The Curious Autodidact

August 25, 2009

More Podcasts worth a Listen

Filed under: helpful hints,kitchen tips,media related,social justice — Honilima @ 2:55 am
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Snacks, Overeating, and Sensory Science (broadcast on NPR’s Science Friday, July 10th, 2009)

Got a weakness for chocolate chip cookies? Kettle chips? Pizza? Ira talks with former FDA commissioner David Kessler about how tasty foods change your brain, and how the food industry designs the fat, salt, and sugar-laden snacks you crave. Kessler, the former head of the FDA during the Bush and Clinton administrations, is the author of the new book “The End of Overeating: Taking Control of the Insatiable American Appetite.” Is overeating a lack of willpower, or a disease?

From KUER in Salt Lake City an interview with Ellen Rupple Shell author ofCheap the High Cost of Discount Culture.
You’ve probably heard stories of people standing in line for an amazing sale or fights breaking out over a bargain table. Chances are – you may have gone to some great lengths for a rock-bottom price yourself. “Cheap” has become part of the American way, but journalist Ellen Ruppel Shell says it comes at a cost. Tuesday on RadioWest, she joins Doug for a look at discount culture and what it means for our homes and our economy.

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From KUOW in Seattle: Marjane Satrapi: ‘Growing up in Iran’

We talk a lot about the Middle East, but what was it really like to grow up there? What does it mean to be a woman in Iran? How do people in Iran feel about their Iraqi neighbors? Marjane Satrapi grew up in Iran during the Islamic Revolution of 1979. What was occurring at that time? What were the fears and the hopes? What is the human cost of war? How do those events play into present day? How did Saddam look from the other side of the border?
Satrapi records the events of her childhood in two graphic novels, “Persepolis” and “Persepolis 2.” She joins us on “Weekday” to share her story. Additionally here’s a short YouTube film with Satrapi speaking on a panel about her film, based on her book, that was nominated for the best animation category.


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