Ep. 1346: The Human Brain and Ep. 1347: Confident Children

April 7, 2021
Hosted by Kathryn Zox

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Kathryn interviews Science Journalist Bret Stetka MD, author of “A History of the Human Brain: From the Sea Sponge to CRISPR, How Our Brain Evolved.” Just 125,000 years ago, humanity was on a path to extinction, until a dramatic shift occurred. We used our mental abilities to navigate new terrain and changing climates. We hunted, foraged, tracked tides, shucked oysters — anything we could do to survive. Before long, our species had pulled itself back from the brink and was on more stable ground. What saved us? The human brain — and its evolutionary journey is unlike any other. Stetka takes us on this far-reaching journey, explaining exactly how our most mysterious organ developed. A non-practicing physician and Editorial Director at Medscape.com, his work has appeared in NPR, Scientific American Magazine, WIRED, The Atlantic and more. Kathryn also interviews Personal Development Leader Jack Canfield, author of “I Can Believe in Myself.” The power of positive thinking is one of the most valuable lessons we can teach our children, and sitting down together to read a book that gently approaches the topic is the perfect way to open the conversation. Canfield has created a relatable tale about a young girl’s struggle to move beyond her comfort zone. Parents and teachers alike will appreciate the themes of compassion, confidence and self-esteem contained in this beautifully illustrated book. As the co-creator of the Chicken Soup for the Soul series, Canfield has taught millions of individuals his formulas for success. He is the author and co-author of more than 150 books (including 66 bestsellers) with more than 100 million copies in print in 47 languages around the world.

The Kathryn Zox Show

The Kathryn Zox Show

Wednesday at 7 AM Pacific Time on VoiceAmerica Variety Channel

Kathryn Zox is your Social Worker with a Microphone™. She’s informative and fun and opens up the mike with conversations that women need to hear. The Kathryn Zox Show is savvy and relationship oriented. Kathryn has counseled hundreds of women and their families who have suffered from eating disorders, addiction problems, marital, family and geriatric issues as well as persons coping with mental and physical disabilities. She combines her feminine perspective, social work skills and acting talents to produce a show that’s smart, upbeat, informative, sometimes irreverent, but never boring! Tune in Wednesdays at 7 AM/PT, 10 AM/ET to The Kathryn Zox Show be a part of Kathryn’s lively interviews on wealth, health, kids, divorce, travel, menopause, recipes, diets, and relationships. Serious and not so serious topics include hair loss, weight gain, face lifts, obsession, and rejection and even male contraception. That’s the Kathryn Zox Show, right here on VoiceAmerica Variety.

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Kathryn Zox

Kathryn Zox

Kathryn Zox is your social worker with a microphone™. She has been producing and hosting The Kathryn Zox Show Lunchtime Talk in Albany, NY for over five years and is excited about bringing her show from the capital of NY State to the Nation's Capital. She has also recently been a co-host and featured life expert on Doug Stephan's syndicated Good Day Show. Kathryn's interviewed thousands of guests including lifestyle experts, celebrities, authors, lawyers, psychiatrists, physicians and dieticians. At Albany Medical College she has trained doctors and medical students to communicate effectively with their patients. She's an actor who can be seen on the Sopranos and Law and Order and even admits to modeling for AARP! She has Masters' Degrees in Social Work and Counseling Psychology and is a graduate of the New School of Radio and Television. Much background for her show comes from traveling the world and raising three boys now in their twenties - a rock star, an actor and a film maker. There's also one ex-husband, one boyfriend, two brothers and an aging mom!

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