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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.

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    EP572: Challenge Trauma, House of Horrors, & Scared Straight

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 6, 2021 61:12

    Today we hear why Susie is fired up about the Challenge, and Sarah was re-traumatized by an episode recently. Susie gives a documentary round-up with commentary on the Beatles' Get Back, The Von Dutch Curse, and the Alanis HBO documentary. With the Alanis doc, we theorize why she disavowed the film and we speculate on what she perceived were the bad intentions of the filmmaker. Susie also explains her weird rage toward Demi Lovato who she now considers her enemy over a yogurt shop instagram post. We hear about the backlash on psychedelics and how some people experience a "trip that won't end." Sarah tells how she got "scared straight" after accidentally taking a class with a bunch of drug addicts. We hear why we have 7-day weeks and why it might have something to do with Marilu Henner. Plus, we discuss a "house of horrors" from which over a dozen kids have escaped. 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: Use code: BRAINCANDY for 20% off your order at For $20 off your first kit go to For 20% off anything in the store use code: CANDY at More podcasts at WAVE:

    EP571: Sobriety Sabotage, Childless Women, & Mullet Love

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 2, 2021 62:29

    Today's episode is more like a therapy session for Sarah, who has found herself single again. She is grappling with her dating life, whether to use dating apps, and what it's like to be single in her mid-thirties. She is even discussing a new sense that she suspects she will not ever have children. She wonders where she could meet a partner in real life, and she considers what it is that she is truly looking for in a partner. It's such an important discussion for women who want to be partnered, but aren't finding the kind of person with whom they hope to be with and possibly start a family. Susie reveals what she has learned from her month without alcohol, while Sarah reveals she broke their five year agreement to never do another shot. Plus, we reminisce about her dalliance with Theo Von, and why she's hoping to date another comedian. 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 your first month of therapy at Go to , click the microphone at the top of the page, & enter code: BRAINCANDY for a special offer that includes a 4-week trial, free postage, & a digital scale. Get 50% off your first month on ANY crate line w/ code: BRAINCANDY at More podcasts at WAVE:

    EP570: Penis Rot, Dreams in Crisis, & Blobs of Color

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 29, 2021 60:33

    Today's theme is AWHs (accidents waiting to happen) and, well, because there were a lot of accidents that actually happened this week. Susie's brakes in her car stopped working, so she's just glad to be here... until we hear about a man whose penis and testes were bitten by a cobra. It didn't go well. We learn how trauma affects your dreams, and why scholars are starting to take dreams more seriously. We find out why you really don't know how you actually look and your personality determines whether you think you're hot or not. We find out about a trend in book covers and why it might not benefit women and people of color. We discuss the blandification of restaurants. Plus Susie reveals why the story of Lynyrd Skynyrd is even crazier than she thought. 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 purchase at More podcasts at WAVE:

    EP569: Sex Toy Safety, Jew Face, & Serial Killer Origin Story

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2021 61:08

    Today we find out why Sarah is especially into the autumnal season this year (and Susie is, of course, wearing a turtleneck). We eat our SVU Did It cakes, and regret nothing. We find out why sex toy manufacturers are finally getting justice. Plus, a law was just passed requiring toys to meet safety standards and we cannot believe this wasn't true before. Sarah tells a story of how she was, I kid you not, electrocuted by a makeshift sex toy. We debate whether non-Jews should play Jewish characters. We find out a theory on why a person becomes a serial killer. We find out why Sarah has rearranged her fridge to deal with her ADHD. And we relive the time she made an ass of herself with Bobby Brown. 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: Dad Grass is offering our listeners 20% off your first order at Get an extended 30 day free trial at Sign up for your trial at Get 20% off your first order at More podcasts at WAVE:

    EP568: Alabama Snake, TikTok Miracle, & Holiday Weight

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 18, 2021 59:53

    Today we hear about people who handle snakes as an expression of their faith and one preacher who used the snakes as a weapon against his wife. We find out why women's pockets are so damn small (when we even have them). We discuss the woman who was rescued from a kidnapper thanks to TikTok. Susie plays the world's oldest song, and we get totally trippy about music, math, and beauty. Susie's pissed about Daylight Savings Time. We learn why the Royals must weigh in before Christmas dinner (spoiler alert: a man decided this was a good idea). Sarah rants about monarchies and Susie reveals the elaborate 11-day plan for when the Queen dies.  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: Try Theragun for 30 days at More podcasts at WAVE:

    EP567: Saying Yes to Drugs & Toilet Paper Nightmare

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 15, 2021 84:37

    Today we get the scoop on Sarah's dangerous liaison in Mexico and why mariachi music might not be as hellish as she thought. Sarah met her twin, and Susie thinks they should have a sitcom. We hear about Sarah's decision to try LSD, and what her trip was like (she had a trip on her trip!). Sarah discusses a new zero waste trend that is not ok at all, and why people sometimes have good intentions, but end up using fabric to clean their buttholes. Sarah is mad at a small business, which is a nice change of pace from how she is usually mad at big companies. We hear why the SpaceX toilets are leaking. Plus, Susie talks with author, Virginia Sole-Smith about her book, The Eating Instinct, about how diet culture is toxic. 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: braincandy14 for up to 14 free meals AND 3 free gifts! Get 10% off your first month of therapy at To try the greatest vitamins ever, go to Download Best Fiends FREE today on the App Store or Google Play! More podcasts at WAVE:

    EP566: Detective Sarah, John Wayne Gacy, & Mormon Underwear

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2021 63:55

    Susie shares her thoughts on the Britney Murphy documentary, and Sarah decides she's going to solve her suspicious death. We discuss Caitlyn Jenner's Olympic success, gender-affirming transition, and why she's an atypical trans story. We hear about the murders of John Wayne Gacy, and Susie laughs about his ridiculous denial of his guilt. We talk about the New Zealand Bird competition, and the unlikely winner. Sarah is surprisingly angry about their unconventional attempts at protecting an endangered species--and it's hilarious. Susie talks about her book club pick and why the author is an incredible inspiration with advice that everyone could use. We learn about accusations of abuse on the Judge Judy set. Susie is mad about the Instagram-ing of emergency kits. We hear why women are getting sick from underwear. Sarah reveals a sexual trend called "soaking," and we are in shock. 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:

    EP565: Tandem Bikes, Dog Poop, & Orange Juice Teeth

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 8, 2021 58:54

    Today we realize we have passed up Law & Order in episodes, and we need your help in figuring out how to celebrate. Susie thinks Mark Zuckerberg is soulless and has clones. Sarah reveals how much dog poop dog owners are picking up. We find out how much clothing people throw away, and we discuss the many reasons to buy used clothing. Sarah has an unfortunate experience with a dog towel and she confesses to a dog poop sin. We hear why the Pacific trash heap might be eradicated, but Susie is skeptical. We follow up on Sarah's new man's tandem bike, and Susie needs an explanation about why he owns one. Sarah reveals a new toothpaste flavor, and now we're mad about capitalism. 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 , click the microphone at the top of the page, & enter code: BRAINCANDY for a special offer that includes a 4-week trial, free postage, & a digital scale. Sign up for your trial at For $20 off your first kit, go to More podcasts at WAVE:

    EP564: Pop-Tart Lies, Magnet Fishing, & Vienna's OnlyFans

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 4, 2021 69:10

    Today we find out why a woman is pissed at Pop-Tarts, and decided to sue Kellogg's to get breakfast justice. Susie explains why there might be more to the lawsuit than just sugary breakfast rage. We learn about a new trend called "magnet fishing," which sounded pretty cool until we learned that these folks are causing ecological destruction. We learn about the 6-month waiting period and sobriety required of liver organ recipients, and debate whether this is just morality disguised as healthcare or common sense. Susie reveals why the Vienna Tourist Board has opened an OnlyFans account, and we are here for it. Free the nipple! Plus, Sarah shares advice on how to talk to kids about their bodies, sex, and passion.  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 50% off your first month on ANY crate line with code: BRAINCANDY at For 20% off your first order, go to Get 10% off your first month of therapy at More podcasts at WAVE:

    EP563: Hippos are People, Kinky Crows, & Royal Love

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 1, 2021 68:54

    Today we hear why Sarah wasn't really into spooky season as much this year, but don't worry, she's still a witch. She describes why her ex made her learn to play an instrument, but she continues to play because she loves it. We get an update on Pablo Escobar's hippos and why a judge ruled they are people. Sarah explains different animal death rituals and we find out why crows are necrophiliacs (and Susie kink shames again). Plus, we revisit all the pet tragedies in Sarah's 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 $20 off your first purchase at Get 20% off your first order at For 20% off anything in the store use code: CANDY at More podcasts at WAVE:

    EP562: Darth Vader's Babysitter, Temporary Tattoos, & "Tic"Tok

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 28, 2021 92:49

    Today we discuss why male chefs are venerated, worshipped, and adored, while female chefs are hidden, required to be effortless, and see as instinctual rather than skilled. We discuss the three finalists who auditioned to be Anakin Skywalker, and then Sarah reveals a shocking story about her babysitting days. (Yet another example of Sarah's insane life!). Susie describes a community in Costa Rica where many boys don't develop penises until puberty. We debate whether a tattoo that fades after a year is a great innovation or a cop out. We learn about a wave of girls developing tics as a result of watching TikTok videos of a girl with Tourette Syndrome. Plus, a hotline in Colombia battling "machismo" among men in order to prevent domestic violence. Plus, we talk to Julie Rodgers about Pray Away and her book OutLove about her experience with gay conversion therapy. 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 More podcasts at WAVE:

    EP561: Take the Money, Feel Your Balls, & Naked Run

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 25, 2021 59:25

    Today we realize we used to fat-shame ourselves in our early episodes, and we're relieved we have evolved a bit since then. Sarah describes a roller coaster in Japan that is leaving people w/ spinal fractures, and she reveals why she is surprisingly afraid of coasters. We discuss some of the more humiliating challenges we've participated in, and the phrase, "see-saw my hoo-haw," is uttered. We also speculate about the way men might experience roller coasters in a very...different way than women. We also discuss a theory about tastebuds on your b-hole and how Sarah believes she solved the mystery. We hear about a man who is creating a family with a bird. 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: Sign up for your trial at More podcasts at WAVE:

    EP560: Chesty Chess Players, Public Shaming, & Toilet Romance

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2021 61:44

    Today we hear about a woman suing GEICO for an STD she got. Sarah was shamed by her doctor over an STD test. We hear about a women's chess tournament that got a sponsorship that raised some eyebrows (and heart rates). We discuss Dave Chapelle and the reason why people are upset about his jokes. Susie discusses a documentary about public shaming, and shares why the mob mentality can be so harmful. We learn about a man who married a rice cooker, but their love didn't last. We hear what objects Susie & Sarah would marry. We debate the decision of Meghan Trainor to have side-by-side toilets with her husband. And Sarah's got a theory about why men take too long in the toilet. 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 your first month of therapy at For 20% off anything in the store use code: CANDY at More podcasts at WAVE:

    EP559: Bumbling Romeo, Love on the Spectrum, & Tight Jeans

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 18, 2021 57:21

    Today we get a recap of Sarah's trip to Colorado where she bit the bullet and joined a dating app. We hear about her date and why it would have been Susie's nightmare. Sarah talks about Love on the Spectrum, and shares why it made her realize humans are all the same on some level. We hear a story about a girl whose jean shorts were so tight she had to go to the hospital and she ALMOST DIED. Now those are some tight shorts. Sarah also questions why men seem to be very interested in pubic hair these days.  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: To try the greatest vitamins ever, go to More podcasts at WAVE:

    EP558: Nazi Lies, Cookie Tin Nostalgia, & Weight Loss Cult

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2021 122:42

    Today we find out why Alanis Morisette is not happy about a documentary coming out about her life (that she participated in). We discuss multiple personality disorder, and why Sarah can relate. Susie describe a cult that centered on weight loss and why it was unusual in the religious world. We hear about a woman who pretended to be raised by wolves, and why we're sympathetic to her dishonesty. We discuss Dansk cookies and why their blue tin canisters bring back our childhoods and remind us of our grannies. We discuss the reason Sarah felt betrayed by an author who exaggerated his life story in a memoir. Plus, we talk to Jay Bakker, the son of Jim and Tammy Faye about the new movie The Eyes of Tammy Faye, the trauma of being in a public scandal, and how it affected his faith. 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: Try Theragun for 30 days by going to For a 4 week trial, postage, & a digital scale, go to , click on the mic in the top right corner & enter code BRAINCANDY Get $10 off the starter bundle at More podcasts at WAVE:

    EP557: Live, Laugh, Love, Primal Kink, & Bug Killer

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 11, 2021 57:07

    Today we discuss "word art" and hear why Susie & Sarah are not into home decor that includes words. We are living, laughing, and loving, but we don't want it painted all of over our homes. Sarah discusses where her love of the "dark arts" came from, and why Halloween should be celebrated year round. Sarah reveals that she is back on the dating market, and why she wanted to figure out what she's looking for. She took a "kink quiz" and found out her type. Plus, she realized that she had been hiding her preferences for years out of shame. Plus, we discuss a beautiful bug that you need to murder, the oil spill in California, and an eagle in Susie's backyard. 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: For 20% off your first order go to Sign up FREE today at For 14 FREE meals Including FREE shipping go to & use promo code: BRAINCANDY14 For $20 off your first kit go to More podcasts at WAVE:

    EP556: Accidental Sexism, Elvira's Protégée, & Milk Crate Challenge

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 7, 2021 60:22

    Today we hear why Sarah is mad at ANOTHER retailer. Susie poses a query about a time when she was "accidentally sexist," and Sarah shows her why it's all about her own childhood. We reveal our most unethical behaviors and why we do them. We celebrate the same-sex relationship Elvira Mistress of the Dark has been in for 19 years, and we decide Sarah should become the next Elvira. We find out why doctors refer to female anatomy as "shameful," and we debate whether a hospital should use the word women or people in its name. We learn the physics of the milk crate challenge. We hear about a young white supremacist who received a very lenient sentence involving literature. Plus, we hear why everyone kind of has multiple personalities.  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 your first month of therapy at For a 30-day free trial of Dipsea's sexy content go to More podcasts at WAVE:

    EP555: Subtle Bitch, Cactus Thief, & Video Game Life

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 4, 2021 60:10

    Today we hear about Sarah's missing caterpillar, and hope for a day when it emerges in all its ugly moth glory. Susie realizes she's a huge bitch (not sure how this just occurred to her), but she's a subtle bitch, which is nice. Sarah is mad at Home Depot for wanting to make a profit off of the plant demand, and she tries to think of a way she could steal cactuses from a national park without being a criminal. We debate a new law in China where people are restricted in the amount of time they can play video games, and Susie suddenly becomes a conservative about government overreach. Plus we find out why we kind of think we're actors in a video game right this very second. It's sPoOoOoOkY! 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: For free shipping & returns, go to For 20% off your first purchase, go to For 30% off your first month plus free shipping on any crate line use code: BRAINCANDY at Use code: BRAINCANDY20 at to get 20% off your purchase! More podcasts at WAVE:

    EP554: Paralympic Scandal, Crispy Crunchy, & Tattoos for Tacos

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2021 69:18

    Today we hear about a scandal where people faked intellectual disabilities to compete in the paralympics. We discuss why gay guys love gymnastics, and Sarah provides a comprehensive list for the reasons why. We debate the difference between things that are crispy and crunchy, and it's actually more interesting than that sentence sounds as I'm typing it out. We hear what it was like for Susie in a flotation sensory deprivation chamber, and the surprising reason Sarah would never want to do it. Susie describes a promotion where people got a Mexican restaurant logo tattooed to get tacos for life, and the unexpected benefit they got from it. We discuss why Harry Styles should be a spokesperson for Ritz. Plus, Sarah reveals why she's becoming an "old lady." 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: Use our code BRAINCANDY20 today at to get 20% off your purchase! More podcasts at WAVE:

    EP553: Challenge Auction, Foot Mystery, & Trauma Confrontation

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2021 80:56

    Today we hear Susie's theory about why Sarah is especially charming, and how anyone can adopt her strategy for being charismatic. We reminisce about "auctions" in the Challenge house, and the strange way we would pass the time in the house. We get scientific confirmation about our theory on foot fetishes, but Susie has additional questions. Sarah fell off the dairy wagon, and is struggling with a whipped cream addiction. Sarah explains why her trail run training had a rocky start, but somehow helped her recover from her childhood trauma. Plus, we find out why there's no cure for being human with author and scholar of religion, Kate Bowler. 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 the starter bundle at More podcasts at WAVE:

    EP552: LulaRich, Bird Genius, & Tongue Thrusting

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2021 61:20

    Today we discuss the LulaRich documentary about Lularoe, MLM companies, and the intersection of capitalism and religion. Susie makes Sarah unfollow a famous "inspirational" person on Instagram. Susie talks about a bird who created his own prosthetic beak. We find out why neuroscientists think nothing is real and we get SUPER philosophical about life.  We find out why conspiracy theories are soothing to some. Sarah reveals that she has a tongue problem and Susie is dubious. We discuss our favorite scams and hear why Susie thinks she is discriminated against because she takes baths. Sarah is slowly becoming Erin Brockovich and she has an incredible theory about screwdrivers. 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: For a free refill pack with your order, go to More podcasts at WAVE:

    EP551: Van Gogh Immersion, Happy Elephant, & Bears on Trial

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2021 76:13


    Today we find out why Sarah is in a zen period (maybe Susie's giggle phase brings Sarah peace?). We discuss an art installation Sarah went to, and why she loved it, but worries about the implications. We find out about an elephant in the Bronx zoo who is lonely because her best friend got murdered (!), and the only answer is for her to become...a person? We debate the ethics of zoos and we fantasize about animals going to court. Plus, we talk to Suzanne O'Sullivan about her book The Sleeping Beauties and the reasons why "psychosomatic" illnesses are more complicated than they appear. 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: For 20% off your first order, go to For a free trial of Noom, visit Get 10% off your first month of therapy at To try the greatest vitamins ever, go to More podcasts at WAVE:


    EP550: Scandalous Love, Death Row Debate, & Coney Island

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2021 64:33

    Today we find out how Sarah's Amazon boycott and trail training are going. We get an update on the guy who married a doll, and apparently he's moved on with something very...hot. We discuss an ongoing death row ethics question that has Sarah asking why we allow them to pick their last meal, but not have a clergyperson in the same room. Susie talks about a documentary she watched that made her reflect on how the entertainment and hospitality industries create false hope for their employees. We learn how dogs are forgiving if you've made a mistake. Plus, we debate that Jay-Z and Beyonce Tiffany's campaign with the Basquiat painting that's caused a stir. 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: Try Theragun for 30 days at For $60 off your first 3 boxes go to & use promo code: BRAINCANDY60 More podcasts at WAVE:

    EP549: Smuckers, Coffee Cups, & Witchy Hot Takes

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2021 61:22

    Today we find out why Susie has the giggles. Bad. And she and sarah have a disagreement about Smuckers jelly of all things. Sarah shares the history of the coffee cup lid, which was strangely an emotional roller coaster. We hear why rattlesnakes are polite and we've all been totally tricked by their rattles. Sarah is very excited about human evolution, and we find out why we're all just little tiny human babies. We hear why she can bear to kill insects and Susie offers a theory about Saved By the Bell. Plus, Sarah has a witchy hot take that somehow inspires our next big project. 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: For 20% off anything in the store use code: CANDY at For a 4 week trial, postage, & a digital scale, go to , click on the mic in the top right corner, & enter code: BRAINCANDY For 20% off your first purchase, go to More podcasts at WAVE:

    EP548: Reality TV Consequences, Method Acting, & Natural Celebrity

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 9, 2021 59:56

    Today we find out why Sarah's mom thought giving Sarah an all-liver diet would make her smart (and it kind of worked?). Susie and Sarah realize that reality tv had completely different outcomes for them. Susie discusses the Val Kilmer documentary, the humiliation that can come with success, and why women can't be method actors. We mourn the death of an owl celebrity in Central Park who might've been part human. We learn why the cotton tote bags we use to help the planet are actually the worst. Sarah reveals recent Goodwill finds and Susie discusses the memories, grief, and truth through the lens of a family who lost their son on 9/11. 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 your first month of therapy at More podcasts at WAVE:

    EP547: Getting Lucky, Creative Inspiration, & Horse Girl

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 6, 2021 58:17

    Today we find out how to increase your creativity and create "moments of inspiration," and we're kind of annoyed about the advice. Sarah reveals why she is training for a 15K and Susie does not approve. Plus, we learn the secret to getting lucky, or at least finding a four-leaf clover, and Sarah is VERY excited about this nature discovery. We find out why math and geometry can help you find a lucky charm. 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 & get 20% off your order! For 30% off your first month plus free shipping on any crate line use code: BRAINCANDY at For a 30-day free trial of Dipsea's sexy content go to For free shipping & returns, go to More podcasts at WAVE:

    EP546: Sarah's Sexy Hotel Nightmare, Filet-o-Fish, & Secret Smoking

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 2, 2021 61:51

    Today we find out why Susie thinks she's extra lucky these days, but her mom disagrees. We discuss someone who recently trolled Sarah's instagram, but he denies all charges. We learn why female authors are getting a bum deal. Sarah tells a story about a VERY unfortunate discovery she made in her hotel room recently, and how she got gaslit by the hotel manager. Susie reveals the religious origins of the filet-o-fish. Sarah reveals a secret she's been keeping, and Susie is shocked! Plus, we discuss a scholar of honesty who was caught lying about his research. Join our book club, shop our merch, sign-up for our amazing 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:

    EP545: Sarah's Nature Romance, Speedwalking & Lesbian Declaration

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 30, 2021 58:59

    Today we get the update on Sarah's camping adventure with her new love interest, Barry!  We ask hard-hitting questions like, "where did you go poo?" and "did you smooch?". We find out whether it was a total disaster, a match made in camping heaven, or a cautiously optimistic scenario. Sarah reveals why mental health and the Olympics is more of an issue than we realized. We discuss Olympic events we think we could compete in and we debate whether the Olympics should even exist anymore. Plus, Susie says she was accused of queer-baiting by a listener, so we discuss whether she is an asshole or not. And Sarah makes an declaration to all of her lesbian love interests. 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: For a free refill pack with your order, go to Get 10% off your first month of therapy at More podcasts at WAVE:

    EP544: Reincarnation, Penis Snake, & Sherpa Scandal

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 23, 2021 56:42

    Today we hear a full-throated defense from Sarah about she would never join a cult. Susie remains dubious. We learn why Sarah believes in reincarnation, who she was in past lives, and why she thinks she has a native american spirit guide. We learn about a snake species that might be the most disgusting thing we've ever heard of, and why it's invading the United States. Sarah shares a news story about a man who took drastic measures to cure his constipation, and while it might have been successful, now he has bigger problems. We learn about the exploitation of sherpas, and why using a sherpa in Peru changed her mind about the practice. 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: To try the greatest vitamins ever, go to For a free trial of Noom, visit More podcasts at WAVE:

    EP543: Quakers, Bronze Medals, & French Culture Wars

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 19, 2021 58:29


    Today we debate whether dreams can be interpreted and whether they're meaningful. Susie talks about a woman who made an incredible astrophysical discovery, but her male mentor got the Nobel Prize for it. We find out who invented price tags, and are blown away that they even needed to be "invented." Susie updates us on the Mike Tyson documentary, and explains why everyone should value his redemptive life story. We find out why France gave all teenagers $350 and they're buying comic books with it. We learn the history of peanut butter and jelly and Susie is amazed that Sarah is still making these culinary wonders. Finally, we hear a scientific discovery about insects that Susie worries will contribute to homophobia. 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: For $20 off your first kit go to Get 10% off your first month of therapy at For a 30-day free trial of Dipsea's sexy content go to More podcasts at WAVE:


    EP542: Challenge TikTok Feedback and Mind/Body Connection

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 16, 2021 55:27

    Today we discuss the reaction people had to a recent TikTok Sarah did about Johnny taking the money on Rivals 3. Despite her proclamation that she is fine and dandy and unaffected by those events years ago, people still felt the need to question her emotions. We talk about how the comments still bother us all these years later. And we share how it feels to be told we "owe" it to the viewers to return. Plus, we find out why a "gut feeling" is actually a thing and could be the answer to a lot of our health concerns.  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 & get 20% off your order! For $60 off your first 3 boxes, go to & use promo code: BRAINCANDY60 For 20% off anything in the store, use code: CANDY at For 20% off your first purchase, go to More podcasts at WAVE:

    EP541: Mike Tyson, Appeal of Chaos, & Influencer Speak

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 12, 2021 57:21


    Today we talk about the documentary Dick Johnson is Dead, and the ways that a filmmaker is confronting her dad's mortality. We examine the legacy of Mike Tyson, and how befuddling it is to have a man who is at once a champion, an underdog, and a villain. We learn about the appeal of perversity and why people are inclined to look at train wrecks and be violent without any apparent payoff. Susie reveals the ways influencers, YouTubers, and TikTokers adjust their speech for their videos unknowingly. And we hear why Norway is cracking down on influencers' altered images. 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: Try Theragun for 30 days at For 30% off your first month plus free shipping on any crate line use code BRAINCANDY at More podcasts at WAVE:


    EP540: Sarah's Romance, Feminine Energy, & Simone Biles

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 9, 2021 62:35

    Today we get the best news ever--there's someone in Sarah's life who is getting her motor running, and we are HERE FOR IT! She tells us how they met (on Brain Candy!), why they're connecting on a deep level, and why she is so optimistic even though they've never met in real life. We discuss divine feminine energy, and why Sarah said she hid her softer side for so long. She also tells us why you should never throw your pet goldfish in a lake (which seems obvious, but apparently a lot of people don't know this?). Just so we're clear, you shouldn't throw ANY of your pets into lakes. We revisit the strange phenomenon of all of Sarah's pets prematurely dying. Plus, we discuss the Simone Biles Olympics story, the importance of mental health, and why we have a long way to go. 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: For a free trial of Noom, visit For free shipping & returns, go to For a 4 week trial, postage, & a digital scale, go to , click on the mic in the top right corner & enter code: BRAINCANDY More podcasts at WAVE:

    EP539: Gray Hair Reversal, Bear Terror, & Bezos Rage

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 5, 2021 61:11


    Today we discuss Sarah's theory about bathroom habits relating to disposition. Susie describes a short film that made her see her own ablism. We learn about a study that shows even a two week vacation can reverse the graying of your hair. Sarah gives us tips for curating our TikTok feed. Susie discusses a man who was terrorized for days by a bear in Alaska, and we theorize that it's because of climate change. We debate whether animals can be sociopaths. Susie claims phones aren't the problem with society despite what boomers say. And Sarah goes on an epic rant against Jeff Bezos. 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: 


    EP538: How Sarah Got Her Groove Back

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 2, 2021 59:17

    Today we find out how Sarah is starting to feel more herself, and participated in an unusual ceremony with a Buddhist ritualist to make it official. We discuss her affinity for heart shapes, and why they tend to appear when she needs a sign from the universe. Susie wonders aloud how it's possible that Sarah never joined a cult, and we're starting to think she should join a religion. Plus, we find out about a community in Florida where people are purposely (maybe) cutting off body parts to get a financial windfall. 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: For a free refill pack with your order, go to Get 10% off your first month of therapy at More podcasts at WAVE:

    EP537: Reality TV Shame, Resting Bitch Face, & Mystery Packages

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 29, 2021 57:11

    Today we find out whether marijuana can actually make you a better athlete (if Sarah is any indication, then the answer is yes!). We learn about very strange mystery packages that showed up across the country, and we are stumped about what is actually going on. We hear why resting bitch face has always been an accusation leveled at women--even 450 years ago. We find out why the national spelling bee brings immigrants closer together. And we discuss why reality tv imposes unnecessary shame on its participants for the sake of "entertainment". 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:

    EP536: Uniform Patriarchy, Water Food, & Birds Aren't Real

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 26, 2021 52:06

    Today we find out about the makeup discoveries Sarah recently made, and why she was out of the beauty loop. We get very wound up about the Olympics and their uniform rules in women's sports, and Sarah reveals uniform nonsense prevented her from becoming a volleyball player. We learn why growing plants underwater might be the solution to our soil issues. Plus, we hear about a vast community of weirdos who truly believe birds don't exist, and think they are secret government drones rather than, you know, actual animals. 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: To try the greatest vitamins ever, go to Go to and get 20% off your order! More podcasts at WAVE:

    EP535: Rent a Friend, Expiration Dates, & Religious Disgust

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 22, 2021 60:07

    Today we follow-up on the baby fetish debate, and respond to feedback from a listener. We learn about Williams Syndrome which makes people filled with love for everyone they meet. We discuss a company where you can "rent" a friend, and we debate whether this is a nice idea or an AWH (accident waiting to happen). We learn the truth behind expiration dates, and the reason Big Grocery wants you to throwaway your food. Susie explains why crowds disgust humans unless the other people in the crowd are thought to share our values, worldview, or insider status.  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:

    EP534: Christmas Cards, Cult of Busy-ness, & Women's Parade

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 19, 2021 61:49

    Today we find out why women in Ukraine's military wear heels. We learn why people are into dog years, but not cat years. We discuss the cult of busy-ness, and the cultural reasons why appearing busy is seen as a status symbol. Susie reveals the weird religious origins of this phenomenon, and Sarah explains why we should fight the impulse to busy ourselves. We learn about a study done on Christmas cards that shows when people started trying to seem busy. Susie wants to know if she really is "serious and quiet" as her husband alleged. We discuss the practice of "Franken-biting" on reality tv, and why it makes our skin crawl. 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: For a free trial of Noom, visit For 20% off anything in the store use code: CANDY at For 20% off your first purchase, go to Get 10% off your first month of therapy at More podcasts at WAVE:

    EP533: Fat Suits, Good Maps Bereavement, & Bird Paramedics

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 15, 2021 61:00

    Today we learn about Hollywoods uncomfortable history with the fat suit. We discuss whether this trend is changing, and why it was such a common plot device. We hear why people are searching Google Maps for pics of their loved ones. We find out about a rural Chinese town catering to the Instagram community, and why we're of two minds about it. We learn why African villagers get excited about wrong numbers, and make new friends from telephone misdials. We debate about whether elephants like to paint and we hear why some people search the streets of NYC looking for wounded birds. 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: For a 30-day free trial of Dipsea's sexy content go to For 30% off your first month plus free shipping on any crate line use code: BRAINCANDY at More podcasts at WAVE:

    EP532: Fetish Furniture, Sarah's Vagina, and Modest is Hottest

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 12, 2021 62:21

    Today we talk about Sarah's trip to Pittsburgh. She reveals why her competitive nature has decreased in her old age. We find out about an academic journal that wrong a strangely sexual fan fiction article about Britney Spears. Sarah explains why she's feeling extra empowered these days and why she wrote a letter to her vagina. We discuss the "ring by spring" phenomenon amongst evangelical women and the viral song called Modest is Hottest.  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: For a 4 week trial, postage, & a digital scale, go to , click on the mic in the top right corner & enter code: BRAINCANDY For $60 off your first 3 boxes go to  & use code: BRAINCANDY60 More podcasts at WAVE:

    EP531: Suitcase Wheels, Laundry Quandary, & Mirrors

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 8, 2021 63:49

    Today we find out what happened on Sarah's blind date. We find out why space travel is more disgusting than we realized, and now Sarah can't become an astronaut. We hear why suitcases didn't have wheels for too long (hint: the patriarchy). A woman fell 2 miles from a plane and survived, and we can't get over it. We discuss the Zodiac Killer, and the reason some people don't want to solve the mystery. Susie reveals the history of mirrors and their effect on human behavior. Plus, we learn a surprising finding about artificial limbs, and the reason it's better if they don't look like the actual body part. 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: For a free refill pack with your order, go to Get 10% off your first month of therapy at More podcasts at WAVE:

    EP530: Sarah's Blind Date, Free Britney, & Introverts

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 5, 2021 56:22

    A Brainiac set Sarah up on a blind date, and we discuss how she's feeling about and preparing for it. Susie rants about her "invisible labor" of making conversation and her weird resentment towards "introverts". We are angry with Nick Cannon and his sperm. We discuss whether Chris Brown can be rehabilitated. We lament Britney's conservatorship, and discuss her recent testimony. Sarah describes the rise and fall of Boyz II Men and how boy bands appropriated their whole look and sound. We find out why Sarah is becoming a birder, why one many was hit with a flying dildo, and the "is he gay or European" phenonmenon. 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 to get 20% off your order! For free shipping & returns, go to More podcasts at WAVE:

    EP529: Slip n Slide Shiz, Food Racism, & Telepathic Friends

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 28, 2021 60:30

    Today we find out why production was shut down on a network show because of...poo. We hear why some people think the grocery store's ethnic food aisle is racist. We learn how car roofs were originally seen as too *feminine* and we get ALL WOUND UP about men insisting on discomfort. It's a whole thing. We find out why women are getting ripped off on Cameo. We celebrate the end of Victoria's Secret's misogynistic rein. Susie describes a comedy special that was "genius" even though a white man made it. Plus, we find out how many friends is "normal" to have, and why our brains sync up with people we love. 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: For $20 off your first kit go to To try the greatest vitamins ever, go to More podcasts at WAVE:

    EP528: Whale Tale, Changing Reality, & Night Pee

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 24, 2021 55:51

    Today Sarah revealed that she finally broke down and started watching the Bachelorette. Sure, she doesn't know the name of the bachelorette and refers to the men as "chicken boy," et al, but there's some real potential for some high-quality commentary. Hear why Susie thinks reality tv and its audience has changed over the last year, and she doesn't enjoy it. Sarah discusses the man who was almost swallowed by a whale, and we debate the authenticity of his claim. We try to find out whether murder hornets do, in fact, sunbathe. Sarah celebrates her new bike, Susie laments how old she apparently is, and we debate which of us is more uncensored. 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: For a 30-day free trial of Dipsea's sexy content go to More podcasts at WAVE:

    EP527: Hysterical Pregnancy, Feeling Small, & Scissoring

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 21, 2021 99:24

    Today we find out about a very real and very weird phenomenon known as Couvade Syndrome, where a man develops pregnancy symptoms while his partner is pregnant. We debate whether this is attention-seeking, pouting, or sympathy pain. We learn about Pablo Escobar's "coke hippos" and a little more than we wanted about hippopotamus testicles. Sarah shares a hilarious story about her community college days. Susie teaches us how to feel small (in a good way). We hear about an woman who made elaborate, intricate scissor art and was compared to Rembrandt until people decided her art was too feminine. We discuss how bird enthusiast debate changing bird and organization names due to concerns about racism. We learn about the effects of Facetune on body image. Plus, we interview Nancy Jo Sales, author of Nothing Personal, about the disturbing world of dating apps. 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: For a free trial of Noom, visit For 20% off anything in the store use code CANDY at For 30% off your first month plus free shipping on any crate line, use code: BRAINCANDY at Get 10% off your first month of therapy at More podcasts at WAVE:

    EP526: Mindful Snack, Hangover Anxiety, & Boomer Bodies

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 17, 2021 61:53

    Today Sarah is a live wire--her ADHD is providing energy and emotions, and we're here for it. We find out about another high school yearbook scandal involving the "Senior mosts" or superlatives awarded to certain seniors, and we're blaming Covid. Sarah reveals the reason why Dalmatians are fire dogs, and it's not because they're deaf as some people have speculated. We find out why Susie is making friends with raccoons. We hear why there are more emotions than we realized including one for when you wake up after a night of drinking and panic about what you did whilst drunk. Sarah gives us a lesson in mindfulness and Susie shares why Boomers are more likely to be fatphobic.

    EP525: Talking Dogs, Marriage Pacts, & Crossword Equality

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 14, 2021 92:33

    Today we find out about a man whose bride died at the altar, so he married her sister instead (romance is alive!). Find out why people think dogs can talk, and Sarah is ready to train Bo to have some girl talk. Plus, we learn why robot dogs for lonely senior citizens might not be helping as much as we'd hope. We find out about the Marriage Pact Questionnaire sweeping the nation, and the reasons why young people are seeking mates at a young age now. We hear why one crossword puzzle editor is changing clues to give representation to women, minorities, and underrepresented groups. Plus, we talk to Mukunda Angulo about The Wolfpack documentary, which features his family and their life trapped in a NYC apartment, how they got out, and how his bravery freed his family from isolation. 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 & get 20% off your order! For $20 off plus free shipping, go to & use code: BRAIN For 20% off your first purchase, go to For $60 off your first 3 boxes, go to & use code: BRAINCANDY60 More podcasts at WAVE:

    EP524: Sarah's Invention, Women's Holes, & Dirty John

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 10, 2021 55:46

    Today we find out why Sarah has a list of inventions she can't discuss, but will also not invent. We find out about a "big little" farm that is getting things right. Sarah reveals an elevator horror story that makes us wonder why we ever got on an elevator. Susie and Sarah marvel at the miracle of flight. We learn about a 2-year-old genius who just tested into Mensa, and hear the reason Sarah relates to prodigies. Plus, we hear about the Dirty John series that made Sarah realize how marriage, divorce, and custody can be more complicated than you'd think.  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 your first month of therapy at For a free trial of Noom, visit More podcasts at WAVE:

    EP523: Slut Text, School Censorship, & Diamonds in Auschwitz

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 7, 2021 93:01

    Today we find out about an accidental slut-shaming text that has us WOUND UP. We discuss a public school who decided to censor yearbook pics that they deemed to be too racy because of *gasp* too much shoulder, a shadow of cleavage on girl's chests, and more while allowing boys to be scantily clad. Susie describes a magic trick that no one can figure out, and it's driving us crazy. We find out about some beautiful art that has been placed around the world to bring people into nature, but it has unintended consequences for the environment. Susie reveals the story of a woman in Auschwitz who managed to save her family's diamond heirlooms through incredible resourcefulness. Plus, we interview Frank & Cindy filmmaker, GJ Echternkamp about his masterpiece. 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: For a 4 week trial, postage, & a digital scale, go to , click on the mic in the top right corner & enter code: BRAINCANDY For $20 off your first kit go to For a free refill pack with your order, go to More podcasts at WAVE:

    EP522: Sarah's Vulnerability, Post-Pandemic Dating, & Epiphanies

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 3, 2021 55:40

    Today we basically have a therapy session where Susie and Sarah switch roles and Susie offers insight about Sarah's personality, life, and behaviors. We discuss food habits, childhood trauma, and mindfulness. Plus, Sarah reveals why post-pandemic dating might actually be better because people have changed their intentions since last year. She also discusses a recent law that was overturned that allows students to do yoga, but not without a few caveats. Hear why she is shocked about it all and how it relates to religion and race. Join our book club, shop our merch, sign-up for our free newsletter, & more by visiting The Brain Candy Podcast website: https://www.thebraincandypodcast.com Connect with us on social media: BCP Instagram: Susie's Instagram: Sarah's Instagram: BCP Twitter: Susie's Twitter: Sarah's Twitter: For a 30-day free trial of Dipsea's sexy content go to https://www.dipseastories.com/braincandy More podcasts at WAVE: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/artist/wave-podcast-network/1437831426

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