The Curious Professor

The Curious Professor

Are you a curiosity seeker? Do you have a yearning to learn more about the wonderful world around us? Take a journey of discovery with THE CURIOUS PROFESSOR as she explores the intriguing people, places, artifacts, and natural wonders that spark her curiosity. A podcast for the curious at heart. Be curious with Dr. B.

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January 19, 2022 22 min

Author and mental health advocate Mark Henick discusses depression, resilience, recovery, and hope. His TEDx talk, Why We Need to Talk About Suicide, is among the most watched in the world with over six million views.

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Award-winning author J.L. Torres discusses his life and work, which focuses on the “diasporican experience—living in the inbetweeness that forms and informs the  Puerto Rican  experience.”

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December 29, 2021 36 min

Writer Jason Szeftel discusses the politics and economics of China. His podcast CHINA UNRAVELED covers in depth the complexities of Hong Kong and other issues China faces today. 

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Author, speaker, healer and actor Wajid Hassan discusses the intersection of humanitarianism and environmentalism. He is one of the only Muslim-born authors writing about New Age philosophy and his book, The Struggle for World Sanity, was a #1 bestseller on Amazon. 

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December 7, 2021 18 min

Sam Mitchell, a podcaster and owner of his own media company, is a successful teenager with autism. The creator and host of Autism Rocks and Rolls discusses his mission to change the perspective of autism and destigmatize the negativity that can surround this type of brain wiring. 

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November 22, 2021 43 min

Writer, storyteller and podcaster Izolda Trakhtenberg discusses how tarot cards can be used to build intuition, imagination, and storytelling skills. The Practical Tarot deck she created has been praised as a terrific tool to unlock intuition, help with focus, and improve personal growth. 

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Journalist and author Alisa Parenti discusses the case against Julius and Ethel Rosenberg and her historical fiction novel featuring the "Atomic Spies." 

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November 4, 2021 30 min

Podcast host, content creator, and creativity/life coach Urmi Raval discusses women in podcasting.

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Award-winning documentary filmmaker George Siegal discusses natural disasters and their impact on us and the urgent need for those living in disaster-prone areas to build or fortify their homes to withstand the wrath of Mother Nature.


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Emmy-winning composer, producer, multi-instrumentalist and conductor, Lucas Cantor, discusses the world of music and finishing Schubert’s Unfinished Symphony with artificial intelligence.

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October 11, 2021 20 min

Professor and author Colin Dayan discusses her passion for dogs and how her relationship with animals has shaped her life and work. 

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Podcaster William Morgan, host of The Geek Gauntlet, discusses geek culture and all things fandom. 

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International lifestyle consultant Emily Bron discusses remote work, life as a digital nomad, and retiring abroad. 

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Writer and historian Marci Lynn McGuinness, the world expert on the Uniontown Speedway Board Track, discusses the evolution of motorsports and the daredevils who made it possible for us to go from carriage to automobile as an everyday mode of transportation.

 

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Writers Jason Nave and Adrian Clark discuss the world of boxing and sports entertainment. 

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Motorsport journalist and screenwriter Michael James discusses the world of dirt bike racing and his new screenplay, which he describes as a “two-wheeled version of The Fast and Furious.”

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Author Charlie Sheldon has worked as a commercial fisherman, a fisheries consultant, and an executive for various seaports. After retirement, he went back to work for as a merchant sailor. He’s a water dowser and has dabbled in treasure hunting. Charlie discusses his tales and adventures in the Pacific Northwest on the latest episode of The Curious Professor.

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Screenwriter Cathryn Atkinson discusses her life and work as well as the challenges middle-aged women face in Hollywood on this episode of The Curious Professor.

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Nurse practitioner and critical care consultant, Kali Dayton, discusses the life and work of an ICU nurse. Kali is the host of her own podcast, Walking Home from the ICU. Her mission is to humanize the ICU through improved practices in critical care medicine and bring greater honesty and awareness of the reality of sedation and immobility in the ICU.

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Film producer Katie Leimkuehler discusses her documentary, Fresh Tracks, the incredible true story of her grandfather, Paul Leimkuehler, a pioneer of the adaptive ski movement. 

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