Thu 8:08 AM
Silicon Valley CEOs, Tibetan monks, and crunchy hippies alike describe meditation as blissful and life-changing, but what does the science say? Can it reduce stress, increase your attention, and improve mental health — or is all this focus on breathing just a bunch of hot air? Sit back, get comfortable, and focus your mind as we talk to Tim Ferris, Professor Gaelle Desbordes, Dr. Clifford Saron, and Dr. Britta Hölzel.
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Really wish the episode didn’t begin with so much Tim Ferris.
This episode isn’t going to change any minds when it comes to this politically charged topic…but it should. If only the people who need to listen to it would.
Unlike the “Science Vs. Ghosts” episode, this ep is basically Science versus, well, Science. Who wins? Science!
A grab bag of topics in this ep. Felt like it treaded into Radiolab territory. Or You Are Not So Smart.
From the title, I really wondered how Wendy was going to get a whole episode of a science podcast out of the decidedly non-science issue of “ghosts.” Yet she did it! I’m impressed.