1 in 13 kids have food allergies in the U.S. This scary condition that can lead to fatal anaphylaxis (the sudden constriction of airways) is debilitating to live with. Dr. Manav Segal is an allergist based in Philadelphia to which my family owes a debt of for curing our son’s debilitating allergy to dairy by offering a treatment for food allergies called Oral Immunotherapy or (OIT).
You'll get a kick out of watching a professional hypnotist try to improve my my tennis game.
How does hypnosis work in the brain? Who benefits most? When is it ineffective? Taylor Sherman shares his expertise on this fascinating subject.
I speak again with Sandie Angulo Chen, a film critic at Common Sense Media, about some new shows that handle some radioactive cultural themes, like Moxie, and Promising Young Woman.
We veer into sci-fi escapism to talk about the new Marvel's WandaVision.
Sandie reviews Boy’s State, Raya and the Last Dragon, 2021 Oscar nominations, and Judas and the Black Messiah.
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.
What are the facts about regular marijuana use? I speak with Dr. Samoon Ahmad, author of Medical Marijuana: A Clinical Handbook (2020) about the persistent myth that weed is harmless.
Tessa Velazquez, owner of Baked & Wired, A Baked Joint, and La Betty in Washington, DC, discusses surviving during COVID, baking, bread, flour and the work and art of food.
Eating disorders trigger strong emotional reactions in loved ones and therapists who can end up in a tug of war to make the disturbing symptoms stop.
Eating disorder specialist Dana Harron says love and compassion are key ingredients to successful treatment. We talk about the most common types of disordered eating, and we separate eating disorder facts from fiction.
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.
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?