SuperPsyched is a podcast dedicated to supercharging your life with the best in Psychology Education. Each episode contains fun, fascinating, high-quality psychological content gained from interviewing top experts inside and outside the field of psychology. SuperPsyched give you tools to get you more of in life as well as gentle warnings to help you avoid things you don’t. See you there!
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#95 Behind the Scenes with an Emmy Award-Winning TV News Reporter | Scott Budman
I have always wondered what it would be like to be a TV news reporter. I imagine that if you aren't one yourself or don’t have a close relationship with one, you may have wondered as well!
Fortunately, I know just the guy to pull back the curtain and share what it’s like. Scott Budman is an Emmy Award-winning news reporter who’s served as a Silicon Valley tech and business reporter as well as anchor for NBC Bay Area since 1995. He has covered an incredible range of news — including some of the most captivating stories, many that you’ll remember — and transmitted them all over the globe. Scott reveals what his day-to-day life is like, the ups and downs, the intensity of the work, and the skills he brings to his job in order to be one of the most respected news reporters in the business.
So, listen in as Scott meets with me from inside the NBC studios and talks about the world of a TV news reporter.
094 Energize: Tools to Increase Your Energy | Dr. Michael Breus
Wouldn’t you love to have more energy? I believe that’s on every living person’s wishlist. Energy can feel like that elusive fountain of youth that we thirst for to hydrate our soul. But there’s a problem: we seek energy replenishment in the wrong ways. Pursuing energy, we reach for coffee, energy drinks, or food but, even if those methods provide temporary relief, we still come up short after a few hours.
What if I told you that in 30 days, you could have more energy? Would you be skeptical? Would you also be interested? I was very interested and when I learned that a SuperPsyched guest, Dr. Michael Breus, had written a book on the topic, and I invited him back for another interview. Michael is widely considered one of the top sleep experts in the world and in 2020, we met for episode #10, The Science of Sleep. Recently, he leveraged his knowledge of sleep and restoration and teamed up with Soul Cycle founding instructor, Stacey Griffith, in authoring a book called Energize! Go from Dragging Ass to Kicking It in 30 Days. The book lays out personalized, scientifically-researched plans to increase our energy and, as it turns out, it’s way easier to obtain than you might think. I loved the book and have begun implementing the recommendations in my own life as have people like Ariana Huffington who said, “If you're sick of feeling tired and burned out, this is the book for you!”
So, join Michael and me as we explore the science behind increasing your energy.
And, as always, the content on SuperPsyched is for informational purposes only and not intended to diagnose or provide any kind of healthcare treatment. For that, please consult your doctor.
Link to book: https://www.amazon.com/Energize-Dragging-Ass-Kicking-Days-ebook/dp/B08YK37P5Y/ref=sr_1_1?crid=3D095Y2473YHC&keywords=energize+breus&qid=1642395030&sprefix=energize+bre%2Caps%2C200&sr=8-1
#93 Gratitude Letter
There is an exercise practiced in the well-researched field of positive psychology (aka the science of happiness) that consistently yields a huge improvement in mood. It is easy to do, and I wish everyone in the world would write at least one gratitude. It’s my hope, too, that everyone receives a gratitude letter!
In this solo episode, I explain the why, what, and how of gratitude letters. It's short! And that's to save you time as you begin to write your gratitude letter immediately after the episode (wink, wink!).
#92 Reflections on 2021
For the last episode of the year, I decided to do a solo. It's something of a retrospective of 2021 and it's also a tip of the hat to stepping into courage in the face of fear.
Fear is a prerequisite to courage. And since courage is a prerequisite to a life well lived, I openly share some things that scared me in 2021, and how I responded.
Wishing you a very Happy New Year—one filled with happiness, fun, meaningful connection, and one in which you rock your courage!
#91 Scam Protection: Advice from a World Class Investigator | Julie Jones (formerly Clegg)
Spam calls. Email account hacking. Telephone scams.
Yeah, while the Internet Age has come with lots of good stuff, it’s also come with real headaches. How can we protect ourselves against people and organizations who want to exploit us? And, for those of us in the Sandwich Generation—people sandwiched between two vulnerable groups—our children and aging parents, how can we safeguard our loved ones?
To answer these and other questions about shielding ourselves from scams, I spoke with Julie Jones, also known by her former name, Julie Clegg. Julie is a licensed investigator with over 20 years of experience on the police force in England. She’s an intelligence expert on the UK reality TV series Hunted and Celebrity Hunted and she’s taught investigative skills and procedures in over 20 countries. She’s also the founder and CEO of Human-i Intelligence Services (https://www.human-i.org/) and the author of a book called How to Become a World Class Investigator.
So, join Julie and me as we discuss protecting ourselves and loved ones from scammers.
#90 A Pilot's Life: The View from the Cockpit | Danny Jacobson
Ever since I was a child, I have been fascinated by airplanes and pilots. How in the world do those massive chunks of metal called airplanes fly? And what’s it like to fly one?
Fortunately, I know just the guy to talk about all things involving being a commercial pilot. Dan Jacobson has spent his career as a pilot and has flown for many years as a captain with United Airlines. As you’ll hear, he loves his work and is able to speak candidly about what it's like to fly millions of miles in the cockpit with the joys as well as challenges including flying after 9/11.
So, join Dan and me as we explore the life of a commercial pilot.
Inspiring and Profound
Adam does remarkable work in this podcast. Not only does he key in to the cathartic moment each guest us to share—but he also has a lot of fun! My favorite element is the synthesis of so much wisdom that cuts across all kinds of subjects and genres. We love listening.
Great show covering a range of topics
I love the way that Dr Dorsay keeps we listeners on our toes with a range of interesting topics and guests. There’s an episode in here for everyone!
Adam creates a space to have real, vulnerable conversations with each of his guests. The topics are some that I don't see anywhere else. You can hear in his voice how excited he is to talk to each person and how engaged he is in listening to their story. I truly enjoy listening to each episode and take what I hear to heart and look at how I can apply it to my life.