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Siblings Marc Shecter and Julie Kinn give you a close look at the science and history of the things we take for granted. Then they give up the topic for a couple of weeks and tell you how it goes!

The Station Wagon Podcast: Exploring Mindfulness and Sibling Rivalry Marc Shecter and Julie Kinn

    • Education
    • 5.0 • 90 Ratings

Siblings Marc Shecter and Julie Kinn give you a close look at the science and history of the things we take for granted. Then they give up the topic for a couple of weeks and tell you how it goes!

    Ep 50: Self-affirmation

    Ep 50: Self-affirmation

    After a long break, Marc and Julie are back with lots of nice stuff to say to themselves. Grab your mirror, and enjoy this ep all about the science and history of self-affirmation!

    Be Social Leave us feedback on Itunes (or wherever). Join the discussion in our Facebook Group. Tweet at us @Wagonpod Credits This episode was recorded in Snoqualmie and Olympia, and produced at Shiny Object studios using Audacity. All research by Julie and Marc; all opinions are our own. Our music, “Modern Problems” is by The Pleasure Kills Give  Send your cash to Planned Parenthood or one of the other great organizations devoted to providing quality care to all!

    • 47 min
    Ep 49: Mirrors

    Ep 49: Mirrors

    Don't take your reflection for granted. Learn about the history and science of looking in mirrors and what happens when we (tried to) give them up for a couple of weeks.

    Be Social Leave us feedback on Itunes (or wherever). Join the discussion in our Facebook Group. Tweet at us @Wagonpod Credits This episode was recorded in Snoqualmie and Olympia, and produced at Shiny Object studios using Audacity. All research by Julie and Marc; all opinions are our own. Our music, “Modern Problems” is by The Pleasure Kills Give  Send your cash to Planned Parenthood or one of the other great organizations devoted to providing quality care to all!

    • 41 min
    Ep 48: Food Variety

    Ep 48: Food Variety

    How many varieties of Doritos do we actually need? What happens when we give up food variety? Learn the science and history of diet variation and follow along for Marc and Julie's experiment!

    Please note: This is the episode in which we go for a more organic, less-edited feel. I.e, Hear Marc make lots of notes to himself about editing, which Julie deliberately ignores because she got to edit this one [insert evil laughing].
    Be Social Leave us feedback on Itunes (or wherever). Join the discussion in our Facebook Group. Tweet at us @Wagonpod Credits This episode was recorded in Snoqualmie and Olympia, and produced at Shiny Object studios using Audacity. All research by Julie and Marc; all opinions are our own. Our music, “Modern Problems” is by The Pleasure Kills

    • 48 min
    • video
    Introduction to the Station Wagon Podcast

    Introduction to the Station Wagon Podcast

    Siblings Marc Shecter and Dr. Julie Kinn give you the science and history of the things in life we take for granted. After taking a closer look, they change their behavior for a couple of weeks and tell you how it goes!
     

    • 30 sec
    Ep 47: Pop Music

    Ep 47: Pop Music

    "Pop music is not a threatening style of music." -- Joan Jett. That's good to know since we are only listening to pop music and not our usual mix. Spoiler alert -- one of us like this, one of us didn't.
     

    • 37 min
    Ep 46: Sleep Deprivation

    Ep 46: Sleep Deprivation

    How much sleep do we actually need? We dive into the science and history of sleep, and then try to reduce our sleep for a couple of weeks to see how bad it really is.
    Learn more about insomnia, sleep apneas, and all sorts of sleep disorders and treatments/tips for adults and kids from actual experts on the A Better Night's Sleep podcast (made for the military, but good for everyone!).

    Be Social Leave us feedback on Itunes. Join the discussion in our Facebook Group. Credits This episode was recorded in Snoqualmie and Olympia, and produced at Shiny Object studios using Audacity. All research by Julie and Marc; all opinions are our own. Our music, “Modern Problems” is by The Pleasure Kills Thank you’s Huge thanks to our listeners whose enthusiasm keeps us going! And to our spouses, children, and friends for putting up with us giving us feedback and contributing to the betterment of our show.
     

    • 33 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
90 Ratings

90 Ratings

Doge=life ,

Love this podcast

This Show is smart weird and always always fun and the sibling energy that radiates of of each episode has me coming back

JoeXGray ,

“Giving up excess calories” inspired me to lose weight.

After listening to the episode “giving up excess calories” in mid-July, I couldn’t get the idea out of my mind, so a couple days later, I downloaded MyFitnessPal.
I’ve lost 23.3 pounds since then, and am now officially in the healthy weight range! All it took was the standard 500 calorie reduction. At this rate, I will reach my goal weight sometime early next year. Hearing Mark and Julie discuss their experience, in this case especially Mark discussing how easy it was for him to lose his first few pounds, made me believe I could do it too. Julie keeping a level head and opening up about body image has likely been benefits in the long term as well. I’m standing undressed before my bathroom mirror as I write this, and I can see the changes now. My body image is changing as well. I’m almost to where I’ve wanted to be for a long time, and I owe it to you two. So thank you.

Chris - Play Comics Podcast ,

I hope they never finish growing up.

Julie and Marc have a great time while while checking on the history (that's interesting) and science (YAY THIS PART IS MY FAVORITE!) of things most people just take for granted. This is a great show to binge on, but is also great because if you know someone who is interested in a certain topic they can listen to just that episode and be fine. But I'm pretty sure that once you start you'll want to hear them all anyway.

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