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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That's a wrap on Season 3! We're diving into the science behind Tetrahydrocannabinol, aka THC, aka cannabis, aka weed, aka all the other things we've ever called weed in an effort to be "subtle" and "cool". Steven and Sophie reminisce on anti-drug campaigns and insist on reading through Rachel Leigh Cook's filmography. Shannon explains how the drug impacts your body and the many different physical systems it can affect, from pain to memory to sleep. So, is THC self-care or self-square?
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Managing a move
This week, the self-care gang talks through the impact that moving homes can have on your brain, and shares advice on how to take care of yourself before, during, or after a move. Shannon and Sophie detail their highs and lows from recent experiences, and everyone agrees Steven could easily be a real estate agent.
This week, we're exploring that thing we all obsess over, fear, and maybe even look forward to: aging! Shannon, Sophie, and Steven discuss the science of aging, what it really means, and how culture influences the way we feel about getting older.
Does tracking your steps motivate you to walk more each day? Can monitoring your heart rate help you exercise more efficiently? Today, we're digging into all the science behind wearable technologies. That means everything from Fitbits to Smart Shoes to the everyday iPhone. Plus, the crew offers their best tips for when you want to get your body movin' and groovin'.
Managing your finances
Money is more emotional than we think! It can stress us out, give us joy, and all the feelings in between. Today we're diving into the topic of financial wellness with a look at the emotional side of money, raising your credit score, saving for retirement, and how to take care of yourself through financial ups and downs.
Grief is complicated, much like a myriad of metaphors the gang comes up with! Learn how grief is defined and researched in the scientific community, the physical symptoms it can come with, and how we can help take care of ourselves through this universal human experience. Steven, Sophie, and Shannon tackle common questions around how we process grief, how we give ourselves (and each other) permission to grieve, and the unexpected gifts it can offer us.
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Such an interesting topic to dive into! The hosts are fun and you feel like you’re chatting with your friends 😊
a great listen
love this pod! 3 smart, funny people whose charm helps the scientific information they share feel more digestible ❤️
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!