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Did you know that some people can taste colors and others have a hard time recognizing faces? This season on Chasing Life, Dr. Sanjay Gupta takes listeners beyond the basics of sight, sound, smell, taste and touch to explore unique sensory experiences. Discover why psychedelics might change your worldview, how animals perceive differently than humans, and how biases in taste might impact the future of food production.

Join us each week to marvel at how the rich landscape of sensory perception shapes our understanding of the world.

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    • 4.5 • 6.9K Ratings

Did you know that some people can taste colors and others have a hard time recognizing faces? This season on Chasing Life, Dr. Sanjay Gupta takes listeners beyond the basics of sight, sound, smell, taste and touch to explore unique sensory experiences. Discover why psychedelics might change your worldview, how animals perceive differently than humans, and how biases in taste might impact the future of food production.

Join us each week to marvel at how the rich landscape of sensory perception shapes our understanding of the world.

    Sniffing Out the Cause of Smell Loss

    Sniffing Out the Cause of Smell Loss

    Imagine if your morning cup of coffee one day smelled like rotting garbage. Or, if your favorite comfort food had no taste at all. For some COVID long haulers, this is their new reality. What causes these distortions in smell and taste in the first place? And, what treatment options are available for these patients? On this episode, we’ll speak to Stanford University smell expert Dr. Zara Patel, who says olfactory training – or “smell training” -- can help some people re-gain a lost sense of smell and taste. Plus, long COVID patients share their stories, and the resources that have helped them cope with their diagnosis. 
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    • 32 min
    Making Sense of Our World

    Making Sense of Our World

    Welcome to Season 5 of Chasing Life, where we’ll explore the five traditional senses – sight, hearing, taste, touch and smell -- and beyond. To kick off the season, Dr. Sanjay Gupta talks to award winning science journalist Ed Yong about his new book “An Immense World, How Animal Senses Reveal the Hidden Realms Around Us.” Ed explains how all creatures live in their own “sensory bubble” through which they experience a sliver of reality. Plus, he takes us on a wild journey through the animal kingdom’s many mysterious senses that exist beyond the reach of what we humans can know. If you’ve ever wondered what it might be like to be a dog, a bat or an electric eel, you won’t want to miss this conversation.
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    • 26 min
    Introducing All There Is with Anderson Cooper

    Introducing All There Is with Anderson Cooper

    Chasing Life is pleased to present the first episode of Anderson Cooper's new podcast: All There Is.  Anderson started recording while packing up the apartment of his late mother Gloria Vanderbilt. Going through her journals and keepsakes, as well as things left behind by his father and brother, Cooper begins a series of emotional and moving conversations about the people we lose, the things they leave behind, and how to live on - with loss, with laughter, and with love. You can find All There Is with Anderson Cooper wherever you get your podcasts.

     
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    • 34 min
    Our Top Takeaways: Managing Social Anxiety

    Our Top Takeaways: Managing Social Anxiety

    Why are social interactions so daunting for some of us and what can we do to make things easier on ourselves? Dr. Sanjay Gupta revisits an interview with clinical psychologist Ellen Hendriksen, who offers actionable tips that all of us can put into practice.
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    • 11 min
    Chasing Life presents In the Bubble with Andy Slavitt

    Chasing Life presents In the Bubble with Andy Slavitt

    This week the Chasing Life team is sharing one of their favorite podcasts, In the Bubble with Andy Slavitt. Soon after entering the Kansas City mayoral campaign, Democratic up-and-comer Jason Kander revealed that he suffered from PTSD and depression and walked away from politics and a future White House run. Though he felt his career and ambitions were over, he gained the opportunity to heal from trauma he experienced during his time serving in the Afghanistan War. In a sensitive and honest interview, Kander opens up about the traumas he and all of us face in different ways, and how to grow past them. Content warning: this episode includes discussion of suicidal thoughts.
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    • 1 hr 6 min
    You’re Never Too Old to Play

    You’re Never Too Old to Play

     It’s easy to understand the importance of play during childhood but research shows that play is important at every age. In this episode, Dr. Sanjay Gupta speaks with play expert Dr. Stuart Brown, who has studied play for decades, and argues joyful activity is just as important as proper nutrition and a good night’s sleep. Discover why incorporating fun into your daily routine is an essential part of living a healthier and happier life. 
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    • 23 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
6.9K Ratings

6.9K Ratings

glimadoll ,

Excellent podcast!

I loved the interview with Ed Wong on senses - what a marvelous way to open up a fuller appreciation of our world and all the creatures in it. I will walk my dog differently now! I’m appreciative of how Dr. Gupta let’s the guests talk about their area of expertise without interrupting.

Ginagina Smith ,

Anderson

Psyched that he will also have a podcast. As CNN changes , podcasts can keep me in touch w personalities I like as I watch less CNN/TV

SurferGirlAtl ,

Keep going!

I always look forward to these episodes with short bursts of info, thanks!

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