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460: Understand How People See You. Heidi Grant Halvorson, author of "No One Understands You and What to Do About It," explains the science of perception.
543: Building Emotional Agility. Susan David, author of "Emotional Agility" and psychologist at Harvard Medical School, on learning to unhook from strong feelings.
Your brain hallucinates your conscious reality | Anil Seth. Right now, billions of neurons in your brain are working together to generate a conscious experience -- and not just any conscious experience, your experience of the world around you and of yourself within it. How does this happen? According to neuroscientist Anil Seth, we're all hallucinating all the time; when we agree about our hallucinations, we call it "reality." Join Seth for a delightfully disorienting talk that may leave you questioning the very nature of your existence.
The riddle of experience vs. memory | Daniel Kahneman. Using examples from vacations to colonoscopies, Nobel laureate and founder of behavioral economics Daniel Kahneman reveals how our "experiencing selves" and our "remembering selves" perceive happiness differently. This new insight has profound implications for economics, public policy -- and our own self-awareness.
Rank #1: #23 Alex. 16 years ago, Gimlet Media CEO and founder Alex Blumberg made a promise that he didn’t keep. And it’s been eating at him ever since. In this season finale, Jonathan sets out to clean up his boss’s mess.CreditsHeavyweight is hosted and produced by Jonathan Goldstein.This episode was also produced by Peter Bresnan, Kalila Holt, and Stevie Lane.Editing by Jorge Just, with additional editing by Alex Blumberg.Special thanks to Emily Condon, Lynn Levy, Kimmie Regler, Amanda Melhuish, Mia Bloomfield, Phoebe Flanigan, Jasmine Romero, Matthew Boll, and Jackie Cohen.The show was mixed by Bobby Lord. Music by Christine Fellows and Bobby Lord. Our theme song is by The Weakerthans courtesy of Epitaph Records, and our ad music is by Haley Shaw.
Rank #2: #3 Tara. Jonathan watched a short experimental video in college in which a little girl sat in silence while her parent sobbed. Now, Jonathan wants to know if that girl is okay.You can find Maxi Cohen's website here: http://www.maxicohenstudio.com/Our SponsorsCasper - Get $50 towards any Casper Mattress purchase by visiting casper.com/heavyweight and using the offer code "HEAVYWEIGHT".Mailchimp – More than 12 million people use MailChimp to connect with their customers, market their products, and grow their businesses every day.Wealthsimple – Investing made easy. Get your first $10,000 managed for free.CreditsHeavyweight is hosted and produced by Jonathan Goldstein.This episode was also produced by Chris Neary and Kalila Holt. Our senior producer is Wendy Dorr.Editing by Alex Blumberg and Jorge Just. Special thanks to Emily Condon, Caitlin Kenney, Peter Clowney, Michelle Harris, Dr. Susan Boulware at Yale Pediatric Endocrinology, Maxi Cohen, Jack Hitt, Jack Turban, Lida Drummond, Mario Falsetto, Peter Rose, and Jackie Cohen. The show was mixed by Haley Shaw. Music for this episode by Christine Fellows, with additional music by Chris Zabriskie, Blue Dot Sessions, Katie Mullins, Y La Bamba, Stratus, and Matthew Boll. Our theme song is by The Weakerthans courtesy of Epitaph Records, and our ad music is by Haley Shaw.
Rank #1: 1. MANDATORY. New clients arrive. A customer asks for the bill. The airport signage needs a lot of work. A bird wakes up in the Everglades.Homecoming was created and written by Eli Horowitz and Micah Bloomberg; directed by Eli Horowitz; sound design, editing, and music by Mark Henry Phillips; produced by Alicia Van Couvering and Mark Henry Phillips; casting by Henry Russell Bergstein. Homecoming is a production of Gimlet Media. HEIDI BERGMAN - Catherine KeenerWALTER CRUZ - Oscar IsaacCOLIN BELFAST - David SchwimmerDARA EACKLES - Marsha Stephanie BlakeTHOMAS CARRASCO - Aaron Serotsky
Rank #2: 2. PINEAPPLE. Belfast is in Dubai. Palm trees are in Florida. A wheelchair is in the bathroom. The Titanic rises.Homecoming was created and written by Eli Horowitz and Micah Bloomberg; directed by Eli Horowitz; sound design, editing, and music by Mark Henry Phillips; produced by Alicia Van Couvering and Mark Henry Phillips; casting by Henry Russell Bergstein. Homecoming is a production of Gimlet Media. HEIDI BERGMAN - Catherine KeenerWALTER CRUZ - Oscar IsaacCOLIN BELFAST - David SchwimmerANTHONY AZAM - David CrossJOSEPH SHRIER - Babak TaftiELLEN BERGMAN - Phyllis Somerville
Rank #1: #2 Free Throws. Adam McKay helps Adam "Who Cares about Sports" Davidson conquer the free throw. The Facts The Reverend John DeLore mixed this episode, and wrote and performed music for it, along with his bandmates, Jordan Scanella, Sam Merrick and Isamu McGregor. Our theme music is “How We Do,” written, performed, and produced by Nicholas Britell Our ad music is by Build Buildings Sponsors Audible.com Squarespace
Rank #2: #3 Concrete. From the dawn of human civilization, to the end of days: Concrete will outlast us all. The Facts The Reverend John DeLore and Michael Garafalo mixed this episode. John performed music for this episode, along with his bandmates, Jordan Scanella, Sam Merrick, Isamu McGregor, Jon LaDeau, Dominic Fallacaro. Thanks to Matthew Nelson for production assistance. Our theme music is “How We Do,” written, performed, and produced by Nicholas Britell. Our ad music is by Build Buildings. Sponsors Audible.com PC Does Whaaaat?! – This week, we featured PC Carlos Arteaga, a 7th grader at Lighthouse Community Charter School.
Rank #1: #102 Long Distance. This week, a telephone scammer makes a terrible mistake. He calls Alex Goldman.Further ReadingIf you suspect you are a victim of a tech support scammer, you see a suspicious pop-up, or get an unsolicited tech support email, you can make a complaint to the Federal Trade Commission by following this link, or by contacting the company that the call center was impersonating directly.Microsoft fraud report pageApple fraud report pageMicrosoft did a global survey of tech support scams in 2016, and the results are pretty interesting. You can find it here.Oh, and don't be like Alex. Never let some stranger remotely connect to your computer.
Rank #2: #1 A Stranger Says I Love You. What happens when a woman sends a stocky blond stranger to tell her ex she loves him.
Rank #1: Jack and Ellen. Hey kids, this interview isn’t for you. You should skip this one. Ellen was struggling for money, working as a Subway “sandwich artist” (yes, that’s a real thing). So she decided to find a new job, and settled on one that allowed her to make over $30,000 for just a couple hours of work each … Continue reading Jack and Ellen →
Rank #2: The Living Room. Diane's new neighbors across the way never shut their curtains, and that was the beginning of an intimate, but very one-sided relationship.
Rank #1: The Ancient One. In 1996, two teenagers stumbled across some very old human remains. The struggle to identify them and determine who owns them kicked off a fight that has lasted 20 years -- and is finally about to be resolved.Our SponsorsBlue Apron - Get your first three Blue Apron meals delivered for free by going to blueapron.com/undoneSquarespace - Go to squarespace.com and use the offer code UNDONE at checkout to get 10% off your first purchaseCreditsUndone is hosted by Pat Walters.This episode was produced by Julia DeWitt and Emanuele Berry. Our senior producer is Larissa Anderson.Editing by Alan Burdick and Catlin Kenney.Fact checking by Michelle Harris. This episode of Undone was mixed and scored by Bobby Lord. With additional scoring by Nate Sandberg of Plied Sound, and Kevin SparksSpecial thanks to … Jack Hitt, Rosita Worl, Michael Coffey, and Carl Zimmer.Undone was conceived in collaboration with our friends at Retro Report, the documentary film series that connects iconic news events of the past ... to today. You can find them here.
Rank #2: The Deacons . This is a story about a forgotten part of civil-rights history that is still very much alive. In 1965, a group of black men in Louisiana called the Deacons for Defense and Justice took up arms against the Klan. Now a daughter of the Deacons wants to start a museum in their honor, but not everyone in town wants their story told.Go to GimletMedia.com/FallSeason to subscribe to Undone and Gimlet’s other new podcasts.CreditsUndone is hosted by Pat Walters.This episode was reported and produced by Eric Eddings, along with Julia DeWitt and Emanuele Berry. Our senior producer is Larissa Anderson. We are edited by Alan Burdick and Caitlin Kenney. Isabella Kulkarni is our intern.The show is mixed and scored by Bobby Lord. Additional music by Nate Sandberg of Plied Sound. Our fact-checker is Michelle Harris.Special thanks to Maude Eddings and Ward Colin.Undone was conceived in collaboration with our friends at Retro Report, the documentary film series that connects iconic news events of the past to today. You can find them here.Selected Referenceshttp://content.wisconsinhistory.org/cdm/singleitem/collection/p15932coll2/id/53842/rec/12https://searchworks.stanford.edu/view/4085340https://roberthicksfoundation.squarespace.com/Our SponsorsBlue Apron - Get your first three Blue Apron meals delivered for free by going to blueapron.com/undoneAutotrader – To start searching for your new car go to autotrader.com/undone
Rank #1: The Hide Rug of the Plant World . Producer Christine Driscoll meets an alleyway plant dealer and discovers an industry right under our noses. Our SponsorsEveryday Bravery - subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts Sonos - Sonos is a smart system of wireless speakers. To learn more go to sonos.comVirgin Atlantic - Listen to their podcast, The Venture, wherever you get your podcastsWordpress - To get 15% off your website go to wordpress.com/elt
Rank #2: How to Spot a Spy. Does that person sitting next to you on the airplane REALLY work in IT? Plus, a tribute to the bedazzled sausage of the desert southwest, and more fun with pirates.Guests: ex-CIA operative Robert Baer, gila meister Dan Beck, and lady pirate expert Laura Sook Duncombe.Special thanks to callers “anonymous” and Eric — and to all of the listeners who sent us pirate questions. Have a question that needs answering? Call the ELT Help Line: #(833) RING ELT.To find a list of our sponsors and show-related promo codes, go to gimlet.media/OurAdvertisers
Rank #1: Terry’s Treasure. Producer Lea Thau embarks on a strange online dating adventure. Get the full story here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Rank #2: Claire Obscure. It starts with a murder and ends with new questions. In between there’s Claire’s story. That’s not her real name. It’s neither her old name, nor her new name. It’s the name she took to tell this story. Warning: this episode contains graphic and disturbing content. Do not listen with children. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Rank #1: 03 Kevin: Final Frontier. A teenage Trekkie boldly goes wherever there are girls.. and writes about it in his middle school journals as if he were the Captain of the Enterprise. To learn more about Mortified visit getmortified.com. The Mortified Podcast is a proud member of Radiotopia from PRX.
Rank #2: 168: Roughing It. Celebrate summertime with tales of teenagers who are roughing it in the great outdoors. Experience the glory that is mother nature with the kids who would much rather be inside, eating Doritos and watching Degrassi reruns. The Mortified Podcast is a proud member of Radiotopia from PRX. Listen to all eps and find out how to see us live at getmortified.com.
Rank #1: #3: Nazanin Rafsanjani. Nazanin Rafsanjani is a beloved member of the Gimlet family, overseeing Gimlet’s advertising wing. She also has an incredible family story, moving to the U.S. from Iran during the Iran-Iraq war. And Nazanin’s family tree is filled with people who left their communities and started over, from the victim of an epidemic, to two literary icons. We’ll tell these stories, and introduce her to a mystery relative.CREDITSTwice Removed is produced by Meg Driscoll, Ngofeen Mputubwele, Matthew Nelson, Audrey Quinn, and Kimmie Regler. Our senior producer is Eric Mennel. Editing by Jorge Just and Alex Blumberg. Michelle Harris is our fact checker. Research and genealogy by J. Mark Lowe and Eowyn Langholf. Music and sound design by Haley Shaw. Interpreting and translations by Raha Hakimdavar and Sara Goudarzi. Additional music by Blue Note Sessions.Special thanks this week to Casey Turner, Loretta Shugrue, Sarah Rodriguez, Suzanne Campbell and the West Texas Collection at San Angelo State University,Vickie Webb, Dr. Frank Sousa, Heather Wylie, Brad Moseley and The American School for the Deaf, Dr. Amy Malek, Khodadad Rezakahani, and the band Lowland Hum.Jeffrey Einboden’s new book which talks about Emerson and his Persian influences is “The Islamic Lineage of American Literary Culture.”You can reach us at TwiceRemoved@gimletmedia.com. We tweet @TwiceRemoved, and we’re also on Facebook. Twice Removed is a production of Gimlet Media. I’m AJ Jacobs, we’ll be back next week with more Twice Removed. Hopefully you’ll be filled with delight… or perhaps abject horror. You never know. It’s family. Our SponsorsBlue Apron- Get your first three Blue Apron meals delivered for free by going to blueapron.com/twiceSquarespace - Go to squarespace.com and use the offer code "TWICE REMOVED" at checkout to get 10% off your first purchaseAnd be sure to check out another podcast about family: The Longest Shortest Time, hosted by Hillary Frank!
Rank #2: Gimlet Presents: Uncivil. America’s divided. And it always has been. Uncivil, Gimlet’s new history podcast, takes you back to a time when America was so divided that it split in two. In each episode hosts Jack Hitt and Chenjerai Kumanyika ransack the official history of the Civil War… that boring, safety-first version you were taught in school. They’ll bring you untold stories of covert ops, mutiny, counterfeiting, and the 1860s version of drone warfare. And give you a better sense for how these forgotten struggles connect to the political battlefield we’re living on right now.In this first episode of Uncivil, The Raid, a group of ex-farmers, a terrorist from Kansas, and a schoolteacher attempt the greatest covert operation of the Civil War.New episodes of Uncivil come out every week. Listen now on:Apple Podcasts | Overcast | Stitcher | Pocketcasts
Rank #1: The mystery of Mountain Jane Doe. Investigators dig up an unidentified murder victim, 45 years after she was buried, in an attempt to give her back her name. The exhumation leads to a series of unexpected revelations about who she was and why she may have been killed. Her case speaks to the complexity – and importance – of opening up cold cases. This Reveal story is one of thousands from the crisis of America’s unidentified dead. To explore more reporting, visit revealnews.org or find us at fb.com/ThisIsReveal, on Twitter @reveal or Instagram @revealnews.
Rank #2: If you can’t afford a lawyer. If you can’t afford a lawyer, one will be appointed to you – that’s how it’s supposed to work. But in New Orleans, the lawyer in charge of representing poor people accused of crimes is saying no. His office doesn’t have enough money or time to do a good job, he says, so he’s refusing some serious cases, which is jamming up the courts and leaving hundreds of people stuck in jail with no lawyer. His goal? To break the system in order to fix it. Reveal follows up on this story that we first brought you last fall. Head over to revealnews.org for more of our reporting. Follow us on Facebook at fb.com/ThisIsReveal and on Twitter @reveal. And to see some of what you’re hearing, we’re also on Instagram @revealnews.
Rank #1: #3 'Tiny Bank Teller'. This week Sampler brings you a few more golden gems of audio from three different podcasts... and returning guest co-host Chris Neary interviews husband and wife podcasters chronicling their journey of loss and hope on their show, Going Blind Sucks.**Warning, this episode contains content and language not suitable for children.Episode #3 Features Clips from:Combat Jack Show- The Raymond Santana "Central Park 5" EpisodeThe Heart - Gina GoldGoing Blind SucksThe Facts:This episode was edited by Alex Blumberg, Peter Clowney, and Caitlin Kenney.It was produced by Chris Neary, Matthew Nelson, Rose Reid, and Brittany Luse.Our theme music was made by Micah Vellian.Our ad music was made by Build Buildings.Other original music in the show was written and performed by Peter Coccoma.David Herman mixed this episode.Our Sponsors:Sabra GuacamoleCasperAudible.com
Rank #2: #31 True Crime. "True Crime" is perhaps the most talked about genre in podcasting but it's also a type of podcast that Brittany just can't stomach. Tracy Clayton of Buzzfeed's Another Round joins the show to discuss her love of these shows. Plus, Brittany talks to the creators of the only true crime podcast she's been able to enjoy.And a warning: since this episode is about true crime, the content may be disturbing to some listeners. There will be descriptions of sexual assault and violent crime, so please proceed with caution.Episode #31 features clips from the following shows (please click below for hyperlink to episodes):Sword & Scale, Episode 61Criminal, Episode 39In the Dark by American Public MediaThe Facts:This episode was produced by Sarah Abdurrahman, Kate Parkinson-Morgan and Brittany Luse.It was edited by Annie-Rose Strasser and Peter ClowneyOur theme music was made by Micah Vellian and our ad music was made by Mark Phillips.Additional music in the show was by Phil Stancil and Bobby Lord.The show was mixed by Matthew Boll.Sampler is a production of Gimlet Media.Our Sponsor:Blue Apron (Get your first two meals for free using http://www.blueapron.com/Sampler)Audible (Go to http://www.Audible.com/Sampler to get your first book free!)
Rank #1: Ketogenic Diet... Is Fat Good For You?. People who love the ketogenic diet swear it boosts their brainpower, melts their fat, and makes them better athletes. Is it true? To find out, we go keto. And, we talk to some scientists: neuroscientist Dom D’Agostino, medical researcher Eric Verdin, and nutritionist Louise Bourke. Also, Wendy’s mum drops in.Check out our full transcript here.Selected readings:This history of the ketogenic dietA pretty comprehensive reviewEric’s exploration of keto on the memories of miceLouise’s paper on keto and sportsThis episode has been produced by senior producer Kaitlyn Sawrey with help from Wendy Zukerman along with Rose Rimler, Shruti Ravindran and Romilla Karnick. We’re edited by Blythe Terrell. Additional help from Eric Menell and Simone Polanen. Fact checking by Michelle Harris. Mix and sound design by Emma Munger. Music written by Bobby Lord. Recording help from Marissa Shieh and Mary Shedden. Extra thanks to Professor Jon Ramsey, Professor Judith Wylie-Roset, Professor Clare Collins, Dr Deirdre K Tobias, Joanna Lauder and Frank Lopez. Thanks to Jack Weinstein. And extra special thanks to Joseph Lavelle Wilson and Ingrid Zukerman.
Rank #2: Guns. We find out how many times a year guns are used in self-defense, how many times they’re used to murder someone, and what impact guns have on the crime rate. In this episode we speak with Prof. David Hemenway, Prof. Helen Christensen, Prof. Gary Kleck and New Jersey gun-range owner Anthony Colandro.Credits:This episode has been produced by Caitlin Kenney, Heather Rogers and Kaitlyn Sawrey. Edited by Annie Rose Strasser and Alex Blumberg. Production Assistance by Austin Mitchell. Sound design and music production by Martin Peralta and Matthew Boll, music written by Bobby LordCrisis hotlines:US National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-TALK (2755). Online chat available.US Crisis Text Line - text “GO” to 741741Lifeline 13 11 14 (Australia). Online chat available.Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention - see link for phone numbers listed by provinceSamaritans 116 123 (UK and ROI)Selected References:2013 US Mortality Statistics - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (published 2016)Gary Kleck’s defensive gun use survey Kleck & Gertz, “Armed Resistance to Crime: The Prevalence and Nature of Self-Defense with a Gun”, Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology, 1995Survey of virgin births in the USHerring et al, “Like a virgin (mother): analysis of data from a longitudinal, US population representative sample survey”, BMJ, 2013David Hemenway’s defensive gun use analysis using National Crime Victimization Survey Hemenway & Solnick, “The epidemiology of self-defense gun use: Evidence from the National Crime Victimization Surveys 2007-2011”, Preventive Medicine, 2015Analysis of suicide rates and methods in Australia Large & Nielssen, “Suicide in Australia: meta-analysis of rates and methods of suicide between 1988 and 2007”, The Medical Journal of Australia, 2010John Lott’s study on right-to-carry laws and crime rates Lott & Mustard, “Crime, Deterrence, and Right-to-Carry Concealed Handguns”, Coase-Sandor Institute for Law & Economics, 1996National Research Academies Panel which found guns don’t increase or decrease crime Wellford, Pepper, and Petrie, editors, “Firearms and Violence: A Critical Review”, The National Academies Press, 2005US Crime statistics, 1990-2009 (US Dept of Justice, FBI)
Rank #1: Looking For Love (S1E2). On this episode about looking for love, Davy discovers some of the crazy things that can happen when you put out a flyer, in public, searching for a girlfriend. Nick Nolte (A Walk in the Woods, Affliction) and David Cross (Arrested Development, Mr. Show) are guests. Thank you to our sponsors:Stamps.com - Get a free trial membership and $110 towards a shipping scale and postage when you visit them here:www.stamps.com/radio/FoundBlue Apron - Get 3 meals free on your first order when you visit them here: www.blueapron.com/Found Audible.com - Get a free 30-day membership and a free book when you visit them here:www.audible.com/foundWe'd like to hear from you. Find us on Twitter @FOUNDPodcast or Facebook.com/FOUNDPodcast, and please complete a quick survey at www.wondery.com/survey
Rank #2: Found Baby (S1E3). It’s easy to get tunnel vision and be oblivious to your surroundings on the subway. Davy talks to a man who actually kept his eyes open while on a subway trip, and made an amazing, life-changing find. Thank you to our sponsors:Stamps.com - Get a free trial membership and $110 towards a shipping scale and postage when you visit them here:www.stamps.com/radio/FoundBlue Apron - Get 3 meals free on your first order when you visit them here: www.blueapron.com/Found Audible.com - Get a free 30-day membership and a free book when you visit them here:www.audible.com/foundWe'd like to hear from you. Find us on Twitter @FOUNDPodcast or Facebook.com/FOUNDPodcast, and please complete a quick survey at www.wondery.com/survey
Rank #1: 121. Prison Bound. In a few days, this caller will turn herself over to federal authorities and begin a multi-year prison sentence. She tells Geth about how she ended up with a federal indictment, getting sober and all the fast food she’ll be eating before turning herself in.This episode is brought to you by Halo Top (www.halotop.com), Talkspace (www.talkspace.com/beautiful), and Madison Reed (www.madison-reed.com code: PEOPLE).
Rank #2: 178. Partner In Prison. Some addictions don’t get discussed that often. A caller talks about sex and love addicts anonymous and discusses the need to save oneself before trying to save the world.This episode is brought to you by Magoosh (www.magoosh.com code: BEAUTIFUL), Beach Too Sandy, Water Too Wet Podcast, White Castle (www.whitecastle.com/stories), and Joybird (www.joybird.com/beautiful25 code: BEAUTIFUL25).