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Recent Episodes

23. Seriously Psilocybin

Psilocybin has been posited as a groundbreaking, yet controversial, treatment for severe depression. But what does the research say about it? In this episode, we discuss the history, mechanisms, legal standing, and efficacy of psilocybin in a therapeutic setting.

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22. Methamphetamine

Methamphetamine abuse affects over twenty million individuals in the US, with users criminalized instead of seen as individuals struggling with a serious illness. Join us as we discuss how meth abuse affects an individual’s brain and life, and what we can do as a country to help these individuals heal post-drug abuse.

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21. A Clockwork Orange

In the film A Clockwork Orange, the character of Alex is used to illustrate Freud’s theory of psychoanalytic and psychosexual stages in order to debate the question: “Is the morality of man inherently Violent?” This episode explores how the film demonstrates these themes through the use of symphonic sound, and dystopian setting.

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About the show

Club Kaur is an interdisciplinary podcast exploring science stories. Hosted by Dr. Angel Kaur, Associate Professor of Neuroscience at UNC Asheville, each episode is created by undergraduate students enrolled in one of Dr. Kaur’s classes. Join us as we delve into a variety of topics with one simple goal – to get it less wrong.

This page is also host to blog posts written by Dr. Kaur on topics related to teaching and learning, including using gameplay in learning, and using graphic design to solve teaching problems.

Meet the Hosts

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Angel Kaur

Angel Kaur is an Associate Professor of Neuroscience at UNC Asheville. She holds a PhD in cell and molecular neuroscience from The Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla, CA, and a BA in Biology from Bryn Mawr College. 

Undergraduates at UNC Asheville

Each episode of Club Kaur is created by undergraduates enrolled in one of Dr. Kaur’s classes including the following courses: Neuropharmacology,  Neuroscience Fiction in Film, Science Communication.

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