12 EpisodesProduced by iHeartRadio & 23andMe

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 tho… read more

12 Episodes | 2018 - 2019

Opting in: Privacy in the Digital Age

July 10th, 2019

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 …

A Conversation Around One of the Major Challenges to Human Health in the 21st Century with Tim McGraw

March 27th, 2019

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 …

Is Prevention the Key to Beating Breast Cancer? with Rita Wilson, Dr. Laura Esserman, Katie Thiede and Sara Altschule

December 6th, 2018

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 …

What Does It Take To Beat Addiction? With Nikki Sixx, Dr. Adi Jaffe, Dr. Abraham Palmer and Dr. Sandra Sanchez Roige.

November 14th, 2018

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 …

Why Don’t We Talk More About Mental Health? With Mike Shinoda, Dr. Gail Saltz and Dr. Ahmad Hariri

October 31st, 2018

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. …

We Are (All) Family With AJ Jacobs and Brothers Darren and Chuck Criss

October 24th, 2018

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 …

What Does It Take To Make Peace? A special episode with Bobby Bones, Mike Posner, Jeremy Gilley and Tim Phillips

October 4th, 2018

iHeartRadio on-air personality and entertainer Bobby Bones takes over hosting duties in this special pop-up episode of Spit. Recorded live from the …

Can Science Change The Stories We Grew Up With? Exploring Identity With Pete Wentz and Dr. Robert Green.

August 29th, 2018

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 …

What Does It Mean To Be “Family,” with Melissa Etheridge and Sara Lamm

August 21st, 2018

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 …

Does Race Really Exist Or Did We Create It, With Wyclef Jean and Alvin Tillery

August 14th, 2018

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 …

How Are We All Related, with John Legend and Anne Wojcicki

August 14th, 2018

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 …

Coming soon. August 15th. Spit an iHeartRadio podcast with 23andMe

August 6th, 2018

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 …
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