Episodes
Is it better to spend your energy saving money or investing in making more? I spoke with Joel and Matt, the finance guys from the How to Money Podcast. They have some excellent advice on how to make your money work for you and live rich on less money. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Published 07/28/21
When Afrikka Hardy was strangled in 2014 it seemed completely random. But it wasn’t. It was part of a pattern. Lori Townsend reminisces about her daughter Afrikka, and journalist Thomas Hargrove says Afrikka's death could've been prevented. Subscribe to Algorithm now, so you don't miss an episode, and follow host Ben Kuebrich on twitter for more information about the case. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Published 07/20/21
I spoke with Ben Kuebrich, the producer and host of the new true crime show Algorithm. Algorithm follows the investigation into Afrikka Hardy's murder, exposing the warnings that police ignored, and uncovering more than anyone expected -- that a serial killer was strangling women in Gary, Indiana could've been stopped. And that Afrikka Hardy should be alive today.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Published 07/20/21
How many people are living their life undiagnosed? This episode is about ADHD but the message is about disorders. The barriers that exist to get a proper diagnosis and treatment are criminal, and it's time we address them. I spoke with Dr Jeremy Sharp, a psychologist, consultant and speaker about ADHD and the process of getting diagnosed. You'll also hear from Lesly Quiambao. She got diagnosed after my last episode and explains what the process was like. Learn more about your ad-choices at...
Published 07/14/21
LSD and psilocybin aka magic mushrooms are gaining in popularity for the therapeutic benefits, especially using the technique of microdosing. I spoke with E.S. Fein from the lucid dreaming episode about the benefits of psychedelics. Disclaimer: this episode discusses the use of substances that are currently illegal in most states and may not be appropriate for children. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Published 07/09/21
A psychosomatic disorder or illness refers to one that is caused by stress and emotions. Can stress actually cause severe, chronic pain? I spoke with Dr David Hanscom, a former orthopedic surgeon who quit his practice after 32 years to teach people why back surgery is usually not the answer. You'll also hear from a special guest... my dad. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Published 07/07/21
Lucid dreaming is a state of consciousness where a person is aware they're dreaming. This gives them a level of control over it. With practice you can increase this ability and explore your greatest fantasies. I spoke with E.S. Fein. An author and lucid dreaming expert who teaches us all about lucid dreaming and how to do it. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Published 06/29/21
We've all encountered at least one narcissist in our lives. They make up 2% of the population. They're typically extroverted and charming. It's not until you've been used and thrown away that you realize their priority is sex, status and stuff. It's all about appearances. But there's actually multiple types of narcissists. Professor W. Keith Campbell is a psychologist on the forefront of psychopathology research. He explains what our current understanding of narcissistic personality disorder...
Published 06/23/21
With an onslaught of ransomware attacks disrupting our supply chains, cybersecurity is more important than ever before. The best way to strengthen your defenses is to hire hackers to discover your weaknesses. I spoke with veteran pen tester and owner of Black Hills Information Security, John Strand about the industry, how to get into it and more. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Published 06/16/21
The days of robbing banks at gunpoint are gone. It's much more profitable to hijack networks. To better protect themselves companies hire people to test their security, but no firewall is going to stop a social engineer. Especially not one like Chris Hadnagy. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Published 06/09/21
One of the most fascinating and unknown fields of science is human psychology. In this season of Prodigy we'll cover interesting topics like human hacking, lucid dreaming, penetration testing, narcissism and a lot more. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Published 06/02/21
How an invention from the Hawai'ian islands changed the world. Featuring Hawai'ian musician and educator Alan Akaka and historian John Troutman, curator of American music at the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of American History. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Published 05/19/21
There's a lot of misinformation going around about a "brand new" vaccine, but mRNA vaccines have been worked on since the 1970's. Luckily they were perfected just in time for the biggest crisis in modern history. Learn about how mRNA vaccines work and what one dedicated pediatrician has gone through in order to administer it to her community. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Published 04/23/21
Speedrunners are gamers that want to beat a game as fast as possible, but it isn’t just about speed. It’s about love. It’s about obsession... over all the ins and outs of a game, down to the very programming. Alex Cardinale @alexc_journals Weldon Green https://twitter.com/mindgamesweldon?lang=en Eric Zimmerman http://www.ericzimmerman.com/ DannyB https://www.twitch.tv/dannyb https://www.youtube.com/c/dannyb21892 https://twitter.com/dannyb21892 Chaos...
Published 02/28/21
Conversation with Alex Rivers, a professional busker and late bloomer trying to make a name for himself as a violinist. I also spoke with Noel Brown, an executive producer, podcast host and musician whose father forced him to learn violin at an early age. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Published 02/06/21
Joshua Bell debuted with the Philadelphia Orchestra at 14. Since then he's received a ton of awards and played with nearly every major orchestra in the world. His performance radiates emotion and rings with precision as the notes from his legendary Gibson Ex-Huberman Stradivarius spin through the halls. Joshua gives us an inside look at his upbringing, the story behind his violin, the washington post experiment, how he practices, his favorite composers and more. Learn more about your...
Published 01/30/21
I was diagnosed with ADHD at 35 years old. I describe my experience, the testing and the disorder. I also speak with a student with ADHD and Dr Gail Saltz about medication. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Published 01/22/21
Synesthesia is a connection between senses. It could be the key to understanding brilliance. Most people are born with it, but in a few rare cases people have acquired it after a traumatic brain injury. We'll also cover the neurodiversity of autism with Dr Simon Baron-Cohen. For resources and show notes visit the website. https://www.prodigypodcast.com/ Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Published 01/15/21
John von Neumann made major contributions to multiple fields including computers, physics, mathematics, economics and statistics. He helped design the atomic bomb, created game theory, provided the architecture for the modern computer, pioneered the concept of mutually assured destruction and developed the foundation for quantum physics. Daniel Whiteson, particle physicist and host of the show Daniel and Jorge Explain the Universe, joins us to describe the significance of von Neumann's...
Published 01/08/21
Ted Kaczynski had a higher IQ than Einstein and used the postal service to deliver handmade bombs to targets over the course of a 17 year long domestic terrorism campaign. It became the longest and most expensive manhunt in FBI history.  The question is not what he did, but why... Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Published 01/01/21
Learn about the queen’s gambit opening strategy, the indian defense and Paul Morphy. Also the psychology of gift giving with Dr. Jeff Galak, a marketing professor at Carnegie Mellon who studies consumer behavior and runs the youtube channel Data Demystified. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Published 12/24/20
Every human being shares a 99.9% identical DNA code. It's that .1% that makes us unique. We could see the influence of genetics before we unlocked it, but now that we've learned how to measure those differences, the knowledge could be dangerous. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Published 12/18/20
Is elite performance just a matter of how much and how well you practice? I interview a man known as the expert on experts, Dr Anders Ericsson and discuss the controversy surrounding Deliberate Practice. Learn about how we learn in this episode of Prodigy. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Published 12/10/20
Can prodigies be created with early specialization? Laszlo Polgar was an educational psychologist who believed they could. He experimented with his own children and the results were fascinating. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Published 12/03/20
Published 07/29/20