Friday's Show

Overdressed

Friday, we’re talking about the way we dress these days. We’ve gotten pretty cheap. We buy trendy clothes that are lousy quality. It’s called “fast fashion” and the journalist Elizabeth Klein says it’s bad for the environment or our sense of style.

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Rachel Herz is a neuroscientist who studies the psychology of eating. Which is to say, she explores what influences the things you eat and the things you don’t, how food affects us mentally, emotionally, and how it can change your behavior.

Phenomena

Feb 7, 2018
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Journalist Annie Jacobsen joins us to tell the story of top-secret U.S. government research into mind reading and other paranormal phenomena. What makes people spend so much time, energy, and money on such strange ideas?

At nearly 40, Tova Mirvis left her marriage … and Orthodox Judaism. Tuesday, we’ll talk about leaving the world that shaped her and the journey to discover what she believes and who she really is.

Though you may associate “law and order” with the right, there are a lot of conservative principles that fit squarely into an argument against capital punishment. Monday, we’ll talk about how and why the ranks of Republican opponents are growing.

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Serious researchers long shied away from so-called anthropomorphism. But biologist John Shivik says animal personalities and emotion are key to understanding how species evolved. So why are some animals shy and others ornery?

How to Be a Stoic

Feb 1, 2018

How do you live a good life? It's a central question to the human experience, and one the ancient Stoic philosophers sought to answer by focusing on virtue, mindfulness, and the things that are and are not within our control.

 


The year was 1944. Walking home from church one night, Recy Taylor, a black woman, was raped by six white men. Taylor’s story is the subject of a new documentary film that sheds light on a dark period in American history and the activism it spawned.

Quackery

Jan 30, 2018

Tuesday, we’re talking about some of the weirdest ways we’ve tried to cure our bodies and minds through the ages. Doctor and author Lydia Kang is our guide and she says we still need to be saved from quacks.

Monday, we're talking about our massive food waste problem. A full forty percent of food in America ends up in the trash. Activist Tristram Stuart joins us to talk about why we waste so much food and what we can and should do about it.

Friday, we wrap up our coverage of the Sundance Film Festival with a compelling and original documentary. Filmmaker Robert Greene tells the story of modern-day Bisbee, Arizona, and a century-old event that haunts it.

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Meet ranch manager Maggie Schmidt. She may not look like a typical rancher, but there usually isn’t time to worry about that. There’s too much work to be done and always cows to be looked after.

Monday's Show

What Teenagers Are Learning from Online Porn

Teens are going to be curious about sex, but teaching them about it is a thorny issue. So they turn to the Internet and porn to learn. Monday we’re talking the effects of porn on kids and what can be done about it.

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