American Dream, Invisible Influence, Sitting to Death
The Matt Townsend Show - Season 6, Episode 38
- Feb 14, 2017 5:00 pm
- 2:32:24 mins
Chasing the American Dream (16:30) Dr. Mark Rank is a professor of Professor of Social Welfare at Washington University in St. Louis and a co-author of Chasing the American Dream: Understanding what Shapes our Fortunes. Rank is widely recognized as one of the foremost experts and speakers in the country on issues of poverty, inequality, and social justice. America has long been famed as a land of opportunity, a place where anyone can come and work themselves from rags to riches. Is that still the case? Dr. Mark Rank is the co-author of Chasing the American Dream: Understanding what Shapes our Fortunes. Invisible Influence (1:12:47) Dr. Jonah Berger is a marketing professor at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and author of the recent New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller Contagious: Why Things Catch On. His latest book is Invisible Influence: The Hidden Forces that Shape Behavior Dr. Berger has spent over 15 years studying how social influence works and how it drives products and ideas to catch on. The notion that our choices are driven by our own personal thoughts and opinions is patently obvious. Right? Jonah Berger, Author of Invisible Influence, explains the profound impact that others have on us Caitlin Thomas - Worst Valentines Day Gifts (1:32:47) Happy Valentine’s Day everyone! Today is the day everybody around the world celebrates the ones they love. There are so many unwritten rules about what we are supposed to buy and the store aisles are filled with candy and cards. So what do we do? Caitlin Thomas helps us out and talk more about the gifts we should probably NOT buy for our significant others this year. Sitting is Killing You (2:01:11) Dr. Ron Hager is an Associate Professor of Exercise Sciences in the College of Life Sciences at Brigham Young University. His area is expertise is Chronic Disease Prevention. We call him … The Health Evangelist. Ron Hager shares his thoughts on the idea that sitting for too long can be detrimental to your health.