Pure Curiosity with Iris McAlpin
By Iris McAlpin
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This podcast explores the curious nature of being human, and what it takes to be mentally healthy in our modern world.
||CleanPure Curiosity: Dr. Sandra Aamodt on Why Diets Make us Fat||Several years ago I read an article in the New York Times by Dr. Sandra Aamodt that made me feel like it was Christmas morning. It was the first time I had seen a legitimate scientist say authoritatively that dieting is completely counterproductive, and||10/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPure Curiosity: Jake Heilbrunn on Transforming Anxiety into Passion||Jake Heilbrunn was suffering from crippling anxiety before embarking on a life-changing trip to South America. His experience during his travels connected him to his passion for helping others, so when he returned he began speaking and writing about his||9/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitPure Curiosity: Natalie Ginsberg on MDMA Assisted Psychotherapy, Psychedelics & a New Paradigm of Medicine||When most people hear the term "psychedelic" it tends to conjure up images of tie dye and Woodstock at best, and people winding up homeless or losing their minds at worst. The media backlash after the 60's, and the war on drugs did a great job distortin||5/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPure Curiosity: Coach & Author Joie Seldon on Mastering our Emotions||Even though we've had them our entire lives, emotions confound just about all of us at times. Joy, anger, sadness, fear...they can seemingly come out of nowhere, and often defy logic. Thankfully, there are people like Joie Seldon who have made it th||4/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPure Curiosity: Dr. Adam Gazzaley on Digital Medicine and the Future of Mental Health||What if you could play a fun, intelligent, self-adapting video game to treat your ADHD or depression? What if a psychiatrist's office was no longer just a place to get pills, but a place to lay back and immerse yourself in a Virtual Reality treatment e||2/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitPure Curiosity: Shaun Ricker - A Professional Wrestler's Take on Censorship, Polarization and Gender Politics||When I first met professional wrestler Shaun Ricker, I had to confront my own ignorance. He was dating one of my best friends, and based on his career and appearance I thought he was probably a "bro," and she was just having some fun. He quickly surpris||1/31/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPure Curiosity: Stephen Pfleiderer - An Interventionist's Take on Addiction & Recovery||Over 20 million people over the age of 12 struggle with addiction in the United States alone (and that doesn't even include tobacco). Despite its prevalence, addiction is still considered taboo, and the stigma attached remains strong. As with most thi||1/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPure Curiosity: Jamie Thompson on Partnership, Boundaries and Working From Home||In this episode Jamie Thompson teaches us about boundary setting, accountability, and managing romantic partnerships while building a business or working from home. Whether you are in a romantic partnership, a business partnership (or both), work for yo||12/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPure Curiosity: Dan Stover on Emotional Intelligence, Passion and Purpose||Intelligence comes in many forms, and until somewhat recently, emotional intelligence has been vastly underrated. In this episode of Pure Curiosity, Dan Stover and I discuss what it takes to increase emotional intelligence, tell the truth to ourselves||12/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPure Curiosity: Hillary McBride - A Critical Look at Culture, Parenting and Body Image||This week’s episode of Pure Curiosity is a critical discussion about modern culture, media, parenting methods and our relationship with our bodies.||11/29/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitPure Curiosity: Aaron Frank & Michael Garrett on Artificial Intelligence & Psychedelic Medicine||In this episode of Pure Curiosity we discuss the future of humanity. In particular we talk about Artificial Intelligence as being a mirror that reflects back to us both the light and dark sides of who we are. AI is a powerful tool that simultaneously so||11/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPure Curiosity: Dr. Jonathan Downar & Dr. Don Vaughn on Neuroscience & the Future of Mental Health||Dr. Jonathan Downar, neuroscientist and psychiatrist, and Dr. Don Vaughn, neuroscientist and behavioral consultant, share their thoughts on the future of mental health, and how Neuroscience is helping us solve complex human problems.||11/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPure Curiosity: Megyn Blanchard on Grief, Loss and Spiritual Narcissism||A conversation with self-love coach Megyn Blanchard about grief, loss and spiritual inquiry in the age of spiritual narcissism.||10/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPure Curiosity: Dr. Sahib Khalsa on Float Therapy and Mental Health||This week’s episode of Pure Curiosity is all about float therapy. Dr. Sahib Khalsa and his colleagues at the Laureate Institute for Brain research have been studying the impact of floating on mental health disorders from PTSD to Anorexia, and the re||10/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitPure Curiosity: David Burns on Flow, Hustle Addiction and Somatic Awareness||In the first episode of Pure Curiosity, I talk to my friend and spiritual business coach David Burns. We cover a wide range of topics from workaholism, to flow states, to the importance of body awareness…just to name a few. While we do encounter a f||9/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
Enjoyable and informative
Great conversations and interviewer on this program.
I have thouroughly enjoyed listening to this pod. Iris has a knack for asking great questions and I like the wide array of interesting guests she's had on thus far. I'm always interested to see this pod drop into my feed every 2 weeks to see who Iris will have on next!
Really interesting and varied topics. Interviewer is versatile and knowledgeable and curious about topics ranging from mental and physical health, science/neuroscience, technology, life lessons and ideas for transforming what's not working, etc. Enjoy the youthful voice and perspective of the interviewer.
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