Welcome to the first edition of Dr. Pawd’s newsletter where we will
discuss the latest episodes of some of Dr. Pawd’s favorite podcasts
as well as news about Dr. Pawd. So let’s get started.
This Week’s New Episodes
Stuff You Should Know came out with 4 new fascinating episodes in
the past week.
In this short episode, hosts Josh and Chuck take us on a journey
into the world of classical music history. They explore the
fascinating research on Beethoven's DNA by biological anthropology
student Tristan Begg. Using fragments of Beethoven's hair, Begg
discovered some surprising information about the iconic composer's
health and lifestyle. Tune in to discover what he found out!
In this episode of "Stuff You Should Know", the hosts delve into the
science of jet lag. In "How Jet Lag Works", they explain the
symptoms of jet lag, the science behind our biological clocks, and
remedies available to help alleviate its effects. They also touch on
the history of commercial air travel, including the iconic Concord
jet, and share expert advice on how to minimize its negative
In this episode, "Stuff You Should Know" takes us back in time to
the bronze age. The hosts explore the Bronze Age and its impact on
human civilization, from metallurgy to centralized governments. They
unravel the mystery behind the Bronze Age's collapse and the rise of
the Iron Age, discussing various theories and lessons we can learn
What's the deal with dowsing?
Stuff You Should Know has another episode where the hosts explore
the mysterious world of dowsing in "What's the deal with dowsing?"
Discover the history and science behind this controversial practice,
which involves using sticks or metal rods to locate water, minerals,
or even buried bodies underground. From its origins in 16th century
Germany to its use in agriculture and urban areas today, the hosts
cover it all. Discover the different explanations behind how dowsing
works and whether it's a useful tool or simply pseudoscience. You
won't want to miss this fascinating episode!
In the latest episode of The Huberman Lab Podcast, Dr. Andrew
Huberman talks about stress management with Dr. Elissa Epel
discuss non-drug strategies for combating stress, including
relaxation methods, mindfulness, and exercise. Dr. Eppel highlights
the importance of short-term bursts of stress in promoting stress
resilience and shares her lab's research on the physiological
effects of stress interventions. They also delve into the Wim Hof
method and its potential impact on cell aging. If you're looking for
science-based insights into stress management, this episode is a
StarTalk released two new exciting episodes last week.
Get ready for an exciting episode of Star Talk, where Neil deGrasse
Tyson and Matt Kirshen are joined by Kate the Chemist from the
University of Texas at Austin. They tackle some of the most
intriguing questions from Patreon members, including whether
chemistry existed after the Big Bang, the possibility of the
periodic table of elements differing in other parts of the universe,
and whether hydrogen can become a metal. Kate also delves into the
fascinating world of hydrogen and how it can exhibit metallic
properties under extreme pressure - like in the core of Jupiter! The
hosts also explore the possibility of extraterrestrial life, the use
of ultraviolet light for sterilization, and the potential for
hydrogen as a clean energy source. So, if you're looking for a fun
and informative podcast to listen to, look no further than StarTalk!
Get ready to explore the fascinating interplay between genetics and
sports! In this episode of StarTalk Sports Edition, Neil deGrasse
Tyson and Gary O'Reilly are joined by Dr. Stuart Kim, a leading
expert in the genetics of muscular skeletal injuries. Discover how
genetics can help athletes avoid injury and optimize their
performance, and how large data sets and AI play a crucial role in
analyzing genetic information. The episode also raises interesting
ethical questions about the use of genetics in sports, and the
potential impact on athletic achievement. Don't miss out on this
Get ready to have your mind blown in this episode of The Drive
podcast! In this episode, host Peter Attia interviews neuroscientist
Dr. Andrew Huberman about how the brain works and Andrew’s
. The speakers delve into the fascinating
intersections between exercise physiology and neuroscience, taking a
deep dive into the complex workings of the human brain and how it
affects our behavior and performance. The conversation covers a wide
range of topics, from the role of the prefrontal cortex in
rule-setting and context, to the power of mindset effects and belief
systems in regulating our physiology. The speakers also share
personal anecdotes and experiences, providing insight into the
challenges of adolescence, the impact of community involvement and
support, and the importance of mentors in the field of science.
Whether you're a casual listener or a neuroscience enthusiast, this
episode is sure to provide a thought-provoking and engaging
experience. That's it for this week's edition of the newsletter. We
hope you enjoyed it and found some new podcasts to add to your list.
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