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Every human being has a story to tell. I'm no different. I tell my story by analyzing our society and culture, sharing personal stories, and using myself as an example of what not to do in life. You may not always agree with what you hear, but I'm sure you'll find my perspective interesting.
 
Peoples stories are Important, and they should be heard. Each unfiltered and unedited episode features a person who has lived a unique life in addition to covering topics that are sensitive or politically incorrect such as sex, drugs, business, race, love and everything else in between. From the business savvy prostitute to a cops dilemma and to a rape victim making her story known so it can help other victims; they all have stories to tell. Sometimes vulgar and inappropriate but always ende ...
 
Interested in human behavior and how people think? The Measure of Everyday Life is a weekly interview program featuring innovations in social science and ideas from leading researchers and commentators. Independent Weekly has called the show "unexpected" and "diverse" and says the show "brings big questions to radio." Join host Dr. Brian Southwell (@BrianSouthwell) as he explores the human condition. Episodes air each Sunday night at 6:30 PM in the Raleigh-Durham broadcast market and a podca ...
 
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In many U.S. families, chores tend to fall on the shoulders of parents – and sometimes one parent – while children don’t contribute as much as a parent might like. Family life is not exactly the same around the world, however. In this episode, we talk with Lucia Alcala, a faculty member at California State University, Fullerton, who has studied cul…
 
For people who have the resources to participate, an important portion of life now is spent online on the Internet. Some of those online activities now include political expression and political behavior. On this episode, we talk with Deen Freelon of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill about what we know about online activism in its var…
 
Despite pandemic complications, many people still have opportunities to look for roommates. The idea of living with a stranger offers metaphors for the larger processes of building communities and societies. What can we learn about the choices people in making in selecting roommates and the biases that people harbor? On this episode, we talk with R…
 
The conveniences afforded by digital technology companies as we buy products and connect with others online in recent years are quite remarkable relative to the past. What might the costs for society be, though? On this episode, we talk with Scott Timcke, author of Algorithms and the End of Politics: How Technology Shapes 21st-Century American Life…
 
Popular music both inspires and signals change. What can music lyrics tell us about shifts in popular culture? On this episode, we talk with Alex Kresovich, who has worked both as a RIAA-Platinum certified and Billboard #1 music producer and songwriter and as a researcher. He has assessed references to mental health in 20 years of rap lyrics.…
 
The end of 2020 has brought glimmers of hope with news about COVID-19 vaccination clinical trials. Although many of us have heard about clinical trials, you might not know exactly how they work or what they produce. On this episode, we unpack the practice of clinical trials with Michele Andrasik of the University of Washington.…
 
Public discourse sometimes refers to abstract ideas without concrete examples. Health care organizations like hospitals sometimes have to describe the community benefits that they offer, for example. What exactly is a community benefit, though? How might we track and explain those benefits? On this episode, we talk with Jamie Pina, an informatics r…
 
In the midst of epidemics and pandemics, we often can find examples of ways in which various aspects of everyday life can complicate prevention behavior. Researchers working on human immunodeficiency virus, or HIV, prevention have long struggled with this realization. On this episode, we talk with Sarah Roberts of RTI International about ways in wh…
 
During recent months, you may have felt your own mental health could benefit from talking with a health care professional, and yet seeking health care at this time also has been challenging. On this episode, we talk with two researchers, Lissette Saavedra and Anna Yaros, about innovation and hope in the delivery of mental health care.…
 
Some of our news headlines in recent months have focused on those we have lost as people have died during the pandemic. At the same time, during this same period many new parents have welcomed babies into the world. That raises important questions about the type of health care we are able to offer families. On this episode, we talk with two people …
 
If you do an online search for the phrase “economic growth” you can find millions of website references. We sometimes take the notion of growth as a metric for society for granted. On this episode, we talk with Stevienna de Saille about her new co-authored book, Responsibility Beyond Growth: A Case for Responsible Stagnation.…
 
Social scientists attempt to make sense of the lives that human beings live in the world. That often means trying to put individual lives into the larger context of the world beyond daily routines. On this episode of The Measure of Everyday Life, we talk with Jessica Eise of Purdue University, a researcher who confronts macro-level changes as they …
 
Up until recently, women have faced important technology limitations in terms of options to increase safety for intercourse. That has changed recently, though. On this episode, we talk with Ariane van der Straten of the Women’s Global Health Imperative at RTI International and faculty member at the University of California, San Francisco, about wom…
 
During the COVID-19 pandemic, visiting a doctor has been complicated. Some have turned to telehealth technology, which has existed for a while but has not been widespread historically. That might be about to change. On this episode, we talk with Saira Haque of RTI International about how telehealth might change the future of your interactions with …
 
During the pandemic, much of our collective attention has been focused on COVID-19. But people continue to face a wide range of health challenges. One of those has been the experience of sickle cell disease, a disease that affects many people and their families and yet which hasn’t always received widespread attention. On this episode, we bring tog…
 
Discussions about leadership in organizations have been going on for a long time and we also are starting to see some of those discussions come to the fruition. On this episode, we talk with Kurt Merriweather of The Diversity Movement and Walk West and Tamara Terry, a researcher at RTI International and chair of the new Inclusion and Equity Committ…
 
Our world is influenced constantly by forces operating on small scales beyond what we can see with our naked eyes. New advances in nanotechnology offer potential promise for the future as well as raising concerns for some. On this episode, we talk with Khara Grieger of North Carolina State University about her work on public understanding of nanote…
 
As the COVID-19 pandemic has unfolded, it has not been difficult to find news headlines noting striking disparities between demographic groups. Such headlines alone do not tell us the whole story, though. On this episode, researcher LaShawn Glasgow of RTI International discusses her new essay on health disparities for Health Affairs.…
 
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