Social work professor Tova Walsh interviewed dozens of mothers who gave birth early in the pandemic. She herself had a baby in March 2020, just as Wisconsin’s stay-at-home orders went into effect. What she learned is that it’s been an unusual time for new parents, to say the least. Today on the show, Dr. Walsh […]
For this episode, Tuesday host Carousel Bayrd is in conversation with Ada Calhoun, author of the new book Why We Can’t Sleep, which highlights the struggles Gen X women experience as the perpetually ignored “Jan Brady” generation wedged between the larger contingents of Boomers and Millennials. From latchkey kid to overwhelmed parent to underpaid career […]
Tonight’s episode of the Perpetual Notion Machine discusses the psychological effects from COVID-19, mainly how social isolation, even when it’s voluntary, can lead to loneliness and feelings of stress. The show didn’t quite come off perfectly. PNM apologizes to those who listened and heard the problems we faced at the beginning. We tried to connect […]
With all the health scares last month and Super Tuesday looming just on the other side of the alarm clock, it’s fair to say that we’re all feeling a little stressed. This week on “What’s the Word,” Adam Schuster takes us through the history of stress, tracing its development as a psychological concern and looking […]
A new study finds that children who experience severe stress as kids develop different kinds of genetic markers than those who have relatively tranquil upbringings. Friday host Jonathan Zarov speaks with Dr. Leslie Seltzer, researcher at the Waisman Center and co-lead author of this study in the emerging scientific field of epigenetics.
This episode of the Cardinal Podcast delves into the science of stress and specifically how it affects highschoolers. In this podcast, Michelle Chi interviews highschoolers Merete Witkovsky, Aidan Schutter, and Kai Heinamen and also UW professor Kristin Litzelman. This podcast is perfect for teens who want to learn more about stress and for parents of […]