Digging, Roasting, Living with Less

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Roman Vindolanda, England: Archaeologists and summer students at excavations at the ancient roman fort and settlement Roman Vindolanda near Hadrian wall in England on July 12, 2011.

We’ll find out how to survive on less than we need and what research into behavioral science and economics tells us about how scarcity affects our daily lives. Assaf Gavron tells us about his new novel, The Hilltop, a satire of the often absurd reality of life in Israel. Award-winning food writer Michael Ruhlman shares tips, techniques, and recipes for roasting. On this week’s Please Explain we dig deep into archaeology!