The Smell Podcast

The Smell Podcast

By The Smell Podcast
Welcome to The Smell Podcast, where we explore all things smell. If you have a smell/taste disorder or are supporting a family member who does, this podcast is for you! We'll explore listener stories, news, and current research on smell and taste!
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Episode 42 - An Interview with Ear Nose & Throat Rhinologist, Dr. Simon Gane
This week, listen in as I speak with Dr. Simon Gane, an Ear, Nose, and Throat Rhinologist and Surgeon based in the United Kingdom. Dr. Gane is also a board member for AbScent, the UK based charity focused on raising awareness about smell disorders!  To learn more about the vibrational theory of olfaction, click here.   To learn more about Sniffin' Sticks, click here.  To donate to one of the following organizations click on the name of the one you're interested in!  AbScent Monell Center University of Pennsylvania Smell and Taste Center Fifth Sense Rocky Mountain Taste and Smell Center
42:23
August 6, 2019
Episode 41 - "Regaining your sense of smell"
This week, listen in as I read the article "Regaining your sense of smell" written by Jim Mertens for Ivanhoe Broadcast News. The article discusses how smell training can help some people regain their sense of smell.  To read the article and see the accompanying video, click here. 
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July 23, 2019
Episode 40 - An Interview with Ilona Owusu, Dutch Anosmia Patient Association Board Member!
This week, listen in as I speak with Ilona Owusu, Board Member of the Dutch Anosmia Patient Assocation and founder of NoseMe, a smell training app for those with olfactory disorders.  To learn more about the Dutch Anosmia Patient Assocation,  ReukSmaakStoornis, click here.  To see Ilona's video interview about smell training, click here.  To visit the Dutch Anosmia Patient Association Facebook group, click here.  To learn more about NoseMe, click here.  To read the magazine, "Behind Glass", click here. 
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July 9, 2019
Episode 39 - An Interview with John Phillips, Congenital Anosmic
This week, listen in as I chat with John Phillips, who has congenital anosmia. We talk about his experiences growing up and living with anosmia and how it impacts his career as a scientist. 
25:05
June 25, 2019
Episode 38 - "New Study Reveals How One Person's 'Smellscape' Can Differ From Another's"
This week, listen in as we learn about how one person's ability to smell something may be completely different from another's. We read "New Study Reveals How One Person's 'Smellscape" Can Differ from Another's" written by Meilan Solly for Smithsonian magazine, online.  To read the article, click here.  To check out Meilan Solly's Twitter page, click here. 
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June 11, 2019
Episode 37 - An Interview with Rakesh Kamal, Fellow Podcast Host, and Congenital Anosmic!
This week, listen in as I chat with fellow podcaster, Rakesh Kamal currently living in Delhi, India. Rakesh believes he has congenital anosmia and grew up without a sense of smell. We chat about what it's like living with anosmia, his time in Idaho and Montana, and his current work with his wife on Suno India, a podcast platform with multiple shows.  To learn more about Suno India and the podcasts available on this platform, click here.  To visit Suno India on Facebook, click here.  To listen to Suno India's episode: "Farmers Vs. PepsiCo, click here.  To visit Suno India on Twitter, click here.  To visit Suno India on Instagram, click here. 
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May 28, 2019
Episode 36 - "Smelling with your tongue"
This week, please listen in as we learn how humans may be able to smell with our tongues!  To read "Smelling with your tongue" published by www.sciencedaily.com click here. 
06:29
May 21, 2019
Episode 35 - An Interview with Kathy Clugston, Congenital Anosmic!
This week, listen in as BBC Radio 4 presenter, Kathy Clugston, and I discuss what it was like for her to grow up with congenital anosmia. Kathy created a radio documentary for BBC Radio 4 called, "The Neglected Sense". Make sure that you go and give it a listen if you haven't already done so!  To listen to Kathy's radio documentary, "The Neglected Sense", click here.  To find Kathy on Twitter, click here.  To find Kathy on Instagram, search for "cluggers".  To learn more about the study that I referenced, "Sweaty T-Shirts and Human Mate Choice", click here.  The SmellTaste 2019 conference is happening soon, click here to learn more. 
43:59
May 7, 2019
Episode 34 - An Interview with "Living Well with Anosmia" Founder, Debbie Jinks
This week, listen in as I speak with the founder of the "Living Well with Anosmia" page on Facebook, Debbie Jinks. Debbie is a fellow anosmic who has dealt with bouts of parosmia.  To visit the "Living Well with Anosmia" page on Facebook, click here.  To visit Debbie's blog about anosmia, click here.  You can learn more about Debbie's new business, "Purely Peppers" on Facebook by clicking here.  Connect with Debbie on Pinterest here and Twitter here.  You can find out more about SmellTaste 2019 here. 
30:41
April 23, 2019
Episode 33 - An Interview with author of "A World Without Smells", Lars Lundqvist
This week, listen in as I talk with Lars Lundqvist, a congenital anosmic turned author, who wrote "A World Without Smells".  You can find Lars' website online here. To read a description of "A World Without Smells" click here, to buy a copy, click here.  You can visit the Congenital Anosmia support group on Facebook here and Anosmics of the World, Unite Facebook group here.  To find out more and register for the SmellTaste 2019 conference, click here. 
33:56
April 9, 2019
Episode 32 - "Passing the sniff test" by Rebecca Trager
This week, listen in as I read "Passing the sniff test" written by Rebecca Trager for Chemistry World. We'll learn about George Aldrich, who has one of the most unique jobs out there!  To read "Passing the sniff test" by Rebecca Trager, click here.  To find Rebecca on Twitter, click here.   To watch "NASA's Staff Sniffer" on YouTube, published by the Science Channel, click here.  To learn more about the SmellTaste 2019 conference, click here. 
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March 26, 2019
Episode 31 - An Interview with Dr. Kelly Cawcutt
This week, listen in as Dr. Kelly Cawcutt, with the University of Nebraska Medical Center, and I talk about her experience being a medical professional and experiencing anosmia! To read her article, "When You Stop to Smell the Roses and Cannot Smell a Thing", published on Physician's Weekly, click here.  To find Dr. Cawcutt on Twitter, click here.  To learn more about the SmellTaste 2019 conference and to register online, click here. 
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March 19, 2019
Episode 30 - "The Neglected Sense" by Kathy Clugston
This week, I invite you all to listen to BBC Radio 4 presenter, Kathy Clugston's story about living with congenital anosmia.  You can find the interview on the BBC website here.  To donate to the Facebook campaign benefiting the Monell Chemical Senses Center, click here. 
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March 12, 2019
Episode 29 - An Interview with Nick No!
This week, listen in as I chat with Nick No about her experiences living with parosmia. Parosmia can be a debilitating condition for people to live with, it is a condition where a person does not perceive smells correctly. Generally, all smells are perceived in a negative way, aka everything smells awful.   To visit the Parosmia/Phantosmia Facebook support group, click here.   To visit the Acquired Anosmia and Parosmia Facebook support group, click here. 
27:56
March 5, 2019
Episode 28 - Anosmia Awareness Day 2019!
This is a special episode to celebrate Anosmia Awareness Day!  To support my Facebook fundraising campaign benefiting the Monell Chemical Sciences Center, click here. Thank you! 
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February 27, 2019
Episode 27 - An Interview with Dr. Steve Munger
This week, in celebration of Anosmia Awareness Day tomorrow, listen in as I chat with Dr. Steve Munger from the University of Florida Center for Smell and Taste.  To learn more about Dr. Munger, click here.  You can find information about the University of Florida Center for Smell and Taste here.  If you'd like to learn more about the Smell Disorders Clinic at the University of Florida, click here.  To learn more and register for the SmellTaste 2019 conference, click here.  The Anosmia Awareness Facebook page is available here. 
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February 26, 2019
Episode 26 - An Interview with Joel Robinson!
This week, listen in as Joel Robinson and I chat about his experiences living with parosmia. Joel started a new business, Hunter and the Harp, a meadery in Australia, then became anosmic/parosmic soon after.  If you live in Australia and would like to purchase mead from Hunter and the Harp, visit them here.  You can find Hunter and the Harp on Facebook here.  You can find an article about Joel and parosmia titled "Australian mead maker fights rare olfactory condition to produce the unusual fermented beverage" here.  If you're struggling with an olfactory disorder and/or are just interested in learning more about smell training, visit the Facebook group here. 
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February 19, 2019
Episode 25 - An Interview with Kim Price!
This week, listen in as I chat with fellow anosmic, Kim Price, a listener from the United Kingdom.  To watch Kim's "Real Rescues" story on YouTube and to see footage of her accident, visit YouTube here.  If you'd like to get in touch with Kim, you can reach her via email at kimprice05@gmail.com.   To learn more about the books Kim and I chatted about visit: A World Without Smells  Season to Taste: How I Lost My Sense of Smell and Found My Way The Scent of Desire: Discovering Our Enigmatic Sense of Smell Remembering Smell: A Memoir of Losing -- and Discovering -- the Primal Sense You can register for the SmellTaste 2019 conference online here. 
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February 12, 2019
Episode 24 - An Interview with Leah Holzel!
This week, listen in as I chat with Leah Holzel, a chef who has personal experience dealing with olfactory dysfunction.  If you'd like to contact Leah, send her an email at lholzel@mac.com  If you'd like to try the golden biscotti recipe, visit  www.monell.org/anosmia_recipe_page.  To get signed up for the Monell Center newsletter, visit  http://www.monell.org/news/category/getupdates.  If you want to learn more about smell training, visit www.smelltraining.co.uk.  If you want to learn more about the Rockefeller Center smell study that Leah mentions, visit  https://www.rockefeller.edu/research/vosshall-laboratory/completed-projects/166747-smell-study/. 
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February 5, 2019
Episode 23 - A Short Story by Liv Håker
This week, listen in as Norwegian singer/songwriter, Liv Håker, shares a short story with us about what it's like to live with a smell disorder!  If you'd like to learn more about Liv and her music, visit her website, http://livhaker.no/ or her Facebook page,  www.facebook.com/livhakerno/.  To listen to Liv's song, "Waiting for You" visit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=51lkXsWZ3Tc&feature=youtu.be.  You can find out more information and register for the SmellTaste 2019 conference online at www.smelltaste.org. 
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January 29, 2019
Episode 22 - Interview with Dr. Federica Genovese from the Monell Center
This week, listen in as I chat with Dr. Federica Genovese from the Monell Chemical Senses Center in Philadelphia. Dr. Genovese discusses her work at the Monell Center including research on the trigeminal nerve, what it is, how it works, and how it might have something to do with migraines.  If you'd like to learn more about Dr. Genovese, please visit https://www.monell.org/faculty/people/federica_genovese.  To learn more about her research with microvillous cells (which she briefly mentions towards the end), visit https://www.monell.org/news/news_releases/microvillous_sentinel_Tizzano_SCC_olfaction. You can email Dr. Genovese at fgenovese@monell.org and follow her on Twitter @FedericaGenove5.  You can find more information and register now for the SmellTaste 2019 conference at www.smelltaste.org. 
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January 22, 2019
Episode 21 - Interview with Dr. Beverly Cowart from the Monell Center
This week, listen in as I chat with Dr. Beverly Cowart, a scientist, with the Monell Chemical Senses Center in Philadelphia about her work, olfactory training, and the future of smell research!  If you'd like to learn more about Dr. Cowart, please visit https://www.monell.org/faculty/people/cowart.  To learn more about anosmia research at the Monell Center, visit https://www.monell.org/research/anosmia/related_monell_research.  To learn more about the SmellTaste 2019 conference, visit http://www.smelltaste.org/. 
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January 15, 2019
Episode 20 - Interview with Don Heins on Parosmia
This week, listen in as I chat with Don Heins about his experience living with parosmia!  If you're interested in learning more about parosmia, you can click here.  To find the "Acquired Anosmia and Parosmia Support Page" on Facebook, click here.  
23:11
January 8, 2019
Episode 19 - Drug Service Dogs and Marijuana Legalization... Now What?
Happy New Year's! This week, listen to this episode about police service dogs who are trained to sniff out drugs and what might happen to them if marijuana becomes legalized in the state of Nebraska.  To read the original article and watch the videos that go along with it (cute dogs) click here.  You can follow Kelsey on Twitter @KelseyDickeson and on Facebook @KelseyDickesonLocal4.  To listen to the "Girl Who Can't Smell Show" podcast, click here. 
05:49
January 1, 2019
Episode 18 - Interview with Fifth Sense Founder, Duncan Boak!
Merry Christmas! This week, listen in as I chat with Duncan Boak, the founder of Fifth Sense, a charity for people affected by smell and taste disorders!  If you'd like to watch the presentation Duncan gave at the Monell Center in February 2017, click here.   Check out Fifth Sense by going to www.fifthsense.org.uk.  Check out the SmellTaste 2019 conference online at www.smelltaste.org. 
35:50
December 25, 2018
Episode 17 - Smell and Virtual Reality
This week, join me in learning about how a company is using smell to impact virtual reality!  If you're interested in reading the entire article, "From stinky to cookies: Orlando firm creates scents for virtual reality games, military training", please click here. Don't forget that there is a great video that goes along with the article!  If you'd like to get in touch with the author, Marco Santana, you can email him at MarcoSantana@orlandosentinel.com.  The SmellTaste 2019 conference website is located at www.smelltaste.org.
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December 18, 2018
Episode 16 - Interview with Amy Grubish Belfiori
This week, listen in as I interview Amy Grubish Belfiori on what it's like living with acquired anosmia!  If you're interested in getting in touch with Amy, you can reach her at globehome@hotmail.com or look for her on Facebook by searching for Amy Grubish Belfiori!  Check out the SmellTaste 2019 conference website online at www.smelltaste.org.  Find the podcast on Twitter @thesmellpodcast!
20:58
December 11, 2018
Episode 15 - A Recap of the ITTSD Conference!
This week, join me as I recap the Identifying Treatments for Taste and Smell Disorders Conference!  To learn more about Sensonics International and their smell tests, visit www.smelltest.com.  To get in touch with Leah Holzel, who is a chef focused on anosmia, you can send her an email to lholzel@mac.com.  To learn more about Eclat chocolate, visit www.eclatchocolate.com.  If you want to learn more about Daniel Stern and the R2L restaurant, visit www.r2lrestaurant.com.  If you'd like to learn about Chris Ngyuen and Feast your Eyes Catering, visit www.feastyoureyescatering.com.  To listen to and learn more about Gastropod, visit www.gastropod.com.
17:48
December 4, 2018
Episode 14 - Interview with Jason Russell on Congenital Anosmia
This week, listen in as I interview Jason Russell on what it's like living with congenital anosmia!  If you're interested in the smelling device I mentioned, the Tanita ES-100, you can find an article about it here.  The Smell Taste 2019 website can be found online here. 
32:51
November 27, 2018
Episode 13 - The Genetics of Congenital Anosmia
This week, join me as I try to understand (and explain) the different genetics that scientists believe may cause congenital anosmia!  To read, "When the nose never knows: Exploring the genetics behind a missing sense of smell by Roger Chriss, click here.   To learn more about the author, Roger Chriss, and read his other work click here.  
10:42
November 20, 2018
Episode 12 - Dogs and Cancer Research
This week, we talk about dogs and their amazing abilities to detect disease using their powerful senses of smell!  To read "Can Dogs Detect Cancer?" by Joana Cavaco Silva, click here.  To read "Anchorage dogs trained to sniff out breast cancer" by Lauren Maxwell, click here.  To register for the Identifying Treatments for Taste and Smell Disorders conference, click here. 
05:23
November 13, 2018
Episode 11 - The Aromas of Fall and Movie Theater Smells!
This week, we catch up on some smell news, including the scientific aroma of fall and how to rate movies based on the smells emitted by the people watching them!  To read "The scent of a season: Explaining the aromas of fall" click here.  To read "Cinema air chemistry linked to film ratings" click here.  To register for the Identifying Treatments for Taste and Smell Disorders conference, visit www.ittsd2018.org.
12:58
October 30, 2018
Episode 10 - Celebrities with Anosmia
This week, we chat about famous people who have anosmia!  Jason Sudeikis - On the Conan O'Brien show, click here.  Olivia Wilde - On the Jimmy Kimmel show, click here.  Perrie Edwards - click here.  Bill Pullman - "Imagine Life Without Smell" with the Monell Center, click here. On the Steve Harvey show, click here.  Stevie Wonder - click here.  Identifying Treatments for Taste and Smell Disorders Conference - www.ittsd2018.org
05:35
October 23, 2018
Episode 9 - An Interview with Joolz
Listen in as I chat with Joolz, creator of the "Tales of Anosmia" channel on YouTube!  You can find her YouTube channel here.  If you're interested in attending the Identifying Treatments for Taste and Smell Disorders, please register online at www.ittsd2018.org.
18:31
October 9, 2018
Minisode 4 - Listener Stories
Listener Frederick, from Belgium, shares his story!
03:47
October 4, 2018
Episode 8 - Interview with Chris Kelly, Creator of AbScent
Today, listen in as I interview Chris Kelly, creator of the Smell Training website, located online at www.smelltraining.co.uk.  If you'd like to learn more about Chris, please click here.  If you are interested in attending the Identifying Treatments for Taste and Smell Disorders, please click here.
42:01
October 2, 2018
Episode 7 - News from the Monell Center
This episode, we dive into news stories from the Monell Center! If you'd like to register for the Double Tasty: Dinner and a Show, please visit https://www.monell.org/dinner_and_a_show_monell_50th_anniversary_celebration. If you need to register for the Identifying Treatments for Smell and Taste Disorders conference, please visit www.ittsd2018.org. If you want to learn more about Pamela Dalton, visit the Monell Sensations blog here, http://blog.monell.org/09/05/dealing-with-those-telltale-malodors/. If you are interested in reading the article "A New Defender for Your Sense of Smell", visit http://www.monell.org/news/news_releases/microvillous_sentinel_Tizzano_SCC_olfaction.
06:19
September 25, 2018
Episode 6 - Interview with Dr. Rachel Herz
Today, listen in as I interview Dr. Rachel Herz about her book "The Scent of Desire: Discovering Our Enigmatic Sense of Smell" and the psychology of smell! You can find information about her book online here: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1478017.The_Scent_of_Desire You can find Dr. Herz's website here: www.rachelherz.com You can find information about the Identifying Treatments for Taste and Smell Disorders (ITTSD) conference and register here: www.ittsd2018.org.
33:09
September 18, 2018
Episode 5- Smell Training and the "Identifying Treatments for Taste and Smell Disorders" Conference!
This episode, we hear about smell training and the new conference for people living with smell and taste disorders!  Chris Kelly's Smell Training Website- click here.  "I'm Going to Stay Optimistic: Wash U Patients Work to Regain Sense of Smell"- click here.  Identifying Treatments for Smell and Taste Disorders Conference- click here.   New Conference to Establish Road Map for Treatment-Focused Research on Smell and Taste Disorders- click here. 
05:13
September 11, 2018
Episode 4 - Interview with the Girl Who Can't Smell
Today, we get to chat with Yazmin Salazar, the Girl Who Can't Smell, about her website, blog, and what it was like growing up with congenital anosmia! To visit The Girl Who Can't Smell online, click here. 
23:45
September 4, 2018
Minisode 3 - Listener Stories
Listener Amy, who suffers with parosmia, shares her story!
04:40
August 30, 2018
Episode 3 - Linda Buck and Richard Axel
Learn more about Linda Buck by visiting https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Linda_B._Buck. Learn more about Richard Axel by visiting https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Axel. Learn more about both of their contributions to science by visiting https://www.hhmi.org/news/richard-axel-and-linda-buck-awarded-2004-nobel-prize-physiology-or-medicine.
13:00
August 28, 2018
Minisode 2 - Listener Stories
Listeners Craig & Amy share their own experiences living with anosmia!
12:48
August 23, 2018
Episode 2 - Smell & Taste News Roundup
A news roundup of all things smell and taste! You can find the articles read today online using the links listed below. Thank you to the authors for their permission to use their stories on the podcast! "Medical device maker’s malady inspires restaurant to offer tasting dinner for those who can’t smell" https://www.bizjournals.com/cincinnati/news/2018/08/17/medical-device-maker-s-malady-inspires-restaurant.html. "Here's a Part of Aging That Really Stinks" https://consumer.healthday.com/head-and-neck-information-17/anosmia-news-29/here-s-a-part-of-aging-that-really-stinks-736807.html.
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August 21, 2018
Minisode 1 - Listener Stories
Listeners share their own experiences living with a smell/taste disorder!
09:47
August 17, 2018
Episode 1 - Pilot
Introduction to “The Smell Podcast”
02:12
August 16, 2018
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