Today’s podcast is about the power of reflections. Before mirrors came along, the average person went through life without ever seeing a truly accurate representation of his or her face, just fragmentary, distorted glances in pools of water or polished metals.
Now, mirrors can be found in our regular morning routine, but how does science and art help us more deeply reflect on the mirror images we see?
We’ll talk with Cynthia L. Ogden, an epidemiologist and expert in obesity, a growing epidemic in this country. She speaks with us about her latest research into the prevalence of obesity in different ethnic groups as well as genders.
We’ll also chat with Austin Young on his art activism work in the collective called Fallen Fruit. He speak with us about how he mirrors our agricultural system in his artwork in order to create a neutral activism that strays away from a polarizing dialogue.
But first watch our video where we take our questions to the streets of NYC!
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