Obesity, and You, and Me! | WBEZ
Skip to main content

The Gist

Obesity, and You, and Me!

On The Gist, the state of the runoff Senate election down in Mississippi.

Fat shaming is inexcusable. But so is denying some of the health problems that come with being obese. Maria Konnikova gives us a pre-Thanksgiving report on the latest science and reminds us that obesity in the U.S. is driven by social “superforces” more than by personal choices. Konnikova writes for the New Yorker and is the author of The Confidence Game.

In the Spiel, yes, it’s absolutely OK to laugh (or shake one’s head in disbelief) at President Trump’s buffoonery.

This episode is brought to you by I Travel For, a new podcast that explores what inspires us to travel. Listen and subscribe today at https://apple.co/2DPEWJE.

Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Get the WBEZ App

Download the best live and on-demand public radio experience. Find out more.

CLOSE X