Impossible Burger, Wasting Time, Everyday Rockstar, Calendaring, Cryptozoology, Mini Book Club, American Heart Month
The Lisa Show
- Feb 6, 2020 1:00 pm
- 1:41:14 mins
Impossible Burgers (0:00:00) You’ve seen it everywhere –the impossible meat craze is taking the fast food industry by storm. Who knew that a patty made from plants and soy could taste like a regular hamburger? These burgers have been a major perk for vegan fast food eaters, and hearing the ingredient list for impossible meat can make you think that you could replace it with your daily vegetables. But is the burger really that much healthier for you than a regular beef patty? Joining us today is Tracy Beckerman, a nationally known nutrition expert, here to weigh in on the true healthiness of impossible meat. In Praise of Wasting Time (0:14:03) It’s incredibly hard to allow ourselves to unwind without feeling this mounting urge to do something “productive.” There’s always a to-do list to check off. And with so few hours in the day, we often tell ourselves that we don’t have time to waste time. But our next guest says that there’s value in wasting time. In fact, it’s important to our well-being. With us today is Dr. Alan Lightman, a physicist, professor at M. I. T., and author of the ground-breaking book "In Praise of Wasting Time." Everyday Rockstar (0:29:58) Lisa and Richie talk with one listener about their Everyday Rockstar Moment. You can send your Everyday Rockstar Moments to firstname.lastname@example.org and you or someone you know could be featured too. Calendaring (0:50:37) Are you someone who keeps a written calendar or planner of your day, week, month or even year? Many studies have shown that keeping your plans written down helps with organizing time management, increasing productivity, and lowering anxiety. Knowing there are such amazing benefits to calendaring, we wanted to know the best ways to arrange our own calendars. So, we invited John Zeratsky, a productivity expert and author of the book "Make Time: How to Focus on What Matters Everyday," to discuss this topic. Cryptozoology (1:07:22) Do you believe in Bigfoot? Cryptozoology is the study of hidden animals, including creatures like Bigfoot, Bothman and the Loch Ness Monster, among others. Now if you’re a skeptic, you might think all these add up tois just blurry photos and shaky videos, but if you’re a believer—you might have some different ideas about what’s lurking in the underbrush. So what is the truth? Here to tell us a little bit about what he thinks and about where these myths meet with science is Dr. Jeff Meldrum, Professor of Anatomy & Anthropology and author of "Sasquatch: Legend Meets Science." Mini Book Club: February Reads (1:18:23) Rachel Wadham, of BYU Radio's Worlds Awaiting, talks with Lisa and Richie about the best books to read this month. American Heart Month (1:27:19) During February, we have a lot of different hearts on our minds. Candy hearts, balloon hearts, heart shaped greeting cards. But with it being national heart month, we should all take sometime to think aboutour physical heart health and educate ourselves so we can prevent heart disease and live long, happy lives. Here to tell us everything we need to know about keeping our hearts healthy is Dr. Philip B. Adamson. Dr. Adamson is the divisional vice president and medical director at Abbott, working specifically in cardiology.