Listen to Adam Tanner on WNYC’s The Leonard Lopate Show

“Adam Tanner, author and fellow at Harvard University’s Institute for Quantitative Social Science, joins us to discuss his new book Our Bodies Our Data: How Companies Make Billions Selling Our Medical Records. Tanner examines how big pharma invades our medical privacy with a detailed account of how drug companies collect, analyze and sell patient data…. Read more »

Listen to Gretchen Bakke on Fresh Air

New speaker Gretchen Bakke was a guest on Fresh Air in August to discuss her new book, The Grid: The Fraying Wires Between Americans And Our Energy Future. [NPR.org]

Listen to Beth Macy on Fresh Air

Beth Macy was on Fresh Air with Terri Gross to talk about her new book, Truevine, which is out today. Listen above. [NPR.org]

Read Annie Murphy Paul on personality testing

Via NPR, author Annie Murphy Paul explores the topic, “Personality Tests Are Popular, But Do They Capture The Real You?” Twelve years ago, I tried to drive a stake into the heart of the personality-testing industry. Personality tests are neither valid nor reliable, I argued, and we should stop using them — especially for making… Read more »

Listen to Susan Jacoby on Fresh Air with Terry Gross

Journalist Susan Jacoby tells Fresh Air that more than half of Americans will change religion at least once in their adult life time. Her new book is Strange Gods: A Secular History of Conversion. Listen above.