David Herzberg on White Market Drugs

Books on Pod with Trey Elling | 2 December 2020 | 0h 57m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with David Herzberg about his book White Market Drugs: Big Pharma and the Hidden History of Addiction in America. Details the three different “pharmaceutical” drug crises in America since the 1870s, the main drug(s) of choice in each era, big pharma’s role in fueling each, the successes and failures of various reform efforts, and more.

Jacob Goldstein on Money

Books on Pod with Trey Elling | 22 September 2020 | 0h 34m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Jacob Goldstein about his book Money: The True Story of a Made Up Thing. Discusses why money is fiction and fundamentally social, the origins of coins and paper money, Genghis Khan’s grandson inventing inflation, Blaise Pascal’s role in the formulation of insurance, how artificial light explains monetary progress, the gold standard’s undoing, the rise of digital money, and more.

Kevin Davies on Editing Humanity

Books on Pod with Trey Elling | 29 September 2020 | 1h 01m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Kevin Davies about his book Editing Humanity: The CRISPR Revolution and the New Era of Genome Editing. Discusses the difference between CRISPR and CRISPR genome editing, the evolution of CRISPR editing, the wild story behind (and fallout from) the 2018 CRISPR babies, whether CRISPR-edited babies are truly on the horizon, George Church’s attempt to resurrect the woolly mammoth, and more.