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The Science of Zombies: Voodoo, Pufferfish and Neurotoxins

Are zombies real? A Harvard biology PhD named Wade Davis went to Haiti to investigate the stories of voodoo priests turning people into “zombies” with a poison, and it turned out that the poison was tetrodotoxin - and it’s real.

May 17, 2023

This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp. Visit betterhelp.com/DUBIOUS today to get 10% off your first month of therapy. Voodoo priests in Haiti make a poison concocted of human remains, snakes, frogs, sea worms, and most importantly... the venom of a puffer fish. The puffer fish venom ...

The Science of Zombies

Are zombies real? Technically... yes, actually.

July 10, 2022

We're talking about the etymology of the zombie in this one. This is a preview of a premium episode, please become a patron if you like our content and want more premium content like this! You will get our two bonus episodes every month, plus our public episodes ad-free. While th ...

Monkeypox: Natural Emergence or Bioweapon?

What is monkeypox and how did it get here?

May 25, 2022

We're talking about the monkeypox virus: its incubation period, symptoms, transmission, how contagious it is, treatment and mortality rate. It's similar to smallpox, which only two countries are officially in possession of WHO authorized smallpox repositories of. Iraq, North Korea and France are also believed to possess “illegal” stock ...