal story. I’ve learned so much and keep sending links to various episodes to different people in my life. This is an excellent example of great science communication!
My only gripe is that I just now found this.. Although it did allow me to binge a bunch of episodes. Keep ‘em coming!! 💙
listened to the poop episode for the first one. Very interesting, and reviewing to help .:)
This podcast brings together great production value, fantastic guests and a host that can bring you along the journey with excellent narration. As I was listening, a question would come to my head and it was like she was listening to me, she know what her audience wants. The conclusion feels so natural. A great science podcast tied up with a nice little bow at the end. Definitely worth a listen.
Excellent science journalism on topics that are not covered anywhere else. Ashley is fun and engaging. The research is great. And the voice of Aglet at the end is the cherry on top of this podcast sundae.
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Taboo Science launched 3 years ago and published 44 episodes to date. You can find more information about this podcast including rankings, audience demographics and engagement in our podcast database.
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