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EP196: Emotional Support Animals, Racist Cartoons, & Interview w/ Legend Jane Elliott

2/19/2018
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Today we talk about the recent scandal involving an emotional support peacock on a plane, and whether people should be allowed to bring animals on flights. Hear about the woman who married a 300-year-old pirate ghost. Sarah reveals why cartoon characters used to always have gloves. Hear about the race debate involving King Tut's mom. We also interview living legend Jane Elliott who invented the Blue Eyes/Brown Eyes exercise about the state of race 50 years after Martin Luther King Jr.'s...

Duration:01:25:34

EP195: Real World Furniture, Flame-Throwers, & Clown Murder

2/15/2018
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Hear about the fault line discovered under Rodeo Drive and why billionaires are becoming doomsday preppers. We talk about Elon Musk and his weird flame-throwing invention. Sarah talks about a murder committed by a clown, and it turns weirdly hilarious (all things considered). We discuss the history of Ikea, and why the founder who recently died was kind of a dick. We also hear about the ex-dominatrix who is turning the #MeToo movement into an empowerment opportunity for women. Plus, we talk...

Duration:01:01:04

EP194: Gay-Dar, Binge-Watching, & Animal Botox?

2/12/2018
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Today we find out about a study that claims computers can tell if you're gay based on a picture of your face, and we debate the ethics of that. Find out why binge-watching is bad for your memory, why Plato was right again, & why people are giving camels Botox. We learned about a test to determine if music is universal and you can identify lullabies, love songs, and dance music from around the world. We talk about the plastic straw ban and find out more about the nature/nurture debate....

Duration:00:43:47

EP193: Everything Happens For a Reason, Tide Pod Challenge, & Swearing

2/8/2018
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Today Susie shares a hilarious story about a knife, that reveals a lot about our families. This led to another story about Sarah's friend who dropped her phone in the toilet (and the story somehow gets more disgusting). We discuss the Tide Pod Challenge, and how people are idiots. We debate whether we like that a pub in England banned swearing. Plus, we interview author, Kate Bowler, who wrote Everything Happens For a Reason, about her diagnosis of stage 4 cancer, and how it affected her...

Duration:01:06:40

EP192: Bratz Dolls, Dino Hunting, & Skittles Conspiracy

2/5/2018
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Today we talk about our art doppelgängers and why some states won't allow the Google Arts & Culture app. Hear about the Bratz dolls war with Barbie, and why it reveals a lot about intellectual property, race, culture, and even the #metoo movement. We discuss how Capetown is running out of water and the world is running out of sand. We are furious about a Skittles conspiracy that reveals the way we experience food. Plus, we talk to postdoctoral fellow at the Royal Ontario Museum, Dr....

Duration:01:10:07

EP191: Smart People, Toast of the Town, & Silent Women

2/1/2018
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We start the show with some shocking info we found about how often women are interrupted, and why a quiet woman is seen as more competent. Sarah brings some amazing trivia (that blows Susie's mind), and we find out the origin of things like making a toast at celebrations, why N'Sync is superior to Backstreet Boys, and the history of the fax machine. Plus, we interview Victoria Namkung about her amazing book, These Violent Delights, and talk about the #metoo movement. Today's show is...

Duration:00:56:50

EP190: Elderly Sharks, Gross Viral Videos, & Dolphin Modeling

1/29/2018
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Hear about a shark who is either old or not really old at all. We find out that dolphins recognize themselves in mirrors way earlier than we thought (and earlier than humans). We discuss the psychology of poverty, and why the lottery is considered a tax on poor people. Plus ice sheets on Mars, space bears, viral videos, and more. And we finally talk to Bern Fisers about her book, The Little Book of Big Weight Loss. Today's show is brought to you by Bioclarity--for your first month for only...

Duration:01:08:55

EP189: Sex Education, Baby Names, & Beauty Routines

1/25/2018
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Sarah and Susie are talking about the birds and the bees, and how sex ed in schools leaves something to be desired. Hear about Sarah's waxing and tanning routine, and why she lets it all hang out. We talk about the way names spread throughout the country, and why certain names become popular. Plus, we interview author and founder of HelloFlo, Naama Bloom about women's bodies, sex, and how to teach our kids about puberty. Today's show is brought to you by RxBar, for 25% off your order go to...

Duration:01:03:56

EP188: Sarah's Psychic Test, Workplace Drama, & Dwayne The Rock Johnson

1/22/2018
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Today we test Sarah's psychic ability with a listener who called in for a reading. We discuss whether Sarah inherited her mother's gift or whether it's all baloney. Plus, we talk about why men tend to hug their female colleagues, but shake their male counterparts' hands. We learn about the sleeping patterns of animals, and we're shocked to find out which animals are not getting any shuteye. Today's show is brought to you by BioClarity. For your first month for only $9.95, go to...

Duration:00:50:43

EP187: Dangerous Dad, Penis Whitening, & Best Buns

1/18/2018
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Today we talk about a new trend in Thailand where men are whitening their penises. We discuss why they're doing it, and whether we think this will catch on. We also discuss how body hair has an important history with regard to race that informs why women might choose to remove it. We learn about a dad who photoshops his toddler into dangerous situations, but the reason he does it will give you all the feels. Plus, Sarah tells a crazy story about a truck that spilled eels all over the...

Duration:00:45:17

EP186: Food Swamps, Yogurtland Boycott, & The Jewish Woman Who Tried Bacon

1/15/2018
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Susie talks about a 90-year-old Jewish lady who tried bacon for the first time, and how her experience revealed the way the Internet can affect people's religious faith. Find out why Sarah is boycotting Yogurtland. We learn what a "food swamp" is, and why they're affecting low income people. We discuss a man in South America who is the last person who speaks his language, and what it means for linguistics. Plus, we interview Phil Rosenthal whose show, Somebody Feed Phil, is on Netflix. He...

Duration:01:06:54

EP185: Villains, Subway & The Science of Gratitude

1/11/2018
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We start the show with a discussion on the Golden Globes, and Sarah reveals the "petty" moment that she thought was hilarious. They discuss the "blackout" with all the women wearing black, Oprah's speech, and This Is Us disappointing loss. They learn why children's show/movie villains tend to have foreign accents, and the most common accents might surprise you! Find out whether keeping a gratitude journal helps fight depression or whether this is just an old myth. They learn two surprising...

Duration:00:49:59

EP184: Prison Food, Burping Astronauts, & InstaPot Madness

1/8/2018
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We kick things off with terrible info on women CEOs and women in comedy. We learn about the food in space and why it's not just the freeze-dried ice cream anymore. Sarah claims there are tapeworms in Top Ramen and Susie talks about the InstaPot crazy that is sweeping the nation. We find out why prison food is even worse than you'd imagine, and some states are outlawing "Nutraloaf." Sarah freaks us out about feet washing up on shore in Canada, but she claims it's not a problem. Today's show...

Duration:00:47:47

EP183: Susie's Accident, Death of a Thrill-Seeker, & Deadly Animals

1/4/2018
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Susie had a car crash recently, so she talks about how it happened, and why her reaction to it was a little weird. They talk about Sarah's trip to New York, how she showed off her art knowledge, and why some Jewish people were trying to convert her. Susie discusses the crazy people who stand on building ledges, and how one man recently fell to his death. We find out the world's deadliest animals, why Sarah was nerding out recently, and why internet regulators have tough lives. Today's show...

Duration:00:57:27

EP182: Sarah's Ghost, Our Biggest Fears, & Invisible Nannies

12/28/2017
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Today we discuss why nannies are invisible on Instagram, and whether we should share more or less on social media. Sarah reveals why she thinks her grandmother is haunting her. We learn about a service that allows you to record messages for your loved ones to watch after you've died (and we decide whether this is creepy or awesome). Plus we find out the science of why left cheek selfies are better than right. We reveal our biggest fears, and Susie talks about a study that shows we feel...

Duration:01:03:03

EP181: The Magic of Guacamole, Science of Gift Giving, & a Fast Food Funeral

12/18/2017
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Sarah begins the show with a discussion about her passion for Christmas decorations (and Susie had to break the news that Sarah's tree is probably dead). They discuss tricks on how to buy better Christmas presents according to science. Sarah says she almost bought Susie's kid a freaking hamster (and why Susie explains why that would ruin their friendship). Sarah describes a hilarious informercial for the Vino Pop that is suspiciously sexual. They discuss a man who made up a fake restaurant...

Duration:00:50:37

EP180: Lifestyles of the Weird & Wacky--Murder, Marriage, & Death

12/14/2017
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Today we revitalize our Weird & Wacky series, and we discuss Hunt-A-Killer mystery boxes, a woman marrying her chandelier, and a Coffin Club. Hear about people who have "spite houses" just to get revenge on someone and the reason Sarah is super into this new reality show called Stripped. Today's show is brought to you by BioClarity--for your first month of this amazing face wash system, go to bioclarity.com and use code BRAINCANDY. For $20 off your Brooklinen sheets, go to Brooklinen.com...

Duration:00:47:29

EP179: Stop Being Polite, Tonya Harding, & Penis Transplants

12/11/2017
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Sarah got a new dog and Susie thinks it's like the Duggars having another kid. Hear about the craziness that is penis transplants, the man with the Do Not Resuscitate tattoo, and the man with socks so stinky he got arrested. Plus, we talk about the redemption of Tonya Harding, and why we hate the idea of "America's sweetheart." We talk about modern day dating, and how men want women to pay for their half. Plus, random bird trivia, a new documentary about abuse, and lots more! Today's show...

Duration:00:57:35

EP178: The Butterfly Effect, Shoes in the House, & Irish Accents

12/7/2017
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Susie is sick today, so she sounds extra sultry. We debate whether people should wear shoes in the house, why people in Canada don't do it, and Susie's theory about how relates to wealth. Sarah reveals why millennials hate napkins. They talk about products they love, but no longer exist. The history of yogurt, wall-to-wall carpet, and why Sarah is angry with customer service reps. Today's show is brought to you by Birchbox--for 20% gift subscriptions go to birchbox.com/braincandy and use...

Duration:00:46:50

EP177: The Combover Mystery, Cheesecake "Factor", & Sarah's Real World Audition

12/4/2017
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We begin with an earnest discussion about whether men with combovers are mentally ill, and why bald is beautiful. We debate the value of Roman numerals. We talk about the hilarity of Sarah's Real World audition video, why babies seek meaning through words, and analyze the weirdness that is The Cheesecake Factory. Plus, the differences in the way men and women write fiction and our Badass Bitch of the week. Today's show is brought to you by MVMT watches, for 15% off got to mvmt.com/bcp. For...

Duration:00:57:43

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