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Dope Labs

21 EpisodesProduced by Spotify StudiosWebsite

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

21 Episodes | 2019

Lab 018: Truth Pie

November 21st, 2019

29:52

With Thanksgiving right around the corner, Titi and Zakiya discuss the huge impact of European colonialism in North America, not only from the severe …

Lab 017: Fall Back

November 7th, 2019

33:20

Daylight Saving time has just ended and we are NOT happy! In this lab Titi and Zakiya take a closer look at this yearly practice to find out whose bright idea this was, what time is, and if anything is REALLY saved with …

Lab 016: Haunt Me

October 24th, 2019

30:11

It’s officially Titi and Zakiya’s favorite time of year! SPOOKY SEASON! So they called on the hosts of the Travel Channel’s Ghost Brothers: Haunted Houseguests to walk them through the tech they use for hunting ghosts, …

Lab 015: Big Poll Energy

October 10th, 2019

29:52

The primary election is in full swing, and our feeds are full of political polls that are surveying everything from who’s on top, to each candidates …

Lab 014: Art of Con

September 26th, 2019

30:11

Whether it’s robocalls, catfishing, Tekashi 6ix9ine, or Aunt Becky - it seems like everyone is out here scamming!! But why do WE keep falling for them? We turned to Dr. Lasana Harris to help us understand human …

Lab 013: Predator

September 12th, 2019

29:27

Our city boy/hot girl summers are coming to a close, and while we will miss summer, there’s one thing we won’t miss - mosquitoes. We all were bitten by mosquitoes…A LOT. But mosquitoes don’t just make us itchy - a …

We're Back!

September 5th, 2019

2:18

Dope Labs is back for Semester 2 on September 12, with a whole new batch of episodes dropping every other Thursday. And we want to hear from you! …

BONUS: Semester One Bloopers!

August 16th, 2019

27:50

From Wakanda to vaccines to Safaree’s hairline, there was a lot to talk about in Semester One… but there was also a lot of material that hit the cutting room floor. In this post-Semester special, T & Z take you …

Lab 012: The Cookout

July 18th, 2019

43:23

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

39:25

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

33:41

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

41:09

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

31:01

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

31:31

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

30:38

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

33:31

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.

Show Notes:

Lab 004: Protect Ya Neck

March 28th, 2019

31:11

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

27:46

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

32:04

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

Lab 001: Cuffing Season

February 14th, 2019

33:13

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

2:49

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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