Cooking Up Changes: Michael Pollan, Freakonomics and Forgiveness

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Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Freakonomics co-hosts Stephen Dubner and Steven Levitt explain how to retrain the brain - specifically how thinking like a child can help solve adult problems. Plus: A Bangladeshi immigrant practices mercy and forgiveness toward the man who tried to kill him; and Michael Pollan on how cooking changes more than just the physical makeup of food.

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