22 episodes

We’re two sisters (like, genetically and everything) who love taking science to the masses. Our podcast is for those curious about how people, nature, and the world works, and want an engaging account all backed-up by science!

Anyone who is tired of sifting through untrustworthy information on the internet, or who is interested in science but can’t access it, or can’t find the time, this podcast is for you. Want to have a laugh in the meantime? Fabulous!

Sister Doctor Squared Dr Aleena Wojcieszek and Dr Janine Rix

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We’re two sisters (like, genetically and everything) who love taking science to the masses. Our podcast is for those curious about how people, nature, and the world works, and want an engaging account all backed-up by science!

Anyone who is tired of sifting through untrustworthy information on the internet, or who is interested in science but can’t access it, or can’t find the time, this podcast is for you. Want to have a laugh in the meantime? Fabulous!

    21. Muck up day 2022!

    21. Muck up day 2022!

    As we come to the end of another year, Aleena and Janine take things down a notch and bring back muck up day! Muck up day in Australia is the last day of school for the year where there are much laughs, huge pranks, and minimal productivity. Tune in for a very loose episode where you'll be treated to some insights, a *SURPRISE* or two, and much randomness: memes, rabbits, mullets, candles, plus more!
    Full show notes at the Sister Doctor Squared website: https://sisterdoctorsquared.com/2022/12/15/muckupday2022
    Mastering of this episode, plus intro and outro music, by the ever-talented Dr Adrian Diery: http://www.adriandiery.com/

    • 52 min
    20. Is blue light at night really that bad?

    20. Is blue light at night really that bad?

    What is all this fuss about blue light? You've probably heard about it having something to do with the backlighting on your smartphone or other electronic device. But what actually is blue light? What's it doing to your brain? Is it really that bad? In episode 20, Aleena and Janine are keen to see what the science says. They also have the final installment of the ever-popular segment: How's Aleena's Kitchen Renovation Going?!; Janine's holiday nerdery; plus gushing over Björk's new album AND podcast! OMG!
     
    Full show notes at the Sister Doctor Squared website.
     
    Mastering of this episode, plus Intro and Outro music by Dr Adrian Diery.

    • 46 min
    19. Aah, the feels... the link between music & emotion

    19. Aah, the feels... the link between music & emotion

    Engaging with music, whether it’s listening to it, or creating it, is one of life’s great joys. Neither Aleena nor Janine could get through a whole day without listening to some music. Humans have a deep emotional connection with music. But just how does music affect our mood, and how does our mood affect the music we listen to, or the music we create? In episode 19, Aleena and Janine get into the links between music and emotion. Aleena also shares her newfound discovery: a dog with natural dreadlocks. Janine, on the other hand, is pleased to find out that her habit of hoarding books can be reframed as a Japanese artform!
    Full show notes at the Sister Doctor Squared website.
    Mastering of this episode, plus Intro and Outro music by Dr Adrian Diery.

    • 41 min
    18. Firestarter: not just a song by The Prodigy

    18. Firestarter: not just a song by The Prodigy

    How amazing is it to sit around a campfire? Watching those beautiful, flickering flames; listening to the gorgeous crackle of firewood. It's mesmerising. Humans are innately fascinated by fire, but our relationship with fire is complex. Sometimes, fire fascination turns into something more dangerous. Sometimes, humans intentionally set fires. And guess what? It seems that some birds do this too! In episode 18 of Sister Doctor Squared, Aleena and Janine explore some research around firestarting behaviour. For the inner square segment, Janine continues in the theme of intelligent birds, while Aleena regales us around her recent experience of context-specific memory!
    Full show notes at the Sister Doctor Squared website.
    Mastering of this episode, plus Intro and Outro music by Dr Adrian Diery.

    • 42 min
    17. Go with your gut? What does the science say?

    17. Go with your gut? What does the science say?

    Have you ever had a really strong gut feeling about something? You don't know why. You don't know where it's coming from, but it's telling you something very clearly. Should you trust it? In this episode, Aleena and Janine delve into the science behind gut instincts. Aleena then hijacks the inner square segment to update everyone on the latest kitchen renovation dramas, while Janine introduces a whole new segment to the podcast: what brought out her #InnerDumbass?!
    Full show notes at the Sister Doctor Squared website.
    Mastering of this episode, plus intro and outro music, by the ever-talented Dr Adrian Diery

    • 46 min
    16. The truth about Tourette Syndrome with Seamus Evans

    16. The truth about Tourette Syndrome with Seamus Evans

    Tourette Syndrome Awareness Week is running from 2 - 8 May 2022! So, Janine and Aleena are raising understanding and busting some myths around Tourette Syndrome, especially as Janine's little boy has this condition. The sisters are joined by their first ever guest - Seamus Evans! Seamus is an awesome TV and radio broadcaster and now passionate public speaker. As an ambassador for the Tourette Syndrome Association of Australia (TSAA), Seamus speaks about his personal experience with Tourette Syndrome, and how he has learned to manage the condition, and ultimately turn it into his superpower. Aleena and Janine share insights from the science on Tourette Syndrome, including the prevalence and underlying genetics. Aleena, Janine and Seamus all then stick around to nerd out in the inner square segment, which leads to much "Type 1 fun". You'll have to listen in to understand wtf that means ;)
    Full show notes at Sister Doctor Squared website.
    Mastering of this episode, plus intro and outro music, by the ever-talented Dr Adrian Diery

    • 1 hr 34 min

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