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The Cocktail Party Effect with Leslie Irish Evans is a lifestyle podcast for intellectual seekers who like new ideas, clever tips, and good stories. Each program features an interview with a guest (authors, coaches, chefs & more) and includes a recipe for a well-crafted cocktail. New episodes go up on Wednesdays on the blog page, and you can listen and subscribe at Contact Talk Radio, iTunes, and

As for the show’s name; it’s a real thing. Here’s the Wikipedia definition:

The cocktail party effect is the phenomenon of being able to focus one’s auditory attention on a particular stimulus while filtering out a range of other stimuli, much the same way that a partygoer can focus on a single conversation in a noisy room. This effect is what allows most people to “tune into” a single voice and “tune out” all others.


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PODCAST: “Adulting” with Kelly Williams Brown

by Leslie Irish Evans on January 27, 2016

What does it mean to be an adult? Sure, there’s the whole “turning 18” thing, but what about all of those certain skills that adults seem to be able to do? Finessing social situations, decorating their homes, choosing the right wine … how do they know how to do it? And what do Barack Obama, […] [Read On]

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