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The Brain Candy Podcast podcast

The Brain Candy Podcast

The award winning Brain Candy Podcast is Candy for Your Left Brain and Your Right Brain. Hosts Sarah Rice and Susie Meister from MTV's The Challenge discuss what gets their wheels turning in the worlds of pop culture, literature, science, and psychology. They will share their favorite insights on everything from reality TV to quantum physics. So enjoy some candy for your noggin with the Brain Candy Podcast. https://thebraincandypodcast.com/

The award winning Brain Candy Podcast is Candy for Your Left Brain and Your Right Brain. Hosts Sarah Rice and Susie Meister from MTV's The Challenge discuss what gets their wheels turning in the worlds of pop culture, literature, science, and psychology. They will share their favorite insights on everything from reality TV to quantum physics. So enjoy some candy for your noggin with the Brain Candy Podcast. https://thebraincandypodcast.com/

 

#562

EP561: Take the Money, Feel Your Balls, & Naked Run

Today we realize we used to fat-shame ourselves in our early episodes, and we're relieved we have evolved a bit since then. Sarah describes a roller coaster in Japan that is leaving people w/ spinal fractures, and she reveals why she is surprisingly afraid of coasters. We discuss some of the more humiliating challenges we've participated in, and the phrase, "see-saw my hoo-haw," is uttered. We also speculate about the way men might experience roller coasters in a very...different way than women. We also discuss a theory about tastebuds on your b-hole and how Sarah believes she solved the mystery. We hear about a man who is creating a family with a bird. Join our book club, shop our merch, sign-up for our free newsletter, & more by visiting The Brain Candy Podcast website: Connect with us on social media: BCP Instagram: Susie's Instagram: Sarah's Instagram: BCP Twitter: Susie's Twitter: Sarah's Twitter: Sign up for your trial at More podcasts at WAVE: ... Read more

25 Oct 2021

59 MINS

59:25

25 Oct 2021


#561

EP560: Chesty Chess Players, Public Shaming, & Toilet Romance

Today we hear about a woman suing GEICO for an STD she got. Sarah was shamed by her doctor over an STD test. We hear about a women's chess tournament that got a sponsorship that raised some eyebrows (and heart rates). We discuss Dave Chapelle and the reason why people are upset about his jokes. Susie discusses a documentary about public shaming, and shares why the mob mentality can be so harmful. We learn about a man who married a rice cooker, but their love didn't last. We hear what objects Susie & Sarah would marry. We debate the decision of Meghan Trainor to have side-by-side toilets with her husband. And Sarah's got a theory about why men take too long in the toilet. Join our book club, shop our merch, sign-up for our free newsletter, & more by visiting The Brain Candy Podcast website: Connect with us on social media: BCP Instagram: Susie's Instagram: Sarah's Instagram: BCP Twitter: Susie's Twitter: Sarah's Twitter: Get 10% off your first month of therapy at For 20% off anything in the store use code: CANDY at More podcasts at WAVE: ... Read more

21 Oct 2021

1 HR 01 MINS

1:01:44

21 Oct 2021


#560

EP559: Bumbling Romeo, Love on the Spectrum, & Tight Jeans

Today we get a recap of Sarah's trip to Colorado where she bit the bullet and joined a dating app. We hear about her date and why it would have been Susie's nightmare. Sarah talks about Love on the Spectrum, and shares why it made her realize humans are all the same on some level. We hear a story about a girl whose jean shorts were so tight she had to go to the hospital and she ALMOST DIED. Now those are some tight shorts. Sarah also questions why men seem to be very interested in pubic hair these days.  Join our book club, shop our merch, sign-up for our free newsletter, & more by visiting The Brain Candy Podcast website: Connect with us on social media: BCP Instagram: Susie's Instagram: Sarah's Instagram: BCP Twitter: Susie's Twitter: Sarah's Twitter: To try the greatest vitamins ever, go to More podcasts at WAVE: ... Read more

18 Oct 2021

57 MINS

57:21

18 Oct 2021


#559

EP558: Nazi Lies, Cookie Tin Nostalgia, & Weight Loss Cult

Today we find out why Alanis Morisette is not happy about a documentary coming out about her life (that she participated in). We discuss multiple personality disorder, and why Sarah can relate. Susie describe a cult that centered on weight loss and why it was unusual in the religious world. We hear about a woman who pretended to be raised by wolves, and why we're sympathetic to her dishonesty. We discuss Dansk cookies and why their blue tin canisters bring back our childhoods and remind us of our grannies. We discuss the reason Sarah felt betrayed by an author who exaggerated his life story in a memoir. Plus, we talk to Jay Bakker, the son of Jim and Tammy Faye about the new movie The Eyes of Tammy Faye, the trauma of being in a public scandal, and how it affected his faith. Join our book club, shop our merch, sign-up for our free newsletter, & more by visiting The Brain Candy Podcast website: Connect with us on social media: BCP Instagram: Susie's Instagram: Sarah's Instagram: BCP Twitter: Susie's Twitter: Sarah's Twitter: Try Theragun for 30 days by going to For a 4 week trial, postage, & a digital scale, go to , click on the mic in the top right corner & enter code BRAINCANDY Get $10 off the starter bundle at More podcasts at WAVE: ... Read more

14 Oct 2021

2 HR 02 MINS

2:02:42

14 Oct 2021


#558

EP557: Live, Laugh, Love, Primal Kink, & Bug Killer

Today we discuss "word art" and hear why Susie & Sarah are not into home decor that includes words. We are living, laughing, and loving, but we don't want it painted all of over our homes. Sarah discusses where her love of the "dark arts" came from, and why Halloween should be celebrated year round. Sarah reveals that she is back on the dating market, and why she wanted to figure out what she's looking for. She took a "kink quiz" and found out her type. Plus, she realized that she had been hiding her preferences for years out of shame. Plus, we discuss a beautiful bug that you need to murder, the oil spill in California, and an eagle in Susie's backyard. Join our book club, shop our merch, sign-up for our free newsletter, & more by visiting The Brain Candy Podcast website: Connect with us on social media: BCP Instagram: Susie's Instagram: Sarah's Instagram: BCP Twitter: Susie's Twitter: Sarah's Twitter: For 20% off your first order go to Sign up FREE today at For 14 FREE meals Including FREE shipping go to & use promo code: BRAINCANDY14 For $20 off your first kit go to More podcasts at WAVE: ... Read more

11 Oct 2021

57 MINS

57:07

11 Oct 2021


#557

EP556: Accidental Sexism, Elvira's Protégée, & Milk Crate Challenge

Today we hear why Sarah is mad at ANOTHER retailer. Susie poses a query about a time when she was "accidentally sexist," and Sarah shows her why it's all about her own childhood. We reveal our most unethical behaviors and why we do them. We celebrate the same-sex relationship Elvira Mistress of the Dark has been in for 19 years, and we decide Sarah should become the next Elvira. We find out why doctors refer to female anatomy as "shameful," and we debate whether a hospital should use the word women or people in its name. We learn the physics of the milk crate challenge. We hear about a young white supremacist who received a very lenient sentence involving literature. Plus, we hear why everyone kind of has multiple personalities.  Join our book club, shop our merch, sign-up for our free newsletter, & more by visiting The Brain Candy Podcast website: Connect with us on social media: BCP Instagram: Susie's Instagram: Sarah's Instagram: BCP Twitter: Susie's Twitter: Sarah's Twitter: Get 10% off your first month of therapy at For a 30-day free trial of Dipsea's sexy content go to More podcasts at WAVE: ... Read more

07 Oct 2021

1 HR 00 MINS

1:00:22

07 Oct 2021


#556

EP555: Subtle Bitch, Cactus Thief, & Video Game Life

Today we hear about Sarah's missing caterpillar, and hope for a day when it emerges in all its ugly moth glory. Susie realizes she's a huge bitch (not sure how this just occurred to her), but she's a subtle bitch, which is nice. Sarah is mad at Home Depot for wanting to make a profit off of the plant demand, and she tries to think of a way she could steal cactuses from a national park without being a criminal. We debate a new law in China where people are restricted in the amount of time they can play video games, and Susie suddenly becomes a conservative about government overreach. Plus we find out why we kind of think we're actors in a video game right this very second. It's sPoOoOoOkY! Join our book club, shop our merch, sign-up for our free newsletter, & more by visiting The Brain Candy Podcast website: Connect with us on social media: BCP Instagram: Susie's Instagram: Sarah's Instagram: BCP Twitter: Susie's Twitter: Sarah's Twitter: For free shipping & returns, go to For 20% off your first purchase, go to For 30% off your first month plus free shipping on any crate line use code: BRAINCANDY at Use code: BRAINCANDY20 at to get 20% off your purchase! More podcasts at WAVE: ... Read more

04 Oct 2021

1 HR 00 MINS

1:00:10

04 Oct 2021


#555

EP554: Paralympic Scandal, Crispy Crunchy, & Tattoos for Tacos

Today we hear about a scandal where people faked intellectual disabilities to compete in the paralympics. We discuss why gay guys love gymnastics, and Sarah provides a comprehensive list for the reasons why. We debate the difference between things that are crispy and crunchy, and it's actually more interesting than that sentence sounds as I'm typing it out. We hear what it was like for Susie in a flotation sensory deprivation chamber, and the surprising reason Sarah would never want to do it. Susie describes a promotion where people got a Mexican restaurant logo tattooed to get tacos for life, and the unexpected benefit they got from it. We discuss why Harry Styles should be a spokesperson for Ritz. Plus, Sarah reveals why she's becoming an "old lady." Join our book club, shop our merch, sign-up for our free newsletter, & more by visiting The Brain Candy Podcast website: Connect with us on social media: BCP Instagram: Susie's Instagram: Sarah's Instagram: BCP Twitter: Susie's Twitter: Sarah's Twitter: Use our code BRAINCANDY20 today at to get 20% off your purchase! More podcasts at WAVE: ... Read more

30 Sep 2021

1 HR 09 MINS

1:09:18

30 Sep 2021


#554

EP553: Challenge Auction, Foot Mystery, & Trauma Confrontation

Today we hear Susie's theory about why Sarah is especially charming, and how anyone can adopt her strategy for being charismatic. We reminisce about "auctions" in the Challenge house, and the strange way we would pass the time in the house. We get scientific confirmation about our theory on foot fetishes, but Susie has additional questions. Sarah fell off the dairy wagon, and is struggling with a whipped cream addiction. Sarah explains why her trail run training had a rocky start, but somehow helped her recover from her childhood trauma. Plus, we find out why there's no cure for being human with author and scholar of religion, Kate Bowler. Join our book club, shop our merch, sign-up for our free newsletter, & more by visiting The Brain Candy Podcast website: Connect with us on social media: BCP Instagram: Susie's Instagram: Sarah's Instagram: BCP Twitter: Susie's Twitter: Sarah's Twitter: Get $10 off the starter bundle at More podcasts at WAVE: ... Read more

27 Sep 2021

1 HR 20 MINS

1:20:56

27 Sep 2021


#553

EP552: LulaRich, Bird Genius, & Tongue Thrusting

Today we discuss the LulaRich documentary about Lularoe, MLM companies, and the intersection of capitalism and religion. Susie makes Sarah unfollow a famous "inspirational" person on Instagram. Susie talks about a bird who created his own prosthetic beak. We find out why neuroscientists think nothing is real and we get SUPER philosophical about life.  We find out why conspiracy theories are soothing to some. Sarah reveals that she has a tongue problem and Susie is dubious. We discuss our favorite scams and hear why Susie thinks she is discriminated against because she takes baths. Sarah is slowly becoming Erin Brockovich and she has an incredible theory about screwdrivers. Join our book club, shop our merch, sign-up for our free newsletter, & more by visiting The Brain Candy Podcast website: Connect with us on social media: BCP Instagram: Susie's Instagram: Sarah's Instagram: BCP Twitter: Susie's Twitter: Sarah's Twitter: For a free refill pack with your order, go to More podcasts at WAVE: ... Read more

23 Sep 2021

1 HR 01 MINS

1:01:20

23 Sep 2021


#552

EP551: Van Gogh Immersion, Happy Elephant, & Bears on Trial

Today we find out why Sarah is in a zen period (maybe Susie's giggle phase brings Sarah peace?). We discuss an art installation Sarah went to, and why she loved it, but worries about the implications. We find out about an elephant in the Bronx zoo who is lonely because her best friend got murdered (!), and the only answer is for her to become...a person? We debate the ethics of zoos and we fantasize about animals going to court. Plus, we talk to Suzanne O'Sullivan about her book The Sleeping Beauties and the reasons why "psychosomatic" illnesses are more complicated than they appear. Join our book club, shop our merch, sign-up for our free newsletter, & more by visiting The Brain Candy Podcast website: Connect with us on social media: BCP Instagram: Susie's Instagram: Sarah's Instagram: BCP Twitter: Susie's Twitter: Sarah's Twitter: For 20% off your first order, go to For a free trial of Noom, visit Get 10% off your first month of therapy at To try the greatest vitamins ever, go to More podcasts at WAVE: ... Read more

20 Sep 2021

1 HR 16 MINS

1:16:13

20 Sep 2021


#551

EP550: Scandalous Love, Death Row Debate, & Coney Island

Today we find out how Sarah's Amazon boycott and trail training are going. We get an update on the guy who married a doll, and apparently he's moved on with something very...hot. We discuss an ongoing death row ethics question that has Sarah asking why we allow them to pick their last meal, but not have a clergyperson in the same room. Susie talks about a documentary she watched that made her reflect on how the entertainment and hospitality industries create false hope for their employees. We learn how dogs are forgiving if you've made a mistake. Plus, we debate that Jay-Z and Beyonce Tiffany's campaign with the Basquiat painting that's caused a stir. Join our book club, shop our merch, sign-up for our free newsletter, & more by visiting The Brain Candy Podcast website: Connect with us on social media: BCP Instagram: Susie's Instagram: Sarah's Instagram: BCP Twitter: Susie's Twitter: Sarah's Twitter: Try Theragun for 30 days at For $60 off your first 3 boxes go to & use promo code: BRAINCANDY60 More podcasts at WAVE: ... Read more

16 Sep 2021

1 HR 04 MINS

1:04:33

16 Sep 2021


#550

EP549: Smuckers, Coffee Cups, & Witchy Hot Takes

Today we find out why Susie has the giggles. Bad. And she and sarah have a disagreement about Smuckers jelly of all things. Sarah shares the history of the coffee cup lid, which was strangely an emotional roller coaster. We hear why rattlesnakes are polite and we've all been totally tricked by their rattles. Sarah is very excited about human evolution, and we find out why we're all just little tiny human babies. We hear why she can bear to kill insects and Susie offers a theory about Saved By the Bell. Plus, Sarah has a witchy hot take that somehow inspires our next big project. Join our book club, shop our merch, sign-up for our free newsletter, & more by visiting The Brain Candy Podcast website: Connect with us on social media: BCP Instagram: Susie's Instagram: Sarah's Instagram: BCP Twitter: Susie's Twitter: Sarah's Twitter: For 20% off anything in the store use code: CANDY at For a 4 week trial, postage, & a digital scale, go to , click on the mic in the top right corner, & enter code: BRAINCANDY For 20% off your first purchase, go to More podcasts at WAVE: ... Read more

13 Sep 2021

1 HR 01 MINS

1:01:22

13 Sep 2021


#549

EP548: Reality TV Consequences, Method Acting, & Natural Celebrity

Today we find out why Sarah's mom thought giving Sarah an all-liver diet would make her smart (and it kind of worked?). Susie and Sarah realize that reality tv had completely different outcomes for them. Susie discusses the Val Kilmer documentary, the humiliation that can come with success, and why women can't be method actors. We mourn the death of an owl celebrity in Central Park who might've been part human. We learn why the cotton tote bags we use to help the planet are actually the worst. Sarah reveals recent Goodwill finds and Susie discusses the memories, grief, and truth through the lens of a family who lost their son on 9/11. Join our book club, shop our merch, sign-up for our free newsletter, & more by visiting The Brain Candy Podcast website: Connect with us on social media: BCP Instagram: Susie's Instagram: Sarah's Instagram: BCP Twitter: Susie's Twitter: Sarah's Twitter: Get 10% off your first month of therapy at More podcasts at WAVE: ... Read more

09 Sep 2021

59 MINS

59:56

09 Sep 2021


#548

EP547: Getting Lucky, Creative Inspiration, & Horse Girl

Today we find out how to increase your creativity and create "moments of inspiration," and we're kind of annoyed about the advice. Sarah reveals why she is training for a 15K and Susie does not approve. Plus, we learn the secret to getting lucky, or at least finding a four-leaf clover, and Sarah is VERY excited about this nature discovery. We find out why math and geometry can help you find a lucky charm. Join our book club, shop our merch, sign-up for our free newsletter, & more by visiting The Brain Candy Podcast website: Connect with us on social media: BCP Instagram: Susie's Instagram: Sarah's Instagram: BCP Twitter: Susie's Twitter: Sarah's Twitter: Go to & get 20% off your order! For 30% off your first month plus free shipping on any crate line use code: BRAINCANDY at For a 30-day free trial of Dipsea's sexy content go to For free shipping & returns, go to More podcasts at WAVE: ... Read more

06 Sep 2021

58 MINS

58:17

06 Sep 2021


#547

EP546: Sarah's Sexy Hotel Nightmare, Filet-o-Fish, & Secret Smoking

Today we find out why Susie thinks she's extra lucky these days, but her mom disagrees. We discuss someone who recently trolled Sarah's instagram, but he denies all charges. We learn why female authors are getting a bum deal. Sarah tells a story about a VERY unfortunate discovery she made in her hotel room recently, and how she got gaslit by the hotel manager. Susie reveals the religious origins of the filet-o-fish. Sarah reveals a secret she's been keeping, and Susie is shocked! Plus, we discuss a scholar of honesty who was caught lying about his research. Join our book club, shop our merch, sign-up for our amazing free newsletter, & more by visiting The Brain Candy Podcast website: Connect with us on social media: BCP Instagram: Susie's Instagram: Sarah's Instagram: BCP Twitter: Susie's Twitter: Sarah's Twitter: More podcasts at WAVE: ... Read more

02 Sep 2021

1 HR 01 MINS

1:01:51

02 Sep 2021


#546

EP545: Sarah's Nature Romance, Speedwalking & Lesbian Declaration

Today we get the update on Sarah's camping adventure with her new love interest, Barry!  We ask hard-hitting questions like, "where did you go poo?" and "did you smooch?". We find out whether it was a total disaster, a match made in camping heaven, or a cautiously optimistic scenario. Sarah reveals why mental health and the Olympics is more of an issue than we realized. We discuss Olympic events we think we could compete in and we debate whether the Olympics should even exist anymore. Plus, Susie says she was accused of queer-baiting by a listener, so we discuss whether she is an asshole or not. And Sarah makes an declaration to all of her lesbian love interests. Join our book club, shop our merch, sign-up for our free newsletter, & more by visiting The Brain Candy Podcast website: Connect with us on social media: BCP Instagram: Susie's Instagram: Sarah's Instagram: BCP Twitter: Susie's Twitter: Sarah's Twitter: For a free refill pack with your order, go to Get 10% off your first month of therapy at More podcasts at WAVE: ... Read more

30 Aug 2021

58 MINS

58:59

30 Aug 2021


#545

EP544: Reincarnation, Penis Snake, & Sherpa Scandal

Today we hear a full-throated defense from Sarah about she would never join a cult. Susie remains dubious. We learn why Sarah believes in reincarnation, who she was in past lives, and why she thinks she has a native american spirit guide. We learn about a snake species that might be the most disgusting thing we've ever heard of, and why it's invading the United States. Sarah shares a news story about a man who took drastic measures to cure his constipation, and while it might have been successful, now he has bigger problems. We learn about the exploitation of sherpas, and why using a sherpa in Peru changed her mind about the practice. Join our book club, shop our merch, sign-up for our free newsletter, & more by visiting The Brain Candy Podcast website: Connect with us on social media: BCP Instagram: Susie's Instagram: Sarah's Instagram: BCP Twitter: Susie's Twitter: Sarah's Twitter: To try the greatest vitamins ever, go to For a free trial of Noom, visit More podcasts at WAVE: ... Read more

23 Aug 2021

56 MINS

56:42

23 Aug 2021


#544

EP543: Quakers, Bronze Medals, & French Culture Wars

Today we debate whether dreams can be interpreted and whether they're meaningful. Susie talks about a woman who made an incredible astrophysical discovery, but her male mentor got the Nobel Prize for it. We find out who invented price tags, and are blown away that they even needed to be "invented." Susie updates us on the Mike Tyson documentary, and explains why everyone should value his redemptive life story. We find out why France gave all teenagers $350 and they're buying comic books with it. We learn the history of peanut butter and jelly and Susie is amazed that Sarah is still making these culinary wonders. Finally, we hear a scientific discovery about insects that Susie worries will contribute to homophobia. Join our book club, shop our merch, sign-up for our free newsletter, & more by visiting The Brain Candy Podcast website: Connect with us on social media: BCP Instagram: Susie's Instagram: Sarah's Instagram: BCP Twitter: Susie's Twitter: Sarah's Twitter: For $20 off your first kit go to Get 10% off your first month of therapy at For a 30-day free trial of Dipsea's sexy content go to More podcasts at WAVE: ... Read more

19 Aug 2021

58 MINS

58:29

19 Aug 2021


#543

EP542: Challenge TikTok Feedback and Mind/Body Connection

Today we discuss the reaction people had to a recent TikTok Sarah did about Johnny taking the money on Rivals 3. Despite her proclamation that she is fine and dandy and unaffected by those events years ago, people still felt the need to question her emotions. We talk about how the comments still bother us all these years later. And we share how it feels to be told we "owe" it to the viewers to return. Plus, we find out why a "gut feeling" is actually a thing and could be the answer to a lot of our health concerns.  Join our book club, shop our merch, sign-up for our free newsletter, & more by visiting The Brain Candy Podcast website: Connect with us on social media: BCP Instagram: Susie's Instagram: Sarah's Instagram: BCP Twitter: Susie's Twitter: Sarah's Twitter: Go to & get 20% off your order! For $60 off your first 3 boxes, go to & use promo code: BRAINCANDY60 For 20% off anything in the store, use code: CANDY at For 20% off your first purchase, go to More podcasts at WAVE: ... Read more

16 Aug 2021

55 MINS

55:27

16 Aug 2021


#542

EP541: Mike Tyson, Appeal of Chaos, & Influencer Speak

Today we talk about the documentary Dick Johnson is Dead, and the ways that a filmmaker is confronting her dad's mortality. We examine the legacy of Mike Tyson, and how befuddling it is to have a man who is at once a champion, an underdog, and a villain. We learn about the appeal of perversity and why people are inclined to look at train wrecks and be violent without any apparent payoff. Susie reveals the ways influencers, YouTubers, and TikTokers adjust their speech for their videos unknowingly. And we hear why Norway is cracking down on influencers' altered images. Join our book club, shop our merch, sign-up for our free newsletter, & more by visiting The Brain Candy Podcast website: Connect with us on social media: BCP Instagram: Susie's Instagram: Sarah's Instagram: BCP Twitter: Susie's Twitter: Sarah's Twitter: Try Theragun for 30 days at For 30% off your first month plus free shipping on any crate line use code BRAINCANDY at More podcasts at WAVE: ... Read more

12 Aug 2021

57 MINS

57:21

12 Aug 2021


#541

EP540: Sarah's Romance, Feminine Energy, & Simone Biles

Today we get the best news ever--there's someone in Sarah's life who is getting her motor running, and we are HERE FOR IT! She tells us how they met (on Brain Candy!), why they're connecting on a deep level, and why she is so optimistic even though they've never met in real life. We discuss divine feminine energy, and why Sarah said she hid her softer side for so long. She also tells us why you should never throw your pet goldfish in a lake (which seems obvious, but apparently a lot of people don't know this?). Just so we're clear, you shouldn't throw ANY of your pets into lakes. We revisit the strange phenomenon of all of Sarah's pets prematurely dying. Plus, we discuss the Simone Biles Olympics story, the importance of mental health, and why we have a long way to go. Join our book club, shop our merch, sign-up for our free newsletter, & more by visiting The Brain Candy Podcast website: Connect with us on social media: BCP Instagram: Susie's Instagram: Sarah's Instagram: BCP Twitter: Susie's Twitter: Sarah's Twitter: Sponsors: For a free trial of Noom, visit For free shipping & returns, go to For a 4 week trial, postage, & a digital scale, go to , click on the mic in the top right corner & enter code: BRAINCANDY More podcasts at WAVE: ... Read more

09 Aug 2021

1 HR 02 MINS

1:02:35

09 Aug 2021