The story of human connection starts with primal biological systems. But how do we really understand what brings us together, keeps us together, and drives us apart? Bey and Kirsten talk to experts in evolution, psychology, public health, technology, media, and more to explore the science of love, sex, and relationships in the 21st century.
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.
Emily Charash is a podcast producer and audio engineer based in NYC. She has produced podcasts on academia, comedy, food, and society/culture and history. She is currently the director and managing producer at RadioKismet, a Philadelphia-based podcast network, where she develops branded podcast series for businesses across Philadelphia.