12 episodes

Brain Yapping – The Podcast; an amusing, entertaining, ramshackle and illuminating look at how science can really work hosted by neuroscientist and author, Dr Dean Burnett (The Idiot Brain, The Happy Brain) and journalist Rachel England. Part of the Cosmic Shambles Network.

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    • 4.9, 16 Ratings

Brain Yapping – The Podcast; an amusing, entertaining, ramshackle and illuminating look at how science can really work hosted by neuroscientist and author, Dr Dean Burnett (The Idiot Brain, The Happy Brain) and journalist Rachel England. Part of the Cosmic Shambles Network.

    Procrastination and... other stuff

    Procrastination and... other stuff

    We’d write a tag for this episode, but we can’t be bothered… In this final episode for the series (or was that season?) Dean and Rachel talk about procrastination, laziness, risk and reward and the “gift" of emanating mess. Rachel and Dean will be back after summer, if they get round to it, (they will), with a brand new bunch of episodes for you. Support the show, and everything at the Cosmic Shambles Network, by visiting and pledging to our Patreon at patreon.com/bookshambles

    • 39 min
    Culture Shocking

    Culture Shocking

    Travelling can be rewarding, exciting, mind expanding, and also, a little odd to wrap our brains around. Rachel and Dean talk about the weirdness of culture shock, from small differences (did you know Americans don’t use kettles) to cavernous shifts (in Mexico, according to Dean, you may find yourself on a bus, with people carrying chickens in boxes) and why it can feel so discombobulating. Support the show at patreon.com/bookshambles

    • 36 min
    Whiny Hangry People

    Whiny Hangry People

    In a society where you can summon food at the press of a button, how can anyone be hangry? Dean and Rachel talk about how low blood sugar can make us boil over and why evolutionarily, that's a good thing! Also, the curious fact we’ve universally accepted that “blue liquid” is the perfect stand in for all gross bodily fluids. Support the show, and everything at the Cosmic Shambles Network, by visiting and pledging to our Patreon at patreon.com/bookshambles

    • 31 min
    Misophonia and the Irrational Hatred of Clicks

    Misophonia and the Irrational Hatred of Clicks

    Rachel and Dean discuss misophonia and how to not tackle people to the ground when they do perfectly normal things that make sounds you find infuriating (keyboard clacking, anyone?) Also, finding the sweet spot in the world of sound between the random and the predictable and giving pigs a fairer go. Support the Brain Yapping podcast and blog by pledging at http://patreon.com/bookshambles

    • 35 min
    Voice Distortion and Selfie Loving

    Voice Distortion and Selfie Loving

    It’s already episode 8 of the Brain Yapping podcast and in this week’s episode, Dean and Rachel cringe at the sound of their own voices and tell us why we’re not who we hear we are… Support the show, and everything at the Cosmic Shambles Network, by visiting and pledging to our Patreon at patreon.com/bookshambles

    • 29 min
    Autopilot, Vaping and the Destruction of Tea

    Autopilot, Vaping and the Destruction of Tea

    Enjoy this week’s episode all about being in autopilot, which Dean and Rachel assure us they were not when producing it (though they couldn’t for the life of them describe how they got home). Support the show, and everything at the Cosmic Shambles Network, by visiting and pledging to our Patreon at patreon.com/bookshambles

    • 29 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
16 Ratings

16 Ratings

MrJDStokes ,

Great Podcast!!

Very informative and enjoyable to listen to.

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