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Laugh & Learn with the award winning Brain Candy Podcast, hosted by Susie Meister PhD, & Sarah Rice MFT from MTV's The Challenge. These ladies discuss interesting topics, articles and pop culture news on every subject imaginable. Science, psychology, books, trivia, & documentaries. Over 600 hours of educational hilarity!

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Laugh & Learn with the award winning Brain Candy Podcast, hosted by Susie Meister PhD, & Sarah Rice MFT from MTV's The Challenge. These ladies discuss interesting topics, articles and pop culture news on every subject imaginable. Science, psychology, books, trivia, & documentaries. Over 600 hours of educational hilarity!

Visit https://thebraincandypodcast.com/ for more details. << Show Less
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EP636: Challenge Therapy, Asylum Entertainment, & Sex Doll Overdose 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:
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EP636: Challenge Therapy, Asylum Entertainment, & Sex Doll Overdose 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 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:
EP634: Victoria's Secret, Male Trees, & Magical Thinking Hear what it was like for Sarah to rewatch Exes II with her boyfriend, and why it gave her a whole new perspective of the show. Susie discusses the Victoria's Secret documentary and how the "fantasy" they were creating was really toxic and driven by, you guessed it, the patriarchy. We learn how the suburbs are riddled with male trees, and it is having a surprising effect on our health (and it ain't good). Susie almost got into a fight at Banjo Night, of all places, and she explains what happens when she hits a breaking point. We discuss Steve Jobs's habit of "magical thinking" and how it ultimately cost him his life. We debate whether climate activists gluing themselves to artwork is helpful (and Sarah just wants to know what kind of glue it 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: Get 20% off your first order at Sign up for your trial today at Get $20 off your first purchase at More podcasts at WAVE:
EP633: Backyard Burial, Gulliver's Hallucinations, & Tennis Scores Hear why Sarah feels bad about her broccoli theft, but Susie changed her mind about Sarah pulling the stems off. Sarah teaches us why scoring in tennis is so weird, and for some reason Susie is mad about it. We learn whether it's legal to bury someone in your backyard, and hear why there are rules about it beyond just location. Susie tells Sarah she should become a psychic because of her "fan fiction" mental game. We learn about a very strange mental disorder that makes people see teeny tiny people doing crazy things. It's wild. 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! Go to to take your Hair Goals quiz, and you’ll save 25% on your first order! Get 15% off your first order at More podcasts at WAVE:
EP632: Girls Gone Wild, Dark Web, & Dead Tattoos Sarah makes a very good point about parenting, and it might just seal the deal on whether she wants to have kids or not. We discuss the Britney Griner detention in Russia, and Susie is worked up about the fact that she is still there and that many female athletes have to work in Europe in the off-season just to make ends meet. Susie watched the Girls Gone Wild Exposed documentary, and it is truly disturbing. Girls Gone Wild was definitely not just a spring break romp, it is full-on porn and they didn't pay the talent, had them sign contracts under the influence, and some of them were underage. It's beyond. We discuss an interview of Michael Jackson that Susie sees in a whole new disturbing light. We discuss a new trend where people are saving the skin of their deceased loved ones to preserve their tattoos. Sarah reveals why she changed her mind about Amazon and it's hilarious. 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 an at-home lab test at Go to & use code: braincandy16 for 16 free meals across 7 boxes AND 3 free gifts! Get 25% off at & use code: CANDY at checkout! More podcasts at WAVE:
EP631: Pain Tunnels, Celibacy, & Dick Hieroglyphics Today we hear why Sarah loves climbing mountains when she is not on television only, and she describes how she gets through "pain tunnels" during physical exertion. We hear about a study that shows Tibetan monks might provide the answers on the genetics of celibacy. Susie reveals why she is pissed at Sarah, and let's just say it's definitely about t-rex arms. Sarah talks about an ancient inscription found where a woman gets revenge on a man by drawing a dick and calling him out. Sarah explains why there's confusion about anal sex, and changing the way we talk about it might show it's more popular than we realized.  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:
EP630: Sandwich Architecture, Medieval Times, & Sex Negative Hear about a documentary Susie watched that made her wonder if she is ableist. The film also made Susie and Sarah have their third fight about the proper way to build a sandwich. We discuss certain common phrases that might be offensive, but we aren't sure. We learn about a unionization effort of Medieval Times's employees and Sarah thinks its the fault of divorced dads who shop at Kohl's. Sarah explains why she doesn't like "forced participation," and we realize that all those annoying ice-breakers leaders insist upon might actually be effective. Susie realizes she isn't as "sex positive" as she thought, and Sarah tries to explain why a sex doll might be a bridge to healing. For real. She said 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: Get 10% off their first month 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 - at to start your subscription! More podcasts at WAVE:
EP629: Croakies, Reverse Deja Vu, & Tetris Trauma Hear lots of bad news on today's show! But also laugh along with Susie who is apparently losing her mind. We somehow have a long conversation about Croakies, the sunglass strap that really made a fashion splash in the 80s and 90s. Sarah explains the opposite of deja vu, jamais vu, which is when you enter a space that is very familiar, but it feels brand new, and explains why we've all experienced it in one very realatable way. Susie talks about how playing Tetris and word games can reduce intrusive thoughts after a traumatic experience. We learn which chores make kids do better in school. Sarah describes what it's like to have ADHD, and Susie analyzes Sarah's alter ego, Tuesday's Sacrifice. Plus, we talk about pubic hair shapes, psychics, and the All-Star Challenge. 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 any order of $50 or more at More podcasts at WAVE:
EP628: Men Are The Worst, Smile Influencer, & Love Curious Hear Susie talk about how she's had it up to HERE with men. She says that it's hard to find out for sure that you're seen as not a fully formed person, and all the evidence points to men being the problem. Her thoughts were reinforced watching Leave No Trace about the sexual abuse of thousands of Boy Scouts. Her suspicions were again confirmed watching the Menudo documentary even though she thought it was going to be a light-hearted musical treat. We discuss the J Lo documentary chronicling her Superbowl halftime show. Sarah explains the secret to long-lasting love. Susie and Sarah plot ways to get free plastic surgery despite their better judgment. We learn about the history of smiling, and why one woman artist changed smiling forever in the 1700s. 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 during your first 3 months at Get an extended 30 day free trial at Get 10% off during your first 3 months at More podcasts at WAVE:
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