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The award winning Brain Candy Podcast is Candy for Your Left Brain and Your Right Brain. Hosts Sarah Rice and Susie Meister from MTV's The Challenge discuss what gets their wheels turning in the worlds of pop culture, literature, science, and psychology. They will share their favorite insights on everything from reality TV to quantum physics. So enjoy some candy for your noggin with the Brain Candy Podcast.

Susie Meister & Sarah Rice - Wave Podcast Network


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    EP685: Marie Kondo Mess, Men Problems, & Robot Apocalypse

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 6, 2023 57:54


    Hear why Susie plans on becoming a chart-topping singer. Sarah and Susie are planning their ski adventure and Susie really hopes it doesn't involve any...skiing. Susie decides we need a "swear jar" for every time Sarah says the word "Eli," and Sarah is kinda freaked out. We hear about the evolution of Marie Kondo, and theorize why she is doing an about-face on her rigid tidying rules. We discuss an article that asks the question, "What's the matter with men," and consider some societal factors that may be causing men to become less educated, employed, and emotionally stable. Sarah met someone from the future, sort of, and now she's realizing that some of the things he talked to her about are actually coming true. But it's not SpOoOOooOky so much as wild. So turns out, the apocalypse might not be all bad after all. Join our book club, shop our merch, sign-up for our free newsletter, & more by visiting The Brain Candy Podcast website: Connect with us on social media: BCP Instagram: Susie's Instagram: Sarah's Instagram: BCP Twitter: Susie's Twitter: Sarah's Twitter: Go to and use code: braincandy60 to get 60% off plus free shipping! Visit to start Ritual or add Essential For Women 18+ to your subscription today! Get $20 off your first purchase at More podcasts at WAVE:

    EP684: Psychic Friends, Amber Alerts, & Tunnel of Hate

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 2, 2023 66:58


    Susie informs us about some big changes in the bowling world that bowling alley owners are thrilled about, but professional bowlers think is a real gutter ball. And Sarah claims Eli almost went pro in bowling. We discuss the documentary about Miss Cleo, the "Jamaican" psychic who convinced white people she had the magical ability to answer hundreds of phone calls at once. We learn about the fallout since the Hillsong docuseries came out, and why there's "a lot of money to be made off of poverty." We find out how the Amber Alert came to be, and Sarah is shocked to learn it was named after a person, not a color. Susie describes the conditions for a 200-mile marathon that takes place in a tunnel. We theorize what type of person willingly participates in something so torturous. Join our book club, shop our merch, sign-up for our free newsletter, & more by visiting The Brain Candy Podcast website: Connect with us on social media: BCP Instagram: Susie's Instagram: Sarah's Instagram: BCP Twitter: Susie's Twitter: Sarah's Twitter: Apply today in just 10 minutes at Get over 40% off your starter pack bundle with code BRAINCANDY at Get 15% off your first order at More podcasts at WAVE:

    EP683: Mutant Plants, Metal Coke, & Manly Cars

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 30, 2023 58:48


    Today we find out about a type of plant that knows how to count (???), but its plant cousin is a dummy that doesn't know how (so Susie thinks it's going to be a goner). Hear about a documentary that Sarah participated in, but she ended up on the cutting room floor. We discuss ways that humans recover from shame, embarrassment, and, well, being human. Sarah explains why McDonald's Coca-Cola tastes better than other Coke. We learn about a study that determined whether men with smaller penises really do prefer flashy sports cars. We discuss a study that found that people who have trouble sleeping are far more likely to believe in the paranormal (e.g. aliens, ghosts, demons), and the theories for why that might be. Plus, we talk about "fubbing," which is snubbing someone by looking at your phone, and why it's having a huge impact on relationships. Join our book club, shop our merch, sign-up for our free newsletter, & more by visiting The Brain Candy Podcast website: Connect with us on social media: BCP Instagram: Susie's Instagram: Sarah's Instagram: BCP Twitter: Susie's Twitter: Sarah's Twitter: Get an extended 30 day free trial at Get 20% off when you go to and use code CANDY at checkout! See for yourself why Chime is so loved at Get $20 off the test at More podcasts at WAVE:

    EP682: Cougars, Conmen, & the Curse of Chippendales

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 26, 2023 62:01


    Susie can't quit thinking about the Bernie Madoff docuseries and his $65 BILLION (with a B!) scam that he ran for 40 years. She thinks we can learn a lot about non-violent sociopaths from his example. She also can't quit thinking about Chippendales (not to be confused with Chip and Dale. And Chip and Dale are not to be confused with Alvin and the Chipmunks) exotic male dancers. She watched the Curse of Chippendales, and apparently those guys have really been through the wringer. You'd never know it from Susie's focus, which is their feet of all things. Sarah is really into this story as her transition to cougar is almost complete. Susie is mad that Instagram even makes users censor breasts in works of art regardless of how "realistic" the body parts are. Is there no limit to the fear of the boob? And we discuss whether you can separate the art from the artist when they've done something despicable like Bill Cosby. Susie attempted to do that by watching an old clip of his stand-up, and she was distrurbed by her reaction. Finally, we learn about a romance novelist who faked her own death and then came back to life and wanted everyone to be fine with it. Join our book club, shop our merch, sign-up for our free newsletter, & more by visiting The Brain Candy Podcast website: Connect with us on social media: BCP Instagram: Susie's Instagram: Sarah's Instagram: BCP Twitter: Susie's Twitter: Sarah's Twitter: Go to and enter the promo code: BRAINCANDY to save $15 off your first month's subscription! Save 20% off at with the code: BRAINCANDY More podcasts at WAVE:

    EP681: Whale Poop, Superhero Accessories, & Gendered Living

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 23, 2023 61:35


    Sarah brought a whole lot of poo content, and we are learning so much! We hear why whale poo is basically saving the world, and whales aren't getting enough credit. We loved Free Willy before, but now we love it even more (especially the soundtrack, come on!). We hear why dragonfly ladies have created the perfect way to avoid the annoying male dragonflies that won't take a hint. It's very relatable. Dude dragonflies, she's just not that into you! Hear why Tasmanian Devil moms are savage, lobsters aren't so elegant after all, and the Cats musical had a big problem related to cat bums. Sarah wants to know what kind of superhero accessories we would carry (or sit on, in Susie's case). We learn about a reality show "experiment" that placed boys in one house and girls in the other to observe how they behaved without adults for a week. It did not go well.  Join our book club, shop our merch, sign-up for our free newsletter, & more by visiting The Brain Candy Podcast website: Connect with us on social media: BCP Instagram: Susie's Instagram: Sarah's Instagram: BCP Twitter: Susie's Twitter: Sarah's Twitter: Get $30 off the first box - PLUS free Croissants in every box - when you go to to start your subscription! Go to for 15% off your first purchase! If you have an iPhone, head to and put in promo code: CANDY for 20% off! More podcasts at WAVE:

    EP680: Muslim Art, Ric Flair's Wild Life, & People Are Not OK

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 19, 2023 59:10


    We have to make a correction about the poop lottery story, and, boy, are we disappointed. We report the results of our poop survey (what's worse: the smell or the sound). We were both sort of shocked by the outcome. We discuss farts for far too long, and we are deeply sorry for so much flatulence content lately. Susie talks about a documentary about Ric Flair, legendary wrestler, and how, even though she doesn't like wrestling, this film is a must-see. That guy lives a wild life and has survived an inordinate amount of insanity. Susie is being a boomer again (kind of) about a lecturer at a university who was fired for showing ancient Muslim artwork because it was seen as Islamophobic. We also discuss a documentary about the 1/6 insurrection, and how it demonstrates the ways people on all sides of the political and cultural spectrum are not ok post-pandemic etc... But we try to think of it from a human psychology point of view rather than one of judgment and the ways fear, vulnerabilities, etc.. can inform our behavior. Join our book club, shop our merch, sign-up for our free newsletter, & more by visiting The Brain Candy Podcast website: Connect with us on social media: BCP Instagram: Susie's Instagram: Sarah's Instagram: BCP Twitter: Susie's Twitter: Sarah's Twitter: More podcasts at WAVE:

    EP679: Robot Lawyers, Sneaky Sneakers, & Safe Danger

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 16, 2023 62:09


    Hear why Sarah has betrayed the Curly Girl community and she has "hair dysmorphia." We learn about the Don't Pick Up the Phone documentary where a man would pose as a cop on the phone and trick fast food managers into doing strip searches and more to their innocent employees. The "hoax" (nightmare! crime!) went on for years and no one has really paid the price for it besides the victims. We discuss the use of artificial intelligence to make robot attorneys and we are optimistic (uh oh!) about their benefits. We decide robot judges would be a different story though. Sarah explains why high-tops have been getting too much credit regarding their advantages in basketball. We find out the trick to overcoming a fear of heights, and it sounds easier than it really is.  Join our book club, shop our merch, sign-up for our free newsletter, & more by visiting The Brain Candy Podcast website: Connect with us on social media: BCP Instagram: Susie's Instagram: Sarah's Instagram: BCP Twitter: Susie's Twitter: Sarah's Twitter: More podcasts at WAVE:

    EP678: Death, Fever Dreams, & Craziness

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 12, 2023 58:14


    It starts out doom and gloomy as we discuss injuries of football players and other public figures. We suggest football should become gentler and involve far fewer items of clothing...you know, for safety. Susie's mom is having health challenges, but that doesn't mean she won't make fun of her, so that's fun. But these conversations were a perfect appeteaser to our larger discussion on aging, happiness, and health. Since it's January and that's what's on everybody's mind, we discuss how to give yourself the best chance of happiness in old age. We find out the seven traits that are the best predictors of a long, healthy, happy life and they are...exactly what every other article has said for the last seven years. We learn how a "death positive" woman who encouraged people to face death with joy reacted to her own mortality. We hear how she threw herself a funeral while she was still living, and brought in documentary crews to document her journey to the other side. But we ended up thinking she wasn't death positive, but just self-absorbed and attention-seeking. It took a real crazy turn! Speaking of crazy, we debate whether you should be "allowed" to use that word of if it's equivalent to the stigmatizing language we've moved away from for people with intellectual disabilities. Plus, Sarah hallucinated that her arms were sticks and Susie can't quit laughing. Join our book club, shop our merch, sign-up for our free newsletter, & more by visiting The Brain Candy Podcast website: Connect with us on social media: BCP Instagram: Susie's Instagram: Sarah's Instagram: BCP Twitter: Susie's Twitter: Sarah's Twitter: Protect your family today with Fabric by Gerber Life. Apply today in just 10 minutes at Sign up for your trial today at Go to and enter promo code: BRAINCANDY to save $15 off your first month's subscription! More podcasts at WAVE:

    EP677: Gendered Boomers, Celine Dion Conspiracy, & Toilet Talk

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 9, 2023 59:22


    Today we discuss how Susie has some Boomer opinions about certain progressive opinions of the language police. We discuss the Rolling Stone list of the best singers and get worked up about their Celine Dion omission. Susie reveals why her mom questioned her Celine fandom after learning a conspiracy theory on YouTube. We learn behind-the-scenes scoop about Shania Twain and her Man! I Feel Like a Woman video. Then we move into our favorite topic with a huge debate about the worst part of pooping, and we do not agree at all. Is it the odor or the sound? And why are we all so embarrassed by doing number 2s anyway?  Join our book club, shop our merch, sign-up for our free newsletter, & more by visiting The Brain Candy Podcast website: Connect with us on social media: BCP Instagram: Susie's Instagram: Sarah's Instagram: BCP Twitter: Susie's Twitter: Sarah's Twitter: Get an extended 30 day free trial at Get $20 off the test at If you have an iPhone, head to and put in promo code: CANDY for 20% off! More podcasts at WAVE:

    EP676: Lottery Revenge, Vanity Plates, and Personality Tests

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 5, 2023 60:54


    We check in with each other about 2023 goals and resolutions, and it turns out, Susie and Sarah's goals are in complete conflict with each other. So this oughtta be one heckuva year! Susie kicks things off with a poop story for the ages! A woman won $3M and decided to get revenge on someone who mistreated her, and it was really something. We then get some old gossip about Hitler that explains A LOT about his insecurities, but is shocking that most people don't know. We discuss that big ass aquarium that exploded in Berlin and how Sarah was surprised that none of the fish survived. We debate vanity plates, and whether they are ever cool. We learn why commercials are starting to be self-referential, ironic, and irreverent, and why consumers don't want any b.s. anymore. Susie explains why she hates personality tests (which probably means she should take a personality test to find out why) and wonders why women are so into them. Join our book club, shop our merch, sign-up for our free newsletter, & more by visiting The Brain Candy Podcast website: Connect with us on social media: BCP Instagram: Susie's Instagram: Sarah's Instagram: BCP Twitter: Susie's Twitter: Sarah's Twitter: Visit  to start Ritual or add Essential For Women 18+ to your subscription today! Cancel unwanted subscriptions – and manage your expenses the easy way – by going to Go to and use code braincandy60 to get 60% off plus free shipping! More podcasts at WAVE:

    EP675: Global Dreams, Metal Bats, & Streaking

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 2, 2023 79:35


    Susie wants to know why streaking was popular for like two minutes, and we would like to bring it back in 2023. Let's do this, people! Sarah explains why public toilets use horseshoe-shaped toilet seats instead of ovals, but we're still confused. This sounds like a man designed a weird toilet seat and everyone just went along with it. We learn about dreams around the world, and how the nightmares we're having are not the same as people in other places. Turns out, our teeth falling out is a distinctly Western thing. We discuss why bats are the spookiest animals and how their voices mimic that of death metal singers. Join our book club, shop our merch, sign-up for our free newsletter, & more by visiting The Brain Candy Podcast website: Connect with us on social media: BCP Instagram: Susie's Instagram: Sarah's Instagram: BCP Twitter: Susie's Twitter: Sarah's Twitter: Get started at Get 20% off at and use code: CANDY at checkout! Get 15% off your first order at Get $30 off the first box - PLUS free Croissants in every box - whenyou go to to start your subscription! More podcasts at WAVE:

    EP674: Strange Names, Liver King, and The Year of Rest

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 19, 2022 63:42


    Susie is psyched out of her mind about the Strange Names documentary that features people with unusual, disturbing, or celebrity names. It's so good! We discuss some of the crazy names, why parents name their kids names that will get them bullied, and how a name can determine so much of your life. We also discuss why we mock certain names that certain cultures tend to use (like all the white lady influencers), and what's behind our disdain. We talk about the Harry and Meghan docuseries and why even though Susie loves those two crazy kids, she's a little sick of hearing about their love story (she's just a crumudgeon, that's all). We hear about the "liver king" who grew a huge social media following claiming that his caveman ways were his secret to his phsyique, but really it was, you know, drugs. Hear why Sarah is hoping for a restful 2023, she is not going to be optimistic, and she is learning to go with the flow of life. Finally, we debate the use of fat suits in movies, and whether a smaller actor should play a bigger character. Join our book club, shop our merch, sign-up for our free newsletter, & more by visiting The Brain Candy Podcast website: Connect with us on social media: BCP Instagram: Susie's Instagram: Sarah's Instagram: BCP Twitter: Susie's Twitter: Sarah's Twitter: Save 10% off your first month at Get 20% off your first order at Get 20% off an at-home lab test at More podcasts at WAVE:

    EP673: Nose Armies, B-Hole Evolution, & Produce Production

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 15, 2022 57:54


    Breaking news in the science world with an explanation for why we get sick in the winter, and it's not what we thought all along. We've been living a viral lie. Hear why your nose is indoorsy and it's making you sick. We learn the evolution of the b-hole, and we are very thankful that our bodies had the good sense to improve our entrance and exit scenario. Sarah is happy she found someone who lets her groom him like an ape. It's beautiful. Sarah explains why brussel sprouts had a real comeback in 1990 and now we're stuck with them on every bougie menu. Susie's still mad about them though because they are a little too much like cilantro. We find out which fruits and veggies are human-made. We discuss why knowing too much can cause anxiety, and sometimes being a big dumb-y can be comforting. Sarah is pissed about microtransactions, and we get to hear her spiral in real time. Join our book club, shop our merch, sign-up for our free newsletter, & more by visiting The Brain Candy Podcast website: Connect with us on social media: BCP Instagram: Susie's Instagram: Sarah's Instagram: BCP Twitter: Susie's Twitter: Sarah's Twitter: Get an extended 30 day free trial at Go to and enter promo code: BRAINCANDY to save $15 off your first month's subscription! More podcasts at WAVE:

    EP672: New Therapy, Killer Nurses, & Casey Anthony

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 12, 2022 60:12


    Today we hear about a documentary exploring a different approach to therapy, and Susie wants to know why therapists insist on distancing themselves from their clients. Sarah shares why it actually benefits the client to work through their issues without being given the answers. We hear about a nurse who was killing his patients and we theorize why women tend to use the weapon of poison when they kill. We debate the activists who throw stuff on famous works of art and consider whether that is an effective tool for changing the world. Susie is  mad about the Casey Anthony documentary (and somehow that led her to complain about TikTok AGAIN). We try to figure out what the giant stick is that is sticking out of the beach in Florida, and Susie's a little mad Sarah didn't think it was the work of aliens. And we hear why twins are so darn fascinating/creepy. Join our book club, shop our merch, sign-up for our free newsletter, & more by visiting The Brain Candy Podcast website: Connect with us on social media: BCP Instagram: Susie's Instagram: Sarah's Instagram: BCP Twitter: Susie's Twitter: Sarah's Twitter: Get 15% off your first purchase at Go to and use code: braincandy18 for 18 free meals plus free shipping! Get 25% of everything site-wide at More podcasts at WAVE:

    EP671: Mandatory Fun, Monks on Meth, & Popcorn Puke

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 8, 2022 63:40


    Sarah salutes a good Samaritan Amazon worker and then she confesses to her secret love of Amazon (despite her previous boycott of the company). We learn about a man who was fired for not having enough fun at work. He sued the company for wrongful termination after they claimed he was a big party pooper. We discuss how we hate required fun and team-building exercises. Sarah tells us about a monastery in Thailand that was raided by the police because they were all hopped up on meth. We theorize why these monks are so into meth when there is perfectly good shrooms and pot that could complement their meditating. We discuss an online debate about whether your family used a "popcorn bowl" for vomiting, and Susie is not ok. Apparently many families use a food bowl for their puke and this seems bizarre and also very very disgusting. But guess whose family did this...Sarah's. Plus, we discuss the amazing Goodnight Oppy documentary and Sarah's Kardashian obsession. Join our book club, shop our merch, sign-up for our free newsletter, & more by visiting The Brain Candy Podcast website: Connect with us on social media: BCP Instagram: Susie's Instagram: Sarah's Instagram: BCP Twitter: Susie's Twitter: Sarah's Twitter: This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp. Save 10% off your first month at Visit to take advantage of their Cyber Season Event and score up to 20% off your next purchase of non-toxic kitchenware! Get 25% off everything site-wide when you go to Get $20 off your first purchase at More podcasts at WAVE:

    EP670: Pepsi Lawsuit, Compulsive Liars, & the Quiet Zone

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 5, 2022 62:49


    Susie is singing the praises of the Pepsi, Where's My Jet documentary about a boy who got enough Pepsi points to earn a jet, but Pepsi claimed they were just joking about the jet. Hear what happened when he sued the company and why we're mad about it. We discuss Phil Spector's incredible career in music producing dozens of hits in the 60s and 70s and innovating the way songs are made, but how he ended up in jail for murder. Sarah is more fascinated by his wigs than his music or the murder though. Susie explains why some psychologists are rethinking how they understand compulsive lying and why they think for some people it's similar to Tourette's or addiction. We learn about a room that was created to produce no sound and Susie's annoyed with TikTokkers who claim if you spend time in the chamber that you'll have psychosis or hallucinations. Plus, we learn why Liberace is more amazing than we realized, but he spent a lot of money and time suing anyone who claimed he was gay. Even though he was gay in actuality, he remained closeted for his entire rhinestone-encrusted life. Join our book club, shop our merch, sign-up for our free newsletter, & more by visiting The Brain Candy Podcast website: Connect with us on social media: BCP Instagram: Susie's Instagram: Sarah's Instagram: BCP Twitter: Susie's Twitter: Sarah's Twitter: Get your first month of ANY crate line FREE at Get 20% off at and use code: CANDY at checkout! Get 10% off your first 3 months at Get up to 45% off their best-selling products when you purchase select holiday sets at More podcasts at WAVE:

    EP669: Sneeze Injury, Leslie Jordan, & Hearing People Are the Worst

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2022 95:27


    Susie wants to know when Sarah realized she was uncensored, but we're pretty sure Susie is just as weird about oversharing. We discuss a woman who didn't want to sit near a crying baby at a fancy restaurant, and we are totally on her side. Kids are not meant for fine dining. We learn about the trans woman who won a beauty pageant and why she is making some TERFs uncomfortable. We hear a cautionary tale about holding in your sneezes, and Susie is pissed about women who pretend to have feminine sneezes. We discuss what hearing impaired people think about hearing people, and learn why we're super annoying. Plus, we memorialize Leslie Jordan, and Susie provides some "old gossip" about his parents and how he was allowed to be his true self.  Join our book club, shop our merch, sign-up for our free newsletter, & more by visiting The Brain Candy Podcast website: Connect with us on social media: BCP Instagram: Susie's Instagram: Sarah's Instagram: BCP Twitter: Susie's Twitter: Sarah's Twitter: Get 15% off your first purchase at Go to today! Use code: CANDY for $75 off the purchase of any Troomi device at If you have an iPhone, head to and put in promo code: CANDY for 25% off! Get 25% of everything site-wide when you go to More podcasts at WAVE:

    EP668: Brain Buckets, Doppelgänger DNA, & Lucy Laughter

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 28, 2022 62:09


    Susie watched the Barney (as in the purple dinosaur) documentary and it was a shockingly sad story. We discuss the backlash towards the wholesome content and the effect it all had on its creator and her family. We discuss the science behind when you officially become an adult and the reasons why it's not simply biology, but rather a combination of life experiences and brain development. Hear why music gives us the chills. Susie offers some "old gossip" about Lucy and Desi and their hit show, I Love Lucy, and the reason why Lucy might get too much credit. We learn about a collection of 10,000 human brains and the ethical questions about what we can do with them. Plus, we hear why everybody has a doppelganger, and you might want to find yours. Join our book club, shop our merch, sign-up for our free newsletter, & more by visiting The Brain Candy Podcast website: Connect with us on social media: BCP Instagram: Susie's Instagram: Sarah's Instagram: BCP Twitter: Susie's Twitter: Sarah's Twitter: Get started at Get 20% off your first order at Go to and use code: braincandy70 for 70% off plus free shipping! Get your first month of ANY crate line FREE at More podcasts at WAVE:

    EP667: Chicken Binge, Miracle Mermaids, & Persuasion

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 21, 2022 62:07


    Hear why Susie's "powder room" is very funny and Sarah's is NSFW. We discuss the implosion of Twitter and the weird devotion of Elon Musk's "musketeers." We need a new assessment of Nick Cannon because that man is not ok. Sarah offers some exciting news about young inventors and shares the amazing things young girls are developing in STEM. Sarah is very annoyed about a man who ate a rotisserie chicken every day for 40 days, and her reasoning is that it's not that hard to eat that much chicken. We learn about "persuasion fatique," which we as a society are all dealing with as politics become more polarized. And we hear about a group of mermaids (!!!) that saved a drowning man, and this is not just Sarah's usual fan fiction! Join our book club, shop our merch, sign-up for our free newsletter, & more by visiting The Brain Candy Podcast website: Connect with us on social media: BCP Instagram: Susie's Instagram: Sarah's Instagram: BCP Twitter: Susie's Twitter: Sarah's Twitter: This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp. Save 10% off your first month at Go to or find Julie at your nearest Walmart today! Go to and enter promo code: BRAINCANDY to save $15 off your first month's subscription! Use code: CANDY for $75 off the purchase of any Troomi device at More podcasts at WAVE:

    EP666: Satanic Panic, Falwell's Fall, & Stuttering

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2022 61:29


    Today is finally our demonic episode featuring the number of the beast 666! We are so excited to discuss the evils of the Satanic Panic. We learn where the panic started, why Sarah's parents were into all the devilishness, and why Susie now can't listen to Pink Floyd as a result. We hear about Anton LaVey, who started the Church of Satan and the allegations lodged at innocent people about rituals and occult affiliation. We also learn how the panic never really ended, but just morphed into Pizzagate and other conspiracy theories still around today. Susie explains why Jerry Falwell Sr. was in on it, and now his heir is in hot water over a poolboy, threesomes, and a whole lot of hypocrisy. We find out why people have different manners today and we are disclosing a lot of private info about ourselves, and we hear why that has good and bad effects on culture. Plus, we hear about a video on stuttering that made Susie realize how we all need to learn how to be better listeners. Join our book club, shop our merch, sign-up for our free newsletter, & more by visiting The Brain Candy Podcast website: Connect with us on social media: BCP Instagram: Susie's Instagram: Sarah's Instagram: BCP Twitter: Susie's Twitter: Sarah's Twitter: Get 20% off an at-home lab test at Get 15% off your first purchase at  Use code: CANDY for $75 off the purchase of any Troomi device at More podcasts at WAVE:

    EP665: Childlore, Toilet Destruction, & Penis Preoccupation

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 14, 2022 61:09


    We're fresh off our reunion in Chicago, so we discuss our trip, the fun we had with our Brainiacs, and the comedy show in which Susie performed. Sarah is getting us all nostalgic about our childhood by discussing the games kids play, their enduring appeal generation after generation, and what makes them so fun. We learn how the games kids play and things that interest them are consistent, catchy, and kid-created. We learn why men are constantly touching their junk, and we debate whether it's instinctual or cultural. We hear why nose-picking might be way worse for you than we thought. Sarah explains how Japan's oldest toilet endured a fate far worse than just a bad poo situation when the man charged with guarding it ended up causing its demise.  Join our book club, shop our merch, sign-up for our free newsletter, & more by visiting The Brain Candy Podcast website: Connect with us on social media: BCP Instagram: Susie's Instagram: Sarah's Instagram: BCP Twitter: Susie's Twitter: Sarah's Twitter: Get an extended 30 day free trial at Get your first month of ANY crate line FREE at Get $20 off your first purchase at More podcasts at WAVE:

    EP664: Trapper Keeper, Reality Show Hell, & Candy Cigarettes

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2022 61:16


    Susie has a new enemy and we're all very excited about it. We are less excited about her husband's recent health scare, and Susie has some tips for you if you're in a similar situation. We discuss the Tree of Life documentary about the Jewish synagogue shooting, and why it was a tribute instead of a "true crime" trope. We hear about the man who invented the Trapper Keeper and why it became a cultural touchstone. Susie discusses a Japanese reality tv show that made us thankful we were on the Challenge instead. We reminisce about candy cigarettes and hear about the shocking statistic about kids who ate (smoked?) them. Plus, Sarah reveals a scandalous detail about her parents that blows Susie's mind. Join our book club, shop our merch, sign-up for our free newsletter, & more by visiting The Brain Candy Podcast website: Connect with us on social media: BCP Instagram: Susie's Instagram: Sarah's Instagram: BCP Twitter: Susie's Twitter: Sarah's Twitter: Visit to take advantage of their Cyber Season Event and score up to 20% off your next purchase of non-toxic kitchenware! Get 15% off plus free shipping on your first order at Get 15% off your first order at More podcasts at WAVE:

    EP663: Shrinking, Slapping, and Swearing

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 7, 2022 58:59


    We begin with a warning to candy manufacturers--we're on to you and your smaller fun size candy bars and treats. Who do you think you're fooling? This isn't our first rodeo. We learn about a bird who flew so long that we are starting to think birds are superheroes. Sarah teaches us about humming, which aside from being annoying, it turns out can improve your health in a million ways. We discuss a new sport called slap fighting that is ridiculous and Susie thinks Sarah would be good at it. And we find out why swearing is actually amazing, and provides a lot of benefits to us. So fuck you, Linda.  Join our book club, shop our merch, sign-up for our free newsletter, & more by visiting The Brain Candy Podcast website: Connect with us on social media: BCP Instagram: Susie's Instagram: Sarah's Instagram: BCP Twitter: Susie's Twitter: Sarah's Twitter: This show is sponsored by Betterhelp. Learn more and save 10% off your first month at Get 20% off your first order when you go to Get 20% off when you shop better hydration at and use code: CANDY at checkout! Get 10% off during your first 3 months at More podcasts at WAVE:

    EP662: Boomers, Groomers, & Rumors

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 3, 2022 61:44


    Susie is mad at one of her favorite authors, so she rants about his boomer views. We discuss a documentary about competitive dog groomers, and Susie explains why she thinks they're similar to professional athletes. We hear some "old gossip" about Jayne Mansfield, and learn why her death saved lives. We debate a New York Times Op-Ed that said therapy isn't for everyone, and going doesn't mean you're necessarily a good person. Susie wants to know if any of Sarah's therapy clients have ever been combative (and it's probably because Susie sounds like she wants to punch her therapist, which doesn't seem like a healthy attitude. lol). We discuss the fishermen who loaded their fish with weights to cheat in a contest, and we discuss people who *ahem* cheat and then want to "take the money and run." Plus, Susie discusses the rise in online "cults" and why the culture right now makes conspiracy theories more appealing. Listen out for this week's Old Gossip™ segment and let us know your favorite celebrity stories from the archives.  Join our book club, shop our merch, sign-up for our free newsletter, & more by visiting The Brain Candy Podcast website: Connect with us on social media: BCP Instagram: Susie's Instagram: Sarah's Instagram: BCP Twitter: Susie's Twitter: Sarah's Twitter: Get your first month of ANY crate line FREE at Go to now to get 15% off an annual membership! More podcasts at WAVE:

    EP661: Pavlov Exposed, Gamer Identity, & Online Harassment

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 31, 2022 61:22


    Happy Halloween, Brainiacs! Today we're getting spoooooky. We hear why the story of Pavlov, his dogs, and that damn bell are not at all accurate, and we've been living a lie. We hear why "gamer identity" makes them more prone to bigotry and radicalization. Plus, Sarah explains what it's like to be harassed online, how it makes you see people differently overall, and why it's way more common than we realized. And she offers specific techniques for dealing with the feeling that the whole (online) world is against you. And in honor of Halloween, Susie tries to talk Sarah into dying her hair black again. Join our book club, shop our merch, sign-up for our free newsletter, & more by visiting The Brain Candy Podcast website: Connect with us on social media: BCP Instagram: Susie's Instagram: Sarah's Instagram: BCP Twitter: Susie's Twitter: Sarah's Twitter: Get started at Go to and use code: braincandy65 for 65% off plus free shipping! Go to to learn more or find Julie at your nearest Walmart today! More podcasts at WAVE:

    EP660: Facts of Life, Lottery Losers, & Purse Mystery

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 27, 2022 62:55


    Susie is worked up today! First she insisted on delving into some "old gossip" about Frank Sinatra that blew Sarah's mind. Susie's also mad at Spotify and Sarah is offended. We discuss a documentary about a murder on a submarine that gave Susie literal nightmares. We hear what it's really like to go on Jeopardy! and it might not be as good as you'd think. We debate whether free, crowdsourced info like Wikipedia is beneficial or problematic, and why the truth can be expensive. Susie explains why book sales are so mysterious and scholars aren't able to access the info. We hear about a poker scandal that has us fuming, the history of purses, and Sarah admits to having something very witchy in her bag. Join our book club, shop our merch, sign-up for our free newsletter, & more by visiting The Brain Candy Podcast website: Connect with us on social media: BCP Instagram: Susie's Instagram: Sarah's Instagram: BCP Twitter: Susie's Twitter: Sarah's Twitter: BetterHelp is a sponsor of The Brain Candy Podcast. Visit today to get 10% off your first month. Go to & enter code: BRAINCANDY to save $15 off your first month's subscription! More podcasts at WAVE:

    EP659: Old People Smell, Fish on Drugs, & Mosquito Bites

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 24, 2022 58:24


    Sarah has the giggles when she tries to fall asleep, so today we hear why you think things are funnier at bedtime. We discuss "old people smell," and learn why different age groups have different odors and whether it's hygiene, hormones, or just the smell of death. Sarah finds out why fish in certain rivers are hopped up on drugs and why it's affecting fish populations. We discuss the practice of putting ashes of a loved one in your tattoos and we revisit the skin preservation and framing trend. Finally, we hear whether certain people are prone to getting bit by mosquitoes and what factors influence their attraction to you. Join our book club, shop our merch, sign-up for our free newsletter, & more by visiting The Brain Candy Podcast website: Connect with us on social media: BCP Instagram: Susie's Instagram: Sarah's Instagram: BCP Twitter: Susie's Twitter: Sarah's Twitter: Get 20% off an at-home lab test at Get your first month of ANY crate line FREE at Get 15% off at and use code: CANDY at checkout! More podcasts at WAVE:

    EP658: Kitchen Nightmares, Sports Genes, & Authentic Food

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 20, 2022 61:07


    Susie kicks off the show with a condemnation of Kanye West and his anti-semitism. We hear about a documentary that talks about the sexual allegations against Mario Batali and how the restaurant industry has a real problem. We debate whether the MeToo villains become violent out of entitlement or if there's more to the story. We discuss how gender informs physical ability, and we consider solutions to trans and nonbinary people in sports (Susie says no sports, Sarah says new sports.) We learn about a man who has called 911 hundreds of times to report crimes at an imaginary hotel and how mental illness can have consequences that are stigmatizing because of who they hurt and affect. Plus, we hear why people think "authentic" Japanese food has to be expensive, but "authentic" Mexican food has to be cheap, and why it contributes to stereotypes. Join our book club, shop our merch, sign-up for our free newsletter, & more by visiting The Brain Candy Podcast website: Connect with us on social media: BCP Instagram: Susie's Instagram: Sarah's Instagram: BCP Twitter: Susie's Twitter: Sarah's Twitter: Get 20% off your first order at Get 15% off plus free shipping on your first order at Join the conversation at Go to for 15% off your first purchase! More podcasts at WAVE:

    EP657: Cosmonaut Catfish, Robot Dolphins, & Signs of Death

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 17, 2022 57:10


    Today we discuss how humans don't do well being alone, and how the Challenge and other reality shows can demonstrate what happens when we are alone with our thoughts. Sarah explains how lakes can explode and how one hilariously named man is trying to prevent the next lake explosion. We discuss animals in captivity and how scientists are coming up with creative ways to avoid hurting animals while still satisfying the desire people have to connect with them. Sarah lists the signs that you're dying (and Susie is now convinced she's a goner), and why dying from "natural causes" is unclear and varies around the world.  Join our book club, shop our merch, sign-up for our free newsletter, & more by visiting The Brain Candy Podcast website: Connect with us on social media: BCP Instagram: Susie's Instagram: Sarah's Instagram: BCP Twitter: Susie's Twitter: Sarah's Twitter: Sponsors:  Go to Go to & use code: braincandy65 for 65% off plus free shipping! Get $20 off your first purchase at More podcasts at WAVE:

    EP656: Richard Simmons, Jeffrey Dahmer, and Repressed Memories

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2022 61:54


    Today we hear what went wrong with Susie's lip fillers and why she is a glutton for punishment because she'll do it again. We discuss "performing beauty" and how these alleged feminists willingly modify their body. Susie talks about a Richard Simmons documentary that, while it wasn't well-made, was interesting in its explanation for Richard's "disappearance." This led us to a discussion about how documentaries are changing, and why it's making Susie more cautious about what she watches. We discuss the Bling Ring and Sarah's surprising connection to the burglars. Susie discusses Jeffrey Dahmer and how he had the perfect "recipe" of personal ingredients to become a serial killer and she explains how it's similar to John Wayne Gacy and a Columbine shooter. Plus, we discuss "repressed memories" and how therapists in the 80s and 90s were persuading people to believe they'd experienced trauma that they hadn't actually experienced. Join our book club, shop our merch, sign-up for our free newsletter, & more by visiting The Brain Candy Podcast website: Connect with us on social media: BCP Instagram: Susie's Instagram: Sarah's Instagram: BCP Twitter: Susie's Twitter: Sarah's Twitter: Sponsors: Go to for 15% off your first purchase! Go to to learn more or find Julie at your nearest Walmart today! More podcasts at WAVE:

    EP655: Hitchhiker's Guide to Asteroids and Serial Killers

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 10, 2022 60:41


    We cover a ton today! First we follow-up on our conversation about nudist beaches and consider our feelings on nudist communities. We think people should probably keep their chonies on for several reasons. We learn the difference between comets, meteors, and asteroids, and are relieved that NASA is going to protect us from them (but Sarah is still mad at NASA for some littering). We hear about a serial killer database and the reasons why serial killing is on the decline, but we were shocked to learn the rates of female killers in the early 20th century. Plus, we theorize why mass killings are on the rise. Sarah reveals what Kelly Clarkson and Nietzsche have in common and the reason a common cliche is wrong after all. Join our book club, shop our merch, sign-up for our free newsletter, & more by visiting The Brain Candy Podcast website: Connect with us on social media: BCP Instagram: Susie's Instagram: Sarah's Instagram: BCP Twitter: Susie's Twitter: Sarah's Twitter: Sponsors: Betterhelp is a sponsor of The Brain Candy Podcast. Visit today to get 10% off your first month! Visit to take advantage of this limited-time offer for 10% off your next purchase! More podcasts at WAVE:

    EP654: Hip Hop, Hazing, & Hilarity

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 6, 2022 91:19


    Today we find out why Susie and Sarah are both "agents of chaos," but for different reasons. Susie watched a documentary about 2Pac and Biggie, and now she's an expert on 90s hip hop, and Sarah is here for it. We learn about a recent death in the Navy Seals training camp, and why few people are passing the course each year. Plus, we hear why the performance-enhancing drugs people use to complete the training are bad for the military. We discuss the death of the last member of an uncontacted tribe in Brazil and why Susie is obsessed with these idigenous groups and their decision to live in isolation. Susie went to the Chris Rock concert, and we discuss how his style of comedy was inspiring to her and reminded her of church. Plus, we interview Ralphy Rodriguez about his time in the group Menudo, how he coped with the difficulties the group experienced, and how it's similar to Susie's experience in reality tv.  Join our book club, shop our merch, sign-up for our free newsletter, & more by visiting The Brain Candy Podcast website: Connect with us on social media: BCP Instagram: Susie's Instagram: Sarah's Instagram: BCP Twitter: Susie's Twitter: Sarah's Twitter: Get 15% off an annual membership at Get 20% off your first purchase at More podcasts at WAVE:

    EP653: Leaf Peeping, Whale Testicles, & Vagina Soul Patch

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 3, 2022 61:17


    What an episode! Sarah pulls out all the stops for this one. We find out what she's up to this SpOooOooOOky season and why it made us realize we are very very old. We learn some shocking news about sexual assault survivors that we had never thought about. Sarah explains a surgery men are getting to improve their looks and lives that can cost up to $70K. We hear why Susie is talking about boners and Sarah's vagina has a "soul patch." We learn about Peto's Paradox, which explains a lot about animal longevity, size, and testicles. But as an aside, testicles are insane and we won't shut up about it. Plus, find out why that dream you have about school is so common and tips for avoiding anxiety dreams. Join our book club, shop our merch, sign-up for our free newsletter, & more by visiting The Brain Candy Podcast website: Connect with us on social media: BCP Instagram: Susie's Instagram: Sarah's Instagram: BCP Twitter: Susie's Twitter: Sarah's Twitter: See for yourself why Chime is so loved at Visit today for 10% off your first 3 months! More podcasts at WAVE:

    EP652: Birthday Songs, Motherly Sins, & Nude Beaches

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 29, 2022 56:49


    Susie and Sarah have a disagreement about whether dinner should just be dinner or if it's better with a murder mystery, a concert, or blindfolds. We discuss the Birthday Song and point out what a terrible tune it is, and we agree that the United States probably has the worst birthday song in the world. Susie watched the Sins of Our Mother documentary, and they discuss the way religious zealotry can lead to delusions, but also how mental illness can contribute to religious ideations. We talk about the debate about whether Law & Order is police propaganda or just harmless entertainment. Finally, we learn why some people think the internet is ruining nude beaches, and we debate whether it's because of unrealistic beauty standards, surreptitious filming, or the accessibility of porn. Join our book club, shop our merch, sign-up for our free newsletter, & more by visiting The Brain Candy Podcast website: Connect with us on social media: BCP Instagram: Susie's Instagram: Sarah's Instagram: BCP Twitter: Susie's Twitter: Sarah's Twitter: Get 15% off plus free shipping on your first order at Go to and enter code: BRAINCANDY to save $15 off your first month's subscription! Get $20 off your first purchase at More podcasts at WAVE:

    EP651: Negative Reviews, Narcissist Conspiracy, & Cats Rule

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 26, 2022 59:41


    We discuss the negative review we got from a male listener, and share why he wasn't entirely wrong, but we're still mad. Sarah is literally falling apart after her slip-n-slide disaster, and she might have to avoid the powder this winter. We learn why narcissists are prone to conspiracy theories, and it's all sounding very familiar (because there's more than a few fellas on the Challenge who fit the bill). We hear why owning a cat is good for your health and for some reason we want to know if lesbians (and Brainiacs in general) prefer dogs or cats. Sarah had a poop disaster at her house. And we learn why famed psychologist, Joyce Brothers, is a badass bitch. Join our book club, shop our merch, sign-up for our free newsletter, & more by visiting The Brain Candy Podcast website: Connect with us on social media: BCP Instagram: Susie's Instagram: Sarah's Instagram: BCP Twitter: Susie's Twitter: Sarah's Twitter: Get 20% off an at-home lab test at Get 50% off your first month plus FREE shipping on ANY crate line with code: BRAINCANDY at Get 15% off your first order at More podcasts at WAVE:

    EP650: The Queen's Bees, Know Regrets, & Choose Adventure

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2022 74:08


    We discuss the death of Queen Elizabeth II and the good and bad that she represented. We learn about the Telling the Bees tradition, why the Queen's death was announced to her bees, but also why this is not a practice reserved for monarchs. Susie tries to convince Sarah that cats have a very important advantage over dogs. We talk about the Choose Your Own Adventure book series, why the publisher wanted all the protagonists to be boys, and how the series teaches children a lot about life, virtue, risk, and regrets. Plus, and most importantly!, Susie interviews her hero, James Burrows about his incredible career in television. He directed Taxi, Cheers, Friends, Fraiser, Will & Grace, and hundreds of pilots of television that have changed American culture, television, and comedy. He is a giant of pop culture, and it was the honor of Susie's life to speak with him about his book, Directed By James Burrows. Join our book club, shop our merch, sign-up for our free newsletter, & more by visiting The Brain Candy Podcast website: Connect with us on social media: BCP Instagram: Susie's Instagram: Sarah's Instagram: BCP Twitter: Susie's Twitter: Sarah's Twitter: Get an extended 30 day free trial when you go to Get 25% off when you go to and use code: CANDY at checkout! Join the conversation at More podcasts at WAVE:

    EP649: Slip-n-Slide, Resting Eagle Face, & Sleeping on the Job

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 19, 2022 56:45


    Welp. Sarah strikes again. She can't resist the urge to show off in front of children, and now she's paying the price. And she thinks she's going to make a DIY cast for her ankle, so Susie thinks maybe she injured her brain as well. In addition to the hijinks and hilarity from her river adventure, we also learn a thing or two. We find out which jobs promote better sleep and Susie's mind is blown about why certain jobs might be advantageous. And hear why women get less stressed the longer they work in an industry while men's stress increases.  Join our book club, shop our merch, sign-up for our free newsletter, & more by visiting The Brain Candy Podcast website: Connect with us on social media: BCP Instagram: Susie's Instagram: Sarah's Instagram: BCP Twitter: Susie's Twitter: Sarah's Twitter: Go to and use code: braincandy65 for 65% off plus free shipping! Get $20 off your first purchase at More podcasts at WAVE:

    EP648: House of Hammer, Reality TV Epiphany, & Memories

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2022 61:40


    Susie wants to know what it is about alcohol that feels like a panacea. We discuss the bonkers new docu-series, House of Hammer, which documents the generational trauma, violence, and immorality of the Hammer dynasty. Sarah explains why Armie's "BDSM" fetish is really a cover for a power kink, and what he really wants is complete control over women. She explains the 90-9-1 rule that describes the breakdown of how most people behave (and how the "1" always messes it up for the rest of us). Susie talks about sports documentaries she's watched recently, and how one film about street basketball reminded her of what happens to people who go on The Challenge, and why it demonstrates how vulnerable people get exploited. Susie talks about a study that shows the way we change and shift our memories when they're traumatic, embarrassing, old, or for other reasons, and Sarah's mind is blown.  Join our book club, shop our merch, sign-up for our free newsletter, & more by visiting The Brain Candy Podcast website: Connect with us on social media: BCP Instagram: Susie's Instagram: Sarah's Instagram: BCP Twitter: Susie's Twitter: Sarah's Twitter: Find your next adventure at Visit today to get 10% off your first month! Get 20% off your first purchase at More podcasts at WAVE:

    EP647: Biking Boys, Crepe Caper, & Artificial Art

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 12, 2022 61:25


    Sarah had a terrible experience dealing with some goons at a bike shop and cried on a mountain as a result. She describes the incident and how it caused her to have "feelings about the feelings." Then Susie shared a crazy story about having the police show up at her house over a CREPE. We discuss an art competition that a computer won and learn the reason architects are going into the gaming industry. Sarah explains why lonely single men are on the rise and why incels are angry with women and women's liberation. Plus, we debate whether a study on sexual satisfaction was accurate in the way it reported its findings.  Join our book club, shop our merch, sign-up for our free newsletter, & more by visiting The Brain Candy Podcast website: Connect with us on social media: BCP Instagram: Susie's Instagram: Sarah's Instagram: BCP Twitter: Susie's Twitter: Sarah's Twitter: Visit to get 10% off your next purchase! Go to for 15% off your first purchase! Go to to start your subscription! More podcasts at WAVE:

    EP646: Brain Damage Jokes, Flat Earth Athletes, & Butt Ogling

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2022 56:07


    Susie watched an old clip on YouTube of an actor acting strangely, and realized later that he was a literal psychopath. We discuss Shaquille O'Neal's insistence that the Earth is flat. Susie goes over a list of ADHD traits to see if Sarah can relate with them. We hear about a woman who suffered a brain injury that made her question her identity and changed her sense of humor. We discuss an actor who claims he felt "objectified" on set even though the other actors were just following a script. Sarah is mad at Trivial Pursuit. Susie's mom thinks people just go around grabbing boobs in public now. And we debate whether Susie can keep loving Larry David even though he's a Woody Allen apologist.  Join our book club, shop our merch, sign-up for our free newsletter, & more by visiting The Brain Candy Podcast website: Connect with us on social media: BCP Instagram: Susie's Instagram: Sarah's Instagram: BCP Twitter: Susie's Twitter: Sarah's Twitter: Visit today to get 10% off your first month! Get 20% off an at-home lab test at More podcasts at WAVE:

    EP645: Women in Space, Painful Orgasms, & Underwater Stonehenge

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 5, 2022 60:39


    Sarah is already getting excited for spOoOoOoOky season and she is going to do an epic, witchy photo shoot in the forest to celebrate. All this forest talk made her think of the ways female hikers and campers get the shaft in the toilet department, and she reveals why they are stigmatized. We revisit the famous "100 tampons" incident that happened to a female astronaut and why the same crap (literally) is still a problem for women in space. Sarah describes the way climate change is revealing old crimes, relics, and mysteries. We hear why the bodies of female swimmers differ from male swimmers (and not just in the obvious ways). Sarah explains why "o-faces" are not universal, and Asians have a different approach to expressing pleasure than Westerners. And we learn about a weird new AI program that will make dead people talk. Join our book club, shop our merch, sign-up for our free newsletter, & more by visiting The Brain Candy Podcast website: Connect with us on social media: BCP Instagram: Susie's Instagram: Sarah's Instagram: BCP Twitter: Susie's Twitter: Sarah's Twitter: Get started at Get 20% off your first order at Get 10% off during your first 3 months at More podcasts at WAVE:

    EP644: Pink Jeans, Catfishing, and Violent Art

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 1, 2022 62:43


    Today begins with a hilarious story about pink jeans that neither one of us saw coming, but, boy, are we glad it did. And it made us wonder if you keep an array of jeans' sizes or just one size for every day. Susie discusses the documentary about Manti T'eo who was catfished by a trans woman and it almost ruined his life. We talk about the reasons it happened and why Manti was victim blamed. Susie's mom had an experience in a unisex bathroom that got her furious about urinals, and we need to hear your opinion on the matter. We learn about a Black couple who had their home appraised and then reappraised after removing any evidence of Blackness from the space, which resulted in a near double appraisal value. A Brainiac told us about an artist who allowed people to use various items on her body in any way they wanted, and how it devolved into a mob mentality. We discuss how that happens, and why it made them not see her as an actual person. Susie describes a new documentary on Princess Diana, and how messed up the British monarchy can be. Join our book club, shop our merch, sign-up for our free newsletter, & more by visiting The Brain Candy Podcast website: Connect with us on social media: BCP Instagram: Susie's Instagram: Sarah's Instagram: BCP Twitter: Susie's Twitter: Sarah's Twitter: Go to & use code: braincandy135 to get $135 off across five boxes—and your first box ships free! More podcasts at WAVE:

    EP643: Parasitic Monks, Mountain WiFi, & The Sound of Hell

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 29, 2022 60:30


    This episode is freaking great. There, we said it. Sarah received a letter scolding her from her neighborhood HOA and Susie thinks the HOA guy is a serial killer. We hear why a bunch of friars were eating their own poo (you know we love a good poop story). Mt. Kilimanjaro got wifi and it's not just for taking selfies, which made us wonder why the devil there isn't wifi everywhere. Which then made us talk about the Dark Web again and we clearly have no idea how anything works. We learn about a recording NASA made of a black hole and now we're convinced that hell is real. Plus, Sarah has a major beef with Kroger and the hygiene item industry for a gendered price differential she discovered on incontinence products.  Join our book club, shop our merch, sign-up for our free newsletter, & more by visiting The Brain Candy Podcast website: Connect with us on social media: BCP Instagram: Susie's Instagram: Sarah's Instagram: BCP Twitter: Susie's Twitter: Sarah's Twitter: Go to & use code: braincandy16 for 16 free meals across 7 boxes AND 3 free gifts! Go to to take your Hair Goals quiz, & you'll save 25% on your first order! More podcasts at WAVE:

    EP642: Woodstock 99, Tommy Lee's Wiener, & Dead Parents

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 25, 2022 61:19


    Today's episode got real dark, but we still had fun (we know, we're weird). We discuss the aptly titled Trainwreck documentary about Woodstock 99, and we cannot deal with all the people swimming in shit, raping each other, and lighting things on fire. What is this, a Challenge? Anyhoo, Susie describes the new memoir by Jennette McCurdy, I'm Glad My Mom Died, about parental abuse, child stardom, and healing. We, once again, ask shows to provide psychologists for participants, especially children. It's not that hard to be decent (*cough*MTV*cough*). Plus, we discuss the documentary about a young man who killed his neglectful and abusive father. Dead parents, abused kids. We told you it got dark, but it was a real moment of levity when we got to see Tommy Lee's dick. So there's that. Join our book club, shop our merch, sign-up for our free newsletter, & more by visiting The Brain Candy Podcast website: Connect with us on social media: BCP Instagram: Susie's Instagram: Sarah's Instagram: BCP Twitter: Susie's Twitter: Sarah's Twitter: Go to NOW to order your Backbone! Go to & entering code: BRAINCANDY to save $15 off your first month's subscription! Get 20% off your first purchase at with code: BRAINCANDY More podcasts at WAVE:

    EP641: Careful Driver, Dementia, & Volcanic Orgasms

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 22, 2022 59:46


    Sarah is hopped up on muscle relaxers for this episode, so that's exciting! Will she be extra jazzed up or super chilled out? We'll find out. Hear why Sarah realized she cannot let herself go without food for too long or she'll lose her mind. We learn a way to help prevent dementia, and we're thinking maybe we're sitting pretty as a result. Susie describes an interview she saw with Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett, and why his dementia varies depending on the situation and we are getting EMOTIONAL about it! Sarah learned about a study that measured orgasms and they found that there are three distinct types. We discuss what kind we have (and why we're not actually sure about it). Susie is pissed about people banging too much. Sarah explains why your posture can effect how quickly medicine gets absorbed into your body.  Join our book club, shop our merch, sign-up for our free newsletter, & more by visiting The Brain Candy Podcast website: Connect with us on social media: BCP Instagram: Susie's Instagram: Sarah's Instagram: BCP Twitter: Susie's Twitter: Sarah's Twitter: Visit to take advantage of this limited-time offer for 10% off your next purchase! Get $20 off your first purchase at More podcasts at WAVE:

    EP640: Butthole Girl, Seat of the Soul, & Near Death Experiences

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 18, 2022 62:16


    Susie's kitchen is still being renovated and she had to perform a real life "floor is lava" scenario that was a real hoot (all those Challenge shenanigans really paid off). We discuss the documentary The Most Hated Man on the Internet and how people got caught up in the cult of personality of a sociopath including one woman who lost her kids as a result. We learn why Amazon is making life easier for people with disabilities. Susie watched the Janet Jacksdon documentary and has thoughts about abuse, family relationships, and the entertainment industry. We debate whether near-death experiences are "real" and why Susie thinks people who claim to have them remind her of Jesus's apostles. Sarah reveals why she is going to pierce her own ears. Join our book club, shop our merch, sign-up for our free newsletter, & more by visiting The Brain Candy Podcast website: Connect with us on social media: BCP Instagram: Susie's Instagram: Sarah's Instagram: BCP Twitter: Susie's Twitter: Sarah's Twitter: Sponsors: Get 10% off your first month at Go to for 15% off your first purchase! Get 15% off your first order at More podcasts at WAVE:

    EP639: Horse Girl, Pageantry, & Goldfish Soup

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 15, 2022 61:48


    Hear one souvenir Sarah brought home from camp that she did not want. We learn new insight into Sarah's childhood that Susie cannot believe, and it remains mind-boggling that we're still learning new info about Sarah after all these years. The Miss Universe pageant has changed its rules to be more inclusive, and we discuss the new rules. Plus, Susie confesses to her history paritcipating in pageants and the reason she didn't win. Plus, we debate whether pageants are exploitative or empowering. Sarah tells us about a new art exhibit that is absolutely disgusting, and we have a theory about the artist's motivations for shocking the public. Sarah is about to throw the most hilarious party in the history of the world, and now we'll all just be praying we get an invite. Join our book club, shop our merch, sign-up for our free newsletter, & more by visiting The Brain Candy Podcast website: Connect with us on social media: BCP Instagram: Susie's Instagram: Sarah's Instagram: BCP Twitter: Susie's Twitter: Sarah's Twitter: Sponsors:  Get 20% off your first order at Get an extended 30 day free trial at Get 50% off your first month plus FREE shipping on ANY crate line with code: BRAINCANDY at Get $30 off the first box - PLUS free Croissants in every box - when you go to to start your subscription! More podcasts at WAVE:

    EP638: Silence is Golden, Death Penalty Dress Code, & Pickleball

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 11, 2022 56:21


    Susie talks about her birthday and why she has been very emotional about the "passage of time." We discuss Paul Newman and his gorgeousness, but also how no matter how successful you are, your kids can humble you. We discuss an article that argued that rich people think their comfort should supercede other people's joy, and Susie is worked up about it. Susie talks about a female journalist who had to have her skirt measured to cover the execution of a criminal. We discuss Pickleball, and Susie describes why she hates it (even though she really doesn't even know what it is). Plus, she's pretty sure Sarah is going to start playing it any day now. We learn the most shocking thing ever about Sarah's boyfriend, and Susie doesn't know if she can get past it.  Join our book club, shop our merch, sign-up for our free newsletter, & more by visiting The Brain Candy Podcast website: Connect with us on social media: BCP Instagram: Susie's Instagram: Sarah's Instagram: BCP Twitter: Susie's Twitter: Sarah's Twitter: Get 10% off their first month at More podcasts at WAVE:

    EP637: Comical Bodies, Fancy Feasts, & Candy Shortage

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 8, 2022 58:25


    Sarah is back from camp, everyone! And she didn't totally regret going, which is mind-boggling. In fact, I think she liked it?? We hear how it went and why she is now a Care Bear. Susie gets mad about people who keep changing their pronouns and she can't keep up. Sarah says that female characters in comic books are now drawn with boobs 300% times bigger than in 1940 (WHAT). We learn about a restaurant that is creating meals inspired by Fancy Feast. Cat food. Inspired by cat food. Sarah says there is a candy shortage and so she wants to CANCEL TRICK OR TREATING. Seriously, did something happen at camp that made Sarah's brain be switched with another person??? Susie talks her off the ledge, and shares why Halloween is actually really important. Sarah explains a new technique for finding skin cancer that involves astronomy and Susie is into it! Join our book club, shop our merch, sign-up for our free newsletter, & more by visiting The Brain Candy Podcast website: Connect with us on social media: BCP Instagram: Susie's Instagram: Sarah's Instagram: BCP Twitter: Susie's Twitter: Sarah's Twitter: Get 20% off an at-home lab test at Go to to take your Hair Goals quiz, & you'll save 25% on your first order! Get 10% off during your first 3 months at More podcasts at WAVE:

    EP636: Challenge Therapy, Asylum Entertainment, & Sex Doll Overdose

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 1, 2022 65:03


    Sarah is about to ship off to camp, and Susie is bitter about it even though it affects her in no way. We hear what really goes on at camp. We describe what therapists call "going home," and discuss how that is what happens to us when we watch new episodes of the Challenge. Susie discusses medical records that were put on eBay and why she isn't entirely condemning of the urge to celebrate the macabre. We hear about an embarrassing childhood moment that still haunts Sarah. We discuss the consensus effect and get tips on how to know whether you're in the right relationship. Plus, there's another sex doll story, and Susie finally realizes why she is worked up about them. Join our book club, shop our merch, sign-up for our free newsletter, & more by visiting The Brain Candy Podcast website: Connect with us on social media: BCP Instagram: Susie's Instagram: Sarah's Instagram: BCP Twitter: Susie's Twitter: Sarah's Twitter: Get started at Go to & use code: braincandy135 to get $135 off across five boxes—and your first box ships free! Get 30% off your entire order at Download Best Fiends for FREE from the App Store or Google play! More podcasts at WAVE:

    EP635: Skittles Scandal, Surviving Nuclear War, & Spotlight Effect

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 28, 2022 66:13


    Sarah reveals why her true crime interest is waning despite her love of Law & Order. Susie wants a mosquito genocide. Some people believe Skittles are not fit for human consumption. Sarah is accidentally racist about Eddie Murphy. We hear tips on surviving a nuclear attack and it is surprisingly strange advice that we would not have thought of. Sarah describes the "spotlight effect" and the reasons we think everyone is looking at us. Susie is pissed about Kim Kardashian's plastic surgery claims. And we discuss why Sarah has been extra funny in our Challenge Zoom watch parties on Patreon. Join our book club, shop our merch, sign-up for our free newsletter, & more by visiting The Brain Candy Podcast website: Connect with us on social media: BCP Instagram: Susie's Instagram: Sarah's Instagram: BCP Twitter: Susie's Twitter: Sarah's Twitter: Go to & use code: braincandy135 to get $135 off across five boxes—and your first box ships free! Get 30% off your entire order at More podcasts at WAVE:

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