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The Science of Self-Care

The Science of Self-Care

It feels like everything is self-care these days, so what actually works? Each week, comedians Steven Polletta and Sophie Yalkezian and neuroscientist Shannon Odell act as guinea pigs to a different self-care practice. They explore what it does and the science behind it with laughs along the way. You'll leave each episode with an expert opinion, new friends and a bounce in your step, guaranteed. Follow us on social media! Instagram: @thescienceofselfcare Twitter: @SOSCpodcast Have a question? Email Us!


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  • I had a lot of fun listening to this podcast.

    I walk a lot during the day and always have a podcast or audiobook going. This was the first one where my mind didn’t wander at all! It’s a lot of fun and can’t wait to listen to more!

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    United States2 years ago
  • Check this out!!

    This crew has great chemistry covering interesting topics-very informative with lots of laughs along the way...great stuff here!

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  • Funny & Informative

    As a Ph.D. Student I absolutely love this podcast! It’s smart and funny. It also helps me take care of myself. Great job guys!

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  • 100% listen to this podcast

    Love this podcast. They are so intelligent and funny, I literally smile and laugh out loud all the time while listening!

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    United States2 years ago
  • I don’t want to miss any episode

    As a self-care & science & fun conversation enthusiast, this podcast has truly become part of my self-care kit. ❤️

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