For many people, jobs have become little more than a completely relentless, unsatisfying toil. Especially since Covid-19 came along. So why then does work ethic still hold so much sway? Jamie McCallum is a professor of sociology at Middlebury College in Vermont. His area of interest in work, labour and social movements, and his latest book is Worked Over: How Round-the-Clock Work Is Killing the American Dream. He joins the show to discuss the book and how the current pandemic has created a referendum on the value of work.
Ever wondered how some people are able to function optimally on just a few hours' sleep, while others still find themselves feeling a lot less than ideal after a solid eight hour shift? Those lucky people who thrive on limited but more efficient sleep ('short sleepers') could be benefiting from a...
Federico Rossano, director of the Comparative Cognition Lab at UC San Diego, joins the show to look at whether dogs do miss people when they're not with them.
Annabel Langbein and her daughter Rose have collaborated again, releasing their second cookbook, the aptly-named Summer at Home. After three years of life in the Big Apple, Rose is now living next to Annabel and husband Ted in a cabin on their Wanaka property. Rose joins us to discuss Summer at...