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Something You Should Know

Mike Carruthers | Wondery

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Something You Should Know

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Sometimes all it takes is one little fact or one little piece of wisdom to change your life forever. That's the purpose and the hope of "Something You Should Know." In each episode, host Mike Carruthers interviews top experts in their field to bring you fascinating information and advice to help you save time and money, advance in your career, become wealthy, improve your relationships and help you simply get more out of life. In addition, Mike uncovers and shares short, engaging pieces of "intel" you can use to make your life better - today. Right now.

Latest Episodes

Why It’s So Easy to Get Food Poisoning & Academy Award Winner Brian Grazer on Human Connection

We all sometimes struggle to remember important things – like names or passwords or what to get at the grocery store. This episode begins with some very simple techniques that will sharpen your memory and help you remember. https://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-7591279/DR-MICHAEL-MOSLEY-stop-forgetting-passwords-Does-gum-disease-really-cause-heart-attacks.html Food poisoning is amazingly common. Every year, millions of people get it, over 120,000 end up in the hospital and some die from it. Yet most of it is preventable according to Dr. Mark Tamplin author of the The Food Safety Book (https://amzn.to/2pya8GT). Listen as he explains some of the myths about food poisoning as well as how people typically get it and the precautions we all need to take. Do you eat breakfast? A lot of people don’t and even feel good about the fact that they skipped all those calories. But there are several really good reasons NOT to take a few moments to eat something for breakfast that will improve your mental performance and help you eat less. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26239831 Your ability to connect with people is so important because every relationship or friendship starts with that initial connection. Someone who know a lot about this is Brian Grazer. Brian is an academy award-winning producer, partners with Ron Howard in Imagine Entertainment and is author of the book Face to Face: The Art of Human Connection (https://amzn.to/32xyVcC). Listen as Brain offers insight into the best ways to connect with anyone and hear his stories of meeting U.S. presidents, Fidel Castro and Dr. Jonas Salk – who he threw up on. This Week’s Sponsors –Airbnb. To learn more about being an Airbnb host visit www.Airbnb.com/host -Babbel. Get 6 months for the price of 3 when you use the promo code SYSK at www.Babbel.com -Upstart. See how low your interest rate is at www.Upstart.com/something. -3 Day Blinds. For their “Buy 1/Get 1 at half-off” deal go to www.3DayPodcast.com and use promo code: SOMETHING. -Article Furniture. For $50 off your first purchase of $100 or more go to www.Article.com/SYSK -Forevernote. Visit www.Forevernote.com and get $25 off when you use promo code :SOMETHING

43 MIN2 d ago
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Why It’s So Easy to Get Food Poisoning & Academy Award Winner Brian Grazer on Human Connection

SYSK Choice: Great Advice on How to Succeed from a Self-Made Billionaire

How do you cure a cough? Well, there is one idea that has been floating around that some people swear works – even though it appears to be impossible. This episode begins with this weird cure. https://startsat60.com/health/mythbusting-does-vicks-on-the-feet-really-stop-coughing Being an entrepreneur appeals to a lot of people – more today than ever before. More and more people today are taking the entrepreneurial route rather than working 9-5. While it sounds exciting, it is risky. So how do you find success when so many fail with their ideas? Jay Samit has some very insightful and encouraging advice you should hear. Jay is a billionaire entrepreneur and author of the book Disrupt You! (https://amzn.to/2BucWao). When you are done listening you will be inspired! When you get stressed out because people cut you off on the highway or take too long in line at the airport – there is a way to relieve yourself of getting all stressed out about it. And it doesn’t take more than a simple...

27 MIN4 d ago
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SYSK Choice: Great Advice on How to Succeed from a Self-Made Billionaire

How to Harness the Power of Your Brain & Where Halloween Monsters Come From

Most people agree that if you know how a book, movie or TV show ends that will ruin the experience of reading or watching it. Really? Maybe knowing the ending first could make the experience better. This episode begins with some research that looked at the whole idea of spoiler alerts. https://ucsdnews.ucsd.edu/archive/newsrel/soc/2011_08spoilers.asp Can you deliberately use your brain power to achieve what you want? Is there really brain science to support the idea that you can use your brain power very deliberately to create the life you want? Yes, according to Tara Swart, neuroscientist, psychiatrist and author of the book The Source: The Secrets of the Universe, the Science of the Brain (https://amzn.to/33D6fPC). Listen as Tara explains the cutting-edge brain research that will empower you to really achieve the things you want. Every workplace seems to be too hot for some people, too cold for others. So how do you make sure you are comfortable no matter what the temperature? Lis...

42 MIN6 d ago
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How to Harness the Power of Your Brain & Where Halloween Monsters Come From

Why You Believe Some People but Not Others & How to Finish What’s Really Important to You

Smile! Smiling turns out to be really good for you in a lot of ways. This episode begins with an explanation of all the benefits of smiling more often. https://www.forbes.com/sites/ericsavitz/2011/03/22/the-untapped-power-of-smiling/#23fc80fc7a67 Why do we find ourselves listening to and paying attention to some people but not others? What makes certain people seemingly more credible? It turns out there are subtle characteristics (in fact 8 of them) that make some people more credible and believable than others – and it has nothing to do with the message they are delivering. Researcher Stephen Martin joins me to discuss this fascinating topic. Stephen is a visiting professor of behavioral science at Columbia University and author of the book Messengers: Who We Listen To. Who We Don’t. And Why. (https://amzn.to/2MDAtej) There is a simple question you should always ask your doctor whenever you go to see him or her. The answer to the question could save your life or at least keep you...

46 MIN1 w ago
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Why You Believe Some People but Not Others & How to Finish What’s Really Important to You

SYSK Choice: Is "Gut Instinct" A Real Thing? & The Fascinating Ways Sound Affects You

Can people actually become addicted to cheese? This episode begins with some surprising information how why people love cheese so much. I’m sure you have, at some point in your life, relied on your “gut instinct.” You made a decision that just felt right at that moment.And while that may be fine for small decisions – is it really smart to use your gut to make the big decisions? After all – what exactly is your gut? Well, Mary Ellen O’Toole, author of Dangerous Instincts (https://amzn.to/2OAbkE5), is a former FBI profiler who has seen plenty of people get in trouble because the “went with their gut.” If you want to keep you and your family safe – you should hear what she has to say. Sound is all around you. So what is it doing to your health? Probably more than you realize. My guest, Alex Doman is co-author of Healing at the Speed of Sound (https://amzn.to/318yyUq) and he will explain what impact sound and noise have on you and how to protect yourself. And the next time your...

35 MIN1 w ago
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SYSK Choice: Is "Gut Instinct" A Real Thing? & The Fascinating Ways Sound Affects You

The Powerful Advantages of Telling a Good Story & Why You Need To Change Jobs

Do you know people who claim they can focus and work just fine in a messy and disorganized office? Well researchers at Princeton did some research to see if this is really true. Listen and find out what they discovered. https://unclutterer.com/?s=scientists+find+physical+clutter For centuries humans have used storytelling as a powerful way to communicate. And it is very effective. That is why great speakers and leaders use stories to make their point and win people over to their side. Carmine Gallo, keynote speaker and former journalist is the author of the book The Storyteller’s Secret (https://amzn.to/2LYPWXc). He joins me to talk about the power of stories and how anyone can tell a great story to make their point and connect with other people. Are there Hot Wheels cars in your house? Millions of us have played with Hot Wheels cars and some of the early ones are incredibly valuable. One sold for $125,000 a few years ago! Discover what you need to look for to see if any of the old...

46 MIN1 w ago
Comments
The Powerful Advantages of Telling a Good Story & Why You Need To Change Jobs

How to Get People to Say Yes to You & Have We Become Overly Cautious?

“Never cry at work!” has been some long standing advice for employees. So if you DO cry at work, what will people think of you? This episode begins with how people perceive their colleagues when they see them crying on the job. http://time.com/4513209/cry-crying-at-work-tears/ It would sure be nice of people said yes to you whenever you ask for something. Unfortunately they don’t. So how do you become more persuasive so more people say yes to you more of the time? Brian Ahearn specializes in applying the science of influence and persuasion in everyday life and he is author of the book, Influence PEOPLE: Powerful Everyday Opportunities to Persuade that are Lasting and Ethical (https://amzn.to/2oH9xlu). Brian joins me to discuss the principles of influence that get people to do what you ask. Ever drink straight from the milk carton? C’mon, of course you do! And if you get caught people will tell you that it is just plain gross. But how gross is it? Listen as we explore the science...

45 MIN2 w ago
Comments
How to Get People to Say Yes to You & Have We Become Overly Cautious?

SYSK Choice: Become a Brilliant Negotiator & Finding Your Purpose in Life

Almost all voice guided apps – like Siri and Alexa – have a female voice. Ever wonder why? This episode begins with the explanation as to why the female voice is favored in most apps. https://abcnews.go.com/Technology/apples-siri-female-voice/story?id=14802733 Are you a good negotiator or would you prefer to avoid negotiation like the plague? Well, the fact is we all negotiate every single day – and a big part of the problem with negotiation is how we approach it. Dan Shapiro is going to give a fresh and rather positive outlook on negotiation and help you become much better at it. Dan is one of the world’s leading authorities on the subject of negotiation. He is the founder and director of the Harvard International Negotiation Program, associate professor in psychology at Harvard Medical School/McLean Hospital and author of the book Negotiating the Nonnegotiable (https://amzn.to/3328Ty8). We tend to use the word “busy” a lot. As in – “I’ve been really busy.” There is a pro...

39 MIN2 w ago
Comments
SYSK Choice: Become a Brilliant Negotiator & Finding Your Purpose in Life

A Better Way to Look at Success and Failure & How to Buy and Wear Clothes That Look Great

Most people never read the “Terms of Service” when they download an app. However, when you click OK you enter into a contract that says you will abide by those terms. So this episode begins with a look at what terms you are agreeing to. And you will be shocked. http://www.menshealth.com/guy-wisdom/why-you-should-read-the-terms-of-service Fear of failure is one of the big reasons people fall short of their goals. However failure today is seldom as serious as people think according to consultant and coach Alan Weiss. Alan has coaching clients all over the world and has written over 60 books including Million Dollar Maverick (https://amzn.to/2oJ3MUr) . He joins me to bring a fresh look at success and failure that will motivate you to follow your dreams. What are you supposed to do with that ball of cotton that comes in almost every bottle of pills you buy? I’ll explain that and why storing medicine in the bathroom is such a bad idea. http://easyhealthoptions.com/get-that-cotton-out-...

42 MIN2 w ago
Comments
A Better Way to Look at Success and Failure & How to Buy and Wear Clothes That Look Great

Why You Have Trouble Sleeping & How to Fix It & How to Get the World’s Attention

80% of infectious disease are spread by touch. This is why it is so important to wash your hands. Still, most people don’t wash their hands correctly. Listen to discover the right way to wash your hands and which spots on your hand that are not getting clean enough. http://www.hardydiagnostics.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/Hand-Washing.pdf You have to sleep – and you probably have to sleep more than you do. That’s the message from neurologist Dr. Guy Leschziner. Guy heads up The Sleep Disorders Centre in London which is one of the largest sleep services in Europe and he is author of the book, The Nocturnal Brain: Nightmares, Neuroscience and the Secret World of Sleep (https://amzn.to/2lSckr0). Listen as he explains why so many of us struggle with sleeping well and sleeping enough and what everyone can do to get better sleep. If you work in a job you don’t like, you really should quit. Listen as I explain the very real negative consequences of staying at a job that you hate and ...

42 MIN3 w ago
Comments
Why You Have Trouble Sleeping & How to Fix It & How to Get the World’s Attention

Latest Episodes

Why It’s So Easy to Get Food Poisoning & Academy Award Winner Brian Grazer on Human Connection

We all sometimes struggle to remember important things – like names or passwords or what to get at the grocery store. This episode begins with some very simple techniques that will sharpen your memory and help you remember. https://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-7591279/DR-MICHAEL-MOSLEY-stop-forgetting-passwords-Does-gum-disease-really-cause-heart-attacks.html Food poisoning is amazingly common. Every year, millions of people get it, over 120,000 end up in the hospital and some die from it. Yet most of it is preventable according to Dr. Mark Tamplin author of the The Food Safety Book (https://amzn.to/2pya8GT). Listen as he explains some of the myths about food poisoning as well as how people typically get it and the precautions we all need to take. Do you eat breakfast? A lot of people don’t and even feel good about the fact that they skipped all those calories. But there are several really good reasons NOT to take a few moments to eat something for breakfast that will improve your mental performance and help you eat less. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26239831 Your ability to connect with people is so important because every relationship or friendship starts with that initial connection. Someone who know a lot about this is Brian Grazer. Brian is an academy award-winning producer, partners with Ron Howard in Imagine Entertainment and is author of the book Face to Face: The Art of Human Connection (https://amzn.to/32xyVcC). Listen as Brain offers insight into the best ways to connect with anyone and hear his stories of meeting U.S. presidents, Fidel Castro and Dr. Jonas Salk – who he threw up on. This Week’s Sponsors –Airbnb. To learn more about being an Airbnb host visit www.Airbnb.com/host -Babbel. Get 6 months for the price of 3 when you use the promo code SYSK at www.Babbel.com -Upstart. See how low your interest rate is at www.Upstart.com/something. -3 Day Blinds. For their “Buy 1/Get 1 at half-off” deal go to www.3DayPodcast.com and use promo code: SOMETHING. -Article Furniture. For $50 off your first purchase of $100 or more go to www.Article.com/SYSK -Forevernote. Visit www.Forevernote.com and get $25 off when you use promo code :SOMETHING

43 MIN2 d ago
Comments
Why It’s So Easy to Get Food Poisoning & Academy Award Winner Brian Grazer on Human Connection

SYSK Choice: Great Advice on How to Succeed from a Self-Made Billionaire

How do you cure a cough? Well, there is one idea that has been floating around that some people swear works – even though it appears to be impossible. This episode begins with this weird cure. https://startsat60.com/health/mythbusting-does-vicks-on-the-feet-really-stop-coughing Being an entrepreneur appeals to a lot of people – more today than ever before. More and more people today are taking the entrepreneurial route rather than working 9-5. While it sounds exciting, it is risky. So how do you find success when so many fail with their ideas? Jay Samit has some very insightful and encouraging advice you should hear. Jay is a billionaire entrepreneur and author of the book Disrupt You! (https://amzn.to/2BucWao). When you are done listening you will be inspired! When you get stressed out because people cut you off on the highway or take too long in line at the airport – there is a way to relieve yourself of getting all stressed out about it. And it doesn’t take more than a simple...

27 MIN4 d ago
Comments
SYSK Choice: Great Advice on How to Succeed from a Self-Made Billionaire

How to Harness the Power of Your Brain & Where Halloween Monsters Come From

Most people agree that if you know how a book, movie or TV show ends that will ruin the experience of reading or watching it. Really? Maybe knowing the ending first could make the experience better. This episode begins with some research that looked at the whole idea of spoiler alerts. https://ucsdnews.ucsd.edu/archive/newsrel/soc/2011_08spoilers.asp Can you deliberately use your brain power to achieve what you want? Is there really brain science to support the idea that you can use your brain power very deliberately to create the life you want? Yes, according to Tara Swart, neuroscientist, psychiatrist and author of the book The Source: The Secrets of the Universe, the Science of the Brain (https://amzn.to/33D6fPC). Listen as Tara explains the cutting-edge brain research that will empower you to really achieve the things you want. Every workplace seems to be too hot for some people, too cold for others. So how do you make sure you are comfortable no matter what the temperature? Lis...

42 MIN6 d ago
Comments
How to Harness the Power of Your Brain & Where Halloween Monsters Come From

Why You Believe Some People but Not Others & How to Finish What’s Really Important to You

Smile! Smiling turns out to be really good for you in a lot of ways. This episode begins with an explanation of all the benefits of smiling more often. https://www.forbes.com/sites/ericsavitz/2011/03/22/the-untapped-power-of-smiling/#23fc80fc7a67 Why do we find ourselves listening to and paying attention to some people but not others? What makes certain people seemingly more credible? It turns out there are subtle characteristics (in fact 8 of them) that make some people more credible and believable than others – and it has nothing to do with the message they are delivering. Researcher Stephen Martin joins me to discuss this fascinating topic. Stephen is a visiting professor of behavioral science at Columbia University and author of the book Messengers: Who We Listen To. Who We Don’t. And Why. (https://amzn.to/2MDAtej) There is a simple question you should always ask your doctor whenever you go to see him or her. The answer to the question could save your life or at least keep you...

46 MIN1 w ago
Comments
Why You Believe Some People but Not Others & How to Finish What’s Really Important to You

SYSK Choice: Is "Gut Instinct" A Real Thing? & The Fascinating Ways Sound Affects You

Can people actually become addicted to cheese? This episode begins with some surprising information how why people love cheese so much. I’m sure you have, at some point in your life, relied on your “gut instinct.” You made a decision that just felt right at that moment.And while that may be fine for small decisions – is it really smart to use your gut to make the big decisions? After all – what exactly is your gut? Well, Mary Ellen O’Toole, author of Dangerous Instincts (https://amzn.to/2OAbkE5), is a former FBI profiler who has seen plenty of people get in trouble because the “went with their gut.” If you want to keep you and your family safe – you should hear what she has to say. Sound is all around you. So what is it doing to your health? Probably more than you realize. My guest, Alex Doman is co-author of Healing at the Speed of Sound (https://amzn.to/318yyUq) and he will explain what impact sound and noise have on you and how to protect yourself. And the next time your...

35 MIN1 w ago
Comments
SYSK Choice: Is "Gut Instinct" A Real Thing? & The Fascinating Ways Sound Affects You

The Powerful Advantages of Telling a Good Story & Why You Need To Change Jobs

Do you know people who claim they can focus and work just fine in a messy and disorganized office? Well researchers at Princeton did some research to see if this is really true. Listen and find out what they discovered. https://unclutterer.com/?s=scientists+find+physical+clutter For centuries humans have used storytelling as a powerful way to communicate. And it is very effective. That is why great speakers and leaders use stories to make their point and win people over to their side. Carmine Gallo, keynote speaker and former journalist is the author of the book The Storyteller’s Secret (https://amzn.to/2LYPWXc). He joins me to talk about the power of stories and how anyone can tell a great story to make their point and connect with other people. Are there Hot Wheels cars in your house? Millions of us have played with Hot Wheels cars and some of the early ones are incredibly valuable. One sold for $125,000 a few years ago! Discover what you need to look for to see if any of the old...

46 MIN1 w ago
Comments
The Powerful Advantages of Telling a Good Story & Why You Need To Change Jobs

How to Get People to Say Yes to You & Have We Become Overly Cautious?

“Never cry at work!” has been some long standing advice for employees. So if you DO cry at work, what will people think of you? This episode begins with how people perceive their colleagues when they see them crying on the job. http://time.com/4513209/cry-crying-at-work-tears/ It would sure be nice of people said yes to you whenever you ask for something. Unfortunately they don’t. So how do you become more persuasive so more people say yes to you more of the time? Brian Ahearn specializes in applying the science of influence and persuasion in everyday life and he is author of the book, Influence PEOPLE: Powerful Everyday Opportunities to Persuade that are Lasting and Ethical (https://amzn.to/2oH9xlu). Brian joins me to discuss the principles of influence that get people to do what you ask. Ever drink straight from the milk carton? C’mon, of course you do! And if you get caught people will tell you that it is just plain gross. But how gross is it? Listen as we explore the science...

45 MIN2 w ago
Comments
How to Get People to Say Yes to You & Have We Become Overly Cautious?

SYSK Choice: Become a Brilliant Negotiator & Finding Your Purpose in Life

Almost all voice guided apps – like Siri and Alexa – have a female voice. Ever wonder why? This episode begins with the explanation as to why the female voice is favored in most apps. https://abcnews.go.com/Technology/apples-siri-female-voice/story?id=14802733 Are you a good negotiator or would you prefer to avoid negotiation like the plague? Well, the fact is we all negotiate every single day – and a big part of the problem with negotiation is how we approach it. Dan Shapiro is going to give a fresh and rather positive outlook on negotiation and help you become much better at it. Dan is one of the world’s leading authorities on the subject of negotiation. He is the founder and director of the Harvard International Negotiation Program, associate professor in psychology at Harvard Medical School/McLean Hospital and author of the book Negotiating the Nonnegotiable (https://amzn.to/3328Ty8). We tend to use the word “busy” a lot. As in – “I’ve been really busy.” There is a pro...

39 MIN2 w ago
Comments
SYSK Choice: Become a Brilliant Negotiator & Finding Your Purpose in Life

A Better Way to Look at Success and Failure & How to Buy and Wear Clothes That Look Great

Most people never read the “Terms of Service” when they download an app. However, when you click OK you enter into a contract that says you will abide by those terms. So this episode begins with a look at what terms you are agreeing to. And you will be shocked. http://www.menshealth.com/guy-wisdom/why-you-should-read-the-terms-of-service Fear of failure is one of the big reasons people fall short of their goals. However failure today is seldom as serious as people think according to consultant and coach Alan Weiss. Alan has coaching clients all over the world and has written over 60 books including Million Dollar Maverick (https://amzn.to/2oJ3MUr) . He joins me to bring a fresh look at success and failure that will motivate you to follow your dreams. What are you supposed to do with that ball of cotton that comes in almost every bottle of pills you buy? I’ll explain that and why storing medicine in the bathroom is such a bad idea. http://easyhealthoptions.com/get-that-cotton-out-...

42 MIN2 w ago
Comments
A Better Way to Look at Success and Failure & How to Buy and Wear Clothes That Look Great

Why You Have Trouble Sleeping & How to Fix It & How to Get the World’s Attention

80% of infectious disease are spread by touch. This is why it is so important to wash your hands. Still, most people don’t wash their hands correctly. Listen to discover the right way to wash your hands and which spots on your hand that are not getting clean enough. http://www.hardydiagnostics.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/Hand-Washing.pdf You have to sleep – and you probably have to sleep more than you do. That’s the message from neurologist Dr. Guy Leschziner. Guy heads up The Sleep Disorders Centre in London which is one of the largest sleep services in Europe and he is author of the book, The Nocturnal Brain: Nightmares, Neuroscience and the Secret World of Sleep (https://amzn.to/2lSckr0). Listen as he explains why so many of us struggle with sleeping well and sleeping enough and what everyone can do to get better sleep. If you work in a job you don’t like, you really should quit. Listen as I explain the very real negative consequences of staying at a job that you hate and ...

42 MIN3 w ago
Comments
Why You Have Trouble Sleeping & How to Fix It & How to Get the World’s Attention

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