“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 »
Posts Tagged: npr
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]
Beth Macy was on Fresh Air with Terri Gross to talk about her new book, Truevine, which is out today. Listen above. [NPR.org]
Michelle Segar was a guest on NPR’s The Magic Pill show discussing “What Exercise Means To You.” Listen above. [WBUR.org]
Bob Sutton was a guest on Marketplace to discuss “The pros and cons of a 30-hour work week.” Listen above. [Marketplace.org]
Michael Webber, deputy director at the Energy Institute at the University of Texas at Austin and author of Thirst for Power: Energy, Water and Human Survival, was a guest on NPR’s Here & Now to discuss Donald Trump’s energy proposals. Listen here.
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 »
Michael Puett And Christine Gross-Loh, authors of the new book, The Path, were guests on NPR’s The Diane Rehm Show. Listen here.
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.
Aziz Ansari has written a new book, Modern Romance, and credits Barry Schwartz with the genesis of one its main themes. [NRP.org]