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Laugh and learn w/ Susie Meister PhD & Sarah Rice MFT from MTV's The Challenge as they cover psychology, pop culture, human interest, and science, and make everything from Kardashians to quantum physics accessible to all. Listen to more podcasts like this: https://wavepodcastnetwork.com/

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Laugh and learn w/ Susie Meister PhD & Sarah Rice MFT from MTV's The Challenge as they cover psychology, pop culture, human interest, and science, and make everything from Kardashians to quantum physics accessible to all. Listen to more podcasts like this: https://wavepodcastnetwork.com/

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Episodes

788: Elmo Abuse, Apollo 13, & Guinness World Records

2/19/2024
Sarah is in her cranky era since she's dealing with her menopausal symptoms. Susie gives Wil Wheaton a real earful about his ridiculous rant about Larry David's recent bit on a morning show with Elmo. We mourn the loss of Sarah Rice (not our Sarah Rice, a different one). Susie shares the story of Apollo 13 including the reason their mission to the moon was ill-fated, some old gossip about the crew, and why NASA didn't realize the flight was a success for many years. Susie is mad at the Guinness World Records organization for nit-picking with a man who made a replica of the Eiffel Tower out of matchsticks. Sarah is on the fence about their rules. We discover a wild fact about Guinness World Records live on the air and we're still stunned. We discuss the business of infomercials, products we are tempted to buy, and why they are so addicting to watch. Join our Candy Club, shop our merch, sign-up for our free newsletter, & more by visiting The Brain Candy Podcast website: https://www.thebraincandypodcast.com Connect with us on social media: BCP Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/braincandypodcast Susie's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/susiemeister Sarah's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/imsarahrice BCP Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/braincandypod Susie's Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/susie_meister Sarah's Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/ImSarahRice Sponsors: Try AG1 and get a FREE 1-year supply of Vitamin D3+K2 AND 5 free AG1 Travel Packs with your first purchase exclusively at https://drinkag1.com/braincandy This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp. Visit https://www.betterhelp.com/braincandy today to get 10% off your first month! Go to https://nutrafol.com and enter the promo code BRAINCANDY to save $15 off your first month’s subscription! Get an exclusive 20% off your first order at https://thrivecausemetics.com/braincandy More podcasts at WAVE: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/artist/wave-podcast-network/1437831426 See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:01:01:08

787: Cupcake Kisses, Voices that Care, & Pez Outlaw

2/15/2024
Sarah shares some of the things she watched during her recovery and what kinds of things she found soothing (and relatable). We discuss American Nightmare, a documentary that describes the abduction of a woman that the media and law enforcement concluded was a hoax that was actually not, and how these mistakes can happen due to problems in the system and human psychology. We hear why the group Insane Clown Posse was investigated by the FBI and why their art is not a reflection of the artists or their fans. Sarah has some tips for Susie's one hit wonder inspired by We Are the World, and we learn about another celebrity song she saw produced in real life and why she thinks it's better (it's not). Susie shares a story about a news organization that ran an experiment to show the pressure their female anchors face to look and dress a certain way. We hear about a man who outsmarted a CEO all by smuggling and selling Pez dispensers. We find out why insider trading isn't Martha Stewart's only moral failing and we unmask the Masked Magician. Join our Candy Club, shop our merch, sign-up for our free newsletter, & more by visiting The Brain Candy Podcast website: https://www.thebraincandypodcast.com Connect with us on social media: BCP Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/braincandypodcast Susie's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/susiemeister Sarah's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/imsarahrice BCP Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/braincandypod Susie's Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/susie_meister Sarah's Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/ImSarahRice Sponsors: Get extended 30 day free trial when you go to https://www.dipseastories.com/braincandy Head to https://www.smalls.com/braincandy and use promo code BRAINCANDY at checkout for 50% off your first order PLUS free shipping! Get 50% off a ONE-TIME PAYMENT FOR A LIFETIME Babbel subscription - but only for our listeners - at https://babbel.com/braincandy Get 20% off your first month for a limited time at https://ritual.com/braincandy More podcasts at WAVE: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/artist/wave-podcast-network/1437831426 See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:00:59:39

786: Biscuits & Gravy, Candyland, & Moth to Flame

2/12/2024
Sarah makes her triumphant return to today's show, and we are so glad she's on the mend. We hear some of the details form her surgery and recovery and what she learned through it all. She describes how she feels like she's a wise old woman now and suddenly has a new food obsession. We learn what her happy place looks like and how it was inspired by her childhood. We discuss the ways that people find comfort during difficult life events and how sometimes it can just be in the form of a yummy dessert. Susie discusses the documentary David Holmes: The Boy Who Lived about the stunt performer and body double from Harry Potter who was injured on set, and how he is so inspiring. Plus, we hear why it turns out that moths aren't actually attracted to flames, and our minds are blown that we've been living a lie. Join our Candy Club, shop our merch, sign-up for our free newsletter, & more by visiting The Brain Candy Podcast website: https://www.thebraincandypodcast.com Connect with us on social media: BCP Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/braincandypodcast Susie's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/susiemeister Sarah's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/imsarahrice BCP Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/braincandypod Susie's Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/susie_meister Sarah's Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/ImSarahRice Sponsors: Grab your Liquid I.V. Hydration Multiplier Sugar-Free in bulk nationwide at Costco or get 20% off your first order when you go to https://www.liquid-iv.com and use code CANDY at checkout! Cancel your unwanted subscriptions by going to https://rocketmoney.com/braincandy Visit https://www.carawayhome.com/braincandy to take advantage of this limited-time offer for 10% off your next purchase! More podcasts at WAVE: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/artist/wave-podcast-network/1437831426 See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:01:01:31

785: Diaper Spa, Ruby Slippers, & Chowchilla

2/8/2024
We have a guest co-host today and it's one of Susie's infamous "lezes"! Kelly fills in for Sarah as she heals from her surgery. We discuss the documentary Chowchilla, which is about 26 children who were abducted from a school bus and how their experience changed the way we see childhood trauma and raises questions about justice. We debate whether a man who opened a plane's emergency door and walked on the wing is a lunatic, criminal, or hero. We hear about a new spa made especially for the diaper-wearing community, discuss whether this group would fall into the "kink" category, and discuss the type of person who would do this. Susie talks about the Greatest Night in Pop, which chronicles the making of We Are the World, and how she thinks one legendary singer got ripped off because she wasn't assigned a solo. We hear who stole a pair of original ruby slippers, Susie claims old people should do hard drugs, and we learn how Kelly got a piece of the Titanic (not the doomed boat, but the film set). But the real quote of the episode involves an intimate moment Kelly had with Rosie O'Donnell. Read this week's Newsletter: https://mailchi.mp/thebraincandypodcast/modern-houses-puberty-womens-sports Join our Candy Club, shop our merch, sign-up for our free newsletter, & more by visiting The Brain Candy Podcast website: https://www.thebraincandypodcast.com Connect with us on social media: BCP Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/braincandypodcast Susie's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/susiemeister Sarah's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/imsarahrice BCP Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/braincandypod Susie's Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/susie_meister Sarah's Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/ImSarahRice Sponsors: Go to https://paireyewear.com and use code BRAINCANDY for 15% off your first pair. And support the show by mentioning that The Brain Candy Podcast sent you in your post-checkout survey! Get $20 off your purchase of a Hatch Restore 2 and free shipping at https://www.hatch.co/braincandy More podcasts at WAVE: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/artist/wave-podcast-network/1437831426 See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:01:07:22

784: Hockey Heroines, Sarah's Closet, & Stanley Tumblers

2/5/2024
Sarah shares the science on puberty and the reasons people are experiencing it earlier. We hear how Billie Jean King intervened in women's hockey and helped it succeed. Sarah discusses the popularity of Stanley tumblers and how they became the "must have" items for women, but Susie reveals how despite women being the engine behind their success, a man is getting all the credit. Sarah admits to how many sweatshirts she owns and why her overalls obsession is becoming a problem. Plus we hear advice from the Fonz about what should guide our decisions. Read this week's Newsletter: https://mailchi.mp/thebraincandypodcast/modern-houses-puberty-womens-sports Join our Candy Club, shop our merch, sign-up for our free newsletter, & more by visiting The Brain Candy Podcast website: https://www.thebraincandypodcast.com Connect with us on social media: BCP Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/braincandypodcast Susie's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/susiemeister Sarah's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/imsarahrice BCP Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/braincandypod Susie's Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/susie_meister Sarah's Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/ImSarahRice Sponsors: Try AG1 and get a FREE 1-year supply of Vitamin D3+K2 AND 5 free AG1 Travel Packs with your first purchase exclusively at https://drinkag1.com/braincandy Get 20% OFF @honeylove by going to https://www.honeylove.com/braincandy! #honeylovepod Go to https://www.greenchef.com/60braincandy and use code 60braincandy to get 60% off, plus 20% off your next two months! Control Body Odor ANYWHERE with @lumedeodorant and get $5 off off your Starter Pack (that’s over 40% off) with promo code BRAINCNADY5 at https://lumedeodorant.com! #lumepod More podcasts at WAVE: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/artist/wave-podcast-network/1437831426 See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:00:57:29

783: Participation Trophies, Naming Apartments, & Gendered Hobbies

2/1/2024
It's Sarah's birthday month and she wants you to know about it, but not think of her as one of those 'birthday month" kind of gals. We discuss the Subject documentary, which chronicles the consequences and benefits of appearing in a documentary, and we debate whether documentary subjects should be paid or not. We learn why ESPN was caught up in a Emmy scandal, and how it confirms that the same people who worry about participation trophies might want to receive one. We learn how apartment buildings are named, what is considered when choosing a name, and why it probably doesn't really matter in the end. And we hear why cannabis also goes through a whole process for naming each strain. We talk about Highlights magazine, and what it takes to create each issue, how girls are the main demographic, and why they are underestimated in their effect. Susie shares why hobbies are gendered and how homes are constructed to accommodate men's hobbies. Read this week's Newsletter: https://mailchi.mp/thebraincandypodcast/why-human-remains-have-never-been-found-on-the-titanic Join our Candy Club, shop our merch, sign-up for our free newsletter, & more by visiting The Brain Candy Podcast website: https://www.thebraincandypodcast.com Connect with us on social media: BCP Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/braincandypodcast Susie's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/susiemeister Sarah's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/imsarahrice BCP Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/braincandypod Susie's Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/susie_meister Sarah's Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/ImSarahRice Sponsors: Go to https://nutrafol.com and enter the promo code BRAINCANDY to save $15 off your first month’s subscription! This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp. Visit https://www.betterhelp.com/braincandy today to get 10% off your first month! Stop wasting money on things you don’t use. Cancel your unwanted subscriptions by going to https://rocketmoney.com/braincandy More podcasts at WAVE: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/artist/wave-podcast-network/1437831426 See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:00:56:13

782: Method Acting, Calm Down, & Garbage Stars

1/29/2024
Sarah is keeping her 2024 resolution of stretching, but she doesn't want you to get any ideas, she is not going to be doing "the splits" or even a split for that matter. That would be too much of a good thing. We are wound up about method actors and the fact that it is a quirk reserved for white, male actors. If you ever wondered why there are no skeletons in the Titanic, Sarah's got the answer. We discuss the history of marathons and Susie just wants everyone to stop with all this running nonsense. There's a woman who never ran a marathon before, but did her first one to qualify for the Olympics, and she actually succeeded. Sarah loves this story and Susie hates it. According to her everyone just needs to calm down. New Zealand is giving "gold star" stickers to people who recycle properly, and despite the stars being worthless the reward is actually inspiring people to recycle because human brains are so very dumb. Read this week's Newsletter: https://mailchi.mp/thebraincandypodcast/why-human-remains-have-never-been-found-on-the-titanic Join our Candy Club, shop our merch, sign-up for our free newsletter, & more by visiting The Brain Candy Podcast website: https://www.thebraincandypodcast.com Connect with us on social media: BCP Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/braincandypodcast Susie's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/susiemeister Sarah's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/imsarahrice BCP Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/braincandypod Susie's Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/susie_meister Sarah's Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/ImSarahRice Sponsors: Get an exclusive 20% off your first order at https://thrivecausemetics.com/braincandy Head to https://forwellness.com/braincandy and use code BRAINCANDY for 25% off! Get 25% off your entire order at https://www.mykitsch.com/braincandy More podcasts at WAVE: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/artist/wave-podcast-network/1437831426 See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:01:03:03

781: Cryptic Code, Newton's Scandal, & Love Darts

1/25/2024
Sarah is still a heckler magnet, and she had to endure another one again. We debate the virtues of crowd work comedians vs. traditional sets. Susie talks about a documentary that features a child predator who admits their crimes. We discuss why these people often don't admit the harm they do to others. A silk dress from the 1800s had a secret code in its pocket and, after many years of lots of people attempting to decode it, someone finally figured out the message and it was...shocking. Newton's third law of motion (the old action-reaction dealy) was defied by a substance on Earth, and we cannot believe what it is. We discuss the consequences of people exploring their genealogical roots and finding out they might not be who they thought they were and how sperm donors existed before sperm banks. We learn how much funding goes to protecting endangered species, why a couple of animals get most of the money, and which species got $100. Plus, we learn about "Benford's Law" and the mystery of why certain numbers appear more frequently in data sets than others. Read this week's Newsletter: https://mailchi.mp/thebraincandypodcast/public-domain-mystery-solved-benfords-law Join our Candy Club, shop our merch, sign-up for our free newsletter, & more by visiting The Brain Candy Podcast website: https://www.thebraincandypodcast.com Connect with us on social media: BCP Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/braincandypodcast Susie's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/susiemeister Sarah's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/imsarahrice BCP Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/braincandypod Susie's Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/susie_meister Sarah's Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/ImSarahRice Sponsors: Get an extended 30 day free trial when you go to https://www.dipseastories.com/braincandy Get 15% off @OakEssentials with the code BRAINCANDY at https://oakessentials.com/braincandy. #oakessentialspartner Head to https://nakedwines.com/braincandy and click ‘Enter Voucher’ in the top right when you get to the website, and enter BRAINCANDY for both the code AND password to get 6 bottles of wine for JUST $39.99 with shipping included! Get 20% OFF @honeylove by going to https://www.honeylove.com/braincandy! #honeylovepod Go to https://www.hellofresh.com/braincandyfree and use code braincandyfree for FREE breakfast for life! One breakfast item per box while subscription is active. More podcasts at WAVE: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/artist/wave-podcast-network/1437831426 See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:01:33:34

780: Swim-spiration, Tetris Champ, & Steamboat Willy

1/22/2024
Sarah is all worked up over a movie she watched that made her want to take on the world and beat her boyfriend in a swimming competition. But it made us wonder what makes one person's persistence in sports inspiring and another person's doggedness seem like an addiction. We are starting to think Chat-GPT might actually be too woke after it tried to avoid explaining a fact about women that was less than flattering. We're celebrating the kid who reached his goal of winning Tetris, and hear how he did it. We discuss the expiration of trademarks and what happens to art that becomes public domain, and we debate whether it's good for art, bad for business, or a mixed bag. There's a new film coming out that Sarah thinks is going to scare the bejeezus out of her, but might not be intended as a horror movie. Read this week's Newsletter: https://mailchi.mp/thebraincandypodcast/public-domain-mystery-solved-benfords-law Join our Candy Club, shop our merch, sign-up for our free newsletter, & more by visiting The Brain Candy Podcast website: https://www.thebraincandypodcast.com Connect with us on social media: BCP Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/braincandypodcast Susie's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/susiemeister Sarah's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/imsarahrice BCP Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/braincandypod Susie's Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/susie_meister Sarah's Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/ImSarahRice Sponsors: Get $30 off the first box - PLUS free Croissants in every box - when you go to https://wildgrain.com/braincandy to start your subscription! Try AG1 and get a FREE 1-year supply of Vitamin D3+K2 AND 5 free AG1 Travel Packs with your first purchase exclusively at https://drinkag1.com/braincandy Visit https://www.carawayhome.com/braincandy to take advantage of this limited-time offer for up to 20% off your next purchase! More podcasts at WAVE: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/artist/wave-podcast-network/1437831426 See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:00:58:34

779: Wonderful Things, Hell Camp, & Party Animals

1/18/2024
We find out how Sarah's "stretching" theme is going so far, and Susie annouces her 2024 theme at long last, and it's a goodie! We learn how Sarah provided the opportunity for Susie to test the theme for the first time. We discuss the "reform" camps people were sending their delinquent children to in the 80s and 90s, and debate whether the people who ran them had good intentions or not. We learn how some people don't have a "mind's ear" and how scientists are able to test for it. We discuss why some people claim to dream in black-and-white, and what might be causing it. Yoga instructors are getting special training and it involves dead bodies, and Susie is worked up about it. Hear the history of Subaru's association with lesbians and why it was no accident. We learn whether animals like doing drugs as much as people, and what drugs provide despite the ways they are bad for your survival. Read this week's Newsletter: https://mailchi.mp/thebraincandypodcast/would-you-want-to-know-when-youre-going-to-die Join our Candy Club, shop our merch, sign-up for our free newsletter, & more by visiting The Brain Candy Podcast website: https://www.thebraincandypodcast.com Connect with us on social media: BCP Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/braincandypodcast Susie's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/susiemeister Sarah's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/imsarahrice BCP Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/braincandypod Susie's Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/susie_meister Sarah's Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/ImSarahRice Sponsors: Right now get 55% off your Babbel subscription - but only for our listeners - at https://babbel.com/braincandy Go to https://www.hellofresh.com/braincandyfree and use code braincandyfree for FREE breakfast for life! More podcasts at WAVE: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/artist/wave-podcast-network/1437831426 See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:01:01:38

778: Pleasure, Wildflowers, & No Boys Allowed

1/15/2024
Sarah explains the difference between pleasure and enjoyment and why she's hoping for way more of the latter this year. Sarah has inexplicably started using baby language and Susie thinks she needs a pet--cat lady coming through. We discuss the benefits and downfalls of "gendered" spaces and whether there is a need for a male and female exclusive activities including for universities and organizations or if it should be a free-for-all. Hear why wildflowers are getting freaky with themselves and aren't relying on pollination from our insect friends. We're happy to report Sarah has stopped stealing flowers and now she's expanded her "leave no trace" philosophy to her beloved past time of seashell collecting (hoarding). Read this week's Newsletter: https://mailchi.mp/thebraincandypodcast/would-you-want-to-know-when-youre-going-to-die Join our Candy Club, shop our merch, sign-up for our free newsletter, & more by visiting The Brain Candy Podcast website: https://www.thebraincandypodcast.com Connect with us on social media: BCP Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/braincandypodcast Susie's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/susiemeister Sarah's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/imsarahrice BCP Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/braincandypod Susie's Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/susie_meister Sarah's Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/ImSarahRice Sponsors: Head to https://moshlife.com/braincandy to save 20% off plus FREE shipping on your first 6-count Trial Pack! Grab your Liquid I.V. Hydration Multiplier Sugar-Free in bulk nationwide at Costco or get 20% off your first order when you go to https://www.liquid-iv.com and use code CANDY at checkout! Head to https://www.smalls.com/BRAINCANDY and use promo code BRAINCANDY at checkout for 50% off your first order PLUS free shipping! Control Body Odor ANYWHERE with @lumedeodorant and get $5 off off your Starter Pack (that’s over 40% off) with promo code BRAINCANDY5 at https://lumedeodorant.com! #lumepod More podcasts at WAVE: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/artist/wave-podcast-network/1437831426 See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:00:57:02

777: One Hit Wonder, NASA's Worm, & The Dingo Took My Baby

1/11/2024
Susie is still deciding on her 2024 theme, but she does have some goals picked, and they are hilarious. Let's just say she is doing some serious research about one hit wonders, and has some big musical plans. We discuss the cultural phenomenon of the "dingo took my baby," where it came from, and what it really meant. Turns out that global joke came from a tragic story that kept getting worse the more we learned. We hear about a decades old murder that shows how racism and one man's lie had huge consequences throughout Boston and almost prevented justice. We discuss the history of NASA's logo, and why their real logo isn't the one you see on merch. We talk about how hearing aids need a redesign and Susie has some awkward questions about Jimmy Carter and people who are nearing the end of life. Sarah's tech bro pal who wants to be forever young is on the dating scene and if you see him on Tinder, run for your life. A Senate staffer got caught doing the nasty in a the judiciary committed hearing room and we cannot believe what some people put on their Instagram close friends after watching the footage. Read this week's Newsletter: https://mailchi.mp/thebraincandypodcast/a-nursing-home-rock-star-the-power-of-body-heat-more Join our Candy Club, shop our merch, sign-up for our free newsletter, & more by visiting The Brain Candy Podcast website: https://www.thebraincandypodcast.com Connect with us on social media: BCP Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/braincandypodcast Susie's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/susiemeister Sarah's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/imsarahrice BCP Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/braincandypod Susie's Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/susie_meister Sarah's Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/ImSarahRice Sponsors: This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp. Visit https://www.betterhelp.com/braincandy today to get 10% off your first month! Go to https://nutrafol.com and enter the promo code BRAINCANDY to save $15 off your first month’s subscription! Get 20% OFF @honeylove by going to https://www.honeylove.com/braincandy! #honeylovepod Go to paireyewear.com and use code BRAINCANDY for 15% off your first pair! More podcasts at WAVE: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/artist/wave-podcast-network/1437831426 See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:01:04:48

776: Sexy Gorilla, Vibe Pope, & Family Beanstalks

1/8/2024
Zoos are at it again, and this time it's a "sexy" gorilla causing a stir. Allegedly, this gorilla is so darn handsome that zoo admissions have skyrocketed, but we aren't so sure it's just ladies that are flocking to see him. We learn the definition of a "vibe pope" and Sarah explains why she thinks Susie is one. If it's anything like a real pope, that's going to be a lot pressure, so we'll see how this goes. Susie wants you all to get out of your pajamas and get out there and socialize even if it's just for the lolz. Sarah describes a new night club that uses the body heat of the patrons to fuel the building's electricity and we are intrigued. Sarah describes why families don't have "trees" as much any more because people are having fewer children. She shares how this structure is more narrow and lengthy--like a beanstalk--and is changing the dynamic of families and how we engage with cousins and other relatives. Read this week's Newsletter: https://mailchi.mp/thebraincandypodcast/a-nursing-home-rock-star-the-power-of-body-heat-more Join our Candy Club, shop our merch, sign-up for our free newsletter, & more by visiting The Brain Candy Podcast website: https://www.thebraincandypodcast.com Connect with us on social media: BCP Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/braincandypodcast Susie's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/susiemeister Sarah's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/imsarahrice BCP Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/braincandypod Susie's Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/susie_meister Sarah's Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/ImSarahRice Sponsors: Get an exclusive 20% off your first order at https://thrivecausemetics.com/braincandy Head to https://forwellness.com/braincandy and use code BRAINCANDY for 25% off! Head to https://embracepetinsurance.com/braincandy and sign up for pet insurance today! Get 40% off your first month for a limited time at https://ritual.com/braincandy More podcasts at WAVE: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/artist/wave-podcast-network/1437831426 See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:00:55:18

775: Stretching, Years Young, & Wheel Win

1/4/2024
Happy New Year, Brainiacs! We're excited for 2024, and we're demanding the universe not pull any punches. We discuss our goals for the year and why Susie is still unsure about her theme. Hear why your chronological age doesn't match the age you feel in your head, and why we always long for what we don't have. Sarah wants you to know she could beat you at Hangman, and Susie shares some tips on how to win Wheel of Fortune should you ever need them. We discuss disappearing ink used for "semi-permanent tattoos", and why some people are mad that their tattoos aren't fading. Sarah reveals whether she likes people who don't want to keep their ink forever. Plus, we talk to Jon Ward about his book, Testimony: Inside the Evangelical Movement That Failed a Generation. Read this week's Newsletter: https://mailchi.mp/thebraincandypodcast/what-age-do-you-think-you-are Join our Candy Club, shop our merch, sign-up for our free newsletter, & more by visiting The Brain Candy Podcast website: https://www.thebraincandypodcast.com Connect with us on social media: BCP Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/braincandypodcast Susie's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/susiemeister Sarah's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/imsarahrice BCP Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/braincandypod Susie's Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/susie_meister Sarah's Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/ImSarahRice Sponsors: Get an extended 30 day free trial when you go to https://www.dipseastories.com/braincandy Cancel your unwanted subscriptions by going to https://rocketmoney.com/braincandy Try AG1 and get a FREE 1-year supply of Vitamin D3K2 AND 5 free AG1 Travel Packs with your first purchase at https://drinkag1.com/braincandy Get 25% off your entire order at https://www.mykitsch.com/braincandy Visit https://www.carawayhome.com/braincandy to take advantage of this limited-time offer for up to 20% off your next purchase! More podcasts at WAVE: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/artist/wave-podcast-network/1437831426 See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:01:31:44

774: Stern Talking To, Scary Animals, & Salty Spoons

12/21/2023
Sarah is not having a Feliz Navidad in Mejico, but we're here to bring some joy back into her holiday. She had a run in with a teenager at a show, and she gave that hooligan a very "stern talking to." She even used her scolding pointer finger, so that poor kid didn't stand a chance. Quick question, how many of any animal do you need to make a scary amount (it's three). Birds are getting drunk, and we're psyched for them, but apparently "experts" think we should stop the madness. During our recording Sarah's hair doubled in size from the humidity, just think you all should know that. Sarah says a restaurant is scamming unsuspecting women through AI, so all you daters, beware. Sarah watched the scandalous Below Deck season and has rave reviews about the way they handled a cast member who was getting aggressive and inappropriate. Read this week's Newsletter: https://mailchi.mp/thebraincandypodcast/hotness-problem-restaurant-scam-drunk-birds Join our Candy Club, shop our merch, sign-up for our free newsletter, & more by visiting The Brain Candy Podcast website: https://www.thebraincandypodcast.com Connect with us on social media: BCP Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/braincandypodcast Susie's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/susiemeister Sarah's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/imsarahrice BCP Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/braincandypod Susie's Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/susie_meister Sarah's Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/ImSarahRice Sponsors: Try AG1 and get a FREE 1-year supply of Vitamin D3K2 AND 5 free AG1 Travel Packs with your first purchase at https://drinkag1.com/braincandy Cancel your unwanted subscriptions by going to https://rocketmoney.com/braincandy Find your forever pieces @jennikayne and get 15% off with promo code BRAINCANDY at https://www.jennikayne.com/braincandy! #jennikaynepartner More podcasts at WAVE: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/artist/wave-podcast-network/1437831426 See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:00:51:11

773: Controlled Aggression, Country of the Blind, & Bad Doctor

12/18/2023
We're getting life lessons from Paul Meister from beyond the grave about how to be aggressive without disaster. Sarah is having a rough start to her Mexico vacation, but we remain optimistic. Susie talks about a documentary called Bad Doctor about a surgeon who claimed to create a miracle prosthetic windpipe that he transplanted into patients, but it turned out to be a complete lie and ended up killing people. We discuss a memoir called Country of the Blind about a man who is becoming blind, and what he learned about vision, disabilities, and the way we all understand the world. Sarah talks about disabled people who ski including a special ski made for people who are paralyzed. Susie describes a Alabama mayor named Bubba who was outed for living a double life, and we debate whether the private lives of public figures should ever be exposed by journalists. Plus we hear why AI has a "hotness problem." Read this week's Newsletter: https://mailchi.mp/thebraincandypodcast/hotness-problem-restaurant-scam-drunk-birds Join our Candy Club, shop our merch, sign-up for our free newsletter, & more by visiting The Brain Candy Podcast website: https://www.thebraincandypodcast.com Connect with us on social media: BCP Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/braincandypodcast Susie's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/susiemeister Sarah's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/imsarahrice BCP Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/braincandypod Susie's Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/susie_meister Sarah's Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/ImSarahRice Sponsors: Go to https://paireyewear.com/braincandy for 15% off your first pair! This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp. Visit https://www.betterhelp.com/braincandy today to get 10% off your first month! Go to https://nutrafol.com and enter the promo code BRAINCANDY to save fifteen dollars off your first month’s subscription! Get 20% off when you go to https://www.liquid-iv.com and use code CANDY at checkout! More podcasts at WAVE: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/artist/wave-podcast-network/1437831426 See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:00:59:29

772: Teen Slang, Women on Everest, & Chipotle Justice

12/14/2023
We know Susie thinks wisdom teeth removal is a scam, but are nightguards too? Not according to Sarah--they just need a trim. We discuss the news that using cannabis for pain management is no better than a placebo. We talk about a new method for scientific testing that is saving a lot of rabbit lives, but is still angering animal rights activists. We consider whether animals know their "names" when they are our pets or whether the abstract idea of a personal name is a human-only concept. Sarah may have done the impossible and found a group of people climbing Mt. Everest that we're ok with! A group of women is making the trek and, believe it or not, we're on board. Apparently Interstellar did more than tell the greatest cinematic story ever told, it actually is turning a profit through corn production too, but Susie can't confirm this information. And we hear about a woman who threw her food at a fast food worker, and why the judge sentencing her took a clever route in her punishment. Read this week's Newsletter: https://mailchi.mp/thebraincandypodcast/interstellars-corn-slang-in-2023-breaking-stereotypes Join our Candy Club, shop our merch, sign-up for our free newsletter, & more by visiting The Brain Candy Podcast website: https://www.thebraincandypodcast.com Connect with us on social media: BCP Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/braincandypodcast Susie's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/susiemeister Sarah's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/imsarahrice BCP Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/braincandypod Susie's Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/susie_meister Sarah's Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/ImSarahRice Sponsors: Go to https://www.reliefband.com and use promo code CANDY you’ll receive 20% off plus free shipping! Get 20% OFF @honeylove by going to https://honeylove.com/braincandy! #honeylovepod Ritual is offering my listeners 30% off during your first month at https://ritual.com/braincandy Head to https://cadenlane.com/braincandy and use code BRAINCANDY for 20% off your order! More podcasts at WAVE: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/artist/wave-podcast-network/1437831426 See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:00:59:36

771: Vegemite, Japanese Baby Names, & Mother God

12/11/2023
Susie's annoyed about all the vacations Sarah takes, and Sarah is sorry not sorry. (Susie is just jealous.) We don't really understand Susie's new/old obsession with Australia, but now we're having to try vegemite for funsies, and it is truly a wild experience. We learn why Susie thinks she's developing psychic abilities. We discuss the Love Has Won documentary about the cult of the same name that is run by a former McDonald's manager turned spiritual guru who goes by the name Mother God and who has a real taste for the booze. And we learn which dead celebrities she channels (Sarah guesses one right!). We hear about the Luna Park amusement park fire that killed several children, and how an artist and a filmmaker found out what really happened decades later. Plus, we interview Alyssa Ages, author of Secrets of Giants: A Journey to Uncover the True Healing of Strength about the bodybuilding and Strongman competitions, healing from a miscarriage, and why strength training is not just a men's game. Read this week's Newsletter: https://mailchi.mp/thebraincandypodcast/interstellars-corn-slang-in-2023-breaking-stereotypes Join our Candy Club, shop our merch, sign-up for our free newsletter, & more by visiting The Brain Candy Podcast website: https://www.thebraincandypodcast.com Connect with us on social media: BCP Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/braincandypodcast Susie's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/susiemeister Sarah's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/imsarahrice BCP Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/braincandypod Susie's Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/susie_meister Sarah's Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/ImSarahRice Sponsors: Get an extended 30 day free trial when you go to https://www.dipseastories.com/braincandy Get an exclusive 20% off your first order at https://thrivecausemetics.com/braincandy Head to https://www.smalls.com/braincandy and use promo code BRAINCANDY at checkout for 50% off your first order PLUS free shipping! Control Body Odor ANYWHERE with @lumedeodorant and get $5 off off your Starter Pack (that’s over 40% off) with promo code BRAINCANDY5 at https://lumedeodorant.com! #lumepod Try AG1 and get a FREE 1-year supply of Vitamin D3K2 AND 5 free AG1 Travel Packs with your first purchase at https://drinkag1.com/braincandy More podcasts at WAVE: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/artist/wave-podcast-network/1437831426 See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:01:24:31

770: Three Joke Johnny, River People, & Claymation Catastrophe

12/7/2023
Sarah wants you to know your joke is funny and why, and we're here for it. We discuss the controversial comedy of Matt Rife, his decision to do domestic violence jokes, and his appearance on The Challenge. Just when we thought we couldn't love/hate Crocs any more, they go and do country/western styles, and completely redeem themselves (for light to moderate ranching only). Sarah is inexplicably mad at a particular shoe company and it's hilarious. Apparently it really grinds her gears when people have, and I quote, dusty feet. We also hear why she is never, we repeat, never, trying to look elegant. A restaurant is charging $50 for bad parenting, and we discuss whether we like this policy. We also hear about a restaurant whose staff is made up of people living with dementia, and why it sounds like a solution to several societal problems. There is a clay shortage, and now we're worried that there will not be a Chicken Run sequel and Shaun the Sheep might be hibernating until they invent a replacement. Read this week's Newsletter: https://mailchi.mp/thebraincandypodcast/cookie-monsters-cookie-recipe-a-cafe-of-mistaken-orders-more Join our Candy Club, shop our merch, sign-up for our free newsletter, & more by visiting The Brain Candy Podcast website: https://www.thebraincandypodcast.com Connect with us on social media: BCP Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/braincandypodcast Susie's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/susiemeister Sarah's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/imsarahrice BCP Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/braincandypod Susie's Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/susie_meister Sarah's Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/ImSarahRice Sponsors: Try AG1 and get a FREE 1-year supply of Vitamin D3K2 AND 5 free AG1 Travel Packs with your first purchase. Go to https://drinkag1.com/braincandy Get 20% OFF @honeylove by going to https://www.honeylove.com/braincandy! #honeylovepod So head to https://nakedwines.com/braincandy and click ‘Enter Voucher’ in the top right when you get to the website, and enter BRAINCANDY for both the code AND password to get 6 bottles of wine for JUST $39.99 with shipping included! Head to https://laundrysauce.com/braincandy and use promo code BRAINCANDY at checkout for 15% off! More podcasts at WAVE: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/artist/wave-podcast-network/1437831426 See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:01:07:10

769: Funeral Confessions, Cookie Monster, & Progressive Flo

12/4/2023
We're already preparing for 2024 (probably because 2023 was such a dud). Susie recommends the new Mike Birbiglia comedy special, The Old Man and the Pool, and discusses his sleep disorder that caused him to jump out of a La Quinta window while he was sleeping. Sarah is still recovering from her Spirit Airlines experience, and wants you all to know the little she saved was not worth it. Susie found out the recipe for Cookie Monster's cookies and what the traits are that make for the most hilarious Cookie Monster binge. We learn about a service you can get where someone shows up at your funeral and tells your loved ones things you were too shy/scared/hesitant to tell them while you were alive. AND you can also hire them to collect your embarrassing, illegal, etc items so your loved ones don't have to handle your naughty possessions. We just had the 60th anniversary of the assassination of JFK and how even after all these years it is still visceral for the witnesses. We also discuss the woman who is Flo from Progressive Insurance, and how she had to trade her creative dreams and goal of getting on SNL for her job with Progressive, but she likely makes $10M per year. Plus! We interview our new BFF, comedy icon, and amazing human being, Beth Stelling, about her comedy career, her experiences performing, and her vendetta against Johnny Banana. Read this week's Newsletter: https://mailchi.mp/thebraincandypodcast/cookie-monsters-cookie-recipe-a-cafe-of-mistaken-orders-more Join our Candy Club, shop our merch, sign-up for our free newsletter, & more by visiting The Brain Candy Podcast website: https://www.thebraincandypodcast.com Connect with us on social media: BCP Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/braincandypodcast Susie's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/susiemeister Sarah's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/imsarahrice BCP Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/braincandypod Susie's Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/susie_meister Sarah's Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/ImSarahRice Sponsors: Go to https://www.greenchef.com/60braincandy and use code 60braincandy to get 60% off, plus 20% off your next two months! Get $30 off the first box - PLUS free Croissants in every box - when you go to https://wildgrain.com/braincandy to start your subscription! Get started at https://www.chime.com/braincandy Control Body Odor ANYWHERE with @lumedeodorant and get $5 off off your Starter Pack (that’s over 40% off) with promo code BRAINCANDY5 at https://lumedeodorant.com! #lumepod Find your forever pieces @jennikayne and get 15% off with promo code BRAINCANDY at https://www.jennikayne.com/braincandy! #jennikaynepartner More podcasts at WAVE: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/artist/wave-podcast-network/1437831426 See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:01:49:59