16 episodes

Two sisters combine their expertise in history and neuroscience to examine famous royals from historical and biological perspectives. They hope to understand how mental and neurological illness shaped some of the world’s most important leaders, and the course of history in turn.

Uneasy Lies the Crown Riley Bannon

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Two sisters combine their expertise in history and neuroscience to examine famous royals from historical and biological perspectives. They hope to understand how mental and neurological illness shaped some of the world’s most important leaders, and the course of history in turn.

    Tangled: Prince Henrik of Denmark

    Tangled: Prince Henrik of Denmark

    This month, we chat about the strained marriage between Denmark's Queen Margrethe II and Prince Henrik and how the royal family tried to blame it on a dementia diagnosis. Then Riley teaches us about the neurobiology of Alzheimer's disease and gives us the scoop on the newest FDA-approved drug and a recent scandal in the Alzheimer's research world.

    Plus: Stefanie talks about Spare while Riley vehemently shakes her head. Uneasy lie the follicles on Prince Harry's crown. Why did Disney disrespect John Rolfe so hard? Google thinks Chris Hemsworth is a royal. We take you to Tau Town.

    • 1 hr 9 min
    Charlotte's Web: Carlota of Mexico

    Charlotte's Web: Carlota of Mexico

    How did a European aristocrat end up on the throne in Mexico and why did the reign end with the Pope spoon feeding her in the Vatican? And most importantly, why have you never heard the incredible story of Carlota of Mexico?

    Plus: Revisiting the soup discourse. Our thoughts on "Harry & Meghan". Riley gives us a taste of Les Mis. Leave inbreeding in 2022.

    • 1 hr 3 min
    The X Files: Katherine and Nerissa Bowes-Lyon

    The X Files: Katherine and Nerissa Bowes-Lyon

    As far as anyone knew, Queen Elizabeth's cousins Katherine and Nerissa Bowes-Lyon were dead. So when a tabloid reported that they were very much alive and institutionalized, it launched a mystery of what the royal family was hiding and why. This month, we try to dig up answers.

    Plus: It's soup season. The latest NFL concussion protocol controversy. What's your favorite kind of soup? Stefanie's royal encounter in Europe. EVEN MORE SOUP STUFF!

    • 53 min
    God Save the Queen: Elizabeth II

    God Save the Queen: Elizabeth II

    Queen Elizabeth led the monarchy and the nation through 70 years of unprecedented change. Her reign was not without controversy, but she never neglected her role as sovereign up to the very day she died. In this emergency ULTC episode, we remember her life and legacy, especially how she modernized the monarchy and embraced modern medicine (and how Riley almost met her in 2007).

    • 43 min
    The King's Speech: George VI

    The King's Speech: George VI

    We join forces with Vanessa Grass of Neuroscience Theater to talk about the science behind the Oscar-winning film "The King's Speech". We discuss King George's reign, Colin Firth's performance, what you probably don't know about the neurobiology of stuttering and why a king with a speech impediment was so groundbreaking.

    Plus: It's time for Prince William to get on TikTok. Are left handers serial killers? We do not need an "Avatar" sequel. Our first f bomb.

    • 58 min
    Lover Boy: Henry VIII

    Lover Boy: Henry VIII

    How did Henry's lifelong quest for love alter the course of history and what did a brain injury have to do with it? 

    Plus: Riley forgot she got married. You can put anything on Broadway. Carolyn Keene is not a real person. Stefanie finds out Riley broke her Christmas ornament.

    • 1 hr 35 min

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Mental Health and Pregnancy

Was fascinated to hear about Diana (and Megan’s) more severe struggle with mental health while pregnant. I am now pregnancy with me second and also suffer from anxiety and depression. It is crazy how bad its get during pregnancy! To be refused help by your family is so heartbreaking.

Keep up the good work ladies! Love hearing more about mental health and how prominent it is … even in royalty. #endthestigma

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