Pure Curiosity with Iris McAlpin

This podcast explores the curious nature of being human, and what it takes to be mentally healthy in our modern world.

Pure Curiosity allows you to listen in on conversations with world renowned neuroscientists, coaches, thought leaders and more! 

Feelings of helplessness, uncertainty and anxiety are being felt globally right now, and for good reason. We're experiencing a collective trauma. Most of us have never faced something quite like COVID-19 before, and it's only natural to be feeling unsettled. Thankfully there is...

In this episode, Victoria Welsby (a.k.a. Fierce Fatty) and I dive deep into body politics, eating disorder recovery, and the critical importance of fat activism in our society. Fat people are discriminated against in almost every area. They don't make as much money in the workp...

A lot of my content focuses women's issues because it's what I can speak to best, but I'm really passionate about the mental health of all genders. Speaking with Preston about the male experience of relationships, trauma, health and emotion was a real treat for me. He brings so...

This podcast was difficult to title, because it covers so much ground. Brad Kammer talks to us about connection, community, shame, fear, love, sexuality...he basically covers the range of human experience from both a clinical and personal perspective. His extensive work in the...

If you're anything like me, growing concerns about carbon emissions and news about the state of our planet are leaving you feeling alarmed. In the murky waters of fake news and misinformation, it can be difficult to parse out what concerned citizens and consumers need to be doi...

In this episode of Pure Curiosity, Shawn Nemeth, a coach, speaker, and founder of the Chester Street Foundation, discusses his triumph over a traumatic and abusive childhood.  We discuss the importance of taking responsibility for our recovery, the magic of forgiveness, and the...

Several years ago I read an article in the New York Times by Dr. Sandra Aamodt that made me feel like it was Christmas morning. It was the first time I had seen a legitimate scientist say authoritatively that dieting is counterproductive, and in many cases damaging. This was so...

When most people hear the term “psychedelic” it tends to conjure up images of tie dye and Woodstock at best, and people winding up homeless or losing their minds at worst. The media backlash after the 60’s, and the war on drugs did a great job distorting the public’s conception...

Even though we’ve had them our entire lives, emotions confound just about all of us at times.  Joy, anger, sadness, fear…they can seemingly come out of nowhere, and often defy logic.  Thankfully, there are people like Joie Seldon who have made it their life’s work to help us na...

What if you could play a fun, intelligent, self-adapting video game to treat your ADHD or depression?  What if a psychiatrist’s office was no longer just a place to get pills, but a place to lay back and immerse yourself in a Virtual Reality treatment environment?  It sounds li...

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