19 episodes

Superheroes and science fiction meet the cutting edge of biological sciences in this podcast. Where does the science meet the fiction? Listen and find out! If you have suggestions for a topic or would like to be a featured guest, please contact biologyofsuperheroes@gmail.com

The Biology of Superheroes Podcast Dr. Shane Campbell-Staton and Arien Darby

    • Natural Sciences

Superheroes and science fiction meet the cutting edge of biological sciences in this podcast. Where does the science meet the fiction? Listen and find out! If you have suggestions for a topic or would like to be a featured guest, please contact biologyofsuperheroes@gmail.com

    Episode 14: The Incredible Hulk (Part 2) - The Psychology of Stress

    Episode 14: The Incredible Hulk (Part 2) - The Psychology of Stress

    We’re bringing a close to 2019 by wrapping up our two-part series on the Incredible Hulk. We continue our conversation about Bruce Banner by focusing on the psychology of stress and how its shapes our personalities. I sit down with clinical psychologist and host of The Arkham Sessions, Dr. Andrea Letamendi. We talk about the psychological impacts of early childhood trauma in Bruce Banner's life, what it’s like for two distinct personalities to occupy the same brain and the psychological benefits of finding our inner Smart Hulk. Check it out!
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    • 55 min
    TBOSP Minisode 2: November 2019

    TBOSP Minisode 2: November 2019

    In this minisode we wrap up November 2019 chatting about the latest and greatest in the world of comic books and science, shout out some listener comments AND answer some burning questions straight from you!!!

    • 22 min
    Episode 13: The Incredible Hulk (Part 1) - The Biology of Physiological Stress

    Episode 13: The Incredible Hulk (Part 1) - The Biology of Physiological Stress

    In the first part of this month's episode we explore Bruce Banner and The Incredible Hulk through the lens of physiological stress. We chat with stress physiologist Dr. Michelle Rensel to explore what are bodies go through when we are stressed and how exposure to stressful events can effect us later in life....or even future generations. We chat anxiety, societal implications and health outcomes. This conversation is heavier than some of our other comic book explorations, but it's absolutely fascinating - check it out!
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    • 47 min
    TBOSP Minisode 1: October 2019

    TBOSP Minisode 1: October 2019

    Shane and Arien catchup on what's new in the worlds of comic books and science, share reviews, and answer comic book queries directly from YOU!

    • 21 min
    Episode 12: The Black Panther - Bio-Inspired Engineering and Genetics of Wakanda

    Episode 12: The Black Panther - Bio-Inspired Engineering and Genetics of Wakanda

    In the Season 2 premiere we explore Black Panther and the world of Wakanda live at the 2019 International Wildlife Film Festival. Billy Almon and Dr. Sebastian Alvarado join in to chat about bio-inspiration, sustainability and explore the roles of culture and genetics in shaping this incredible population. Check it out!
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    • 47 min
    The Biology of Superheroes Podcast Season 2 Promo

    The Biology of Superheroes Podcast Season 2 Promo

    WE'RE BACK. Take a listen to get a sneak peak at what's in store for The Biology of Superheroes Podcast Season 2!

    • 4 min

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