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In a world where most people get married, where do you turn for advice if you don’t want to settle down – for now, or forever? Solo is the single person’s guide to a remarkable life. Welcome to the podcast that explores how being unattached affords you the opportunity to be adventurous, start a business, make art, travel the world, get in shape, or simply sleep in when you want to. Join Dr. Peter McGraw – behavioral scientist, humor researcher, and bachelor – as he interviews unmarried men a ...
 
Glimpse into the lives of comedians, improvisers, comedy writers, and other funny people from business, science, and the arts. Host Dr, Peter McGraw—a behavioral scientist, business school professor, and Director of the Humor Research Lab (aka HuRL)—sits down with funny people for a wide-ranging discussion of their habits, motivations, and secrets to success.
 
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How can neurodegenerative diseases be better understood to find new therapeutic techniques? Researchers use tools like deep brain stimulation and virtual reality to make new leaps. Press play to learn: The physical signs that hint at the development of Parkinson's How brain circuits can be modulated The next stages of research planned by Aasef Shai…
 
Cancer survival exceeds 90% when detected during Stage I. Novel technologies are making early detection easier, especially for cancers that usually aren’t diagnosed until after metastasis has occurred. Tune in to discover: The important distinction between multi-cancer early detection and liquid biopsy The benefits provided by looking for molecular…
 
Dr. Bill McGraw is a research scientist currently living in Panama and is a prolific writer on a variety of topics such as aquaculture, the environment, heavy metals in the body, and related health issues. He is currently studying for a degree in naturopathic healing and helps people afflicted with chronic disease find the path to health using heav…
 
While the topic of parenthood comes up from time to time, it is often from the perspective that solos are typically not parents. In this week's episode, however, Peter McGraw talks to two solo parents – one who is a single mother by choice and the other who had an “oopsie.” You will hear their stories, discover how their “team” helps them, and also…
 
Dr. Richard Allen White III is an Assistant Professor with the College of Computing and Informatics at the University of North Carolina in Charlotte. Dr. White describes himself as a computational and molecular virologist working on the systems aspect of ecosystems. He is the founder, chairman, and CEO of RAW Lab in Concord, North Carolina that is …
 
The word “burnout” has become ubiquitous -- it seems to sum up the stress and exhaustion and disaffection that many of us are feeling this year. But are workers really more burned out than ever? And what does the term burnout actually mean? How does burnout differ from fatigue or stress? How do you know if you’re burned out? And what can individual…
 
“At first, it was like trying to drink from a firehose of knowledge…but I kept doing it, and getting better at it…” says Richard Jacobs, as he explains his experience in creating what’s now known as the Finding Genius Podcast. Tune in for all of Jacobs’ insights, and discover: What it took to co-author a book on viruses alongside 30 virologists and…
 
No one likes me. I’m going to fail this exam. I really shouldn’t have eaten all that lasagna. Ever have these or similar thoughts? If so, you’re not alone. Most of us are overrun by certain thinking patterns, which lead to certain feelings, which lead to certain behaviors. And often, the result is detrimental to our mental and physical health. Tune…
 
How can GI health significantly determine the general health of the rest of the body? Since so many bodily systems utilize products produced along the gastrointestinal tract, minor issues can be increased throughout the body. Listen up to learn: How the gut microbiome has the potential to make or break the body's health How the Western diet may be …
 
Dr. Brian Hooker is an Associate Professor of Biology at Simpson University. He specializes in microbiology and biotechnology and has a keen interest in the importance of inoculation and the safety of childhood inoculation. He has written numerous articles about childhood inoculation side effects including allergies, developmental delays, infection…
 
Janet Hays, founder of Healing Minds NOLA, is a formidable advocate for those who suffer from severe mental illness in New Orleans and across the country. She works tirelessly to bring those afflicted with mental illness, their families, and other stakeholders together to find a path to more productive and humane treatments of mental illness. Click…
 
Imagine feeling perfectly healthy and heading to your doctor for a simple cholesterol check, only to be told your blood work indicates that you may have an extremely rare, aggressive form of cancer. This is how most people are diagnosed with T-cell prolymphocytic leukemia (T-PLL). Dr. Marco Herling specializes in this type of cancer and shares his …
 
Is cancer its own separate organism? While we believe that it may not be most of the time, some instances of contagious cancer variants do not die with the host. Listen in to learn: How cancers may first arise Why metastatic sites hold vital clues to begin understanding metastasis How to backtrack a tumor to see how it may have formed Courtenay C. …
 
You may be familiar with cicadas but are you aware of the vast impact they have on the environment. A cicada emergence can leave lasting effects on the world around them. Press play to learn: What years cicadas emerge Why cicadas live most of their life underground What Samuel Ramsey plans on studying next Samuel Ramsey, founder and director of the…
 
Dr. George Calin holds M.D. and Ph.D. degrees from Carol Davila University of Medicine in Bucharest, Romania. He completed cancer genomics training at the University of Ferrara in Italy and was a post-doctor fellow at the Kimmel Center in Pennsylvania. The focus of his work is exploring new RNA therapeutic options for cancer patients. Click on play…
 
More than 4% of people have some form of synesthesia, a neurological condition that causes senses to link and merge. People with synesthesia may taste words, hear colors, or see calendar dates arrayed in physical space. Dr. Julia Simner, a professor of neuropsychology at the University of Sussex in the U.K., discusses the many forms of synesthesia,…
 
Dr. Eliot Peyster is a heart transplant surgeon at the University of Pennsylvania Cardiovascular Institute. He is a member of the primary cardiology treatment team that specializes in cardiovascular conditions. In addition to heart transplant as a tool for treating end stage heart disease, Dr. Peyster is interested in the possibilities of using tis…
 
What dictates your decision to buy one type of cereal over the other? Cost? Nutritional content? Or is something else…like the colors of the packaging, or the nostalgic association you have with it from childhood? The truth is, you might not even be consciously aware of why you make the product purchases you do. But rest assured…others are studying…
 
How does understanding molecular evolution hold the key to significant advances in technology and preserving life? By studying it, there may even be clues to how to survive on planets other than Earth. Press play to learn: How synthesizing unnatural DNA building blocks is possible If we can test Martian geology to determine its base properties Why …
 
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