StoryCorps 399: Death Becomes Her

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Joanna Ebenstein, founder of the Morbid Anatomy Museum, tells her father, Bob, about the childhood origins of her fascination with things that most people avoid, including black widow spiders.


The Leonard Lopate Show

Money Mistakes and Too Much Stuff

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Financial planner Carl Richards talks about why people make the same financial mistakes over and over. In The Behavior Gap: Simple Ways to Stop Doing Dumb Things with Money, he aims to help people to review those mistakes, identify their personal behavior gaps, and avoid them in the future. He’ll also talk about why he thinks most of us have too much stuff, why it’s bad, and what we can do about it.

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The Takeaway

The New Minimalists: Out of the Physical, Into the Digital

Monday, August 23, 2010

Many of us are talking about how to live with less these days. The answer to that question might be relative to your circumstances. Perhaps you stop going out to eat or make serious changes to your budget. Some people, though, are taking this notion of living with less to an extreme, including Kelly Sutton and Chris Yurista.


The Takeaway

'The Story of Stuff': A Video Lesson in Environmentalism

Monday, May 11, 2009

Activist Annie Leonard wanted to convey to kids that excessive consumption harms the Earth. So she made a simple web video. Now, millions have watched her film, The Story of Stuff, and thousands of teachers around the country are using it as a teaching tool in their classrooms. New York Times environment reporter Leslie Kaufman joins The Takeaway with a look at how a web phenomenon is helping to make up for textbooks that can't keep pace with evolving scientific understanding about the environment.

For more, read Leslie Kaufman's article, A Cautionary Video About America’s ‘Stuff’, in the New York Times.

You can view here The Story of Stuff: