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The Station Wagon Podcast with Marc and Julie is a brother and sister project. In each episode we discuss the cultural and historical implications of something we take for granted, we give it up or change it, and then tell you how it goes!

The Station Wagon Podcast with Marc and Julie is a brother and sister project. In each episode we discuss the cultural and historical implications of something we take for granted, we give it up or change it, and then tell you how it goes!
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The Station Wagon Podcast with Marc and Julie is a brother and sister project. In each episode we discuss the cultural and historical implications of something we take for granted, we give it up or change it, and then tell you how it goes!

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@wagonpod

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English


Episodes

Ep 50: Self-affirmation

5/4/2019
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After a long break, Marc and Julie are back with lots of nice stuff to say to themselves. Grab your mirror, and enjoy this ep all about the science and history of self-affirmation! Be Social ItunesFacebook Group@Wagonpod Credits SnoqualmieOlympiaAudacityThe Pleasure Kills Give Planned Parenthood

Duration:00:40:01

Ep 49: Mirrors

2/3/2019
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Don't take your reflection for granted. Learn about the history and science of looking in mirrors and what happens when we (tried to) give them up for a couple of weeks. Be Social ItunesFacebook Group@Wagonpod Credits SnoqualmieOlympiaAudacityThe Pleasure Kills Give Planned Parenthood

Duration:00:40:36

Ep 48: Food Variety

1/12/2019
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How many varieties of Doritos do we actually need? What happens when we give up food variety? Learn the science and history of diet variation and follow along for Marc and Julie's experiment! Please note: This is the episode in which we go for a more organic, less-edited feel. I.e, Hear Marc make lots of notes to himself about editing, which Julie deliberately ignores because she got to edit this one [insert evil laughing]. Be Social ItunesFacebook Group@Wagonpod...

Duration:00:41:22

Introduction to the Station Wagon Podcast

12/19/2018
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Siblings Marc Shecter and Dr. Julie Kinn give you the science and history of the things in life we take for granted. After taking a closer look, they change their behavior for a couple of weeks and tell you how it goes!

Duration:00:00:30

Ep 47: Pop Music

12/7/2018
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"Pop music is not a threatening style of music." -- Joan Jett. That's good to know since we are only listening to pop music and not our usual mix. Spoiler alert -- one of us like this, one of us didn't.

Duration:00:40:27

Ep 46: Sleep Deprivation

11/9/2018
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How much sleep do we actually need? We dive into the science and history of sleep, and then try to reduce our sleep for a couple of weeks to see how bad it really is. Learn more about insomnia, sleep apneas, and all sorts of sleep disorders and treatments/tips for adults and kids from actual experts on the A Better Night's Sleep podcast (made for the military, but good for everyone!). Be Social Leave us feedback on Itunes.Join the discussion in ourFacebook Group. Credits This episode...

Duration:00:48:26

Ep 45: Gossip

9/7/2018
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We become much better people by giving up gossip. Sort of. Tune in to learn all about the science and history of gossip and why giving it up is probably not a great idea.

Duration:02:01:42

Bonus: Marc Gives Julie Advice

8/3/2018
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Julie seeks advice from Marc on how to handle people who are seriously into medical treatments that have no scientific backing. Spoiler: he's not very helpful. Weigh in with your own recommendations on Twitter or Facebook. Please! We seriously need all the help we can get!

Duration:00:17:29

Ep 44: Cash vs. Credit

7/26/2018
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When is cash better than credit, and vice versa? Learn the history and science of how we pay for stuff, and find out what happens when we give up credit and virtual payments. Featuring guest star, "Olaf" and commercial break from Planned Parenthood.

Duration:01:37:15

Ep 43: Photography and Taking Pictures

7/8/2018
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We dig deep into the reasons why modern Westerners take pictures, and we find out what happens when we give up photography for a couple of weeks. Spoiler alert: Pebbles was the real victim of this experiment. Commercial Break: Planned Parenthood #science #history #podernfamily

Duration:02:19:23

Bonus: Cheesy Clickbait Evaluation

6/24/2018
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Join us for a minisode in which we dig into the research behind some delicious clickbait!

Duration:00:10:19

Ep 42: Dreams and Dream Interpretation

6/18/2018
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It's a battle of the siblings: Marc Shecter thinks dream interpretation is enlightening, and Julie Kinn thinks it's cow dung. Spoiler alert: Julie's right. And cooler. And smells better. And is in charge of "show notes" this month. Learn history and science of dreams and dream interpretation, and find out what Marc and Julie learn about themselves when they record their dreams for two weeks. Commercial break: Planned ParenthoodThe Meddling Kids Podcast (A Scooby-Doo Review) P.S. Hey Marc,...

Duration:02:24:18

Ep 41: Lip Care

5/21/2018
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Marc and Julie's latest ep is like a user's guide for your mouth! Learn all about the history, science, and cultural significance of lipstick and lip balm. Plus, Julie even tried "grown up lady" make-up for a week (see below for proof)! It didn't end well. Can someone please help her, already? Commercial break: Planned Parenthood

Duration:02:15:58

Ep 40: Chocolate

3/26/2018
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Is white 'chocolate' chocolate? What's the deal with craving chocolate before menstruation? Is chocolate actually healthy? Find out with the latest ep of the Station Wagon Podcast, all about the history and science of chocolate (and what happens when hosts Marc Shecter and Julie Kinn tried to give it up for two weeks)! Big thanks to: Play Comics PodcastThe Pleasure Kills

Duration:02:25:45

Ep 39: Meditation and Relaxation

2/21/2018
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We chill out in episode 39 and focus on the science and history of meditation, mindfulness, and relaxation. Learn about our two-week test: what worked, what didn't, and how Sanford and Sons can assist you during stressful times! Shout-outs: Casual Birder PodcastVarmints Podcast1240 Hangover Cure Podcast Be sure to try out the Military Meditation Coach podcast and the apps Julie mentioned: the Mindfulness Coach, Virtual Hope Box, and Breathe2Relax.

Duration:02:39:09

Ep 38: Nail Clipping, Filing and Biting

1/15/2018
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Marc and Julie talk about the history and science of traditional nail care. Learn what happens when they give up nail clippers and go Old School! Important stuff: Brittney MillerPlanned Parenthood

Duration:02:34:06

Ep 37: Greeting Rituals

12/24/2017
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How much do you acknowledge strangers walking by you on the sidewalk? What about acquaintances at work? Are you like Marc who hates humanity or Julie who tries to high-five random joggers? In this ep, we learn all about the science, history, and culture of modern greeting rituals -- and then talk about what happened when we went out of our way to give a friendly greeting (or at least eye contact and a head nod) to everyone on our path. Special shout-outs: Cecil BaldwinMeg...

Duration:03:28:55

Ep 36: Letter Writing

11/22/2017
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We try connecting to friends and loved ones using written correspondence. Marc is a big baby about it, and Julie goes overboard. Learn about the history and science of letter writing! Visit and connect with us: http://wagonpod.comhttps://www.facebook.com/wagonpod/https://twitter.com/wagonpod Hear Julie's other show (The Meddling Kids Podcast)! Read about one of Julie's studies on "Caring Letters" And.... feel free to still send us mail! We'll write ya back! Station Wagon Podcast, c/o...

Duration:02:25:23

Screen time minisode

11/15/2017
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Marc's kids take over the show for this minisode about giving up screens (TV, internet, video games, and computer). Connect with us at: http://wagonpod.libsyn.com/ @Wagonpod https://www.facebook.com/wagonpod/

Duration:00:08:33

Ep 35: Fried food

10/24/2017
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Enjoy our latest foray into the science and history of things we take for granted. This time we focus on the ups, downs, and deliciousness of fried food and food cooked in oil. We then gave it up for a couple of weeks and nearly starved to death! Twitter: @Wagonpod Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/wagonpod/

Duration:02:26:28