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Michael Pollan Explains Caffeine Addiction & Withdrawal

Michael Pollan Explains Caffeine Addiction & Withdrawal

Update: 2020-02-1021
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'Omnivore's Dilemma' author Michael Pollan talks about his new audiobook, 'Caffeine: How Coffee and Tea Created the Modern World.' He describes caffeine as the world's most widely-used psychoactive drug. "Here's a drug we use every day. ... We never think about it as a drug or an addiction, but that's exactly what it is," Pollan says. "I thought, why not explore that relationship?"

Also, jazz critic Kevin Whitehead reviews a new album from guitarist Jeff Parker.
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Ang G

At the end, talking about diet and climate, Pollan says diet is one of the most important ways you can affect your carbon output, along with "how you heat your home and what car you drive." Interesting that he doesn't mention air travel. I suspect he flies a lot and prefers to ignore the carbon emissions from flying.

Feb 15th
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Tom Hoover

A lot people knew how this book would end. Tomorrow on Fresh Air: I walked to work for three months. It really sucked.

Feb 11th
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Michael Pollan Explains Caffeine Addiction & Withdrawal

Michael Pollan Explains Caffeine Addiction & Withdrawal

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