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“Woo Woo Culture” (with Priyanka Aribindi)

This week Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco discuss the way the New York Times whiffed its coverage of the FBI whiffing the Kavanaugh investigation. Then, special bonus environment content:, Naomi Klein joins to discuss how we can’t shop our way out of the climate crisis. Then, Priyanka Aribindi joins Tien Tran and Dana Schwartz in studio to talk about the difference between wellness and woo-woo nonsense. AND! Our hills.

Show Notes:

Erin’s recommendation: 

‘The Personification of Human Decency’: Nina Totenberg Remembers Cokie Roberts”
https://www.npr.org/2019/09/17/761597458/the-personification-of-human-decency-nina-totenberg-remembers-cokie-roberts

Notes on Wellness: 

“Losing It in the Anti-Dieting Age” by Taffy Brodesser-Akner
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/02/magazine/weight-watchers-oprah-losing-it-in-the-anti-dieting-age.html

“My Life Cleanse: One Month Inside LA’s Cult of Betterness”
https://www.gq.com/story/one-month-in-los-angeles-cult-of-betterness

“Inside the World’s Chicest Cult”
https://www.harpersbazaar.com/culture/features/a16297/inside-the-worlds-chicest-cult/

“Worshiping the False Idols of Wellness”
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/01/style/wellness-industrial-complex.html

“I Gooped Myself”
https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2019/08/what-goop-really-sells-women/596773/