94 episodes

Welcome to The Smell Podcast, where we explore all things smell. If you have a smell/taste disorder or are supporting a family member who does, this podcast is for you! We'll explore listener stories, news, and current research on smell and taste! Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/thesmellpodcast/support

The Smell Podcast The Smell Podcast

    • Education
    • 4.8 • 25 Ratings

Welcome to The Smell Podcast, where we explore all things smell. If you have a smell/taste disorder or are supporting a family member who does, this podcast is for you! We'll explore listener stories, news, and current research on smell and taste! Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/thesmellpodcast/support

    Episode 89 - An Interview with Jessica Garrison, Acquired Anosmic and author of "I Lost My Sense Of Smell In My Twenties. Here’s My Advice To COVID-19 Survivors."

    Episode 89 - An Interview with Jessica Garrison, Acquired Anosmic and author of "I Lost My Sense Of Smell In My Twenties. Here’s My Advice To COVID-19 Survivors."

    This week, join me in listening to an interview with Jessica Garrison, an acquired anosmic and author of the article "I Lost My Sense Of Smell In My Twenties. Here’s My Advice To COVID-19 Survivors” which was published for Buzzfeed News on January 17th, 2021.

    Jessica lives in Northern California and is a reporter for Buzzfeed News. She lost her sense of smell almost 20 years ago. She thinks she lost it due to having nasal surgery to remove polyps but isn’t 100% sure.  In her article, she shares her advice about living with long-term anosmia with those who have lost their sense of smell due to Covid-19.


    To read the article "I Lost My Sense Of Smell In My Twenties. Here’s My Advice To COVID-19 Survivors”, click here. 
    To view Jessica's Twitter page, click here. 
    To learn more about the Smell and Taste Association of North America (STANA) click here.
    To donate to STANA, click here.


    The views expressed by podcast guests are their own. 


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    Episode 88 - “You Recovered From COVID-19. Now Your Coffee Smells Like Sewage" by Sarah Zhang

    Episode 88 - “You Recovered From COVID-19. Now Your Coffee Smells Like Sewage" by Sarah Zhang

    This week, I’d like to share with you all an article titled “You Recovered From COVID-19. Now Your Coffee Smells Like Sewage” written by Sarah Zhang for the Atlantic. This article was published on March 22, 2021. Sarah interviewed a woman named Ruby Martinez who at first lost her sense of smell and then began experiencing parosmia. This is now an all too familiar story but continues to be important which is why I wanted to share it with all of you.  In addition to learning more about Ruby’s smell disorder story, Sarah dives into the background and science behind smell training and how it all began back in the 80s.


    To read the article "You Recovered From COVID-19. Now Your Coffee Smells Like Sewage” by Sarah Zhang, click here. 
    Connect with Sarah Zhang on Twitter here. 
    To listen/read the NPR Short Wave podcast episode about this story hosted by Emily Kwon on the NPR website, click here. 
    To listen to the NPR Short Wave podcast episode on Apple podcasts, click here. 
    To learn more about the Smell and Taste Association of North America (STANA) click here.
    To donate to STANA, click here.
     


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    Episode 87 - An Interview with Sascha Maude, Anosmia & Parosmia due to Covid-19

    Episode 87 - An Interview with Sascha Maude, Anosmia & Parosmia due to Covid-19

    This week, join me in listening to an interview with Sascha Maude. She is currently residing in Wakefield in Yorkshire in the UK. We talk about her experiences dealing with anosmia then parosmia due to contracting Covid-19 from her mom who also fell sick back with it back in April 2020. Sascha takes us through the timeline of dealing with both smell disorders and explains the lack of resources that were available to her during this time due to the restrictions on being seen in the hospital due to Covid-19. We discuss the ongoing need for support for everyone who lost their sense of smell/became parosmic due to Covid-19 and much more.


    You can learn more about AbScent online here. 
    To visit the AbScent Parosmia and Phantosmia support group, click here. 
    To connect with Sascha on Instagram, click here. 
    To connect with Sascha on Facebook, click here. 

    The views expressed by podcast guests are their own. 


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    • 30 min
    Episode 86 - An Interview with Sharika Bivens, Acquired Anosmic and Blog Writer "My Anosmatic Life: Making Sense out of Scentless Life"

    Episode 86 - An Interview with Sharika Bivens, Acquired Anosmic and Blog Writer "My Anosmatic Life: Making Sense out of Scentless Life"

    This week, join me in listening to an interview with Sharika Bivens, she lives with acquired anosmia with occasional bouts of being able to smell again. Sharika is the creator of the blog and website called “My Anosmatic Life: Making Sense Out of Scentless Life”. 


    To read Sharika's blog, click here. 
    You'll find her Facebook page online here. 

    The views expressed by podcast guests are their own. 






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    Episode 85 - "Will Fish Sauce and Charred Oranges Return the World Covid Took From Me?" by Tejal Rao

    Episode 85 - "Will Fish Sauce and Charred Oranges Return the World Covid Took From Me?" by Tejal Rao

    This week, I’d like to share with you all a recent article titled “Will Fish Sauce and Charred Oranges Return the World Covid Took from Me?” written by Tejal Rao for the New York Times Magazine. This article was published on March 2, 2021. The author talks about her own journey first with anosmia due to Covid-19 then dealing with parosmia. Tejal shares additional information as well about smell training and she had a conversation with friend of the podcast, Chrissi Kelly, who you’ll recognize from the UK based charity AbScent. 


    To read "Will Fish Sauce and Charred Oranges Return the World Covid Took From Me?" by Tejal Rao click here.  
    Connect with Tejal Rao on Twitter here.  
    Watch the TikTok video here.  
    To listen to the NPR piece, "New York Times Restaurant Critic Tries To Regain Sense Of Smell After COVID-19" click here.  
    To learn more about the Smell and Taste Association of North America (STANA) click here. 
    To donate to STANA, click here.


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    • 4 min
    Episode 84 - An Interview with Dr. Kathrin Ohla about the GCCR's Smell & Taste Check

    Episode 84 - An Interview with Dr. Kathrin Ohla about the GCCR's Smell & Taste Check

    This week, join me in listening to an episode with psychologist, Dr. Kathrin Ohla. She is currently located in Munster, Germany and is a member of the GCCR’s leadership team. Dr. Ohla and I discuss how she got involved with the GCCR, her work there, and specifically the GCCR’s Smell & Taste Check.


    To visit Dr. Ohla’s website click here. 
    To find the GCCR's Smell & Taste Check click here. 
    To visit the GCCR website click here. 
    To view STANA's website click here. 
    To donate to STANA's GoFundMe click here.

    The views expressed by podcast guests are their own. 


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    • 20 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
25 Ratings

25 Ratings

Dcemaine ,

My people!

I’m so glad I found this (Kari on TikTok directed me here). I’ll congenital anosmic. Never known a smell. The list of things where the sense of smell is taken for granted is longer than many may think. Sometimes it is dangerous, sometimes trivial , but also disheartening. Missing out on some of the great (apparently) pleasures of life. Food, the ocean, the barbecue at the neighbor’s down the street, the scent of a woman (not one easy to mention), the smell of a baby (not the poopy part), the memories triggered by the smell of an old baseball glove. And on and on.

One thing I wonder about is how common it is. There may be answers amongst the podcasts.

Now COVID has brought our disability to widespread public awareness. Another bizarre 2020 ingredient.

Dia Kline ,

You are not alone!

Growing up not being able to smell, I thought I was unique. I couldn’t smell but I could taste. I didn’t even know the name of my condition. Fast forward 40 years, I finally discovered that it has a name, congenital anosmia, and that I am not unique. Most importantly, I am not alone. Anosmics of all kind actually do exist. Our stories are valuable, our perspectives are unique and our experiences are valid. Katie’s podcast brings awareness and personality to the world of anosmia. This is the first place I tell people to go when they want to understand smell disorders. Thank you Katie for compiling our stories and sharing them with the world.

StephLuca2424 ,

Amazing

I lost my sense of smell about ten years agai and my life is not as fulfilled. I have some stores that I would like to share and will email you. Thanks for bringing attention to this dm disorder as it is dangerous and very sad.

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