Brain Science Podcast: REALLY Good Stuff!

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MORE than Brain Basics

by Madelyn Griffith-Haynie, CTP, CMC, ACT, MCC, SCAC
Another article in the Brain Based Resources Series

Are you aware of Dr. Ginger Campbell‘s Brain Science Podcast? If you are not already listening, you are missing an AMAZING resource. The series itself is absolutely free, and can also be downloaded to play on another device without charge. (Donations are appreciated, for those who can swing it).

Don’t Like to Listen?

The transcript of each episode is available in pdf format for a measly dollar, for those of you who prefer to READ (or for those who want them BOTH!)

The most recent 25 episodes are FREE. Additional premium content, including episode transcripts and older episodes, is available via our Premium Subscription Plan. Individual Episodes and transcripts can be purchased in the BSP Store. – See more at:
The most recent 25 episodes are FREE. Additional premium content, including episode transcripts and older episodes, is available via our Premium Subscription Plan. Individual Episodes and transcripts can be purchased in the BSP Store. – See more at:
The most recent 25 episodes are FREE. Additional premium content, including episode transcripts and older episodes, is available via our Premium Subscription Plan. Individual Episodes and transcripts can be purchased in the BSP Store. – See more at:

If you prefer to listen to the interviews, it can be even easier for some of you: THERE’S AN AP FOR THAT!   

You read that correctly – you can EVEN listen on your smart phone. If you want to stream to your cell, the ap is available for an extremely reasonable charge.

In her own words:

On the Brain Science Podcast we explore how recent scientific discoveries are unraveling age-old mysteries, such as intelligence, emotions, personality, and memory. We also look at why the brain is much more complex than any computer yet devised.

Since the podcast launched, I have had the opportunity to interview quite a few leading scientists and writers and the show has been ranked #1 on iTunes™.

There are now over 70+ 96+ 107 112 127 interview episodes available, and the Brain Science Podcast has enjoyed well over 2 million downloads.

Since January, 2014 there has been a slight change, to help Ginger offset web fees and the costs associated with pdf transcription and the production of the podcast.

  • The most recent 25 episodes are STILL free (that’s over two years of free content!)
  • Additional premium content, including access to ALL episode transcripts and older episodes, is available by enrolling in her Premium Subscription Plan.
  • For archived podcasts, individual Episodes and transcripts can be purchased at a VERY modest cost in the BSP Store.  (I happily pay $1.00 for my pdf downloads these days — they’re more than worth it!)
    BSP Store.

So let’s take a look at the kind of interviews she produces.

Not Just for ADD or EFD

While our very own Dr. John Ratey — co-author of the ADD classic Driven to Distraction, in addition to Shadow Syndromes, and his best selling “brain” book,  A User’s Guide to the Brain —  is one of luminaries she has convinced to talk brain-science with her, this podcast is not an ADD-specific resource.  It runs the gamut!

If you’re daunted by my list of Brain-Based Books – wondering how you’ll ever find the time to read them all – take a look at the list of people she’s interviewed.  You’ll find the names of some of the authors of books on my Resource Lists, as well as some of the scientists I have mentioned in my articles, talks, and many of my classes, names like:

(run your cursor over the above and TONs of links to great stuff all over the ‘net will jump out at you)

Click HERE if you’d like to see the complete list of the notables she’s interviewed, in alphabetical order.
Click HERE if you want to see a list of TOPICS she’s covered, by category.

The CONTENT is the star of this podcast.

While there’s nothing quite like reading the book to add depth to your learning, one of the things I LOVE about this podcast is the intelligence of the interview.

Not only is Ginger a wonderful interviewer, she does her homework before she speaks with each guest. She asks just the right questions to make sure her listeners get the “meat” of the content  – and she gives her guests PLENTY of time to develop a thought.

For interviews of concepts and ideas that might be more complex than new listeners could be expected to grasp on first listening, immediately following the interview itself she returns to summarize, and to cover anything that she feels needs a bit of extra explanation.

She does everything she can to make sure that everyone in her target audience (“anyone with a brain”) — gets full value out of each podcast.

But WAIT, there’s m-o-r-e . . .

Ginger makes the content accessible to the non-scientist, not only by adding her own comments to back-fill information that she understands but WE might not – but also by pointing us to other podcasts in the series to add additional depth to the conversation.

Her ShowNotes are top notch, and her website adds value. Interspersed with the interviews themselves are book reviews, topic focused informational “lectures” in her own voice, and supporting all is a web-based discussion forum.


What are you waiting for?  Catch up with the brain-based revolution. Go check it out and begin listening immediately.

  • If you’re new to all this, subscribe so that you can start at the very beginning to back-fill your information base. Listen to the new podcasts as they come out.  By the time you are “caught up” you’ll feel like you have your own neuro-Ph.D.
  • If you’re already an old hand at neuroscience, jump around and listen first to the topics that intersect with your particular fascination, AS you keep up with each new podcast she posts.  It’s a great way to stay up to date about what your colleagues are up to in neuro-fields that aren’t your particular area of expertise.  You won’t be alone.  In fact, her listeners include many of those she once interviewed.

Download them ALL, however.  I promise you WILL want to hear them all eventually, and who knows how much longer any of them will be available at no charge.

Full Disclosure: This is an unsolicited rave.  It is my support of YOU by making you aware of the existence of this amazing resource, walking my talk that “it takes a village to educate a world.”  I don’t make a penny (and she makes very little for the HUGE time commitment it takes to put this together, by the way, so donate to her efforts if you can possibly afford it).

Don’t die of thirst at the banks of the stream — DRINK, already!

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with anything that came up while you were reading or watching (either for your own life, that of a loved one, or as coaching skills development), click the E-me link  <—here (or on the menubar at the top of every page) and I’ll get back to you ASAP (accent on the “P”ossible!)

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CLICK HERE for a complete list of Brain Science Podcast [BSP] episodes.
CLICK HERE for a complete list of the people interviewed on Ginger Campbell’s BSP
CLICK HERE for all of her pdf transcripts – for only a dollar!

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About Madelyn Griffith-Haynie, MCC, SCAC
Award-winning ADD Coach Training Field founder; ADD Coaching field co-founder; [life] Coaching pioneer -- Neurodiversity Advocate, Coach, Mentor & Poster Girl -- Multi-Certified -- 25 years working with EFD [Executive Functioning disorders] and struggles in hundreds of people from all walks of life. I developed and delivered the world's first ADD-specific coach training curriculum: multi-year, brain-based, and ICF Certification tracked. In addition to my expertise in ADD/EF Systems Development Coaching, I am known for training and mentoring globally well-informed ADD Coach LEADERS with the vision to innovate, many of the most visible, knowledgeable and successful ADD Coaches in the field today (several of whom now deliver highly visible ADD coach trainings themselves). For almost a decade, I personally sponsored and facilitated seven monthly, virtual and global, no-charge support and information groups The ADD Hours™ - including The ADD Expert Speakers Series, hosting well-known ADD Professionals who were generous with their information and expertise, joining me in my belief that "It takes a village to educate a world." I am committed to being a thorn in the side of ADD-ignorance in service of changing the way neurodiversity is thought about and treated - seeing "a world that works for everyone" in my lifetime. Get in touch when you're ready to have a life that works BECAUSE of who you are, building on strengths to step off that frustrating treadmill "when 'wanting to' just doesn't get it DONE!"

6 Responses to Brain Science Podcast: REALLY Good Stuff!

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  2. Ahmadu Garba says:

    Oh my, OK I’m excited for this. I just bookmarked this page by the way. I’m going to need it for a reference for some future stuff I’m working on. I think I’ll start with the episodes you highlighted. Thanks for the rec!

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    • You’re welcome. As you listen (and visit the Show Pages), you’ll get connected to a BUNCH of other resources – discussion groups re: podcast and related books and ideas included. Have fun!

      My advice is to download as far back as you can for free – work your way forward — unless you are flush with cash, then Premium’s the way to go – access to all 10 years and extras.

      Yearly fee, I believe, but you can work out how to make that fit with your finances and willingness to support her work — she’s not a money grubber. If you love it as much as I think you will, send me an autographed thank you in your book the moment it comes out. 🙂

      PS. There’s a consciousness/altered consciousness podcast you might like too – “The C-Realm Podcast” (google it – or “KMO” – one will lead you somewhere you can find out more).

      I’ve had to cut way back to keep up with life as well as blogs and blogging, so am no longer the avid listener I once was. No links to share, but I subscribed through iTunes, I believe.

      If you need some research into South American shamans (curanderos), Ayahuasca, off-grid but still connected living and ethos, this is a great source (or was when I was a regular listener). Very intelligent as well – so if it is still going strong, I’m sure that hasn’t changed.


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