So Curious!, a podcast from The Franklin Institute, dives into the the curious and sometimes weird world of science. Our hosts, a hip-hop artist and a stand-up comedian, both Philly natives, talk to the experts to break down what’s happening in science now.
Join us for inclusive, lively and insightful discussions, just like inviting the best and brightest of scientists over for dinner and getting their insight on that season’s topic over food and drinks. With the guidance from TFI’s Chief Bioscientist, we’ve covered topics from biohacking to how porn affects the brain, personalized medicine to tech & relationships.
Kirsten and The Bul Bey tackle the important and timely topic of mental health. What happens in your body when you feel emotions? How does genetics play a role? How does food affect our mental health? How have treatments changed over the past decades? Listen with us as we learn from industry experts – and take a moment or two to breathe.
The Bul Bey
Rapper-songwriter The Bul Bey tells the authentic story of Philadelphia native meets global citizen. With the optimism of a school teacher, the honesty of an Imam, and a lexicon only a Philly Bul could truly comprehend, the playful Hip Hop wordsmith’s bouncy bars elevate the bright sides of working-class life.
Kirsten Michelle Cills
Kirsten Michelle Cills is Philly’s Token "Terminally Ill Standup Comic." Born and raised in the City of Brotherly Love, Kirsten splits her time between advocating for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, correcting people’s pronunciation of her name, and yelling "Go Birds,” unprompted, any chance she gets. Kirsten admits she is a total science novice, and is so grateful that her comedy career has brought her to a show where she gets to learn so many cool things from so many smart people. Go Birds.
Jayatri Das, PhD
podcast contributing scientist
Dr. Jayatri Das is Director of Science Content and Chief Bioscientist at The Franklin Institute. She led the development of several exhibitions at the Institute—including Your Brain, a national award-winning exhibit about the neuroscience and psychology of the human brain, and SportsZone—and directs in-person and virtual programming initiatives to advance informal science education about materials science, biotechnology, neuroethics and other areas of emerging science and their societal impact.