Call Me Curious

By Wondery

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 Mar 10, 2022

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New episodes come out every Thursday for free, with 1-week early access for Wondery+ subscribers.


Is sugar really more addictive than cocaine? Does intermittent fasting work? Should I buy crypto? We’re all on 24-7 information overload, on our news feeds, in our inboxes, on TikTok… it’s hard to know what is real and what isn’t. Every week on CALL ME CURIOUS, Nikki Boyer (Dying for Sex, The Daily Smile) and friends like Mr. Malone are going to dive into all the things you’ve heard about, but don’t really know about. That’s right - No more nodding along at parties or running into the bathroom to Google, “Why do people get nipple rings?” We’ll learn and laugh as we explore life’s little mysteries, the internet’s hot topics, and burning gotta-know questions. 



Episode Date
Is Microdosing Mushrooms Magic for Your Health? | 11
00:39:57

Psychedelics were originally designed to blow your mind...but new studies suggest they can also help fix it! Can small doses of psilocybin (magic mushrooms) help people manage depression and anxiety better than pharmaceutical remedies? Host Nikki Boyer, Dr. Matt Johnson (professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Johns Hopkins University), and Keyse Gheret (founder of Microdosing for Healing) discuss how a tiny intake of psilocybin might have powerful, long-lasting, positive effects.

New episodes come out every Thursday.

Call Me Curious is available now on Apple Podcasts, Amazon Music, Spotify or wherever you listen. You can listen ad-free by subscribing to Wondery Plus in Apple Podcasts or the Wondery app.

See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

May 19, 2022
Could You Fall Prey To A Cult? | 10
00:39:52

How do you recognize the signs of a cultic relationship? Could you already be in over your head and not even realize it? Actor and model Hoyt Richards knows firsthand, and tells Nikki all about his harrowing 20 year experience of being slowly brainwashed by a charasmatic cult leader. Plus, learn the warning signs of how to recognize if you're in a similar toxic relationship and don't even know it.

New episodes come out every Thursday.

Call Me Curious is available now on Apple Podcasts, Amazon Music, Spotify or wherever you listen. You can listen ad-free by subscribing to Wondery Plus in Apple Podcasts or the Wondery app.

See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

May 12, 2022
Is Cinco de Mayo Mexican Independence Day? | 9
00:40:06

For most Americans, Cinco de Mayo is merely one round in the Holy Trinity of Drinking Holidays - along with St. Patrick's Day and New Year's Eve. But is there more to the story? Nikki Boyer serves up giant, salt-rimmed glasses of history with Dr. David Hayes-Bautista (director of UCLA's Center for the Study of Latino Health and Culture) and celebrated artist Lalo Alcaraz (creator of the comic strip "La Cucaracha"). They discuss the true, inspiring, David-and-Goliath story behind this festive annual North American celebration.

New episodes come out every Thursday.

Call Me Curious is available now on Apple Podcasts, Amazon Music, Spotify or wherever you listen. You can listen ad-free by subscribing to Wondery Plus in Apple Podcasts or the Wondery app.

See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

May 05, 2022
Can Your Dating App Predict Chemistry? | 8
00:44:52

Is finding your soulmate as simple as entering some info into an app? Can romantic chemistry be broken down into 1's and 0's? You've got a date with Nikki Boyer as she talks to dating expert and fellow Wondery podcaster Sydnee Paige (Sydnee in the Sheets) who uses multiple dating apps to find love in New York City. Then Nikki and Malone find out what determines that spark between two people when they talk to a chemistry expert and advisor to Match.com. Plus, an expert on algorithms explains how dating apps use science and math to find you love.

New episodes come out every Thursday.

Call Me Curious is available now on Apple Podcasts, Amazon Music, Spotify or wherever you listen. You can listen ad-free by subscribing to Wondery Plus in Apple Podcasts or the Wondery app.

See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Apr 28, 2022
What is Crypto and Should You Get Your Hands on Some? | 7
00:34:34

Everyone seems to be talking about Cryptocurrency these days, but do we really know enough to sink our hard-earned, old-fashioned regular money into it? Nikki is champing at the Bitcoin to learn more! She and Mr. Malone try to decrypt Crypto with the help of economist and 'futurist' Andy Busch.

New episodes come out every Thursday.

Call Me Curious is available now on Apple Podcasts, Amazon Music, Spotify or wherever you listen. You can listen ad-free by subscribing to Wondery Plus in Apple Podcasts or the Wondery app.

See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Apr 21, 2022
Can You Buy Nothing And Get What You Want? | 6
00:35:35

Swapping is the new shopping! The Buy Nothing Project was created to reduce the massive impact regular retail shopping has on our environment, and increase a sense of local community. Nikki and Malone chat with the movements founders to find out exactly what they're all about and get the best freecycling tips money CAN'T buy.

New episodes come out every Thursday.

Call Me Curious is available now on Apple Podcasts, Amazon Music, Spotify or wherever you listen. You can listen ad-free by subscribing to Wondery Plus in Apple Podcasts or the Wondery app.

See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Apr 14, 2022
Is Sugar More Addictive Than Cocaine? | 5
00:34:25

Sugar is everywhere around us. It's a reward, it's baked into every celebration we have. But for some, it becomes a problem when that sweet treat we want turns into something we need. Nikki and Mr. Malone break down the science of our confectionery cravings with a neuroscientist to find out if sugar is more addictive than cocaine. Then a recovering sugar addict spills the sweet tea on her struggles with sugar.

New episodes come out every Thursday.

Call Me Curious is available now on Apple Podcasts, Amazon Music, Spotify or wherever you listen. You can listen ad-free by subscribing to Wondery Plus in Apple Podcasts or the Wondery app.

Please support us by supporting our sponsors!

See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Apr 07, 2022
Are Zoos Good or Bad for the Animals? | 4
00:28:43

Zoos have become a controversial topic in modern society. Nikki has long been conflicted about zoos and how they treat animals. Mr. Malone joins Nikki to talk to a zookeeper to figure out whether zoos are an inhumane relic of the past or an important link in the chain of education and conservation?

New episodes come out every Thursday.

Call Me Curious is available now on Apple Podcasts, Amazon Music, Spotify or wherever you listen. You can listen ad-free by subscribing to Wondery Plus in Apple Podcasts or the Wondery app.

Please support us by supporting our sponsors!

See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Mar 31, 2022
Can Ouija Boards Reach the Other Side? | 3
00:32:10

If you've ever been to a slumber party, chances are you've been weirded out by a Ouija Board. Could this family game-closet classic actually be a landline to the Great Beyond? Nikki and Mr. Malone share a spirited discussion with a historian to get to the bottom of the history of Ouija boards. Then they talk to a medium who believes Ouija boards really work.

New episodes come out every Thursday.

Call Me Curious is available now on Apple Podcasts, Amazon Music, Spotify or wherever you listen. You can listen ad-free by subscribing to Wondery Plus in Apple Podcasts or the Wondery app.

Please support us by supporting our sponsors!

See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Mar 24, 2022
Does Intermittent Fasting Work? | 2
00:36:35

Fad diets come and go, and Nikki's tried just about all of them, including intermittent fasting. She talks with someone who has seen weight-loss success by only eating certain hours of the day. Then Nikki goes to the doctor -- Dr. Ethan Weiss, to be precise -- to get to the bottom of whether the benefits of intermittent fasting can be scientifically proven.

New episodes come out every Thursday.

Call Me Curious is available now on Apple Podcasts, Amazon Music, Spotify or wherever you listen. You can listen ad-free by subscribing to Wondery Plus in Apple Podcasts or the Wondery app.

Please support us by supporting our sponsors!

See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Mar 17, 2022
Can Aphrodisiacs Really Turn You On? | 1
00:30:35

In our very first episode, Nikki gets to the bottom of the age-old question about whether particular foods can actually stimulate our sexual desire. Her friend Mr. Malone joins her on the mission. When some people on the street can’t offer a satisfying answer, Nikki and Malone turn to an expert.

New episodes come out every Thursday.

Call Me Curious is available now on Apple Podcasts, Amazon Music, Spotify or wherever you listen. You can listen ad-free by subscribing to Wondery Plus in Apple Podcasts or the Wondery app.

Please support us by supporting our sponsors!

See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Mar 10, 2022
Introducing: Call Me Curious
00:01:27

Is sugar really more addictive than cocaine? Does intermittent fasting work? Should I buy crypto? We’re all on 24-7 information overload, on our news feeds, in our inboxes, on TikTok… it’s hard to know what is real and what isn’t. Every week on CALL ME CURIOUS, Nikki Boyer (Dying for Sex, The Daily Smile) and friends like Mr. Malone are going to dive into all the things you’ve heard about, but don’t really know about. That’s right - No more nodding along at parties or running into the bathroom to Google, “Why do people get nipple rings?” We’ll learn and laugh as we explore life’s little mysteries, the internet’s hot topics, and burning gotta-know questions. 

See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Feb 28, 2022