Is Cryptocurrency the Future of Money?

From Above the Noise. There’s been a lot of hype recently about Bitcoin and other types of cryptocurrency. So, are they really the future of money, or just a lot of digital hype? SUBSCRIBE to Above the Noise: [https://www.youtube.com/abovethenoise…] ABOVE THE NOISE is a show that cuts through the hype and investigates the research behind…

Why Isn’t Hip-Hop Having Its Own #MeToo Moment?

From Above the Noise. The #MeToo movement has shined a light on abuse and harassment in the workplace in almost every industry within the past year, but one industry that’s been glaringly quiet is the rap industry. So why isn’t Hip Hop having its own #MeToo moment? SUBSCRIBE to Above the Noise: [https://www.youtube.com/abovethenoise…] ABOVE THE…

What’s It Really Like to Host a YouTube Show?

From Above the Noise. It’s easy to spend hours binge-watching videos on YouTube but have you ever wondered what it takes to host a video series? Like, how do you act natural on camera, work with producers, or learn a script? Perhaps you even considered being a YouTube creator yourself? Take a behind-the-scenes look with…

Can You Trust Influencers on YouTube?

From Above the Noise. Ah, YouTube. Creators being creative, making videos about stuff they’re passionate about, and sharing them with the world. But YouTube has been around for over a decade now, and it dominates as THE place for video content. Because of that, it’s WAY more of a business now than anyone could have…

Is Your Sunscreen Hurting Coral Reefs?

From Above the Noise. The same chemicals in sunscreen that protect our skin from harmful UV rays are also contributing to the demise of coral reefs around the world. If we want to save coral but also protect our skin from the sun, what can we do? SUBSCRIBE to Above the Noise: [https://www.youtube.com/abovethenoise…] ABOVE THE…

Why Isn’t There More Research About Gun Violence?

From Above the Noise. Compared to other wealthy nations around the world, the rate of gun deaths in the U.S. is pretty off the charts. So why isn’t there more government-funded research about the problem, the way there is for other major public health crises? It all comes down to politics. SUBSCRIBE to Above the…

Can You Win an Argument with a Conspiracy Theorist?

From Above the Noise. The Earth is flat. We never landed on the moon. Tupac is alive and well, living in Cuba and still releasing music to this day. Conspiracy theories are all over the internet. Why do some people believe in conspiracy theories, and can you change the mind of someone who believes in…

Is Earth Running Out of Water? (feat. Life Noggin)

From Above the Noise. From Cape Town’s water shortages to California’s historic drought– headlines can make it seem like the world is drying out. So what’s going on, is Earth really running out of water? SUBSCRIBE to Above the Noise: [https://www.youtube.com/abovethenoise…] ABOVE THE NOISE is a show that cuts through the hype and investigates the…

Why Is Vaping So Popular?

From Above the Noise. Smoking may be at near-record lows, but vaping remains popular. Among high school seniors, nearly than 1 in 3 admitted to using some type of vaping product. Why is vaping popular, and is it a healthier alternative to smoking cigarettes? SUBSCRIBE to Above the Noise: [https://www.youtube.com/abovethenoise…] ABOVE THE NOISE is a…

Endangered Species: Worth Saving from Extinction?

From Above the Noise. Species are going extinct at crazy high rates. Does it matter? Find out in this video. SUBSCRIBE to Above the Noise: [https://www.youtube.com/abovethenoise…] ABOVE THE NOISE is a show that cuts through the hype and investigates the research behind controversial and trending topics in the news. Hosted by Myles Bess and Shirin…

Free Speech vs Hate Speech on College Campuses

From Above the Noise. College campuses across the United States have found themselves at the center of a raging free speech debate. As controversial figures, like white nationalists, book gigs at universities– many are calling for limits to provocative speech on campuses, while others advocate free speech for all, including the haters. So what exactly…

Above the Noise Turns One!!

From Above the Noise. Hosts Myles and Shirin celebrate the one-year anniversary of launching the Above the Noise channel! Let them know what topics you want them to cover in future episodes! SUBSCRIBE to Above the Noise: [https://www.youtube.com/abovethenoise…] ABOVE THE NOISE is a show that cuts through the hype and investigates the research behind controversial…

Does Being Popular in High School Really Matter?

From Above the Noise. When you’re in high school, it can seem like being popular is the most important thing in the world. But what happens to people who are popular in high school after they graduate? What we found out might not be what you would expect. SUBSCRIBE to Above the Noise: [https://www.youtube.com/abovethenoise…] ABOVE…

Why Are Schools Still So Segregated?

From Above the Noise. America’s school-age population is more racially diverse than it’s ever been before. Yet schools have become more and more segregated over the last 30 years. So what’s the deal? Wasn’t that all resolved back in 1954 when the Supreme Court prohibited school segregation? As always, it’s a lot more complicated than…