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Candid conversations with people who live with Misophonia. Misophonia is a disorder in which there is a strong sensitivity to certain sounds. A person with misophonia feels rage and an inability to focus on anything but that sound. It feels like a fight-or-flight response. Host Adeel Ahmad has misophonia and interviews other "misophones" from around the world. All episodes are edited to be more sensory-friendly including equalization and brown noise. If you'd like to be a guest, go to https: ...
 
Comedians Liz Miele and Maria Shehata talk about health, their bodies and life with little to no accuracy. It is personal and funny, but if it is informative - that’s just an unfortunate side effect. Privacy is not on the table, and they take real issues and silly phobias and have fun with all of it. They discuss the little-known neurological disorder Misophonia, that causes sufferers (Maria) to hate something as seemingly inoffensive as gum chewing, Liz opens up about her depression, a dise ...
 
Brain Yapping – The Podcast; an amusing, entertaining, ramshackle and illuminating look at how science can really work hosted by neuroscientist and author, Dr Dean Burnett (The Idiot Brain, The Happy Brain) and journalist Rachel England. Part of the Cosmic Shambles Network.
 
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Maria and Liz follow up on their smoking episode and discuss their experiences with vaping, if it actually helps you quit smoking, and if it is in any way healthier than regular smoking. Fan Mail: Michael teaches about salt crystals. Googles: (Graham Kay) How long does the Covid vaccine take to work? (Maria) Are golden beets the same as red beets? …
 
Mindy and Reggie are on the top of the Gingerbread Mansion fishing... for rats!? But will they be tickled pink when the rats come to tickle them?! Learn with Mindy and Guy Raz all about a recent study that suggests that, just like us, some rats giggle when they get tickled! It's the Who, What, When, Where, Why, How and WOW in the world of RAT TICKL…
 
Mindy and Guy Raz are trying to be more eco-friendly, so Guy is showing off his compost bin. Mindy also had a BRIGHT idea of how she can conserve energy… but what does this have to do with INSECTS?! We’ve got questions AND answers on the Season 3 premiere of Two Whats!? & A Wow! We’re challenging you to find facts from fiction about INSECTS!…
 
Dr. Terry joins Liz and Maria to discuss their irrational fears, the most common phobias, and strange phobias they've never heard of. Fan Mail: William writes in about dealing with his feelings after he quit smoking. Googles: (Dr. Terry) Is it safe to just cut the mold off the bread and eat the rest? (Maria) Is steroid nasal spray making my face sw…
 
After months of hard work, sweat, and cake tiers, Mindy is now ready to unveil her newly remodeled Gingerbread Palace! But when creativity leads to catastophe, it's up to Mindy, Guy, and their friends to fix this dessert designed disaster! So where do they even begin? By using creative problem solving skills from scientists AND artists! It's the Wh…
 
It’s time for another spicy smack down in the world of Wow, and this time Gramma G-Force and a Naked Mole Rat go head to head in a battle of...Wasabi?! How will our fearless competitors handle the heat? And what does their brain have to do with it? A new scientific study just might have what it takes to predict the results before the competition ev…
 
Once upon a time, our earliest human ancestors all had a permanent case of 'angry face' due to the big bony ridges on their foreheads. Over time we've evolved flexible brows that can communicate our complex emotions. Evolutionary anthropologists are trying to figure out why. Join Mindy and Guy Raz for an ancient family reunion, and discover the who…
 
Maria and Liz dissect their abandonment issues. Where they came from, how much they've healed them and what work they have to continue to do. Fan Mail: Vijay writes in about love and arranged marriages. Googles: (Maria) Why do I look so tired? (Liz) Why is my eye twitching? Let's Get Personal: What are you scared of becoming? Topic: Abandonment Iss…
 
Having trouble breaking through the bitter bites of nature's leafiest greens and cocoa beans? Well before you do that spit-take, you may want to chew on this nature's candy just a little longer! New research suggests that the key savoring the bitter flavors of brussel sprouts, kale, and even coffee, can be found in your spit! Join Mindy and Guy Raz…
 
Dean has young children. Rachel doesn't, but knows many people who do, and it seems they’re all somewhat concerned about exactly what long periods of lockdown, isolation, and lack of school is doing to them, both in the short and long term. Dean and Rachel delve into the practicalities, science, and general misconceptions of just how vulnerable and…
 
Tom Dozier is a name that is very well known in the misophonia world. He has come up on a number of previous episodes as someone that guests have gone to seeking help for their miso. Tom is a behaviorist and founder of the Misophonia Institute. This is a rare interview that dives into his background and approach to misophonia. I make no judgment or…
 
Maria and Liz talk about leaky gut, how it develops and signs that you might be suffering from leaky gut. Fan Mail: Matt shares how setting benchmarks and 1% improvements can help motivate you. Googles: (Maria) How do you help someone who is kind of choking? (Liz) How do you develop self-esteem as an adult? Let's Get Personal: Is there a teacher th…
 
Are you tired of the same old toilet? Mindy is! And thanks to a team of engineers at Stanford University, a newer, smarter, toilet is on the horizon! Join Mindy, Guy Raz, and Dennis at the Bathroom Showcase, as they learn the latest in new toilet technology! It's the Who, What, When, Where, Why, How, and Wow in the world of SMART TOILETS! (Original…
 
Liz talks about her own experiences with OCD and Liz and Maria discuss the looping process that happens with people that suffer from OCD. Fan Mail: Jay speculates why he thinks people don't like seeing the same jokes over and over unlike music or movies. Googles: (Elymie) What does it mean when your knees make a crackling sound? (Maria) What are ad…
 
Why is Fight-or-Flight still a thing? Our brain’s unhelpful primitive reactions to modern stresses. As a listener points out, a lot of the stress we experience in modern times, and the subsequent harm this does to our mental health, can be pinned on our brain’s fight-or-flight response, reacting to things unnecessarily. But if we now live in a worl…
 
Sloths, snails and salamanders, when it comes to slow animals there's a bunch of different animals to choose from. But there's one animal that stands out above all the rest when it comes to being very ... very ... slow. But what animal is it? Mindy and Guy make their way down to the Snoozefest Arena for the annual 100m Not-A-Dash to find out! It's …
 
Maria and Liz debate if love is real and if it is, how long does it last? Is it what we hear and see in music and movies or is it something different? Fan Mail: Steve writes in with his thoughts on how women also perpetuate toxic masculinity. Googles: (Maria) Is Bob Ross ASMR? (Liz) What's the fastest way to cure puffiness in the morning? Let's Get…
 
Maria and Liz look into why someone might become a hypochondriac, double check that this podcast doesn't make them one and figure out the best ways to be cautious and curious without nose diving into full blown hypochondria. Fan Mail: Rachel writes in asking, can you argue with someone's feelings? Googles: (Dean Delray) Talks about becoming diabeti…
 
We’re often told we should reach out and seek help when going through periods of poor mental health. But does this still apply when literally everyone else is in the same situation? This is the reality that the pandemic and lockdown has forced upon so many people. Particularly Dean, who experienced great personal tragedy in 2020 and found himself u…
 
It's a rivalry that goes back as far as time itself; Cats vs Dogs! For the past 10,000 years dogs have held the title of 'Man's Best Friend', but scientifically speaking, are dogs any more friendlier than your average feline? Well, luckily that's the topic of this years' "Nice-Off!"! Listen as Guy and Mindy face give play by play coverage as cats a…
 
Maria and Liz take a deep dive into the specific and unique nature of male depression. Pulled from Terry Real's book "I Don't Want To Talk About It" Maria and Liz discuss why so many men are depressed, whether they know it or not. PLUS Katie Nolan is our Google Guest! Fan Mail: Cregor figured out what Liz's weed was laced with in her bad weed trip …
 
Maria and Liz try to figure out the difference between intuition, instinct and insight, feel real confident about their intuition and then really start to doubt everything. It's a rollercoaster of information and emotions! PLUS Ben Folds joins us as our Google Guest! Fan Mail: Andrew asks for clarity about people pleasing as a form of manipulation.…
 
A voice is calling from beyond the grave! Scientists from England have used computer modeling, a couple of CAT scans and a 3D printer to recreate the voice of a 3000 year old mummified priest! Join Mindy and Guy Raz as they travel back in time to see how close these scientists got to the real thing! It's the Who, What, When, Where, Why, How and Wow…
 
This week I catch up with a past guest, Tim - who was the fourth person I interviewed for this show. Many of you filled out a misophonia survey by Tim for a project he's working on and we'll get a little update on that. We'll hear how it's been like at college as they start opening back up in-person, as well as some success he's been having handlin…
 
Liz has been told by her friends and peers she's the most organized person they know and she takes pride in that! Maria and Liz share all their organization tips and tricks that help them stay focused, on task, and generally feel less of a mess. Fan Mail: Nora writes in about the real lifespan of razors Googles: (Maria) How does cranberry juice hel…
 
Once upon a time, scientists believed that bees chose plants with the sweetest nectar. But new research shows that there's actually more to the story. Join Mindy and Guy Raz for an epic tale of one Gramma BEE-Force, and a bunch of barf - for SCIENCE! It's the Who, What, When, Where, Why, How, and WOW of bumblebee vomit. Originally aired 3/16/20…
 
We all know about abandonment issues but what about when we abandon ourselves? Maria and Liz explore what it means to self abandon in friendships and relationships, how they worked through it in their own lives, and what it means to be present and be yourself in a relationship. Fan Mail: Stephanie shares her struggle with recurring nightmares Googl…
 
Mindy is feeling the entrepreneurial spirit as she opens up a "Nit-Pickin'" stand to pluck the lice from her neighbors' heads. When Guy Raz asks her about her business model for this new enterprise, she replies by taking him on a wild under the sea adventure to explore the inspiration behind her nit-pickin' station. It's the Who, What, When, Where,…
 
Cuffing Season! What is it? Why do we do it? Where did this stupid name come from? Why is dating so hard? Liz and Maria break down this dating phenomenon, a bunch of other dating terms, and make up a few of their own. Fan Mail: LakeHam4 helps Maria with her sinus issue Googles: (Maria) What's up with Kevin Spacey's lips? (Liz) Can inactivity cause …
 
From pop to hip-hop and from disco to techno, humans love music! Monkey's on the other hand ... well that's a completely different question! Join Mindy and Guy Raz as they experiment with their new invention that turns speech into song, and quickly learn that not all animals have an appreciation for the musical arts! It's the Who, What, When, Where…
 
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