Radio and podcast veteran Cody Gough is the executive producer and co-host of Curiosity Daily. His background includes more than a decade in on-air and production roles with Chicago’s 720 WGN Radio and The GonnaGeek Network and on-camera roles as a commercial actor and cooking show host. He’s passionate about human psychology, history, and helping people understand why the humanities are so important. An Illinois native, Cody spends most of his free time swing dancing and immersing himself in role-playing games.
Learn about why sensitive questions won’t make conversations as uncomfortable as you think; why static is worse in winter than in summer; and the “umami synergy” behind why bacon and eggs go together so well.  Sensitive questions won't make conversations as uncomfortable as you think by Kelsey Donk The Case for Asking Sensitive Questions. (2020, November 24). Harvard Business Review. https://hbr.org/2020/11/the-case-for-asking-sensitive-questions  Hart, E., VanEpps, E. M., & Schweitzer, M. E. The (better than expected) consequences of asking sensitive questions. Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, 162, 136-154. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0749597820304003  Why is static worse in winter than summer? by Ashley Hamer (Listener question from Sandy) Static electricity strengthens desert dust storms. (2016, July 8). Static electricity strengthens desert dust storms. Science | AAAS. https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2016/07/static-electricity-strengthens-desert-dust-storms  Curtis, A. (2017). FAQ - health - static electricity  | Las Vegas Advisor. lasvegasadvisor.com; Las Vegas Advisor. https://www.lasvegasadvisor.com/faq-health-static-electricity/  ‌Hamer, A. (2019, August). Here’s Why Static Shock Is Worse in Winter. Discovery; Discovery. https://www.discovery.com/science/Heres-Why-Static-Shock-Is-Worse-Winter  ‌Castañon, K. (2016, January 25). These Hat Hair Solutions Will Change Your Winter. Shape; Shape. https://www.shape.com/lifestyle/beauty-style/these-hat-hair-solutions-will-change-your-winter  Why do bacon & eggs just go together? Meet umami synergy by Cameron Duke Jake. (2015, March). Ramen Chemistry. Ramen Chemistry. http://www.ramenchemistry.com/blog/2015/2/18/umami-science-part-iii-umami-synergy  Mouritsen, O. G., Klavs Styrbaek, Johansen, M., & Jonas Drotner Mouritsen. (2014). Umami : unlocking the secrets of the fifth taste. Columbia University Press. Schmidt, C. V., Olsen, K., & Mouritsen, O. G. (2020). Umami synergy as the scientific principle behind taste-pairing champagne and oysters. Scientific Reports, 10(1). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-020-77107-w  The timeless, complimentary taste of oysters and champagne—explained. (2020, November 18). Science.Ku.Dk; University of Copenhagen. https://www.science.ku.dk/english/press/news/2020/the-timeless-complimentary-taste-of-oysters-and-champagneexplained/  ‌Zareian, M., Ebrahimpour, A., Bakar, F. A., Mohamed, A. K. S., Forghani, B., Ab-Kadir, M. S. B., & Saari, N. (2012). A Glutamic Acid-Producing Lactic Acid Bacteria Isolated from Malaysian Fermented Foods. International Journal of Molecular Sciences, 13(5), 5482–5497. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijms13055482  ‌Put The Science Of Umami To Work For You. (2015). Popular Science. https://www.popsci.com/hidden-secrets-umami/  Subscribe to Curiosity Daily to learn something new every day with Cody Gough and Ashley Hamer. You can also listen to our podcast as part of your Alexa Flash Briefing; Amazon smart speakers users, click/tap “enable” here: https://www.amazon.com/Curiosity-com-Curiosity-Daily-from/dp/B07CP17DJY See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Author Jen Sincero explains why it’s important to form and maintain habits. You’ll also learn about why phantom limb sensations are way more common than you think; and how the Large Magellanic Cloud, or LMC, is warping the Milky Way galaxy. Additional resources from author Jen Sincero Pick up "Badass Habits: Cultivate the Awareness, Boundaries, and Daily Upgrades You Need to Make Them Stick" from Amazon: https://amzn.to/37l87kN  Website: https://www.jensincero.com/  Twitter: https://twitter.com/jensincero  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jensincero/  Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/TheJenSincero  Phantom Limb Sensations Are Way More Common Than You Think by Ashley Hamer Ramachandran, V. (1998). The perception of phantom limbs. The D. O. Hebb lecture. Brain, 121(9), 1603–1630. https://doi.org/10.1093/brain/121.9.1603  Neurosci. (2016, March 11). Neuroscientifically Challenged. Neuroscientifically Challenged. https://www.neuroscientificallychallenged.com/blog/know-your-brain-primary-somatosensory-cortex  Virtual reality eases phantom limb pain. (2017). ScienceDaily. https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/05/170531102921.htm  Kumar, Kv., Suresh, B., Misri, Z., Chakrapani, M., Mohan, U., & babu, Sk. (2013). Effectiveness of mirror therapy on lower extremity motor recovery, balance and mobility in patients with acute stroke: A randomized sham-controlled pilot trial. Annals of Indian Academy of Neurology, 16(4), 634. https://doi.org/10.4103/0972-2327.120496  Cortical homunculus: A WHAT Lives Inside My Brain? (2009, March 18). NPR.org. https://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=101960403 The Milky Way once collided with the Large Magellanic Cloud by Grant Currin Galaxy encounter violently disturbed Milky Way, study finds. (2020). EurekAlert! https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2020-11/uoe-gev112320.php  ‌Petersen, M. S., & Peñarrubia, J. (2020). Detection of the Milky Way reflex motion due to the Large Magellanic Cloud infall. Nature Astronomy. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41550-020-01254-3  Ravilious, K. (2015). Earth was a frozen Snowball when animals first evolved. BBC.com. http://www.bbc.com/earth/story/20150112-did-snowball-earth-make-animals  Subscribe to Curiosity Daily to learn something new every day with Cody Gough and Ashley Hamer. You can also listen to our podcast as part of your Alexa Flash Briefing; Amazon smart speakers users, click/tap “enable” here: https://www.amazon.com/Curiosity-com-Curiosity-Daily-from/dp/B07CP17DJY See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Author Jen Sincero explains how changing your thoughts, beliefs, and words can help you stick to your goals and successfully form new habits. Plus, learn how ancient Puebloans survived in the desert badlands of New Mexico with help from secret underground ice reserves.  How did ancestral Puebloans survive in the 'Badlands?' They had a secret ice reserve by Grant Currin Geoscientists discover Ancestral Puebloans survived from ice melt in New Mexico lava tubes. (2020). EurekAlert! https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2020-11/uosf-gda111720.php  Onac, B. P., Baumann, S. M., Parmenter, D. S., Weaver, E., & Sava, T. B. (2020). Late Holocene droughts and cave ice harvesting by Ancestral Puebloans. Scientific Reports, 10(1). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-020-76988-1  Additional resources from author Jen Sincero Pick up "Badass Habits: Cultivate the Awareness, Boundaries, and Daily Upgrades You Need to Make Them Stick" from Amazon: https://amzn.to/37l87kN  Website: https://www.jensincero.com/  Twitter: https://twitter.com/jensincero  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jensincero/  Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/TheJenSincero  Subscribe to Curiosity Daily to learn something new every day with Cody Gough and Ashley Hamer. You can also listen to our podcast as part of your Alexa Flash Briefing; Amazon smart speakers users, click/tap “enable” here: https://www.amazon.com/Curiosity-com-Curiosity-Daily-from/dp/B07CP17DJY See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Learn about how social connection may be as basic of a human need as hunger; the ongoing scientific debate around how ice skating actually works; and the Uberman sleep cycle, a polyphasic sleep schedule that was allegedly used by Leonardo da Vinci and Nikola Tesla.  Social connection may be a "basic human need" like hunger by Kelsey Donk Pattillo, A. (2020, November 23). Loneliness and hunger light up brain activity in similar ways. Inverse; Inverse. https://www.inverse.com/mind-body/brain-study-social-connection-basic-human-need  Tomova, L., Wang, K. L., Thompson, T., Matthews, G. A., Takahashi, A., Tye, K. M., & Saxe, R. (2020). Acute social isolation evokes midbrain craving responses similar to hunger. Nature Neuroscience, 23(12), 1597–1605. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41593-020-00742-z  There Is Still Hot Debate Around How Ice Skating Actually Works by Joanie Faletto 15 Surprising Facts About Figure Skating. (2016, November 15). Mentalfloss.com. https://www.mentalfloss.com/article/88660/15-surprising-facts-about-figure-skating  Ice cube experiment. (2014). Ice cube experiment. Abc.net.au. https://doi.org/http://abc.net.au/science/articles/2014/08/20/4067852.htm  Gilead Amit. (2020). Why is ice slippery? New Scientist. https://www.newscientist.com/article/mg22730371-000-why-is-ice-slippery/  staff, S. X. (2015, December 8). New theory describes ice’s slippery behavior. Phys.org; Phys.org. https://phys.org/news/2015-12-theory-ice-slippery-behavior.html  Persson, B. N. J. (2015). Ice friction: Role of non-uniform frictional heating and ice premelting. The Journal of Chemical Physics, 143(22), 224701. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.4936299  Leonardo da Vinci and Nikola Tesla Allegedly Followed the Uberman Sleep Cycle originally aired August 9, 2018: https://omny.fm/shows/curiosity-daily/antimatter-101-w-everyday-einstein-how-to-avoid-be Pick up Tim Ferriss’ “The 4-Hour Body: An Uncommon Guide to Rapid Fat-Loss, Incredible Sex, and Becoming Superhuman” on Amazon: https://amzn.to/395RWHt  Subscribe to Curiosity Daily to learn something new every day with Cody Gough and Ashley Hamer. You can also listen to our podcast as part of your Alexa Flash Briefing; Amazon smart speakers users, click/tap “enable” here: https://www.amazon.com/Curiosity-com-Curiosity-Daily-from/dp/B07CP17DJY See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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Birthdate
Apr 4th, 1985
Location
Chicago, IL, USA
Episode Count
3737
Podcast Count
24
Total Airtime
1 week, 1 day
PCID
Podchaser Creator ID logo 838157