Podcast: Freakonomics Radio

Freakonomics is a podcast hosted by author, Stephen Dubner. Freakonomics has over 400 episodes, and the subjects include: the effects of social distancing, figuring out whether rent control is actually effective, discussing what socialism really entails, and the economics of running a sports team/sports gambling. These are just examples of the types of topics that…

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Website: Wired

One of my personal favorite news sources is WIRED, whose editor is technology expert Steven Levy. WIRED is also a magazine, although I am only a subscriber to its digital platform. WIRED often runs special offers for its pricing, and my offer was $10 for 2 years of access (so cheap!). I really enjoy reading…

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Books: Being Mortal (Atul Gawande)

Being Mortal is a very insightful, eye-opening book written by Atul Gawande. Gawande is a surgeon by practice, but he has used his medical talents and knowledge to write books. Being Mortal talks about the difficulties that medical advancements and the current medical system have caused. Although the lifespan and life quality for many people…

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Food: Soba Sasuga (Tokyo)

Address: 〒104-0061 Tokyo, Chuo City, Ginza, 2 Chome−13−6 東二ビル2F Soba Sasuga is a Michelin star restaurant located close to the Ginza in Tokyo. They are known for their soba, and the way they make it is special because they don’t add anything (no eggs, seaweed, etc.) to their soba besides buckwheat and water. This makes…

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