Podcasts

Are psychopaths more like Hannibal Lecter or Dexter Morgan? How likely is it that your boss is really a psychopath? Find your answers in this in-depth discussion with Dr. Walter

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Dr. David Myers is a renowned social psychologist and a prolific writer and educator. His bestselling psychology textbooks have been translated into twelve languages and used in thousands of high

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Why do teenagers do stupid things? What makes their brains different from those of children or adults? And how can parents and the rest of society help teenagers develop into

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When our storyteller Liz Paxton first talked to a Peace Corps recruiter, she asked to do business work somewhere warm, but she was offered a post teaching English in Russia–not

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Quantified Self is a movement of people tracking and quantifying their own lives. They often know the answers to questions such as, What is your current heart rate? Average amount

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Patricia Ruiz Asturias is the Director of the Modern American English School, known to its students as El MAES, in Antigua, Guatemala. Patricia goes by Patty or Ms. Patty, which

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Marriage counseling meets boating vacation: gimmick or dopamine delivery system? That’s the question of the hour in our conversation with Dr. Bryce Kaye and Helen Kaye. Since founding Love Odyssey

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Learn about the power of improv and its connections to mindfulness and spirituality in this fun-packed conversation with Anoo Tree Brod. Anoo has performed improv with Transactors since joining in 1997.

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For James Kotecki, politics is not always funny, but it should be. As both a serious pundit and a humorist, he cares about things like elections and economic policies, but

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The most romantic thing you can do for your relationship may be to meditate. So says our guest Dr. Marsha Lucas, a neuropsychologist and therapist who takes a simple, no-woo-woo

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With about 1 in 10 school-aged children now diagnosed with ADHD and with diagnoses and prescriptions for children rising across the board, Dr. Marilyn Wedge is an outlier. In her family

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We all talk to ourselves, often in repetitive ways–that is normal! More generally, we have habitual ways of thinking about ourselves. Steve Andreas is on a mission to help bring

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Each year about 500,000 youth are brought to U.S. detention centers. 70% of them are held for nonviolent offenses. They are disproportionately youth of color. More than 40% have learning disability. Of

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Music therapy is more than meets the ear. Sure, we can turn to an iPod or a chorus for some genuine benefits, but in the hands of a therapist music

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One happy side effect of natural selection is that it gave psychologists an excuse to talk about sex and romance at great scientific length. Welcome to the world of “mate

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Dr. Adwoa Akhu had nearly become a licensed psychiatrist before she finally realized she herself had endured years of emotional abuse. It is common to think that being abused means being

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