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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: “Evolutionary Psychiatry” with Dr. Emily Deans

by Leslie Irish Evans on November 19, 2015

What sort of everyday options do we have to improve our mental health? Prescription drugs have their place, but what happens when they stop working (or don’t work in the first place)? Are there other things we can try? Join me for a fascinating chat (seriously, this might be my favorite interview of the season) with […] [Read On]

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