Father Jim Keenan

Podcast #29: Jim Keenan on Environmentalism, Justice, and Faith

Father Jim Keenan of Boston College discusses Pope Francis’s views on environmentalism and social justice, and how those resonate across belief systems.

Robert Lustig

Podcast #27: Robert Lustig on Biochemistry and Health

Author and endicrinologist Robert Lustig explains the neurochemical difference between happiness and pleasure and how it’s been exploited to make so many of us fat, addicted, and depressed. Then, he reminds us how to reclaim our health.

Michael Zimmerman

Podcast #24: Michael Zimmerman Gets Philosophical on Tech

In a wide-ranging conversation, philosopher Michael Zimmerman contextualizes our technological journey within the history of Western thought.

Huei Peng

Podcast #20: Huei Peng and Driverless Cars

A tour of autonomous vehicle testing track Mcity with director Huei Peng answers many questions, and raises others.

Pig Carcasses

The Problems of Industrial Meat: A Primer

Industrial meat production has extraordinary costs to animal welfare, the environment, and human health. Acknowledging the immorality of these practices gives us an opportunity to align our behavior with our more humane ideals.

Soap Dispenser

US Finally Washes Its Hands of Antibacterial Soap

After years of arguably no benefits and known risks to antibiotic resistance, antibacterial soap is finally pulled from the shelves.

Julie Brigham-Grette

Podcast #13: Julie Brigham-Grette, Climate Scientist

Julie Brigham-Grette has been studying climate history for decades; she gives it to us straight about what's happening in the Arctic with warming and sea-level rise.

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Plastic Pollution

Plastic’s Legacy of Pollution

Our obsession with disposability and sterility has ironically led to an explosion of plastic, which is non-biodegradable and full of contaminants.