We get stuck on our age, people’s expectations, and restrictive labels, but if we throw off those shackles, our possibilities in life are rich. Our guest, Dr. Nancy Irwin, experienced
What should atheists learn from religion? Our first video interview highlights the potential benefits of church-like religiosity for the 19% of Americans with no religious affiliation. Todd Stiefel, dubbed the
If you left your body on the operating table and faced death without any ‘light at the end of the tunnel’ or visits from the deceased, how would you feel?
Auditory illusions are sounds that trick us. We all mishear things at times, but well-crafted illusions are persistently deceptive. On this podcast, we string together some great illusions. As you
Bipolar disorder in children was nearly unheard of two decades ago, but recently it has spread like wildfire in the U.S. Our guest, Stuart Kaplan, MD, argues that this rise in
You would not refer to any group as “you whiteys,” so why is “you guys” accepted? The same can be said for freshwhite and chairwhite; why would standardizing one gender
Religions have accrued wisdom about community and human flourishing that can be especially valuable to atheists.
As a clinical social worker and father of two young daughters, Chris Toller knows the power of play and music firsthand. As adults we can lose the spark of childhood–becoming
Mind and matter collide in this rich discussion of consciousness with Craig Weinberg and Stephen P. King. We focus on two contrasting perspectives on the “stuff” outside of and responsible
What’s it like to be a lobster, or a baby? Can non-living things like software and corporations have experiences or even self-awareness? These questions strike at the baffling issue of
Carrying out justice involves a bunch of tough decisions. Juries, judges, witnesses, attorneys, victims and the media all play different parts. Amid the cacophony of conflicts and uncertainties that make
Tolstoy wrote with such empathy, but abandoned his own illegitimate son. Nixon was a great father and husband despite his lack of integrity at work. Why are people so morally
Josh Rivedal was starting to make it as a young actor and coming closer to his dad after his parents’ divorce; then his dad committed suicide. That was in 2009.
People will write sonnets, build palaces and even kill for love. It is a magical experience of seemingly science-defying proportions. But as Dr. Cort Pedersen explains, there is a reason our
We discuss autism, ADHD, epilepsy and other disorders in children in this full-hour interview with Dr. Alanna Conder. Join us for insight into how psychology is integrated in medical care,
Soldiers are rarely as open to sharing their private thoughts and feelings as in therapy. So in this show, we try to understand why soldiers choose to go to war