19 episodes

This podcast explores the curious nature of being human, and what it takes to be mentally healthy in our modern world.

Pure Curiosity with Iris McAlpin Iris McAlpin

    • Health & Fitness

This podcast explores the curious nature of being human, and what it takes to be mentally healthy in our modern world.

    Preston Smiles on Conscious Relationships & Men's Emotional Health

    Preston Smiles on Conscious Relationships & Men's Emotional Health

    A lot of my content focuses women's issues because it's what I can speak to best, but I'm really passionate about the mental health of all genders. Speaking with Preston about the male experience of relationships, trauma, health and emotion was a real treat for me. He brings so much energy and authenticity to his work, and I appreciate his no filter style. We definitely get into some potentially triggering and controversial topics here, but I hope anyone in a relationship with a man, either as a friend, parent, or partner will listen to this with an open mind. 

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Pure Curiosity: Brad Kammer on Healing Complex Trauma

    Pure Curiosity: Brad Kammer on Healing Complex Trauma

    This podcast was difficult to title, because it covers so much ground. Brad Kammer talks to us about connection, community, shame, fear, love, sexuality...he basically covers the range of human experience from both a clinical and personal perspective. His extensive work in the field of trauma, and the depth of understanding he possess around the healing process, make this episode feel especially important. Brad is my teacher in the certification program for the NeuroAffective Relational Model (NARM), and from day one I knew I wanted to have him on the podcast. He is insightful and heartfelt, and I believe this podcast will leave you with a sense of hope for our collective healing. 

    • 1 hr 9 min
    Pure Curiosity: Dr. Daniel Howard on Climate Change & How to Heal Our Planet

    Pure Curiosity: Dr. Daniel Howard on Climate Change & How to Heal Our Planet

    If you're anything like me, growing concerns about carbon emissions and news about the state of our planet are leaving you feeling alarmed. In the murky waters of fake news and misinformation, it can be difficult to parse out what concerned citizens and consumers need to be doing about it. Enter Dr. Daniel Howard, energy and environmental engineer. He has generously gifted us an hour of science-backed information, practical steps we can all take, and a heartfelt perspective on this planet we call home. In many ways I think this is the most important issue facing humanity today, and I hope you will take his words to heart. 

    • 1 hr
    Pure Curiosity: Shawn Alex Nemeth on Childhood Trauma & The Power of Forgiveness

    Pure Curiosity: Shawn Alex Nemeth on Childhood Trauma & The Power of Forgiveness

    In this episode of Pure Curiosity, Shawn Nemeth, a coach, speaker, and founder of the Chester Street Foundation, discusses his triumph over a traumatic and abusive childhood. We discuss the importance of taking responsibility for our recovery, the magic of forgiveness, and the healing power of sharing our stories. Shawn generously shares with us important scientific research as well as his heartfelt personal testimony.

    • 1 hr 11 min
    Pure Curiosity: Dr. Sandra Aamodt on Why Diets Make us Fat

    Pure Curiosity: Dr. Sandra Aamodt on Why Diets Make us Fat

    Several years ago I read an article in the New York Times by Dr. Sandra Aamodt that made me feel like it was Christmas morning. It was the first time I had seen a legitimate scientist say authoritatively that dieting is completely counterproductive, and in many cases damaging. This was something I knew already, after years of bulimia and yo-yo dieting, but no one had ever articulated the principles I discovered in my own path to healing so well. When her book Why Diets Make us Fat came out, I rushed to buy it, and I think it is a truly groundbreaking book. I couldn't recommend it more highly, and I was thrilled that Dr. Aamodt was willing to join me for this podcast! I am a huge fan of hers, and can't wait to see what she creates in the future!

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Pure Curiosity: Jake Heilbrunn on Transforming Anxiety into Passion

    Pure Curiosity: Jake Heilbrunn on Transforming Anxiety into Passion

    Jake Heilbrunn was suffering from crippling anxiety before embarking on a life-changing trip to South America. His experience during his travels connected him to his passion for helping others, so when he returned he began speaking and writing about his journey. Jake is now an extremely accomplished public speaker, author and mental health advocate, helping young people all over the world find their passions and overcome their fears.

    • 1 hr 22 min

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Great podcast

Really interesting and varied topics. Interviewer is versatile and knowledgeable and curious about topics ranging from mental and physical health, science/neuroscience, technology, life lessons and ideas for transforming what's not working, etc. Enjoy the youthful voice and perspective of the interviewer.

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Pure Curiosity With Iris McAlpin

“Iris McAlpin strives to learn from those that she has on her podcast. She is a person of great discernment. The issues which her interviewees, have overcome and survived, propels and sparks positivity. The compassion that she shows to all, the sage words of advice and deep conversations are intriguing and real. Pure Curiosity is a breath of fresh air, as is Iris McAlpin. Her PodCast is one that evokes positivity and renewed strength in the power of the human spirit. I’ve been a devoted follower of her work since 2015.” Advocate, Artist and Authoress and Entrepreneur, Rev. M. Fox 🦊

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