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Brain Juice

Brain Juice

By Neha Shaw
Learn something new every week! Neha centers Brain Juice around the mindset that there is something to be learned from everything, so each episode focuses on a specific, interesting idea or event. Prepare to laugh, learn, and have loads of fun! Be sure to check out the Instagram and Twitter @brainjuicebox for updates and fun facts!
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Book Talk: The Martian by Andy Weir
Welcome to Brain Juice, a podcast where you can learn something new every week. Prepare to laugh, learn, and have loads of fun! Be sure to check out the Instagram and Twitter pages @brainjuicebox for updates and fun facts, and leave a review/rating if you like what you’re hearing! Hosted by Neha Shaw. Keep up with Brain Juice! (https://linktr.ee/brainjuicepodcast) Today's episode is a book talk with my friend Ainsley Gill, where I discuss Andy Weir's The Martian. Mrs. Sano, if you're reading this, hi! Glad you're here:)  To all of my loyal Brain Juice followers, this is part of an assignment for AP Psychology. If you're new and like what you heard, thanks for stopping by! I hope you all enjoy this more casual, bonus type of episode.
16:24
March 5, 2021
Passion Into Action (In Action)
Welcome to Brain Juice, a podcast where you can learn something new every week. Prepare to laugh, learn, and have loads of fun! Be sure to check out the Instagram and Twitter pages @brainjuicebox for updates and fun facts, and leave a review/rating if you like what you’re hearing! Hosted by Neha Shaw. Keep up with Brain Juice! (https://linktr.ee/brainjuicepodcast) Joined by Dr. Mercy Asiedu and Andrea Shinyoung Kim, we dive into how these powerhouses turned their passions into action in their intellectual pursuits and are making change as they go! From app development and virtual reality to filmmaking and healthcare device implementation, these individuals have explored it all. Learn about the work that they are doing and hear their sage advice to people exploring new interests and topics.  Watch The (In)visible Organ Learn more about Mercy's work: mHealth App (GAP Health Technologies) Instagram Twitter Facebook Website Calla Health Foundation
32:16
March 4, 2021
Jelly Jubilee
Welcome to Brain Juice, a podcast where you can learn something new every week. Prepare to laugh, learn, and have loads of fun! Be sure to check out the Instagram and Twitter pages @brainjuicebox for updates and fun facts, and leave a review/rating if you like what you’re hearing! Hosted by Neha Shaw. Keep up with Brain Juice! (https://linktr.ee/brainjuicepodcast) This episode is about all things jellyfish! We will explore ancient and modern, simple and complex, deep sea-dwelling and outer space-visiting blooms and smacks of jellyfish from the surface to ocean-y depths. Here is everything you didn’t know you needed to know about jellies. Enjoy! Learn more: All of your in-depth jellyfish info from Smithsonian: https://ocean.si.edu/ocean-life/invertebrates/jellyfish-and-comb-jellies#section_16508 How jellies reproduce: https://www.aquarium.co.za/blog/entry/jellyfish-life-cycle Cool facts from NatGeo: https://www.cbc.ca/kidscbc2/the-feed/10-cool-things-you-didnt-know-about-jellyfish Images of various Jellyfish species (via NatGeo): https://www.nationalgeographic.com/environment/oceans/photos/ocean-jellyfish/
11:46
November 15, 2020
That's My Type!
Welcome to Brain Juice, a podcast where you can learn something new every week. Prepare to laugh, learn, and have loads of fun! Be sure to check out the Instagram and Twitter pages @brainjuicebox for updates and fun facts, and leave a review/rating if you like what you’re hearing! Hosted by Neha Shaw. Keep up with Brain Juice! (https://linktr.ee/brainjuicepodcast) This episode is about the Enneagram personality test, including different types and how they impact the people who live by them. What role can personality tests play in our livelihoods? Guest Kaylee Corbin discusses the answer to this question and many more as she and Neha tackle the Enneagram's basics as well as how to understand the Enneagram system. References: Learn more and continue the conversation! The Enneagram Institute 
36:43
September 6, 2020
Robot Invasion
Welcome to Brain Juice, a podcast where you can learn something new every week. Prepare to laugh, learn, and have loads of fun! Be sure to check out the Instagram and Twitter pages @brainjuicebox for updates and fun facts, and leave a review/rating if you like what you’re hearing! Hosted by Neha Shaw. Keep up with Brain Juice! (https://linktr.ee/brainjuicepodcast) To kick off Season 2 of Brain Juice, we begin with an episode that will specifically compare ebooks and paperback books and then widens the lens to see the bigger picture: humanity’s advancement in the direction of greater technological influence and artificial intelligence. In 2020, as a global pandemic drives people into their homes, physically distanced from others, our technology and digital spaces play a larger role than ever before. How did we get here? What’s next? Resources: Learn more! Automation: https://youtu.be/WSKi8HfcxEk Future of AI: https://www.ibm.com/watson/advantage-reports/future-of-artificial-intelligence.html AI creates a song: https://youtu.be/4MKAf6YX_7M AI inventions (TED 2017): https://youtu.be/aR5N2Jl8k14 AI Art (TED 2020): https://youtu.be/UxQDG6WQT5s
19:44
August 23, 2020
Feed Your Mind
Welcome to Brain Juice, a podcast where you can learn something new every week. Prepare to laugh, learn, and have loads of fun! Be sure to check out the Instagram and Twitter pages @brainjuicebox for updates and fun facts, and leave a review/rating if you like what you’re hearing! Hosted by Neha Shaw. Keep up with Brain Juice! (https://linktr.ee/brainjuicepodcast) This episode is the final episode of season 1! Because it is a season finale, we will dive into why and how learning can actually be a lot of fun, how to continually stimulate your curiosity and expand your knowledge, and what listeners have been learning throughout the duration of Brain Juice’s inaugural season. Why learning from others and engaging in dialogue is important: Conversations Create Change (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/conversations-create-change/id1516360836?i=1000476850453) Thank you so much for your continued support for Brain Juice! Learn something new today!
24:48
July 26, 2020
A Coffee Bean's Journey
Welcome to Brain Juice, a podcast where you can learn something new every week. Prepare to laugh, learn, and have loads of fun! Be sure to check out the Instagram and Twitter pages @brainjuicebox for updates and fun facts, and leave a review/rating if you like what you’re hearing! Hosted by Neha Shaw. Keep up with Brain Juice! (https://linktr.ee/brainjuicepodcast) This episode follows the journey of a coffee bean from the farm all the way to your mug! Follow along with Brain Juice to learn more about what some call “bean juice” and what others consider to be a morning staple. References: Learn more! Coffee-growing Countries (https://www.ncausa.org/About-Coffee/Coffee-Around-the-World) Imports from International Coffee Organization (ICO) (http://www.ico.org/prices/m4-imports.pdf) World Coffee Consumption from the ICO (http://www.ico.org/prices/new-consumption-table.pdf) USDA Coffee Report 2020 (https://apps.fas.usda.gov/psdonline/circulars/coffee.pdf)
20:02
July 18, 2020
Vote: It Does Matter
Welcome to Brain Juice, a podcast where you can learn something new every week. Prepare to laugh, learn, and have loads of fun! Be sure to check out the Instagram and Twitter pages @brainjuicebox for updates and fun facts, and leave a review/rating if you like what you’re hearing! Hosted by Neha Shaw. Keep up with Brain Juice! (https://linktr.ee/brainjuicepodcast) This episode is being released on the 4th of July because one of the most American things we can do is vote! Learn about the who, what, where, when, and why surrounding voting as well as some other voting methods people are considering. Link to register to vote: https://www.vote.org/register-to-vote/ Watch this!!! Patriot Act: We’re Doing Elections Wrong (https://youtu.be/MykMQfmLIro) References: Learn more and continue the conversation! American Voting Timeline: https://www.sos.wa.gov/_assets/elections/history-of-voting-in-america-timeline.pdf The 15th Amendment and Voting Rights Act of 1965: https://www.history.com/topics/black-history/fifteenth-amendment Super Close Elections, NPR 2018: https://www.npr.org/2018/11/03/663709392/why-every-vote-matters-the-elections-decided-by-a-single-vote-or-a-little-more
22:56
July 13, 2020
Make This Go Viral
Welcome to Brain Juice, a podcast where you can learn something new every week. Prepare to laugh, learn, and have loads of fun! Be sure to check out the Instagram and Twitter pages @brainjuicebox for updates and fun facts, and leave a review/rating if you like what you’re hearing! Hosted by Neha Shaw, guests Kaitlin Chung and Isabella Murray. Today’s episode is all about viruses. Neha Shaw, Kaitlin Chung, and Isabella Murray dive into what a virus is, how it enters the body and functions, some other coronaviruses we have seen, and the latest pandemic, COVID-19. Keep up with Brain Juice! (https://linktr.ee/brainjuicepodcast) References: Learn more! Basic definition of a virus (https://www.nature.com/scitable/definition/virus-308/) In depth look at viruses (https://www.britannica.com/science/virus) How viruses invade cells (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4788752/) Definition of a coronavirus (https://www.livescience.com/what-are-coronaviruses.html) Sars-Cov-2 (COVID-19) Remaining in Air (https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMc2004973) Why wear a mask? (https://www.bbc.com/future/article/20200504-coronavirus-what-is-the-best-kind-of-face-mask)
16:12
June 28, 2020
Behind the Breakfast
Welcome to Brain Juice, a podcast where you can learn something new every week. Prepare to laugh, learn, and have loads of fun! Be sure to check out the Instagram and Twitter pages @brainjuicebox for updates and fun facts, and leave a review/rating if you like what you’re hearing! Hosted by Neha Shaw. Keep up with Brain Juice! This episode is about all things breakfast, from why it is important to where the name originated, what people around the world like to eat, and more. References: Learn more here and continue the conversation! Rush Medical Center - The Science Behind Breakfast  TIME - 5 Fascinating Facts About Breakfast
18:37
June 22, 2020
Latest in Space
Welcome to Brain Juice, a podcast where you can learn something new every week. Prepare to laugh, learn, and have loads of fun! Be sure to check out the Instagram and Twitter pages @brainjuicebox for updates and fun facts, and leave a review/rating if you like what you’re hearing! Hosted by Neha Shaw. Keep up with Brain Juice! (https://linktr.ee/brainjuicepodcast) Today’s episode is all about the latest happenings, discoveries, initiatives, and interesting facts regarding outer space and humanity’s exploration of it. Learn more! SpaceX  Rocket Lab  ANDESITE mission/research  More Hubble Discoveries!  Hubble Telescope News and Photos  Why Looking at the Stars is a Look Back in Time - Forbes  Thank you so much for listening and for your continued support!
19:48
June 14, 2020
Women Can Be Funny?
Welcome to Brain Juice, a podcast where you can learn something new every week. Prepare to laugh, learn, and have loads of fun! Be sure to check out the Instagram and Twitter @brainjuicebox for updates and fun facts, and leave a review if you want to! Hosted by Neha Shaw.  Keep up with Brain Juice!  This episode tackles the common misconception that women are not funny, which is not something people often say but do think subconsciously. If you are in need of a good laugh, here are some videos: Melissa Villasenor's Impressions: https://youtu.be/51ox079o7l4 Compilation of Kate McKinnon's sketches as Justin Bieber: https://youtu.be/4diQzaP_x3k Bit from "Chelsea Peretti: One of the Greats" on Netflix: https://youtu.be/gWD6t_k4Uro Leslie Jones on Late Night with Seth Meyers: https://youtu.be/OBymT8nmmT0 Thank you for listening and for your ongoing support! Happy laughing, and keep learning!
25:44
June 9, 2020
Conversations Create Change!
Welcome to Brain Juice, a podcast where you can learn something new every week. Prepare to laugh, learn, and have loads of fun! Be sure to check out the Instagram and Twitter @brainjuicebox for updates and fun facts! Hosted by Neha Shaw. This episode is about how conversations and civil discourse, even outside one's comfort zone, can bring about and spur on change and progress in our communities and pieces of the world. Sikyra Castle and Alex Richmond spoke with me today and shared their insight and thoughts in a Zoom conversation about civil discourse. Thank you to these two wonderful leaders, individuals, and friends for your words and advice. Listen with an open mind! There are more ways to learn beyond reading, watching the news, or listening to podcasts; engaging in dialogue with others around you can be just as enriching. Check out Alex's Mustang Monthly article here: https://khsmustangmonthly.com/2468/opinion/educate-yourself-the-role-of-social-media-in-2020/ As always, stay tuned and keep learning! Thank you for listening and for your support.
33:15
June 4, 2020
Snail Mail
Welcome to Brain Juice, a podcast where you can learn something new every week. Prepare to laugh, learn, and have loads of fun! Be sure to check out the Instagram and Twitter @brainjuicebox for updates and fun facts! Hosted by Neha Shaw. This episode is all about snail mail and written communication, as both a fun leisure activity and in many different forms throughout history. Here are the links to the articles referenced: Sumerian Inventions - https://www.history.com/news/sumerians-inventions-mesopotamia Morse Code & the Telegraph - https://www.history.com/topics/inventions/telegraph I also wrote an article about this for my school's news site, Mustang Monthly! Check it out here: https://khsmustangmonthly.com/2397/features/snail-mail-unconventional-connection/ Thank you for listening to Brain Juice, and happy learning!
22:35
June 3, 2020
All Aboard!
Welcome to Brain Juice, a podcast where you can learn something new every week. Prepare to laugh, learn, and have loads of fun! Be sure to check out the Instagram and Twitter @brainjuicebox for updates and fun facts! Hosted by Neha Shaw. This episode is my welcome to you, the listener, and an introduction to what Brain Juice is all about. Stay tuned!
12:40
June 1, 2020