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The take control podcast is hosted by gastroenterologist specialist dietitian Kirsten Jackson and provides advice for people with irritable bowel syndrome. Each week you can expect to find an expert interview, IBS success story or tips and tricks from Kirsten. While the low FODMAP diet is covered, this is not the only solution for IBS management. Instead, the Take Control holistic method of targeting nutrition, sleep, movement and mental wellbeing will be presented in a format where the conc ...
 
The latest astronomy and space news from around the world. PLUS casual interviews with astronomers and other scientists seeking to understand the cosmos. All delivered in an easy-to-understand style with a dash of humor. Named Best Astronomy Podcast in the world by Starlust! https://starlust.org/space-podcasts Coming up March 16: Neil deGrasse Tyson! Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/the-cosmic-companion/support
 
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Coming in all the way from Nairobi, we welcome actors Wakio Mzenge and Mercy Mutisya on the show to talk about the film Tales of the Accidental City streaming during this years SFFIlm Festival! We spoke with Wakio and Mercy about how this film was made during their Covid lockdown in Nairobi, how it was adapted from a play to a short film, and how t…
 
The Moon and Mars conjunction of April 16-17 will give skygazers a chance to see these two objects huddled together in the sky. Andrew Fazekas, National Geographic's Night Sky Guy, gives us a look at what's happening, and how to see this beautiful display in the night sky. Watch the full interview with him on April 20th, when we will talk about ama…
 
To say we loved Don't Go Tellin' Your Momma is an understatement. East coast hip-hop artist Topaz Jones has updated the Black ABC's, fifty years after its inception. And the result is this beautiful film that feels like you're watching both a music video and the most engaging history lesson ever. We get into the beginning of their creative friendsh…
 
In this episode host, Kirsten Jackson 'The IBS Dietitian' talks to Obstetrics and Gynaecology consultant Dr Shikha Saxena about how a women's digestive system is impacted through pregnancy and post-partum. Mentioned in the podcast - - Kirsten's IBS Free IBS Webinar - https://bit.ly/2020-IBS-Webinar - Thanks to our sponsor FODMAP everyday https://ww…
 
This week, we welcome Affelia Wibisono from University College London to the show, discussing the first discovery of X-rays seen radiating from the ice giant planet Uranus. But, next up, we take a look at the oldest, closest pairs of quasars yet seen in the early Universe. We will also look at the pulsar at the core of the Crab Nebula, revealing se…
 
We're well underway (virtually!) covering this years SFFilm Festival ! Our first interview is with Nigerian-British born photographer Renee Osubu who's short film, Dear Philadelphia started out as a photo project 6 years ago. The short, which is filmed mostly in black and white, follows the story of three fathers in Philly who are transforming thei…
 
We loved reliving our high school awkward years with Hillary and Anna Elizabeth Shakespeare, the sisters behind the film, Soundtrack to Sixteen. We get into the differences between growing up British vs American, coming to terms with your childhood bullies, choosing the uncertainty of a career in the arts, and the process of creating an impactful s…
 
In this episode host, Kirsten Jackson 'The IBS Dietitian' chats to Candace Langford who is a pelvic floor specialist physiotherapist from South Africa. Candace explains how pelvic floor changes in both men and women can impact the bowel function and IBS. Mentioned in the podcast Candace Langford's Instagram: @nutureyourvagina Candace Langford's web…
 
This week, we look forward to Yuri's Night. Monday, April 12th marks the 60th anniversary of the first human space flight, as well as the 40th anniversary of the first flight of the Space Shuttle. We will visit with three-time Shuttle astronaut Dr. Kathryn Sullivan, the first American woman to walk in space. She also just became the first woman to …
 
We are honored to have Academy Award nominated composer Emile Mosseri on the show! We first heard Emile's music chops as the composer of the score for the film The Last Black Man in San Francisco and that score touched our hearts in a way we've never experienced . PERIODT. So when we heard that Emile scored the film Minari, we had to see if he'd be…
 
The first time we met director Azazel Jacobs was for his film, The Lovers, in 2017, and we bonded over our mutual love for dogs! We were excited to reconnect for his most recent film, French Exit, starring Michelle Pfeiffer and Lucas Hedges. We get into his process for building an incredible cast, working with cats, creating imaginary worlds, psych…
 
We just came off of (virtually) attending our first South by Southwest Festival, so we're talking all things film, music, comedy, and more! Including attending conferences with the likes of George W. Bush, and two of our favorite past guests, Rafael Casal and Daveed Diggs (we can't wait for the spin-off TV series based on their film, Blindspotting)…
 
In this episode host, Kirsten Jackson 'The IBS Dietitian' chats with a member of the Take Control Program as they explain how they resolved their IBS-constipation dominant after suffering with it for 35 years. Mentioned in the podcast - Kirsten's IBS Free IBS Webinar - https://bit.ly/2020-IBS-Webinar Thanks to our sponsor FODMAP everyday https://ww…
 
This week, we have a double interview, talking with astronomer Alan Jackson and astrophysicist Steven Desch. We will talk about their new study of 'Oumuamua, an interstellar body which visited our solar system in 2017. But first, we look at some odd geology on the Red Planet, as researchers learn how spiders on Mars form. We also see new images of …
 
This is our witch on witch episode featuring the Canadian musician Witch Prophet and Elle Callahan who is the writer/director of the film Witch Hunt. It was so much fun for us to get into some witchy chat in two separate interviews during the SXSW festival with women who are creating art in their own genres! With Witch Prophet, we talk music, Canad…
 
If you thought you knew about our country's troubling past, think again. Thankfully, Jeffery Robinson has come to our rescue, to fill in the major gaps (we're talking Grand Canyon sized gaps) in America's history of racism. The SXSW documentary Who We Are: A Chronicle of Racism in America, is probably the most important film that we, as Americans, …
 
We had a lot of fun chatting with co-director of the SXSW documentary Luchadoras (and our new best friend) Paola Calvo. The documentary follows four badass lady wrestlers who live in what is known as one of the most dangerous cities in the world, Ciudad Juarez, Mexico. As if the work they do isn't hard enough, just existing as a woman in this town …
 
Does anyone out there remember the name Reality Winner? We had a fuzzy recollection of this 24-hour news cycle name that we heard early in 45's presidency but had forgotten because of the 24-hour news cycle we all lived through the past four years. Director Sonia Kennebeck has done a deep dive into this story following Reality as well as her famili…
 
In this episode host, Kirsten Jackson 'The IBS Dietitian' covers the low FODMAP Diet. What is the low FODMAP Diet? What does it actually do? And, how do you do it safely? Mentioned in the podcast The Take Control Programme: https://thefoodtreatmentclinicltd.lpages.co/take-control-2021-launch-1/ Probiotics - https://thefoodtreatmentclinic.com/which-…
 
Today we're getting into the SXSW film Soy Cubana, a documentary that follows the Vocal Vidas, a musical group from Cuba as they attempt to travel to Los Angeles to perform in a summer concert series. We're joined by co-directors Jeremy Ungar and Ivaylo Getov and producer Robin Miller Ungar, who explain how they got connected with the Vocal Vidas, …
 
This week, we welcome renowned physicist Dr. Lawrence Krauss, the author of The Physics of Star Trek, to the show, talking about his new book, The Physics of Climate Change. But first, we're going to take a look at a new study that may have found the final resting place of the ancient water of Mars. In other watery news, we look at how life may be …
 
When we decided to have director Martin Edralin on the show to talk about his film Islands, we didn't know how the movie was going to effect us. Martin wrote and directed a film that perfectly describes the experience of a Filipino family outside of their homeland. It tackles the real challenges around the caretaking of one parent after the other p…
 
It's day one of the SXSW film festival for us and we're covering a couple of our favorite short films from the fest - PUSS and Learning Tagalog with Kayla. Both have a lot in common - they feature cats, they were written and filmed during the pandemic, and each film covers topics we've often talked about while living through 2020. Each film has its…
 
Your bitches got some time on the calendar to Basic Bitch. That's right, between film festival coverage, we got to sneak some time in to talk about our undying love for the film Nomadland, the recently announced 2021 Academy Award nominations, our Covid vaccine stories, Ange's powerpoint presentation on how the Catholic church fucked up her life, a…
 
In this episode host, Kirsten Jackson the IBS Dietitan, speaks to Dr Saliha, founder of The Light House Arabia. Dr Saliha provides a break down of why sleep is so important in gut health and what steps you can take to improve your quality and quantity of sleep. Dr Saliha also discusses why some people may find it difficult to sleep at times and wha…
 
This week, we are delighted to welcome Neil deGrasse Tyson to the show. We talk about his new book, Cosmic Queries, as well as the nature of intelligence, Carl Sagan, and a whole lot more. But first, we learn about one of the biggest problems in astrophysics, as a new study lends further evidence to questions about the expansion rate of the Univers…
 
Thanks to our friends at FilmsGoneWild.com, we're at the San Luis Obispo Film Festival with Spencer Wilkinson, the director of the documentary Alice Street. The film centers around a mural created by the Community Rejuvenation Project to be located on an iconic corner of Alice street in Oakland, Ca. But the film encompasses so much more! We get int…
 
Welcome to Flash Back Friday! With 500+ episodes, we're excited to revisit some of our favorites with our new listeners (and maybe new to our regular listeners). In honor of the success of Steven Yeun's most recent film, Minari, we wanted to flash back to our interview with him from November of 2018. Not only was this interview recorded in studio (…
 
Yeah, this Basic Bitch is pretty much all about the Oprah / Meghan Markle / Harry interview. All three of us bitches watched the Oprah interview, and then a couple of us followed that interview up with the Oprah/CBS Morning conversation the next day. So many enlightening moments came from the interview for all of us including the overarching conver…
 
In this episode Kirsten Jacksons talks to Dédé Wilson, co-founder of FODMAP Everyday and celebrated author of multiple cookbooks, including The Low FODMAP Diet Step by Step. Dédé discusses how her own personal journey to IBS freedom inspired her to help 1000's of others by providing trusted low FODMAP resources. Mentioned in the podcast The Low FOD…
 
This week, we learn about the first space hurricane ever spotted. We will also visit two different exoplanets that may strangely look familiar to Star Wars fans. One of these is thought to be a lava world, while the other may be largely covered in volcanoes. Plus, a sneak preview of next week's episode, when we will be joined by Neil deGrasse Tyson…
 
Our last Slamdance Film Festival interview is with director Alberto Gerosa from his film Dea. We had an excellent time speaking with Alberto about his film which dives into the world of domestic help in Hong Kong. His approach was unique as he immersed himself with the workers and then the script evolved out of a 9 month acting improv laboratory wi…
 
We had so much fun chatting about the Slamdance documentary Workhorse Queen with director Angela Washko and the film's star, Mrs. Kasha Davis. The film follows Mrs. Kasha Davis' journey (both on the stage and off) as a "International Celebrity Housewife from the suburbs", and how her her run on RuPaul's Drag Race changed the course of her career in…
 
We couldn't stop smiling and laughing with comedian and writer Rekha Shankar who had an episodic called Hustle that was a part of this years Slamdance Film Festival. Hustle features two women of color, working their crappy day jobs in New York City and suffering with their big bosses. The hook of the show is that while they're living their everyday…
 
In this episode host, Kirsten Jackson 'The IBS Dietitian' talks to BBC Dietitian Priya Tew on eating disorders and IBS. They cover what the connection is between the two conditions and how to manage your IBS safely when you have had a history or current eating disorder. Mentioned in the podcast - Priya Tew's Instagram - @Priya_Tew - Kirsten's IBS F…
 
This week, we are joined by Dr. Elisabeth Newton, astronomer at Dartmouth College, who recently discovered three new worlds around the dwarf star TOI 451. But first, we're going to take a look at a new study showing that water worlds like Earth may be common around the galaxy. Next, we take a look at a new image of Venus, taken by the Parker Solar …
 
We're so happy to bring you this inspirational conversation with director/talent Kirsten D'Andrea Hollander and cinematographer/talent Danisha Harris of the Slamdance documentary Anatomy of Wings. The film tells the story of an after school program that follows 10 young black women for 12 years as they come of age in Baltimore City. We get into the…
 
We're so lucky that Slamdance has provided some deep conversations about race, culture, and community with filmmakers. This interview with director, actor, writer, and film professor Skinner Myers is nothing short of all of these topics and more. The Sleeping Negro tells the story of a young Black man confronted with a series of racially charged in…
 
We're bringing you another Slamdance conversation with Jason Polevoi, director of the documentary A Tiny Ripple of Hope. This powerful doc follows a tumultuous year in the life of Jahmal Cole, the founder and Executive Director of My Block, My Hood, My City, a non-profit that provides underprivileged Chicago youth with an awareness of the world and…
 
When it comes to solving your IBS, you may be panicking about not having the required time to make the changes. In this episode host, Kirsten Jackson 'The IBS Dietitian' talks you through a step by step process to guide you on managing your time to free up some room for you to concentrate on getting your IBS under control. Mentioned in the podcast …
 
Hello and welcome back to Astronomy News with The Cosmic Companion. This week, continuing our fortnight of Mars, we have a pair of special guests, offering us a look at both the present, as well as the future, of Martian exploration. First, we welcome Martian geologist Dr. Kirsten Siebach back to the show. She will give us a first-person look at ho…
 
We have another Basic Bitch for your ass, covering everything from the impeachment trial, preparing for our first SXSW, attacks on the AAPI community that have been in an uptick across our country, to an exciting new segment for our show. What do Rush Limbaugh and Baby Yoda have in common? You'll have to take a listen to find out. -- Be well, stay …
 
Next stop, Slamdance y'all! Our first interview during the film festival for filmmakers by filmmakers is with director Chelsea Christer and band member of The Matches, Justin San Souci. In this interview, they talk about their documentary Bleeding Audio, which follows the journey of a band out of Oakland, Ca. called The Matches. The incredible foot…
 
In this episode host, Kirsten Jackson covers the awful IBS symptom of bloating. What causes bloating and what changes you can make to stop bloating from happening. Mentioned in the podcast - Kirsten's IBS Free IBS Webinar - https://bit.ly/2020-IBS-Webinar - Thanks to our sponsor Symprove - www.symprove.com…
 
This week, we welcome science writer David W. Brown to the show. He is a contributor for The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and Scientific American. We will discuss his new book, The Mission, telling the story of NASA's upcoming project, the Europa Clipper. But first, we kick off the fortnight of Mars, as the first two of three new spacec…
 
It's our Sundance 2021 wrap-up with our honorary Bitches John Wildman and Justina Walford of FilmsGoneWild.com. We talk the pros and cons of attending a virtual event (we missed being in Park City, but we are not complaining about doing interviews in our pajamas), our favorite interviews, which film has left us scarred for life, and spill some seri…
 
We're here at Sundance 2021 (virtually) joined by our honorary Bitch and Sundance partner-in-crime John Wildman ofFilmsGoneWild.com. In this episode, we're proud to bring you filmmakers and stories exclusively from the Bay! We're joined with the cast and crew from the films Amy Tan: Unintended Memoir, Homeroom, and Marvelous and the Black Hole. Pro…
 
We're here at Sundance 2021 (virtually) joined by our honorary Bitch and Sundance partner-in-crime John Wildman of FilmsGoneWild.com. Happy hump day, ya'll! In this Episode, we are with the crew from First Date, One For the Road, and Pleasure, three films that will take you for a ride in more ways than one! In First Date, we're joined by director M…
 
We're here at Sundance 2021 (virtually) joined by our honorary Bitch and Sundance partner-in-crime John Wildman of FilmsGoneWild.com. In this Episode, we're joined by the cast and crew from the documentaries Bring Your Own Brigade, Rebel Hearts, and A Concerto is a Conversation. Emmy-winning director Lucy Walker shares her journey digging into the …
 
This week, we welcome Professor Eric Agol from the University of Washington to the show. He is an astrophysicist focused on the study of exoplanets, and we will be talking about his work uncovering conditions on the seven worlds of the TRAPPIST-1 system. But first, we look at a study proposing a new way to find dark matter – one of the greatest mys…
 
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