ShowSoul of Life Show – Season 2

Episode 11

How Running Makes Us Human

Why do we run? When Vybarr Cregan-Reid set out to answer this question, he began a journey into the science and psychobiology of the human body which—he says—is born to run.

We talk about Cregan-Reid’s book, Footnotes: How Running Makes us Human, why natural running—running barefoot—is being embraced by running enthusiasts as the solution to injuries that plague modern runners.

Episode 7

Rising Star: The Music of American Idol’s Alec Shaw

When you hear the music that 23-year old Seattle musician Alec Shaw is writing and performing you know he’s headed somewhere big. But whether he knows that yet is a different story.

Several of Alec's most popular songs are featured throughout our discussion as we banter about about his romantic life, his (super talented!) creative process, and how he's dealt with stage fright and performance anxiety.

Episode 6

At Home in Your Voice: NPR Funding Credit Voice Artist Jessica Hansen

Jessica Hansen is the voice of NPR's funding credits, and serves as in-house voice coach at NPR headquarters. Jessica's performed on NBC’s Parks & Recreation and HBO’s Veep.

In today’s episode of the Soul of Life, I speak with Jessica about how she’s helping performers work with new challenges while working from home.

What’s in a voice anyway? Does the way we make the sound of our voice really convey what we think it does?

Episode 5

Ellen Langer, Mother of Mindfulness: Can noticing new things reverse effects of ageing?

Harvard's Dr. Ellen Langer has been described as the "mother of mindfulness" and has written extensively on the illusion of control, mindful aging, stress, decision-making, and health. In this episode of The Soul of Life I speak with Dr. Langer about how a comfort with uncertainty and curiosity--mindfulness--creates powerful changes in the brain. We discuss her famous "counterclockwise" studies and her claims that mindfulness leads to powerful improvements in health generally, and specific improvements in memory, vision, and hearing.

Episode 3

The Grungiest Place in Seattle

"Kurt Cobain had actually referred to The Dutchman as ‘the grungiest place in Seattle.'" That's Gary Mula, former owner of the storied Dutchman recording studio, an artsy warehouse recording/rehearsal destroyed by fire in 2009. We talk about the way music changed his life and exhibit some of Gary's favorite artists like Sun Crow, Chris Orlowski, and Kevin Sur and Andrew Joslyn.

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