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.

Mar 15, 2018

Dr.Tony Mele is a licensed psychologist from Philadelphia with 25 years of clinical experience in behavior health. He integrates neuro-biology and traditional psychotherapy to treat addiction using cognitive behavioral interventions.

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Mar 7, 2018
Dr. Van Moody is the founding pastor of The Worship Center Christian Church in Birmingham that draws more than 8000 members over multiple locations and has an online campus where people tune in from as far away as Kuwait, Australia, and South Africa.
He is also on the board of Joel Osteen's Champions Network, is a member of Dr. Oz’s Core Team, and is an associate trainer in Japan for Dr. John C. Maxwell’s EQUIP leadership organization. In addition, he's written two books related to social health titled The People Factor and The I-Factor.
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Feb 28, 2018

Dr. Robert Sternberg has served at Tufts University, Yale, and Oklahoma State before taking his current position as Professor of Human Development at Cornell University. He is a former president of the American Psychological Association and was named one of the top 100 psychologists in the 20th century by APA Monitor on Psychology. He is also the author of over 1600 publications and the recipient of over $20 million in grant funding, which may explain why Google counts him among the most cited researchers of our time

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Feb 21, 2018

Heralded as the world’s foremost expert on facial expressions, Paul Ekman’s research and publications span decades, revealing key insights about human emotion, deception, and communication. Named one of the 100 Most Influential People in the World by TIME magazine (2009), Ekman is the author of 14 books, including Emotions Revealed and Telling Lies.

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Feb 8, 2018

Erin Odom is the author of More Than Just Making It which shatters stigma surrounding those who receive government aid. Erin encourage readers to rise above their circumstances, empower them with money-saving tips, and reimagine the good life outside the myth of the American Dream.

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Feb 7, 2018

Philip G. Zimbardo has been a Stanford University professor since 1968 and previously taught at Yale, NYU, and Columbia.  Zimbardo's career is noted for "giving psychology away" to the public through his popular PBS-TV series, Discovering Psychology, along with many text and trade books, among his 600 publications.  He recently served as president of the American Psychological Association.

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Oct 6, 2017

Neuroscientist Giovanni Frazzetto firmly believes that human beings have a penchant to connect. Here he shares his important findings on loneliness and the barriers to developing deeper personal relationships. 

Giovanni was born and grew up in the southeast of Sicily. He studied science at University College London and received a Ph.D. from the European Molecular Biology Laboratory in Heidelberg, Germany. Author of Joy, Guilt, Anger, Love, Frazzetto is a research fellow at Trinity College Dublin. His latest book is called Together, Closer: The Art and Science of Intimacy in Friendship, Love, and Family.

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Sep 29, 2017

Karen Otis has merged her two areas of expertise--architecture and sociology--in some interesting ways. She's pioneered a way to use architectural wisdom to help people build better lives form the ground up. Instead of reacting to what life throws at you, Karen teaches people how to "create" the life they want. In this episode, she applies the Architectural Method to designing a satisfying social life.

Karen is an architect, life builder and author. She has an interesting educational journey with a B.A. in Sociology and a Masters Degree in Architecture which prepped her to write her new book "Be the Architect of Your Life: Design Build, and Start Living a Life Inspired." This title uses architectural wisdom to help people rebuild their lives from the ground up.

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Sep 20, 2017

Have you ever felt like you were under-prepared for the relationships life forces you to navigate? Author Dwayne Bryant has developed social training for youth who want to strengthen their relationship skills, but many adults could benefit from this refreshing review of best social practices that many were never taught.

Dwayne is the Founder and CEO of Inner Vision International, Inc., where he shares his credo of hard work, perseverance, integrity, and applied faith. He is the author of Social Emotional Learning curriculum The Vision, and the book “The STOP: Improving Police and Community Relations.”  You may have seen him on TV shows including The Oprah Show and ABC’s Heart & Soul.

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Aug 29, 2017

When friendships go south, it's easy to blame other people for your capsized social life. But is it really all about everyone else? Or, is it possible you're the one holding yourself back from being more popular? Self awareness expert, Tasha Eurich, helps us learn how to become more aware in our social interactions.

Tasha Eurich is a organizational psychologist and leadership coach who has spent the last three years researching self-awareness, a quality which is proven to be critical to our satisfaction and success in life. In her book Insight, she shows why self-awareness is a skill which promotes happiness and success, why we all think we are self-aware, but very few of us know how we appear to other people, and the surprising secrets and truths of how we can be more self-aware. 

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Feb 1, 2017

Ever felt like the speed of life can strip away quality of life? Social media historian, Allison Graham, takes on all things tech...including the downsides like internet addiction, technology addiction, and cell phone addiction.

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."

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