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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.

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.

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. 

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

 

Aug 4, 2017

As a mother of a child with severe mental health challenges, Anne Grady was no stranger to hardship. But when 3 simultaneous tragedies struck--a tumor the size of an avocado, a scratched cornea requiring surgery, and a shattered leg bone--she discovered a skill worth sharing with others: resilience.

Anne Grady is a speaker and author who helps build sustainable change in teams and organizations.  Her work has been featured in places like Harvard Business Review, Entrepreneur, CNN, and Fox Business. She is the author of a new book “Strong Enough: Choosing Courage, Resilience, and Triumph,” which helps readers believe that we are all “strong enough” to overcome adversity and master change.

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

Jul 11, 2017

Maryann Karinch is the author of 25 books, including How to Spot a Liar and The Body Language Handbook with Gregory Hartley. Among her audiences for human behavior training are corporate executives, code and law enforcement personnel, and psychology students. She is founder of The Rudy Agency, a literary agency based in Estes Park, Colorado.

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

Jul 10, 2017

Bernadette Murphy is the author of 4 books, including the bestselling Zen and the Art of Knitting and most recently, the memoir, Harley and Me: Embracing Risk on the Road to a More Authentic Life. She served for six years as a weekly book critic for the Los Angeles Times. Her personal narratives and essays on literature have appeared in many publications including LA WeeklySan Francisco ChronicleSan Jose Mercury News, and Los Angeles Times Magazine

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

Jul 2, 2017

Mark Rubinstein is a board-certified psychiatrist practicing in New York City. He's taught at New York Presbyterian Hospital and served as a clinical assistant professor at Cornell University’s medical school.

He's written five medical self-help books includingThe Growing Years: A Guide to Your Child’s Emotional Development and has more recently turned to writing fiction as well. 

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

Jun 20, 2017

Dr.Gregg Jantz is a mental health expert who pioneered the idea of whole-person care over 30 years ago. He is the author of 35 books, including his latest, 7 Answers for Anxiety and he is a contributor to Huffington Post and Psychology Today. Dr.Jantz has also appeared as a behavioral-health expert on Dr.Phil, CNN, FOX, ABC, and CBS and been featured in the New York Post, Associated Press, Family Circle, and Women's Day among others.

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

Jun 15, 2017
Kelly Flanagan is a licensed clinical psychologist, as well as a father whose blog drew attention when he began writing letters to his children. Several of his posts have gone viral, including one he wrote from a makeup aisle that landed him and his 4-year old daughter on the TODAY show. He's authored a book, which released in May, called Loveable.

 

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

Jun 6, 2017

Dean Burnett is a neuroscientist working as a lecturer and tutor for the Centre for Medical Education at Cardiff University  and dabbles in stand-up comedy. He then began combining science and comedy to write humorous takes on topical science stories. This eventually resulted in a regular blog on the Guardian. His Brain Flapping blog there has over 13 million readers.

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

Jun 1, 2017

Vickie Mullins is the founder of Mullins Creative and Azure Eyes Publishing. She's the author of the 8-book series I Want You to Know Me and a sought after speaker. 

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

May 23, 2017

Justin Dillon is the creator of Made in a Free World and Slavery Footprint and the author of the new book, Selfish Plan to Change the World. He started his career as a musician but now devotes himself to helping people understand how they might accidentally be contributing to the exploitation of others.

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

May 18, 2017
Brian Housman is an author and parenting expert who has written 4 books, including his latest--Tech Savvy Parenting. He has
lead student and parent programs from coast to coast as well as several international locations and has had the privilege of speaking at more than 200 conferences and churches, schools, and other organizations. He's appeared as a parenting expert on FOX, ABC, and NBC affiliates. 

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

May 10, 2017

Dr. Eva Ritvo is an author and psychiatrist with 25 years of neuroscience and psychiatry experience.  She is the former vice chair of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, and the founder of Be Kindr. She is the author of the Concise Guide to Marriage and Family Therapy as well as the co-author of The Beauty Prescription. Dr.Ritvo has appeared on the TODAY show and been featured in the New York Times, USA Today, the Wall Street Journal, Ladies Home Journal, O Magazine, Allure, and many others. 

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

 

May 2, 2017

Patrick King is a Social Interaction Specialist and Conversation Coach based in San Francisco, California. He's been featured in: GQ Magazine, Forbes, Huffington Post, Business Insider, Men's Fitness, Inc., ATTN, Real Simple Magazine, and Creative Live. When he's not helping clients conquer the world, he's either fronting an 80′s cover band or training for his next 10k.

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

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.

 

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