Learning More

Learning More

Learning More is a podcast that brings new stories about people, inventions, pop culture, and life. Join us as we take an in-depth look at new interesting topics by talking with fun and informative storytellers.Learning More is a spin-off of the popular daily podcast "This is Today." See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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October 20, 2021 31 min

We have heard a lot in the news and social media about the Britney Spears conservatorship. What is a conservatorship? Why and when are they established? What should you put in place so that it is less likely to happen to you? On this episode, we learn more from Naomi Cahn, Professor of Law at the University of Virginia.

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    Synchronicity is a meaningful coincidence in which unrelated events come together outside of cause and effect. We learn more about Synchronicity from authors Rob & Trish MacGregor.


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    September 29, 2021 34 min

    Trauma can be passed through generations. The trauma experienced by your ancestors can manipulate your DNA. We learn more about inherited family trauma from Mark Wolynn, Author of IT DIDN’T START WITH YOU: How Inherited Family Trauma Shapes Who We Are and How to End the Cycle, winner of the 2016 Silver Nautilus Book Award in psychology.


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    September 22, 2021 27 min
    Can the simple act of dancing help anxiety, depression, and PTSD? Today we learn more from Lana Grasser a Ph.D. Candidate and Graduate Research Fellow from Wayne State University.

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    September 15, 2021 25 min

    Can the air, we breathe as a child impact who we are as an adult? On this episode, we are joined by Ted Schwaba, a post doctoral researcher in psychology at the University of Texas at Austin


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    September 8, 2021 37 min

    In science fiction movies, the computers behave like a human with emotions and common sense. Is that possible? We learned more about AI with Mayank Kejriwal, a Research Assistant Professor of Industrial and Systems Engineering at the University of Southern California.


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    Mayank's textbook, published by MIT Press: https://mitpress.mit.edu/books/knowledge-graphs

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    We can all use a good laugh every once, and a while, some days more than others. Today we are joined by a guy that has been putting smiles on the faces of unsuspecting people his entire life. We are joined by Peter Funt as we learn more about Candid Camera and Laugh Therapy.


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    August 25, 2021 28 min

    Water is becoming a real issue in this country. Either we have too much, or we have too little depending on where you are. And for some reason, we keep building houses in flood zones. Why don't we do it today? We learn more about water floods and sea levels.


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    August 18, 2021 29 min

    Wildfire has become the smell and sight of summer in many locations throughout the United States and worldwide. What is it doing to our health?


    In this episode of Learning More, we learn more about wildfire smoke and its effects on our health. We speak with Luke Montrose, an Assistant Professor of Community and Environmental Health, Boise State University.


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    August 11, 2021 23 min

    Thanks for listening and subscribing to Learning More, where each episode brings you a new story about people, inventions, pop culture, and life. In this episode, we discuss the financial impact of climate change. Our guest is Garth Heutel an Associate Professor of Economics, Georgia State University.


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    August 4, 2021 23 min

    Thanks for listening and subscribing to Learning More, where each episode brings you a new story about people, inventions, pop culture, and life. In this episode, we discuss narcissistic abuse syndrome. Our guest is Dr. Laila Ansari and PhD student, Sophie Kjaervik.


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    July 28, 2021 37 min

    Thanks for listening and subscribing to Learning More, where each episode brings you a new story about people, inventions, pop culture, and life. In this episode, we discuss disrupted cities. Our guest is Mark Wilson, he is a professor at the Urban, and Regional Planning School of Planning, Design, and Construction at Michigan State University.


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    July 21, 2021 38 min

    Thanks for listening and subscribing to Learning More, where each episode brings you a new story about people, inventions, pop culture, and life. In this episode, we discuss Hosting the Olympics. Our guest is Mark Wilson, he is a professor at the Urban, and Regional Planning School of Planning, Design, and Construction at Michigan State University.


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    July 14, 2021 25 min

    Thanks for listening and subscribing to Learning More, where each episode brings you a new story about people, inventions, pop culture, and life. In this episode, we discuss UFOs. Our guest is Chris Impey is a professor and deputy head of the department of astronomy at the University of Arizona.


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    July 6, 2021 32 min

    Thanks for listening and subscribing to Learning More, where each episode brings you a new story about people, inventions, pop culture, and life. In this episode, we discuss ghosts. Jason Hewlett, a paranormal investigator, joins us.


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    Thanks for listening and subscribing to Learning More, where each episode brings you a new story about people, inventions, pop culture, and life. In this episode, we discuss reincarnation.


    We are joined by director, cinematographer, producer, and actor Todd Fisher. He discusses his famous family, how his parents, and his life with Debbie and Carrie.


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    June 23, 2021 23 min

    Thanks for listening and subscribing to Learning More, where each episode brings you a new story about people, inventions, pop culture, and life. In this episode, we discuss reincarnation.


    We are joined by Titus Rivas author of Reincarnation as a Scientific Concept.


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    June 16, 2021 27 min

    Thanks for listening and subscribing to Learning More, where each episode brings you a new story about people, inventions, pop culture, and life. In this episode, we discuss happiness & adulting.


    We are joined by Clare Mehta Associate Professor of Psychology, Emmanuel College.


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    June 8, 2021 29 min

    Thanks for listening and subscribing to Learning More, where each episode brings you a new story about people, inventions, pop culture, and life. In this episode, we discuss mRNA.


    We are joined by Penny Riggs Associate who is a Professor of Functional Genomics and the Associate Vice President for Research at Texas A&M University.


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    June 2, 2021 31 min

    Thanks for listening and subscribing to Learning More, where each episode brings you a new story about people, inventions, pop culture, and life. In this episode, we discuss dating during the pandemic and online dating.


    We are joined by Riki Thompson, Associate Professor, Digital Rhetoric and Writing Studies, University of Washington.


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