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Why Do You Know That?

Oct 9, 2019

This week, Nadia and Steve talk with writer and podcast host Joseph Scrimshaw (@JosephScrimshaw) about the specific topic of the concept of empathy throughout the 1999 prequel Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace. We get into how this epic space opera movie written and directed by George Lucas promotes cognitive,...


Oct 2, 2019

Fouette! FOUETTE! This week, Nadia and Steve talk with writer and podcast host Becky Feldman (@beckles212) about the specific topic of Jody Sawyer aka Amanda Schull and her dancing abilities in the cult classic film Center Stage. We get into Becky's love for this movie and her short-lived dance career, plus the making...


Sep 25, 2019

Anger, fear, joy? Oh my! This week, Steve and Nadia talk with actor Lilan Bowden (@yourfriendlilan) about the specific topic of the social scientists and studies behind facial expressions, including facial recognition disorders, the types of basic human emotions, micro expressions, and the development of the Facial...


Sep 18, 2019

This week, Steve and Nadia talk with actor and podcast host Mike Mitchell (@BDayBoysMitch) about the specific topic of rock group Dave Matthews Band. The Doughboys host fills us in on why this collegiate jam band is so important to him -- specifically their third album, Before These Crowded Streets. How did MTV's TRL...


Sep 11, 2019

All aboard the Titanic! This week, Steve and Nadia talk with writer, artist, and host Cait Raft (@caitraft) about the specific topic of the blockbuster film Titanic, and specifically about how the character Jack Dawson, played by Leonardo DiCaprio, is actually a Manic Pixie Dream Boy. We get into how Jack's MPDB status...