November 1, 2016
The 5-Hour Rule

We have been told for years and year that “practice will make perfect” but does having a successful business require more than just practice from employees? Is there something more we can do? Michael Simmons explains what he calls the “5-hour rule.": "Over the past year,  I've explored the personal histories of many widely admired […]

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October 25, 2016
The Psychology of Comedy with Matt Meese

Matthew Meese is a sketch comedian and actor who is best known for his role as actor, head writer, and co-creator of Studio C, a popular comedy show on both BYUtv and YouTube. Matt Meese joins the Matt Townsend Show to talk about the Psychology of Comedy. Matt and Jeff Simpson perform a radio play at […]

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October 20, 2016
Why Clowns Creep Us Out

From the observing the clown scaring epidemic to watching normal circus-loving clowns, it's probable that you're a little weary of these face-painted fools. Dr. Frank McAndrew confirms your fears may be very legitimate: "My research was the first empirical study of creepiness, and I had a hunch that feeling creeped out might have something to do […]

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October 19, 2016
Why Parents Let Their Kids Bully Them

What's a common day in your house look like? Does it involve putting off your children manipulating you into giving them "one more ice cream cone", and if you don't they scream and shout? According to Dr. Sean Grover, if that's the case, you need to stop letting your kids take advantage of you, and […]

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October 18, 2016
Caitlin Uncovers Cures for the Common Cold

One of our wonderful producers on the show, Caitlin Thomas, recently came down with a cold. Instead of taking off work, she decided to put a creative spin on a story that you're sure to enjoy. Watch now: Listen to the rest of the podcast at: https://goo.gl/UFgfp9 Join The Matt Townsend Show, Weekdays 9am-12pm ET on […]

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October 18, 2016
Why Teens Brains Need Later Start Time

Having a hard time getting your teens to get out of bed in the morning for school? It's not uncommon to hear the groans and moans as they slowly move around getting ready for school in the morning. According to Dr. Kyla Wahlstrom, teens may actually need an extra hour or two of sleep to […]

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October 17, 2016
Kaepernick and the Constitution

There's been a lot of controversy over Kaepernick's decision to take a knee during the National Anthem. Professor Gershman of Pace Law School in New York tells us why there might not be a need for so much controversy: "If there is any fixed star in our constitutional constellation, it is that no official, high […]

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October 14, 2016
Hope Works

  Dr. Matt had a wonderful opportunity to speak at Hope Works- listen in to how we need to identify more with being spiritual beings and associate less with being human beings. This message can also be found on the Mormon Channel.  

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October 14, 2016
Is Anti-Bacterial Soap Bad for You?

Always gathering your favorite anti-bacterial hand soaps with the best-smelling scents? According to Dr. Sarah Ades, maybe it's time to reconsider using those in your home: "What’s the downside to having antibacterials in soap? It is potentially huge, both for those using it and for society as a whole. One concern is whether the antibacterials […]

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October 13, 2016
Instilling Grit in Kids

Why is America so obsessed with making sure we instil grit in out kids today? Dr. Paige Gray joins the Matt Townsend Show to illustrate why we want to make sure our kids our tough: "As someone who specializes in children’s literature and cultural attitudes toward childhood, I’ve been interested in this insistence on fostering […]

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