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Why do we do the things we do? Lowell Brillante investigates the complex details of our minds - from psychopathology to excellence, nature to nurture. We've sequenced the human genome and explored Mars, but we still don't really understand how our brains work. Join Lowell as he talks to leading experts about what we know and don't know about our minds.

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Why do we do the things we do? Lowell Brillante investigates the complex details of our minds - from psychopathology to excellence, nature to nurture. We've sequenced the human genome and explored Mars, but we still don't really understand how our brains work. Join Lowell as he talks to leading experts about what we know and don't know about our minds.

    How to Money

    How to Money

    Is it better to spend your energy saving money or investing in making more? I spoke with Joel and Matt, the finance guys from the How to Money Podcast. They have some excellent advice on how to make your money work for you and live rich on less money.
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    • 52 min
    Algorithm Episode Drop: 1 | Afrikka Didn't Need to Die

    Algorithm Episode Drop: 1 | Afrikka Didn't Need to Die

    When Afrikka Hardy was strangled in 2014 it seemed completely random. But it wasn’t. It was part of a pattern.
    Lori Townsend reminisces about her daughter Afrikka, and journalist Thomas Hargrove says Afrikka's death could've been prevented.
    Subscribe to Algorithm now, so you don't miss an episode, and follow host Ben Kuebrich on twitter for more information about the case.
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    • 37 min
    The Algorithm

    The Algorithm

    I spoke with Ben Kuebrich, the producer and host of the new true crime show Algorithm. Algorithm follows the investigation into Afrikka Hardy's murder, exposing the warnings that police ignored, and uncovering more than anyone expected -- that a serial killer was strangling women in Gary, Indiana could've been stopped. And that Afrikka Hardy should be alive today. 
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    • 28 min
    The Undiagnosed

    The Undiagnosed

    How many people are living their life undiagnosed? This episode is about ADHD but the message is about disorders. The barriers that exist to get a proper diagnosis and treatment are criminal, and it's time we address them. I spoke with Dr Jeremy Sharp, a psychologist, consultant and speaker about ADHD and the process of getting diagnosed. You'll also hear from Lesly Quiambao. She got diagnosed after my last episode and explains what the process was like.
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    • 48 min
    Psychedelics

    Psychedelics

    LSD and psilocybin aka magic mushrooms are gaining in popularity for the therapeutic benefits, especially using the technique of microdosing. I spoke with E.S. Fein from the lucid dreaming episode about the benefits of psychedelics.

    Disclaimer: this episode discusses the use of substances that are currently illegal in most states and may not be appropriate for children.
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    • 38 min
    Body and Brain

    Body and Brain

    A psychosomatic disorder or illness refers to one that is caused by stress and emotions. Can stress actually cause severe, chronic pain? I spoke with Dr David Hanscom, a former orthopedic surgeon who quit his practice after 32 years to teach people why back surgery is usually not the answer. You'll also hear from a special guest... my dad.
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    • 41 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
93 Ratings

93 Ratings

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Really interesting subjects

The second season is just as good as the first. Really enjoy getting all the different subjects.

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Expecially is not a word

Saying words that don’t exist takes from credibility. Thanks

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Hooked

As a person who finds it hard to keep concentration on podcasts, it is great to find one interesting and well produced in a way to hold my attention and interest. Hooked from the first listen. Can’t wait for season 2. My current fav is the episode on Synesthesia. Highly recommend.

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