The Rising Tide of Rudeness

Studies show a rudeness epidemic in the US, and that people are profoundly affected when they experience or even witness it occurring to someone else. Two experts discuss.

18-44 Segment 2: The Surprising Importance of Tickling

Tickling is a unique application of the sense of touch that surprisingly has developmental and cultural importance. Experts discuss the science and sociology of tickling.

15-20 Segment 1: Weight, Culture and Science

  Synopsis: The cultural bias against obesity is often justified on health grounds. But recent studies show that people classified in the "overweight" BMI category actually have less mortality than normal weight people. Experts discuss how culture drives our obsession with weight and what science really has to say about it. Host: Reed Pence. Guests: … Continue reading 15-20 Segment 1: Weight, Culture and Science