Spit

Spit

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Spit is an iHeartRadio podcast with 23andMe where host Baratunde Thurston sits down with the most interesting cultural influencers of our time to explore how DNA testing gives us a new perspective on who we are and how we are all connected. Join us for an intimate conversation and the unscripted thoughts and opinions of award-winning recording artists John Legend, Melissa Etheridge, Wyclef Jean and Pete Wentz as we talk science vs stories, nature vs nurture, family, race and a whole lot more. SPIT is an iHeartRadio podcast with 23andMe where we sit down with the most interesting cultural influencers of our time to explore how DNA testing gives us a new perspective on who we are and how we are all connected.* *The views shared in SPIT are those of the individual participants and do not necessarily reflect the views of 23andMe.


Opting in: Privacy in the Digital Age
Jul 10 • 38 min
While the new age of collecting and sharing genetic data is transforming our understanding of who we are, where we come from, and the health risks we might face, it also raises real concerns about privacy and security. But it’s not just genetic data that…
A Conversation Around One of the Major Challenges to Human Health in the 21st Century with Tim McGraw
Mar 27 • 45 min
You have a one in two chance of having prediabetes or diabetes. As staggering as this is, we can take steps right now to beat the odds, and that starts with knowing your glucose levels. On this episode recorded live from South by Southwest, host Baratunde…
Is Prevention the Key to Beating Breast Cancer? with Rita Wilson, Dr. Laura Esserman, Katie Thiede and Sara Altschule
Dec 5, 2018 • 67 min
One in eight US women will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her life, and while we’ve seen a decrease in deaths thanks to advances in screening, treatment and awareness, that’s still too high. On today’s show, we ask the crucial question:…
What Does It Take To Beat Addiction? With Nikki Sixx, Dr. Adi Jaffe, Dr. Abraham Palmer and Dr. Sandra Sanchez Roige.
Nov 14, 2018 • 81 min
Every day, drug overdoses kill 142 people. That’s more than car crashes and gun homicides — combined. Prescription opioids and heroin are the prime contributors to these statistics. Heroin use in the U.S. has more than doubled, and heroin deaths have more…
Why Don’t We Talk More About Mental Health? With Mike Shinoda, Dr. Gail Saltz and Dr. Ahmad Hariri
Oct 31, 2018 • 73 min
Join us for a real, raw and powerful conversation that calls on all of us to do our part in removing the shame and stigma surrounding mental illness. In the United States, anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness, affecting over 40MM adults —…
We Are (All) Family With AJ Jacobs and Brothers Darren and Chuck Criss
Oct 24, 2018 • 44 min
Scientists often refer to the concept of “family bias,” which states that we are prone to treat family members better than strangers, even if that family member is a distant cousin. Does this mean we could achieve a more unified and inclusive world if…
What Does It Take To Make Peace? A special episode with Bobby Bones, Mike Posner, Jeremy Gilley and Tim Phillips
Oct 3, 2018 • 28 min
iHeartRadio on-air personality and entertainer Bobby Bones takes over hosting duties in this special pop-up episode of Spit. Recorded live from the iHeartRadio Music Festival, we gathered the most peaceful people we know to celebrate Peace Day with us:…
Can Science Change The Stories We Grew Up With? Exploring Identity With Pete Wentz and Dr. Robert Green.
Aug 28, 2018 • 32 min
Growing up in a small town in Illinois, musician Pete Wentz didn’t look or feel like others in his community, and never really felt that he fit in. So, he set out to create an identity of his own. On the latest episode of Spit, host Baratunde Thurston…
What Does It Mean To Be “Family,” with Melissa Etheridge and Sara Lamm
Aug 21, 2018 • 40 min
Host Baratunde Thurston leads an intimate conversation with musician Melissa Etheridge and documentary filmmaker Sara Lamm to explore what it means to be “family.” Is family something we are born into? Is it something we create? Both women have very…
Does Race Really Exist Or Did We Create It, With Wyclef Jean and Alvin Tillery
Aug 14, 2018 • 41 min
Despite a belief that race relations are getting worse, a majority of Americans agree that someone’s racial identity is not hard-wired into their DNA, but the result of decades of socially constructed differences, according to a new survey by Northwestern…
How Are We All Related, with John Legend and Anne Wojcicki
Aug 14, 2018 • 39 min
For the debut episode of Spit, host Baratunde Thurston sits down with two people who are changing the world. One through Art, and one through Science. Join us for an intimate conversation and the unscripted thoughts and opinions of award-winning recording…
Coming soon. August 15th. Spit an iHeartRadio podcast with 23andMe
Aug 6, 2018 • 1 min
A new podcast, where we talk all about how DNA is changing our lives and the world around us. Each episode, host Baratunde Thurston, sits down with the most interesting cultural influencers of today to talk science vs stories, nature vs nurture, family,…