Looking for something to listen to while you wait for a flight or take a wintery run over the holidays? Consider these five 1:2:1 podcasts, which were selected by host Paul Costello and producer Margarita Gallardo as among the best of the year:
- A change of heart: A conversation with Dick Cheney: Former vice president Dick Cheney has co-written a book about his history of heart ailments; in this podcast, he talks about life after near death.
- Recharging old brains: Stanford researchers recently found that infusions of blood plasma from young mice improves memory and learning in old mice. Here, neuroscientist Tony Wyss-Coray, PhD, talks about the work and its implications.
- Scott Stossel on 'My Age of Anxiety': The editor of The Atlantic and author of the best-selling book My Age of Anxiety describes his long-standing struggle with anxiety disorder and examines efforts to understand what is now considered the most common form of mental illness in the United States.
- Dan Harris on being happier: A skeptic at heart, ABC news anchor Dan Harris became a devoted fan of meditation when he experienced its benefits in his own high-stress life. During the podcast, he shares how the practice has made him a happier person.
- 'Brain on Fire': Susannah Cahalan and her month of madness: During this interview, journalist Susannah Cahlan discusses her New York Times bestseller, Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness, which reconstructs the terror of what it's like to not know what's wrong with you.
Previously: Top 5 1:2:1 podcasts of 2013