Nicole Nietzel is an architectural historian from Massachusetts. Nicole earned her BA in Historic Preservation from Salve Regina University and her MA in Architectural History from the University of Virginia. The majority of her research projects focus on topics related to tourism such as twentieth-century postcards, Newport, Rhode Island and ocean liners.
Nicole fell in love with studying ocean liners at just seven years old, when a classmate told her about the history of the RMS Titanic (BEFORE the movie came out, for the record!). She continued to expand her study of ocean liners throughout her life, first as a child, then as an academic, and most recently as a professional. Nicole spent ten months scouring the Queen Mary, cataloging her architecture, decorative arts, fine arts, and other furnishings to provide preservation recommendations and an assessment of her current condition. As an ocean liner that has been converted into a hotel located in Long Beach, California, the Queen Mary presents a unique and fascinating set of preservation challenges, and her features often blur the lines between architecture and furniture. Nicole met these challenges head on, creating a database of the ship’s features in the majority of the ship’s accessible spaces.
Nicole’s other notable professional experiences from the preservation field include: a research internship working on the Peabody Essex Museum and V&A’s current exhibit Ocean Liners: Glamour, Speed and Style; tour guiding at Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello; analyzing a collection of historic postcards for her masters thesis and various other curatorial and archival related projects. In her free time Nicole enjoys knitting, going for walks, attending concerts, watching too much TV and doing even more historical research.
Today, Dr. Angela and Dr. Stephanie discuss invisible disabilities and universal healthcare. The interview today is with Melisa Frizzi, who discusses having a chronic medical condition, Marfan Syndrome. In the final segment, the doctors take on #diagnosethismovie with Gaslight. Spoiler alert: But the film is over 70 years old.
On today’s show, Dr. Angela and Dr. Stephanie discuss an exercise that helps college students learn about differences in vulnerabilities for people with different SES and answer a question about Mensa and other high IQ societies. They also “throw down” about Flo” and then evaluate the merits of Taylor Swift’s new song.
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Michael Schaffer is the Host and Creator of Reasonable Risk Podcast, and the founder of Reason Real Estate. Michael brings two decades of business and negotiation experience to his roles.
As the host of Reasonable Risk podcast, Michael uses his experience to educate and entertain his listeners while engaging with guests on the premise that thorough evaluation of risks and rewards is the key to better decision making.
In founding Reason Real Estate, Michael designed a company which separates itself from the industry’s traditional MO, by making a clear commitment to putting clients first, and bringing a level of professionalism and client empowerment through strategy.
Prior to entering the residential real estate arena as an investor and then as a broker, Michael was a small-time professional poker player and coach, and cut his teeth in negotiations as a literary agent with top Los Angeles talent agency International Creative Management.
Michael holds an MBA in Marketing from the University of Southern California, and a BS in Finance from Indiana University. When he isn’t working or podcasting, you’ll probably find him out on his motorcycle, playing bass for his band O’Shag, or playing with his two pug-mix pups. Michael and his family live in the Denver, Colorado metro area.
In this episode of Chasing the Mind, Dr. Angela and Dr. Stephanie talk to Laura Heffernan, romance novelist and author of the new book Sweet Reality. They discuss the guilty pleasure of reality television, the process of writing a novel, and the pros and cons of writing steamy love scenes. Laura shares her love of cupcakes, comedy, and pole fitness.
Also, Dr. Angela and Dr. Stephanie introduce some new segments to the show, including more conversations about different topics in psychology in Psych Corner and a new feature where Dr. Angela and Dr. Stephanie will diagnose a character from a movie! Listeners make your suggestions by email at email@example.com or tweet us @chasingthemind #DiagnoseThisMovie.
And don’t forget the next episode is a Talk Balk session, so send us your questions!
Today, Dr. Angela and Dr. Stephanie tell you what every college student should know about how to get on their professor’s good side. Plus we look ahead to our interview with Laura Heffernan and our next Talk Back episode! Please send you questions to firstname.lastname@example.org or post on our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/chasingthemindpodcast/
As a fun extra, Dr. Angela and Dr. Stephanie want to hear from listeners for a new segment where we diagnose a character from a movie, television show, or literary character. Tweet us your ideas at #favorite @chasingthemind.
Shout out to Reasonable Risk Podcast where Dr. Angela was a guest for the most recent episode. Join Michael and Dr. Angela for a discussion on sex offender recidivism, stranger danger, and why your kids will probably be just fine. You can link to the episode below.
Imagine being taller than everyone you know by the time you reach 11 years old. Such was the case for Melisa, who was diagnosed in 1991 with a connective tissue disorder called Marfan Syndrome. While her friends gathered at the playground, Melisa frequented Children’s Hospital in Boston learning about her condition, receiving world class treatment, and figuring out how to deal with chronic illness. With problems affecting her bones and joints, eyes, and heart, Marfan Syndrome continues to be a daily challenge for the now 37 year old. But, with consistent monitoring of her medical condition, the support of her family and friends, and a sense of humor, Melisa lives a normal lifestyle despite her medical issues.
Today Dr. Angela and Dr. Stephanie talk to Jessica Hagemann, a professional ghostwriter, who helps people tell their stories. From a young man who recovered from a stroke and then wrote a book on communication, to a mom of seven who wasn’t sure her life was interesting enough to fill a book, Jessica helps each one of these people give voice to their individual journeys. Jessica reflects on her first experience writing the memoir of her grandfather Jack, who was a retired arson investigator in Kansas, and the surprising things that even Jessica’s mother didn’t know until she read the book. Dr. Angela and Dr. Stephanie reflect on the way that Cider Spoon Stories captures the universality of the human experience one story at a time.
Cider Spoon Stories also gives back to the community by donating their time to a yearly storytelling project, this years compilation is Whispers: Healing & Triumph after Sexual Assault. A part of the proceeds go to a local rape crisis center and the remainder goes to support the next community storytelling project. Please see the link below:
For more information or to sign up for local or online workshops, please visit http://www.ciderspoonstories.com
Laura Heffernan is bringing geeky realness to a bookshelf near you. When not watching total strangers get married, drag racing queens, or cooking competitions, Laura enjoys board games, travel, board games, baking, and board games. She lives in the northeast with her husband and two furry little beasts.
Laura loves connecting with readers. Find her on her website, www.lauraheffernan.com, Facebook, www.facebook.com/lauraheffernanbooks, or on Twitter at www.twitter.com/LH_writes, where she spends far too much time tweeting about reality TV and Canadian chocolate.