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Dr. Matt Walker
The Matt Walker Podcast
The Matt Walker Podcast is all about sleep, the brain, and the body. Matt is a Professor of Neuroscience at the University of California, Berkeley. He is the author of the book, Why We Sleep and has given a few TED talks. Matt is an awkward British nerd who adores science and the communication of science to the public. 
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Ratings & Reviews
4.9 stars from 1,480 ratings
Can’t-miss podcast!
Following Dr. Walker’s wisdom has improved the quality of my life, in particular, my mood and ability to focus. He breaks down the science to make to help the public make informed decisions. Dr. Walker, you might consider changing your cover art. You are a well-known public intellectual. I...Read full review »
LLB via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/21/24
Matt got a new glamour shot
Matt looks better. Is he getting more sleep?
CheckpointC via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/18/24
Good podcast
But what is this new album art? It’s so creepy and doesn’t reflect how friendly and approachable Dr. Walker seems
laughingpenguins via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/11/24
Recent Episodes
Matt introduces his series examining the complex relationship between sleep and cannabis, exploring both the historical context and contemporary scientific perspectives. The narrative begins with Dr. W.B. O'Shaughnessy's canine experiments in 1849, tracing the evolution to the foundational work...
Published 04/22/24
Published 04/22/24
This week, Matt dives deep into the complexities of REM Sleep Behavior Disorder (RBD), a condition where individuals physically act out their dreams due to the absence of normal muscle paralysis during REM sleep. He meticulously breaks down the mechanisms of normal REM sleep, where the brainstem...
Published 04/08/24
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