Neurosciencing WBEZ’s interview – The Violence Interrupters

WBEZ Chicago Public Radio has an ongoing series called, “Every Other Hour.” The title refers to the frequency with which someone is shot in Chicago. Ace reporter Tony Sarabia interviewed on his daily program Morning Shift. In this podcast Peggy and Aaron take a neurosciency look at some of the behaviors the street peace organization Ceasefire tries to interrupt.


Biohacker Pt. 2 – Democratizing Medicine vs Trivializing Expertise

How worried are you about the effect of DIY genetic engineering?

Biohacker Josiah Zayner is founder of Odin a company that sells home gene editing kits for fun and research.  In this episode we talk about our fears and excitement about the product and its broader implications for the world.


Biohacker pt. 1 – Researcher Heal Thyself


Josiah Zayner calls himself a biohacker.  He suffers from something like irritable bowel syndrome which he attempted to self-treat by replacing his entire microbiome. His story was featured in the New York Times but we have our own, neurosciencey take on his adventure. The Times also produced a video about Dr. Zayner’s

Ketogenic Diet Podcast


How would you like a diet that REQUIRES you to eat all the buttery, fatty foods you could possibly want AND helps you lose weight AND helps prevent seizures?  Sounds great, huh? Now imagines one that demands that you eat MORE of those foods than you can stand… but still calms your brain.  Meet the ketogenic diet.