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63 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Michael Pollan. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Michael Pollan, often where they are interviewed.

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63 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Michael Pollan. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Michael Pollan, often where they are interviewed.

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Michael Pollan On What the Pandemic Reveals About ‘The Sickness in Our Food Supply’

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As meatpacking plants become coronavirus hotspots and large producers dump milk and destroy crops, the nation's industrial food chain is buckling. That's according to journalist and author Michael Pollan, who says in a recent article that the pandemic is exposing glaring and longstanding deficiencies in the way the U.S. produces and distributes food. We'll talk to him about why he thinks it's time to de-industrialize our food system and re-imagine the American diet.

May 27 2020

28mins

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The Omnivore’s Dilemma by Michael Pollan | Summary | Free Audiobook

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A Natural History of Four Meals

The question of what to eat for dinner has become more complicated than ever. In the 21st century, we are faced with what anthropologists call, the omnivore’s dilemma. Back in the hunter-gatherer days, humans had to learn what was safe and what wasn’t. For example, we now know which mushrooms to avoid and which berries we can enjoy. Now with the evergrowing fast-food industry, we once again have to worry about which tasty foods might kill us. As you stroll the shelves of the supermarket, you are met with countless foods, all of which have different nutritional values. How do you know what to choose? What should you avoid? Should we be spending more on food? Or less? Even more, we’ve also begun to realize that our food choices affect more than just our health, they also affect the health of the environment. What we put into our bodies affects more than we realize, and we are only just beginning to recognize the profound consequences of our simple everyday food choices. So if you’re looking for a fresh perspective on the ordinary question, “What should we have for dinner?” then The Omnivore’s Dilemma is for you.

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May 26 2020

26mins

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Episode 73: Michael Pollan, David Lebovitz, caffeine and cocktails

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Michael Pollan talks to old pal Monica about and his new audiobook "Caffeine: How Caffeine Created the Modern World." Then David Lebovitz talks to old pal Louisa about his new book "Drinking French: The Iconic Cocktails, Apéritifs, and Café Traditions of France, with 160 Recipes."

Feb 28 2020

43mins

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101 – Michael Pollan on the Iowa Farmers Who Will Sway the Election

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There's a new power broker in national politics, but it's not a politician. Art Cullen, editor of the tiny Iowa newspaper the Storm Lake Times, won the Pulitzer Prize in 2017 for his op-eds on Big Ag meddling in local communities. Now, presidential candidates make sure to visit him while on the campaign trail. Ahead of the Iowa caucus, Cullen talks to legendary food writer Michael Pollan about rural economics, climate change, and the presidential election. This interview comes to us thanks to the UC-Berkeley School of Journalism and the Berkeley-11th Hour Food and Farming Fellowship.

Feb 03 2020

32mins

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Episode 479: Searching for a coronavirus vaccine, the NFL's diversity problem, impeachment endgame, Michael Pollan & more

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A Saskatchewan laboratory is working on a coronavirus vaccine, Michael Pollan on how caffeine rules our world, how to retrofit an '80s shopping mall, why the NFL hires so few black head coaches, the impeachment drama skids towards acquittal and more.

Jan 31 2020

54mins

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For more than 30 years, Michael Pollan has been writing books and articles about the places where nature and culture intersect-- on our plates, in our farms and gardens, and in our minds. He's the author of the new book, How to Change Your Mind, with the new science of psychedelics teaches us about consciousness, dying, addiction, depression, and transcendence, and five New York times bestsellers. His book, The Omnivore's Dilemma, was named one of the 10 best books of 2006 by both the New York Times and the Washington Post. It also won the California Book Award, the Northern California Book Award, the James Beard Award, and was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. Pollan is a professor of journalism at the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism and he's also a professor of practice of non-fiction at Harvard University. Please welcome Michael Pollan.


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Jan 14 2020

1hr 7mins

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Michael Pollan will change your mind

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American journalist Michael Pollan is best-known for his food writing, but in the seven years since his last Sydney appearance his research has changed direction. His latest book, How to Change your Mind, investigates the use of psychedelics in the treatment of a range of issues and illnesses. He was in conversation with ABC broadcaster Dr Norman Swan on the Concert Hall stage.

Show notes:

https://www.sydneyoperahouse.com/backstage/talks-ideas/michael-pollan-psychedelics.html

https://youtu.be/B7tbvzn9vOo

Sep 20 2019

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Michael Pollan - How to Change Your Mind

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Could psychedelic drugs change our worldview? In Episode 7 of the How To Academy podcast, Michael Pollan tells Matthew Stadlen about his journey to the frontiers of the human mind.

For twenty years the author and activist Michael Pollan has been writing about the places where the human and natural worlds intersect, including, most famously, in his acclaimed books on the ethics and ecology of food, The Omnivore’s Dilemma and The Botany of Desire.

That path recently led him to investigate the role of mind altering drugs in humans culture - from shamans and magic mushroom hunts to the pioneering labs mapping our brains - and to put himself forward as a guinea-pig.

In this podcast, LBC presenter Matthew Stadlen asks Michael about his dive into this extraordinary world, taking a tough but open-minded approach to the promises and perils of the new science of psychedelics.

Aug 28 2019

37mins

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Michael Pollan and Xand Van Tulleken on the New Science of Psychedelics

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In this episode of the Intelligence Squared podcast we were joined by the acclaimed food writer Michael Pollan, whose most recent book How To Change Your Mind is a deep dive into the world of psychedelic drugs and what they can teach us about consciousness, dying, addiction, depression and transcendence. He was interviewed by the doctor and science broadcaster Xand Van Tulleken

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Aug 16 2019

47mins

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Micro-dosing, magic mushrooms, and Michael Pollan

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At 59, Michael became a 'reluctant psychonaut'. While on LSD he felt his sense of self disintegrate into a storm of Post-it notes

Jul 22 2019

51mins

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