Balloon Bombs, Jet Stream, Adderall
Constant Wonder - Radio Archive, Episode 302
- Nov 20, 2019 9:00 pm
- 1:41:10 mins
The World’s First ICBM Packed a Powerful Pop Guest: Ross Coen, Assistant Professor, History, University of Alaska, Fairbanks Balloon bombs were used by Japan in World War II in an attempt to terrify America. Discovery of the River of Wind Guest: John Lewis, Research Meteorologist, National Severe Storms Laboratory/Desert Research Institute Those who make scientific discoveries don’t always get credit, until sometimes much later. The Troubled History of Valium and Xanax Guest: Robert Whitaker, journalist, author, "Mad in America" and "Anatomy of an Epidemic," founder, madinamerica.com. What happens when a drug becomes popular because of marketing, not effectiveness? America’s Addiction to Adderall Guest: Casey Schwartz, writer and author, forthcoming "Attention: A Love Story" Our environments are primed to capture and monetize our attention span today, which makes harder for us to focus.