Host: Wendy Zukerman
Upbeat Aussie host Wendy Zukerman "pits science against fad" (the show's proud tagline) and delivers some solid slam-downs of popular assumptions, tackling a new topic every week. Using her best tools — scientists, studies, and pure rational logic — Zukerman dissects topics like pornography and the notion that it's destroying our sex lives or minds, the sugar-free diet and how bad the ingredient really is for you, and the "Female Brain" and whether it actually does differ a lot from the male brain, according to science. Zukerman is smart, entertaining, and skeptical, breaking down studies and jargon for listeners who aren't deep in the world of research. And if you're looking to pass the time and still learn something, the show is quirky, quick-paced, hilarious, and light, with smart audio-editing and sound bites that make one hour feel like much less.
Best Episode: Zukerman's recent examination of pornography stands out.