51 episodes

Is sugar really more addictive than cocaine? Does intermittent fasting work? Should I buy crypto? We’re all on 24-7 information overload, on our news feeds, in our inboxes, on TikTok… it’s hard to know what is real and what isn’t. Every week on CALL ME CURIOUS, Nikki Boyer (Dying for Sex, The Daily Smile) and friends like Mr. Malone are going to dive into all the things you’ve heard about, but don’t really know about. That’s right - No more nodding along at parties or running into the bathroom to Google, “Why do people get nipple rings?” We’ll learn and laugh as we explore life’s little mysteries, the internet’s hot topics, and burning gotta-know questions. 
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    • Society & Culture
    • 4.4 • 527 Ratings

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Is sugar really more addictive than cocaine? Does intermittent fasting work? Should I buy crypto? We’re all on 24-7 information overload, on our news feeds, in our inboxes, on TikTok… it’s hard to know what is real and what isn’t. Every week on CALL ME CURIOUS, Nikki Boyer (Dying for Sex, The Daily Smile) and friends like Mr. Malone are going to dive into all the things you’ve heard about, but don’t really know about. That’s right - No more nodding along at parties or running into the bathroom to Google, “Why do people get nipple rings?” We’ll learn and laugh as we explore life’s little mysteries, the internet’s hot topics, and burning gotta-know questions. 
Listen to new episodes early and ad-free on Wondery+ or listen ad-free on Amazon Music with a Prime membership or Amazon Music Unlimited subscription.

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    Can an Open Relationship Save Your Marriage?

    Can an Open Relationship Save Your Marriage?

    Love! Everybody wants to find it. However, keeping up a relationship can sometimes be just as difficult as finding one. We try everything to stoke the fire that might be burning out - so could the answer be to throw another log on the fire? Nikki and Malone ask the burning question: "Can an open relationship save your marriage?" They speak with a polyamorous couple who share how an open relationship works for them. They are joined by Dr. Amy Moors, an assistant professor of psychology and a research fellow at the Kinsey Institute, who is an expert on consensual nonmonogamy.




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    • 1 hr 2 min
    Can an Open Relationship Save Your Marriage?

    Can an Open Relationship Save Your Marriage?

    This episode comes out for free on 02/02 and is available early and ad-free for Wondery+ subscribers.

    Love! Everybody wants to find it. However, keeping a relationship can sometimes be just as difficult as finding one. We try everything to stoke the fire that might be burning out - so could the answer be to throw another log on the fire? Nikki and Malone ask the burning question: "Can an open relationship save your marriage?" They speak with a polyamorous couple who share how an open relationship works for them. Then, they are joined by Dr. Amy Moors, an assistant professor of psychology and a research fellow at the Kinsey Institute, who is an expert on consensual nonmonogamy.

    Are You Oversharing on Social Media?

    Are You Oversharing on Social Media?

    Are you one of the 4.7 billion people who use social media on a daily basis? While some people still keep a diary, others feel compelled to announce and show every detail of their life on social media. We are curious and interested in the lives of friends and family but do they really need to tell us what they had for lunch or how horrible their breakup was - with photos! How much is okay to share? Host Nikki Boyer and Co-Host Mr. Malone talk with Sarah Bregel, a writer, and self-described oversharer whose article about the end of her marriage went viral. Then they speak with Dr. Nina Vasan, a psychiatrist, and pioneer in digital mental health innovation, to get to bottom of why people overshare and how to use social media in a healthy way.




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    • 51 min
    Is a Dry January Worth It?

    Is a Dry January Worth It?

    It's a new year and time to make resolutions. Are you thinking about giving up alcohol for the month of January? If you like the idea of more energy, better sleep, weight loss and a lot more dollars in your pocket - then "Dry January" might just be the resolution you're looking for. Nikki and Malone talk with author Hilary Sheinbaum to learn about her first hand experience of booting the booze for January. And Dr. Joseph Volpicelli from the Volpicelli Center for Addiction joins the mix to talk about the mental and physical benefits of a sober new year.




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    • 44 min
    Is Microdosing Mushrooms Magic for Your Health? (ENCORE)

    Is Microdosing Mushrooms Magic for Your Health? (ENCORE)

    Psychedelics were originally designed to blow your mind, but new studies suggest they can also help fix it! Can small doses of psilocybin (magic mushrooms) help people manage depression and anxiety better than pharmaceutical remedies? Host Nikki Boyer, Dr. Matt Johnson (professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Johns Hopkins University), and Kayse Gheret (founder of Microdosing for Healing) discuss how a tiny intake of psilocybin can have powerful, long-lasting, positive effects.

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    • 41 min
    Is It Time To Quit Your Job? (ENCORE)

    Is It Time To Quit Your Job? (ENCORE)

    Are you tired of low pay, long commutes, lots of stress and feeling unappreciated and unfulfilled? Maybe it's time to quit your job! Many Americans are doing just that. It's being called "The Great Resignation." The post-pandemic exodus of workers moving away from unfulfilling jobs in search of an opportunity that gives them a sense of purpose and personal satisfaction. Nikki and Malone talk with career coach Jess Wass as well as a positive psychology expert Robert Mack to help you decide whether it's time to give notice.

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    • 46 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
527 Ratings

527 Ratings

Jlp198429 ,

Great show, please stop audibly dry heaving 😅

Great show, I know it’s annoying when people leave nitpicky reviews re: something the host does on a free show, but have you listened back to the episodes where you audibly retch/gag? I heard it first on the lab created meat episode (several times, understandable if you really were grossed out by it), but just heard it again on the PSL episode, and it leads me to believe you sometimes do it for dramatic effect when talking about something unpleasant…. (And I get it- I do that too.) But after hearing someone *else* audibly retch for dramatic effect, it’s made me realize how startling and uncomfortably gross it sounds, and I’ve made a mental note to stop doing it myself in conversation. 😅 sorry for the probably unwanted feedback, great show otherwise!

DaisyFever ,

Constantly curious

This podcast is perfect for someone like me. I’m always asking questions or researching information I’m curious about.
Keep doing you! 💖💖

teetos06 ,

What a Listen!

This podcast is amazing! The nuggets of information that I get and I get to share is soo good! Nikki has a soothing voice and makes everything more interesting. Cannot recommend this podcast enough!

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