200 episodes

The brain makes us who we are. It's the control center that manages thoughts, emotions, and even our perception of time. But for many of us, the brain remains a mystery.

This season, Dr. Sanjay Gupta, a practicing neurosurgeon, explains how this 3-pound organ impacts our physical and mental health. As Dr. Gupta demystifies the brain, you'll learn tangible takeaways to help you sleep better, eat healthier, and live longer.

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    • 4.4 • 491 Ratings

The brain makes us who we are. It's the control center that manages thoughts, emotions, and even our perception of time. But for many of us, the brain remains a mystery.

This season, Dr. Sanjay Gupta, a practicing neurosurgeon, explains how this 3-pound organ impacts our physical and mental health. As Dr. Gupta demystifies the brain, you'll learn tangible takeaways to help you sleep better, eat healthier, and live longer.

    Resetting Expectations

    Resetting Expectations

    The twists and turns of this pandemic have left many of us uncertain of what to expect in the year ahead. But did you know that simply changing your expectations can have a tangible effect on your wellbeing? CNN's Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta talks to science writer David Robson about the ways our expectations can impact our lives, for better or for worse. Plus, concrete tips for how we can use the scientific phenomenon of the “expectation effect” to sleep better, eat healthier, and live longer.  

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    • 30 min
    Our Top Takeaways: Worth the Wait

    Our Top Takeaways: Worth the Wait

    Does it feel like you are in an endless holding pattern? We asked a waiting expert for her top tips on how to create control when you don't know what's coming next.

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    • 4 min
    Small Steps. Big Rewards

    Small Steps. Big Rewards

    As we ring in a New Year, Dr. Sanjay Gupta hears from Chasing Life listeners about the steps they plan to take to live healthier and happier lives in 2022. Plus, guest experts share their tips for achieving your resolutions.  

     

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    • 10 min
    Our Top Takeaways: Managing Anger

    Our Top Takeaways: Managing Anger

    Seeing red? Listen to a quick refresher from our episode on anger management. You'll hear the key takeaways from Dr. Sanjay Gupta's conversation with Professor Brad Bushman so you can learn how to make anger work for you instead of against you.

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    • 4 min
    The Science of Grit

    The Science of Grit

    We're taking off this week for the holidays, but wanted to share with you another of our favorite podcasts. A Slight Change of Plans is hosted by our friend Maya Shankar, who you might remember as our nudge theory expert from earlier this season. In her series, Maya looks at the science of human behavior and who we become in the face of big change. What makes a ballerina, a world-class chef, or a civic activist great? Psychologist Angela Duckworth says the answer is GRIT — a power combo of passion and perseverance. Angela teaches us how to become the grittiest versions of ourselves, and gives us valuable advice on when to quit and when to grit.

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    • 35 min
    (Don’t) Call Me, Maybe

    (Don’t) Call Me, Maybe

    While season 3 of Chasing Life is in production, here's an episode of CNN's Margins of Error that you'll love. A surprising percentage of people today, including CNN resident numbers guy Harry Enten, hate making and receiving phone calls. Our reluctance to dial in, is affecting everything from national polling to workplace relationships to our levels of anxiety. Harry asks why we’re avoiding phone calls and whether we can be coached through our telephone-related nerves.

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    • 25 min

Customer Reviews

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491 Ratings

491 Ratings

bigmo1969 ,

Please start Covid updates again

I miss your take on Covid please bring back original podcast updating and talking about Covid. Even if it is a few times a week. You have away about explaining things with less fear but with more knowledge. You are a calm presence in a crazy time.

MargieParks ,

Sanjay rocks

You rock Sanjay. I’m really enjoying the new spin about the Olympics. Your in-depth interviewing skills are again coming through!

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Dishonest propagandist working for one of the biggest fake news organizations in the world CNN.

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