20-48 Segment 1: The Early American Diet

Throughout history - war, famine, economic instability has affected what we choose to buy at the grocery store. Even today, the pandemic has shifted our grocery shopping and eating habits. This week, we rewind back to the Great Depression, which forced millions of Americans to find new recipes and get creative with the limited number of ingredients they could afford.

20-48 Segment 2: I Spy Delicious Pie

20-48 Segment 2: I Spy Delicious Pie

Boozy Pecan, Cranberry-Pear, Banana Crème. The many flavors and textures of pie are endless. Just because Thanksgiving and all-things pumpkin have passed, doesn’t mean an end to sugary holiday sweets. Viewpoints speaks with cookbook author Ken Haedrich about the prevalence of pie in American culture and how anyone – at any skill level – can bake a delicious pie in no time.

Culture Crash 20-48: Our Favorite Page-Turners

Culture Crash 20-48: Our Favorite Page-Turners

The colder months are a great time to tuck into a new novel. We recommend a few of our favorite books that are easy to get through and will keep you hooked from start to finish.

20-47 Segment 1: Surviving Parkland: The Perspective Of One Teacher

The 2018 massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High in Parkland, Florida was the deadliest high school shooting in U.S. history. A teen gunman opened fire killing 17 students and faculty and injuring 17 others. Viewpoints speaks with high school teacher Jeff Foster who was there that day and is still an active voice in ending gun violence.

Culture Crash 20-47: The Life Of Alex Trebek

Culture Crash 20-47: The Life Of Alex Trebek

Alex Trebek, the host of Jeopardy, passed away at age 80 earlier this month. We remember his finesse, humor, genuine personality and decades-long dedication to the popular game show.

Re-Exploring Old Sitcoms

Culture Crash 20-46: Re-Exploring Old Sitcoms

It’s a good time to tuck in and explore some of our favorite, most comforting shows. We discuss a few recommendations now available to stream.

Culture Crash 20-45: The Life And Career Of Christopher Nolan

Culture Crash 20-45: The Life And Career Of Christopher Nolan

Tom Shone has released a new book, The Nolan Variations highlighting some of the lesser-known details about director Christopher Nolan and his films.

20-45 Segment 2: Holiday Shopping 2020: Do You Need To Buy It?

20-45 Segment 2: Holiday Shopping 2020: Do You Need To Buy It?

Compulsive buying disorder affects around five percent of Americans. With prime shopping season fully underway, the number of ads and limited-time deals can lead to several unneeded purchases. We speak with psychologist, Dr. Michael Vilensky about how retailers get you to keep buying and what to do if you feel like you’re shopping is getting to be a problem.

20-45 Segment 1: The State Of Climate Science In The U.S.

20-45 Segment 1: The State Of Climate Science In The U.S.

According to the Environmental Protection Agency, greenhouse gases trap heat in the atmosphere leading to a warmer planet. The largest source of greenhouse gas emissions due to human activities is from burning fossil fuels like coal, oil and natural gas for electricity, heat and transportation. In recent years, the increasingly dry and warm climate in the U.S. has led to extreme fires, record drought and more severe hurricanes. So, what can be done to alter the path we’re currently on and make renewable energy (that results in less emissions) widely accessible for everyone?

20-44 Segment 2: Good Morning Zoom

20-44 Segment 2: Good Morning Zoom

You may be familiar with the classic children’s book, Goodnight Moon, but what about Good Morning Zoom? One mom living in New York City wanted to help her children better understand the pandemic, so wrote a parody based off of one of their favorite bedtime stories. The result? A funny, yet realistic look at parenting and getting through this period.

Culture Crash 20-44: Watching Film Festivals From Home

Culture Crash 20-44: Watching Film Festivals From Home

We discuss the upsides of film festivals going digital this year as well as some of our favorite hidden gems in the lineup.