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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. 

Call Me Curious Wondery

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.4 • 397 Ratings

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New episodes come out every Thursday for free, with 1-week early access for Wondery+ subscribers.

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 on Apple Podcasts
Requires subscription and macOS 11.4 or higher

    Is Spring Fever Just Our Pheromones Going Nuts?

    Is Spring Fever Just Our Pheromones Going Nuts?

    This episode comes out for free on 07/07 and is available early and ad-free for Wondery+ subscribers.

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    Ever wonder what that certain "tingle" is you feel every Spring? You know what we mean. The weather gets warmer, the days get longer and suddenly love... or lust... is in the air. Ever wonder why that is? We all know it as Spring Fever. But what is it that turns us on and makes us happier in Springtime? Are our pheromones working overtime? Nikki and Malone are here to make sense of our mysterious yearnings. Joined by behavioral neuroscientist Charles Wysocki and Dr. Norman Rosenthal, the renown researcher who brought us Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), they’re out to discover why we’re suddenly in the mood for love.

    Is It Time to Dump Recycling?

    Is It Time to Dump Recycling?

    Are you a wish-cycler? Most people do their part to protect the environment by dumping basically everything that isn't food into their blue recycle bin. But is that what we’re really supposed to do? And are we making a difference? Nikki and Mr. Malone talk trash with Earth911’s Mitch Ratcliffe on how it all works, and the latest waste management innovations. Also joining the discussion is long-time recycling critic, journalist John Tierney. This episode is hot garbage — in a good way, of course!

    New episodes come out every Thursday.

    Call Me Curious is available now on Apple Podcasts, Amazon Music, Spotify or wherever you listen. You can listen ad-free by subscribing to Wondery Plus in Apple Podcasts or the Wondery app.

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    • 35 min
    Is Pride More Than Just a Parade?

    Is Pride More Than Just a Parade?

    Break out your best glitter, feathers, and leathers. And show some skin! It’s Pride Month! June is the designated dance party to celebrate the history, culture and contributions of the LGBTQIA+ community. And straight from RuPaul's Drag Race and The Drew Barrymore Show, Nikki and Malone welcome the fabulous Ross Mathews — plus rainbow-wrapped pansexual podcast host Gina Finio. Get ready for a heartfelt, wide-open conversation on everything Pride. It’s so much more than a parade, right?!

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    • 44 min
    Wondery Presents: Queen of Hearts

    Wondery Presents: Queen of Hearts

    Introducing Queen of Hearts: a new kind of blind dating game show, hosted by Jujubee (RuPaul’s Drag Race, Dragnificent). The Queen of our hearts guides singles through a series of sexy games and challenges to see if they can find their one true love-for-now. Sure to make you laugh, follow Queen of Hearts wherever you get your podcasts. Or you can listen early on Amazon Music or early and ad-free by subscribing to Wondery Plus in Apple Podcasts or the Wondery app: wondery.fm/CMC_QoH

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    • 3 min
    Are You Throwing Away Free Money?

    Are You Throwing Away Free Money?

    Is your mailbox flooded with credit card junk mail promising free money? There’s cash back, 0% interest, sign-up bonuses, reward points. The come-ons keep on coming! Well, Nikki and Mr. Malone know exactly what you’re thinking — ‘cause they’re thinking it too. Are we missing out on some valuable free stuff? That’s where actor and self-described money nerd, Chip Chinery of “Chip’s Money Tips,” and the founder of Clever Girl Finance, Bola Sokunbi, come in. They’ll help put our credit questions in perspective, offering up some amazing I-can’t-believe-I-didn’t-think-of-that! financial hacks along with some cool credit wisdom we all can use. Now THAT sounds too good to be true!

    New episodes come out every Thursday.

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    • 51 min
    Are Dates on Food Just BS?

    Are Dates on Food Just BS?

    Can I still eat this? We’ve all been tempted by food that's past its posted freshness date. While many people worry about illness or the yuck-factor and toss food out, others trust their noses and look for ways to not waste food. But seriously — what does 'Best by,' 'Sell by,' and 'Use by' dates even mean? On this episode, Nikki and Mr. Malone enter the mysterious world of food labeling. And with food safety expert Dr. Robert Brackett as their guide through our refrigerators and cupboards, they'll find out if the dates on our food are really just BS.

    New episodes come out every Thursday.

    Call Me Curious is available now on Apple Podcasts, Amazon Music, Spotify or wherever you listen. You can listen ad-free by subscribing to Wondery Plus in Apple Podcasts or the Wondery app.

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    • 50 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
397 Ratings

397 Ratings

solapop ,

Something New !

Of course Wondery brings another entertaining show… my favorite so far is the whether your neighbor is a witch. I really hope you do a mini series around Halloween! So much fun listening to you and the hilarious Mr. Malone.

justforgetitalready ,

awesome, informative, entertaining

Love this podcast. Nikki and Mr. Malone are a duo that go together like pb & j. The guests are intelligent and very informative. Thanks!

Karjelly ,

Actually really good!

Didn’t know how i would feel about this show, but i actually really love it and the hosts. Some topics i skip but most of them are actually very interesting, and the intros are always great.

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