Multi-tasking, Measuring, Progressive Politics

New research into the cognitive neuroscience of attention and memory can be applied to our daily lives to help us better organize our homes, workflow, and time.

On today’s show: We’ll find out how new research into attention and memory can help us multi-task and to better manage our time at home and at work! Mark Kurlansky and his daughter Talia Kurlansky talk about their weekly ritual of cooking recipes from around the world. Most of the rest of the world uses the metric system, and in the 1970s, the US seemed ready to make the switch and give up our odd system of measurement. We’ll find out why we never did. And how Teddy Roosevelt helped create the progressive movement and redefined modern American politics.