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70 minutes | 4 days ago
Episode 105: Well, That Didn't Age Well...
This week, we are taking a trip back to our childhood! Join us as we go through some popular TV shows of the 1990s and early 2000s to determine which ones hold up today, and which are problematic when seen through adult eyes. We decide which of the fashion, game, and pop culture trends we loved, hated, would want to bring back, or are happy to leave in the past. And we take a look into how the changing trends reflect the changing times, for better and for worse.
58 minutes | 20 days ago
Episode 104: Three Years of The Sapio Files- Where Do We Begin?
It's our third anniversary! Thank you for being such an important part of our listener family! With more than 100 episodes to choose from, where should a new listener begin? Last year we gave you recaps of each prior episode on episode 74. This year, we are continuing that tradition by recapping everything we've discussed since then! While it's been a crazy year for the world, it has been a great year for our show! Join us as we test our memories, recap the last year on our show, and choose our favorite moments!
54 minutes | a month ago
Episode 103: Home Brewing
Hobbies have kept us all sane this past year. This week, we are excited to welcome back our guest host Mike Walsh (previously heard in our Life Lessons From Sports Episode) to talk about one of his favorite hobbies-- home brewing beer. Mike is here to share how he got involved in home brewing and what goes into this process-- the creativity behind inventing recipes, equipment needed, how beer is made, how to cultivate hobbies like this, and what you need to know to get started!
55 minutes | 2 months ago
Episode 103: Ethical Dilemmas
Imagine this scenario: You're standing next to a railroad track and you see a runaway train with no ability to stop. Up ahead, you see that five workers are stuck on the track and will be killed by the train. You have a lever you can pull that will switch the train to a side track, but on that track, there is one worker who will be killed if you pull the lever. What do you do? This classic ethical dilemma, officially known as "The Trolley Problem", was our starting point for this week's discussion. What would you do in a no-win situation? What schools of thought in the realm of moral philosophy could help you solve this dilemma? What do our decisions in these situations reveal about our priorities, morals, and beliefs? How is this scenario becoming more relevant with the dawn of new technology? Join us for a thought-provoking discussion on ethical dilemmas, morality, philosophy, and creative problem-solving this week on The Sapio Files!
54 minutes | 2 months ago
Episode 101: Fake Friends; Real Connections
When we read a favorite book or watch a favorite show, the experience is more than simply entertaining. For many of us, we feel as though we are watching our best friend. But why is it that we create such strong bonds with fictional characters? How can these one-sided relationships help and hurt us? This week, we're digging into the psychology behind why we bond to fictional characters and what that says about us.
79 minutes | 3 months ago
Episode 100: Staying Curious- Our 100th Episode Celebration!
Welcome to our 100th episode! We are so happy to have been able to bring you fun and interesting content over the last hundred episodes, and we thank you for being a part of our listener family! At the end of every episode, we remind you all to stay curious. So, we thought it was only fair to practice what we preach. For our 100th episode celebration this week, we bring you 100 things we are curious about! Thank you for joining us over these last hundred episodes, and we look forward to more!
60 minutes | 3 months ago
Episode 99: What is a Soulmate?
Happy February! With Valentine's Day coming up, we thought we'd take a look at some of the most common interpretations of soulmates in literature and mythology. What is a soulmate? How is it different from a twin flame, kindred spirit, karmic soulmate, or life partner? Where do these ideas come from? Join us for this fun look at love and relationships from a unique perspective. And be sure to tune in next week for our 100th episode celebration!!
64 minutes | 4 months ago
Episode 98: Resolving to Improve
We're three weeks into the new year. Have you started struggling with your resolution yet? New Year's Resolutions are a popular tradition that people use to look forward to better times and find ways to improve themselves. Why then, do many of us not make it past January before giving up? Why are they so difficult to keep? This week, we're digging into the most common and popular New Year's Resolutions and the struggles with each of them. Join us for new inspiration, strategies for success, and ways to frame resolutions so that they are not only valuable, but achievable. Happy 2021!
77 minutes | 5 months ago
Episode 97: Hindsight is 2020
2020 is almost over! We made it!! To say that it's been a crazy year would be the understatement of the century. This year has been so wild that in preparing this review, we found we forgot about major news events that happened just a few months ago. This week, we are breaking apart the major events of this wildly unprecedented year and the big lessons and takeaways this year provided. Happy (well-deserved) New Year, sapiophiles!!! We will be back in 2021!
62 minutes | 5 months ago
Episode 96: A Juggling Act
This year, more than any year before, we find ourselves with a lot on our plates. How can we balance all that this year has thrown at us and still maintain health and sanity? This week, we are unpacking the "juggling balls" theory of priorities-- and analyzing our own priorities to determine which tasks are rubber balls that will bounce back if dropped, which are metal balls that will make a lot of noise and be hard to pick back up, and which are glass balls that will shatter.
76 minutes | 6 months ago
Episode 95: A Virtual Friendsgiving Celebration!!
Happy Thanksgiving! In most years, Thanksgiving weekend is a time when we have a big friendsgiving party and welcome in the holiday season. Like so many other aspects of "Normal life", 2020 has made that impossible this year. So, we thought we'd take our party online and include all of you! This week, we are joined by three friends to help us celebrate and discuss our favorite parts of thanksgiving, memories from the past year, gratitude, favorite books and TV shows that got us through the year, wishes and goals for 2021, shoutouts to so many of our friends, and a whole lot more!
40 minutes | 6 months ago
Episode 94: New Music Feature-The Road to "Continue"
On a special edition of our show this week, we are talking to frequent guest host, Jake Sachs, about an exciting new project he's recently released! Join us for an exclusive interview about the making of his new album, "Continue", from the original concept all the way to production and release! Get a behind-the-scenes look at the music and the inspiration behind it. "Continue" is available now on all the streaming services! Download it here: https://distrokid.com/hyperfollow/jakesachs/continue-2
74 minutes | 7 months ago
Episode 93: Once Upon a Dark and Twisted Time
Happy Halloween, Sapiophiles! For your Halloween-themed dose of dark and creepy tales this week, we're taking you on a haunting journey through the original Grimm's Fairy Tales. These are not your children's fairytale stories. Join us as we dive into the original versions of some of the most popular tales, and break down their gruesome, haunting, violent, problematic, and gory roots. It's a chilling episode you won't want to miss!For more haunting tales, check out the brand new radio play from our friends at interACT Audio Productions, "Ghostlights": https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/id1536338758
66 minutes | 7 months ago
Episode 92: Girl Meets Cancer-- and Emerges a Unicorn
There are few scenarios scarier than being a healthy, active twenty-something woman and hearing the words, "you have cancer". This week, we're talking to blogger and "accidental rare disease advocate" Christina Kosyla- who, as a young, active theatre teacher, actress, and yoga instructor, discovered that she had developed desmoid-type fibromatosis-- an incredibly rare soft tissue sarcoma that few have heard of, and even fewer have been able to diagnose. She's here this week to talk to us about her fascinating journey that has resulted from this diagnosis, how she's managed to stay strong and positive, how the global pandemic affects those with chronic health conditions such as hers, the universality of some of her struggles, why she calls those with her condition "the unicorn squad", and a whole lot more. For more on Christina's story, follow her blog at http://girlmeetscancer.com
57 minutes | 7 months ago
Episode 91: Pandemics Throughout History
The covid-19 pandemic has made 2020 feel like it's thousands of years long. Maybe that's because in the recorded history of the world, it is only the 17th full-scale pandemic on record. This week, we're taking a look back at these pandemics and the lessons we can learn from them. What common themes exist across history in these pandemics? Find out this week.
66 minutes | 7 months ago
Episode 90: How the Human Mind Finds Happiness (And How It Doesn't)
We think we know what will make us happy. That's why we do things like focus on the positive, give ourselves as much choice as possible, and focus our energies on becoming like those people who have the lives we want. And most of the time, we're totally wrong. This week, we are breaking down common misconceptions about what will make us happy. Based on the online course called "The Science of Well-Being" and the accompanying podcast "The Happiness Lab" from Yale professor Dr. Laurie Santos, we are diving into the ways that humans find happiness and why it isn't what you think. Find out why positive thinking can lead to negative outcomes, why we don't actually want as many choices as we think we do, and much more.Find out more: https://www.coursera.org/learn/the-science-of-well-beinghttps://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-happiness-lab-with-dr-laurie-santos/id1474245040
61 minutes | 8 months ago
Episode 89: I Do Not Think It Means What You Think It Means...
How much do you really know about the common expressions you speak? Do you know where they originated? Do you know why they were used? This week, we break apart common expressions and their origins... and find that many of them have completely different meanings from the ones we know today.
56 minutes | 8 months ago
Episode 88: Maintaining Relationships in Quarantine
It's been six months, and while restrictions have loosened a bit, many of us are still living the quarantine life. How does this affect our relationships with partners, friends, families, and colleagues? This week, we talk about the unique challenges we're facing in this time in history and what we can do about it. How can we keep physical distancing from becoming true social distancing? How can we leverage the technology we have to find creative ways to reconnect? Join us as we share our thoughts on this universal topic.
68 minutes | 9 months ago
Episode 87: Loving Ourselves (Body Positivity and Self Care)
In every corner of our lives, we see and hear societal expectations of what a healthy or attractive body should look like. We are bombarded with images in the media and on our friends' social media feeds that tell us that our worth should be tied to the number on the scale. Every fad diet claims to have the solution that will "finally give you the body you always wanted"... and almost none of these "ideal bodies" are sustainable or even healthy for the vast majority of us. The diet industry has done a shockingly great job at creating an entire society of self-conscious, insecure people who have been trained to hate their bodies. This week, we are digging into the psychological effects of diet culture, unpacking some of the most dangerous misconceptions about health and weight loss, and giving you our favorite self-care suggestions for breaking the constant battle with our minds. Find out why there is no "correct" healthy diet for everyone, where the BMI scale came from and why it is, frankly, b***sh*t, how to listen to your body to figure out what it actually needs, our favorite influencers and media sources to help us practice self-love and body compassion, and a whole lot more.
74 minutes | 9 months ago
Episode 86: Multiple Intelligences-- HOW are you smart?
For years, people have thought of IQ as the ultimate measure of intelligence. But real intelligence is more complicated than that. In fact, IQ tests only touch on three measures of intelligence. This week, we're dissecting Howard Gardner's Multiple Intelligences theory and finding out the many ways in which humans display intellect.
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