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Sapiophile (n.)- one who is attracted to intelligence. Join us, fellow fun loving lovers of knowledge, as we dig into your favorite topics with our very own nerdy diatribes, words of wisdom, and takes on life as millennials (with the occasional bursting into song) Welcome to the Sapio Files! *Clicking through affiliate links helps support the podcast--We may earn from purchases if you click through an affiliate link*
 
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There are few scenarios scarier than being a healthy, active twenty-something woman and hearing the words, "you have cancer". This week, we're talking to blogger and "accidental rare disease advocate" Christina Kosyla- who, as a young, active theatre teacher, actress, and yoga instructor, discovered that she had developed desmoid-type fibromatosis-…
 
The covid-19 pandemic has made 2020 feel like it's thousands of years long. Maybe that's because in the recorded history of the world, it is only the 17th full-scale pandemic on record. This week, we're taking a look back at these pandemics and the lessons we can learn from them. What common themes exist across history in these pandemics? Find out …
 
We think we know what will make us happy. That's why we do things like focus on the positive, give ourselves as much choice as possible, and focus our energies on becoming like those people who have the lives we want. And most of the time, we're totally wrong. This week, we are breaking down common misconceptions about what will make us happy. Base…
 
It's been six months, and while restrictions have loosened a bit, many of us are still living the quarantine life. How does this affect our relationships with partners, friends, families, and colleagues? This week, we talk about the unique challenges we're facing in this time in history and what we can do about it. How can we keep physical distanci…
 
In every corner of our lives, we see and hear societal expectations of what a healthy or attractive body should look like. We are bombarded with images in the media and on our friends' social media feeds that tell us that our worth should be tied to the number on the scale. Every fad diet claims to have the solution that will "finally give you the …
 
For years, people have thought of IQ as the ultimate measure of intelligence. But real intelligence is more complicated than that. In fact, IQ tests only touch on three measures of intelligence. This week, we're dissecting Howard Gardner's Multiple Intelligences theory and finding out the many ways in which humans display intellect.…
 
We love music! This week, we are using that love to play a song association game and give you some recommendations! What songs come to mind when you think of a sleepy afternoon? An exciting first date? A tough time in life? Join us as we try to come up with songs for each of these (and more) occasions and share some of our favorites with you!…
 
If you've been following us for awhile, you already know that we LOVE personality tests! But while these tests provide lots of fun and insights, what do they really mean from a psychological perspective? This week, we are joined by Psychology Professor Katrina Graham, who helps us analyze these tests through a scientific lens and clues us into some…
 
As women in our early thirties, we find ourselves frequently coming face-to-face with societal expectations. But where do these expectations come from? How do they affect us today? This week, we're pulling apart these stereotypes-- from the idea that a single woman in her thirties is somehow "less than" for not rushing towards marriage and kids, to…
 
Why do we flirt? How do we flirt? Why is flirting such a universal concept, yet one with so many styles and different purposes? This week, we are joined by Jake and David- two of our favorite repeat guest hosts- as we break apart the psychology of flirting, strategies, behaviors, gender norms, expectations, types of flirting, favorite moves, and mo…
 
You can speak English well. You can write English well. But do you have any idea WHY you need to say or write things in a particular way? Don't worry... most people don't. But as a team of a Published Author and a Reading Specialist, we've got you covered. This week, we are breaking apart some of the most common grammatical faux pas and misconcepti…
 
Black Lives Matter is more than a trendy hashtag. Black Lives Matter is a reaction to some very real challenges the black community faces today and the events in our world that bring into focus how much work still needs to be done. So, if reposting a hashtag is not enough, how can we all become better allies? This week, we are taking the first step…
 
If you've been listening to us awhile, you already know that we love fictional characters. This week, we take a look at fictional characters that have helped us define who we are. Join us as we each share five fictional characters we relate to and see aspects of ourselves in. And as a bonus, we analyze these character personalities for underlying t…
 
Being that our Myers-Briggs and Enneagram episodes have been fan favorites, we thought it was time for another personality assessment episode! We started this week ready to analyze the Big Five personality test. We quickly found, however, that we weren't fans of this test. And in true Caela and Chelsea fashion, being lovers of young adult fiction, …
 
It's been months, and so many of us around the world are still stuck inside. But this forced life change doesn't just have to mark time. What truths does it force us to unearth? How has it brought into focus the things that really matter? How can we use what we have learned in quarantine to make the rest of our lives more meaningful and the world o…
 
We've shared our favorite books before, but now more than ever, it seems time to share our favorite shows! With the world on lockdown, many people are looking for enjoyable ways to pass the days. So this week, we have broken down popular TV shows by streaming service, and we give you our personal recommendations for binge-able entertainment you can…
 
We're taking a trip to Mt. Olympus this week as we unpack the Greek Gods and Goddesses! We're breaking apart the family tree, strengths and weaknesses, personalities, myths, and our own favorites among the bunch. Jake is back again this week for our discussion. Join us to find out all about your favorites and help us pick our "god squad" of our bes…
 
It's been two years since we first launched The Sapio Files! In that time, we've brought you 72 episodes, 11 guest hosts (4 multi-episode guests), recordings from at least three countries and many states, and lots of fun! In the past two years, we've discussed culture, psychology, history, literature, music, science, math, identity, human relations…
 
This week, we thought we'd lighten the mood by playing a fun game of Would You Rather. What we discovered, however, was that this game brought up some deep discussion topics- from morality to values to deeply-held beliefs. Join us on our journey from the light and fluffy to more deeply understanding our minds this week on The Sapio Files. Be sure t…
 
When your brain creates the memories that stay with you after some time, what senses does it use? Do we remember most of what we see? Hear? Smell? Taste? Touch? The answer may surprise you. This week, we are taking a look at how our brains process the information around us and use this information to determine what we remember and why. Take a senso…
 
Join us this week for a look at the psychology of colors! What does your favorite color say about you? Why do we associate certain colors with certain emotions? How can people use colors to alter the way they are seen? Our recurring guest host, Jake, is back this week to add a new perspective and to chat with us about colors and their associations!…
 
Quick! Describe yourself in five words! Most likely, the words you just chose reflect the way that you see yourself and one or more of the identities that you connect with. How do we develop our identities? Is it as simple as which box you check on a demographics survey? Is it based on the work you do and activities you enjoy? Join us this week for…
 
In the past month, the world has become a place that many of us don't even recognize. With the risk of contracting COVID-19 on the rise, finances tanking, and most of life essentially cancelled, it's no wonder that our mental health is taking a hit. This week, we're discussing this unprecedented issue that brought the world to a standstill. How can…
 
What comes to mind first when you hear a specific word? For psychologists and for many people, these associations that our brain automatically makes can reveal hidden feelings, values, priorities, and personality traits. So, we thought that we'd take this psychological concept, and create a fun game to get to know ourselves and our friends a little…
 
Welcome back, Sapiophiles! We are back from our hiatus and ready to dive back into exciting content! This month, Caela spent some time in Guatemala, building houses and helping support impoverished families. This week, she is ready to share those experiences with you! Join us for a fascinating and humbling discussion about poverty, privilege, givin…
 
Political Correctness is everywhere. People have opinions on what words we use, what references we can make, and even how we can react to different situations. So this week, we're breaking apart the political correctness discussion! In what ways are some of the "politically correct" ideas beneficial to our society? In what ways do they hinder it? J…
 
Back by popular demand, it's another personality analytics episode! Last fall, our MBTI personality type episode got tons of positive feedback, so we thought we'd bring you another path to self discovery- the Enneagram test! This personality test determines nine distinct "types" based on our driving forces, passions, goals, and fears. Join us as we…
 
Happy Fourth of July! This week, we're digging into why we celebrate Independence Day on the fourth and some history that led to the creation of our country! But it's not just a history lesson- we discuss our favorite Fourth of July traditions and where they come from, memorable people from the time of the American Revolution, and how the current l…
 
Happy Summer, Sapiophiles! One of our favorite parts about summer is lounging by the pool/ beach/ lake/ picnic/ insert your favorite summer activity... with a great book! It's been a year since our first summer reading list episode, so this year, we thought we'd share our thoughts on what we've read since then! We break down our favorites from the …
 
After a brief break, we are back this week and ready to dig into that ever-growing phenomenon of artificial intelligence. While AI may sound like a science fiction concept, it grows more real every day. In what ways do we depend on artificial intelligence? How intelligent is it really? What do your phone, computer, or social media accounts actually…
 
May is mental health awareness month, and while most of us think of mental health exclusively as various disorders that alter reality for those living with them, mental health affects us all. One of the most prevalent ways that our mental health is compromised is through the psychological ramifications of excessive social media use. But what does t…
 
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