Episode of the day: “Arianna Huffington on sleep, death, and social media”

Listen to “Arianna Huffington on sleep, death, and social media”

Podcast: The Ezra Klein Show

Ezra conducts a great interview this week with a very special guest. Arianna Hunfington talks about her self-made career and balancing work and wellness. The importance of news that create solutions instead of those that dwell on crisis is also an interesting topic that was covered. Her latest book is “The Sleep Revolution: Transforming Your Life, One Night at a Time”.

More information:

Huffington Post

Arianna Huffington on Wikipedia

Arianna Huffington May 2014.jpg
Arianna Huffington, 2014. (Image: Yahoo Inc)

Episode of the day: “Bruce Friedrich on how technology will reduce animal suffering”

Listen to “Bruce Friedrich on how technology will reduce animal suffering”

Podcast: The Ezra Klein Show

I really enjoyed this show. This was a very interesting perspective on the topic. However, some statements seem to be a little extreme and adorned for shocking purposes. Modern broiler strains have been selected for high growth, but comparing growth rates of different animal species can be a biased exercise. How about sustainable farming to protect biodiversity such as indigenous breeds of farm animals that in some cases are in danger of extinction? I always like to find the balance… Also, plant based milks have been important to target people that are lactose intolerant but that was not mentioned in the show. Nevertheless, a great episode!

More information:

PETA website

Bruce Friedrich on Wikipedia

An indigenous breed of chicken