26 episodes

It feels like everything is self-care these days, so what actually works? Each week, comedians Steven Polletta and Sophie Yalkezian and neuroscientist Shannon Odell act as guinea pigs to a different self-care practice. They explore what it does and the science behind it with laughs along the way. You'll leave each episode with an expert opinion, new friends and a bounce in your step, guaranteed.

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The Science of Self-Care The Science of Self-Care

    • Science
    • 5.0, 36 Ratings

It feels like everything is self-care these days, so what actually works? Each week, comedians Steven Polletta and Sophie Yalkezian and neuroscientist Shannon Odell act as guinea pigs to a different self-care practice. They explore what it does and the science behind it with laughs along the way. You'll leave each episode with an expert opinion, new friends and a bounce in your step, guaranteed.

Follow us on social media!
Instagram: @thescienceofselfcare
Twitter: @SOSCpodcast

Have a question? Email Us!
thescienceofselfcare@gmail.com

    Self-Care Mini: Plants

    Self-Care Mini: Plants

    We're hitting a stride (kind of) with our recordings from home! Today is all about nature, aka house plants for all the isolators out there. Steven tells us about his herbs, Sophie about her prayer plant, and Shannon about her Excel docs. We discover a lot of ways that plants are metaphors for life, and children and pets. But without all the poop, thank god.

    Send us pictures of your plants @thescienceofselfcare on Instagram or thescienceofselfcare@gmail.com.

    • 39 min
    Self-Care Mini: Music

    Self-Care Mini: Music

    This week we made ourselves listen to a lot more music, and learned how our listening habits affected our quarantine lifestyles. For Steven, it helped him sleep. For Sophie, it eased her mood. For Shannon, it did absolutely nothing. We want to hear how music is helping YOU cope (or not) with the stress of isolation, so hit us up! We're on Instagram @thescienceofselfcare or Twitter @SOSCpodcast. Deets and boops xo

    • 42 min
    Self-Care Mini: Meditation

    Self-Care Mini: Meditation

    Hope you're all staying safe and socially distanced out there! We're coming to you live (not really) from a zoom call in our respective homes. Each week we'll be experimenting with a different practice to help us stay sane amid the covid chaos. First up, we have meditation—specifically the goal of 3x daily for a week. Results were mixed! Hear how we did and let us know if you've tried meditating on your own and how it went. We're at @SOSCpodcast on Twitter and @thescienceofselfcare on Instagram. We love you!

    • 29 min
    Kombucha

    Kombucha

    Sip sip! Today we’re discussing the highs and lows and middles of kombucha, everyone’s favorite fermented tea. Shannon explains the drink’s benefits, like blood sugar regulation and good gut bacteria, and Steven recounts how Greg has been making his own flavorful kombucha for years. Sophie decides she’ll take it on as her next “focus project” and the trio agrees we all want to see your scoby! #showusyourscoby on Instagram @thescienceofselfcare or Twitter @SOSCpodcast.

    This is our last episode of the season! Thank you for listening along the way, and we’ll see you soon for season two. In the meantime, if you’d like to help support the show check out our Patreon at www.patreon.com/scienceofselfcare.

    • 38 min
    Face Masks

    Face Masks

    Prep your skin (and your ears) because we’re exploring the science of face masks! Shannon walks Steven and Sophie through the components of our skin and what the most popular skincare ingredients do for it. We also get the final word on whether that fancy gold sheet mask is worth the price tag. Steven and Sophie dish about their favorite products and tell us how they got through years of teen acne—even though our good friend the zit never really goes away.

    To support the show, check out our Patreon at www.patreon.com/scienceofselfcare or follow us on Instagram @thescienceofselfcare and Twitter @SOSCpodcast!

    • 59 min
    The Self-Care Quizmaster

    The Self-Care Quizmaster

    Today we're trying something new: offering up an exclusive episode from our Patreon page! Listen and partake in three different games that Steven, Sophie and Shannon each offer up, on topics ranging from seasonal affective disorder to coffee to why grocery stores are all about your attitude. If you like what you hear, check out our Patreon at www.patreon.com/scienceofselfcare for more!

    • 31 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
36 Ratings

36 Ratings

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I had a lot of fun listening to this podcast.

I walk a lot during the day and always have a podcast or audiobook going. This was the first one where my mind didn’t wander at all! It’s a lot of fun and can’t wait to listen to more!

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Check this out!!

This crew has great chemistry covering interesting topics-very informative with lots of laughs along the way...great stuff here!

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Funny & Informative

As a Ph.D. Student I absolutely love this podcast! It’s smart and funny. It also helps me take care of myself. Great job guys!

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