Welcome to Third Eye Weekly. On this podcast we try and answer the big questions with intimate, personal narratives that give insight into the human experience that others might over-look.
Today’s podcast is about hazards. In an age where the next new technology, medicine or super-food are developing at an exponential rate, how do we know what’s hazardous and what’s not?
Our big question for today is: What are the main health hazards that exist today and how can we become better aware of what is potentially harmful?
First we speak with Christopher Swain, the first person in history to swim the entire lengths of the Columbia, Hudson, Mohawk, Charles and Mystic Rivers as well as Lake Champlain and large sections of the Atlantic coastline of the US. Recently, Swain has decided to swim the infamous Gowanus Canal in Brooklyn, NY with the purpose to put threatened waterways in the public awareness and support the restoration and education efforts of water.
We’ll talk with Dr. Jerome Siegel, director at the center for sleep research at UCLA department of psychiatry. Dr. Siegel’s laboratory focuses on the control of sleep and disorders of REM sleep in an attempt to help solve the detrimental effects of inadequate rest.
Lastly, for our Third Eye perspective into the question this week we’ll wrap it up by talking with Jonathon Keats. A self-proclaimed experimental philosopher who has attempted to put the degradation of our environment and climate into a big picture with deep-time photographs of our world for more than 1,000 years.
Be sure to check us out as we take our questions for HAZARDS Week to the streets!
You can also check out a video of our interview with Christopher Swain.
Ballad of the Bruised Lung – Neil Hilborn
Check out some photos of Jonathon Keats and The Millennium Camera Project.
Photo by Jen Dessinger
A hidden century camera. Photo courtesy of Jonathon Keats
The deep time photography exhibition at Amherst College. Photo courtesy of Jonathon Keats
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