By Jose Drost-Lopez
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PsychTalk explores the human mind at every scale, from neurons in the brain, to individual behavior, to society and culture. Hear diverse ideas from psychology, neuroscience, philosophy, sociology, linguistics, economics, and beyond. We do some reporting and special reports, but our focus is on in-depth conversations with storytellers, researchers and experts. Join us as we marvel at why people think and act the way they do. And find us at www.psychtalkradio.com
||Psychopaths||Are psychopaths more like Hannibal Lecter or Dexter Morgan? How likely is it that your boss is really a psychopath? Find your answers in this in-depth discussion with Dr. Walter Sinnott-Armstrong, an experimental philosopher at Duke University and an expe||10/8/2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||David Myers: The Science and Controversy of Psychology||Dr. David Myers is a renowned social psychologist and a prolific writer and educator. His bestselling psychology textbooks have been translated into twelve languages and used in thousands of high schools and colleges around the world. He is also a promine||6/14/2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||What are Teens Thinking?||Why do teenagers do stupid things? What makes their brains different from those of children or adults? And how can parents and the rest of society help teenagers develop into healthy adults? Our two expert guests, Dr. Scott Swartzwelder and Dr. Aaron Whit||5/9/2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||Peace Corps and Couch Surfing Adventures||When our storyteller Liz Paxton first talked to a Peace Corps recruiter, she asked to do business work somewhere warm, but she was offered a post teaching English in Russia–not the closest match! She soon tried again and took an assignment helping a||4/11/2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||Quantified Self||Quantified Self is a movement of people tracking and quantifying their own lives. They often know the answers to questions such as, What is your current heart rate? Average amount of REM sleep? How many steps did you take today? How many minutes did you s||1/25/2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||A Life in Guatemala||Patricia Ruiz Asturias is the Director of the Modern American English School, known to its students as El MAES, in Antigua, Guatemala. Patricia goes by Patty or Ms. Patty, which reflects her youthfulness and energy despite her 60 years of age (born April||12/21/2012||Free||View In iTunes|
||Love Odyssey: Keeping marriages afloat on a boat||Marriage counseling meets boating vacation: gimmick or dopamine delivery system? That’s the question of the hour in our conversation with Dr. Bryce Kaye and Helen Kaye. Since founding Love Odyssey Charters in 2010, they have taken couples on week-lo||12/6/2012||Free||View In iTunes|
||Improv and Spirituality with Anoo Brod||Learn about the power of improv and its connections to mindfulness and spirituality in this fun-packed conversation with Anoo Tree Brod. Anoo has performed improv with Transactors since joining in 1997. Transactors is the longest running active improvisa||10/18/2012||Free||View In iTunes|
||The political mind (plus jokes) with James Kotecki||For James Kotecki, politics is not always funny, but it should be. As both a serious pundit and a humorist, he cares about things like elections and economic policies, but he is committed to communicating in the language of comedy. He joined us to explore||10/11/2012||Free||View In iTunes|
||Rewire your brain for love: Dr. Marsha Lucas on mindful relationships||The most romantic thing you can do for your relationship may be to meditate. So says our guest Dr. Marsha Lucas, a neuropsychologist and therapist who takes a simple, no-woo-woo approach to starting a mindfulness practice and living a more emotionally bal||10/5/2012||Free||View In iTunes|
A great podcast that covers a vast amount of topics with a focus on the workings of the inner-mind. This podcast is intriguing and the selection of speakers is exceptional. I look forward to next week's podcast!
In a world of reality media crap, I am glad someone took the time to create podcasts of such good content and quality. Thanks for the time and talent invested on this project.