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Episode 22 – Bedtime procrastination. What is it? How can we stop?
Janine introduces the episode by outlining her nightly ritual of bedtime procrastination: cleaning, journalling, compiling lists, listening to podcasts, embroidery, meme harvesting, party planning, and bingeing on Portlandia! Just a few of the things she got up to last night. Help. (Thanks to science, we have some answers!) Mastering of this episode, plus intro and…Keep reading
Episode 21 – Muck up day 2022!
As we come to the end of another year, Aleena and Janine take things down a notch and bring back muck up day! Muck up day in Australia is the last day of school for the year where there are much laughs, huge pranks, and minimal productivity. Tune in for a very loose episode where…Keep reading
Episode 20 – Is blue light at night really that bad?
What is all this fuss about blue light? You’ve probably heard about it having something to do with the backlighting on your smartphone or other electronic device. But what actually is blue light? What’s it doing to your brain? Is it really that bad? In episode 20, Aleena and Janine are keen to see what…Keep reading
Episode 19 – Aah, the feels… The link between music & emotion
Engaging with music, whether it’s listening to it, or creating it, is one of life’s great joys. Neither Aleena nor Janine could get through a whole day without listening to some music. Humans have a deep emotional connection with music. But just how does music affect our mood, and how does our mood affect the…Keep reading
Episode 18 – Firestarter: not just a song by The Prodigy
How amazing is it to sit around a campfire? Watching those beautiful, flickering flames; listening to the gorgeous crackle of firewood. It’s mesmerising. Humans are innately fascinated by fire, but our relationship with fire is complex. Sometimes, fire fascination turns into something more dangerous. Sometimes, humans intentionally set fires. And guess what? It seems that…Keep reading
Episode 17 – Go with your gut? What does the science say?
Have you ever had a really strong gut feeling about something? You don’t know why. You don’t know where it’s coming from, but it’s telling you something very clearly. Should you trust it? In this episode, Aleena and Janine delve into the science behind gut instincts. Aleena then hijacks the inner square segment to update…Keep reading
Episode 16 – The truth about Tourette Syndrome with Seamus Evans
Tourette Syndrome Awareness Week is running from 2 – 8 May 2022! So, Janine and Aleena are raising understanding and busting some myths around Tourette Syndrome, especially as Janine’s little boy has this condition. The sisters are joined by their first ever guest – Seamus Evans! Seamus is an awesome TV and radio broadcaster and…Keep reading
Episode 15 – Fight, flight, or… “freeze”?
WARNING: This episode contains discussion related to traumatic experiences that may be distressing for some listeners. Janine excitedly shares details of her new pet dog Calli (#RescueGreyhound), who massively inspired this episode, since Calli displays a very strong “freeze response” in times of stress. Aleena and Janine take a look at some research into the…Keep reading
Episode 14 – New Year’s Resolutions: can we use science to make them stick?
Welcome to 2022! You might have mixed feelings about what is to come in the year ahead… a new year often brings a lot of hope, excitement and promise, but with so much uncertainty in the world at the moment, many are feeling quite despondent, and justifiably so. It follows that many of us have…Keep reading
Episode 13 – Muck up day 2021!
In the spirit of the traditional ‘muck up day’ on the last day of school in Australia, Aleena and Janine mix things up a bit in this episode… They reflect on Sister Doctor Squared turning 1, the many random and interesting things they’ve learned during the first year, and conduct the first ever Sister Doctor…Keep reading
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