Robert Lustig on Biochemistry and Health

Author and endocrinologist 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.

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Robert Lustig on Biochemistry and Health
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Episode #26: Adam Gazzaley

Neurologist Adam Gazzaley discusses how the brain’s attentional system functions–or doesn’t–when buffeted by digital distraction.

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Episode #26: Adam Gazzaley
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Podcast #18: Catherine Steiner-Adair

Catherine Steiner-Adair is a clinical psychologist whose empathic 2013 book The Big Disconnect warned us about the impacts of digital tech on child development and family relationships. She’s been on a non-stop speaking tour ever since.

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Podcast #18: Catherine Steiner-Adair
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Podcast #17: Cal Newport on Deep Work

For a computer scientist, Georgetown professor and author Cal Newport is hard to reach via email. But it’s part of his philosophy that focused concentration–so elusive in our overstimulated world–is the key to a better and more rewarding work and personal life.

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Podcast #17: Cal Newport on Deep Work
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Podcast #10: Nicole Freedman on Bike Transit

As Boston’s first “bike czar,” Nicole Freedman helped turned the city from one of the worst to one of the best in bike friendliness. She describes what it takes to change culture around transit and how everyone can benefit.

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Podcast #10: Nicole Freedman on Bike Transit
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