Dope Labs

13 EpisodesProduced by Spotify Studios

Dope Labs is a new podcast from Spotify Studios hosted by best friends (and two of the dopest scientists you will ever meet), Titi and Zakiya. In each episode, they serve up scientific principles with a healthy dose of tea. From cuffing season to Cardi B, they’ll take what’s trending and put it unde… read more

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Lab 012: The Cookout

July 18th, 2019


It’s the Semester Finale! And Titi & Zakiya would like to invite you to their virtual cookout. In this Lab, they dive into the science of taste, …

Lab 011: I Look Like Bae

July 4th, 2019

From the BET awards to the NBA awards folks are coming out looking GOODT from head to toe! Getting dressed up is easy, but Titi and Zakiya want to …

Lab 010: It Was All a Dream

June 20th, 2019

Titi and Zakiya take a trip down memory lane but... it seems like their recollections are VERY different! In this episode they dive into the …

Lab 009: How NOT to Get Away with Murder

June 6th, 2019


If you are into true crime this lab is for you! For decades, the “Golden State Killer” case had zero leads. Then, in 2018, investigators found a …

Lab 008: Fair Play

May 23rd, 2019

Caster Semenya lost her case against the International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF). Titi & Zakiya take a deep dive into the world of hormones, specifically testosterone. What makes it so special? How …

Lab 007: Show Me the Money

May 9th, 2019

Prompted by Elizabeth Warren's bold proposal, the 3,582 Democratic Primary candidates are starting to get serious about addressing the student loan …

Lab 006: Starchella

April 25th, 2019

Beyonce just dropped Homecoming, basically forcing us all to bow down to the EPITOME of a star. But Titi and Zakiya want to know, what do the stars in our galaxy have in common with the biggest star on Earth? Guest: Amy …

Lab 005: Wakanda Forever

April 11th, 2019

We want vibranium and we want it now! Titi and Zakiya explore the depths of vibranium's capabilities and try to find things in the world that come close. Guest: Dr. James Kakalios.

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Lab 004: Protect Ya Neck

March 28th, 2019

After being eradicated in the US in 2000, measles is back with a vengeance. There are already over 250 confirmed cases in 2019. What's next, the Black Plague is back?! In this week's lab, Titi and Zakiya apply the …

Lab 003: Lie to Me

March 14th, 2019

The internet has become a petri dish for lies and we are SHOOK. So we decided to unpack all kinds of scientific theories around why we lie, and what we can do to stop it. Guest: Iyamide House of Sabanoh Mental Health. …

Lab 002: Edges Snatched

February 28th, 2019

It’s not just women wearing weaves and wigs! Thanks to Safaree and Tyga, men are no longer keeping their hair restoration procedures a secret. Titi …

Lab 001: Cuffing Season

February 14th, 2019

Valentine’s Day traditionally marks the end of Cuffing Season, which means that today, cuffers and cuffees everywhere are scrambling to figure out whether or not to seal the deal. In their very first lab, Titi and …

Welcome to the Lab!

February 13th, 2019

Dope Labs premieres on February 14th, with new episodes dropping every other Thursday. Follow us on Spotify, or wherever you get your podcast fix.

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