Uncivil
Uncivil
Dec 20, 2017
The Assets
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Rachel Swarns of the New York Times joins us to discuss what she discovered when she followed the money trail of one of the nation's top financial institutions all the back to the 19th century.

Further reading:

You can read more of Rachel Swarns's reporting here, and check out her book, American Tapestry: The Story of the Black, White, and Multiracial Ancestors of Michelle Obama. For further reading on slave insurance we recommend Investing in Life: Insurance in Antebellum America by Sharon Ann Murphy.

Unwasted: The Podcast
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Imperfect Foods
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Is our country's obsession with health actually making us healthier? Even before COVID-19 hit, health and wellness in modern America was big business, and a growing feature of our social media feeds. However, is our society focused on the right aspects of health or are we viewing it in a healthy way? This week we're getting a refreshingly holistic take on the world of health. Dr. Tiffany Lester is here to shed some light on this complex and often misunderstood field, including:  * Why it's a mistake to see healthcare as a debate between traditional medicine and functional medicine, and how they really can help inform each other.  * Why properly managing sleep and stress needs to be a bigger focus for most Americans.  * What all the fuss about gut health is really about and why we all should nourish our microbiome.  * Why it can be risky to take trendy supplements like Ashwagandha, magnesium, or fish oil without understanding them properly first.  In a year defined by one of the biggest health crises of the modern era, this episode has eye-opening perspectives and practical advice for all of us to live healthier, happier lives.  *Episode Show Notes:* * Learn more about Tiffany on her Instagram page and her home base on Parsley Health.  * Season 2 of the podcast The Dream is all about the wellness industry.  * TIffany recommended using Google Scholar and PubMed for legitimate health and nutrition studies.  * Tiffany says that higher-priced fish oils are often higher quality.  * Tiffany's go-to karaoke song is anything by Whitney Houston.
43 min
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