The Laughter Research Podcast
By Glen Duggan M.Sc. (Psych)
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The Laughter Research Podcast is a bi-weekly show, in which I explore the phenomenon of laughter. From the fascinating science of laughter research, to the joys of laughing until you cry. My guests vary from academics, such as psychologists and sociologists, to entrepreneurs and comedians. In each episode, with the help of my guests, I explore the role which laughter plays in our daily lives and I examine the truths and the myths around laughter. Is laughter purely a physiological response, or is it a social and culturally mediated means of communication?
||Clean16: The Laughing Baby Study with Evan Jordan||Is laughter contagious in infants?||30 9 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean15: From Businessman to 'Laughing Man' - Merv Neal||Merv's journey from near death to laughter||15 9 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean14: Podcast plans for the coming months||In this episode I set out my plans for the Laughter Research podcast for the rest of 2015 and I make a recommendation for an excellent psychology podcast - The Psych Files by Michael Britt.||17 7 2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean13: Contagious Laughter in Infants with Evan Jordan||The Positive Emotional Contagion in Infancy study||23 4 2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean12: Neuroscience of laughter with TED Speaker Prof. Sophie Scott||The Neuroscience of Laughter||2 4 2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean11: Ridicule & Laughter with Prof. Michael Billig||Ridicule & Laughter - A Social Critique||5 3 2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean10: Comedian & 'Yummy Daddy' - Steve Cummins||Controlling the laughter of hundreds||12 2 2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean9: Laughter integration with work - Susan Cross||Enhancing client experiences through laughter||20 1 2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean8: Laughologist - Albert Nerenberg||Interview with the director of the first feature length movie on Laughter||17 12 2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean7: Laughter Yoga: The Trouble with Research||The challenges of studying Laughter Yoga||9 12 2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean6: Clean Comedy with Daniel J Lewis||Be your own Noodle||2 12 2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean5: Laughter in the classroom||With Niall Mulvey||21 11 2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean4: Increasing the world's 'Laughter Quotient' with Lynn Nelson||Former Naval Officer turned PhD student - researching laughter||31 10 2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean3: 'Life Is Crap' with Paul Wheeler||Co-Director of 'Life Is Crap' Apparel||23 10 2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean2: Comedy without laughter & with snobbery - Dr. Sam Friedman||Laughter, comedy & social class||23 10 2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean1: Dr Madan Kataria on Laughter Yoga||Creator of Laughter Yoga||23 10 2014||Free||View in iTunes|
Great Podcast I really enjoyed listening to them. I'm looking forward to listening to more.
I'm a big fan of laughter, so a podcast about the research on the subject is right up my street.
Funny, but lots of food for thought also. Looking forward to hearing more!