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Age of Addiction, Honey Bus

Top of Mind with Julie Rose
  • May 17, 2019
  • 01:40:52

Addiction Capitalism: How Bad Habits Became Big Business Guest: David Courtwright, History Professor, University of North Florida, Author of “Age of Addiction: How Bad Habits Became Big Business” Gambling and pornography. Alcohol and tobacco. Pain pills and juicy burgers. That irresistible urge to check your social media feed again and again and again. What they all have in common is the how they ping your brain in the spot where pleasure happens. Another thing they all have in common? Big money. The Girl Who Was Saved by Bees Guest: Meredith May, Pulitzer-Prize Nominated Journalist, Author of “The Honey Bus: A Memoir of Loss, Courage and a Girl Saved by Bees” Really, we’ve all been saved by bees. They pollinate the majority of food we eat. But five-year-old Meredith May was saved by bees in a more personal way. When her parents virtually disappeared from her life after a tumultuous divorce, she found solace studying the hives her grandfather kept in Big Sur, California. From grandpa and his bees, Meredith May learned about hard work and resilience and family. In her new memoir, she writes, “The more I discovered about the inner world of honeybees, the more sense I was able to make of the outer world of people.” The book is called “the Honey Bus,” Show More...

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