68: Surveillance From the Sky (with Arthur Holland Michel)

68: Surveillance From the Sky (with Arthur Holland Michel)

 
 
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Arthur Holland Michel is the founder and co-director of the Center for the Study of the Drone at Bard College and author of the new book, Eyes In the Sky: The Secret Rise of Gorgon Stare and How It Will Watch Us All.

67: The Mystery and Science of Navigation (with Maura O’Connor)

67: The Mystery and Science of Navigation (with Maura O’Connor)

 
 
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M.R. O’Connor is a science journalist and author of Wayfinding: The Science and Mystery of How Humans Navigate the World.

http://mroconnor.info

66: A Conversation on Foster Youth and Sex Trafficking (with Regan Williams)

66: A Conversation on Foster Youth and Sex Trafficking (with Regan Williams)

 
 
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Regan Williams is the CEO and co-founder of Seen & Heard, a nonprofit that provides foster and disconnected youth with professional and personal development via the performing arts.

65: The Selling Out of Mindfulness (with Ronald Purser)

65: The Selling Out of Mindfulness (with Ronald Purser)

 
 
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Ronald Purser is a professor of management at San Francisco State University and author of McMindfulness: How Mindfulness Became the New Capitalist Spirituality.

64: Exploring the Brain-Body Connection Through Exercise (with Dr. John Ratey)

64: Exploring the Brain-Body Connection Through Exercise (with Dr. John Ratey)

 
 
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John Ratey, MD, is a Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the Harvard Medical School and author of Spark: The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain.

63: On Not Having Children (with Maxine Trump)

63: On Not Having Children (with Maxine Trump)

 
 
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Maxine Trump is a documentary filmmaker whose latest project, To Kid Or Not To Kid, explores women who choose not to have children. For more visit https://www.tokidornottokid.com/

62: The myth of supplements (and white nationalism)

62: The myth of supplements (and white nationalism)

 
 
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The link between the stories: science evolves. A look at white nationalism, male pride, calorie counting, and the myth of supplements.

61: The nature of suffering

61: The nature of suffering

 
 
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This week I discuss articles on the nature of suffering; increased rates of anxiety, depression, and suicide in America; and a month of trying out Marie Kondo’s method.

60: Gambling addiction, long documentaries, and problem parents

60: Gambling addiction, long documentaries, and problem parents

 
 
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Axel Foley of DVR Podcast Network comes on to discuss issues of the week, including Derek’s article on gambling addiction. For more info visit https://www.patreon.com/DVR.

59: The Munchies Are Real, but mostly, #antivaxx is Child Abuse

59: The Munchies Are Real, but mostly, #antivaxx is Child Abuse

 
 
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New research on food deserts and dollar-store produce; old hotels are being converted for low-income housing in Los Angeles; the munchies are real; and a bit of history on vaccinations (which are also real).