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SophieCo. Visionaries


People who look beyond today and see the bigger picture of what’s going on with humanity – great minds, visionaries, philosophers sit down with Sophie Shevardnadze to share their wisdom and muse over our present and our future.

Jul 23, 2021 07:46

Depression is genetic – psychiatrist

Depression is often seen as the scourge of our time. We look into how to spot it, then roll it back before it’s too late with Dr. Stuart Eisendrath, psychiatrist, founder of the University of California San Francisco Depression Center, and author of ‘When Antidepressants Aren’t Enough’.

Jul 16, 2021 07:29

Physical exercise helps grow new brain cells – neuroscientist

Life is motion and motion is life – the benefits of physical activity are hard to overestimate. How exactly does it influence the workings of our brain? We ask Wendy Suzuki, professor of neuroscience and psychology at the New York University Center for Neural Science.

Jul 9, 2021 06:51

Lab-made life possible very soon – Nobel Prize-winning astronomer

Planets beyond our solar system have until recently only existed in sci-fi and our imagination. Now, it’s not only possible to detect these objects that are light-years away, we can even gauge the potential for life on them. We discuss this with Professor Didier Queloz, astronomer and the 2019 Nobel Prize Laureate in Physics.

Jul 2, 2021 06:45

Magnitude of postpartum depression unheard of – reproductive psychiatrist

Being a mother brings joy and a sense of fulfilment, but it's also a psychological and physiological challenge. We discuss this with Dr. Jeffrey Newport, professor of psychiatry, behavioral sciences and women’s health.

Jun 25, 2021 06:44

Breathing exercises to reduce Covid damage – extreme athlete Wim Hof (2/2)

In the previous program, we talked to a unique athlete whose extraordinary endurance to cold brought about his nickname ‘The Iceman’. We continue talking to extreme athlete Wim Hof.

Jun 18, 2021 07:11

Cold is a great teacher – extreme athlete Wim Hof (1/2)

He climbed Mount Kilimanjaro in shorts, ran a half-marathon above the Arctic Circle barefoot, swam below the surface of a frozen lake, and he’s just cool. We talked to extreme athlete Wim Hof, aka the Iceman.