Author: January Newbanks

The Dreams of COVID

Have you been having crazy dreams? By now you have likely been asked that question by every news outlet in existence. It would appear to be a phenomenon that many researches are keen to document. Today we talk with special guest Ondrej Cabal (Our first Czech Guest!) about the dreams of COVID. Moment of Calm I’ll take the dream I… Read more →

Conspiracy Theory

Today we talk about a popular conspiracy theory that started as speculation and then spread like crazy. Where did it come from and why do people believe it’s true? Stuff We Mention Moment of Calm Every man prefers belief to the exercise of judgment. Seneca In the spring I have counted one hundred and thirty-six different kinds of weather… Read more →

The Mystery of the Missing Toilet Paper

Today we discuss Czech Easter Traditions, Where all the toilet paper gone, and The Great Toilet Paper Scare of 1973. Stuff We Mention What Everyone’s Getting Wrong About the Toilet Paper ShortagePortable Bidet Moment of Calm Whoever said money can’t buy happiness simply didn’t know where to go shopping. Bo Derek Read more →

Waxing Poetic, Part Two

We’re back with Part Two of waxing poetic with more voices that are speaking to us right now, as well as some fun little known trivia about a certain well-known, often quoted poem. Stuff We Mention Tasci’s Tips For Reading Poetry Poetry should be read out loud You should read poetry according to the punctuation. It sounds less “kitch” that… Read more →

Waxing Poetic, Part One

We both adore reading books and all things words. However, under the current circumstances we’ve both been finding it difficult to concentrate on longer form entertainment, whether that be novels, audio books, and even television we aren’t familiar with. In order to get our daily time with words we’ve been reading more poetry, a practice that is regular for Tasci,… Read more →

All the Terms, Part Two

We are back with part two of our discussion the terminology and phraseology that is taking shape as we continue to process COVID-19. Our resident Linguist, geeks out about all things words. Stuff We Mention Moment of Calm Laughing is, and will always be, the best form of therapy.  Dau Voire Read more →

All the Terms, Part One

Have you avoided reading exhaustive scientific articles on the details of the global pandemic we are all experiencing? Us too. Some people find it therapeutic to know ALL THE THINGS, but some people (like us) try to make our turn in from of the firehose as brief as possible. In this episode we discuss the terminology and phraseology that is… Read more →

Entertain Us

We have a little change for you today. Tasci is joined by a guest host, Emilie Turek. Tasci and Emilie have built a friendship based on romantic-comedy films, reality TV, science podcasts, and a lot of pizza. And that is what we will be chatting about today. What is the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of Entertainment these days?… Read more →

The Armchair Psychology Of Spaces

If you find yourself toothbrush-level cleaning your home right now, this episode is for you. It turns out there’s actual science to back up the therapeutic effects of a good deep clean. And if you’re anything like us, there is nothing like quarantine to make you take a look around and note what about your home is or isn’t working… Read more →

Micro Goals

Maybe you’re not a new year’s resolution maker, maybe you are. We would venture a guess that either way you may be feeling like 2020 has taken its #coronavirus infested sledgehammer to any hopes you may have had of getting anything done this year outside of survival. In our recent internet travels, we have been reading about micro goals and how they can help our brains reorient and perhaps get a shot of dopamine or two in there as well.
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