Sapiophile (n.)- one who is attracted to intelligence. Join us, fellow fun loving lovers of knowledge, as we dig into your favorite topics with our very own nerdy diatribes, words of wisdom, and takes on life as millennials (with the occasional bursting into song) Welcome to the Sapio Files!
Episode 103: Home Brewing
Hobbies have kept us all sane this past year. This week, we are excited to welcome back our guest host Mike Walsh (previously heard in our Life Lessons From Sports Episode) to talk about one of his favorite hobbies-- home brewing beer. Mike is here to share how he got involved in home brewing and what goes into this process-- the creativity behind inventing recipes, equipment needed, how beer is made, how to cultivate hobbies like this, and what you need to know to get started!
Episode 102: Ethical Dilemmas
Imagine this scenario: You're standing next to a railroad track and you see a runaway train with no ability to stop. Up ahead, you see that five workers are stuck on the track and will be killed by the train. You have a lever you can pull that will switch the train to a side track, but on that track, there is one worker who will be killed if you pull the lever. What do you do? This classic ethical dilemma, officially known as "The Trolley Problem", was our starting point for this week's discussion. What would you do in a no-win situation? What schools of thought in the realm of moral philosophy could help you solve this dilemma? What do our decisions in these situations reveal about our priorities, morals, and beliefs? How is this scenario becoming more relevant with the dawn of new technology? Join us for a thought-provoking discussion on ethical dilemmas, morality, philosophy, and creative problem-solving this week on The Sapio Files!
Episode 101: Fake Friends; Real Connections
When we read a favorite book or watch a favorite show, the experience is more than simply entertaining. For many of us, we feel as though we are watching our best friend. But why is it that we create such strong bonds with fictional characters? How can these one-sided relationships help and hurt us? This week, we're digging into the psychology behind why we bond to fictional characters and what that says about us.
Episode 100: Staying Curious- Our 100th Episode Celebration!
Welcome to our 100th episode! We are so happy to have been able to bring you fun and interesting content over the last hundred episodes, and we thank you for being a part of our listener family! At the end of every episode, we remind you all to stay curious. So, we thought it was only fair to practice what we preach. For our 100th episode celebration this week, we bring you 100 things we are curious about! Thank you for joining us over these last hundred episodes, and we look forward to more!
Episode 99: What is a Soulmate?
Happy February! With Valentine's Day coming up, we thought we'd take a look at some of the most common interpretations of soulmates in literature and mythology. What is a soulmate? How is it different from a twin flame, kindred spirit, karmic soulmate, or life partner? Where do these ideas come from? Join us for this fun look at love and relationships from a unique perspective. And be sure to tune in next week for our 100th episode celebration!!
Episode 98: Resolving to Improve
We're three weeks into the new year. Have you started struggling with your resolution yet? New Year's Resolutions are a popular tradition that people use to look forward to better times and find ways to improve themselves. Why then, do many of us not make it past January before giving up? Why are they so difficult to keep? This week, we're digging into the most common and popular New Year's Resolutions and the struggles with each of them. Join us for new inspiration, strategies for success, and ways to frame resolutions so that they are not only valuable, but achievable. Happy 2021!