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Truth or Dare: The Podcast That Boosts Your Social Health

On Truth or Dare, leading social experts reveal insights or “truths” and then they “dare” listeners to apply them. Each episode shares "best practices" on how to make friends, maintain friendships, and develop a satisfying social life.
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Welcome to Truth or Dare.

On Truth or Dare, leading social experts reveal social “truths” and then they “dare” listeners to apply them. Each episode shares "best practices" on how to make friends, maintain friendships, and develop a satisfying social life.

Apr 25, 2017

Sheila Heen has been with the Harvard Negotiation Project for twenty years, teaching negotiation and difficult conversations at Harvard Law School and in Harvard's executive education programs. She is also CEO of Triad Consulting in Harvard Square and co-author of Difficult Conversations and Thanks for the Feedback.

Learn more about author and host, Sarah Raymond Cunningham, at sarahcunningham.org

Apr 18, 2017

Eden Collinsworth is a former media executive and business consultant. She was president of Arbor House Publishing Co. and founder of the Los Angeles-based monthly lifestyle magazine, Buzz, before becoming a vice president at Hearst Corporation. She is the founder of Collinsworth & Associates, a Beijing-based consulting company, which specializes in intercultural communication and the author of I Stand Corrected and Behaving Badly.

Learn more about author and host, Sarah Raymond Cunningham, at sarahcunningham.org

Apr 4, 2017

Dr. James Pennebaker is the Regents Liberal Arts Professor of Psychology. He and his students research group dynamics and natural language use. Dr.Pennebaker is also the author or editor of over 250 articles and 9 books, including Opening Up and The Secret Life of Pronouns.

Learn more about author and host, Sarah Raymond Cunningham, at sarahcunningham.org

Mar 28, 2017

Dr. Ulrike Schultze is an associate professor in information technology at Southern Methodist University whose research explores the impact of information technology on work practices.  She has studied the implications of social media technologies, specifically the virtual world Second Life, and how they impact identity. Her research has been published in many leading journals and she is also the senior editor of Journal of the Association of Information Systems.

Learn more about author and host, Sarah Raymond Cunningham, at sarahcunningham.org

 

Mar 24, 2017

Elizabeth Loftus is a cognitive psychologist who has conducted extensive research on human memory. She is well known for her groundbreaking work on the "misinformation effect" and has been asked to share her expertise in legal cases including those of O.J. Simpson, Oliver North, Ted Bundy, the Menendez Brothers, Michael Jackson, Marth Stewart, and Lewis "Scooter" Libby.

The Review of General Psychology’s named her as the highest ranking woman on their list of the 100 most influential psychological researchers of the 20th century.

Learn more about author and host, Sarah Raymond Cunningham, at sarahcunningham.org

Mar 14, 2017

Dr.Robin Dunbar earned his PhD at Bristol University, before going to Cambridge to complete an Advanced Research Fellowship. He has held research and teaching posts at Stockholm University, University College London, and Liverpool University before returning to Oxford in 2007. Dr.Dunbar's research seeks to understand the mechanisms that foster social bonding in primates and humans.

Learn more about author and host, Sarah Raymond Cunningham, at sarahcunningham.org

Mar 7, 2017
Social psychologist David Myers is a professor and communicator who helps the public understand psychological science. His scientific writings, supported by National Science Foundation grants and fellowships, have appeared in three dozen academic periodicals. He has also written 17 books that touch on various aspects of psychology ranging from intuition to the impact of hearing loss.

 

Learn more about author and host, Sarah Raymond Cunningham, at sarahcunningham.org

Feb 28, 2017

Dr.Ivan Joseph is an educator, speaker, award wining performance coach, and a seasoned speaker. He is passionate about helping others build self confidence.

Dr.Joseph is also the director of Athletics at Ryerson University and the person behind a landmark TedX talk entitled The Skill of Self Confidence.

Learn more about author and host, Sarah Raymond Cunningham, at sarahcunningham.org

Feb 21, 2017

Matt Abrahams is an innovative educator who teaches for Stanford University's Graduate School of Business. He's also the author of the book Speaking Up Without Freaking Out, which helps people who suffer from anxiety when speaking in public. 

In addition, Matt co-founded Bold Echo Communication Solutions, a standout consulting practice in the communication industry. 

Learn more about author and host, Sarah Raymond Cunningham, at sarahcunningham.org.

Feb 14, 2017

This episode's featured guest is clinical psychologist and author Sherry Turkle who founded the MIT Initiative on Technology and Self. Sherry has spent the last 30 years studying the psychology behind people's relationship with technology. She's written two well-known books that explore these topics: Alone Together and Reclaiming Conversation.  

Learn more about author and host, Sarah Raymond Cunningham, at sarahcunningham.org.

 

Feb 7, 2017

This episode's featured guest is author and Georgetown University professor, Cal Newport. 

Cal studies the theoretical foundations of our digital age. His most recent book, Deep Work, suggests what will help people thrive in the future is the ability to concentrate without distraction.

Learn more about author and host, Sarah Raymond Cunningham, at sarahcunningham.org.

 

Feb 1, 2017

This episode's featured guest is Social Media Historian Allison Graham. Allison is a graduate of Southern Methodist University and has worked all over the country and globe bringing the written word to life on the big screen.

She has worked for Artisan Entertainment, Universal Studios, Paramount Pictures, Warner Brothers, New Line Cinema, 20th Century Fox, Miramax and Dreamworks SKG as Assistant Director, Production Manager, and Producer working with such titans as Jerry Bruckheimer, Michael Bay, Timur Bekmamvetov and Tim Burton. She was one of the key business strategists behind The Blair Witch Franchise marketing campaigns, leading the team responsible for revolutionizing the way the Internet and film marketing were viewed.

Allison also gave a landmark TED talk entitled, "How Social Media Makes Us Unsocial."

Learn more about author and host, Sarah Raymond Cunningham, at sarahcunningham.org.

 

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