Conversation http://kuow.org en The Science And Music Of Heartbreak http://kuow.org/post/science-and-music-heartbreak <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;"><span style="line-height: 1.5;">There are a lot of songs about love, but </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">perhaps there are even more songs about loss. T</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">hat raises a serious scientific question: </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Why are so many songs written about heartbreak, and what happens to the brains of people who are experiencing a really bad break-up? </span></span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;"><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Biological anthropologist <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OYfoGTIG7pY">Dr. Helen Fisher studies what happens in our brains when we are in love and when we are heart broken</a>. </span>She says that Tylenol is helpful, but staring at pictures of your ex and listening to a sad song when your brain is going through massive dopamine withdrawal is not. Thu, 13 Feb 2014 20:00:58 +0000 Ross Reynolds & David Hyde 14560 at http://kuow.org The Science And Music Of Heartbreak Is Technology Oversold As The Solution To All Our Problems? http://kuow.org/post/technology-oversold-solution-all-our-problems <p>Ross Reynolds chats with self-described digital heretic Evgeny Morozov, who is the author of "To Save Everything, Click Here: The Folly of Technological Solutionism." Morozoy says not only are the promises of technology oversold, but Silicon Valley is trying to fix things that don’t need fixing.</p><p><strong> Tue, 21 Jan 2014 18:36:22 +0000 Ross Reynolds 13400 at http://kuow.org Is Technology Oversold As The Solution To All Our Problems? The Poetry Of Rock And Roll http://kuow.org/post/poetry-rock-and-roll <p>Not every rock song is poetry, but&nbsp;Pulitzer Prize-winning Irish poet Paul Muldoon argues that some are. Ross Reynolds talks with the&nbsp;New Yorker poetry editor and professor at Princeton about poetry, songs, his band Wayward Shrines, and his new book<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, <a href="http://www.amazon.com/The-Word-Street-Rock-Lyrics/dp/0374261083">"Word On The Street: Rock Lyrics</a>."</span></p><p> Wed, 18 Dec 2013 18:55:13 +0000 Ross Reynolds & Amber Cortes 8968 at http://kuow.org The Poetry Of Rock And Roll The Elements Of Cooking With Michael Pollan http://kuow.org/post/elements-cooking-michael-pollan <p>Fire, air, water and earth; or as author Michael Pollan experienced it: barbeque, bread, braise and beer. In his latest book, &ldquo;Cooked: A Natural History of Transformation,&rdquo; Pollan challenges himself to master the basic technologies that have allowed people to turn raw into cooked.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>The impetus of his journey was to highlight the possibility and importance of mastering the preparation of personal meals. His book explores the cultural shift of food responsibility from the home to corporation via packaged or prepared foods, and how this directly correlates with the rise in American obesity issues.</p><p> Tue, 15 Oct 2013 18:18:38 +0000 Ross Reynolds 12578 at http://kuow.org The Elements Of Cooking With Michael Pollan The Conversation Faces The End http://kuow.org/post/conversation-faces-end <p></p><p><strong>The World Is <em>Not</em> Ending! But What If It Was?</strong></p><p>Some people believed the world would end on December 21, 2012, and they were completely wrong about that. David Hyde asked listeners how they would spend their last day on earth. Thankfully, the apocalypse did not come so we can bring you the best of listeners’ plans for their final hours on earth. Fri, 30 Aug 2013 13:00:00 +0000 the conversation with ross reynolds 18240 at http://kuow.org The Conversation Faces The End Dinnertime With The Conversation http://kuow.org/post/dinnertime-conversation <p><strong>Mark Bittman On Food Politics And Julia Harrison On Sweets</strong></p><p>Ross Reynolds talks with author Mark Bittman about food, health and politics and how they all intertwine. Also, Julia Harrison investigates the history and importance of sweets. She tells Ross about the role of sugary snacks in the Pacific Northwest. Thu, 29 Aug 2013 13:00:00 +0000 the conversation with ross reynolds 18239 at http://kuow.org Dinnertime With The Conversation Let's Go To The Movies! http://kuow.org/post/lets-go-movies <p>This hour on <em>The Conversation</em>, we leave radio for the big screen to talk to some of our favorite filmmakers. Grab some overpriced popcorn and candy and listen to interviews with the late Nora Ephron, director Guillermo del Toro, director Paul Verhoeven and film historian David Thompson.</p><p> Wed, 28 Aug 2013 13:00:00 +0000 The conversation with ross reynolds 18237 at http://kuow.org Let's Go To The Movies! Jet City Living: The Conversation On Seattle Culture http://kuow.org/post/jet-city-living-conversation-seattle-culture <p>Being a Seattleite is a complex and oftentimes confusing experience. Does it require sitting in a coffee shop and staring out at the Space Needle on a rainy Sunday afternoon? Does it mean a uniform of flannel and REI gear? Or getting in your eco-friendly car to drive to your job at Microsoft? Or maybe it simply means you are not from Portland? This hour on <em>The Conversation</em> we talk about what it means to be a Seattleite.</p><p> Tue, 27 Aug 2013 13:00:00 +0000 the conversation with ross reynolds 18235 at http://kuow.org Jet City Living: The Conversation On Seattle Culture Weird Science: The Conversation Explores The Natural World http://kuow.org/post/weird-science-conversation-explores-natural-world <p>The world is a mysterious place. In labs and observatories around the world, people are trying to make sense of nature’s secrets. This hour on <em>The Conversation</em> we talk to scientists and science writers about the natural world around us and what scientists are doing to harness its power.</p><p> Mon, 26 Aug 2013 13:00:00 +0000 the conversation with ross reynolds 18225 at http://kuow.org Weird Science: The Conversation Explores The Natural World Best Of The Conversation: Feature Interviews http://kuow.org/post/best-conversation-feature-interviews <p>We talk to a lot of fascinating people on <em>The Conversation</em>: comedians, journalists, politicians, ex-felons, librarians, writers and even pirates. Today, we rebroadcast three interviews with some amazing individuals who have overcome hard times to pursue their dreams.</p><p> Fri, 23 Aug 2013 13:00:00 +0000 the conversation with ross reynolds 18223 at http://kuow.org Best Of The Conversation: Feature Interviews Hometown Heroes: The Conversation Talks To Notable Washingtonians http://kuow.org/post/hometown-heroes-conversation-talks-notable-washingtonians <p>Located in the best city in the best state, <em>The Conversation</em> has a lot of pride in the Pacific Northwest. We’ve got the best apples, planes, music, and yoga paddle board classes in the country.&nbsp; This hour, we hear from Washingtonians who are making news and bringing fame to the Evergreen State.</p><p> Thu, 22 Aug 2013 13:00:00 +0000 The Conversation With Ross Reynolds 17891 at http://kuow.org Hometown Heroes: The Conversation Talks To Notable Washingtonians Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is: The Conversation Talks Economics http://kuow.org/post/put-your-money-where-your-mouth-conversation-talks-economics <p>We discuss the economy a lot on <em>The Conversation</em>. From the effects of the recession to financial planning, money is always in the news. Today, we rebroadcast some of our best interviews with economists and financial reporters, including a talk with Paul Krugman in front of a live studio audience.</p><p> Wed, 21 Aug 2013 13:00:00 +0000 The Conversation With Ross Reynolds 17827 at http://kuow.org Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is: The Conversation Talks Economics Seattle Rocks: The Conversation Takes A Look At Seattle Music http://kuow.org/post/seattle-rocks-conversation-takes-look-seattle-music <p>Seattle music is more than just grunge. The city is the birth place to a diverse scene and an eclectic group of musicians. From jazz to rap to indie to funk, Seattle has nurtured generations of bands and musicians. <em>The Conversation </em>explores the many sounds of the city’s musical history from Seattleite turned rock star, Duff McKagan, to current chart-toppers Macklemore &amp; Ryan Lewis.</p><p> Tue, 20 Aug 2013 13:00:00 +0000 The Conversation With Ross Reynolds 17669 at http://kuow.org Seattle Rocks: The Conversation Takes A Look At Seattle Music The Conversation Goes Mental: Interviews On Psychology And Human Behavior http://kuow.org/post/conversation-goes-mental-interviews-psychology-and-human-behavior <p>This hour on <em>The Conversation</em> we explore the strange and confusing behavior of humans. Why do we act the way we do? And can we change? Psychologists and science writers take us inside the brain to explain our peculiar actions.&nbsp;</p><p> Mon, 19 Aug 2013 14:00:00 +0000 The Conversation With Ross Reynolds 17593 at http://kuow.org The Conversation Goes Mental: Interviews On Psychology And Human Behavior Bike Helmets: Love Them Or Hate Them? http://kuow.org/post/bike-helmets-love-them-or-hate-them <p>The Seattle City Council is developing a bike-sharing program for the city. Under the current plan, around 500 seven-speed bikes and helmets will be available to rent from kiosks in parts of Seattle.&nbsp;</p><p>Some bike-sharing advocates say the helmet requirement is a big problem, because nobody who rents a bike will also want to rent a helmet.&nbsp; But it’s illegal to bike in King County without one. Should King County keep the helmet rule? Would you rent a bike and&nbsp;a helmet? Ross Reynolds hears from listeners. Fri, 16 Aug 2013 18:16:31 +0000 the conversation with ross reynolds 18728 at http://kuow.org Bike Helmets: Love Them Or Hate Them?