Spit

Spit

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.

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June 9, 2022 25 min

This episode is something special I did in conjunction with 23andMe and the SPIT podcast which you can hear on iHeartRadio.  I took a look into what my DNA says about me.  Beyond what my ancestry says, with a focus on my health.  Throughout this process I learned about two genetic variants that could impact myself or my family and also that I have a typical likelihood of developing type 2 diabetes, which has always been a concern s...

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In this episode of SPIT, Adrianne Nina, fitness influencer and host of the daily Good Risings podcast Level-Up Latte, explores her personal growth over the past year since receiving her 23andMe reports.  Upon learning that she’s at an increased likelihood for developing certain diseases, she prioritized specific components of her diet and workout routine.  Adrianne draws from her personal experience to highlight how personalized re...

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Our hosts Dope Knife & Linqua Franqa will discuss the reality of health risks and disparities in the marginalized communities that make up the majority of their audience. They will touch on mental health issues, particularly about the ways that health knowledge can empower mental wellbeing as well as physical wellbeing. Additionally, the two will examine how issues of health are treated in the scene/culture of hip hop.

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They are the diners at Luke's Diner, the students in the halls at Chilton, and the people walking up and down the streets of Stars Hollow. Today's episode is giving you the background on background acting. It's important. Gilmore Girls would be nothing without these talented people. And, if you saw our background acting video...you know we need to learn everything we can from skilled Gilmore Girls background actors!

 

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SMNTY teams up with 23andMe to explore how women can empower themselves by learning about their genetics both in understanding the past and arming themselves with knowledge for a better future. In this special episode, Samantha reflects on her search for her identity and the power of information when it comes to health. 

 

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May 5, 2022 34 min

A DNA test sends me down the rabbit hole of ancestry until I’m stuck with a dilemma that could change my life. 

 

I don’t remember my grandparents. When their stories were told it meant nothing to me. A DNA test inspires me to discover my ancestry for myself until a sudden event changes my trajectory and presents a life-altering dilemma. What would you do with a 30-year head start?

 

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Minnie Driver questions Anne Wojcicki, founder, and CEO of the personal genomics company 23andMe. Anne shares how her childhood community influenced her business approach, a story of a divided family united by a surprising genetic connection, and the time she went to Siberia in search of peace and quiet. 

 

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Today is a special episode with my friend, Andrew Cannon. He’s the brand manager from Santa Cruz Skateboards as well as singing for an incredible band called Worship. We get deep and philosophical about the origin of his love for independent music, health, and, of all things, our DNA. I am really glad we got to paint with a broad brush in this episode and hope you enjoy! 

 

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By now, millions are aware that DNA can reveal a great deal about your ancestry.  But more and more, people are realizing that DNA also holds the key to certain health insights that may impact your future. On this season of SPIT, a podcast from iHeartRadio and 23andMe, we explore how specific information from your DNA could change everything. We ask the question - what if you learned that you have certain DNA variants that could pl...

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Why do certain medications work for some patients but not for others? Environment and lifestyle play a part, but scientists are now beginning to understand that DNA is also a key factor. That’s why precision medicine, which involves tailoring treatments to meet individual patients’ needs, could very well be the future of healthcare, resulting in less guesswork and fewer complications.

 

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Almost one million Americans live with Parkinson’s disease, and another 60,000 cases will be diagnosed this year alone. But while there isn’t a cure yet, our understanding of disease and the discovery of certain symptom-mitigating treatments are helping the millions of people with Parkinson’s each day. On this episode, Baratunde discusses the disease with some of the most notable advocates for those with Parkinson’s, Laila Ali, who...

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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 has the potential to be used in ways that we didn’t intend; it’s all data. In this episode, we’ll talk candidly about the current state of data privacy—who has access to your data,...

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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 Thurston sits down with iconic musician Tim McGraw, American Diabetes Association CEO, Tracey Brown, and Lark Health CEO/Co-Founder, Julia Hu to get the scoop on what we can do ri...

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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 can we do to combat this disease, and how can our self-awareness of our risk, our genetic predisposition and our options aid in this effort? We have gathered an amazing group...

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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 than quadrupled just in the past decade. So, we ask ourselves, what will it take to beat this epidemic? In the latest episode of Spit, host Baratunde Thurston explores addiction,...

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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 -- over 18% of the U.S. population. It's the leading cause of disability, judged by years lost to disease, yet only a small percentage of people with the illness receive treatmen...

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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 everyone understood that they were part of the same "genetically proven" family tree?  On the latest episode of Spit, host Baratunde Thurston sits down with AJ Jacobs,...

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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: artist and philanthropist Mike Posner; Peace One Day Founder Jeremy Gilley; and Tim Phillips, Founder of Beyond Conflict, a non-profit organization that works with leaders to address...

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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 sits with Pete and medical geneticist and independent academic Dr. Robert Green to discuss how learning our DNA results can open up the stories of our past and reshape the trajectory ...

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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 different stories and experiences. Melissa, with four children from two different women and sperm donors, talks about “creating” her family, how the stories we’ve been told could be lim...

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