13 episodes

...our most human experiences...

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    • Social Sciences
    • 5.0, 23 Ratings

...our most human experiences...

    Social Pain and the OPRM1 gene

    Social Pain and the OPRM1 gene

    Is there something in my genes that is making me feel more sensitive to rejection? Is it possible that I actually feel more hurt when I'm ghosted than other people... and that there is a biological basis?



    My whole life I have cried more than my friends, gone mental on romantic partners who took too long to text me back, and generally felt like the world was a bag of knives just waiting to jab me at every turn. I then found out that one of my genes may be responsible for some of these feelings... so I tested myself.

    • 23 min
    Aphantasia

    Aphantasia

    George Vulov found out he was different from others when he was in college.



    Take this quiz to find out if you have aphantasia.

    • 13 min
    Fluidity (Part 4 of 4)

    Fluidity (Part 4 of 4)

    Lisa Diamond talks about sexual fluidity and how our understanding of same-gender attraction may be shifting.

    • 17 min
    Cluster of Cells (Part 3 of 4)

    Cluster of Cells (Part 3 of 4)

    There is a cluster of cells in our brains that may be influencing who we fall in love with.

    • 17 min
    a color (Part 2 of 4)

    a color (Part 2 of 4)

    Sarah and Dawn carried around recorders and each told their own stories that became their one story.

    • 19 min
    Friday November 6 (Part 1 of 4)

    Friday November 6 (Part 1 of 4)

    An audio diary of a woman who falls in love. There is a narrative that we often have overlooked in the queer community, but these other experiences are valid, too.

    • 7 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
23 Ratings

23 Ratings

gabi314 ,

SO GOOD

Wow, just discovered this podcast today and have been bingeing it bc wholly cow!

Ben Kuebrich ,

Lisa has scientific, storytelling, and musical chops

And has really made a singular show that reflects on both science and human experience without dumbing things down or over-interpreting.

itsgettingbetterallthetime ,

Very Good

I really like this podcast. It's easy to understand and informative.

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