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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 f...Show More

38:48 | Jul 10th

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 ...Show More

45:57 | Mar 27th

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 Barat...Show More
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1:07:47 | Dec 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 today’s show, we ask the crucial ques...Show More

1:21:59 | Nov 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 doubled, and heroin deaths hav...Show More

1:13:30 | Oct 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. In the United States, anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness, affecting over 40MM adul...Show More

44:09 | Oct 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 family member is a distant cousin. Does this mean we could achieve a more unified and inclusive world i...Show More

28:02 | Oct 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 iHeartRadio Music Festival, we gathered the most peaceful people we know to celebrate Peace Day with u...Show More

32:40 | Aug 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 of Spit, host Baratunde Thursto...Show More

40:06 | Aug 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 we create? Both women have very ...Show More

41:27 | Aug 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 DNA, but the result of decades of socially constructed differences, according to a new survey by Northwe...Show More

39:27 | Aug 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 opinions of  award-winning rec...Show More

01:18 | Aug 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 the most interesting cultural influencers of today to talk science vs stories, nature vs nurture, fami...Show More