Aired 3 months ago 3:35
adam gopnik Discussed on Christopher Kimball's Milk Street Radio
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Aired 1 year ago 53:08
Death and Foraging in Tasmania: Intrepid Explorer Sarah Marquis Hikes the Wilderness
The Swiss explorer discusses how she cooks and forages in the wild and why the mental journey is a bigger challenge than the physical. Also on this weekâ€™s show: Strange tales of food and the British Empire; ricotta-semolina cheesecake; Oaxacan Hot Chocolate; and The New Yorkerâ€™s Adam Gopnik on the ethics of meat.
Aired 6 months ago 95:31
This changed how I think about love (with Alison Gopnik)
Alison Gopnik is a professor of psychology and philosophy at the University of California Berkeley. Sheâ€™s published more than 100 journal articles and half a dozen books. She runs a cognitive development and learning lab where she studies how young children come to understand the world around them, and sheâ€™s built on that research to do work in AI, to understand how adults form bonds with both children and each other, and to examine what creativity is and how we can nurture it in ourselves and â€” more importantly â€” each other.I worry when I post these podcasts with experts in child development that people without children will pass them by. So let me be direct: Listen to this one. I didnâ€™t have Gopnik on the show to talk about children; I had her on the show to talk about human beings. What makes us feel love for each other. How we can best care for each other. How our minds really work in the formative, earliest days, and what we lose as we get older. The role community is meant to play in our lives.There is more great stuff in this conversation than I can write in an intro. Sheâ€™s changed my thinking on not just parenting but friendships, marriage, and schooling. Some of these are ideas you could build a life around. This is worth your time.Book recommendations:A Treatise of Human Natureby David HumeAlice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis CarrollThe works of Jean Piaget
Aired 7 months ago 33:30
James Taylor Will Teach you Guitar
James Taylorâ€™s songs are so familiar that they seem to have always existed. Onstage at the New Yorker Festival, in 2010, Taylor peeled back some of his influencesâ€”the Beatles, Bach, show tunes, and AntÃ´nio Carlos Jobimâ€”and played a few of his hits, even giving the staff writer Adam Gopnik a quick lesson. ThisÂ segment was originally broadcast on July 7, 2017.