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Dan Ikenson talks about the politicization of the TPP, its status of ratification around the globe, and what its potential rejection could mean for future global trade deals of its kind.
Dan Ikenson returns to discuss the TPP’s flaws, why the 12 countries in the agreement were chosen, and lays out the worst case scenario if it’s ratified.
The 2016 election captures all eyes at home, but major global events—like Rodrigo Duterte’s drug war in the Philippines—slips through the cracks of American consciousness.
Dan Ikenson discusses his team’s evaluation of the TPP from an American free trader perspective and addresses rumors that the agreement came out of secret negotiations.
Dan Ikenson discusses China’s absence in the TPP and the importance of interdependence when it comes to global trade.
Dan Ikenson explains what the TPP is and explains its status as a “living agreement.”
The food industry has a vested interest in making their products appear healthy for its consumers, but at UCSF researchers have again reminded us, profit is still the biggest motivation.
Dr. Laura Schmidt closes out the week with more insight regarding her paper on the Sugar Association scandal and discusses the health harms of sugar.
Dr. Stanton Glantz joins the show to talk about the paper he co-authored revealing that nutrition researchers took money from the Sugar Research foundation in 1967.
BTRtoday chatted with bestselling horror novelist Michaelbrent Collings about his inspirations, toeing the line between imagination and actualization in his work, and advice on how to make it as a writer.
Marion Nestle offers some nutrition advice amidst all the noise and research available to us nowadays.
Marion Nestle discusses the simplest way for large food corporations to improve their image: stop duping the American public.
Marion Nestle joins the show to discuss the recently revealed 1967 Sugar Research Foundation scandal and the prevalence of food industry funded nutrition research.
As the world continues getting busier, the fitness industry caters to the limited time most people have to spend on exercise and nutrition. But how much more convenient can things get?
Anne Ortelee is back to discuss the principles of astrology, what makes a good horoscope, and how to find the best one for you.
Anne Ortelee discusses astrology certification and some of the most common misconceptions surrounding the study.
The 2016 presidential election is out-of-this world crazy, but it’s just one of many times when ridiculousness ruled the race for the White House.
Astrologer Anne Ortelee discusses what drew her to astrology and how different kinds of astrologers match up with different people.
We continue our discussion with Rob Bates about the effectiveness of the Kimberley Process in preventing conflict diamond mining and sale, and talk about ethically sourced diamond retailers.
Journalist Rob Bates joins the show to talk about the place of diamonds in American culture and the Kimberley Process.
Hypertension affects nearly one third of American adults, but it can be reversed with the help of consistent exercise.
Opposition research serves as a means for political candidates to undermine and attack their opponents, making it vital for campaigns at all levels.
We conclude our conversation with Krystine Batcho as she discusses the effects of social media on nostalgia, social skills, and personal development.
We continue our conversation with Krystine Batcho about nostalgia, discussing its correlation with empathy and positive coping techniques.
BTRtoday speaks with online security expert Hemu Nigam about the implications of WikiLeaks and the affect the site has had on cybersecurity.
Krystine Batcho discusses negative portrayals of nostalgia in media and whether or not nostalgic reflection is good for us.
We continue our conversation with Hemu Nigam about the implications of WikiLeaks and the biggest mistakes individuals make when it comes to online security.
Online security expert Hemu Nigam joins the show to talk about the implications of WikiLeaks, how seriously the U.S. government is addressing cyber security, and why it should be hiring more hackers.
A 2015 revealed—unsurprisingly—that narcissists are more like to post Facebook status updates about their fitness routines.
Nostalgia is often portrayed as negatively clinging to the past, but it can have positive effects in helping people conquer fears and challenges.
Marie Nougier discusses the implementation of safe use sites in the United States and around the world, as well as the benefits of directing drug users toward social services.
BTRtoday talks with Dr. Alan R. Hirsch about the connection between nostalgia and our sense of smell.
We continue our conversation with Marie Nougier about some of the IDPC’s initiatives around the globe and what the organization views as an ideal drug policy.

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